Educational Classes

Current Class Offerings

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MICROSOFT PUBLISHING

We have had some interest shown in Microsoft Publishing. If you would be interested in taking this class please call our office and let us know. Publishing can be used to create newsletters, fliers, posters and cards. We are happy to offer publishing and Rich Unrein has agreed to teach this class, but we need to ascertain if we have enough interest to go forward with our planning. Call the Foundation at 620-786-1136 or 620-792-9306.

 

ADVANCED EXCEL WORKSHOP

Rich Unrein will teach a workshop in Advanced Microsoft Excel in Great Bend. Participants will learn step by step instruction and short cuts into performing the more advanced commands of this software. The program used to teach this class is Office 2010. Pre-registration is required. Minimum class size is 6 with a maximum of 12.  Please call Coleen Cape at (620) 786-1136 to enroll.

Wednesdays September 18, - October 23, 2013

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Great Bend One Stop Center, Room D-107

1025 Main, Great Bend

$32 for Silver Cougar Club members

$91 for non-members

 

PREVIOUSLY OFFERED CLASSES

NATIVE PEOPLE OF KANSAS
The native people of Kansas were very diverse. In Eastern Kansas, most made their living by farming and hunting. The tribes who resided in Western Kansas were nomadic buffalo hunters. The series, taught by Linda McCaffery, on Kansas history will continue with a study of the native people beginning with the Cheyenne and Arapaho.

 

 ELECTRONICS & TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP.
Christmas is just around the corner and if someone on your list is asking for an I-Pad, Laptop, or any other sort of electronic device and you just don't know where to start, this one-hour workshop is for you. Brenda Schartz, Information Services Project Coordinator will walk you through the maze of products out there. She will answer your questions on what to buy, what it will do, what to spend and where to find it.

 

WHY IS KANSAS SO FLAT?
What a great title for Linda McCaffery’s class on Kansas History! So, why is Kansas so flat? Why doesn’t Kansas have mountains? The class will follow the geologic formation of Kansas, the first humans to inhabit Kansas and the Paleo-Indians will be studied. The diversity of modern American Indians living in the state will be covered followed by explorers from Spain, France and the United States

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COLD WAR TO WORLD GUERILLA WAR 1945 TO 2010
World War II dramatically changed the world. Much of Europe and Japan were destroyed, millions of people were displaced, and former allies were bitter enemies. The year 2001 also dramatically changed the world with the terrorist attacks of 9-11. This class, taught by Linda McCaffery, will analyze the historic events between 1945 and current issues facing the American people and the world.
 

 

EXPLORING THE INTERNET
This course will explore the workings of the internet. Students will learn how to use links, customize & perform searches, run virus scans, organize your favorites, and much more. This class also includes instruction on how to use Outlook to set up your e-mail account, create and edit your address book, use your task manager, and create appointments or meetings. After this 5 week course you will be comfortable with navigating the internet and using your outlook e-mail account.

 

COMPUTER NECESSITIES WORKSHOP
Participants will learn the basic functions of the computer and become familiar with Microsoft Word. They will also learn how to access the Internet and use E-mail, as well as gain a basic knowledge of Excel spreadsheets & templates creating for schedules & calendars.

 

EXCEL WORKSHOP
Participants will learn to work with spreadsheets in Excel.

A WAY WITH WORD
In this course will teach you to create, save, edit, manage, merge and print documents created in Microsoft Word. Formatting and special features as well as manipulating text within the document will be taught. You'll even learn how to print labels and envelopes.

WORLD RELIGION                                                                                                                                         This class is the first of a three-party series that surveys the major religious systems of the world, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Objectivity and impartiality are important characteristics of our study. We seek to understand the world's religions, not evaluate their comparative merits. We will be studying Judaism, Christianity and Islam the first session with instructor Jim Lakey.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Experienced photographer Marion Lightfoot will teach this 12-hour workshop on digital photography. Marion will share the history of photography and how it has evolved into the user friendly hobby it has become today. Attendees will become familiar with how to maximize all the options of their individual camera, how to download pictures, and how to crop and improve them until they are picture perfect to share. Marion will also give you hints on how to matte and frame your finished product. This class also includes an 2-hour field trip of picture taking fun.

RISE OF THE COMMOM MAN
THE JACKSONIAN ERA - THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR
Instructor Linda McCaffery will guide you through the third of a six-part series on American history. If you attended the first two classes, we know you'll be anxious to enroll in this session as well; however, that's not a requirement and you are encouraged to join us now.

CIVIL WAR RECONSTRUCTION 1865 TO THE PROGRESSIVE ERA 1917
Instructor Linda McCaffery will guide you through the fourth of a six-part series on American history. If you have attended any of Linda's history classes, we know you'll be anxious to enroll in this session as well; however, if you have never attended one of Linda's classes and are a lover of history, this class is for you.

THE PROGRESSIVE ERA TO THE ROARING TWENTIES                                                                         Instructor Linda McCaffery will guide you through the fifth of a six-part series on American history. If you have attended any of Linda's history classes, we know you'll be anxious to enroll in this session as well; however, if you have never attended one of Linda's classes and are a lover of history, this class is for you also.

THE AGE OF PROSPERITY TO WORLD WAR II

Known as the Age of Prosperity or the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s was a whirlwind of prosperity and glamour. All parties must end and this one collapsed in an economic disaster. The Great Depression lasted ten difficult years, ending with another even larger calamity - war. Linda McCaffery will explore the two decades following the end of the Great War and set the stage for World War II.

KANSAS HISTORY SEMINAR                                                                                                                        Spend a day reveling in the history of Kansas with Marci Penner. Many of you have heard Marci before and she is a delight. She has a wonderful talent for combining education and fun. This day-long seminar (which includes lunch) is guaranteed to be filled with laughter, friendship and camaraderie. Marci and her father founded the Kansas Sampler Foundation. She is the editor of "The Explorer" newsletter, a publication sharing all the state happenings, exhibits, historic sites, festivals and much, much more. The minimum class size is 35 with a maximum of 60 and you must be a SCC member to attend.

 

 

 

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