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: 

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

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

 

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: 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

Learn how to navigate the home downsizing process as we cover 8 simple steps from deciding when to downsize all the way through the move and estate sale. Gain organizational strategies and tips on reducing stress during this major life transition.

Instructor:
Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer

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.

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.

Your adventure begins in Old Town with a visit to the Great Plains Transportation Museum. The museum displays a wide assortment of railroad equipment, artifacts and memorabilia. Then it's on to Baldwin City, Kansas where you will board the historic Kansas Belle Dinner Train for a three hour, 21 mile trip to Ottawa, Kansas and back. Relax as you are transported back in time to the 1940's while enjoying the beautiful fall foliage and a delicious five course meal! Don't miss out on this unique and memorable experience!

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, History Reporter, Wichita Eagle

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, October 13
12:30 p.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
1:00 p.m. - Arrive Great Plains Transportation Museum
2:30 p.m. - Depart Transportation Museum
5:00 p.m. - Arrive Baldwin City Train Depot
5:30 p.m. - Board Train
6:00 p.m. - Kansas Belle Dinner Train Excursion
9:00 p.m. - Return to Depot
9:30 p.m. - Depart Baldwin City
12:00 a.m. - Arrive Metropolitan Complex

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

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



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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.

Join us as we step back in time as we travel to Independence, MO to experience Christmas in the 1800's. Our visit begins with a guided tour of the historic Jackson County/Truman Courthouse and History Center. After our tour, you can explore the iconic Town Square on your own. The day continues with a tour of the decorated and historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate, built in the 1890's. Our next stop is the Vaile Victorian Mansion or as locals call it "America's ChristmasCastle." Built in 1881, this 31-room mansion is decorated from floor to ceiling for the holidays with a different theme each year. After the tour, it's dinner at the Country Club Plaza and a driving tour of the world famous Plaza lights.

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, History Reporter, Wichita Eagle

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, December 1, 2018

7:00 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
9:00 a.m. - Arrive Kansas Buffet, Ottawa, KS
10:00 a.m. - Depart Kansas Buffet
11:00 a.m. - Arrive Independence Square Visitors Center - Tour Courthouse and Shopping
12:45 p.m. - Board Bus for Bingham-Waggoner Estate
1:00 p.m. - I'll Be Home for Christmas Holiday Home Tour - Bingham-Waggoner Estate
2:30 p.m. - Board Bus for Vaile Mansion
2:45 p.m. - Vaile Mansion Tour
4:00 p.m. - Depart for Plaza
4:30 p.m. - Dinner on Plaza
6:00 p.m. - Plaza Lights
7:00 p.m. - Depart for Metropolitan Complex
8:30 p.m. - Beto Junction Stop
9:00 p.m. - Depart Beto Junction
10:45 p.m. - Arrive Metropolitan Complex

Cancellation Policy
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.

Blogging can be an incredibly powerful online outlet, both personally and professionally. In this three week course, you will find a blogging platform that suits your needs, learn to avoid common blogging pitfalls, and know what steps to take after creating your content. Whether you want to document your travels for friends and family or keep customers informed of what happens behind the scenes in your business,we'll make sure you have a plan in place tomake your blog work for you. It is stronglysuggested that you bring a laptop.

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 receivedin writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Learn basic car maintenance essentials that will keep your car on the road and out of the shop. In this class, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to perform routine, light automotive maintenance. This hands-on class is designed for women who want to be empowered to do the services for themselves. Learn how to change your oil, air filter, wiper blades, battery, spark plugs and brakes.You will even learn to change a tire without breaking a nail, while wearing high heels!.

Instructor:
Lori Schmitt, Certified Master Technician/Mechanic

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.

Learn the basics of digital photography and how to use your digital camera or smartphone. You'll explore what all the buttons do and simple composition techniques as well as low light photography. This class is designed for the point and shoot - shoot in automatic photographer.

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.

Learn the basic principles of landscape design applied at a residential scale. Topics include: basic design principles, the development of design objectives, conceptual design and planting design including Xeriscaping and Edible Landscaping.

Instructor:
Kurt Huiras, Professional Landscaper.

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: 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.

Learning ukulele is easy when you already know the songs. Make your days merry and bright by learning holiday standards in a supportive environment inwhich everyone sings and plays together. Our final class may also include some caroling! For brand-new to beginning players. Requires a soprano ukulele(it's the little one) and a clip-on tuner (such as a Snark or Intellitouch).

Instructor:
Seth Bates, Ukulele Instructor

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.

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.

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.

Perching birds, waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds- they're all around us! This class will help you understand how to identify birds commonly seen in your backyard and at local parks. We'll meet two Wednesday evenings at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex and the following Saturday mornings at Chisholm Creek Park. If you have them, bring binoculars.

Instructor:
Cheryl Miller, Vice President, Kansas Ornithological Society

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.

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.

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.

A majority of all photos are taken with smartphones. We will discuss a variety of free camera apps, which will help you improve the quality of your smart phonephotos. You will also learn about free apps that will assist you with simple corrections after images are taken. Must have a smartphone.

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 minimumof 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 receivedin writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

This 2-class series will show you the diversity and characteristics of these two very special wine producing areas. While you may have visited or may know of the Columbia Valley and Paso Robles, you may not have a good understanding as to why both wine growing regions are unique. Geographical, soil and climate differences are just part of the equation. You'll learn more and taste wine from various sub-appellations in each of the classes. Each class will feature an in-depth presentation and lecture followed by a tasting of at least 6 wines from each region. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

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.

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.

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:
Jeniffer Kang, Instructor of Korean



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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.

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 andbaking. 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 willalso 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.

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.

Have you been exploring the world from your couch? Curious about culture? Hungry for history? Join us as we discover the wonders of Southeast Asia. Each week we will feature a new country and discover its history, music, art and wonders to behold. Join us for all four or choose just one! Class one - Thailand - One of the most hospitable and colorful countries of Southeast Asia. Class two - Vietnam - Home to the Mekong River and tasty street foods. Class three - Cambodia - Find yourself smiling as much as the locals when we journey to a country rich with hidden temples, colorful and historic ensembles and unending charm. Class four - Myanmar - Learn why this country is called "The Golden Land."

Instructor:
Angie Courtney, Certified Travel Associate, Sunflower Travel

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.

Germans go for bierocks, Czechs eat kaloches, what do the rest of us eat? In the late 19th century, Kansas was filled with pockets of diversity as Swedes, Volga Germans, Italians, Irish and African Americans settled the state in communities often resembling their villages back home. This is a class on how food has defined who we are as Kansans. We will look at the history and the characters who helped spread the word about good food and places to go. Through festivals, fund-raisers and potlucks, this is a class for Kansas foodaholics.

Instructor:
Beccy Tanner, WSU Department of History Adjunct & Wichita Eagle Reporter

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.

Are you intimidated by your car? Do you dread taking it in for service? In this class, you will learn seasonal car maintenance basics and leave empowered with confidence and knowledge about your car. In addition, you will learn abouttires, brakes, batteries, wiper blades and the trick to changing a tire. You also will learn what you need to know when getting your car serviced.

Instructor:
Lori Schmitt, Certified Master Technician/Mechanic

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.

Join us as we travel the scenic byways of southeast Kansas. Our day begins in Elk Falls, Kansas, Outhouse Capital of Kansas! There we will partake in the annual Outhouse Tour and festival. We then travel to Independence, Kansas for lunch and a visit to the newly reconstructed Little House on the Prairie cabin,made famous by author Laura Ingalls Wilder. We then head north to Chanute for a tour of the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum. The trip home includes dinner at the historic Beaumont Hotel in Beaumont, Kansas.

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, History Reporter, Wichita Eagle

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, November 17, 2018

7:30 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
9:00 a.m. - Arrive Elk Falls Outhouse Tour
11:00 a.m. - Depart Elk Falls
11:45 a.m. - Arrive in Independence for Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Arrive at Little House on the Prairie in Independence
2:00 p.m. - Depart Little House
3:00 p.m. - Arrive at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
4:30 p.m. - Depart Museum for Beaumont
5:30 p.m. - Dinner at Beaumont Hotel
7:00 p.m. - Depart Hotel
8:00 p.m. - Arrive Metropolitan Complex

Cancellation Policy
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.

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 fall swag and a winter/Christmas wreath. You will select and purchase silk flowers in your choice of colors, as well as ribbon, Christmas bulbs and any other fun elements that you want to incorporate into your designs. A supply list will be provided for eachweek.

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.

Foundations of Screenwriting is a class intended for students who have the desire to write their own screenplay (movie script). Whether students have an idea for a script already, or discover one during the course, we will flesh out these ideas into shortor full-length films. The class will work on creating characters, storylines, and conflicts, as well as certain elements of storytelling that are specific to writing for the big screen, such as visual storytelling andmovie structure. Along with weekly writing and exercises, students will read examples of screenplays and have the chance to hear their own writing read aloud in mini-workshops.

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 minimumof 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 receivedin writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

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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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.

Most everyone enjoys a nice homemade roll or slice of homemade bread, but not everyone is comfortable with making their own. In this course we will explore how to become confident with using yeast and working with different types of doughs and shapes. Recipes and handouts will be provided and you will take home something delicious every night. Week one- dinner rolls, loaves, and braids. Week two- cinnamon rolls and spirals. Week three- danish and croissant dough.

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.

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.

Since the 1880s, College Hill has been one of Wichita's most prestigious neighborhoods. Join us on this walking tour to experience the colors of fall and explore this equally colorful part of the city. We will meet at St. James Episcopal Church and tour the art and architecture of this prominent local house ofworship. Next, we will venture to College Hill Park where we will learn about architects such as Proudfoot and Bird. From there, we head to the Tudor Revival landmark of the Hillcrest. We will continue the tour north of Douglas to learn about recent developments. Throughout, you will gain new insight into our city and learn how to read a landscape by learning the basics of architectural history from bungalows to Carthalite to Frank Lloyd Wright.

Instructor:
Jay Price, Chair & Professor, Department of History, 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.

Join us as we examine the Holocaust, perhaps the defining event of the 20th century. Learn how genocide took place in the heart of Europe and the implications these crimes have for our most cherished assumptions about progress, civilization and modernity. Through lectures, discussions, films and readings, we will explore the reasons why perpetrators, bystanders and victims took the twisted road to Auschwitz. In the process, we will touch on many salient issues related to the history of genocide: racial, national and ideological influences, the impact of war, mass political mobilizations, the response of Jews and Jewish communities, global knowledge, and how it has been remembered.

Instructor:
Jeff Hayton, Assistant Professor, Department of History, 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.

Holidays are busy enough without the added stress of the traditional gift giving to neighbors, friends and co-workers. Make it easy on yourself! Enroll in this candy making class and learn how the microwave can take all the work and worry out of gift giving. Week one: caramel corn, peanut brittle and different types of balls. Week 2: traditional fudge making. You will use a candy thermometer and learn how to calibrate it for accuracy. All candies will be shared and taken home in gift containers. Recipes provided.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kansas City is known for its beautiful fountains, memorials and monuments. Join us as we explore some of the city's most famous and well-known sites. Our first stop is the historic Union Station where we take a guided tour of this more than 100 year old facility and have lunch. We will reboard our bus and be joined by tour guides from the City of Fountains Foundation who will provide a guided tourof Kansas City's loveliest and most unique fountains and sculptures. Afterward we will stretch our legs with a tour of The Steamboat Arabia Museum. Ourfinal stop before dinner is the tranquil and beautiful Kauffman Memorial Garden. We conclude our day in Kansas City with dinner before returning to Wichita.

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, History Reporter, Wichita Eagle

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, September 22
6:30 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
9:30 a.m. - Arrive Union Station - Kansas City
10:00 a.m. - Guided Tour of Union Station
11:30 a.m. - Tour Ends
11:30 a.m. - Lunch at Harvey's
12:30 p.m. - Board Bus for Fountain Tour
2:15 p.m. - Fountain Tour Concludes
2:30 p.m. - Arrive Steamboat Arabia Museum
4:15 p.m. - Depart Steamboat Arabia Museum
4:30 p.m. - Kauffman Memorial Garden
5:30 p.m. - Depart Gardens
5:45 p.m. - Dinner at Tomfooleries
7:00 p.m. - Depart for Wichita
10:00 p.m. - Arrive at Metropolitan Complex

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

Social media is a critical piece of your marketing toolkit. Whether you're looking to grow your small business, bring new value to your employer, or rebrand your professional image, this 6-week course will teach you how to use a variety of social media tools and strategies to achieve your goals. We will discuss topics like how to get started without an audience, preparing for a crisis, social media's effective SEO, social media ads, and more. It is strongly suggested that you bring a laptop or tablet.

Instructor:
Caleb Wilson, Social Media Manager, Media Resources Center, 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.

Ever wondered what shaken, stirred, wet, dry, muddled, rocks and neat lingo really means? Do you love cocktails, but feel a bit overwhelmed by all the gadgets, recipes, and ingredient choices? If you said yes, this is the class for you. In this two week course, students will learn the practical tricks of bartending, while using simple ingredients and equipment you probably already have laying around the house. Once we have mastered the basics, students will be introduced to the art of mixology and explore the creation of popular flavor combinations like Sangria, Margarita, the Moscow Mule and more. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Trisha Thomas, Mixologist

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.

This two week advanced level Mixology for Real Life class is designed for students who have mastered the fundamentals of the first class. Participantsshould already have experience in the following areas; the free pour technique, alcohol and glassware differentiation, mixer ratios and five approaches togarnish. In this level II class, participants will continue to explore and engage in hands-on cocktail creation. New techniques will include frozen drinks, hand-made liqueurs and infusions. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Trisha Thomas, Mixologist

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.

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.

This class is designed to help with the development of professional and social skills both in and out of the workplace. Class topics include resume and cover letter writing, interview skills and proper attire, written and oral communication, professional protocol and much more. Learning will be done using class lectures, guest speakers, in class exercises and current examples.

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.

Join us as we continue to explore the quirkier, unique sides of Kansas. Topics include places to go, eat and hang out, famous Kansans and festivals, and unique places you don't want to miss. After more than 4 decades as a journalist at The Wichita Eagle, The Salina Journal and other Kansas newspapers, Beccy Tanner has explored all parts of Kansas and has discovered there are still many stories to tell.

Instructor:
Beccy Tanner, Reporter, Wichita Eagle

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.

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.

Entertaining and educational for all levels, this course provides valuable information on all aspects of the beer industry. Whether you are just beginning your exploration with craft beer, are an experienced homebrewer or an active member within the beer industry, we have something for you! Learn the basics of evaluating beer by appearance and how it smells and tastes with an expanded beer vocabulary. Each class will consist of a brief lecture followed by a tasting of different beers from around the globe and sensory palate training. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Rob Miller, Owner, Goebel Liquor

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.

Are you looking for money in all the wrong places? Learn how to find and apply for scholarships through a variety of sources. This session covers when students and/or families should begin searching and applying for available scholarships, different types of criteria for scholarships, how to develop an impressive application for scholarships, WSU invitational, general and departmental scholarships, how to search the web and how to avoid scholarship scams. We'll also cover federal financial aid and other solutions that can make college more affordable. Much of the information covered is intended for new or prospective college students. This presentation provides information and does not provide individual assistance.

Instructor:
WSU 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 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.

This is a hands-on class where you will make samples or garments as part of the learning experience. Topics to be covered include: fabrics, patterns, gettingstarted, basic techniques, finishing touches, and machines.

Instructor:
Bev Seyfert, The Sewing Center

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.

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.

Purposeful and flowing, a slow motion choreography based on martial arts movement, T'ai Chi Ch'uan integrates mind and body while teaching balance,grace and flexibility. Practiced with awareness and without strain or force, it is a no-impact exercise that can be practiced anywhere, anytime and withoutspecial equipment or clothing. Ideal for adults of all ages.

Instructor:
David Larsen, Certified Instructor

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.

Do you have closets or drawers full of t-shirts commemorating special events in your life or the lives of your spouse and children? Can't bear to part with those reminders of fabulous vacations and important milestones in the lives of your loved ones? If so, consider preserving those memories as a T-shirt quilt. In this course you will learn to make a one of a kind quilt that will be treasured for years to come. This is a hands-on technique class where you'll learn about t-shirt prep, layout options, construction methods and quilting options. You will also have time in class to practice piecing your quilt together.

Instructor:
Bev Seyfert, The Sewing Center

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Fly Fishing 103 is a six week course for the beginner interested in learning more about the art of tying flies. This course will cover the basic tying technique needed to get started and become more proficient in tying your own flies. Topics covered during this course will include both wet and dry flies and how to fish the flies that they have tied. Students will receive instruction on flies for both warm and cold water fish. The course will provide all the fly tying vices and tools as well as the materials 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.

This course is designed for the intermediate caster interested in learning more about the art of casting a fly rod. This course will cover more advanced castingtechnique. Students for this class must have taken Fly Casting 102.

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.

This course is designed for the intermediate tyer interested in learning more about the art of tying flies. This course will cover more advanced tying techniques needed to become more proficient in tying flies. Topics covered during this course will include both wet and dry flies for both warm and cold water fish and how to fish the flies that they have tied. The course will provide all of the fly tying materials needed. Students may bring their own tying vices.

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.

Join us as we journey into the art of reflexology. The theory behind this ancient practice is that areas of the hands, feet and ears correspond to organs and systems of the body. Some people believe that pressure applied to these areas positively affect a person's organs, benefits their health and reduces stress. In this class, you will learn how it works and the formulas for dynamic results. This class is designed to give instruction that will allow you to work on yourself, friends and family. It does not certify you as a reflexologist..

Instructor:
Janna Akins, Body and Soul Therapeutic Massage

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.

This class is a casual overview for the novice or experienced enthusiast. Attendees will learn the basics of taste, how to recognize and describe varietalcharacteristics, and to identify personal likes and dislikes. Learn about the "Vineyard Year", wine production from grape to bottle and winemaker techniques for quality, style and taste. Each class will consist of a brief introductory lecture followed by a tasting of at least six different wines.You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Guy Bower, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food

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.

Exercise is important at any age. Yoga is one type of exercise that benefits students of all ages; especially those age 60+, by helping to develop strength,endurance and stability while improving flexibility. Yoga for seniors is a chair-based class for beginners, which includes some standing poses. During class, wewill work on strengthening and stretching all major muscle families as we focus on breathing and calming the nervous system.

Instructor:
Dorothy Bonner, Fitness Instructor, Heskett Center, 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.