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Food, Film, Books, and More: Become a Reviewer

Whether you are trying a new dish at a restaurant, watching a film or wrapping your hands around a book, we all have opinions and those who created these wonderful items want your opinions. Ever thought about writing a review for a restaurant, film, a piece of art or a book you have read? Completely clueless as to how to start? This workshop will introduce you to the world of becoming a reviewer by teaching you the market, the correct way to write a review and how to get your reviews read whether you want to post on the Internet or write for a publication. We will practice with food, short stories and film shorts. Fun and learning all combined!!

Starting on Nov. 3 from 6-8:30pm with Sandra Newsome

Tales of Terror: Writing and Reading Horror Fiction

Just in time for Halloween!! From Algernon Blackwood to Stephen King; from Michael Myers to The Walking Dead, horror fiction and film ranks high is reading and viewing. Do you have a ghost or creepy story to tell? Want to learn how to write or to become a stronger writer? This workshop specializing in the horror genre will include reading short pieces of horror writing, watching horror film shorts and the workshop of your written pieces or ideas. You do not have to have something written before the workshop begins.

Starting on Oct. 13 from 6-8:30pm with Sandra Newsome

Extra! Extra! Write All about it! - Writing for magazines and More!, Starting on Nov. 5

Not ready to write your novel or short story collection but ready to start getting your name out there? Magazine articles are one of the best ways to begin. Whether for a general or specialized audience you will learn the steps and all the tricks of the trade to get published. This workshop will include basic knowledge of the field and working on an actual article with help from the instructor and classmates.

Starting on Nov. 5 from 9-12 and 1:30-3 with Sandra Newsome

Swing Into Fall (Swing Dance) $50/75 Couple, Starting on Sept 23

In the mood to do something fun that is also good for you? This class will get your feet moving to the beat of a wide variety of music. No dance experience needed, just come prepared to have fun! Participants will start with the basics and work their way up to more flashy and complicated moves. Leading and following techniques are stressed throughout the course. Beginners, singles, and couples are welcome.

Starting on Sept 23 from 7:30 - 8:45 pm with Mike Buerck

Ballroom and Social Dance $50/$75 Couple, Starting on Sept 13

Want to impress your friends every Saturday night on the dance floor and knock the socks off your family at the next wedding? Ballroom dancing is taught in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Traditional ballroom dancing will impress guests at weddings and formal events. Dancing is a way to meet new people, spice up the romance, and exercise! Students will learn a waltz, cha-cha and two-step. If time permits, we may also learn a barn dance!

Starting on Sept. 13 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm with Mike Buerck

Astronomy in the Suburbs - An Introduction to Star Gazing, Starting on Oct. 4

Gain a basic understanding of the night sky and how to enjoy it from your own neighborhood. Your instructor will guide you through the constellations and how to use a sky chart to locate the major stars and major planets as well as observe the phases of the moon. In this workshop, you will learn basic astronomy concepts to further your enjoyment of the night sky. We will also briefly discuss what to expect on our skies during the total solar eclipse in August 2017. Textbook is not required; however a list of recommend books is available by request.

Starting on Oct. 4 from 6:30-8 (Tuesdays) , 7:30-9:30 (on Thursdays) with Dr. Margaret Hill

Four Weeks to Better Photos

Do you have a new SLR camera or just want to improve your current photography skills? We have the class for you! We will cover: setting up your camera, focal points, composition, camera controls, all camera modes and their purpose along with how to use them. Once you’ve learned the basics, we will practice with a live shoot in the field.

Starting on Sept. 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with Tom Neumeyer

Interest in Pinterest?

Pinterest is a place for visual-bookmarking that you share with others. It’s a great way to keep track of all those things you’ve been wanting to try and a fabulous way to discover new and inspiring ideas. Together we will create a few projects based on Pinterest pins all while learning what it is all about. Friends will be jealous of your creations; you get to bring home the project and leave the mess with us!

October 1 from 12-5pm with Micheal King

Deck the Halls…..with Pinterest and Crafts!

Whether you are preparing for the Great Turkey or expecting the Jolly man himself, this class is perfect for you! Together we will “Deck the Halls” for the holidays as we discover and make crafts for your holiday décor. You do not have to be artistic or crafty to take this class, and you will get to bring your creations home!

November 13 from 9am-12:30pm-1:30-4:30pm with Micheal King

Shop from….Home for the Holidays

Forget crowed malls, endless parking lots, and long lines. From groceries to gifts, you can buy just about anything online! If you know the tricks, online shopping can save you time and money. Special emphasis will be placed on securely making all of your fabulous purchases. Although internet shopping won’t completely replace window shopping at the mall, when you know exactly what you want, online shopping can’t be beat. No trip to the mall. No trip to the post office. What could be easier.

November 15 from 6-8pm with Christy Mershon and Micheal King

Food, Film, Books, and More: Become a Reviewer

Whether you are trying a new dish at a restaurant, watching a film or wrapping your hands around a book, we all have opinions and those who created these wonderful items want your opinions. Ever thought about writing a review for a restaurant, film, a piece of art or a book you have read? Completely clueless as to how to start? This workshop will introduce you to the world of becoming a reviewer by teaching you the market, the correct way to write a review and how to get your reviews read whether you want to post on the Internet or write for a publication. We will practice with food, short stories and film shorts. Fun and learning all combined!!

Starting on November 3 from 6-8:30pm with Sandra Newsome

Off-kilter!

Grab your kilt and meet master educator Patrick Koetting of Major Brands at the historic Glenn House! Learn with the senses to discern the diverse aromas and flavors of Scotch, and gain a deeper appreciation of Scotch’s regional styles, history and how it’s made. You don’t have to travel to Scotland to experience the beautiful complexity of Scotch whisky!

November 17 from 6-9pm with Patrick Koetting

Seuss is on the Loose…Again - For One Day!

Everyone loves the singsong verse of Dr. Seuss. Children marvel at the sounds of his words and the fun, silly pictures. With the success of the workshop this summer, we are again offering a one day, fun-filled workshop of crafts, stories and fun snacks!! Be prepared to laugh and smile, dance and rhyme - not to mention the fun of creating masks, eating Lorax cookies and getting your picture made with your new Seuss friends!!

September 24 from 1-4pm with Sandra Newsome

Food, Film, Books, and More: Become a Reviewer

Trying a new dish at a restaurant or watching a newly or previously released film or wrapping your hands around a book, we all have opinions and those who created these wonderful items want your opinions. Ever thought about writing a review for a restaurant, film, a piece of art or a book you have read or want to read? Completely clueless as to how to start? This workshop will introduce you to the world of becoming a reviewer by teaching you the market, the correct way to write a review and how to get your reviews read whether you want to post on the Internet or write for a publication. We will practice with food, short stories and film shorts. Fun and learning all combined!!

Starting on Nov. 3 from 6-8:30pm with Sandra Newsome

Tales of Terror: Writing and Reading Horror Fiction

Just in time for Halloween!! From Algernon Blackwood to Stephen King; from Michael Myers to The Walking Dead, horror fiction and film ranks high is reading and viewing. Do you have a ghost or creep story to tell? Want to learn how to write or to become a stronger writer? This workshop specializing in the horror genre will include reading short pieces of horror writing, watching horror film shorts and the workshop of your written pieces or ideas. You do not have to have something written before the workshop begins.

Starting on Oct. 13 from 6-8:30pm with Sandra Newsome

Extra! Extra! Write All about it! - Writing for magazines and More!, Starting on Nov. 5

Not ready to write that novel or short story collection but ready to write and get your name out there? Magazine articles are one of the best ways to get started. Whether for a general or specialized audience, children's or literary magazines, you will learn the steps and all the tricks of the trade to get published. This workshop will include basic knowledge of the field and working on an actual article with help the instructor and classmates.

Starting on Nov. 5 from 9-12 and 1:30-3 with Sandra Newsome

Night with the Spirits

Come join the spirits of the historic (and rumored to be haunted) Glenn House for an evening of thrills and chills, Victorian style. Spend your evening wandering the grounds and participate in activities such as: an interactive haunted tour, an authentic Victorian séance, a chilling cocktail party (complete with beverage samples) or s’more stations by the firelight. Bring your camera! The object of the evening is to be as interactive as possible. You will be encouraged to share your experiences and impressions of the night with us before you have the opportunity to bid farewell to the friends you have met along the way, living or dead!

October 27 from 7-10pm with Major Brands, The Glenn House and Continuing Education

Swing Into Fall (Swing Dance) $50/75 Couple, Starting on Sept 23

In the mood to do something fun that is also good for you? This class will get your feet moving to the beat of a wide variety of music. No dance experience needed, just come prepared to have fun! Participants will start with the basics and work their way up to more flashy and complicated moves. Leading and following techniques are stressed throughout the course. Beginners, singles, and couples are welcome.

Starting on Sept 23 from 7:30 - 8:45 pm with Mike Buerck

Ballroom and Social Dance $50/$75 Couple,

Want to impress your friends every Saturday night on the dance floor and knock the socks off your family at the next wedding? Ballroom dancing is taught in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Traditional ballroom dancing will impress guests at weddings and formal events. Dancing is a way to meet new people, spice up the romance, and exercise! Students will learn a waltz, cha-cha and two-step. If time permits, we may also learn a barn dance!

Starting on Sept. 13 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm with Mike Buerck

Astronomy in the Suburbs - An Introduction to Star Gazing, Starting on Oct. 4

Gain a basic understanding of the night sky and how to enjoy it from your own neighborhood. Your instructor will guide you through the constellations and how to use a sky chart to locate the major stars, locate the major planets and observe the phases of the moon. In this course, you learn basic astronomy concepts to further your enjoyment of the night sky. We will also briefly discuss what to expect for our total solar eclipse here in August 2017. Textbook is not required; however a list of recommend books is available by request.

Starting on Oct. 4 from 6:30-8 (Tuesday) , 7:30-9:30 (on Thursday) with Dr. Margaret Hill

Four Weeks to Better Photos

Do you have a new SLR camera or just want to improve your current photography skills? We have the class for you! We will cover: setting up you camera, focal points, composition, camera controls, all camera modes and their purpose along with how to use them. Once you've learned the basics, we will practice with a live shoot in the field.

Starting on Sept. 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with Tom Neumeyer

Interest in Pinterest?

Pinterest is a place for visual-bookmarking that you share with others. It’s a great way to keep track of all those things you’ve been wanting to try and a fabulous way to discover new and inspiring ideas. Together we will create a few projects based on Pinterest pins all while learning what it is all about. Friends will be jealous of your creations you get to bring home.

(Please bring an email address and password you would like to use.) October 1 from 12-5pm with Micheal King

Deck the Halls…..with Pinterest and Crafts!

Whether you are preparing for the Great Turkey or expecting the Jolly man himself, this class is perfect for you! Together we will “Deck the Halls” for the holidays as we discover and make crafts for your holiday décor. You do not have to be artistic or crafty to take this class, and you will get to bring your creations home!

November 13 9am-12:30pm-1:30-4:30pm with Micheal King

Shop from….Home for the Holidays

Forget crowed malls, endless parking lots, and long lines. From groceries to gifts, you can buy just about anything online! If you know the tricks, online shopping can save you time and money. Special emphasis will be placed on securely making all of your fabulous purchases. Although internet shopping won't completely replace window shopping at the mall, when you know exactly what you want, online shopping can't be beat. It is also perfect for when you need to send something across the miles or you find a gift for someone that you know they will just NEED. You can even have the company gift wrap the present and insert a gift card with your own personalized message! No trip to the mall. No trek to the post office. What could be easier.

November 15 from 6-8pm with Christy Mershon and Micheal King

Airbrush for the Holidaze!

Do you want to learn how to airbrush just in time for the Holidays? Now is your chance! This course will teach you the basics of airbrushing and show you how much fun you can have while working on your masterpiece. You will learn things like color blending, shading, freehand control, airbrush rendering, layout & design techniques, and transferring your art by stenciling or projection. After this class you will be able to make one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends, family…or just to treat yourself!

November 1 & 3 from 6-9pm with Malcolm McCrae

Door Decor: Making a Wreath

Decorate your home for the holidays! It’s easier than you may think to create beautiful holiday décor using items that can be found right in your own backyard. With a little twist of boxwood, some sprigs of festive greenery, and a hanger from your closet ; you can create a holiday wreath that will be the talking point of any party. Workshop participants will receive all the items needed to create their own wreath with hands-on instruction on technique, including how to find good materials directly from the landscape around you. All materials needed for this workshop will be provided, however, participants are welcome to bring items for their wreaths or to share. Please bring garden shears and gloves.

December 6 from 6:30-8:30 with Christy Mershon and Micheal King

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour $20/$30 Couple

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

October 1 from 8-10pm with Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour $20/$30 Couple

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

October 8 from 8-10pm with Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour $20/$30 Couple

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

October 15 from 8-10pm with Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour $20/$30 Couple

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

October 21 from 8-10pm with Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour $20/$30 Couple

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

October 28 from 8-10pm with Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour $20/$30 Couple

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

October 29 from 8-10pm with Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer

Boos on Broadway $20/$30 Couple

Did you enjoy our popular Haunted Downtown Walking Tour? Are you interested in some more haunted history fun? Join us for our new frightfully fun adventure, “Boos on Broadway.” Follow the Broadway corridor from the river and hear chilling tales of haunted opera houses, frightening furniture makers, murders, mayhem and more. Come dressed appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes for this adventure.

October 13 from 6:30-8:30 with Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer

Boos on Broadway $20/$30 Couple

Did you enjoy our popular Haunted Downtown Walking Tour? Are you interested in some more haunted history fun? Join us for our new frightfully fun adventure, “Boos on Broadway.” Follow the Broadway corridor from the river and hear chilling tales of haunted opera houses, frightening furniture makers, murders, mayhem and more. Come dressed appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes for this adventure.

October 26 from 6:30-8:30 with Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer

Mississippi Tales

Let us show you where eagles soar; the power of the mighty Mississippi; the majesty of autumn colors and locations of events, both astounding and tragic, that shaped our lives, and our region. You’ll board one of several small boats at the Broadway gate, then we’ll convoy up the Mississippi as your guides teach basic river navigation and point out hidden natural treasures and historic sites, all while you consume the glory of an autumn day. You’ll be treated to a good old-fashioned outdoor fish fry for lunch and experience the thrill of wind and spray as we return.

NOTE: Must be 16 or older, able to walk unassisted 1/2 mile on a moderate incline, able to navigate short, steep ramps. Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen, and be prepared for varying temperatures throughout the day, but pack light because space is limited. Each boat will have different guides and a slightly different focus for the trip. When you register, please indicate whether you are more interested in the biology, or the history, of the river. Please state t-shirt size or chest measurement when you register. ( All participants are required to wear a personal flotation device, and we must make sure we have the right sizes.)

October 7 from 8-5:30pm with Dr. Frank Nickell, and Julie Grueneberg.

National Register for Historic Sites

Did you know that the State of Missouri has 256 listings on the National Register for Historic Sites, and that 56 of them are in the Cape Girardeau area? Come visit and learn about some of them with us--from the Bainbridge Ferry to the Burfordville Covered Bridge and Mill, to the Glenn House, the Haarig District, and McKendree Chapel, we’ll have a day of beautiful sites and unusual stories. Plus, we’ll provide a list of all the sites on the Registry so you can, at your leisure, visit the ones we don’t get to. This tour includes a unique lunch and some gorgeous fall scenery to boot!

October 29 from 8-5:30pm with Dr. Frank Nickell, and Julie Grueneberg.

Tree-mendous Holly-day Tour

Take a trip to St. Louis with us! We will be visiting the magnificent holiday-decorated Campbell House, Walter Knoll wholesales floral establishment, Missouri Botanical Garden, DiGregario’s Market, Missouri Baking Company, Tilles Park, Lafaette Park and Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Dinner will be at the restaurant on the Hill, Zia’s. This will be a fun and eventful day. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit all of these wonderful places and enjoy some beautiful light tours while on this trip. Hope to see you there!

December 5 from 10am-10pm with Christy Mershon, Micheal King and Linda Koenig

Pharmacy Technician Program $999

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

Starting on September 23 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Phlebotomy Technician Program $1,599

This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.

Starting on October 3rd from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Clinical Medical Assistant Program $2,599

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

Starting on October 4 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

An Introduction To Voiceovers...(on campus) $49

Are people always telling you that you have a great voice? Do you often find yourself listening to your favorite audiobook, commercial or cartoon character and thinking, “I could do that”? If so, then you could have what it takes to begin working as a professional Voiceover Artist. The current Voiceover trends have made it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. In this fun and empowering 2 hour Introductory Class, you will learn about the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the voiceover industry. You will have the opportunity to get a taste of what it?s like to be a voice actor as you perform a real voiceover script. You will be recorded so that you can receive professional voiceover evaluation later. Come to class ready to laugh, learn and be inspired... This class is for 18 and over and is taught by a professional voice actor from the Voice Acting Training Company, Voices For All.

September 22 from 6-8pm

An Introduction To Voiceovers...(online) $49

Fun, one-on-one, video chat class to get started in Professional Voice Acting, covering some of the many details of the industry. Receive professional voice evaluation. 18 and over. This class is taught by a professional voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices For All. Class length is 90 minutes.

With this class you will get to work with the instructor to pick your date and times.

Contact

573.986.6879
coned@semo.edu
Dempster Hall 248
Continuing Eduation
One University Plaza, MS 6850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701