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Press Release

2005-2006

 

August 18, 2005


College’s Institute of Lifetime Learning has new office, offering new class

 

In today’s complex world of financial planning, one can never have enough information.

Cowley College’s Institute of Lifetime Learning is offering a class titled Financial Matters as part of its fall lineup. Enrollment for fall classes will be held from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room inside the Brown Center on Cowley’s Arkansas City campus. Participants are asked to bring mailing labels to use on the enrollment form and signup sheets. Fees for classes and trips are paid at enrollment. There is a $5 registration fee and a fee of $2 per class. Some classes have additional costs. Enrollment by telephone will be accepted after Aug. 25.

The Institute offers classes for women and men age 50 and over. It is a way for them to continue their education and have fun while doing it.

The Institute of Lifetime Learning’s office moved from Ireland Hall to the new Webb-Brown Academic Center, located at Third Street and Washington Avenue. Margaret Neal, coordinator, is located on the second floor, Room 201. There is an elevator in the building.

Clint Combs, manager of the Edward Jones office in Arkansas City, will teach the Financial Matters class. The class will be offered from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16. A location has not been determined. Topics to be discussed include investment choices, long-term care insurance and estate planning.

Besides Combs, other new instructors this fall are Lou Tharp and Casey Eubank. Also this fall, the ILL is cooperating with the Winfield Public Library and the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council on classes.

The popular AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety course is being taught in Arkansas City and Winfield. The class will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 in Room 208 of the Webb-Brown Academic Center in Arkansas City, and from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 at the Winfield Public Library. Ed Hanna, long-time driver education instructor, will teach both classes.

Four educational trips are planned throughout the fall, including two to Oklahoma City, one to Salina and one to Wichita.

 

Fall 2005 schedule:

September:

Exercise, Session I, Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 131, Brown Center.

Aqua Fun, Session I, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Family Aquatics Center, Arkansas City High School.

Woodcarving, Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 1:30-3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum.

Sunflower Appliqué Sweatshirt, Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Winfield Arts and Humanities Council, Baden Square.

Painting for Enjoyment, Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 1-3 p.m., Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center.

Green Thumb Gardening, Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., Room 132, Brown Center.

Preserving Family Heritage, Thursdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 1:30-3 p.m., Room 205, Webb-Brown Academic Center.

This & That, Tuesdays, Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 208, Webb-Brown Academic Center.

Texas Hold ’em, Thursdays, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m., location to be determined.

Genealogy, Thursdays, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 5:30-8 p.m., Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum.

October:

Exercise, Session II, Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 131, Brown Center.

Knitting With Fabric, Monday, Oct. 3, 1-3 p.m., Winfield Arts and Humanities Council, Baden Square. Kit is available for $10.

Aqua Fun, Session II, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Family Aquatics Center, Arkansas City High School.

AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6, 7, 1-5 p.m., Room 208, Webb-Brown Academic Center ($10 fee per person to cover class handouts).

AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20, 21, 1-5 p.m., Winfield Public Library ($10 fee per person to cover class handouts).

Basic Computers, Saturday, Oct. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room 105, Webb-Brown Academic Center.

Basic Computers, Wednesdays, Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 1:30-3 p.m., Room 105, Webb-Brown Academic Center.

Travel Near and Far, Mondays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 3-4 p.m., Room 132, Brown Center.

Beginning Bridge, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 7, 8, 1:30-3 p.m., Room 203, Webb-Brown Academic Center.

November:

Exercise, Session III, Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 131, Brown Center.

Aqua Fun, Session III, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Family Aquatics Center, Arkansas City High School.

Lunch Bunch, Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., McAtee Dining Center, President’s Dining Room, Arkansas City campus. Two short demonstrations will be presented. Holiday cards, gifts and food will be discussed. Lunch is available for purchase from the college’s food service.

Quick Christmas Décor, Tuesdays, Nov. 15, 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Winfield Arts and Humanities Council, Baden Square.

Educational Trips:

Monday, Sept. 19, Salina. The Rolling Hills Wildlife Zoo and Museum is the first trip. The park has more than 70 rare and endangered species. The group will have lunch at the park. Depart at 7 a.m. and return by 6 p.m.. Cost is $35 and includes lunch.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, Oklahoma City. This trip will include stops at a restored round barn, a photography exhibit, and the Omniplex. The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum includes a permanent photography collection, plus traveling exhibits from around the world. The group will see “Forces of Nature” in the Omni Dome Theatre. Depart at 7 a.m. and return by 6 p.m. Cost is $30 plus lunch.

Friday, Oct. 28, Oklahoma City. If you enjoy art, crafts, antiques and food, be sure to sign up for this trip. The group will attend “An Affair of the Heart,” which occupies seven buildings with nearly 1,000 exhibitors. Depart at 7 a.m. and return in early evening. Cost is $20 plus meals.

Friday, Dec. 9, Wichita. This holiday season, the group will travel to Benton for a “Chuckwagon Christmas” at the Prairie Rose. The evening will include a chuckwagon dinner, Christmas music by the Prairie Rose Wranglers, and a visit from Wrangler Santa. Other stops will be arranged closer to Christmas. Depart at 4 p.m. and return by 11 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes dinner.