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ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR K-12 EDUCATORS - JANUARY 2015 

The University of Southern Indiana (USI) is proud to announce a new partnership with Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi) to offer online noncredit courses targeted toward the needs of K-12 educators.  Topics include Advanced Classroom Management, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism and Aspergers Disorder, Child Abuse, Early Childhood, Inclusion, Differentiation, Reading Strategies and much more.  VESi and the University of Southern Indiana strongly encourage you to check with your school district and/or licensing agency to verify these course offerings will meet your district and/or state requirements for salary advancement and/or state certificate re-licensure before registering.  VESi is working to make their courses tablet-compatible. The email containing your course link(s) will state if the course is tablet-compatible. For more information visit virtualeduc.com/usi/.
To register for PGPs. call 1-800-313-6744 between 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.


USING YOUR CLASSROOM PROMETHEAN BOARD TEA413 

This workshop offers classroom teachers and teacher candidates ways to integrate the Promethean Board into daily lessons.  Sessions will focus on building flip-charts, integrating them and other multi-media into daily lessons and using personal input devices to keep students actively engaged in their learning. Learn features of ActiveInspire and other resources that work with Promethean Boards. Participants need to bring a laptop (not tablet) and/or flash drive. A limited number of desktop computers will be available for use. Seat hour documentation will be provided.

Course Facilitator: Lisa Bartley, Instructor, USI Department of Teacher Education
Dates and Times: Tuesday through Thursday, July 28, 29, 30; 8:30 a.m to 12:00 noon
Location: USI Education Center, Room 3104
Registration Fee: $85

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LANGUAGES


BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN    
LGN406

Add another language to your repertoire in this study of basic German vocabulary and expressions.  Emphasis will be on basic conversational skills and phrases especially useful for travelers as well as the use of helpful internet tools.  The geography and culture of Germany also will be featured.  Cost of text and CD's included in registration fee.  Materials need to be ordered in advance; enroll early.  Registrants age 16 or older welcome.

Instructor: Sylvia Blice, retired German Instructor
Dates and Time: Six Tuesdays, June 2 to July 7, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Location: Innovation Pointe, 2nd Floor Classroom, 318 Main Street, Downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $130, includes materials

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BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL CHINESE    
LGN411

Take the first step toward being able to use the increasingly important Chinese language, whether for business or personal interest. Learn Mandarin Chinese by studying Pinyin, Chinese culture, and the essentials of grammar. By the end of the six two-hour sessions, students will be able to sound out all Chinese notated with Pinyin, understand Chinese culture, recognize some characters and use basic phrases to introduce themselves, greet people and convey requests. Cost of text and CD's included in registration fee. Materials need to be ordered in advance; enroll early. Registrants age 16 or older welcome.

Instructor: Jenny C. Huang, Chinese instructor
Dates and Time:  Six Mondays, June 1 to July 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location:  Innovation Pointe, 2nd Floor Classroom, 318 Main Street, Downtown Evansville
Registration Fee:  $130, includes materials

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MORE CONVERSATIONAL RUSSIAN       
LGN428

Learn basic conversational Russian to feel more at ease when you travel, or just to increase your appreciation of another culture. Emphasis is on building vocabulary, but Russian culture and customs also will be covered. Cost of text and CD included in registration fee. Materials need to be ordered in advance; enroll early. Registrants age 16 or older welcome.

Instructor: Victoria Mayatskiy, Russian Speaker
Dates and Time:  Six Wednesdays, June 3 to July 8, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: USI Orr Center, Room 2024
Registration Fee: $130 - includes materials

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ARTS AND LEISURE


SAILING SCHOOL                                     
FIT348-349-350

Spend an exciting weekend in intensive instruction, both on shore and in sailboats, at Kentucky Lake, for beginners or experienced sailors. Meals and lodging are not included in registration fee. Enrollment is limited. May be taken for one-hour credit as EDUC-163, Beginning Sailing. Call 812-464-1989 for a detailed brochure. Dates and details for the fall course will be available in August

Instructor: Tom Rivers, Professor of English, USI
Dates and Times:
FIT348- Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17
FIT349- Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31

FIT350- Saturday and Sunday October 3 and 4
Location: Lighthouse Landing, Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Registration Fee: $225 non-credit

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BLOCK PRINT CARDS                                                 ALP200

Learn block printmaking basics and create a block print on 12 blank greeting cards.  Bring your own simple 4"x 5.5" design sketch or choose from sample designs. Class supplies are provided. Take home the cards as well as the finished block to make more.

Instructor: Stephanie Osborne
Dates and Time:  Saturday, June 20, 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Location: New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
Registration Fee: $50

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INTERMEDIATE BLOCK PRINT                                   ALP200

This class is for our beginners and students that have enjoyed Stephanie Osborn's Block Printing classes. Each student will produce a unique work of art by cutting a block and printing on artisan paper. Class supplies are provided. Take home the prints as well as the finished block to make more.

Instructor: Stephanie Osborne
Dates and Time:  Saturday, August 8, 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Location: New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
Registration Fee: $75

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DRAWING WITH NATURE
ALP203

This class is for the beginner and experienced alike. Students will learn how to select and compose a landscape, drawing with leaves, sticks, weeds and other natural materials. Students who have taken this class and said going in, "I really can't draw" come out with big smiles. The drawings made with Whorralls ideas will display a spontaneity and freedom that will be interesting, challenging and fun. Students will need to bring the following materials; 16 X 20 drawing pad, India ink, inexpensive 8-color water color set, and a drawing board. It is suggested that students wear a hat and old clothing or an apron to protect their clothing from ink spills and the outdoors.

Instructor: Bill Whorrall
Dates and Time: Saturday, May 23, 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Location: New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
Registration Fee: $50 

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ALL NEW! PAINTING SUMMER LANDSCAPES             ALP414

Painting with user-friendly acrylics, Kelly Gilbert will lead you through the landscape painting process. Learn how to deal with: mixing all the varieties of green, successfully handling of water, trees, clouds developing a center of interest, creating depth, using overlapping perspective color harmony. Supply list will be sent with confirmation. Estimated cost of supplies $100. 

Instructor: Kelly Gilbert, local artist
Dates and Time: Six Wednesdays, June 3 to July 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, Downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $107- supplies not included 

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INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY
ALP402

Did you ever wonder who your ancestors were and where they came from, but did not know where to start looking? Have you ever considered finding and preserving your family history for future generations? Join Connie Conrad to learn the basics of beginning genealogy. Find out where and how to start researching and growing your own family tree.

Instructor: Connie Conrad, Southwest District Director, Indiana Genealogy Society
Date and Time: Two Tuesdays, June 2 and 9, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center, Room 2205
Registration Fee: $39

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HULA EVANSVILLE                            
ALP412

If you have never taken hula before, haven't danced in a while or would like to experience a hula school's style of hula, this is the best place to start. Students will learn a hula dance to share with family and friends, some Hawaiian language, and an introduction to hula instruments. We'll have a mini luau for the last class to celebrate what we've learned. Wahine (women) and Kane (men) of all ages and sizes are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.

Instructor: Erin Johnston, Hula Association of the Midwest, Hoaloha of Halau i Ka Pono.
Dates and time: Six Wednesdays, June 17 through July 22, , 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 
Location: USI, University Center, Room 2207
Registration Fee: $69

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GETTING STARTED ON DRUM SET 
ALP420

Professional drummer Gregg Martin will introduce students to all the instruments that make up a modern day drum set. In his studio at the The Guitar Lab, students will view demonstrations of proper technique and producing a good tone from drums and cymbals. Students will learn basic rhythms, hand/feet coordination, beats, and fills for the drum set. The class will culminate with students playing along with recorded music which will include rock and popular styles. Enrollment limited to four.

Instructor: Greg Martin
Date and Time: Six Thursdays, June 4 to July 16 (no class July 2), 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Evansville Music Academy, 4206 E. Morgan Ave. Evansville
Registration Fee: $95, includes pair of drum sticks and materials

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PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDAMENTALS                     
ALP422-A-B-C

Do you want to take better photos of your family, friends, pets, landscapes, and vacations? Do you have a camera but you have no idea what most of the buttons do?  Do you want to learn how to compose your images and see light in a new way?  Let Rhonda Gassman help you!  Learn about camera settings, composition, exposure, lighting and more!  Bring your DSLR camera to class.

Instructor: Rhonda Gassman, Professional Photographer
Dates and Times:
ALP422A: Saturday, June 20, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
ALP422B: Saturday, July 11, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
ALP422C: Saturday, August 1, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville, 
Registration Fee: $48

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 


MANAGEMENT SKILLS ASSESSMENT
MDC508-E-A-B-C

Using well-recognized and accepted assessment center methodology, assessors observe and evaluate participants during a series of work simulations where participants encounter challenges and tasks common to supervisory and management positions. The outcome is a comprehensive report outlining the participant's strengths, developmental needs, and training recommendations. The assessment is valuable for aspiring and current supervisors and managers from all industries. The registration fee includes light breakfast and lunch.

Dates and Time:
MDC580E: Friday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MDC580A: Friday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MDC580B: Friday, July 17, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MDC580C: Friday, August 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $399

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FITNESS/AQUATICS/RECREATION


WATER AEROBICS                                              
FIT334-A-B

Research says one half-hour of water walking equals two hours of land walking without the stress on the body.  High-intensity but low-impact water exercises will be used to raise your heart rate and improve your cardiovascular condition.  Swimming skills are not required.

Instructor: Rena Schleter, USI
Dates and Time: 
FIT334A: 3 Mondays and 4 Wednesdays, May 18 to June 10, 5:00 to 5:50 p.m.
(no class May 25)
FIT334B: 3 Mondays and 4 Wednesdays, May 18 to June 10, 6:00 to 6:50 p.m.
(no class May 25)
Location: USI, Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $45

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PRESCHOOL SWIMMING (Ages 3 to 5)
FIT300-301-302-303

Water Safety and water adjustment are emphasized in this program, along with development of gross motor skills. Parents are invited to get in the water with their children after discussion with the chief instructor.

Dates and Time:
FIT300: Monday through Thursday, June 1 to 11 (8 sessions) 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
FIT301: Monday through Thursday, June 1 to 11 (8 sessions) 10:35 to 11:05 p.m.
FIT302: Monday through Thursday, June 15 to 25 (8 sessions) 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
FIT303: Monday through Thursday, June 15 to 25 (8 sessions) 10:35 to 11:05 a.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $40

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SWIMMING FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (Ages 6 to 12)
FIT340-341

Children ages six to twelve will have an opportunity to develop a wide variety of aquatic skills as well as fundamental strokes, and to receive American Red Cross water safety certification in on of the following areas: Water Exploration, Primary Skills, Stroke Readiness, Stroke Development, Stroke Refinement, and Skill Proficiency. Each course meets eight times.

Dates and Times:
FIT340: Monday through Thursday, June 1 to June 11, 
9:40 to 10:25 a.m.
FIT341: Monday through Thursday, June 1 to June 11, 11:15 to Noon
FIT342: Monday through Thursday, June 15 to 25, 9:40 to 10:25 a.m.
FIT343: Monday through Thursday, June 15 to 25, 11:15 to Noon

Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $45

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COLLEGE READINESS


GETTING READY FOR THE SAT
GRADES 9-12
                      
                                                 
                
Look for Fall 2015 dates


MATH SKILLS FOR THE SAT                               


VERBAL SKILLS FOR THE SAT


COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM



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The University of Southern Indiana’s College Achievement Program (CAP) offers concurrent credit to outstanding junior and senior students in more than two dozen area high schools. Through CAP, students meet high school graduation requirements and earn college credits, all while in their high school classroom during the regular school day. CAP courses are taught by high school instructors who meet the same criteria as USI adjunct faculty, and more than 40 courses in English, history, biology, chemistry, economics, foreign language, health professions, journalism, and math are available. Many of the CAP courses transfer easily utilizing the Indiana Core Transfer Library (CTL). More than half of CAP courses are on the dual credit priority list, cost $25/credit hour, and fulfill the new state standards for the Academic Honors Diploma. The College Achievement Program is one of only five concurrent enrollment programs in Indiana accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and one of 90+ accredited programs in the nation. Visit the CAP website to learn more about the college courses offered in your area high school, USI.edu/cap or, email cap@usi.edu for further information.


 YOUTH PROGRAMS


BUILDING READING SKILLS  (GRADES 1–5)  
YTH480       Coming Fall 2015  

Your child’s reading skills will be improved through individualized reading instruction provided by USI Diagnostic Teaching of Reading students under the supervision of a reading specialist instructor. Elementary Education undergraduate students who are earning a minor in reading, and graduate students who are working toward a reading endorsement, will work with one or two children each for 12 sessions to provide reading instruction that matches your child’s needs. Emphasis will be placed on informal assessments for instructional value and the components of reading on which Indiana children are tested. Enrollment is limited and children must commit to attending all sessions.  Registration opens August 10, 2015  Payment must be received to guarantee a space. Call 812-228-5022 for details.

 


INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL FINANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 
YTH405 

Before long, your high school student will be entering college or the workforce. Are they equipped with the proper financial tools and knowledge? This course includes an in-depth look into personal finance. Topics covered will offer valuable insight into being prepared to manage money in an effective way, controlling finances, understanding identity theft and gaining a better understanding of credit.

Instructor: Ben Joergens, Financial Empowerment Officer, Old National Bank
Dates and Times: Wednesday June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: USI, Business and Engineering Center (BEC) Room 1004
Registration Fee: $20, includes material

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ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING CREATIVITY CAMP (grades 9 to 12)     

Ever wonder what it takes to invent, design and manufacture the cool gadgets you use every day? If you want to learn more about how to use innovation and creativity in engineering and manufacturing in a brand new, high-tech environment, join the third ever Engineering and Manufacturing Creativity-camp at USI, July 13 through July 17. Cost is $50 per participant, which includes all meals and field trip costs.

* For information and registration details, visit: usi.edu/science/southwest-indiana-stem/engineering-and-manufacturing-creativity-camp. 


BUGS, SHELLS, AND POTTERY:
CELEBRATING 201 YEARS OF NEW HARMONY SCIENCE AND ART
YTH450

In Honor of New Harmony's recent bicentennial celebration in 2014, students entering grades six through eight will spend five full days in New Harmony, engaging in activities focused on entomology, architecture, geology, pottery, and more. Transportation will be provided, and students should bring a non-perishable lunch, water bottle, hat, sunscreen and bug spray.

Instructors: Terri Branson, instructor, USI Teacher Education,  and Tim Weisling, teacher, New Tech Institute
Dates and Time:  Monday through Friday, June 15 to June 19, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: New Harmony, IN (various areas)
Registration Fee: $130, includes transportation to New Harmony from USI

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PRESCHOOL SWIMMING (Ages 3 to 5)
FIT300-301-302-303

Water Safety and water adjustment are emphasized in this program, along with development of gross motor skills. Parents are invited to get in the water with their children after discussion with the chief instructor.

Dates and Time:
FIT300: Monday through Thursday, June 1 to 11 (8 sessions) 9:00  to 9:30 a.m.
FIT301: Monday through Thursday, June 1 to 11 (8 sessions) 10:35 to 11:05 p.m.
FIT302: Monday through Thursday, June 15 to 25 (8 sessions) 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
FIT303: Monday through Thursday, June 15 to 25 (8 sessions) 10:35 to 11:05 a.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $40

Registration


SWIMMING FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (Ages 6 to 12)
FIT340-341

Children ages six to twelve will have an opportunity to develop a wide variety of aquatic skills as well as fundamental strokes, and to receive American Red Cross water safety certification in on of the following areas: Water Exploration, Primary Skills, Stroke Readiness, Stroke Development, Stroke Refinement, and Skill Proficiency. Each course meets eight times.

Dates and Times:
FIT340: Monday through Thursday, June 1 to June 11, 
9:40 to 10:25 a.m.
FIT341: Monday through Thursday, June 1 to June 11, 11:15 to Noon
FIT342: Monday through Thursday, June 15 to 25, 9:40 to 10:25 a.m.
FIT343: Monday through Thursday, June 15 to 25, 11:15 to Noon

Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $45

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USI'S SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP

Need all-day care for your school-age child this summer? USI's Summer Enrichment Camp for Children six through eleven, has spots open.  The program day is 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Call 812-228-5022 or email outreach@usi.edu for more information.

2015 SUPER SUMMER ENRICHMENT WEEKS

There are two one-week Super Summer sessions:

Week One - June 8-12 at Hebron School, 4400 Bellemeade Ave.
Week Two - July 6-10 at USI

Morning classes meet 9-11:30 a.m.; afternoon classes meet 12:30-3 p.m.. Free lunchtime supervision is available at each location for those enrolling in both morning and afternoon classes. Children enrolled all day and staying for lunch must be five years or older, and should bring their own non-perishable lunches and drinks.

To ensure safety for all children, parents who enroll children will receive detailed information with procedures and location of each class. Grades referred to are the grades to be entered this fall.

Registration Fee: $90 per course; $85 per course when registering the same child in more than one course or when registering two or more children at the same time. EVSC students who are eligible for the free/reduced lunch program may enroll in two courses for a reduced fee of $10 per course; reduced-fee enrollments are limited.

Enroll early, as classes fill quickly! Call 812-464-1989 or 800-467-8600 to register.

WEEK ONE - JUNE 8-12 at Hebron
Morning Classes - 9 - 11:30 a.m.

YTH410 - In the Deep Blue Sea - Pre-K 4's-1
YTH411 - Hands-on Art - grades 1-3
YTH412 - It's Magic! - grades 2-4
YTH413 - Passport To... - grades 3-5
YTH414 - Poetry in Motion - grades 4-6
YTH415 - Building Balsa Wood Bridges - grades 5-7
YTH416 - The Urban Naturalist - grades 6-8

Afternoon Classes - 12:30 - 3 p.m.
YTH420 - Kindergarten Readiness & Review - grades K-1
YTH421 - Scientific Kids - grades 2-4
YTH422 - Spy Academy - grades 3-5
YTH423 - Mythbusters - grades 4-6
YTH424 - Explore with the Conquistadors - grades 5-7
YTH425 - Textbook Tips - grades 6-8
YTH426 - It Flies! Aerodynamics & Rocketry - grades 7-9


WEEK TWO - JULY 6-10 at USI
Morning Classes - 9 - 11:30 a.m.
YTH430 - Nature's Wonders - Pre-K 4's-1
YTH431 - Art Safari - grades 1-3
YTH432 - Cooking with Picture Book Characters - grades 2-4
YTH433 - Learn Español - grades 3-5
YTH434 - Trails and Snails - grades 4-6
YTH435 - Building Balsa Wood Bridges - grades 7-9


Afternoon Classes - 12:30 - 3 p.m.
YTH440 - What Do You See? - grades K-2
YTH441 - It's Magic! - grades 2-4
YTH442 - Future Scientists - grades 3-5
YTH443 - 2-D to 3-D - grades 4-6
YTH444 - It Flies! Aerodynamics & Rocketry - grades 5-7
YTH445 - ¡Delicioso! - grades 6-8
YTH446 - Exploring Anatomy - grades 7-9

Visit the Super Summer web page for class details, or for a printable copy of the information. Sign up early!  Classes fill quickly!

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BUSINESS

SIMPLEX 1.0: Solving Complex Problems
BUS901

The simplex creative problem method is an excellent tool for teams of all sizes to use in solving problems and/or arriving at creative solutions to challenges they are facing. This method is not only used in the Evansville area but numerous companies and organization, it is also used by Microsoft and other leading organizations. Participants will gain proficiency in applying the creative thinking skills of diverging, converging, and deferral of judgment and an understanding and skill in executing the innovation process. Fee includes workbooks, light breakfast and lunch. 

Facilitator: Gene Recker, Manager of Education and Entrepreneurial Support, USI @ Innovation Pointe
Date and Time: August 3 and August 4, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Location: Innovation Pointe, 2nd floor Lab, 318 Main Street, Evansville, IN
Registration: $795

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SIMPLEX 2.0: Leading Others to Solve Complex Problems
BUS902

Simplex 2.0: Leading Others to Solve Complex Problems
Simplex users interested in becoming facilitators of the process will learn to lead a group through the eight steps. Participants gain an understanding of effective team structures,  models of team development, and facilitation and support of ongoing teams. Fee includes workbooks, light breakfast and lunch. 

Facilitator: Gene Recker, Manager of Education and Entrepreneurial Support, USI @ Innovation Pointe
Date and Time: August 17 and August 18, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Location: Innovation Pointe, 2nd floor Lab, 318 Main Street, Evansville
Registration: $795

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COMPUTER COURSES


EXCEL 2010 LEVEL I
CIS130

Two sessions will be dedicated to understanding spreadsheets, their purpose, their functionality, and the following tasks; creating a spreadsheet, entering data, modifying data, entering a formula, adjusting cells, formatting cells, and spreadsheets, creating a table, and printing and saving spreadsheets.

Dates and Time: Tuesday and Thursday , June 23 and 25, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $109

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EXCEL 2010 LEVEL II   
CIS231

Two sessions will be dedicated to learning the following Excel tasks: protecting spreadsheets, inserting formulas/functions, creating charts and using them in Word, formatting charts, adding comments, naming a range, finding/replacing data, sorting and filtering data, and inserting images, shapes and SmartArt.

Dates and Time: Two Wednesdays, May 6 and 13, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $129

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EXCEL 2010 LEVEL II
15SCIS331

Two sessions will be dedicated to learning the following Excel Tasks: protecting spreadsheets, inserting formulas/functions, creating charts and using them in Word, formatting charts, adding comments, naming a range, finding replacing data, sorting and filtering data, and inserting images, shapes, and SmartArt.

Date and Time: Tuesday and Thursday, July 14 and 16, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $129

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