January 12, 2014 1:38:57 AM
Mississippi University for Women's Office of Outreach and Innovation will offer 42 non-credit courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program this spring.
Classes will include Japanese language, art, technology and fitness.
The first term, which starts Monday, Jan. 27, will meet once a week for one to two hours. The second term begins Monday, March 24. Courses are held during the day and early evening.
The LEP is introducing a new series titled Local Culture/History. Participants will explore local culture and history through a series of tour offerings to local museums, art galleries, historic churches and cemeteries.
Included in 22 first term courses are Beginning Yoga, Pickleball, One Stroke Art, Exploring Alzheimer's, Courthouse Records in Historical and Genealogical Research, Splash Time and Smarter Digital Citizenship.
The second term includes classes such as Identifying Birds, Italic Calligraphy, Foods of the Bible, Tombigbee River Valley History and Basic Financial Workshop.
Courses in the Life Enrichment Program are taught by volunteers from the community who are experts in their field. The fee for each term is $35, which allows participants to take up to five courses each term. Class sizes are limited by the space available.
"The dedicated support of The W's faculty, staff and administration, the LEP Advisory Board and the highly qualified volunteer instructors, are the reasons for the success of the program," said Debbie Swartz, Life Enrichment Program coordinator.
She added, "The community support has been overwhelming. Everyone who participants in classes enjoy learning and are eager to see what the next LEP term has to offer."
For more information, contact Swartz at 662-329-7150, or visit muw.edu/lep.