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Personal Enrichment Series Starting at Pitt-Johnstown

Personal Enrichment Series Starting at Pitt-Johnstown

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As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, why not take some time this fall for yourself? The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is offering courses through the 2013 Discover Fall personal enrichment program. You’ll find short information-packed courses that will introduce you to new hobbies and skills that you can use in the months ahead.

Whether you are looking to learn how to oil paint like Bob Ross, brush up on your guitar basics, or pick up some conversational Italian, the “Purposeful Pastimes” series has the courses for you. The series also includes a holiday card making class, a piano class for beginners, and a virtual tour of Gettysburg. 

Perhaps you’re interested in the digital world. Courses in the “Digital Photography” and “Cyberspace” series are being offered in digital video production, basic and intermediate digital photography, Microsoft® PowerPoint, and Microsoft® Access.

Exercise your mind and body by learning personal defense for women; practicing traditional ballroom dancing; or trying outdoor Tai Chi, Chi Gong, and Yoga. The “Mind & Body” series also includes an iridology analysis, ballet barre workout, and a class in traditional Chinese medicine.

The “Bottle Works” series, 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 Bottle Works in the city’s West End.

Courses begin the week of October 14 and continue through November 21.  Special Pitt PowerPrice discounts are available to those who register early. A complete brochure can be downloaded at, and is also available by calling the Community Education and Outreach Office at 814-269-2099.

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 the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” by AC Online as one of the “Highest ROI Colleges in Pennsylvania,” and by 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.

Posted by Natalie Bombatch on 9/6/2013 3:30:00 PM