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The Humble Pie and Why We Love It

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The pie is a cornerstone of the civilized world.
Disagree? Consider that pies, both savory and sweet, have been a dietary staple going back to the pre-industrialized world. Pies date back to ancient Egypt, and perhaps earlier. Pies bring not only delightful flavors together, but people, families and communities.

Posted on: November 10th, 2015 at 10:09:43

Proofreading –Review of Common Writing Errors

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By Cole Hornaday

For many, expressing oneself in writing is an exercise of abject horror. The very act of wrestling one’s words into print, then wrangling them into grammatically appropriate attire so they may be trotted out and paraded before others is daunting to many and terrifying to most.

Natural-born writers are out there in the world, but they’re not born every day. Like athletes, they need training and practice. And they need tools to keep their writing in tune.

Posted on: October 6th, 2015 at 09:56:14

Be Prepared! What You Need to Know About the TOEFL/IELTS Test Preparation

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Are you a non-native English speaker thinking about taking the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) preparation course? Course instructor Sarka Faltinova shares with us answers to frequently asked questions about what one can look forward to from the TOEFL/IELTS preparation class.

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 at 12:15:26

Investigation and Discovery: Beb C. Reynol on Documentary Photography

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Workers shovel coal dust, Karkar, Afghanistan

A picture is worth a thousand words. Documentary photographer and photojournalist, Beb C. Reynol, understands the power of storytelling through photographs. We interviewed Beb to find out more about his experiences in the field of photojournalism and what students will learn in the upcoming Photo Storytelling Workshop.

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 at 12:52:39

Student Spotlight: Donut Duo Finds Entrepreneurship Sweetly Satisfying

Imagine a world without donuts. This was the pastry darkness Karen Manarolla faced when told that gluten was off the table for health reasons. It wasn’t long, however, until ingenuity and the need for donuts sparked a delicious business idea for Karen and Pat Landy.

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 at 14:32:45

Arts News: Instructor Happenings

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by Elysse Reyna

A feature film at SIFF, shows, new instructors, and a book release – it’s a busy time for the arts in Continuing Ed.

New Children’s Book from Illustration Instructor

Posted on: June 10th, 2014 at 12:30:55

5 Great Sites and Apps for Learning a New Language

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by Elysse Reyna

Nothing beats the actual conversation and real-time correction that comes from a language classroom experience, especially if your goal is to speak in another country or with native speakers. But for the time in between classes, to immerse yourself fully in the language, or to productively fill those odd minutes of the day, we found some fun ways to learn new languages through apps and the web.

Duolingo

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 at 14:36:08

Class Quest: The Secrets of Good Writing

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By Elysse Reyna

“You want to be clear, concise, and personal,” instructor Chris Dubois said, writing each word on the board. “That sums it up if you want to leave after the first five minutes!”

All the secrets of writing, revealed! Mission accomplished? Not so fast. No one left the classroom, so there was clearly more to learn within each area. And there certainly was.

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 at 14:59:02

Class Quest: Learning Computer Skills in Microsoft Office

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by Elysse Reyna

Microsoft Office – it’s as integral to many jobs as the coffee that starts your morning. Without it, a day at the office just wouldn’t be as productive. These programs, however, aren’t always as straightforward as one would hope, especially for those with less computer experience.

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 at 15:09:17

What Everyone Ought to Know About Sustainable Landscaping

by Elysse Reyna

What if you could design your own garden that was both beautiful and nourished the environment? Sustainable landscaping does just that, melding form and function into beneficial habitat for all.

Posted on: April 23rd, 2014 at 14:53:47

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