DSU announces new fall communication classes

Dickinson State University is now offering a variety of fall community education classes through CommUniversity and start as early as Sept. 29, according to a university spokesperson.

Several new courses are being offered in the areas of social media, technology and art, along with past popular courses such as QuickBooks, Digital Photography and Touring the World of Coffee and Music.

Social Media Branding is a great option for organizations and individuals interested in how social media has changed the landscape of advertising and branding, while Social Media Privacy/Security and Social Media for Baby Boomers focuses on protecting personal privacy and avoiding scams in today’s online environment.

Participants can learn the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel, or bolster knowledge of Microsoft Outlook by exploring best practices in managing email, calendars, contacts and security.

Art classes are available to community youth and adults. Students in grades 4-8 can experience Hands in Art and Notan Art, and adults can learn to create a landscape painting in Painting for Beginners.

Classes start Sept. 29, are open to the public, and have no prerequisites, no homework and no grades. All classes are taught by experienced instructors, and cost to attend varies from course to course. View details and register online at www.dickinsonstate.edu/communiversity. For questions or for more information, contact Kathleen Geisen at kathleen.geisen@dickinsonstate.edu or (701) 483-2137.

QUICKBOOKS 101!

SEPTEMBER 29: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (1-2 p.m. Lunch Break)

Instructor: Amy Kass, CPA, MBA, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Assistant Professor of Accounting, DSU

Location: DSU May Hall Room 19Cost: $42 (one-time fee)

This one-day workshop focuses on learning QuickBooks accounting software for beginners.

QUICKBOOKS ADVANCED!

OCTOBER 6: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (1-2 p.m. Lunch Break)

Instructor: Amy Kass, CPA, MBA, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Assistant Professor of Accounting, DSU

Location: DSU May Hall Room 19Cost: $42 (one-time fee)

This one-day workshop focuses on learning QuickBooks accounting software in more depth for participants already familiar with using QuickBooks.

SOCIAL MEDIA – Protect Your Online Privacy and Security

OCTOBER 6: 10

a.m.–Noon

Instructor: Josh Nichols, Web Communications Specialist, DSU Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Location: DSU May Hall Room 1Cost: $14 (one-time fee)

For individuals who want to know more about their online privacy and security, this class offers an introduction to social media, platforms, and management and covers data collection; security concerns; advertising; self-auditing; and the future of social media.

SOCIAL MEDIA BRANDING

OCTOBER 6: 1-5 p.m.

Instructor: Josh Nichols, Web Communications Specialist, DSU Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Location: DSU May Hall Room 1Cost: $28 (one-time fee)

This half-day workshop examines how social media has changed the landscape of advertising and branding. Topics will cover social media platforms and management; data collection and security; using data for advertising; lingo; crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and collaborative marketing; legality and ethics; and damage control when recovering from social media blunders.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BABY BOOMERS

OCTOBER 7: 1:30-3 p.m.

Instructor: Josh Nichols, Web Communications Specialist, DSU Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Location: DSU Murphy Hall, Stroup AuditoriumCost: $10 (one-time fee)

Class provides an overview of social media platforms, online scams, and balancing personal security and functionality in an online environment.

HANDS IN ART (For Students in Grades 4, 5 and 6)

SEPTEMBER 29: 10 a.m.-Noon

Instructor: Vicky Gullickson

Location: DSU Student Center, Room 112Cost: $18 (one-time fee, includes supplies)

Students will create a work of art by incorporating drawing, painting and personalization.

NOTAN ART (For Students in Grades 7 and 8)

SEPTEMBER 29: 2-4 p.m.

Instructor: Vicky Gullickson

Location: DSU Student Center Room 112;Cost: $18 (one-time fee, includes supplies)

Students will learn techniques used by other cultures. Notan is a form of art that will incorporate creating shapes and designs in construction paper that are cut to create depth. The combination of lights and darks, especially as used in Japanese art: the design or pattern of a work of art as seen in flat areas of dark and light values only – compare chiaroscuro.

PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

SEPTEMBER 30: 2-4 p.m.

Instructor: Vicky Gullickson

Location: DSU May Hall Room 201

Cost: $22 (one-time fee, includes supplies)

This class will be a basic session where participants can learn to use acrylic paint to create a landscape painting. Participants will use concepts of mixing paint, applying to a canvas, and basic brush techniques.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Know Your Camera, Get Great Shots

OCTOBER 6: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Noon-1 p.m. Lunch Break)

Instructor: Darla Hueske, M.A. Media Arts, Adjunct Faculty of Graphic Design, Web, Photography, DSU

Location: DSU Murphy Hall, Thompson Auditorium

Cost: $42 (one-time fee)

This one-day workshop teaches participants how a digital camera is capable of taking magazine-quality shots once the user has a working knowledge of its features and how to compose a captivating image.

TOURING THE WORLD OF COFFEE AND MUSIC

SEPTEMBER 29 and OCTOBER 6: 5-7 p.m.

Instructors: Dr. Jeremy Wohletz, Assistant Professor of Music, and Samantha Wohletz, M.M., Music, Professional Advisor, DSU

Location: Dickinson Research Extension Center, 1041 State Ave.

Cost: $28 (one-time fee includes both sessions)

Tour the world, experience exotic coffees, and listen to and discuss a rich history in music. Dr. Wohletz also teaches world music and oversees World Music Fest, bringing musicians from across the globe to the Dickinson community.

INTRODUCTORY MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

OCTOBER 8: 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Instructor: Josh Nichols, Web Communications Specialist, DSU Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Location: DSU May Hall Room 19

Cost: $14 (one-time fee)

Explore the PowerPoint environment. Training designed for learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations.

USING MICROSOFT OUTLOOK

OCTOBER 9: 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Instructor: Josh Nichols, Web Communications Specialist, DSU Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Location: DSU May Hall Room 19

Cost: $14 (one-time fee)

Maximize your use of Microsoft Outlook. Learn how to effectively manage your time using email, calendaring, task features, contacts and notes. Training includes best practices in navigation, email etiquette and security.

INTRODUCTORY MICROSOFT EXCEL

OCTOBER 10: 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Instructor: Josh Nichols, Web Communications Specialist, DSU Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Location: DSU May Hall Room 19

Cost: $14 (one-time fee)

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel by navigating through cells, formatting and creating a spreadsheet. Tips, shortcuts, and explanation of common terminology will be provided.

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