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Weekend and Weeklong Courses in July and August

KEENE, N.H. 6/9/03 - Numerous weekend and weeklong courses ranging from a Writer’s Conference to a Humor and Health course are scheduled in July and August at Keene State College through the Division of Continuing Education and Summer Session.

Keene State’s Writers Conference is an intensive weeklong residency program that begins on Sunday afternoon, July 27, and ends at midday on Saturday, Aug. 2. The conference is intended both for established writers and for teachers who wish to polish their skills and/or improve their students’ writing. The conference offers workshops in three genres - fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction - and participants meet individually with instructors and visiting writers, attend readings, and have time to write on their own.

Humor and Health is a five-day health science course that considers humor as a life management strategy. The course meets Monday through Friday, July 28-Aug. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Two other health science courses are offered as weekend residencies at Waterville Valley meeting Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These include: Transpersonal Psychology, scheduled July 18-20, which studies mind and behavior that transcend personal or individual identity; and Spiritual Health, offered Aug. 8-10, which emphasizes human spirituality as a means to discover, uncover, promote, and maintain well being.

Puzzle People: Learning Disabled and Attention Deficient Disorder Adults is for LD/ADD adults, their partners, co-workers, and human service professionals. This course meets Friday, July 18, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Two computer courses Introduction to PageMaker and Microsoft Excel for Windows meet the same weekend on Friday, July 11, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday. July 12, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A Grant Writing course meets on two consecutive Thursdays, July 10 and 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This one-credit course provides the skills to write successful grant proposals to public and private funding sources emphasizing the three phases of the proposal process: planning, research, and writing.

Two foreign language courses are scheduled. A Spanish Intensive Institute meets Monday through Thursday, June 30-July 3, from 8 a.m-6 p.m. A French Intensive Institute is offered Monday through Friday, Aug. 4-8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Latin American Music is an historical survey of Latin American folk and art music, which emphasizes African, European, and Amerindian roots of representative styles. This course meets Monday through Friday, Aug. 4-8, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Safety and Health Standards explains compliance with OSHA in the workplace, including rights and responsibilities under OSHA, inspections, citations, appeals, and record keeping. This course meets Monday through Friday, July 7-11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Another safety and technology course Environmental Ethics is scheduled Monday through Friday, July 14-18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Accident Investigation and Workplace Violence meet the same time Monday through Friday, July 28-Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Accident Investigation” looks at the various techniques and procedures used in investigating accidents, with special emphasis on those procedures utilized in the industrial environment. “Workplace Violence” provides the tools to set up an employee awareness training program and assess workplace operation, both physical structure and general policies in order to pinpoint areas that need to be shored up.

Numerous online courses, ranging from “Designing Effective Web Pages” to “Introduction to Stock Options” are available starting July 9 and Aug. 6. For online course descriptions and costs, visit the online site at

For further information about Keene State summer courses, check the Continuing Education web page at or call the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909. You may also e-mail your request to

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