Cowley College

Academic Programs

Community & Continuing Education

Golden Tigers Classes

Class Attendance

Class attendance is not required; however, instructors work hard to prepare for these classes. Please let your instructor know if you cannot attend a class session. If the college is closed due to bad weather, we will not hold classes. Information is available on local radio and television stations.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not given if you are unable to attend a class. However, you may transfer to another class if space is available.

The Spring 2018 schedule:

FEBRUARY

Aqua Fun (Session I) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, February 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, and March 2, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbie Davidson, Instructor. Participants will be led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exercises that can help increase joint flexibility and improve mobility. There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class.

Aerobics (Session I) – Monday and Wednesday, February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Rikki Hettenbach, Instructor. This energetic and upbeat class is sure to get your body moving. It’s fun and relatively easy with a mix of 50’s to today’s music hits that combine dancing, cardio and light weights for a great total body workout.

Exercise – (Session I) – Tuesday & Thursday, February 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 and 27, and March 1, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. LaDona Anstine, Instructor. Functional exercises will be done in a comfortable setting with the goal of improving stability and mobility of joints, strength and endurance of muscles, as well as the promotion of overall well-being.

Restorative Yoga – Wednesday and Fridays, January 31, February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, and 23, 11 a.m. to noon, Brown Center Room 203. Ruy Vaz, Instructor. Restorative Yoga is considered the dessert of yoga. This class is designed for those who prefer a slow, gentle stretch. Great for participants who need to decompress, relax and release tension. Remember to bring your Yoga matt.

Line Dancing – Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Debra Holman – Instructor. Learn 5-6 dances per session – slow to medium tempo.

Computers: I Want to Do – Mondays – February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center, Room 105. Ron Upton, Instructor. Creating a mailing list using Excel and Avery labels, saving items from the internet and downloading, file management and finding items on my computer. Be sure to bring your flash drive and laptop.

Card Games – Monday, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Debra Holman, Instructor. Learn to play 5 Crowns, Hand and Foot, Kings in the Corner, Skip-Bo, Uno, and Fan Tan.

Cooking Class - Wednesday, January 31, February 7, 14, 21. Jennifer Munson’s house. Jennifer Munson, Instructor. For both novices and experienced cooks alike, this hands-on course will progress from kitchen basics to creating delicious meals simply and easily. From how to read a recipe and identify various measurements and kitchen tools, to chopping fresh vegetables to make homemade soup, this fun class has something for everyone. Each class will end with a light lunch that the group created.

MARCH

Aqua Fun – (Session II) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, March 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 26, 28 and 30, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. Participants will be led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exercises that can help increase joint flexibility and improve mobility. There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class.

Aerobics (Session II) – Monday and Wednesday, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 26 and 28, 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Rikki Hettenbach, Instructor. See Session I.

Exercise – (Session II) – Tuesday & Thursday, March 6, 8, 13, 15, 27 and 29, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. LaDona Anstine, Instructor. See Session I.

Restorative Yoga – Wednesday and Fridays, February 28, March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, and 30, 11 a.m. to noon, Brown Center Room 203. Ruy Vaz, Instructor. Restorative Yoga is considered the dessert of yoga. This class is designed for those who prefer a slow, gentle stretch. Great for participants who need to decompress, relax and release tension. Remember to bring your Yoga matt.

Woodcarving– Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 1 – 3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Museum. Fred Taylor, Instructor. This class is open for beginning and advanced carvers. Wood blanks will be available for purchase (approx. $10.00) at the first class. Bring your tools and be ready for a fun project.

Card Games – Monday, March 5, 12, 26, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Debra Holman, Instructor. Learn to play 5 Crowns, Hand and Foot, Kings in the Corner, Skip-Bo, Uno, and Fan Tan.

Line Dancing – Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 27, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Debra Holman – Instructor. Learn 5-6 dances per session – slow to medium tempo.

Genealogy: How Do I? – Mondays, March 5, 12, 26, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 105. Ron Upton, Instructor. Using the internet and sites to resolve or find data. Downloading data or pictures and using them in a program or document. Creating reports and sharing. Be sure to bring you laptop and flash drive.

AARP Driver Safety – Wednesday and Thursday, March 7 and 8, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 103. Ron Upton, Instructor. The Driver Safety program is an 8-hour classroom refresher course. You must attend both session to receive a certificate. Insurance companies in Kansas give a discount to seniors who complete the course. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.

APRIL

Aqua Fun – (Session III) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, April 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, and 27, 10 – 11 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class. See Session I.

Aerobics (Session III) – Monday and Wednesday, April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30, 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Rikki Hettenbach, Instructor. See Session I.

Exercise – (Session III) – Tuesday & Thursday, April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. LaDona Anstine, Instructor. (See Session I)

Restorative Yoga – Wednesday and Fridays, April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27, 11 a.m. to noon, Brown Center Room 203. Ruy Vaz, Instructor. Restorative Yoga is considered the dessert of yoga. This class is designed for those who prefer a slow, gentle stretch. Great for participants who need to decompress, relax and release tension. Remember to bring your Yoga matt.

Line Dancing – Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Debra Holman – Instructor. Learn 5-6 dances per session – slow to medium tempo.

Card Games – Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Debra Holman, Instructor. Learn to play 5 Crowns, Hand and Foot, Kings in the Corner, Skip-Bo, Uno, and Fan Tan.

Photography: Getting Better Pictures – Mondays, April 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 105. Ron Upton, Instructor. Using Adobe Elements to fix/repair pictures. Including pictures in your documents and reports. Reproducing and copying images to use in albums. Copying pictures from your cell phone to a computer. Please be sure to bring your laptop, camera and flash drive.

Spooling Around With Fabric – Thursdays, April 3 and 10, 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m., Senior Center. Margaret Neal, Instructor. Class participants will learn techniques for making a spool block. This block will be used to create a small wall hanging, table runner or quilt. It can be created with scraps, pre-cuts or fat quarters. A supply list will be provided at enrollment.