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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 2-8

September 28, 2017

These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. -- A forum to discuss the opportunities, challenges and trade-offs of future wind energy development in Wyoming will take place at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. Registration is free and open to the public. To register, go to

Monday, Oct. 2, 3:10 p.m. -- The UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Peter Vrolijk, an adjunct professor at New Mexico Tech and retired senior researcher with ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. He will discuss “Fault Dating: History and Evolution” in the S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216. A reception will follow in the Geological Museum. Free.

Monday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m. -- UW’s Biodiversity Institute will host a reception that will include an opportunity to meet a black-footed ferret as part of the “Ferret Town” film tour. Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by a screening of the preview version of “Ferret Town,” a documentary about the return of black-footed ferrets. Free.

Monday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. -- The UW Libraries Lecture Series presents Tom Rea, editor of His talk, “Home Front in Wyoming,” will discuss civilian life in Wyoming during the years before, during and after the nation’s engagement in World War I in 1917 and 1918. The talk will take place in the Alice Hardie Stevens Center, located at the Laramie Plains Museum. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 12:20 p.m. -- The UW Division of Kinesiology and Health’s Intellectual Community Seminar Series presents Tucker Readdy, an associate professor in the division. He will discuss the psychology of superior sport performance in the Corbett Building, Room 137. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. -- The UW Department of Art and Art History presents Paul Heaston, a visiting artist in drawing. He will give an artist talk in the Visual Arts Building, Room 111. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “This Month’s Sky.” Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for non-students, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in the Physical Sciences Building, Room 204.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, noon-12:30 p.m. -- The UW Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators,” an informal gallery walk-through with museum curators and special guests. Free.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m. -- 7220 Entertainment presents Leyla McCalla, classical and folk musician, and The Last Revel, a “front porch Americana” band. They will perform in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. -- Studio WYO presents musical artists Elktongue and The Velveteers in the Wyoming Union Gardens, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Friday, Oct. 6, noon -- The UW College of Law presents Michael J. Wishnie, the William O. Douglas Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He will discuss “Refugees, Law Students, and the Future of the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban” in the College of Law Building, Room 178. Free.

Friday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. -- 7220 Entertainment will screen “Girls Trip” in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Friday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “The Milky Way and Beyond.” A free STAR Observatory tour (weather dependent) follows at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for non-students, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in the Physical Sciences Building, Room 204.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. -- The UW Art Museum will host Family Saturday Workshop, an open studio, maker space-inspired workshop. Free.

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2-8 p.m. -- UW’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association will host the “Mid-Autumn Festival Dialogue: U.S.-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum” in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom. Free.

Sunday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m. -- The UW Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series presents the Thiem/Bogard Duo in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. Barbara Thiem, cellist, and Theresa Bogard, pianist, will present a selection of masterworks for cello and piano. Free.

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