May 2008 Releases
May 30, 2008 — Local students and teachers have been selected for the second annual Energy Summer Institute June 8-21, sponsored by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER).
May 30, 2008 — The University of Wyoming's fourth annual Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival opens June 10 with "Cockeyed," a delightful comedy about a quintessential nice guy's unrequited love for a woman out of his league.
May 30, 2008 — Members of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association recently established fundraising efforts to help those in need after the devastating May 12 earthquake in China that has killed more than 60,000 people and injured hundreds of thousands more.
May 29, 2008 — Learning from some of the world's eminent mathematics professors and helping a war-torn country develop a waste management system will highlight a study abroad opportunity for two University of Wyoming students.
May 29, 2008 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming will sponsor a pair of training workshops to help raise awareness about elder abuse and sexual assault.
May 28, 2008 — Sales of a special University of Wyoming license plate have reached nearly 1,700 and show no signs of slowing down.
May 27, 2008 — The seventh biennial University of Wyoming Early Childhood Leadership Institute will be held July 23-25 at the Wyoming Union.
May 23, 2008 — Colorado artist Charles Parson will install a 65-foot long sculpture May 28-30 at the University of Wyoming's Prexy's Pasture.
May 23, 2008 — Gov. Dave Freudenthal, University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan and Cowboy football Coach Joe Glenn will give brief remarks Tuesday, May 27, at 8 a.m. at the Laramie National Guard Armory, 2901 Armory Road, for officers and soldiers being deployed to Afghanistan.
May 23, 2008 — A rigorous summer with 24 projects lined up is in store for 32 University of Wyoming students participating in the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) program.
May 22, 2008 — The history of archaic Greece (750 B.C.-480 B.C.) will be featured at the ninth annual Summer Classics Institute June 8-13, at the University of Wyoming.
May 22, 2008 — Rhonda Young, assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, received the 2008 Transportation Professional of the Year award from the Colorado/Wyoming Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
May 21, 2008 — Artist Jesus Moroles is creating a new, interactive work for "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational." His work, "Granite Windows," is located on Prexy's Pasture.
May 21, 2008 — Mountain lion hunters, domestic cat owners and others who may come in contact with mountain lions in Wyoming and other western states are urged to protect themselves and their animals against plague.
May 21, 2008 — Addressing issues of workers from multi-generations working side by side and bolstering skills for volunteer staff and board members of Wyoming nonprofits are major thrusts of this year's Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute (SRNI).
May 20, 2008 — Annette Green, a senior in the elementary education bachelor's degree program at the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center, received the Sue Jorgensen Excellent Student in Education award at a recent ceremony. She became the 12th recipient of the prestigious award, recognized as one of the center's highest honors bestowed upon prospective teachers.
May 20, 2008 — She could be your neighbor or your doctor. Or a single mother working multiple jobs to provide for her family. Or a high school student striving to change the world.
May 19, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present five diverse performances during the fourth annual Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival.
May 19, 2008 — Graduating ROTC cadets at the University of Wyoming are newly-commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces.
May 16, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum is mounting a major exhibition of large-scale sculpture this summer. "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational" will be on view at the Art Museum, on Prexy's Pasture, and in the city of Laramie.
May 16, 2008 — Virginia Conley, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Wyoming, has won the 2008 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners' (AANP) State Award for Excellence for Wyoming.
May 16, 2008 — University of Wyoming graduate student Emilene Ostlind of Big Horn is the recipient of a fellowship award that will allow her to conduct research work in Grand Teton National Park.
May 15, 2008 — Fifty-three graduates who have earned education degrees through the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center, along with their mentor teachers, were honored at a recent pinning ceremony and reception.
May 15, 2008 — The University of Wyoming's College of Engineering and Applied Science architectural engineering program on Wednesday (May 14) received a national award for its innovative design curriculum facilitated by Building Information Modeling (BIM).
May 15, 2008 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will honor outstanding alumni and former faculty members during its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 17, at the UW Fine Arts Center.
May 14, 2008 — A new partnership to support the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming's (ASUW) Safe Ride program will expand the service year round beginning in July.
May 14, 2008 — A diverse selection of enrichment classes will be offered this summer by the University of Wyoming. Courses begin May 19, with staggered start dates throughout the summer.
May 13, 2008 — University of Wyoming student Kristen LeAnn Horner from Big Horn is the recipient of an Award of Excellence from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the 2008-2009 academic year.
May 12, 2008 — Kay A. Persichitte, director of teacher education at the University of Wyoming since 2003, has accepted appointment as dean of the school's College of Education. Her appointment is subject to approval by the UW trustees.
May 12, 2008 — Local University of Wyoming College of Business students received year-end departmental awards at the recent 57th annual recognition dinner.
May 9, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) voted unanimously to increase by $50,000 the salary of UW President Tom Buchanan. His base salary will be $350,000, effective July 1.
May 9, 2008 — The University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center will honor 160 graduates at its commencement ceremony Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casper Events Center.
May 9, 2008 — University of Wyoming Assistant Librarian Bryan Tronstad received the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Beginning Professional Award.
May 9, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved the first phase of a planning process for a building that will house a large, closed-loop wind tunnel within a center focused on wind energy research.
May 8, 2008 — Groundbreaking for the William N. Brimmer Legal Education Center addition to the University of Wyoming College of Law will be held Saturday, May 17, at 12:30 p.m. on the law school's south lawn.
May 8, 2008 — Student praise of Jacquelyn Bridgeman, University of Wyoming College of Law associate professor, is particularly noteworthy given her equally strong reputation as a demanding teacher with very high standards. These high standards have earned her UW's John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award.
May 8, 2008 — Katta Jayaram (KJ) Reddy's colleagues and current and former students were not surprised when he was named recipient of the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award.
May 8, 2008 — Leslie Rush's work as a teacher has garnered her admiration and respect from many of her students. This respect has earned her the University of Wyoming's John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award.
May 8, 2008 — Interesting, valuable, effective, essential and entertaining -- these words are laced throughout student evaluations for Lou Anne Wright, a professor of voice, speech, dialects, acting and theatre history in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wyoming. Such praise has earned her the university's John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award.
May 8, 2008 — Theresa Bogard's passion for teaching is unparalleled in the eyes of her students. This passion has earned her a John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award.
May 7, 2008 — Just two years after the University of Wyoming reinstated an undergraduate degree program in petroleum engineering, 12 students will receive bachelor of science degrees in the discipline. Commencement is scheduled May 10.
May 7, 2008 — John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Awards are being presented to five University of Wyoming faculty members.
May 7, 2008 — University of Wyoming students were recognized and awarded for their involvement and academic achievements at the recent Torchlight Laurels and the Greek Awards ceremonies.
May 6, 2008 — University of Wyoming colleges recently recognized outstanding faculty and staff achievements during the 2007-2008 academic year. Members of the faculty were honored in various award ceremonies at the end of the academic year.
May 6, 2008 — For international students and visitors to the University of Wyoming, Rod Garnett's home is a sort of foreign embassy.
May 5, 2008 — Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships have been awarded to nine University of Wyoming students for the coming summer session and academic year.
May 5, 2008 — Her mastery of a new teaching medium and her consistently top-notch performance in many different classes are two of the reasons University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Tracy Skopek is rated among the best instructors in the Department of Political Science.
May 5, 2008 — When Lamar Community College top team roper Josh Fillmore failed to get his rope around the steer's heels during Sunday's Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo, members of the University of Wyoming men's rodeo team knew this was the break they needed.
May 5, 2008 — Professor Karen Williams has been named director of the University of Wyoming's Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program.
May 5, 2008 — A University of Wyoming professor and instructor will participate in the Wyoming Humanities Council's summerlong program "On the Road: 50 Years of the Beatniks."
May 2, 2008 — A University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) task force is soliciting clean coal research proposals to improve the use of Wyoming's coal resources.
May 2, 2008 — Doug Hixon, professor and head of the University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science, is the 2008 University of Wyoming Alumni Association/Wyoming Student Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Award recipient.
May 2, 2008 — The University of Wyoming has selected 90 talented Wyoming sophomores to participate in the annual Summer High School Institute (SHSI) June 8-28 at UW.
May 1, 2008 — A University of Wyoming College of Agriculture team won the regional Academic Quadrathlon April 25-26 on UW campus and livestock facilities west of Laramie.
May 1, 2008 — Cheryl Shaul Akright, a Pinedale native, is the new president of the University of Wyoming International Board of Advisors (IBOA), an organization that works to build international capacity at UW and in Wyoming.
May 1, 2008 — Four University of Wyoming students received awards for helping to internationalize the university.