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40 Enriching and Entertaining Ways to Explore Spring

40 Enriching and Entertaining Ways to Explore Spring

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     Forty information-packed personal enrichment and professional development classes are being offered in the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s “Explore Spring!” program.

     Sixteen new titles are among the personal enrichment, language, mind and body, Bottle Works, cyber seniors, computer essentials, and professional development series.

     The personal enrichment series includes new courses, “The Basics of Umpiring Baseball,” “Long-Term Care,” “Expert Homebuyer,” and “Rachel Hill Walking Tour.”

     Classes for healthier bodies and nutrition are being offered in the “mind and body” series.  New courses include “Jitterbug Jive & Sensational Swing Dancing,” “Yoga Nidra,” “Young at Any Age!”, and “Traditional Chinese Medicine.”

     Learning a new language is fun and the language series is offering a new course in “Conversational Polish.”

     Offered in partnership with the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, new courses in The Bottle Works Series include “Chile Chile-Bang Bang!”, “Little Italy Extravaganza,” and the “Italian Adventure.”

     Do you wish that you could take a computer class that moves at a slightly slower pace?  The Cyber Seniors series teaches computer basics in a pressure-free, relaxed, hands-on atmosphere for participants 55 years of age and older.

     In the “computer essentials” series, participants can learn how to use some of today’s most popular software to increase productivity as well as discover some time-saving pointers.  Classes include “Introduction to Microsoft Word,” “Advanced Microsoft Word,” “Power Point Essentials,” “Introduction to Access,” “Introduction to Digital Imaging Using Photoshop Elements,” “Introduction to Dreamweaver,” and “Introduction to Excel.”

     For those looking to improve their personal and career success, a number of new professional development courses are available including “Effective Financial Management,” “Business-Getting Results,” and “Web Marketing Strategies that Generate New Business: How to Survive and Grow in Flattening World.”

     A free “Explore Spring!” brochure may be obtained by contacting the Office of Outreach and Professional Services at 814-269-2099 or by visiting  Classes begin the week of April 28 and special discounted prices are available for those who register early.

     Founded in 1927, UPJ is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, UPJ offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 4/16/2008 12:05:00 PM