Sterling College Outreach Education Classes Begin March 30

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sterling College will be offering classes in pottery, real estate, servant leadership and writing through its spring 2010 Outreach Education program. The classes meet once a week and will begin the week of March 30 and run through the week of May 4.

The Sterling College Outreach Education Program is designed to provide unique learning experiences for adults who are interested in continual learning and in meeting new people. "This is a great way for the College to reach out to the community," said Sterling College Business Professor Dr. T.H. Kwa. "It provides an avenue for lifelong learning and a chance for participants to discover new interests."

The cost for each course is $100; Sterling College alumni pay only $50. The real estate, servant leadership and writing courses will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The pottery course will meet on Thursday evenings at the same time. Textbooks, if required, are an additional charge. At the completion of the six-week course, participants will be issued a "Sterling College Non-Credit Outreach Education" certificate.

Joe Jacobs, or "Pottery Joe," as his Sterling College students call him, will again teach Working with Clay. This popular ceramics course will explore traditional hand building and wheel throwing along with glazing, firing and various other pottery techniques. Jacobs has been working with clay for over 18 years and has been the ceramics instructor at Sterling College for seven years. No textbook is required. The class will meet at the Sterling College Art Center on Thursday nights. Due to space, enrollment will be limited to nine.

Mastering Real Estate Mathematics is taught by Dr. Kwa, who has over 10 years experience in teaching and dealing in practical real estate. This simple math course will cover Real Estate Licensing Examinations; buying/selling primary homes and investment properties; real estate investment and financing; real estate closing and statement; the three important methods of real estate appraisal; and other practical issues related to this subject. The required textbook for the course will be "Mastering Real Estate Math" by Ralph Tamper. The textbook is available at the Sterling College bookstore or online. The course will meet in Cooper Hall on Tuesday nights.

Dr. Richard Robl, formerly the coordinator of servant leadership at Sterling College, will teach Servant Leadership. Dr. Robl owns his own consulting firm and is an adjunct professor for e.Sterling, the College's online learning division. This course will explore answers to these questions: what is servant leadership?; how does it work?; and why does it increase productivity and enjoyment? It will also encourage participants to incorporate servant leadership skills in their daily activities. The sessions will include components of the servant leadership paradigm, self-management, listening, empowerment, and small-group leadership. The course will meet in Cooper Hall, Incubation Lab 2, on Tuesday nights.

Writing Workshop is open to anyone who wants to write, from the beginner to the writer who has had work published. Participants write each week on topics of their own choice and then bring their work to class to share it and receive suggestions for improvement. Jennifer Underwood, writer for the Sterling College Marketing Department, will teach the course. Underwood has sixteen years of experience teaching English and writing at the middle-school, high-school and college levels and has had work published in magazines and newspapers. No textbook is required. This course will meet on Tuesday nights in Incubation Lab 1 on the second floor of Cooper Hall.

To enroll in SCOE classes or for more information, call 1-800-346-1017 or email Payment for the course will be due on the first night of class.