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Fall 2014 Community Education Classes at Ohio University Southern!  For more information, please contact Nina Queen at 740.533.4548 or via email at

Community Education Guidelines and Procedures

Community Education classes are open to the general public regardless of educational background. These classes are self-supporting, and the fees collected from Community Education cover all instructional, administrative, and overhead cost of the program...
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Registration and Enrollment

YOU MUST REGISTER AND ENROLL PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS SESSION. If the minimum enrollment for a class is not met, the class may be cancelled.
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Registration Forms
Community Education Registration Form (PDF)
Community Education classes offers classes in technology, artistic endeavors, personal interests, dog obedience, and recreation.

Dog Obedience-Puppy Kindergarten
Instructor: Leslie Milleson
The owner and puppy learn the basics of dog obedience at a more relaxed pace.  Sit, stay, come, lie down, and good manners are the focus of this puppy class. Because puppies have short attention spans, play and social interaction are important elements of this course. Positive reinforcement, praise, and good parenting are emphasized.
Please do not bring the dog to the first session.
Course Location: Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area Course
Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 8 - November 26,  6:30-7:30 pm
Course Enrollment: MIN: 5
Course Cost: $70
Dog Obedience—Sub Novice
Instructor: Leslie Milleson
This is an on-leash course for owners to learn how to train dogs who are 7 months or older.  All the basics are covered: sit, stay, come, stand, lie down, and heel.  This class is based on positive reinforcement and working on getting your dog’s attention and trust.  Puppy kindergarten is not required. 
Please do not bring the dog to the first session.
Course Location: Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 8 - November 26, 7:30-8:30 pm
Course Enrollment: MIN: 5
Course Cost: $85


Dog Obedience—Novice
Instructor:Leslie Milleson
This course moves forward in the obedience training to off-leash work.  This is done with all the commands.  The Sub-Novice class is required or participants must have permission from the instructor.
Course Location: Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 8 - November 26 , 8:30-9:30 pm
Course Enrollment: MIN: 5
Course Cost: $85
Ballroom Dance
Instructor: Barbara Wheeler
Ballroom dances are partner dances that are enjoyed socially and competitively throughout the world.  This class consists of six sessions, and participants will meet once a week for 2 hours. Students will learn the basics of ballroom dance, turns, history of the dance, and identification of music to match the type of dance. The focus of Ballroom Dance will be on Waltz, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Swing, Tango, and Rumba. Students will also learn a 50's, 60's, 70's social fun dance.
Course Location: OUS Campus and Community Building
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 8 - November 12 , 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Course Enrollment: MIN: 10
Course Cost: $42 (individual)
Aerobic Conditioning (Kickboxing)
Instructor: Jacki Adkins
This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. In addition, students will gain a working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the spirit, history, safety, and etiquette of aerobic conditioning.
Course Location: OUS Campus and Community Building
Course Date/Time: Class runs through December 3,  Mondays and Wednesdays,  5:30 - 6:25 pm
Course Enrollment: MIN:
Course Cost: $40
Beginning Bridge
Instructor:  Madolin Blackwell
Bridge is a popular card game of skill that involves trick taking and bidding.  This class provides basic instruction and enables individuals to gain beginning knowledge of the game.
Course Location:  OUS Caucus Room
Date/time:  Mondays, October 6- November 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment:  MIN: 8, MAX: 16
Course Cost:  $26.25
Essential Oils 101
Instructor:  Katie Hostetter
This introductory course will help you understand the history of essential oils, what they are, and how easily you can incorporate them into your everyday life. Learn how people use essential oils to boost their immune system, address health and wellness naturally, first aid, toxic-free cleaning, pet care, cooking, and more. Each participant will leave with a sample to enjoy at home.
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern TBD
Date/time:  Thursday, November 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: Min: 5
Course Cost:  $14
Instructor: Elizabeth Fugett-Stevens
Crocheting is a method of creating fabric from yarn, thread, or other materials.  This class introduces students to basic crochet practices such as links, chains, and stitches in order to make hats, scarves, and other items. Beginners should select a smooth yarn and a basic hook to use when learning how to crochet. Please bring your yarn and crochet hook to class. 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern TBD
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 22-November 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: MIN: 10, MAX:  20
Course Cost: $35
Instructor:  Jeanie Basham
Learn how to coupon like a professional. In this class, you will learn how and where to get the best coupons.  You will also learn how to save time clipping and organizing your coupons.
Save money by learning how to use your coupons for the most bang for your buck.
Course Location:  OUS Riffe 258 and two shopping trips at local vendors
Date/time:  Tuesdays, October 21 and 28, November 4, 7, 18, and 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Course Enrollment: Min: 10, Max: 50
Course Cost: $42
Instructor:  Susan Sheridan
Tennis is a popular recreational and spectator sport that is played worldwide. Players compete individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. This course introduces students to the basic skills of recreational tennis. 
Course Location:  Ironton High School Tennis Court
Date/time: October 11-November 15, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 
Course Enrollment: Min: 8
Course Cost: $52.50
The Underground Railroad in Burlington and Ironton
Instructor:  Chris Saunders
The state of Ohio had the most active network of the Underground Railroad than any other state in the Union.  Lawrence County, the southernmost county in Ohio, bordered the slave states of Virginia and Kentucky.  Countless enslaved African-Americans first tasted freedom after crossing the Ohio River into Burlington and Ironton, Ohio.
This session, using primary sources, will identify and give biographical sketches of the individuals of various ethnicities and religious beliefs who worked together in an informal network of safe houses and escape routes to help enslaved African-Americans to freedom in the northern states and Canada.
The objective of this session is to bring local history to life and to remember the sacrifices made by the men and women in the nation’s first civil rights movement.  Following the sessions, attendees will have a better understanding of the lives of those persecuted by the peculiar institution of slavery.  They will learn about the lives of several prominent abolitionists and Underground Railroad conductors, their sacrifices, and the escape routes they used.
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern TBD
Date/time:  Tuesdays, October 21-November 18,  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: Min: 10
Course Cost: $35
Victorian Living
Instructor: Vicki Roach
The Victorian Era was named for England’s Queen Victoria who ruled from 1837-1901.  This period of stylish home décor was treasured for its diversity, ornamentation, and craftsmanship.  In this course, students will learn characteristics of Victorian Living. Decorating in the Victorian style, learning fun facts about the era, and making Victorian ornaments, picture frames, cupcakes, wreaths, t-shirt scarves, and dainty tea party delights are the focus of this class. 
Course Location:  Tea Party Treats and Sweets, 101 Township Road 328, Ironton OH
Date/time: October 21 and October 23, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Course Enrollment: Min: 5
Course Cost: $28

Contact Information:
Community Education
Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, OH 45638
Nina Queen