Dr. Satish Kuriyavar, OPSU’s associate professor of chemistry and rappelling student, prepares to take a backward plunge off a Colorado cliff. Students in the rappelling class met in the Guymon Classroom to learn terminology, knot tying, safety and use of equipment, and then traveled to Campo to practice what they had learned. – Consuelo Luera photo
**For Immediate Release**
Educational and Recreational Opportunities in Guymon
- released by OPSU Campus Communications 07-05-07
by Laura Hays
Goodwell, Okla. — Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Guymon Classroom provides a number of educational opportunities to community members even throughout the summer. It’s not too late to enroll in the Spanish class that begins July 9 to acquire communication tools for relating to Spanish-speaking customers and friends. The class focuses on oral communication and comprehension, and instructor Teri Mora encourages beginners and those who would like a refresher to enroll in the course. The class meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. through August 2. Also beginning July 9, the Administrative Secretarial Certification Program is set for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 5:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. and will last through August 20. The 47-hour hands-on learning experience provides valuable training for those who wish to enter the workforce or professionals who would like to enhance their knowledge. Contact Consuelo Luera at 338-1380 to enroll or for more information.
The Guymon Classroom also develops partnerships with agencies to address workforce issues. Recently, Murphy Brown employees were provided with OPSU’s Computers for Beginners and the course was taught in both English and Spanish, and the class was designed to meet the specific needs of the employer and the students. Other classes that have been offered to address special requirements include EMT and Firefighter classes. Luera hopes to develop more of those courses in addition to a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preparation course and a Collegiate Officer Training Program that will prepare graduates for a career in law enforcement.
With an increase in popularity of online course offerings, OPSU continues to add more learning opportunities. Students can begin working on a degree without commuting to campus and may complete class work when it is convenient. The Guymon Classroom has state-of-the-art laptops connected to high speed, wireless internet available to all students. Whether it’s logging on to an on-line class, completing a homework assignment, typing a paper or checking email, students have access to everything they need as well as support staff to answer questions. The lab is available during the day except for during scheduled class times.
There are also plenty of recreational classes offered such as rappelling, photography, and learning to buy and sell on E-Bay. With advanced technology available including a Smart Board and an overhead projector, the Guymon Classroom is also the perfect place for businesses to use for meetings, conferences, or presentations.
What can Consuelo and the Guymon Classroom do for you? Call today and explore the opportunities!