West Virginia State University offers a wide variety of continui - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

West Virginia State University offers wide variety of continuing education classes this spring

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Officers In Tazewell County Work To Keep Your Holiday Travel Safe

    Officers In Tazewell County Work To Keep Your Holiday Travel Safe

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:50:12 GMT
    Police patrolling the roads this Labor DayPolice patrolling the roads this Labor Day
    According to AAA, 34.7 million people are expected to hit the road this Labor Day. Many police officers are out in force to keep you safe.
    According to AAA, 34.7 million people are expected to hit the road this Labor Day. Many police officers are out in force to keep you safe.
  • After fatal McDowell County crash, Troopers caution against drinking and driving over Holiday Weekend

    After fatal McDowell County crash, Troopers caution against drinking and driving over Holiday Weekend

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:00:38 GMT
    While many are safely celebrating Labor Day, State Troopers want to caution everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving.The West Virginia Department of Transportation says over the last 5 years in the Mountain State, almost 800 people have been killed in a drink driving crash just during Labor Day Weekend. Troopers released these pictures from Sunday morning's fatal crash to show the consequences drinking and driving can have.Read full story on Sunday morning's fatal crash in McDowell ...
    While many are safely celebrating Labor Day, State Troopers want to caution everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving.The West Virginia Department of Transportation says over the last 5 years in the Mountain State, almost 800 people have been killed in a drink driving crash just during Labor Day Weekend. Troopers released these pictures from Sunday morning's fatal crash to show the consequences drinking and driving can have.Read full story on Sunday morning's fatal crash in McDowell ...
  • Update: New Information Released in Raleigh County Murder Investigation

    Update: New Information Released in Raleigh County Murder Investigation

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:33:21 GMT
    Joe Collins is arrested on murder chargesJoe Collins is arrested on murder charges
    The Raleigh County Sheriffs Office made an arrest Sunday after a man was murdered in Glen White.Joe Collins was arrested and is being charged with 1st degree murder for the shooting and killing of Larry Totten.The incident occurred Sunday morning at Mr. Tottens residence.
    The Raleigh County Sheriffs Office made an arrest Sunday after a man was murdered in Glen White.Joe Collins was arrested and is being charged with 1st degree murder for the shooting and killing of Larry Totten.The incident occurred Sunday morning at Mr. Tottens residence.
  • EducationMore>>

  • Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:00:19 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Tyler MaxwellPhoto courtesy of Tyler Maxwell
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
  • Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

    Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:34:28 GMT
    When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind.
    When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind.
  • Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:54:04 GMT
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.

Coming this spring, the West Virginia State University Office of Continuing Education has a variety of classes to offer.

A Birding and Ornithology class will offer an introduction to recreational birding and avian ecology with an emphasis on developing field identification skills.  Five classroom lectures and two field experiences are designed to offer participants the basics of birding and nature appreciation. 

The class will be taught by Steven Richards, associate professor of health and human performance, and will meet Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. from April 17 through May 15 for the classroom lectures in Fleming Hall, Room 162. Field experiences will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 and May 10. The cost is $75.

Also this spring, WVSU Continuing Education will offer an Essentials of Arabic course which will introduce the basic elements of the modern standard Arabic language. Specifically, the course will emphasize the development of basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Taught by Dr. Ali Ziyati, associate professor of communications, the course will meet in Jones Hall, Room 208, on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 8 through May 6. The cost is $100.

A basic drawing course will also be offered this spring with instructor Frankie Kane. This course will cover the techniques of drawing to allow students to create buildings, furniture and other objects.

This class will meet in Wallace Hall, Room 622, on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 8 through April 29. The cost is $100. In addition, materials needed for the class are a No. 6 drawing pencil, ruler, gummy eraser and a medium sized sketchpad.

For more information, or to register, those interested can call the WVSU Office of Continuing Education at (304) 766-3145, or email conted@wvstateu.edu.