UW-Waukesha Continuing Education Classes for the week of February 5-11, 2012

Jan. 24, 2012

As the winter wind continues to blow, don’t hibernate—the moment is now to take a class sure to inspire and ignite your curiosity through UW-Waukesha Continuing Education. Our array of spring class selections enables you to find balance in your life, improve your computer skills or discover new interests; and Continuing Education has programs for all skill levels, interests and ages. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460.

The Civil War: The History I Wish I had Learned in School
Instructor, Pat Gardner
Calling all history buffs! Over 600, 000 died and a new nation was re-born 150 years ago in the bloodiest, most devastating conflict in American History. Political hardliners, romantic idealists, modern weapons of mass destruction, heroes and hooligans were all part of the American Civil War. Civil war enthusiasts, genealogists and amateur historians will learn what the whole shebang was about as we explore the war through resources such as documentaries, audio and visual aids and lecture. This history class won’t put you to sleep!
M, Feb 6-March 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm, $89

Simple Yoga, Simple Life
Instructor, Sharon Kleppe
New to yoga? Convinced you’ll never touch your toes again? Yoga is not all about twisting yourself into a pretzel. It is all about rebuilding a relationship with your physical body. Explore the healing aspects of yoga. In a systematic examination of a number of common physical chal¬lenges (from sore knees to stiff necks to bad backs) long time yoga practitioner Shari Kleppe takes you through simple and fun strategies to bring your body back into balance. Please bring a mat, a pillow and a comfortable blanket.
M, Feb 6–March 12, 6:35pm-7:35pm, $79

Restorative Yoga
Instructor, Sharon Kleppe
Can you benefit from a yoga practice WITHOUT tying yourself in knots! Explore another side to yoga with the restful and restorative practice of “Yin Yoga”. Discover gently held and supported postures to really open the body and allow energy to flow into tendons and ligaments, to create suppleness and fluidity without straining. Longtime practitioners of Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, will find this class a welcome balance to your present practice. Please bring a mat, a pillow and a comfortable blanket.
M, Feb 6–March 12, 5:30pm-6:30pm, $79

Exploring Computer Hardware
Instructor, Brian Oswald
Be on your way to becoming an expert as you become acquainted with the individual parts of the computer; how each one works and its functions. This will provide a foundation for selecting upgrades to your computer and for further diagnostic and maintenance classes. Prereq: none
M, Feb 6-13, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $59

Tai Chi: Build Your Physical and Mental Body Relationship
Instructor, Jeff Ponasik
Say goodbye to sweat! Say hello to feeling cool, calm, and refreshed with the flowing move¬ments of Tai Chi. Direct energy flow and help gain mastery of body, breath and mind while giving your whole body a gentle and relaxing workout. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing. Class will be held at Badger Health Center, S31 W24757 Sunset Drive, Waukesha, WI 53189.
T, Feb 7-March 27, 7:00pm-8:00pm, $79

Introduction to Zen Meditation Practice
Instructor, Susan Childress
Relax and renew yourself! Dharma teacher Susan Childress shares the benefits of Zen meditation and teaches the skills to clear your mind so you will be more present in the moment. This interactive class helps you become familiar with mantras, chanting, breathing exercises, walking and sitting meditation forms and various mind-focusing techniques. With a focus on practice, not theory, each participatory class will include at least 30 minutes practicing the techniques learned in class. Please bring a cushion.
T, Feb 7-March 13, 7:00pm-8:30pm, $79

Moving Your Group from “Storming to Performing”
Instructor, Michel DeLisle
Want a workforce that is an effective and cohesive unit?Effective teamwork is essential in today's world; learn to recognize the stages of group development and use these skills in your business. Whether your team is a temporary working group or a newly-formed, permanent team, by understanding these stages and the motivation of a group you will be able to help guide it to perform with exceptional results.
T, Feb 7-21, 7:00pm-9:00pm, $99

Introduction to Internet Technology
Instructor, Brian Oswald
How does the internet work? We’ll cover the basics of the following concepts;
•What is the Internet/Web?
•Client/Server model
•How Internet addresses work
•What is streaming?
Get a foundation for the Internet Development classes, as you begin to understand how your pages will be stored and served. The FTP component introduces you to the technology to publish your pages.
T, Feb 7-14, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $59

Mardi Gras
Instructor, Staci Joers
Don’t forget to wear your beads! While Mardi Gras conjures up images of revelers in New Orleans the observance of Mardi Gras translates into “Fat Tuesday” observed in most Christian countries. Mardi Gras falls on the Tuesday prior to ash Wednesday and the Church dictates that meat and dairy consumption is forbidden during the period of Lent, meaning anyone who had stores of meat and dairy products, before the advent of safe storage for perishable items, needed to use them up by the end of Mardi Gras. So tonight we join in and eat in celebration as we sample some traditional Mardi Gras favorites such as beignets, roast beef Po’boys with Debris Gravy, Cajun Chicken & Sausage Gumbo and King Cake and also included is a recipe for a Hurricane you can enjoy at home!
Wed, Feb 8, 6:30pm-9:00pm, $39

Private Pilot Ground School
Instructor, Tim Tyre
Interested in airplanes? Want to learn more about engines, aerodynamics, airports, aviation, regulations, aero-medical issues, aviation weather and navigation appropriate to pilots? This class will help you prepare to take the FAA written exam for the Private Pilot Flight Certificate. Class is held at Waukesha County Airport Terminal Building conference room, 2525 Aviation Drive, Waukesha, WI, 53188. Required materials available for purchase at first class, approx. $60.
W, Feb 8-Apr 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm, $300

Eclectic Dance
Instructor, Lori Upson
Time to shape up and let out your inner star! Why struggle with lifting weights and boring floor exercises when you can get a full body workout while having fun! Eclectic dance consists of hip hop, pop, salsa, jazz and even a little disco. Enrich your life by learning a mixture of dance moves while enhancing flexibility, strength and endurance. (***New class dates***)
Th, Feb 9-Mar 15, 6:00pm-7:00pm, $79

Finding and Using Free Software
Instructor, Brian Oswald
Why spend your hard earned money on software when most of what you need can be found for free! Find safe, legal, free software that can be used to edit pictures, movies or music. Discover budget and checkbook programs as well as free anti-virus and spyware software!
W, Feb 8-15, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $39

Create Stunning Slide Shows with Adobe Premier Elements 8
Instructor, Chris Jourdan
Remember when your family would break out the slide show projector at a holiday gathering and inevitably a photo would get stuck, an image of Uncle Harry at the Poconos would be upside down or the projector lamp would melt the slides? Times have changed and it is time you learn to cre¬ate stunning slideshows to show off your digital photos. No more boring slide shows, especially when you learn how to arrange, edit, add titles, music, graphics, transitions and more using Adobe’s Photoshop Premier Elements 8. Leave with a finished slideshow DVD to take home and watch; your Uncle Harry will be quite impressed! Bring camera & down¬loading equipment or images on a CD, DVD, Flash/Jump Drive.
Th, Feb 9-16, 6:00pm-9:00pm, $69

Selecting and Purchasing a Computer
Instructor, Brian Oswald
Gigahertz, Gigabytes, Giga-What? Do Terra-bytes terrify you when looking at new computers? Discuss the jargon that you will find or hear when you go shopping for a new computer. Look at current ads for computers and sort out what it all means. Should you buy a laptop or a desktop? What features or warranties should you get?
Th, Feb 9-16, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $39

Winter Tree Identification
Instructor, Marlin Johnson, emeritus professor
Are you a nature lover? You’ll love our popular hands approach to identifying native Wisconsin trees by seeing, touching, smelling and even tasting them in their winter condition. Head out in the field as we tramp through the snows of February discussing trees’ role in nature, their habitat, their place in ecological succession and how they benefit wildlife. Discover the importance of individual tree species to Native Americans and how we can make trees a significant part of our lives through natural landscaping using their products and appreciating their beauty. Conservationist Marlin Johnson will lead this class at the beautiful and idyllic UW-Waukesha Field Station, W349 S1480 S. Waterville Road. (A map will be sent with registration confirmation.)
Sat, Feb 11-18, 9:00am-12:00pm, $19

Boot Camp and Conditioning
Instructor, Kristi Finco
Get up and get moving! Reach your personal fitness goals as we learn new exercises, modalities and programs that help you condition your body. You’ll expand your knowledge on health and fitness and create a personal workout regimen that will get you into shape for the New Year! Great class for those on the go, choose from a Saturday or Friday session.
Sat, Feb 11-March 17, 9:00am-10:00am, $79

Instructor, Kristi Finco
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? All fitness levels will love Zumba, “a fun, exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party” workout that will get you moving and grooving to the hottest hits. You won’t even feel like you are exercising–take it slow or challenge your body as you work towards joy and good health.
Sat, Feb 11-March 17, 10:05am–11:05am, $79

Photo Restoration Workshop
Instructor, Christina Fohr
Bring beauty back to your old photographs. If your treasured photograph is torn and in need of tender loving care come and restore it in this workshop. Bring in old photo¬graphs to scan or a digital image on a flash/thumb drive and learn to enlarge, correct fading, mend tears or remove other unwanted artifacts with Photoshop Elements 8. Take home a restored image to order prints. Some computer background is helpful. Students will work in Photoshop Elements 8.
Sat, Feb 11-18, 9:00am-12:00pm, $59

Future Engineers (Ages 11-14)
Instructor, Tom Staude
A state of the art, programmable, intelligent brick serves as the brain for LEGO NXT. With four input ports for taking in data and three output ports for following your programmed commands, students learn how to power their own robot. Their imagination is the only limitation to this class! Please bring a lunch.
Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am-3:00pm, $79


Join the "Knowledge Revolution" and take command of your life!
Check out the many possibilities offered through Continuing Education
Web site: www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce

Candace Decker
Continuing Education
1500 North University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188

Upcoming Continuing Education Events:
Annual World Travel Fair
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10:00am-1:00pm
UW-Waukesha, Commons Building

Begin your international adventure at Continuing Education's second World Travel Fair! Explore over eight international and domestic journeys we have in store for you. Featured tours represented are:
Cuba, Wales, Santa Fe, Indochina, Easter Island, Bar Harbor, Austria, Helsinki, Cape Cod & Key West.

We welcome new explorers. Held at UW-Waukesha, Commons Building. Discover where we can take you next!


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