Sharpen your Bridge skills and learn new concepts in bidding, declarer play and defense to improve your game. Master important conventions and strategies for better suit and no-trump bidding, competitive bidding, use of takeout doubles, preemptive bids, slam bidding and more. Each session will also focus on specific ways to improve your play of the hand and defense. All classes except the first will include at least an hour of supervised play using pre-dealt hands.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
Is your home a source of frustration instead of peace and calm? Are the piles of stuff overwhelming you and you get sidetracked every time you try to get organized? Do you waste a lot of time looking for things? Certified Professional Organizer Emily Fitzgerald will teach you the basic process to organize any space in your home, from the closet to the kitchen and everything in between.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
The sport of soccer continues its tremendous growth in the United States and the number of players is growing faster than the supply of referees. Currently, there are over 300 high schools playing soccer in Indiana and referees are in demand. This class will teach you the rules of high school soccer and give you the opportunity to take the licensing exam. Become a soccer referee and earn extra income while getting exercise and fresh air.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
Basketball Referee Training School will take you through the rules book and prepare you to pass the IHSAA online exam to become a licensed basketball official. This course will include classroom instruction and on-court training to learn positioning, signals, and more. This class is a great way to stay active and earn extra money after you pass the licensing exam.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
Searching for ways to reduce the symptoms of stress, while improving attention and well-being? Mindfulness and meditation can help transform quality-of-life for many people. This course will teach theoretical understanding and practical application of these concepts. Meditation will be taught not just as a technique, but as a way to be in life, resulting in a positive impact on wellness. There are no prerequisites for this class except an open mind.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
This class is designed as a follow-up to the introductory Mindfulness and Meditation class. Although people with no meditation experience are welcome, it is ideally suited for those who have an ongoing meditation practice. The class will focus on three qualities that can be cultivated during meditation and daily life: concentration, loving-kindness and equanimity. Thursday, June 6, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm 222, 224, 226
Store-bought grill seasoning and marinades can be full of excess salt, sugar and additives. Learn how to prepare your own grilling blends for the perfect backyard BBQ. Take home your own homemade blend to share with your family!
In this tea tasting workshop, learn the techniques that will help bring out the flavors in tea, such as types of teas, storage, shelf-life and the importance of water quality, temperature, and steeping time.
Are you preparing for a trip to France, the world's top tourist destination, or another of the 56 countries in the French-speaking world? Seize this opportunity to develop your skills in language and culture. This class will familiarize you with spoken French and tourism-related information. Practical conversation skills for airports, hotels, restaurants, and landmarks will be introduced. You will also learn important historical and cultural details, which will be tailored based on your intended travel destinations.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
Prerequisite: Must have completed Basic Japanese Beginner I. Must have studied the Japanese language more than one year. This class is designed to be completed in one year September through June. A focus of this course will be to develop Japanese language proficiency and knowledge through grammatical and practical learning and activities in order to be able to carry on basic conversations with Japanese native speakers.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
Portrait photography is an excellent skill to cultivate. Whether you just want to take better photos of your family or want to build on your portrait portfolio, learn how to create exceptional portraits using poses and lighting that emphasize your subjects' character and features. May 22, 2019 to June 19, 2019, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 214
This course is for the photographer who already knows camera basics and now wants to take their shooting further. Hands-on photo instruction will be coupled with classroom sessions, in-field location shoots, and image critiques. This course is designed for digital SLR cameras. Prerequisite: Digital Nature Photography: Basic Techniques or equivalent knowledge.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
New England's miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends eight days exploring New England's charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog.June 14-22, 2019, Off Campus Travel
The "land of fire and ice" is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis - or northern lights. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the "Golden Circle," home to many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders.October 18-24, 2019, Off Campus Travel
Yoga Tone is an energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing movements and music. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and physical and mental stamina in one session for the perfect balance of sweat and serenity. June 11, 2019 to August 20, 2019, Hilliard Gates Sports Ctr Studio Rm 131
Although Yoga is physical in nature, it also benefits emotional well being. Yoga physically strengthens the muscles in the spine creating flexibility and ease in motion and is a tremendous stress reducer. This class will give those who are new to yoga a judgement-free atmosphere in which to learn. For the more advanced yoga enthusiasts, this class will give you the opportunity to explore new areas.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
Purdue University Fort Wayne, Division of Continuing Studies, is proud to partner with the Institute of Reading Development to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program to families throughout the Fort Wayne area. Since 2004, the program has helped students in our community build strong reading skills and develop a deep love of books and reading. The program is designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction.June 3, 2019 to July 7, 2019, Liberal Arts Bldg Rm 35C
This course is a continuation of Basic Digital Photography:Going Beyond Auto. Topics covered will include RAW vs. JPEG shooting, how to better use your Histogram, shooting special situations, and HDR and black and white photography. The course will include one field trip applying techniques learned in class with the results being shared in class. This course is intended for those with digital SLR cameras which students should bring to class. This course is not for point and shoot cameras.
Prerequisite: Basic Digital Photography: Going Beyond Auto.
Bridges to Education and Careers is a program for students with intellectual disabilities who have completed high school and are ready to make the transition to college. Students will learn personal and professional development to enhance daily living in this life-skills course.January 1, 2019 to May 28, 2019
Learn the fundamental features of Photoshop CC 2019 that will allow you to improve your digital images. Topics covered will include selection methods, creating and manipulating layers, editing tools, and compositing techniques. In addition, this course will cover how Photoshop can be used as a layout and design tool and will explore various workflows that help create exciting and dynamic images.
This full-day workshop combines classroom-style learning with an interactive"live" simulation, during which class participants become managers and workers within a fictitious company. Workshop participants learn lean definitions and techniques and explore the application of lean techniques in a simulated office.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, three simple steps that can help save a life from suicide. People training in this technique learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to defuse the situation. Save the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor by taking this training.Monday, June 17, 2019, Neff Hall Rm 135
This course is an introduction to basic self defense skills, avoidance and escape strategies, defensive techniques and simulated attacks. This course for women begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to hands-on defensive training. Participants will have the opportunity to use the techniques in dynamic impact training and have the option to participate in "simulated assault" scenarios with the instructors. The course will address basic fitness principles including strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
Do you have a story to tell or information you would like to share with a video? This class is designed for students with no prior knowledge of video production. This hands-on class will cover video production from shooting to uploading an edited video. Topics covered will include the basics of planning, shooting and editing with Adobe Premiere, options for uploading to the web and audio, lighting, and visual aesthetics.
Bring a tripod to the first class and one of three camera options: a digital SLR with video mode, a digital video camera, or a smart phone. Have a video project in mind to that you would like to produce.