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May 2009 Releases


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Benefited Employees Can Save on Insurance Premiums

May 30, 2009 — June 10 is the deadline to register for a program that allows University of Wyoming and state of Wyoming benefited employees to save $480 on next year's insurance premiums.

Portions of Lewis and 10th Streets to Close

May 30, 2009 — Pending approval by the city of Laramie, portions of Lewis and 10th streets will be closed for construction of the Cowboy Dorm/Berry Center at the north end of the UW campus.

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Book to Tell Story of Big Al the Allosaurus

May 29, 2009 — Young readers can learn all about Big Al, the most complete dinosaur ever found in Wyoming, by reading a new book about this Allosaurus who roamed Wyoming 145 million years ago.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 31-June 6

May 29, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 31-June 6

Local Students, Educators Selected for UW Energy Summer Institute

May 28, 2009 — Local students and teachers will participate in the third annual Energy Summer Institute June 7-20, sponsored by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER).

UW Trustees Schedule Retreat

May 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special business meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Spring Creek Ranch near Jackson.

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Wyoming Skies for June

May 28, 2009 — It is again that wonderful month June when the summer night skies present themselves with grand displays of star colors, star clusters and revealing constellations.

Laramie Municipal Band Gears for Free Summer Concert Series

May 27, 2009 — The Laramie Municipal Band, led by University of Wyoming Director of Bands Bob Belser, will open its free seven-concert summer series Wednesday, June 24.

Religion Column for the Week of May 31-June 5: No More Christians in the Holy Land?

May 27, 2009 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 7-June 13

May 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 Wyomi

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 24-30

May 22, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 24-30:

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UW Theatre and Dance Presents Summer Festival

May 22, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present an exciting performance season with comedy, drama, music and dancing during the 2009 Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival.

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Hispanic Baseball Exhibition in Cheyenne

May 21, 2009 — The University of Wyoming's Chicano Studies Program is a sponsor of "Sugar Beet Fields to Fields of Dreams," an exhibition about the Rocky Mountain League of the National Semi-Pro Baseball Congress on display at the Cheyenne Civic Center through May.

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Summer Classics Institute Set for June 7-11 at UW

May 21, 2009 — The fascinating world of Socrates and late 5th century B.C. will be featured during the 10th annual Summer Classics Institute, June 7-11 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Closed Memorial Day

May 21, 2009 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.

Local Students Selected for UW Summer High School Institute

May 20, 2009 — The University of Wyoming has selected 82 talented Wyoming sophomores to participate in the annual Summer High School Institute (SHSI) June 7-27, at UW.

UW Energy Resource Council Sets May 29 Meeting

May 20, 2009 — Members of the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Energy Resource Council will meet from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 29, in salons F and G at the UW Convention Center inside the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

Memorial Service for UW Student Set for Wednesday

May 19, 2009 — A memorial service honoring University of Wyoming student Ninghe Zhang and her family will be held Wednesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Newman Center, 1800 E. Grand Avenue in Laramie.

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UW Art Museum to Open Two New Exhibitions

May 19, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will open two new exhibitions, "Lia Cook: The Embedded Portrait" and "Ralston Crawford: Lithographs and Photographs," to the public Saturday, May 23.

UW President's Statement on Budget

May 19, 2009 — President Tom Buchanan today (Tuesday) issued the following statement to the University of Wyoming faculty and staff regarding UW's budget:

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9th Street Construction Work Starts Today

May 18, 2009 — The City of Laramie has notified UW that it has scheduled a major reconstruction of 9th Street from Grand Avenue to Lewis Street this summer. This portion of 9th street will be closed from May 18-Aug. 14. See map.

Annual Steam Shut Down Scheduled

May 18, 2009 — The UW Physical Plant will shut down the campus steam system beginning at 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 31, through 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Buildings connected to the steam system will not have any building heat or domestic hot water.

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Centennial Singers Return for Final Production Friday, May 22

May 18, 2009 — After a complete season of tours and travel, the University of Wyoming Centennial Singers return for their final performance Friday, May 22, at the University of Wyoming.

Open Meetings Scheduled with HR Director Candidates

May 18, 2009 — Three candidates for the position of UW director of Human Resources will give open presentations Thursday, May 21, in the Wyoming Union Family Room. All faculty and staff members are welcome to attend.

TIAA-CREF Offers Individual Counseling Sessions to UW Benefitted Employees

May 18, 2009 — UW benefitted employees can discuss personal financial situations during individual counseling sessions scheduled this week.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Week of May 18-24

May 18, 2009 — The following are among activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 18-24:

UW's BRAND Program is Win-Win for Graduates, State

May 18, 2009 — While attending the University of Wyoming's commencement May 9, Eli Thornton picked up on a common theme among Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 17-23

May 15, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 17-23.

Planning Meeting Scheduled for Western States Energy and Environment Symposium

May 15, 2009 — The Western States Energy and Environment Symposium planning Steering Committee will meet via teleconference call at noon Wednesday, May 20. The public is welcome to attend in the School of Energy Resources conference room on the second floor of the Bureau of Mines Building at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Graduate School Awards Outstanding Graduate Contributions

May 15, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Graduate School has recognized 16 students and one professor for their outstanding research accomplishments during the 2008 calendar year.

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Wyoming Debate Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Class

May 15, 2009 — Five individuals were inducted into the Wyoming Debate Hall of Fame inaugural class during recent ceremonies at the University of Wyoming.

Leonard Holler Earns CVA Designation

May 14, 2009 — Leonard Holler, business consultant for the wyomingentrepreneur.biz-Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) program in Casper, is now a certified valuation analyst (CVA).

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Two Powell Graduates are Renowned UW Spider Silk Researchers

May 14, 2009 — The science bug bit Randy Lewis as he carried out chemistry experiments while attending Powell High School (PHS) in the late 1960s.

UW Students Honored for Outstanding Service

May 14, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors recently presented Outstanding Service Awards to students.

Religion Column for the Week of May 17-23: Remembering the Names

May 13, 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 Ag Dean Outlines Future Goals of Brucellosis Team

May 13, 2009 — Wyoming has emerged as a national leader in combating brucellosis, but more research and additional management solutions are needed to fight the disease, according to testimony presented today (Wednesday) to members of the state's Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Interim Committee during its meeting at Northwest Community College in Powell.

UW ROTC Cadets Commissioned

May 13, 2009 — Graduating ROTC cadets at the University of Wyoming are newly-commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces

Women in Science Conference at UW

May 13, 2009 — More than 300 junior and senior high school students from across Wyoming plan are scheduled to attend the 10th annual Women in Science - Expanding Your Horizons Conference Thursday, May 14, at the University of Wyoming.

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Wyoming History Day Winners Selected

May 13, 2009 — Judges have selected winners in the recent Wyoming History Day competition held at the University of Wyoming.

Teams Take Top Honors in State Math Contest

May 12, 2009 — eams from Big Horn, Burlington, Cheyenne, Dayton and Jackson high schools were top winners in the recent Wolsborn-Drazovich Memorial State Math Contest. The competition is designed to test students' thinking ability and insight into mathematical problems.

UW Joins National Math, Science Teacher Initiative

May 12, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Education has another ally in identifying new and effective ways to recruit future mathematics and science teachers. It is part of the Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative (SMTI).

Yellowstone Hazzards Topic of Thursday Lecture

May 12, 2009 — Jake Lowenstern, director of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, will discuss "Geologic Hazards at Yellowstone and the Role of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory" Thursday, May 14, at 3 p.m. in Room 216 of the UW S.H. Knight Geology Building.

City to Close 9th Street

May 11, 2009 — The City of Laramie has notified UW that it has scheduled a major reconstruction of 9th Street from Grand Avenue to Lewis Street this summer.

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Easton Named UW College of Law Dean

May 11, 2009 — University of Missouri Law Professor Stephen D. Easton has been named dean of the University of Wyoming College of Law. His appointment begins July 1, subject to approval by the UW Board of Trustees. He replaces Professor Jerry Parkinson, who has served as dean of the law school since 1998.

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Steiner Named UW College of Health Sciences Dean

May 11, 2009 — Joseph Steiner, dean and professor at the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, has been named dean of the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences. His appointment begins July 1, subject to approval by UW's Board of Trustees.

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UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Six Award Winners

May 11, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will honor six alumni and former faculty members at its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 16.

UWPD Gets New Home

May 11, 2009 — Starting Tuesday, May 12, the University of Wyoming Police Department will move from its longtime office in the Ivinson Building to a new facility at 1426 E. Flint (the corner of Flint and 15th streets.)

UW Students Honored at Torchlight Laurels

May 11, 2009 — University of Wyoming students were recognized and awarded for their involvement and academic achievements at the recent Torchlight Laurels and the Greek Awards ceremonies.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

May 11, 2009 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their meeting Friday, May 8.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 10-16

May 8, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 10-16

UW Poet and Professor Believed to Have Died after Fall

May 8, 2009 — The family of missing University of Wyoming professor and poet Craig Arnold has learned from the private search group it hired that Arnold likely fell from a high and dangerous cliff, and there is virtually no possibility he could have survived the fall.

UW to Begin Negotiations for Laramie County Site for High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center

May 8, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved a recommendation to begin negotiating to acquire a site in Laramie County on which to build the proposed High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center. The site is located in the Cheyenne Business Parkway, in east Cheyenne with direct access to Interstate 80.

UW Trustees Approve TransPark Funding Increases

May 8, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Friday approved funding increases to support and enhance TransPark services.

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Graduates Honored at UW/CC Commencement May 14

May 7, 2009 — The University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center will honor 121 graduates during commencement ceremonies Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casper Events Center.

Statewide Conference on Non-Credit Programming Rescheduled

May 7, 2009 — Building Partnerships for Wyoming: Change and Opportunity," the University of Wyoming's second annual statewide conference on non-credit programming, has been rescheduled for June 4 and 5 at the UW Outreach School Building, 951 N. Poplar in Casper.

Summer Dining Hours on Campus

May 7, 2009 — Several UW Residence Life & Dining Services campus dining locations will remain open during the summer to provide a consistent variety of convenient dining options for the campus community:

UW Psychology Student Wins Research Award

May 7, 2009 — University of Wyoming graduate student Laran Despain of Laramie has received a regional award for his work on quitting smoking.

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Cheyenne's Brianna Best is UW's Outstanding Student Employee

May 6, 2009 — A University of Wyoming committee has chosen Brianna Best of Cheyenne, a senior in criminal justice, as UW's Student Employee of the Year.

The College Transition Begins: Summer Orientation

May 6, 2009 — This is an exciting time of year for high school seniors - prom, graduation ceremonies, and the feeling of fulfillment that comes with the completion of four years of pop quizzes, extra-curricular activities and standardized tests.

UW Honors Wyoming Department of Family Services

May 6, 2009 — The Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) has received the first-ever Friend of Family and Consumer Sciences award from the University of Wyoming's Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)

WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz Presents Social Networking Course in Casper

May 6, 2009 — In a world of mobile customers, cross cultural business partners and rapidly changing technologies, how can small businesses not only survive but also thrive? Learn more about the power of social networking as a marketing tool Tuesday, May 19, from 7-9 p.m. in Room 114 of the University of Wyoming Outreach Center, 951 N. Poplar in Casper.

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Gregg Cawley Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

May 5, 2009 — When University of Wyoming political science professor Gregg Cawley was nominated for the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award, letters of recognition and recommendation poured in from students and colleagues alike.

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Mary Alice Bruce is Ellbogen Teaching Award Recipient

May 5, 2009 — Students describe Mary Alice Bruce as an informative, experienced, supportive, organized, enthusiastic, challenging and a skilled communicator.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholars Named at UW

May 5, 2009 — Eight University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the coming summer session and academic year.

City Will Close 9th Street Near UW

May 4, 2009 — The City of Laramie has notified UW that it has scheduled a major reconstruction of 9th Street from Grand Avenue to Lewis Street this summer. This portion of 9th street will be closed from May 18-Aug. 14.

Geriatric Care Topic of Health Workshop

May 4, 2009 — Advances to improve geriatric care in Wyoming will be the focus of a University of Wyoming workshop Thursday, June 4, at Laramie's Hilton Garden Inn.

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Michael Nelson Receives Librarianship Award

May 4, 2009 — Michael Nelson, reference librarian and subject bibliographer in social sciences and French for University of Wyoming Libraries, is the recipient of the 2009 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.

Tips to Stay Healthy

May 4, 2009 — Cases of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus have been reported in the United States, including in Colorado and Nebraska. While no lab-confirmed cases have been reported in Wyoming, the University of Wyoming and Albany County Public Health urge you to take precautions to prevent the spread of any disease, including the H1N1 virus:

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UW Women's Perfect Season Comes to an End at Home Rodeo

May 4, 2009 — For a team used to winning all the time this season, the University of Wyoming women's rodeo club members were already looking ahead to the next rodeo when they didn't take the team title Sunday in their own backyard.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 10-May 16

May 4, 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.

UPDATE: Craig Arnold Search - Noon, May 2

May 2, 2009 — The Wyoming congressional delegation is following developments regarding missing University of Wyoming professor Craig Arnold.

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Amanda LeClair Named UW's Outstanding Graduating Woman

May 1, 2009 — Amanda S. LeClair of Fort Washakie, who will graduate with honors this summer with a B.A. degree in English, received the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 3-9

May 1, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 3-9.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Winners Named at UW

May 1, 2009 — Fifteen University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Chief Washakie scholarships for the coming academic year

Planning Meeting Scheduled for Western States Energy and Environment Symposium

May 1, 2009 — The Western States Energy and Environment Symposium planning Steering Committee will meet via teleconference call at noon Wednesday, May 6. The public is welcome to attend in the School of Energy Resources conference room on the second floor of the Bureau of Mines Building at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 1 - 7

May 1, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming from Friday, May 1, through Thursday, May 7.

UW Professor's Perspective Published in Science

May 1, 2009 — A University of Wyoming professor's retrospective on the career of Alexander von Humboldt, a German naturalist and explorer who is widely considered as one of the founders of modern geography, was published today (Friday) in the latest edition of the journal Science.

Zachary Peters Earns 2009 Tobin Memorial Award

May 1, 2009 — Zachary Peters of Buffalo is the 2009 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award as University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating man. The award is based annually on academic excellence and achievement, service to the university, participation and leadership in the community and campus activities and citizenship qualities.

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