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Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports

CWC hosting 'R-Word' rally

Central Wyoming College will have a 2 p.m. rally Thursday to end the R-word on the CWC campus as well as in the community.

CWC's Diversity Committee and Student Senate host the event in the Little Theatre to build awareness to stop and think about the use of the word "retard" or "retarded."

CWC student Seth Finley whill share his experiences, describing what it feels like to millions of people with intellectual and developmental abilities to hear the demeaning word.

He will offer the opportunity for participants to take the pledge to "end the word."

There will be music and discussion as well as refreshments. Contact the Center for Student Involvement at 855-2260 or activities@cwc.edu for more information.

'Up Heartbreak Hill' screening

Riverton and Lander libraries will host separate documentary screenings of the film "Up Heartbreak Hill" next week.

The movie follows two teens who are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school.

For these teens, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations.

The Riverton Branch Library screening is at 7 p.m. Monday, and the Lander showing is at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jazz Night set for Thursday

Central Wyoming College vocal and instrumental jazz ensembles perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre. The concert features Riverton native Michael Lange on the bass.

An instrumental jazz ensemble, under the direction of new instructor Jason Ogg, is playing "Cold Duck Time," by Eddie Harris; "Lazy River," by Hoagy Carmichael and Sidney Arondin; "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin; and "Norwegian Wood" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Ogg is also the leader of the big band, which is playing "A String of Pearls," by Eddie DeLange and Jerry Gray; "My Ship," by Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill; "Harlem Nocturne," by Earle Hagen; "Splanky," written by Neal Hefti for the Count Basie Orchestra; and "Billie's Bounce" by Charlie Parker.

Lange, who began his love of music while playing bass in the Riverton High School jazz band, has a bachelor's degree in music. He later earned his master's in public administration when he found a passion for working in art administration. He is now the Wyoming Arts Council's new community development and arts specialist.