Mar 17, 2013 Staff

Gun control next CWC 'Hot Topic'

Gun control is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions at 11:30 a.m Thursday, March 21 in the CWC Little Theatre.

Sponsored by the CWC Diversity Committee, a group of Fremont County citizens will discuss the pros and cons of gun control during the free forum.

A complimentary 11 a.m. lunch of soup and salad is served in the Fremont Room across the hallfrom the Little Theatre in the CWC Student Center, prior to the discussion.

Participating in the discussion are Riverton Police Department chief Mike Broadhead, deputy Fremont County Attorney Ember Oakley, Lander activist Donn Kesselheim, who was the national president of the Alternatives to Violence Project, CWC speech and debate students Garret VonKrosigk and Mason Webb, and former Riverton mayor and attorney John Vincent.

CWC Forensics Director Josh House is the moderator of the panel. There will be time for questions following the discussion. The public is encouraged to attend.

Wildlife art show entries accepted

The Lander Art Center is accepting artwork for the 33rd Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show.

Artwork with new perspectives, expression and interesting use of medium are encouraged. Entries are limited to works depicting Wyoming native or migratory fauna and flora. Horses, cattle, landscapes, and cultivated plants are not accepted.

Deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 2. Exhibition dates are April 12 to May 18. An opening reception is set from 6-8 p.m. Friday April 12.

Complete information is available at the Lander Art Center website, The Lander Art Center is located at 224 Main Street. Call 332-5772.

'Second Wind' seeks applicants

Central Wyoming College's Second Wind program continues to accept applications from 18-21-year-old students who had been in the juvenile justice system.

Students who qualify complete a customer service specialist program that begins April 1 on the Riverton campus. Successful students are awarded 30 credits, or about half the credits necessary to earn an associate's degree.

The program runs for six months. Students meet all day Monday through Friday, taking courses in communications, human relations, computer applications, entrepreneurship and other life skills-related subjects.

CWC was awarded a $1.2 million grant to provide vocational and life skills to young adults who had been through the juvenile justice system. The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism and provide educational opportunities.

The training is provided free of charge, and qualified students may earn a stipend. The students work alongside a success coach to help them work through any barriers they may encounter. The students also participate in a service learning project.

For more information, contact Anne Even at (307) 855-2335.

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