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Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation|College of Arts and Sciences

Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation 2016

Friday, September 16

4 p.m.

A&S Auditorium

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Carl L. Hart

author of

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society

and recipient of the

2014 Pen/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

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About Keith and Thyra Thomson and the Honors Convocation

Keith and Thyra Thomson were married in 1939 and became one of Wyoming's most notable couples. Recognized for exemplary service and dedication to the University of Wyoming, Keith and Thyra Thomson "paid it forward" before the term was coined. Keith was the first UW graduate to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. In 1960, Keith was elected United States senator, but, before he could assume office, he had a heart attack and died. Thyra was the first woman to be elected Wyoming's Secretary of State. Wyoming voters elected her to that office six times. When she retired, she had served 24 years--longer than any statehouse official in Wyoming history. In 1997, Thyra, along with her family and friends, established an endowment to ensure that academically successful College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates be recognized annually for their achievements. Thyra died in June 2013.

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Keynote Speaker 2016

Dr. Carl L. Hart, College of Arts and Sciences outstanding alumnus 2015, will deliver the keynote speech at the Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Friday, September 16.

Student Speaker 2016

Ashley Dafoe, Department of Anthropology

Student Speaker 2016

Elizabeth D. "Dalyn" Grindle, Department of Anthropology

UW Dance Students to Perform "Excerpts from The Winged"

Department of Theatre and Dance students will perform "Excerpts from The Winged" during the 2016 Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation. In June 2016, UW dancers gave this performance at the National Festival of the American College Dance Association at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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