Red Fox Enrichment Programs

Every semester The Office of College Activities offers a series of programs designed to enrich the lives of Marist students physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Each program lasts ten (10) weeks and is held once a week for one hour. The following programs will be offered in the Fall 2013

Mind & Body
Beginner Guitar
Intermediate Guitar I
Intermediate Guitar II

Sign-ups for all Red Fox Enrichment classes will take place on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM at the College Activities Office. Mind & Body is a free, 10-week program. Due to the cost of material, guitar classes cost $5 for the 10-week program. Students may sign-up for one RFE class with valid Marist ID, but may wait-list for additional classes depending on availability.

Introduction to Guitar with Helen Avakian
Wednesday's, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the basics of playing guitar, from how to tune, to forming chords, accompanying songs and playing solos. Strumming, single note picking and fingerpicking will be explored. Fundamentals of music such as rhythm and song structure will be covered as well as finger exercises to develop strength and dexterity. Lots of "hands-on" experience playing together as a group in a variety of styles including alternative, folk, blues, pop, classic rock, and perhaps some Flamenco. Some of the styles will be determined by class interest. Student needs their own guitar. A book of music, exercises and information will be provided by the teacher.

Intermediate Guitar I with Helen Avakian
Wednesday's, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This class picks up where Intro leaves off. More advanced chords, strums, fingerpicking patterns and lead guitar techniques will be covered. Songs from classic rock to present day pop plus any styles the class wishes to explore including country and jazz for example. Student needs their own guitar and some guitar playing experience equivalent to the Intro guitar class. Written music, exercises and information will be provided by the teacher.

Intermediate Guitar II with Helen Avakian
Wednesday's, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This class follows Intermediate I. More advanced songs, scales, chords, rhythm, lead and fingerpicking will be explored. Again the styles will vary and be determined in large part by class interest. Student needs their own guitar and more extensive playing experience than Intermediate Guitar I. Written music, exercises and information will be provided by the teacher.

Mind & Body with LoriAnn Paul
Monday's 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

How would you like to embark upon a journey through inner space? Perhaps you are seeking new and exciting ways to nurture all aspects of your being – mind and body? I am a Certified Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher and Reiki Master-Teacher. My quest for personal transformation through the ancient healing arts began more than 30 years ago. I have learned many intriguing and powerful techniques for personal transformation along the way, which I wish to share with you!This 10 class series will incorporate Yoga stretching and breathing techniques (designed to stretch, tone and strengthen particular parts of the body and to calm the nervous system), and Meditations drawn from different traditions around the globe (which help to improve relaxation/stress management skills and improve sleeping patterns among other things). You should bring a notebook, mat, and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please try to arrive a few minutes early, so that you have time to settle-in before class begins. Leave your worldly cares and troubles outside the door. Picture yourself entering an environment of peace and relaxation. Lie down quietly on your mat, relax, and allow yourself to enter into the experience of being "here and now". There is a lot of fun and interesting material to cover, and regular class attendance is highly recommended.