Kaskaskia College

Mammography seminar on July 15
Kaskaskia College will host a mammography seminar for mammographers from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, in the Lifelong Learning Center on the main campus.
The seminar is free to Kaskaskia College Radiology Program clinical instructors and $40 for all other mammographers and radiographers.
Topics and speakers will include: Shelley Bates on interventional breast biopsy/tomosynthesis; ASRT positioning for digital mammography; Dr. Stufflebam on mammography issues; Candace Sloat on breast sonography; Dr. Klein on specimen processing; Linda Harre on nurse navigator with breast cancer patients; and Mimi Polczynski on breast trivia.
Attendees will receive eight CEUs that meet MQSA and AART requirements, along with breakfast, lunch and door prizes.
For more information or to register, call Mimi Polczynski, radiology program coordinator, at 545-3363.

‘Write Your Own Life Story’
The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a “Write Your Life Story” class through the Vandalia Campus on Monday evenings, July 7-28, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The registration number for the class is LLI-7607-VA01E.
Writing the story of your life can heal, inspire and entertain and only you can do it. This course leads students quickly through the process from idea to manuscript, helping them write like a pro. Only you can write your own life story.
The cost is $40, but students over 60 may register at no cost.
Students may register through the Vandalia Campus by calling 283-1780 or the Office of
Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College at 545-3255.
Space is limited. All students must pre-register for this class.

‘Meals for a Healthy Heart’

The University of Illinois Extension Center, in partnership with Kaskaskia College, is offering a two-day “Meals for a Healthy Heart” workshop on Monday and Wednesday, June 23 and 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Campus.
The course number is COED-8091-VA01E. All students pay a $20 registration fee.
Coronary heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious disability. This two-part series focuses on increasing participant awareness of the risk factors of CHD; hypertension; high blood cholesterol; and warning signs.
It will focuses on heart healthy foods, menu planning, low-sodium strategies, healthy eating away from home, omega 3/fish oil, dietary fiber, antioxidants, a healthy pantry, etc.
Activity levels and weight management information on keeping your heart in good condition, as well as food demonstrations, taste testing and recipes are provided at each session.
Students may register through the Vandalia Campus by calling 283-1780 or the Office of Continuing /Community Education at Kaskaskia College at 545-3255. Space is limited, and all students must pre-register for this class.

Cosmetology enrollment underway
The Kaskaskia College cosmetology department is now enrolling for classes for the fall semester beginning Aug. 18. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
The KC cosmetology program offers a superior program with instructors who have almost 150 years of combined salon experience to help students acquire a chosen career in cosmetology.
Students will receive theory and practical technology that encompasses hair, skin and nail services offered in a salon, as well as receiving specialty classes in areas such as work ethics and business to help them become successful stylists, salon owners or platform artists.
During the first phase of study the students will have theory and practical application only. The second phase of study, the students begin a real-life experience in a clinic setting, as well as practical application, continuing until graduation, under the supervision of the instructors.
The cosmetology program is divided into two semesters and a summer session. The program is normally conducted five days a week. All classes are in session from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.­
Students are required to complete 50 credit hours in the prescribed course of study in order to be eligible to take the state board exam and be licensed as a cosmetologist. New students are accepted three times a year, in August, January and June.  
For more information or to schedule an appointment, go online to www.kaskaskia.edu/cosmetology or contact Kelli Malone at 545-3306 or [email protected]

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