The Washington Times-Herald

February 8, 2014

Register now for VU non-credit courses


The Washington Times-Herald

---- — VINCENNES — Registration is now underway for a variety of non-credit courses that will be offered throughout the spring semester at Vincennes University. Course topics include computer software, dog obedience, photography, and fitness.

To register or to obtain a complete listing of available non-credit classes, contact the VU Advising Center, 888-4451 or 888-4459 or email Sandra Frey at sfrey@vinu.edu.

Most classes will meet on the Vincennes campus. Times given are in the Eastern Standard Time zone.

iPhone and iPad Basics will meet on Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to noon. The instructor is Krystal Spencer and the course fee is $19. This class will help first-time iPad and iPhone users to enter the world of Macintosh.

Students will learn how to check email, watch streaming movies, browse the web, share personal photos, and read books. Students will also learn what an app is and how to install, organize, and delete it. Students should bring their devices to the class.

Intermediate iPhone and iPad will meet on March 1, 10 a.m. to noon.

The instructor is Krystal Spencer and the course fee is $19. This advanced session will cover photo streaming, synching through iCloud, fun tricks and secrets, and more apps. Students should bring their devices to the class.

Dog Obedience will meet for six Mondays and Thursdays, April 7 through May 15, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The instructor is Pam Kershner and the course fee is $69. This class will show students how they can teach their dogs the basic commands of heel, sit, stay, down, and come. Dog must be at least six months old.

Intermediate Digital Photography will meet for four Thursdays, March 6-27, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The instructor is Angela Lucas and the course fee is $69.

This advanced course will emphasize the use of Photoshop software to edit, enhance, and present digital photographs in pleasing formats. Composition and posing will also be considered.

Two sessions of Decorating Cupcakes for Adults are available. The instructor is Linda Rich and the course fee is $35. Session one will meet on two Thursdays, March 27 and April 3. Session two will meet on two Thursdays, April 10 and 17. Class size is limited to seven and each session will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Step-n-Tone will meet for six Tuesdays, Feb. 11 through March 18, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The instructor is Susan Leonard and the course fee is $29. This is an energizing step workout that uses a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over, and around the step. The class will also utilize bands, dumbbells, weights, and/or stability balls.

Total Body Conditioning will meet for six Thursdays, Feb. 13 through March 20, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The instructor is Susan Leonard and the course fee is $29. This is a body sculpting class that will hit all of the major muscle groups, using weights, bands, and stability balls. All fitness levels are welcome.

Introduction to Medicaid Planning will meet on March 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The instructor is Daniel Siewers and the course fee is $39. This course will provide an introduction to the rules for obtaining Medicaid eligibility for a nursing home resident. Planning strategies which are available to preserve assets when a spouse is in a nursing home will be discussed, along with strategies to transfer assets to children both before and after entry into a nursing home. The instructor is a Vincennes attorney with HartBell, LLC.

Wills and Trusts will meet on April 14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jill Doggett and Katie Hidde are the instructors and the course fee is $29. Students will learn the basics about wills and trusts, what they are, how they operate, what assets are affected by their use, and how they can help accomplish their financial goals. Jill Doggett is a partner at HartBell, LLC; Katie Hidde is an associate attorney at HartBell, LLC.