Add culture, new skills through enrichment classes

8:51:24 AM CDT - Thursday, February 12, 2004

By Amy Geiszler-Jones

The "Golden Fibonacci Numbers," being taught by WSU mathematician John Hutchinson, is one of several personal enrichment classes offered this spring through WSU's Division of Continuing Education.

Classes in computer programs, investing, gardening, landscaping, decorating, yoga, foreign languages, astronomy, golf, wine tasting and a number of other topics are also offered. University professors and staff, along with experts from the community, lead the classes, which don't require tests or homework.

Classes oftentimes tie into current topics, such as the class on Fibonacci numbers, which are getting renewed interest as a result of the best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code," or the class on NASCAR racing, an increasingly popular pasttime. If you've ever gone into a modern art museum and said to yourself, "You call that art?" join fellow skeptics during a class that asks that same question.

Class lengths vary from six to 12 weeks, with most meeting for weekly two-hour sessions. Numerous short-term classes, including some just two hours long, along with daytime and evening classes, are options. Most classes meet at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N. Some meet at WSU Westside, 7011 W. Central, or other locations on the main campus.

The complete course listing is online at webs.wichita.ed/continuinged/To sign up, either register online or print a registration form from the site to mail to the Division of Continuing Education. For more information, call 978-3731.

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