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Spring 2015 Community Education Classes at Ohio University Southern!  For more information, please contact Nina Queen at 740.533.4548 or via email at queenn@ohio.edu.
 

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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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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Community Education classes offers classes in technology, artistic endeavors, personal interests, dog obedience, and recreation.

CLASS LIST

Darkness to Light Prevention Training
Facilitator: Mark Cole

Darkness to Light is an international non-profit organization striving to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse by empowering people to prevent it.  Our training program, Stewards of Children, is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to the issue. 

The cornerstone of this program is an interactive workbook and video.  Components include the principles of choice, consciousness and personal power to promote an understanding of the nature and impact of child sexual abuse and provide a context for empowered action. 

The program incorporates the “7 Steps to Protecting our Children,” Darkness to Light’s core education tool for sexual abuse prevention.  To date, Stewards of Children is the only nationally distribute adult-focused evidence-based and third party evaluated program.

Program Information (PDF)     Learning Objectives (PDF)
 
Course Location: OUS Collins Center, Bowman Auditorium
Course Date/Time: Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 - 8:15 pm
Course Cost: Free
 
.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the National Association of Social Workers and the National Board for Certified Counselors

 

 
 
Aerobic Conditioning (Kickboxing)
Instructor: Jacki Adkins
Cardio Kickboxing is a cardiovascular workout utilizing kicks, punches, calisthenics, and step aerobics to elevate heart rate and strengthen all major muscle groups.  Specific strengthening, toning, and stretching exercises will also be included in the class.

Course Location: OUS Campus and Community Building
Course Date/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, January 12-May 2, 5:30 - 6:25 pm
Course Enrollment:
Course Cost: $40
 
Dog Obedience-Puppy Kindergarten
Instructor: Leslie Milleson (740.533.7940)
This class is for puppies 2-6 months of age.  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: Tuesdays, February 24- April 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Course Enrollment: MIN: 5
Course Cost: $70

 

Dog Obedience—Sub Novice
Instructor: Leslie Milleson (740.533.7940)
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: Tuesdays, February 24- April 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Course Enrollment: MIN: 5
Course Cost: $85

 

Dog Obedience—Novice
Instructor:  Leslie Milleson (740.533.7940)
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: Tuesdays, February 24- April 14, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Course Enrollment: MIN: 5
Course Cost: $85

 

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, February 23-March 30 , 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment:  MIN: 8, MAX: 16
Course Cost:  $26.25
 
Essential Oils 101
Instructor:  Katie Hostetter
Have you heard about essential oils but are not quite sure where to start?  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, Academic Building Caucus Room
Date/time:  Monday, January 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: Min: 5
Course Cost: $14.00
 
Skincare and Beauty with Essential Oils
Instructor:  Katie Hostetter
Are you already familiar with the basics of essential oils?  Learn some tips and tricks to keep your skin happy and looking its best!  Participants will leave with samples to enjoy at home.
 
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern, Academic 122
Date/time:  Monday, March 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: Min: 5
Course Cost: $14.00
 
Crocheting
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, Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, February 11, 18, & 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: MIN: 8, MAX:  20
Course Cost:  $26.25
 
The Underground Railroad in Burlington and Ironton, Ohio
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.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) .8
 
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern Academic 122
Date/time:  Tuesdays, February 3-24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: Min: 8, Max:  25
Course Cost: $35
 
Immune Support with Essential Oils
Instructor:  Katie Hostetter
Are you already familiar with the basics of essential oils?  Learn some tips and tricks to keep your immune system happy during cold, flu, and allergy seasons.  Participants will leave with samples to enjoy at home.
 
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern Academic 122
Date/time:  Monday, February 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: Min: 5
Course Cost: $14.00

 

Upcycling the Common T shirt
Instructor:  Beverly Queen
Recycling items is extremely important in today’s disposable world.  Participants in this class will turn a simple T shirt into a completely different item that can be used in everyday life!  Students need to bring sharp scissors and three gently used T shirts.  One of the T shirts should have a logo of some type if possible.
 
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment:  MIN:  5
Course Cost: $14
 
Basic Raindrop Technique with Essential Oils
Instructor:  Katie Hostetter
Are you familiar with the basics of essential oils and want to advance your knowledge by learning the fundamentals of the Raindrop Technique?   Raindrop combines the art of aromatherapy with techniques of Vita Flex and Massage in the application of essential oils to various parts of the body to help bring balance and harmony to the body – physically, mentally, and emotionally.
 
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern Academic 122
Date/time:  Monday, April 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: Min: 5
Course Cost: $14.00
 
Math in Real Life
Instructor: Rebecca Malone
This is a refresher course in mathematics for adults who want to review or learn math topics that are used in everyday life.  Topics can include basic math, fractions, decimals, percentages, and basic algebra.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern Dingus 101
Course Date/Time: Tuesdays, February 10 and 17,  6:00-7:30 pm
Course Enrollment: MIN: 5
Course Cost: $21
 
Emergency Preparedness
Instructor: Rebecca Malone
Discussion topics for this course are related to emergency preparedness for family and household.  Students will become familiar with ways to be better prepared as an individual or family. 

Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Tuesday, March 24,  6:00-8:00 pm
Course Enrollment: MIN: 5
Course Cost: $14
 
Recycled Magazines-More than just something to read!
Instructor:  Beverly Queen
There is always another life for a lot of our common goods.  In this class, students will recycle pages of magazines into flowers, wall art, and more.
 
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Date/Time:  Tuesday, March 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment:  MIN:  5
Course Cost: $14

 

Kitchen Recyclables
Instructor:  Beverly Queen
Students in this class will recycle metal trays or cookie sheets into chalkboard/magnetic message centers.  They will also find a new purpose for Mason jars by turning them into lights.
 
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern Academic Center, Caucus Room
Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment:  MIN:  5,
Course Cost: $14

 

Tennis
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: Saturdays, March 28-April 25, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Course Enrollment: Min: 8
Course Cost: $32.81
 
Western Dressage for Beginners (Adults 18 years old and up)
Instructor:  Bradie Chapman
This course is an introduction to riding western dressage for beginning riders.  The course will include:  horse behavior, grooming, leading, tacking, and riding.   Students must have proof of health insurance, sturdy long pants, and boots with a ½ inch heel.
 
Course Location:  Ohio Horse Park
Course Date/Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 12-June 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment:  MIN:  4, MAX:  8
Course Cost:  $300  
  
Online registration is not available for the Western Dressage for Beginners course. Students can register with Kelly Hall or Bradie Chapman (OHPinfo@ohio.edu or 740-354-9347), by mail, or in the Office of Student Services at Ohio University Southern.
 
Intro to Western  (children 10 years – 15 years)
Instructor:  Molly Hutchinson
In this course, students will learn to handle a horse, groom, tack, and ride.  They will also learn some arena figure and gain good riding posture. 
 
Course Location:  Ohio Horse Park
Course Date/Time:  Saturdays, June 20 - July 25, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Course Enrollment:  MIN:  4, MAX:  8
Course Cost:  $180  
  
Online registration is not available for the Intro to Western course. Students can register with Kelly Hall or Molly Hutchinson (OHPinfo@ohio.edu or 740-354-9347), by mail, or in the Office of Student Services at Ohio University Southern.
 
 

Contact Information:
Community Education
Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, OH 45638
Nina Queen
740.533.4548