Posted at 4:30 p.m. April 21, 2014
Open forums to be held to introduce candidates
Laramie County Community College will hold three open forums to introduce three of the four candidates for the permanent dean of the arts and humanities school position.
Open forums for are as follows:
April 29, Barbara Seckinger will give a presentation and answer questions on the Cheyenne campus at 2 p.m. in CCI 129. Seckinger is the department chair of fine arts and language at Coconio Community College in Flagstaff, Ariz.
April 30, Neil Vanderpool will give a presentation and answer questions on the Cheyenne campus at 2 p.m. in SC 121. Vanderpool is the associate dean of the division of communication and performing arts at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake, Utah.
May 1, Dr. Anna Szabados will give a presentation and answer questions on the Cheyenne campus at 2 p.m. in CCI 129. Szabados is the dean of the school of art, communication and new media at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake, Utah.
Information regarding the fourth finalist will be released once he is officially scheduled.
Posted at 12 a.m. April 17, 2014
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Budget for new $3.3 million proposed
Laramie County Community College has $3.3 million in available new funds for fiscal year 2015, according to the community college district’s proposed annual budget.
The budget was presented to the LCCC Board of Trustees by LCCC President Dr. Joe Schaffer and Vice President of Administration and Finance Carol Hoglund on April 16.
Although state funds for community colleges have dropped significantly, about $5.6 million, compared to last biennium, Wyoming community colleges were able to secure $14.3 million in enrollment growth funding to be allocated among the seven community colleges based on completion rates during the 2014-2016 biennium. LCCC anticipates receiving $1.5 million in enrollment growth funding for fiscal year 2015, which it will treat as one-time-only funding. Schaffer said despite the significant reduction in funding last fiscal year, he does not expect significant budget reductions for 2015.
Posted at 12 a.m. April 17, 2014
Campus Safety Academy to train nonsworn officers
Laramie County Community College will host a Campus Safety Academy, one of the nation’s only nonsworn officer academies for educational security officers, this summer.
LCCC Director of Campus Safety James Crosby said the development of the Campus Safety Academy, first presented to President Dr. Joe Schaffer and his cabinet in February 2013, was in response to a security threat assessment compiled by Security Risk Management Consultants, Inc. The assessment included a review of campus security and public safety practices at LCCC and a recommendation to begin the process of exploring program direction for campus safety in an effort to develop a more comprehensive campus safety agency.
“Not a day or week goes by without a tragedy across the country affecting our campuses,” Crosby said.
Sworn officers are law enforcement officers and campus police, like those at the University of Wyoming, who have attended the Peace Officers Standards and Training Academy in Douglas, Wyo. Nonsworn officers are security officers who protect the interests of schools and public buildings like LCCC and Frontier Mall and file reports on occurrences, occasionally contacting law enforcement or medical personnel when necessary.
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Posted on April 21, 2014
The Terrific Troupe
singers to perform in Cheyenne
The human voice is an instrument like no other, and few have control of their voices like the singers in the world’s reigning male chorus, Chanticleer.
The Laramie County Community College Foundation has invited Chanticleer to play for the community on May 6 at Cheyenne’s South High School. The San Francisco group is in its 36th season of performance and has sung across the United States and internationally.
“The music department was looking for a big act, and we discovered that their tour was already in the area. We partnered with American National Bank, Bank of the West as well as the LCCC Foundation. This performance has been in the works for over a year,” said LCCC’s choral music instructor Dr. Judy Ransom.
The concert series is titled “She Said, He Said” and has a plethora of different artists and styles from the Johnny Cash classic “Ring of Fire” to the Russian folk song “Oy Polná, Polná Koróbushka.”
“Chanticleer, a Grammy-winning chorus, has traveled the world and has great experience,” said LCCC’s director of event planning and academic affairs, Lisa Trimble. “We have tried to make it affordable and reasonable for students and the community so they can enjoy it,” she said. “This is currently their only Rocky Mountain region performance for the season, and we are glad to have musicians of their caliber performing here.”
The show will cost $15 for general admission and can be found online at lcccfoundation.edu or by calling 307-778-1285.
The performance is also sponsored by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.