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Community Education Classes

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. Classes are non-credit and do not carry credit applicable toward an Ohio University degree or transfer to other institutions. Classes are scheduled year round with each term typically running 4 to 6 weeks.

For more information about Ohio University Southern's Community Education policies and procedures, including how to register in person or by mail, click here.

Dog 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, praises, and good parenting are emphasized.

Please do not bring the dog to the first session.

Date/Time: February 2 – March 23   Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Instructor: Leslie Milleson

Course Cost: $75 

Location: Campus and Community Center, 1508 S. 9th St., Ironton, OH

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Dog Obedience-Sub Novice

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.

Date/Time: February 2 – March 23    Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Leslie Milleson

Course Cost: $90 

Location: Campus and Community Center, 1508 S. 9th St., Ironton, OH

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Dog Obedience-Novice 

This is 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 bring the dog to the first session.

Date/Time: February 2 – March 23   Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m.   

Instructor: Leslie Milleson

Course Cost: $90

Location: Campus and Community Center, 1508 S. 9th St., Ironton, OH

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About the Instructor: Leslie Milleson has taught dog obedience for more than 40 years. She began taking classes while in college with her miniature poodle. After competing in obedience trials, she got the bug and began her journey as instructor by apprenticing for two years with an instructor. She began teaching at Blue Barn Kennels in Huntington, W.Va., and then with the Community Education Department at Ohio University. Leslie also donates her time for dog obedience classes for the 4-H members in Lawrence County Ohio to help prepare them for their dog obedience projects. 

 

Finance

Tax-free Investing: It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep!

Overview of tax-advantaged investments such as muni bonds (muni/UIT/mutual funds), IRAs (traditional/Roth/401k/403b) and/or life insurance.

Date/Time: February 10,  6-7:15 p.m.

Instructor: Deanna Patrick

Course Cost: $10     

Location: Ohio Room, first floor of Collins Building, Ohio University Southern

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Rules of the Road/Outsmart the Scammers

Teaches fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build wealth while outsmarting scammers.

Date/Time: February 22, 6-7:15 p.m.

Instructor: Deanna Patrick

Course Cost: $10     

Location: Ohio Room, first floor of Collins Building, Ohio University Southern

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About the Instructor: Deanna Patrick has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones since 2016. Prior to joining Edward Jones, she worked in the banking industry as a financial advisor serving several branches. she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Morehead State University.

Gardening

Vegetable Gardening

Learn to create and grow your own vegetable garden. Whether planting in the ground or using gardening pots this class can help you. Come and learn different tips and techniques involving gardening from getting the soil reading to harvesting the vegetables.

Date/Time: February 26, 9-11 a.m.

Instructor: Joy Shytle  

Course Cost: $20

Location: Virtual (A Zoom link will be emailed within a week prior of the start date)

About the Instructor: Joy is an instructor and lecturer in social work at Ohio University Southern and is an avid gardener.

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Quilting

Are you interested in learning the basic skills needed to create one of Appalachia’s oldest art forms? If so, the Quilting Basics class is for you! Topics include selecting and preparing materials, choosing patterns, rotary cutting tools and skills, piecing, and beginning quilting and binding. There will be one set of classes in March where students will create a tablerunner top. The May classes will create a set of placemats.

Note: When registering, please denote which class you want to attend.

Tablerunner Class

Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 1 — April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Instructors: Dr. Kim Keffer, Dr. Miki Crawford, and Dr. Martha Evans

Course Cost: $99

Supply Cost: A supply fee of $50 will be paid to the instructors the first night of class.

Location: Ohio Room, first floor of Collins Building, Ohio University Southern

Placemats Class

Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 3 — June 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Instructors: Dr. Kim Keffer, Dr. Miki Crawford, and Dr. Martha Evans

Course Cost: $89

Supply Cost: A supply fee of $50 will be paid to the instructors the first night of class.

Location: Ohio Room, first floor of Collins Building, Ohio University Southern

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About the Instructors: Dr. Kim Keffer, Dr. Miki Crawford, and Dr. Martha Evans are instructors at OHIO University and are avid quilters. They have a group called Material Hugs that makes Quilts of Valor for local veterans. 

Sports

Understanding Football 101

This class will cover the basic terminology of the game of football. The signals that officials use for penalties and what those penalties are will be discussed. The names of all the positions will be shown. The students will learn some of the basic plays and then run these plays.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Barry Litteral

Course Cost: $20

Location: Caucus Room, Academic Center, Ohio University Southern

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About the Instructor: Barry Litteral is a teacher/coach at Rock Hill High School. Barry has coached football and baseball for several years.

Note: Class dates/times, meeting locations and availability is subject to change based on Ohio University's COVID-19 operations plan. Participants will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.