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Events and Happenings at the UdeG's CUCosta Campus

February 2, 2017

The University of Guadalajara Centro Universitario de la Costa Campus is located off the road to Ixtapa, just past the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. See map.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Michael Nolen, the host of The Good Morning Wake Up Show, which is broadcast every Saturday via the University of Guadalajara Centro Universitario de la Costa radio station, tells us about all of the exciting events and happenings at the Puerto Vallarta campus.

Cinema CUC

The Oscars are almost here and if you have not seen some of the films you can do so in the next few weeks at Centro Universitario de la Costa. On Friday, February 3rd you can see Florence Foster Jenkins, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. On Friday, February 10th, Hail, Caesar by directors Joel Coen & Ethan Coen and starring Josh Brolin and George Clooney will be shown. Then, on the 17th, get ready for Hell or High Water directed by David Mackenzie and starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine.

All movies are FREE and open to the public. And don't forget that the CUCosta presents free music concert movies every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Diego el Cigala will be shown February 8th, followed by Muse on the 15th, and Led Zeppelin on the 22nd.

Community Service Brigade

The Centro Universitario de la Costa has the honor of inviting the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit communities to the first "Brigades University CUCosta," headed by municipal and university authorities, on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Community Service Brigade is an itinerant university program that will be held once a month in a different community in the greater Puerto Vallarta area. The University will offer health care, legal advice, self-construction of public housing, psychological health, nutritional, financial and accounting services, and physical fitness.

The Brigades will help disadvantaged communities in the region; University teachers, social service providers and UdG CUCosta students will be there to help.

The program's goal is to show the university's commitment to social equity and improving the living conditions of the socially disadvantaged by putting at their disposal some basic services in addition to those provide by various public institutions. The program also seeks to create a greater social awareness among students at the Puerto Vallarta campus.

This first community brigade will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Main Plaza of Tomatlan, Jalisco. For more information, please contact CUCosta Extension Coordinator, Mtra. Maria Guadalupe Gomez Basulto, at (322) 226-2263 Ext 66263.

Free Classes for Senior Citizens

The UdG CUCosta's academic committee of the University System for the Elderly (SUAM) Program was created in 2012 with the main objective being to integrate and educate senior citizens in the region. It was designed to offer academic, intellectual, recreational and artistic courses, while providing the opportunity for social interaction among people over the age of 60.

In order to meet the particular needs of the individual users, SUAM offers courses and workshops in a variety of different and interesting areas, such as Art and Culture, Computing and Languages, Humanities, Health and Psychology.

SUAM Classes and Activities:

Tai Chi, Yoga, Health and Nutrition
Humanities and Family Law
Wonders of the World: Art, History, Literature and Nature
Regional architecture and the Western Mexico Mountains
Natural Richness of the Bay of Banderas
Poetry and reading workshops
Computing - Basic and intermediate level Languages
Basic and Intermediate level English and Spanish

Other classes and activities include: Dance, Drawing and Painting, Creativity with Recycled Material, Cooking and Popular Culture.

Generally SUAM courses and workshops are about 20 hour's duration and are spread over two and a half months. Students can spend 2-4 hours each week depending on their objectives and the contents of the course. Classes are held from 9 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday, and from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday.

Enrollment for the 2017 SUAM classes is now open and classes begin soon. For more information contact the SUAM program at (322) 226-2200 EXT. 66290 or 66304, or send an email to suam(at)cuc.udg.mx.

The University of Guadalajara Campus for Puerto Vallarta, Centro Universitario de la Costa, is located off of the road to Ixtapa, just past the airport. See map.