Community Education Classes

March 11th, 2005 by Adam

Plymouth State University’s Graduate Studies and
Community Outreach office offers non-credit classes for personal and
professional development, ranging from yoga to stock market basics. The
courses are open to the public and are taught by members of the community.

The following is a list of courses beginning in April.

Health and Wellness

Happy to Be Here…Now! Saturday and Sunday, 
April 2 – 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $149 per person plus $5 registration fee. 
This two-day workshop will help students explore self-healing techniques
including energy healing, journaling and T’ai Chi to expand awareness,
improve relationships and enrich life experiences. Taught by Sharon
Borggaard, PT, MEd. and owner of an energy healing practice in Holderness.

Intuition, Healing and You. Mondays, April 4 –
May 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m. $50 per person plus $5 registration fee. This class
will explore alternative healing techniques including T’ai Chi and other
energy healing methods. Learn to use energy to speed healing, avoid disease
and maintain good health. Taught by Sharon Borggaard

Anusara Yoga. Mondays, April 18-June 13,
5:30-6:30 p.m. $80 per person plus $5 registration fee. Anusara means “flow
with grace.” This class focuses on developing balance within the body
through proper alignment, breath and flexibility exercises. Taught by
Patricia Shaw Schneider. 

Pilates with Patti – Mat Class. Wednesdays,
April 20 – June 8, 7 -8 a.m.. $80 per person plus $5 registration fee. This
all-levels class will focus on developing balance, flexibility and strength
to tone and stretch muscles. Exercises will focus on a range of muscles,
including abdominal, back, arms, hamstrings and quadriceps. Taught by
Patricia Shaw Schneider.

 Yogalates. Tuesdays, April 19-June 7, 7-8 a.m.
$80 per person plus $5 registration fee. Experience a combination of yoga
and pilates in this multi-level class. You will learn movements to improve
balance, flexibility and muscle tone. Students should wear loose clothing
and bring lightweight hand weights if desired. Taught by Patricia Shaw

Jazzercise. Eight-week session begins on April
11. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday; mornings, afternoons and
evenings. $96 per person plus $5 registration fee. Classes are held at
Jazzercise studio, 95 Main Street in Plymouth. Jazzercise classes are a
mixture of jazz dance, strength training and stretching set to music.
Classes include a gentle warm-up, a 30 minute aerobic workout, muscle toning
and strengthening with weights and a final cool down stretch. Participants
should wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. Taught by certified
Jazzercise instructors.

Hands On! Massage Workshop 2. Saturday, April
30, 1-3:30 p.m. $20 per person plus $5 registration fee. Come alone or with
a partner and learn how to use various massage techniques for relaxation and
relief of muscle pain. The focus will be on the upper, lower and mid-back.
Participants should bring a pillow. Taught by Randy Jayne Zarnowski, owner
of Massage for Women in West Campton.

 Family Focus: Positive Parenting of Pre- and Early
Thursdays, April 7-May 5, 6-8 p.m. $5 registration fee.  This
course, designed for parents, guardians and teachers of 11 to 15-year-olds,
will provide students with the skills needed to resolve conflicts, set
values and goals and help young people avoid dangerous behaviors such as
alcohol and drug abuse. Taught by Deborah Maes of the UNH Cooperative
Extension Family and Consumer Resources program.

 Driver Safety and Collision Avoidance. Tuesday,
April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20 per person plus $5 registration fee. Sgt.
Michael Clark of the Plymouth State University Police will lead this
two-hour course focused on teaching drivers to avoid collisions and traffic

 Arts and Culture

 The Art and Applications of Feng Shui.
Saturdays, April 9 and April 16, 9 a.m. – noon. $69 per person plus $5
registration fee. Learn how Feng Shui can help you harness good chi
within your home and environment. Students will work on floor plans,
landscape designs and Feng Shui diagrams. Taught by Dr. Stacey G.H. Yap,
sociology professor at Plymouth State University.

 Crocheting the Hat. Mondays, April 4 – May 2,
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. $20 per person plus $5 registration fee and $35 materials
fee payable to the instructor. Learn how to crochet your own hat from start
to finish. This course will include instruction in basic crocheting
stitches, use of multiple yarns and other techniques. Recommended for people
who have little or no crocheting experience. Taught by Paul Wheeler.

 Classical Drawing. Thursdays, April 21 – May
26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $109 per person plus $5 registration fee. Artist
Patricia Shaw Schneider will teach students the basics of Classical Realism
in black and white. This course will cover proportion, values and other

 Bound for the Promised Land: The Oregon-California
Mormon Trail Experience.
Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $39 per
person plus $5 registration fee. Michael McKinley, the co-founder of the
High Plains Institute of American West Studies, will present an overview of
the westward emigration of men, women and children during the mid-1800s.
This program will include a viewing of the film The Way West.

Last Stand: The Great Sioux War of 1876. April
16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $49 per person plus $5 registration fee. Learn more
about this war between the United States government and the Sioux and
Cheyenne Nations, which changed the history of the Great Plains. Through a
lecture and viewing of the film Son of the Morning Star, students
will learn about important people and events of this war, including George
Armstrong Custer, the 7th Calvary and the climatic battle of the Little Big
Horn. Taught by Michael McKinley.

 Stock Market Basics. Wednesdays, April 6 – May
11, 6 – 7:30 p.m. $99 per person plus $5 registration fee. Russell Perkins
will lead this exploration of the stock market designed for beginner
investors. The class will cover investment management, Wall Street
vocabulary and other investment basics.

PSU Venture Center Programs

 High/Low Ropes Facilitator Training Course.
April 23, 24, 30 and May 1. $300 for PSU students/$350 general public. This
course prepares students to facilitate ropes course experiences. Skills
covered include spotting, knot-tying, belay techniques, games, leading edge
climbing, gear retrieval, rescue sequences and ascending and descending
techniques. Graduate credit is available. Call (603) 535-2622 or visit
to register.

 Technology and Training

 Introduction to Microsoft Access. Saturday,
April 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $89 per person plus $5 registration fee. This
course will train students in Microsoft Access, focusing on table design and
modification, filtering and sorting data and the use of queries. Students
should have taken Introduction to Computers or the equivalent. Taught by
Gaile Loomis and Crystal Finefrock.

 Introduction to Microsoft Excel. Saturday,
April 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $89 per person plus $5 registration fee. Learn how
to create and use spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel. This course will focus
on the program’s main features, including creating worksheets, organizing
cells and using formulas to organize data. Prerequisite: Introduction to
Computers or the equivalent. Taught by Gaile Loomis and Crystal Finefrock. 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel. Saturday, April 2,
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $89 per person plus $5 registration fee. Increase your basic
Excel skills by learning to use templates, charts, graphics and formulas.
Skills taught include importing, exporting, sorting, filtering and
displaying data. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel or equivalent. Taught
by Miriam Simmons.

 Real Estate

 Real Estate Recertification Core Course.
Thursday, April 28, 4 – 7 p.m. $60 per person plus $5 registration fee. This
course, accredited by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission, is worth
three hours of the nine hours required for real estate renewal for brokers
and salespersons. Attorney Steven Slovenski will cover trust/escrow
accounts, disclosures, closings, environmental issues and more.

 Real Estate Recertification Elective Course:
Thursday, April 28, 7 – 10 p.m. $60 plus $5 registration fee.
This seminar, worth three hours toward real estate license renewal, will
focus on how to prepare and review business and real estate contracts.
Taught by Attorney Steven Slovenski.

            Plymouth State University also offers
online courses in computer literacy, foreign languages, writing, business,
accounting, health and fitness, personal enrichment, child care, art and law
through Education to Go. For a complete list of available courses, visit

To register for Community Education courses, request a registration form
from the Graduate Studies and Community Outreach office at (603) 535-2734.
Registrations are also taken over the phone, by fax at (603) 535-2752 or in
person. The Graduate Studies and Community Outreach office is open Monday
through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6
p.m.and Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.