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CPDV-2218-04
Coffee and Conversation
10/25
Sioux City
This series emphasizes conviviality and conversation. Each month, a guest speaker gives a presentation on a topic with broad appeal. The format encourages audience participation and the free exchange of ideas. Lifelong Learning membership not required. We provide refreshments so please be certain to register to ensure adequate supplies.
ADS L416 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
CPDV-2587-01
Essential Oils 101
10/25
Sioux City
Let's explore the basics of everyday essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, lemon, tea tree and frankincense. This is a basic class to lern about everyday essential oils and how to use them for your wellness.
ADS L416 LEC TH 01:00PM 02:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Thune
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2792-03
Yoga for Seniors
10/25
Sioux City
Join this class for seniors interested in learning beginning yoga. Yoga is known for improving mental focus, balance, strength, flexibility, circulation, and digestion all while decreasing stress! Please be sure to bring along an extra pair of soft-soled shoes such as running shoes or dance shoes to wear in this class, in order to protect the floor of the studio. IMPORTANT NOTE: This course will be held in the Dr. Robert E. Dunker Center, Room W203. In order to gain access to this classroom you will need a student I.D. Once registered for the class, you can obtain your I.D. free of charge from Enrollment Services, Kiser Building. Please allow time for your registration in the class as well as for your I.D. to be processed.
RED W203 LEC TH 11:00AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Benson
Cost: $ 20.00
CPDV-2208-02
Lifelong Learning Book Club
10/29
Sioux City
THE LIFELONG LEARNING BOOK CLUB The Lifelong Learning Book Club is a wonderful way to share ideas with people who love books. We'd love to have you join us! It's very informal and friendly and includes lunch from our Overlook Cafeteria.
ADS L110 LEC M 11:45AM 01:15PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2783-01
Alzheimers Association Present
10/31
Sioux City
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Topics covered will include the following: developing a care team, legal and financial planning, coping strategies, care and treatment options, communicating and connecting, and maximizing independence. Join Jeanne Steinkamp from the Alzheimer's Association for this free three part series. Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.
ADS L416 LEC W 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2218-05
Coffee and Conversation
11/01
Sioux City
This series emphasizes conviviality and conversation. Each month, a guest speaker gives a presentation on a topic with broad appeal. The format encourages audience participation and the free exchange of ideas. Lifelong Learning membership not required. We provide refreshments so please be certain to register to ensure adequate supplies.
ADS L416 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
CPDV-2244-05
Stretch and Flex
11/01
Sioux City
This is one of our most popular programs. Have fun working out in a healthy way. The program includes stretching and weightlifting to strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular health. This class is one of the most popular, so be sure to sign up early to avoid disappointment! Lifelong Learning Membership required. WITCC ID required IMPORTANT NOTE: This class will be held in the Gymnasium in the Dr. Robert E. Dunker Center. In order to gain access to this room, you will need a student I.D. Please bring a change of shoes with you, preferably athletic shoes/sneakers. The Aerobics Room, W203 is also reserved for this class from 9 - 11 a.m. for warm ups.
RED W123 LEC TTH 09:30AM 10:30AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2359-02
Encounters With Ancient Egypt
11/01
Sioux City
The civilization of ancient Egypt, which lasted from 3,000 B.C. to 332 B.C., when it was conquered by Alexander the Great continues to enthrall us. Egyptologist Mary Vaught will explore this fascinating world in images and words.
ADS L212 LEC TH 07:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Vaught
Cost: $ 7.00
CPDV-2574-02
Mommy and Me Sing
11/05
Sioux City
Mommy and Me Sing: Making harmony at home A music class for parents and children (age two through pre-K) This class has been created especially for the younger generation. Come for the fun and stay for the education. All children are musical! They are born with an aptitude for music; this will diminish though, if it's not nurtured in the first nine years of life. According to leading early-childhood researcher Dr. Edwin E. Gordon, musical aptitude is in a developmental stage from birth to age nine. While a child can certainly learn musical skills such as fingerings, breathing, and note reading after age nine, how musical a person he or she is - how attuned his or her sense of pitch and rhythm is - is set for life by age nine. Gordon says the most effective way to nurture a child's tonal and rhythmic aptitude is to provide them with a rich environment of singing and moving. During weekly classes children and their caregiver(s) will participate in activities such as: Singing simple songs continuous movement Steady beat activities Playing simple instruments Rhymes and finger plays Tonal and rhythm patterns Your friendly instructor is Amanda Vande Zande, a mother of two and a music instructor at Western Iowa Tech. One child per registered adult.
RED W108 LEC M 10:30AM 11:30AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Vande Zande
Cost: $ 25.00
CPDV-2554-01
Introduction to the Ipad
11/07
Sioux City
Apple's iPad has sold millions of units since its debut in 2010. It has spawned many other brands of tablet computers and even Apple has produced five different versions. Haseena Napier will go through the basic operation of the iPad, how to use the multitouch display, using Safari, watching videos, using e-mail, taking and viewing photos, and the wonderful world of apps! He will explain the benefits of the iPad versus a laptop or desktop as well as its limitations. If you own an iPad you are welcome to bring it to class, but it's not required.
RHK A113 LEC W 06:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Napier
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2770-03
Falls Prevention: Balance Mvmt
11/07
Sioux City
Many falls can be prevented. Exercise is one of the best ways to improve balance and lower your chances of falling. Among older adults, about one out of ten falls result in a serious injury that require hospitalization. This 30 minute class will work on improving balance to reduce fall-related risk and frequency and promote healthier, independent lifestyles.
RED W206 LEC W 09:00AM 10:00AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 16.00
CPDV-2887-01
Streaming Services
11/08
Sioux City
The instructor will explain what streaming is how to get on the bandwagon.
RHK A113 LEC TH 06:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Napier
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-3002-01
New Orleans
11/08
Sioux City
Every place has its history. But what is it about New Orleans that makes it more than just the sum of the events that have happened there? What is it about the spirit of the people who live there that could produce a music, a cuisine, an architecture, a total environment, the mere mention of which can bring a smile to the face of someone who has never even set foot there? What is the meaning of a place like that, and what is lost if it is lost? Join long-time New Orleans (and Sioux City) resident Linda Santi for this two-part series as we explore the unique attributes of the town often called the most-Euro- pean city in America, the most African city in America, the northern-most outpost of the Caribbean, and not co- incidentally - the most American of American cities.
ADS L416 LEC TH 06:00PM 07:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 8.00
CPDV-2827-01
Rock Around the Clock
11/12
Sioux City
Western Iowa Tech Community college is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Lifelong Learning will celebrate four great groups and groundbreaking albums by revving up the WIT WayBack Machine to visit 1966! The Beatles! The Beach Boys! Simon & Garfunkel! Bob Dylan! In the space of twelve months, four singing groups and individuals would change the face of Rock n' Roll and the world. This year of music provided an enduring soundtrack for a time that would change America. Join Russ Gifford and relive the times, the people, the events, and most of all, the great music of 1966! The sights, sounds, faces and places will all come flooding back. We might uncover a few things you've forgotten! As David Crosby always points out, If you can remember the Sixties, you weren't there.
ADS L416 LEC M 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2626-02
Smooth Sailing Medicare
11/13
Sioux City
SMOOTH SAILING THROUGH MEDICARE FOR NEW BENEFICIARIES Medicare is a complex system that can quickly swamp its beneficiaries. Chris Kuchta, a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor from Connections Arae Agency on Aging, will give a lively overview of Medicare and many of its options to help clear those murky waters of its alphabet soup (Parts A, B, C, D), supplements, advantage plans and other riptides such as the prescription drug donut hole that can pull you under! See how you or your loved one may lower the boom on Medicare costs by making annual drug plan comparisons, applying for federal and/or state benefits, or utilizing pharmaceutical assistance programs. Steer clear of the wounds caused by healthcare fraud and identity theft pirates. This will be a cruise you'll be delighted to take!
APT D103 LEC T 06:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2538-02
Art and Sandwiches
11/14
Sioux City
ART AND SANDWICHES Here's an opportunity to appreciate some of the finest art ever produced. In this series, we'll spend a delightful lunchtime session looking at a single masterpiece from the world of art, design, music and architecture. Our guest speaker will present his/her personal choice of a masterpiece and invite your comments. Please note the change in location. Lunch will be catered in the room from the Overlook Cafe.
ADS L416 LEC W 12:00PM 02:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2822-01
Intermediate Ipad
11/14
Sioux City
You know how to do your favorite things on your iPad, but what else can it do? The intermediate iPad class will dive further into some of the features and abilities of the iPad. This class will cover: . Making bookmarks, favorites and reading lists in the browser Safari . Using the camera . Editing photos with iPhoto . Transferring photos to and from the iPad . Emailing photos or uploading them to the internet . Making FaceTime calls (iOS 4 and later) . Putting an email account onto the iPad and using Mail* *To set up a Mail account, please bring your username and password. Accounts OTHER than: iCloud, Exchange, Google, Yahoo, Aol., outlook.com will not be able to be set up during class. Please make sure your iPad is fully charged before class. Bring any camera accessories you may have.
RHK A113 LEC W 06:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Napier
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2912-01
Chalk Pastel on Photographs
11/17
Sioux City
Chalk Pastel on Photographs: Moving behind photographs, adding pastel chalk and pencil to images Making photographs with a camera is a creative outlet. The possibilities are endless as are the subjects to capture. Sometimes a photographer wants to take his/her ?vision? a step further and enhance their work in another fashion, building upon the image they created. Using pastel chalk and pastel pencils can help a photographer explore another avenue of building on images already captured. Instructor Jerry Mennenga dabbles in enhancing his photographs through using pastel chalk and pencils. In this three-hour workshop, Jerry will talk about printing photographic images on watercolor paper and other mediums and share various ways of enhancing or creating a new work by applying pastels to these photographic images. Pastel chalk and pencils will be available for students, as will two printed photographic scenes on watercolor paper for students to explore this medium. Chalk pastel is dusty, so students should wear appropriate clothing that may need cleaning afterward. Students should bring along a towel or other clean cloth to wipe their hands as they will need to remove chalk from their hands from time to time while working in this medium.
GSM C129 LEC S 10:00AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Mennenga
Cost: $ 50.00
CPDV-2827-02
Rock Around the Clock
11/19
Sioux City
Western Iowa Tech Community college is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Lifelong Learning will celebrate four great groups and groundbreaking albums by revving up the WIT WayBack Machine to visit 1966! The Beatles! The Beach Boys! Simon & Garfunkel! Bob Dylan! In the space of twelve months, four singing groups and individuals would change the face of Rock n' Roll and the world. This year of music provided an enduring soundtrack for a time that would change America. Join Russ Gifford and relive the times, the people, the events, and most of all, the great music of 1966! The sights, sounds, faces and places will all come flooding back. We might uncover a few things you've forgotten! As David Crosby always points out, If you can remember the Sixties, you weren't there.
ADS L416 LEC M 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2208-03
Lifelong Learning Book Club
11/26
Sioux City
THE LIFELONG LEARNING BOOK CLUB The Lifelong Learning Book Club is a wonderful way to share ideas with people who love books. We'd love to have you join us! It's very informal and friendly and includes lunch from our Overlook Cafeteria.
ADS L110 LEC M 11:45AM 01:15PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 10.00
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu
info@witcc.edu