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BILTMORE ESTATE and ASHEVILLE,NC  Motor coach transportation 4 days 3 nights lodging 6 meals:3 breakfasts and 3 dinners GUIDED TOUR OF ASHEVILLE, NC Full day visit to the BILTMORE ESTATE GUIDED Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway Visit to the famous FOLKART CENTER December 4-7, 2017  Departure: Show Me Center, Parking Lot at 8am

Ballroom and Social Dance $50/$75 a Couple

Want to impress your friends 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 and two-step. If time permits, we may also learn a barn dance!

March 3,10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7 from 6-7:15pm with Mike Buerck

Swing Into Spring: Swing Dance $50/$75 a Couple

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 is 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.

March 3,10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7 from 7:30-8:45pm with Mike Buerck

The Art of Digital Photography $69

Would you like to know more about digital photography and taking better pictures without using Photoshop? This course is for the intermediate level person interested in photography. This four week course is interactive and involves photographing a subject for each class. It covers the elements of composition; mastering the camera controls; exposure and lighting; how to better photograph family and friends, places and things; getting the most from your camera and photography as a means of documentation and an art form.

April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 from 6-8pm with Tom Neumeyer

Freelance Writing Workshop $59

Take your creativity with words to another level - freelance writing. Many companies and businesses seek writers for web content, press releases, sales letters, brochures, newsletters and much more. Discover the differences among the many types of marketing, public relations and advertising pieces used daily to promote companies and nonprofit organizations both large and small. Included in the workshop: the practice and skills of each type, learning to find clients and building a portfolio and name for yourself in this business.

May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18 from 6:30-8:30pm with Sandra Newsome

Astronomy in the Suburbs: An Introduction to Star Gazing $30

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.

March 28 from 6-8pm and March 30 from 7:30-9:30 with Dr. Margaret Hill

Eclipse 101: Preparing for Darkness at Noon *FREE*

There is much more to the skies than just star-gazing. Some of nature’s most spectacular astronomical phenomena were, at times, terrifying to our ancestors. Join us for the FREE information session that will help you understand the science of the upcoming solar eclipse. Cut through the superstition and learn valuable tips for safe-viewing, as well as educational activities the entire family can enjoy. We will also talk about local astronomical resources, upcoming events, and opportunities to learn more.

April 10 from 7-8:30pm with Dr. Margaret Hill

Cooking with Saffron Bistro!

$25 Discount if you take all 3!

Sushi Start-Up $69

Join Bryan for this delicious and fun class that will have you making your own sushi at home! We’ll explore the ingredients and techniques used by sushi chefs to create proper sushi rice, rolls, and how to properly purchase, cut and store the fresh fish. You’ll prepare your own roll using techniques learned in class. This fun and informative workshop will focus on technique and the art of presentation. *A hands on class with intermediate knife skills but no experience required! Our class creations will be paired with various sake. Vegetarians easily accommodated.

March 27 from 6-9pm with Bryan Suntrup

The Art of Ramen $69

No crunchy noodles and flavor packets here! Learn the art of making ramen noodles and how to prepare delicious recipes using this former college-staple. Ramen is an “up and coming” culinary treasure and you can be first in line! Several soup bases and different ways of enjoying ramen will be taught.

April 17 from 6-9pm with Paula Ridings

Thai Grilling $69

Enjoy learning how to entertain the Thai way with this outdoor grilling class hosted on the patio of Bistro Saffron. During this workshop you will discover key ingredients, techniques, and history behind Thai cuisine. Learn about its similarities and differences to other SE Asian cuisines. If you love going out for Thai food, Su’s cooking workshop is a great way to start incorporating the flavors you love into your own cooking.

May 15 from 6-9pm with Su Hill

The Art of Digital Photography $69

Would you like to know more about digital photography and taking better pictures without using Photoshop? This course is for the intermediate level person interested in photography. This four week course is interactive and involves photographing a subject for each class. It covers the elements of composition; mastering the camera controls; exposure and lighting; how to better photograph family and friends, places and things; getting the most from your camera and photography as a means of documentation and an art form.

April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 from 6-8pm with Tom Neumeyer

Intro to Adobe Photoshop $49

Have you ever taken an unflattering picture? Fear not! With this class, Intro to Photoshop, students will get a hands on learning experience with the program. We will learn what each of the tools are and what they do. We will experiment with different settings and options in Photoshop. Each student will have a project to work on that will utilize the skills we learn. There will be plenty of time for questions during the class.

May 11 from 6-8pm with Micheal King

eBay Basics $35

Want to clean your closet, make extra income or start an online auction business? This workshop is a great place to start! We will start at the beginning with the creation of an eBay account and move on to details such as how to post images and how long to list your items.

April 24 from 6-8pm with Christy Mershon and Micheal King

Sell Your Stuff: Beyond eBay $35

While a good old garage sale is the traditional way to make a buck selling stuff you don’t want, it does take energy to organize one. Want to skip the setup? Join us for this workshop and learn about all the ways to sell your unwanted items on the Internet. In this course we will go beyond eBay and we will walk you through a wide variety of selling methods and sites. This workshop is full of expert advice on ways to sell online and do it safely, whether your wares are garden tools or garden furniture.

May 8 from 6-8pm with Christy Mershon and Micheal King

iPhone: Beyond the Basics $35

If you can make a call (and other basics), but know your iPhone can do so much more, come learn how to make it happen! In this class we will cover iMessage, Facetime, Maps, Mail, Apple Pay and a number of other apps. We will also discuss privacy settings and how to make Siri work for you! Bring your iPhone and your questions to this interactive session.

March 20 & 22 from 6-8pm with Egbar Ozenkoski

iPad: Socialize, Read and Shop $35

Want to socialize with friends, shop, or even read a good book all from your couch? Join us and discover how to use your iPad for social networking, finding friends, shopping through eBay and Amazon, and using the iBooks & Kindle apps to enjoy a good book. Bring your iPad and see just what else it can do!

April 3 & 5 from 6-8pm with Egbar Ozenkoski

Mac Computers: It’s Not So Different! $35

Come and learn the basics of navigating a Mac operating system (Sierra) and what a Mac computer can do for you! This introductory course will explain the basics of the software and how it isn’t so different. If you own a Mac, or have other Apple devices and are considering a Mac as an addition, you don’t want to miss this.

April 24 & 26 from 6-8pm with Egbar Ozenkoski

Using Your Apple Devices Together $35

Did you know Apple products are designed to work together? From continuality to iCloud, Apple has integrated many features to help you pick up where you left off when changing to another device. Features like Airdrop even help you work with others using Apple products. Join us to discover the benefits of having more than one Apple product and how you can use them together.

May 3 from 6-9pm with Egbar Ozenkoski

Take a Bite of Pi! $35

Have you ever wandered what Raspberry Pi is or what it can do? Well you are in luck! Join Micheal King as he shows us exactly what makes up this Pi. You will learn what Raspberry Pi is, what parts it’s made up of, how to put a Pi Kit together and even what kind of awesome things Pi can do. Each student will leave with the knowledge and project ideas to transform your Raspberry Pi pieces into something truly amazing. You do not have to have a Raspberry Pi Kit to take this class.

April 18 from 6-8pm with Micheal King

Ballroom and Social Dance $50/$75 a Couple

Want to impress your friends 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 and two-step. If time permits, we may also learn a barn dance!

March 3,10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7 from 6-7:15pm with Mike Buerck

Swing Into Spring: Swing Dance $50/$75 a Couple

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 is 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.

March 3,10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7 from 7:30-8:45pm with Mike Buerck

Astronomy in the Suburbs: An Introduction to Star Gazing $30

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.

March 28 from 6-8pm and March 30 from 7:30-9:30 with Dr. Margaret Hill

Eclipse 101: Preparing for Darkness at Noon *FREE*

There is much more to the skies than just star-gazing. Some of nature’s most spectacular astronomical phenomena were, at times, terrifying to our ancestors. Join us for the FREE information session that will help you understand the science of the upcoming solar eclipse. Cut through the superstition and learn valuable tips for safe-viewing, as well as educational activities the entire family can enjoy. We will also talk about local astronomical resources, upcoming events, and opportunities to learn more.

April 10 from 7-8:30pm with Dr. Margaret Hill

Chicken?

The Chicken Information Workshop will include a presentation made to a maximum of 30 individuals explaning the best examples for creating a place to house and case for up to six laying hens. Tools, materials, designs, what to feed, how to care for them in summer and winter as well as different kinds of breeds will be explained.

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BILTMORE ESTATE and ASHEVILLE,NC  Motor coach transportation 4 days 3 nights lodging 6 meals:3 breakfasts and 3 dinners GUIDED TOUR OF ASHEVILLE, NC Full day visit to the BILTMORE ESTATE GUIDED Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway Visit to the famous FOLKART CENTER December 4-7, 2017  Departure: Show Me Center, Parking Lot at 8am

World Religions in West St. Louis County $119

This World Religions tour combines classic St. Louis site-seeing with firsthand experiences at religious centers throughout West County. We will be touring the new Hindu Temple of St. Louis where you’ll learn about Hindu beliefs and customs. We will visit the St. Louis Abbey/St. Anselm Church. This modern chapel’s design by Gyo Obata and glass by Frei Studios, it is wonderfully unique. Buffet lunch will be at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church where you will enjoy delicious Greek entrees and delicacies prepared by members of the Congregation. After lunch, we’ll tour the Church Sanctuary’s new iconography. Next is the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple to learn customs and traditions of Buddhism. Following this will be the Daar ul Islam Mosque where you will learn about Muslim worship and customs inside this inspiring Mosque. Tour includes transportation, lunch, and donations

April 7 from 8am-7pm with Christy Mershon and Linda Koenig

Meet Me in St. Louis $119

Let’s go to the Fair! Board our comfortable coach for a trip back in time. First, we will tour the fabulous 20-room, 12,000 square foot “Magic Chef” Mansion in Compton Heights. Amazing features in the 1908 home include a central vacuum system, eight gas-powered fireplaces and a 70-foot long bowling alley. Then, we will head to Forest Park to revisit the 1904 World’s Fair. From the site of the 1904 Olympics to University City’s very unique City Hall building we will visit the remaining fair sites and learn about their shining moments in history. Lunch is included at the Award winning restaurant, Bixby’s.

May 24 from 8am-7pm with Christy Mershon, Micheal King and Linda Koenig

History Mystery Tour $79 (Lunch is Included)

Ever heard of Elmwood? It’s the 200-year-old mansion west of Cape Girardeau constructed by slaves of the Ramsey family, as a replica of their ancestral castle, Dalhousie in Scotland. Join Dr. Frank Nickell and Julie Grueneberg as we visit Elmwood and many other sites of historic interest in and around Cape Girardeau.

April 22 from 8am-5pm with Dr. Frank Nickell and Julie Grueneberg

Phlebotomy Technician Program

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.

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From Exclusion to Inclusion: Transforming Your Organization for the Future $35

Globalization and an ever-changing workforce along with increasingly multicultural organizations are the realities of today’s workplace. Executives, managers, supervisors, administrators and employees at every level of an organization benefit from learning about diversity, understanding cultural competence and developing the key competencies that lead to recruiting, retaining and leading a diverse workforce.

Diversity and inclusion go hand in hand and every successful organization must be engaged and committed to both. The ability of an organization to be agile enough to attract, develop, retain and promote talented people is essential to a business’s success. Creating a climate that values diversity means that talented people from different backgrounds and with varying experiences must feel included. Inclusion is a continuum and requires an organization to be intentional and deliberate. Inclusive organizations are more competitive and successful in today’s business environment. The key to being successful at inclusiveness is having an accurate understanding of how inclusive your organization is or is not!

April 19 from 10am-2pm with Sonia Rucker

Communicating Through Conflict $35

Have you ever had a hard time coming up with the right words to say in a sticky situation? Join us as we learn to use communication to get the most out of your interactions. In this class, you will also find ways to use positive communication to avoid potential conflict.

May 3 from 10am-2pm with Yvonne Randolph

Freelance Writing Workshop $59

Take your creativity with words to another level - freelance writing. Many companies and businesses seek writers for web content, press releases, sales letters, brochures, newsletters and much more. Discover the differences among the many types of marketing, public relations and advertising pieces used daily to promote companies and nonprofit organizations both large and small. Included in the workshop: the practice and skills of each type, learning to find clients and building a portfolio and name for yourself in this business.

May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18 from 6:30-8:30pm with Sandra Newsome

Intro to Adobe Photoshop $49

Have you ever taken an unflattering picture? Fear not! With this class, Intro to Photoshop, students will get a hands on learning experience with the program. We will learn what each of the tools are and what they do. We will experiment with different settings and options in Photoshop. Each student will have a project to work on that will utilize the skills we learn. There will be plenty of time for questions during the class.

May 11 from 6-8pm with Micheal King

An Introduction To Voiceovers...(online) $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. Being a Voiceover Artist is a fun and rewarding job! Current Voiceover trends have made it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. In this fun and empowering 90 minute Introductory workshop, you will learn about the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the voiceover industry. Your instructor will coach you in this one-on-one video chat setting as you read from real scripts, taking notes on your performance so you can receive a professional voice evaluation later. After the class, you will have the knowledge necessary to help you decide if this is something you’d like to pursue. Check out the video at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo to get a better sense of how the class works. Come ready to laugh, learn and be inspired... This class is taught by a professional voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices For All.

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

The 12 Grand Challenges and How They Affect SE Missouri

The Grand Challenges for Social Work represent a dynamic social agenda, focused on improving individual and family well-being, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society, according to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (2017). Come join us as we review the 12 Grand Challenges, discuss the history of the movement, how the challenges affect southeast Missouri specifically, and what we can do collectively and individually to address these important social issues and increase equality and equity for our constituents. Enjoy guest speakers, student presentations, team trivia for prizes (you even get a Mulligan), and much, much more. Participants will receive a same-day certificate for 4 contact hours or CEUs.

March 8th, 2017, registration starts at 7:30am, workshop from 8am to 12:30pm
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ACT Prep, Session 1: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies

Instructor: Dr. Dale Haskell
Date: Jan. 31
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 1: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: Feb. 2
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 1: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Josh DeVries
Date: Feb. 7
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 1: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Vicki Helderman
Date: Feb. 9
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dr. Dale Haskell
Date: March 28  
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: March 30
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Josh DeVries 
Date: April 4
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Vicki Helderman
Date: April 6
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dr. Dale Haskell
Date: May 30  
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: June 1
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Josh DeVrise
Date: June 6
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Vicki Helderman
Date: June 8
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

Contact

573.986.6879
coned@semo.edu
Economic and Business Engagement Center, 920 Broadway, Room 302
Continuing Education
One University Plaza, MS 0130
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701