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Ballroom and Social Dance

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!

March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 & 14 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm with Mike Buerck

Swing Into Spring (Swing Dance)

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.

March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 & 14 from 7:30 - 8:45 pm with Mike Buerck

Eclipse 101: What You Need to Know about the Great American Solar Eclipse

What to Expect From the Great American Solar Eclipse, How to Enjoy the Coming Solar Eclipse, Preparing for Darkness at Noon

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.

Public Lecture: Date TBD, 7:00-8:30pm with Dr. Margaret Hill

Astronomy in the Suburbs - An Introduction to Star Gazing

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.

Dates TBD from 6:30-8 (Tuesday), 7:30-9:30 (on Thursday) with Dr. Margaret Hill

The Art of Digital Photography

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 six 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.

Date TBD from 6-8pm with Tom Neumeyer

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eBay Basics

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

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

If Using Your Apple Devices Togetheryou 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. (Please bring your iPhone)

Date TBD from 6:30-8:30pm with Egbar Ozenkoski

iPad: Socialize, Read, & Shop

Want to socialize with friends, shop, or even read a good book all from your couch? Join us 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! (Please bring your iPad.)

Date TBD from 6:30-8:30pm with Egbar Ozenkoski

Mac Computers: It’s not so different!

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 once you give it a chance. If you have a Mac, bring it, but if you want to learn before buying, that’s fine too!

Date TBD from 6:30-8:30pm with Egbar Ozenkoski

Using Your Apple Devices Together

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 other’s using Apple products. Join us to discover the benefits of having one Apple product, and the family they can be. (Please bring all your Apple devices.)

Date TBD from 6:30-8:30pm with Egbar Ozenkoski

The Art of Digital Photography

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 six 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.

Date TBD from 6-8pm with Tom Neumeyer

World Religions in West St. Louis County

Description coming soon.

April 7, 2017 from 8am-7pm with Christy Mershon, Micheal King and Linda Koneig

History Mystery Tour

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, 2017 from 8am-5pm with Dr. Frank Nickell and Julie Grueneberg

Meet Me in St. Louis

Let’s go to the Fair! Board our comfortable coach for a trip back in time. First, we will tour the fabulous 30-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, 2017 from 8-7pm; Cost for this tour is $119

Biltmore Estate & Asheville, NC (Fall 2017 Preview)

Description coming soon.

December 4-7th with Christy Mershon and Micheal King

Freelance Writing Workshop

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.

Date TBD with Sandra Newsome

Intro to Photoshop

Description coming soon.

Date TDB from 6-8pm with Micheal King

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.

With Voices for All

Communicating thru Conflict

Description coming soon.

Date TBD with Yvonne Randolph

From Exclusion to Inclusion: Transforming your Organization for the Future

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 in 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 and the key to being successful at inclusiveness, is having an accurate understanding of how inclusive your organization is or is not!

Date TBD with Sonia Rucker

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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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: TBD
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: TBD
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: TBD
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
Dempster Hall 248
Continuing Education
One University Plaza, MS 0130
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701