From astronomy to dog training, SUU adds 6 new community education classes to existing favorites

The Milky Way is visible over Point Supreme in Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah University’s Community Education program is heading into its fall session with more exciting, fun and affordable classes. Six new classes will debut in September, along with some of the program’s most popular, such as Southern Utah Chef.

The six new classes include Positive Dog Training, Women in Business, Astronomy with Cedar Breaks National Monument, the SUU APEX Guest Lecture and Luncheon Series and two new culinary classes: Making Jam with Nature Hills Farms and Dutch Oven Cooking for Beginners.

Southern Utah University Community Education participants enjoy a evening in the shade while learning basket weaving techniques, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of SUU Community Education, St. George News / Cedar City News

“Due to increasing popularity, our classes do fill quickly,” Jessica Burr, assistant director at SUU Community Education, said in a press release. “We invite community members to sign up as soon as possible to guarantee participation in the classes they want.”

Positive Dog Training will be taught by Gail Workman, who has more than 30 years experience training dogs. Class participants will bring their dog, and the pooches will learn how to walk on a loose leash, sit, stay, wait, lay down, come when called, be controlled at the owner’s side and leave something alone. Owners will also learn how to deal with nuisance behaviors in a positive way.

For those ready to embark on an entrepreneurial route, Jennie Hendricks will be instructing a class titled Women in Business. Class members will learn how to develop effective strategies in business planning and walk away with a list of resources to help to start or improve a business.

Astronomy with Cedar Breaks National Monument is a great option for those who want to explore the outdoors in an educational way. This class is a 40-hour hands-on workshop where community members can learn more about Southern Utah’s amazing dark night skies. Classes will be held in an SUU classroom as well as Kolob Canyons, Cedar Breaks and Ashcroft Observatory.

Also new this fall for the intellectually minded, the SUU APEX Guest Lecture and Luncheon Series provides class members the opportunity to meet some of the world’s greatest authors right here in Cedar City. Participants will enjoy VIP luncheons and a special book group to discuss the guest’s work.

Cake decorating is one of the more popular culinary courses at Southern Utah University Community Education, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy SUU Community Education, St. George News / Cedar City News

While culinary classes are not new to SUU Community Education, Jam Making with Nature Hills Farms and Dutch Oven Cooking for Beginners will be new additions to culinary options. Both of these classes will offer hands-on experience for community members to learn something new.

Along with the new additions to SUU Community Education, some of the most popular classes – such as cake decorating, social dance, yoga and Southern Utah Chef – will also return due to high demand. Give the gift of education this holiday season and sign up a family member or friend to attend a class with you.

SUU Community Education establishes community partnerships by generating fun, cultural and educational opportunities for those who love to learn. Classes begin on Sept. 5 and run through the end of November.

To register for classes visit the SUU Office of Community & Academic Enrichment website or call SUU Community Education at 435-865-8259. Those who need assistance enrolling in a class can stop by their office at 136 W. University Blvd., Suite 003, in Cedar City.

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