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Why RISE - Rio Salado Education

Want to learn to paint with watercolors? Are you curious about acupuncture or angels? Are you interested in traveling to the National Parks or the Faroe Islands? These choices and more are yours for only $50 per year. Join in the excitement at RISE where we offer classes from Arizona Law to Psychology in the Light of Spiritual Science. There’s something special happening at RISE. Come be a part of it!

Events

MAR 8

Rise Closed For Spring Break March 8 12

12:00 AM

RISE Celebrates 25th Anniversary
(1996 - 2021)

 

The Rio Salado Surprise building remains closed until further notice and RISE classes will continue to meet via Zoom for the upcoming Spring Semester.

 

Rio Salado College and RISE, as a student organization of the college, have set a policy that NO classes are allowed to meet in person through the Spring Semester and possibly through the Summer Semester.  This includes the Non-Fiction Book Club and Hooked on Books Book Club. (The Book Clubs should not meet off campus in a private setting and Rio/RISE will not accept responsibility or liability for any in-home affair that appears to be a Rio/RISE event.) 

 

All classes must be scheduled and held via Zoom during this period of time.  Additional information regarding in-person classes will be posted when received from Rio Salado.

 

Please click the "download catalog" button to view the Spring 2021 classes. The online Universal Class** option is also available to RISE members - click the tab on the RISE Home Page.

 

**Universal Class is free with RISE membership.  500+ FREE online, instructor-led classes.  The classes can be taken from any computer, anywhere.  Check the catalog for more information. 

 

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The following Spring Semester class is cancelled:

Class #304 Arizona Law 

 

 

 


RISE uses eight learning tracks:

*Art*

*Finance and Law*

*Health and Wellness*

*Natural Sciences/Mathematics* 

*Social Sciences*

*Spirituality and Religion*

*Technology*

*Travel*

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.

 

Following are the upcoming classes for the first week of the Spring Semester - beginning Monday, March 15th. 

 

(RISE members may register online beginning Friday, March 5 at 9:00 a.m. at www.riselearning.org or call 480-377-4262 or 480-377-4296 for assistance.  The Zoom link for the class will be sent the day before the class.)

 

Monday, March 15

 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

 

Current Events, Class #316

 

Writing my Personal Health Prescription for a Vibrant Healthy Life with Caren Marshall, Class #305

 

1 - 3 p.m.

 

Are You Dementia Friendly with Nydia Montijo, Class #306

 

Tuesday, March 16

 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

German Expressionism with Allen Reamer, Class #301

 

1 - 3 p.m.

 

Iris to Zinnias Watercolor Painting Class with Allen Reamer, Class #302

 

Ancient World History with Dr. Bonnie Saunders, Class # 317

 

Wednesday, March 17

 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport--Past, Present and Future with Heather Shelbrack, Class #318

 

1 - 3 p.m.

 

Great Decisions 2021: US Foreign Policy with Dr. Bonnie Saunders, Class #319

 

Thursday, March 18

 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

The Rebel Women of Mathematics (two part class) with Janet Teeguarden, Class #330

 

1 - 3 p.m.

 

Conscious Aging with Diane Lukich, Class #320

 

Spring Equinox - One of the All-Important Seasonal Treatments with Patricia Martin, Class #343

 

Friday, March 19

 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Natural Solutions to High Blood Pressure with Dr. Timothy Gerhart, Class #307

 
 

Information on how to join RISE and to view the class descriptions and instructor bios, click on the Download Catalog button at the top of the page.

Important Information re: Cancellations and Changes

During our in-person classes when we have to cancel or change a class date, it is very difficult to get the message to everyone. The process we follow is first of all to  email everyone who has registered for the class and call the people who do not have an email listed.  If the class cancels at the last minute, we call everyone who has registered for that class. We then send an email blast about the cancelled class to those who have email and note the cancellation on the home page of the RISE website, www.riselearning.org.

If the class cancels ahead of time, a sign is printed and posted on the RISE bulletin board and on the windows by the classroom.

Currently, when a Zoom on-line class cancels, we will notify the class of the cancellation, and also send an eBlast to all members who may be considering registering for the class.

 
 
"I found Dr. Timko, and my essential oils person, my acupuncturist and my reflexologist at RISE!  Through them, I've been led to other fantastic practitioners and have done a complete turnaround;  well, really a work in progress, as I'm not 180 degrees yet, but could never be where I am today without RISE!" ~ Michele Holiday, RISE Member

“I am a relative newcomer to art and exploring all types of art design.  I love my RISE Painting with Watercolor Zoom sessions.  Allen Reamer’s classes are about landscapes, and I have very little experience in that area.  I hope he continues teaching into the next semester!” ~ Julie Manthei, RISE Member

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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!

Contact information is:

   

Cathy Sheredy, Coordinator
catherine.sheredy@riosalado.edu
480-377-4262

Saundra Stanley, Assistant Coordinator
saundra.stanley@riosalado.edu
480-377-4296

 

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