Spring 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GERON 300    Sociology of Aging    3 Units

Same As: SOC 335
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the aged and aging process with emphasis on social factors affecting and affected by an aging population. It includes an analysis of demographics, history of aging in America, social conditions, resources and support systems, employment, retirement, social class/cultural differences. Not open to students who have completed SOC 335.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          11408 
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Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          13772 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          14226 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 302    Psychology of Aging: Adult Development and Aging    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 374
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the physical, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process including the interactions between the elderly and the rest of society. Topics include an analysis of stereotypes, social bonds, environmental factors, sexuality, physical health, mental health, death, and bereavement. Not open to students who have completed PSYC 374.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 208  10208 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11440 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11286 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          12458 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          12564 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 19-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         Ethan Way Ethan ONLINE   30234 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, March 21    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course is part of ACE (Accelerated College Education) program for working adults. This class meets entirely online.
For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 563-3281.


GERON 304    Ethical Issues and Client's Rights    3 Units

Same As: HSER 310
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HSER 300
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a comprehensive exploration of the basic ethical issues involving human services delivery. Topics include professional ethics, confidentiality, counselor and clients' rights, and other areas involving ethical controversies. This course is not open to students who have completed HSER 310.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  10204 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Blackboard, etc) is required in this section.

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Bertaccini         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  10206 Textbook


GERON 310    Social Service Designee: Role and Responsibility    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the role of the Social Services Designee in long-term care. The focus is on family, patient adjustment, and dementia. It also covers documentation for the Social Services Designee working in long-term care.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 26-Mar 26
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC S.Fong               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  14848 
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GERON 311    Social Services Designee: Legal Issues and End-of-Life Decisions    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, ESLW 320 or placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers legal issues involved with long-term care. The focus is on probate, wills, trusts, power of attorney, conservatorship, consent, and right-to-die issues.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 02-Apr 09
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC G.Yount              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  14850 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Blackboard, etc) is required in this section.


GERON 312    Social Services Designee: Fieldwork    1 Unit

Prerequisite: GERON 310 and 311 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an opportunity to explore the social services designee role in a long-term care facility and to apply knowledge gained to long-term care experience in the area of social services.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 30-May 07
Sa        09:00AM-05:50PM LEC S.Fong               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  17208 
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GERON 334    Reminiscence Therapy    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 379
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the basic theory and techniques of reminiscence therapy and provides experience in planning, facilitating, and evaluating reminiscence groups with the elderly in an institutional setting. Off-campus supervision by an activity professional in a long-term care setting is required for internet modality. It is not open to students who have completed PSYC 379.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Portable 609A   14278 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Blackboard, etc) is required in this section.


GERON 430    Introduction to Activity Coordinator    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the role and responsibilities of an Activity Coordinator in long-term care facilities. Topics include program planning, utilizing volunteers, budgeting, and working as a team. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 18-Jan 24
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          14972 
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This class meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 432    Interviewing and Counseling Techniques with Elderly    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of basic counseling and interviewing techniques when working with older adults. The focus is on communication skills, interviewing techniques, and specific therapeutic approaches to working with impaired older persons. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 25-Jan 31
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN Online          14974 
Textbook
This class meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 434    Hearing and Speech - Age Changes    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 432.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of age-related changes in speech and hearing. The techniques for working with impaired older adults and development of positive communication with seniors will be emphasized. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 01-Feb 07
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN Online          14976 
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NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 436    Documentation: State and Federal Regulations Part I    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 434.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of Title 22 regulations and required documentation as it relates to activity coordinators. Topics include activity assessments, social histories, monthly updates, care plans, and quarterly reviews. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 29-Apr 04
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          14990 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 438    Documentation: State and Federal Regulations Part II    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 440.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of state and federal regulations governing activity coordinators in a health care facility and the necessary documentation required to comply with these regulations. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 05-Apr 11
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          14992 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 440    Etiology of Illness in Later Life    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 436.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the etiology of major illnesses found in the aging population, focusing on indications and contraindications for activities. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 08-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Reed               ARC MAIN Online          14984 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 442    Social and Psychological Forces of Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 438.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course in an overview of basic psychological and social forces affecting an individual upon entering long-term care. Topics include depression, role loss, myths, and potential benefits and problems of working with families. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 08-Feb 14
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN Online          14982 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 444    Dementia: Behaviors and Activity    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 442.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of dementia and memory loss. Topics will focus on types, characteristics, communications, behavior management, and caregiving of dementia patients. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 01-Mar 07
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Online          14978 
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NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 446    Effective Leadership Skills    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 444.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the fundamentals of leadership for the activity coordinator. Strategies for information processing, problem solving, and decision making will be included. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 22-Feb 28
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          14980 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 448    Community Agencies and Resources    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 450.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of community resources and how to use them within the health care facility. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 15-Mar 21
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Krause             ARC MAIN Online          14986 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 450    Needs-Based Programming    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 442.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the importance of needs-based activity planning and its impact on the individual in long-term care. The focus is on developing a specific activity designed to meet a specific patient's needs. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 22-Mar 28
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Reed               ARC MAIN Online          14994 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 452    Creating an Activity Program    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 448.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the development of an activity program for seniors in long-term care facilities. Focus is on developing programs to meet the needs of those with differing physical and cognitive abilities, different genders, and different cultural backgrounds. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 26-May 02
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Krause             ARC MAIN Online          14988 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 454    Directed Fieldwork Experience    .5 Units

Prerequisite: GERON 430, 432, 434, 436, 438, 440, 442, 444, 446, 448, 450, and 452
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an opportunity to explore the activity coordinator role in a long-term care facility and apply knowledge gained to long-term care experience in area of activities. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, May 10-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          17098 
Textbook
This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This class is part of a 13-class series. Students must be enrolled in all 13 classes: Geron 430 through Geron 454. Students not enrolled in all 13 will be dropped from the rosters.


GERON 490    Aging Policy and Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GERON 302 and WEXP 498
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of social policy as it relates to aging issues and the funding path from the federal government to the senior consumer. It provides an introduction to local agencies, businesses, and organizations providing services to seniors and senior programs. It also explores different career fields in aging to assist students in defining their personal areas of interest.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  16234 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Blackboard, etc) is required in this section.


GERON 498    Work Experience in Gerontology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to gerontology. Students are advised to consult with the Gerontology Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of gerontology. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         04:30PM-05:20PM LAB S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  17210 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Arrigo              TBA TBA                 17210 Textbook


GERON 1000    Home Adaptations for Safety and Independence    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course explores adaptations to the home environment to promote safety and independence for those with disabilities. Topics include assessment, durable equipment, home modifications and resources. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 08-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Schultz            ARC MAIN Online          30904 
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NOTE: This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 1009    Dementia: Behavior Management    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the many facets of behavior management as they apply to those diagnosed with a form of dementia. Topics include defining the problem, determining whose problem it is, problem solving principles, environmental triggers, caregiver response, and techniques for specific problem behaviors. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 01-Feb 07
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Online          30012 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 1021    Elder Abuse    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of elder abuse. It focuses on occurrence, prevention strategies, and resources to prevent elder abuse. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 26-May 02
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Online          16244 
Textbook
NOTE: This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011