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New Mexico State University’s Academy for Learning in Retirement (ALR) returns in September with Zoom presentations – continuing through December – on the impacts of social media and cybersecurity, immigration, New Mexico architectural styles and literacy production in New Mexico and the region.
ALR began programming in 1992, and until the onset of the pandemic, its speakers gave live presentations at Good Samaritan Society auditorium.
“ALR hopes to return to that method after the pandemic is over,” said Jeffrey Brown, a member of the academy’s advisory board and chair of the ALR curriculum committee. Brown also is one of this fall’s presenters.
ALR shifted to Zoom presentations beginning last fall, Brown said, and has enjoyed success with the format. So, it plans to continue programming via Zoom through May 2022.
The registration fee for fall 2021 is $5 for an individual presentation or $48 for all 16 presentations.
For each of the presentations, audience members may log in at 10 a.m. to chat with their friends. The presentations will begin at 10:30 a.m. and usually conclude at noon, Brown said.
Here is the ALR programming for September-December 2021:
ALR will provide two free sessions for registrants Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8-9, to can answer questions about Zoom and provide an overview of the fall programming.
To register and for the times of the free informational sessions and other information, visit dacc.nmsu.edu/ALR.
ALR is a nonprofit started in 1992 by former NMSU President Gerald Thomas, along with retired deans Thomas Gale, Virginia Higbie, Flavia McCormick and others, including former professor and teacher Clarence Fielder.