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KSC Health, Education, and Computer Courses Start in October

KEENE, N.H. 9/8/04 - Numerous health, education, and computer courses start in October at Keene State College through the Continuing Education and Extended Studies Office. Unless otherwise noted, classes meet on Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the KSC campus.

Cooking with New England Foods, offered Oct. 1 and 2, is a hands-on class led by a professional chef and a registered dietician, who explain how to make locally produced foods a significant part of one’s diet. Students discover how eating locally can improve their bodies as well as the health of the environment and the community.

Introduction to Eastern Healing Practices, scheduled Oct. 15 and 16, examines Eastern theories of healing and well-being with emphasis on understanding views of energy, the “energy body,” charkas, meridians, and other subtle energy structures.

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR emphasizes practices endorsed by the Red Cross for standard first aid certification and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Two sections of this physical education course are offered from Oct. 19 to Dec. 16 on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. or on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9:20 a.m.

Puzzle People: LD/ADD Adults, offered Oct. 15 and 16, is for adults with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder, their partners, co-workers, and human service professionals. It’s designed to give participants an understanding of adult LD/ADD, including common deficits and strengths, learning styles, impacts on functioning, and strategies for coping and self advocacy.

Picturing Writing: Animals in their Habitat, scheduled Oct. 8 and 9, helps teachers understand an art-and literature-based approach to student writing using crayon resist story techniques.

Intermediate Sign Language, which meets on Mondays, Oct. 25 to Nov. 22, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., builds on the material presented in the Introductory Sign Language course. Emphasis is on enhanced expressive and repetitive abilities.

First Year Teaching: Thriving and Surviving, offered Oct. 1 and 2, provides tools to make planning interdisciplinary units easier; communicate with parents, teachers, and support staff and provide effective parent-teacher conferences; work with a reading curriculum; address assessment dilemmas; and organize professional development into a recertification plan.

Globalization: Learning and Teaching about the World looks at global education in its historical and current meanings and discusses ways to introduce world issues into the curriculum. This class meets Tuesdays, starting Oct. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mediation Skills for Teachers, scheduled Oct. 15 and 16, includes practice in mediation skills through tailor made role-plays and in-depth discussion of common sources of conflict in teaching.

Three computer art courses are offered for one credit on weekends.

The Digital Darkroom, which draws upon the skills learned in Basic of Digital Imagery, focuses on ways to enhance, manipulate, and manage digital images. This class meets on two Saturdays, Oct. 2 and 9, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Adobe InDesign Basics, offered Oct. 15 and 16, is a hands-on introduction to a powerful new desktop publishing program for the Macintosh computer, which has seamless integration with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Adobe Illustrator Basics, scheduled Oct. 1 and 2, provides a hands-on overview of this popular graphic illustration program. Participants learn to create basic business system designs, drawings, and logos.

Internet for Beginners, a noncredit computer course, is for people with little or no Internet or e-mail experience and explains how to navigate the Web using favorites, searches, and e-mail. The course meets on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. Oct. 19 and 21, from 6-8 p.m.

Numerous online courses, ranging from Introduction to PC Troubleshooting to Guiding Kids on the Internet, are available starting Oct. 20. For descriptions and costs of online courses, visit our web site at

For further information about late starting or online courses, contact the Continuing Education Office on the Web at, by phone at 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909, or by e-mail,

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