Start the New Year off Right With Evening Classes

Tanza Farr
by Tanza Farr

With over 140 different USN evening classes this year, everyone is sure to find something to get excited about in 2014.
We hope you’ve had a chance to view the full 2014 Evening Classes catalog and sign up for a few classes. If not, here’s a sampling of what we’ve got for the new year.  We hope that this very small sampling motivates you to view the entire 2014 catalog, as there is so much to get excited about, including Cooking and Culinary Experiences taught by some of Nashville’s top chefs; classes on Wine, Spirits, Beer & Entertaining; numerous tour options, some never before experienced by the public; and a great selection of one-on-one options.
100s   Music, Literature & the Arts

#103   How to Build a Hit Song--Learn the art of songwriting from USN parent and one of Nashville’s most successful songwriters, Jay Knowles.

#110   Beginnings, Middles, and Endings--In this introductory creative writing class led by Adam Ross, author of Mr. Peanut, participants will focus on beginnings, middles, and endings in novels and short stories as a means of writing your own narrative.

#111   Learning to Love Children’s Literature--Join USN Librarians Kate Pritchard and Dawn Maharaj to learn about some great new and upcoming picture and chapter books and find out where to look for more recommendations.

200s   Career, Communication, Money & Computers

#206   Raise Your Website Ranking: the Basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization)--Let Suzanne Hagy show you how to improve your website’s search ranking and gain insight into the mysteries of how Google and other search engines rank your website for certain keywords.

#209   Reputation Management: Protecting Your Good Name Online--USN parent, alumnus, and IT expert JJ Rosen will walk you through the basics of keeping it positive in the virtual world and give you valuable strategies to help protect you personally and professionally online.

300s   Family, Health & Self-Improvement

#303   Family History Research: Discovering Your Family Heritage--Charles Sherrill will help you learn to collect and organize information about your family history using traditional resources and online tools.

600s   Home & Garden

#604   Foodscaping: Stop Mowing, Start Growing--Jeremy Lekich will introduce students to the concept that a garden or landscape, when modeled from forest patterns, beautifies a home and provides abundant fresh foods with relatively low energy and time commitment.

#607   Kermit Was Wrong…It Is Easy Being Green--This two-part workshop covers “knowing and growing” and “cooking and eating” greens with organic gardener Peter Anderson and chef Chuck White.

700s   Arts & Hobbies

#703   Rare Book Collecting 101--Instructor Mike Cotter will cover what makes a book rare and/or collectible in this introduction to book collecting class.

#709   Printmaking: Introduction to Lino-Cut--In this two class, hands-on workshop, 2013 Artclectic artist Mike Martino will instruct students on the origins of linoleum cut printmaking and techniques.

800s   Recreation, Fitness, and Dance

#803   Bicycle Commuting—How to Start Enjoying the Ride--Learn the many aspects of commuting by bike from USN teacher Greg O’Loughlin, including choosing a bike, equipment and accessories, routes, safety and maintenance.

#811   Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Dance Lessons--Professional dance instructor Donald Stamper will teach students the moves to get out on the floor in any setting.

#812   Swimming Techniques for the Triathlete--Learn effective techniques to develop a more relaxed and efficient swimming style from USN head swimming coach and 2011 winner of the USA Triathlon All-American in Aquathlon Justin Karpinos and his wife Ashley Karpinos, an All-American swimmer at Kenyon.

900s   Tours

#908   Journey to OZ: A Tour of Nashville's New Destination for Art Experiences--Join OZ founders, Cano Ozgener and USN parent and alumnus Tim Ozgener, for a tour of Nashville's newest destination for innovative, contemporary art experiences.

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