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    Join RISE - Rio Salado Education
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    Thanks to our wonderful presenters.
    We wouldn't be RISE without them.

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Why RISE - Rio Salado Education

Want to learn to paint with watercolors? Have you been curious about acupuncture or ancient middle eastern goddesses? Maybe you want to write the next great American novel. These choices and 350 more are yours for only $65 per year. Join in the excitement at RISE where we offer classes from Tai Chi to Car Repairs. There’s something special happening at RISE. Come be a part of it!


Corrections and Cancellations

#277 Western Europe:  Paris, London, Stockholm, Vienna, Amsterdamand other Destinations (SS) by Mark and Waynette Brown (Page 18) 1 - 3 p.m. (Time Correction)

#288 I'd Rather Die Than Talk About Life Insurance (F) (Page 20) by Pam Prine and Kimberle Dyer is on Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., January 9 (mistakenly labeled as a Tuesday) 

#360 3 Minutes a Day for 30 Days Can Change Your Life (RS) (Page 32), by Laura Lee Perkins, is a two-session class to be held on Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., January 18 & February 15.  (Class #376 has been deleted.)

Updated biography for Robert Corbin, RISE presenter of Living Through Forgiving:
Robert Corbin is an inspirational speaker who has conducted seminars throughout the Western United States on the subjects of grieving, forgiveness, dealing with depression, and healing after the loss of a loved one. 

Robert has been an invited speaker for The National Foundation for Suicide Prevention, having successfully completed training as a support group facilitator.  In addition, he is an academy member of The National Speakers Association. 

Before moving to Arizona in 2014, he led a grief support group in Southern California called “A Healing Circle.”  Robert has also been part of an elite group of presenters invited into various high schools within The California Public School System, to address the importance of recognizing and dealing with teen depression and learning how to forgive others. 

Locally, he presents seminars for RISE (Rio Salado College) and the Sun City West Foundation on a regular basis.  Other speaking engagements include numerous fraternal organizations, synagogues, and churches throughout the valley.  Robert frequently conducts his program throughout the Arizona State Prison system as well as The California Prison System and regularly travels in both states working with inmates.  Robert is a graduate of the highly acclaimed Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Curriculum, and a member of Toastmasters International.


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Did you Know ... with your RISE membership you get 500+ FREE online, instructor-led classes through Universal Class.  These classes can be taken from any computer, anywhere.  Check your Catalog for more information.


RISE uses seven learning tracks: *Natural Sciences *Social Sciences *Health and Wellness *Spirituality and Religion *The Arts *Finance *Technology

Mission Statement :  Founded in 1996, RISE is a grass roots community based educational organization created for and by adults to afford them the opportunity for stimulation, enlightenment and interaction with peers in an environment which encourages life-long learning. 

Goals:  To attract people with varied talents who are willing to share as Presenters and thereby give individuals the opportunity to use their talents in a meaningful way. To provide diverse classes in a variety of curriculum areas reflecting the wishes of the membership. To encourage participation in leadership roles by as many of the members as is practical so that RISE truly represents all of the members. To offer forums for exchange of ideas and knowledge in a comfortable and friendly environment. To expand membership and member participation in RISE. To utilize state of art technology to improve RISE classes and administration of the organization.




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Do you know someone you think would make a great presenter for RISE? Do you have an idea for a subject that we haven’t touched on yet?  We would LOVE to hear from you!

Fall Term -- October 1 - November 30, 2018

Contact information is:

Becky Schroeder, Coordinator  


Cathy Sheredy, Assistant

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