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  • Academics at Prescott College
    Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Academics at Prescott College Academics Home Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Delisa Myles M F A Instructor Email Delisa Send a Message GPAC 220 Grove Ave Prescott AZ 86301 GPAC delisamyles com Delisa is a dancer choreographer and educator and has been active in all three capacities for the last twenty five years She has danced professionally with several modern dance companies in Western US and in Europe Delisa is the co founder of Human Nature Dance Theatre an interdisciplinary collective of performing artists from Northern Arizona Her areas of expertise include choreography performance dance improvisation environmental performance and intergenerational and community connections through performing arts Her teaching draws from studies in contemporary dance yoga contact improvisation authentic movement physical theatre and butoh She is known for drawing out the unique expression of each student and at the same time cultivating a strong sense of collaboration between students She is interested in furthering both the healing potential and the artistic rigor of dance Community courses Argentine Tango Nature Moving Women Dance Skills for Human Kind Expand All Minimize All Education Education Master of Fine Arts in Dance with an emphasis in Choreography and Performance from University of Colorado Bachelor of Science in Recreation Minor in Dance from University of Northern Colorado Research Research Delisa continues to enrich her dance and artistic interests with ongoing studies and research in yoga contact improvisation tango butoh voice work Feldenkrais writing practice observance of the natural world and meditation Expertise Expertise Her areas of expertise include choreography performance dance improvisation environmental performance and intergenerational and community connections through performing arts Publications Publications Delisa s choreography in inter generational performance has been featured in Utne Reader Contact Quarterly and Movement Research Presentations Presentations Selected Performances Delisa was awarded an Artists Project Grant from Arizona Commission on the Arts for directing the intergenerational performance and photography project Mothership Dances of the Fluid Feminine a collaboration of dance spoken word and photography involving seven women between the ages of 25 83 This project was a vehicle to investigate and express the mysteries fears and gifts of the aging processes of women Mothership toured Arizona and was chosen to be the opening performance for the Southwest Region of The American College Dance Festival Two of Delisa s performances Too Small To Tell solo performance 2006 and Small Moment of Sky a collaborative performance with four choreographers 2009 were chosen as Pick of the Fringe at the Boulder International Fringe Festival In 2007 Delisa was a collaborator in Dance Down River a Human Nature Dance Theatre project involving an eighteen day river trip on the Colorado River through 250 miles of the Grand Canyon The

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    community created training videos for the Range Boss Training Program sponsored by the Office of Navajo Hopi Indian Relocation currently facilitating the creation of a photo and video archive of the relocation efforts from 1987 through the present 1983 1987 DEPARTMENT HEAD Department of Ethnoarchaeology Natal Museum Pietermaritzburg South Africa Planned and carried out two years of ethnoarchaeological and historical research among the Tonga and Zulu focusing on socioeconomic organization spatial organization and architectural patterns On leave in 1986 1986 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Center for Archaeological Investigations SIU Carbondale Illinois Sorted and analyzed data records of 1 000 Navajo settlements on Black Mesa to reconstruct the subsistence economy and settlement system of the Black Mesa Navajo from 1720 to 1970 for my dissertation 1982 summer ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCHER supported by Black Mesa Project SIU Carbondale Illinois field work done in Arizona Collected ethnographic field data on the formation and distribution of Navajo settlements especially multi component settlements during three months of intensive ethnographic interviewing for my dissertation 1982 LAB DIRECTOR Contract program School of American Research Santa Fe New Mexico Formulated and implemented organizational procedures for operating the archaeology lab 1981 summer CREW CHIEF Black Mesa Project SIU Carbondale Illinois work done in Arizona Directed crew in mapping testing gathering informant data and compiling reports on 40 historical Navajo sites on Black Mesa 1975 1978 SITE SUPERVISOR CO SITE SUPERVISOR ASSISTANT SITE SUPERVISOR Laboratory of Anthropology Museum of New Mexico Santa Fe New Mexico Supervised Navajo and Euroamerican crews in all phases of excavation and laboratory analyses on one non ceramic and three ceramic sites including a historic Spanish component supervised various phases of final reports on the same sties Expertise Expertise Short Documentary collecting analyzing and publishing ethnographic data Digital Storytelling creating community through stories collecting analyzing and publishing ethnographic data through digital stories Cultural Landscapes investigating land use patters from prehistoric to modern times Environmental Anthropology teaching cultural evolution and adaptation sustainable practices Ethnography teaching and developing methods used with field research with Navajo Zulu and Tonga Anthropological Method and Theory teaching applied anthropology cultural change Ethnoarchaeology Historical Archaeology developing inferential links between socioeconomic organization spatial organization and land use and architectural patterns Publications Publications VIDEO PRODUCTIONS 2009 present Keynote Speakers Series for MAP and Ph D Colloquia DVDs produced by the Prescott College Media Center of all the keynote speeches I supervise work study students in the pre production production and post production phases of these programs to produce DVDs for the Prescott College library and the speakers I also ran 1 of the cameras Spring 2009 spring 2011 there were 4 MAP colloquia and 1 Ph D colloquium a year Fall 2011 present there were 2 MAP colloquia and 1 Ph D colloquium a year 2010 May present Graduation and Baccalaureate Videos for the Resident Degree Program and Adult Degree and Graduate Programs DVDs produced by the Prescott College Media Center I supervise work study students in the pre production production and post production phases of these 3 programs twice a year These programs were originally sold to interested graduates now they are provided to all graduates as part of their graduation fees I run one of the three cameras shooting footage at each event and I edited the May 2010 RDP graduation program 2009 Range Boss Training Series Livestock Handling two hour program on how to handle cattle calmly on foot I shot the footage and edited the program for the Navajo Hopi Relocation Commission 2009 Range Boss Training Series Livestock Health two hour program on feeding and handling diseases among cattle I shot the footage and edited the program for the Navajo Hopi Relocation Commission 2009 Range Boss Training Series Project Design and Maintenance two hour program on how New Lands range areas are setup to support sustainable cattle grazing as well as the maintenance of stock tanks windmills and dirt tracks through pastures I shot the footage and edited the program for the Navajo Hopi Relocation Commission 2007 2008 summers Nahat a Dziil Youth Conference Proceedings DVDs produced by the Nahat a Dziil Chapter of the Navajo Nation of the three day youth conference hosted by the chapter for youth from all over the Navajo Nation I supervised a crew of Navajo high school students who had taken my video courses We shot reality footage of all the events and lectures edited the footage and produced DVDs for the speakers and the Nahat a Dziil Chapter 2007 William Scott Jennings Color and Light in Plein Air two hour educational program about painting in plein air by a prominent plein air artist Produced by Digistory LLC It was a three camera shoot I helped plan the shooting which was done on site at Oak Creek Canyon and handled one of the cameras 2004 Life and Land Use History Project series of short interviews shot and edited in partial satisfaction of an Arizona Humanities Grant I conducted the interviews shot the footage and did the editing The resulting program was shown at Prescott College on 11 11 04and to the residents of the Nahat a Dziil Chapter on 11 18 04 PUBLICATIONS ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND BOOKS 1991 Homesteads in two rural Zulu communities an ethnoarchaeological investigation Annals of the Natal Museum 31 3 Pietermaritzburg with co authors K Mack and T Maggs 1987 The organization of space in residential buildings a cross cultural perspective In Method and Theory for Activity Area Research An Ethnoarchaeological Approach edited by Susan Kent Columbia University Press New York 1986 Spatial parameters of Late Iron Age settlements in the Upper Tugela Valley Annals of the Natal Museum 27 1 Pietermaritzburg junior author with T Maggs M J Hall and H Ruther 1984 The use of site structure to infer social and technological organization from the archaeological record In Frontiers Southern African Archaeology Today edited by M Hall et al Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology No 10 BAR International Series No 207 London 1982 Space use and site structure Haliksa i Vol

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Sheila Sanderson M F A Faculty Email Sheila Send a Message Summit 220 Grove Avenue Prescott AZ 863031 928 350 2247 About Keeping Even Sheila taught at the University of California Irvine and at Yavapai College prior to joining the Prescott College faculty She teaches American and world literature courses poetry workshops and editing practicum courses and often mentors sense of place and travel writing independent studies She also serves as poetry editor and creative nonfiction co editor for Alligator Juniper Prescott College s award winning national literary journal and as co coordinator of the Southwest Writers Series a series that brings both regionally and nationally known authors to Prescott for public readings and community forums Her own poems have appeared in journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review Atlanta Review Cimarron Review and Crazyhorse She is also the author of a collection of poems Keeping Even Stephen F Austin University Press 2011 Writers must always balance writing for themselves and writing for a more public audience The function of a writing instructor then is to create an atmosphere in which students might explore and approach that balance I encourage students to be creative writers and critical readers My rural Kentucky background has given me a strong sense of place community and history as well as a love for stories Stories are why I often keep long office hours strike up conversations with strangers and travel to out of the way places I am at Prescott College because its philosophy validates my own process of learning and my style of teaching here I am encouraged to experiment and to cross disciplines but most importantly to spend time really working with students Expand All Minimize All Education Education M F A Poetry University of California Irvine 1986 M A English Murray State University 1984 B S English Murray State University 1981 Expertise Expertise Sheila is an instructor of modern and contemporary literature courses poetry workshops editing practicum courses and sense of place and travel writing independent studies She is also poetry editor and creative nonfiction co editor of Prescott College s award winning national literary journal Alligator Juniper and the co coordinator of the Southwest Writers Series a series that brings both regionally and nationally known authors to Prescott for public readings and community forums Publications Publications Keeping Even Stephen F Austin University Press 2011 Lazarus Hearing His Name Called Alaska Quarterly Review Fall Winter 2010 High Desert Arizona Southern Poetry Review 47 2 It So Happens Cimarron Review Summer 2003 The Flyway Nimrod International Journal The Celtic Fringe Ireland Scotland Wales Nova Scotia U S A Spring Summer 2001 Spendthrift Nimrod In ternational Journal The Celtic Fringe Ireland Scotland Wales Nova Scotia U S A Spring Summer 2001 Saguaro Nimrod International Journal The Celtic Fringe Ireland Scotland Wales Nova Scotia U S A

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  • Arts & Humanities
    College programs undergraduate students have the option of creating their own student directed competence or concentration Limited residency undergraduates explore the many ways that humans relate to each other and their environments through a political economic social cultural historical or aesthetic lens As active even activist artists or scholars they increase awareness and participation in intercultural dialogues while they examine their own and others beliefs and make contributions to existing and emerging bodies of knowledge and practice Individualized programs in Arts Cultural Studies prepare students for graduate study or careers in areas that include Anthropology Cultural and Regional Studies Expressive Arts History Humanities Journalism and Public Administration Limited Residency Master of Arts Program The Limited Residency Master of Arts Program provides opportunities for students to develop individually designed interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary studies in three major academic areas Traditional Humanities Arts and Letters Cultural Studies and Social Sciences Graduate students are encouraged to develop individualized study areas that incorporate cultural historical philosophical political and social aspects of their disciplines and work Numerous options are possible within the large framework of philosophy mythology and spirituality including religious studies ecofeminism cosmology dialogical ecology spiritual studies comparative religions and theology It is also possible within Humanities to focus a degree on some nonclinical areas in psychology such as wellness gerontology ecopsychology depth psychology forensic psychology spiritual psychology or psychology of women Expand All Minimize All Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Joan Clingan Julie Comnick Liz Faller Ellen Greenblum Nancy Mattina Delisa Myles Dana Oswald Sheila Sanderson Academic Resources Academic Resources Alligator Juniper Literary Magazine Alligator Juniper is an award winning national literary magazine published by Prescott College since 1995 It features contemporary poetry fiction creative nonfiction and black white photography We encourage submissions from writers and photographers at all levels emerging early career and established More Information Media Center The Media Center at Prescott College is a resource available to all students Our media lab features twelve Mac computers equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro in addition to tools for sound editing photo editing flyer making and book design The Media Center is used for classes such as Digital Storytelling The Documentary and Newspaper Journalism Practicum while serving as the headquarters of the Raven Review Newspaper Raven Review The Raven Review is an independent newspaper managed by students enrolled in Newspaper Journalism Practicum and covers issues of interest to the Prescott community and readers throughout the Southwest News items feature pieces and editorials written by Prescott College student journalists appear alongside the work of regionally and nationally recognized professional journalists Tuition Fees Tuition Fees Resident Undergraduate Program Tuition and Fees 2016 2017 Academic Year Full Time Enrollment for 2 Terms Tuition and Fees Full Time Tuition full time enrollment for 2 terms New Students 27 528 1 Student Activities Fee 310 Sustainability Fee 100 Technology Fee 230 Additional Expenses Orientation Fees first term only 775 00 FA 16 Insurance pending 2 SP 17 Insurance pending 2 On

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  • Arts & Cultural Studies
    Home Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Photo By Abram Fleishman Concentration Arts Cultural Studies Concentration Arts Cultural Studies In all Prescott College programs undergraduate students have the option of creating their own student directed competence or concentration Students in Arts Cultural Studies explore the many ways that humans relate to each other and their environments through a political economic social cultural historical or aesthetic lens As active even activist artists or scholars they increase awareness and participation in intercultural dialogues while they examine their own and others beliefs and make contributions to existing and emerging bodies of knowledge and practice Individualized programs in Arts Cultural Studies prepare students for graduate study or careers in areas that include Anthropology Cultural and regional studies Expressive Arts History Humanities Journalism Public administration Art Writing and Literature Social advocacy and education in non profit organizations Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements LRU Academic Elements LRU Orientation All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester During Orientation you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures different areas of study and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships exchange ideas and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey Students typically come away from Orientation inspired energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship Prior Learning Assessment Prescott College s commitment to student centered experiential learning includes a respect for the adult student s prior learning whether that learning occurred in non college settings recognized Massive Open Online Courses or in extended demanding professional experiences After the first semester Limited Residency Undergraduate students may apply to begin a process in which they document and request assessment of their prior learning in order to earn Prescott College credits Mentored Study Our mentored study program is the special ingredient that makes our distance program a high touch face to face experience that is customizable for each student and a proven success across the country Mentors are experts in their field and are vetted by our faculty You can work with your mentor in your home community virtually and even abroad The mix of mentored studies and online coursework allows you to achieve your educational goals while maintaining your personal schedule Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Art Administator Art Critic Graduate School Journalist Non Profit Manager Professional Writer Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Ellen Greenblum Academic Resources Academic Resources Prescott College Library The Prescott College Library supports the curriculum with a variety of print and electronic resources Our library catalog reflects not only our collection but that of

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  • Humanities Master of Arts
    Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Academics at Prescott College Academics Home Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Concentration Humanities Master of Arts Concentration Humanities Master of Arts The Limited Residency Master of Arts Humanities Program provides opportunities for students to develop individually designed interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary studies in three major academic areas Traditional Humanities Arts and Letters Cultural Studies Social Sciences Humanities students are encouraged to develop individualized study areas that incorporate cultural historical philosophical political and social aspects of their disciplines and work Numerous options are possible within the large framework of philosophy mythology and spirituality including religious studies ecofeminism cosmology dialogical ecology spiritual studies comparative religions and theology It is also possible within Humanities to focus a degree on some nonclinical areas in psychology such as wellness gerontology ecopsychology depth psychology forensic psychology spiritual psychology or psychology of women Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Orientation All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester During Orientation you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures different areas of study and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships exchange ideas and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey Students typically come away from Orientation inspired energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship Colloquia Limited Residency Master s students attend colloquia on the Prescott campus during each Fall and Spring semester Each Prescott Colloquium begins on Friday morning and goes until Sunday or Monday afternoon During the colloquia students connect with their cohort make presentations and contribute to ongoing dialogue and scholarship among peers and faculty Colloquia also include workshops that address the nuts and bolts of the limited residency programs and presentations from internationally known keynote speakers Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Art Administator Art Critic Art Theorist Film Director Film Producer Professional Photographer Professional Studio Artist Professional Writer Travel Writer Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Joan Clingan Nancy Mattina Academic Resources Academic Resources Prescott College Library The Prescott College Library supports the curriculum with a variety of print and electronic resources Our library catalog reflects not only our collection but that of more than 30 other libraries in Yavapai county A system

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  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Letters
    in motion through the physical and creative realms of nonverbal exploration and expression Firm in the origins of dance as an agent of personal and societal development our program aspires to meet our changing world We are intent on expanding boundaries of dance and performance to include health and wellness community building environmental awareness and social sustainability Students may choose to pursue a career in Dance and or apply their dance related skills to diverse professions Graduates often discover that dance experience is a significant asset to their resumes Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of

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  • Visual Arts
    receive hands on instruction in a variety of media while developing a critical understanding of their art practice within contemporary visual culture The faculty of artists in the Visual Arts Area endeavors to cultivate a sense of community through the common experience of the creative process and by sharing their professional experience with students Our studio and field based courses encourage students to refine creative thought and apply acquired knowledge and skill to the making of images objects and experimental works while our Practicum and Development courses provide students with professional experience in gallery and curatorial studies preparing the student for careers in the arts after Prescott College Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and

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