News Release

Southeastern offers non-credit courses for fall 2008

Contact: Elise Doster


     HAMMOND – The Division of Continuing Education and Special Activities at Southeastern Louisiana University will offer a variety of non-credit classes for area residents this fall.

     The courses will be taught by Southeastern faculty and other qualified professionals with expertise in guitar, piano, financial strategies for retirement, water aerobics, basic motorcycle training, stress reduction and preparation for the Louisiana Notarial Review, ACT and LSAT.

     Members of the community may register online at or obtain necessary forms from the Continuing Education and Special Activities office located in room 103 of the Southeastern University Center.

     Persons over 60 will receive a 15 percent discount and alumni with an active Alumni Association membership card will be given a 10 percent discount.

     Non-credit courses will also be offered at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center (, 985-893-6251) and the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker (, 225.665.3303).

     The fall 2008 non-credit courses on Southeastern’s main campus include:

     green dotLSAT preparation – Aug. 25-29, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 236; $175 ($27.35 for text); Charles Dranguet, instructor.

     green dotACT Prep Course – Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 9, 16, and 23, 5-7 p.m., North Campus Building B, room 230; $250; Michael Cox, instructor.

     green dotBeginning Guitar – Sept. 15-Oct. 20 (Mondays only), 7-8 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 236; $50 ($21.75 for text); Stan Hebert, instructor.

     green dotFinancial Strategies for Retirement – two sessions: Sept. 8, 15, 22 or Sept. 11, 18, 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 237; $45 (plus $15 material fee due first night of class); Brian Low, instructor.

     green dotBasic Motorcycle Operation – three sessions: Sept. 12-14, Oct. 17-19, Nov. 7-9; Edward Patterson, instructor. To register and for information on class times, call (225) 756-4731.

     green dotLouisiana Notarial Review preparation – Wednesdays, Oct. 1-Dec. 3, Fayard Hall, room 237; $450 (purchase “Official Notary Exam Study Guide” from Secretary of State’s web page and 2007 or 2008 West Version of the Civil Code); Brett Duncan and Michael Bass, instructors.
     green dotWater Aerobics –  two sessions: Monday-Thursday, Aug. 18-Oct. 16 and Oct. 20-Dec. 18, 4-5 p.m. or 5:15-6:15 p.m., Kinesiology and Health Studies Building pool; $68; Donna Emerson, instructor.

     green dotInstant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People – Nov. 20, 6-9:30 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 237; $55 ($25 for text); David Haynes, instructor.

     green dotStress Reduction and Wellness Class – Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6-8 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 234; $125; Michael Hidalgo, instructor.

     For more information, visit or contact the Continuing Education and Special Activities office at (985) 549-2301.

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