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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- People
who want to learn to write for magazines, learn to canoe, or explore
"The Creation" will have opportunities this fall through the University
of Illinois. So will would-be photographers, those wanting to learn
how to handle holiday stress, and people who'd like to explore Allerton
Park, near Monticello.
Those are among some of the
topics of personal and professional enrichment programs based in the
UI Office of Continuing Education. Some courses begin as soon as next
Among the courses offered:
to Photography, which will concentrate on the basics of black and white
35mm photography. Thursday evenings, Sept. 28 to Dec. 7, $186.
Magazine Writing, which will be taught by a widely published freelance
writer and will deal with all aspects of writing and getting published.
Saturday, Oct. 28, $66.
"The Creation," which will explore the oratorio, the composer and his
body of work as preparation for a performance of "The Creation" by the
Sinfonia da Camera, UI Chorale and Oratorio Society. Monday evenings,
Nov. 6, 13 and 27, with the performance on Dec. 2.; $39 for the course,
$27 for the performance.
of Allerton (Part II), which will include a Holiday Showcase in the
Allerton mansion and a naturalist's tour of Allerton Park. Monday, Nov.
27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $14, optional lunch for $13.50.
for Beginners, which will provide an opportunity to learn techniques
in flat-water canoeing, as well as canoe safety. Friday, Sept. 29, 1
to 4 p.m., $22; one-day canoe trip on Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 4
Reduction for Everyday Life and the Holidays, which will utilize principles
and techniques of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program developed
at the University of Massachusetts, and featured on the Bill Moyers
PBS special "Healing and the Mind." Saturdays, Oct. 21 to Nov. 18, 9:30
to 11:30 a.m., $75.
The personal and professional
enrichment programs are presented in a noncompetitive, informal atmosphere.
There are no exams or grades. Instructors are selected primarily from
the university faculty, and classes meet at locations on campus or in
the Central Illinois community.
Prospective students are
encouraged to enroll early since some classes may fill quickly. For
more information, registration, or to receive a brochure that lists
all personal and professional enrichment programs, as well as programs
for older adults, call (217) 333-7369.