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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 Fall 2016
 

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.

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CLASS LIST
 
Aerobic Conditioning (Kickboxing)

Aerobic Conditioning (Kickboxing)

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.

Instructor: Jacki Adkins, OUS Instructor
Course Location: OUS Campus and Community Building
Date/Time:  August 22 - December 10,  Mondays and Wednesdays,  5:30 - 6:25 pm
Course Cost: $40
 
The Southern Bobcat Wiffle Ball ClassicThe Southern Bobcat Wiffle Ball Classic
Join us for a couple fun afternoons of wiffle ball, one of the most popular and fastest growing outdoor activities in the country. On our first meeting,we'll explore all of the official rules, hitting, pitching, setting lineups and fielding positions, and keeping score. We'll also split into teams and play a few games.

On our second meeting, you should come ready to play! We'll play two or more games and/or a tournament based on the number of participants. This course is designed for men, women, and folks of all ages. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. All other supplies will be provided. Sign up now and come play ball - wiffle ball, that is!
 
Instructor: Randy Bazell, OUS Instructor
Course Location:  Ohio University Southern, Riffe Rotunda & Front Green
Course Date/Time: Saturday, October 15, 12:00PM - 4:00PM &
                            Saturday, October 22, 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Course Cost: $25


 

Introductory Guitar IGuitar 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.
 
Instructor: Catherine Cirner
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Campus and Community Center upstairs.
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 12 - November 16 , 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $49

 


 

Dog Obedience-Puppy Kindergarten
Instructor: Leslie MillesonDog Obedience-Puppy 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, 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 18 - December 6,  6:30-7:30 pm
Course Cost: $70
 
Dog Obedience—Sub Novice
Instructor: Leslie MillesonDog Obedience-Sub Novice
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 18 - December 6, 7:30-8:30 pm
Course Cost: $85
 
Dog Obedience—Novice
Instructor:Leslie MillesonDog Obedience-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.
 
Course Location: Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 18 - December 6 , 8:30-9:30 pm
Course Cost: $85
 

 

Paranormal Phenomena and Local MysteriesParanormal Phenomena and Local Mysteries
This course includes a guided discussion focused on popular facets of the paranormal field and local interests of a similar nature. It is intended to stimulate one’s own familiarity with current ideas in the research of fringe subjects. Students will be introduced to new concepts that they may not normally consider. 
 
Instructor: Todd Martin
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Tuesdays, October 4 - 25, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Course Cost:  $35

Technology

 
Tablets and Mobile DevicesTablets and Mobile Devices
Find out how you can get the most out of your tablet or smartphone. Learn the basics, like how to navigate on your device, download apps, install your apps, take pictures, record videos, create new contacts, and a host of other features.

Instructor: Randy Bazell and Mike Donley, OUS Instructors
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Course Date/Time: Thursday, September 29, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost:  $20

 

Pictures to VideosPictures 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.

Instructor: Mary Lou Malone, OUS Instructor
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Course Date/Time: Thursday, October 6, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost:  $20

 

Photo EditingPhoto Editing
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.

Instructor: Mike Donley, OUS Instructor
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Course Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20

Social Media

 
Social Media
Learn different social media

 
 
 
 
Instructor: Randy Bazell and Mike Donley, OUS Instructors
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Course Date/Time: Thursday, October 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20

 

 


 

Connecting through TechnologyConnecting through Technology
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.

Instructor: Randy Bazell and Mike Donley, OUS Instructors
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Course Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20

Personal Finance

All classes will be $10.00 and held in the Caucus Room, Academic Center
 
Five Money Questions for WomenFive Money Questions for Women
Get a perspective on a process women can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. Discusses Rule of 72, systematic investing, employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs as strategies for saving.
 
Instructor: Deanna Patrick, Financial Advisor
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Tuesday, September 27 - 7:00 – 8:15
Course Cost: $10
 
Foundations of InvestingFoundations of Investing
Learn the basic rules for investing - develop a strategy, choose quality investments, diversify portfolio, invest for the long term and focus on what you can control.
 
Instructor: Deanna Patrick, Financial Advisor
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Tuesday, November 1 - 7:00 – 8:15
Course Cost: $10
 
Retirement by DesignRetirement by Design
Presents the need to define retirement goals, determine savings needed to reach those goals (using the rule of 25) and how to use the power of 3 (time/money/return) to reach those goals.
 
Instructor: Deanna Patrick, Financial Advisor
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15 -  7:00 – 8:15
Course Cost: $10

Wreaths

 

Ribbons, Bows, and PackagingRibbons, Bows, and Packaging
Add your own personal touch to packages, wreaths, and swags for friends and family by learning to make your own beautiful hand-tied bows and ribbons. We will be learning how to do both wired and non-wired ribbon.  

Please register for this class at least one week in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.

 

Instructor: Dave Bush, Retired Floral Designer
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Wednesday, September 28th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Course Cost: $25.00 (includes supplies)
 
Fall WreathFall Wreath
Keep your home festive this autumn by learning to craft your own beautiful Fall Grapevine Wreath using a variety of materials such as dried flowers, silks, and Fall foliage.

Please register for this class at least one week in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.

 

Instructor: Dave Bush, Retired Floral Designer
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Wednesday, October 5th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Course Cost: $25.00 (includes supplies)
 
Holiday WreathHoliday Wreath
Discover clever ways to express your creative side this yuletide season by learning to craft a Holiday Wreath using seasonal materials such as dried flowers, silks, and ornamentation.

Please register for this class at least one week in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.

 

Instructor: Dave Bush, Retired Floral Designer
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Wednesday, October 12th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Course Cost: $25.00 (includes supplies)
 

Painting
 

Introduction to Painting IIntroduction to Painting I
This course is designed for those most absolute beginners who are interested in a fun and informal introduction into the art of painting. Students will engage their inner creativity through simple, therapeutic exercises while exploring fundamental principles and techniques.
 
Please register for this class at least one week in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.
 
Instructor: Megan Cox, OUS Senior Art Student
Course Location: OHIO University Southern Dingus 125
Course Date/Time: Monday, September 26 – October 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Course Cost:  $59  (Includes supplies)

 

Introduction to Painting IIIntroduction to Painting II
This course is designed for those who are interested in a fun and informal introduction into the art of painting. Students will engage their inner creativity through additional simple, therapeutic exercises while exploring fundamental principles and techniques. 
 
Please register for this class at least one week in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.
 
Instructor: Megan Cox, OUS Senior Art Student
Course Location: OHIO University Southern Dingus 125
Course Date/Time: Monday, October 24 – November 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Course Cost:  $59  (Includes supplies)

 

Introduction to Painting IIIIntroduction to Painting III
This course is designed for those who are interested in a fun and informal introduction into the art of painting. Students will engage their inner creativity through additional simple, therapeutic exercises while further exploring fundamental principles and techniques.
 
Please register for this class at least one week in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.
 
Instructor: Megan Cox, OUS Senior Art Student
Course Location: OHIO University Southern Dingus 125
Course Date/Time: Monday, November 21 – December 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Course Cost:  $59  (Includes supplies)


Basket Weaving

 

Muffin BasketMuffin Basket
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.
 
Please register for this class at least two weeks in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.
 
Instructor: Martha Evans, OUS Instructor
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Thursday, October 20 and 27  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Course Cost: $ 30 (includes supplies)

Bean Pot BasketBean Pot Basket
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.
 
Please register for this class at least two weeks in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.
 
Instructor: Martha Evans, OUS Instructor
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Caucus Room
Course Date/Time: Thursday, November 3 and 10  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Course Cost: $ 30 (includes supplies)
 

Community Roadtrips


Tanger Outlets/Polaris Fashion Place $hopping ExtravaganzaTanger Outlets/Polaris Fashion Place Shopping Extravaganza
Put a dent in your shopping for the holiday season with an adventurous day of shopping and exploration at Tanger Outlets and the Polaris Fashion Place Mall in Columbus, Ohio. The bus will be departing Ironton bright and early at 7:00 AM with our destination set for Columbus. You’ll have no worries about where to store all of your newfound treasures, as the bus will provide you with plenty of room to store all of your packages.

Continental breakfast is included, lunch and dinner are on your own with a variety of eateries to choose from. We'll be loading up to return to Ironton at 9:30 PM with an approximate arrival time of 12:00 AM.

Hosts for the Day: Mary Lou Malone & Tina Canter
Course Location: Bus will depart at OHIO University, Ironton, OH
Course Date/Time: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 7:00AM - 12:00AM
Course Cost: $65
Payments:$65.00 per person is due by Oct.14, 2016.
 
Louisville Christmas SpectacularLouisville Christmas Spectacular
Come with us for a day of adventure and exploration at some of the most festive holiday attractions in our region as we take a trip to Louisville, Kentucky. The bus leaves at 7:00 AM, and our first stop will be the Galt House Hotel, which you will explore at your leisure. Afterwards we'll head to Historic Frankfort Avenue, and then make our way to the Louisville Mega Cavern for their Lights Under Louisville Tour. We'll also be stopping in at the Derby Dinner Playhouse for a homestyle buffet dinner, and then watching the Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular for a singing Christmas and classic country music experience.

Continental breakfast is included, dinner buffet and drink included (dessert is extra), and lunch is on your own at one of the many unique restaurants along Historic Frankfort Avenue. We'll load up to return to Ironton at 10:00 PM with an approximate arrival time of 1:00 AM.
 
Hosts for the Day: Mary Lou Malone & Tina Canter
Course Location: Bus will depart at OHIO University, Ironton, OH
Course Date/TIme: Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:00AM - 1:00AM
Course Cost: $129
Payments: $129.00 per  person is due by Nov.1, 2016.
 

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
Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, OH 45638

ous_community_ed@ohio.edu
740.533.4588