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  • Term: 2024 Spring
  • Session: WinterSession
Courses
[UMS06]

BPH 339 Topics in Public Health

The course focuses on current topics in public health with an emphasis on special populations, diseases, or events. The course is designed to address public health concerns that are timely and relevant; topics will rotate periodically in response to student demand and/or emerging public health issues. Prior topics have included infectious disease, obesity, global health, child health, and substance use disorders. Cr. 3.
Section(s):

Chronic Disease Prevent & Cont

Class Number: 47081
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Randy H Schwartz
Enrollment: 8 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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Topics in Public Health- Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

After decades of progress, life expectancy in the US peaked and is declining, even before the COVID pandemic. Opioids, COVID and gun deaths have added to the decline, however, chronic diseases ¿ heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, Alzheimer¿s and the related risk factors- tobacco, diet and obesity, alcohol misuse- have actually been the primary reason the US life expectancy is declining.

This course takes an evidence-based public health approach to review leading causes of chronic disease morbidity and mortality, and identifies key intervention strategies to address the problem. The course will view the solutions through the lens of the socio-ecological framework, so that chronic disease morbidity and mortality is addressed via multiple-level population health intervention strategies including policy, systems and environmental change. The course is framed in an evidence-based public health framework. Prerequisites:
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Randy H Schwartz
[UMS06]

CMS 298 Topics in Communication I

A selection of courses varying in content from term to term. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Students should consult MaineStreet for a listing of current topics courses and the CMS homepage for detailed course descriptions. Cr. 3.
Section(s):

Belief and Communication

Class Number: 47064
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Leonard J Shedletsky
Enrollment: 12 of 25 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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If our beliefs influence the meaning we attribute to our moment-to-moment perceptions, then it would follow that our communication lives are tied to our beliefs; further, it follows that much of communication occurs at the unconscious level of cognition. It seems apparent that our beliefs are critical to determining who we are, how we live our lives, how we parent, vote, treat others, how we understand things, even ourselves. Carol Dweck (2016) writes that "beliefs are the key to happiness (and to misery)." She reports that psychiatrist Aaron Beck, who was responsible for developing cognitive therapy and cognitive behavior therapy, came to the conclusion that his client's problems were due to their beliefs. Dweck wrote, "Just before they felt a wave of anxiety or depression, something quickly flashed through their minds. It could be: Dr. Beck thinks I'm incompetent." Or "This therapy will never work. I'll never feel better" (p. 224). In other words, beliefs caused bad feelings in their lives. Prerequisites:
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Leonard J Shedletsky
[UMS06]

CRM 330 Crime and Social Control

This course explores theoretical and practical issues of modern systems of social control, including punishment, policing, prisons, parole, probation, and the role of the state in social control. The history of Western social control systems is stressed, with emphasis on race, gender, and class effects. Students are required to engage in experiential learning. Prerequisites: CRM 100 or permission. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47065
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Dusan I Bjelic
Enrollment: 23 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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Prerequisites: Prerequisite - CRM 100 with a minimum grade of C or better, or permission
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Dusan I Bjelic
[UMS06]

DAN 266 The Art of Dance

Through readings, writings, and creative projects we'll investigate how dance intersects with other art forms, viewing and analyzing the work of important artists in the fields of ballet, modern, musical theatre, social dance, and visual art. Discover how dance as an art form influences culture. No dance experience required. Prerequisites: College Writing. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47066
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Maria A Tzianabos
Enrollment: 14 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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Prerequisites: Prerequisite: WRI 1/College Writing: ENG 100, ESL 100, HON 100, or RSP 100 with a grade of C- or better.
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Maria A Tzianabos
[UMS06]

HIH 280 Holistic Health I

This course explores the realm of holistic health, emphasizing the integration of body, mind, and spirit. Specific techniques and therapies will be introduced including, but not limited to, nutrition, stress management, meditation, therapeutic movement and massage, music, and others. The primary goal is to bring greater self-confidence, increased knowledge, and self-responsibility about health into each student's life. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47088
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Allison S Gray
Enrollment: 27 of 35 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Allison S Gray
[UMS06]

HRD 200 Multicultural Human Development

This course introduces developmental theory and research which encompasses the entire life span. Emphasis will be on prenatal development through adolescence, with an overview of adult development. A multi-disciplinary view of human development will be taken which considers stability as well as change throughout the life cycle. The interaction of hereditary and environmental factors will be considered in studying physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. Cr. 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47080
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Julie A Zink
Enrollment: 19 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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Prerequisites:
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Julie A Zink
[UMS06]

HTY 394 Selected Topics in History

An analysis of a selected historical problem not already covered by regular course offerings in history will be offered. The course may be repeated for credit when different topics are offered. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Early Jewish History

Class Number: 47068
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Seth Rogoff
Enrollment: 26 of 40 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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Early Jewish History

The development of Hebrew monotheism took place against a dynamic backdrop of social, political, and cultural transformation in the ancient and medieval Mediterranean world. This course will be divided into four units. The first unit will explore the origins of Hebrew monotheism as it was codified in the biblical texts and in relation to the social and political organization of Judea. The development of the religion will be placed in the context of regional political developments, including the construction and destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, the Babylonian exile, the return from the Babylonian captivity, and codification of the Bible. The second unit will cover the relationship between Judaism and Hellenistic and Roman cultures, beginning with the conquests of Alexander the Great and ending with the Roman razing of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. and the destruction of the Second Temple. Unit three focuses on the age of the rabbinical sages and the development of complex textual interpretation of the Bible as the center of Jewish life and law. The final unit traces early medieval Judaism, the codification of the Talmud, and the development of Jewish mystical traditions. Prerequisites:
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Seth Rogoff
[UMS06]

ITP 210 Technical Writing

A basic technical writing course that strengthens critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Study includes document purpose, situation analysis, style, format and production of reports, proposals, instructions, procedures, technical descriptions, forms, letters, memos, and visual aids, as well as digital and virtual communication. Prerequisites: ENG 100 or equivalent for all students; for students admitted fall 2021 or later: ENG 102 or equivalent (may be concurrent), or non-degree students; OR permission. Offered fall, spring, and summer. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47089
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Cassandra A Dove
Enrollment: 23 of 25 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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Prerequisites: Prerequisites: WRI 1 or equivalent for all students; for students admitted fall 2021 or later: any approved WRI2 course (may be concurrent), or non-degree students; OR permission.
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Cassandra A Dove
[UMS06]

LOS 112 Microsoft Excel

This course uses a problem-solving approach to electronic spreadsheets. Students will learn advanced data analysis and formulas, and create graphs to interpret data. This course should be completed prior to taking a financial management, economics, or budgeting course. Cr 1.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47069
Credits: 1
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Valarie Maguire
Enrollment: 11 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Valarie Maguire
[UMS06]

LOS 120 Statistics for Informed Decision Making

In this course, students are introduced to tools of quantitative analyses that may be used to address world questions: descriptive statistics, sampling and significance testing, correlation, and regression. Students in this course will have opportunities to use these tools in decision-making processes and increase their understanding of data misconceptions and misuses. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in any MAT 100+ course, or appropriate placement test score. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47070
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Valarie Maguire
Enrollment: 13 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in any MAT 100+ course, or appropriate placement test score.
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Valarie Maguire
[UMS06]

MPH 539 Topics in Public Health I

The course focuses on current topics in public health with an emphasis on special populations, diseases, or events. The course is designed to address public health concerns that are timely and relevant; topics will rotate periodically in response to student demand and/or emerging public health issues. Prior topics have included infectious disease, obesity, global health, child health, and substance use disorders. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Chronic Disease Prevent & Cont

Class Number: 47082
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Randy H Schwartz
Enrollment: 12 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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Topics in Public Health- Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

After decades of progress, life expectancy in the US peaked and is declining, even before the COVID pandemic. Opioids, COVID and gun deaths have added to the decline, however, chronic diseases ¿ heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, Alzheimer¿s and the related risk factors- tobacco, diet and obesity, alcohol misuse- have actually been the primary reason the US life expectancy is declining.

This course takes an evidence-based public health approach to review leading causes of chronic disease morbidity and mortality, and identifies key intervention strategies to address the problem. The course will view the solutions through the lens of the socio-ecological framework, so that chronic disease morbidity and mortality is addressed via multiple-level population health intervention strategies including policy, systems and environmental change. The course is framed in an evidence-based public health framework. Prerequisites:
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Randy H Schwartz
[UMS06]

MUS 100 Music Appreciation and History

A survey of music from the Gregorian chant to the modern times, covering musical practices of the renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary periods. Representative works by the outstanding composers of each period. Open to all students. Cr. 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47071
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Daniel M Sonenberg
Enrollment: 13 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Daniel M Sonenberg
[UMS06]

MUS 110 Fundamentals of Music

A background study of concepts and skills essential to an intelligent reading of music. The development of natural music abilities through participating in singing, rhythmic activities, and instrumental work. An appreciation of music through awareness of basic structures. Open to all students. Cr. 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47072
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Thomas M Parchman
Enrollment: 8 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Thomas M Parchman
[UMS06]

NUR 331 Mental Health Nursing Clinical

This course offers students an opportunity to focus nursing practice on promotion, maintenance, and restoration of mental health. Clinical experience is provided in a mental health-psychiatric nursing setting. The emphasis is on application of concepts of mental health-psychiatric nursing. Concurrent with NUR 330. Prerequisite: Compliance with nursing undergraduate clinical health and background check requirements. Cr 2.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47086
Credits: 2
Class Component: Clinical
Section: WNTR
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): TBA
Enrollment: 7 of 8 seats
Location: USM - Other
Instruction Method: By Arrangement
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Seven 8-hour shifts at Mid Coast Hospital. December 22, 28, 29, 30, January 4, 5, 6. Prerequisites: Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 330
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Arranged 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 TBA
[UMS06]

POS 104 Introduction to International Relations

Examination of the relationships of nations in their efforts to deal with each other from differing political, economic, and cultural bases. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47074
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Steven Shirley
Enrollment: 24 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Steven Shirley
[UMS06]

RHF 118 Yoga

In this course, students will explore various postures and styles of yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation. Students also will discuss ancient yogic philosophy and examine how it applies to their individual lives and yoga practice. Because skill or fitness development are objectives in all RHF courses, students must attend and participate in class activities to pass the course. The program reserves the right to request written medical clearance for participation in courses that require high intensity exercise. Offered fall and spring. Cr 1.5.
Section(s):

Class Number: 48616
Credits: 1.5
Class Component: PE Activity
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Amanda D Curtis Kezal
Enrollment: 17 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Amanda D Curtis Kezal
[UMS06]

RHF 127 Pilates

In this course, students will participate in an exercise program focused on building strength, tone, and increased flexibility. They will develop awareness of the mind-body connection and its relationship to health. Because skill or fitness development are objectives in all RHF courses, students must attend and participate in class activities to pass the course. The program reserves the right to request written medical clearance for participation in courses that require high intensity exercise. Cr 1.5. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47090
Credits: 1.5
Class Component: PE Activity
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Jennie Kathleen Foley
Enrollment: 26 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Jennie Kathleen Foley
[UMS06]

SCI 140 Medical Terminology

This course presents a survey of basic medical terminology for students who are pursuing careers in the health professions and related health care fields. Students will learn how to understand root words, suffixes, and prefixes for naming body systems and pathologies, as well as learning contextual terminology for effective communication in the health care work place.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47094
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Deborah Van Langen
Enrollment: 36 of 40 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Deborah Van Langen
[UMS06]

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

The fundamental concepts, principles, and methods of sociology; analyzes the influence of social and cultural factors upon human behavior; evaluates effect of group processes, social classes, stratification, and basic institutions on contemporary society. Offered each semester. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47076
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Abigail A Fuller
Enrollment: 14 of 25 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Abigail A Fuller
[UMS06]

SPM 101 Basic Life Support and First Aid 1

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to assess, recognize and care for patients who are experiencing respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, airway obstruction or opioid overdose. Upon successful completion, students will receive American Red Cross Basic Life Support and First Aid certifications. Cr. 0.5.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47095
Credits: 0.5
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Anthony C Serpico
Enrollment: 9 of 12 seats
Location: Gorham USM Campus
Instruction Method: Blended/Hybrid/Blended
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This course will be delivered in a Hybrid model: Asynchronous online content followed by one (1) in-person session for CPR/AED/First Aid skills assessment for certification.

The in-person skills assessment will be held on Friday, January 12th from 9:00am- 2:00pm in Gorham in the AT Lab. Students will have a 30 minute lunch break scheduled midday. Prerequisites:
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Anthony C Serpico
Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Gorham Gymnasium 201 - G 1/12/2024 - 1/12/2024 Anthony C Serpico
[UMS06]

SPM 219 Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness

The primary emphasis of this course is to introduce students to a variety of tools that can be used to assess health, physical fitness, and wellbeing. These tools can be used to assess your own fitness and wellness as well as the fitness and wellness of others if you aspire to a career in the health sciences. Major topics include nutrition/weight management, fitness training techniques, flexibility, coronary risk factor management, muscular strength/endurance, stress management, and other wellness-related topics. Class content will include readings, discussions, self-assessment activities & labs, and development of personalized nutrition and physical activity plans. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47091
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Noel A Neptune
Enrollment: 12 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Noel A Neptune
[UMS06]

SPM 230 Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport

This course presents an overview of concepts, theories, principles, and research related to exercise and sport behaviors. Practical application of psychological principles and techniques that help facilitate behavior change during exercise and sport activities will be covered. Prerequisites: EXS, or HLS major; sophomore level standing. Cr 3.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47092
Credits: 3
Class Component: Lecture
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Michael Robert Keller
Enrollment: 25 of 30 seats
Location: Web/Online
Instruction Method: Online/Online
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Prerequisites: Prerequisites: EXS, or HLS major; Sophomore level standing.
DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Winter Session Online Class 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Michael Robert Keller
[UMS06]

THE 496 External Experience

A required course for declared theatre majors, this experience is crafted by the student in consultation with department faculty. Students design an advanced performing arts experience, training, or educational opportunity away from campus in order to develop pre-professional skills and connections. Completed before or concurrent with THE 495. Prerequisite: permission of department. Cr. 6.
Section(s):

Class Number: 47077
Credits: 6
Class Component: Field Experience
Section: WINT
Dates: 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024
Status: Open
Instructor(s): Sara M Valentine
Enrollment: 2 of 5 seats
Location: USM - Other
Instruction Method: By Arrangement
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DAYS & TIMES ROOM DATES INSTRUCTOR(S)
n/a Arranged 12/18/2023 - 1/12/2024 Sara M Valentine