25 years agoMarch 15, 1989
How to cook a meal in six different cuisines will be the topic of a Continuing Education course at the State University College at Oneonta beginning in April.
Through “International Cooking,” participants may learn to cook with curry, pasta and phyllo pastry, as instructor Dee Prescott leads her class through preparations for a six-course meal.
The not-for-credit course is one of many offered on SUCO’s menu of leisure and professional classes for area adults this semester. Other courses include personal investing, training for substitute teachers, the secretary as part of the management team, introduction to genealogical research and writing family history, and how to open a bed and breakfast.
SUCO is offering the non-credit courses for the first time, said Alvin Hall, dean of Continuing Education. The program is designed to meet a need among community residents, business owners and others for learning and developing skills and knowledge, he said.
The non-credit courses, to be offered if enough students sign up, appear to be attracting sufficient numbers of students, he said. For instance, the course on substitute teaching, which started last week, is filled to capacity with 25 students. Hall said 15 students had to be turned away, and the course will be slated for the fall semester.
The Continuing Education department has been reaching out to area residents in recent months, scheduling open houses in the evening, in addition to developing courses that may benefit older students.
SUCO’s enrollment of undergraduate students 25 and older has been holding steady around 325, Hall said.Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.