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Released: 05/25/2000

<p> The Louisiana State University at Alexandria Division of Continuing Education and Technology has several non-credit courses scheduled to begin in June in a variety of fields. These continuing education courses are offered for professional or personal development and enrichment. There are no tests or grades for these classes. All courses are taught on the campus unless otherwise noted and participants must pre-register to attend. Contact the Division of Continuing Education and Technology at 473-6495 to register or receive more information on these or upcoming offerings. </p><p> Body Sculpting-Julie Gill, LSUA kinesiology instructor, will offer females the ability to strength train without entering a "smelly" weight room. She will lead the activities that utilize hand weights, proper techniques and one&acute;s body for resistance. A physicians referral may be required and participants are required to have hand weights of 3, 5, 8, and 10 pounds. The class will meet for one hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 1 through June 29 at 5:30 p.m. The fee is $35. </p><p> Fun with Fitness-This 3-hour introductory course is available to all who wish to learn the very basics of fitness. Julie Gill, LSUA instructor of kinesiology, will discuss the five components of basic fitness and will apply them to assist individuals in developing an exercise program. A physician&acute;s referral may be required and participants are to provide hand weights. The session will meet on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. until noon with a fee of $18. Preparing for the Notary Public Exam-This course is offered to help prepare persons planning to take the Notary Public Examination. Participants will learn the role and responsibilities of a notary public in Rapides Parish. The course will be offered on Saturday, June 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost is $47 and the instructor for the class is Gary Tillman, Attorney at Law. </p><p> Alexandria Insurance Pre-Licensing Course for Life and Health-Participants will learn basic terminology, concepts, sales, the fundamentals of insurance law and the agent&acute;s responsibility. Experts in each area will present segments of the course. The class material is designed to prepare students for the exam and to provide an education for their career choice. This thirty-two hour class is offered by live interactive television. The class will be held Saturdays and Sundays, June 3 & 4 and June 10 & 11 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fee is $135.00 plus textbook purchase. </p><p> Marketing Coffee Call-Lafe Jones, director of continuing education and technology at LSUA, will discuss marketing planning and tools. The program will highlight cost-effective marketing strategies for small business, professionals and non-profit organizations. Coffee Calls provide an opportunity to meet with LSUA faculty members for coffee and conversation in their field of study. Coffee Calls are brought to you as a public service at no charge and are sponsored by the Bank of Lecompte. The Marketing Coffee Call will be held on Thursday, June 8 in the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.. There is no fee to attend but pre-registration is required. </p><p> Basic Cooking: A Morning of Cooking Tips-This session is a hands-on learning opportunity which will be beneficial for people wanting to learn beginning cooking techniques or for those looking for new ideas. The course will be led by Gay Lynn Brown on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost is $46. </p><p> Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Course-Individuals applying to the Department of Public Safety for a permit to carry a concealed weapon must demonstrate competence with a handgun. This course is approved by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to meet that requirement of the law. Other requirements will be explained during the 9 hour course which includes 7 hours of classroom instruction, 2 hours of actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures. The class will meet on Monday and Tuesday, June 12 and 13 from 5:45 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. The fee for the course is $70. Officer John Lummus, a Peace Officer Standards and Training certified instructor, will teach the course. </p><p> Introduction to Basic Automotive Maintenance-Instructor Mark Atwell will provide basic instruction on vehicle maintenance including checking and changing the oil, changing tires, checking belts and other types of preventive maintenance. There will be hands-on activities, so dress casually. He will also share tips on getting vehicles repaired and how to minimize the chance of being taken advantage of. The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday, June 13 & 15 from 6-8 p.m. The fee is $40. </p><p> Introduction to Word 2000 for Windows 95-This class will explore word processing basics in Word 2000 and demonstrate all the tools needed to create, edit and format documents. Basic keyboarding and computer skills are required. This session will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The instructor is Brenda Lanaux and the fee is $92 plus text. </p><p> Italian Cuisine: Pamper Yourself Day-Participants will learn to prepare a typical meal, from the beginning to desert, from the Umbria region of Central Italy. An added bonus is that you get to eat what you cook! The class will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $48 and Gay Lynn Brown will be the instructor. </p><p> For more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Technology at 473-6495. </p>