With the days getting shorter, the nights getting cooler, and thoughts of winter creeping into our minds, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is offering alternatives to the couch potato syndrome. The 2012 Discover Fall personal enrichment program offers information-packed short courses that will introduce you to new hobbies and skills that you can use in the months ahead.
Whether you are looking to enhance your photography skills, learn to play the guitar, or pick up a few new dance steps, the “Purposeful Pastimes” series has the courses for you. The series also includes a few family-friendly opportunities including an autumn walking tour of Old Westmont, a holiday walking tour of Moxham, and the always-popular Bob Ross one-evening oil painting class.
Maybe you’re planning a foreign trip or have always just wanted to learn a second language? Courses are being offered in conversational Spanish and Polish. A six-session English as a Second Language course will help beginning and intermediate English language learners to speak with greater confidence.
The “Bottle Works Series” offers, a perennial favorite offered in partnership with the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, will teach you some of the secrets of ethic cooking. Courses are taught on-site at the Center in the city’s West End.
Courses begin the week of October 15 and continue through November 17. Special discounts are available to those who register early. A complete brochure can be downloaded at www.pitt-johnstown.pitt.edu/Outreach, and is also available by calling the Community Education and Outreach Office at 814-269-2099.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, 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 the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years.