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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
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
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
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
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.

Jun
6
Tue
Jentel Presents @ SAGE Community Arts
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at SAGE Community Arts.
Jentel Presents is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
Presenters include mixed media artist Meredith Lynn, of Terre Haute, Indiana; sculptor Lee Running, of Grinnell, Iowa; fiction writer Sandra Hunter, of Simi Valley, California; digital media artist Nicole Hill, of Eureka, California; photographer Bailey Russel, of Laramie; and screenwriter and filmmaker Marya Cohn, of New York City.
SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

Jun
10
Sat
Universal Language of Birds @ Ucross Foundation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

UCROSS — For bird lovers and art lovers alike, Saturday will provide an opportunity to experience a combination of the two, through a series of events at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. 

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Universal Language of Birds” by Christina Baal, a day of festivities will take place, building connections between people, art, science, birds and all of the natural world.

Events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning talk on birding and nature journaling, and guided bird walks on the Ucross Ranch, culminating with an artist’s talk and gallery reception starting at noon.

Dr. Jackie Canterbury, President of Bighorn Audubon, will join Christina Baal to lead the day’s activities.

Inspired by Baal’s dedication to public engagement, the exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community, such as a painting by Worland artist Victoria Bales, and from the national Ucross community, such as poems by Pittsburgh poet and Ucross fellow J.C. Todd.

The community art will also be catalogued online at www.drawingtenthousandbirds.com, a website created by Baal intended to develop a community of “citizen artists.”

The following is the schedule of events:

• 9 a.m. — doors open at the Ucross Art Gallery

• 9:30-10 a.m., presentation by Baal and Canterbury, with tips on birding and nature journaling

• 10 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks led by Baal and Canterbury, starting from Big Red 

• Noon — gallery reception begins

• 1 p.m. — Artist talk by Baal

• 3 p.m. — reception concludes

Morning participants will receive nature journals and a copies of “Recognizing 10 Common Birds of Ucross and Wyoming,” created by Baal for the event. Participants should wear weather appropriate attire and binoculars are recommended (a few will be on hand for guest use).

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located one-half mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For more information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org. 

Jun
12
Mon
Monday@theMuseum @ Sheridan County Museum
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Monday@theMuseum, the Sheridan County Museum’s summer program series will kick off next week.

Monday@theMuseum brings speakers from a range of disciplines to the museum. The program will begin at 10 a.m. on the museum’s porch. 

On Monday, Kim Ostermyer, manager of The Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, will be the guest presenter. Ostermyer will present, “The Sheridan Cemetery: Past, Present and Future.” The program is based on Ostermyer’s work related to Sheridan Municipal Cemetery records.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Jun
23
Fri
Karen McNenny presentation @ Sheridan college Broadway Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Karen McNenny will return to Sheridan this week for a number of events, including a community presentation set for 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

McNenny will help local groups learn to talk about their organizations so people want you to keep talking.

She’ll help you be ready when the next person asks, “What do you do?” You’ll be able to seize the opportunity and avoid fumbling for the right words.

The event will also help attendees develop the skills to speak effectively at the next networking social, public event or media opportunity. The cost of the presentation is $30 per person. It will take place at the Sheridan College Broadway Center, located at 245 Broadway St.

For more information, contact the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

Aug
1
Tue
Antiracism series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A local group calling itself Real Resistance Wyoming has organized a series of summer programs meant to combat racism.

Each of the events is free and open to the public. The final event in the series is set for Tuesday and will focus on contemporary voices. The group will discuss “Letter to My Son” by Ta-Nahisi Coates and read selections from Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric.”

The discussion will take place at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

For additional information, contact Josh Hanson at 307-461-1293. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Aug
7
Mon
Eclipse, full moon program
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host a series of programs on the upcoming solar eclipse and a viewing party for the full moon next week.

On Aug. 7, the program will begin at 3 p.m. at the Tongue River Branch Library in Ranchester. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and at 7:30 p.m. at the Story Branch Library.

At 8:30 p.m., the state historic site will host a full moon and night sky viewing party.

The programs will be led by Samantha Ogden, program coordinator for the NASA Space Grant Consortium in Laramie. Her programs will focus on the science of eclipse and how to safely view them.

Those planning to attend the viewing party at the fort are asked to bring a chair or blanket, binoculars and bug spray.

Sep
5
Tue
Jentel Presents @ SAGE Community Arts
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at SAGE Community Arts.
Jentel Presents is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
Presenters include figure drawer Bob Shay, of Lexington, Kentucky; fiction writer Chris Drangle, of Oakland, California; book artist Suze Woolf, of Seattle, Washington; collage artist Lani Asher, of San Francisco, California; novelist Adrienne Celt, of Tucson, Arizona; and painter Blanche Nettles Powers, of Savannah, Georgia.
The event is free and open to the public. SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

 

Sep
7
Thu
Local foods discussion, tea @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — As part of the three-day Harvest Moon Festival celebrating family, food and community, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Sheridan Local Foods will host a tea social and public discussion on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle.

During the program, the group will screen short, inspiring TED Talks on local food and agricultural topics and follow the videos with discussion of how to implement the ideas in local communities.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. with homemade herbal teas and locally-sourced snacks. The video portion of the program will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by discussion led by Donald Legerski. This program is free and open to all members of the public.

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

Sep
12
Tue
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
13
Wed
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
14
Thu
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
15
Fri
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

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
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
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
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
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.

Jun
6
Tue
Jentel Presents @ SAGE Community Arts
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at SAGE Community Arts.
Jentel Presents is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
Presenters include mixed media artist Meredith Lynn, of Terre Haute, Indiana; sculptor Lee Running, of Grinnell, Iowa; fiction writer Sandra Hunter, of Simi Valley, California; digital media artist Nicole Hill, of Eureka, California; photographer Bailey Russel, of Laramie; and screenwriter and filmmaker Marya Cohn, of New York City.
SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

Jun
10
Sat
Universal Language of Birds @ Ucross Foundation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

UCROSS — For bird lovers and art lovers alike, Saturday will provide an opportunity to experience a combination of the two, through a series of events at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. 

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Universal Language of Birds” by Christina Baal, a day of festivities will take place, building connections between people, art, science, birds and all of the natural world.

Events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning talk on birding and nature journaling, and guided bird walks on the Ucross Ranch, culminating with an artist’s talk and gallery reception starting at noon.

Dr. Jackie Canterbury, President of Bighorn Audubon, will join Christina Baal to lead the day’s activities.

Inspired by Baal’s dedication to public engagement, the exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community, such as a painting by Worland artist Victoria Bales, and from the national Ucross community, such as poems by Pittsburgh poet and Ucross fellow J.C. Todd.

The community art will also be catalogued online at www.drawingtenthousandbirds.com, a website created by Baal intended to develop a community of “citizen artists.”

The following is the schedule of events:

• 9 a.m. — doors open at the Ucross Art Gallery

• 9:30-10 a.m., presentation by Baal and Canterbury, with tips on birding and nature journaling

• 10 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks led by Baal and Canterbury, starting from Big Red 

• Noon — gallery reception begins

• 1 p.m. — Artist talk by Baal

• 3 p.m. — reception concludes

Morning participants will receive nature journals and a copies of “Recognizing 10 Common Birds of Ucross and Wyoming,” created by Baal for the event. Participants should wear weather appropriate attire and binoculars are recommended (a few will be on hand for guest use).

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located one-half mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For more information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org. 

Jun
12
Mon
Monday@theMuseum @ Sheridan County Museum
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Monday@theMuseum, the Sheridan County Museum’s summer program series will kick off next week.

Monday@theMuseum brings speakers from a range of disciplines to the museum. The program will begin at 10 a.m. on the museum’s porch. 

On Monday, Kim Ostermyer, manager of The Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, will be the guest presenter. Ostermyer will present, “The Sheridan Cemetery: Past, Present and Future.” The program is based on Ostermyer’s work related to Sheridan Municipal Cemetery records.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Jun
23
Fri
Karen McNenny presentation @ Sheridan college Broadway Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Karen McNenny will return to Sheridan this week for a number of events, including a community presentation set for 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

McNenny will help local groups learn to talk about their organizations so people want you to keep talking.

She’ll help you be ready when the next person asks, “What do you do?” You’ll be able to seize the opportunity and avoid fumbling for the right words.

The event will also help attendees develop the skills to speak effectively at the next networking social, public event or media opportunity. The cost of the presentation is $30 per person. It will take place at the Sheridan College Broadway Center, located at 245 Broadway St.

For more information, contact the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

Aug
1
Tue
Antiracism series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A local group calling itself Real Resistance Wyoming has organized a series of summer programs meant to combat racism.

Each of the events is free and open to the public. The final event in the series is set for Tuesday and will focus on contemporary voices. The group will discuss “Letter to My Son” by Ta-Nahisi Coates and read selections from Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric.”

The discussion will take place at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

For additional information, contact Josh Hanson at 307-461-1293. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Aug
7
Mon
Eclipse, full moon program
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host a series of programs on the upcoming solar eclipse and a viewing party for the full moon next week.

On Aug. 7, the program will begin at 3 p.m. at the Tongue River Branch Library in Ranchester. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and at 7:30 p.m. at the Story Branch Library.

At 8:30 p.m., the state historic site will host a full moon and night sky viewing party.

The programs will be led by Samantha Ogden, program coordinator for the NASA Space Grant Consortium in Laramie. Her programs will focus on the science of eclipse and how to safely view them.

Those planning to attend the viewing party at the fort are asked to bring a chair or blanket, binoculars and bug spray.

Sep
5
Tue
Jentel Presents @ SAGE Community Arts
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at SAGE Community Arts.
Jentel Presents is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
Presenters include figure drawer Bob Shay, of Lexington, Kentucky; fiction writer Chris Drangle, of Oakland, California; book artist Suze Woolf, of Seattle, Washington; collage artist Lani Asher, of San Francisco, California; novelist Adrienne Celt, of Tucson, Arizona; and painter Blanche Nettles Powers, of Savannah, Georgia.
The event is free and open to the public. SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

 

Sep
7
Thu
Local foods discussion, tea @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — As part of the three-day Harvest Moon Festival celebrating family, food and community, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Sheridan Local Foods will host a tea social and public discussion on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle.

During the program, the group will screen short, inspiring TED Talks on local food and agricultural topics and follow the videos with discussion of how to implement the ideas in local communities.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. with homemade herbal teas and locally-sourced snacks. The video portion of the program will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by discussion led by Donald Legerski. This program is free and open to all members of the public.

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

Sep
12
Tue
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
13
Wed
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
14
Thu
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
15
Fri
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.