Dec. 20, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer two Microsoft seminars Thursday, Jan. 6, with Lisa Veloz, Bucknell technology support leader and Microsoft Certified Expert.

"Microsoft Office 2003 Word and Excel" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon; "Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher" will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., both in Room 214 of the Dana Engineering Building at Bucknell.

The fee for each seminar is $30 or $50 for both. Lunch is included for attendees who register for both events. Registration is required: call 570-577-1249, email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp

Topics in the first seminar session include: an overview of Microsoft Word with the most popular features of Word including text editing, formatting options, tabs, tables, and mail merge as well as handy tips and tricks to increase Word efficiency; and an overview of Microsoft Excel including how to create, edit and utilize spreadsheets, and how to manage lists of data and do calculations in Excel.

The second seminar session will include: an overview of PowerPoint, including how to create a color slide presentation that includes clip art and graphs, and how to add special effects to a presentation using slide transitions, animations, and other effects; and an overview of the desktop publishing software program Publisher, including how to create signs, newsletters, and brochures, as well as how to use a template and how to customize your work.

In addition, the Bucknell SBDC will offer a "Get Organized" seminar Jan. 7 as part of January's Get Organized Month, sponsored by the National Organization of Professional Organizers. For more information, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249 or email SBDC@bucknell.edu.

The complete SBDC seminar schedule may be viewed at http://www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/Seminars.asp

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services, complete the online request at

http://www.bucknell.edu/x8095.xml

Created in 1978, the SBDC serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. Assistance is provided to small business owners to enhance their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars and pre-business workshops. With the exception of seminars, counseling services provided by the SBDC are free. Funding is received from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Bucknell.

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