Feb
16
Thu
Cultural Gems; A Look at Unique US Libraries with Richard and Mary Maturi @ Hot Springs County Library
Feb 16 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cultural Gems; A Look at Unique US Libraries with Richard and Mary Maturi @ Hot Springs County Library  | Thermopolis | Wyoming | United States

Join Richard and Mary Maturi for Cultural Gems; A Look at Unique US Libraries, featuring  images and stories of libraries from coast to coast.  This presentation  illustrates the rich diversity of America’s libraries while exploring the broad panorama of library architecture, unique building re-purposing and the various ways communities funded their libraries.   The Maturi’s spent a full year traveling the country and learning about libraries; the role they’ve played in community development and identity.  Linda Koldenhoven, Senior Librarian of th Georgia Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped observed, “An engaging look at America’s unique library architecture and heritage.  A wonderful guide to this county’s cultural history.  What a great idea for your next vacation..tour our nations libraries!”

Mar
7
Tue
Spies, Secrecy, and the CIA in a Democracy: How it all works! with Pat Stuart @ Northwest College
Mar 7 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Spies, Secrecy, and the CIA in a Democracy:  How it all works! with Pat Stuart @ Northwest College | Powell | Wyoming | United States

Who are America’s spies and what do they do?  Learn how America’s intelligence community developed, how its spies work, and the bureaucratic and administrative checks and balances that guard against misuse of their talents.  Then discuss how you see an espionage organization fitting into the security needs of our nation.  The next time you hear allegations—good or bad—about the U.S. intelligence community, you will feel better prepared to draw your own conclusions.  Presented by retired CIA Station Chief, Pat Stuart who shares personal insights based on here experiences of life as a covert warrior.

Mar
14
Tue
True Stories from the Espionage Wars with Pat Stuart @ Worland Community Center
Mar 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
True Stories from the Espionage Wars with Pat Stuart @ Worland Community Center | Worland | Wyoming | United States

Join retired CIA Station Chief, Pat Stuart for True Stories from the Espionage Wars.  Stuart shares personal experiences of what life is like for our covert warriors and the personal and professional struggles they face while doing their part toward keeping America safe.  Hear true stories drawn from the speaker’s career, and learn about the choices made.  The next time you hear allegations—good or bad—about the U.S. intelligence community, your thoughtful conclusions will be impacted by what you learned here.

Mar
15
Wed
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Natrona County High School
Mar 15 @ 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Natrona County High School | Casper | Wyoming | United States

How does Islam interact with Modernity?  Given the contemporary discourse about issues related to Islam, it is important to discuss matters such as conservative or fundamentalist religious movements, human right issues, politicized religion and misgovernment, religion and science, and many others in an atmosphere that recognizes the issues have Islamic manifestations that are culturally unique yet hardly limited to Islam, and with an approach that avoids seeing Islam simply as a set of issues and problems.

Dr. Ward’s presentation extends beyond the news to highlight selected contemporary trends and movements among the world’s Muslim people.  A brief and condensed introduction to the history and religion of Islam is followed by a discussion of a few contemporary Islamic topics reflecting current issues, that have been identified and examined by University of Wyoming students during a semester long course taught by the presenter.

Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Lander Bar Coulter Loft
Mar 15 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Lander Bar Coulter Loft | Lander | Wyoming | United States

Given the contemporary discourse about issues related to Islam, it is important to discuss matters such as conservative or fundamentalist religious movements, human right issues, politicized religion and misgovernment, religion and science, and many others in an atmosphere that recognizes the issues have Islamic manifestations that are culturally unique yet hardly limited to Islam, and with an approach that avoids seeing Islam simply as a set of issues and problems.

Dr. Ward’s presentation goes beyond the news to highlight selected contemporary trends and movements among the world’s Muslim people.  A brief and condensed introduction to the history and religion of Islam is followed by a discussion of a few contemporary Islamic topics reflecting current issues, that have been identified and examined by University of Wyoming students during a semester long course taught by the presenter.

Mar
16
Thu
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Northwest Community College
Mar 16 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Northwest Community College | Powell | Wyoming | United States

Given the contemporary discourse about issues related to Islam, it is important to discuss matters such as conservative or fundamentalist religious movements, human right issues, politicized religion and misgovernment, religion and science, and many others in an atmosphere that recognizes the issues have Islamic manifestations that are culturally unique yet hardly limited to Islam, and with an approach that avoids seeing Islam simply as a set of issues and problems.

Dr. Ward’s presentation goes beyond the news to highlight selected contemporary trends and movements among the world’s Muslim people.  A brief and condensed introduction to the history and religion of Islam is followed by a discussion of a few contemporary Islamic topics reflecting current issues, that have been identified and examined by University of Wyoming students during a semester long course taught by the presenter.

Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Park County Library
Mar 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Park County Library  | Cody | Wyoming | United States

Given the contemporary discourse about issues related to Islam, it is important to discuss matters such as conservative or fundamentalist religious movements, human right issues, politicized religion and misgovernment, religion and science, and many others in an atmosphere that recognizes the issues have Islamic manifestations that are culturally unique yet hardly limited to Islam, and with an approach that avoids seeing Islam simply as a set of issues and problems.

Dr. Ward’s presentation goes beyond the news to highlight selected contemporary trends and movements among the world’s Muslim people.  A brief and condensed introduction to the history and religion of Islam is followed by a discussion of a few contemporary Islamic topics reflecting current issues, that have been identified and examined by University of Wyoming students during a semester long course taught by the presenter.

Mar
21
Tue
True Stories from the Espionage Wars with Pat Stuart @ Northwest College Cody Center
Mar 21 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
True Stories from the Espionage Wars with Pat Stuart @ Northwest College Cody Center | Cody | Wyoming | United States

Join retired CIA Station Chief Pat Stuart for True Stories from the Espionage Wars.  Stuart shares her personal stories and perceptions of what life is like for our covert warriors;  describing both personal and professional struggles they face while doing their part toward keeping America safe.  Hear true stories drawn from the speaker’s career,  and find out what goes into decison making about what to do or not to do.  The next time you hear allegations—good or bad—about the U.S. intelligence community, your thoughtful conclusions will be informed by what you have learned throug this program.