Goshen College ‘Lunch and Learn’ series to support and encourage administrative staff

GOSHEN, Ind. – This year Goshen College’s Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Education will continue its seven-week “Lunch and Learn” series targeted to administrative support staff looking to improve work habits and the work environment through lunchtime seminars in Goshen taught by experienced community leaders.

Classes will be held each Tuesday from Sept. 13 to Oct. 25, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Goshen College Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall, 1700 South Main Street. Registration deadline is Aug. 31.

Classes include:

  • Sept. 13 –Infectious Diseases – what you can do to protect yourself and loved ones” led by Daniel A. Nafziger, M.D.
    Infectious diseases have been around as long as human kind and continue to challenge people as a leading cause of illness and death despite advances in science. Immunization and other public health interventions have resulted in cardiovascular diseases and cancer becoming the leading causes of death in developed countries. However, new infections continue to emerge and some infections which can be prevented are starting to re-emerge. Come hear what is new in the world of infectious diseases and what you can do to prevent infections for yourself and your loved ones.Nafziger is health officer for Elkhart County and continues to have an inpatient infectious disease practice at Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital.
  • Sept. 20 –”More Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Office”led by Irian Hornblower.
    Even if you are not currently using Office 2010 it is probably in your future. Microsoft Office 2010 gives you powerful tools to express your ideas, solve problems and connect with people. Hornblower, instructor with MapleTronics, will be showing some of those new tools so that you can take full advantage of Microsoft Office 2010.Hornblower has been instrumental in implementation of IT systems as well as developing processes and training programs to improve efficiencies in a Fortune 500 company. She currently works as an IT consultant, professional instructor and substitute teacher.
  • Sept. 27 – “Personal Safety and Self Awareness” led by Jason Reaves.
    The importance of self-awareness of individuals to their surroundings and exit strategies in the case of possible threats when a problem arises will be presented. What to do if you become a victim of identity theft will also be discussed. Information will be distributed concerning the free rape aggression defense classes provided by the Sheriff’s Department.Reaves is a patrol officer III with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Oct. 4 – “Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle” led by Richard Elmore.
    The only way to progress in the future is through a lifestyle oriented toward the local. There is no place more local than home. We will examine some of the things individuals can do to promote a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their community. Most of us lead very busy lifestyles, and we will look at ways to incorporate healthy habits into our busy lives. Tips will be offered on how to incorporate some healthy activities such as gardening and cooking into busy schedules. Also we will talk about local resources that are available to help with healthy living.Elmore is general manager of Maple City Market.
  • Oct. 11 – ” Stressed??? – Desserts!!!??? Your choice!”led by Joel Conrad.
    Stress is something that affects everyone differently. Stress is not good or bad, it is what it is. How do you manage when things don’t go your way? What do you do to combat stress? Life is fast paced, exciting and totally what you make of it. Knowing how to deal with everyday stress is a necessity in making it through life. This presentation will help you understand ways to handle stress and the anxieties that come with it while tickling your funny bone.Conrad is director of Get Fit Get Healthy Worksite Wellness Program and onsite and mobile health clinics at Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital.
  • Oct. 18 –”Social Media: What is it? How will it help me at work?”with Jason Samuel
    “What is social media and why do I need to know about it? Isn’t it just for networking among friends?” Come hear innovative ways businesses and organizations are reaching out to people via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.Samuel is assistant professor of communication and general manager of WGCS 91.1 FM-The Globe at Goshen College.
  • Oct. 25 – “Reframing Conflict Resolution” with Barb Spice.
    Conflict situations give rise to a wide range of reactions, based on our individual perceptions and beliefs. Our responses to conflict – and the resulting interactions – have an impact on the quality of our lives at work and at home. This framework explores how self-awareness of triggers and physiological cues, along with a basic understanding of conflict styles, can lead to confident and effective problem resolution.Spice is principal consultant at HRchitecture, LLC, partners with organizations to support the integration of business and people strategies.

    The seven-week series costs $139 per person. Cost is $129 per person if three or more people register from the same company. Lunches are included. Attendance of four or more sessions is required to earn .6 continuing education credits.

    For more information or to register for the classes call the Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Education at (574) 535-7450.

Editors: For more information about this release or to arrange an interview, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.


Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S. News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit www.goshen.edu.