Town Crier: Schools
Town Crier: Schools

Town Crier: Schools


Historical firearms on display

“The Good, The Bad, and The Banned,” an exhibit of historical firearms, is open for public view at the Fort Casper Museum and runs through Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.

The show was organized by student curators from the Casper College Museum Studies seminar. The students researched the artifacts and wrote signage for each group of firearms on display. A highlight of the exhibit is the revolver of Tom O’Day, a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Wild Bunch.

“Working with the students from the “Museum Studies” class is always fun and exciting. They offer different ways of looking at the objects and bring a new perspective to the exhibit,” said Michelle Bahe, curator of collections at Fort Caspar Museum.

The Casper College “Museum Studies” seminar is part of the college’s museum/gallery studies degree program.

Coffee, Tea and Dee

The public is invited to attend “Coffee, Tea and Dee” on the first Wednesday of each month. The dates are February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2 at the Tate Geological Museum from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The coffee and caffeine-free tea is provided by P. Hawk Coffee Roasters and is free of charge courtesy of the museum. Coffees served include a unique blend, “Pleistocene Epoch Coffee – Mammuthus columbi,” along with special varieties of Rooibos tea.

A free monthly drawing is also held with the winner receiving a Tate coffee mug and half a pound of fresh-roasted coffee from P. Hawk.

The Tate Geological Museum is located on the Casper College campus, and the event is free and open to the public.

First-year Russian to be offered in spring

The Casper College Department of World Languages is offering “First-Year Russian” (Russ 1010) for the spring 2019 semester. The four-credit class will be taught by Zhanna Gallegos. The class will be held four days a week beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

“Knowing Russian can aid a person in consulting fields such as marketing, advertising, aerospace, computer engineering, and working for the U.S. Department of State,” said Eric Atkins, world languages instructor. He also noted that learning a foreign language can help to build the brain’s neuro-plasticity, which can help to minimize the chances of Alzheimer’s disease.

To register or for more information, call Atkins at 268-3116 or toll-free at 1-800-442-2963, ext. 3116.

Alumni board seeks nominations

The Casper College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for exemplary alumni to be honored as part of the 75th Anniversary of Casper College in 2020.

From the nominations received, the alumni association board will choose 25 for exemplary status. Nominees will be selected based on their commitment to Casper College and success following graduation.

To nominate someone online go to Nominations can also be emailed to Danica Sveda at or mailed to the Casper College Foundation, 125 College Drive, Casper, Wyoming, 82601. All nominations must contain the name of the nominee, their mailing and email addresses, phone number, graduation year if applicable, biographical information, connection to Casper College, the name of the person submitting the nomination, and their email and phone number.

Nissan offers car, scholarships

Nissan of Casper has announced the 2019 Scholarship Awards, which includes a 2017 Nissan Versa and two $2,000 cash scholarships to be awarded to 2019 Natrona or Converse county high school graduates. Deadline for entry is March 31, 2019. The complete application is available at; click on the “About Us,” tab, go to Scholarship Application. Requirements for consideration include a minimum 3.5 GPA, minimum 24 ACT and minimum 1700 SAT. The application process includes a copy of high school transcript, list of AP classes completed, IB and BOCES if applicable, a minimum 500-word essay explaining education goals, two letters of recommendation, family financial information and a letter of acceptance from a university or college.

NC ‘62 sets 75th birthday reunion

The NCHS Class of 1962 has set a 75th birthday reunion for August 9, 10 and 11, 2019. Contact Kaye Hunt at 307-797-2412 or Dick O’Quinn at 307-472-1117 for details.

CC theatre and dance

The Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance will take theatergoers “Around the World” during the 2018-2019 season with “three great plays and one great dance.”

“Rashomon” will be performed in the Thomas H. Empey Studio Theatre February 21-24, 28, and March 1-3. Directed by Conte, the play is based on the classic Akira Kurosawa film of the same name.

The final event for the season will be the dance concert April 4-7 and 11-13. Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ Ballet will be directed and choreographed by Jodi Youmans-Jones. This ballet by the Russian composer Stravinsky is very popular and will be done on the McMurry Mainstage.

Tickets for all productions are available online at or by phone at 268-2500 or toll-free at 800-442-2963, ext. 2500. Tickets for each performance are $12 for adults and $10 for students aged 5 to 18.

Little Free Library at ALC

The Adult Learning Center at Casper College is now the site of a Little Free Library. The library consists of two former newspaper racks each featuring a selection of books for most ages.

Everyone is welcome to “take a book and share a book.”

The two newspaper racks were donated by the Casper Star-Tribune, while the Friends of the Library Foundation donated some of the reading materials and also facilitated the acquisition of the Little Free Library.

Little Free Library book exchanges are located in all 50 states and 85 countries.

Started in 2009 by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks of Hudson, Wisconsin, Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization. According to LFL, the mission of the organization is “… to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges.”


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