Twenty Globe University-Madison West staff and faculty were ready early Friday morning to volunteer their time during their campus’s Community Education Day. The day was tailored towards local community members over the age of 55.
Attendees were treated to complimentary massages from Globe Massage Therapy students as well as lunch. The sessions offered to attendees included were focused on internet and technology. They included: Email 101: Business Program Chair Rick Mason lead this session on how to set up and safely use email to stay in touch with friends and family. Facebook 101: The career services team showed guests how to set up an account and share pictures. They also went over the benefits of having a Facebook page such as remembering special dates and ways to keep in touch with family and friends. Reading 101: Representatives from Barnes and Noble were to introduce guests to the Nook, a popular ereader.
The campus welcomed 12 guests to the campus. Lorraine Larsen who attended all four sessions enjoyed it greatly. “It was very nice. The social media was something I’ve never learned about but I’ve heard before. I also enjoyed the Nook session. I really like to be more knowledgeable with technology so this was a great opportunity. The massage was perfect! It helped me with my sore shoulders.”
Career Services Coordinator, Emily Cassens enjoyed the day stating, “It was really gratifying to be able to teach about the benefits of using social media. It’s something that we younger people take for granted and to be able to show our guests how they can connect better with family was really rewarding.”