Courses

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. Cost includes text.

Instructor:
Mary Beck, Instructor of Bridge

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



Click Here to Register for Beginning Bridge February 2, 2022 to March 23, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Join Amy Waliczek 200 RYT for a 10 week beginner yoga series. We will work with the fundamentals of the asanas (poses) and breath work (pranayama), encouraging a deeper connection to our mind and body. Great for beginners or as a refresher for those who have been practicing. Modifications, effective cueing, increased self awareness and an attentive instructor will ensure a safe practice for all participants. 

*Props needed include: Yoga mat & Blanket or beach towel. See you on the mat!

Instructor:
Amy Waliczek, Yoga Central

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




Click HERE to register for Beginning Yoga February 17, 2022 to April 21, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beginner language classes enable participants to gain a working knowledge of the chosen language. Instructors provide students with intense practice in both speaking and understanding the language. Basic vocabulary, frequently used expressions, and customs and cultures of the country will also be explored. We also offer some intermediate language classes for those who have previously studied the language. The instructor will continue to provide students with intensive practice in both speaking and understanding the specified language.

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Instructor:
Sirana Jamkartanian, French Instructor, Wichita State University

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


Click HERE to Register for French for Travelers February 24, 2022 to May 12, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beginner language classes enable participants to gain a working knowledge of the chosen language. Instructors provide students with intense practice in both speaking and understanding the language. Basic vocabulary, frequently used expressions, and customs and cultures of the country will also be explored. We also offer some intermediate language classes for those who have previously studied the language. The instructor will continue to provide students with intensive practice in both speaking and understanding the specified language.

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Instructor:
Refika Sarionder, German Instructor, Wichita State University

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


Click HERE to Register for German for Travelers February 17, 2022 to May 12, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Engage in an exciting and intellectually stimulating discussion of challenging global issues and their implications for America. Discussions are supplemented with video-based lectures and readings developed by the Foregin Policy Association. Topics include:

-The Future of Europe
-Trade and Politics
-Conflict in the South China Sea
-Saudi Arabia in Transition
-U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
-Latin America's Political Pendulum
-Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
-Nuclear Security

Instructor:
Dr. John Dreifort, Professor of History, Wichita State University & Executive Secretary of the Wichita Committee on Foreign Policy

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


Click here to register for Great Decisions February 10, 2022 to April 21, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Learn the basic functionality of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and 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, 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. Cost includes text.

Instructors:
Jeremy Webster, 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.


Click HERE to Register for Introduction to Microsoft Office February 16, 2022 to March 23, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Single Malt Scotch is one of the fastest growing drinks in the global spirits industry. This isn't your grandfather's drink-Scotch is a spirit for adults of all ages, backgrounds and tastes! Whether you are new to the world of whisky or a seasoned enthusiast, this class will be an exciting exploration of Scotland's national drink. This two-week class includes a brief history of Scotch whisky, an exploration of the whisky regions of Scotland and an overview of the Scotch production process. You'll learn how to taste Scotch and will sample five different Single Malt Scotches from various whisky regions. Six lucky winners will go home with a Glencairn glass-the official tasting glass for Scotch! This class is perfect as a solo event or a date night with your significant other!

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

Instructor:
Jason Bosch, Certified Scotch Professional

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


Click HERE to Register for Introduction to Single Malt Scotch March 11-18, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beginning language classes enable participants to gain a working knowledge of the chosen language. Instructors provide students with intense practice in both speaking and understanding the language. Basic vocabulary, frequently used expressions, and customs and cultures of the country will also be explored. We also offer some intermediate language classes for those who have previously studied the language. The instructor will continue to provide students with intensive practice in both speaking and understanding the specified language.

Instructor:

Gina Austin, Instructor of Italian

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Cancellation Policy:

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


Click here to register for Italian February 5, 2022 to April 30, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Nordic walking is a simple enhancement of normal walking, while adding the upper-body, much like a cross-country skier with walking poles. The poles remain behind the body and are used to engage several upper body muscles to create a full body workout. Nordic walking has been popular for many years in Europe. This class is designed as an introductory class to anyone interested in increasing their fitness level. Ages 18+ are encouraged to attend. 

*Walking poles are available for use during class.  

Instructor:
Connie Urbanek, Physical Therapist Assistant

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


Click HERE to register for Nordic Walking May 3-12, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
The term "successful aging" has been used for the past 30 years to stimulate theory, research and action around how quality of life and health can be maximized as we age. We will review current research on the biomedical and social-psychological aspects of aging and focus on demonstrations of how lifestyle changes and strategies can influence the course of aging. We'll review how the aging of U.S. society over the past 100+ years has created social policy challenges for us. We'll also discuss innovative responses to these challenges including creating age-friendly communities,
developing new technologies, and producing and marketing products that are responsive to a wide range of needs of older adults including lifelong learning and education.

Instructor:
Dr. Louis Medvene, Professor Of Psychology, Emeritus, Wichita State University

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


Click here to register for Successful Aging: Theory, Research & Practical Applications February 16, 2022 to March 23, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Were you one of many this past holiday season who purchased and/or was gifted this miracle kitchen gadget, but are too overwhelmed to use it? Whether it 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, Cooking 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 cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for Tame your Electric Pressure Cooker March 31, 2022 to April 7, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Fly Fishing 101 is a course for the beginner, as well as the intermediate, interested in learning more about the art of fly fishing. This course will cover all aspects of the sport from the history of fly fishing to the equipment needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course 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 how to 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 equipment will be provided.

Instructor:
Ryan Allred, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club

Cancellation Policy

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


Click Here to Register for The Art of Fly Fishing 101 February 14, 2022 to March 28, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Learn more about the art of casting a fly rod. This course will cover the basic casts needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course will include becoming proficient with the overhead and roll casts. Students will receive hands on instruction on these casts. The course will provide the equipment you will need.

Instructor:
Ryan Allred, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club

Cancellation Policy

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


Click Here to Register for The Art of Fly Fishing 102 February 15, 2022 to March 29, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Balance and strengthening yoga postures will be utilized to keep your body safe and mobile through your daily routines. Combined with yoga breathing and conscious movement this yoga course is excellent for those seniors who are able to move around easily but would like to add more strength and stability. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

*Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and bring a yoga mat and/or blanket.

Instructor:
Amy Waliczek, Yoga Central

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




Click HERE to register for Yoga for Active Seniors February 17, 2022 to April 21, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex