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The University of Arizona- Humanities SEMINARS


       Adventures in the Humanitiess for the adult in pursuit of intellectual stimulation and enrichment 

       U of A College of Humanities 

      Who are we? 

      The Humanities Seminars Program at The University of Arizona offers a great variety of classes in literature, fine arts, science, geopolitics, classics, film and more.  The program recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing quality courses to Tucson’s community of lifelong learners.

      What Sets Us Apart?

      All seminars are led by UA professors.  That means you enjoy inspired teaching and have the chance to tap into the minds of people who are leaders in their fields. 

      Humanities Seminars give you the opportunity to study exciting subjects. 

      The seminars address a wide range of topics, which means ther is something to interest everyone. 

      Fees are very reasonable. 

      When Do Classes meet?

      Classes meet one morning or afternoon a week for four weeks in Summer and ten weeks in Fall and Spring. 

      Where Do Classes Meet?

      The University of Arizona  Helen S. Schaefer Building  Dorothy Rubel Room  1508 East Helen Street Tucson, Arizona 

      Plenty of visitor and disabled spaces are available in the Highland Garage right across the street from the classroom. 

      How Can I Find Out More? 

      Visit website for more details about upcoming courses.  You’ll also find a registration form there. 


      Program Coordinator Kerstin Miller will be happy to answer you questions.  Call her at 520-626-7845

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Sharon Knutson-Felix- GIFTS MY FATHER GAVE ME Finding Joy After Tragedy

       GIFTS MY FATHER GAVE ME Finding Joy After Tragedy

      by Sharon Knutson-Felix with Allen R. Kates author of COPSHOCK

      If you have lost a loved one, you will want to read this book. 

      Losing someone you love is the hardest thing most of us will ever have to endure.  Sharon Knutson-Felix experienced the deaths of her six-year-old son, and years later, her police-officer husband.  In this remarkable book, she reveals how she went through and survived the grief process, endeavored to heal, and found love and joy again. 

      Sharon unravels her powerful story as if over coffee at your kitchen table, an intimate story filled with laughter, tears, suspense, and Christian faith.  Yet this inspirational story transcends religion, and comforts anyone who has lost a loved one. 

      “From the moment you realized that your loved one was dead, everything in your life changed.  Whether the loss occurred recently or several years ago, this book will touch your heart and spirit.”

      “The aim of this book is to provide its readers with a hope-filled story- a woman’s detailed account of how she coped with the deaths of her young child and her husband- and her ability to find gifts in the tragedies.  Her gift to you, the reader, is that through her story, you will find comfort and find the answers you seek concerning your own loss.” – Barbara Rubel, Certified Bereavement Specialist, MA, BCETS, CBS Author of BUT I DIDN’T SAY GOODBYE and DEATH, DYING AND BEREAVEMENT

      “This is a riveting account of hope in times of despair, of perserverance in times of trial, of joy in times of sadness.  A must read for anyone who dares to risk loving someone else.”- Cal Jernigan, Senior Pastor, Central Christian Church of the East Valley, Mesa, Arizona

      Book Includes Special Features:

      .  Grieving and Healing Guide 

     . 8-Page Color Photo Insert

      Praise for Gifts My Father Gave me:

      “Life has dealt Sharon more than her fair share of tragedy.  She writes about her odyssey the way she lived it, with honesty, humor, faith, and pure grit.”- Ellen Kirschman, PH.D., Author of I LOVE A COP and I LOVE A FIRE FIGHTER

      “Everyone should tap into this treasure of wellness.  The book provides the quintessential path to healthy recovery from any of life’s grief.”- Bill Genet, Director, Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance (P.O.P.P.A.) 

      “GIFTS MY FATHER GAVE ME is a book of hope and inspiration.  Sharon Knutson-Felix takes the reader on her life’s journey and shares her p;owerful story of love, loss, and learning to live again after the devastating tragedies that struck her family.  She demonstrates that life can be good again, even after profound loss.” – Patricia Loder, Executive Director, The Compassionate Friends 

      “We all need a little inspiration to pull us through a difficult time in our lives.  Prepare to become immersed in Sharon’s story and learn the secrets to finding joy.” – Craig Floyd, Chairman, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (N.L.E.O.M.F.) 

      The Author

      Sharon Knutson-Felix is the Executive Director of The 100 Club of Arizona, an organization that supports law enforcement and firefighter families in times of need.  A recipient of many awards, Sharon is an advocate for victims’rights and is sought after as a speaker to talk about law enforcement families, the grief and healing process, and to share her testimony of God’s sustaining grace and faithfulness. 

      Toll-Free Telephone Orders 

      QP Distribution: Credit Cards, Checks, Money Orders

800-214-8110 (US-48 States) 888-281-5170 (US and Canada) Direct: 620-229-8979 

Fax Orders: 620-229-8978

      Holbrook Street Press: Checks, Money Orders 

888-436-1402 (US Only)  Direct: 520-616-7643  Fax: 520-616-7519

holbrookstpress@theriver.com   P.O Box 399, Cortaro, Az 85652 USA 

      Foreword and Chapter Samples at www.giftsmyfathergaveme.com

       GIFTS MY FATHER GAVE ME, Finding Joy After Tragedy 

      Sharon Knutson-Felix with Allen R. Kates, Author of COPSHOCK

      Foreward by Sarah J. Hallett, Ph.D. 

      Grief/Loss, Healing  6×9 Trade Paperback  296 Pages Including 8-Page Photo Insert

      ISBN- 13:978-0-9668501-1-1-6   ISBN- 10:0-9668501-1-4  LCCN: 2005910115

      SAN- 299-8114  Retail Price: $16.95 US + S&H  Book Trade: Contact for Terms

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Playwrights Foundation- Resident Playwright Aaron Loeb Opens New Play

PF Resident Playwright Aaron Loeb Opens New Play

We are very proud of Playwrights Foundation Resident Playwright Aaron Loeb, who opens his award-winning, hilarious and thought provoking new play in NY! Congratulations, Aaron!

Abe Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party opens this week at The Acorn on Theatre Row. See it while you can! Limited run through September 5, 2010.

Click here, for tickets and information.

Watch an interview with Aaron Loeb on his new play Abe Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party.

We want to send additional congratulations to Playwrights Foundation’s long time artistic associate Kent Nicholson. Kent is directing at TheatreWorks New Works Festival in Silicon Valley. The New Works Fesitval is happening now through August 22. See new musicals and plays as they are being created! Check it out!

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