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Release date: May 15, 2006
Community Classroom enrolling for June offerings

PLAINVIEW – Looking to grow your mind this summer? The Community Classroom at Wayland Baptist University has several offerings for the summer aimed at those wishing to learn new skills, expand their horizons or improve their lives.

              Enrollment is now open for courses set for June, with a full slate of summer offerings already in place as well.

              New for the summer are reduced rates for participants age 60 and over. Most courses are reduced by 10 percent or more, with rates varying by classes. Other changes include two new computer instructors, Nelda Van Hoose and Lori Franklin.

              Following are the courses offered for June:

              A+ Computer Hardware: First meeting June 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., four additional Saturday meetings to be set in first session; $400 plus textbook. Course offers instruction to be able to diagnose and repair computer hardware. Certification follows by exam (additional cost required). Offered in Plainview and in Lubbock.

              Bod Squad: Women’s Summer Weight Program: Mondays and Thursdays, June 5-29, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.; $80, $65 for age 60+. Jennifer Rankin, certified personal trainer, will walk women through a weight training program to tone and strengthen.

               Bullpup Chess Champs Camp (ages 6-14): June 13-17, 9-11 a.m.; $30. Sponsored by the Plainview High Chess Club, the camp will connect young chess players seeking to learn how to play the game, refine their skills and practice with other enthusiasts. Classes will be divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced, and participants will compete with each other, with top ranking players in each category receiving a camp award.

              Computer Bytes: Access: June 20, 21, 22, 26 and 27 (all sessions); 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $150, $125 for ages 60+. Course covers all aspects of the database and report software. Course repeats June 28-29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

              Computer Bytes: Beginning Computers (Windows): June 5, 6 and 8, 9-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $90, $75 for ages 60+. Course covers the basics of computer use, from turning on the unit to navigating through files and basic functions. Course repeats June 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

              Computer Bytes: Beginning Digital Photography: June 26-27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $70, $60 for ages 60+. James Hogue will walk participants through the basics of taking photos digitally and working with them in the computer. The class will help participants better understand how their cameras work, shooting and how to transfer and store images.

              Computer Bytes: Excel: June 5, 6, 7 and 8; 9-11 a.m.; $120, $90 for ages 60+. Students can expect to learn how to (1)create an MS Office Excel workbook, (2) enter and edit text and numbers, and (3) add and delete columns and rows. Also features lessons of formulas, functions and calculating and using charts and customizing them. Instructor is Lori Franklin. Course repeats June 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

              Computer Bytes: File Management: June 13, 15, 9-11 a.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; $60, $50 for ages 60+. Nelda Van Hoose will help participants learn how to work with files on the computer for ease in access.

              Computer Bytes: Intermediate Digital Photography: June 29, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., $50, $40 for ages 60+. Building on the basic skills learned, James Hogue will explore using software to enhance and refine digital photographs.

              Computer Bytes: Quickbooks: June 14-15, 9-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $60, $50 for ages 60+. Participants will learn basic bookkeeping and accounting using the Quickbooks software.

              Computer Bytes: Word: June 19, 20, 22, 26, 27 and 29; 9-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $180, $150 for ages 60+. Nelda Van Hoose walks participants through the word processing software, from such basic skills as creating, saving, opening, and editing documents to adding flair, using settings and using tables and columns.

              CPR Class: June 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., $40, $35 for ages 60+. David Hughes will lead participants in the basic of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other techniques.

              Defensive Driving: June 6-7, 6:15 – 9:15 p.m.; $30. Participants must attend both evenings to receive credit for insurance discounts or to remove traffic tickets.

              Internet Genealogy: June 12-13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; $25, $20 for ages 60+.  Join genealogist Angus Ott in learning how to collect U.S. census data on the Internet, exploring family tree web sites, using Google and connecting to others researching your family.

              Literary Lunch Bunch: June 20, Noon – 1:30 p.m.; Free. Books to be discussed include Unveiling Islam and Price and Prejudice. Bring a lunch and join the group discussion.

              Poverty Framework for Agencies: June 21-22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $20. Led by Debbie Stennett, CC director, this training helps agencies who regularly work with clients in poverty, helping them understand the individual and family behaviors in poverty and helping develop resources.

              Poverty Framework for Teachers: June 27-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $50. Led by Debbie Stennett, CC director, this training helps teachers and other education personnel who regularly work with students in poverty, helping them understand the individual and family behaviors in poverty and helping develop resources.

              STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens): Thursdays, June 1 – July 6, 7-8:30 p.m.; $130 per couple. Course by licensed counselor Carole Bell trains parents on how to parent teenagers using solid, practical advice and Biblical foundations. Cost includes the book Parenting Teenagers.

              Registration for any course can be done at the Community Classroom, located at 708 Yonkers. Payment is required at the time of registration. For more information, call Debbie Stennett at 291-3650.