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Dec
7
Wed
Explore history of Clean Air Act at SC Wednesday @ Sheridan College
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host a lecture on “Clean Air — Then and Now: The Role of Catalysts and Computers” on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will take a retrospective look at the reasons for the enactment of the 1970 Clean Air Act, which led to the use of catalytic converters as standard equipment on all American cars produced since 1974.

Today, exhaust emissions from our cars are 98 percent lower than they were in the early 1970s. Which would not have been possible without the co-development of catalyst and computer science. The lecture will include examples of how the automotive industry could match scientific advances in chemistry and electronics to accomplish what was thought impossible 40 years ago. Robert McDowell will present the lecture.

McDowell graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Villanova University while working in the research and development group of Johnson Matthey, the largest automotive catalyst company. He was part of the team that brought the first commercial three-way catalyst from concept into production and has manufactured emission control catalyst on four continents. He currently advises a diverse set of clients working in the R&D and prototyping areas, including lithium ion batteries, biofuels, precious metal recycling and emission control catalysts.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

SHS orchestra to perform Wednesday @ Sheridan High School
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will present a combined concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School.

The Baroque Orchestra will perform Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 7 by Handel and Folk Song by Mendelssohn.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform Praelude from “Holberg” suite by Greig, Elgie from Serenade for Strings by Tschaikowsky and “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin. 

Sidney Carroll will be the featured soloist with the chamber orchestra playing Dragoneti String Bass Concerto in G Major.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Dec
8
Thu
Listening session at Sheridan College to host UW President Laurie Nichols @ Sheridan College
Dec 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Sheridan on Dec. 8 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at Sheridan College to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

The event will take place in the University of Wyoming Watt building in rooms 131 and 132. The listening session is free and open to the public.

“These sessions are for us to hear from the people of Wyoming about their land-grant university,” Nichols said. “Creating a strong five-year plan is so important as it sets priorities and indicates areas of focus. I want to be there personally to listen to people’s hopes and dreams for Wyoming’s university, as well as the obstacles to achieving those dreams and ideas on how those challenges can be overcome.”

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

TRHS to host piano concert @ Tongue River High School
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will show off their piano skills with a concert Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Lizzy Martin and Hannah Johnston will host the Christmas event at the school for Family Career and Community Leaders of America.

The event will feature music and treats.

Tongue River High School is located at 1150 Main St. in Dayton.

Dec
9
Fri
Local AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will include a potluck dinner and musical program from “Just Harmony.”

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

For additional information, call Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Sheridan College to present ‘Handel’s Messiah’ @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College symphony orchestra and festival chorus will present “Handel’s Messiah” on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the performance are available through the WYO Theater box office, though a waiting list has been started.

For more information, see www.whitneyarts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College. 

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