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FSU Center for Community Partnerships Offers Computer, Grant Writing Workshops

Frostburg State University's Center for Community Partnerships will offer workshops in July and August on a variety of Microsoft programs and on grant writing.

Microsoft Excel 2000 I: Building Spreadsheets will be offered Monday, July 12 and again on Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. each session. This class is an introduction to the power of Excel, which enables the user to build, maintain and utilize analytical tools. Excel's formulas, tables and "what-if" scenarios are user-friendly. Learn to build a basic spreadsheet and develop workbooks.

Microsoft Access I: Building Databases will be offered Tuesday, July 13, and again on Monday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. each session. Learn how to develop a database to collect information that is related to a particular subject or purpose, such as tracking customer orders or maintaining a music collection. Learn to track information from a variety of sources that you have to coordinate and organize yourself. You will be introduced to Access wizard, which helps beginners develop working databases.

Microsoft Access II: Intermediate will be offered Wednesday, July 15, and again on Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. each session. Learn how to develop a database to collect information, build reports, query development and advanced tables without the use of the Access wizard.

Microsoft Excel 2000 II: Intermediate Spreadsheets will be offered Monday, July 19, and again on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. each session. Progress from basic to intermediate/advanced features of MS Excel. Continue building, maintaining and utilizing the analytical tools and "what-if" scenarios of the software. Continue to learn advanced formulas and how to further build intermediate to advanced spreadsheets.

Microsoft Access III: Advanced will be offered Thursday, July 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. Advanced topics will be covered specific to the needs of the participants.

Outlook/Exploring the Internet will be offered Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. This introductory course teaches the fundamental skills needed to know in order to use the Internet, including different methods of connecting to the Internet, URL addresses and learning how to search the Web. This course will also include the basic setup and usage of Microsoft Outlook for e-mail.

Grant Writing 101 will be offered Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. This course is designed to enhance the skills needed to identify and successfully compete for a variety of grant funding, including local, state and federal government dollars. Learn where to look for funds, tips on developing a quality application that gets you noticed, learn about who is looking at your application and what they want to see, and what you need to do after you are awarded funds.

All classes are in Framptom 208. To register, call (301) 687-4008. The cost of the class is $25 per session. Make check payable to FSU-CCP.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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