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Lifelong Learner Classes

Arts & Crafts

Watercolor Painting Fall Colors (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: P. Gromm

Explore mixing earth tones to create intense vibrant colors for your impact area and muting the same mix to make value changes for depth in your landscapes. Bring a tablet of 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, a #2 school pencil, a kneaded eraser and a #8 round watercolor paintbrush. List of nine basic colors of paints will be given at the first class.

4 Mondays          Sept. 15-Oct. 6                 9-11 a.m.
CRN 81941        Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $38

 

Watercolor Painting Reflections in Water (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: P. Gromm

This class will be helpful for both beginning and advanced students. We will be painting the 10 rules for showing reflections in water. These paintings will be not much more than thumbnail studies. Bring a tablet of 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper (about 9″ x 12″), a #2 school pencil, a kneaded eraser and a #8 round watercolor paintbrush. Limited paint list will be given at the first class.

4 Mondays          Sept. 15-Oct. 6                 Noon-2 p.m.
CRN 81942        Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $38

 

Drawing Your Pet in Colored Pencil (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: P. Gromm

By the use of a grid, you can draw a good likeness of your pet. Then it will be only a matter of seeing values and colors and what to do with the background. Bring a photo(s) no larger than 8″ x 10″ of your pet, a #2 school pencil, an eraser and a sketchbook to the first class. A list of colored pencils will be given at that time.

4 Tuesdays         Sept. 16-Oct. 7                 9-11 a.m.
CRN 81943        Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $38

 

Graphite Drawing of Barns (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: P. Gromm

The old weathered barns are always popular and a good subject for drawings and paintings. You will work from up-close photos of barns to help see those subtle changes in values which create the old wood textures. Bring to first class HB, 2B and 4B pencils, an eraser and a drawing paper/sketch book (about 9″ x 12″).

4 Tuesdays         Sept. 16-Oct. 7                 Noon-2 p.m.
CRN 81944        Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $38

 

Anyone Can Learn to Draw, Part 1 (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: P. Gromm

Learn to move away from flat on the surface sketches to three-dimensional into the surface sketches. There are seven basic rules to follow. Bring to the first class a sketchpad (about 9″ x 12″), 2B and 4B drawing pencils, and an eraser.

4 Thursdays       Oct. 2-Oct. 23                    9-11 a.m.
CRN81945         Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $38

 

Anyone Can Learn to Draw, Part 2 (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: P. Gromm

You are welcome even if you did not take Part 1. We will review the seven basic rules of drawing while drawing a still life, landscape and self-portrait. Bring to the first class a sketchpad, 2B and 4B drawing pencils, and an eraser.

4 Thursdays       Oct. 23-Nov. 20                  Noon-2 p.m.
CRN 81946        Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $38

(No class Oct. 30)

 

Watercolor Crystal (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: P. Gromm

Light through crystal and glass can be so beautiful, and nothing brings out that beauty as well as transparent watercolor. Photos for reference, step-by-step instruction sheets and the instructor’s demonstrations all should show you how to observe and paint light, establish values, mingle saturated colors, glazing and more. Bring a tablet of 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, a #2 school pencil, a kneaded eraser and a #8 round watercolor paintbrush. List of nine basic colors of paints will be given at the first class.

4 Mondays          Nov. 3-Nov. 24                   9-11 a.m.
CRN 81947        Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $38

 

Watercolor Pencil (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: P. Gromm

You may have tried watercolor or colored pencils, and now you are curious as to how watercolor pencils compare. Watercolor pencils allow you both the fluidity of watercolor and the control of colored pencil, plus they are easy to transport. This class will work through step-by-step lessons to learn a wide range of techniques using only a beginning set of 12 watercolor pencils. Bring a small tablet of Bristol Board paper, a #2 school pencil and a #6 round watercolor paint brush. If you have watercolor pencils, bring them along to the first class.

4 Mondays          Nov. 3-Nov. 24                  Noon-2 p.m.
CRN 81948        Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $38

 

Genealogy

Memories Past: Discovering Your Ancestors on the Internet

Instructor: P. Chase

Join us as we hunt for your ancestors. You will learn to track down genealogical clues that will further expand your knowledge of your ancestors and their lives. Learn the value of using Internet search engines in locating tips to establish where your ancestors lived. You will learn to use Internet websites that will allow you to trace immigrant ancestors. Discover websites that may have information pertaining to subjects that range from discovering your great-grandfather’s date of birth to your grandparents’ date of death. Come explore your family connections and remember to bring along your pedigree chart and family group sheet for the family you are focusing on.

4 Thursdays       Sept. 11-Oct. 2                  12:30-2:30 p.m. (Lifelong Learner)
CRN 81966        Outreach-Rm. 405              Fee $38

 

On the Web

Social Media for Beginners

Instructor: K. Woodward

Do the words Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Foursquare mean anything to you? What about WordPress, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google Plus? If you feel overwhelmed and confused by the number of social media sites out there, this class is for you. You’ll be introduced to the top social media sites and learn when to use them, how to set up profiles and best practices to make using social media safe and fun.

1 Wednesday     Sept. 10                             9:30-11:30 a.m. (Lifelong Learner)
CRN 81962        Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $18

 

Blogging for Beginners

Instructor: K. Woodward

Do you have passion or expertise? A blog can help you share it while staying connected with friends and family members, meeting like-minded people, and providing you with a creative outlet. Learn the basics of blogging and set up your own blog with the help of an experienced lifestyle blogger. This class is for true beginners without a blog. Topics include setting up a blog and customizing it, developing a blog plan, generating content ideas and increasing readership. At the end of the two-week session, you will walk away with a plan and a functioning blog to share your passion with the world.

2 Tuesdays         Sept. 23-Sept. 30              1-3 p.m. (Lifelong Learner)
CRN 81964        Outreach – Rm. 406            Fee $28

 

Photography

Digital Photography for the Beginner (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: L. VanHese

First time with a digital camera? Perhaps you received a new camera as a gift and have no idea what to do with it? Come learn the basics of digital photography, practice in class, and increase your familiarity and comfort level with your camera. Please bring your camera, charged batteries, USB cable, owner’s manual and a flash drive to class.

4 Tuesdays       Sept. 9-Sept. 30                   9-11 a.m.
CRN 81949        Outreach-Rm. 402              Fee $42

 

Develop Your Beginning Digital Photography Skills (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: L. VanHese

If you’ve mastered the basics of your digital camera, this hands-on class will help you develop skills to bring out the best in your digital images. Designed to give you confidence with your digital camera, class time will introduce you to the elements of composition and image editing software. Please bring your camera, charged batteries, USB cable, owner’s manual and a flash drive to class.

4 Tuesdays       Oct. 7-Oct. 28                        9-11 a.m.
CRN 81950        Outreach-Rm. 402              Fee $42

 

Evening Health and Wellness Classes

Options for Seniors: How to Access Aging Services

Instructor: T. Harper

Caregivers and seniors will learn about local and federal senior services and how to access them for successful aging. Housing options, nursing home care, hospice, at-home services and common health concerns in the aging population will be discussed.

Topics will include:

  • Advanced directives and a brief discussion on estate planning for the elderly.
  • Differences between assisted living, supported living, senior apartments and nursing home care.
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related illnesses.
  • In-home services such as home health, hospice care housing options, Medicaid services and VA services.

5 Wednesdays   Sept. 3-Oct. 1                   6-7:30 p.m.
CRN 81790        Outreach-Rm. 104              Fee $48

 

Caregiver Stress and Compassion Fatigue

Instructor: J. Grice

With improved medical care and higher standards of living, life expectancy has increased and this can cause a wide set of issues, demands and emotions for those who are entrusted with caring for our ill or disabled. Learn strategies on how to avoid total burnout and take care of you while taking care of others.

1 Thursday          Nov. 6                               6:30-8:00 p.m.
CRN 81791        Outreach-Rm. 104              Fee $15

 

Heart Disease Prevention                                        

Instructor: Dr. P. Newhouse

Have you ever wondered why your body makes cholesterol all on its own if it’s bad for you? Why do many cholesterol drug ads state “not proven to decrease your risk of heart disease or heart attack”? Learn the truth about heart disease prevention and natural solutions to find “The New You.”

1 Tuesday           Sept. 23                            7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81797        Outreach-Rm. 407              Fee $29

1 Tuesday           Oct. 21                              7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81798        Outreach-Rm. 407              Fee $29

 

Decision Time: Understanding Medicare and Medicaid        

Instructor: R. Volker

Join in an informative and interactive program that will provide you with a better understanding of Medicare and Medicaid. Topics will include Medicare eligibility and enrollment, the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B, the costs that Medicare leaves you to pay and an overview of the standardized Medicare Supplemental Plans in addition to Medicaid “spend-down” requirements. This program is appropriate for people becoming eligible for Medicare, caregivers of people who are on Medicare and current Medicare beneficiaries who would like a refresher course on their benefits.

3 Wednesdays   Oct. 1-Oct. 15                    7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81959        Outreach-Rm. 204              Fee $34

 

Day Computer Classes

Getting Started with Your Computer (Lifelong Learner)      

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 0 – If you own a computer or are considering purchasing one, this class will provide you with some beginner

basics. You will learn basic terminology, hardware vs. software and the components of a computer. You will turn on and shut down the computer, learn about various storage devices and media, as well as practice operating the mouse. Become familiar with the keyboard and get acquainted with the Windows concept. You will use the Start menu, open a program, create your own poster and print it to take home.

Windows 8.1

2 Mondays          Sept. 8-Sept. 15               12:30-2:30 p.m.
CRN 81865        Outreach-Rm. 405              Fee $30

 

Windows 7

2 Mondays          Oct. 20-Oct. 27                  8:30-10:30 a.m.
CRN 81866        BHC ALC-Rm. 112              Fee $30

 

Getting Started with Windows (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Getting Started with Your Computer or equivalent experience

Level 0 – Learn basic Microsoft Windows skills including how to identify parts of a window and how to manipulate windows and the taskbar. Learn how to see how much space you have available on your hard drive. You will use menus, Help and Support, the calculator, save to a CD and flash drive, open a basic word processing program (WordPad), create a letter, print it and save the file. A reference guide is included in the fee. You may wish to bring a USB flash drive to the second session of class.

Windows 8.1

2 Mondays          Sept. 22-Sept. 29             12:30-2:30 p.m.
CRN 81867        Outreach-Rm. 405              Fee $30

 

Windows 7

2 Mondays          Nov. 3-Nov. 10                  8:30-10:30 a.m.
CRN 81868        BHC ALC-Rm. 112              Fee $30

 

Cleaning Up Your Computer (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – You know how to use your computer but how do you maintain it to keep it running? Have you crashed your computer? Or perhaps have been on the Internet and stored many temp files? This class will teach you how to keep your computer up and running by defragging, cleaning up temporary Internet files and cookies, checking your disk space and more.

1 Monday             Dec. 1                             8:30-10:30 a.m.
CRN 81871        BHC ALC-Rm. 112              Fee $21

 

Organizing Your Files & Folders (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Basic Windows or equivalent experience

Level 1 – If you know the basics of Windows 7 and are eager to learn more, this session will expand your Windows 7 knowledge. Organize your computer files by creating folders, moving and copying files into folders and creating shortcuts.

1 Monday             Oct. 6                            10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
CRN 81872        Outreach-Rm. 402              Fee $21

 

Learning How to Use Word Processing (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – Word processing is using a computer to create, edit and print documents. Learn how to produce letters, family stories, newsletters, memoirs and minutes for meetings. Be creative and produce great-looking documents. You will learn to edit, change fonts, use the ribbon, tabs, bullets, tables, letters/envelopes, spell check, cut, copy, paste and more.

3 Mondays          Oct. 20-Nov. 3                  10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
CRN 81873        BHC ALC-Rm. 112              Fee $42

 

Holiday Mailing (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Learning How to Use Word Processing or equivalent experience

Level 2 – Learn how to create form letters, labels and envelopes to send mailings to all of your family and friends using Microsoft Word’s mail merge feature. You can use the skills you will gain in this class to send holiday mailings, reunion mailings and more. You may bring your handwritten or computerized address book to create a database. Also bring a USB flash drive to save your files.

2 Mondays          Nov. 10-Nov. 17               10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
CRN 81874        BHC ALC-Rm. 112             Fee $30

 

Emailing Basics (Lifelong Learner)            

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – Whether you would just like to learn what email is or if you are interested in exploring the idea for your home computer, this class is a basic session on emailing. We will cover understanding email addresses, how to send, save and forward messages and more. If you have an email account, please bring to class your email address and password to access your web mail.

1 Monday             Dec. 1                            10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
CRN 81875        BHC ALC-Rm. 112              Fee $21

 

Sharing Photos Online (Lifelong Learner)                  

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 2 – Learn a new way to share your photos with friends and family. Learn to use Shutterfly, a free online photo service, to arrange your digital pictures into online albums. Learn how to send email invitations to your friends and family so they can easily view your photos as a slideshow without having to download each individual picture. Also, learn to rotate, crop, add borders, fix red-eye and more.

1 Monday             Sept. 29                         9:30-11:30 a.m.
CRN 81876        Outreach-Rm. 402              Fee $21

 

Creating a Photobook with Digital Pictures (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Sharing Photos Online

Level 2 – Have you accumulated lots of digital photos but have yet to have them printed and put in a scrapbook? Create a photobook, quickly and easily, using your Shutterfly account that you opened in the Sharing Photos Online class. Select beautiful backgrounds for your pages, a cover, fancy edges for your pictures and more. Please note: It is free to create a photobook on Shutterfly, but if you choose to order an actual book, there is a cost. You may upload your photos to Shutterfly prior to class or bring them on a flash drive or CD.

1 Monday             Oct. 6                             8:30-10:30 a.m.
CRN 81877        Outreach-Rm. 402              Fee $21

 

Facebook (Lifelong Learner)                        

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – Connect to the world through Facebook. Find friends and relatives, join interest groups and more. Send messages and write on your friends’ “timelines.” View your friends’ photos and videos as well as upload your own. You will have the opportunity to set up a free Facebook account in class and learn how to secure it with the proper privacy settings. If you have an email account, please bring to class your email address and password to access your web mail.

3 Mondays          Sept. 8-Sept. 22               9:30-11:30 a.m.
CRN 81878        Outreach-Rm. 402              Fee $42

 

Pinterest  (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – What’s all the talk about Pinterest? This class will show you why there are more than 50 million users. Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things that interest and inspire you. You can easily organize information and photos of ideas for events, crafts, home decorating, fashion, hobbies, travel, recipes and more. Learn how to “pin” items to the “boards” you create. Join us and spark your creativity!

1 Monday             Nov. 17                           8:30-10:30 a.m.
CRN 81879        BHC ALC-Rm. 112              Fee $21

 

 

 

 

 

Languages

French I – Conversational

Instructor: M. Friedrichsen

In this fun and interactive class taught by a native speaker, you will receive clear and simple instruction for speaking and understanding the French language. Learn easy key words, correct pronunciation, listening and comprehension skills, the culture, and the social dos and don’ts. Please bring to the first class a three-ring binder, 15 tabbed divider sheets for the binder and a French-English/English-French dictionary.

4 Mon./4 Wed.    Sept. 8-Oct. 1                        6-8 p.m.
CRN 81913         Bldg. 1-Rm. 401                   Tuition Fee $120

 

French II – Conversational (Part 1)                                                             

Instructor: M. Friedrichsen

Prerequisite: French I-Conversational or instructor’s permission.

This continuation of French I will emphasize pronunciation and refine your listening and comprehension skills. You will learn how to construct your very own short sentences. We will discuss food, travel, French culture and other useful tips. Class will be more individualized than French I. Returning students, please bring to the first class your French I binder and your French-English/English-French dictionary. New students please bring to the first class a three-ring binder, 15 tabbed divider sheets for the binder and a French-English/English-French dictionary.

3 Mon./3 Wed.    Oct. 6-Oct. 27                        6-8 p.m.
CRN 81914         Bldg. 1-Rm. 401                   Tuition Fee $96

(No class Oct. 13)

 

French II – Conversational (Part 2)

Instructor: M. Friedrichsen

Prerequisite: French II – Conversational (Part 1) or instructor’s permission

This is the perfect class if you are familiar with the French language but need to brush up. You will review, practice and perfect pronunciation, key phrases, vocabulary, sentence construction and essential listening skills. Returning students, please bring your French I and II binder and your French-English/English-French dictionary. New students, please bring a French-English/English-French dictionary, a 3-hole binder and 15 tabbed divider sheets for the binder.

4 Wednesdays   Oct. 29-Nov. 19                     6-8 p.m.
CRN 81915         Bldg. 1-Rm. 401                   Tuition Fee $64

 

Italian I

Instructor: M. McCandless

Learn the basic Italian language and the most commonly used expressions from a true native of Italy. This interactive class will offer you the opportunity to practice correct pronunciation of the Italian language. Required textbook must be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the college bookstore) prior to first class.

8 Thursdays        Sept. 25-Nov. 13                  6-8 p.m.
CRN 81916         Outreach-Rm. 408               Tuition Fee $120

 

Spanish I

Instructor: M. Cavazos

Learn Spanish as you are introduced to vocabulary and expressions for everyday situations. Practice how to correctly pronounce the language while gaining knowledge the Hispanic culture. It would also serve as a great refresher course. eBook is downloadable at a cost of $9.99. Go to www.workplacespanish.com  Click on the Downloads Prices & Orders. Look for the Travelers & Tourists title.  Place your order for eBook. Material can be printed or transferred to a SmartPhone, iPad, Tablet or e-Reader.

8 Tuesdays         Sept. 9-Oct. 28                      6-8 p.m.
CRN 81917         Bldg. 1-Rm. 402                   Tuition Fee $120

 

German I

Instructor: S. Balkovek

Learn the basics of the German language including pronunciation, alphabet and vocabulary. If you are planning a trip, you will learn practical, common phrases that will make your trip more pleasant. You will also explore the German culture. Required textbook must be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the college bookstore) prior to first class.

4 Mon./4 Wed.    Sept. 29-Oct. 27                    5:45-7:45 p.m.
CRN 81918         Bldg. 1-Rm. 406                   Tuition Fee $120

(No class Oct. 13)

 

Chinese (Mandarin) – I

Instructor: H. Chen

Use this beginning class to understand the basics of the Mandarin Language. You will learn numbers, everyday expressions, Chinese characters and the Chinese phonetic scheme from a native speaker who taught at both the high school and university level in China.

4 Tues./4 Thurs.Oct. 28-Nov. 25                      6-8 p.m.
CRN 81919         Bldg. 1-Rm. 406                   Tuition Fee $120

(No class Nov. 11)

 

Travel — Italian

Instructor: M. McCandless

Planning a trip to Italy? Wanting to learn a new language? Why not explore the Italian language and culture? In this class you will learn basic Italian words and phrases as well as the culture from a native Italian. Required textbook must be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the college bookstore) prior to first class.

3 Mondays          Sept. 8-Sept. 22                  2:30-4:30 p.m.
CRN 81920         Outreach-Rm. 406               Fee $40

 

Travel — French

Instructor: M. Friedrichsen

No grammar! No homework! This fun interactive class will touch on the French culture, food and travel and social dos and don’ts. You will also learn and practice proper pronunciation of simple French words and phrases. Please bring a folder to class.

3 Wednesdays   Sept. 10-Sept. 24                 2:30-4:30 p.m.
CRN 81921         Outreach-Rm. 406               Fee $40

 

Travel ­— Spanish

Instructor: M. Cavazos

Whether you are planning a trip or just want to learn the language, use this course as a way to quickly learn pronunciation, numbers, how to say currency, colors, months and days and everyday words and conversational phrases. You’ll also learn some travel-related vocabulary in this course taught by a native speaker.

3 Wednesdays   Nov. 5-Nov. 19                    10 a.m.-Noon
CRN 81922         Outreach-Rm. 407               Fee $40

 

Travel – Chinese

Instructor: H. Chen

Whether you are interested in getting the basics of the Chinese language for a trip or you want to learn the language for fun, this class will help you gain knowledge of basic Chinese conversation. You will also become acquainted with Chinese life and customs from a native speaker.

3 Wednesdays   Oct. 29-Nov. 12                   10 a.m.-Noon
CRN 81923         Outreach-Rm. 204               Fee $40

 

Spanish for the Health Care Professional

Instructor: M. Cavazos

This class will help health care professionals communicate simply and effectively in Spanish to medical staff, patients and families. Learn Spanish pronunciation, basic vocabulary such as family members, numbers, body parts, times, and directions. Gather personal information and symptoms from a patient with confidence. Course includes learning kit with manual and audio CD.

In order to receive the learning kit for the first class, you must register by Sept. 15.

7 Mondays          Sept. 22-Nov. 10                  6-8 p.m.
CRN 81924         Bldg. 1-Rm. 402                   Tuition Fee $140

(No class Oct. 13)

 

 

BHC Hawk’s Hub (bookstore) information
For a list of PaCE books, visit the Quad-Cities Hawk’s Hub page.
Click on “Buy Books – QC Campus” then click the box marked Adult Ed. Books may be purchased at the bookstore or online.

ACT Exam Preparation

ACT Exam Preparation

Instructor: L. Carey

The ACT exam could be one of the most important tests you will ever take. This course is designed to help increase student exam performance by reviewing test taking tips and the content for the English, Math, Science, Reading and Writing sections. The course also examines calculator usage. The course materials include the current official prep book from the makers of the ACT exam with practice tests used in previous test administrations. Materials are included in the course fee.

You must register for the exam separately.

4 Saturdays         Sept. 27-Oct. 18                   1-5 p.m.
CRN 81977         Outreach-Rm. 204               Fee $135

Last updated 7/31/2014

Health Classes

Options for Seniors: How to Access Aging Services

Instructor: T. Harper

Caregivers and seniors will learn about local and federal senior services and how to access them for successful aging. Housing options, nursing home care, hospice, at-home services and common health concerns in the aging population will be discussed.

Topics will include:

  • Advanced directives and a brief discussion on estate planning for the elderly.
  • Differences between assisted living, supported living, senior apartments and nursing home care.
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related illnesses.
  • In-home services such as home health, hospice care housing options, Medicaid services and VA services.

5 Wednesdays   Sept. 3-Oct. 1                     6-7:30 p.m.
CRN 81790         Outreach-Rm. 104               Fee $48

 

Caregiver Stress and Compassion Fatigue

Instructor: J. Grice

With improved medical care and higher standards of living, life expectancy has increased and this can cause a wide set of issues, demands and emotions for those who are entrusted with caring for our ill or disabled. Learn strategies on how to avoid total burnout and take care of you while taking care of others.

1 Thursday          Nov. 6                                6:30-8 p.m.
CRN 81791         Outreach-Rm. 104               Fee $15

 

Humor, Health and Healing for Health Care Professionals

Instructor: J. Grice

Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health. It helps maintain a wellness balance, promotes good health and longevity, supports emotional well-being, and improves the quality of life. Examples of ways to use humor in health care professions will be provided to create a better environment with patients and clients, as well as colleagues. Humor helps you keep a positive, optimistic outlook through difficult situations, disappointments and loss. Topics will include physical, mental and social benefits of laughter.

1 Tuesday           Sept. 16                              6-7:30 p.m.
CRN 81792         Outreach-Rm. 104               Fee $15

 

1 Thursday          Oct. 23                               6-7:30 p.m.
CRN 81793         Outreach-Rm. 406               Fee $15

 

Women and Teens United and Empowered: The Kind Campaign! 

Instructor: K. Ford, MA, MAT, MDiv.

Gain insights into the experiences of teenage girls as they navigate their way through their adolescent years into adulthood. Explore topics such as body image, gender issues, bullying, eating disorders and the loss of confidence that permeates the adolescent female experience in American society today. Teenage girls and women throughout the Quad Cities will be empowered, uniting through the Kind Campaign! Students will also complete a community service project. Course includes Kind Campaign student materials.

4 Thursdays        Oct. 2-Oct. 23                     6-8 p.m.
CRN 81794         Outreach-Rm. 104               Fee $91

 

Unraveling the Mystery of Weight Loss                  

Instructor: Dr. P. Newhouse

Are you tired of the diet yo-yo? Can’t understand why you can’t lose weight? Learn what hormone is keeping you from burning fat and how one simple nutritional change can help you shed pounds fast. This revolutionary nutritional program will help you decrease body fat, reduce cravings and have more energy than ever before.

1 Tuesday           Sept. 16                              7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81795         Outreach-Rm. 407               Fee $29

 

1 Tuesday           Oct. 14                               7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81796         Outreach-Rm. 407               Fee $29

 

Heart Disease Prevention                                         

Instructor: Dr. P. Newhouse

Have you ever wondered why your body makes cholesterol all on its own if it’s bad for you? Why do many cholesterol drug ads state “not proven to decrease your risk of heart disease or heart attack”? Learn the truth about heart disease prevention and natural solutions to find “The New You.”

1 Tuesday           Sept. 23                             7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81797         Outreach-Rm. 407               Fee $29

 

1 Tuesday           Oct. 21                               7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81798         Outreach-Rm. 407               Fee $29

Writing

Beginning Writer’s Workshop

Instructor: C. Warner

Have you always wanted to write but just don’t know where to start? In this three-week course you will be introduced to the various genres of writing, explore different writing styles, and experience a workshop approach to learning. Bring your favorite pen or pencil, a clean notebook, and get ready to discover your creative side.

3 Tuesdays         Sept. 23-Oct. 7                    6-8 p.m.
CRN 81926         Outreach-Rm. 104               Fee $38

Photography

Digital Photography for the Beginner  (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: L. VanHese

First time with a digital camera? Perhaps you received a new camera as a gift and have no idea what to do with it? Come learn the basics of digital photography, practice in class, and increase your familiarity and comfort level with your camera. Please bring your camera, charged batteries, USB cable, owner’s manual and a flash drive to class.

4 Tuesdays         Sept. 9-Sept. 30                 9-11 a.m.
CRN 81949         Outreach-Rm. 402               Fee $42

 

Develop Your Beginning Digital Photography Skills  (Lifelong Learner)

Instructor: L. VanHese

If you’ve mastered the basics of your digital camera, this hands-on class will help you develop skills to bring out the best in your digital images. Designed to give you confidence with your digital camera, class time will introduce you to the elements of composition and image editing software. Please bring your camera, charged batteries, USB cable, owner’s manual and a flash drive to class.

4 Tuesdays         Oct. 7-Oct. 28                     9-11 a.m.
CRN 81950         Outreach-Rm. 402               Fee $42

 

Learn to Use Your Digital Point & Shoot Camera                

Instructor: L. Maxwell

Do you want to learn how to use your digital point and shoot camera? Learn to take the step beyond the green automatic setting and take control of the creative process. If you want to learn to use more of the features of your digital camera, this is the class for you! You’ll learn the functions that your digital camera can perform, as well as great information about resolution, file formats and useful tips on maximizing your photography experience. Bring your camera, owner’s manual and charged batteries to class.  Class will break for one-hour lunch (on your own).

1 Saturday           Sept. 13                           9 a.m.-3 p.
CRN 81951         Outreach-Rm. 408               Fee $48

 

Looking to Get More Out of Your Digital SLR or Advanced Digital Camera?   

Instructor: L. Maxwell

Are you looking to get more out of your Digital SLR or Advanced Digital Camera? Learn to take the step beyond the green automatic setting and take control of the creative process. If you want to learn to use more of the features of your digital camera, this is the class for you! You’ll learn the functions that your digital camera can perform, as well as great information about resolution, file formats and useful tips on maximizing your photography experience. Bring your camera, owner’s manual and charged batteries to class.  Class will break for one-hour lunch (on your own).

1 Saturday           Oct. 18                              9 a.m.-3 p.m.
CRN 81952         Outreach-Rm. 408               Fee $48

 

1 Saturday           Nov. 1                               9 a.m.-3 p.m.
CRN 81953         Outreach-Rm. 408               Fee $48

 

How to Take Better Photos     

Instructor: L. Maxwell

Prerequisite: Take either Looking to Get More Out of Your Digital SLR Camera or Learn to Use Your Point and Shoot Camera

What makes a good photograph? Whether you shoot digital or film, you will learn how to improve your photos through the composition of the photo, the color tone, foreground/background, lighting, time of day, mood and the message you are trying to capture. Learn how to photograph beautiful sunsets, landscapes, portraits, action, dusk and night, sunny days and the use depth of field. Bring your camera, owner’s manual and charged batteries to class. Class will break for one-hour lunch (on your own).

1 Saturday           Dec. 13                            9 a.m.-3 p.m.
CRN 81954         Outreach-Rm. 408               Fee $48

 

Genealogy

Memories Past: Discovering Your Ancestors on the Internet

Instructor: P. Chase

Join us as we hunt for your ancestors. You will learn to track down genealogical clues that will further expand your knowledge of your ancestors and their lives. Learn the value of using Internet search engines in locating tips to establish where your ancestors lived. You will learn to use Internet websites that will allow you to trace immigrant ancestors. Discover websites that may have information pertaining to subjects that range from discovering your great-grandfather’s date of birth to your grandparents’ date of death. Come explore your family connections and remember to bring along your pedigree chart and family group sheet for the family you are focusing on.

4 Thursdays        Sept. 11-Oct. 2                  12:30-2:30 p.m.  (Lifelong Learner)
CRN 81966         Outreach-Rm. 405               Fee $38

 

4 Thursdays        Sept. 11-Oct. 2                   6-8 p.m.
CRN 81967         Outreach-Rm. 405               Fee $38

 

Memories Past: Digging Up Your Ancestor’s Past

Instructor: P. Chase

Need help delving a little deeper for your missing ancestors? Join us as we teach you how to dig up the dirt on your family. Pull down those brick walls. Can’t locate that elusive female ancestor? Do you want to find that black sheep in your family? Don’t worry – court records and newspapers provide other information as well. Planning on taking your research on the road? Lean how to plan your research trip and how to organize your information. The final class session will meet at the Family History Center in Davenport.

4 Thursdays        Oct. 16-Nov. 6                    6-8 p.m.
CRN 81968         Outreach-Rm. 405               Fee $38

Dance and Fitness

Beginning Ballroom Dancing

Learn (or review) the basics in traditional smooth dances – Foxtrot and Waltz as well as Swing and Rumba. You’ve seen the dances on TV – now it’s your turn! Be prepared to step out onto the dance floor at weddings, parties and other social events. Instruction includes lead/follow, music identification and styling. Intermediate dancers are welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes to preserve our dance floor. (Registration information is needed for both parties).

Instructor: D. Elgatian

6 Mondays          Sept. 15-Oct. 27                    7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81969         Bldg. 3-Lower Gym              Couple Fee/$52

(No class Oct. 13)

 

Instructor: J. Hall

6 Tuesdays         Oct. 28-Dec. 9                       7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81970         Bldg. 3-Lower Gym              Couple Fee/$52

(No class Nov. 11)

 

Ballroom Dancing – Latin Style!

Instructor: J. Hall

For beginners and intermediate dancers.

Spice up your dancing with Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Samba. These Latin dances range from slow romantic moves to fast and fancy footwork. Learn the steps and the styling. Intermediate dancers will appreciate the chance to improve their Cuban motion. Instruction also includes lead/follow and music identification. Bring soft-soled shoes to preserve our dance floor. (Registration information is needed for both parties).

6 Tuesdays         Sept. 16-Oct. 21                    7-8:30 p.m.
CRN 81971         Bldg. 3-Lower Gym              Couple Fee/$52

 

Yoga

Instructor: L. Miotto

Bring your body and mind together into one harmonious experience. Improve your breathing capacity and increase your flexibility and strength through a focus on traditional yoga poses, breath work, balance and relaxation. All levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat or a large towel and dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

6 Tuesdays         Nov. 4-Dec. 16                      6:15-7:15 p.m.
CRN 81972         Outreach-Rm. 407               Fee $42

(No class Nov. 11)

 

Belly Dancing

Instructor: B. Lancial

For centuries, this dance has been used to maintain good health for the mind, body and spirit. You will be introduced to the basic principles of belly dance, as well as some more advanced movements, giving the knowledge to create your own routines whether for performance or a fun workout at home. This class is welcoming to all shapes and sizes. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Wednesdays   Oct. 15-Nov. 19                     7-8 p.m.
CRN 81973         Bldg. 3-Lower Gym              Fee $36

 

Zumba ~ Find Your Way to Fun and Fitness               

Instructor: T. Gomez

Combine motivating music and high energy with unique moves and combinations that allow you to dance away your worries. It is fun, easy and can be done at your own level. The music will move from today’s songs to Latin and international. Routines will feature aerobic/fitness with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

6 Thursdays        Sept. 4-Oct. 9                        7-8 p.m.
CRN 81974         Bldg. 3-Lower Gym              Fee $36

 

6 Thursdays        Oct. 16-Nov. 20                     7-8 p.m.
CRN 81975         Bldg. 3-Lower Gym              Fee $36

 

Beginning Hoop Dance

Instructor: J. Plumb, Quad City Hoop Dance

Are you looking to burn more than 400 calories an hour with an amazing no-impact to low-impact workout? With hoop dance, you can! Laugh and have fun while strengthening your core, toning your body and improving balance and coordination! All genders, shapes and sizes ages 16 and up, are welcome. No prior hula hooping experience is necessary as lessons begin with the very basics – keeping the hoop up!

A $15 materials fee (for hoop) is due to instructor the first night of class.

6 Mondays          Nov. 3-Dec. 8                        6-7 p.m.
CRN 81976         Bldg. 3-Lower Gym              Fee $42

 

Enter the Northwest door to Bldg. 3. Take an immediate left down the stairs to the bottom floor. At the bottom floor turn left and enter through the 2nd set of doors on the right. The lower gym is located in the middle of the track (second door on the right–next to the weight room.)

Job Skills

Becoming a Better You in the Workplace!                       

Instructor: K. Ford, MA, MAT, MDiv

Do you want to be a better you on your job and in your personal life? Join Kit as she helps you explore how your race, class and gender (social identity) impact your career, how to develop effective communication and trust building on your job, and practical insights on how to resolve conflict, transform and heal in community. Learn activities such as “Two Hands of Nonviolence” and “Pieces of the Truth” that you can share on your job and with family, school and community groups. Course includes student materials on the Social Identity Wheel, the Johari Window of Communication and the CLARA Process for Nonviolent Social Transformation.

3 Wednesdays         Nov. 5-Nov. 19                      6-8 p.m.
CRN 81813               Outreach-Rm. 204               Fee $68

 

Career Services

In this three-part FREE workshop series, explore what it takes to successfully re-enter the workforce, including transitioning into a new career field. Classes can be taken independently. Registration is required, as space is limited.

 

Re-entering the Work World

Instructors: M. Duhm/B. Storey

Did you take time off to raise your family? Perhaps you retired years ago and find yourself now looking to go back to work? Learn about the latest trends in the workforce and the guidelines you need to find work. Learn how to apply online, how to tailor your resume to apply your skills to future work, and what free resources are available in the community.

1 Thursday                Sept. 18                                 2-4 p.m.
CRN 81993               Outreach-Rm. 204               Fee FREE

 

Adult Career Transitions 101

Instructors: M. Duhm/B. Storey

Although not always by choice, many adults are presented with the challenge of changing jobs mid-career, often to a new career path altogether. We will look at the various trends of the job market, discuss the concept of transferable skills, and talk about strategies for job seeking and resources available to assist in creating a seamless transition.

1 Thursday                Sept. 25                                 2-4 p.m.
CRN 81994               Outreach-Rm. 204               Fee FREE

 

Out Interview the Interviewer

Instructors: M. Duhm/B. Storey

Interviews can be tough and nerve-wracking, but you CAN go in prepared. Learn the skills you need to keep calm and anticipate even the toughest interview questions. Master the art of answering, “Tell me about yourself,” and learn how to interview the interviewer with your own questions.

1 Thursday                Oct. 2                                      2-4 p.m.
CRN 81995               Outreach-Rm. 204               Fee FREE

QC Campus to benefit from National Fish and Wildlife grant

River Action announces $50,000 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant

The Board of Directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced July 18, 2014, an award of $50,000 to River Action to support the Urban Watershed Restoration at Green Valley Nature Preserve and Black Hawk College in Moline.

The project follows Phase I, an $80,000 restoration completed in November 2013, with a grant from Illinois EPA that reestablished 2,100 feet of stream meanders, restored six acres of wetland, installed a water control structure to maintain water level, and planted deep-rooted natural vegetation in and around wetland and stream banks to catch and slow water flow.

The 2014-2015 Phase II of the  project will restore 225 acres to a functional urban natural area through wetland creation, riparian forest improvements and invasive species management. Black Hawk College will restore riparian forests and grasslands to improve stormwater runoff, and the trails and canoe and kayak launch on the Rock River will be improved. Augustana students, faculty and classes will aid in taking inventory and monitoring designing interactive informational signage and sculptures. Education and outreach programs to make the public aware of watershed health in the region, specifically related to urban wetland and riparian forest restoration, biodiversity and invasive species removal, will be scheduled upon completion of restoration.

The $216,600 project is being funded in part by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, the Moline Foundation, Mississippi Valley Sportsmen, with in-kind gifts from the City of Moline, Augustana College, Black Hawk College and River Action.