Community Connections introduces new course lineup this fall

For immediate release…
Monday – Aug. 12, 2013

- Northern Kentucky University Community Connections announced today it will be offering several new non-credit courses this fall.

In addition to its standard lineup of language and test preparation courses, Community Connections has added Historic Preservation, Writing the 10-Minute Play and Planning a Comfortable Financial Future. The classes are now all open for registration.

Historic Preservation will take place at the Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center in Covington, Ky. This five-week course begins Sept. 14 and will be held every Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. through October 12. Through lectures, discussion and two walking tours of historic districts in and around downtown Cincinnati and Covington, the many dimensions of historic preservation will be explored. The registration fee for the course is $95 and includes the required course textbook.

Writing the 10-Minute Play explores writing dialogue in the context of short-form playwriting. This course will teach how to create a stage setting, a plot based on master plot lines, and a dramatic and clear central conflict. It will then reveal how to use all of these elements to write a short play using a standardized script format. The course begins Oct. 5 and will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 16. Cost of registration is $159.

Planning a Comfortable Financial Future will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. beginning Oct. 3 and running through Nov. 14. This course explores how to take charge of your own financial affairs both prior to and throughout your retirement. Learn about goals-based financial planning and how to protect against loss, reduce taxes and fight inflation. Also learn about common financial mistakes such as whether or not you are paying excessive fees on your savings and investments. The course registration fee is $95 and includes a 165-page workbook published by the course instructor.

Other courses that are now open for registration include Basic Conversational Spanish, American Sign Language, ACT Preparation, Basic Conversational Italian and LSAT Preparation. To register for any of these classes and for more information regarding all Community Connections courses, visit or call the NKU Connect Center at (859) 572-5600.

Community Connections supports the university’s continuing commitment to public engagement by offering non-credit classes and workshops for children and adults. Additionally, it manages NKU’s calendar of university-sponsored public events and is also home to NKU’s P-12 outreach program, which annually introduces the university and college life to thousands of area elementary and middle school students.

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