Thursday, April 24, 2014

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Summer 2014 Showcase

SAVE the Date! The OLLI@UND 2014 Summer Showcase is Thursday, May 15 at the National Energy Center of Excellence on the BSC campus from 11:30 am-1:00 p.m. This is wonderful opportunity to visit with the OLLI instructors about the courses they will be teaching this summer and enjoy an upbeat social event with refreshments. Our guest speaker is Robert Wefald, retired district judge and Navy veteran. Mr. Wefald will talk about the commissioning of the USS North Dakota. 

OLLI@UND, together with Bismarck State College, is making a difference in the community and in people’s lives as the leading provider of lifelong learning for older adults. Bringing together mature adults who have a passion for continued learning and intellectual growth, OLLI offers courses and events that will challenge the mind, expand the spirit and engage your emotions - without the stress of grades or tests! This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register for courses, go to or call 777-3000. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Meet one of our experts, Debbie Mantz

Debbie Mantz: Computer Trainer, MS Office Expert

An expert in computer software, trainer Debbie Mantz provides companies and employees learning experiences for business success. Debbie has held her current position as Computer Trainer at Bismarck State College for over 15 years. Debbie has both developed and customized curriculum in order to meet each client's needs.

Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Mary in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Information Services. Debbie has completed the instructor training for the Cisco Networking Academy and is a Cisco Certified Networking Associate. Debbie is also a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access and MS Outlook.

Upcoming Classes with Debbie
Wednesday, April 16, 2014   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm       $39

Intermediate Word 2010 (Class 8701)
Wednesday, April 29, 2014  8:30 am to 3:30 pm       $149

Essential iPad I: Settings and Safari (Class # 8571)
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm        $39

Basic MS Project 2010 (Class #8719)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014    8:30 am to 3:30 pm     $149

My PC Series: Discover SkyDrive (Class # 8567)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm       $39

All About Outlook
(Class #8708)
Thursday, May 15, 2014      8:30 am to 11:30 pm    $89
Visit our website or call us at 701-224-5600/877-846-9387 for more information. We would love to see you in class!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Upcoming Classes to Sharpen Your Skills

Are you looking to sharpen a current skill or learn something new? 
Continuing Education, Training & Innovation is the best place to start!

Checkout the upcoming classes below to see if the perfect learning opportunity is waiting for you. All you have do is click here and simply search by the class number to get started!

For more information on these great classes, visit our website at, or click here to register today . You can also call us 701-224-5600701-224-5600 or call us at 877-846-9387877-846-9387 today!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Textile Bootcamps - coming soon to Enrichment!

Love fabrics?  Interested in learning to design your own prints and dye your own fabrics?  Upcoming Textile Bootcamps are for you!

Join costume designer and master dyer Linae Bieber for fabulous fabric excursions with Japanese tie-dye and super-simple batik.  Work with brilliant, permanent colors and various ways of creating patterns on cloth! You will try out 2-3 techniques each class.

Textile Bootcamp:  Japanese Shibori on Silk

April 8 and 17, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Learn an Amerian take on the ancient Japanese dye tradition of Shibori, or “wrapping.” We’ll learn several traditional patterns, altered to fit our American sensibilities, each class period. We’ll try out hot and cold dye techniques and discuss natural dye traditions. Choose from silk scarves or yard goods. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Class #8583

Textile Bootcamp:  Easy Batik and Screen Printing
April 29, 7-9 p.m.
Try out super-simple techniques for working on lightweight silk---easy batik, stamp, stencil and screen printing. We’ll use an ultra-light textile paint that mimics in every way the performance of dye, with the exception of wait time and fading! Choose from silk scarves or yard goods. Class #8565

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