Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Austrian Lipizzan Stallions to perform in Chillicothe

The Original Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria will present a show at Ohio University-Chillicothe’s Charles and Daisy Black Equestrian Center at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28. The equestrian center is located at 32505 U.S. Route 50 East near Londonderry. There are signs near the highway marking the center. Fifteen stallions travel with the tour to present a 90-minute performance. The famous white stallions will perform the rare and beautiful Airs Above the Ground Mounted as seen in Walt Disney’s Miracle of the White Stallions. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 to 12 and are available at the Bennett Hall Information desk at OU-C. Cash only. Tickets at the gate the day of the show are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are admitted free of charge. For further information call 774-7732 or visit the OU-C Web site, www.chillicothe.ohiou.edu.

OU-C faculty member Barbara Mahaffey earns doctoral degree

OU-C faculty member Barbara Mahaffey recently earned her doctor of philosophy degree in education with a major in counselor education from Ohio State University.
Her dissertation, “Effect of Adding a Patient Computer-Mediated Symptom Tracking System to a Partial Hospitalization Treatment Program,” was submitted for publication with OhioLINK, her eighth publication since 2004.
Mahaffey’s specialty is marriage, couples and family counseling.
Mahaffey, assistant professor/program coordinator of the Human Services Technology program, earned her bachelor’s degree in communication and her master’s degree in education in community counseling from Ohio University, taking courses at OU-C. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervising counselor credential. Mahaffey joined the OU-C faculty in June 2005.

Continuing Education Office offering summer workshops

The Continuing Education Office at Ohio University-Chillicothe is offering several workshops in areas to improve business and personal skills such as computer programs, software and operating systems; Web design, professional development; Web design; and digital photography this summer. The classes are designed for individuals of various skill levels and interests. Classes are offered for beginning, intermediate and advanced stages in Microsoft Office, as well as an introductory class in digital photography, Microsoft FrontPage and Microsoft Publisher. Prices are $69 to $79, with a 20 percent discount for senior citizens. Interested individuals can register for classes or obtain more information by mail: Ohio University-Chillicothe, Continuing Education, PO Box 629, Chillicothe, OH 45601; by phone: (740) 774-7226; Fax: (740) 774-7280 or walk in: Shoemaker Center Room 213 at OU-C. The courses are offered every quarter to best serve the community and make use of updated computer labs and new computers. The list of summer classes includes: OPERATING SYSTEMS Introduction to Windows Vista: This workshop will introduce the user to the basic concepts and functions of Windows Vista. Participants will gain hands-on experience using a mouse, file organization, font set-up, manipulating windows, menus and dialog boxes, and moving information between windows applications. Participants will also become familiar with all the program accessories. Thurs., July 16, 2009 • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm • $69. Instructor: Mike Kelley WORD PROCESSING Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007: This workshop provides instruction on an intermediate skill level for Microsoft Word 2007. Participants will cover such topics as customizing toolbars, creating templates, graphics, WordArt, AutoText, working with columns and tables, merging files, macros, and advanced formatting. Prerequisite: Participants should be familiar with the basics of Microsoft Word. Thurs., July 23 • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm • $69. Instructor: Mike Kelley SPREADSHEETS Introduction to Excel 2007: With this Introduction to Excel 2007 you will gain a working knowledge of the basic commands and functions of electronic spreadsheets. During this workshop participants will be creating worksheets, manipulating worksheet data, formatting and enhancing worksheets, and printing worksheets. Participants will also be working with formulas, functions, and graphics. Prerequisite: Participants should be familiar with the basic functions of a PC (personal computer) and Windows.Thurs., Aug. 6 • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm $69. Instructor: Mike Kelley Intermediate Excel 2007: With this Intermediate Excel 2007 course you will gain a working knowledge using multiple spreadsheets and ranges, documenting and protecting worksheets & workbooks, guiding cell entry with data validation, creating pivot table & pivot chart reports, working with custom formats, auto formats, styles & templates, and creating hyperlinks & using collaborative tools. Prerequisite: Participants should be familiar with the basics of Excel.Thurs. & Fri., Aug. 6 & 7 • 6 pm - 9:30 pm • $69. Instructor: Elizabeth Camponeschi PRESENTATION SOFTWARE Introduction to PowerPoint 2007: This workshop provides a foundation in the basics of presentation graphics utilizing the Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 environment. Participants will cover such topics as PowerPoint 2007 orientation, planning & building presentations, using Wizards, formatting techniques, creating graphs, creating organizational charts, adding ClipArt, working with transition & build effects, and presenting a slide show. Prerequisite: Participants should be familiar with the basic functions of a PC (personal computer) and Windows.Thurs., July 9 • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm • $69. Instructor: Mike Kelley Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: This workshop builds upon the basics of presentation graphics of the introductory level course. Through utilization of the many features and functions of the PowerPoint program you will gain the knowledge to develop top notch presentations and slide shows. Prerequisite: Participants should be familiar with the basics of PowerPoint.Thurs., Aug. 20 • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm • $69. Instructor: Mike Kelley DATABASE MANAGEMENT Introduction to ACCESS 2007: This workshop will enhance your knowledge of the basic commands and functions of Microsoft ACCESS. Specific topics include: designing and creating the database, creating tables, entering and editing data, querying the database, creating and using forms, creating and printing reports and managing data and files, complex database design, managing changing data, utilizing tools, analyzing and reporting data, using parameters and filters, and manipulation of input forms. Prerequisite: Participants should be familiar with the basic functions of a PC (personal computer) and Windows.Thurs., July 2 • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm • $69. Instructor: Mike Kelley Intermediate Microsoft ACCESS 2007: This workshop provides instruction on an intermediate/kill level for ACCESS. Participants will cover such topics as conditional formats, input masks, default values managing data using related tables, forms, special purpose reports and advanced report features, using ACCESS macros, and managing your databases. Prerequisite: Participants should be familiar with the basics of ACCESS. Thurs., Aug. 13 • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm • $69. Instructor: Mike Kelley GRAPHICS SOFTWARE Introduction to Microsoft Publisher: This workshop provides an introductory hands-on approach to Microsoft Publisher. Participants will create publications, format text, work with art, enhance publications, work with multiple pages, use special features and work on the web. Prerequisite: Participants should be familiar with the basic functions of a PC (personal computer) and Windows.Thurs., June 25 & July 9 ● 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm $69. Instructor: Elizabeth Camponeschi WEB DESIGN Introduction to FrontPage: This workshop provides an understanding of the design and implementation process for any web page. The hands-on approach takes you through the steps to web authoring your personal home page including creating hyperlinks. Topics include headers, separators, and lists, as well as web page design. Prerequisite: Participants should be familiar with the basic functions of a PC (personal computer) and Windows.Thurs., July 16 & 23 • 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm • $69. Instructor: Elizabeth Camponeschi PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Introduction to Digital Photography: In this age of modern technology, photography has progressed into the age of digital cameras, which encompasses the popularity of displaying your photos on online, printing, scanning, and saving your own photographs without the need for developing. Learn the basic steps to capturing your own images digitally. You will also obtain an introductory knowledge of how to manipulate and enhance your photos through the use of software. In this course we will focus on the basics of how to use digital cameras, how to transform your photographs into quality prints, and how to create them in a way that captures the moment perfectly. We will also demonstrate how to scan your already printed photographs into digital images that can be posted on online, emailed to your family and friends and stored digitally for years to come.Requirements: You will need to bring your own digital camera, and a photograph that youwould like to scan for digital storage.Sat., July 18 ● 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ● $79. Instructor: Elizabeth Camponeschi