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

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CLASS LIST

 

Tablets and Mobile Devices
OUS Instructors: Randy Bazell & Mike DonleyTablets Mobile
Find out how you can get the most of your tablet or smartphone.  Learn the basics, like how to navigate on your device, download apps, take pictures, record videos, create new contacts, and a host of other features.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 4, 
10:00 - 12:00 pm
or Thursday, January 12,
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20

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Social MediaSocial Media
OUS Instructors: Randy Bazell  & Mike Donley
Learn different social media.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Friday, January 6, 
10:00 - 12:00 pm
or Thursday, January 19,
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20
 

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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: January 9 - April 29, 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:25 pm
Course Cost: $40

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Out of Shape Get Your Bobcat Groove On
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: January 16 - April 20, 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Course Cost: $30

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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

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Introduction to Word Online
OUS Instructor: Mary Lou Malone Word
Learn basic word processing.  Learn how to create, format, and edit documents.  You will also learn how to use basic templates, and how to insert pictures, page numbering, and hyperlinks into your documents.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18, 
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20

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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

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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

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The Underground Railroad in Burlington and Ironton
Instructor: Chris SaundersUnderRail
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

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Photo Editing

OUS Instructor: Mike DonleyPhotoEdit
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

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Dog Obedience Classes
 
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
 
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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 decideOUS Instructors: Randy Bazell  & Mike Donleys 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
 
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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: 
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $45 (includes supplies)
 
Handbells
Instructor: Diana Williams
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Course Location: Ohio University  Southern Campus and Community Center upstairs 
Date/Time: Thursdays, January 19 - April 21,
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $59
 
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: 
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $45 (includes supplies)
 
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,
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Community Roadtrips

 
 
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.8, 2016.
 

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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Contact Information:

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

ous_community_ed@ohio.edu
740.533.4588