Upcoming Courses

Courses

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.


This course contains no sessions
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This class will be a continuation of what was learned during beginning ASL. The student will take the vocabulary skills already learned and begin to use that in a more conversational way. While new vocabulary will be gained, our main focus will be on the ability to produce and understand full sentences. This course will have a portion each week where students won't voice and instead will only sign together. This allows for a more immersive experience and a better grasp of Deaf culture.

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.


This course contains no sessions
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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.




This course contains no sessions
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Join other beer enthusiasts as we delve deep into what makes barrel aged beers so unique.  We will sample all styles of experiential beers aged in different kinds of whiskey and bourbon barrels, wine barrels, oak barrels and some beers aged in brandy or even cognac. The choices will open your eyes to the craft beer world. We will be using the Siebel Institute Barrel Aged Sensory Kit, which includes a total of 12 compounds that cover a variety of common flavors that may be associated with the process of aging beer in barrels. These compounds include: almond (Marzipan), coconut, vanilla, fruity, natural wood, sweet, plum, spicy, peat-like, smoky, medicinal, dill, earthy, whiskey or bourbon (Boozy), oakey, rum-like, green custard powder, resinous, phenolic, barnyard (Horsey), brett related flavors, wine-like and caramel. 

You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Rob Miller, 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 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 contains no sessions
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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 Bate, 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.


This course contains no sessions
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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 course contains no sessions
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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.



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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.




This course contains no sessions
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Topeka provides the perfect itinerary for a day trip sure to please any Kansas history buff. We will spend the morning at the Kansas Museum of History and State Archives. Join us for a curator-led, behind-the-scenes look at some of the tens of thousands of artifacts,documents, photographs and excavated pieces that are stored in the Archives. You will also have the opportunity to tour the museum and view its many collections. We will then travel to north Topeka fora unique and elegant lunch at The Great Overland Station. Lunch will be served by the station's very own costumed Harvey Girls who will share their knowledge of the historical Harvey Houses and will take you on a guided tour of the Station. Our next stop is the Charles Curtis House and Museum. Curtis,President Herbert Hoover's vice president, was the first Native American to hold the office, the first vice president to come from west of the Mississippi, and the first vice president from the state of Kansas. Our final stop before heading home is the Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site, which tells the story of the lawsuit, which ended racial segregation in schools. 

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

Tour Date: 10/4
Fee: $119 

6:45a.m.          Depart WSUMetropolitan Complex

9:00a.m.          Arrive Kansas State Museum and State Archives

12:00p.m.        Depart Museum and Archives

12:30p.m.        Arrive Great Overland Station for Tour and Harvey Girl Lunch

2:30p.m.          Depart Station

2:45p.m.          Arrive at Charles Curtis House Museum

3:30p.m.          Depart Curtis House

3:45p.m.          Arrive at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

5:00p.m.          Depart Brown Site

7:00p.m.          Arrive at WSU 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.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


This course contains no sessions
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Attend this two-part class to learn how to tackle your most challenging organizing projects! 

Part I: Learn the basic steps on how to organize virtually anything! You will have the opportunity to work with experts on specific projects you need help with and you will leave this class with a written plan on how to do this on your own. 

Part II: Work on your project at home and then attend the second part of this series. We will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of home organization. This is a very interactive class, which will allow you to learn and support each other as well as receive professional guidance from your instructor.

Instructor:
Professional Organizer Kirsten Awe, owner of Rightsize Moving Solutions along with her Professional Organizing Team!

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 contains no sessions
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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.


This course contains no sessions
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The largest country within the United Kingdom. Home to the Royal Family and the longest reigning Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The variety of the English countryside is often missed by the many travelers who focus on London. From the seaside of Brighton to the picturesque villages in the Lake District, your time in England can be spent taking a deep breath of stunning landscapes, exploring a sprawling metropolis filled with museums or practicing your Royal manners during an afternoon tea. Instructor: Angie Courtney, Certified Travel Associate, Sunflower Travel 
Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 6 10/15 T 6:30-8:30p $39

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




This course contains no sessions
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This course offers an in-depth look at two popular American Viticultural Areas (AVA's)highlighting, climate, geography and soil that produces high quality wines of distinction.Attendees will learn about the history and evolution of these specific growing regions, the prominent wineries, grapes grown and wines produced. Each class will include a thoughtful guided tasting of 6 or 7 wines that represent the quality of wine produced in each AVA. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.Instructor: Guy Bower, Level-1 Sommelier, Hostof The Good Life radio program on KNSS,Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food 

9/30 "Amador County/Sierra Foothills California" 
10/7 "Willamette Valley Oregon"

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 contains no sessions
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Sure, you have heard of Amelia Earhart and Dwight D. Eisenhower, but how many of you know Actress Elizabeth Taylor had ties to Kansas? Or that the Tony Awards were the inspiration of a Kansan, as was the architect who designed the Empire State Building. In this class, we will explore Famous Kansans. We will look at those who made news through the years as well as those who inspired and caused us to reach higher for the stars. From the arts to sports, businesses and crusaders, we'll look at the characters who made Kansas famous. Instructor: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University

Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee
HMC 4 10/22 T 7-9p  $69

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




This course contains no sessions
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Join us for an introduction to the largest country in Western Europe. A country known for its cuisine, fashion and culture. This country inspires the modern, art of doing nothing and has rolling fields of Lavender, valleys filled with vineyards, and gardens blooming with a variety of floral delights. From a casual sidewalk café with aperitifs to the cities bursting with life and energy-there's a bit of France on reserve for everyone. Instructor: Angie Courtney, Certified Travel Associate, Sunflower Travel 
Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 6 10/22 T 6:30-8:30p $39

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




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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.

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 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.


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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



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.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
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.


This course contains no sessions
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This six-week course focuses on gardening best practices that begin in the fall and last into the early spring-be it vegetables, flowers, shrubs or trees. How do we offer our garden the seasonal care it deserves? Keeping the mercurial nature of Kansas weather in mind, we will discuss the important garden tasks that keep our plants looking their best all year long. Starting with autumn, we will learn when and how to divide perennials, where and what variety of bulbs to plant, how to put a vegetable garden to bed properly for the winter, and the proper way to "clean up" flower beds. We will also talk about the advantages of fall vegetable gardening including hoop houses and cold frames. Winter is a great time for planning, building garden projects and, most of all, perusing the garden catalogues. We will learn how to prune shrubs and trees while they are dormant. Last but not least, we will discuss when and how to start seed indoors. Instructor: Kelly Caswell, Master Gardener 
Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 6 9/4 W 6-8p $89

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




This course contains no sessions
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Explore the heart of Europe. Now a capital of industrial advances, Germany has transitioned from a more than colorful history. More than beers and automobiles, this country is an explorer's delight-a timekeeper's secret-from Cuckoo clocks to medieval forests. Discover striking castles and cathedrals tucked away into historic villages. A year round gem from the festivals of summer to the markets of the holidays. 
Instructor: Angie Courtney, Certified Travel Associate, Sunflower Travel 
Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 6 10/29 T 6:30-8:30p $39

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




This course contains no sessions
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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.


This course contains no sessions
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The neighborhood west of the river has been both one of the city's oldest areas and also the location for its most recent developments. Whether called Elgin, West Wichita or Delano, this area has experienced the cattle years, Victorian boom times and Syrian immigration. It has been the source of the city's entrepreneurial spirit from Travel Air to local business landmarks. Join us as we explore the many layers of this vibrant and ever-changing part of our city! Instructor: Dr. Jay Price, Chair & Professor,Department of History, Wichita State University 
Tour Date: 10/19 Fee: $40 
10a - Arrive - Hatman Jacks 
12p - Lunch 
1p - Depart Hatman Jacks

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




This course contains no sessions
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"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: Certified Senior Relocation Specialist Kirsten Awe, owner of Rightsize Moving Solutions and Liz Beugelsdyk owner of L&L Family Estate Sale 
Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 1 9/10 T 7-9p $39

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




This course contains no sessions
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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.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


This course contains no sessions
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Join us on our annual Christmas tour of Kansas City historical sites and lights! Our first stop will be the National WWI Museum and Memorial, which Congress has designated as America's official museum dedicated to WWI. You will have the opportunity to explore the War through the eyes of those who lived it and learn why the First World War was not the last. Lunch will be provided at the Over There Café, where you can dine on trench stew, army goulash and chipped beef and gravy. After lunch, we will visit the Hallmark Visitor's Center and view the unique and imaginative J.C Hall Christmas tree collection as well as ornaments and Christmas cards produced by Hallmark through the years. It is then on to the Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center where we will experience an "Olde World Christmas." Built in the 19th century and situated in the middle of a thriving immigrant neighborhood, the former mansion and orphanage is adorned in Victorian era decorations and Christmas traditions from around the world will be on display. After dinner, we will drive through the famed Country Club Plaza Lights before returning home. Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University 

Tour Date: 12/7 Fee: $129

6:30a.m. -       Depart MX

10:00a.m. -     Arrive WWI Museum (Lunch)

1:30p.m. -       Depart Museum

1:45p.m. -       Arrive Hallmark Visitor's Center

2:45p.m. -       Depart Hallmark Visitor's Center

3:00p.m. -       Arrive Strawberry Hill Museum andCenter  

5:30p.m. -       Depart Strawberry Hill

                       Drive past Mayor's Christmas Tree

6:00p.m. -       Dinner

7:00p.m -        Plaza Lights

8:00p.m. -       Depart for Home

11:30p.m. -     ArriveMX            


CancellationPolicy

TRIPCANCELLATION: A15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received more than7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of tripdeparture.




Click HERE to Register for It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! Saturday, December 7, 2019, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
During the 1920s, some of the wealthiest people in the world were turning up dead. This award-winning book, "Killers of the Flower Moon" by best-selling author David Grann, explores how the murders began after oil was discovered on land the Osage owned. The murders prompted the newly-formed FBI to investigate. Currently, the book is in the process of being adapted into a movie by Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. We'll discuss the book, the characters and the aftermath as events played out in Oklahoma. Instructor: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor,Department of History, Wichita State University 

Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 4 9/10 T 7-9p $84 
*Includes book

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




This course contains no sessions
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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.


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South central Kansas is home to some of themost unique businesses and historical sites inthe country. Did you know that Wellington ishome to the National Glass Museum, featuringmore than 18,000 pieces of American madeglassware from the 1800's up through the1970's? Or that Oxford, Kansas is home tothe Sunflower Shrimp Company, where freshjumbo shrimp are grown in an indoor saltwateroperation, providing a source for fresh seafoodto our landlocked state? Have you ever eatenan Oh Henry Candy Bar? If so, it and more than100 kinds of other candy are manufactured inDexter, Kansas. South-central Kansas is notknown for its water features, however CowleyCounty is home to one of the 12 most beautifulwaterfalls in America, according to Yahoo.Cowley County is also home to the long lostcity of Etzanoa. Unearthed by archaeologists in2015, it was once home to more than 20,000ancestral Wichita Indians. On this trip we willvisit each of these businesses and historicalsites and you will have the opportunity toexplore them and learn more about thesesouth-central Kansas treasures! Facilitator:Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Departmentof History, Wichita State University 
Tour Date: 9/21 Fee: $109 

8:00a.m. -       Depart MX

9:00a.m. -       National Glass Museum

9:45a.m. -       Depart Wellington

10:05a.m. -     Arrive Sunflower Shrimp Company

11:05a.m. -     Depart Shrimp Co.

11:30a.m. -     Lunch at Shindigs

12:30p.m. -     Depart Shindigs

12:50p.m. -     Arrive Henry's Candy Information

1:30p.m. -       Depart Henry's

1:45p.m. -       Arrive at Cowley County Waterfall
2:00 p.m. -       Depart Waterfall

2:30p.m. -       Arrive Cherokee Strip Museum

EtzanoaInformation - Arkansas City

4:30p.m. -       Depart Etzanoa

5:30p.m. -       Arrive at MX


*All trip itineraries are subject to change.
Historic sites may not be ADA accessible.

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Winston Churchill's fascinating life spanned nearly a century, a period that saw tremendous changes in Britain as well as abroad and which continue to have relevance in today's world. Churchill's role as a statesman, politician, adventurer, writer, painter, humorist, hero and failure was played out against a backdrop of some of the most dramatic events of modern history. Join us as we examine the life, and especially the times, of the world of Churchill, including the echoes of those times and events that still have implications for our world. Lectures, interesting videos and readings, will provide the context for our lively discussions. Instructor: Dr. John Dreifort,Professor of History, Wichita State University,and Executive Secretary, Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations

Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 10 9/5 Th 1:30-3:30p $157

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




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"All nature has a feeling." - John Clare, 1793-1864. Climate change is a reality our current world is facing. The only way to mitigate this impending problem is through collective action, which can be advocated through poetry spanning from the Romantic era to poetry of today. Through readings and discussions we will look at how past and present poets react to, advocate for and warn against the dangers of climate change. Instructor: Ruth Vernon, Graduate Teaching Assistant, English, Wichita State University 
Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 4 9/5 Th 7-9p $59

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




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This class will provide an in-depth overview of a specific grape variety, its origins, history and flavor profile. We will discuss the factors that dictate price to include vineyard location and pedigree, label recognition and track record, awards and 100-point number ratings as well as availability based on production. We will also discuss what makes one wine inexpensive and another of the same grape variety, made in the
same general growing region, very expensive. Each class will include a thoughtful guided tasting of six or seven wines highlighting the differences and similarities and the reasoning behind both.

You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll. 

September 9 "Chenin Blanc - The next white IT grape"
September 16 "Zinfandel - Americas Red grape"



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.


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This class will explore the history of Wichita by looking closely at the people who lived and died here. Our journey begins with discussion focused on the notable Wichita residents buried at Highland Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Wichita. Founded in the 1870s, the cemetery is the final resting place of such notable Wichitans as Harry Dockum, L.W. Clapp, Ben Eaton, Margaret Brown Innes and William "Buffalo Bill" Matthewson. Governor William Stanley and 13 Wichita mayors are also among the 17,000 people buried there. Week one the class will meet at the WSU Metropolitan Complex. Week two the class will conclude with a guided walking tour of Highland Cemetery. Instructor: Barb Myers, Local Historian and President, Friends of the Wichita Pioneers 

Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 2 10/12 Sat 10a-12p $49

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




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Interested in cowboy culture? If so, our Western Heritage Tour is for you. We will travel to Oklahoma City where our first stop is lunch and a docent-guided tour of the famous National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The museum features galleries dedicated to the American Cowboy, Native Americans, rodeos and world-renowned works of art. The museum also houses a replica of a turn-of-the-century cattle town and a gallery honoring popular Western icons such as John Wayne, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Our next stop is the colorful working world of Stockyard City, the world's largest stocker and feeder cattle market. The area is on the National Register of Historic Places and home to many restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. We will dine at McClintock's Saloon situated in the heart of Stockyard City. After dinner, we will attend The Rodeo Opry, Oklahoma's Official County Music Show, which showcases the best in county and gospel entertainment. After the show, it's time to relax as we head back to Wichita in our comfortable charter bus. 
Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor,Department of History, Wichita State University
 
Tour Date: 11/16 Fee: $129 

9:30a.m. -       Depart MX

12:00p.m. -     Arrive National Cowboy Hall of Fame (SandwichBuffet Lunch)

1:00 p.m. -      Docent Guided Tour

2:00p.m. -       Explore Museum on Your Own

3:45p.m. -       Depart Museum

4:00p.m. -       Arrive Stockyards

4- 5:15 p.m. - Explore Stockyards and Shop

5:30p.m -        Dinner at McClintocks Saloon

6:30p.m. -       Depart McClintocks

6:45p.m.         Arrive at CentennialRodeo Opry

9:30p.m. -       Depart for Wichita

12:00a.m. -     Arrive at MX


CancellationPolicy

TRIPCANCELLATION: A15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received more than7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of tripdeparture.




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