Fall 2018 Lifelong Learning Courses Now Available For Registration

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The University of Southern Indiana’s Outreach and Engagement released the fall 2018 series of Lifelong Learning noncredit courses. Over 100 courses are now open to the community for registration.

“We are excited to continue to add to our diversified course offerings as we strive to meet the communities’ needs for personal and professional growth,” said Dawn Stoneking, director of Lifelong Learning.

Courses offered each semester include a wide variety of topics to learn and improve life skills. Whether it’s Professional Development or Fitness and Recreation, Lifelong Learning has something for everyone.

These newly developed courses join a collection of popular courses. More information can be found for each course at its respective link:

  • Planning an Herb Garden for Culinary and Medical Uses (Saturday, October 6): Start getting to know your herbs. We discuss different aspects of planning and planting your personal herb garden and how to include wild herbs.
  • Tableau Training (Tuesdays, October 9-23; Tuesdays, October 30-November 13): The need for data skills is on the rise. Known for its ease of use, Tableau has helped decrease the amount of time it takes to create visually appealing and interactive visualizations.
  • Inaugural Southwest Indiana Cyber Workshop (Wednesday, October 24): Are you Cyber Ready? This workshop is aimed at bringing cybersecurity information to the tristate region to help your business be more aware of, better connected to and more deeply immersed in cybersecurity.
  • Herbs –Not Just for Cooking –Harvesting and Conserving (Saturday, November 3): Fresh, wilted, dried and frozen, in water, oil, honey, vinegar and alcohol – learn all the ways to preserve herbs for culinary and medical uses.
  • Having Difficult Conversations Certificate (Wednesday, November 7): When dealing with people, one of the most difficult things we have to do is address a problem through feedback.
  • Using your Smartphone (Thursday, November 8): Does your smartphone make you feel not so smart? Learn how to get the most of your smartphone. This class will help students learn all of the ins and outs of a smartphone.
  • Negotiations and the Art of Influences Others Certificate (Friday, November 30): This course teaches individuals who may not have the authority to direct but need to learn how to influence others in an organization.
  • Advanced Study of Herbs and Their Uses (Saturday, December 1): This class is for people who want to study herbs and their uses in greater detail. We will discuss herbal recipes vs Homeopathic medicine vs essential oils.

Lifelong Learning courses are open to anyone in the community regardless of educational background. The broad range of courses arepresented in a noncompetitive atmosphere, where interest in learning and personal growth is the primary focus. USI alumni receive a 10 percent discount on most courses.

Registration is available online or by calling USI Outreach and Engagement at 812-464-1989. A complete listing of current courses is available at USI.edu/LifelongLearning.

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