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Classes begin (2nd 8-week session)
Oct 22 all-day
Midterm grades due for full-semester classes
Oct 24 all-day
Science Museum Lecture – “Wyoming’s Dynamic Mammals: Tracking Long-Term Trends” @ Sheridan College Mars Agriculture Center Rm. 201
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Science Museum Lecture - "Wyoming's Dynamic Mammals: Tracking Long-Term Trends" @ Sheridan College Mars Agriculture Center Rm. 201

Unlike birds, mammals have hugely varying habitat requirements. As a result, we cannot conserve mammals without knowing which species of mammal are present, or that we wish to be present. Of the mammalian species found in Wyoming when Europeans arrived, all are still present today, and only one—the wolf—has gone extinct and been reintroduced. This talk will describe the changes in the mammalian fauna of Wyoming over the last 150 years or so, including species that have been introduced, or have arrived on their own. The role of climate change in altering our mammalian fauna is potentially great, and where species can be expected to arrive and depart will be discussed.

Steve Buskirk received his Ph.D. from the University of Alaska in 1983 and was a professor of Zoology and Physiology from 1984 to 2014. He taught courses in mammalogy and wildlife biology, and conducted research on the population ecology, habitat ecology, physiological ecology, and population genetics of mid-sized carnivores and their prey. Study species included the Pacific marten, sable, fisher, Canada lynx, black-footed ferret, American badger, snowshoe hare, black-tailed prairie dog, and various small mammals. He authored “Wild mammals of Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park” in 2016 and is current writing a book on the community ecology of the Carnivora.

Pumpkin Painting – Art Club Fundraiser @ Whitney Center for the Arts Rm 227
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Painting - Art Club Fundraiser @ Whitney Center for the Arts Rm 227

Come to Sheridan College for an afternoon of spooky fun! Pumpkins and supplies provided. $15 per child, cash or check only. Please RSVP to

Fall Freeze Safety Conference
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Freeze Safety Conference

The Wyoming Mine Safety and Health Administration State Grant Program, in conjunction with Gillette College, will hold the first annual Fall Freeze Safety Conference on Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Gillette College Technical Education Center. The conference will feature seven breakout sessions covering a range of topics relevant to the mining industry. Assistant Secretary of Mine Safety and Health David G. Zatezalo will provide opening remarks.

To register for the conference or for questions, please contact the WY MSHA State Grant Program, Gillette College, at 307-681-6340. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Participants can sign up the day of the event until 9:30 a.m. For a full schedule of events, click here.