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KSC Courses Starting in October

KEENE, N.H. 9/19/02 - Numerous health, education, and computer courses start in October at Keene State College through the Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies.

Introduction to Eastern Healing Practices examines Eastern views of energy, the energy body, charkas, meridians, and other subtle energy structures that form the basis for acupuncture, tai chi, ayurveda, and other practices. This one-credit course meets Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Supermarket Smarts provides a hands-on lesson in packing the healthiest grocery cart for your personal health needs. Nutrition professionals lead an aisle-by-aisle tour of a local supermarket to help shoppers make sense of all the confusing nutrition information on product packaging. This 2.5-hour, noncredit class starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Shaws Supermarket in Keene and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Hannaford Super Store in Keene.

Grief, Loss, and Healing: Counseling the Chemically Dependent Person as Grief Therapy explores the dynamics of grief and loss in the process of recovery from chemical dependency. Students learn to identify the stages of grief, from denial to full acceptance, in the counseling relationship and to help individuals move through these stages. This one-credit course meets Friday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy through Art helps teachers understand how they can build a solid foundation of writing skills through the use of quality literature and simple crayon art techniques. This one-credit course runs on Friday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Intermediate Sign Language meets on Mondays, Oct. 28 to Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This course builds on the material presented in the Introductory Sign Language course. Emphasis is on enhanced expressive and repetitive abilities.

Learning Styles/Teaching Styles introduces students to learning and teaching characteristics, instructional/teaching style preferences, and a basic technique for implementing style-differential instructional strategies. This class is offered on two consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 5 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the KSC Safety Center in Manchester.

The following two computer courses are offered for credit on the weekends. Each class meets on Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the dates noted.

Photoshop Basics, offered Oct. 4 and 5, explains color scanning, paint features, use of filters, logo creation, photo enhancement, and the relationship between Photoshop and QuarkXpress.

Adobe Illustrator Basics, scheduled Oct. 18 and 19, provides a hands-on overview of this popular graphic illustration program. Participants learn to create basic business system designs, drawings, and logos.

The following six noncredit computer classes meet on weeknights:

Web Writing I explains how to create a basic web page to share information at any time, with anyone, without creating paper waste. The class meets on Wednesdays, Oct. 2-23, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Web Graphics I focuses on designing good web pages, creating graphics and seamless backgrounds, making images and full pages that load quickly, as well as some whiz-bang techniques for creating graphic interfaces. The course takes place on Wednesdays, Oct. 30-Nov. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint is an introductory hands-on workshop that teaches students how to create an effective presentation from scratch using PowerPoint. The course meets Tuesday and Thursday, Oct 22 and 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel for Windows, takes place on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 8 and 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. This class introduces students to Excel, a powerful spreadsheet program.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel for Windows is offered the following week on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 15 and 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. The course builds on what was learned in the introductory course and explains how to create a more complex worksheet.

Introduction to Windows is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 15 and 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This course provides a hands-on introduction to the Windows operating system on a personal computer.

Numerous online courses, ranging from Introduction to PC Troubleshooting to Effective Business Writing, are available starting Oct. 16. For course descriptions and costs of online courses, visit our web site at

For further information about weekend, late-starting, or online courses, check the KSC Continuing Education web page at, or call the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909. You can also e-mail your request to

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