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Westminster College Opens 10 Continuing Education Classes in September

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Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000

Westminster College is offering 10 Continuing Education classes in September ranging from yoga, to computers, to writing, to conversational German and German for Children.

Beginning and Intermediate Yoga begins Sept. 11 and continues through Oct. 9. This Monday class starts at 4:15 p.m. for beginners and 5:45 p.m. for intermediate. Yoga practice can help reduce stress, increase flexibility, enhance your overall feeling of wellness, and provide quality time for reflection in your busy life. Both classes will be taught by Mary Kay Griffiths.

Basic Keyboarding runs Monday through Thursday, Sept. 11-14 and starts at 5:30. The objective of this workshop is for students to develop accuracy and confidence in their keyboarding skills.

Conversation German, Intermediate Level IV is held on Wednesdays Sept. 13 through Oct. 25 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Learn German the easy and fun way. This course expands on simple dialogues, genders, vocabulary, and other concepts introduced in beginning and intermediate levels. The class will be taught by Ingred Both-Hoesl, a German-American instructor who studied abroad and has just returned to the States after 20 years in Germany.

German for Children III will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 through Oct. 27. Children learn without realizing that they are learning and do not have to study the way adults do. This class will expand on concepts instroduced in German for Children I and II. Ingrid Both Hoesl will also teach this class for six-to-twelve-year-olds.

Introduction to Computer for Seniors session A and B will begin Monday-Thursday, Sept. 18-21. Session A runs from 5-6:30 p.m. and session B will follow at 6:30 and runs until 8 p.m. Both sessions are specifically designed for senior citizens who are new to the world of personal computers. This slow-paced workshop will give the older adult the confidence needed to feel comfortable using a computer. This stress-free class will be taught by Carroll Shaw, purchasing officer for Information Systems Department at Westminster College.

Introduction to Computers also has two sessions. Session A will be held Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 25 and 27, and session B will be held Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 and 28. Both sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. and are taught by Carroll Shaw. This fundamental course is designed for those who are new to the world of computers. Terminology relating to personal computers and an introduction to Windows 95/98 and Microsoft Word is included in this course.

Writers Workshop is an all-day class scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for lunch. The course will focus on the steps to writing and getting published quickly. Loriann Hoff Oberlin, a Westminster College graduate and author of several books, will attempt to teach how to write like a journalist, market ideas, and avoid publishing scams.

Continuing education classes and seminars are non-credit and are open to all interested individuals. Formal admission to Westminster College is not required.

For more information about any of Westminster's continuing education classes, contact Carol Yova, director of continuing education and lifelong learning, at (724) 946-7353 or toll free at 1-888-378-2779 or e-mail Gift certificates are available.