Community Education Classes are scheduled for Spring 2018 at Southern Arkansas University. Classes are offered by the Office of Community Education and Outreach. Classes from finance to scuba diving, yoga and baking are offered. 

For more information, call Caroline Waller at 870-235-4006. According to a press release, the schedule is as follows:

Maximizing and Protecting Your Wealth Series.

Would you like to know how your money actually works? During these simple philosophies behind the elements of protection, savings and growth will be discussed along with simple methods to help you achieve your maximum financial potential as opposed to dealing with short-term goals or products. Each session concentrates on one area of your financial world within the accumulation and/or distribution phase, illustrating the reality of how money actually works specific to earning, taxes, family and lifestyle environments. Financial complexities will be simplified enabling you to own more of your financial journey, position you to maximize and protect your wealth, instill financial clarity and allow more confidence in your financial decisions. Class size is limited to 24 students.

Session One Dates: January 16 – February 1

· January 16 – The Value of Protection

· January 18 – Positioning Yourself for Growth and the Process of Creating Wealth

· January 30 – Preparing for Retirement, Part One: Transitioning from Accumulation to Distribution

· February 1 – Preparing for Retirement, Part Two: Coordinating Social Security, Medicare, and RMDs.

Session Two Dates: April 10 – April 26

· April 10 - The Value of Protection

· April 12 – Positioning Yourself for Growth and the Process of Creating Wealth

· April 24 – Preparing for Retirement, Part One: Transitioning from Accumulation to Distribution

· April 26 – Preparing for Retirement, Part Two: Coordinating Social Security, Medicare, and RMDs.

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center Room 210

Instructor: Beth Freudenburg, Wealth Curator and Financial Strategist

Fee: $15 per class or $50 for all (4) classes

Scuba Diving for Beginners

Obtain the knowledge and skills required to become a P.A.D.I certified instructor. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors is the largest and most prestigious training program in the nation. The course consists of classroom, pool sessions, and open water checkouts (Lake DeGray). Minimum age is 10. The class is limited to 6 students.

Dates: January 22 – April 30

Day: Monday

Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Location: SAU Pool

Instructor: Clay Raborn

Fee: $300 (includes equipment)

Scuba Diving Refresher Course

Divers can refresh their skills that build confidence and proficiency under the supervision of a P.A.D.I. professional. Class size is limited.

Dates: January 22 – April 30

Day: Monday

Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Location: SAU Pool

Instructor: Clay Raborn

Fee: $150 (includes equipment)

Get Fit With Aquacize!

Enjoy the benefits of a low-impact workout while socializing with friends. Using water resistance, you will enhance your flexibility, muscle balance, and cardiovascular fitness to develop a healthier you. Ideal for all fitness levels. Whether you want to expand your fitness skills or develop them, this class is perfect for you.

Dates: January 23 – May 3

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: SAU Pool

Instructor: Elizabeth Ray

Fee: $65

Yoga Fusion

Traditional postures for stress relief and restoration mixed with power flow and core. This SAU-exclusive class will provide a fun blend of yoga that’s a low impact workout combined with strength and stretching. Whether you need to work off tension, increase your strength, or simply relax, this class is perfect for you. Class is suitable for all experience levels.

Session One Dates: January 18 – February 22

Session One Dates: March 8 – April 19

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Location: MBITC Building 200

Instructor: Krystle Crumpler

Fee: $45 per session

Winter Youth Studio Art Workshop

Youth will experience an hour of hands-on art! Kindergarten – 7th graders will be actively involved with an art theme incorporating drawing, painting, and 3D art, which will include a Master Artist discussion.

Dates: February 5-26

Day: Monday

Times: 3:30 – 4:30 pm or 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

Ages: K – 7

Location:

Studio 11

11 Cherrywood

Magnolia, AR 71753

Instructor: Pat Leslie

Fee: $40 (includes materials)

Cookies With Amanda – Valentine’s Day Theme

Amanda Blanchard, owner of Cookie Doughmain, will explain basic cookie decorating tools, bags, and give her expert tips. She will demonstrate how to properly outline, flood, and decorate cookies and you will put those tips to practice on Valentine’s themed cookies in this hands-on class! Fee includes 1 dozen cookies. Class size is limited to 12.

Date: Tuesday, February 6

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Science Building, Room 103

Instructor: Amanda Blanchard – Cookie Doughmain

Fee: $50

Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

This class will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Those principles include: the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationships, and essential equipment and requirements. By the end of the first course, individuals will be able to start a hive and help experienced beekeepers with their colonies. Class will be taught by an experienced instructor with the Midwest Master Beekeeper Program.

Dates: February 20 and 22

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Science Building, Room 103

Instructor: Experienced Beekeeper with Midwest Master Beekeeper

Fee: $75 (includes book / study guide)

Spring Lego Day

Does your child enjoy building cars, trucks, landmarks or creating something of their own with Lego? If your answer is yes, this class is for you. Participants will receive tips for building Lego kits, learn Lego trivia, and earn chances to win Lego prizes. They will build and keep their own Lego kit with Lego Minifigures. Participants will also be exposed to the basic steps in making a Lego movie using licensed Lego software. Parents are encouraged to participate; this is a family friendly event. Class size is limited to 15.

Date: Saturday, February 24

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Ages: 5 and Older

Location: Rankin Business Building, Room 205

Instructor: Lennon Parker, Lego Master Builder

Fee: $65

Spring Youth Studio Art Workshop

Youth will experience an hour of hands on art! Kindergarten – 7th Graders will be actively involved with an art theme incorporating drawing, painting, and 3D art, which will include a Master Artist discussion. Each class size is limited to 8.

Dates: March 5 – 26

Day: Monday

Times: 3:30 – 4:30 pm or 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

Ages: K – 7

Location:

Studio 11

11 Cherrywood

Magnolia, AR 71753

Instructor: Pat Leslie

Fee: $40 (materials included)

Cookies With Amanda – Spring Theme

Amanda will explain basic cookie decorating tools, bags, and give her expert tips. Learn how to properly outline, flood, and decorate cookies. You will get to practice basic outlining, flooding, and decorative piping on Spring-themed cookies. Fee includes 1 dozen cookies. Class size is limited to 12.

Date: Tuesday, March 13

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Science Building, Room 103

Instructor: Amanda Blanchard – Cookie Doughmain

Fee: $50

Cookies With Amanda – Mother’s Day Theme

Amanda Blanchard, owner of Cookie Doughmain, will explain basic cookie decorating tools, bags, and tips in this fun Mother & Daughter class! Learn how to properly outline, flood, and decorate cookies and practice those skills on freshly baked cookies! Fee includes 1 dozen cookies. Class size is limited to 12.

Date: Tuesday, May 8

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Science Building, Room 103

Instructor: Amanda Blanchard – Cookie Doughmain

Fee: $50