Lander University is accepting applications for its summer continuing education courses, the first of which will begin late in May and continue through August. Coordinator Shelley Grund said there are more than two dozen courses on the schedule, plus four small business development programs and classes to prepare high school students who are planning to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Because of their popularity, some courses have limits on enrollment.
The summer lineup includes instruction in digital photography, drawing, painting with watercolors, woodcarving and four cooking classes taught by Lander's executive chef Harl Goplerud.
For music lovers, there will be piano lessons for adults and seniors, and a free series of lectures by Lander associate professor of music Dr. Robert Kelley exploring music in relation to our culture. Youngsters can take advantage of creative dance, ballet and instruction in string instruments.
The schedule also includes classes on WordPress and Microsoft Excel, basic and intermediate.
Conversational Spanish, Spanish for medical professionals and an introductory course on the Russian language will be offered. There will be courses on the written word including business communications, Chinese literature and Southern literature.
Other classes include the U.S. Constitution, world religions and an exploration of the Lake Greenwood watershed.
In the category of fitness, health and fun, there will be classes on rebounding from cancer, dealing with stress, adult ballet, and beginner and intermediate tennis.
Small business development courses include the FastTrac(r) learning program to help entrepreneurs improve and grow their businesses. Other sessions will focus on international trade for small businesses, tips for starting a business, and loans and other sources of capital.
SAT PRO is an intensive class for high school students who are planning to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test. It consists of nine strategy sessions and two practice tests.
Grund said her office is also planning two exciting trips, one a weeklong visit to Israel beginning March 13, 2013, and a New Years getaway to California Dec. 29, 2012, to Jan. 2, 2013, that includes reserved seating for the Tournament of Roses Parade and other events.
For information on the two trips, and dates, times and fees for courses, contact Lander's Office of Continuing Education at 864-388-8426. Information is also available on Lander's website at www.lander.edu/goto/continuinged