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April 2008 Releases

Jane Beiswenger Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

April 30, 2008 — Although she has consistently been praised for her hard work as a teacher, mentor and researcher, Jane Beiswenger says she was very surprised to learn she had received the University of Wyoming's Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award.

UW Student Employee of Year Named

April 30, 2008 — Tara Gade, of Lewellen, Neb., was selected as the University of Wyoming Student Employee of the Year.

Large-Scale Art Installation Comes to UW Art Museum

April 28, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum is mounting a major exhibition of large-scale sculptures, titled "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational," for the Laramie community this spring.

John Kindle Named UW's Outstanding Graduating Man

April 25, 2008 — Remarkable. Positive. Charismatic. Amazing. Those are just a few of the adjectives Erin Olsen uses to describe John Kindle, the 2008 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating man.

Stacia Berry Named UW's Outstanding Graduating Woman

April 25, 2008 — Stacia C. Berry of Cheyenne, who will graduate with honors in May with a B.A. degree in animal and veterinary sciences, received the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

UW Writing Series Brings Legendary Comics Artist to Laramie

April 25, 2008 — The University of Wyoming M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) Visiting Writers Series and the Albany County Public Library will present a guest lecture by Art Spiegelman, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel "Maus."

UW Student Selected to Study in China

April 24, 2008 — University of Wyoming student Cobus Block is the first recipient of a new scholarship program established by the Chinese ambassador to the United States. He will spend his 2008-2009 academic year studying in China.

UW Team Wins Prize at Model United Nations Competition

April 24, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Model United Nations team won the "Best Delegation" award for the fifth consecutive year at the recent Far West Model United Nations (FWMUN) competition.

UW Cowboy Dickson Okay After Being Kicked in Face by Horse

April 23, 2008 — University of Wyoming cowboy Bucky Dickson won't be able to talk or eat solid foods for the next several weeks.

UW Social Justice Research Center to Host First Scholarly Presentation

April 23, 2008 — Mary Romero, an internationally recognized authority on reproductive labor and family inequalities, will speak Tuesday, April 29, at the first scholarly presentation of the University of Wyoming's Social Justice Research Center (SJRC).

Jonathan Prewett Honored for Teaching Freshmen

April 22, 2008 — Jonathan Prewett makes mathematics -- even advanced forms such as calculus and trigonometry -- seem easier than it is.

Mormon Trail Author to Give Free Program at UW American Heritage Center

April 22, 2008 — Gregory M. Franzwa, author of "The Mormon Trail Revisited," will present a free program on the route of the National Historic Trail at the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center, Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m.

UW College of Business Students Find Real-Life Experiences in Investment Field

April 22, 2008 — Being part of the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony was one of the highlights for two University of Wyoming College of Business students at a recent national conference.

Hydrogen Energy Conference Planned for July in Laramie

April 21, 2008 — An energy conference focusing on hydrogen is expected to attract global experts in the field to the University of Wyoming this summer.

Justice William U. Hill to Speak at UW's Torchlight Laurels April 25

April 21, 2008 — Wyoming Supreme Court Justice William U. Hill will speak at the University of Wyoming's 56th Torchlight Laurels ceremony Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Lawyer and Student Advocate to Speak About Online Safety at UW

April 21, 2008 — C.L. Lindsay, a former lawyer turned student and academic rights advocate, will speak Wednesday, April 23, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Engineering Students Place at Bioengineering Symposium

April 21, 2008 — Gavin Philips of Thermopolis, a University of Wyoming master's degree candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, placed second for his research at the recent annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS) at Copper Mountain, Colo.

Woman Geologist Carol Frost Receives UW's Humphrey Award

April 18, 2008 — Professor Carol Frost, internationally recognized for her fundamental work in isotope geology and widely praised as a gifted teacher and mentor, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming's George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award.

Nominations Sought for Wyoming History Teacher of the Year

April 18, 2008 — The search is on for the top history teacher in Wyoming.

UW Names Finalists for Outstanding Student Awards

April 18, 2008 — Finalists have been named for the University of Wyoming's top student awards, the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri and the Tobin Memorial, for the outstanding graduating seniors.

UW Students Honored by Residence Life and Dining Services

April 18, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Residence Life & Dining Services held its 5th annual Academic Excellence Banquet this April to recognize and reward residential students for outstanding academic performance.

Construction Plans to be Explained During Open House

April 17, 2008 — Current and planned construction on the University of Wyoming campus will be explained at an open house Friday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the UW College of Agriculture auditorium.

Milward Simpson to Add Fun to Saturday's Concert

April 17, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Wind Ensemble will close the season on a fun note Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. The UW Department of Music concert is free and open to the public.

UW Ropers Pratt, Hubbard Take Aim at CNFR

April 17, 2008 — Last summer, Jake Pratt fielded more than a few questions about the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

Six musicians holding instruments UW Summit Chamber Players Give Concert at UW

April 17, 2008 — The University of Wyoming faculty ensemble, The Summit Chamber Players, will perform Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Man reading a book Libraries Receive Books from China's Ambassador to the United States

April 16, 2008 — Books donated by China's ambassador to the United States, Zhou Wenzhong, will be available for use next fall at the University of Wyoming Coe Library.

Magazine cover New Outdoor Magazine to Launch Friday

April 16, 2008 — Reach, a new outdoor exposure magazine produced by University of Wyoming students, will launch its first issue Friday, April 18.

Man UW College of Arts and Sciences Names Top Graduates

April 16, 2008 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences has selected its outstanding graduating students for the 2007-08 academic year.

UW to Host Earth Day Activities

April 16, 2008 — The University of Wyoming will host a variety of Earth Day activities next week, highlighted by a two-day symposium on climate change.

ROTC team in marathon UW Army ROTC Team Wins Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon

April 15, 2008 — Five members of the University of Wyoming Army ROTC program won the grueling Bataan Memorial Death March marathon recently in White Sands, N.M.

Students posing with bicycles UW Team Finishes Fourth at NASA Great Moonbuggy Race

April 15, 2008 — With Fain and Houfek at the controls, UW placed fourth among 23 collegiate teams at the recent 15th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, a half-mile simulated lunar terrain course that includes craters, rocks and lava.

Play actors holding up photos of selves UW Department of Theatre and Dance Presents A Chorus Line

April 14, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will close its 2007-08 production season with the Broadway classic, "A Chorus Line," on the Fine Arts Center main stage.

Man Archaeologist Wright to Deliver William Mulloy Lecture at UW

April 11, 2008 — Henry T. Wright, one of the world's foremost experts on the origins of civilization, will deliver the 11th annual William Mulloy Lecture Thursday, April 17, at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture auditorium.

Woman National health conference in Jackson focuses on healthy lifestyles

April 11, 2008 — A national conference in Jackson this month has potential to change the way people think about healthy lifestyles for children and adults in Wyoming.

Megan Bagley sitting at computer UW's Bagley Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 11, 2008 — A few days ago, Megan Bagley won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

Man smiling WyoAIDS Walk Activities Scheduled at UW

April 11, 2008 — WyoAIDS Walk, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS in Wyoming, will host education and awareness activities April 14-19 at the University of Wyoming.

Man Former Secretary of State Baker to Share Insights at UW Event

April 10, 2008 — James A. Baker, III, who served in senior government positions under three United States presidents, will offer his perspectives on world events and today's politics during a dialogue with retired Sen. Alan K. Simpson Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Erin Downey seated on horse UW's Downey Qualifies for Equestrian National Championship Show

April 10, 2008 — Erin Downey will be the University of Wyoming's only representative at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship Show next month in California.

Man and woman smiling UW Students Elect President, Senators

April 10, 2008 — University of Wyoming students have elected Kelsey Day of Cheyenne, a senior in Spanish and international studies, as president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW).

Joe Glenn Casper Student Wins Summer Session Free Tuition Prize

April 9, 2008 — Kendra David of Casper won a semester of free tuition and fees in a drawing to promote the University of Wyoming's 2008 Summer Session.

Tennis tutor and tennis student Former Women's Tennis Star Jaeger to Lecture at UW

April 9, 2008 — Andrea Jaeger, who parlayed her winnings on the professional women's tennis tour into a non-profit children's foundation, will lecture Wednesday, April 16, as part of the University of Wyoming Graduate School's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Natrona County Educator Receives International Affairs Citizen Award from UW

April 9, 2008 — Longtime Natrona County educator Ann Tollefson is the recipient of the Wyoming Citizen for Outstanding Achievement in International Affairs award. She will be honored at a dinner and reception Thursday, April 9, at the new Laramie Hilton Garden Inn.

Man Economics Professor to Give UW President's Series Lecture

April 8, 2008 — Edward B. Barbier, the John S. Bugas Professor of Economics at the University of Wyoming, will present "Ecological Scarcity: The Global Economic Challenge for the 21st Century" as the featured speaker for the 2008 President's Speaker Series.

UW Debate Team Finishes Season on Top

April 8, 2008 — The University of Wyoming debate team ended the season on a "strong and historically significant note," says Director of Forensics Matt Stannard.

Four saxophone players Jazz Concert Thursday

April 7, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will present a "Spring Swing" jazz concert Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Admission is free.

Two men and a woman talking McMurry $5 Million Gift Creates Historic College of Business Endowment at UW

April 3, 2008 — Improved student experiences and stronger business school curriculum are among areas that will benefit from a $5 million McMurry Foundation endowment gift to the University of Wyoming College of Business.

School building UW American Studies Program Seeks Ideas for Old Pine Bluffs High School Building

April 2, 2008 — Wanted: Your ideas for the old Pine Bluffs High School building. The University of Wyoming American Studies program will host a design workshop Saturday, May 17, to develop a plan for preservation and reuse for the historic building, which has stood as a landmark in eastern Laramie County for nearly 80 years.

Four men Phantom Planet to Play at UW

April 1, 2008 — Phantom Planet, a Los Angeles-based band, will play on Wednesday, April 2, at 8 p.m., at the "Rock Star Get A Life Tour" ticket launch party in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Man UW Educational Studies Professor Receives National Honor

April 1, 2008 — Francisco Rios, a University of Wyoming educational studies professor, received a Scholars of Color Distinguished Scholar Award at a recent national conference.

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