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May 2008 Releases

UW Energy Summer Institute Participants Named

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).

Three people rehearsing play UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival Opens June 10

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.

UW Students from China Involved in Earthquake Fundraising Efforts

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.

UW Students to Study in Hungary, Liberia Through Cheney Fellowship

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.

WIND to Sponsor Training Workshops on Elder Abuse and Sexual Assault

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.

Man and woman holding license plate UW License Plate Sales Approach 1,700

May 28, 2008 — Sales of a special University of Wyoming license plate have reached nearly 1,700 and show no signs of slowing down.

Early Childhood Leadership Institute Scheduled at UW

May 27, 2008 — The seventh biennial University of Wyoming Early Childhood Leadership Institute will be held July 23-25 at the Wyoming Union.

Man working on sculpture Artist Charles Parson to Create Large-scale Sculpture on Prexys Pasture

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.

Governor, UW President to Address Guard Members at Send-off Tuesday

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.

Wyoming Conservation Corps Prepares for Summer Projects

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.

Archaic Greece, Herodotus Focus of Summer Classics Institute at UW

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.

Institute of Transportation Engineers Honors UW Assistant Professor

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.

Obelisk-like sculpture Artist Jesus Moroles to Create Large-scale Sculpture on Prexy's Pasture

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.

Cougar Fifth Case of Plague Confirmed in Wyoming Mountain Lions

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.

Nonprofits Can Gain from August Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute at UW

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).

Green Receives Excellence in Education Award

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.

UW to Host First Equality Initiatives Event

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.

UW Department of Theatre and Dance Hosts Annual Summer Festival

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.

UW ROTC Cadets Commissioned

May 19, 2008 — Graduating ROTC cadets at the University of Wyoming are newly-commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces.

UW Art Museum Installs Large-scale Sculpture on the Terrace

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.

Woman smiling UW Professor Honored by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

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.

UW Student Receives Fellowship to Study Migratory Issues in Grand Teton National Park

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.

Two men Reception Honors UW/CC Education Graduates

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.

UW Architectural Engineering Program Wins National Award

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).

Man smiling UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Award Winners

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.

Two women ASUW Safe Ride Program Expands Service

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.

Summer Enrichment Classes to Begin at UW

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.

Woman smiling UW Student Selected Phi Kappa Phi Award of Excellence Recipient

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.

Woman smiling Persichitte Appointed Dean of UW College of Education

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.

UW College of Business Students Recognized

May 12, 2008 — Local University of Wyoming College of Business students received year-end departmental awards at the recent 57th annual recognition dinner.

Man smiling Trustees Approve Raise for UW President Buchanan

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.

Man smiling UW/CC Commencement Honors Graduates May 15

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.

UW Librarian Honored for Positive Impact

May 9, 2008 — University of Wyoming Assistant Librarian Bryan Tronstad received the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Beginning Professional Award.

UW Trustees Approve Planning for Wind Energy Research Center Building

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.

Groundbreaking Set For UW College of Law Addition

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.

Woman smiling Jacquelyn Bridgeman Honored for Teaching Excellence

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.

Man smiling KJ Reddy Honored for Teaching Excellence

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.

Woman smiling Leslie Rush Honored for Teaching Excellence

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.

Woman smiling Lou Anne Wright Honored for Teaching Excellence

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.

Woman smiling Theresa Bogard Honored for Teaching Excellence

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.

Reinstated UW Petroleum Engineering Program to Graduate First Students

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.

UW Faculty Honored for Excellent Teaching

May 7, 2008 — John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Awards are being presented to five University of Wyoming faculty members.

UW Students Honored at Awards Ceremonies

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.

UW Colleges Name Outstanding Faculty

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.

UW Music Professor Rod Garnett Honored for Internationalization Work

May 6, 2008 — For international students and visitors to the University of Wyoming, Rod Garnett's home is a sort of foreign embassy.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholars Named at UW

May 5, 2008 — Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships have been awarded to nine University of Wyoming students for the coming summer session and academic year.

Tracy Skopek Honored for Off-campus Teaching

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.

UW Men Qualify for CNFR; Cowgirls Ready to Defend National Title

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.

Woman smiling UW Names Director of Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Program

May 5, 2008 — Professor Karen Williams has been named director of the University of Wyoming's Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program.

Wyoming Humanities Council to Pay Tribute to Beatniks

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."

Clean Coal Technologies Research Proposals Sought

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.

Hixon Receives UW Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award

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.

UW Summer High School Institute Participants Named

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.

UW College of Agriculture Team Wins Regional Academic Quadrathlon

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.

UW International Board of Advisors Installs New Board President

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.

UW Students Receive Internationalization Awards

May 1, 2008 — Four University of Wyoming students received awards for helping to internationalize the university.

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