Misericordia University to offer non-credit courses starting Aug. 29 in Dallas Twp.

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    DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University is now taking registrations for a variety of non-credit courses being offered to the community this fall. Offerings include bonsai; basic clay by hand and pottery wheel classes for adults; aerobics; water aerobics; and beginner, middle level and advance computer technology classes featuring Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word applications.

    The basic clay by hand and pottery wheel classes for adults will be held at the Misericordia University Art Studios, located in the rear of 50 Lake St., Dallas. Instructor is Skip Sensbach, artist-in-residence at Misericordia. Adult Clay Basics, for ages 16 and older, will offer hand building and pottery wheel skills in clay, as well as decorative and glazing techniques. Projects will be fired in the kiln. There are six two-hour class sessions per series. Session 1 begins the week of Aug. 29 and Session 2 begins the week of Oct. 17.

    The cost for each series of six clay classes is $130 and includes a bag of clay. Additional clay may be purchased from the instructor as needed. Basic tools will be shared. An Open Studio Pass is also available to students for the additional cost of $50, which allows class members access to open studio times from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Additional information will be available during the first day of class. For further information and a detailed schedule for the clay courses, contact Sensbach at hsensbac@misericordia.edu.

    Bonsai Class will be taught by instructor Carl Achhammer Jr., an 18-year enthusiast of the ancient art of bonsai who has studied with bonsai masters from Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. The cost is $150 and includes materials. Session 1 will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14 and 21. Session 2 will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12 and 19. Both sessions will be held in the Henry Student Lounge.

    In addition, three computer classes are being offered and will be taught by Rich Fufaro in Room 349 Mercy Hall. “Computers 101: Getting Started and Beyond,” will offer the basics of computer technology and an introduction to Microsoft Office with the emphasis on the Word application. The classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

    “Computers 201: Moving Forward,” will further explore Microsoft Office and teach students how to create documents, set-up and use data bases and create spreadsheets. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

    Cost for the Computers 101 and 201 sessions are $95 per person.

    “Advanced Computer Technology,” will explore the more powerful features of Microsoft Office, including MS PowerPoint and MS Access. The series will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 22 and 30. The cost is $120 per person.

    The university will also offer a series of aerobics classes in the Anderson Sports and Health Center from Aug. 29 through Dec. 16. The classes will offer variety of cardio, strength, aerobics and core conditioning work. The supersaver cost is $103; or participants may pay a monthly rate of $35 per month.

    Water aerobics classes are also offered in a session that runs Sept. 6 through Dec. 16, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. weekdays. The supersaver cost is $120 per person; or participants may pay a monthly rate of $40 monthly. When registering for Supersaver Aerobics or Supersaver Water Aerobics, use of the walking track in the Anderson Center is included in the cost. The walking track is available for use weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in correlation with the university’s academic schedule.

    Misericordia University is also making the university’s Outdoor Classroom Challenge Course available to the community for birthday parties, corporate outings and team-building events. It features a low ropes course with 12 elements and a high course of 4 elements, including a 375-foot-long zip line and rock-climbing wall. Contact Patrick McKamy in the Outdoor Classroom Office at 570-674-6411 to design an event that will meet the goals, fitness level and objectives for the group.

    Additional information on Fun and Fitness programs, and a brochure with a registration form that you can download, can be found online at www.misericordia.edu/funandfitness. For additional questions, please call the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at 570-674-6289.


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