Community Education Fall 2012 Exploration for Lifelong Learning
September to December 2012 1-800-252-1562 ext. 7502 www.lakemichigancollege.edu/ce
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Learning doesn’t end the day you get your diploma or when you grow up. Learning is an experience that continues a lifetime. With Lake Michigan College’s Community Education series, you can... • expand your mind • discover new interests and hobbies • discuss topics in an open forum Classes are offered in a short workshop format or meet regularly at one of our campus locations or at an off-campus community site. The classes listed in this brochure are non-credit.
Table of Contents M-TEC Campus Classes................................................... 4 Bertrand Crossing Campus Classes.............................. 4 - 7 South Haven Campus Classes.................................... 8 - 12 Napier Avenue Campus Classes ............................. 12 - 13 New Buffalo Classes.............................................. 13 - 14 Community Education Registration Form........................... 15
M-TEC Campus Classes 400 Klock Road, Benton Harbor Decisions, Decisions Important and Not Forgotten Facts About Berrien County
Sept. 11 Oct. 10
Gadgets and Gizmos
Bertrand Crossing Campus Classes 1905 Foundation Dr., Niles Fab Lab Golf for Beginners Archery for Beginners Election Inspector Recruitment/ Voter Registration Drive Niles ServSafe Essentials Certification Niles History Day Volunteer Fair Spanish for Fun
Sept. 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 15 Sept. 17
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Sept. 18 Sept. 29 Oct. 2 Oct. 2
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Soups and Stews Oct. 6 College Essentials: A Guide for Adult Students Oct. 11 How to Take Care of Your Money Oct. 20 Michigan Blood-Blood Drive Oct. 31 How to Build a Gingerbread House Nov. 3 Legal Issues for Small Business Nov. 10 Holiday Sides and Specialties Nov. 10 The Life and Time of Scoutingâ€™s Camp Madron Dec. 1 Niles ServSafe Essentials Certification Dec. 4
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South Haven Campus Classes 125 Veterans Blvd., South Haven Weight Watchers Sept. 5 Introduction to Watercolor Sept. 11 Getting to Know Your iPad Sept. 12 Constitution Day Video Event Sept. 17 Election 2012 Sept. 24 Meet the Candidates County and State Sept. 27 TEDTalks on Tuesdays: Ideas Worth Spreading Oct. 2 Want to be Published? Oct. 4 Composing Haiku for Fun and Self-Insight Oct. 6 The Problem of Evil Oct. 8 Volunteer Fair Oct. 9 College Essentials: A Guide for Adult Students Oct. 10 Unexpected Careers in Agriculture Oct. 22
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How to Format a Story for E-Publishing Oct. 27 American Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 31 Summit 2012 Small Towns/Global Impact Nov. 2 DIY Jewelry Making 1-Basics Nov. 3 DIY Jewelry Making 2-Wire Wrapping Nov. 3 DIY Jewelry Making 3-Chain Maille Nov. 3 Arabic Culture-the View from Iraq 2008-2011 Nov. 10 Getting Paid to Talk Nov. 15 Perfect Holiday Pies Nov. 17 DIY Jewelry Making 1-Basics Dec. 1 DIY Jewelry Making 2-Wire Wrapping Dec. 1 Shutterfly for Shutterbugs Dec. 8
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Napier Avenue Classes 2755 E. Napier Avenue., Benton Harbor Concert Choir Show Choir-Voices LMC Jazz Band
Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5
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Symphonic Wind Ensemble Sept. 10 College Essentials: A Guide for Adult Students Oct. 9
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Community Mosaic Class Psychology of Women Skill Building: Resume Writing 101 Skill Building: How to Nail a Job Interview
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New Buffalo Classes Fifty Shades of Grey Beginning Hip Hop and Jazz Dance Community Ceramics Class Spanish for Fun
Sept. 27 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 4
Oct. 8 Oct. 20 Nov. 6 Nov. 13
M-TEC CAMPUS LIFE* (Learning is ForEver) is a new program at Lake Michigan College. It encourages learning, socializing, and active participation in classes and activities. LIFE* classes are planned to enrich minds, explore new talents, and keep up with today’s changing technologies. Curiosity is the only prerequisite. LIFE* classes are designed for adults 60+, but if you are younger you are welcome to join in these enriching activities. Classes are held in the afternoon at M-TEC.
Gadgets and Gizmos
Session Two - Social Media for Seniors
Home health care, palliative care, assisted living, hospice…what are the differences? When should we choose one…or the other? If you are taking care of an ill or aging loved one, you are faced with many decisions. These three sessions will offer presentations by people from Hospice at Home, Area Agency on Aging, and Lory’s Place. You’ll learn what each level of care provides. In addition, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your concerns about these choices. Date: Tuesdays, September 11 – 25 Time: 2 – 4 p.m. Place: M-TEC Campus Room: 134 Cost: Free Instructors: Richard Grom, Lisa Bartoszek CRN: 50727
Important and Not Forgotten Facts About Berrien County
Southwest Michigan has a very unique place in our nation’s history. Some of our nations “firsts” happened in this area. The first airplane ride occurred in St. Joseph and the first automobile was made in Benton Harbor. Most people know Dr. Stuart Boekeloo as a dentist practicing in Southwest Michigan for 20 years. However, over the last several years he has produced over 70 shows on local and state history through his History Roadshow radio program. He is a popular guest speaker at local organizations covering topics of local history from the formation of the Great Lakes to the events of modern times. His style is very relaxed and entertaining as well as very informative. Date: Wednesdays, October 10 and 17 Time: 1 – 3 p.m. Place: M-TEC Campus Room: 134 Cost: $10 Instructor: Dr. Stuart Boekeloo CRN: 50728
Two for the price of one! These two sessions will offer you a chance to learn how to use new electronic devices and to safely use new social media programs.
Session One - The “I”s Have It
Do you have an iPad or iPhone? Do you use iTunes? Or do you have some other new electronic device and you aren’t sure how to use it? This is the class for you. Tom Till, gadget wizard and technology assistant at LMC, will be available to show you what your new “toy” can do, and to show you how to do it. If you don’t have an iPad or other device and would like to find out if it is something you can’t live without, come and try the sample equipment that Tom will bring with him. Facebook, Skype, texting, and tweeting have replaced the telephone as ways to keep in touch with kids and grandkids. If you’d like to use your computer to stay in contact with your far away family, but just aren’t sure how to do it, come and let Tom Till show you what to do. Your grandkids will think you are a techno-grandparent! Date Wednesdays, October 25 and Nov. 1 Time: 2 – 4 p.m. Place: M-TEC Campus Room: 134 Cost: $15 Instructor: Tom Till CRN: 50726
BERTRAND CROSSING CAMPUS Fab Lab
How to Make (Almost) Anything Fab: The Fab Lab
Have you ever dreamed of creating something… anything…your very own original invention, but the prototype only existed in your mind? Well, your dreams have just come true! Now you have the power and technology to make anything! Welcome to Lake Michigan College’s Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab), a personal fabrication lab where anyone can make just about anything. Conceived and guided by MIT professor and inventor Neil Gershenfeld, Fab Labs are a place where you can use simple technology to create your own inventions. Community members young and old can learn to use Fab Lab tools to work on projects of their own choosing, completing at least one project. Open lab on Wednesdays 5 – 9 pm. Date: Time: Place: Room: Cost: Instructor: CRN:
Tuesdays, September 4 – December 11 7 - 9 p.m. Bertrand Crossing Campus BC 104 $100 (includes some materials/ no discounts apply) John Willis 50386
Golf for Beginners
A course of instruction for beginning and intermediate golfers, teaching golf rules, etiquette, and terminology at our beautiful neighbor’s golf course, Orchard Hills Country Club. The beginner will learn the proper grip, stance, swing posture, and purpose of the various golf clubs. For intermediate players, the course will cover chipping, using a variety of “approach” shots including the “lob” shot, as well as solutions for “hooking” and “slicing.” Date: Fridays, September 7, 14, and 21 Time: 6 – 7 p.m. Place: Orchard Hills Country Club 2841 Niles-Buchanan Rd, Buchanan, MI Cost: $49 per person (no discounts apply) Instructor: Chuck Pullen, PGA Professional CRN: 50754
Archery for Beginners
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Here’s your chance! This class will be dedicated to learning the basics of archery including proper shooting skills, target practice, and the difference in bows. The instructor is an experienced archer and will supply everything you need to give it a try! Date: Saturdays, September 15 and 22 Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Place: Bertrand Crossing Campus Room: Outside Cost: Free Instructor: Keeley Amberg CRN: 50729
Election Inspector Recruitment/ Voter Registration Drive
At least every two years, millions of Americans go to the polls to exercise their constitutional right to vote. To ensure that the election process is handled fairly and in accordance with the law requires the services of paid election inspectors at each polling place. Join us to learn more about becoming an election inspector in Berrien County and the opportunity to not only serve your community, but also make some extra spending money in the process. If you’re not registered to vote, members of the clerk’s office will also be available to help you through the registration process. Date: Monday, September 17 Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Place: Bertrand Crossing Campus Room: BC 109 Cost: Free
Niles ServSafe Essentials Certification at the Niles Entrepreneurial and Culinary Incubator
Culinary entrepreneurs and managers need to know food safety and the critical importance of its role. They also need to learn how to share food safety knowledge with every employee. ServSafe gives them the knowledge and tools to do just that. In order to use the NECI facilities, ServSafe certification will be required. Some of the concepts covered with ServSafe training include: • Sanitation - learn the dangers of foodborne illness, how to prevent it, and the keys to food safety. See where contamination starts, the components for good personal hygiene, and how every employee can be a safe food handler. • The Flow of Food through the Operation - discover how to prevent cross-contamination and how to utilize time and temperature control effectively. Get the inside story on safe receiving, food storage, preparation/serving, and cooling/reheating. Also learn how taking active managerial control of critical foodborne illness risk factors makes all the difference for a safe operation. • Sanitary Facilities and Pest Management- cover all aspects of cleaning and sanitation in a practical, applicable manner. You will also learn about pest management and how to keep pests out of the operation. Date: Time: Location: Cost: Instructor: CRN:
Tuesdays, September 18 and 25 6 – 9 p.m. on September 18, and 6 – 8 p.m. on September 25 Niles Entrepreneurial and Culinary Incubator, 219 N. 4th Street 2nd Floor, Niles, MI $149 (includes book and exam no discounts apply) LMC Faculty Chris Woodruff 50752
Date: Tuesdays, December 4 and 11 Time: 6 – 9 p.m. on December 4, and 6 – 8 p.m. on December 11 Location: Niles Entrepreneurial and Culinary Incubator, 219 N. 4th Street 2nd Floor, Niles, MI Cost: $149 (includes book and exam no discounts apply) Instructor: LMC Faculty Chris Woodruff CRN: 50753
Spanish for Fun
Niles History Day
What do buttons, railroads, Facebook, and Italians have in common? They are all part of Niles history (yes, even Facebook). Travel back in time and learn about the booming button industry in Niles, the influence that Italian immigrants had on early Niles (can you say Frucci?), and discover how Niles was once a bustling transportation hub for all of southwest Michigan, and it wasn’t just the railroad. Learn how modern-day social networking pulls Niles history together across the miles and across generations. You won’t want to miss this fascinating ‘blast from the past.’ Date: Time: Place: Room: Cost: Instructor: CRN: CRN:
Saturday, September 29 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bertrand Crossing Campus BC 109 FREE without lunch/$6.50 with lunch Caryn Adler 50740 (use this CRN if you are NOT ordering lunch) 50756 (use this CRN if you ARE ordering lunch) $6.50
Have you always wished you’d learned Spanish or did you study it but don’t remember a thing? This community education class was built for you. This 8-week sequence offers a no pressure and condensed overview of most of what first-year Spanish courses typically cover at the secondary and college levels. Basic vocabulary such as greetings, numbers, colors, and family will be taught alongside grammar that will allow the student to generate their own simple sentences. Cultural discussions on the Spanish-speaking world will also be an important piece of the course. The instructor, Matthew Bayley, has nine years of Spanish teaching experience and has traveled extensively in Spanish-speaking countries. This class requires a minimum of 10 students. Date: Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, November 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Place: Bertrand Crossing Campus Room: BC 108a Cost: $100 (no discounts apply) Instructor: Matt Bayley CRN: 50741
Soups and Stews
Oh the aromas of fall! It’s that time of year when we want to fill our bellies with warm soups and stews. In the beautiful Orchard Hills Country Club, Chef Tim Carrigan will show us how to make soups and stews that will please the palate and our families. Some eating of homework is required. Date: Saturday, October 6 Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Place: Orchard Hills Country Club 2841 Niles-Buchanan Rd, Buchanan, MI Cost: $15 (no discounts apply) Instructor: Chef Tim Carrigan CRN: 50730
College Essentials: A Guide for Adult Students
Have you thought about going to college but wondered how to get started? Can I afford it? Can it really make a difference? Have I been out of school too long to do well in class? Get answers to your questions by joining us! Complete this 7-week program and earn one free tuition credit the following semester. Register for this class on-line at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/essentials
Have you been thinking about volunteering to use your skills, build your resume, and make a difference in your community, but aren’t sure about how to get started? Would you like to “shop” for volunteer opportunities from more than 20 local organizations all in one place? If so, join Lake Michigan College and Volunteer Southwest Michigan for the 2012 Volunteer Fair at the Bertrand Crossing Campus. Date: Tuesday, October 2 Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. AND 5 – 6:30 p.m. Place: Bertrand Crossing Campus Cost: Free
Date: Thursdays, October 11 – November 8 Time: 6 - 9 p.m. Place: Bertrand Crossing Campus Room: BC 111 Cost: Free Instructor: Tami Smith
How to Take Care of Your Money Legal Issues for Small Business Learn valuable skills and helpful tips on how to keep in good financial shape. Topics include how to make the most of checking and debit account options. Learn about credit and financing without falling into common traps. Receive practical tips on how to set and stick by a budget to maximize savings and live in financial freedom. Date: Saturday, October 20 Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Place: Bertrand Crossing Campus Room: BC 109 Cost: Free Instructor: Chris Reeves CRN: 50737
Understanding contracts, leases, and the legalities of hiring and firing. Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Place: Bertrand Crossing Campus Room: BC 109 Cost: Free Instructor: Mike Bell, Esq. CRN: 50739
Michigan Blood – Blood Drive
Give blood, save a life. Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. To learn more about blood donation opportunities, visit www.michiganblood.org. Date: Time: Place: Room:
Wednesday, October 31 12 – 4 p.m. Bertrand Crossing Campus BC 109
Holiday Sides and Specialties
Your goose is cooked, your brisket is beautiful, but what should you make to go with it? Chef Tim Carrigan will help take some of the stress out of the holidays by providing some ideas for practical and delicious sides for you to personalize and perfect. Look out turkey, here come the trimmings! Some eating of homework is required.
How to Build a Gingerbread House
Spend the morning building a house good enough to photograph and then eat. LMC hospitality instructor, Chris Woodruff, will guide you through the process of building your own gingerbread house. Fun for the whole family! Only one person per household needs to register. Date: Saturday, November 3 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: Niles Entrepreneurial and Culinary Incubator, 219 N. 4th Street 2nd Floor, Niles, MI Instructor: Chris Woodruff Cost: $40 (fee includes materials no discounts apply) CRN: 50742
Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Place: Orchard Hills Country Club 2841 Niles-Buchanan Rd, Buchanan, MI Cost: $15 (no discounts apply) Instructor: Chef Tim Carrigan CRN: 50743
The Life and Times of Scouting’s Camp Madron
For over 50 years Camp Madron served as the heart and soul of scouting in Southwestern Michigan. Join local scout historian Jim Ellis as he traces the history of Madron from its founding in 1926 through its eventual sale in 1984. A broad selection of Madron memorabilia will also be displayed to help former Madron campers and staff in their walk down memory lane. Date: Saturday, December 1 Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Place: Bertrand Crossing Campus Room: BC 109 Cost: Free Instructor: Jim Ellis CRN: 50601
SOUTH HAVEN CAMPUS Weight Watchers
Join us for Weight Watchers meetings. Weight Watchers is designed to give people the motivation and structure they need to succeed. It is a comprehensive weight management program that focuses on four key components: diet, exercise, behavior change, and support. It also teaches members to eat sensibly in any situation without having to make drastic changes or purchase pre-packaged food or dietary supplements. Discounts do not apply. Date: Time: Place: Room: Cost: Instructor:
Wednesdays, throughout the year 5 - 7 p.m. South Haven Campus SH 141 Current pricing Bertie Ferre-Young
Introduction to Watercolor
This 7-week class will introduce students to the materials and techniques of watercolor painting. A variety of techniques will be learned in both traditional and nontraditional applications. Sample this fun media and develop the skills to create your own paintings. Materials are included in the cost of the class.
The purpose of the course is to examine and evaluate the solutions proposed by each major party (at both the state and federal levels) for problems such as unemployment and health care. Civil discussion of differing opinions will be encouraged. The instructor will be neutral. Date: Mondays, September 24 – November 5 Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: Free Instructor: Dr. George Miller CRN: 50732
Meet the Candidates County and State
A non-partisan Meet the Candidates forum for those seeking county and state political office. This event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women. Time for audience questions will follow candidate presentations. Date: Thursday, September 27 Time: 7 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: Free
Date: Tuesdays, September 11 – October 30 Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 215 Cost: $59 Instructor: Kerry Binnington CRN: 50685
Getting to Know Your iPad
Students will learn iPad basics, mail, contacts, calendar, and word processing. Instructor is a certified Apple tech and trainer and has taught classes all over the United States. She owns her own business and supports Macs, iPads and iPhones. Date: Wednesdays, September 12 - 26 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: $19 Instructor: Jodi Spangler CRN: 50368
Constitution Day Video Event Date: Monday, September 17 Time: 12 – 2 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: Commons Area Cost: Free
Want to be Published?
Have you written or are you in the process of writing a short story, memoir, fiction, or non-fiction book? Want to see it published? Nowadays there are many avenues to being published ranging from the traditional New York publisher to e-publishing. An award-winning, multipublished writer will present the different alternatives and what steps are necessary, from getting an agent (or even if you need one) to writing a pitch or query letter, to doing your own formatting and creating a cover for an e-book. Date: Thursdays, October 4 – 25 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 216 Cost: $29 Instructor: Maris Soule CRN: 50405
Composing Haiku for Fun and Self-Insight
This course begins by examining the structure and purpose of haiku poetry. The class will look at examples from the Japanese masters and selections from those of the instructor. What is the mystery of a true haiku? Why is there a three-line, 5-7-5 syllable structure that works so well when the lines unfold in a certain way? Class time will be devoted to how haiku can help in greater self-observation and reflection about who we are and where we are going, including concepts from psychology and truths common to major faiths that help us to examine ourselves with reason, humor, and compassion. Students will be encouraged and stimulated to write their own haiku individually and with groups. Date: Saturdays, October 6 - 20 Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: $19 Instructor: Jerry Coates CRN: 50731
The Problem of Evil
Evil is a world-wide issue, but it is intensified in monotheistic cultures. When only one god is recognized, then it is sometimes difficult to explain the difference between Eastern and Western world-views regarding evil, and then proceed to explain how the problem of evil has been dealt with in different time periods beginning with the 18th century and advancing to the present. It will be imperative that we listen to one another and that all students come to class ready to discuss. The instructor has taught at the University of Detroit-Mercy, Cranbrook, and other community colleges. Date: Mondays, October 8 – November 12 Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: $29 Instructor: J. David Tidwell CRN: 50401
Do you have some spare time? Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? Interested in giving back to your community? Join us for our annual Volunteer Fair where representatives from over 20 non-profit organizations will be available to talk with you about volunteer opportunities in Southwestern Michigan. Date: Tuesday, October 9 Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. AND 5 – 6:30 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: Commons Area Cost: Free
College Essentials: A Guide for Adult Students
Have you thought about going to college but wondered: how to get started? Can I afford it? Can it really make a difference? Have I been out of school too long to do well in class? Get answers to your questions by joining us! Complete this 7-week program and earn one free tuition credit the following semester. Register for this class on-line at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/ essentials Date: Wednesdays, October 10 – November 7 Time: 6 - 9 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: Free Instructor: Tami Smith
Unexpected Careers in Agriculture
Although it may not seem possible, 25% of Michiganders are employed in the state’s agriculture industry. And, no, they are not all farming corn, soybeans, or cherries. There are many support services and careers that make farming and all of the agriculture possible that make for excellent career choices if the traditional role as farmer does not fit the view of your ideal future. Learn about the science, math, communications, marketing, business, and sales careers that agriculture needs. Salary data and educational pathways are important factors in choosing a new career and Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology program coordinator, Stacy Rocklin, will discuss these as well as answer any questions about changing careers or navigating the educational world. Learn more about the Michigan agriculture industry and how we all have a place in making it even more successful. Stacy Rocklin is the MSU agriculture programs coordinator and advisor at Lake Michigan College and has worked in various facets of agriculture for many years. Date: Monday, October 22 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: Free Instructor: Stacy Rocklin CRN: 50755
How to Format a Story for E-Publishing
Have you written a short story, poem, or book you’d like to publish on Kindle, Smashwords, or PubIt, but you’re not sure how to format it? Instructor will walk you through the process. Manuscript or poems need to be on a flash drive or read/write CD and in Word. Date: Saturday, October 27 Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 216 Cost: $10 Instructor: Maris Soule CRN: 50406
American Red Cross Blood Drive Give Blood, Save a Life: Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. To learn more about blood donation opportunities, visit www.redcrossblood.org. Date: Time: Place: Room:
Wednesday, October 31 12 – 6 p.m. South Haven Campus SH 141
DIY Jewelry Making 1 - Basics
YES, you can—no prior experience needed! Make your own jewelry for fun, a special event, or gift giving. Create one-of-a-kind pieces highlighting your individual design. This course offers an opportunity to sample the joy of handcrafting. Students will learn the components necessary in jewelry making, correct use of tools, and proper technique for creating jewelry that will last. Participants will make their choice of necklace or bracelet, plus earrings. Training materials supplied. Bring your own beads to use for your final project. *Holiday beads available for purchase. Cash only. The instructor is the owner/designer of a jewelry company and has been happily beading since 1995. Date: Saturday, November 3 Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 215 Cost: $39 Instructor: Sonja Long CRN: 50400 Date: Saturday, December 1 Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 215 Cost: $39 Instructor: Sonja Long CRN: 50734
Summit 2012 Small Towns/ Global Impact
Summit 2012 “Small Towns/Global Impact,” is an educational opportunity of high relevance to economic and community development with an emphasis on the continued sustainability of the Southwest Michigan region. Hear from three experts, including Barry Moltz, author of “Small Towns Rules” How Big Brands and Small Businesses Can Prosper in a Connected Economy. He will discuss simple strategic steps to facilitate business change and growth. Birgit Klohs, President & CEO of the Right Place, Inc., author of Advancing the West Michigan Economy, will discuss strengthening global competitiveness and innovation of existing regional manufacturers. George Erickcek, Senior Regional Analyst for W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research will also present. He will discuss specialization in regional economic development, west Michigan economy. Lake Michigan College offers this session in partnership with the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce. Date: Time: Place: Room: Cost: Presenters:
Friday, November 2 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. South Haven Campus SH 141 $69 (Group and Chamber member discounts available) Barry Moltz, Birgit Klohs, and George Erickcek
For more information about this program or to register, contact the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce at 269-637-5171 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, December 1 Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 215 Cost: $39 Instructor: Sonja Long CRN: 50738
DIY Jewelry Making 2 Wire Wrapping
Learn easy ways for attaching beach glass, pendants, and even wire wrap beads. Spiral “S” connectors, earring hooks, and clasps are fun to do, plus add dimension to your designs. Spark interest with free-form elements in all your beading. Make a wrapped pendant necklace, or bracelet and earrings, as your final project. Prior beading experience and some tools helpful. Training materials & templates supplied. Bring your own beads for your final project to use. The instructor is the owner/ designer of a jewelry company and has experience in many different jewelry mediums. Date: Saturday, November 3 Time 12 – 2 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 215 Cost: $49 Instructor: Sonja Long CRN: 50681 Date: Saturday, December 1 Time: 12 - 2 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 215 Cost: $49 Instructor: Sonja Long CRN: 50735
Getting Paid to Talk
Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field.
DIY Jewelry Making 3 Chain Maille
Learn the ancient craft of Chain Maille weaving and experience the intricate patterns that are still beautiful today. The class will briefly discuss the history, wire specifications, necessary tools, supplies, and techniques to create your very own wearable works of art. Samples of three beginning patterns will be presented practiced, and the student will choose one pattern to complete a bracelet, plus earrings. Supplies provided in kit include copper jump rings for practice, and silver fill jump rings for bracelet, earrings, and clasp. The instructor has been an avid “Mailler” for the last four years and has mastered over 40 patterns. Materials to bring to class: 2 pliers (chain nose, bent nose, or flat nose.) Date: Saturday, November 3 Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: $49 Instructor: Sonja Long CRN 50736
Arabic Culture – the View from Iraq 2008-2011
This discussion is designed to provide a capsule summary of Arabic culture and lifestyle from the vantage point of U.S. presence in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2008-2011. The narrative will present the geopolitical/ religious conditions present in the country’s three major regions. The community segment will outline the countries’ participants by children, students, and general population with focus on women’s issues. The final partition will look at how the prevailing weather, hygiene, and infrastructure conditions influence the country and how its inhabitants approach daily life. Upon conclusion, the presenter will take open topic questions related to the detail presented. Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 1 – 2 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: Free Instructor: Mark Reece, Ph.D. CRN: 50733
Date: Thursday, November 15 Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: $19 Instructor: Voices Coaches CRN: 50373
Perfect Holiday Pies
Make and enjoy a few favorite pies during this class. Join your instructor in making pies during class and take home your own batch of perfect pie crust to create favorite pies to share with family and friends for the holiday. When you register for the class, let us know what your favorite pie is. We will have a delicious time! Date: Saturday, November 17 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: Kitchen Cost: $15 Instructor: Leticia Zayas CRN: 50607
Shutterfly for Shutterbugs
Are you a digital shutterbug and love to share your photos with family and friends? Shutterfly.com is one of the many online tools available to digital photography buffs who want to create their own photo books, collages, greeting cards, gifts, and other keepsakes. If you are interested in exploring what this website has available and how to use it, join us! Please bring a few of your own digital photos on a flash drive to use for your project! Note: participants will be creating a project online. If you wish to order your finished product, the cost is not included with this course. Personal computer and internet experience highly recommended. Date: Saturday, December 8 Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: Free Instructor: Mary Farrell CRN: 50366
TEDTalks on Tuesdays (Ideas Worth Spreading)
November 6: The Music of a War Child, Emmanuel Jal
Date: Tuesdays, October 2 – November 13, and December 4 Time: 12 – 12:30 p.m. Place: South Haven Campus Room: SH 141 Cost: Free
November 13: Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. We’ve chosen a very small sampling of the more than 1,000 TEDTalks available online to share with you! Please come in and enjoy a short online lunchtime presentation that will prove to be entertaining, educational, and provocative followed by a friendly group discussion.
October 2: Building a Dinosaur from a Chicken: Jack Horner
(Talk Time 16:37) Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He’s found fossils with extraordinarily well-preserved blood vessels and soft tissues, but never intact DNA. So, in a new approach he’s taking living descendants of the dinosaur (chickens) and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits—including teeth, tails, and even hands—to make a ‘Chickenosaurus.’
October 9: Perspective is Everything presented by Rory Sutherland
(Talk Time 18:25) “The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them,” says Rory Sutherland. He makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.
October 16: The Child—Driven Education
(Talk Time 17:14) Education scientist, Sugata Mitra, tackles one of the greatest problems of education—the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they are needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
October 23: Bill Gates: How State Budgets are Breaking U.S. Schools
(Talk Time 10:16) America’s school systems are funded by the 50 states. In this fiery talk, Bill Gates says that state budgets are riddled with accounting tricks that disguise the true cost of health care and pensions and weighted with worsening deficits—with the financing of education at the losing end.
October 30: Ian Dunbar on Dog-Friendly Dog Training (Talk Time 14:42) In this talk, Ian Dunbar—veterinarian, dog trainer, and animal behaviorist—asks us to see the world through the eyes of our beloved dogs. By knowing our pets’ perspective, we can build their love and trust. It’s a message that resonates well beyond the animal world.
(Talk Time 18:06) For five years, young Emmanuel Jal fought as a child soldier in the Sudan. Rescued by an aid worker, he’s become an international hip-hop star and an activist for kids in war zones. In words and lyrics, he tells the story of his amazing life. His voice rises from hellish origins as a beacon of hope for those caught in seemingly endless cycles of war and despair.
(Talk Time 17:31) Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries. He explores our planet’s future, telling powerful, inspiring stories about the hard choices facing humanity and our opportunity to create a much better tomorrow.
December 4: Being Young and Making an Impact
(Talk Time 12:52) At 18, Natalie Warne’s work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. She uses her inspiring story to remind us that no one is too young to change the world. She calls on young people everywhere not to let age stop them from changing the world.
NAPIER AVENUE CAMPUS Concert Choir
Choir performs in regular concerts each semester using a varied range of sacred and secular music for the purpose of study and performance. Open to all students and also all community members with vocal ability through audition. No discounts. Date: Tuesdays, September 4 – December 11 Time: 7 – 9:10 p.m. Place: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Room: F-125 Cost: $25 Instructor: Daniel Hendrickson CRN: 50424
Show Choir – Voices LMC
Musical theatre and jazz music. Choir performs regularly during the semester with small instrumental ensembles. Staging and choreography are important parts of the performances. Open through audition. No discounts. Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 5 – December 12 Time: 12:40 - 2:50 p.m. Place: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Room: F-125 Cost: $50 Instructor: Daniel Hendrickson CRN: 50423
Music in all styles of jazz and rock idioms. Includes techniques of rehearsing stage band, playing of student arrangements and performance of jazz compositions, concert arrangements, and various rock idioms. Open through audition. No Discounts.
NEW BUFFALO CLASSES Fifty Shades of Grey
Date: Wednesdays, September 5 – December 12 Time: 4:10 - 6:20 p.m. Place: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Room: F-125 Cost: $25 Instructor: TBD CRN: 50425
The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James has quickly become one of the most popular works of mainstream erotica in the United States. But is it the romance of the story or the exploration of alternative sexual expression that has started a dialogue about sexuality in the United States? Are women finding this simply enjoyable beach reading or an expression of their secret desires in print? What are people who engage in the sexual practices depicted in the book saying about Fifty Shades? What does the fact that women are buying millions of copies of these books say about female sexuality? Are these books simply “porn for housewives” as labeled by many in the media, or is there something more to them that reflect a need for deeper understanding and permission giving to our sexual selves? Kelly Connell, M.S.Ed., Doctoral Candidate in Human Sexuality Education, will lead a discussion of the Fifty Shades Trilogy as well as discuss how they relate to human sexuality and sexual expression today. Come and bring your thoughts, questions, and opinions to this open discussion.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Date: Thursday, September 27 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: The Advocacy Center, HELP 4 SWMI, 16170 Red Arrow Highway Union Pier MI 49129 Cost: Free Instructor: Kelly Connell, M.S. Ed CRN: 50744
Music ranging from traditional through contemporary styles. Open to all students and community members, through audition, with interest in performing concert band music. May be repeated for credit. No discounts. Date: Mondays, September 10 – December 10 Time: 3 – 5 p.m. Place: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Room: F-125 Cost: $25 Instructor: Christina Gibson CRN: 50571
College Essentials: A Guide for Adult Students
Have you thought about going to college but wondered how to get started? Can I afford it? Can it really make a difference? Have I been out of school too long to do well in class? Get answers to your questions by joining us! Complete this 7-week program and earn one free tuition credit the following semester. Register for this class on-line at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/essentials Date: Tuesdays, October 9 – November 6 Time: 6 - 9 p.m. Place: Napier Avenue Campus Room: TBD Cost: Free Instructor: Tami Smith
Beginning Hip Hop and Jazz Dance
Join in the fun! If you’ve got, or always wanted to get, the rhythm in your bones, come learn the basics of hip hop and jazz dance. This class is built for fun, for exercise, for relaxation, and for anyone of any age. NBAS Dance instructor, Jennifer Fiero, will lead us through six weeks of basic dance principles and practice, including guidelines on positioning, breathing, and stretching. You will need to wear comfortable clothes and be ready to let the music take you! This class requires a minimum of 10 students. Date: Time: Place: Cost: Instructor: CRN:
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and November 6 and 13 6 – 7 p.m. Dance Studio New Buffalo Area Schools, Clay Street $50, no discounts apply Jennifer Fiero 50745
Community Ceramics Class
Ever wonder how to throw a pot on a wheel? The class will meet seven weeks and will cover four methods of pottery making, working with various red and white clays. The fee will cover the price of clay, glazes, and kiln firings. This class needs a minimum of six and a maximum of twelve students. If you have questions call Randy Veldman at 269-469-6054. Date: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and November 7, 14, 21 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Place: New Buffalo Area Schools Art Room Cost: $100 (no discounts apply) Instructor: Randy Veldman CRN: 50746
Spanish for Fun
Have you always wished you’d learned Spanish or did you study it but don’t remember a thing? This community education class was built for you. This 8-week sequence offers a no pressure and condensed overview of what first-year Spanish courses typically cover at the secondary and college levels. Basic vocabulary such as greetings, numbers, colors, and family will be taught alongside grammar that will allow the student to generate their own simple sentences. Cultural discussions on the Spanishspeaking world will also be an important piece of the course. The instructor, Matthew Bayley, has nine years of Spanish teaching experience and has traveled extensively in Spanish-speaking countries. This class requires a minimum of 10 students. Date: Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, 29, and December 6 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Place: New Buffalo Area Schools Cost: $100 (no discounts apply) Instructor: Matt Bayley CRN: 50747
Community Mosaic Class
The ancient art of mosaic is thriving in the 21st century. Experienced mosaic artist and instructor, Martha BransonBanks, will help you learn the tricks and techniques to turn everyday surfaces into sparkling and glittering beauties. For the first class, students should bring an 8” x 11” piece of wood, E6000 wood glue, and wear fullcoverage shoes (no flip flops please). The instructor will give you so many ideas that the next week you’ll be back with all sorts of projects. Price includes a $10 material fee. This class requires a minimum of 10 students. Date: Time: Place: Cost: Instructor: CRN:
Mondays, October 8, 15, and 22 7 – 9 p.m. New Buffalo Area Schools Art Room $50 (no discounts apply) Martha Branson-Banks 50748
Psychology of Women
This two-week interactive seminar is for everyone. This course will focus on various aspects of society’s impact on men and women’s view of women. It will include a look at family of origin and family constellations. Journaling will bring focus on individual experiences of what is feminine, body image, youth vs. maturity, and women vs. men. Date: Time: Place: Cost: Instructor: CRN:
Saturday, October 20 and 27 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. New Buffalo Area Schools $45 (no discounts apply) Donna J Chambers, MA Psychologist 50749
Skill Building: Resume Writing 101
Today, resumes are more a part of the job search than ever before in this online world. They certainly are more important than they were 10 years ago. In addition, things that were acceptable (and even expected) on a resume are now considered taboo and outdated. This workshop will help you avoid the common pitfalls in the world of resume writing and bring you up to speed on what employers of today are looking for! Date: Tuesday, November 6 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: The Advocacy Center, HELP 4 SWMI 16170 Red Arrow Highway Union Pier, MI 49129 Cost: FREE Instructor: MaryAnn Olson-Seger CRN: 50750
Skill Building: How to Nail a Job Interview
Learn valuable skills and helpful tips on how to navigate through today’s interview process. Learn how to artfully answer questions like “so tell me about yourself,” and “what level of compensation are you looking for?” Come learn the most common mistakes people make and how to avoid making the same mistakes yourself. We’ll talk salary negotiations and how to determine what you’re worth. Date: Tuesday, November 13 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: The Advocacy Center, HELP 4 SWMI, 16170 Red Arrow Highway Union Pier MI 49129 Cost: FREE Instructor: MaryAnn Olson-Seger CRN: 50751
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