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Humor me! IU Northwest offers adult education class on stand-up comedy writing

Additional non-credit courses focus on career development as well as home staging, photography, line dancing and more


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Adult Education

What do you, Sinbad and Rosie O'Donnell all have in common? You are all stand-up comedians! Add your name to the list of famous knee-slappers by enrolling in Comedy Writing for Stand Up, an adult education course offered at Indiana University Northwest. 

This non-credit course, starting September 20, will teach you the basic elements of comedy writing as it applies to stand-up. The class will meet 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday, concluding October 25. 

Seize this opportunity to be the hit at your next barbeque, or better yet, center stage at a comedy venue near you. Comedians-in-training will learn stage persona, professional conduct, networking and how to develop material into routines. 

You can even put your wisecracking skills and materials to the test with an end-of-course routine performed in front of a live audience of classmates, friends and relatives! The Comedy Writing for Stand Up class costs $115. 

Other upcoming adult education classes offered at IU Northwest include:

Career Development

  • Dental Office Administration: Tuesdays, September 13 - November 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $235 (includes book)
  • Eye Clinic Assistant: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 20 - October 27, 7 to 9:30 p.m., $440 (includes book)
  • Health Care Careers: Thursdays, September 1 and 8, 7 to 9 p.m., $60
  • Medical Terminology: Wednesdays, September 7 - October 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m., $230 (includes book)
  • Pharmacy Technician Training: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 13 - November 17
  • 7 to 9:30 p.m., $900 (includes book)
  • Unit Secretary: Tuesdays, September 27 - November 15, 6 to 8 p m., $225 (includes book)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant: Three-week courses offered on a rolling schedule in 2011. For dates, consult the Adult Education section of IU Northwest’s Web site at http://www.iun.edu/adult-education/#Certified_Nursing_Assistant.

Business

  • Event Planning: Mondays, September 26 - October 17, 7 to 9 p.m., $115
  • Grant Proposal Overview: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 19 – 28, 6 to 8:30 p.m., $125
  • Grant Writing Workshop: Mondays and Wednesdays, October 3 - 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m., $165 (Prerequisite: Grant Proposals Overview course or prior grant writing experience)
  • How to Start a Nonprofit: Mondays and Wednesday, September 12 and 14, 6 to 8:30 p.m., $70
  • Public Relations: Mondays, September 12 and 19, 7 to 9 p.m., $85

Computers

  • Word – Microsoft Office 2010: Saturday, September 10, 9 to 4 p.m., $145 (includes book)
  • Excel – Microsoft Office 2010: Saturday, September 17, 9 to 4 p.m., $145 (includes book)
  • Intermediate Excel – Microsoft Office 2010: Saturday, September 24, 9 to 4 p.m., $145 (includes book; $120 if you have book from Word or Excel class)
  • Photoshop: Wednesdays, September 21 - October 26, 7 to 9:30 p.m., $145 (materials extra)

Computers for Seniors (Courses designed specifically for senior citizens age 60 and up)

  • Intro to the PC: Fridays, September 16 and 23, 9 to 12 p.m., $40
  • Intro to Windows 7: Fridays, September 30 and October 7, 9 to 12 p.m., $40
  • Internet: Fridays, October 14 and 21, 9 to 12 p.m., $40 (should be familiar with basic computers)

Personal Development

  • Floral Design – Fresh Flowers: Saturdays, September 24, October 1, 8, and 22, 10 to 12 p.m., $120 (does not include student supplies and project costs)
  • Home Accessories: Tuesday and Thursday, August 30 and September 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m., $70
  • Staging your Home for Sale: Thursdays, September 15 – 29, 7 to 9 p.m., $70
  • Interior Design – Basic: Tuesday, September 6 - October 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m., $159
  • Line Dancing I - Saturdays, September 10 - October 8, 1 to 3 p.m., $60
  • Photography – The Basics: Thursdays and one Tuesday and Saturday, September 8, 15, 22, 24 (time/location TBD), 27 and 29; 7 to 9:30 p.m., $145

To register for any of the listed courses, contact Adult Education Coordinator Linda Szalmasagi at (219) 980-6806, or email her at lszalm@iun.edu.  A full list of classes and descriptions can be found by visiting the Web at http://www.iun.edu/adult-education/.