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OUS offering community education classes

Leaves are falling and it’s time for fall quarter classes in the Community Education department at Ohio University Southern.

Fall quarter classes begin Monday and will continue through Nov. 23.

For more information, contact Janet Long Wagner at (740) 533-4544/533-4596 or via e-mail at wagnerj@ohio.edu.

For the first time, OUS will also be offering Community Education classes at its Proctorville Campus.

Please contact Stephanie Burcham at (740) 886-7655 or via e-mail at blacks@ohio.edu if you are interested in joining at Proctorville.

Upcoming classes include holiday floral arranging, women’s self-defense, etiquette training, digital photography and a holiday shopping trip.

Ballroom Dance (Introduction)

Do you have a cruise pending? How about a class reunion or wedding? Or do you just want to make a few new friends while getting some exercise? Grab a partner or come solo and let Gayle teach you a thing or two….step! Learn the basics of waltz, tango, swing, cha cha, foxtrot, and mambo/salsa.

Instructor: Gayle Riggs

Date: Mondays, Sept.14-Oct.19

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Location: OUS Campus & Community 1508 So. 9th St.

Sessions: 6

Fee: $39/person or $69/couple

Introduction to Oil Painting

This class is to help the would-be artist discover his or her own hidden talents, however, aspiring artists with previous experience are also welcome. The instructor begins by presenting the basic materials required for the oil painting medium.

Drawing skills are NOT required. Students are given individual attention and proceed at their own pace-there is no deadline or need to rush through a painting.

Instructor: Rita Skaggs

Date: Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4

Location: OUS Campus & Community Building, 1508 So. 9th St.

Sessions: 8

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Fee: $49.00

Dog Obedience

The key to dog obedience is the owner knowing how to train the dog. Simple commands such as sit, stay, down, and come can make a remarkable difference in your dog’s behavior.

OUS will offer three classes depending on the age of your four-legged friend.

Puppy Kindergarten – New puppy? This class is designed for owners and their puppy’s ages 3 mos. – 6 mos. (depending on breed).

This is a hands-on class to help new owners learn how to enjoy and control their new “family” member.

Owners will learn the basics for simple obedience, housebreaking, crating, playing, grooming, and socialization of their new pet. Bring your puppy, vet papers, and a good sense of humor.

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Fee: $65

Sub-Novice – (age 6 mos.) In this class, owners will learn by doing hands-on work with their dog. You and your dog can learn the basics of proper canine conduct. Your dog will be on its way to becoming a well-behaved member of your family.

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Fee: $75

Novice – Are you interested in taking your dog a little further than just basic commands?

This class is designed with that in mind. Prerequisite for this class is Sub-novice dog obedience or permission from the instructor.

You will go to the next level with your dog and fine-tune the basics learned in Sub-novice.

Time: 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Fee: $75

Instructor: Leslie Milleson

Date: Tuesdays, Sept. 15-Nov.4

Location: OUS Campus & Community, 1508 S0. 9th St.

Sessions: 8

Beginning Guitar and Fiddle

This class is for anyone interested in playing acoustic guitar and/or fiddle.

With the guitar, participants will learn about strumming chords with alternating bass lines, picking techniques, hot licks between chord changes, and much more.

With the fiddle, students will learn basic violin techniques with the emphasis on scales and bowing patterns. This class is designed for students interested in learning either instrument (they do not have to learn both).

Instructor: Michael Garvin

Date: Tuesdays, Sept. 22-Oct. 27

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Ohio University Southern

Sessions: 6

Fee: $60

Aerobic Condition for Beginners

Looking for a low-impact, effective workout? Look no more! This class will help you burn calories and strengthen your cardiovascular system as well as add to your muscular endurance.

Come join the fun and melt away those extra pounds and inches. A mat or towel is suggested.

Instructor: Mike Pleasant

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 19

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm

Location: OUS Campus & Community 1508 So. 9th St.

Sessions: 20

Fee: $3/single session, $20/15 sessions or $25/20 sessions

Introduction to Excel Basics

Designed for those with little or no experience in spreadsheets, this course will cover spreadsheet terminology, creating and printing worksheets, using multiple worksheets, entering and working with basic formulas and functions, formatting and enhancing worksheets using styles and auto format, and finding and replacing data.

Instructor: Tom Cantrell

Date: Tuesdays, Sept. 22-Oct.13

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: OUS Proctorville Center

Sessions: 4

Fee: $50.00

Advanced Excel

Learn Excel’s advanced features like formatting cells, functions, charts, page layout, sorting and creating templates. Students must have taken excel or have prior knowledge.

Instructor: Tom Cantrell

Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 20 & 27

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: OUS Proctorville Center

Sessions: 2

Fee: $25

Kickboxing

Cardio-kickboxing is a cardiovascular workout utilizing kicks, punches, calisthenics and rope jumping to elevate heart rate and strengthen all major muscles groups. Specific strengthening, toning and stretching exercises will also be includes.

Instructor: Jacki Adkins

Date: Mondays, Sept.14-Nov. 23

Time: 5:10 – 6:00 pm

Location: OUS Campus & Community 1508 So. 9th St.

Sessions: 20

Fee: $3/single session, $20/15 sessions, or $25/20 sessions

Kickboxing

Cardio-kickboxing is a cardiovascular workout utilizing kicks, punches, calisthenics and rope jumping to elevate heart rate and strengthen all major muscles groups. Specific strengthening, toning and stretching exercises will also be includes.

Instructor: Jacki Adkins

Date: Mondays, Sept.14-Nov. 23

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Location: OUS Proctorville Center

Sessions: 20

Fee: $3/single session, $20/15 sessions, or $25/20 sessions

The following classes will be offered through the Proctorville Center and will be held at Chesapeake High School:

My First Computer

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

September 15 & 22

2 sessions

$25.00 per person

Instructor: Larry Miller

Introduction to MicroSoft Excel

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

October 6-27

4 sessions

$50.00 per person

Instructor: Larry Miller

Zumba

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

September 15-November 24

11 sessions

$5.00 per sessions or $45.00 punch card for 11 sessions

Instructor: Kristen Miller

Three Dimensional Art Class

Thursdays, 6:00-7″30 pm

September 17-October 22

6 sessions

$40.00 (includes all supplies except canvas)

Instructor: Robin Kimball

Introduction to Ballroom Dance

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm

September 15-October 20

6 sessions

$39.00 per person/$69.00 per couple

Instructor: Gayle Riggs