Community Education Courses Announced for July-December

Eastern Kentucky University’s Division of Continuing Education and Outreach will offer more than 60 community education courses from July through December.

The lineup also includes eight basket-weaving classes in Corbin this summer and fall as well as a wide range of instructor-facilitated on-line courses through a partnership with Ed2Go (

EKU community education classes meet a wide variety of needs and interests among all ages and skill levels. Courses are scheduled in arts and crafts, cooking, computers, music and dance, personal growth, and recreation and exercise. Many of the classes meet only once, while others meet over a period of several weeks. Most of the Richmond campus classes are held in the Perkins Building, located on Kit Carson Drive, where public parking spaces are plentiful. Other Richmond classes are held elsewhere on campus or in the community.

Pre-registration is urged for all classes. To register, for more information or to obtain a brochure, call 859-622-1228, or, toll free, 877-358-6742 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or visit to see the entire catalog and/or enroll online. EKU’s Community Education Office is located in Room 229 of the Perkins Building.

Individuals age 65 or older are entitled to enroll in any Community Education class for only a $5 processing fee, thanks to the O’Donnell Scholarship. The scholarship does not, however, cover textbooks, class supplies, trips or tours.

Computer training courses cover many popular software programs, such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, as well as courses in Computer Basics and Facebook.

Also, several computer science camps for youth are scheduled in July, focusing on 3-D modeling, robotics, game design, programming, and computer forensics.

Personal growth courses include online test preparation courses, as well as three digital photography classes.

Two mountain dulcimer courses are on tap (beginning and intermediate), as well as beginning and intermediate social dance classes.

Dozens of arts and crafts courses are scheduled. They include more than a dozen basketweaving and bake shop options (including a cake decorating certificate program), as well as courses on pottery, jewelry, herbal baths and body care, making quillows, and holiday floral arrangements, among others.

Recreation and exercise classes run the gamut of activities, age requirements and skills. They include Exercise for Adults with Chronic Conditions, Body Recall and Body Recall Lite, plus the usual array of children’s and adult swimming lessons, as well as competitive swimming groups and lifeguard training classes.

EKU also continues to offer a wide array of workforce education courses.

Published on June 25, 2012

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