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Nicholls packs summertime with community classes, camps

THIBODAUX – The Office of Continuing Education at Nicholls State University has announced its 2008 summer schedule for youth and adult non-credit classes. Thousands are expected to participate.

“Each year, community members immerse themselves in a variety of summer programs conducted from the middle of May through the middle of August,” said Brandie Toups, director of the Office of Continuing Education.

“Just over 4,500 community participants visited the campus during summer 2007. We expect that number to exceed 5,000 this summer.”

Many of the participants will be school-aged children, engaged in programs varying from sports camps and academic enrichment programs to performing and visual arts programs, Toups said. Nicholls has already publicized the youth schedule – available at www.nicholls.edu/news.

For adults, Nicholls will offer non-credit programs in physical enrichment, professional enhancement and living skills – and one college-credit program called the Sugar Institute. Slated for June and July, this course will offer international visitors the chance to earn three credit hours – and enjoy Cajun hospitality.

In addition, the Office of Continuing Education will host many off-campus groups that sponsor their own classes and camps. The Manning Passing Academy traditionally draws the most attention, with more than 1,000 young athletes coming from across the United States for four days in July.

The 2008 summer schedule for adults follows. Please note that late registration for most classes is subject to an additional $5 fee.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Adapted Aquatics

This course is intended for people who have limited physical mobility but can still enter and leave a pool by stairs or a ladder. With movement-instruction accommodated to limited flexibility, strength, endurance and/or balance, this program allows those who need assistance to bring a friend or relative to help them with their movements in the water, at no additional charge. Those whose conditions might benefit from this course include clients with diagnoses of fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and some physical injuries. The general goal of the class is to provide meaningful movement for clients in consideration of individual conditions. The instructor will help each participant to decide on realistic, achievable goals for the month. Registration and doctor’s recommendations should be sent to the Office of Continuing Education office no later than June 23. No one will be permitted in the water without written permission (including contraindications) from his or her physician.

Instructor: Dr. Marie Zannis

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $60/$65 (late registration)

Aqua Aerobics

Water exercise is an entertaining way to build strength and endurance, develop muscle tone, increase circulation and trim body fat. In this class, open to participants of various ages, weights and skill levels, the instructor organizes the class in such a way that a variety of movements can be used at once. Swimming skills are not necessary, but time for some lap swimming will be provided for those who do want to use this method of building endurance. Students can expect to leave each class relaxed – but with new energy.

Instructor: Dr. Marie Zannis

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 23, 25 and 30, and July 2, 7, 9, 14 and 16; or

Mondays and Wednesdays, July 23, 28 and 30, and August 11, 13, 18, 20 and 25; or Mondays and Wednesdays, September 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29

Time: 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Fee: $60/$65 (late registration)

Co-Ed Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga, with no religion base, is the most popular yoga in America today. Employing posture and breathing techniques to link the mind and body, this form of yoga concentrates on the total body, relieving anxiety and stress. Couples are welcome in this co-ed class, and mats will be provided.

Instructor: Lona Bernard

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26, and July 1, 3, 8 and 10; or

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31, and August 5, 7, 12 and 14

Time: 7:15 – 8:15 pm

Fee: $60/$65 (late registration)

Beginners Middle Eastern Dance (Belly Dance)

Mehlika’s Mirage presents a beginning dance class that teaches the essence of the ancient art of belly dance. Belly dancing relieves emotional stress and tension while empowering women to be comfortable with their bodies. Characterized by snake-like movements combined with sharp muscle isolations, this empowering style of dance develops strength and muscle tone while providing a fun, low impact workout. Classes feature yoga-inspired stretching and detailed instruction, but the main focus is the enjoyment of the dance itself. Classes include learning a selected piece of choreography. Appropriate to all ages and body types, belly dance promotes balance in mind, body and spirit. Participants should wear a long, full skirt or loose pants and a short top, leotard or choli. Ethnic jewelry such as a coin belt or a scarf around participants’ hips is also encouraged.

Instructor: Jessica Martin

Date: Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, and July 9 and 16

Time: 6 – 7:15 p.m.

Fee: $70

Advanced Middle Eastern Dance

Mehlika’s Mirage presents an advanced dance class that continues to teach the essence of the ancient art of belly dance. Classes will feature yoga-inspired stretching, abdominal floor work and detailed instruction. The main focus of the class is clarity of movements and performing. Classes include tribal-based choreography and group dances. Dancers will also rehearse choreography previously learned in beginning level classes. Participants should wear a long, full skirt or loose pants and a short top, leotard or choli. Ethnic jewelry such as a coin belt or a scarf around participants’ hips is also encouraged. Enrollment in the class will require prior approval by the teacher.

Instructor: Jessica Martin

Date: Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, and July 9 and 16

Time: 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $70

Pilates

This is a unique method of conditioning that allows participants to reshape and redefine their bodies. Exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine while strengthening the deep torso muscles, which are important in alleviating and preventingg back pain. The Pilates program will focus on improving core muscle strength and overall flexibility.

Instructor: Rachal Pujol

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26, and July 1 and 8; or

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31, and August 5, 7, 12 and 14; or Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 26 and 28, and September 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Fee: $60/$65 (late registration)

PETS

Cat & Dog Behavior Training

Virtually any cat/dog behavior problem (attacking, biting, scratching furniture) can be addressed with the Follow the Leader Method – a fast, humane approach to cat obedience. Employing a cat’s natural instincts to establish the human as colony leader, noticeable results can arise in just three days. Class participants will learn the true instincts of cats and how to communicate with them, thus naturally promoting obedience. Participants will also learn how to teach basic commands.

Instructor: Martha Anthony

Date: Thursday, June 5

Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $65/$70 (late registration)

* Pets must not be brought to class.

COMPUTERS

Introduction to Windows XP: Level 1

This course provides a broad foundation, generating greater awareness and confidence in the use of personal computers. Students will gain practical information and skills, such as the definition of a computer, how to manage personal files and folders and how to use many of the programs that come with Windows XP.

Instructor: Brett Bourg

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10 and 11

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Fee: $120/$125 (late registration)

* Fee includes course manual.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Level 1

This course, the first course in a series, will give participants the skills to create, edit, format and print basic worksheets and charts in Excel. Prior knowledge of Excel is not a prerequisite, but participants should have an understanding of the basic concepts involved in working with a personal computer, such as the skills learned in an introductory Windows course.

Instructor: Brett Bourg

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 24 & 25

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Fee: $120/$125 (late registration)

* Fee includes course manual.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Level 2

This course will expand upon the skills learned in the level-one course and give participants an opportunity to work with more advanced features of Excel, including templates, sorting and filtering, importing and exporting, advanced formulas, analysis tools and collaboration. Participants should have completed Microsoft Excel 2007 Level 1 and an introductory Windows course or have equivalent knowledge.

Instructor: Brett Bourg

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8 and 9

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Fee: $120/$125 (late registration)

* Fee includes course manual.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to start the PowerPoint program; identify on-screen features; navigate through a presentation; create and edit bullet slides; use PowerPoint drawing tools to create a slide; create and enhance organizational charts; create and edit graphs; and change the overall appearance of a presentation by using design templates and the Slide Master. Students will also learn how to run a slide show; employ slide show options; add notes to a slide; preview and save a PowerPoint presentation as a Web page; and open a locally stored presentation in Internet Explorer.

Instructor: Brett Bourg

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20 & 21; or Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12 and 13

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Fee: $120/$125 (late registration)

* Fee includes course manual.

Microsoft Word 2007: Level I

Word processing is the use of computers to create, revise and save documents for printing and future retrieval. Microsoft Word is a proven and powerful word processing application. This course is the first in a series of three Microsoft Word courses. It will provide students with the basic concepts required to produce common business documents – as well as the opportunity to apply them. Students will create basic documents using Microsoft Word, and while no prior knowledge of Microsoft Word is assumed, participants should have an understanding of the basic concepts involved in working with a personal computer.

Instructor: Brett Bourg

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22 and 23

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Fee: $120/$125 (late registration)

* Fee includes course manual.

Microsoft Word 2007: Level 2

Students will use Microsoft Word intermediate features for creating custom templates and styles, managing tables and table data, inserting graphics, creating newsletters, sending form letters, creating a Web page and managing document changes. Participants should have completed Microsoft Word Level 1 and an introductory Windows course or possess equivalent knowledge.

Instructor: Brett Bourg

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29 and 30

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Fee: $120/$125 (late registration)

* Fee includes course manual.

INSURANCE

Life and Health Insurance Pre-Licensing Courses

Each course offers the 32 hours of life and health insurance instruction suitable to prepare an individual to take the state insurance exams. The class material is designed to prepare the student for the exam and provide a good education for an insurance career. Topics include basic terminology, concepts, sales, the fundamentals of insurance law and the agent’s responsibilities.

Format: LSU-S Video Conferencing

Date: Fridays and Saturdays, July 11, 12, 18 and 19

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fee: $200/$205 (late registration)

* Fee includes course textbook.

Property and Casualty Insurance Pre-Licensing Course

Each course offers the 32 hours of property and casualty insurance instruction suitable to prepare an individual to take the state insurance exams. The class material is designed to prepare the student for the exam and to provide a good education for a career in insurance. Topics include basic terminology, concepts, sales, the fundamentals of insurance law and the agent’s responsibilities.

Format: LSU-S Video Conferencing

Date: Fridays and Saturdays, June 6, 7, 13 and 14; or Fridays and Saturdays, August 15, 16, 22 and 23

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fee: $200/$205 (late registration)

* Fee includes course textbook.

PARANORMAL

Ghost Hunting 101: A Scientific Approach to Paranormal Investigating

For those who have ever wanted to explore the mysteries of the paranormal while having fun being spooked, here is their chance. In this course, students will study a scientific approach to paranormal investigation, using high-tech equipment as well as skeptical and analytical methods of evidence analysis. Participants will join paranormal investigators as they conduct three sessions: a classroom presentation; a hands-on investigation of a reportedly “haunted” location near Nicholls; and a final meeting to discuss the findings. Transportation to the investigation site is not provided.

Instructor: Brad Duplechien

Date: Saturdays, June 14, 21 and 28

Time: 8 – 10 p.m.

Fee: $60/$65 (late registration)

For more information or to register, visit www.nicholls.edu/cnc or call the Office of Continuing Education at (985) 448-4444.

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