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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A new certificate program in process control will be offered at Casper College beginning with the fall 2013 semester. Students will be able to participate in the new certificate program at no charge thanks to a Pre-Hire Economic Development Grant.

According to Lesley Travers, dean for the School of Business and Industry at Casper College, the all-new program will provide a certificate as a process control technician to those who successfully complete the program. “The process control technician program has some great opportunities for students interested in energy occupations in Wyoming. With an accelerated 11-week program and Wyoming’s Workforce Development Training supporting this educational opportunity it certainly is a win-win choice for anyone interested in working in the process field. In addition, this little bit of training can open the door for a student to become an operator in a power plant, which is not only a great career choice but financially rewarding in Wyoming,“ she said.

Mike Malone has been hired to instruct the new courses needed for the certificate, according to Travers. “Mike has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wyoming and many years of experience in the energy field. He has done adjunct work for us in the renewable energy program and will be a wonderful asset to this new, exciting program,“ Travers added.

For more information or to register for classes, contact Dick Burnett, power technology chair, at 307-268-3066 or email. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.


Friday, August 9, 2013

A second session for “First Year German I” (GERM 1010 02) has been added to the fall schedule at Casper College.

“All those needing to fulfill a language or cultural environment requirement, or interested in German culture should consider this opportunity. The class will be focused on communication and basic vocabulary and grammar; no previous knowledge of German is required,” said Charles Ewing, instructor. The course will also introduce students to the German culture and Germany, which boasts the fourth largest economy in the world, according to Ewing.

The class will be held Monday through Thursday from 2 to 2:50 p.m. To register or for more information contact Ewing 307-268-2849 or email.

The fall 2013 semester begins at Casper College on Monday, Aug. 26.


Friday, August 9, 2013

Casper College student Tucker Whitt of Thermopolis recently won the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship.

Whitt, who recently graduated with a certificate and an associate of applied science degree, both in diesel power technology, received a $2,000 scholarship. Following his recent graduation he also received a Westward® toolkit, custom-filled with tools needed for work in the diesel power field.

Since 2006, the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program has helped technical education students across the country realize their educational goals. The scholarship is for full-time technical education students who are entering their second year of technical education studies in the areas of electronic systems, HVAC/R, plumbing, welding, construction, automotive, or other industrial trade. W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2012 sales of $9.0 billion is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.

Whitt, a 2011 graduate of Hot Springs County High School, is the son of Hub Whitt of Thermopolis and Candy Whitt of Basin.


Friday, August 9, 2013

Thanks to the vision of many people, Casper College will soon be home to a 12 foot high, 27 foot long, and 7.5 foot wide bronze sculpture of a juvenile male T. rex by Casper sculptor Chris Navarro.

“Through the combined vision of, John Jorgensen, Paulann Doane, me and others, there will soon be a monumental bronze sculpture of a T. rex dinosaur on the Casper College campus created by award-winning artist and Casper College alumnus Chris Navarro,” said Marialyce Tobin.

To commemorate her generous help in its creation, Tobin was recently presented with a maquette of the sculpture. “Because history is so important in the learning process and dinosaurs are indicative of Wyoming the T. rex sculpture will fit in nicely with the Tate Geological Museum, which is home to Dee the Mammoth and an actual skeleton of a T. rex currently in the preparation stages,” said Tobin.

Navarro has been busy at work creating a contemporary bronze sculpture. In addition to its impressive size, the sculpture will feature a massive four-foot jaw lined with serrated teeth and will display the dinosaur’s skeleton on one side, highlighted with electrical lights from head through tail, and a completely fleshed out body on the other side. “I’ve never sculpted a skeletal framework,” Navarro said. “To bring it to life, I have to inject emotion into it. I want to give it the ‘wow’ factor.” “The ultimate idea,” noted Tobin, “was that people coming down from Casper Mountain or on campus would be able to see it lit up at night.”

Jorgensen, president of the Casper College Foundation Board of Directors noted that the sculpture “will be one of the gemstones of the Casper College campus.” Doane, director of the Casper College Foundation, added that the sculpture “will be installed sometime in the summer of 2014 to coincide with the completion of the final building project on campus, the Campus Plaza.”

The five-ton sculpture will be located just south of the Tate Geological Museum.


Thursday, August 15, 2013’
Fall semester features trip and new topics

The “Fabulous Fall Sign-Up” for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Casper College will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gateway Building.

The sign-up features a number system to assure that all those registering for fall classes will be taken care of in a quick and orderly manner, according to Karen Arnold, lifelong learning specialist. Numbers will be available from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

This year’s fall offerings include a trip, a number of new offerings, and a return of old favorites. “We have tried to come up with a wide variety of topics to appeal to as many folks as we can this fall,” said Arnold.

“Amazing Aspens” taught by Wyoming Game and Fish biologist Keith Schoupe, who was the WGF’s lead biologist on the Bates Creek Aspen Regeneration project, will provide OLLIs with “the genetic makeup of these fascinating trees in a lecture and field trip to an aspen grove on Muddy Mountain,” Arnold said.

Andrew Young, Casper College physics instructor will return with a new class: “Exploring Astronomy Topics” to be taught at the Casper Planetarium. Young will use planetarium modules to explore a variety of astronomical topics from constellations to the planets and more, according to Arnold.

Other new offerings for the fall include “It’s Your Genes;” “’Russian Ark’: A Film Journey through Russian History;” “Taking Stock of our Fish,” which will feature a field trip to watch a fish stocking operation; “Understanding the Weather,” and “The Real Crawley Family: The Historical Context of ‘Downton Abbey,’” which will be taught by Casper College President Walter Nolte, an expert in 19th century British history. “Our president was once a college history instructor, and during this OLLI class he will use clips from the series ‘Downton Abbey’ to prompt discussion about the historical events that occurred during the period covered in the first three seasons of the show,” noted Arnold.

The OLLI Fabulous Fall Sign Up will be held on the second floor of the Gateway Building located on the Casper College campus. For those unable to attend the sign up, registrations will be taken by phone or in person after August 29. To register by phone members may call Arnold at 268-2099 or Vicki Pollock, lifelong learning specialist, at 268-2097. The OLLI office is located in Room 408B in the Gateway Building for those wishing to register in person.


Monday, August 19, 2013
Casper College launches new certificate program with class

The first offering in Casper College’s recently announced certificate program, “Cognitive Retraining,” will be offered during the fall 2013 semester.

“Acquired Brain Injuries” (PSYC 2390) “is an introductory course that focuses on the major areas of research and treatment application in the field of acquired brain injuries (ABI). Various types of brain injuries, etiologies of these injuries, and treatments of these injuries will be presented,” said Shawn Powell, Ph.D., ABPP.

Powell, instructor for the class, said that there are five main objectives of the course, which include the design of a comprehensive treatment plan for individuals with an ABI, and identifying community based services for individuals with ABIs.

Registration for the fall semester is currently underway. Students may register as degree or nondegree seeking. "Acquired Brain Injuries" will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 28.


Monday, August 19, 2013

A seventh session for “First Year Spanish I” (SPAN 1010 07) has been added to the fall schedule at Casper College due to high demand.

“Casper College will be offering this additional section of beginning Spanish starting August 26. All those needing to fulfill a language or cultural environment requirement, or interested in Latin American or Spanish culture should consider this opportunity,” said Charles Ewing, instructor. “Spanish is the official language of 20 countries, and the class will be focused on communication and basic vocabulary and grammar; no previous knowledge of Spanish is required,” noted Ewing

The class will be held Monday through Thursday from 10 to 10:50 a.m. To register or for more information contact Ewing at 307-268-2849 or email.

The fall 2013 semester begins at Casper College on Monday, Aug. 26. Late registrations will be taken through Wednesday, Aug. 28 for the class.


Monday, August 19, 2013

The first cultural dinner for the 2013-2014 school year at Casper College will feature foods from Portugal. The Portuguese dinner will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Roberts Commons Cafeteria.

The dinner will feature what many consider to be Portugal’s national dish, Caldo Verde, a delicious soup featuring thinly sliced kale, pureed potatoes and smoky pork sausage; Salada De Grao, a salad featuring chickpeas; Portuguese Vina Dosh, a main course featuring wine and garlic pork; Paella, a hearty main dish featuring chicken and a variety of colorful vegetables; Jagacita, a vegetarian main course featuring onions, rice, and beans; green beans and squash; and for desert, Portuguese Rice Pudding, a creamy and sweet dish garnished with cinnamon.

Other dinners scheduled for the school year are Indian on October 24, Japanese on February 13, Dutch on March 20, Lebanese on April 10, and Russian on May 1.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, both individual and ticket packages will go on sale, and remain on sale until Friday, Sept. 20. The cost for a ticket package, which includes tickets for all six meals, will be $55 for adults and $37.50 for children ages 7 to 12. Tickets for individual dinners are $9.50 for adults and $7 for children ages 7 to 12 when purchased in advance, and $11 at the door. There is no charge for children 6 and under. Sales tax will be added to all ticket purchases.

According to Janet de Vries, Casper College Diversity Committee member, tickets may be purchased at the Casper College Business Office or the Gateway Café, both located on the third floor of the Gateway Building, as well as at Roberts Commons Cafeteria during regular meal times. Cash is accepted at all locations and credit cards are also accepted at the cafeteria and café.

Those attending the dinner are encouraged to use the new parking lots located to the southwest of Roberts Commons.

The cultural dinner series is sponsored by the Casper College Diversity Committee.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fall 2013 hours for the Adult Learning Center at Casper College, which provides instruction in both adult basic education instruction and English as a Second Language, have been announced. The new hours will go into effect on Monday, Aug. 26.

The center will be open on Mondays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. A mandatory new student orientation for GED students will be held every Tuesday at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The center is closed on Fridays and weekends.

“The Adult Learning Center offers free assessment and instruction to out-of-school adult students, 16 years old and older, who need to improve their basic reading, writing, science, social studies, and math skills in order to reach their educational and employment goals,” said Lisa Mixer, Adult Learning Center programs coordinator.

According to Mixer, assessment and instruction is also offered for those whose native language is not English through the center’s English as a Second Language program. “Individual and small group instruction is available for all levels of survival English and includes civics,” she noted.

All programs offered at the center, which is open-entry, open-exit, are free of charge. The Adult Learning Center at Casper College is located in the Werner Technical Center on the Casper College campus.

For more information stop by the Casper College Adult Learning Center or call the center at 307-268-2230.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The final concert in the “Wednesday Night Live” concert series will feature the Jalan Crossland Band and John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

A perennial favorite of Casper audiences, Crossland and his band play what Crossland refers to as “Bottom 40 Country,” a combination of Americana, folk, and roots country.

John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters is a four-piece bluegrass band composed of Kirlin on mandolin and lead vocals, Gabe Dunbar on guitar, Chris Campbell on bass, and Andrew Boyle on drums. The band plays a combination of country, bluegrass, and roots music.

“We thought this would be a great opportunity to not only support The NIC and Casper College, but also to help provide a nice finale to this great concert series for the community. This will be a rare treat for the community to be able to come out and hear these two groups at the same venue” said Elliott Ramage, associate director of donor relations for the Casper College Foundation.

The concert, which is expected to last until 9:30 p.m., will be held outside The NIC. There is no charge, and vendors will also be on hand to sell food and beverages. Raffle tickets for a chance to win a week’s stay in a luxury Costa Rican condo, a $100 Grant Street Grocery gift certificate, and a bottle of the premier edition of Wyoming Whiskey, will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale will benefit both The NIC and the Casper College Alumni Association. The drawing will take place on September 28.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nathan Long of Casper has been hired by the Casper College School of Business and Industry to teach classes in web technology and e-commerce.

Long is no stranger to Casper College where he received his associate degree in computer science and began working full time in the college’s information technology department in 2001. Approximately five years later, he left Casper College to pursue his bachelor’s degree in digital/web design from American Intercontinental University.

After Long received his bachelor’s degree, he worked for several years at a Casper web and marketing firm. He came back to work in the IT department at the college in August 2010. In addition to his work as a computer network technician, Long also was an adjunct faculty member teaching design and web classes at the college.

“Nate is very talented in both web and digital design and brings great depth to an already exciting program. Students are in for some top-notch tech classes in web design, scripting, and authoring in the web and Internet field,” said Lesley Travers, dean for the Casper College School of Business and Industry. “I know that Nate is excited to start his fulltime faculty position with Casper College as the new web design instructor. His many years of experience in the academic and private sector will aid him in this new position,” Travers noted.

The web technology and e-commerce program at Casper College provides students with three options: a web design certificate, an associate of applied science degree in web design, and an associate of applied science degree in web development.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Casper College Theatre and Dance Department will hold auditions for its fall musical “Singin’ in the Rain” on Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. on the McMurry Mainstage.

According to Richard Burk, director, the stage musical is based on the now classic 1952 MGM musical of the same name. “Hollywood in the 1920s is the setting for this light-hearted romantic musical comedy about the early days of sound motion pictures. This musical features songs like ‘Fit as a Fiddle,’ ‘You are my Lucky Star’ and of course the title song. ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is a faithful adaptation of the hit movie and is filled with hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and great fun,” said Burk.

For those wanting to audition, two free workshops – one on dancing and the other on singing – will be offered on Monday, Aug. 26. Each workshop will be run twice, at 7 and again at 8:30 p.m. to allow those wishing to attend both the ability to do so.

No prior signup is required to audition, but those auditioning are asked to prepare a verse and refrain from any upbeat song. Roles are available for singers, dancers, and older nonsingers. Burk noted that there are no roles for children in the musical.

“Singin’ in the Rain” will be performed on the McMurry Mainstage October 10 through 12 and 16 through 19 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. performance on October 20.

The McMurry Mainstage is located in the Gertrude Krampert Theatre Complex. For more information contact the front office at 268-2365 or email.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Casper College Rodeo Coach Tom Parker has announced that Jhett Johnson has agreed to be an assistant coach for the Thunderbirds.

A Casper native, Johnson brings quite a pedigree to a rodeo team that already has a storied history. He is a 2011 world champion team roper and a five-time qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals. He has nearly $1 million in career earnings in rodeo. A Natrona County High School graduate, he was a reserve team roping champion at the College National Finals when he competed for Panhandle State University.

“Jhett is a quality individual who is well known and well liked in our community,” Parker says. “He has character and integrity and on top of that he is a champion in the arena. I am excited to have Jhett be a part of the team.”

Parker retired this year from teaching but stayed on with the college to coach the rodeo team. He enters his 24th season as the CC corral boss. Parker took over the reins from the legendary Dale Stiles, who started the Thunderbird rodeo team in the early 1950s.

Johnson has slowed his travels since winning a world championship in 2011. He says this new venture is a chance to “give back to the sport” that has been good to him. “I’m really excited,” Johnson says. “Like anything I’m a little nervous; it’s a new step. But once I get hands on and get to coaching the students it will be great.”

Jhett is married to Jenny and they have three sons: Kellan, Carson, and Kress. Johnson’s brother Justin and he are sixth generation ranchers on the Bates Hole ranch.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

The art exhibit, “Nevermore” by Jeanne Stern, will be on display in the Goodstein Gallery August 26 through September 26, 2013.

The exhibit will contain a selection of new works, dioramas, and film. “The works center around a toad and his watery domestic life. This series of dioramas depicts the collision of domestic space and nature, using a toad’s home as the starting point,” said Stern.

“Common materials such as book covers, wax paper and grocery store circulars are combined and layered in space to create immersive environments” she said, and added, “I use peepholes, forced perspective, and other illusions to create spaces that merge and muddle the notions of sculpture, painting, and cinema.”

In addition to her exhibit, Stern will present an artist’s lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 14 titled “Book Art” as part of the 2013 Casper College and ARTCORE Literary Conference. The lecture will begin at noon.

Stern received her master of fine arts degree in film production from the University of Texas and her bachelor of arts in studio art from Connecticut College.

The Goodstein Gallery is located in the Goodstein Visual Arts Center and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stern’s lecture will take place in Room 102 of the Goodstein Visual Arts Center. Both the exhibit and artist’s lecture are free and open to the public.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Casper College Center for Training and Development will be offering “InDesign CS5: Beginner” (CEU 1012 60) Wednesday nights September 4 through 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Adobe InDesign is one of the premiere graphic design programs on the market. Students in the beginning class will “learn InDesign CS5 basics and tools including how to draw shapes, place images, choose colors, and use text to create interesting documents,” said Tammi Hanshaw, instructor.

According to Hanshaw those attending the class will be able to design their own project flier. “Students will be able to illustrate the flier with images from my collection, or they can bring in their own images on a flash drive,” she noted.

Those successfully completing the course will receive .6 continuing education units. The cost per person for the class is $75. The deadline to register for the class is Friday, Aug. 30.

For more information or to register, contact Ann Dalton, workforce training specialist, at 307-268-2085 or email.


Monday, August 26, 2013

The Casper College Writing Center will be open for the fall 2013 semester on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The center will also be open on a few select Sundays in the Goodstein Foundation Library to coincide with fall midterms and finals: October 13, December 1, and 8 in Room 215A.

According to Julia Whyde, learning center specialist for the writing center, evening hours will begin on Monday, Sept. 9. In addition, a new writing center satellite location will be open beginning on Monday, Sept. 16 on the second floor of the Wold Physical Science Center on the second floor outside the coffee bar. The satellite location will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays.

“All services and resources are free and available to any writer working on any type of writing project for any purpose,” said Whyde. The center is open to all students, as well as the local community. “Our purpose is to engage individuals in a conversation about their writing. We offer assistance at all stages of the writing process: brainstorming to a full draft,” Whyde noted.

Appointments are encouraged, but not required. To make an appointment call 307-268-2610 or email The Casper College Writing Center is located in Strausner Hall, Room 139 on the Casper College campus.


Monday, August 26, 2013

The Casper College School of Fine Arts and Humanities welcomed three new faculty members for the 2013-2014 school year.

Dave Alcorn will join the Casper College Music Department as the new percussion instructor. Alcorn received his Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance with teaching certification from the University of Michigan and his Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. During his time in Madison, he was a member of the percussion group Clocks in Motion, served as a section leader of the University of Wisconsin Madison Orchestra and the Isthmus Orchestra. He has also served as a faculty member of the New England Music Camp in Maine. “I love to teach and perform music from around the world, especially percussion music from Brazil, Cuba, India, and the Middle East,” said Alcorn.

Minami Mori, the fourth Fulbright Scholar to teach language at Casper College in as many years, joins the Casper College World Languages Department to teach Japanese. Mori, who hails from Tokyo, received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Tsuda College in Tokyo, where she was a scholarship recipient. Mori, who is the vice chair of the Umeko Cup, a national speech contest held at Tsuda College, has lectured at Kanto University’s English Speaking Society League. “I am excited to share not only my traditional Japanese culture, including tea ceremonies, foods, and Japanese gardens, but also the more modern cultures with my students and the community,” Mori said.

Zachary Vreeman will also join the Casper College Music Department as the new choral director. Vreeman received his Bachelor of Arts in choral and instrumental music education from Dordt College. He then taught for four years in a secondary school in Anchorage, Alaska. He returned to Dordt where he received his Master of Education and was awarded a teaching assistantship at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UN and most recently worked for the University of Wyoming as its associate choral instructor. Vreeman has performed with the Colorado Bach Ensemble and the Abend Chor professional chamber choir. Vreeman noted that he and his young family were “excited to be in Wyoming.”


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In four hours students can learn to better manage their businesses through “QuickBooks to Manage Your Business” offered by the Center for Training and Development at Casper College on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Taught by Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and CPA Heather Hudson, the class will “focus on accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions and processes, including trading customer and vendor balances, and critical management features, such as the Loan Manager, budgets, form templates, and tips for generating and memorizing reports,” she said.

“QuickBooks to Manage Your Business” (CEU 1155 70) is worth .4 continuing education units. Registration is now taking place through Wednesday, Oct. 16. To register, contact Casper College at 268-2100 or


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Literacy Volunteers of Casper’s Basic Tutor Training Workshop is seeking 15 individuals to train as community volunteers to assist in teaching basic literacy skills. The free workshop is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We are critically in need of volunteers and would like to train as many as possible at this workshop,” said Lisa Mixer.

According to Mixer, Adult Learning Center programs coordinator, the workshop format will present an overview of the program. “There will be some live demonstrations on specific teaching techniques and an opportunity for people to have an active, participatory role. The total workshop is approximately nine hours long; however, we are re-working the workshop so it might actually be substantially shorter on Saturday,” she noted.

All training will be held in the Adult Learning Center is located in the Werner Technical Center, Room 102 on the Casper College campus. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 30.

For more information on the free training, or to register contact Mixer at 268-2453.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A class designed for those with little or no experience using Microsoft Word will be held at Casper College on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Microsoft Word I 2007/2010: Basic” (CEU 1101 60) will provide a hands-on introduction to computer word processing and will include how to create and edit documents, format, use spell and grammar check and the Thesaurus, create and format tables, and print documents.

“Participants should have a basic understanding of computers or consider taking ‘Introduction to Computers,’” noted Ann Dalton, workforce training specialist at Casper College.

“Microsoft Word I 2007/2010: Basic” is offered through the Center for Training and Development at Casper College and is worth .6 continuing education units.

The deadline to register for the class is Wednesday, Sept. 4. For more information or to register contact Dalton at 307-268-2085 or email.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

The September edition of the Tate Geological Museum’s Saturday Club will feature an expedition to a field locality on Saturday, Sept. 7.

“For this session, both junior and advanced groups of children need to wear their outdoor clothes and hiking shoes for this mini-expedition to a real field locality,” said Russell Hawley, Tate education specialist. “All children attending will be able to hunt for genuine fossils and mineral specimens and keep whatever they find,” noted Hawley.

“Parents should plan to drive their children to the location. The Tate vehicle will leave from the museum parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and lead the caravan to the location,” Hawley said. The expedition will last for approximately two hours, but parents can leave with their children at any time.

The Saturday Club usually meets on the first Saturday of each month. The club has two age divisions, one for students aged 8 and older, and the other for children aged 5 to 7. The cost is $5 per child, which covers the cost of supplies, and can be paid at the door. “For those who have a membership in the Tate Geological Museum, their children can join us on this expedition for free,” Hawley added.

For more information, contact Hawley at 307-268-2447 or email.


Friday, August 30, 2013

A half-day class for those new to the software program QuickBooks will be offered at Casper College on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“QuickBooks Fundamentals” (CEU 1153 70) has been created with the beginning user in mind. “Students in this class will create a company file and learn the basic features of QuickBooks,” said CPA and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Heather Hudson, instructor.

In addition to the basic features, the class will cover recording checks and deposits, reconciling bank accounts, setting up customer and vendor records, entering and reconciling credit card transactions, recording NSF transactions, and understanding basic reports.

Registration for the class, offered by the Center for Training and Development at Casper College, will run through Wednesday, Oct. 2. To register or for more information, contact the college at 268-2085 or


Friday, August 30, 2013

The sport of agility will be the topic of “Jump Into Agility” (OLLI 5030) a fun and informative OLLI class set to begin on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

“Dog owners of all ages and physical abilities and their canine companions can and do enjoy the sport of agility, which both purebred and mixed breed dogs can excel in,” said Vicki Pollock, lifelong learning specialist. “We thought it would be fun to have someone who participates with her dogs in the sport to teach a class on the topic,” Pollock added.

According to Pollock, Megan Schaffer will provide a brief history of agility. She will then have a variety of dog breeds at various training levels demonstrate their skills. “Not only is this an interesting class, but we hope that some of those taking the class will discover the many benefits of participating in agility for both themselves and their dog,” Pollock noted, and then added “We are also asking all those who register to not bring their own dog(s) to class.”

In addition to the first class, which will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., a field trip to the Natrona County Fairgrounds Arena will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 8 a.m.

Registration for “Jump Into Agility” is now going on. The registration deadline for the class is Monday, Sept. 23. For more information or to register, contact Pollock at 307-268-2097 or email.


Friday, August 30, 2013

A class exploring orbiters, satellites, and rovers will be topics of the new Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Casper College class, “Out of this World III.”

“We continue to offer classes on space exploration and the universe due to the popularity of the class and instructor,” said Vicki Pollock, lifelong learning specialist for OLLI at Casper College. Pollock added that participants need not have taken the previous “Out of this World” classes to enjoy “Out of this World III.”

Andrew Young, Casper College physics instructor, will again lead the class, which will be held at the Casper Planetarium on Fridays, from 4 to 5 p.m. September 13 through October 11.

In addition to the space equipment, Young will also cover the space mission developments from 2001 to the present, according to Pollock.

The registration deadline for “Out of this World III” is Tuesday, Sept. 10. For more information or to register, contact Pollock at 307-268-2097 or email.

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