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December 11, 2000

New Evening at Oxford classes announced

By Eric Rangus

The Winter 2001 class schedule for Evening at Oxford was posted to the web, Dec. 9. Online applications for classes are being accepted starting today, Dec. 11. Applications by other means—phone, fax, etc.—will start in January.

“Evening at Oxford is one of the ways the college hopes to share its resources with the community,” said Oxford Dean Dana Greene. “We are happy to make available opportunities for intellectual enrichment right here in Newton County.”

The Evening at Oxford program began this past fall and was successful enough that class offerings have doubled.

“The numbers of students were relatively low to start,” said Steve Stoffle, director of Evening at Emory, which administers Evening at Oxford. “But as word has gotten around, we’ve seen a lot of increased participation. The Oxford community has responded really well.”

Many people who attended classes during the fall had never been to Oxford before and they fell in love with the campus, Stoffle said.

As with all Evening at Emory programs, class instructors include a mix of University professors and outside experts. For instance, Rev. Robert Wooten, pastor of Mansfield United Methodist Church, will teach a course on Newton County history.

Oxford professors Hoyt Oliver and Richard Shappell also lend their expertise to evening classes related to religion (Abraham, Are You at “OM?” Religions West and East) and leisure activity (Fly Fishing for Beginners—Shappell is an expert fisherman as well as a professor of physical education and dance), respectively.

Winter classes, in alphabetical order, are as follows. Schedules, prices, locations and instructors will vary.

• Abraham, Are You at “OM?” Religions West and East. Compares monotheistic (one god) Western religions with the monistic (one reality) types of the East Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m. Feb. 20–April 3.

• American Folk Dance: Dancing for Non-Dancers. Various forms of American folk and English country dances will be explored. Thursdays, 7–9 p.m., Feb. 15–March 22.

• Basic Computer Literacy. Designed for students with only the most basic computer knowledge. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6:30–9:30 p.m., Feb 6, 8, 13, 15 and April 3, 5, 10, 12.

• Build Your Own Web Pages. Learn how to create a personal web page. 6:30–9:30 p.m., March 6, 8.

• Doing Business on the Internet. Explores methods of advertising, buying, selling, trading, marketing and research n the Internet. 6:30–9:30 p.m., March 20, 22.

• Fly Fishing for Beginners. Saturday, 8–10:15 a.m., Feb. 24–March 11.

• The Internet and You. Hands-on course exploring the Internet and its many aspects. 6:30–9:30 p.m., Feb. 27, March 1. Bring formatted disk to class.

• Middle Eastern Dancing (Belly Dancing). A low-impact dance class in which students learn basic belly dancing movement and conclude with a choreographed routine. Saturdays, 10–11:30 a.m., Feb. 17–March 24.

• Newton County History. Explore the history of the home county of Oxford College. Thursdays, 7:30–9 p.m., Feb 15–March 29.

• Outdoor/Wildlife Photography. Learn to produce magazine-quality photos of outdoor wildlife. An unloaded 35 mm camera is required. Wednesdays, 7–8:30 p.m., Feb 21–March 28.

• Words, Words, Words, Part I (A–E). Learn more than 40 new words a week in this vocabulary building class. Thursdays, 7–9 p.m., Feb. 13–March 20.

• Words That Work for Women. Investigates women and the impact of gender and vocabulary in corporate culture. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Feb. 10, 17.

Prospective students can register online beginning at using a major credit card. Registration by other means: telephone (404-727-6000) or in person
at the Evening at Oxford office on the Emory West campus, building A, suite 204, will begin Jan. 2.

Registration by fax will also be available. Simply download an application from the Evening at Oxford website, complete it, then fax it to 404-727-6001, beginning Jan. 2. General registration for Evening at Emory classes for the winter quarter will also begin Jan. 2


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