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Community Education Classes at Ohio University Southern!  For more information, please call 740.533.4588 or email ous_community_ed@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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PLEASE 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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Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, Ohio 45638
 
Community Education classes offers classes in technology, artistic endeavors, personal interests, dog obedience, and recreation.

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CLASS LIST
 
CERT Training
Instructors – Eddie Jenkins, Deputy Director Lawrence County EMA and other emergency personnel
Community Emergency Response Training certification for non-first Responders. In this training, you will be prepared to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. You will learn to provide critical support by giving immediate assistance to victims, providing damage assessment information, and organizing other volunteers at a disaster site.
 
Course Location: OUS Caucus Room
Date/Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturdays, March 11, 18, 25
Course Cost:$15.00

 



FITNESS

 

Aerobic Conditioning (Kickboxing)
OUS Instructor: Jackie AdkinsAerobic
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
Date/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:25 pm, January 9 - April 29,
Course Cost: $40
 
Out of Shape? Get Your Bobcat Groove On
Out of Shape?Out of Shape?Instructor: Jackie Adkins
No more excuses. Join the Bobcat Movers and Groovers by enrolling in this course designed especially for people who are not regular exercisers.  This class will focus on the safe and comfortable way for you to learn low-impact aerobics, strength training and flexibility exercises.  During this half hour long class exercises will be geared to increase your energy level and help participants lose some inches and pounds.
 
Course Location: OUS Campus and Community Building
Date/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, January 18 - April 20,
Course Cost: $30
Landscaping
 
landscapingInstructor: Adam J. Riehl, OUS, Director, Facilities Management
Learn the basic of residential landscape design, installation, and maintenance.  Topics discussed include proper planning for your specific planting space, evaluating existing conditions to help the planting to thrive, plant selection, creating year around interest in your landscape, and properly maintaining your investment.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Monday, April 3,  7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Course Cost: $15

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MUSIC

 

Introductory Guitar I
Instructor: Catherine CirnerGuitar 1
In this introductory guitar course, students will learn rudimentary theory pertaining to chord structure, basic chords, and rhythm strumming.  Students will learn to read tablature and recognize chord structure which will enable them to play their favorite songs.  Students should bring their own acoustic guitars.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Campus and Community Center upstairs
Date/Time: Tuesdays, January 17 - February 21, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $49
 
Introductory Guitar II
Instructor: Catherine Cirner
In this introductory guitar course, students will apply basic theory, chord structure and strumming techniques to learn new songs. They will also learn how to play songs with others in a group. This class will refine basic techniques and enable them to play their favorite songs. Students should bring theirown acoustic guitars.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern, Campus and Community Center upstairs
Date/Time: Tuesdays, February 28 - April 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $49
 
Handbells
HandbellsInstructor: Diana Williams
Handbell basics covers everything you need to know to play handbells from A to Z including basic ringing techniques, care and maintenance of the bells, and basic music reading.  If you can count to four and know your left from your right, you have the necessary qualifications.

You don’t need to be a musician to begin to play bells but you will be a musician once you have mastered the instrument and its techniques.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Campus and Community Center upstairs
Date/Time: Thursdays, January 26 - April 20, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $69.00

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TECHNOLOGY

 

Photography-  It’s not Automatic
Instructor: Bill Tussey, Photographer
Ages 13 and Above. Are you curious about the other settings on your camera? This is the class for you! Over the course of this class students will learn basic camera settings, vocabulary, and photographic techniques. Students will need a camera that is capable of manual, shutter and aperture mode. Students will also need a flash drive to store and share pictures.
 
Course Location: Academic 214
Date/Time: Tuesdays, January 31  April 25, 7:00-8:30p.m.
Course Cost: $69
 
Introduction to Excel Online

OUS Instructor: Mary Lou MaloneExcel
Learn how to create electronic spreadsheets.  Discover how to: setup your spreadsheet, use formulas, create charts, format, edit, print, and use functions in an electronic spreadsheet.
 

Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 25,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20
 
Connecting through Technology
OUS Instructors: Randy Bazell & Mike DonleyConnecting Tech
Discover some of the most popular methods of connecting with your friends, family, or other acquaintances anywhere in the world through the use of computer software and mobile applications.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Thursday, January 26,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20
 
Photo Editing
OUS Instructor: Mike Donley
Learn basic photo editing skills and the software functions necessary to perform touch-up
techniques, improve color and tone, modify the contrast and sharpness of images,cropping techniques, as well as other fascinating creative features to improve your images.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Academic 214
Date/Time: Thursday, February 2, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20
 
File Management
OUS Instructor: Randy Bazell  File-Mgmt
Discover the most convenient way to store all of the documents, music, pictures, and videos on your computer.  You will learn why your computer decides to store files in specific locations, how to create new files and folders, as well as how to move or make copies of your files.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Thursday, February 9,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20
 
Pictures to Videos
 
OUS Instructor: Mary Lou MalonePictures to Videos
Take your collection of pictures to an entirely new level by turning them into videos.  You’ll learn to bring your pictures together in a variety of creative ways by adding titles, credits, music, and different types of transitions using computer software to create videos.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Course Cost: $20

 

Social Media
OUS Instructors: Randy Bazell  & Mike Donley
Learn different social media. Learn about different forms of electronic communication used for social networking and blogging to share ideas, information, messages, and other content.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Thursday, March 16,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20

HISTORY

 

The Underground Railroad in Burlington and Ironton
Instructor: Chris Saunders
Ohio had the most active network of the Underground Railroad than any other state in the Union. Countless enslaved African-Americans first tasted freedom after crossing the Ohio River into Burlington and Ironton, Ohio.  This class will bring local history alive 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.
 
Course Location: Ohio University  Southern Campus 
Date/Time: Wednesdays, February 1 - February 22, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  
Course Cost: $39.00
 
Introduction to World Religions CANCELLED
World RelegionsInstructor: Dr. Gary Belcher, OUS Instructor
The World Religion Overview class is a study of the beginnings, basic principles, and distribution of the world's major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Hindu, Islam, and Buddhism.
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesdays, January 24 - February 14, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20.00
 

DOG OBEDIENCE
 

Dog Obedience- Puppy Kindergarten
Instructor: Leslie MillesonPuppy Kindergarten
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, praises, 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: February 8 - March 29,   Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Course Cost: $70

 

Dog Obedience- Sub Novice
Instructor: Leslie MillesonDog-SubNovice
This is an on-leash course for owners to learn how to train dogs who are 7 months or older.  All of 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: February 8 - March 29, Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $85
 
Dog Obedience- Novice
Instructor: Leslie MillesonDog-Novice
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.
 
Please do not bring the dog to the first session. 
Course Location: Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area Course
Date/Time: February 8 - March 20,  Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Course Cost: $85
 

FINANCE

 

Rules of the Road

InvestmentInstructor: Deanna Patrick, Financial Advisor
Learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build wealth.
Target Audience: All investors


Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10

 

Five Money Questions for WomenFive Money Questions
Instructor: Deanna Patrick, Financial Advisor
Get a perspective on a process women can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. Learn about the Rule of 72, systematic investing, employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs asstrategies for saving. Target Audience: Pre-retiree women

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10
 
College: Getting There from Here
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Instructor: Deanna Patrick, Financial Advisor

Learn about establishing a college savings goal, strategies to help achieve the goal and the features and benefits of 529 savings plans.Target Audience: Parents and grandparents interested in saving for a child’s college expenses.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10
 
Retirement Has Changed: What’s Your Next Move?
retirementInstructor: Deanna Patrick, Financial Advisor
Gain knowledge in defining retirement goals and creating a strategy to get there. Explore scenarios showing how changing variables such as saving more, choosing the right investments
and waiting to retire will impact savings. Target Audience: Investors 5-15 years from retirement

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10


ART
 

No Pressure Painting
Instructor: Megan Cox, OUS Senior Art Student  Painting II
In this course, participants will be invited to create a fully realized painting in a relaxed and fun environment.  Paintings are predetermined but offer a fun, customizable element.  All skill levels are welcome!
 
Registration Deadline:  At least one week in advance to that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Dingus 125
Date/Time: Tuesdays, February 7th & 14th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $45 (includes supplies)
 
 
Drawing Class
Instructor: Megan Cox, OUS Senior Art StudentDrawing
In this course, participants will be invited to bring any image of their choosing, and through careful instruction and exploration of various techniques, we will create a fully realized graphite drawing of their chosen image.  All skill levels are welcome!
 
Registration Deadline:  At least one week in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Dingus 125
Date/Time: Tuesdays, March 7th & 14th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $45 (includes supplies)
 

CRAFTS

 

Chunky Bunnies
chunkie bunniesInstructor: Julie Robinson
Turn scrap wood, fabric and some wire into some cute bunnies for your Easter parade.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Monday, February 20,
Course Cost: $15.00

 

Muffin Basket
muffin basketInstructor: Martha Evans, OUS Instructor
In this class, students will learn the basics of basket weaving while making a basket roughly 8”x10” and four inches high, from dyed or natural reed. Students choose whether their basket is plain or has color accents.

Registration Deadline: Three weeks in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Mondays, March 13 & March 20,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $35 (includes supplies)
 
Bean Pot Basket
bean pot basketInstructor: Martha Evans, OUS Instructor
In this class, students will learn how to use a continuous basket weaving
technique with a separate handle added near completion. Students will make a swing-handle bean-pot-basket that is roughly 7” across the top and about 7” tall.
Registration Deadline: Three weeks in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Mondays, March 27 & April 3,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $35 (includes supplies)
 
Market Basket
market basketInstructor: Martha Evans, OUS Instructor
In this class, students will learn how to weave a medium sized market basket with a solid wood handle, woven from 3/8” reed.

Registration Deadline: Three weeks in advance so that we may provide all participants with an
adequate amount of materials and supplies.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Mondays, April 10 & April 17 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $35 (includes supplies)
 
 

COMMUNITY ROAD TRIPS

 
Sights of Cincinnati
Hosts for the day: Mary Lou Malone & Tina Canter
Join us for our Sights of Cincinnati tour for spring fun in the Queen City.
6:00 a.m.- Depart Ironton, OH for Cincinnati, OH (Continental Breakfast provided)
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.- See some of America’s most fascinating neon signs as we tour the American Sign Museum.
10:00 a.m.- Sit in a Major League dugout and visit the Press Box at Great American Ballpark and tour the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum, the largest
team Hall of Fame in all of baseball!
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.- Walk to Duke Energy Convention Center and spend the afternoon at the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show, Cincinnati’s largest and longest running spring showcase. Grab some lunch at the show (on your own) and see amazing and innovative home products and services!
5:00 p.m.- Buffet Dinner at Golden Corral Eastgate (included)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.- Shopping at Jungle Jim’s International Market, a 200,000 square foot market with more than 150,000 products to choose from!
8:30 p.m.- Depart Cincinnati, OH
11:00 p.m.- Approximate arrival in Ironton, OH

Course Location: Bus will depart at Ohio University, Ironton, OH
Louisville Christmas Spectacular
Date/Time: Saturday, March 4, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Course Cost: $99
*Minimum 35 participants at this price.
Payments: $99.00 per person is due by February 10, 2017
 
 

 

 

 


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Community Education
Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, OH 45638

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740.533.4588