Fall 2017 Course Offerings

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ART

DRAWING SKILLS
Mary Tuck
NON CREDIT, $80 + $15 materials fee
Date:                9/11/2017-10/02/2017
Day:                 Monday
Time:               5:30-7:30pm
Location:          The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
Practice realistic drawing skills using graphite and charcoal. Learn how to “see” like an artist, while studying perspective, value, and anatomy, using both indoor and outdoor subjects for inspiration. Drawing pencil and charcoal set and sketchbook included! Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.
 
LEARN FROM THE MASTERS
Cheri Isgreen
NON CREDIT, $50 + $15 materials fee
Date:                10/30/2017-11/08/2017
Day:                 Monday, Wednesday
Time:               3:00-5:00pm
Location:          Kelley 129
Learn from the masters in a playful, exploratory series of workshops that gives you experience with a variety of art materials and techniques. This is NOT your professors’ art history classes! We take inspiration from master artists and famous artworks, as we create our own masterpieces. Join us for a fast paced class and get your creative juices flowing! Visit cheriisgreenfineart.wordpress.com for artist information. Visit www.cheriisgreenfineart.wordpress.com for more information.
 
PMC JEWELRY MAKING
Mary Tuck
NON CREDIT, $60 + $45 materials fee
Date:                12/04/2017-12/05/2017
Day:                 Monday, Tuesday
Time:               5:30-8:30pm
Location:          The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a jewelry crafting medium with the consistency of polymer clay, comprised of very small particles of silver. Mary Tuck guides the class through molding and shaping the PMC into beautiful pendants, rings, and earrings that are then fired in a tabletop kiln. The binder in the PMC burns away, incredibly leaving 99% pure silver pieces of jewelry. Finish your jewelry by creating a patina, burnishing and polishing. Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.
 
REGENERATIONS
Molly Murfee and Ivy Walker
NON CREDIT, $75 per session + $5 materials fee
Session 1 Creative Voice in Nature: Activating Your Expression
Date:                9/10/2017
Day:                 Sunday
Time:               9:00am-5:00pm
Location:          Wilderness setting TBD
Materials:         Journal and writing utensil
Explore how Nature can intersect with and support your creative vision. Ponder the concept of expression, how it moves through you and what you feel compelled to express while in collaboration with the natural world. What do you want to say about your relationship to Nature? Your joy or despair in it? How do you take these concepts and translate them?
Session 2 Creativity and Nature Activism: Inspiration, Approaches and Actions
Date:                10/01/2017
Day:                 Sunday
Time:               9:00am-5:00pm
Location:          Wilderness setting TBD
Materials:         Journal and writing utensil
Investigate historical and contemporary approaches for creatively engaged activism within the visual and written arts. Experiment with expressing your creative vision that incorporates your connection to Nature and playful activism as a way to shift culture towards a more compassionate, sustainable relationship with the Earth.
Details for Regenerations courses:
Hiking ability is required with ability to climb at a strenuous level up to 700 - 1,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, and the ability to sit / stand / and walk on and off trail for six hours. A typical day includes hiking in for up to two hours with activities along the way, staying still in place for activities during the middle portion of the session, then hiking out. A backpack with day hiking gear should include: 2 quarts of water; your lunch, trail snacks; hiking clothes such as flexible, quick dry shorts or pants and short sleeve shirts; sturdy close-toe hiking boots or shoes; rain pants and jacket; warm layers such as fleece; visor or sun hat; warm, lightweight hat and gloves; sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen. A complete equipment list is given upon registration. Art supplies for individual session are supplied. If you would like additional materials for the final expression you may purchase those at your own cost. 
 
SEWING WITH STYLE
Laura Elm
NON CREDIT, $140 + $10 materials fee
Date:                10/19/2017 - 11/09/2017
Day:                 Thursday
Time:               5:15-7:45pm
Location:         The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
Enter into the DIY world of fabric wonder. Learn proper use of sewing machines and/or continue to build on your own basic sewing skills. Laura covers all you need to know about sewing, including threading the machine, mechanical procedures, proper tension, and basic stitches. She shares tons of tips and tricks that make sewing both fun and rewarding. Returning students pick up where they left off and launch into their next sewing project. Newbies can pick a simpler starter project – an easy pillow cover, tote bag, skirt, or apron, while veterans can pick their next pattern to bring to class. Students need a sewing machine (with the instruction manual and bobbins that fit that particular machine) thread, fabric, and scissors. Do not let that machine sit there unused another minute! Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org  for more information.
 
SILVERSMITHING
Meaghan Young
NON CREDIT, $85 + $45 materials fee
Date:                9/12/2017-9/26/2017
Day:                 Tuesday
Time:               5:30-8:00pm
Location:         The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
Create a set of five stackable sterling silver rings, each with its own metal texture. Learn soldering, annealing, chasing, and polishing, as well as safe and correct handling of a jeweler’s tools of a torch, ring mandrel, chasing hammers, soldering tools, abrasives, motorized drill and flex shaft. Take home a packet of step-by-step instructions and list of resources for tools and metal to continue working at home. Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.
 
STAINED GLASS FOR BEGINNERS
Christina Stillwaggon
NON CREDIT, $135 + $40 materials fee
Date:                11/08/2017-12/06/2017
Day:                 Wednesday
Time:               5:30-7:30pm
Location:          The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
Learn the art of stained glass in this 5-week course by making an 8” x 12” hanging stained glass piece! Students select a design for their project from a set of simple designs for beginners created by the instructor. Learn the basics of cutting glass, pattern preparation, and glass selection. Then learn glass enameling (painting on glass and then setting it by kiln firing) to add details and texture to the glass. After the painted glass pieces are kiln fired, put together the final stained glass piece using copper foil and solder. Soldering skills are covered and each student learns to use a soldering iron to complete their stained glass piece. Beginner and intermediate students are welcome. Students must wear closed toed shoes. Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.

BIOLOGY

COLORADO BIRDS OF PREY
Jeffrey J. Ewert
CEU 1, $90
NON CREDIT, $90
Date:                 9/18/2017-11/06/2017
                          Field trips: Saturdays 10/07/2017, 10/28/2017, 11/04/2017
Day:                  Monday
Time:                6:30–8:30pm
Location:          Taylor 105
Students study the anatomy, physiology, morphology, and field identification of major Colorado raptors (Birds of Prey). This includes lectures of key points of major raptor groups: Falcons, Accipiters, Butoes, other occasional species, and some select common owl species. Through both lectures and observations, each student learns to identify raptors, raptor habitat, and niche. Students also learn how to properly record field observations in a field notebook as a part of the class requirements. 

COOKING

HARVEST SEASON: APPLES AND PEARS
Tim Egelhoff
NON CREDIT, $55 + $10 materials fee
Date:                11/04/2017
Day:                 Saturday
Time:               5:30-8:00pm
Location:         Studio West, 115 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
Join Private Chef Tim Egelhoff in the kitchen, to learn all the wonderful ways to prepare fall’s most bountiful and versatile harvest – apples and pears. From basic apple cider and applesauce to apple pie filling, apple and pear butters, apple and pear salads, and apple and pear stuffings, Tim shares how versatile these fruits are in the kitchen. In addition, Tim shares the startlingly simple recipe for making your own homemade hard apple cider! Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.
 
HOME WINEMAKING
Tim Egelhoff
NON CREDIT, $225
Date:                9/20/2017-11/15/2017
Day:                 Wednesday
Time:               5:30-7:30pm
Location:         TBD, Crested Butte
Let’s make a barrel of wine! Join local chef and home winemaker, Tim Egelhoff, for a series of wine making and tasting classes. Participants make a batch of Cabernet Sauvignon from juice to finished bottle. Each participant takes home a few bottles of the finished wine. At each class, participants learn and discuss the basics of wine tasting, while sampling small-bite appetizers prepared by the chef. Must be 21 or older to participate. Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.
 
WHAT DO I DO WITH ALL THIS ELK AND DEER?
Tim Egelhoff
NON CREDIT, $65 + $15 materials fee
Date:                10/24/2017
Day:                 Tuesday
Time:               5:30-7:30pm
Location:         Studio West, 115 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
Join Private Chef Tim Egelhoff in the kitchen, where he helps settle the question of what to do with all the different cuts of meat you have, now that hunting season is over. Tim shares recipes that explore the various tastes in wild game, and the steps you need to take to achieve them. Learn recipes for steaks and medallions, but also delicious ways to prepare roasts and ground meat. Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.

COMMUNICATION

GETTING PAID TO TALK: AN INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL VOICE-OVERS
Jenny Marcotte
NON CREDIT, $30
Date:                9/07/2017
Day:                 Thursday
Time:               6:30-9:00pm
Location:          Taylor 100
Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class explores numerous aspects of voiceover work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries, and the internet. All the basics are covered, including how to prepare the all-important demo, as well as how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our Voicecoaches.com producer! This class is informative, lots of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in professional voice acting. 

DANCE

BEGINNING BALLROOM DANCE
Rita Bohn and Robert Wojtko
NON CREDIT, $90
Date:                9/27/2017–11/01/2017
Day:                 Wednesday
Time:               6:00-7:00pm
Location:          Lower Gym
Whether there's a wedding, reunion or party in your future be ready for it by learning how to dance. Social dancing is always in style and the social skills that come along with it make you feel better and more confident.  Invest six hours in yourself.  Learn the basics of these classic dances -- Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot -- and a skill that is a part of you for your entire life.     
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION and ELIGIBILITY: 
  • The available amount is $50.
  • Must be enrolled in the Country & Western or Ballroom Extended Studies dance class.
  • Be a Western student or community member residing in the Gunnison Valley for the duration of the course. 
  • Must be a Veteran or have parents, siblings, or children who are Veterans.  A DD214 form is needed.
  • Must be a senior over the age of 62.
  • No other discounts can be used.  Apply in person at the Extended Studies Office. 
 
BEGINNING COUNTRY WESTERN COUPLES DANCE
Rita Bohn and Robert Wojtko
NON CREDIT, $90
Date:                9/27/2017-11/01/2017
Day:                 Wednesday
Time:               7:30-8:30pm
Location:          Lower Gym
You can be Country Western dancing at your favorite watering holes after investing only six hours of your time – in yourself.  Learn the basics of the Two-Step, Country Waltz and Country Swing.  This course provides a strong foundation on which you can build your knowledge of steps and moves.   
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION and ELIGIBILITY: 
  • The available amount is $50.
  • Must be enrolled in the Country & Western or Ballroom Extended Studies dance class.
  • Be a Western student or community member residing in the Gunnison Valley for the duration of the course. 
  • Must be a Veteran or have parents, siblings, or children who are Veterans.  A DD214 form is needed.
  • Must be a senior over the age of 62.
  • No other discounts can be used.  Apply in person at the Extended Studies Office. 
 
CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Adge Lindsey
NON CREDIT, $80
Date:                9/20/2017-11/01/2017 (no class 10/11/17)
Day:                 Wednesday
Time:               12:00noon-1:00pm
Location:          Taylor 117
This class is an exploration of contemporary-based dance techniques. This is open to all levels. Dancers with no experience can gain a new language and drop in to this movement while dancers with experience may refine their skills. All in all, this is a very unique approach to contemporary, aimed at creating a space for all bodies to access contemporary-based movement. Visit www.dancecrestedbutte.org for more information.
 
MODERN SQUARE DANCING
Ervin H. Wyatt
NON CREDIT, $65
Date:        9/18/2017-11/27/2017 (no class 11/20/17)
Day:        Monday
Time:        7:00-9:30pm
Location:    Lower Gym
This course teaches the official folk dance of the United States and many states including Colorado and can be danced around the globe. This dance promotes increased health in body, mind, and soul. Square Dancing is Friendship Set to Music. This activity is for all ages with all forms of music. Come with a partner or on your own. For participants under age 13, a parent or guardian is required to be with them. 

EDUCATION

ENGAGING THE K-12 ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNER
Chrissie Coffey Nehrenberg
EDUC 535, 3 credits, $525
Date:                8/21/2017-10/15/2017, First 8 weeks of semester
Location:          ONLINE
EDUC 535 is a study of methods and strategies to engage the online and blended K-12 learner. Educators study how to transition from traditional face-to-face classrooms to online and blended settings. Focus is primarily on the key principles of effective online and blended instruction and the power of the learner-centered approach to ensure success for the online/blended teacher and learner.
*Prerequisite: Teaching license and a B.A. degree.
 
ASSESSING THE K-12 ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNER
Chrissie Coffey Nehrenberg
EDUC 536, 3 credits, $525
Date:         10/16/2017-12/17/2017, Second 8 weeks of semester
Location:     ONLINE
Assessing the K-12 Online & Blended Learner is a study of methods and strategies to engage the K-12 learner in an online or blended environment. Educators study the principles of effective online and blended assessment, specific online tools, and support strategies. Focus is on using assessment results to differentiate instruction and to support the K-12 online and blended learner.
*Prerequisites: Teaching license, EDUC 535, and a B.A. degree.
 
FIELD-BASED APPLIED ONLINE AND BLENDED INSTRUCTION
Chrissie Coffey Nehrenberg
EDUC 537, 3 credits, $525
Date:                1/08/2018-5/05/2018
Location:          ONLINE
Application of effective online and blended teaching to an appropriate K-12 student population. EDUC 537 students are partnered with experienced K-12 Online/Blended teachers in Colorado. All internship hours and coursework can be fulfilled online - no travel required.
*Prerequisites: Teaching license, EDUC 535, EDUC 536, and B.A. degree.

EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE

AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR
Tami Maciejko         
NON CREDIT, $60
Date:                10/10/2017
Day:                 Tuesday
Time:               6:30-9:30pm
Location:          Gym 132
Comments:      Price includes ARC card.
This is American Red Cross CPR for the workplace. Practical skill on Resusci Anne and a written test are included. Students receive a certification from the American Red Cross upon completion of both the written test and skill evaluation. No refunds after October 3, 2017.
 
AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID
Tami Maciejko
NON CREDIT, $60
Date:                10/17/2017
Day:                 Tuesday
Time:               6:30-9:30pm
Location:          Gym 132
Prerequisite:    Must have valid CPR card.
Comments:      Price includes ARC card.
This is American Red Cross First Aid for the workplace. If only Adult CPR is needed, participants do not need to complete First Aid. Both written and skill tests are administered. Students receive a certification from the American Red Cross upon completion of both the written test and skill evaluation. No refunds after October 10, 2017.
ARE YOU SENSITIVE?
Sherrill Stenson
NON CREDIT, $60
Date:                10/15/2017-11/05/2017
Day:                  Sunday
Time:                6:00-7:00pm
Location:          Main Street Yoga Studio, 320 ½ N Main St, Gunnison
Have you been told you are too sensitive? Do you tire easily in a crowd? Do you feel others too much? You may be an empath. This class helps you clear your energy field and strengthen your energy boundaries. Learn self-care practices that enable you to maintain your energy and embrace your gift.
 
EASE TENSION                        
Sherrill Stenson          
NON CREDIT, $100
Date:                9/18/2017-10/11/2017            
Day:                 Monday, Wednesday
Time:               5:30-6:45pm
Location:          Main Street Yoga Studio, 320 ½ N Main St, Gunnison
Do you have a tense body and a busy mind? Join our yoga class with ordinary working folks like yourself and find some relief. We are a casual community-centered class that practices yoga postures, plus breathing and mindfulness techniques. With practice, your body gains flexibility, your mind calms, and sleeping improves.
 
EXPLORING THE CHAKRAS THROUGH SOUND
Leia Morrison
NON CREDIT, $20
Date:                10/11/2017
Day:                 Wednesday
Time:               6:00-7:30pm
Location:         Taylor 117
Everything vibrates and where there is vibration.... there is sound. With the help of Himalayan Crystal Singing Bowls the class explores the 7 Chakras of the body which include the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown. Each Chakras corresponds to specific glands, organs and facets of your being. Each singing bowl is specifically tuned to a chakra frequency and the sound emitted from the bowls induce a sense of peacefulness and ease. In this workshop you not only experience the relaxing and perhaps profound effects of the singing bowls, but you also learn about the elements, colors, behavioral attributes and physical locations associated with the Chakras.Yoga mats provided. Please bring your own mat if you would like. For more information about Leia Morrison visit www.rockymountainyogini.com.
 
HOW TO CREATE A HOME YOGA PRACTICE
Leia Morrison  
NON CREDIT, $25
Date:                9/27/2017
Day:                 Wednesday
Time:               6:00-8:30pm
Location:          Taylor 117
Having a strong home practice means that you can tailor your practice to suit your lifestyle, time constraints and personal needs. In this class, we focus on understanding what a self-practice is and how to approach a practice outside of the yoga studio. We address the need for changing your practice up according to the seasons to honor nature's prevailing energetics that are at play at different times of the year. By the end of the workshop, two sequences are created that you can use to begin your practice at home. Yoga mats provided. Please bring your own mat if you would like. For more information about Leia Morrison visit www.rockymountainyogini.com.
 
LUNCHTIME YOGA WITH LEIA 
Leia Morrison 
NON CREDIT, $130 
Date:                 9/28/2017-12/07/2017 (no class 11/23/17)
Day:                 Thursday 
Time:               12:00noon-1:00pm 
Location:          Taylor 117 
Instead of meeting your friends for lunch, meet them at yoga! Take a break from your day and spend lunch with us. Enjoy a 60 minute flow-style class designed to provide you with that extra energy to get you through that afternoon drag and keep you invigorated throughout the day! Prior yoga experience is helpful but not mandatory. Yoga mats and props provided for you. Please wear comfortable clothes. For more information about Leia Morrison visit www.rockymountainyogini.com. 
 
YOGA TO SHAKE OFF THE WINTER BLUES
Sherrill Stenson
NON CREDIT, $120
Date:                10/16/2017-11/15/2017
Day:                 Monday, Wednesday
Time:               5:30-6:45pm
Location:          Main Street Yoga Studio, 320 ½ N Main St, Gunnison
Dissolve stress, strengthen, and reenergize with this yoga practice. Sherrill’s teaching style reveals a warm and compassionate presence and is reflective of 22 years’ experience. Feelings of success are encouraged regardless of skill level. Course includes the classic salutation to encourage energy flow and warm up, eight standing postures for strength and stability, tension relieving floor postures, and meditation to reduce stress response.
 
YOGA AND AYURVEDA: PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE OF THESE TWO “SISTER SCIENCES”
Stacy Fuller
NON CREDIT, $120
Date:                9/19/2017-12/05/2017
Day:                 Tuesday (no class 10/31/2017)
Time:               6:00-8:00pm
Location:          Taylor 117
This course on Yoga and Ayurveda dives into the philosophies and practices of these two ancient sister sciences. Yoga means "to join or form a union" and Ayurveda means "the science of life." Joining Mind, Body and Spirit and figuring out how to live Life in Balance is the focus of these two teachings. Our culture has often watered down the original teachings to merely exercise. The depth of these ancient wisdom teachings and the time honored practices should not be overlooked in today's society. Using the original texts written when Yoga and Ayurveda were originally taught (approx. 6,000 years ago) the class explores the philosophies, practices, and aims of the teachings. Class includes lecture, breathing practices, Yoga Asana (postures/stretches), meditations, nutritional information, and lifestyle coping practices to meet the challenges of current daily living. The class is appropriate for any level -- from chair bound to advanced practitioner. This class offers practices to relieve tension in the physical body, the mental body, and the emotional body. There are too many physical benefits to name and students are offered the ability to notice and treat imbalances for themselves. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn these amazing practices. Mats, props, and cushions are provided, but you can bring your own if you prefer.
 

FALL HIKES

ANTHRACITE RIDGE, OHIO PEAK HIKE
Barbara Klingman
NON CREDIT, $30
Date:                  9/23/2017
Day:                   Saturday
Time:                 7:00am-4:00pm
Location:           Meet in the University Center parking lot
This is a spectacular fall hike with a 360 degree view of the valley’s colors. Hike to the top of the Anthracite Ridge and look down the Ohio Creek drainage towards Gunnison or west towards Paonia. The next time you drive to Crested Butte you can point out the ridge line you stood upon. Trails in this area are not always well defined or easy to locate. Participants should be able to hike uphill at altitude without difficulty and be comfortable with round trip distance of 6-10 miles and an elevation gain of approximately 2,500’. Be prepared for a strenuous hike. We aim for Ohio Peak (12,271’), the higher peak on the east side of the ridge. The group’s primary objectives are to experience great views, a sense of accomplishment, a shared adventure and a greater understanding of the local topography and surrounding wilderness areas. Participants should bring a daypack containing 2 liters of water or a hydration system of similar size, appropriate and comfortable hiking boots for on and off trail, wind and rain jackets, warm layers of clothing including a warm cap, lunch, additional snacks, camera, and sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat) trekking poles are also recommended. Cost includes transportation to and from Western campus to hike location.
HIGH COUNTRY HIKES – GALENA MOUNTAIN
Karen Immerso
NON CREDIT, $30
Date:                9/10/2017
Day:                 Sunday
Time:               6:45am-4:30pm
Location:        Meet at the University Center parking lot
Join in on a local, full day hike to Galena Mountain at 12580’. From Schofield Park, this off trail hike is a 1500’ steep uphill walk to Galena Lake at 12080’. The summit bid depends on group interest, time and weather. The group’s primary objectives are to experience great views, a sense of accomplishment, a shared adventure and a greater understanding of the local topography and surrounding wilderness areas. Participants are required to bring a day pack containing 1-2 liters of water, appropriate footwear for hiking (no sandals), wind and rain jackets, warm hat, layers of clothing, lunch, additional snacks, camera, and sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat) as well as a walking stick or trekking poles (optional). Cost includes transportation to and from Western campus to hike location.

 

HIGH COUNTRY HIKES – ROCKY POINT
Karen Immerso
NON CREDIT, $30
Date:                 9/17/2017
Day:                  Sunday
Time:                6:45am-4:30pm
Location:         Meet at the University Center parking lot
Join in on a local, full day hike to Rocky Point at 11770’. This is the ridge divide between Spring Creek and the Taylor Canyon. The group’s primary objectives are to experience great views, a sense of accomplishment, a shared adventure and a greater understanding of the local topography and surrounding wilderness areas. The hike includes an elevation gain of approximately 1600’ and connects with the Gunnison Spur of the Colorado Trail, includes off trail travel and is considered strenuous. Round trip approximately 8 miles. Participants are required to bring day pack containing 1-2 liters of water, appropriate footwear for hiking, wind and rain jackets, warm hat, layers of clothing, lunch, additional snacks, camera, and sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat) as well as a walking stick or trekking poles (optional). Closed toe hiking shoes only (no sandals allowed). Cost includes transportation to and from Western campus to hike location.
 

LANGUAGE

LUNCH HOUR SPANISH!
Karen Immerso
NON CREDIT, $90
Date:                  9/12/2017-10/03/2017
Day:                   Tuesday
Time:                 11:45am-1:00pm
Location:           Kelley 118

This four session class is a RE-introduction to the Spanish language for those who have studied some Spanish or spoken Spanish but want practice in
conversation with other community members. You can bring a bag lunch. Topics are offered that relate to everyday life: work, travel, family and we review
grammar and some verb tenses. Some outside reading and writing is encouraged. This is NOT a beginner class. No text required; hand-outs are used. A
dictionary is not required but helpful: University of Chicago Spanish/English Dictionary available at the Bookworm. 

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS
Karen Immerso
NON CREDIT, $90
Date:                 9/13/2017-10/04/2017
Day:                  Wednesday
Time:                6:30-8:00pm
Location:         Taylor 105
This four session class is an introduction to the Spanish language. It introduces students to basic vocabulary and conversation with other adults in an active and fun learning environment. It is designed for the beginner second language learner. The class includes activities, speaking practice and some homework assignments. Opportunities for interaction with native speakers will take place once per week. No text required; hand-outs will be used. A dictionary is not required but helpful: University of Chicago Spanish/English Dictionary available at the Bookworm.

PERSONAL INTEREST

CRIBBAGE AND DOMINOES
Barbara Klingman
NON CREDIT, $5
Date:                10/04/2017
Day:                  Wednesday
Time:               5:30-7:00PM
Location:         Taylor 101
In Gunnison there are a few times when the rain, snow, wind or just darkness drives you inside. Would you like to engage your mind and socialize with your friends at the same time? Cribbage and ‘42’ are perfect games to know. They provide a mental challenge and do not take long to learn. Cribbage is an old English card game which is fun to play with 2, 3, or 4 people. ‘42’ is a domino game that is played with 4 people and is somewhat similar to a card game. Participants can also learn a version called “Moon”, played with only 3 players. The basic rules and strategy for each game are taught and practiced. After learning the basics, have fun playing a few challenge matches. Bring your cards, double six dominoes and cribbage boards if you like. Otherwise all equipment is provided.
 
HYPNOSIS FOR TEST TAKING
Jill Steele
NON CREDIT, $25
Date:                 9/14/2017
Day:                  Thursday
Time:                7:00-9:00pm
Location:         Taylor 100
Do you dread taking tests? Come learn how hypnosis can help you improve your test-taking experience. In this class, we identify common obstacles to test-taking performance. Participants learn how to reverse negative beliefs and anxieties, anchor feelings of success, and learn how to achieve a state of calm
focus, all of which help you to succeed. Perhaps best of all, the self-hypnosis technique that you learn can be used in a variety of situations throughout your life. Hypnosis is a very enjoyable and natural, relaxed state in which you are conscious and in control at all times.

RECREATION AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
Erik Forsythe
ESS 397, 4 credits, $400 + $1250 course fee (course fee includes textbook, uniform shirts, CPR certification, and clinical fees)
Date:                 9/05/2017-11/12//2017
Day:                   Tuesday, Thursday with some Sundays
Time:                 6:00-10:00pm
Location:           Gunnison Valley Hospital Education Center, 300 E Denver, Gunnison
Grading: A-F
Prerequisites: Must be a minimum of 18 years old by final exam, have completed high school or GED, and meet the requirements outlined in the Functional Position Description (handed out on the first day of class). Comments: Register and pay course fee online for EMT – Gunnison here: http://gvhemseduemtgvh817.eventzilla.net.  Students desiring Western credit for course must first register and pay for the course online and then register in-person for credit at the Extended Studies Office, Taylor Hall 303. Bring enrollment confirmation email with you to Extended Studies to confirm course enrollment. The objective of this course is to provide training and qualify individuals for the National Registry EMT Exams through lectures and hands-on scenarios. Class covers basic emergency medical knowledge and consists of topics such as CPR, bandaging and splinting, use of the Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED), medical emergencies, medication administration, ambulance operations, and trauma care. Course meets, and exceeds, the National Educational Standards. At the end of the course, the successful student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry written and practical tests to achieve EMT certification through the National Registry of EMTs.  GVH does not provide EMT certification.

 

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING
Jeffrey J. Ewert
NON CREDIT, $90
Date: 9/19/2017–10/10/2017
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Lower Gym
Materials: Students should bring their own fly rod and reel, some rods are made available.  Learn the basic fundamentals of fly fishing including equipment, rods, rod weights, line types, leaders, tippets, flies, and accessories. Learn the value and application of using waders, polarized sunglasses, vests, etc. Learn the use of all this equipment, including an emphasis on casting instruction, application and types of flies and knots, as well as reading waters for trout with emphasis on presentation to enable the student to begin to fly fish successfully on local waters. This enables the student to practice the art of fly fishing
in some of the West’s best fly fishing waters right here in the Gunnison basin!

 

LEADERSHIP AT THE EDGE: ADVANCED SKILLS FOR MAKING TEAMS WORK
Paul Duba
ROE 510, 1 credit, $150 + $15 materials fee
NON CREDIT, $150 + materials fee
Date: 11/3/2017-11/5/2017 and 12/02/17- 12/03/17
Day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Saturday, Sunday
Time: Friday, 5:00-8:00pm; Saturday, 8:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Location: Gym 17
Leadership that enables the highest performance in teams is an invitation rather than a directive. This advanced leadership course helps participants understand and practice the leadership that enables a team to lean into challenges that have no easy answers. Students learn how leaders create space for a team to persist in solving problems that require creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation.
 
To register for AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course, NOLS, WMI, Outward Bound, Seat state Educational Travel, Wilderness First Responder Recertification, Wilderness First Responder or Youth International contact the Outdoor Programs, Extended Studies. 
To register for credit for the EMT course, enroll with Gunnison Hospital first at http://gvhemseduemtgvh817.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138890342.  Once registered, bring confirmation email to the Extended Studies Office to register for credit.  
 

Important Information

  • Drop refund deadlines and withdrawal deadlines: see catalog for detailed information. 
  • Senior DiscountSeniors, ages 62 and older, can register for Extended Studies’ non-credit courses at half price. This discount will be applied at the time of registration and may not be combined with any other discounts. Course fees payable to another agency, materials fees, or courses which involve travel do not qualify for discounts. Western Extended Studies is a part of the Colorado Statewide Extended Campus. State funds were not used to produce this document.
  • Employee DiscountExtended Studies offers one non credit catalog course per semester for Western State Colorado University faculty/staff. This discount does not include any CEU costs, credit costs, materials fees, tour course fees, or outside program course fees. Discount does not apply to student employees.
  • Confirmation of Registration - Extended Studies staff will send out email confirmations​ as reminders of class dates and times. Participants will be​ notified if there are changes, such as location, time, date,​ or instructor. If classes are canceled, notification will be​made as soon as possible

For questions, please contact the Extended Studies Department at 970.943.2885.