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Mathematics Professor Bryan Shader Receives UW's Duke Humphrey Award

April 30, 2009 — The accolades he receives from outside the University of Wyoming are ample testimony to the high esteem in which Professor Bryan L. Shader is held in the mathematics community.

Two UW Riders Place at Equestrian National Championship Show

April 30, 2009 — The University of Wyoming equestrian club accomplished a piece of history last weekend at the 2009 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships.

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UW's Laramie River Rendezvous Opens Friday

April 30, 2009 — The Laramie River Rendezvous will celebrate its 60th anniversary this weekend.

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UW Professor Missing in Japan

April 30, 2009 — Award-winning University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Craig Arnold has been missing in Japan since Sunday, April 26.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for May Meeting

April 30, 2009 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their May meeting beginning Thursday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at the UW Conference Center, 22nd Street and Grand Avenue.

Wyoming Skies for May

April 30, 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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Arch Coal Gives $1.5 Million to UW

April 29, 2009 — The Arch Coal Foundation today announced a $1.5 million gift to the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources (SER) Clean Coal Technology Center.

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UW Professor John Jackson Honored for Lifetime Achievement

April 29, 2009 — When it comes to teaching human resource management, John Jackson wrote the book.

Honor Society Inducts New Members

April 28, 2009 — The Round Table Honor Society, an organization comprised of honor students at the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center, recently held a candle-lighting ceremony for the 2009 inductees.

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Nikki Steffes Closing Out Remarkable UW Career

April 28, 2009 — Not even a separated shoulder could stop Nikki Steffes, the University of Wyoming's best all-around performer, from entering last season's College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

Religion Column for the Week of May 3-9: Meeting God in the Holy Land

April 28, 2009 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

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Roller Derby Bout Sold-Out

April 28, 2009 — The Naughty Pines Derby Dames (NPDD), the University of Wyoming's roller derby team, sold out their bout on Saturday but couldn't catch up to the more experienced Denver Wreckin' Roller Rebels (WRR), losing the competition 96-156.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 3-May 9

April 28, 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.

About Clean Coal Technology

April 27, 2009 — Coal gasification converts solid coal to purified carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas, which is called synthesis gas or syngas.

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Flanigan-Skinner Receives UW Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award

April 27, 2009 — A committee of Wyoming Student Alumni Association members has selected Margaret Flanigan-Skinner as this year's Outstanding Faculty Award recipient. This award recognizes faculty members who are dedicated to student success and make significant impacts on students' lives.

Long Range Development Plan Workshop Thursday

April 27, 2009 — Opportunities to comment on the university's Long Range Development Plan recommendations will be offered during workshops scheduled Thursday, April 30.

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UW Army ROTC Cadet Receives National Honor

April 27, 2009 — University of Wyoming Army ROTC Cadet Casey Dschaak of Belle Fourche, S.D., joined senior United States military leaders at the recent National Security Seminar April 15-17 at Lexington, Va. He earned the opportunity to participate in the George C. Marshall ROTC Seminar by being selected as the top Army ROTC cadet at UW.

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UW Calendar for April 27-May 3

April 27, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming from Monday, April 27, through Sunday, May 3.

UW Evaluates Swine Flu Plan

April 27, 2009 — University of Wyoming officials are reviewing UW's pandemic flu plan in response to the growing number of swine flue cases in Mexico, Canada and the United States.

UW Professor Receives NCAIS Faculty Fellowship

April 27, 2009 — Jeffrey Means, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of History, was recently awarded a Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Faculty Fellowship.

UW Women's Rodeo Team Remains Perfect on the Season

April 27, 2009 — There is no stopping the University of Wyoming women's rodeo team on its way toward a perfect Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) season.

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Peter Simpson to Speak at 57th Torchlight Laurels

April 24, 2009 — Distinguished University of Wyoming political science professor Peter K. Simpson will speak at UW's 57th Torchlight Laurels ceremony Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Annually, Torchlight Laurels recognizes more than 400 students for academic excellence, service and leadership.

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Richard Schmidt Earns UW Faculty Award for Internationalization

April 24, 2009 — Richard Schmidt isn't just an advocate for internationalization at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 24-30

April 24, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming from Friday, April 24, through Thursday, April 30.

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UW AWARE Program Coordinator Receives Governor's Award for Education and Prevention

April 24, 2009 — University of Wyoming AWARE Program Coordinator Lena Edmunds is among recipients of the Governor's Council on Impaired Driving Citizen Awards.

UW to Celebrate Undergraduate Research

April 24, 2009 — Undergraduate students will participate in the 10th Annual Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day Saturday, May 2, from 1-6 p.m. at the University of Wyoming.

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Campus Construction Update for Week of April 26-May 2

April 23, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of April April 26-May 2:

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Internationally Acclaimed Artist to Speak at UW

April 23, 2009 — Internationally acclaimed visual artist Hong Chun Zhang will visit the University of Wyoming as part of the Department of Art's Visiting Artist Speaker Series.

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International Mountaineer-Adventurer Jamie Clarke to Speak

April 23, 2009 — International mountaineer and adventurer Jamie Clarke will discuss his past adventures and plans for his fourth climb of Mount Everest Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Room 214 of the Classroom Building

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UW Commencement Ceremonies Set

April 23, 2009 — University of Wyoming commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 9.

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UW Residence Halls Raise $1,705 for Charity

April 23, 2009 — The University of Wyoming residence halls and the Department of Residence Life & Dining Services recently raised $1,705 in the 2009 Penny Wars service project. The event benefitted the student run FACE AIDS project and the Laramie Community Holiday Project.

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Accounting Professor Gary Fleischman Honored for Off Campus Teaching

April 22, 2009 — Gary Fleischman is a professor who is noted for his devotion to teaching and caring for his students.

ADA Amendments Act : Impact and Implications for Postsecondary Education

April 22, 2009 — Candice Brandt from the Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, Rocky Mountain Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center in Colorado Springs, will speak Friday, April 24, at UW.

UW Debate Team Finishes Season on Top

April 22, 2009 — The University of Wyoming debate team won the regional championship for the 2008-2009 season and finished in the top 20 among 120 teams nationally.

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UW Researcher Discovers Way to Trace Coal-Bed Methane Water

April 22, 2009 — Little critters in the darkness of coal seams helped lead a University of Wyoming researcher to find a way to trace coal-bed methane (CBM) water and could help energy companies be more efficient and reduce impact footprints.

UW Student Organization Hosts Semana Primavera

April 22, 2009 — Two final events are scheduled Friday and Saturday for "Semana Primavera" (spring week) at the University of Wyoming.

Professor to Discuss Media Management

April 21, 2009 — Cindy Price, a University of Wyoming Department of Communication and Journalism associate professor, will discuss her experiences while on sabbatical last fall in a presentation Thursday, April 23, at 4:10 p.m.

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Three UW RSOs Win License Plate Program Service Grants

April 21, 2009 — Three University of Wyoming student organizations will share $3,000 in the UW License Plate Program Service Grant program.

UW President's Statement on Budget

April 21, 2009 — President Tom Buchanan today (Tuesday) issued the following statement to the UW faculty and staff regarding UW's budget:

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UW Takes Third in National Moonbuggy Race

April 21, 2009 — Four University of Wyoming students brought national attention to UW when they placed third at the recent NASA Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Ala.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 26-May 2

April 21, 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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Lalley New Manufacturing-Works Field Engineer

April 20, 2009 — Aaron Lalley is the new Manufacturing-Works field engineer for the east/central and northeast regions of the state. He is based at the University of Wyoming Outreach Building, 951 North Poplar Drive in Casper

National-Leading UW Women Remain Perfect in Rodeo Arena

April 20, 2009 — The University of Wyoming women's team is just two rodeos away from having a perfect Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) season.

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Retirement Receptions Scheduled

April 20, 2009 — The Dean of Students office and ASUW will hold a retirement reception for ASUW Business Manager Lorraine Lupton Friday, April 24, from 4-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Senate Chambers.

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Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award Recipients Named

April 20, 2009 — Two University of Wyoming staff members, one faculty instructor and a student received "outstanding service awards" from the Division of Student Affairs.

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UW Theatre and Dance Receives $100,000 Endowment for Playwriting

April 20, 2009 — The University of Wyoming's Department of Theatre and Dance has a lot to celebrate after receiving a $100,000 endowment for playwriting.

University of Wyoming NCAA Recertification 2009

April 18, 2009 — Constituent meetings for the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) recertification process are scheduled this week.

Campus Construction Update for Week April19-25

April 17, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of April 19-25:

Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to meet April 22 in Casper

April 17, 2009 — The state's Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Petroleum Club, 1301 Wilkins Circle in Casper. The meeting is open to the public.

Planning Meeting Scheduled for Western States Energy and Environment Symposium

April 17, 2009 — The steering committee members for the Western States Energy and Environment Symposium, pursuant to 2009 House Bill 295, will conduct a planning meeting at noon Wednesday, April 22

Relay for Life Postponed

April 17, 2009 — The Relay For Life fundraiser scheduled for April 17-18 at the University of Wyoming has been postponed until April 25-26, at Half Acre Gym.

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 17, 2009 — The University of Wyoming is offering its employees and retirees an opportunity to choose a special negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program. Employees who have not selected a supplier have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, to sign up for the special UW rate.

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UW to Present Opera Double Bill

April 17, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will close its 2008-2009 season with two short operas for the price of one: Gian Carlo Menotti's "The Medium," a harrowing tale of fake clairvoyant in decline, followed by Giacomo Puccini's comic opera "Gianni Schicchi," a satire on the "deadly sin" of greed inspired by a line in Dante's "The Divine Comedy."

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Vinzant Named UW Vice President for Administration

April 17, 2009 — Douglas H. Vinzant, University of Illinois (Urbana) senior associate vice president for planning and administration, has been named vice president for administration at the University of Wyoming.

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April Heaney Receives UW's Golden Apple Award

April 16, 2009 — April Heaney's colleagues praise her for dedicating so much time to her students

Laramie Psychologist to Present at Disability Awareness Event

April 16, 2009 — Clinical psychologist Douglas Scambler will present an overview of autism spectrum disorders at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

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UW Students Win Symphony Scholarships

April 16, 2009 — Six University of Wyoming students have received Symphony Association Scholarships for their contributions to the UW Symphony Orchestra.

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UW Wind Symphony to Celebrate "American Dreams"

April 16, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will celebrate the American spirit in music at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

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Honors Students to Perform Balinese Music

April 15, 2009 — University of Wyoming Honors Program students and Wyoming Gamelan Chandra Wyoga will perform Balinese music and dance Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

International Students to Host Talent Competition

April 15, 2009 — Members of the International Students Association will host their annual International Talent Contest Saturday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts & Sciences auditorium.

Religion Today Column for the Week of April 19-25: America among Muslims and Christians: After 1776

April 15, 2009 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

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UW Employees Honored at Staff Recognition Day

April 15, 2009 — More than 200 employees were honored Wednesday for their years of service and contributions to the University of Wyoming.

UW International Studies Scholars Lecture Set for April 23

April 15, 2009 — The future of the United States' relationships with Japan, China and South Korea will be the focus of the next event in the University of Wyoming International Studies Scholars Lecture Series.

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World Music Ensemble to Perform at UW

April 15, 2009 — Libana, a women's world music ensemble, will perform a free concert as part of campus Earth Day celebrations at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Daniels Fund Executive Forum April 23 at UW

April 14, 2009 — Three separate panel discussions that will focus on ways to create and maintain an ethical organizational culture are topics for the second annual Daniels Fund Executive Forum Thursday, April 23, offered through the University of Wyoming College of Business.

Federal Budget Funds Livestock/Wildlife Disease Research at UW

April 14, 2009 — The recent federal budget bill approved by Congress includes $242,000 to continue research to combat diseases that affect both livestock and wildlife in Wyoming.

Finalists Named for UW's Top Student Awards

April 14, 2009 — Finalists have been named for the University of Wyoming's top student awards, the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri and the Tobin Memorial awards, for outstanding graduating seniors.

Governor's Executive Order Regarding Hiring and Spending Reductions

April 14, 2009 — President Tom Buchanan's Monday letter to all UW employees was in response to an executive order issued by Gov. Dave Freudenthal.

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UW Couple's Book Used by Colleges Across the Country

April 14, 2009 — Most married couples argue over finances and who is going to do the dishes. Professors Lou Anne Wright and William Missouri Downs, University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, (married for 28 years) argue over where to put the comma.

UW President Buchanan Responds to Executive Order Regarding Hiring and Spending Reductions

April 14, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan on Monday sent the following memo to all UW employees in response to Gov. Freudenthal's Executive Order Regarding Hiring and Spending Reductions:

UW Students to Compete at National Festival

April 14, 2009 — An original one-act play by University of Wyoming senior theatre major Jaime Cruz of Evanston has been selected for competition at the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Washington, D.C.

Chris Matthews to Speak Wednesday

April 13, 2009 — Controversial talk show host Chris Matthews' will give a public presentation Wednesday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 13-19

April 13, 2009 — The Civic Chorus and Community Band will present a concert in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. Free.

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UW Residence Halls Raising the Bar

April 13, 2009 — Even after increases in the requirements for potential resident assistants (RAs), more than 129 University of Wyoming students recently expressed interest in being RAs for the 2009-2010 academic year by taking a five-week introductory course.

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UW Symphony to Present Season Finale

April 13, 2009 — For a blockbuster ending to the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra's season, 105 musicians will play Respighi's "Roman Festivals."

Wyoming Business Tips for April 19-April 25

April 13, 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.

Donald Shaw to Speak at Rocky Mountain Communication Association Conference at UW

April 10, 2009 — Donald Shaw, the Kenan Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina, will be the keynote speaker at the 2009 Rocky Mountain Communication Association Conference (RMCAC) April 18, at the University of Wyoming.

Planning Meeting Scheduled for Western States Energy and Environment Symposium

April 10, 2009 — The steering committee members for the Western States Energy and Environment Symposium, pursuant to 2009 House Bill 295, will conduct a planning meeting at noon Wednesday, April 15.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 17-23

April 10, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Friday, April 17, through Thursday, April 23

Discrimination in the Brown Collar Workplace

April 9, 2009 — Attorney Leticia Saucedo, an expert in employment, labor and immigration law, will discuss conditions in the immigrant workplace April 16-17 at the University of Wyoming. The UW Social Justice Research Center (SJRC) sponsors the presentations.

National Security Archive Senior Analyst to Speak at UW Art Museum

April 9, 2009 — Kate Doyle, senior analyst for the National Security Archive at George Washington University, will discuss "Exhumations: Appearing the Disappeared - Uncovering Repressive Archives in the Recovery of Historical Memory in Latin America" Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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UW Students Elect President, Senators

April 9, 2009 — University of Wyoming students have elected Matt Haigler of Laramie, a senior in mechanical engineering, as president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW).

Disability Awareness: Are You Informed?

April 8, 2009 — The University Disability Support Services (UDSS) office and the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) this month will present a variety of discussions and information about disabilities at the University of Wyoming.

French, Jones and Kinnally to Represent UW at National Equestrian Show

April 8, 2009 — A few years ago, the University of Wyoming equestrian club had but three members.

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UW Professors Awarded $1.7 Million Grant for Literacy Research Program

April 8, 2009 — Two University of Wyoming College of Education professors have been awarded a three-year, $1.78 million research grant to develop and evaluate a comprehensive approach to vocabulary instruction for upper-elementary school students.

UW to Recognize Student Employees

April 8, 2009 — University of Wyoming student employees have the opportunity to win valuable prizes April 12-18 as part of National Student Employment Week, sponsored by UW Human Resources.

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Local Students Among Leaders at State Geographic Bee

April 7, 2009 — Kirsi Anselmi-Stith, 13, a seventh-grader at East Junior High in Rock Springs, took top honors Friday at the 2009 Wyoming state-level Geographic Bee, held at the University of Wyoming Conference Center.

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Mount Everest Documentary to Be Shown Thursday

April 7, 2009 — A film about a team's efforts to climb the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, will be shown Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium.

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Quartet New Generation to Close UW Cultural Programs Concert Series

April 7, 2009 — If you buy a ticket for the final event of the University of Wyoming's 2008-09 Cultural Programs' Concert Series, you'll likely hear sounds you've never before heard.

UW Women Dominate CSU Rodeo With Record-Breaking Performance

April 7, 2009 — Just when it appears the University of Wyoming women's rodeo team can't get any better, they go out and score a school-record 780 points to dominate the weekend Colorado State University rodeo in Fort Collins.

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First UW Improv Troupe to Perform April 8-9

April 6, 2009 — The University of Wyoming's first improvisational theatre team "The Uncontrollably Witty Improv Troupe" will perform its debut show, "THIS JUST IN ..." at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 9, in the Fine Arts Center Crane Studio. Donations are accepted at the door.

Open Sessions for Vice President for Administration Candidates Continue

April 6, 2009 — Two remaining candidates for vice president for administration will be available to meet the public during open sessions this week at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 6-12

April 6, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Monday, April 6, through Sunday, April 12.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 5-April 11

April 6, 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.

Online Survey to Assess Mental Illness on Campus

April 5, 2009 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members have an opportunity to participate in an online survey to assess perceptions of mental illness on campus.

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Video of President's Spring Faculty Meeting Online

April 5, 2009 — President Tom Buchanan shared insights on key issues such as state and university budget planning during the annual Spring Faculty Meeting Wednesday.

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SAC to Host Student Stand-Up Comedy Night

April 4, 2009 — The Student Activities Council will host UW Stands Up, a chance for University of Wyoming students to show off their improv skills, Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom.

Planning Meeting Scheduled for Western States Energy and Environment Symposium

April 3, 2009 — The steering committee members for the Western States Energy and Environment Symposium, pursuant to 2009 House Bill 295, will conduct a planning meeting at noon Wednesday, April 8.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 10-16

April 3, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Friday, April 10, through Thursday, April 16.

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UW's Parent Program Unveils New Name and Program Enhancements

April 3, 2009 — Formerly known as the Associated Parents of the University of Wyoming (APUW), Cowboy Parents boasts a new name and upgrades including an enhanced Web site, a new look and more ways for parent and family involvement.

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UW Education Professor Receives International Honor

April 3, 2009 — An international organization that promotes literacy will present its highest honor to Tim Rush, University of Wyoming College of Education elementary and early childhood education professor.

UW to Recognize Student Employees

April 3, 2009 — University of Wyoming student employees have the opportunity to win valuable prizes April 12-18 as part of National Student Employment Week, sponsored by UW Human Resources.

Cadet Club to Host Spring Festival

April 2, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Cadet Club and Army ROTC will sponsor a spring festival Tuesday, April 7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

New Non-credit UW Courses Available Online

April 2, 2009 — Two new professional development courses from the University of Wyoming's Center for Conferences & Continuing Education (CCCE) are now available online for the next session of online classes beginning April 15. Easy Classroom Podcasting and Event Management and Design are open-enrollment courses available for students, faculty, staff and the public.

Percussion Ensemble to Perform April 9

April 2, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will present a performance by the Percussion Ensemble and Pan Band Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. Admission is free

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Rock Springs McNair Scholar Presents at Conference

April 2, 2009 — Jamin Blatter of Rock Springs, a University of Wyoming senior in psychology with a criminal justice minor, presented a research poster at the recent American Psychology-Law Society conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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Religion Today Column for Week of April 5-11

April 1, 2009 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

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Three to Receive UW Honorary Degrees May 9

April 1, 2009 — The University of Wyoming will confer its highest honor, an honorary degree, upon Barry Douglas, Mary Ellbogen Garland and Tracy Ringolsby during 2009 commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9.

UW to Host Public Art Symposium April 2-4

April 1, 2009 — A 2 1/2-day symposium on the importance of public art in communities and on college campuses opens Thursday, April 2, at the University of Wyoming Conference Center.

UW to Host Wyoming Geographic Bee April 3

April 1, 2009 — Young Wyoming geography wizards will pit their wits against each other at the state-level Geographic Bee Friday, April 3, competing for a spot in the national competition set for May.

Web-based Plastics Marketplace Plan Wins UW $10K Entrepreneurship Competition

April 1, 2009 — A four-person team's plan to develop a Web-based market place for unused and reusable plastics won $10,000 in an annual student entrepreneurship competition at the University of Wyoming.

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