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Community Enrichment Courses

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     Are you looking for a new hobby to fill the shorter fall nights?  The University of Pittsburgh at http://www.upj.pitt.edu/22634.jpgJohnstown invites you to attend Discover Fall 2009!  This Fall’s program, sponsored by the Community Education and Outreach Office, is presenting over 40 fun-filled personal enrichment and professional development courses.  The program officially begins October 12.

     The purposeful pastime series includes courses on oil painting, tax tips, caring for an aging parent, money management, conversational sign language, conversational Polish, buying and selling on Ebay, and walking tours including the “Pitt-Johnstown Outback Tour” and “Cemetery Tour.”

     Learn how to maximize your photography skills with courses on basic digital and intermediate photography and post-capture digital photography.

     Offered in partnership with the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, several courses are available including “Holiday Nut Rolls,” “Vegetarian Autumn Delight,” “Italian Fall Feast,” and “Salsa-cize.”
Classes in the “Mind and Body” series include yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Gong, watercolors, balancing emotions, metal-working, bachata fusion, samba, swing and jitterbug courses.

     The cyber series teaches computer basics for some of today’s most popular software programs including Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, as well as the internet and e-mail.

      “Grant Writing: How to Get Started,” “Grant Writing for Beginners” and “Advanced Grant Writing” courses are being offered in the grant writing series.

     In today’s highly competitive job market success depends on possessing the latest skills.  The professional development series offers courses in business writing, time and stress management, team building, resolving public speaking jitters, resume writing, and interviewing skills.

     A free “Discover Fall 2009” brochure may be obtained by contacting the Office of Community Education and Outreach at 814-269-2099 or by visiting www.upj.pitt.edu/outreach.  Special discounted prices are available for those who register early.

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College”(2010),  by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010),  and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 10/1/2009 11:50:00 AM