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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

“Country Swing (Beginner)” (CMSV 0039 02) will be held on Thursday, July 10 at Central Wyoming Senior Services.

“County Swing (Beginner)” will run from 7 to 9 p.m. “I encourage people to stop sitting on the sidelines while their friends dance,” said Machelle Holloway, instructor. Holloway, who will teach students the country swing, or bar swing, noted that a partner is not needed for students to take the one night only class.

The class is open to all ages. To register or for more information contact Laura Burnett, Casper College community education specialist, at 268-3399 or email.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A new two-session class on autism will be offered at Casper College on Tuesday and Thursday, July 15 and 17 from 6 to 7:30 each night.

The class, taught by Connie Bell-Mayers, is designed to “allow students to follow my journey into the world of autism,” she said. “I will provide parents, educators, family, friends, and community members with a unique perspective on autism spectrum disorder (ASD),” said Bell-Mayers, who noted that those attending will “gain awareness and understanding that they can use in parenting, teaching, or providing care for a child with an ASD.”

The cost of the class is $17 per person. To register or for more information, contact Laura Burnett, Casper College community education specialist, at 307-268-3399 or email.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Casper College is offering “Seasonal Creations,” a short two-hour class on the benefits of cooking with seasonal produce, on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The hands-on class will show students how to “use seasonal produce to create low-cost main courses and side dishes,” said instructor Tamra Jayne.

For more information on or to register for “Seasonal Creations” contact Laura Burnett, Casper College community education specialist, at 307-268-3399 or email.


Thursday, July 17, 2014
Paying Customers to Receive Special Ticket Passes

Longtime Casper College costumer, occasional director and theatre instructor, Douglas Garland, will leave Casper College and the Casper community following the final performance of the college’s summer musical “A Little Night Music.” As a thank you to the community, and in celebration of Garland’s career at the college, every person who purchases a ticket at the box office will receive a pass for two complimentary tickets to use themselves or to give to others.

“Every theatre artist has a ‘bucket list,’ a wish list of plays we would like to direct, design or act in before we die. Most of them include at least one musical by Stephen Sondheim,” said Garland. “It has been on my bucket list to direct and design for many years. At last, the time has come!” he exclaimed.

“’A Little Night Music’ was first produced in 1973 and won many Tony awards for its cast, designers and the coveted Best Musical nod. Since that time, it has been a favorite for theatres around the world. The show was revived on Broadway in 2009, won another Best Actress Tony Award for Catherine Zeta-Jones.

“A Little Night Music” features the well-known song “Send in the Clowns,” which won composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1975, due in part to singer Judy Collins’ hit version of the song. Since Collins’ version many singers, including Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra, have recorded the song.

“The story focuses on a group of upper class lovers searching for ‘the one.’ They have all ended up with the wrong partner and are scheming to get themselves aligned with the correct partner,” said Garland. “It seems so many of us waste our lives searching for the ‘what if’s’ that we overlook the bounty standing directly in our path,” he added.

“A Little Night Music” will run July 18-19 and 23-26 on the McMurry Mainstage in the Gertrude Krampert Theatre each night at 7:30 and also on Sunday, July 27 beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students ages 5 to 18. Tickets can be purchased at the Krampert Theatre Complex box office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondaythrough Friday, by phone at 307-268-2500, one hour before each performance, for that performance only, or online at


Monday, July 21, 2014

Brent Heuer, Casper College disability services counselor, was invited and has accepted a position on the AHEAD (Association on Higher Education And Disability®) Board of Directors.

“Brent has agreed to add his personal perspective and professional expertise to the board; he has been a member of AHEAD since 2007,” said L. Scott Lissner, president of AHEAD. “Brent’s participation in Access Technology Higher Education Network and past experiences working in transition as an outreach specialist for the deaf and hearing impaired, complement his current work and add depth to his participation on AHEAD's board,” Lissner added.

“This is a wonderful honor for Brent professionally and also for Casper College,” said Janet de Vries, director of student success. “Brent has a strong reputation in the state of Wyoming for his knowledge of disabilities and his skill in helping students with disabilities be successful in college,” she added.

“I feel totally unworthy, but am very honored to have been asked. I want to learn more about how the national organization works, how I can contribute to make it a better working environment for all students and employees across the country, and also to give Casper College more visibility at the national level,” said Heuer, whose two-year term will end in July 2016.

According to AHEAD’s website, the organization “…is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. AHEAD members represent a diverse network of professionals who actively address disability issues on their campuses and in the field of higher education.”


Friday, July 25, 2014

“Introduction to Archeology” (ANTH 1300 N1) will be offered online during the fall semester at Casper College and taught by new interim faculty member Leilani DeClue.

“In this introductory course students will learn what archaeology and space technology have in common, learn to classify and determine relative age of artifacts by participating in hands on labs, learn about current archaeological sites around the world, and learn what ancient and historical archaeology can tell us about our modern selves,” said DeClue.

Registration is now taking place for the 2014 fall semester, which will begin on Monday, Aug. 25. For more information on “Introduction to Archeology” or to register contact Casper College at 307-268-2100 or


Friday, July 25, 2014

“American Sign Language III” (ASL 2200 01) will be offered for the fall semester at Casper College.

According to instructor Gail Schenfisch, the class “will provide students intermediate-advanced level instruction in American Sign Language to include vocabulary development, grammar, and an enriched practice in expressive skill development.” The class, which is open to those who have successfully completed both “American Sign Language I” and “American Sign Language II” with a grade of C or better, will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 4 to 6 p.m.

The 2014 fall semester at Casper College begins on Monday, Aug. 25. To register for this class or for more information go to or call 307-268-2100.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Paul Marquard, Casper College physics and engineering instructor, was honored recently with the Judith Bailey Scully award.

“Paul was chosen because of his commitment to academic excellence. He continually challenges himself to prepare his students for their future ... whether it be continuing their education or for their careers. He gives his students and peers alike 100 percent of his effort and attention. Paul is always one of the first to step forward for the good of the organization,” said Dale Anderson, last year’s Scully Winner.

“Paul has been an extraordinary professor at Casper College since 1986 both inspiring and challenging his college and high school (via Board of Cooperative Educational Services – BOCES) students. He brings to life his subject matter as well as relates exceptionally well with a vast array of students of varying capabilities. He is an instrumental member of the teaching faculty at Casper College and well-deserving of the recognition of receiving the Scully Award, noted Erich Frankland, who received the award in 2010.

The yearly award, first presented in 2005, was established by Marlan O. Scully in honor of his wife Judith “... to honor faculty who demonstrate academic excellence as characterized by Judith’s outstanding accomplishments as a Casper College and University of Wyoming student,” said Paulann Doane, director of the Casper College Foundation.

Bailey Scully won honors while attending Casper College and took her degree from the University of Wyoming only three years after graduating from Natrona County High School.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Registrations are being taken for the fall 2014 Process Technology Program at Casper College. Classes for the 16-week certificate program begin on Monday, August 25.

According to Dick Burnett, power and process technology program director, the certificate program is designed to be completed in a 16-week, Monday through Friday format. Participants who successfully complete the program will be issued an OSHA General Industry 10-hour card. “Students also gain valuable knowledge in mechanical, electrical, and process technology areas. In addition, all students who successfully complete this program are guaranteed an interview with the Casper Sinclair Refinery,” said Burnett.

The goal of the program is to provide Wyoming’s petrochemical industry and other related businesses with well-trained team members who have the skills and conceptual knowledge needed to enter the field. “Students in this program will complete a series of technical course work and have the opportunity to visit the locations of our partner industry and other businesses, including Sinclair Refinery and the Dave Johnson Power Plant,” Burnett said. “Participants will be partnered with current employees in our business partner’s refinery so that the student can participate in one-on-one training experiences,” noted Burnett.

“A career in process technology provides excellent pay and employability. It is the first step in a pathway that will lead to higher paying jobs and career satisfaction,” said Burnett, adding, “High demand is expected for process plant operators as the existing workforce retires and the industry expands in Wyoming.”

8For more information or to register, contact Burnett, at 307-268-3066 or email.

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