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Malcolm X's Daughter Keynote Speaker for Martin Luther King Events at UW

December 23, 2009 — lyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of slain Muslim leader Malcolm X, is the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Days of Dialogue (MLK/DOD) celebration Jan. 18-22, at the University of Wyoming.

Student Finalists Selected in UW $10K Entrepreneurship Competition

December 22, 2009 — Five finalists will compete for top honors next semester in the University of Wyoming College of Business' annual Wyoming $10K Entrepreneurship Competition.

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Work Under Way on Innovative Environmentally Friendly UW Building

December 22, 2009 — Construction is under way on a building that will be the new home of the University of Wyoming's Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR).

Book Chronicles Laramie Mother-daughter Journey Through Stroke to Recovery

December 21, 2009 — A new book describes a Laramie mother and daughter's trek from stroke through rehabilitation and their return home.

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UW Dance/theatre Work Selected as Regional Finalist

December 21, 2009 — The University of Wyoming's original production of "Six Songs from Ellis" has been selected as one of four Region VII finalists for the 2010 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

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Rare UW Mammoth Specimen Joins Major Traveling Exhibition

December 18, 2009 — A mammoth that roamed Wyoming 11,500 years ago is going on the road.

Professor Appointed Spicer Chair in Environment and Natural Resources at UW

December 17, 2009 — The University of Wyoming received a boost in its collaborative process efforts with the hiring of Steve Smutko as the new Wyoming Excellence Spicer Distinguished Chair in Environment and Natural Resources -- a first of its kind in the nation devoted to collaborative decision-making.

Three UW Professors Named 2009 AAAS Fellows

December 17, 2009 — Three University of Wyoming professors have been awarded the distinction of 2009 Fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society.

UW Economics Professor Speaks at International Conference

December 16, 2009 — A University of Wyoming economics professor was a featured panelist at a major international conference in Sweden that focused on worldwide environmental issues.

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UW Researchers Supported by Seibold Grants

December 16, 2009 — University of Wyoming researchers have received Seibold grants to investigate projects ranging from "new media" to international criminal justice systems and music curricula in Wyoming schools.

Industry Partners Emerge to Aid UW's Carbon Sequestration Efforts

December 15, 2009 — The University of Wyoming has received support from four industry partners in a $16.9 million project to provide geologic site characterization for commercial-scale carbon sequestration in southwestern Wyoming

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UW Molecular Biology Researcher's Paper Published in Prestigious Journal

December 15, 2009 — A scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming will have a paper published in the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) journal.

UW President Tom Buchanan's Statement on the Passing of Ambassador Tom Stroock

December 14, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan issued the following statement today on the passing of Ambassador Tom Stroock:

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Western Thunder Rolls into New Mexico

December 14, 2009 — They performed at the Sun Bowl in 1958, and later entertained the crowds at the Sugar, Fiesta, Holiday, Copper and Las Vegas bowls.

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Human Tool Use Subject of UW Professor's Book

December 11, 2009 — Modern humans and their hominid ancestors relied on chipped-stone technology for more than two million years and colonized more than 99 percent of the Earth's habitable land. Yet there currently exist only a handful of informal models to explain variability in archaeological lithic (stone) assemblages.

UW Students Selected for NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowships

December 11, 2009 — Top University of Wyoming undergraduates have received research fellowships through the Wyoming National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR).

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India-bound UW Students Will Help 20 Abandoned Girls Enroll in School

December 10, 2009 — A brighter future is in store for 20 neglected girls in India who will be able to attend school with help from a team of University of Wyoming students who will visit there during winter break.

UW's New Explosive Detection Canine Program

December 10, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Police Department and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security (WOHS) have begun an Explosive Detection Canine program on campus.

Deadline Nears for Spelling Bee Registration

December 9, 2009 — December 18 is the registration deadline for the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. To participate, students must either attend a school that is registered or register with Scripps as a home schooled student.

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UW Engineering Design Symposium Winners Chosen

December 9, 2009 — Judges have selected winners in the University of Wyoming's annual College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium.

Health Honor Society Receives UW License Plate Grant

December 8, 2009 — The University of Wyoming chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the national pre-professional health honor society, has received a $3,000 award funded by revenues from UW license plate sales.

How to Have a Fun and Safe Holiday Celebration

December 8, 2009 — The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends, family and coworkers. While having alcohol at parties can enhance the holiday experience, it also can place you and others at risk if drinking gets out of hand.

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UW Graphic Designers Dominate Colorado Competition

December 8, 2009 — A group of University of Wyoming graphic design students dominated a recent competitive regional exhibition in Denver.

College of Agriculture Name Change

December 7, 2009 — The College of Agriculture at the University of Wyoming has a new name.

Donations Accepted for Eligible Staff Members and Families

December 7, 2009 — Four University of Wyoming staff members and their families have been selected to receive donations through the UW Staff Senate-sponsored Christmas holiday program.

Nominations for National Student Award Accepted

December 7, 2009 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff can nominate deserving students for the USA Today All-USA College Academic Team scholarship.

President Buchanan Explains Pandemic Absence Policy

December 7, 2009 — We're nearing the end of the fall semester, and I am pleased to say the University of Wyoming is coping well with the H1N1 virus.

UW Debate Coach to Teach at Iraq Workshop

December 7, 2009 — University of Wyoming debate coach and Director of Forensics Matt Stannard will teach at the Iraq Debate Academy and Mesopotamia Debating Tournament Dec. 13-17 in Duhok, Kurdistan, Republic of Iraq.

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UW Hockey Club Sweeps Metro State

December 7, 2009 — A 13-day layoff didn't the bother the University of Wyoming hockey club. The Cowboys returned from their Thanksgiving break with a pair of victories last weekend against Metropolitan State College of Denver, beating the Roadrunners 7-4 and 3-2 to improve their record to 12-5.

UW Nursing School Dean Honored

December 7, 2009 — Mary Burman, dean of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, was recently honored as Distinguished Nurse of the Year at the fifth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards celebration.

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UW Police Officer Receives Distinguished Award

December 7, 2009 — A University of Wyoming police officer received the highest award given to a student by the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.

UW Professor's Work Published in Nature

December 7, 2009 — A University of Wyoming associate professor has helped identify a little-known and previously poorly understood population of skin sensory neurons that can make people feel extreme pain following injury.

Outdoor Program to Offer Wilderness First Responder Course Dec. 12-21

December 4, 2009 — Training to acquire the skills and confidence required for outdoor emergencies will be offered through the University of Wyoming Outdoor Program during a course Saturday, Dec. 12, to Monday, Dec. 21.

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Wyoming Students Will Explore the Universe with Robotic Telescope

December 4, 2009 — Students from across the state will have an opportunity to track asteroids and discover new planets through the efforts of a team of University of Wyoming faculty members.

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English Department Students Earn Study Abroad Help

December 3, 2009 — Two University of Wyoming Department of English students received the Jane L. Tanner Study Abroad Award to assist with their semesters abroad.

Gallery 211 Exhibits Works by Renowned Graphic Designer

December 3, 2009 — An exhibition by renowned graphic designer David Carson can be seen through Sunday, Dec. 20, at the University of Wyoming art department's downtown gallery, Gallery 211, located at 211 S. 1st Street.

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Tadpoles Used to Rapidly Detect Water Pollution

December 3, 2009 — Research conducted by University of Wyoming Professor Paul Johnson and others demonstrates that genetically modified tadpoles work well as sensitive monitors for rapidly detecting water pollution.

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A Captain's Chair for Kylie

December 2, 2009 — University of Wyoming mechanical engineering students have designed a captain's chair that meets the unique needs of 15-year-old Kylie Porter of Burns, who has spastic quadriplegia.

Evanston Student Wins British Marshall Scholarship

December 2, 2009 — Reynaldo Fuentes of Evanston, a University of Wyoming senior in political science, has been awarded a highly competitive Marshall Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. He will study comparative politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science beginning next fall.

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UW Computing Team Places at Regional Competition

December 2, 2009 — A University of Wyoming team topped teams from the Air Force Academy, the University of Utah, Colorado State University, Brigham Young University and other regional schools during a recent computing competition.

UW Gala Holiday Concerts this Weekend

December 2, 2009 — University of Wyoming music ensembles will perform holiday favorites during the annual Gala Holiday concerts Sunday, Dec. 6. The matinee performance is at 3 p.m., and the night performance is at 8, both in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

UW Hockey Club Returns to Ice This Weekend

December 2, 2009 — Following a 13-day Thanksgiving break, the University of Wyoming hockey club returns to the ice this weekend with a pair of games against Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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Engineering and Applied Science Seniors Prepare for Design Symposium

December 1, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science will hold its 15th annual Senior Design Symposium Thursday, Dec. 3, at the UW Conference Center/Hilton Garden Inn.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Scholarships Benefit Wyoming Students

December 1, 2009 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation during the 2009-10 academic year contributed to the University of Wyoming $30,000 for education and research programs and scholarships for graduate students and entering freshmen.

UW President Tom Buchanan Reacts to the Governor's 2011-12 Budget Recommendations

December 1, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan on Tuesday issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Dave Freudenthal's 2011-12 budget recommendations:

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Concerts Feature Student Works

November 30, 2009 — UW student composers will showcase their original works during two concerts in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. The first concert is Tuesday, Dec. 1, and the second concert is Thursday, Dec. 3. Both concerts are free and run from 1:10-2 p.m.

Internationally Known Scholar Named Wyoming Excellence Chair in Prion Biology at UW

November 30, 2009 — A renowned scholar, with the research background to lead the University of Wyoming's studies of chronic wasting disease and related animal and human disorders, is the newest endowed chair at UW.

UW Student Organization Aids Lakota Reservation

November 30, 2009 — The University of Wyoming student Wyoming Anthropological Association is organizing a new toy and new clothing drive for children (ages infant-18) of the Lakota Reservation in South Dakota.

Deadline Approaches for Registration in Wyoming State Spelling Bee

November 25, 2009 — The University of Wyoming and the AARP National Spelling Bee will host the Wyoming State Spelling Bee March 13 on the UW campus.

UW Women's Club Holiday Home Tour Supports Student Scholarship

November 25, 2009 — One of the highlights of the holiday season in Laramie is the Holiday Home Tour, a University of Wyoming Women's Club event since 1992. This year's tour is Sunday, Dec. 6.

Fall Commencement Set at UW Dec. 4-5

November 24, 2009 — Fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Wyoming will be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5

UW Hockey Club Goes 2-1 at Clash in the Corn Tourney

November 23, 2009 — The University of Wyoming hockey club won two of three games last weekend at the Clash in the Corn, highlighted by a one-goal victory over the No. 2 team in the Pacific Region of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

UW Science Posse Benefits from NSF Grant

November 23, 2009 — A nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will help the Science Posse, a group of University of Wyoming graduate students whose primary goal is to raise awareness and understanding of science, expand its offerings to schoolchildren across the state.

UW Science Posse Benefits from NSF Grant

November 23, 2009 — A nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will help the Science Posse, a group of University of Wyoming graduate students whose primary goal is to raise awareness and understanding of science, expand its offerings to schoolchildren across the state.

UW Students Redesign Art Museum Store

November 23, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum Store is getting a merchandising facelift from UW College of Agriculture students as part of a visual promotion and merchandising class project.

UW Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 23, 2009 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, for Thanksgiving. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Nov. 30.

Campus Construction Update for weeks of Nov. 15-21 and Nov. 22-28

November 20, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the weeks of Nov. 15-21 and Nov. 22-28.

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Decline of Ice-Age Mammals Led to Landscape Transformation, Says UW Researcher

November 20, 2009 — Some 15,000 years ago, as the ice sheets melted away and iconic animals such as mammoths and mastodons began their slide into extinction, the North American landscape transformed into a novel ecosystem dominated by hardwood and spruce trees.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 23-29

November 20, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Nov. 23-29.

UW Explores Apartment Options

November 20, 2009 — The University of Wyoming is exploring a public-private partnership to construct and manage a proposed new housing venture to replace apartments targeted for demolition.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

November 20, 2009 — University of Wyoming trustees on Friday approved the following personnel items: Faculty Appointments: College of Agriculture Kristiana Hansen as assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Hansen received a B.A. (1988) in economics from Reed College, an M.S. (2003) and a Ph.D. (2008) in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.

UW Trustees Approve Tuition Increase

November 20, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Friday voted to increase tuition by $5 per credit hour for resident undergraduate students and proportional increases for nonresident undergraduates and all graduate students. It marks the first resident undergraduate tuition increase since the 2006-2007 academic year.

UW Trustees Authorize Study for Tennis Facility

November 20, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) authorized a preliminary design study for an indoor tennis facility that has long been included in the university's construction plans.

Wellness Drawing for $100 Prize

November 20, 2009 — To encourage University of Wyoming employees to make healthy decisions and to support the Healthier WY program offered by the state of Wyoming, UW President Buchanan has authorized a drawing with a prize of $100.

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Geologist's Data Gift Boosts EORI at UW

November 19, 2009 — Longtime geologist Gerry Forney has donated a decade's worth of data on oil and gas wells in the Powder River Basin to the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) at the University of Wyoming, a gift that will further EORI's mission to help Wyoming oil companies extract oil left in the ground after conventional production.

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UW Pharmacy Student Receives National Scholarship

November 19, 2009 — UW pharmacy student Kendra Van Grinsven, Powell, was one of 18 students nationwide to be awarded the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation Presidential Scholarship.

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Faculty Concert Series Concludes With Cello Performance

November 18, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music Faculty Concert Series will conclude for the semester Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

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Fluidity of Sex, Gender and Orientation Topic of Monday Talk

November 18, 2009 — Donal C. Skinner, University of Wyoming associate professor of zoology and physiology, will discuss "A Biological Basis Behind the Fluidity of Gender, Sex and Orientation," Monday, Nov. 23, from 4:10-6 p.m. in Room 306 of the UW Classroom Building.

H1N1 Flu Mist Now Available at Student Health Service

November 18, 2009 — H1N1 Flu Mist (intranasal vaccine) is now available at the UW Student Health Service in addition to the H1N1 flu shot. The mist can be used by healthy individuals up to and including the age of 49 years old.

UW School of Nursing Receives $280,000 Grant

November 18, 2009 — The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing and the Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships (WCNHCP) has received a $280,000 grant from the Wyoming Workforce Development Council and Department of Workforce Services Industry Partnership Solutions to address the state's present and future need for highly-educated nurses.

UW School of Nursing Receives $280,000 Grant

November 18, 2009 — The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing and the Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships (WCNHCP) has received a $280,000 grant from the Wyoming Workforce Development Council and Department of Workforce Services Industry Partnership Solutions to address the state's present and future need for highly-educated nurses.

Willena Stanford Diversity Award Nominations Accepted at UW

November 18, 2009 — Nominations are now being accepted for the diversity award honoring Willena Stanford, a longtime University of Wyoming African American and Diaspora Studies instructor. The nomination deadline for the Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award is Friday, Dec. 4.

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Bloomberg Political Economist to Speak Monday at UW

November 17, 2009 — Syndicated Bloomberg news columnist Amity Shlaes will speak Monday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

Energy Resource Council Meets Friday

November 17, 2009 — Members of the University Of Wyoming School Of Energy Resources Energy Resource Council will hold their regularly-scheduled quarterly meeting Friday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the UW Hilton Garden Convention Center.

Fundraiser Supports UW Student Group

November 17, 2009 — The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Wyoming Student Chapter has partnered with McAlister's Deli, in Laramie, for one night only, Wednesday, Nov. 18, to create a community fundraiser.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Continues at UW

November 17, 2009 — Several events are being held this week to highlight poverty worldwide and in Wyoming.

Oscar-Nominated Movie Screened for International Education Week

November 17, 2009 — Friends of Nepal at the University of Wyoming will present a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated movie "Himalaya" Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Education auditorium.

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Register for Alternative Spring Break

November 17, 2009 — Registrations are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming Alternative Spring Break 2010. Students can work on social, cultural and environmental issues both nationally and internationally.

UW College of Law Offers LSAT Prep Course & Mock LSAT

November 17, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Law will offer LSAT prep courses and mock Law School Admissions Tests (LSAT) Saturday, Nov. 21, starting at 9:30 a.m. in Room 186 of the College of Law building.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Nov. 22-28: Building a Nation by Giving Thanks

November 17, 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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Dedication of Renovated Coe Library Nov. 19 at UW

November 16, 2009 — Dedication for the addition and renovation to the University of Wyoming's William Robertson Coe Library will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

Geography Awareness Week Includes Speaker, Open House

November 16, 2009 — Kenneth Foote will present the keynote address for Geography Awareness Week Thursday, Nov. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 133 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Donations Accepted Now

November 16, 2009 — Donations are now being accepted for eligible staff members and their families during the Thanksgiving Day holiday food drive sponsored by the University of Wyoming Staff Senate.

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UW Cultural Programs' Series Concludes Nov. 20 with Pianist Lise De La Salle

November 16, 2009 — The University of Wyoming fall Cultural Programs concert series concludes with pianist Lise de la Salle, Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

UW Hockey Club Upsets No. 1 Team in Pacific Region

November 16, 2009 — The University of Wyoming hockey club swept a pair of weekend games, highlighted by a six-goal victory over the top-ranked team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association's Pacific Region.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 22-Nov. 28

November 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.

Douglas Bearcats Win 3A State Football Championship

November 14, 2009 — The Douglas Bearcats won the 3A Wyoming state high school football championship Saturday, defeating the Cody Broncs 44-14 at War Memorial Stadium on the University of Wyoming campus. For more information on Wyoming high school athletics, go to http://www.whsaa.org/. For the game statistics, click here.

Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings Win 1A 6-man State Football Championship

November 14, 2009 — The Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings won the 1A 6-man Wyoming state high school football championship Saturday, defeating the Kaycee Buckaroos 76-16 at War Memorial Stadium on the University of Wyoming campus. For more information on Wyoming high school athletics, go to http://www.whsaa.org/. For the game statistics, click here.

Sheridan Broncs Win 4A State Football Championship

November 14, 2009 — The Sheridan Broncs won the 4A Wyoming state high school football championship Saturday, defeating the Cheyenne Central Indians 40-15 at War Memorial Stadium on the University of Wyoming campus. For more information on Wyoming high school athletics, go to http://www.whsaa.org/. For the game statistics, click here.

Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 14, 2009 — The Sheridan Broncs won the 4A Wyoming state high school football championship Saturday, defeating the Cheyenne Central Indians 40-15 at War Memorial Stadium on the University of Wyoming campus. For the game statistics, click here.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Nov. 15-21

November 13, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Nov. 15-21:

Discovery Day Cancelled, Alternative Program Offered

November 13, 2009 — Due to adverse weather and closed roads in the Laramie area, the University of Wyoming has canceled the Discovery Day event planned for Saturday, Nov. 14 on the Laramie campus.

Good Mule Project Launches New Web site

November 13, 2009 — The University of Wyoming student organization The Good Mule Project will launch its new Web site, www.thegoodmule.org, on Thursday, Nov. 19. A Web site tutorial will be at 4 p.m. in the College of Agriculture auditorium and the launch party--including pizza and a live band--will be at 7 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Skylight Lounge

NASA Internship Information Session Thursday

November 13, 2009 — Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium will hold an information session on summer internship positions available at NASA centers and in the aerospace industry Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5-6 p.m. in Room 142 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Southeast Cyclones Win 1A State Football Championship

November 13, 2009 — Southeast High School of Yoder claimed the 1A Wyoming state high school football championship Friday, defeating Goshen County rival Lingle-Fort Laramie 27-20 at War Memorial Stadium on the University of Wyoming campus. For more information on Wyoming high school athletics, go to http://www.whsaa.org/. For the game statistics, click here.

Thermopolis Bobcats Win State 2A State Football Championship

November 13, 2009 — The Thermopolis Bobcats claimed the 2A Wyoming state high school football championship Friday, defeating the Glenrock Herders 22-20 at War Memorial Stadium on the University of Wyoming campus. For more information on Wyoming high school athletics, go to http://www.whsaa.org/. For the game statistics, click here.

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UW Calendar for Nov. 16-22

November 13, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Nov. 16-22.

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UW Senior Honor Society Names Top Professors for 2009

November 13, 2009 — Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.

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UW Symphony to Perform Nov. 19

November 13, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO), joined by French pianist Lise de la Salle, will perform Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

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$6,000 in Cash Awards Given to Three UW Students

November 12, 2009 — The Wyoming Mining Association recently presented cash awards to three University of Wyoming students who developed innovative, practical and technical solutions to address design challenge questions.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for November Meeting

November 12, 2009 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their November meeting beginning Thursday, Nov. 19, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

AmeriCorps Scholarship Positions Available

November 11, 2009 — AmeriCorps is helping to connect University of Wyoming students to their communities through Scholarships for Service positions.

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UW Karate Club Holds First Black Belt Clinic

November 11, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Club concluded its first Yudansha "black belt" clinic in the College of Education building gymnasium.

UW to Host GIS Day Events Nov. 18

November 11, 2009 — The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming will commemorate GIS Day (Nov. 18) with an open house, two presentations and a panel discussion.

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College of Health Sciences Honors Alumni

November 10, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences honored its outstanding alumni during a recent reception. Also during the reception, Fay and Roy Whitney were named Special Friends of the Year and UW Distinguished Alumna Marcia Dale was recognized.

College of Health Sciences Honors Alumni

November 10, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences honored its outstanding alumni during a recent reception. Also during the reception, Fay and Roy Whitney were named Special Friends of the Year and UW Distinguished Alumna Marcia Dale was recognized.

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Internationally Known Scholar Named Wyoming Excellence Chair in Prion Biology at UW

November 10, 2009 — A renowned scholar, with the research background to lead the University of Wyoming's studies of chronic wasting disease and related animal and human disorders, is the newest endowed chair at UW.

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UW Theater and Dance Season Continues With Immigration Piece

November 10, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance continues the 2009-2010 production season with the premiere of "Six Songs From Ellis," Nov. 17-21 at 7:30 p.m.

2009 WHSAA Football Championships Come to Laramie Nov. 13-14

November 9, 2009 — All five classifications of the Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) football championship games will be played Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14. in War Memorial Stadium at the University of Wyoming.

Counselor of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

November 9, 2009 — The Wyoming Admissions Officers (WAO) is accepting nominations for this year's Counselor of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding high school counselors.

UW Hockey Club Goes 1-2 in Weekend Games

November 9, 2009 — The University of Wyoming hockey club hasn't found its home-ice advantage at the Taco John's Events Center in Cheyenne

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UW Observes International Week With Films, Events

November 9, 2009 — Many events are scheduled during International Education Week, Nov. 16-21, at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 15-Nov. 21

November 9, 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 Wyom

Campus Construction Update for Week of Nov. 8-14

November 6, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Nov. 8-14:

History Colloquium on Race, Design and the FHA, Nov. 10

November 6, 2009 — Three landmark California housing projects after World War II will be the topic of the first University of Wyoming history department colloquium Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 3:10-4:30 p.m. in Room 155 of the UW History Building.

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Op-Ed by UW Dean of Libraries Maggie Farrell

November 6, 2009 — The discussion about tuition increases at the University of Wyoming has focused in part on the need to provide additional funding for our libraries. As the UW dean of Libraries, I can offer some perspectives on the role our libraries play for the university and in the state.

Op-Ed by UW Dean of Libraries Maggie Farrell

November 6, 2009 — The discussion about tuition increases at the University of Wyoming has focused in part on the need to provide additional funding for our libraries. As the UW dean of Libraries, I can offer some perspectives on the role our libraries play for the university and in the state.

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Students Perform in Snowy Range Piano Competition

November 6, 2009 — Three finalists will perform during the biannual University of Wyoming Division of the Snowy Range Piano Competition Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts Center concert hall. Admission is free

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Week of Nov. 9-15

November 6, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Nov. 9-15.

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UW Becomes Informational Partner in GeoMAPP Project

November 6, 2009 — The University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center (AHC), University Libraries and Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) have been welcomed by the Library of Congress as informational partners in the Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership (GeoMAPP).

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UW Cultural Programs' Series Continues Nov. 13 with Baroque Ensemble

November 6, 2009 — The University of Wyoming fall Cultural Programs concert series continues with baroque ensemble Rebel, Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Call for Presentations Opens for UW's Energy Resources and Produced Water Conference

November 5, 2009 — Submissions are now being accepted for a major research and information conference on water produced from energy development scheduled May 25-26 at the Hilton Garden Inn, University of Wyoming Conference Center in Laramie.

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New Orleans Band to Perform at UW

November 5, 2009 — New Orleans band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes will perform a free concert Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

Tri Delta Serves Pancakes for St. Jude's Hospital

November 5, 2009 — University of Wyoming sorority Delta Delta Delta will serve flapjacks from 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, until 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, for its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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UW Announces Donation to S.H. Knight Memorial Fund

November 5, 2009 — An endowment fund to support the UW Geological Museum has been created, and a generous gift to that fund has been announced.

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UW Announces Donation to S.H. Knight Memorial Fund

November 5, 2009 — An endowment fund to support the UW Geological Museum has been created, and a generous gift to that fund has been announced.

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UW Students Host Event to Learn Opportunities for Women Professionals

November 5, 2009 — University of Wyoming students wanting exposure to the opportunities -- and the challenges -- for women professionals are bringing in three speakers for a presentation Thursday, Nov. 12.

Musical Theatre Students Perform Broadway Hit

November 4, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance continues the 2009-2010 production season with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," the Broadway musical-comedy celebrating the mania of competition.

UW Hockey Club Hosts Three Games This Weekend

November 4, 2009 — The University of Wyoming hockey club, off to a 5-2 start and ranked seventh in the Pacific Region of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), returns to the ice this weekend with three home games.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Nov. 8-14: The Pope and the Anglicans

November 4, 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 Women's Rodeo Team to be Honored at Halftime Saturday

November 4, 2009 — The University of Wyoming women's rodeo team, winners of last summer's College National Finals Rodeo championship, will be honored at halftime of Saturday's football game against Brigham Young University. The game begins at noon.

Wyoming Public Radio Expands Coverage Area in Carbon County

November 4, 2009 — Wyoming Public Radio has expanded its coverage to residents in Rawlins, Saratoga, Sinclair, Encampment and beyond.

Wyoming Public Radio Expands Coverage Area in Carbon County

November 4, 2009 — Wyoming Public Radio has expanded its coverage to residents in Rawlins, Saratoga, Sinclair, Encampment and beyond.

Western States Energy and Environment Committee to Meet Wednesday at UW

November 3, 2009 — The Western States Energy and Environment Symposium Steering Committee, pursuant to 2009 House Bill 295, will meet for a noon debriefing teleconference call Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Wyoming Health Fair on Campus Thursday

November 3, 2009 — The final Wyoming Health Fair at UW will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, from 7-10 a.m. in the Washakie Center East Rendezvous Room.

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Dellenback Appointed Head of UW Department of Mechanical Engineering

November 2, 2009 — Paul Dellenback is the new head of the University of Wyoming Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Dellenback Appointed Head of UW Department of Mechanical Engineering

November 2, 2009 — Paul Dellenback is the new head of the University of Wyoming Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Event Celebrates Contribution of Women Leaders

November 2, 2009 — An event celebrating the contributions of Wyoming's outstanding women leaders will be held Friday, Nov. 13, from 4-9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn and University of Wyoming Conference Center. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

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UW's Gruen Named to National Financial Aid Committee

November 2, 2009 — David Gruen, director of student financial aid at the University of Wyoming, has been appointed to the Student Financial Aid Advisory Committee -- a national organization that provides expertise on student aid to Congress and the secretary of education.

UW's Gruen Named to National Financial Aid Committee

November 2, 2009 — David Gruen, director of student financial aid at the University of Wyoming, has been appointed to the Student Financial Aid Advisory Committee -- a national organization that provides expertise on student aid to Congress and the secretary of education.

UW to Host Conference on Dominant Estate Nov. 6

November 2, 2009 — A one-day conference at the University of Wyoming Friday, Nov. 6, will examine new developments in resolving conflicts between landowners and mineral rights holders.

40th Anniversary Black 14 Panel Discussion

October 30, 2009 — A panel discussion commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Black 14 incident is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, from noon-2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union's Skylight Lounge.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Nov. 1-7

October 30, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Nov. 1-7

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Irish Band to Perform at UW

October 30, 2009 — The Guggenheim Grotto from Dublin Ireland will perform a free concert Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

Opportunity to Comment on Future Development of Laramie Tuesday

October 30, 2009 — UW faculty and staff members have an opportunity to share ideas that will be helpful in determining future challenges and opportunities to promote the social, economic and environmental development of Laramie with minimal costs to the community.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Week of Nov. 2-8

October 30, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Nov. 2-8.

"Masters Of Misery" Haunted House Raises Money for Charity Oct. 29-30

October 29, 2009 — Zombies, headless scarecrows, and demented clowns will haunt the halls of the University of Wyoming's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house this Halloween season.

Brazilian Night Features Dance, Music

October 29, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Luso-Brazilian Club will host "Noite Brasileira, An Evening of Brazilian Music and Dance" Sunday, Nov. 8, from 6-10 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom.

New Program Focuses On Current Events

October 29, 2009 — Wyoming residents and journalists will discuss current events in a new program offered by the Wyoming Humanities Council and the University of Wyoming Outreach School.

UW Lecture Examines Educational Barriers for Latinos

October 29, 2009 — Overcoming educational barriers for Latina/Latino youths will be the subject of a talk Monday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

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UW Team Takes Second at GeoBowl

October 29, 2009 — The University of Wyoming World Geography Team took second place at this year's Association of American Geographers (AAG) regional competition at Utah State University.

Wyoming Skies for November

October 29, 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.

Polo Comes to UW Saturday

October 27, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Polo Club will host its first ever polo game when UW hosts Colorado State University Saturday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. at the Cliff and Martha Hansen Arena. Admission is free.

UW Offers Web Site Usability Class in Casper

October 27, 2009 — The University of Wyoming-sponsored WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz and the Casper Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a Web site usability and critique class Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 1-3 p.m. in Casper.

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Ski and Snowboard Film to Screen at UW

October 26, 2009 — Teton Gravity Research will show its latest ski and snowboard film, "Re:Session," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. There is no charge.

UW Hockey Club Dominates Mesa State

October 26, 2009 — The University of Wyoming hockey club, powered by Billy Ross (Superior, Colo.), Mitch Nelson (Sheridan) and Kenny Ainsworth (Casper), swept a two-game weekend series against Mesa State College.

WPR Has Successful Statewide Membership Drive

October 26, 2009 — Wyoming Public Radio reached its $260,000 Fall Membership Drive goal Wednesday after only 39 hours of on-air fund raising

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 1-Nov. 7

October 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.

Alumni Association Offers $3,000 Scholarship to RSO

October 23, 2009 — The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 4, for University of Wyoming Recognized Student Organizations to apply for a $3,000 grant funded by the UW License Plate Program.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 25-31

October 23, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Oct. 25-31:

Long Range Development Plan Workshop Thursday

October 23, 2009 — The final opportunities to comment on the University of Wyoming Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) recommendations will be offered during workshops scheduled Thursday, Oct. 29.

Student Volunteers Go Trick-or-Eating

October 23, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Center for Volunteer Service (CVS) and the Student Leadership and Civic Engagement office will celebrate Make a Difference Day by collecting canned food for the Laramie community. All goods will be donated to Interfaith Good Samaritan.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1

October 23, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1.

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UW Student Presents Play on Health Care

October 23, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance and the UW Playwrights will present "Heart in Hand," a new work by UW senior playwriting student Chris Browne.

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Festival Features New Music

October 22, 2009 — The New Frontiers Festival of New Music, sponsored by the University of Wyoming Department of Music, will feature four concerts between Monday, Oct. 26, and Friday, Oct. 30.

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Safe Treat Provides Warm, Safe Trick-or-Treating

October 22, 2009 — The University of Wyoming will provide multiple ways for families to have a safe and warm trick-or-treating experience.

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Teachers Learn about the 'Hollywood 10'

October 22, 2009 — Secondary education teachers from Casper, Cheyenne and Laramie will add new insights when teaching their students about the First Amendment and historical Constitutional issues.

'Seagulls in a Cherry Tree' Is Sold Out

October 21, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance production of "Seagulls in a Cherry Tree" is sold out. Very limited seating may become available each night on a first-come, first-served basis.

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'Thriller' Dance, Performance This Weekend at UW

October 21, 2009 — A world-wide simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller" is coming to the University of Wyoming this weekend in two phases.

Livestock Show Features Student Competition

October 21, 2009 — Students in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture will compete against each other during the 68th Little International Livestock Show Friday, Nov. 6, in Laramie.

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UW Women Second at Final Fall Rodeo

October 20, 2009 — Both the University of Wyoming rodeo teams had solid performances in the final fall competition last weekend, with the Cowgirls making a significant bid to qualify for next summer's College National Finals Rodeo.

H1N1 Information Booth at Union Wednesday

October 19, 2009 — Members of the Pandemic Planning Committee will be available to answer questions about the H1N1 flu virus and hand out flu kits Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at a booth in the Wyoming Union breezeway.

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UW Cultural Programs' Series Continues Oct. 23 with A Capella Group

October 19, 2009 — The University of Wyoming fall Cultural Programs' concert series continues with The King's Singers, an a cappella ensemble, Friday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. This concert is being cosponsored by Laramie's Hilton Garden Inn.

UW Hockey Club Splits With Air Force

October 19, 2009 — The University of Wyoming hockey club split its first home series of the 2009-10 season last weekend, winning in Laramie but losing in Cheyenne.

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WYditarod Food Drive Contest to Benefit Laramie Community

October 19, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Student Activities Council will sponsor the WYditarod service project beginning at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at UW's Simpson Plaza.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 25-Nov. 3

October 19, 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.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 18-24

October 16, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Oct. 18-24:

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University of Wyoming Art Museum Hosts Annual Gala Ball

October 15, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 17th annual benefit ball, "Gala 2009: A Highland Fling," Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

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Wyoming Mining Association Plans First Student Symposium

October 15, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) will host the first Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) student symposium Thursday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. in Room 1045 of the College of Engineering building. The symposium, open to students in all majors, will expose students to career opportunities in the mining industry through education and problem solving.

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Carving Demonstration Scheduled at UW Art Museum Monday

October 1, 2009 — Montana sculptor Nick Lamb will demonstrate netsuke carving Monday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

New-Look UW Equestrian Team Has High Expectations for 2009-10 Season

October 1, 2009 — Of all the new competitors for the University of Wyoming equestrian club this season, Kari Randle-Bright was especially eager to talk about one.

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The Fray to Play at UW Nov. 21

October 1, 2009 — Multiplatinum record-selling band The Fray will perform in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m.

Water Pong to Support Disaster Relief Saturday

October 1, 2009 — Students will play ping pong and drink water Saturday, Oct. 3, to help raise money for disaster relief.

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