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Nov
30
Wed
Emborg to present Gollings Collection lecture on Nov. 30 @ Sheridan College
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A lecture on the Whitney Gollings Collection at Sheridan will feature Tyson Emborg, who will present Sheridan’s unique connection to one of the West’s greatest artists, E. William Gollings.

The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Whitney Center of Arts at Sheridan College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Gollings Collection will be on view in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
6
Tue
Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jentel will present its current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m.

The artists will give presentations about the art on which they are working at Jentel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters for November include mixed media artist Mary Bergs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; found materials artist Lisa Hochstein of Santa Cruz, California; encaustic painter, Mona Monroe of Alta, Wyoming; essayist Catherine Jagoe of Madison, Wisconsin; novelist Lisa Lee of Los Angeles, California; and sculptor Andrew Redington of Berlin, Wisconsin.

For more information, call 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. 

 
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. 

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.

Dec
13
Tue
Sweeney to speak at e2e program @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — In less than three years Sheridan native Mike Sweeney launched Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics, grew the companies to over 175 employees with almost $40 million in annual revenue, and then sold both businesses to Waste Management, Inc.

Sweeney will speak at the next e2e Wyoming in Sheridan on Dec. 13. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center and is open to the public.  

Sweeney will tell the story of Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics with an emphasis on topics such as startup funding, banking relationships, customer interaction strategies, servant leadership and out-of-the-box benefits.

Prior to launching Summit, Sweeney worked as a regional manager for an oil and gas construction company. It was this position that brought him to the Williston Basin in 2009. He has extensive management experience in the energy industry as well as in engineering, banking, and international business start-up. 

Sweeney is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Navy’s Supply Corps School. Sweeney lives in Sheridan, and is married to Stacy Sweeney. They have nine children. 

 
Dec
15
Thu
SC to host reception for DeVuono art show Thursday @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a reception for Lanny DeVuono’s new show on display in the Whitney Center for the Arts. The reception will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition, “Outer Space,” comes to Sheridan from the Denver Contemporary Art Museum.

DeVuono uses landscape imagery as a metaphor to examine both the physical environment in which we live, as well as the social and psychological environments of our expectations.

In this series at Sheridan College, she is interested in the current privatization of space research, historical parallels with past explorations as well as the fast changing environments of the earth.

DeVuono is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver and has taught at Eastern Washington University, New York University, William Paterson University, Rangsit University in Thailand and Trivandrum College of Fine Art in India.

She also writes on contemporary art under the name Frances DeVuono.  

DeVuono’s work will be on display through Jan. 22. 

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located on the Sheridan College campus at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
2
Thu
SAGE to host 7th annual National Juried Art Show @ Sagebrush Community Art Center’s new space
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild Et al will host its seventh annual National Juried Art Show in February and has put out a call for art to be featured in the show.

Heather Plank will serve as the juror for the first show in the guild’s new space downtown.

Plank has a bachelor’s degree in printmaking from the University of Oregon and established the residency program and gallery at the Ucross Foundation, among other accomplishments and training.

The show will open Feb. 2 and a reception and awards event will take place that day from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s new space at 21 W. Brundage St.

All submissions for art are due Jan. 10. To submit work, see artinsheridan.com for information.

 
Feb
9
Thu
Lecture to focus on the ‘Peopling of the Americas’ @ Sheridan College
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Bjarne Kristiansen for a faculty lecture entitled “The Peopling of the Americas: Who got here first?” on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

There is much conjecture on who first settled the Americas. Join Kristiansen for an examination of the archaeological record to determine which hypothesis makes the most sense today.

Kristiansen works for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality as a natural resources program principal, and is responsible for interacting with all non-coal mines in northeastern Wyoming. 

He is also an adjunct professor of anthropology at Sheridan College.

The lecture will take place in the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall and refreshments will be available following the presentation.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 674-6446, ext. 4304. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
10
Fri
Brinton to display student art in February @ Brinton Museum
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will again partner with local elementary schools to present the second annual All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show, featuring original art by fifth-grade students from nine schools throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties. 

The student art show opens in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Thursday. A reception for the artists will take place Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. 

Admission to the student art exhibit through Feb. 17 is free for students and teachers.

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show offers fifth-graders the unique opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in a professional, museum setting and share their classroom art projects with the public. 

“We are happy to again highlight art by young students in a special show at The Brinton Museum,” Museum Director Kenneth Schuster said in a press release. “This event gives students the chance to experience first-hand how a fine art museum functions as a valuable resource to the community, and that museums are a great place to see great art!” 

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show is available to guests through Feb. 17.

More information about upcoming exhibits and educational events is found on the museum’s website at www.thebrintonmuseum.org.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Feb
16
Thu
SC to host father, daughter art exhibit, reception @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Internationally-renowned artist Theodore Waddell, who has gifted the college his entire print collection, printing press and materials to Sheridan College, will give a presentation with his daughter, local artist Arin Waddell, on Feb. 16 from 5-7 p.m.  

Theodore Waddell most often paints freely-rendered range animals roaming the vast plains of eastern Montana. He is known for expressionist animal and landscape painting and sculpture. Waddell was born in Laurel, Montana, and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; Eastern Montana College; and Wayne State University, Detroit (MFA, 1968). He taught at the University of Montana from 1968 to 1976 and has since been a full-time artist and rancher.  He has had more than 90 one-man exhibitions, including a major survey at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis. Waddell’s work has been singled out in reviews in the Washington Post and The New York Times, and was the subject of a Newsweek article. 

The Waddells will work with Sheridan area high school students on Feb. 15 and Sheridan College students on Feb. 16. 

On Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m., the Whitney Center for the Arts will host an opening artist reception for Theodore Waddell and Arin Waddell. Both of their works will be on display in their latest exhibition: Waddell + Waddell. This reception is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to attend, view the works and meet the artists. 

Waddell + Waddell is on display through March 10.

The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

Feb
25
Sat
SC to host Saturday University Feb. 25 @ Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — Go back to college for a day — minus the tests, stress and homework. Join other attendees for three lectures, delivered by top-notch professors who will enlighten and entertain you as part of Saturday U, the free one-day college education on Feb. 25.

Attend one, two or all three Saturday University lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. There is no pre-registration necessary and the lectures are free and open to the public. The day wraps up with a lunch and conversation as the professors explore links among their topics.

Saturday University is a collaborative program connecting popular UW professors with Wyoming residents who have a desire to learn.

Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The program is presented locally by Sheridan College, the Wyoming Humanities Council, and the UW outreach School.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. — doors open

8:30-8:50 a.m. — free coffee and pastries

8:50-9 a.m. — welcome and opening remarks

9 a.m. — “How the Brain Learns to See: Studying Tadpoles to Understand People” presented by Kara Pratt, assistant professor of zoology and physiology at UW

10-10:10 a.m. — break

10:15 a.m. — “Democracy’s Past, Democracy’s Future: Problems and Possibilities” presented by Scott Henkel, assistant professor of English at UW

11:15-11:25 a.m. — break

11:30 a.m. — “Will We Ever Have Beautiful Forests Again? Bark Beetles, Resilience and Future Forests” presented by Daniel Tinker, associate professor of botany at UW

12:30-1:45 p.m. — lunch and questions and answer session with presenters

The program will take place at the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Mar
1
Wed
SC to conduct ‘Intense Innovation’ course @ Sheridan College Broadway Center
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College and Timberline Training will host a course on Intense Innovation from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Center.

The goal of the course is to help create a thriving culture of innovation within an organization. It will teach personal innovation skills, innovative idea creation and a process for implementation.

The cost of the course is $200, which includes lunch.

For additional information, call Matt Melinkovich at 307-567-8171. 

To register for the class, call 307-686-0254, ext. 1431.

The Sheridan College Broadway Center is located at 245 Broadway St.

Mar
7
Tue
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 7 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Mar
8
Wed
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

SC to host presentation on fossil discovery @ Sheridan College
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery lecture series will feature a presentation titled “Grasslands to Well Pad — Fossil Discovery During Construction Monitoring” on March 8 at 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paleontologists from SWCA Environmental Consultants conducted initial surveys for a proposed well pad development in eastern Wyoming. The survey area was nearly entirely vegetated, and it presented few bedrock exposures. Though sparse, observed fossils consisted of heavily weathered bone fragments. A year later a paleontologist was on site full time to monitor ground disturbing activities.

Initial discoveries included isolated skeletal elements from hadrosaur and ceratopsian dinosaurs and turtles. Then three closely associated bones were exposed in a channel sandstone horizon. An exploratory excavation revealed that the elements were really one specimen — a partially complete skull of cf. Triceratops horridus.

Because this project followed proper mitigation protocol, a new specimen of Triceratops and associated geographic and stratigraphic data will be available for study.

Georgia Knauss, who will give the presentation, is the paleontology lead at SWCA Environmental Consultants based in Sheridan; and works as a mitigation paleontologist.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
23
Thu
SAGE to host ‘Modern Masters’ @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — SAGE Community Arts will host a show entitled “Modern Masters: Jenna Jordan and Micah Trampe” through April 14.

A reception for the show will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, see artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.

 
UW Extension to host ‘Real Food’ classes @ Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension in Sheridan will host a series of classes on “Real Food” in March and April.

The classes will take place from March 23 to April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.

Instructors Kentz Willis and Vicki Hayman will teach attendees to reduce packaged/processed foods and added sugar, plan meals and read labels to decipher ingredient lists.

Attendees will receive a cookbook, handouts, weekly food samples and new ideas and skills.

The enrollment deadline for the classes is March 16.

For more information, call 674-2980 or kwillis3@uwyo.edu.

 
Apr
5
Wed
Lecture to focus on genomics revolution @ Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Vikram Chhatre will give a lecture on “The Genomics Revolution” on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.

The discovery of polymerase chain reaction ushered in a new era of biological research by instantly providing tools to study organisms at unprecedented depths. In the ensuing decades, the advent of affordable and high throughput DNA sequencing technology has revolutionized a large number of biological disciplines.  

This genomic revolution aided by informatics tools has impacted our lives in a multitude of ways. Chhatre will discuss examples of the application of various genomic technologies in medicine, mitigation of global climate change, understanding organismal evolution and designing strategies for ecosystem conservation.  

Chhatre grew up in India fascinated by the natural world and with a curiosity to understand what makes it work. Eventually narrowing down his focus to long-living forest trees, he adopted population genomics and bioinformatics tools to understand how they adapt to their environment.  

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
18
Tue
Register for SHRM seminar by April 7 @ Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Apr 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register for the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management’s annual seminar will be April 7.

Speakers for the full day seminar, planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18, will include coach Sherry Winn and Brad T. Cave.

Winn will cover three essential ingredients for success and emphasize communication and team building.

Cave will give a legislative update, comment on the changes during the first 90 days of the Trump administration and discuss retaliation in the workplace.

The cost to a attend either the morning or afternoon session for members is $75; the cost to attend both is $125. For nonmembers, the morning or afternoon sessions cost $90 or $155 for both.

The seminar will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

For more information or to register, see bighornmountain.shrm.org/events.

Apr
22
Sat
Ucross new exhibit reception @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”

The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.

Apr
27
Thu
The Brinton to present lecture on Gollings @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present a gallery talk on artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Chief Curator Kenneth Schuster will give the lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibition “Gollings and Kleiber: In the Classroom.”

The presentation is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

May
4
Thu
SC to host reception for student show @ Sheridan College
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present the 70th annual Sheridan College Student Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is on display through May 14 in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery. The opening reception will take place May 4 from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition was juried by local artist Joel Ostlind. Twenty-four Sheridan College students submitted work and 18 were selected to show. Those exhibiting are Taryn Bohlman, Shaelyn Moore Hytrek, Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wolz, Lydia Johnson, Kari Lentz, Jonathan Kibodeaux, Helene Todd, Emily Swanson, Elijah McClendon, Dylan Campbell Peterson, Diana Goodrich, David Danielson, Colleen Swan, Cecilia Riddle, Ashlee Purcella and Trudy Schoonover.

The pieces were installed by Sheridan College students Nichole Wrigley and Jonathan Kibodeaux.

The Edward A. Whitney Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

The reception is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at www.whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
10
Wed
Library to host program on railroad history @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, railroad expert and historian James Ehernberger will present an educational program on the history of railroads in northeast Wyoming.

Railroad construction during the 1880s was greater in the West than any other decade in the history of our country. In 1887, the first Burlington line reached Wyoming and the Grand Island and Northern Wyoming Railroad built westward in 1890 to Moorcroft, in 1891 to Gillette and to Sheridan on Nov. 26, 1892. In 1893 and 1894, the line was completed northward to a connection with the Northern Pacific for service into Billings.

The livestock trade was one of the great revenue sources for railroads during that time. Herds of Texas Longhorn cattle were driven north and pastured on the rich Wyoming grasslands, with railroads playing a vital role in this movement of livestock.

Ehernberger, a Cheyenne resident since 1950, has been researching Wyoming railroad history for nearly 60 years. He worked for Union Pacific railroad for 34 years and has authored or co-authored more than 50 books. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, as well as several PBS presentations.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

May
15
Mon
Eclipse speaker to present at SC @ Sheridan College
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?

Tim Slater, the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education at the University of Wyoming, has traveled into deeply rural Africa to catch a glimpse of the disappearing sun. In May, he will travel across Wyoming to visit schools, public libraries and community centers to build awareness, generate excitement and help children, parents, teachers and community leaders to prepare for the upcoming total eclipse of the sun.

Slater is scheduled to speak about the nature of eclipses in the Sheridan area Monday, including visiting with Sheridan High School students and teachers at 1:45 p.m., and giving a public talk from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.

In his lectures, Slater describes how to safely observe the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun and uses scientific digital visualization simulations to explain why scientists from all over the world are coming to Wyoming to observe this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Visible from much of Wyoming and known as the Great North American Solar Eclipse, this rarely visible sky event occurs midday Aug. 21.

For more information, call Slater at 307-314-9831 or email tslater@uwyo.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
24
Wed
Suicide prevention training with Cynthia Cloud @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia Cloud will give the keynote address at the Light in the Darkness suicide prevention presentation and training Wednesday.

Cloud lost her son to suicide in 2016.

Dinner will be provided at the event set for 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

For more information, contact Brooke Wattum at bjpoavs@yahoo.com.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Nov
30
Wed
Emborg to present Gollings Collection lecture on Nov. 30 @ Sheridan College
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A lecture on the Whitney Gollings Collection at Sheridan will feature Tyson Emborg, who will present Sheridan’s unique connection to one of the West’s greatest artists, E. William Gollings.

The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Whitney Center of Arts at Sheridan College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Gollings Collection will be on view in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
6
Tue
Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jentel will present its current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m.

The artists will give presentations about the art on which they are working at Jentel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters for November include mixed media artist Mary Bergs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; found materials artist Lisa Hochstein of Santa Cruz, California; encaustic painter, Mona Monroe of Alta, Wyoming; essayist Catherine Jagoe of Madison, Wisconsin; novelist Lisa Lee of Los Angeles, California; and sculptor Andrew Redington of Berlin, Wisconsin.

For more information, call 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. 

 
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. 

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.

Dec
13
Tue
Sweeney to speak at e2e program @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — In less than three years Sheridan native Mike Sweeney launched Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics, grew the companies to over 175 employees with almost $40 million in annual revenue, and then sold both businesses to Waste Management, Inc.

Sweeney will speak at the next e2e Wyoming in Sheridan on Dec. 13. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center and is open to the public.  

Sweeney will tell the story of Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics with an emphasis on topics such as startup funding, banking relationships, customer interaction strategies, servant leadership and out-of-the-box benefits.

Prior to launching Summit, Sweeney worked as a regional manager for an oil and gas construction company. It was this position that brought him to the Williston Basin in 2009. He has extensive management experience in the energy industry as well as in engineering, banking, and international business start-up. 

Sweeney is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Navy’s Supply Corps School. Sweeney lives in Sheridan, and is married to Stacy Sweeney. They have nine children. 

 
Dec
15
Thu
SC to host reception for DeVuono art show Thursday @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a reception for Lanny DeVuono’s new show on display in the Whitney Center for the Arts. The reception will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition, “Outer Space,” comes to Sheridan from the Denver Contemporary Art Museum.

DeVuono uses landscape imagery as a metaphor to examine both the physical environment in which we live, as well as the social and psychological environments of our expectations.

In this series at Sheridan College, she is interested in the current privatization of space research, historical parallels with past explorations as well as the fast changing environments of the earth.

DeVuono is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver and has taught at Eastern Washington University, New York University, William Paterson University, Rangsit University in Thailand and Trivandrum College of Fine Art in India.

She also writes on contemporary art under the name Frances DeVuono.  

DeVuono’s work will be on display through Jan. 22. 

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located on the Sheridan College campus at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
2
Thu
SAGE to host 7th annual National Juried Art Show @ Sagebrush Community Art Center’s new space
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild Et al will host its seventh annual National Juried Art Show in February and has put out a call for art to be featured in the show.

Heather Plank will serve as the juror for the first show in the guild’s new space downtown.

Plank has a bachelor’s degree in printmaking from the University of Oregon and established the residency program and gallery at the Ucross Foundation, among other accomplishments and training.

The show will open Feb. 2 and a reception and awards event will take place that day from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s new space at 21 W. Brundage St.

All submissions for art are due Jan. 10. To submit work, see artinsheridan.com for information.

 
Feb
9
Thu
Lecture to focus on the ‘Peopling of the Americas’ @ Sheridan College
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Bjarne Kristiansen for a faculty lecture entitled “The Peopling of the Americas: Who got here first?” on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

There is much conjecture on who first settled the Americas. Join Kristiansen for an examination of the archaeological record to determine which hypothesis makes the most sense today.

Kristiansen works for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality as a natural resources program principal, and is responsible for interacting with all non-coal mines in northeastern Wyoming. 

He is also an adjunct professor of anthropology at Sheridan College.

The lecture will take place in the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall and refreshments will be available following the presentation.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 674-6446, ext. 4304. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
10
Fri
Brinton to display student art in February @ Brinton Museum
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will again partner with local elementary schools to present the second annual All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show, featuring original art by fifth-grade students from nine schools throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties. 

The student art show opens in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Thursday. A reception for the artists will take place Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. 

Admission to the student art exhibit through Feb. 17 is free for students and teachers.

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show offers fifth-graders the unique opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in a professional, museum setting and share their classroom art projects with the public. 

“We are happy to again highlight art by young students in a special show at The Brinton Museum,” Museum Director Kenneth Schuster said in a press release. “This event gives students the chance to experience first-hand how a fine art museum functions as a valuable resource to the community, and that museums are a great place to see great art!” 

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show is available to guests through Feb. 17.

More information about upcoming exhibits and educational events is found on the museum’s website at www.thebrintonmuseum.org.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Feb
16
Thu
SC to host father, daughter art exhibit, reception @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Internationally-renowned artist Theodore Waddell, who has gifted the college his entire print collection, printing press and materials to Sheridan College, will give a presentation with his daughter, local artist Arin Waddell, on Feb. 16 from 5-7 p.m.  

Theodore Waddell most often paints freely-rendered range animals roaming the vast plains of eastern Montana. He is known for expressionist animal and landscape painting and sculpture. Waddell was born in Laurel, Montana, and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; Eastern Montana College; and Wayne State University, Detroit (MFA, 1968). He taught at the University of Montana from 1968 to 1976 and has since been a full-time artist and rancher.  He has had more than 90 one-man exhibitions, including a major survey at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis. Waddell’s work has been singled out in reviews in the Washington Post and The New York Times, and was the subject of a Newsweek article. 

The Waddells will work with Sheridan area high school students on Feb. 15 and Sheridan College students on Feb. 16. 

On Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m., the Whitney Center for the Arts will host an opening artist reception for Theodore Waddell and Arin Waddell. Both of their works will be on display in their latest exhibition: Waddell + Waddell. This reception is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to attend, view the works and meet the artists. 

Waddell + Waddell is on display through March 10.

The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

Feb
25
Sat
SC to host Saturday University Feb. 25 @ Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — Go back to college for a day — minus the tests, stress and homework. Join other attendees for three lectures, delivered by top-notch professors who will enlighten and entertain you as part of Saturday U, the free one-day college education on Feb. 25.

Attend one, two or all three Saturday University lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. There is no pre-registration necessary and the lectures are free and open to the public. The day wraps up with a lunch and conversation as the professors explore links among their topics.

Saturday University is a collaborative program connecting popular UW professors with Wyoming residents who have a desire to learn.

Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The program is presented locally by Sheridan College, the Wyoming Humanities Council, and the UW outreach School.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. — doors open

8:30-8:50 a.m. — free coffee and pastries

8:50-9 a.m. — welcome and opening remarks

9 a.m. — “How the Brain Learns to See: Studying Tadpoles to Understand People” presented by Kara Pratt, assistant professor of zoology and physiology at UW

10-10:10 a.m. — break

10:15 a.m. — “Democracy’s Past, Democracy’s Future: Problems and Possibilities” presented by Scott Henkel, assistant professor of English at UW

11:15-11:25 a.m. — break

11:30 a.m. — “Will We Ever Have Beautiful Forests Again? Bark Beetles, Resilience and Future Forests” presented by Daniel Tinker, associate professor of botany at UW

12:30-1:45 p.m. — lunch and questions and answer session with presenters

The program will take place at the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Mar
1
Wed
SC to conduct ‘Intense Innovation’ course @ Sheridan College Broadway Center
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College and Timberline Training will host a course on Intense Innovation from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Center.

The goal of the course is to help create a thriving culture of innovation within an organization. It will teach personal innovation skills, innovative idea creation and a process for implementation.

The cost of the course is $200, which includes lunch.

For additional information, call Matt Melinkovich at 307-567-8171. 

To register for the class, call 307-686-0254, ext. 1431.

The Sheridan College Broadway Center is located at 245 Broadway St.

Mar
7
Tue
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 7 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

Mar
8
Wed
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

SC to host presentation on fossil discovery @ Sheridan College
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery lecture series will feature a presentation titled “Grasslands to Well Pad — Fossil Discovery During Construction Monitoring” on March 8 at 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paleontologists from SWCA Environmental Consultants conducted initial surveys for a proposed well pad development in eastern Wyoming. The survey area was nearly entirely vegetated, and it presented few bedrock exposures. Though sparse, observed fossils consisted of heavily weathered bone fragments. A year later a paleontologist was on site full time to monitor ground disturbing activities.

Initial discoveries included isolated skeletal elements from hadrosaur and ceratopsian dinosaurs and turtles. Then three closely associated bones were exposed in a channel sandstone horizon. An exploratory excavation revealed that the elements were really one specimen — a partially complete skull of cf. Triceratops horridus.

Because this project followed proper mitigation protocol, a new specimen of Triceratops and associated geographic and stratigraphic data will be available for study.

Georgia Knauss, who will give the presentation, is the paleontology lead at SWCA Environmental Consultants based in Sheridan; and works as a mitigation paleontologist.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
23
Thu
SAGE to host ‘Modern Masters’ @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — SAGE Community Arts will host a show entitled “Modern Masters: Jenna Jordan and Micah Trampe” through April 14.

A reception for the show will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, see artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.

 
UW Extension to host ‘Real Food’ classes @ Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension in Sheridan will host a series of classes on “Real Food” in March and April.

The classes will take place from March 23 to April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.

Instructors Kentz Willis and Vicki Hayman will teach attendees to reduce packaged/processed foods and added sugar, plan meals and read labels to decipher ingredient lists.

Attendees will receive a cookbook, handouts, weekly food samples and new ideas and skills.

The enrollment deadline for the classes is March 16.

For more information, call 674-2980 or kwillis3@uwyo.edu.

 
Apr
5
Wed
Lecture to focus on genomics revolution @ Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Vikram Chhatre will give a lecture on “The Genomics Revolution” on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.

The discovery of polymerase chain reaction ushered in a new era of biological research by instantly providing tools to study organisms at unprecedented depths. In the ensuing decades, the advent of affordable and high throughput DNA sequencing technology has revolutionized a large number of biological disciplines.  

This genomic revolution aided by informatics tools has impacted our lives in a multitude of ways. Chhatre will discuss examples of the application of various genomic technologies in medicine, mitigation of global climate change, understanding organismal evolution and designing strategies for ecosystem conservation.  

Chhatre grew up in India fascinated by the natural world and with a curiosity to understand what makes it work. Eventually narrowing down his focus to long-living forest trees, he adopted population genomics and bioinformatics tools to understand how they adapt to their environment.  

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
18
Tue
Register for SHRM seminar by April 7 @ Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Apr 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register for the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management’s annual seminar will be April 7.

Speakers for the full day seminar, planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18, will include coach Sherry Winn and Brad T. Cave.

Winn will cover three essential ingredients for success and emphasize communication and team building.

Cave will give a legislative update, comment on the changes during the first 90 days of the Trump administration and discuss retaliation in the workplace.

The cost to a attend either the morning or afternoon session for members is $75; the cost to attend both is $125. For nonmembers, the morning or afternoon sessions cost $90 or $155 for both.

The seminar will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

For more information or to register, see bighornmountain.shrm.org/events.

Apr
22
Sat
Ucross new exhibit reception @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”

The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.

Apr
27
Thu
The Brinton to present lecture on Gollings @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present a gallery talk on artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Chief Curator Kenneth Schuster will give the lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibition “Gollings and Kleiber: In the Classroom.”

The presentation is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

May
4
Thu
SC to host reception for student show @ Sheridan College
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present the 70th annual Sheridan College Student Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is on display through May 14 in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery. The opening reception will take place May 4 from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition was juried by local artist Joel Ostlind. Twenty-four Sheridan College students submitted work and 18 were selected to show. Those exhibiting are Taryn Bohlman, Shaelyn Moore Hytrek, Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wolz, Lydia Johnson, Kari Lentz, Jonathan Kibodeaux, Helene Todd, Emily Swanson, Elijah McClendon, Dylan Campbell Peterson, Diana Goodrich, David Danielson, Colleen Swan, Cecilia Riddle, Ashlee Purcella and Trudy Schoonover.

The pieces were installed by Sheridan College students Nichole Wrigley and Jonathan Kibodeaux.

The Edward A. Whitney Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

The reception is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at www.whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
10
Wed
Library to host program on railroad history @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, railroad expert and historian James Ehernberger will present an educational program on the history of railroads in northeast Wyoming.

Railroad construction during the 1880s was greater in the West than any other decade in the history of our country. In 1887, the first Burlington line reached Wyoming and the Grand Island and Northern Wyoming Railroad built westward in 1890 to Moorcroft, in 1891 to Gillette and to Sheridan on Nov. 26, 1892. In 1893 and 1894, the line was completed northward to a connection with the Northern Pacific for service into Billings.

The livestock trade was one of the great revenue sources for railroads during that time. Herds of Texas Longhorn cattle were driven north and pastured on the rich Wyoming grasslands, with railroads playing a vital role in this movement of livestock.

Ehernberger, a Cheyenne resident since 1950, has been researching Wyoming railroad history for nearly 60 years. He worked for Union Pacific railroad for 34 years and has authored or co-authored more than 50 books. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, as well as several PBS presentations.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

May
15
Mon
Eclipse speaker to present at SC @ Sheridan College
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?

Tim Slater, the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education at the University of Wyoming, has traveled into deeply rural Africa to catch a glimpse of the disappearing sun. In May, he will travel across Wyoming to visit schools, public libraries and community centers to build awareness, generate excitement and help children, parents, teachers and community leaders to prepare for the upcoming total eclipse of the sun.

Slater is scheduled to speak about the nature of eclipses in the Sheridan area Monday, including visiting with Sheridan High School students and teachers at 1:45 p.m., and giving a public talk from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.

In his lectures, Slater describes how to safely observe the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun and uses scientific digital visualization simulations to explain why scientists from all over the world are coming to Wyoming to observe this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Visible from much of Wyoming and known as the Great North American Solar Eclipse, this rarely visible sky event occurs midday Aug. 21.

For more information, call Slater at 307-314-9831 or email tslater@uwyo.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
24
Wed
Suicide prevention training with Cynthia Cloud @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia Cloud will give the keynote address at the Light in the Darkness suicide prevention presentation and training Wednesday.

Cloud lost her son to suicide in 2016.

Dinner will be provided at the event set for 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

For more information, contact Brooke Wattum at bjpoavs@yahoo.com.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.