Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

Visit us online at | 46 LIFELONG LEARNING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT REMOTE Creative Responses to Bullying Explore what bullying is, including relational aggression and cyberbullying. Participants will practice methods of interrupting bullying behavior and examine the relationship between bias and bullying. CE-PRSDV 2063, 1 Mon., Feb. 6, 4:00-7:00 pm, $37. P Prutzman. #20146 Intro to Mindfulness for Stress Reduction Mindfulness has a long evidenced-based history of helping one cope with stress and move toward calm. NIH studies also demonstrate benefits for sleep and cognition. Discover from the comfort of your home what mindfulness is and learn some skills in a relaxed, friendly online environment. CE-PRSDV 2188, 1 Tues, Feb. 7, $26. S Charbonier. REMOTE Sec. A: 10:30 am-12:00 noon. #20016 IN-PERSON Sec. B: 6:00-7:30 pm, KNC-3. #20017 OF SPECIAL INTEREST REMOTE Climate Change: Why We Must Act Now! Climate “tipping points” are points of no return. Once they are crossed, severe accelerated changes to the climate systems that support life on Earth may become irreversible. Discover what we can do to save the health of our planet by identifying the stressors and lessening their impact. CE-SCI 2061VA, 3 Thurs., Feb. 2-16, 6:30-8:30 pm, $75. T Riley. #20085 REMOTE CRISPR’s Potential to Change the World Gene editing has the power to control evolution. CRISPR is a technology that can be used to edit genes and is already changing the world. CRISPR will transform medicine as it is being used to treat and prevent many diseases (including sickle cell anemia). CRISPR acts like a scissor cutting the DNA at a certain spot and then science can remove, add, or replace the DNA. Learn how Jennifer Douda and Emmanuelle Charpentier won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for discovering the main geneediting tool, CRISPR-CAS9. CE-SCI 2060, 3 Tues., Mar. 7-21, 6:30-8:30 pm, $75. T Riley. #20083 REMOTE DNA Detectives Are you fascinated by how genealogists, DNA and genetics are revolutionizing criminology, cracking cold cases, freeing innocent people, and bringing justice to families? Modern scientific advances in forensics and the determination of investigators to track down perpetrators of horrific crimes by using DNA technology has led to the capture and incarceration of tens of thousands of criminals. Learn about these cases and how they were solved using these advanced methods. Please email instructor at for list of optional books. CE-SCI 2058, 3 Wed., Jan. 4-18, 6:30-8:30 pm, $78. T Riley. #20084 COMMUNITY ARTS NEW! IN-PERSON Discover What’s Next for You: “Vision Board Workshop” You will create a collage of images and words that represent your dreams, wishes, and goals, such as: a new job, a new car, or a fabulous vacation. The vision board collage is intended to serve as inspiration or motivation to help you achieve your goals or dreams. By viewing the vision/dream that you created daily via your vision board collage you will be able to allow your subconscious mind to absorb what you want. Your vision board will have pictures of your wants, needs and dreams. You can use words or pictures. This class is a lot of fun when you do it with a few friends. This process will help you to dream big and become self-empowered. You will have the confidence to have it all once you see what your vision is on a daily basis. A vision board is a fun way to create the life that you want to live! CE-PRSDV 2205, 1 Wed., 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $25 (+ $10 supply fee paid to instructor). D Pirro. Sec. A: Mar. 22. #20415 Sec. B: Apr. 19. #20416 IN-PERSON Cartooning For Beginners Would you like to learn how to draw outrageously funny cartoon characters quickly? How about drawing action figures and superheroes using just 25 basic shapes? Do you want to create fantastic scenes where creatures from another world can roam about freely? Highly instructional class with easy to follow stepby-step instruction taught by a professional cartoonist. CE-ART 2122, 8 Sat., Apr. 1-May 20, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, AAB-307, $195. V Davis. #20051 IN-PERSON Bead Weaving This course will explore basic bead weaving stitches and how they can be used to create a variety of jewelry pieces using seed beads of different sizes and shapes. All levels, beginner to advanced, are encouraged and accommodated. Email instructor for a materials list prior to class: CE-CRAFT 2000, 5 Thurs., 12:30-3:30 pm, $207. J Johnson. Sec. A: Jan. 19-Feb. 16, KNC-5. #20031 Sec. B: Mar. 2-Apr. 13 (skip 3/16 and 4/6), KNC-3. #20032