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June 6, 2019

K-Staters share knowledge with the community through UFM classes

Submitted by Kayla Savage

UFM Community Learning Center was created by K-State students and faculty in 1968 to bridge communication, knowledge and skills between the university and the community. Fifty-one years later, that purpose continues and many K-State faculty, staff and students teach classes through UFM. This summer, K-Staters are offering classes that cover a wide variety of topics.

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is taught by GPIDEA coordinator Kathryn Harth. Sessions are June 15 and July 22.

Introduction to Tree Identification is taught by Kim Bomberger, forester, and Ryan Armbrust, assistant forester, of the Kansas Forest Service. This one-time class meets on June 12 in the evening.

Robert Rosenberg, research aide in biology, shares his knowledge and passion for science and music with two different classes this summer. Solar Panels for Everyone meets on June 15 and Ukulele For Everyone meets on June 22.

Virtual Space Exploration at the Beach Museum for Kids and Grandparents is an immersive, art-making experience with the summer exhibit "Beyond Gravity" on June 15. All adult-child relationships are welcome.

Malley Sisson, retired Housing and Dining Services dietitian, teaches Mediterranean Inspired Salads on July 15 in the evening.

World of Wines is an enhanced wine-tasting class with Cristina Milostan, hospitality management instructor. It is offered July 17-31.

UFM staff members regularly teach classes, too. Emma McElhaney Parsley, program assistant and iPhone enthusiast, teaches Understanding Your iPhone on June 11. Charlene Brownson, program associate, shares her knowledge of the long-standing art of tying knots in Create a Macrame Wall Hanging on July 23. Linda Teener, executive director, is passionate about quilting and art. Paper Pieced Mini Quilt and Improv Quilting are two classes she is teaching this summer.

Are you interested in teaching a class through UFM? Contact Kayla Savage at koney@k-state.edu with your topic. UFM catalogs are published in the fall, spring and summer. Visit the UFM website for more information about teaching a class.