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University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 30-Dec. 6

November 25, 2015
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The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. (Soweto Gospel Choir Photo)

These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 30-Dec. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Nov. 30, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. -- The Angel Tree will be set up in the Wyoming Union breezeway. Each year, the UW Circle K coordinates with the local Salvation Army to collect Christmas presents for community children. Those interested can take a tag from the tree and purchase a gift for a child.

Monday, Nov. 30, 3:10 p.m. -- The Department of Geology and Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Eric Boyd, assistant professor at Montana State University. He will discuss “Between a Rock and a Cold, Icy Place: Mineralogical Controls on the Assembly of a Subglacial Microbiome” in the S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216. Free.

Monday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. -- “Life is Waiting” film screening in Classroom Building, Room 133. Free.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, noon -- “Holiday Shopping on a Budget,” presented by Aaron Courtney from UW Financial Services as part of the Wellness Wednesday Speaker Series, in the Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center classroom. Free.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, noon -- School of Energy Resources Speaker Series presents “The Wyoming High Performance Computational Science and Engineering Group.” UW College of Engineering and Applied Science professors Dimitri Mavriplis, Suresh Muknahallipatna, Michael Stoellinger, Liqiang Wang and Amy Banic will discuss their collaborative research. This event will take place in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium. Lunch available. Free.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, noon -- “What Would You Do When …: Professional Boundaries and Ethics,” an event hosted by Women in Math, Science and Engineering (WiMSE), will take place in the Wyoming Union, Room 221. Free. RSVP to wimse@uwyo.edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. -- PIKE Winter Festival: Spirit of the Season Charity Drive in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom. Bring a canned good, clothing item or toy to give to charity, and be entered into a raffle. Also, wear an ugly holiday sweater for a chance to win a prize!

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. -- Daft Punk laser light shows in the Harry C. Vaughn UW Planetarium, Physical Sciences Building basement. This event is for UW students only. Tickets are free, but limited. Students can pick up tickets in the Campus Activities Center, Room 012 of the Wyoming Union.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. -- “Speak Like a Girl” poetry slam night in the UW College of Education auditorium. Free.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 8 a.m. -- UW Gatekeepers Suicide Prevention Training in the Wyoming Union, Room 002. The training is open to all interested students, faculty, staff and community members.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m. -- “Big Sky Stress-Relief and Mindfulness Workshop” in the Wellness Center’s “Den Zen.” Free. Call (307) 766-9355 to sign up.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. -- Ceramic Art Guild silent auction and reception in the UW Visual Arts Building main lobby. Proceeds fund student travel to a national ceramic arts conference.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. -- The UW Art Museum presents the Festival of Trees “Lighting of the Trees” reception. Free.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Biodiversity Institute hosts a Science Café, featuring UW graduate students who participated in a science communication workshop. The students will share their research at the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Refreshments will be provided at 7:10 p.m. Free.

Friday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. -- UW Holiday Market in the Wyoming Union, second floor. Free.

Friday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. -- Festival of Trees silent auction at the UW Art Museum. Bidders need not be present to win, and all proceeds benefit museum programs and children’s art classes. The auction will continue until 5 p.m. and then resume from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Friday, Dec. 4, noon -- School of Energy Resources Speaker Series presents Jonathan Weisgall, vice president for legislative and regulatory affairs for Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, and chairman of the board for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies. He will discuss “Climate Change: Investment and Strategic Decisions” in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium. Lunch available. Free.

Friday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “This Month’s Sky: December.” A Pink Floyd laser light show follows at 8:10 p.m. Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for non-students, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building.

Friday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series concludes its fall schedule. The performance will be in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Sponsored by the German Embassy in commemoration of the reunification of Germany, the concert is free and open to the public.

Friday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. -- Black Tie Affair fall concert in the UW College of Education auditorium. Free.

Friday, Dec. 4, 9 p.m. -- Stand-up comedians Brent Gill and Heath Arthur will perform with guest emcee Vinnie Montez in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Saturday, Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. -- Happy Holidays, Laramie! event at the UW Art Museum includes musical and dance performances. Children are invited to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus and to create ornaments, cards and other holiday decorations.

Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. -- Planetarium show, “Constellations for Beginners.” Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for non-students, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building.

Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. -- Wyoming illustrator Zachary Pullen will discuss his most recent book, “The Presidents,” in the Wyoming Union Family Room. After his presentation, he will sign books and answer questions at the University Store. This is a free event for the public and will coincide with the University Store's Holiday Open House.

Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. -- Outdoor Gear Swap in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

Saturday, Dec. 5, 1 p.m. -- Cowboys basketball vs. California in the Arena-Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. -- UW First-Year Seminar students will show their film “Just Another Zombie Movie” at the Gryphon Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. -- The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Tickets cost $25.50 for the public; $20.50 for faculty and staff; and $10.50 for students. Tickets are available at www.uwyo.edu/finearts or by calling (307) 766-6666. Tickets also are available at the Performing Arts box office and the Wyoming Union information desk.


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