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Spring 2017 Course Listings

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Online course registration is now available!

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All courses are held from 6 - 8 pm on the designated days unless otherwise stated

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Islam: Origins, Interaction with the West, Extremism, Islamophobia, Religious War?

Ahmad Ghais | February 15, 22 March 1, 8 | Student Success Building 211 | $80

Explore the many facets of Islam with Dr. Ahmad Ghais, a Muslim, born and raised in Egypt, and a U.S. citizen since 1967. Is Islam the enemy of America? Explore the evolution of Islam in the U.S. and Islamophobia.

Rock-Climbing – Self-Rescue

Ryan Campbell | February 15, 22 March 1, 8 | Thrillseekers: 1912 S. Broadway, Denver | $80 | Gym fee of $13 per session paid at the gym at time of the class

This course will cover the basic self-rescue skills that every climber should know before leaving the ground. This course will involve a combination of demonstration and hands-on practice. Rental equipment is provided at no extra cost.

Beginning Crochet

Lynne Winter | February 16, 23 March 2, 9 | Student Success Building 211 | $80

Come explore the many wonders of crochet in a relaxed environment! Learn how to read patterns, work beginner stitches and finish off a project. Students will leave with four projects, extra yarn and lots of ideas!

Classical Music Insights: Music for Stage and Screen

Betsy Schwarm Glessner | February 21, 28 March 7, 14 | Student Success Building 211 | $80

Many of us first come to classical music through film scores, which will serve as the basis for a wonderful listening and learning environment, with music ranging from Mendelssohn to John Williams, and more.

The World of California Wines

Karen Cook | February 21, 28 March 7, 14 | Hospitality Learning Center 212 | $80 | $40 materials’ fee

California is the largest wine-producing state in the United States, making more than 90% of all American wine. Come explore and taste the best wines of Napa, Sonoma, Central Coast and other California wine regions.

3-D Printing: Make Your Imagination Real

Ted Shin | February 22 March 1, 8, 15 | Boulder Creek Building 130B | $80 | $50 materials’ fee

Learn about the different types of 3D printing machines and materials available. Participate in hands-on projects creating parts files and sending them to different printers. Develop a good foundation that will allow you to incorporate 3D printing into personal projects.

Cooking for Two

Kimberly Smith | March 30 April 6, 13, 20 | Hospitality Learning Center 106 | $80 | $40 materials’ fee

This hands-on learning experience will expose students  to cooking smaller portions and introduce them to working as a team while preparing a meal. Topics to be covered will include: portion size, dividing tasks, and tips to transform leftovers into a new meal. Come, learn, and eat!

The Confluence of Art & Science in Forensic Facial Reconstruction

Daniel Marion | March 29 April 5, 12, 19 | Cherry Creek Building 241 | $80 | $40 materials’ fee

Are you curious about how forensic scientists work? This class covers various facial reconstruction methods used by forensic scientists, using the relationship between hard and soft tissue to create a reasonable likeness of someone's face.

Modern Egypt

Shaun Shafer | March 29 April 5, 12 | Student Success Building 211 | $60

Tour the modern world of Egypt with an MSU Denver professor who taught in Egypt during the Arab Spring and, most recently, in early March 2016.  Begin to understand life in a nation seeking to shake off the effects of modern dictators and long-time colonial masters. 

Wedding Planning 101

Nicole Meyer | April 6, 13 | Student Success Building 213 | $40

Event planning is an art and a science. This class offers fun, creative and informative exercises for a DIY wedding or as an introduction for a future wedding event planner.

History and Walking Tours of Denver 

Kevin Rucker | April 19, 26 May 3, 10 | Student Success Building 215 | $80

Discover the history of the Mile High City in the classroom, as well as on historic walking tours of the Auraria Campus, LoDo Historic District, and the Civic Center.

Reclaiming Your Health with the Healing Power of Food 

Jeanne Parsons | April 20, 27 May 4, 11 | Student Success Building 213 | $80

How might you improve your nutrition while you improve your digestive and brain health? Come learn about how to shop and cook nutritional foods to maximize your health.


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All courses are held from 6 - 8 pm on the designated days unless otherwise stated

Click HERE to register for courses in Career Advancement

Job Search and Networking Strategies

Bridgette Coble | February 28 March 7, 14 | Student Success Building 213 | $60

Dr. Coble, Director of MSU Denver’s Career Services, will provide an overview of the multiple approaches to conducting a job search. Special attention will be devoted to networking, social media profile management, and personal branding.

How to Find a Job Abroad 

Sara Jackson | March 9, 16, 30 | Student Success Building 213 | $60

Dr. Jackson has worked in many countries outside of the U.S. and has designed this class to help registrants think about a potential job or career abroad. She will aid the registrant in finding opportunities, evaluating expectations, and preparing for living and working abroad.

Free Coding Workshop

Galvanize | March 15 | 1644 Platte St. Denver, CO 80202

Interested in learning more about building a website? Thinking about a career change? Just interested in growing your technical skillset? Join us on Wednesday, March 15th at Galvanize on Platte street for a FREE class on the basics of HTML and CSS!  

What’s the Good Word?  Best Use of Word on Your Computer 

Vicki Seehusen | March 28 April 4 | Administration Building 260B | $40

This small and relaxed class will help you get fancier with “Word” on your computer – create tables, insert graphics, and explore other Word features that you may not  have even known existed! All class is hands-on in a computer lab.

Successful Negotiation Skills for [Salaried] Women 

Lillie Ben | March 30 April 6, 13, 20 | Student Success Building 211 | $80

“Successful Negotiation Skills for Salaried Women” is a series of presentations that focus on the art and science of communicating words and actions toward attaining win‐win negotiation scenarios. This course will assist women in developing  greater negotiation skills so that they will have the upper hand in attaining their professional and personal goals.

So You Think You Might Want to Become a Teacher? Exploring Education Through the Lens of Diversity and Music

Lorretta Chavez and Carla E. Aguilar | April 8, 10 am – 12 pm | $20

Have you thought about becoming a teacher? Not sure what to expect? This one-morning seminar will explore what you need to know if you are considering a career in teaching.

Unlocking Personal EXCEL-lence 

Owen Herman | April 11, 18, 25 May 2 | Administration Building 260B | $80

EXCEL is a versatile program that is finding its way into everyday lives. This course will show you how to use EXCEL in a variety of ways – from maintaining a personal budget to creating the layout of a home garden. Sessions are held in a computer lab, so you will get plenty of “hands-on” time.

How to Launch a Micro Business 

Eric Blomfelt, J.D. | May 4 | Student Success Building 215 | $20

This class will demonstrate how to start a small business for very little money, without quitting your full-time job. MSU professor and attorney Eric Blomfelt will share his personal history with his own small, but successful, business ventures.

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