‘UW in Your Community’ Event May 14 in Thermopolis

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Ed Seidel

Members of the public will find out more about the University of Wyoming’s presence in Hot Springs County, and UW alumni will connect with their alma mater during a “UW in Your Community” gathering Tuesday, May 14, in Thermopolis.

The public is invited to the event from 5-7 p.m. at the Hot Springs Hotel and Spa, located at 115 Park St. Free appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

UW President Ed Seidel will be in attendance and speak during a brief program, highlighting the university’s collaborative efforts with the state’s community colleges to prepare students for the modern economy and boost entrepreneurism and the state’s economy, among other topics.

Also on the agenda:

-- Department of Geology and Geophysics Professor John Kaszuba, who for many years has studied the hydrothermal system of Hot Springs State Park’s famous springs, will provide an update on his team’s research regarding changes in the waters’ chemistry -- and what that might mean for the future of this important state and community asset.

-- Representatives of the the UW Extension office in Hot Springs County will discuss the office’s activities.

Also scheduled to speak are current UW students from Thermopolis -- Alyssa Halls and Tyler Kay.

During the day before the May 14 evening event, Seidel, Kaszuba and the current UW students from Thermopolis are scheduled to speak to students during an assembly at Hot Springs County High School.

The Hot Springs County gathering is the 16th in a series of “UW in Your Community” gatherings planned around the state.

“This will be a great opportunity for community members to interact with President Seidel and others from UW, learn about exciting initiatives for students and the state, and see some of the collaborative work UW is doing with local partners,” says Chad Baldwin, UW’s associate vice president for marketing and communications. “UW alumni and everyone across Hot Springs County and the southern Big Horn Basin are invited for what will be a fun evening.”

Contact Us

Institutional Communications
Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2929
Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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