Spring course preview scheduled for January 18; spring courses set to begin February 4

The Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) Spring Course Preview is scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Demoulas Room of the Benoit Education Center located at Rivier University on Clement Street (off Main Street), in Nashua, N.H. 

Two five-week semesters are offered. Part one begins Feb. 4 and ends March 15; part two begins March 18 and ends April 26. No learning prerequisites or tests are required. Membership for the ten weeks of courses is $120.00 and includes computer labs, the use of the Muldoon Health and Fitness Center, the Regina Library, and Dion Dining Hall. 

With a choice of five courses each term, the 53 courses include literature, history, music, computer science, digital photography, philosophy and spiritual enrichment, languages, writing, world cultures, current events, genealogy and knitting. Courses are not credit bearing. 

Also included are choices of moderate exercise courses, yoga and water exercises. 

The RISE program, tailored for “learning in retirement”, is in its sixteenth year. Individuals over age 55 are welcome to learn more about RISE from our website or by attending the course preview session. You can register with a check for the spring semester at the course preview or at the Rise office. 

Course brochures can be obtained at the RISE office located in Room 237 in Sylvia Trottier Hall at Rivier University on Clement Street, or by downloading from the RISE website. They are also available at local libraries and at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. Call for registration information at (603) 897-8623 or visit online at www.rivier.edu/rise andwww.facebook.com/RISE1997.