Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

You have till the 25th of November, to attend  The “great sculptural workshop” of Puerto Vallarta.  UdG CUC in conjunction with the private initiative and the H. Ayuntamiento of Puerto Valla RTA, “International Forum of Sculptors Puerto Vallarta 2017”, it is being held on the university campus.

The Rector of CUCosta, Dr. Marco Antonio Cortés said that the forum arises with the purpose of enriching the artistic urban heritage of Puerto Vallarta and provide the city with monumental work that strengthens the social and civic fabric of the city, while Provide its inhabitants with new sources of collective pride and identification.


With this forum, we want to open a permanent space for the realization of large format sculptural work and to promote innovative exhibition spaces.


Kemal Tufan, CURADOR, from Turkey

Aldo Shiroma Uza, from PERU

Amancio González Andrés, from Spain

Antonios Myrodias, from Greece

Ernesto Hume S.,   from Mexico

Jérome Symons, from Holland

Jo Kley,   from Germany

Majid Haghighi, from Iran

Omar Toussoun, from Egypt

Tamás Baráz, from Hungary

Yang Po-lin, from Taiwan


Eleven internationally renowned artists have arrived in Puerto Vallarta to create and conclude, in just two weeks, this major sculptural project.


Once completed, seven monumental sculptures will be donated, To the City of Puerto Vallarta thanks to the sponsorship from Tafer Resorts The Villa Group, and Luis Fernando González Corona.






TO ALL THE FOREIGN SENIOR CITZENS IN AND AROUND PUERTO VALLARTA.  We invite you to join the SUAM      (UNIVERSITY Senior Citizens Program) Free Spanish class.  Intermediate Level is every Monday from 11:00am to 12:30,     Basic Level is every Wednesday from 11:00am till 12:30.  For more information contact eleanorhawthorn@gmail.com   or  ceciliasshibya@hotmail.com


This is an opportunity for you to learn Spanish at no cost to you.  Classes are held at the UdG~ CUC campus.  It is located on the road behind Home Depot going to Ixtapa.  You will pass 2 Pemex stations on your left and a Global Gas Plant on your right. There is a OXXO at the stoplight where you turn right.  You will see 6 giant letters UDG CUC. PLEASE JOIN US.


I encourage you to look at the UDG CUC web site each week to get the latest news about all the events taking place.




Be sure to tune in to The Good Morning Wake Up Show every Saturday morning from 9 am to 11.  104.3 FM or on the web at





Please remember!   “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.”



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Michael Nolen
Since retiring to Puerto Vallarta last year Michael Nolen has been keen to give back to the community. 'You can only play so much golf before you start to question your retirement,' Michael philosophized.

Started by Michael in August 2015, The Good Morning Wake Up Show is broadcast as part of the University of Guadalajara's 104.3 FM radio station at the Puerto Vallarta campus.