Community Enrichment Series – Winter and Spring 2019

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Welcome to the Millsaps Enrichment Series for Winter and Spring 2019! We hope that what you read between these pages inspires you to stretch your mind, pursue a passion, update your skills, or discover your gift or special interest. These noncredit classes for adults add to the richness of your life—sign up for one today!

Since 1972, Millsaps College has offered to the Greater Jackson community a variety of opportunities through the Community Enrichment Series. These noncredit courses are open to individuals 16 and older of any race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin. They have no prerequisites, no grades, and no exams. Enrichment courses are available in the fall, winter and spring.

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Arts and Crafts

Beginning Knitting I

Instructor: Donna Peyton 
Cost: $70 (plus materials)
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15 – February 5 (4 class mtgs) 
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Knitting is the art of creating fabric from thread and two needles. Begun out of the necessity of creating clothing for protection from the elements, knitting has evolved into a creative hobby that produces not only practical but fashionable garments and accessories. In this beginning class instructor Donna Peyton will teach students basic knitting techniques such as casting on, knitting, purling, decreasing stitches, binding off, and seaming. Projects completed will include a washcloth, a hat, and fingerless mitts. A list of supplies will be sent with the class confirmation.

 

Beginning Knitting II

Instructor: Donna Peyton
Cost: $70 (plus materials)
Dates: Tuesdays, February 12 – March 5 (4 class mtgs)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This class is a continuation of the part I class. Students will learn cable and lace stitches and knitting in the round. Projects included in this class are two scarves, a hat, and a cowl. A list of supplies will be sent with the class confirmation.

 

Knitting a Cotton T-shirt

Instructor: Donna Peyton 
Cost: $70 (plus materials)
Dates: Tuesdays, April 9 – April 30  (4 class mtgs)         
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This class is for students who have a basic knowledge of knitting. In this class, the students will learn to make a short-sleeved cotton t-shirt to fit their own measurements. Students will learn garment construction from the bottom up. Students need to know basic knitting skills, including casting on, knitting, purling, decreases, and binding off. A list of supplies will be sent with class confirmation.

 

Knitting a Sock
Instructor: Donna Peyton                                                   
Cost: $70 (plus materials)
Dates: Tuesdays, May 7 – May 28  (4 class mtgs)            
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In this class students will learn to knit a top down sock. Techniques covered in this class are turning a heel, picking up stitches, and gusset shaping. Students should already know knit and purl stitches, decreasing, and how to knit in the round. A supply list will be sent with the registration confirmation.

 

Donna Peyton is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. After living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Auburn, Alabama, Donna moved to the Metro Jackson area in 2001. She has been knitting since 1993 and spinning her own yarn since 2009. A member of the Chimneyville Weavers and Spinners Guild, she has taught knitting classes for several years. She is a tech editor and pattern designer for The Defarge series of books by Cooperative Press.

 


 

Exciting and New Guide to Portrait Drawing

Instructor: Keisi D.V. Ward                                                           
Cost: $90 (plus supplies)
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15 – February 19 (6 class mtgs)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The instructor will create a fun/relaxed atmosphere to teach students the basic steps and details on how to sketch/draw faces using various drawing techniques. The lecturer will share art experiences, useful portrait tips, and provide one-on-one assistance to students. In turn, students will be able to tap into their artistic abilities and utilize methods in order to draw a wonderful facial portrait of their favorite friend or loved one by the end of the 6 weeks program! A supply list will be sent with confirmation.

Keisi D.V. Ward is an artist and photographer. As a young child, her father, Rev. Earl W. Ward, Sr., noticed she inherited his natural drawing abilities and provided her with the skills to be proficient in her craft. She studied art as an avocation since high school. She holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from Jackson State University and a Bachelor of Science in Management/Health Care Administration from Fisk University. She is a Bureau Director, II in the Division of Licensure and Certification at the Mississippi State Department of Health.

 


 

Calligraphy – the Art of Beautiful Writing

Instructor: Betsy Greener                          
Cost: $120 (plus $35 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting)
Dates: Wednesdays, January 16 – February 6  (4 class mtgs.)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn everything you need to know to become skilled in calligraphy. In this class, you will get lots of individual attention and step-by-step instructions. Using the flexible pointed dip pen as your instrument, you will learn Copperplate script calligraphy, much admired for its fluidity and beauty. 

Calligraphy can be both a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the spirit. In our technological age, the appreciation for the art of calligraphy has grown incredibly; it is a fun hobby, a great business and a creative art. Opportunities for beautiful lettering are vast - this class will discuss many ways to use calligraphy, both for personal satisfaction and as a lucrative source of income

Calligraphy is an art form in which patience and attention to detail are more important than artistic talent – you don’t have to be an “artist” to be good at calligraphy!

Limited to 15.

Betsy Greener is a wedding/special events calligrapher in the Jackson area. She holds the bachelor of business administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

 


 

NEW! Italic Calligraphy

Instructor: Cathy O’Rear                           
Cost: $110 (plus $20 payable to instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Thursdays, April 11 – May 16 (6 class mtgs) 
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

We will learn the beautiful forms of the Italic hand using a broad-edged pen. We will design and write a short quotation and learn the basics of envelope addressing.
 
Limited to 15.

Cathy O'Rear has studied calligraphy since 1981 and has enjoyed helping clients with their projects (weddings, signage, family trees, etc.). It is a great pleasure for her to share her lifelong love of letters.

 


 

Viking Knit

Instructor: Laura Tarbutton                      
Cost: $40 (plus $25 supply fee payable to the instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesdays, January 22 & 29 (2 class mtgs)                       
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Viking Knit is an ancient wire-weaving technique. It is created from thin wire that is “woven” together. Learn this fun and easy technique to create bracelets, necklaces, rings and more. We will learn the steps of Viking Knit the first class and complete a bracelet in the second class. All supplies will be provided. A $25 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. The class will meet at the instructor’s studio in Brandon; a map will be sent with confirmation.

 

NEW! Jewelry Findings 101

Instructor: Laura Tarbutton                      
Cost: $40 (plus $20 supply fee payable to the  instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesdays, February 12 & 19 (2 class mtgs)                      
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to make your own jewelry findings: Jumprings, earwires, clasps and more. We will be working with copper and artistic wire to create beautiful additions to your handcrafted jewelry. You will be given high-tech and low-tech options to make your findings. You will learn to use a torch and ball the ends of the wire to refine your headpins. Instruction sheets will be provided but bring a note pad to take notes. All supplies will be provided. A $20 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. The class will meet at the instructor’s studio in Brandon; a map will be sent with confirmation.

 

Basic Enameling

Instructor: Laura Tarbutton                      
Cost: $45 (plus $40 supply fee payable to the  instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesdays, April 23 & 30 (2 class mtgs)                 
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Create your unique jewelry and learn enameling techniques including the importance of counter enameling, differences in mesh size, and using glass stringers, twisters and millefiori. Students will cut their blanks or use pre-cut blanks to complete 2-3 projects in this two evening class with the option to continue studying. The class will meet at the instructor’s studio in Brandon; a map will be sent with confirmation.

 

NEW! PMC Intermediate Skills

Instructor: Laura Tarbutton                      
Cost: $50 (plus $30 supply fee payable to the  instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesdays,  May 21 & 28 (2 class mtgs)                 
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This fun, fast-paced class will inspire your creative spirit and take you to the next level as you create a one-of-a-kind pendant using precious metal clay. You will learn intermediate techniques in PMC including embedding faceted stones or cabochons, making coils, using the PMC syringe and more. This class will be held at the instructor’s studio in Brandon, where you will have the use of the instructor’s tools and equipment. Supply list: each student will need to purchase either a 16g or 25g package of PMC3 (depending on how large you want your pendant) and a PMC syringe. http://www.metalclaysupply.com has the best prices the instructor could find. Instructor will provide the leather cord and any tools and other supplies needed.

 

Laura Tarbutton is an exhibiting member of the MS Craftman’s Guild and has been involved in arts and crafts all her life, but creating jewelry is her first love. Laura teachers PMC and beading classes in her studio. She has also taught national bead shows and presents classes and workshops with Gem and Mineral Society chapters. Laura is a Level II certified instructor.

 


 

Intermediate Mosaics - Mosaic on Clear Glass

Instructor: Teresa Haygood           
Cost: $120 (plus $40 supply fee payable to the instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 15 & 16, and Tuesday, January 22 (3 class mtgs)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
OR
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 29 & 30, and Tuesday, February 5 (3 class mtgs)
Time: 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Don’t you just love the way sunlight shines through a stained glass window? This class will combine the beauty of color and light with the ancient art of mosaics. Students will create a framed clear-glass mosaic that they can take home at the end of class. A beginner level knowledge of glass cutting and shaping will be helpful to the student, but not required. Mosaic nippers/cutters are not included in the supply fee, but instructor will provide all tools necessary for use in class. This beautiful mosaic project will be the perfect addition to any sunlit window!

 

Intro to Mosaics - Garden Brick

Instructor: Teresa Haygood           
Cost: $70 (plus $25 supply fee payable to the instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 12 & 13 (2 class mtgs)  
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
OR
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, March 5 & 6 (2 class mtgs)          
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own mosaic? This class will teach you everything you need to know to make beautiful mosaics for the garden. We will learn the process of mosaic design, including how to cut and shape glass, how to choose proper adhesives, and techniques to grout the final project. Supply fee will not include mosaic nippers and glass cutters but the students will be able to use tools provided by the instructor. Students will make an outdoor  mosaic that they can take home at the end of the class.

 

NEW! Intermediate Mosaics – Flower Pot

Instructor: Teresa Haygood           
Cost: $120 (plus $40 supply fee payable to the instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday,  April 2 & 3, and Tuesday, April 9   
(3 class mtgs)
 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In this class, students will advance their skill at 3-dimensional mosaic design by creating a mosaic flower pot. Enhance your indoor sun room or outside garden with a colorful vessel to hold your favorite plant or flowers. A beginner level knowledge of glass cutting and shaping will be helpful to the student, but is not required. Mosaic nipper/cutters are not included in the supply fee, but the instructor will provide all tools necessary for use in the class. This is a wonderful project to begin your journey into the realm of 3-dimensional mosaic design!

 

Teresa Haygood discovered her passion for mosaics somewhat accidentally. After several years of working in stained glass, she collected the leftover glass bits in hopes of using them someday. In the summer of 1998, she put them to use and made her first mosaic. It was love at first creation! She continued to hone her craft in this ancient art form, and in the fall of 2004, she was admitted to the Craftsman’s Guild of Mississippi, where she is now a Fellow member. Teresa creates custom mosaics for the home and garden, and her greatest joy is teaching this beautiful art form to others.

 


 

Paint & Antique Almost Anything Like a Pro

Instructor: Latresa Enns                 
Cost: $200 (plus $60 supply fee payable to the instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesdays, January 22 – February 5 (3 class mtgs)
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OR
Dates: Tuesdays, April 9 - 23 (3 class mtgs)                     
Time 5:45 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn the proper way to paint, antique, and apply decorative finishes to furniture, cabinets and other surfaces at a fraction of the cost. This is an intense DETAILED, hands-on paint class. You will learn how to paint with water-based paint (latex), oil-based paint, crackle medium, gels, wax and different sealers. In addition, you will make your own chalk paint, learn what materials work best on different surfaces and where to purchase assorted products without a professional license. Upon completion of this course, you will know how to paint on many different surfaces, which products to use, and how to use them on furniture, kitchen cabinets, and other surfaces with confidence for under $100. You will have a full color, step-by-step detailed manual to take home. Wear old clothes. This class will be held at the instructor’s studio in Madison, and there will be a $60 materials fee that is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. 

Latresa Enns comes from a long line of artists and entrepreneurs. She has been painting, decorating, restoring furniture, cabinets and other surfaces for 35 years. Her earliest painting experience involved working with her parents in their construction and painting business where she learned to paint and wallpaper as well as learning different painting techniques. In 2005 she broadened her expertise by taking professional decorative painting courses.

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Dance

NEW! Introduction to Ballroom Dancing for Couples

Instructors: Mike and Lisa Day
Cost: $90 per person
Dates: Mondays, February 4-25 (4 class mtgs)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This four week course, which will be taught at Dance Connection Ballroom Dance Center in Pearl, is designed for couples, and teaches the basics of six of the most popular ballroom dances: waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, Tango, and single step swing. Sandals and backless shoes are not recommended.

Mike and Lisa Day teach at Dance Connection, central Mississippi’s largest and most popular ballroom dance studio. Please visit their website: www.msdanceconnection.com.

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Health and Fitness

Advanced Basketball

Instructor: Coach Jimmy Smith                                                   
Cost: $120
Dates: Wednesdays, March 27 – May 1 (6 class mtgs)                
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

This class is for current or former college basketball players. The class will focus on advanced skill development and complex team strategies. There will also be some individual time spent on film review and skill development.   

Jimmy Smith was named the head men's basketball coach at Millsaps in April of 2017, bringing head coaching experience at both Schreiner University and Texas Lutheran University with him to the Majors program. Smith brings a proven track record of success at the Division III level to Millsaps. 

 


 

NEW! Move Sense: Exploring the Body and Self Through Movement

Instructor: Jane Newkirk                           
Cost: $95 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Wednesdays, January 16 – February 13 (4 class mtgs) 
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
(Class will not meet January 23)
OR
Dates: Wednesdays, April 10 – May 1 (4 class mtgs)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Based on principles of the Axis Syllabus and somatic movement, this course series will combine experiential anatomy, bio-mechanics, art, imagery and movement to enhance self-knowledge and authority over our own bodies. Focus is on deeper awareness rather than aesthetic ideal. Body knowledge helps you avoid injury, navigate limitations and renews the joys of natural movement. For more information please visit www.move-sense.com.

Jane Newkirk is an occupational therapist in Jackson, MS, with experience in the continuum of care, from inpatient to outpatient facilities, retirement communities and dementia care units. Her practice in dance and movement have ranged from Argentine tango and salsa, and improvisational dance such as 5Rhythms and Contact Improv, and Contemplative Dance. She is currently pursuing her studies in Movement Education using principles of the Axis Syllabus and the work of somatic pioneers such as Martha Eddy and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. 

 


 

T'ai Chi (Taiji)

Instructor: Mike Chadwick                                                            
Cost: $150
Dates: Thursdays, January 10 – February 28 (8 class mtgs)      
Time: 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
OR
Dates: Thursdays, April 4 – May 23 (8 class mtgs)                     
Time: 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

This course is designed to be an introduction to the Yang Short Form, which is one of the world’s most popular forms of exercise.  Participants will learn about and practice Yang Style T'ai Chi with an emphasis on health, stress management, relief from arthritic pain, increased balance, and full range of motion. Qigong (or warm-up exercises), Wu Ji (a standing form of meditation), an introduction to the Yang Short Form, and closing exercises will be taught. New students are welcome.

Class size is limited.

Mike Chadwick, a University of Mississippi graduate, has been studying Tai Ji for 18 years. He studied the Yang Family Style Taiji under Michael Bishop, John Symonds Vanderwell, and Rusty Williard. He studied the Chen Family Style Taiji under Stanley Graham and actively practices both styles of Taiji at this time. Additionally, he has trained in Dragon Claw Kung Fu and Tai-Kwan-Do. Chadwick also teaches the 108-posture Yang Long Form and the Chen Essential 48-Posture Form.

 


 

Yoga for Everyone

Instructor: Sally Holly                                                       
Cost: $150
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15 – April 2 (12 class mtgs)   
Time: 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
OR
Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 – July 2 (12 class mtgs)          
Time: 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

Restore, awaken and renew the body, mind and spirit. This yoga class is a blend of postures designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and release stress. This class will enable the more advanced student to be challenged, while encouraging those new to yoga or looking for a gentler class to participate at his/her own level. Modifications will be given according to the student’s needs. Standing, seated, mild backbends, balancing, and relaxation poses will be introduced in a positive and nurturing way. Home practice will be encouraged and supported with personalized guidance.

Please note: Bring a yoga sticky mat and a firm blanket. Mats and blankets can be purchased from local merchants or online. Please come to class on an empty stomach and wear comfortable clothes.

Sally Holly has been teaching fitness classes since 1981 at health clubs in and around Mississippi. Her certification list is extensive, and she has studied yoga for many years with various teachers. In addition to her other certifications, Sally is a RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. Sally’s teaching style mixes fun with vast experience and knowledge while offering encouragement and inspiration to her students.

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Heritage and History

NEW! Impact of the Civil War on Mississippi

Instructor: Jeff Giambrone                                    
Cost: $40
Date: Monday, January 28 (1 class mtg)              
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
OR
Date: Wednesday, April 10 (1 class mtg)              
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This class will explore the impact the Civil War had on all Mississippians. The instructor will discuss the experiences of the men who fought on the front lines of the conflict, and explore life for civilians on the home front during the war. We will also discuss how the class participants can research their Civil War relatives to learn more about their service during the conflict.

Jeff T. Giambrone is a native of Bolton, Mississippi, and has a B.A. in history from Mississippi State University and an M.A. in history from Mississippi College. He worked as a historian at the Old Court House Museum in Vicksburg for 9 years, and as a historian at Communication Arts Company in Jackson for 7 years. Jeff is currently employed as a Historic Resources Specialist by the Mississippi Department of Archives & History in Jackson. He has published four books: Beneath Torn and Tattered Flags: A Regimental History of the 38th Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A, Vicksburg and the War (co-authored with Gordon Cotton), An Illustrated Guide to the Vicksburg Campaign & National Military Park, and Remembering Mississippi's Confederates.

 


 

A Brief Architectural History of Woodland Hills

Instructor: Todd Sanders                                       
Cost: $40
Date: Tuesday, January 15 (1 class mtg)              
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Most people who live in or near Jackson, from lifetime residents to recent arrivals, are familiar with the Woodland Hills neighborhoods. As with any place, Woodland Hills means different things to different people. To longtime Jacksonians it means fond memories of family and friends; of who lived where and what parties happened here or there, and so on. To more recent arrivals, Woodland Hills means beautiful tree lined streets and magnificent mansions, including one designed by one of America’s most famous architects.

In this class, we will examine the architecture of one of Jackson’s most architecturally significant historic neighborhood, focusing on the rich variety of architectural styles found there. We will discuss the defining characteristics of these various styles as well as what time period these styles were most popular. We will also discuss the famous architects involved in the design of several of these houses.

 

Fondren: A Brief Architectural History

Instructor: Todd Sanders                                       
Cost: $40
Date: Tuesday, January 22 (1 class mtg)              
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fondren was originally known as Asylum Heights due to its proximity to the original State Mental Asylum.  After a post office was established in the 1890s, the settlement took the name of the Fondren family, early settlers in the area who were instrumental in developing the community we know today.   From these early beginnings, through the prosperity of the mid-20th century to its current revival, Fondren has remained a strong and vibrant community. 

In this class we will discuss the architectural history of Fondren, one of Jackson's best known neighborhoods.

 

The Architecture of Antebellum Jackson

Instructor: Todd Sanders                                       
Cost: $40
Date: Tuesday, January 29 (1 class mtg)              
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Jackson, established in 1821 just a few years after Mississippi entered the union in 1817, is one of the older communities in the state.  In fact, it is nearly the same age as Vicksburg and Columbus and approximately a decade older than Holly Springs.  However, when compared with these Mississippi city’s, relatively few structures survive from the cities first 40 years.  The most notable of those structures that do survive, the Old Capitol and the Governor's Mansions, are local, state and national landmarks. 

Many people interested in the architecture of Antebellum or Civil War Jackson know about the devastation that the war brought to Jackson.  In fact, the devastation was so severe that many people have believed that the city was totally, or very nearly, destroyed.  This belief, supported by the eyewitness accounts of some soldiers during the war who referred to Jackson as "Chimneyville", has helped perpetuate this myth. But is this the whole story?

In this class we will discuss the architecture of Jackson, from the earliest structures built, including the surviving landmarks, to those completed right before the devastation of the war. 

 

What Style is My House?

Instructor: Todd Sanders                                       
Cost: $40
Date: Tuesday, February 12 (1 class mtg)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
OR
Date: Tuesday, April 30 (1 class mtg)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what style your house is? Is Victorian really a style or just a time period? Is it Colonial Revival or Tudor? What makes it so? What makes a house a Ranch style house and how is it different from mid-century modern; or is it?

This class will discuss the various architectural styles seen in historic Mississippi domestic architecture from the beginning of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. We will start with the Federal style, proceed through the Greek revival, the other 19th century revivals and on into the 20th century.

For this class, each attendee is encouraged, if they wish, to email a photograph (or photographs) of their house, or a house they have wondered about, to the instructor one week before the class. We will then discuss that house in class and explain what style it is and what makes it so.

 

Jackson’s North State Street – An Architectural History

Instructor: Todd Sanders                                       
Cost: $40
Date: Tuesday, April 9 (1 class mtg)                     
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The architectural history of what was Jackson’s premier residential street from the 1840s until the 1920s will be discussed, and we will try to understand what happened to this once beautiful thoroughfare that caused it to decline from one of the greatest streets in Mississippi to just another busy traffic artery.

This class will cover the architectural history of what was Jackson’s premier residential street from the 1840s until the 1920s. We will look at photographs of many long gone houses and institutional and religious structures as well as photographs of those that have survived. In so doing, we will try to understand what happened to this once beautiful thoroughfare that caused it to decline from one of the greatest streets in Mississippi to just another busy traffic artery.

 

Belhaven: A Brief Architectural History

Instructor: Todd Sanders                                       
Cost: $40
Date: Tuesday, April 16 (1 class mtg)                   
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Most people who live in or near Jackson, from lifetime residents to recent arrivals, are familiar with the Belhaven neighborhood. As with any place, Belhaven means different things to different people. To longtime Jacksonians it means fond memories of family and friends; of who lived where and what parties happened here or there; where they went to school or church, and so on. To more recent arrivals, Belhaven means beautiful tree lined streets and stately old houses and possibly the university located near its center.

In this class, we will examine the built environment of this, arguably Jackson’s most revered historic neighborhood, focusing on the rich variety of architectural styles found there. We will discuss the defining characteristics of these various styles as well as what time period these styles were most popular. We will also touch briefly on why and how Belhaven developed and how it has remained a vibrant neighborhood. We will also discuss the role that historic preservation has played in the neighborhood.

 

NEW! The Forgotten Era in Mississippi Architecture: Reconstruction to the Gilded Age

Instructor: Todd Sanders                                       
Cost: $40
Date: Tuesday, April 23 (1 class mtg)                   
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

If you mention Mississippi’s historic architecture to most people, they automatically think of the grand, white columned antebellum mansions of places like Natchez, Columbus or Holly Springs. Or perhaps they think of great public buildings constructed early in the 20th Century like the New Capitol or one of the many impressive courthouses scattered across the state built before World War I. But few stop to think about the architecture of Mississippi immediately after the end of the Civil War and before the ornate, elaborate architecture of the so-called “Gilded Age” of the 1890s. In fact, most folks believe that absolutely nothing of any consequence was constructed during this period. While many of the grand buildings that were indeed constructed during this era, ranging from private homes to churches and public buildings, have been lost many more do survive but have in many cases been attributed to either earlier or later periods. Obviously this is due to the ingrained concept that after the war Mississippi, was too poor to build anything of consequence and only recovered financially at the end of the century. However, this does not appear to have been the case.

In this class, we will examine the built environment of this period and discover that indeed many fine buildings were constructed and that many of them do survive. We will discuss the continued use of building forms and architectural styles from the antebellum period and their “evolution” to reflect changing tastes and needs. We will also discuss the introduction of new architectural styles and the development of new building forms.   We will discuss the impact that the revitalization of the railroads and their expansion into the farthest reaches of the state by the early 20th century fostered the creation of new towns and cities and the impact that had on the architecture of the period.

 

Todd Sanders has a B.A. in history and a master’s degree in architectural history from Mississippi State University. He has worked as an architectural historian with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History since 1999.

 


 

Military Medicine During the Civil War

Instructor: William Hanigan                                             
Cost: $50
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, February 5 & 7                  
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

These lectures will give a comprehensive view of military medicine during the American Civil War. Responses of the Union and Confederate medical services to military operations and changes in political conditions will emphasize the interrelationships of military medical care and issues of total war in the 19th century.

William Hanigan is a retired neurosurgeon who writes and lectures extensively on the development of military medicine from 1840 to 1939. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and taught at the University of Illinois and University of Mississippi medical schools. He holds an M.D. degree from the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine and an M.S. and Ph.D. in neuropharmacology from Loyola-Chicago.  He has recently published articles on military medical care in East Africa, Salonika, and North Russia, and aviation medicine during World War I. He is co-founder of the section on history of the Association of Neurological Surgeons and the U.S. branch of the Western Front Association.

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Language and Literature

How to Edit What You Write

Instructor: Gerard Helferich                                             
Cost: $110
Dates: Tuesdays, May 7 – June 4 (5 class mtgs)              
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Published authors will tell you that most of their time and effort is spent not in writing but in revising. In this hands-on class, writers of fiction and nonfiction will learn how to go from first draft to finished manuscript. Each session will focus on a specific topic—conciseness, precision, style, overwriting, and structure—and will include time for editing exercises. We will also analyze the work of past and present masters of the craft. At the end of the course, students will have a list of questions to consider as they review their future work.

Gerard Helferich is the author of five critically praised books, including High Cotton: Four Seasons in the Mississippi Delta, which won the Authors Award for Nonfiction from the Mississippi Library Association. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, he publishes reviews in the Wall Street Journal. For sixteen years he was on the faculty of the Columbia Publishing Course at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York and he has presented workshops at the San Miguel Writers Conference since 2006. Before turning to writing in 2002, he was an editor and publisher for 25 years at companies such as Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, and John Wiley. For more information, please visit gerardhelferich.com.

 


 

How to Sell What You Write

Instructor: James L. Dickerson                                         
Cost: $150
Dates: Tuesdays, April 9 – May 7 (5 class mtgs)             
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

This course is designed to help writers and would-be writers sell what they write to editors. It is suitable for unpublished writers and professionals who want to sell books and magazine articles to national publications. The instructor will provide one-on-one evaluations of nonfiction book proposals, magazine query letters, synopses and first chapters of novels. Also discussed will be selling to the movies and what to expect from movie contracts.

James L. Dickerson, award-winning author of more than 30 published books and more than 2,000 magazine and newspaper articles, is the founder of Sartoris Literary Group, a traditional book publisher. He is a former staff writer with The Commercial Appeal and a contributor to various magazines, including Good Housekeeping and BookPage.

 


 

How to Write Your Book in 60 Days

Instructor: Tonya Ware                                            
Cost: $350 (plus $50 materials fee due to instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Saturdays, February 9 – April 13 (8 class mtgs)          
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
(Class will not meet March 2 or March 16)

The “How To Write Your Book in 60 Days” Program is an eight (8) week course designed to assist new and seasoned authors in writing their book. Each student has the potential to have a completed manuscript by the close of the course, provided all assignments and other requirements are met. Join aspiring writers and write your book, discover publishing options, design your book cover, test your title, learn meditation for writer’s block and more.

In a matter of seconds, Tonya Ware went from being a multi-million dollar executive and singing starlet to dead in her bathroom. Even more shockingly, she came back to life against all odds and fought through debilitating physical handicaps and heart health challenges to reclaim her life.  She is the 2017 Heart Survivor for the American Heart Association and the creator and host of the only “Saturday Success Church” in the U.S. Ms. Ware has been featured on ABC, FOX, BET and more and recently delivered her first speech at the United Nations in New York. She is a managing partner with The Success House and the Project Manager for both Leadership Greater Jackson and Youth Leadership Jackson. Ms. Ware is transforming lives and is a Certified Success Trainer and Coach with the Jack Canfield Breakthroughs to Success and the Canfield Methodology Programs. She wrote her first book in 60 days and is now sharing her secrets with those who want to become published authors too!

 


 

NEW!  The Jane Austen Book Club - Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen’s Own “Darling Child”

Intructors: Carolyn J. Brown and Susan Allen Ford                  
Cost: $40
Date: Tuesday, April 23 (1 class mtg)                                           
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife," may be the most famous opening sentence in English literature. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has enchanted readers around the world, in every language, for over 200 years. The spring meeting of the Jane Austen Book Club will examine the novel Austen called her “darling child” with a scholarly and spirited discussion about the characters and themes that make Pride and Prejudice the enduring classic it is. Join Carolyn Brown, Regional Coordinator for the Mississippi Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and Susan Allen Ford, Professor Emerita at Delta State University and editor of Persuasions, the scholarly journal of the Jane Austen Society of North America, for a class that will be both educational and entertaining.

Dr. Carolyn J. Brown has taught at UNC-Greensboro, Elon University, and Millsaps College, and currently teaches high school English at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. She is the Regional Coordinator for the Mississippi Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Her publications include articles in Notes on Mississippi Writers, College Language Journal, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, and the Eudora Welty Review, as well as three biographies: A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty (2012), Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker (2014), and The Artist’s Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark (2017).

Dr. Susan Allen Ford is Professor Emerita in the Division of Languages and Literature at Delta State University. Since 2006, Ford has served as editor of the journals of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Persuasions and Persuasions On-Line. She is the author of many articles on Jane Austen and her contemporaries, and is currently at work on a book about Austen.

 


 

To Tell the Truth: The Art of Creative Nonfiction

Instructor: Ellen Ann Fentress                                                      
Cost: $110
Dates: Mondays, January 14 – February 18 (6 class mtgs)       
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
OR
Dates: Mondays, April 8 – May 13 (6 class mtgs)                        
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

In this class, participants will explore nonfiction forms, including memoir, personal essay, humor, and criticism. We'll look at ways to generate potential topics and explore narrative writing basics. Not only will participants write two major pieces but they also will develop sharper eyes as readers and stronger everyday skills as writers.

Ellen Ann Fentress's essays have been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Oxford American, The Baffler, The Bitter Southerner, Scalawag, and other literary journals, as well as on state public radio. The producer-director of the documentary film Eyes on Mississippi, she is an M.F.A. graduate of Bennington College. In 2018, she is Visiting Writer in the Mississippi University for Women’s low-residency MFA program in creative writing.

 


 

Transformational Writing: How to Find Your Voice

Instructor: Jean Farish                   
Cost: $110 (plus $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting)
Dates: Mondays, January 14 – February 18 (6 class mtgs)        
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
OR
Dates: Mondays, April 8 – May 13 (6 class mtgs)                        
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.        

This course will provide an overview of transformational writing and will help emerging writers sharpen their skills, develop their unique voice, and discover their stories. A variety of writing techniques and resources will expand the student’s creative skills and talents. Literary works will be showcased in the classroom forum. Publishing opportunities will be shared.

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Money and Business

Basics of Investing

Instructor: Mark Maxwell                                                              
Cost: $80
Dates: Mondays, January 14 – February 11 (5 class mtgs)        
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
OR
Dates: Mondays, April 8 – May 6 (5 class mtgs)                          
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Learn about ways to grow financially. Mark Maxwell will attempt to demystify stocks, bonds, annuities, mutual funds, options, timing, markets, taxation, tax shelters, and qualified plans. Using the internet for research and investing and point and figure stock charting will also be covered.

Please note: The material presented in this course is intended to inform but not to advise.

Mark Maxwell has a B.S. in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi, is an investment broker, and works in all areas of investments, including stocks, bonds, and retirement planning. He began his career with J.C. Bradford & Company as an investment broker in 1993 and is now associated with Morgan Keegan.

 


 

Facebook Advertising

Instructor: Sophie Wolf                                                                 
Cost: $50
Date: Tuesday, January 15  (1 class mtg)                                   
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Want to up your Facebook advertising game? This class will help walk you through placing ads on Facebook and targeting for various markets.

 

NEW! Instagram For (Not) Dummies

Instructor: Sophie Wolf                                                                 
Cost: $50
Date: Tuesday, January 22  (1 class mtg)                                   
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
OR
Date: Tuesday, April 16 (1 class mtg)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Instagram is quickly rising to the top of social media platforms. Photos. Videos. Boomerangs. Instagram Stories. IGTV. How do you choose? This class will show you how to utilize Instagram fully while also talking about ways to take your content to the next level. Basic knowledge of Instagram required.

 

Sophie Wolf, Creative Content Manager at Millsaps College, earned a bachelor of liberal arts in journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi and a graduate certificate in the Millsaps Business Advantage Program. She has worked at the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the editor of Find It In Fondren and Explore LeFleur magazines, and has done freelance work in Mississippi and nationally.

 


 

NEW! How to Use Your Tax Refund to Invest – Funding Your Dreams!

Instructor: Tonya Ware                                         
Cost: $85 (plus $30 materials fee payable to instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15 – 29 (3 class mtgs)
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

If you are fortunate to receive a tax refund back from the IRS or not, this course will open your eyes to wealth creation strategies that will take your financial future to the next level. Enroll and learn how to fund your dreams, how to start your investment cycle, how to create your one-page investment plan and so much more. 

Come and learn from an expert. Tonya Ware is Managing Partner with The Success House. For more than 13 years, she served as Sr. Account Specialist with American Fidelity Assurance Company. Her focus is on Retirement and Financial Planning. She is a 50 Leading Business Women of Mississippi honoree and is a Top 40 under 40 business professional recipient.

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Music

Beginning Guitar

Instructor: Jimmy Turner                          
Cost: $100 (plus guitar and a $12 materials fee payable to the instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Thursdays, February 21 – March 14  (4 class mtgs)        
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
OR
Dates: Thursdays, April 11 – May 2 (4 class mtgs)                     
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

You can learn to play the guitar! Its simplicity has made it one of the world's most popular musical instruments. In contrast to “concert classical guitar,” which may take a lifetime to master, simple "chord" strumming can be learned in just a few weeks. If you are interested primarily in learning to play casual “living room/campfire” guitar, all you need is a guitar, the desire to learn, and a little practice. This course will teach the basic skills of guitar accompaniment: the most common major, minor, and 7th chords, various strumming patterns, chord groupings, and a representative selection of folk songs. (Reading will not be taught in this course.)

Jimmy Turner has performed extensively throughout the South and Midwest. He has performed with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Opera, and The Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Turner has been heard in recital on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and he has served as an adjudicator for the Mississippi Federation of Music Clubs. He maintains an active private studio and a busy performing schedule. He serves on the adjunct faculty of Millsaps College and also teaches the Guitar Workshop through the Millsaps College Summer Enrichment Camps.

 


 

Beginning Harmonica

Instructor: Scott Albert Johnson                                       
Cost: $100 (plus harmonica)
Dates: Mondays, January 14 – February 4 (4 class mtgs)          
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
OR
Dates: Mondays, April 15 – May 6 (4 class mtgs)                        
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Ever wanted to learn to play the harmonica? The humble "harp" has become an integral part of many genres of contemporary music, from blues to rock, bluegrass to jazz. Whether you want to play songs around the campfire or trade licks with a blues band, now's your chance to get started with an instructional course from one of today's top rising professional players, right here in Jackson. In this beginner’s class, you will learn the rudiments of playing single notes, the differences between melodic and blues playing, the technique of bending notes, and basic songs and phrases.

Scott Albert Johnson was a featured guest artist with the Boston Pops in May 2017. He recently was named one of the "Hot 100 Harmonica Players" worldwide by the Harmonica Company, a top UK-based harmonica retailer and website. He has shared the stage with such musical legends as Marty Stuart, James Burton, Dorothy Moore, China Forbes (of Pink Martini), and Mike Mills (of R.E.M.).  Scott won a Performing Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission for 2013-2014. Read more at www.scottalbertjohnson.com.

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Personal Development

Wellness and Wholistic Living in Everyday Life

Instructor: Jean Farish                                                       
Cost: $110 (plus book purchase)
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15 – February 19  (6 class mtgs)       
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
OR     
Dates: Tuesdays, April 9 – May 14 (6 class mtgs)                                   
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

This class provides an opportunity for self-discovery to enhance well-being, share a wholistic approach, develop a personalized Life Care Plan for enrichment and purposeful living.

Participants will need to purchase a book for the class (JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: Reflections for Transforming Your Life by Jean Farish, Ph.D. The book is available at amazon.com or Xlibris for $15.99.)

Jean Farish, Ph.D., CRC, earned a B.A. degree at Tougaloo College, M.S. at Jackson State University and Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. At JSU, she has served as department chair and professor for School, Community and Rehabilitation Counseling; and Honorary Consultant at Universiti Sains Malaysia. She has specialized in community engagement and volunteerism and is a Life Care Coach. Dr. Farish is an award winner of the 4th global Transformation Author Experience (TAE) writing contest and has been inducted into the Bestselling Authors International Organization. She is a Life Care Coach and CEO of Life Care Wellness PEP For Angels, Inc.” For more information please visit www.jeanfarishjourney.com.

 


 

Mindfulness, Compassion and Buddha’s Way

Instructor: Bebe Wolfe                                                                  
Cost: $110
Dates: Wednesdays, January 16 – February 6 (4 class mtgs)     
Time: 6:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Explore the framework of the Buddha’s core teaching, and how this framework enhances and deepens the practice of ‘mindfulness’. Course is geared toward experiential exploration through class discussion and guided meditation. Practical applications of meditation in everyday life will be introduced and homework will be offered for each week between class meetings. Good for newcomers to meditation as well as those already engaged in meditation practices.

Elizabeth Wolfe, “Bebe” as she is called, grew up in an environment that was rich in creative potential. She is the daughter of two artists, Karl and Mildred Wolfe. She attended the Portland School of Art in Portland, Maine from 1980 -1984, and received a BFA in painting. Bebe and her husband David Weidemann moved back to Jackson in 1985 to help Bebe’s mother Mildred with the studio business. The Wolfe Studio is today a full time business, employing many talented artists from the area.

Bebe’s interest in Buddhism and meditation began twenty years ago with an introduction to Zen practice. In 2002 she and David designed and built the Meditation Dojo on their property to provide a place for the Jackson Zen Group to practice. Bebe served as the facilitator for the Jackson Zen Group from 1995 to 2012. She is now helping to facilitate practice for the Jackson Insight Meditation Group. She also acts as host to two other meditation groups that use the Dojo every week as a place of practice. 

 


 

NEW! Soul Care for Caregivers

Instructor: Rev. Sherry Johnson
Cost: $100 (plus $12 workbook fee payable to instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Mondays, January 14 – February 4 (4 class mtgs)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
OR
Dates: Mondays, April 8 – 29 (4 class mtgs)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Soul Care for Caregivers offers you nurture, supportive community, and respite for living with the demands of tending elderly parents, ailing spouses and other beloved care-receivers. Grounded in Christian spirituality, these four gatherings invite you to: reflect upon the sacredness of your caregiving story; share your story and hear the stories of others in a safe space of nonjudgmental listening; discern the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of your caregiving; celebrate God’s gifts of love and grace for you and for your care receiver; and explore practical ways to care for yourself emotionally and spiritually. The Courage for Caregivers Workbook, featuring the wisdom of spiritual writer, Henri Nouwen, guides each session.

As a caregiver for more than 20 years, Rev. Sherry Johnson is intimately acquainted with the pains and the joys of tending to beloved care-receivers. She lives out her ordination as a United Methodist deacon through teaching, spiritual direction, retreat leadership, and writing designed to offer peace, healing, and strength through the practice of the Christian faith.

 


 

Understanding Your Dreams: A Brief Introduction

Instructor: Karen Mori Bonner                            
Cost: $45
Date: Saturday, April 13 (1 class mtg)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

What are these images and stories that come in our sleep? Do they mean anything? Yes! If you want better self-understanding, better relationships and more inspiration and energy, come learn what your deeper wisdom is showing you in your dreams!

Karen Mori Bonner, MS, LPC, is a licensed counselor practicing in Ridgeland whose particular interest is in dreams and how understanding them can lead to health and wholeness. With a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Mississippi College, she sees individuals in her private practice, facilitates groups, and leads workshops on dreams. She is also affiliated with Three Oaks Behavioral Health as a group therapist specializing in dream work and journal therapy.

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Special Offerings

ACT Test Prep Course

Instructor: Leonard Blanton
Cost:  $85
Date: Saturday, February 2 (1 class mtg) 
OR
Date: Saturday, April 6 (1 class mtg)
OR
Date: Saturday, June 1 (1 class mtg)
OR
Date: : Saturday, July 6 (1 class mtg)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This class is intended to teach productivity – how to accomplish more work with fewer errors in less time and with less stress and effort. 

This test prep course is a fast-paced presentation of test-taking strategies designed to help college bound students to test nearer to their ability levels on reasoning tests such as ACT, SAT, etc. The course will assist students in identifying and addressing obstacles to optimum performance, including starting too late, no or incorrect information about the test, fear, fatigue, perfectionism, and/or lack of experience at solving counterintuitive problems. This common sense approach to improving scores includes subject matter connection, time management tips, and ways to build confidence. Students will be allowed two 15 minute breaks and an hour for lunch.

Please note: This course will NOT be a review of  subject matter per se.

Leonard H. Blanton began working with test prep with his own children and has been giving ACT/SAT workshops for 30 years. He retired as an interconnection specialist after 36 years with BellSouth.

 


 

NEW! Ciao, Italia

Instructor: Patsy Ricks
Cost: $130 (plus $40 supply fee payable to instructor at first class meeting)
Dates: Tuesdays, January 22 – February 26 (6 class mtgs)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

For six weeks you will experience the best of Italy, the famous places and the hidden gems you may want to include on your next trip. You will learn some Italian phrases and pronunciation, view and discuss several periods of Italian art and learn the history of Italy. You will study the basics of Italian food and learn to read a menu. Each night you will taste two different Italian wines with special emphasis on Tuscan wines. Whether you are planning a trip or daydreaming of one, this course will introduce you to the real Italy. You must be 21 or older to take this class.

Instructor Patsy Ricks has spent a lifetime traveling and living in Italy. As owner and operator of Inside Italy Tours, she frequently gives tours in Italy. Patsy is a former Latin and Italian teacher and also teaches the art of authentic Italian cooking and wine tasting.

 


 

Dance for Parkinson’s

Instructor: Phoebe Pearigen and Laura Morton
Dates: January 28 – March 25 (8 class mtgs)
(Class will not meet March 11)
Cost: $80 per couple
Time: 6:30 - 7:30
OR
Dates: Mondays, April 8-29 (4 class mtgs)
Cost: $40 per couple
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Millsaps College offers a program that incorporates music and dance for individuals with movement related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). This program is led by professional dance instructors who have been trained by the founders of Dance for PD™ from the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group. Dance for PD classes are offered in over 100 communities and 9 countries, and we are fortunate to have the program here in Jackson, MS. This fun and interactive activity is designed to help individuals with PD improve their motor coordination and to provide a rich social environment to improve mood and cognition. Participants have described this activity as refreshing, stimulating, creative, and that it has facilitated friendships among the group. Classes are designed to assist individuals with a diverse range of motor abilities, as instructors teach dance phrases from both seated and standing positions. No prior dance experience is necessary.

This program is offered one evening a week and caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside. Please join us in our growing community of friends. Please inquire at Phoebe.Pearigen@millsaps.edu for information about scholarships.

Phoebe Pearigen has been involved in dance most of her life. She received her BA in Dance and Business Administration and an MFA in dance from Southern Methodist University. A community volunteer, she currently serves on the USA IBC Board of Directors.

Laura Morton has taught dance nationally and internationally. She received her BS in Psychology and an MS in Applied Exercise Physiology from Mississippi College. Curently, she is an Associate Professor of Dance at Belhaven University.

 


 

Law School Admission Test Preparation

Instructor: Jacques Grant
Cost: : $250
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20 (2 class mtgs)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
OR
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17 (2 class mtgs)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
OR
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 (2 class mtgs)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This intensive class focuses on the logical reasoning (LR) and analytical reason (AR) portions of the LSAT. The reading comprehension and writing portions of the LSAT are usually the least problematic, so they are not included. The class includes presentation on logic theory (nature of an argument, deduction vs. induction, propositional and categorical logic, Venn diagrams, formal and informational fallacies), but priority is given LSAT preparation over mastery of formal logic. The instructor will also demonstrate how to approach and solve each type of AR problem likely to be encountered on the test. Tips will be given on best strategies for taking the LSAT. This class is intended as a last-minute ramp-up for someone wanting to go to law school, but who has to be both time-and cost-conscious.

Jacques Grant retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force in 1994 after twenty years as an electronics systems officer. He taught philosophy ten years at Auburn University Montgomery and four years at Troy State University Montgomery; mathematics, three years at a senior high school in Louisiana; and continues to teach electronics and other related courses on a freelance basis. He studied mathematics, electrical engineering, philosophy, humanities, and law to earn BS, BA, and MS degrees, and over 33 hours toward a Juris Doctorate.

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Contact Us

For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education, conted@millsaps.edu, 601.974.1130.

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