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Have you ever looked up at a star-filled sky and wondered what’s out there? Come and find out!   Besides gaining an understanding of our universe, you'll also learn to find your way around the night sky, as well as learn how to choose and use a telescope. The course meets 4  mornings 10:00AM to 12:00PM and the 5th class will be an  evening field trip to a darker sky from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. A Star chart guide is included. Signed waiver is required. Bring a flashlight to class for the last session.

182SHIS2576A

Start date: 10/05/17

End date: 10/28/17

Fee: $99.00

5 sessions.

Location : Multiple Location : 
  KSU Center
  Off-site.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  123. 
  Offsite.



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This series was developed by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) to introduce a new player to the game of duplicate bridge.   The first course - BIDDING IN THE 21ST CENTURY is an introductory course designed to give the students a chance to experience what the game is all about - and to enjoy the experience. During this eight weeks there will be opportunities to play, talk, observe, discover, draw conclusions, laugh and develop ways of thinking about the game. While designed for players interested in duplicate bridge, the class is also beneficial to players interested in playing social bridge. Book will be provided by instructor on the first day of class and is included in the cost of the course.

182SHRC1054A

Start date: 10/03/17

End date: 11/28/17

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  219



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The second in a new series of classes developed by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) designed to introduce a new player to the game of duplicate bridge. This second course - PLAY OF THE HAND IN THE 21ST CENTURY focuses on the play of the hand. This class is a stand alone class and the first course in the series is not a prerequisite for this class; however, students should be familiar with bidding concepts introduced in the first class. The focus of the class will be on declarer play. While designed for players interested in duplicate bridge, the class is also beneficial to players interested in playing social bridge.

183SHRC1055A

Start date: 02/06/18

End date: 03/27/18

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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The third in a series of courses for beginning and advancing players offered by the American Contract Bridge League and KSU.   In this course, we look at techniques for defeating contracts that the declarer would make if we do not defend carefully. We start by looking at the guidelines for handling specific situations on defense: opening leads, third-hand play, second-hand play and signals. We move on to look at how the defenders establish winners and take their sure tricks. Then we see how the defenders can interfere with the declarer's plan to make the contract. Finally, we take a look at how the defenders formulate their plan and put it into action. This course does not require completion of the first two courses in the series, but it is recommended that the student consider taking those classes prior to taking this class.

182SHRC1058A

Start date: 10/03/17

End date: 11/28/17

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  219



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Designed to help Intermediate players improve bidding and play of hands that begin with NO Trump bids. Bidding topics include the Stayman and Jacoby Transfer conventions, quantitative bids and slam bidding.  Play and Defense techniques will include hold-up plays, developing extra tricks, choosing which finesse, safety plays, combining chances, and identifying the danger hand. Each class will consist of a very shor tlecture, the students bidding and playing 8-10 pre-dealt hands, followed by hand analysis with the instructor.  While emphasis is on duplicate bridge tactics and scoring, the class will also benefit the players playing social bridge.  The course requires basic understanding and experience playing bridge.  Completion of the previous course(s) is not required, but strongly recommended.  

183SHRC1061A

Start date: 02/13/18

End date: 03/06/18

Fee: $59.00

4 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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For the intermediate knitter who is interested in expanding their knowledge of techniques and skill, this class will explore a variety of techniques by making a collection of small knitted blocks.  Each week will introduce a new technique including cables, lace, intarsia, duplicate stitch, slipped stitch, mosaic patterns and entrelac.  Patterns will be provided for each block.  Learn to work from written instructions as well as charts.  Become skilled at the little tricks that finesse each technique.  Learn how to block each type of pattern, and finish by assembling your sampler bag or blanket with a variety of seaming and joinery techniques.  

183SHGD2468A

Start date: 01/16/18

End date: 03/06/18

Fee: $139.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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If you've been afraid to take a writing course because you think it will be a bunch of stodgy folks who sit around in the quiet with their pens scribbling furiously, then THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU because it's NONE of those things! Beth Hermes facilitates a class that is creative, inspiring and downright FUN. Beth brings a generous spirit and love of story that are contagious. Her class includes instruction, writing prompts and class sharing. Whether you're writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose, prepare to be motivated!

181SLTW2519B

Start date: 09/27/17

End date: 11/15/17

Fee: $119.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  103



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