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Campus Happenings

An archive of photos from around Casper College. Submit photo and story ideas to campushappenings@caspercollege.edu.
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It's Welcome Week at Casper College! The final advising and registration event is Thursday, and orientation sessions will be held Friday and Saturday. Classes start next week on Monday, Aug. 19.

PICTURED: In this archive photo, students haul miscellaneous personal belongings up two flights of stairs at Casper College’s Residence Hall. Photo credit: Dan Cepeda/Oil City News

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Jeaneece Schmidt returns from a bike ride along the path from Casper College to Rotary Park at the base of Casper Mountain.

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Summer semester classes are in full swing at Casper College.

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The College National Finals Rodeo is June 10-16 in Casper. 2018 qualifiers from Casper College are Logan Brown, Jerren Johnson, J.W. Meiers,  Zach Thomas, Wheaton Williams, and Trey Yates.

PICTURED HERE: Casper College Thunderbirds wait behind the scenes during calf roping at last year's CNFR.

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Crabapple trees are in bloom across campus, a sign that spring has finally arrived in Casper.

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Congratulations, CC graduates! Members of the Class of 2018 will celebrate their accomplishments at Casper College's 72nd Commencement on May 11.

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The 2018 Ropin' & Riggin' Days rodeo will be April 20-22 in Casper. Follow the team at http://tbirds.cc/sports/rodeo.

PICTURED HERE: Kassidy Williams competes in barrel racing for the Casper College Thunderbirds during last year's Ropin' & Riggin' Days.

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Casper College student Jackson Stent tapes another student's ankle during an athletic training class. CC offers associate degrees in athletic training, as well as kinesiology and health promotion, and physical education. New certificate programs at Casper College include coaching and personal training.

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PICTURED HERE: Lady T-Bird basketball player Paula Orenes Sanchez goes up for a shot during a game earlier this season.

The men's and women's teams play their last regular season home basketball games Feb. 21 and 24, which is also homecoming. Region IX tournament play begins in March.

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The Casper College orientation crew assisted new students in getting their semester off on the right foot.

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The new year means a new semester at Casper College. The first day of spring semester will be Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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Click through to view our holiday video! We hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it. (Better with sound, or at least more fun!)

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“The King Stag” is a romantic fable of love, intrigue, and magical transformations performed in the rambunctious physical style of the “commedia dell’arte.” The show opened last week at Casper College and the remaining performances are December 6-9. Tickets are available at https://caspercollegearts.cc

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In an mock courtroom on the CC campus, paralegal students question health science students as part of an interdisciplinary learning activity. The activity is based on previous cases health science students worked on, which are now being challenged legally. The paralegal students serve as defense legal counsel for the health science students and also as prosecutors or plaintiffs' attorneys.

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Casper College Environmental Sociology students pause for a picture on the porch of Olaus and Mardy Murie's cabin in Grand Teton National Park during a recent class field trip.

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Mary Barnes, Courtney Failes and Rachelle Clarkson are nursing students at Casper College.

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PICTURED HERE: A student walks across upper campus last week, with a view the season's changing colors. Since then, Casper has seen a dramatic shift in temperatures. But despite a few inches of snow this past weekend, typical fall temperatures are forecasted return to campus this week.

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Gregory Hirst runs up Casper Mountain during the T-Bird Trek half marathon on Sunday, Sept. 17. The event also included a 10k and 5K. Race results will be posted at caspercollege.edu/tbird-trek.

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Micayla Shaw piles a few things on Sydnie Eller as Eller helps Shaw move into Casper College's Residence Hall on Sunday, Aug. 27, in preparation for the new school year. Shaw, from Wheatland and Eller, from Glendo, have been friends since high school. PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Cepeda/Oil City News

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Wyoming hasn't seen a solar eclipse since 1979 and even then it was from the sidelines. In fact Wyoming hasn't been in the direct path of a solar eclipse since 1878. That all changed today, on August 21, 2017, when Casper College and visitors from around the country and world witnessed a total solar eclipse that crossed the state from west to east. PHOTO CREDIT: JASON REINHARDT.

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"Spirit of the Thunderbird," a bronze statue by Casper College alumnus and sculptor Chris Navarro, was inspired by CC's original Heyoka mascot costume.

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Casper College overlooks the city from the foothills of Casper Mountain.

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"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" opened last week at Casper College. The theatre performance runs through July 23. Visit caspercollegearts.cc/event/how-to-succeed for tickets and more information.

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Casper College Thunderbird Jake Fulton takes his first steer in 3.7 seconds at the 2017 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. 

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A young paleontology enthusiast hands museum collections specialist J.P. Cavigelli a model of a Tyrannosaurus rex during the celebration of the opening the Tate Geological Museum's Rex Annex. The newly built annex will provide housing for a new prep space to work specifically on large fossils and to also serve as the new home for Casper College's T. rex skeleton, Lee Rex, which is still undergoing preparation.

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Spring is in the air! Pictured here, a hot air balloon floats over the Werner Technical Center.

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The 2017 Ropin' & Riggin' Days rodeo will be April 21-23 in Casper. Follow the team at http://tbirds.cc/sports/rodeo.

PICTURED HERE: Casper College Thunderbirds compete in last year's Ropin & Riggin' Days.

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An Adaptation of Charlotte's Web opened this week at Casper College. The dance performance runs through April 7. Visit caspercollege.edu/theatre for tickets and more information.

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PICTURED HERE: Ariel Chambers, Alyssa Kirby and Laramie Benson preparing for mid-term exams earlier this month. Students returned to classes on March 20 after spring break.

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PICTURED HERE: The Essence of Rex statue, located prominently outside the front of the Tate Geological Museum.

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PICTURED HERE: Lady T-Bird basketball player Caroline Rivera during a game earlier this season.

The men's and women's teams play their last regular season home basketball games Feb. 18 and 25. Region IX tournament play begins in March.

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PICTURED: Students in a chemistry class at Casper College

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Students walk in and out of the Student Union/UW-CC building on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the first day of the 2017 spring semester at Casper College.

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Snow blankets the "Man and Energy" sculpture near the Music Building on the Casper College campus.

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From all of us at Casper College, we wish you happy holidays and a very happy new year.

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PICTURED HERE: Musicians performing in the third annual "Christmas Tapestry" gala at Casper College. The concert featured a wide variety of ensembles, seasonal music both familiar and not, dramatic lighting, warm refreshments, and audience carol-singing.

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A fresh dusting of snow doesn't deter antelope found grazing on the hillside of Casper College campus.

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PICTURED HERE: Military veterans gather in Casper College's Veterans Center. The CC Veterans Club hosts different veterans services each week on campus to assistance veterans, service members and dependents. Casper College celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, with a talk by Vietnam prisoner of war and veteran Army Major Ted Gostas, and the awarding of scholarships established to recognize Wyoming's fallen service members.

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The Thunderbirds basketball season home opener is November 4. The full schedule is available at http://tbirds.cc.

Pictured here, Shea Garland, Deante Strickland and Danny Garrick get ready for the team's annual Casper Mountain run earlier this fall.

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PICTURED: Students spend time in the courtyard of the Residence Hall between classes on a crisp fall day.

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It's been a beautiful fall so far in central Wyoming and the leaves are just beginning to turn in Casper. It's a great time of year for a bike ride on the Platte River Trails to see Casper's colorful fall foliage.

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The T-Birds volleyball team makes their first home appearance on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., followed by two more home games on Sept. 22 and 24. 

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Fall semester is underway at Casper College. Pictured here, students learn first-hand about ecology on Casper Mountain.

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An aerial view of "Spirit of the Thunderbird," a bronze statue by Casper College alumnus and sculptor Chris Navarro.

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Flowers bloom around the brick "CC" in front of Strausner Hall on Campus Drive. 

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Students enjoy a shady study spot on the Casper College campus. Summer semester wraps up on July 29.

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Sporting a fresh coat of paint and a name change, the Walter H. Nolte Gateway Center is one of the best places on campus to enjoy the sunset.

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Casper College wishes all of our friends and families a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend.

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KEY Campers in the Chemistry Chaos class experiment with magnesium. KEY Camp offers youth unique experiences in areas ranging from science and tech to performing arts.

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"Spirit of the Thunderbird," a bronze statue by Casper College alumnus and sculptor Chris Navarro, was inspired by CC's original Heyoka mascot costume.

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PICTURED: The city of Casper, from an overlook on Casper Mountain. Many hiking and biking trails can be found on Casper Mountain.

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Congratulations, CC graduates! Members of the Class of 2016 celebrated their accomplishments at Casper College's 70th Commencement on May 13.

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PICTURED: Spring has finally arrived in Casper, with crabapple trees in full bloom across campus.

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PICTURED: A Casper College bareback bronc rider. The Ropin' and Riggin' Days Rodeo takes place in April every year.

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PICTURED: Casper College offers one of the most comprehensive instructional electronics programs in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain area.

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Spring break isn't the only time Casper College students can experience the outdoors. Pictured here, students learn first-hand about ecology on Casper Mountain.

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Casper College students perform in "Carmina Burana." The show, a combination of dance, music and visuals, returns to the McMurry MainStage on March 3-6.

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Students cheer on the Casper College T-Birds and Lady T-Birds, who play their last regular season home basketball games Feb. 17 and 23. Region IX tournment play begins in March.

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With a primary focus on student success, Casper College has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and a variety of classroom opportunities that provide hands-on learning.

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Casper College offers several music-related associate degrees, including music education and music performance, that can also be transferred to bachelor's degree programs.

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PICTURED: Flames from the fire ring in front of the Student Union-UW/CC building flicker in the evening breeze.

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For six months now, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer, but relief is in sight. The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The solstice happens for everyone on Earth at the same time; in Casper, it is Dec. 21 at 9:48 p.m.

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PICTURED: Filled with great places for students to study and visit, the Casper College Student Union/University of Wyoming at Casper building is one of 28 buildings on campus.

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A career in the automotive service industry can provide not only job satisfaction but also a sound financial future, with a strong employment outlook in the state of Wyoming.

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PICTURED: Foliage near the Heyoka statue and across campus hints at the changing of the seasons.

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PICTURED: Lady T-Birds Olivia L'ami and Hailey Sapiro in action during a recent match. The team wrapped up their regular season with home games on Oct. 27 and 29.

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PICTURED: Connor Saunders, Mary Mitchell, Trace Pierce and Skylar Pro rehearse a scene from the musical "Cats," which runs Oct. 14-16 and 21-25 on the McMurry MainStage.

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PICTURED: Runners take off at the start of the T-Bird Trek half-marathon on Sept. 20. Organized by Casper College's Alumni Association, the event also included 5K and 2K races.

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PICTURED: CC students relax in the shade of a giant beach ball during the Activities Fair and Welcome Back BBQ on Aug. 23. Autumn semester 2015 began Monday, Aug. 24.

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PICTURED: Casper College is located in Casper, Wyoming's second largest city, situated in the geographic center of the state. The college overlooks the city from the foothills of Casper Mountain. Wyoming itself it known for its wide-open vistas, amazing scenery and western way of life.

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PICTURED: The Student Union-UW/CC building is one of 28 buildings on the Casper College campus.

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