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EVENING REGISTRATION AT WABASH VALLEY COLLEGE 

Mt. Carmel, IL –  Wabash Valley College is offering Evening Registration for Fall Semester on Wednesday, August 13, from 4: 30 – 7:30 p.m. in Main Hall.

Individuals who cannot register during the day or who find it more convenient to register in the evening can take advantage of this opportunity to register for day or evening classes. Admissions, Financial Aid, and Business Office, as well as the Campus Store, will be open for students’ convenience. In-District tuition may be discounted for students enrolled in 4 or less semester hours in the evening.

Also, Admissions, Business Office, and the Campus Store will remain open until 7 o’clock in the evening on Thursday, August 21, Monday, August 25, Tuesday, August 26, and Wednesday, August 27.

Any questions may be directed to 618-262-8641, or toll-free at 866-982-4322, ext. 3013.


YOGA CLASSES TO BE OFFERED AT WVC THIS FALL 

Mt. Carmel, IL –  Wabash Valley College will offer Yoga classes this Fall Semester. Yoga is the science and art that is universally beneficial for physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. It is a systematic discipline to quiet the chatter of the turbulent mind and awaken the intuitive creative potential of a relaxed mind that results in better sleep and stress relief. Yoga releases a harmonious blend of spiritual vibrations in the mind-body complex that removes negative energies and tensions, and, thus, promotes an inner sense of peace and tranquility. This course teaches the basics of a classical system of Yoga that includes important elements from Hatha Yoga (the most popular form of Yoga), as well as breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana) from the various other branches of Yoga’s vast tradition. The practice is open to anyone at any age and skill level.

The class, PEI 1134, will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, with one class meeting from 4:30 – 5:20 p.m., and the other class meeting from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m. in Main Hall 121, beginning August 25. There will also be a class meeting from 4:40 – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Main Hall 121. The class will begin August 21. Melissa Pray is the instructor.  

In-District tuition may be discounted for students enrolled in four or less semester hours in the evening. There will be a $5 Technology fee per credit hour and a $10 Student Support fee per credit hour. Students may register at the first class session or at the College.


AQUA AEROBICS OFFERED IN EVENING AT WVC 

Mt. Carmel, IL –  If you enjoy aqua aerobics and would like to be a “stronger and healthier you,” there is room for you in Aqua Aerobics PEI 1138, which is being offered from 4:30-5:20 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, at the WVC Pool for Fall Semester. The class will begin August 21, with Donald Tharp as instructor.

In-District tuition may be discounted for students enrolled in four or less semester hours in the evening. There will be a $5 Technology fee per credit hour and a $10 Student Support fee per credit hour.

For more information, contact Donald Tharp at 618-262-7016, or WVC at 618-262-8641.


 AQUA AEROBICS OFFERED AT WVC THIS FALL

Mt. Carmel, IL –  If you enjoy aqua aerobics, or are interested in aqua aerobics for persons with arthritis, why not enroll in a swim class, PEI 1138 at WVC this Fall Semester. Aqua Aerobics (Joint Arthritis) will be offered from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning August 22. Instructor is Karen Odom. Students may register at the first class or at the College.

In-District tuition may be discounted for students enrolled in four or less semester hours in the evening. There will be a $5 Technology fee per credit hour and a $10 Student Support fee per credit hour.


DENNIS STROUGHMATT TO TEACH ILLINOIS HISTORY AT WVC

Mt. Carmel, IL- Individuals interested in Illinois History will have the opportunity to study this interesting course which will be taught by Dennis Stroughmatt, a nationally respected musician, folklorist, and historian, at Wabash Valley College this Fall Semester. The course, Illinois History, HIS 2103, will meet on Monday evenings from 6:00 – 8:50 p.m. in AA Building, Room 101. The first class will meet August 25.

Illinois History will give special focus to the colonial history of the State, especially the formation of local settlements by French and English colonists and their involvement in the American Revolution.   Additional study will cover Illinois involvement in The War of 1812, The Blackhawk War, The Civil War, The Industrial Revolution, the world wars, and the politics of the 20th Century. Students should prepare to learn through lecture, assigned readings, and educational video presentations.


SMALL WORLD CHILDREN TO PRESENT SUMMER PERFORMANCE & AUCTION

Mt. Carmel, IL- The staff and students at Small World on the campus of Wabash Valley College would like to invite parents, family, friends, and members of the community to an evening of entertainment and an auction of the children’s art work on Friday, August 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Brubeck Arts Center.

From 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. everyone is invited to visit the Brubeck Arts Center Gallery to enjoy a display of the children’s art work and view the auction items. At 6:30 p.m. the children will present a summer performance of singing, acting, saying the books of the Bible, and more! The auction will follow the program.


WVC TO OFFER EXERCISE/FITNESS CLASSES

Mt. Carmel, IL –  Wabash Valley College will be offering Exercise/Fitness classes starting on August 21 which will offer low-impact cardio, strength, and toning exercises with Yoga and Pilates stretches. These classes, which include circuit fitness training, are designed to improve cardiovascular fitness, firm and tone muscles, and increase and enhance flexibility.

Students will need a Yoga/exercise mat, wear comfortable clothing, and gym shoes. The classes will be using exercise/flex bands to enhance the workouts. Four classes, PEG 1134, will be offered. One class will meet from 4:00 – 4: 50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, with another meeting from 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. These classes will begin August 25. The third class will meet from 4:30 – 5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with another class meeting from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These classes will begin August 21. All classes will meet in Main Hall Room 101.  Ada Neigh is the instructor for the classes.

In-District tuition may be discounted for students enrolled in four or less semester hours in the evening. There will be a $5 Technology fee per credit hour and a $10 Student Support fee per credit hour. Students may register at the first class session or at the College. For more information, contact the Student Services Office at 618-262-8641.


ADOBE PHOTOSHOP OFFERED FALL SEMESTER AT WVC

Mt. Carmel, IL -  If you have wanted to learn Photoshop, you will have the opportunity to enroll in Topics/Issues in Computers (Adobe Photoshop) which will be offered at Wabash Valley College Fall Semester. The class, CIS 1298, will be taught by Callie Casburn and will meet from 6:00 – 8:50 p.m. on Tuesdays in Main Hall Room 205. The class will begin August 26.

The introductory Adobe Photoshop course will introduce users to the editing capabilities of Adobe Photoshop software. Students will learn how to use the Adobe Photoshop interface and access its expansive set of features. Lessons will cover the basics of saving and storing image files and defining the various processes used for image editing.

Students will also become more familiar with the image editing and enhancement features of the software. Lectures will explore the key concepts used for evaluating images and identifying possible corrections and repair methods. Students will digitally remove imperfections, apply color correction, add soft focus effects, and sharpen images. This Adobe Photoshop course will also give students an overview of layer features and layer management techniques, including adding, deleting, reordering, flattening, and duplicating layers.

In-District tuition may be discounted for students enrolled in four or less semester hours in the evening. There will be a $5 technology fee per credit hour and a $10 Student Support fee per credit hour. For more information, or to register, call WVC, 262-8641. Students may register at the first class meeting.


WVC TO OFFER ZUMBA CLASS FALL SEMESTER

Mt. Carmel, IL –  Ditch the Workout and join the Party! Register for the Zumba class which is being offered Fall Semester at Wabash Valley College. Zumba is a combination of Latin rhythms, easy-to-follow moves, and interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. The instructor wants you to work out, love working out, and get hooked! Zumba is a high-calorie-burning, high-energy workout. What is better than enjoying going to an exercise class in which you don’t even realize you are working your entire body and having a great time doing it! Meet new friends, work out and have a great time doing it! Zumba is the most exciting exercise that you will ever experience!

The class, Aerobics I, PEI-1136, taught by Kirby Cheesman, will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with one class meeting from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m., and another class meeting from 7:00 – 7:50 p.m. in the Brubeck Arts Center, BAC 1, beginning August 21.

In-District tuition may be discounted for students enrolled in four or less semester hours in the evening. There will be a $5 Technology fee per credit hour and a $10 Student Support fee per credit hour.

Students may register at the first class session or at the College. For more information, contact the Student Services Office at 618-262-8641.


TAE BO CLASS OFFERED THIS FALL AT WVC

Mt. Carmel, IL –  A Tae Bo class is being offered at Wabash Valley College for the Fall Semester. The class is designed so that individual attention is given to the students, with an instructor who is CPR certified.

Tae Bo, Basic Physical Education, PEG 1136, combines Tae Kwon Do, boxing and dance disciplines, and puts them together in a challenging program set to hip-hop music. Teresa Goldman will conduct this class from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 21. The class will meet in the Spencer Sports Center Conference Room.

In-District tuition may be discounted for students enrolled in four or less semester hours in the evening. There will be a $5 Technology fee per credit hour and a $10 Student Support fee per credit hour. Students may register at the first class session or at the College.


BAGPIPES OFFERED THIS FALL AT WVC

Mt. Carmel, IL –   If you enjoy Celtic music and have ever thought about playing in a Bagpipe Band, here is your opportunity! Wabash Valley College, in Mt. Carmel, IL, is continuing to offer a class on learning to play the Great Highland Bagpipe, INS 2122. Anyone wishing to learn this Celtic instrument should contact the College at 618-282-8641, or toll-free at 1-866-982-4322 (1-866-WVC-IECC), or Bob Cunningham at 618-262-4638.

Members of Kyilindi Pipes will assist William McKiddy in teaching the Great Highland Bagpipe.

The only prerequisite for this class is a desire to learn to play this noble instrument and a love of Celtic music. Instructional books and practice instruments may be ordered at time of registration.

Classes will meet on Mondays, beginning August 25, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., in the International Building Room 2.

In-District tuition may be discounted for students enrolled in four or less semester hours in the evening. There will be a $5 Technology fee per credit hour and a $10 Student Support fee per credit hour. Students may register at the first class session or at the College.


Dennis Stroughmatt to teach Beginning French at WVC

Dennis Stroughmatt, a nationally respected musician, folklorist and linguist in Illinois and Missouri Creole French will again be teaching standard Beginning French I for Wabash Valley on Tuesday and Thursday mornings this Fall. Stroughmatt has studied French at the University of Quebec, The Ecole Quebec Monde, Vermilionville Folklife Heritage Center in Lafayette, LA and as a folklorist in the French speaking region of southeast Missouri. He has received awards and recognition for his work in the French language from The Illinois Arts Council, The Missouri Humanities Council, The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian, The Center for Traditional Studies, and The American Association of Teachers of French. Stroughmatt was recently featured in articles and interviews on the subject of French Creole culture and language by ABC News, AP News, and NPR.

Topics in the class will include basic French grammar, pronunciation, and culture but will also include topical study of Illinois and Missouri French history and language. Students in the past have enjoyed live Creole music and food in the classroom and guided trips to old French communities such as Kaskaskia, IL, Vincennes, IN, and Ste. Genevieve, MO.


MSHA MINE ELECTRICAL RETRAINING OFFERED AT WVC IN SEPTEMBER 2014

Mt. Carmel, IL- Wabash Valley College has scheduled a MSHA-approved electrical retraining class on Saturday, September 13, 2014. All currently qualified electricians are required to complete this training annually, before the end of the year, to keep their “Qualifications.” Class size is limited. Preregistration and prepayment by phone are required.

Classes will be held at Wabash Valley College, Main Hall, Room 101. Class times are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Prepayment by credit/debit card, cash, or money order is required. Classes fill up quickly. Students must pay for their classes on campus; however, they MUST preregister by phone and receive instructions for “paying on campus” option.  

To register and prepay, please contact Michelle at 618-985-2828, ext. 8272.


 

NEW MINER TRAINING OFFERED AT WVC IN SEPTEMBER 2014

Mt. Carmel, IL- Wabash Valley College has scheduled Mine Safety and Health Administration “Inexperienced Miner” training for those seeking employment at coal mines. Classes are scheduled on three consecutive weekends in September/October. Both surface and underground inexperienced miner training will be available. Class size is limited. Preregistration and prepayment by phone are required. Any students who are not preregistered and prepaid will not be able to attend.

Classes will be held at Wabash Valley College, Main Hall, Room 101. Class times are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will meet: Saturdays and Sundays (September 20-21-27-28, October 4, 2014). The fee for the class is $85 for Illinois residents and $185 for out-of-state residents. Prepayment by credit/debit card, cash, or money order is required. Classes fill up quickly. Students may pay for their classes on campus; however, they MUST preregister by phone and receive instructions for “paying on campus” option.

To register and prepay, please contact Michelle at 618-985-2828, ext. 8272.


WABASH VALLEY COLLEGE MAKES NATIONAL TREE CAMPUS USA RECOGNITION LIST

Mt. Carmel, IL- Wabash Valley College has once again received recognition for its efforts in promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. WVC recently made the “National Tree Campus USA Recognition List” in the Tree Campus USA 2014 Summer E-Newsletter. WVC was recognized for this great achievement on a national level. The publication congratulated the 229 colleges and universities that received 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition. According to the article, this was a great year for growth and participation in the program. The colleges were recognized for being outstanding leaders and examples of campus community forestry throughout the country.

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. To obtain this distinction, WVC met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry requirements by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service learning projects.

WVC received an Impressive flag, which can be seen flying in front of the Brubeck Arts Center on Oak Street, along with a Tree Campus USA plaque that is proudly displayed in Student Services in Main Hall.

For a complete listing of colleges and universities named to the Recognition List, visit: http://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/campuses.cfm?utm

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