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January 2009 Releases


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SafeRide Provides 150,000th Ride, Donates Scholarship

January 30, 2009 — Alice Mielcarek has never met University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan, but she will happily use the $1,000 scholarship he provided to her for being the 150,000th rider on the ASUW SafeRide transportation program.

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UW Graduate Student Receives Stanford Diversity Award

January 30, 2009 — Jeremy Joseph, a University of Wyoming psychology graduate student, is the 2009 recipient of the Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates - Non Resident

January 29, 2009 — The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to the following non-resident students at the completion of the 2008 fall semester

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates - Resident

January 29, 2009 — The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2008 fall semester.

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UW Chamber Orchestra to Perform Feb. 5

January 29, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

UW College of Business Interns Make Meaningful Contributions to Companies

January 29, 2009 — Companies can tap into the University of Wyoming College of Business' talent by taking advantage of its internship program.

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UW Engineering Summer Program Seeks Applicants

January 29, 2009 — Applications are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming's Engineering Summer Program (ESP), which runs from June 21-27 at UW. Applications are due by March 27.

UW Hockey Club Hosts Air Force

January 29, 2009 — The University of Wyoming hockey club, fresh off a disappointing showing against the University of Colorado, returns to the ice this weekend against the United States Air Force Academy club squad.

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New Classes Offered by the UW Community Enrichment Program

January 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming's Community Enrichment Program is offering a variety of new classes for the spring semester.

University of Wyoming Outreach School Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll- Non-resident

January 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the Outreach School's 2008 fall semester Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll.

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

January 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the Outreach School's 2008 fall semester Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Outreach School President's Honor Roll - Non-resident

January 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the Outreach School's 2008 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Outreach School President's Honor Roll - Resident

January 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the Outreach School's 2008 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

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

January 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the Outreach School's 2008 fall semester Vice President's Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Outreach School Vice President's Honor Roll - Resident

January 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the Outreach School's 2008 fall semester Vice President's Honor Roll.

UW Debate Team Ranks Highest in Region

January 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming policy debate team is ranked first in the region, according to the National Debate Tournament sweepstakes rankings.

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Wyoming Skies for February

January 28, 2009 — A monthly look at the night skies of Wyoming, written by Ron Canterna, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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Afghan Women's Project Comes to UW

January 27, 2009 — Talks and a photo exhibition that dispel myths about Afghanistan and its people will be presented at the University of Wyoming in early February.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Sweep Opening Races

January 27, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams swept their respective divisions in the recent opening competition at Snow Mountain Ranch, near Granby, Colo.

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UW Study Says Wyoming Predator Management Program is Cost Effective

January 27, 2009 — Wyoming's predator management program relating to livestock is cost effective, according to an analysis by the University of Wyoming's College of Agriculture.

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Museum Hosts Student Exhibition Friday

January 26, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will present the 34th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition beginning with the opening reception at 6 p.m. and announcement of awards at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30.

New Online Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS3 Course

January 26, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Center for Conferences and Continuing Education now offers "Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS3" in partnership with ed2go as part of its program that offers high-quality, non-credit online courses.

Reception for Employee of Quarter

January 26, 2009 — Robert Carroll, a senior lab assistant in the Department of Zoology and Physiology, was selected as Employee of the Fourth Quarter. A reception is scheduled Friday, Jan. 30, from 10-11 a.m. in Room 309 of the Biological Sciences Building.

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State Butterfly Bill Flies Through Wyoming Senate

January 26, 2009 — The "butterfly bill" -- Senate File 16 -- passed 30-0 on final reading Monday in the Wyoming Senate, and the bill now proceeds to the House.

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University of Wyoming Events for Jan. 26-Feb. 1

January 26, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Monday, Jan. 26, through Sunday, Feb. 1.

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UW CES Educator Earns State Community Development Honor

January 26, 2009 — The Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA) awarded the ninth annual Linda Hewitt Memorial Scholarship for Community Development to Rhonda Shipp, a community development educator with the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES). Shipp serves Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation

UW Now Accepting 2009 Energy Summer Institute Applications

January 26, 2009 — Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Energy Summer Institute sponsored by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources. The Energy Summer Institute is a two-week summer residential program for students currently enrolled in ninth grade. It is also open to the state's public school teachers.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

January 26, 2009 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their meeting Friday, Jan. 23.

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UW Trustees Honor Dr. Tom Spicer

January 26, 2009 — Dr. Thomas E. Spicer of Rock Springs is the recipient of the University of Wyoming Trustees' Award of Merit.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 1-7

January 26, 2009 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming. By Bruce Morse, WSBDC Region 2 director

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Denver Singer to Perform at UW

January 23, 2009 — Singer Dan Craig, a native of Denver, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

UW Launches Two Energy-Related Undergraduate Degree Programs

January 23, 2009 — Two new University of Wyoming energy-related undergraduate degree programs will provide a well-trained workforce to help develop conventional and alternative energy sources while addressing growing social and environmental concerns.

UW Resident Undergraduate Tuition Will Not Increase for 2009-10 Academic Year

January 23, 2009 — The tuition costs for resident undergraduate students at the University of Wyoming will not change for the third consecutive year.

UW Trustees Approve Room and Board Fees

January 23, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved slight increases in housing and board costs for the 2009-10 school year.

UW Trustees Approve Student Fee Increase

January 23, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved a proposal to increase mandatory fees for full-time students by 8.14 percent per semester for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Chicago's Famed Second City Comes to UW

January 22, 2009 — Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium. The free performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City's 45-plus year history.

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

January 22, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2008 fall semester Vice President's Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Vice President's Honor Roll - Resident

January 22, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2008 fall semester Vice President's Honor Roll.

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UW Students Host Swing Dance to Benefit Kenyan Orphans

January 22, 2009 — A swing dance benefitting Kenyan orphans will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the Union Pacific Train Depot, 600 S. First St. in Laramie.

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UW Theatre and Dance to Present Tap Dance Performance Friday

January 22, 2009 — Renowned tap dancer Ellie Sciarra will give an informal free performance of her repertory dance piece Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre.

Religion Today Column for Week of Jan. 25-31: Inaugural Prayers

January 21, 2009 — Watching the events celebrating President Obama's inauguration, I think I witnessed several records being made. My (unofficial) tally includes: the first inaugural prayer in which most of the audience joined in, the first prayer that produced audible laughs, the most prayers by Black ministers at inaugural events, and of course the first prayer by a gay bishop.

UW, Bolivian Educators Agreement May Lead to International Internships

January 21, 2009 — University of Wyoming College of Education students may soon have opportunities to experience classroom life in Bolivia.

UW Debate Duo Brings Home Honors

January 21, 2009 — For the third time in five years, University of Wyoming policy debaters won the prestigious Val Browning Round Robin, hosted by Weber State University.

UW Hockey Club Splits Weekend Games

January 21, 2009 — The University of Wyoming hockey club returned from a six-week holiday break last weekend, beating Iowa State University and losing to Creighton University.

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UW Honored for Communications Excellence

January 21, 2009 — University of Wyoming public relations professionals earned several awards during the Wyoming Press Association's annual associates' group communications contest.

WESTI Ag Days' Research-based Information Addresses Numerous Topics

January 21, 2009 — Attracting ag labor, soil moisture monitoring, crop nutrient research and controlling salt cedar and Russian olive trees are among numerous topics at Wyoming Extension's Strategically and Technologically Informative (WESTI) Ag Days Feb. 3-4 in Worland.

International Travel Grant Competition Open

January 20, 2009 — All UW faculty and academic staff members are invited to submit proposals for funding (up to $2,000) for travel that will further the goals of internationalization at UW.

Staff Senate Seeks Help with Recognition Day

January 20, 2009 — The UW Staff Senate is seeking help to ensure that all deserving employees are acknowledged for their service to UW during this year's Staff Recognition Day.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 20-25

January 20, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 25.

UW President Buchanan's Statement to the University Community on the State's Economy

January 20, 2009 — It is painfully evident to all of us that the U.S. economy has suffered a significant downturn. With its ample energy resources and prudent state leadership, Wyoming has thus far been shielded from the worst effects of the economic decline. Consequently, the University of Wyoming has been spared from the serious fiscal challenges that confront so many of our friends and colleagues at other universities and colleges in most other states.

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Women Speakers Highlight Martin Luther King Events at UW

January 20, 2009 — Three high-profile women speakers will give talks this week during Martin Luther King Jr./March and Days of Dialogue (MLK/DOD) activities at the University of Wyoming.

Good Mule Conference Set for Jan. 24-25

January 16, 2009 — The Good Mule Conference, a two-day event designed to develop student leaders who are informed voices for positive social change, will be Jan. 24-25 at the Laramie Train Depot.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications Due March 2 at UW

January 16, 2009 — The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2009 Summer Session and the 2009-2010 academic year.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 23-29

January 16, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Friday, Jan. 23, through Thursday, Jan. 29.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll - Non-resident

January 16, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2008 fall semester academic Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 25-31

January 16, 2009 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Banner's Luplow Brothers Team Up on UW Hockey Club

January 15, 2009 — For Drew and Craig Luplow, there's plenty to like about hockey. They thrive on the adrenaline and excitement. They're addicted to the fast and furious action. They appreciate the strategy of the game and the physical competition.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications Available at UW

January 15, 2009 — Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2009-2010 academic year at the University of Wyoming. Application deadline is Monday, March 2.

Debate Team Brings Home Honors

January 15, 2009 — The University of Wyoming debate team was busy during the holiday break, finishing with strong third-place Showings in both Texas and Utah.

It's Cold Outside, but the Ice Cream Still Tastes Good

January 15, 2009 — Kim Allen's doubts about establishing an ice cream franchise were alleviated soon after she opened her business in a strip mall on busy Dewar Drive in Rock Springs -- Sweetwater County residents love the ice cream creations, smoothies, cakes and shakes served up by the friendly and well-trained staff at the Cold Stone Creamery.

Richardson Reveals Various Arts in Government in Free Public Talk

January 15, 2009 — University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center faculty member Bruce Richardson will discuss "Arts in U.S. and Wyoming Politics: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?" Friday, Jan. 23, at noon in the Strausner Student Center, Room 217 at Casper College.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll Resident

January 15, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2008 fall semester academic Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll.

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Hip-Hop Duo to Perform at UW

January 14, 2009 — The Blue Scholars, a hip-hop duo from Seattle, Wash., will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President's Honor Roll - Non-resident

January 14, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists 141 non-resident students on the 2008 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming President's Honor Roll - Resident

January 14, 2009 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2008 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

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UW Grasshopper Expert Receives Prestigious Visiting Research Fellowship

January 14, 2009 — An entomologist in the University of Wyoming's College of Agriculture has been awarded a University of Sydney International Visiting Research Fellowship to study the effects of fungal infections on locust behavior in Australia.

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UW Residence Hall Association Receives Regional Honors

January 14, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Residence Hall Association (RHA) was awarded Building of the Year, Adviser of the Year and Program of the Year at the recent Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (IACURH) regional conference.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for January Meeting

January 14, 2009 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their January meeting beginning Thursday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at the UW Conference Center, 22nd Street and Grand Avenue, following an executive session scheduled at 1:15 p.m.

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Mayfield, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Open UW Cultural Programs' Spring Concert Schedule

January 13, 2009 — The first concert of the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs' spring concert series promises to be groovy, funky and smokin'.

UW License Plate Scholarships Available

January 13, 2009 — The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. to apply for University of Wyoming Alumni Association License Plate Scholarships.

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UW Student Honored in Poster Competition

January 13, 2009 — Laura Meadows of Laramie, a graduate student in the University of Wyoming Department of Veterinary Sciences, received an honorable mention in the student poster competition at the 57th annual meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Byrnes to Lead UW Energy School Outreach Efforts

January 12, 2009 — Scientific and economic practices developed by faculty in the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) will be promoted locally, regionally and internationally by the school's new associate director of energy outreach, Mary Byrnes.

Engagement Database Project Presents Awards for New Listings

January 12, 2009 — More than $400 has been awarded to those who have successfully submitted organizations to be added to the UW Engagement Database Project.

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Friendship Families Program Seeks Hosts

January 12, 2009 — Laramie families are invited to participate in the Friendship Families Program (FFP). Now in its 12th year, the program connects international students with local families.

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Martin Luther King Day Celebration Jan. 19-23 at UW

January 12, 2009 — A march, panel discussions, music and keynote addresses from a prominent newspaper columnist and the former American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) president highlight the annual Martin Luther King Jr./March and Days of Dialogue (MLK/DOD) celebration next week at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Events for Jan. 12-19

January 12, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Monday, Jan. 12, through Monday, Jan. 19.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 18-24

January 12, 2009 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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Bluegrass Band to Perform Free Show Wednesday at UW

January 9, 2009 — The popular bluegrass band Mountain Standard Time will perform a free show Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom at the University of Wyoming.

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Raina Spence to Display Art Inspired by Work as UW CES Master Gardener Coordinator

January 9, 2009 — Art inspired by Raina Spence's work as the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service's state Master Gardener coordinator will be on display through Jan. 30 in UW's ASUW Gallery.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 16-22

January 9, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Friday, Jan. 16, through Thursday, Jan. 22.

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Western Wyoming Manufacturers Have New Resource for Success

January 9, 2009 — Manufacturers and technology-based firms in western Wyoming have a new resource to bolster their businesses.

Cody, Cheyenne Host Integrated Pest Management Training Sessions

January 8, 2009 — Integrated pest management training sessions in Cody and Cheyenne this February focus on enhancing and lessening impact on the environment.

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UW Student Selected as NASA Graduate Ambassador

January 8, 2009 — Dan Lyons, a University of Wyoming education-science education doctoral student, is a 2009 NASA International Year of Astronomy (IYA) Graduate Student Ambassador.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission and Advisory Board to Meet Jan. 15

January 7, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute will host a joint meeting of its Technical Advisory Board and EOR Commission on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 8 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, 7001 Yampa Street near the Denver International Airport.

Open House Friday for String Academy of Wyoming's New Home

January 7, 2009 — The String Academy of Wyoming will host an open house Friday, Jan. 9, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. to celebrate its new home in Room 317 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center.

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UW Eminent Artist Bowers to Perform One-Man Play Jan. 16-17

January 7, 2009 — International mime sensation Bill Bowers, the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance's first Eminent-Artist-in-Residence, will present two performances of his award-winning, one-man play this month.

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UW Students to Teach in Guatemala This Semester

January 6, 2009 — When University of Wyoming College of Education seniors head to their student teaching assignments this spring, two young women will have a much further commute from Laramie -- and their home culture.

Request for Proposal Process and Timeline for Site Selection of the High Plains Gasification - Advanced Technology Center Released

January 5, 2009 — The University of Wyoming will release a request for proposals (RFP) for site selection of the proposed center Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 11-17

January 5, 2009 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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