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two women, one standing and looking at computer and the other sitting and looking at computer UW Debate Team Makes History

April 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming debate team members Hunter McFarland and Mary Marcum concluded their collegiate debate careers with historic finishes at the national championships.

Top Stories

head portrait of woman English Professor McCracken-Flesher Receives UW’s Highest Faculty Award

May 2, 2016 — Recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in 19th century literature and Scottish studies, English Professor Caroline McCracken-Flesher has been selected to receive the University of Wyoming’s highest faculty honor, the George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award.

head portrait of woman UW’s Burant Honored for Excellence in Teaching

May 2, 2016 — When students and colleagues describe Terry Burant, they mention qualities such as “amazing teacher,” “respectful,” “encouraging” and “kind.” Her effective and engaging instruction, combined with a commitment to her students’ success, have earned her a top teaching award.

head portrait of man Caskey Russell Receives Ellbogen Teaching Award

May 2, 2016 — Caskey Russell, University of Wyoming Department of English associate professor and head of the American Indian Studies Program, knows what it means to give back to the state of Wyoming.

head portrait of woman UW’s Turpen Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

May 2, 2016 — Whether she’s performing with the Globe Saxophone Quartet around the United States or educating undergraduates in music theory, University of Wyoming Associate Lecturer Jennifer Turpen is praised by colleagues and students.

head portrait of woman Cheyenne Student Named UW’s Outstanding Graduating Woman

April 29, 2016 — Kimberly Sanchez, of Cheyenne, who graduated with dual majors in anthropology and Russian, and a minor in the Honors Program, is the recipient of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of man Vikram Singh Named UW’s Top Graduating Man

April 29, 2016 — Excellence as a University of Wyoming honors student in physics and astronomy, service as a volunteer, and work as a mentor for other international students have resulted in the selection of Vikram Singh, of Bangalore, India, for the 2016 Tobin Memorial Award as UW's outstanding graduating man.

woman in dark glasses outside in hilly area with dead grass UW Eminent Writer-in-Residence Receives National Honor

April 29, 2016 — Joy Williams, University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program Eminent Writer-in-Residence, is the recipient of the prestigious PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

men crouching over sedated deer UW Biologists Launch Comprehensive Study of Mule Deer and Elk Interactions

April 21, 2016 — University of Wyoming researchers are leading a fast-paced research project to try to understand what has contributed to mule deer declines throughout the West and determine if competition with elk is playing a role.

Campus Announcements

UW Provost Search Continues; Public Forums Delayed

May 2, 2016 — The search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wyoming continues, but the timeline to bring finalists to campus has been delayed.

head portraits of a man and a woman UW Commencement is May 14

April 27, 2016 — Retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite and internationally known brain specialist Dr. Jeffrey Cummings will be among speakers at University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.

head portrait of man Myron Allen Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Achievement Award

April 25, 2016 — Myron Allen is a math guy. If you crunch the numbers on his career at the University of Wyoming, you will learn that in 33 years he has taught 32 different courses in algebra, analysis and applied mathematics; served as head of the Department of Mathematics for six years; and spent 14 years in the Office of Academic Affairs as associate vice president and later as provost.

head portrait of man Shepherd Receives Hollon Family Award

April 25, 2016 — As an associate professor of instructional technology in the University of Wyoming’s College of Education, Craig Shepherd teaches graduate-level courses using distance technologies to students across the country.

Events

sepia-toned historical photo of a Native American man on a horse North American Indian Photography Exhibition Opens May 7 at UW Art Museum

May 3, 2016 — A new exhibition, “Identity and Gender Roles: The North American Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis,” will open Saturday, May 7, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Professors Collaborate on Bees Dance/Drama May 5

May 3, 2016 — What happens when a dance performance teams up with science?

group of people with string instruments sitting arounda  table outside Greensky Bluegrass to Perform at UW May 6

April 29, 2016 — Bluegrass band Greensky Bluegrass will perform Friday, May 6, at 5 p.m. on the University of Wyoming Prexy’s Pasture. The concert is sponsored by 7220 Entertainment and is free and open to the public.

people sitting at table and the closest woman is stuffing fill into stuffed animal ‘Finals Destresser’ for UW Students May 6

April 29, 2016 — The semiannual “Finals Destresser” will be held Friday, May 6, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union.

man holding saxophone UW Symphony Orchestra to Perform Final Concert of Season

April 28, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform its last concert of the season Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

four people holding brass instruments posing outside Spring Recital Series Comes to a Close at UW

April 28, 2016 — “Escapades!” performed by the faculty ensemble Snowy Range Brass will close the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series spring season Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m. The free public program is in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

view of the space station up close in space May UW Planetarium Schedule Includes Science Fact and Fiction

April 28, 2016 — Warmer weather and later evenings will provide a number of opportunities for stargazers at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during May.

This Week at UW

UW Reduces 96 Percent of Waste from Shepard Symposium

May 2, 2016 — During the University of Wyoming’s recent 20th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, multiple UW student groups took part in activities regarding social justice.

two middle school children at a table with a small robot UW Podcast Examines Employment Outlook for Graduates

May 2, 2016 — Employment prospects for the class of 2016 will be among discussion topics on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

people looking at items at a table outside Campus Construction Update for May 1-7

April 29, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

smphony as seen from above University of Wyoming Calendar for May 2-8

April 28, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled May 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

May 2, 2016 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

Students in the News

Bar Nunn Woman Receives 2016 Maggi Murdock Scholars Award

May 3, 2016 — Brianna Anderson, of Bar Nunn, who received her Bachelor of Science in technical education through the University of Wyoming Outreach School, is one of two recipients of the 2016 Maggi Murdock Scholars Award. This year’s other recipient is Mary J. Hipol, of Evanston, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Evanston Woman Recipient of 2016 Maggi Murdock Scholars Award

May 3, 2016 — Mary J. Hipol, of Evanston, who received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology through the University of Wyoming Outreach School, is one of two recipients of the 2016 Maggi Murdock Scholars Award.

UW Students to Present Research for ‘Black Life in Wyoming’ Symposium

April 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming students will present their research projects during “Reimagining the West,” a biennial free public symposium on black life in Wyoming, Tuesday, May 3, at 12:15 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

woman posing with a group of children Cheyenne McNair Scholar Receives Full Ride to Michigan Doctorate Program

April 27, 2016 — At an early age, former University of Wyoming student Kimberly Sanchez, of Cheyenne, developed a love for anthropology.

Gillette Student Wins $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at UW

April 27, 2016 — A Gillette student’s business proposal that specializes in designing and providing tools to sanitary companies to help maintain the cleanliness of portable toilets (porta-potties) won the recent John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the University of Wyoming College of Business.

Outstanding Students Selected to Speak at UW Commencement

April 27, 2016 — Outstanding graduating students were selected to be among keynote speakers at University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.

Club Sports

UW Cowgirls Win Home Rodeo, Qualify for CNFR

May 2, 2016 — Kailee Webb celebrated her regional barrel racing title for just a couple of hours Sunday. Then it was off to Coe Library to study for an exam later in the week.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for May 1-7

April 22, 2016 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Christianity and the Holy Land

April 27, 2016 — Nowadays, when people say, “I went to the Holy Land,” we know both who they are and where they went. They are Christians, and they went to Israel (and perhaps the few religious sites just over the borders in Egypt or Jordan). But, for nearly three centuries after Jesus’ death, it was not that way. Not only was the land not holy, there were few Christians in it.

Articulation Agreements

Agreements Benefit CC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in nine popular degree programs at Casper College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

young woman in rocking chair, reading Agreements Benefit EWC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in eight popular degree programs at Eastern Wyoming College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students in green coveralls and brown boots watching an animal necropsy Agreements Benefit LCCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 12 popular degree programs at Laramie County Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

Agreements Benefit NWCCD Students Who Transfer to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 11 popular degree programs offered by the Northern Wyoming Community College District in Sheridan and Gillette are now assured that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

woman in lab coat and goggles working with lab equipment and glassware Northwest College Transfer Agreements with UW Benefit Students

October 9, 2015 — Students in seven popular degree programs at Northwest College now have the assurance that courses they are taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students going in and out of business building Agreements Benefit WWCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in five popular degree programs at Western Wyoming Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

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