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ASU to offer community education
classes beginning in January 2010
Dec. 8, 2009 --
develop a skill, start a hobby, have some fun! This is what the
Community Education Program at Arkansas State University offers to
participants in the adult and family non-credit education curriculum
which begins classes in January.
The Community Education Program, beginning its second year, is directed
by Evone Roberts in ASU’s Center for Regional Programs, and she can be
reached for additional information at (870) 972-3052 or by e-mail at
To view a current list of class offerings, the web site is
The class offerings include American sign language, acrylic painting,
acting, Arkansas history, basket weaving, chess, computer programs,
computing for seniors, construction site first aid & CPR, craft
workshops, digital photography, emergency survival fitness, exercise
classes, gardening, green living, Hebrew, herbology, instant piano by
chords, natural health, organic skin care and aromatherapy, paper
making, Russian, Spanish for medical professionals, stock market,
topiary and vocals.
“To be involved in the community education program, one doesn’t have to
be enrolled at Arkansas State,” said Roberts. “These classes are
non-credit continuing education classes for personal and professional
development, but they can be a lot of fun. If you’re interested in
expanding your knowledge or developing a skill, this program allows you
to learn and enjoy at the same time. It’s a great program to get the
community involved in learning things people enjoy.”
Roberts said the individual classes are available at reasonable cost and
are taught by both faculty and volunteers who excel in the areas they
are teaching. She hopes that people will like the idea of a community
program designed around their interests and will contact her with new
class ideas and potential instructors. With the holidays approaching,
Roberts hopes people will sign up for January classes or consider
gifting a class to someone.
January classes include “American Sign Language” levels I and II at 5:30
and 6:30 p.m., (Jan. 18-Feb. 2, Monday/Thursday, ASU-Jonesboro, $59,
instructor Dewey Boone), “Acting for the Community Theater” (Jan. 7-Feb.
11, Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., ASU-Paragould, $95, instructor John F.
Michael), “Computing for Seniors” (Jan. 8-Feb. 12, Friday, 10-11:30
a.m., ASU-Paragould, $85, instructor Deanna Harris), “Intermediate
Digital Photography” (Jan. 6-Feb. 3, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., ASU-Paragould,
$105, instructor Karole Risker), “Hebrew Language Basics” (Jan. 12-Feb.
16, Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., ASU-Jonesboro, $45, instructor Dr. Douglas
Wheeler), “Paper Making” (Jan. 9 and 16, Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
$49, ASU-Jonesboro, instructor Luci Murray), “Spanish for Medical
Professionals” (Jan. 11-Feb. 15, Monday, 6-8:30 p.m., $145,
ASU-Jonesboro, instructor. Dr. Yvonne Unnold), and “Russian for
Beginners” (Jan. 25-Feb. 22, Monday, 2-3:30 p.m., $40, ASU-Jonesboro,
instructor Dr. Irina Khramstova.
February classes that will be offered are Acrylic Painting, Basket
Weaving and Green Living for Natural Health at ASU-Jonesboro and Medical
Spanish at ASU-Paragould.