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UWPD Statement on Burglary Investigation

December 26, 2008 — University of Wyoming Police Chief Troy Lane issued the following statement following the arrest of a suspect in a burglary that allegedly occurred on campus Dec. 25:

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Author, Adventurer Jenkins Joins UW Staff

December 24, 2008 — Mark Jenkins, a critically acclaimed author and internationally known adventurer, has formalized his longstanding relationship with the University of Wyoming by accepting a senior lecturer position.

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UW Center Addresses Energy Extraction Issues

December 23, 2008 — The Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center (WRRC) at the University of Wyoming is addressing a diversity of natural resource management issues in the state.

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UW Karate Club Claims 16 Medals at Colorado Invitational

December 23, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club claimed 16 medals at the recent Colorado Springs Traditional Karate Invitational Tournament.

Mark Stock Receives Mary Garland Fellowship at UW

December 22, 2008 — Mark Stock, University of Wyoming Department of Educational Leadership assistant professor, is the sixth recipient of the Mary Ellbogen Garland Early Career Fellowship.

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Services Set for Carol Macnee and Susan McCabe

December 21, 2008 — Funeral services for Carol Macnee and Susan McCabe, professors in the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthews Cathedral, Third and Ivinson streets.

Pesticide Recertification Part of Annual Weed Management Association Meeting

December 19, 2008 — Weed identification, chemical company updates and pesticide application recertification are part of the third annual meeting of the Wyoming Weed Management Association Jan. 20-22 in Casper.

UW No. 18 in National Debate Tournament Rankings

December 19, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Speech and Debate Union finished the fall semester among the top 20 teams in the National Debate Tournament (NDT) rankings.

UW President Tom Buchanan Statement on the Deaths of Faculty Members Carol Macnee and Susan McCabe

December 19, 2008 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan issued the following statement about the two UW nursing professors who were killed in in a car accident Thursday south of the Wyoming/Colorado border on Highway 287:

Wyoming Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

December 19, 2008 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently awarded $34,000 to the University of Wyoming for education and research programs and scholarships for entering freshmen.

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Dissertation Makes History at the University of Wyoming

December 18, 2008 — The first-ever doctoral dissertation in a Kenyan African language has been submitted to the Department of Plant Sciences and the Graduate School of the University of Wyoming.

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UW to be Well-Represented at KCACTF Regional Festival

December 18, 2008 — The University of Wyoming will be well-represented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region VII Festival in February at the University of Idaho.

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Five UW ROTC Students Commissioned Officers

December 17, 2008 — Five fall semester graduating ROTC cadets at the University of Wyoming are newly-commissioned officers in the United States armed forces.

Rocky Mountain Geology Celebrates 10-year Milestone

December 17, 2008 — The scientific journal Rocky Mountain Geology (RMG), published by the University of Wyoming's Department of Geology and Geophysics, is celebrating its 10th year. Volume 43, No. 2 (2008) has just been published and is available both in print and on-line.

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Gelb Appointed to Uniform Law Commission

December 16, 2008 — Gov. Dave Freudenthal recently appointed University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Harvey Gelb to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Gelb will serve as a Uniform Law commissioner until May 1, 2011.

UW Student LeClair Presents Multicultural Project

December 16, 2008 — Amanda S. LeClair, an English senior from Fort Washakie, has made several presentations of her diverse project, "Speaking Out: Experiences of Native American Students on a Predominantly White Campus," over the past several months.

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UW Center Advances Cardiovascular Research and Education

December 15, 2008 — In 2008, scientists at a University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy research center were awarded more than $1 million in grants for research into the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

UW Staff Families Identified for Christmas Donations

December 15, 2008 — Three families have been identified to receive Christmas donations from the campus community.

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UW Signs Exchange Agreement with Key Chinese University

December 11, 2008 — Relations between Shanghai University and the University of Wyoming were solidified with the recent signing of an exchange agreement.

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Livestock Market Expert Predicts Eventual Brighter Cattle Outlook

December 10, 2008 — The take-home message to producers about the looming cattle market from the director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) was advice straight from the Boy Scouts -- be prepared.

Lovell Couple Returns Home to Start Up New Business

December 10, 2008 — Devin and Stacy Bair took a chance to return to Wyoming to be near family members in Lovell and Byron. The move has paid off for the couple, who started a locally-owned construction business.

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Zwemer is First UW Student to Win Prestigious Cooke Graduate Scholarship

December 10, 2008 — You wouldn't think a tiny town remotely located in the least-populated state in the nation would have much to brag about, would you?

WSBDC Helps UW Graduate Launch Business in Lander

December 9, 2008 — All along, Susan Meeker planned to go into business for herself. This just wasn't the business she had in mind.

Operation Military Kids Coordinator Joins Laramie County Extension Office

December 8, 2008 — An Operations Military Kids (OMK) coordinator has joined the Laramie County University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) office.

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Samp Named UW Police Department Assistant Chief

December 8, 2008 — Mike Samp is the new University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) assistant police chief.

UW Geology and Geophysics Graduate Students Receive Best Student Paper Awards in Regional Competition

December 5, 2008 — University of Wyoming geology and geophysics graduate students Dan Jones (Ph.D.) and Sharon Bywater (M.S.) received cash awards for having the best student papers in a recent competition sponsored by the Colorado Scientific Society.

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UW Authors Detail Skeletal Biology, Bioarchaeology of Northwestern Plains in New Book

December 4, 2008 — Who was living in the states now known as Wyoming and Montana some 10,000 years ago? How long did they typically live? And when they died, how were they buried?

UW Geography Bowl Winners

December 4, 2008 — Kyle Dobbins of Bowling Green, Ohio, a music education major, was this year's top individual scorer at the University of Wyoming's recent Student Geography Bowl.

2008 UW/CC Center Social Work Graduates Enjoy Success

December 3, 2008 — Of the 16 graduates from the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center Social Work Program, 10 are employed in their field at local social service agencies in Casper and six have been admitted into graduate degree programs at UW or Walla Walla University.

Operation Military Kids Coordinator Joins Laramie County Extension Office

December 2, 2008 — An Operations Military Kids (OMK) coordinator has joined the Laramie County University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) office.

UW President Tom Buchanan's Statement on the Governor's 2009 Supplemental Budget Recommendations

November 29, 2008 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan on Saturday issued the following statement in response to Gov. Dave Freudenthal's 2009 Supplemental Budget recommendations:

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UW's Bogard Wins CASE Wyoming Professor of the Year Award

November 24, 2008 — Theresa Bogard is internationally known as a pianist. She's building quite a reputation as a teacher, too.

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UW Professor Awarded for Work With Children's Mental Health Needs

November 24, 2008 — University of Wyoming College of Education faculty member Kent Becker's innovative effort to use photography to raise awareness of children's mental health needs was recently honored by UPLIFT Wyoming, a division of the National Federation of Families.

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Cross Cultural Communication Class Helps Kenyan Children

November 20, 2008 — The health and well-being of many children in Kenya depends on the efforts of a University of Wyoming cross cultural communication class taught by Tracey Patton, professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism.

UW to Participate in $12 Million Multi-state Ecological Research Program

November 18, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC) will partner with four other universities in a multi-state ecological research project funded by a $12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Jackson Named New UW Archivist

November 17, 2008 — Laura Uglean Jackson is the American Heritage Center's new university archivist. She replaces Mark Shelstad, who accepted another position in June after serving more than 10 years in the position.

Smith Appointed Director of UW Auxiliary Services

November 17, 2008 — Carolyn Smith, who has worked in Auxiliary Services at the University of Wyoming since 2002, has been appointed as director of the department.

UW Poll: Wyomingites Favor Many Energy Solutions

November 17, 2008 — A University of Wyoming poll shows that Wyoming residents favor a variety of solutions to meet the United States' energy needs, including near-unanimous support for the development and use of renewable energy.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

November 15, 2008 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items on Friday, Nov. 15:

Sampson Construction Awarded Contract for War Memorial Stadium Enhancement Project

November 14, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) awarded Sampson Construction the contract as "construction manager at risk" (CMAR) for the War Memorial Stadium enhancement and prestige seating project.

Survey Shows Wyoming Youth Don't Use Drugs as Much as Peers Believe

November 14, 2008 — Most Wyoming high school and middle school students don't use illegal drugs, binge drink, or smoke tobacco, but mistakenly believe that many more of their classmates do, a new statewide survey reveals.

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UW Nursing Dean is National Nurse Practitioners Fellow

November 13, 2008 — Mary E. Burman, dean of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) during the group's meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Farkas New Johnson Career Center Director at UW

November 12, 2008 — Steven W. Farkas is the first director of the newly established Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Business Career Center at the University of Wyoming.

UW Senior Honor Society Names Top Professors

November 12, 2008 — Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.

National Designation Sought for Laramie Neighborhood

November 10, 2008 — The aged homes, the mature trees, the vintage architecture.

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Public Input Sessions on UW Long Range Development Plan Begin

November 7, 2008 — Nearly 100 people attended the first two community meetings on the University of Wyoming's Long Range Development Plan Thursday.

Stanford Diversity Award Nominations Being Accepted

November 7, 2008 — Nominations are now being accepted for the diversity award honoring Willena Stanford, a longtime University of Wyoming African American Studies instructor. The nomination deadline for the Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award is Friday, Dec. 5.

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Guthrie Honored for Support of Wyoming Arts

November 6, 2008 — Wyoming native and University of Wyoming alumnus Patricia R. Guthrie has been awarded the UW Art Museum National Advisory Board President's Award for 2008. The award recognizes her hard work and dedication in supporting the arts in Wyoming.

UW Pokes Vote Makes Impact on Polling Numbers

November 6, 2008 — Americans' voices were heard loud and clear election day, but no matter who won or lost, one group on the University of Wyoming campus is celebrating a different victory.

Collegiate Readership Program at UW

November 3, 2008 — Letter from ASUW President Kelsey Day Dear Faculty and Staff:

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UW College of Health Sciences Names Alumni of the Year

November 3, 2008 — The University of Wyoming's College of Health Sciences has announced its alumni of the year.

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UW Art Museum Receives Major Donation

October 31, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum has been selected to receive a gift of 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel.

UW Department of Geology & Geophysics Profiles New Faculty Members

October 31, 2008 — In an effort to highlight its recent growth, the Department of Geology and Geophysics at UW recently compiled four profiles of its new faculty members.

GE Energy and the University of Wyoming Reach Joint Agreement to Advance Cleaner Coal

October 30, 2008 — GE Energy and the University of Wyoming have reached agreement on a proposed development plan for the High Plains Gasification Advanced Technology Center. The agreement outlines the framework for the development, design, construction and operation of the facility, and enables work to begin immediately.

UW College of Education, Laramie County School District Sign Student Teacher Agreement

October 30, 2008 — An agreement between the University of Wyoming College of Education and Laramie County School District 1 will enable pre-service teachers in their senior year at UW to be placed in the district's elementary and secondary schools.

UW Department of Geology & Geophysics Profiles New Faculty Members

October 30, 2008 — In an effort to highlight its recent growth, the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming recently compiled four profiles of its new faculty members Assistant Professor Po Chen, Associate Professor John Kaszuba, Subhashis Mallick, and Clifford Riebe. The profiles can be found on the Department's new web site at http://geology.uwyo.edu/?q=NewFaculty08.

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Office of the Registrar Gets Students Involved

October 29, 2008 — To encourage more students to read the front section of the class schedule, the University of Wyoming Office of the Registrar will award two $250 gift cards to the UW Bookstore to two students who find a statement placed in the printed copy of the spring 2009 class schedule.

WyGEC Receives $150,000 to Train Mental Health Professionals

October 28, 2008 — The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) at the University of Wyoming has received $150,000 in state funds to expand its innovative mental health services program.

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WYditarod Food Drive Contest to Benefit Laramie Community

October 27, 2008 — It's sort of like Alaska's famed Iditarod dogsled race, but instead, a contest to collect as many canned food items as possible to benefit the Laramie community.

UW Professor Joins WPT Panel

October 24, 2008 — Catherine Connolly, University of Wyoming women's studies professor, is among experts who will appear on "Wyoming Perspectives: Gender Wage Gap in the Equality State" that will air live Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

UW Conducts Successful Test of Text Alert System

October 23, 2008 — More than 9,200 University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff received a text message on their cell phones Thursday in a system-wide test of the university's text notification system, UW Alert.

UW Receives NSF Grant to Retain Undergraduate Women Engineering Students

October 22, 2008 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science is the co-recipient of a $500,000, three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how cooperative education and related on-the-job experiences affect female undergraduate engineering students.

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Outdoor Slide Show Benefits Cancer Research

October 21, 2008 — Well-known mountain guide Dawn Glanc, a member of the 2008 expedition for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present a free slide show on the expedition at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Room 133 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Panel to Examine Sage Grouse Issues

October 20, 2008 — Economic implications of listing sage grouse as an endangered species will be among topics discussed during a free panel discussion Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in Room 142 of the University of Wyoming College of Law Building.

UW, UNC Receive $5 Million Grant to Deliver Mathematics Program

October 20, 2008 — A $5 million National Science Foundation grant will fund a joint partnership involving the University of Wyoming to offer distance-delivered professional development opportunities for mathematics educators.

UW Extension Sponsors Radon Information Meetings for Public, Professionals

October 20, 2008 — The what, when, where and why of radon is being offered by the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) at free sessions to the general public, realtors and contractors this month.

UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama

October 20, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance continues the 2008-2009 production season with the Pulitizer-Prize winning "Rabbit Hole," Tuesday, Oct. 28 through Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center studio theatre.

UW English Department Announces Revised Professional Writing Minor

October 17, 2008 — Recognizing the importance of communication in professional, civic, and personal lives, the UW Department of English has revised its Professional Writing Minor. The UW Professional Writing Minor (PWM) is designed for students in any major in which effective written communication is highly valued. By providing in-depth writing instructions, this minor prepares those who seek writing expertise beyond the University Studies requirements as well as those considering careers in professional writing.

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UW Will Continue to Serve its Access Mission in Tough Economic Times

October 17, 2008 — Op-Ed by Sara Axelson, University of Wyoming Vice President for Student Affairs

WSBDC's Unger Receives State Star

October 17, 2008 — Cindy Unger, a business counselor in the University of Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) office in Casper, has been selected as the America's Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) 2008 State Star. The award was presented at a special reception in Chicago.

UW Energy School Annual Report Presented to Legislative Committees

October 16, 2008 — The hiring of nine new distinguished faculty members and the awarding of more than $4.5 million in matching funds for clean coal research initiatives are among highlights included in an annual report by the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources (SER).

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Acclaimed Director, Actor and Mime Bowers Accepts UW Endowed Professorship

October 13, 2008 — Already, Bill Bowers is a professional director, an acclaimed Broadway actor and an international mime sensation.

UW Graduate School Recruits in China

October 13, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Graduate School's recruitment efforts will span the globe as graduate admissions coordinator, Michell Anderson, tours China through Oct. 21.

UW Gold 2008 Winners Named

October 9, 2008 — Six University of Wyoming students were selected as UW Gold winners for 2008.

Grand Teton Lodge Offers UW Certificate Program to Employees

October 8, 2008 — A first-year course offered through the University of Wyoming enabled 63 Jackson Lake Lodge employees to complete a Hospitality Certificate Program.

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National Foundation Provides Five $10,000 Scholarships to Ease Nursing Shortage

October 8, 2008 — Funding from a national foundation will allow the University of Wyoming to award five scholarships of $10,000 each to help ease an urgent national shortage of nurses and nurse faculty.

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UW Cowboy Viles Finds Key to Success

October 8, 2008 — It doesn't matter if it's a calf or a steer.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Announces 2008 Hall of Fame Inductees

October 7, 2008 — Three outstanding alumni will be inducted into the College of Engineering and Applied Science Hall of Fame during University of Wyoming Homecoming activities.

UW Gold Candidates Announced

October 3, 2008 — Top University of Wyoming students have been designated as candidates for UW Gold distinction, which replaces traditional Homecoming royalty.

Grant Helps WPR Upgrade Emergency Broadcasting Facilities

October 2, 2008 — The Wyoming Community Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Wyoming Public Radio to fund the Emergency Broadcasting Facilities Upgrade Project.

UW Extension CD Course Helps Families Manage Rural Enterprises for Success

October 2, 2008 — The two-part CD course Enterprising Rural Families can provide family businesses with the tools and skills they need to deal with challenges, both current and long term, and build business resilience.

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UW Students Raise Funds for Underprivileged Students in India

October 2, 2008 — University of Wyoming students are raising funds to help some underprivileged children in India stay in school.

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UW Economics Professor Named to Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

October 1, 2008 — University of Wyoming College of Business Professor Jason Shogren has been appointed as a lifetime member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, a group that annually awards the Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry, literature and economics.

Bruyere Publishes Medical Textbook

September 29, 2008 — University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus Harold Bruyere's new medical case studies textbook is the product of his more than 30 years teaching pathophysiology and pathology.

New UW Certificate Prepares Teachers of American Indian Children

September 25, 2008 — A distance-delivered graduate certificate program for teachers of American Indian children is being offered through the University of Wyoming.

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UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Honors Francis M. Long

September 24, 2008 — The University of Wyoming has named a program to honor the late UW Professor Francis M. Long, who founded the nation's first accredited baccalaureate program in bioengineering.

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Petroleum Companies Pleased With Rocky Mountain Rendezvous

September 23, 2008 — Companies in the petroleum industry cite many reasons for attending the annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous of Geosciences Students and Employers, sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and hosted by the University of Wyoming.

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UW Alumnus Appears on 'Army Wives' Episode

September 22, 2008 — Even though University of Wyoming graduate Brian Slaten had already gained some experience on national television, he was excited to appear on a recent episode of the hit Lifetime series "Army Wives."

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UW Pharmacy Students Receive Competitive Public Health Service Appointments

September 22, 2008 — University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy students Esther Jarvis of Douglas and Greg Sarchet of Ogallala, Neb., have received two of eight national appointments in a U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) training program.

UW Police Investigate Death of Student

September 22, 2008 — University of Wyoming Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a UW student early Monday morning.

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UW Newcomb Grant Supports Three Wyoming School Teachers

September 19, 2008 — Three recent University of Wyoming College of Education graduates from Pinedale, Worland and Cheyenne returned to campus recently to share their experiences as elementary school teachers.

UW Stroock Forum to Focus on Climate Change, Water Management

September 18, 2008 — Wyoming State Climatologist Steve Gray has a prediction about the future of the state's climate: "We're going to be living in a warmer Wyoming," he says.

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Newcastle Teacher Named Wyoming History Teacher of the Year

September 17, 2008 — Sheila M. Munger, a social studies teacher at Newcastle Middle School, has been named Wyoming History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America.

University of Wyoming Summer Semester Graduates - Nonresident

September 17, 2008 — The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to the following out-of-state students at the completion of the 2008 summer semester.

University of Wyoming Summer Semester Graduates - Resident

September 17, 2008 — The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2008 summer semester.

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UW Mortar Board Receives Chapter Excellence Award

September 17, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Mortar Board Chapter was awarded the Ruth Weimer Mount Chapter Excellence Award, the highest possible honor given in chapter achievement.

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Constitution Day Events Begin Wednesday

September 16, 2008 — Everyone will have an opportunity to test their knowledge of the United States Constitution by taking a quiz at a table in the University of Wyoming Union breezeway Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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Select Group Recommends Policies For Wyoming Education

September 16, 2008 — A select group of Wyoming educators from Casper, Cheyenne, Kemmerer, Laramie and Worland will use information developed at a University of Wyoming retreat to develop policy recommendation for Wyoming education.

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Politics, World Economics Amp UWs 2008 Consumer Issues Conference

September 15, 2008 — Energy and telecommunication issues will be the focus of the 2008 Consumer Issues Conference Sept. 25-26 at the University of Wyoming.

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UW History Class to Contribute to Veterans History Project

September 15, 2008 — When Chance Price, Noelle Robert and 17 other University of Wyoming students enrolled in History 3020 this fall, they had no idea what to expect.

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Buchanan: $20 Million Raised for UW School of Energy Resources Building

September 12, 2008 — The University of Wyoming has secured nearly $20 million for the design and construction of a home for its School of Energy Resources (SER) and will move forward to further advance energy research in Wyoming, UW president Tom Buchanan announced today (Friday).

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REEL ROCK Film Tour to Stop at UW

September 12, 2008 — The University of Wyoming will play host to a stop on the third annual REEL ROCK Film Tour at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in the College of Arts & Sciences auditorium.

UW Institutional Fundraising Priorities Plan Unveiled

September 12, 2008 — The University of Wyoming's goal to raise $150 million during the next four years will support nine identified fundraising priorities.

UW Launches Study of Athletics Program

September 12, 2008 — President Tom Buchanan announced today (Friday) that the University of Wyoming will begin a year-long, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program.

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UW Prepares for Pharmacy Weekend

September 12, 2008 — The executive director of pharmacy operations and therapeutics for the Colorado Region of Kaiser Permanente will be the keynote speaker at the annual Otis L. Hoy Memorial Seminar during Pharmacy Weekend at the University of Wyoming, Sept. 26-27.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

September 12, 2008 — University of Wyoming trustees today (Saturday) approved the following personnel items:

UW Trustees Take Personnel Actions

September 12, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following retirements during their meeting today (Friday):

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UW Hits Record $78 Million in External Funding

September 11, 2008 — The University of Wyoming logged a record $78 million in external funding during the 2007-08 fiscal year, Vice President for Research and Economic Development Bill Gern announced today (Thursday) to the UW Board of Trustees.

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University of Wyoming Announces $1.5 Million Gift and New Partnership with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

September 10, 2008 — The University of Wyoming today announced a $1.5 million gift from the Anadarko Foundation creating the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Energy Resource Recovery Program Endowment.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins With Lecture Series

September 8, 2008 — A National Hispanic Heritage Month lecture series at the University of Wyoming begins Thursday, Sept. 11, with a lecture about the difficult times in Chicano education.

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Top Climate Change Activist Launches Casper Lecture Series

September 5, 2008 — One of the world's top activists on climate change (according to Business Week) will speak from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Wheeler Auditorium, Room 103 of the Wold Physical Science Center at Casper College. The lecture is free and open to public.

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UW Symphony Season Opens in October

September 4, 2008 — Season tickets are now on sale for the 2008-2009 University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra season "Journey with Me."

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Buck-and-a-half Lunch Events in Wyoming Communities Spotlight Hunger

September 3, 2008 — The Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) at the University of Wyoming has teamed with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR) during Hunger Action Month to offer "buck-and-a-half" lunches in several communities this month.

UW to Host Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous

August 29, 2008 — Students will have the opportunity to meet with prospective petroleum industry-related employers Sept. 19-22 at the seventh annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous (RMR) at the University of Wyoming.

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Energy Economics Summit Sept. 4 at UW

August 28, 2008 — Experts will discuss the economics of the region's oil and gas, coal, uranium and extractive energy industries during the Energy Economics Summit Thursday, Sept. 4, at the University of Wyoming.

Groundbreaking Choreographer's Work to be Recreated at UW

August 28, 2008 — The artistic director of the Sokolow Dance Foundation will be in residence at the University of Wyoming through Aug. 31 to help reconstruct one of late choreographer Anna Sokolow's most popular dance works.

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Inaugural Literacy Education Conference Targets K-12 Issues

August 27, 2008 — An intensive opportunity to explore a range of targeted topics awaits K-12 educators who attend the first annual University of Wyoming Literacy Education Conference, scheduled for Sept. 19-20 in Laramie.

Renowned Ecologist Named Director of UW's Environment and Natural Resources Program

August 26, 2008 — Ingrid (Indy) Burke, a renowned ecologist who has had a distinguished career in teaching and research, has been named director of the Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) at the University of Wyoming.

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Haynes Among National Cowboys of Color Museum Inductees

August 25, 2008 — Taylor Haynes of Cheyenne is among seven individuals to be inducted this week into the National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame located in Fort Worth, Texas.

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UW College of Agriculture Announces 2008 Honorees

August 25, 2008 — A long-time Johnson County agricultural producer, a Cheyenne native who operates a consulting firm near Jackson, a vigorous educational foundation in Sheridan and an animal foundation will be honored during Ag Appreciation Weekend at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Community Enrichment Program Prepares for Fall Classes

August 22, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Community Enrichment Program will offer many old favorites and several new classes this fall. The catalogs were recently mailed to Laramie residents.

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Monumental Work Completes UW Art Museum Sculpture Exhibition

August 21, 2008 — Internationally known artist John Henry will be onsite Monday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 26, to install his new sculpture, "River High," near the Laramie Recreation Center on Boulder Avenue.

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New Bicycle Rules To Be Enforced on UW Campus

August 21, 2008 — Several new bicycle dismounts zones have been created throughout the center core of the University of Wyoming campus, and the UW Police Department will start enforcing new policies when classes begin Aug. 25.

New York Times Reporter to Speak at UW

August 21, 2008 — Felicity Barringer, a national correspondent for The New York Times, will give a free talk Thursday, Sept. 25, at the University of Wyoming. She will discuss "What Would a Green Economy Look Like?" from 12:20-1:15 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

Fall Semester Brings New Choices at Union Food Court

August 20, 2008 — Students returning to the University of Wyoming this fall will find many new dining options in the Wyoming Union with more on the way.

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UW Fans Encouraged to Show Spirit for National College Colors Day

August 20, 2008 — For its Aug. 30 season opener against Ohio University, the University of Wyoming is calling for its students, alumni, faculty and staff and fans to wear UW merchandise Friday, Aug. 29.

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UW Art Museum Announces Tour Schedule for Sculpture Exhibition

August 15, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer free guided tours of "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational" on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 20 and continuing through September.

Wyoming Community Foundation Receives Grant Funding to Address Nursing Shortage

August 15, 2008 — The Wyoming Community Foundation (WCF), in partnership with major nursing organizations around the state, including the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences and Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, has received a two-year grant to help fund the launch of the Nursing Workforce Project of Wyoming.

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UW Signs Cooperative Education Agreement with German University

August 7, 2008 — The University of Wyoming has signed a cooperative agreement with Hochschule Pforzheim University (Pforzheim, Germany) focused on engineering research, education and technology transfer.

UW Publishes Bulletin on Water Quality Pertaining to Livestock and Wildlife Health

August 1, 2008 — The University of Wyoming's College of Agriculture, in collaboration with two state agencies, has published a comprehensive bulletin on water quality as it pertains to the health of livestock and wildlife.

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UW Karate Club Members Win at State Games of the West

July 31, 2008 — Four members of the University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Club earned medals during the recent 2008 "State Games of the West" regional competition held at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

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Primary Debates to Be Broadcast Live On Wyoming PBS and Wyoming Public Radio

July 30, 2008 — Wyoming PBS and Wyoming Public Radio will broadcast live debates featuring the contested primary races for Wyoming's seats in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives Monday, Aug. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. from the Little Theater on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton.

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SAREC Closer to Fulfilling Integrated Research Mission

July 30, 2008 — Those touring trials at the field day July 24 at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture's research center near Lingle saw the facility has started hitting on all cylinders - or at least all four feet.

Sculptures from the UW Art Museum Collection Scheduled for Installation in Laramie

July 29, 2008 — Two sculptures from the University of Wyoming Art Museum collection are scheduled to be installed at two locations in Laramie.

UW Extension Offers Business Management Class for Young, New Ag Producers

July 29, 2008 — Young farmers and new agricultural producers will build a set of financial, legal, risk management and strategic marketing skills in Challenge Group 2008, a nine-session University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) program in Park County.

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WPR News Receives National Awards

July 28, 2008 — Wyoming Public Radio news received two awards for news coverage in national competition sponsored by Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI).

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Automated Defibrillators Being Installed in UW Buildings

July 25, 2008 — Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are being installed at 14 locations on the University of Wyoming campus as part of UW's campus safety initiatives.

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Final Summer Series Talk Thursday at Grand Teton National Park

July 25, 2008 — Better informed ecosystem management decisions will be the final topic of the popular summer seminar series Thursday, July 31, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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Summer Festival Closes with Dance Concert Saturday

July 24, 2008 — Some of the nation's top professional dancers will perform in the Gala Concert Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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UW Television Honored for Outstanding Productions

July 24, 2008 — University of Wyoming Television in the Outreach School received two Telly bronze awards for outstanding television productions.

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Colorado Artist Carl Reed to Install Sculpture on Prexy's Pasture

July 23, 2008 — Colorado sculptor Carl Reed is scheduled to install a new sculpture on the University of Wyoming Prexy's Pasture Monday, July 28. It is the final work to be installed on Prexy's Pasture for the major outdoor exhibition, "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational," organized by the UW Art Museum.

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Teachers Learn Innovative Engineering Activities

July 23, 2008 — Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers explored innovative engineering classroom activities during a recent summer workshop offered by the University of Wyoming Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC).

Artist to Give Public Talk Wednesday

July 22, 2008 — Artist Patrick Dougherty will discuss his work Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Albany County Public Library, 310 S. 8th St. Admission is free.

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Sculpture Exhibition Brings Artists to Laramie

July 22, 2008 — Two more sculptures are being installed in Laramie this week as part of the University of Wyoming Art Museum's community-wide exhibition "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational."

Behavioral Responses of Breeding Birds to Humans, Predators Topic at AMK Ranch

July 21, 2008 — Behavioral responses of breeding songbirds to both predators and humans will be discussed Thursday, July 24, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

UW Professors Publish Paper on Genetic Integrity of Two Native Wyoming Fish Species

July 21, 2008 — If you have driven Wyoming Highway 789 between Creston Junction and Baggs, you've seen Muddy Creek.

Leadership Wyoming Program Begins at UW With Orientation Session

July 18, 2008 — An orientation session for the ninth Leadership Wyoming class is July 31-Aug. 1, at the University of Wyoming. Since 2001, more than 300 people from throughout the state have graduated from the program.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

July 18, 2008 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items at their meeting Thursday:

Women's Suffrage Workshop Brings Nations Teachers to Wyoming

July 18, 2008 — Nearly 80 public school teachers from across the nation will take part in workshops that feature site studies and expert interpretation that explain why women's suffrage first took root in Western states rather than in the East.

Private Giving to UW Reaches Historic Levels

July 17, 2008 — Private giving to the University of Wyoming reached new heights during the recent fiscal year ending June 30,as the university raised a record-setting $43 million, the single largest fundraising year in the school's 122-year history. Additionally, a total of $19.8 million was committed through the state's facility and endowment matching funds as a direct result of private giving.

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UW Energy Research Diversifies

July 17, 2008 — The University of Wyoming is launching research initiatives to enhance Wyoming's long-term position as a leading producer of energy .

University of Wyoming College of Law Honor Roll - In State

July 15, 2008 — The University of Wyoming College of Law lists Kristopher C. Koski, Cheyenne, on the President's Honor Roll for the 2008 spring semester. To be eligible for the President's Honor Roll, students must receive a 4.0.

University of Wyoming College of Law Honor Roll - Out of State

July 15, 2008 — The UW College of Law lists the following students on the Dean's Honor Roll for the 2008 spring semester.

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Exhibition Showcases Local Artists

July 14, 2008 — An art exhibition featuring 14 local artists and photographers will be on display through Aug. 8 in the University of Wyoming ASUW Gallery. Admission is free.

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International Conference Seeks to Expedite Hydrogen Energy Development

July 11, 2008 — A seminal event in the development of hydrogen's potential as an environmentally clean energy fuel will take place July 22-24 at the University of Wyoming Conference Center.

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UW Breaks Ground for College of Business Expansion

July 9, 2008 — A ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday launched the construction of the $54 million renovation and expansion of the University of Wyoming College of Business building. Construction is scheduled to be completed in fall 2010.

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Dinosaur Tracks Lead Visitors to UW Geological Museum

July 3, 2008 — Visitors approaching the entrance to the University of Wyoming Geological Museum may find themselves walking in the tracks of prehistoric creatures

Wyoming Conservation Corps Members Work in Uinta County

July 3, 2008 — Students participating in the Wyoming Conservation Corps are working on several conservation projects in Uinta County.

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UW to Break Ground for College of Business Wednesday

July 2, 2008 — Groundbreaking for the $54 million renovation and expansion of the University of Wyoming College of Business building is scheduled Wednesday, July 9, at 11 a.m. on the east side of the existing building at the corner of 15th and Ivinson streets. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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WyGEC Launches Online Resource Center

June 11, 2008 — The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) at the University of Wyoming has launched a Web site to provide information for health care practitioners, long-term care facility staff and caregivers.

Wyoming Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

June 11, 2008 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $34,000 to the University of Wyoming for education and research programs and scholarships for entering freshmen.

University of Wyoming Vice President's Honor Roll - Non-resident

June 10, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2008 spring semester Vice President's Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Vice President's Honor Roll - Resident

June 10, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2008 spring semester Vice President's Honor Roll.

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WyoCARE Program Director Hired at UW

June 10, 2008 — A new director to help expand a program that covers a wide range of mental health, substance abuse and wellness issues has been hired at the University of Wyoming.

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Bat Species in Greater Yellowstone Area Subject of Talk at Grand Teton National Park

June 9, 2008 — Results of the first and only comprehensive bat inventory of the Greater Yellowstone Area will be the first topic of the popular summer seminar series Thursday, June 12, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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Artist Steven Siegel Creates Sculpture near Greenbelt

June 6, 2008 — New York artist Steven Siegel is on location through June 21 on the Laramie Greenbelt near the Commerce Street access to create a site-specific sculpture.

UW Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll -- Non-Resident

June 5, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2008 spring semester academic Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll.

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UW Professor Signs Consulting Agreement with Kraig Biocraft

June 5, 2008 — Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. announced June 4 University of Wyoming Professor Don Jarvis has agreed to a formal consulting relationship with the Lansing, Mich.-based company.

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UW Wins First Place in Environmental Competition

June 5, 2008 — A team of University of Wyoming students won the 2008 Disappearing Roads Competition.

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Keynote Speaker Connects Nonprofit Generations

June 4, 2008 — Daniel Condon, founder and principal consultant of Boulder-based Innovation Matters, will present the keynote talk on "Connecting the Generations" at the 2008 Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute (SRNI).

UW Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll -- Resident

June 4, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2008 spring semester Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll.

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UW Science Posse to Host Summer Workshop Series

June 4, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Science Posse will host free, hands-on sessions for students and teachers during its 2008 Exploring Science Summer Workshop Series.

UW Professor, Equipment Aid Amputee Sprinter's Victorious Olympics Appeal

June 3, 2008 — Oscar Pistorius' hopes of competing in the Olympics were revived last month, thanks to a little help from University of Wyoming professor Matthew Bundle and a piece of equipment from his laboratory.

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Hubble Space Telescope Spies Galaxy/Black Hole Evolution in Action

June 2, 2008 — A set of 29 Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of an exotic type of active galaxy known as a "post-starburst quasar" show that interactions and mergers drive both galaxy evolution and the growth of super-massive black holes at their centers.

UW President's Honor Roll -- Non-Resident

June 2, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2008 spring semester President's Honor Roll.

UW President's Honor Roll -- Resident

June 2, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2008 spring semester President's Honor Roll.

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Wells First Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholar to Earn Ph.D. Degree at UW

June 2, 2008 — After many years of sacrifice and balancing studying, researching and writing, not to mention family life and a full-time job, Vonda Wells is the first Northern Arapaho Endowment scholarship recipient to earn a doctoral degree from the University of Wyoming.

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