“We’re pleased to continue to develop new courses essential for personal and professional growth,” said Dawn Stoneking, director of Lifelong Learning. “We hope you’ll share with us how the resources enhance your life’s journey.”
Courses offered each semester include a wide variety of topics to learn and improve life skills. Whether a learner is seeking Professional Development, Fitness and Recreation or anything in between, Lifelong Learning has something for everyone. Two new courses developed for the summer include:
Drawing Trees with Trees (Saturday, July 14): Learn how to draw and connect with nature in a refreshing way. Bill Whorrall has been drawing landscapes and still lifes with ink, watercolor and sticks for the past several years.
Using Your iPad (Tuesday and Thursday, June 5 and 7 and Monday or Wednesday, July 9 and 11): During this two-session, hands-on course we will explore how you can get the most out of your device as well as address many common questions associated with the iPad.
These newly developed courses join a collection of popular courses. More information can be found for each course at its respective link:
Smartphone Photography 101 (Saturdays, June 16 and July 14): Would you like to improve the quality of photos taken with your smartphone? This class will teach you the nitty gritty of smartphone photography.
Beginning Golf (Wednesdays, starting June 20): Get into the swing with professional instruction on golf equipment, terminology, rules and etiquette.
Introduction to Personal Finance for High School Students (Wednesday, June 27): Before long, your high school student will be entering college or the workforce. Are they equipped with the proper financial tools and knowledge?
Microsoft Excel 2016 Levels I-III (Thursdays, starting June 14, June 28 and July 12): Expand your Microsoft Excel knowledge by enrolling in one of the three levels offered. Whether you are starting at the basics or mastering the software, there is a level for everyone.
Six Sigma Green Belt (Monday through Friday, August 6 through 10): Knowing how well your processes deliver the products or services your customers need is at the heart of Six Sigma.
Lifelong Learning courses are open to anyone in the community regardless of educational background. The broad range of courses are presented 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.