NWC News Desk

Greeting cards and credit are topics for Saturday Seminars in March

Posted February 18, 2008

P O W E L L, W y o. - The Spring Saturday Seminars continue March 1 in Worland with two topics to choose from: "Using Credit Wisely: Deciphering the Fine Print and Avoiding Identity Theft" and "Make Your Own Greeting Cards."

Both sessions meet from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Lunch is provided and ½ college credit can be earned for each class. The seminar format ensures a relaxed learning environment with plenty of opportunity for sharing and no tests to worry about. At the end of each session, participants should have a more informed confidence on the topic and an actual hands-on experience.

Larry Lord, an adjunct math instructor at Northwest College, will lead the Using Credit Wisely class. He'll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of using a credit card instead of a debit card, how to calculate the total amount of interest that will accrue on a credit card bill that is paid down with only the minimum monthly payment. He'll also discuss ways to avoid identity theft. During the class, participants will all request a free copy of their credit report from the three major credit reporting companies.

The same day, Renee Tafoya, an assistant professor of art and graphic design at Northwest, will share professional secrets on eye-catching creating greeting cards. According to Tafoya, "It's easy, inexpensive and fun." She'll talk about paper options, envelopes and United States Postal Service mailing requirements. Each participant will complete a set of greeting cards to take home with them.

Saturday Seminars cost $50, which includes lunch, tuition and fees. Adults age 16 and older are welcome.

To enroll or for more details, e-mail Kristy Hansen or call (307) 347-8541.