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Weekend Courses Plentiful in March and April

KEENE, N.H. 3/6/02 - Numerous weekend courses ranging from computer to nutrition classes are scheduled in late March and April at Keene State College through the Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies.

The following eight weekend courses are offered for one credit and meet on Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Microsoft Excel for Windows, scheduled for April 5 and 6, is a hands-on introduction to spreadsheets. Participants will learn basic Excel commands including formatting, charting, databases, printing, and an overview of macros.

ADHD for Educators, on April 5 and 6, is an overview of working with students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The course focuses on the theories of Dr. Mel Levine, using tools of observation and developing understanding and empathy for students who struggle with ADHD.

Ethical Issues in Chemical Dependency Counseling, set for April 5 and 6, covers treatment rights and counselors’ responsibilities, confidentiality and exceptions, reporting requirements, managed-care impact, documentation, and risk management.

Connections between Chemical Dependency and Infectious Disease, on April 19 and 20, identifies and explores three vital connections between chemical dependency and infectious diseases and AIDS. An overview of universal precautions for first responders will be included.

A History of Forensic Detection, on April 19 and 20, focuses upon the City of Keene from the 1700’s to the present, with an examination of the science of detection, ballistics, fingerprinting, crime scene investigation, police photography, DNA matching, blood typing, major crimes, post-mortem examination, and current technology.

Grief, Loss, and Healing, on April 26 and 27, explores the dynamics of grief and loss in the recovery process from chemical dependency. Students will learn to identify the stages of grief in the counseling relationship and assist individuals in moving through these stages, from denial to full acceptance.

Cuisine of the Sun, set for April 12 and 13, is taught by a professional chef and a registered dietitian as a hands-on nutritional cooking class. Participants learn about the health paradox of the Mediterranean population who, despite their higher-fat diet, achieve superior health and low rates of cardiovascular disease.

Another wellness course, Nutrition, Learning and Behavior, is offered on two Saturdays, March 30 and April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course identifies a growing body of research supporting the perspective that poorly nourished children cannot learn to their full potential.

Stress Management, a non-credit course, is scheduled for two consecutive Saturdays, April 6 and 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants learn to develop an earlier awareness of their stress symptoms and to find several strategies to shift their perceptions of stress.

Intermediate Sign Language builds upon the material presented in the Basic Sign Language course with emphasis on enhanced expressive/receptive abilities. The course is offered on Mondays, March 25-April 22, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

Web Graphics I, a non-credit computer course, is scheduled on Wednesdays, March 27-April 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. This course focuses on designing functional, attractive web pages, creating graphics and seamless backgrounds, making images and full pages that load quickly.

Grantwriting, a one-credit education course is offered on two consecutive Fridays, April 5 and 12, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. It is designed to give participants the skills needed to write successful grant proposals.

Introduction to School Law and Ethics is scheduled for two Saturdays, April 6 and 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. This course gives both pre-professionals and practicing educators an opportunity to discover the policies, procedures, and laws that govern their practice.

Picturing Writing/Integrated Curriculum Model Ocean Unit is an education course scheduled on Saturdays, April 6 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course helps teachers understand how they can build a solid foundation of writing skills through the use of quality literature and simple crayon resist- based art techniques.

Introduction to Personal Computers is a hands-on introduction to the world of the personal computer (PC/IBM compatibles). This non-credit course is designed for people with little or no computer experience. It is scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday, April 2 and 4, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Introduction to the Internet is designed for people with little or no Internet or e-mail experience as an introduction to the Internet, the World Wide Web, and e-mail. The non-credit course is offered on Tuesdays, April 9 and 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Numerous online courses, as diverse as “Personal Financial Planning” and “Java Programming for the Web,” are available starting April 10. For online course descriptions and costs, visit our online web site at

For further information about April 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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