Community Connect - Learn From Home Series Extended

Published: May 08, 2020 | Author: Haven Scott | Read Time: 2 minutes

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With more than a dozen free, online classes already available for community members, and thousands of lessons viewed on Facebook Live, Southern Utah University is extending its Community Connect - Learn From Home virtual series through the month of May to keep the community connected, said Susie Knudsen, assistant director at SUU Community Education.

“We are grateful that even more volunteer instructors have stepped up to provide the community with something fun to do during this time of staying at home,” Knudsen said. “We are also pleased to announce the transition back into providing more detailed instruction with longer, in-depth learning experiences for those who love to learn. SUU Community Education has a strong following of those who enjoy pursuing new skills, hobbies and experiencing a learning activity with a loved one.”

Learn the art of loom weaving, bread making, interior decorating, visual journaling, knitting, yoga, and take part in several online learning activities designed for parents and kids this summer as SUU Community Education eases back into offering full-length community classes for all. Meet the Chef, the popular class where local chefs teach favorite recipes and preparation techniques, will see Chef Drew Nehrenz, Director of Southwest Technical College’s Culinary Arts, teaching Italian cuisine in an online, interactive format for the first time on May 20. Other classes include a partnership with artsFUSION to provide STEAM learning opportunities to parents and children interested in fun, engaging learning opportunities.

SUU Community Connect–Learn from Home free, online classes are available to watch through Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube platforms and have already gained more than 10,000 views. The series began in early April when stay-at-home orders were announced and continues through the month of May. On Tuesdays at 2 p.m., viewers can tune in for the “Community Reads” book group for a fun, engaging book discussion. On Wednesdays at 8 p.m., “Navigating Close Quarters” is held for parents, and those in close relationships, discussing ways to handle the stresses of newfound close confinement. And, Thursdays at noon features “Keep Learning” classes for those who love to learn.

“I love the variety of classes continually offered by SUU Community Education,” said Cedar City resident Christina Moton after a recent class. “My family is always excited to see what they have to offer in the future and we always come back to learn more new things.”

A complete list of course offerings and links for both Zoom and Facebook Live events are available at, or on their SUU Community Education Facebook page. Classes are also recorded and archived on the school website, and on YouTube at SUU Community Education for non-live participation anytime, from anywhere with internet access. For more information on community classes, or if you are interested in teaching community members a new hobby or skill, email or call (435) 865-8259.

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