Wichita State Univeristy Community Education Classes 

Check out our selection of Community Education courses.  These classes are open to everyone in the community, and they do not count for college credit.  If you have questions about a course or trouble registering please call our office at 316-978-3731

In addition to the inperson classes available below we also offer online classes.  Our catalog of online courses can be found at www.ed2go.com/wsu

Location Key: 

HC = Heskett Center, WSU, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260

HMC = Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. North, Wichita, KS 67260

PH = Pourhouse, 711 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202

WEST = WSU West Campus, 3801 N. Walker Ave, Maize, KS 67101

WSH = WSU Haysville - 106 Stewart Avenue, Haysville, KS 67060

RCR = Reverie Coffee Roaster - 2202 Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214

DHS = Derby High School - 920 N. Rock Road, Derby, KS 67037

Class Cancellation Policy: We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Trip Cancellation Policy: A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.

Upcoming Courses

Courses

This course is designed for photographers with basic to intermediate level photography skills. In this course you will learn to shoot and then creatively finalize your images. Topics to be covered include: camera functions, basic color correcting, cropping and retouching, and finalizing your images using some advanced techniques with layering. Students will have the opportunity to shoot on location and apply techniques learned in class to create amazing and one of a kind works of art.

Instructor:
Brian Duram, Duram Photography

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click here to register for Adobe Photoshop: A Practical Approach to Shooting, Editing, and Finalizing Photos February 13, 2020 to March 19, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Participants will be introduced to the basic receptive and expressive skills of ASL, including signs, conversation strategies, facial expression, and much more! We will reinforce what is learned through fun interactive activities, as well as explore and gain knowledge about the history of Deaf Culture and ASL.

Instructor:
Kimberly Smith, Staff Interpreter, Wichita State University

Text is included in the fee.

Cancellation Policy:

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for American Sign Language March 21, 2020 to June 6, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Instructor:
Sirana Jamkartanian, Lecturer, Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures, Wichita State University

Fee Includes Text

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.




Click HERE to register for Arabic February 5, 2020 to April 22, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beekeeping is a satisfying hobby that has many potential outcomes. Class study will provide the opportunity to become acquainted with the structure of a bee hive. To become a successful beekeeper, one must know the essential tools of operation and understand the correct terminology that applies to the hive structure, the bees and the beekeeper himself. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of the honeybee to our lifestyles and survival as well as gain an appreciation of this insect's work ethic and team work used for their colony to survive

Instructor:
Jim & Sharon Rowan, Rowan's Honey Shop

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Beginning Beekeeping February 3-24, 2020, WSU West
Novice players will be introduced into the basic mechanics of how to bid and play bridge in guidance with the American Contract Bridge League rules. These rules will allow you to play socially or in duplicate bridge games.

Instructor:
Mary Beck

Fee includes Texts

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.



Click Here to Register for Beginning Bridge February 12, 2020 to April 8, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
This is a beginning dance course exploring both classical modern dance technique and contemporary dance forms. It is a great way to get exercise while also becoming more in touch with your body and self-expression. The course will also involve historic information regarding the dance techniques explored.Traditional dance clothing can be worn but is not required. Typically modern dance is done with bare feet. All you need are clothes you can comfortably move in, an open mind, and a desire to feel good by expressing yourself through movement!

Instructor:
Cheyla Clawson, Instructor, School of Performing Arts, Wichita State University

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Beginning Contemporary Dance February 3, 2020 to April 13, 2020, Heskett Center
Begin to strengthen, balance and align your mind, body and soul through the practice of meditation. This class will combine gentle movement, discussion and guided and silent practices to begin to work to deepen each student's personal experience. Students will learn various meditation techniques including breath work, mantra repetition and visualization, which can help reduce stress and anxiety, promote emotional and physical health, benefit memory capacity and brain management, and even inspire kindness and compassion. 

Instructor:
Kayla Ragan, Meditation Teacher

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.




Click HERE to register for Beginning Meditation February 4, 2020 to March 10, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Whether approaching retirement or currently in retirement, it is essential to understand current opportunities to build, manage, protect and transition all your assets for a comfortable retirement. This class will discuss methods and strategies for income growth and help you know how you are doing in all phases of the economy as well as how to adapt to potential changes.

Instructor:
Brian Martz, CFP, CIMA



Cancellation Policy
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Comfortable Retirement Planning February 18, 2020 to March 3, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
This class will introduce you to basic cybersecurity terminology and why (motives) and how (common methods and tactics) people get hacked. We will also look at famous case studies of cybersecurity breaches, different laws and regulations surrounding cybersecurity and how you can protect yourself from being a victim.This will not be a highly technical class and anyone who uses the Internet or email regularly will have sufficient working knowledge to get something out of it.

Instructor:
Joe Jabara, Director, WSU Hub for Cybersecurity Ed & Awareness, Wichita State University

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click here to register for Cybersecurity 101 March 3-10, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Making sugar cookies and decorating them is not as hard as you may think, if you have the right recipes and tools. In this class, we will share the perfect sugar cookie recipe along with great tips about rolling out, cutting, freezing and baking. You will be given several icing recipes to choose from along with how to outline and flood your cookies like a professional! Each person will be given recipes and a bag of supplies, which includes three pastry bags, three number three tips, three flooding bottles, toothpicks and a cookie cutter. Students will also go home with cookies in hand.

Instructor:
Marsha Slack, Retired FCS Teacher

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Decorated Sugar Cookies Thursday, February 6, 2020, Derby High School
Click HERE to Register for Decorated Sugar Cookies Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Derby High School
Click HERE to Register for Decorated Sugar Cookies Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Derby High School
Are you looking for a fun, convenient, and cost effective way to preserve and share your family's history and document important milestones and events? If so, digital scrapbooking is for you. Unlike traditional scrapbooking, which requires a significant investment in specialty papers and other scrapbooking supplies, digital scrapbooking allows you to scrapbook anytime, anywhere. Computer and scrapbooking software will be provided during in class training.

Instructor:
Yvonne Marcotte, Digital Scrapbooker

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for Digital Scrapbooking February 8-15, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
HealthRhythms (empowerment drumming) is a group-music approach that uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression. Drumming has been scientifically proven to enhance brain-health, reduce stress, improve communication skills and increase personal well-being. Its proven effectiveness has been used with children and adults world-wide! No prior drumming or musical experience is necessary. Drums will be provided for in class use.

Instructor:
Candida Wise, Music Educator

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for Drum your way To-Better Health February 8, 2020 to March 14, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
What are the issues to consider in planning an Estate or preparing for long-term care? How does one avoid probate? How do you pay for long-term care, especially when filing for Medicaid assistance? This class will discuss the issues and strategies one should consider to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Instructor:
Mike Brown, JD, Author and Attorney, Elder Law of Kansas

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click here to register for Estate and Long-Term Care Planning March 3-10, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beginner language classes enable participants to gain a working knowledge of the chosen language. Instructors provide students with intense practice in both speaking and understanding the language. Basic vocabulary, frequently used expressions, and customs and cultures of the country will also be explored. We also offer some intermediate language classes for those who have previously studied the language. The instructor will continue to provide students with intensive practice in both speaking and understanding the specified language.

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Instructor:
Brigitte Roussel, Associate Professor/Director of Foreign Language Teacher Education, Wichita State University

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for French I February 3, 2020 to April 27, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
This intermediate language classes is designed for those who have previously studied the language. The instructor will continue to provide students with intensive practice in both speaking and understanding the specified language.

Instructor:
Brigitte Roussel, Associate Professor/Director of Foreign Language Teacher Educatoin, Wichita State University



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Cancellation Policy:

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for French II February 4, 2020 to April 28, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beginning language classes enable participants to gain a working knowledge of the chosen language. Instructors provide students with intense practice in both speaking and understanding the language. Basic vocabulary, frequently used expressions, and customs and cultures of the country will also be explored. We also offer some intermediate language classes for those who have previously studied the language. The instructor will continue to provide students with intensive practice in both speaking and understanding the specified language.

Instructor:
Brigitte Roussel, Associate Professor/Director of Foreign Language Teacher Educatoin, Wichita State University



Text is included in the fee.

Cancellation Policy:

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for French III February 5, 2020 to April 29, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Understand the "must haves" in every fundable concept. Learn how and where to find grant makers interested in you, the grant seeker, and your idea. Learn how to create a proposal capable of securing funds for your department or organization. This class will help beginners hone the skills needed to begin the research and prepare fundable proposals.

Instructor:
Robert Hull, Co-founder & past president of the Kansas Professional Grant Association

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Grant Writing February 20, 2020 to March 12, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex

It's all aboard as we take a ride on the Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. The excursion train departs Abilene eastbound for a trip through the Smoky Hill River Valley to the neighboring community of Enterprise, KS. Train passengers are invited to visit the Hoffman Grist Flour Mill during the train's layover in Enterprise to explore the mill, see how it operates and make purchases.Following our train ride, lunch will be served at the famed Brookville Hotel where we will dine on a family-style chicken dinner with all the trimmings.After lunch, we will visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and boy hood home. At the museum, you will have the opportunity to see the all-new 25,000 square feet of museum exhibit space, which opened this past summer. There will also be time to visit the Heritage Center of Dickinson County where you can take a ride on a 1901 C.W. Parker carousel. Our last stop of the day is the Russell Stover Candies Factory and Outlet Store where you can watch candy being made and buy some sweet treats for the ride home!

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University

Tour Date:Saturday, May 30, 2020

Fee: $129.00

Schedule:

8:00 a.m. - Depart WSU Metropolitan Complex 

9:30 a.m. - Arrive Abilene Depot

10:00 a.m. - Train Departs

11:45 a.m. - Train Returns

12:00 p.m. - Lunch at Hitching Post or Brookville

1:30 p.m. - Arrive at Eisenhower Library and Heritage Center

5:00 p.m. - Stop at Russell Stover Candy Company

5:30 p.m. - Depart Russell Stover Candy Company

7:00 p.m. - Arrive at WSU Metropolitan Complex



Click HERE to register for the Historic Abilene: From the Cattle Trail to the White House Day Trip on Saturday, May 30, 2020

As Wichita State University celebrates its 125th anniversary, join us for a walking tour of Fairmount and WSU. We will explore the Fairmount Neighborhood and learn about some of the founding families such as the Parkers and the Morrisons. We will learn how this dynamic and ever-changing part of the city has developed overtime with stories that range from the celebration of rock and roll to the challenging legacies of Civil Rights. As we cross 17th Street, we will turn our attention to Wichita State University and explore how the campus has reflected decades of change from the years of Fairmount College to the recent developments of the Innovation Campus. We will have lunch on campus with a chance to reflect on how the next 125 years might unfold.

Instructor:Dr. Jay Price, Chair & Professor, Department of History, Wichita State University

Tour Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Fee: $40.00

Schedule:

10:00 a.m.Arrive WSU Campus 

12:00 p.m. Lunch at Shocker Hall 

1:00 p.m. Depart WSU Campus



Click HERE to register for the Historic Walking Tour of Wichita State University and the Fairmount Neighborhood Saturday, April 25, 2020
"Where do I even start?" This is a common question asked when people get ready to move to a smaller home. Join us to learn how to answer this question as well as the step-bystep processes needed to get you from "Where do I start?" to "I can do this!" You will learn all steps needed to get you from preparing, who to talk to and how to figure out what to take to what to do with your remaining items. 

Instructor:
Kirsten Awe, Rightsize Moving Solutions, and Liz Beugelsdyk, L&L Family Estate Sale

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for How to "Rightsize" to a Smaller Home Tuesday, February 11, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
WSU is offering a FREE financial-aid planning seminar. Whether you are a high school student, a parent planning your child's education or an adult learner, this is your opportunity to learn what types of financial assistance are available and how to qualify. WSU staff will remain on-site following the presentation to answer questions.Reservations are required: (316) 978-3731.

Instructor:
WSU Office of Financial Aid staff

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for How to Finance a College Education Saturday, February 8, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beginning language classes enable participants to gain a working knowledge of the chosen language. Instructors provide students with intense practice in both speaking and understanding the language. Basic vocabulary, frequently used expressions, and customs and cultures of the country will also be explored. We also offer some intermediate language classes for those who have previously studied the language. The instructor will continue to provide students with intensive practice in both speaking and understanding the specified language.

Instructor:
Mary Williams, Instructor of Spanish

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Intermediate Spanish February 6, 2020 to April 23, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Learn the basic functionality of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook in this overview course. You will learn how to create, edit, and format documents using Microsoft Word. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in class as you work with tables, document styles and layout pages. You will also learn how to utilize Microsoft Excel at home and at work. In this session you will learn how to enter, navigate, modify, move, copy, format and print data. You will then use this new knowledge to create images, charts and diagrams. You will learn how to create and edit slides, and use drawing tools, clip art, charts, and graphs, while adding transitions, animation, and sound using Microsoft PowerPoint. The class will conclude with a presentation on Microsoft Outlook. In this session you will learn how to set up and manage email, calendars and contacts in Outlook.

Instructors:
Lana Johnson, Instructor of Computers

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Introduction to Microsoft Office February 5, 2020 to March 11, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Whether you are a coffee novice, enthusiast or budding barista, this class is for you. Join local coffee aficionado, Andrew Gough as we explore all things coffee! This four week class includes: Introduction to Specialty Coffee-the history of coffee and a tour of the Reverie Café and roasting plant; Coffee: Art and Science-coffee extraction, origins and brewing; Coffee Shop Etiquette-roasting and roasts, café ordering and experience; and Home Brewing Made Easy essentials of great coffee at home, grinder, coffee and water (and patience), pairing food and coffee and entertaining with coffee. Students will sample and taste a variety of coffees/espressos each week.

Instructor:
Andrew Gough, Reverie Coffee Roasters

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Introduction to Specialty Coffee February 8-29, 2020, Reverie Coffee Roaster

On this trip we will head to Northwest Kansas to view the Kansas Niobrara chalk formations, better known as Little Jerusalem and Monument Rocks. Our first stop is the canyons and pinnacles of Little Jerusalem in Logan County, which opened to the public in October 2019. You will have the opportunity to hike two permanent marked trails to view the rock formations that tower more than 100 feet. Along the way you can see fascinating plants and animals as well as the fossil remains of swimming and flying reptiles dating back 85 million years. The Overlook Trail extends one-quarter mile along a crushed rock surface to a scenic viewpoint. The terrain is loose rock surface with a gentle gradient. The Life on the Rocks Trail winds one-half mile along the rim of the rocks with multiple bends to provide a variety of views and two scenic overlooks. The trail is crushed rock surface and gentle gradients for all abilities for the first two-thirds mile (3,500 feet) to the first overlook;natural surface trail with moderate slopes for the next one-half mile (2,766 feet) to the second overlook. After a quick stop at Scott Lake, we will travel to Gove County and Monument Rocks. Known as the Chalk Pyramids, these majestic formations are considered one of the eight wonders of Kansas. Breakfast and dinner will be provided.

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University

Tour Date:Saturday, June 6, 2020

Fee: $129.00

Schedule:

6:00 a.m. - Depart WSU Metropolitan Complex

8:45 a.m. - Breakfast in Hays

10:00 a.m. - Depart Hays

11:30 a.m. - Arrive Oakley Mittens Truck Stop: Bathroom Break

12:15 p.m. - Depart Oakley

12:45 p.m. - Arrive at Little Jerusalem Park

2:15 p.m. - Depart Little Jerusalem Park

2:45 p.m. - Scott Lake Bathroom Break

3:15 p.m. - Depart Scott Lake

3:45 p.m. - Arrive at Monument Rocks

4:30 p.m. - Depart Monument Rocks

7:00 p.m. - Dinner at Pretty Boy Floyds, Ellingwood

8:15 p.m. - Depart Ellingwood

10:00 p.m. - Arrive WSU Metropolitan Complex



Click HERE to register for the Kansas is Not Flat and Boring Day Trip on Saturday, June 6, 2020

Are you a fan of the old time Western? Did you grow up watching John Wayne ride the range in Stagecoach or James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillon? Did you ever wish you could star in your own western? If so, join us for a memorable and fun-filled day in Enid, Oklahoma. We will be touring Skeleton Creek Productions, a real-life movie studio, where you will have the opportunity to tour seven full-size movie sets and star in a western movie with your fellow travelers! Lunch will be served on-set inside the 1890's saloon. After lunch,we will tour the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to learn about the history and development of the Cherokee Outlet. We then travel south to Kingfisher, Oklahoma, where we will tour the Seay Mansion, home of Oklahoma's third territorial governor. Dinner will be provided in Enid before we head home. Each traveler will be invited to a movie premiere at the Metropolitan Complex and provided a copy of the movie.

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University

Tour Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Fee: $129.00

Schedule:

7:45 a.m. - Depart WSU Metropolitan Complex

10:00 a.m. - Arrive Enid, OK  Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Tour the last remaining U.S. Land Office, and other historic buildings

11:30 a.m. - Simpson's Old Time Museum, Skeleton Creek Productions where you will star in your own western movie with Stormy and Texas, and Lunch in the saloon

2:30 p.m. - Travel to Kingfisher, Oklahoma

3:15 p.m. - Tour Seay Mansion & Chisholm Trail Museum

4:45 p.m. - Depart Kingfisher,OK 

5:30 p.m. - Dinner: Callahan's Pub & Grille Enid, OK

7:00 p.m. - Depart Enid

9:00 p.m. - Arrive at WSU Metropolitan Complex



Click HERE to register for the Lights, Camera, Action Day Trip on Saturday, April 18, 2020

Join us fora nostalgic look at some of Southeast Kansas' most iconic landmarks. Our day begins with breakfast at the historic Beaumont Hotel. After breakfast, we continue southeast to the town of West Mineral where we will visit the Big Brutus visitor center and mining museum. It's then on to Route 66. The 13 miles of Route 66 is the shortest stretch of the iconic highway, but among the best preserved.Our first stop will be Cars on the Route, a restored Kan-O-Tex service station.Outside the building you will see the mining boom truck that inspired the character"Tow Mater" in Radiator Springs from the movie Cars. We continue on Route 66 to the town of Riverton and a stop at the Eisler Brother's Old Riverton Store for lunch. The store has been operating on Route 66 since before the Route officially opened. Our trip continues to Baxter Springs with stops at the Route 66 Visitors Center and the Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum where you will learn about the area's mining history as well as the history of Route 66. As we make our way back to Wichita, we will drive through Picher, OK, which was once a major national center of lead and zinc mining but is now a ghost town due to groundwater contamination and health effects of mining. We will also stop in Independence for dinner before we conclude our trip.

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University

Tour Date: Friday, April 4, 2020

Fee: $119.00

Schedule: 

7:00 a.m. - Depart WSU Metropolitan Complex 

7:50 a.m. - Arrive Beaumont Hotel for Breakfast 

9:00 a.m. - Depart Beaumont Hotel 

10:45 a.m. - Arrive West Mineral Big Brutus Visitor Center Noon Depart Big Brutus 

12:30 p.m. - Cars on the Route - Galena 

1:15 p.m. - Depart Galena

1:20 p.m. - Arrive Riverton Eisler Bros. Old Riverton Store - Lunch on own 

2:15 p.m. - Depart Store Drive by Empire Power Dam Falls 

2:30 p.m. - Route 66 Visitor's Center, Baxter Springs 

3:15 p.m. - Depart Visitor Center 

3:25 p.m. - Arrive Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum 

4:30 p.m. - Depart Baxter Springs, Drive across Rainbow Bridge, Route 66 Baxter Springs 

4:45 p.m. - Arrive Pilcher, Drive through 

6:00 p.m. - Dinner at Independence 

7:00 p.m. - Depart Independence 

9:00 p.m. - Arrive at WSU Metropolitan Complex



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This class will provide participants with financial knowledge to plan for retirement. Topics that will be covered include financial strategies, legal documents (wills, probate, revocable and non-revocable trusts, medical directives, durable powers of attorney, and do not resuscitate orders) and medical expense planning (Medicare,Medigap, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid,VA Benefits and long term care).

Instructor:
Dr. Stana Martin, Owner & President, Mrs. LTC

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Navigating to 90 & Beyond Saturday, March 28, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Have you ever wanted to have fresh eggs daily? If so, you've probably thought about raising chickens in your backyard. The question is how do you get started? This class will cover the basics of raising backyard chickens. Topics include: city regulations, breeds, food, shelter and most important maintaining a happy, healthy brood of chickens.

Instructor:
James Brewster, Local Backyard Chicken Enthusiast

Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Raising Backyard Chickens Saturday, April 18, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Not sure where to begin, or how to go about rightsizing your home? Learn how to navigate
the process of simplifying your life with tried-and-true strategies that will take you
from cluttered to organized!

Instructor:
Kirsten Awe, Owner, Rightsize Moving Solutions

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for Rightsize to Organize Thursday, February 20, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex

Whether you are just beginning your journey or are a seasoned researcher, join us for a research day in Topeka. We will visit the Kansas State Historical Society library (KSHS) and archives as well as the Baker Genealogy Center at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. The KSHS has an amazing array of resources,including maps and photographs, family history records, community history item sand corporate records. The Baker Genealogy Center has a computer lab equipped with databases such as Ancestry.com, America's Obituaries and Fold3 to help you find your family. The Genealogy Research Room has over 3,000 books that cover anything from how to get started and personal family histories to books on Kansas and many states across the country and beyond. The day is yours to explore the collections, do your own family history research and perhaps delve into that obscure bit of trivia that you have always wanted to study. At both sites,there will be experienced staff to answer your questions and assist you regarding use of the materials. A boxed lunch will be provided. When you board the bus that evening for the return trip to Wichita, you will have a chance to look through the notes and copies that you have collected and discuss your findings with your fellow researchers!

Facilitator: Dr. Jay Price, Department Chair & Professor, History, Wichita State University

Tour Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Fee: $99

Schedule:

7:00 a.m. - Depart WSU Metropolitan Complex

9:15 a.m. - Arrive Shawnee County Public Library

9:30 a.m. - Arrive Kansas State Historical Society

12:15 p.m. -Depart for lunch at Shawnee County Public Library 

12:30 p.m. - Arrive at the Shawnee County Public Library: Lunch 

1:30 p.m. - Depart Shawnee County Public Library

1:45 p.m. - Arrive Historical Society 

4:15 p.m. - Depart Historical Society 

4:30 p.m. - Arrive at Shawnee County Public Library

6:45 p.m. - Arrive back at WSU Metropolitan Complex



Click HERE to register for Roots & Branches: Connecting Your Family's History Day Trip on Friday, April 3, 2020
Beginning language classes enable participants to gain a working knowledge of the chosen language. Instructors provide students with intense practice in both speaking and understanding the language. Basic vocabulary, frequently used expressions, and customs and cultures of the country will also be explored. We also offer some intermediate language classes for those who have previously studied the language. The instructor will continue to provide students with intensive practice in both speaking and understanding the specified language.

Instructor:
Mary Williams, Instructor of Spanish



Text is included in the fee.

Cancellation Policy:

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Spanish for Travelers February 4, 2020 to April 21, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Learn to create unique, personalized, one of a kind floral arrangements that will add color and pizazz to your home décor. Each week you will make one new arrangement using a variety of fresh and silk materials. Weeks 1 and 2: You will work with fresh flowers to create beautiful vase and centerpiece arrangements. Weeks 3 and 4: You will be working with silks to construct a decorative floral swag and a spring/summer wreath. You will select and purchase silk flowers in your choice of colors, as well as ribbon, and other fun elements that you want to incorporate into your designs. A supply list will be provided for each week.

Instructor:
Tisha Tucker, Perfect Petals

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Spring Floral Arranging March 4-25, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Were you one of many this past holiday season who purchased and/or was gifted this miracle kitchen gadget, but are too overwhelmed to use it? Whetherit is old war stories told by your grandmother of exploding pressure cookers or just feeling overwhelmed by all the buttons, this class is for you. Together with other pressure cooking newbies we will tame your instant pot/multi-cookers so that you can dazzle your family and friends with home cooked meals made in a fraction of the time! Please come to class with your electric pressure cooker and an appetite to learn and to eat!

Instructor:
Trisha Thomas

Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for Tame your Electric Pressure Cooker March 19-26, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Fly Fishing 101 is a course for the beginner, as well as the intermediate, interested in learning more about the art of fly fishing. This course will cover all aspects of the sport from the history of fly fishing to the equipment needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during thiscourse will include: fish, entomology, water, conservation and etiquette. Participants have the opportunity to learn about both wet and dry flies. Students will receive information about how to buy that first fly rod and reel and howto maintain fly fishing equipment that they already own. Participants will also get hands on training on how to tie fly fishing knots used while on the water as well as how to rig a fly rod for fishing different types of flies. All equipmentwill be provided.

Instructor:
Rick Brown, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club

Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting. TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.


Click Here to Register for The Art of Fly Fishing 101 February 3, 2020 to March 9, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Learn more about the art of casting a fly rod. This course will cover the basic casts needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course will include becoming proficient with the overhead and roll casts. Students will receive hands on instruction on these casts. The course will provide the equipment you will need.

Instructor:
Rick Brown, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club

Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting. TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.


Click Here to Register for The Art of Fly Fishing 102 February 4, 2020 to March 10, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
The trick to good gardening is understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, and being observant of nature's seasonal cycles. This class is a good primer for those who have never gardened but would like to try and for those who want to revisit their current gardening methods. We will learn the basic steps to gardening done well, be it vegetable or flower, raised beds, pots, or in ground. Throughout the six-week course, we will cover all aspects of basic gardening including:

  • Planning a garden for your location and prepping the soil
  • When, where and how to plant
  • The advantages of seed starting
  • Giving plants a close look
  • Loving Kansas weather even when it doesn't love you back
  • Insects, good and bad, and how to manage them
  • Organic vs pesticides (is it an either/or proposition?)
  • Knowing when to grow fruits, herbs and vegetables, and how to harvest
  • Clean up and prep for the next growing cycle

Instructor:
Kelly Caswell, Master Gardener

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for The Elements of Gardening March 4-25, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex