Globe University-Appleton’s first Community Education Day was held Friday in conjunction with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and School’s Centennial Community Service Week.
Community members attending the event were treated to much more than free classes as they participated in everything from cupcake decorating to sculpting with modeling clay.
Over 50 attendees walked away with new knowledge that will help them keep their creativity blooming throughout their lives. Massages, health screenings and lunch were also offered as part of the event.
The most popular class of the day was led by Globe University admissions representative Josie Young and Globe University administrative assistant Laura Stetson. The class, “Cupcake Decorating: Taking it to the Next Level” explored new and exciting ways to frost cupcakes. Each attendee was able to frost and take home their works of art.
Josie Young felt that the class was a great success and felt that everyone in
the class had fun and enjoyed participating in the activity. “I agreed to lead a class because I wanted to help show others something that I really enjoy doing, and it was a good learning experience to improve my own skills as well,” Young said. “The attendees were able to take away some valuable hands on training tips as well as the finished product – delicious, beautifully decorated cupcakes!”
Other classes provided insight on event planning, leadership skills and team building. These classes provided ways for students and community members to improve themselves not only in their personal lives but their professional lives as well. Some courses focused on how new uses of technology can improve creativity through programs like Prezi, Pinterest and Polyvore.
The Centennial Community Service Week concludes on Friday, May 25, a day that Globe University-Appleton will spend at the Gardens of the Fox Cities. Over 30 Globe University employees will spend the day helping the Gardens of the Fox Cities with eradicating invasive species as part of a grant from the WI Department of Natural Resources.