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Forensic Detection and Eastern Healing Among Course Offerings

KEENE, N.H. 10/8/03 - Numerous weekend courses with titles ranging from the History of Forensic Detection to Introduction to Eastern Healing Practices are available in November at Keene State College through the Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies.

All weekend courses are offered for one credit; classes meet Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the KSC campus, unless otherwise noted.

History of Forensic Detection provides an intense analysis of crime investigation in the City of Keene from the 1700s to the present. Keene Police Det. Hal Brown teaches the course on Nov. 7 and 8.

Continuing the exploration started in History of Forensic Science, students may take Careers in Forensic Detection on Nov. 21 and 22. This course explores areas of forensic science typically found in laboratories, at crime scenes, in offices, and in morgues.

Introduction to Eastern Healing Practices on Nov. 7 and 8 examines Eastern views of energy that form the basis of acupuncture, tai chi, and other Eastern healing arts.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for Educators on Nov. 7 and 8 provides an overview of working with ADHD students in the classroom.

Special Education in the Schools meets on Nov. 14 and 15 at the KSC Safety Center in Manchester. This course helps educators develop, evaluate, and modify curriculum and instructional techniques in a mainstreamed classroom.

Educating Gifted Students on Nov. 14 and 15 discusses the characteristics and needs of gifted learners, exploring programming and curriculum options, and examining resources for helping teachers meet the needs of this student population.

Grant Writing explains how to write successful grant proposals, emphasizing pre-submission articulation, research of funding sources, and the basic components of a concise proposal. This course meets Fridays, Nov. 7 and 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Microsoft Excel for Windows, set for Nov. 7 and 8, is a hands-on introduction to spreadsheets using the MS Excel software program.

The following five noncredit computer courses are offered in November and December on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Word on Nov. 1 is a hands-on introduction to the popular word processing application for business, Microsoft Word for Windows.

Intermediate Microsoft Word on Nov. 15 develops professional level document skills using MS Word.

Introduction to Microsoft Access on Nov. 8 emphasizes the basic MS Access tools for creating a database, entering and editing data, designing tables and fields, indexing, sorting, basic forms, and queries.

Intermediate Microsoft Access on Nov. 22 explains how to apply relational database techniques to access tables.

Advanced Microsoft Access: Forms and Reports on Dec. 6 shows how to build the most common and useful types of forms and reports.

The following three noncredit computer courses meet on weeknights.

Introduction to PowerPoint explains how to create an effective presentation from scratch using Microsoft PowerPoint. The course meets on Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 4 and 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Web Graphics I explains how to design web pages, create graphics and seamless backgrounds and make images and full pages that load quickly. The course meets on Wednesdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Microsoft Word: Mail Merge explains how to merge data from Word tables and from Excel worksheets to make envelopes, labels, and personalized letters. The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 11 and 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Numerous online courses ranging from Digital Photography Output to Navigating Your Palm Pilot are available starting Nov. 5 and Dec. 10. For online course descriptions and costs, visit

For further information, check the Continuing Education web page at, call 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909 or e-mail,

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