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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 2007 program.

Eighteen new titles are among the personal enrichment, eBay series, language series, mind and body, home and garden, computers, professional development, and project management courses in this annual program.

The personal enrichment series includes new courses, “Adult CPR,” “UPJ Back Country Tour,” “Bridge for Beginners,” and “Fruit and Vegetable Extravaganza.”

The new eBay series offers courses on “eBay for Beginners-the Basics,” “Intermediate eBay: How to Buy and Why,” and “Intermediate eBay: How to Sell and Make Money.” Participants registering for both intermediate eBay classes only pay $48!

Classes for healthier bodies and nutrition are being offered in the “mind and body” series.  New courses include “Spring Cleaning-for Healthier Bodies!,” “Herbal Affair: From the Garden to the Medicine Chest,” “Meals with Meat Substitutes,” and “Fun in the Sun-Naturally: Using Essential Oils.”

Sprucing up your home and yard will be the topics in the “home and garden” series.  New courses include “Curb Appeal,” “Buying a Home: House Hunting,” and “Selling Your Home: Profitable Pointers.”

Interested in learning a new language?  The “language series” includes courses in “Conversational Sign Language,” “Conversational Spanish,” and “Conversational Italian.”

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 and as well as discover some time-saving pointers.  Classes include “Microsoft Word: Introduction,” “Microsoft Word: Advanced,” “Power Point,” “Front Page,” “Access,” “Excel,” and “Photoshop Elements.”

For those focusing on improving their personal and career success, participants in the professional development series will learn how to deal with personalities in the workplace, ensure customers will return, and find creative ways to solve problems.  New courses include “Leverage Your Strengths for a Successful Career,” and “Get Clients Now!”

“Project Management Basics” is a workshop for today’s project managers.  Topics in this new course include Team Building, Six Sigma, Gantt Charts, PERT Charts, Learn Manufacturing, Conflict Resolution, and Comprehensive Process Improvement.

A free Explore Spring 2007 brochure may be obtained by e-mailing the Office of Outreach and Professional Services at or telephoning 814-269-2099.  Descriptions are available on the offices’ web page at  Classes begin the week of April 23 and special discounted prices are available for those who register early.

The Office of Outreach and Professional Services at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown delivers quality educational programs and services to our region.  Through a strong commitment to developing community partnerships to meet educational needs, the office offers enrichment programs for adults as well as a variety of educational opportunities for children.  Operating within the Outreach Office is the John P. and Joyce Murtha Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development, which offers graduate-level study and professional development programs.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 4/3/2007 3:00:00 PM