SUMMIT courses for 2015!

The following classes and descriptions are from previous years. New ones will be posted soon!
Learn and shoot bows and arrows!
Balloon Animals
Come and learn how to create fun and interesting figures out of balloons.
Billiards: Basics to Advanced Techniques
This class will cover the fundamentals of how to play pool, as well as more advanced techniques. Topics covered will include the rules to 8 ball and 9 ball, stance, stroke, English and position play. Suitable for players of ANY skill level.
Blues Dancing
Pittsburgh weather getting you down? Warm up your heart and soul with some blues dancing. Check out this sweet video! You need not have dance experience, a partner, or the Blues in order to take this class!
Bhangra Dancing
Come learn how to dance Bhangra. Be prepared for a workout!
Board Games
Board? Come and just play some BOARD games! (pun intended)
Coffee Tasting
Wake up this morning! Come taste a variety of coffees with amazing Mudge housefellow David Chickering.
Color Me Mine
Come and spend some time painting your own pottery! Pieces will be fired and returned to students in the beginning of the semester.No Sign up required. Pop in, pick up a mug, and start painting! Mugs will be baked and given back to you after SUMMIT.
CPR Training
Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. Note: You WILL receive a CPR Certification badge by completing this course!
Decoding the Lion King
Relax, take a breather and watch the Lion King with us! Discussion after the movie!
First Aid Training
Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. Note: You WILL receive a First Aid Certification badge by completing this course!
Fire Arm Safety
Come learn the basics of how to handle and fire a firearm safely! You will be able to shoot revolvers, pistols, rifles, and shotguns!
CMU Foosball Club is dedicated to making you a better player. We will focus on improving various aspects of your play, including offense, passing and defense. We will also give you the drills, skills and tools necessary to continue improving yourself in the future.
Game Criticism: A Hero's Journey
This is a four session preview of the StuCo Game Criticism where we analyze the topic of The Hero's Journey in storytelling through the lens of the video game Journey. The first two sessions will be devoted to playing through the game, while the second two are the discussion and analysis. Prior gaming experience a plus but not required. Students are welcomed to register for just one or all four of the sessions offered.
Come and learn the fun art of glass blowing! Spend time using glass to create beautiful and creative glass art. (At the Pittsburgh Glass Center)
How to Make a Tasty Breakfast
Add how to make another delicious breakfast meal to your cooking knowledge! Courtesy of Thomas Rainey.
Intro to Video Editing
Do you like videos? Do you like making videos? Come learn the basics of both cutting, compiling, and composition (video and audio) with Nathan Trevino.
Japanese Cooking Class
Ever wanted to learn ow to cook? We will walk you through preparing ingredients for and cooking several delicious Japanese recipes. We will bring all of the ingredients and equipment and show you how to cook Japanese dishes in an hour or two. Dishes we have taught in the past include: Sushi, omurice, and gyudon.
Knitting + Crocheting
Learn how to knit or crochet!
Massage Therapy
This course will demonstrate the basic techniques of massage therapy. For a majority of the time, students will work ‘hands on’—elements of back/leg massage will be demonstrated and students will be able to practice techniques. All massage therapy in this class will be done over clothes — students will not have to disrobe. Enrolled students should dress comfortably (e.g. t-shirt and sweatpants) and also bring a blanket or large towel with them to class.
Always wanted to know how to fold a paper crane or rose? Tried to get one of those origami books and just get confused by the lines? We'll help you get started by teaching you what those crazy symbols mean to give you the tools to explore more of the world of origami!
Paper Planes
The course offers a variety of construction methodologies for paper airplanes, among other airborne paper toys. Students will learn to classify the various types of planes and understand specifics, strengths, and weaknesses of each category. They will learn proper and efficient folding techniques for planes and put them into use. The course culminates in students creating planes of their own design and testing them against each other in multiple categories.
Parkour Essentials
Tartan Parkour will teach participants a variety of classic parkour techniques ranging from vaults to wall climbs, precisions to railwalking. There will be fun challenges, strength training, and a couple surprises thrown in. Tartan Parkour Executive Board Leaders are accustomed to working with individuals of all abilities and fitness levels. We look forward to training with you!
Pathfinder Role-Playing Games
Come learn the basics and roll the die with Nathan Trevino.
This class would provide students with a brief history of Quidditch with respect to its origins from the Harry Potter series and its adaptation into the "Muggle" world. We will go over an overview of gameplay and the specific roles of each position, and then we will finish the class with some drills and a brief scrimmage.
Rainbow Loom
In this class you will be provided the basic knowledge and supplies to start creating your own rubber band friendship bracelets and other rubber band jewelry. Six year old Satyan Chickering will share his love and experience with the class. Students are encouraged to bring portable devices so they can watch videos for more complicated patterns. Click here for more info.
What is SafeZone? SafeZone is a network of allies committed to providing a safe and affirming environment for all at Carnegie Mellon, including anyone dealing with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. The goals of the program are to: identify members of the Carnegie Mellon community who have pledged to provide a safe and supportive contact for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students, faculty and staff provide educational opportunities that prepare students, faculty and staff to serve as resources for the campus community provide a visual statement of support and safety for the LGBTQ community. All members of the campus community – students, faculty and staff – straight and gay – are invited to join the network. By displaying a SafeZone sign in their work or living space, members of the SafeZone network actively show their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons. SafeZone at Carnegie Mellon is sponsored by the Student Life Office.
Survivor Support Network Training [FULL]
The Survivor Support Network (SSN) is a volunteer group of students, staff and faculty who are trained to provide support and resources to survivors of sexual violence. Advisors will learn about a variety of topics including: consent, definitions of sexual violence, bystander intervention, the community standards process at CMU, community resources, and more. Additional roles of Sexual Assault Advisors may include campus-wide training, educational programming, community outreach, and escorting survivors to CAPS or University Police.
Simple Glass Etching
Design and create your own personalized glass mug! Learn how to use stencils (pre-made and DIY) and glass-etching cream to create permanently etched works of art.
Sign Language through Pop Music
Have you always wanted to learn sign language? This short escapade into the world of sign will be through the tunes of popular music. Each lesson will teach the chorus of a popular song. Topics include Greetings, Time, Relationships, and Emotions. By the end, you should be able to hold a basic conversation in sign language!
SRU Trip
Come spend an entire afternoon at the Slippery Rock University. Swimming, Rock Climbing, Badminton, and various other fun activities will be included.
Tea Tasting
Do you like tea? Come and taste a number of exotic drinks and expand your palette. All teas provided by a local Pittsburgh Tea Shop.
Another relaxing class that Summit offers. Learn the traditional physical and mental disciplines that will help keep stress out of your life at Carnegie Mellon.

and more to come!