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January 2008 Releases

Hilton Garden Inn hotel Ribbon Cutting Set for UW Hotel/Conference Center

January 31, 2008 — Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are scheduled Monday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. for the Hilton Garden Inn and University of Wyoming Conference Center at 22nd Street and Grand Avenue in Laramie.

The Met Opera Radio Broadcasts Begin Saturday on Laramie Classical Station

January 31, 2008 — The Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday matinee broadcasts will debut Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m. on Laramie's all-classical KUWY 88.5 FM, with a performance of Richard Wagner's "Die Walkure."

Sinclair Elementary School UW Community Enrichment Class Focuses on Saving Wyoming's Historic School Buildings

January 31, 2008 — The Sheridan Middle School building has been demolished.

Man and woman reherse scene UW Theatre and Dance Presents Quirky Romantic Comedy

January 31, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present the romantic comedy "Almost, Maine," Feb. 8-14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre.

Comedians framed inside a laptop monitor Chicago's Second City Comedy Group Comes to UW

January 30, 2008 — Chicago's comedy theatre The Second City will perform Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Sculpture of two hands holding a flower Spring Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

January 30, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will open its new spring exhibitions during a free public reception Friday, Feb. 1, from 6 - 8 p.m

Five skiers compete in Colorado UW Nordic Skiers Dominate Weekend Competition

January 30, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams competed in four races last weekend

UW to Host Wyoming Campus Suicide Prevention Summit Feb. 8 in Casper

January 30, 2008 — Sobering facts: An average of one suicide is committed in Wyoming every four days, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. What happens when a suicide is committed on a college campus, how do school officials handle the student's death?

UW College of Law Honor Roll

January 29, 2008 — The University of Wyoming College of Law lists Ryan T. Jardine of Centennial, Colo. on the President's Honor Roll for the 2007 fall semester. To be eligible for the President's Honor Roll, students must receive a 4.0.

UW Debate Team Takes Top Honors in Denver

January 29, 2008 — The University of Wyoming debate team earned top honors at the Denver University Mile High Classic tournament Jan. 25-27. The policy squad took the top spot in the region among 22 other teams.

UW Law Students to Compete in Moot Court Competition in California

January 29, 2008 — Five University of Wyoming College of Law students will compete at the Jessup Cup moot court competition Feb. 18-March 2 in Santa Clara, Calif.

UW Student Reed Wins $100 Gift Certificate

January 29, 2008 — Staci Reed, a University of Wyoming sophomore from Lusk, won a $100 gift certificate to the University Bookstore in a drawing conducted by Stantec Consulting.

UW Urges Prospective Students to Apply Now

January 29, 2008 — Prospective incoming freshmen and community college transfer students who plan to attend the University of Wyoming this fall are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Woman holding portrait Green River Student Recognized for Commitment to Diversity

January 28, 2008 — Adriana Magana, a University of Wyoming student from Green River, received the Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award.

UW Club Hockey Team Loses to Colorado State

January 28, 2008 — The University of Wyoming club hockey team lost to Border War rival Colorado State Friday night, 7-1 at the EPIC Center in Fort Collins, Colo.

UW Professor: Mormons to Continue Emphasis on Public Image, Internationalization

January 28, 2008 — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will likely continue its emphasis on the church's public image under the leadership of Thomas S. Monson, according to a professor in the University of Wyoming Religious Studies Program.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 3-9

January 28, 2008 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) at the University of Wyoming.

Bluegrass band playing Bluegrass Band Gives Concert for UW's "Climate Kick-Off"

January 25, 2008 — The bluegrass band "Head for the Hills" will perform Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Skylight lounge.

College of Law Hosts Conversation Skills and Networking Presentation

January 25, 2008 — The University of Wyoming College of Law will co-host a Webcast presentation on conversation skills and techniques Tuesday, Jan. 29 from noon-1 p.m. in Room 144 of the UW College of Law Building.

UW Nordic Ski Club Fares Well Against NCAA Division I Schools

January 25, 2008 — As the only club team competing the last two weekends, the University of Wyoming Nordic skiers have held their own against varsity sport teams.

UW Resident Undergraduate Tuition Won't Change

January 25, 2008 — Resident undergraduate students at the University of Wyoming will not have to pay increased tuition costs for the second consecutive year as a result of action taken today (Friday) by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

January 25, 2008 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their meeting

UW Trustees Examine Room and Board Fees

January 25, 2008 — Factors contributing to proposed small increases in housing and board costs were explained today (Friday) during a meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees in Cheyenne.

UW Trustees Review Student Fee Increase

January 25, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) reviewed a proposal that would increase mandatory fees for full-time students by 9.13 percent per semester for fiscal year 2009. Trustees are scheduled to vote on the proposed increases at their March 6-8 meeting.

Convocation Features Outstanding Music Students

January 24, 2008 — January 24, 2008 — University of Wyoming music students will be featured at the second Chair's Honor Convocation Thursday, Jan. 31, recognizing their outstanding performances last fall. The performances will be at 1:10 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Headshot of Moretti Renowned Italian Pianist to Perform at UW

January 24, 2008 — Maurizio Moretti, considered one of the best interpreters of the renowned Italian school of pianoforte, will perform in concert Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall. Tickets, available at the Fine Arts box office, cost $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for others.

UW Symposium Focuses on Climate Change, Wyoming Energy Issues

January 24, 2008 — The potential impacts of climate change in the Rocky Mountain region and their connection with energy-related opportunities in Wyoming will be key points of discussion Thursday, Jan. 31, at a University of Wyoming symposium.

Success Continues for UW Policy Debaters

January 23, 2008 — Four University of Wyoming debate team members combined to defeat teams from seven universities at the Val Browning Round Robin at Weber State University Jan. 19-20.

University of Wyoming Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll-Non Resident

January 23, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2007 fall semester academic Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll.

Lillian Hubbard UW Honored for Communications Excellence

January 23, 2008 — UWyo, the University of Wyoming's general interest quarterly magazine, was named the top news publication and UW public relations professionals earned several other awards during the Wyoming Press Association's annual associates' group communications contest. Winners were chosen from more than 105 total entries and awards were presented at the WPA's annual winter meeting in Casper.

UW Publication: Plants Benefit from Winter Watering

January 23, 2008 — The benefits of winter watering plants and trees are described in a new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service.

University of Wyoming Dean's Honor Roll - Resident

January 22, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2007 fall semester academic Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll.

Two men and a woman relaxing against wall Urban Fusion Band Soulfege to Perform Free Concert Thursday

January 22, 2008 — Soulfege, a global urban fusion band from Boston, will perform free concert Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom.

UW Hockey Club Splits Two Games Against Air Force

January 22, 2008 — The University of Wyoming club hockey team returned from a six-week holiday break, splitting a pair of weekend games with the Air Force Academy club squad.

UW Art Museum to Feature Faculty Artwork

January 18, 2008 — An opening reception for an exhibition of recent artwork by Department of Art faculty members is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, from 6-8 the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The exhibition will continue through March 1.

UW President's Honor Roll - Non Resident

January 17, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2007 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

Mangrove stumps in pond UW Report: Ecosystem Based Management Not Enough to Reverse Coastal Habitat Decline

January 17, 2008 — Worldwide coastal ecosystems and habitats will continue to decline unless economists and ecologists work together to improve current methods to assess coastal ecosystem benefits, according to an article today in the global scientific journal, Science.

UW Trustees Set January Meeting in Cheyenne

January 17, 2008 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their January meeting beginning with a working lunch at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Big Horn Room at Little America in Cheyenne.

 Students participating in mock trial Cheyenne East Wins Mock Trial Competition at UW

January 16, 2008 — Cheyenne East High School will send a team to the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Delaware in May, after winning the Wyoming competition at the University of Wyoming.

Professor meets with dean Hansen Appointed New Associate Dean

January 16, 2008 — Professor Andrew C. Hansen has been appointed to the new position of associate dean for graduate studies in the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW Debater Starts Semester on Top

January 16, 2008 — A member of the University of Wyoming debate team was honored as the top overall speaker among 180 competitors during recent back-to-back tournaments in Denver.

UW President's Honor Roll - Resident

January 16, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2007 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

Man smiling Comedian Dat Phan to Perform at UW

January 15, 2008 — Comedian Dat Phan, the winner of NBC's original Last Comic Standing competition, will perform Friday, Jan. 25, at the University of Wyoming.

Cultural Programs' Spring Concert Series Opens Jan. 25

January 15, 2008 — The Belcea String Quartet, which has wowed audiences from New York City to San Francisco, opens the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs' spring concert series Friday, Jan. 25.

Woman smiling Former Congresswoman to Speak at UW Thursday

January 15, 2008 — Former Congresswoman Sabrina Sojourner will speak Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture auditorium.

UW President Featured Speaker During Worland Ag Conference

January 15, 2008 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan will be the featured speaker at the Big Horn Basin Ag Ambassadors Ag Appreciation Dinner during WESTI (Wyoming Extension's Strategically and Technologically Informative) Ag Days Feb. 5-6 in Worland. Buchanan's presentation is a "State-of-the-State talk on the People's University."

Two students and child play with toy truck Applications Available for UW Alternative Spring Break 2008

January 14, 2008 — Applications for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) 2008 are now available in the University of Wyoming Center for Volunteer Services (CVS), Room 006 of the Wyoming Union. Applications are due to CVS by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

Digital Radio Among UW Television Program Segments

January 14, 2008 — Digital radio and online journalism are among topics of a public affairs program that can be seen Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. on KCWC, Wyoming Public Television.

SafeRide Seeks Volunteers

January 14, 2008 — The UW SafeRide program is in need of volunteers for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings this semester.

Saul Williams Martin Luther King/Days of Dialogue Events Planned at UW

January 11, 2008 — The continuing impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and ideals will be noted Jan. 21–25 at the University of Wyoming.

SEO Director Candidates to Interview at UW

January 10, 2008 — Two candidates will interview for the Student Educational Opportunity (SEO) director position the weeks of Jan. 14-25, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Now Accepting Energy Summer Institute Applications

January 10, 2008 — Applications for the University of Wyoming's second annual Energy Summer Institute are now being accepted from Wyoming ninth-grade students and public school teachers. Teachers from all grade levels are encouraged to apply.

Business Incubator Among UW Television Program Topics Thursday

January 9, 2008 — The effort to encourage and sustain new technology entrepreneurs in Wyoming is among topics to be featured on a public affairs program that can be seen Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. on KCWC, Wyoming Public Television. The program will be repeated at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13.

Mock Trial Competition Saturday

January 9, 2008 — Four Wyoming high schools have registered for the Wyoming High School Mock Trial (WHSMT) competition Saturday, Jan. 12, at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

UW Launches New Health Care Information Web Site

January 9, 2008 — The University of Wyoming has created a new Web site in response to the growing need for private and secure electronic transfer of health information.

UW Schedules Second Public Forum for Parking and Transportation Master Plan

January 8, 2008 — The University of Wyoming's quest to gather public input for a Transportation and Parking Master Plan continues Wednesday, Jan. 16, with the second of four scheduled open forums.

WSBDC to Co-Sponsor Credit Awareness Seminar in Casper

January 7, 2008 — The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) will co-sponsor a seminar Wednesday, Jan. 23, designed to help residents and businesses to better understand their credit score.

Buffalo Woman Turns to UW-Sponsored Program to Launch Business

January 4, 2008 — When Bonnie and David Schlesselman's RV lost a starter in Buffalo nearly three years ago, it at first seemed like just another inconvenience that would slow down their road trip.

UW Ag Dean Gathers Input for Academic Plan at Jan. 14 Cheyenne Presentation

January 4, 2008 — University of Wyoming College of Agriculture Dean Frank Galey will lead a discussion about "Educating Tomorrow's Workforce" Monday, Jan. 14, at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.

New Members Join UW Sororities

January 3, 2008 — Sororities at the University of Wyoming have accepted into their chapters the following students from throughout the United States.

Two men and two women sitting UW Theatre and Dance, Cultural Programs Offer Diverse Performances this Spring

January 3, 2008 — Both unique and classic performances are on tap for the University of Wyoming theatre and dance department's spring 2008 season.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to Meet Jan. 9 in Casper

January 2, 2008 — The state's Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Petroleum Club, 1301 Wilkins Circle in Casper. The meeting is open to the public.

Man directing four singers Newell Named Director of Centennial Singers

January 2, 2008 — Patrick Newell has been hired as director of the Centennial Singers following a nationwide search by the University of Wyoming's Department of Theatre and Dance.

UW Centennial Singers to Tour Wyoming, Nebraska

January 2, 2008 — The Centennial Singers, the University of Wyoming's musical ambassadors, will perform this month in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

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