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May 2010 Releases


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Willett Drive Closure Scheduled

May 28, 2010 — A portion of Willett Drive will be closed for construction activities Tuesday, June 1, through Friday, June 4.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 6-June 12

May 28, 2010 — 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.

Wyoming Skies for June

May 28, 2010 — A monthly look at the night skies of Wyoming, written by Ron Canterna, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy.

OSU Bicyclist Stops at UW on Way to Alaska to Raise International Program Awareness

May 27, 2010 — An Oklahoma State University student bicycling from Stillwater to Alaska is at the University of Wyoming through Sunday, May 30, to raise awareness for the National Student Exchange program.

University of Wyoming President's Honor Roll Non-resident

May 27, 2010 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2010 spring semester President's Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming President's Honor Roll: Resident

May 26, 2010 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2010 spring semester President's Honor Roll.

UW Calendar for Week of May 30-June 5

May 26, 2010 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 30-June 5:

UW Religion Today Column for Week of May 30-June 5: Respecting Religious Differences: True Tolerance

May 26, 2010 — During the 20th century, many eruptions of violent international friction were rooted in secular problems. The two World Wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War were founded on political and national differences.

Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to Meet June 7

May 26, 2010 — The state's Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet via an Internet conference at 9 a.m. Monday, June 7.

UW Art Museum Presents Gallery Walk, Art Talk for Neltje Exhibition

May 25, 2010 — Popular Wyoming abstract expressionist Neltje is featured in a solo exhibition, "Neltje," on view through Aug. 28, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. A gallery walk though with the artist is scheduled Friday, June 4, at 4:30 p.m. An art talk is scheduled for Saturday, June 5, at 1:30 p.m.

UW Summer Theatre and Dance Festival Opens with Comedy

May 25, 2010 — The University of Wyoming 2010 Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival kicks off with the comedy "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking," June 8-12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre.

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Scott Johnson Retirement Reception Friday

May 24, 2010 — When Client Support Services Manager Scott Johnson came to the University of Wyoming as a student in 1968, the top television show was Rowen and Martin's "Laugh In." The Beatles' "Hey Jude" was the song of the year, and "In the Heat of the Night" edged out "The Graduate" and "Bonnie and Clyde" as the year's best picture.

UW Closed Memorial Day

May 24, 2010 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 30-June 5

May 24, 2010 — 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.

Water Shutdowns Scheduled

May 23, 2010 — The UW Physical Plant continues a project to replace water meters in campus buildings. The following water shutdowns are scheduled for the week of May 24-27:

Campus Construction Update for May 23-29

May 21, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

Former Kentucky Artistic Director Wins Wyoming National Theatre Essay Competition

May 21, 2010 — Curt L. Tofteland, a producer, director, actor, playwright, writer and educator based in Holland, Mich., has won the University of Wyoming's national 2010 Amy & Eric Burger Essays on Theatre Competition.

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Geologist/Climber Garlick Sets Slide Show, Book Signing

May 21, 2010 — "Flakes, Jugs & Splitters: The Geology of Rock Climbing," a free slide show and book signing by geologist, writer and climber Sarah Garlick, is scheduled Wednesday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in Room 133 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

NASA Selects Wyoming for 2010 Summer of Innovation

May 20, 2010 — NASA is partnering with the Wyoming Space Grant Consortium and the Wyoming Department of Education in the Summer of Innovation initiative to address America's critical science, technology, engineering and math education needs.

Wyoming High School Students Receive Daniels Fund Scholarships

May 20, 2010 — Wyoming high school students participating in two University of Wyoming college preparatory programs have received Daniels Fund scholarships.

Peabody Energy Grants $2 Million to Develop Clean Energy Technology Lab at the University of Wyoming

May 19, 2010 — The University of Wyoming (UW) today announced a $2 million gift from Peabody Energy to create the Peabody Energy Clean Coal Technology Laboratory in the UW Energy Resource Center in Laramie.

UW Theatre and Dance Presents Summer Festival

May 18, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance presents an entertaining performance season with the 2010 Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival during June and July.

Library Room Dedication Honors Oliver Walter

May 17, 2010 — University of Wyoming Libraries will dedicate the B. Oliver Walter Group Study Room at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, on Level 2 of Coe Library central. The ceremony is open to the public.

McConigley Nominated for Pushcart Prize

May 17, 2010 — Nina McConigley, assistant lecturer in the University of Wyoming Department of English, recently was nominated for the Puschcart Prize.

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More Than 120 Attend State Sustainability Summit

May 17, 2010 — Members of the UW Campus Sustainability Committee say the recent Wyoming Sustainability Summit, with 124 participants from the state and region, met its objectives.

Questions Answered about Campaign E-mails

May 17, 2010 — Recently, University of Wyoming employees have been receiving e-mails from political campaigns, which have raised a number of questions about the appropriateness of such actions and whether UW sells or otherwise makes available its e-mail lists.

Tim Slater Named to NRC Committee

May 17, 2010 — Tim Slater, the University of Wyoming's Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair of Science Education, has been appointed to the National Research Council's Committee on Status, Contributions, and Future Directions of Discipline Based Education Research (DBER).

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UW Stage Technician to Manage Live Audio Theatre Broadcast

May 17, 2010 — University of Wyoming senior stage technician Natalie Dollison has been chosen as stage manager for this year's live audio theatre production in West Plains, Mo., sponsored by The National Audio Theatre Festivals.

Water Shutdowns Scheduled

May 17, 2010 — The UW Physical Plant continues a project to replace water meters in campus buildings. The following water shutdowns are scheduled for the week of May 17-21:

Wyoming Business Tips for May 23-May 29

May 17, 2010 — 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 May 16-22

May 14, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

Free Business Financing Webinar Offered Through UW Wyoming Entrepreneur Program

May 14, 2010 — Obtaining financing for a business venture -- either a start-up business or for expanding an established company -- can be a challenge in the current economic environment.

Travis Cram Named New Director of UW Debate Team

May 14, 2010 — One of the University of Wyoming's most successful policy debaters, Travis Cram, is the new director of UW's debate team.

Honor Society Inducts New Members at Recent Ceremony

May 13, 2010 — The Round Table Honor Society, an organization comprised of honor students at the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center, inducted 15 new members during a recent candle-lighting ceremony.

Peter Sarkisian Video Exhibition to Close at UW Art Museum

May 13, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition "Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008" will close Saturday, May 15.

UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Former Faculty, Alumni

May 12, 2010 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will hold its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn and UW Conference Center in Laramie. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of May 16-22: Here Be Nephites

May 12, 2010 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

Abernethy Receives Trustees' Award of Merit

May 10, 2010 — Associate Provost Rollin Abernethy on Friday received the UW Board of Trustees' highest honor -- the Trustees' Award of Merit.

Advocates of Staff Selected

May 10, 2010 — The UW Staff Senate has selected three individuals to receive recognition as the Advocates of Staff for 2010.

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Sustainability Class Members Complete Projects

May 10, 2010 — tudents in this semester's campus sustainability class completed projects ranging from designing a storage shed on a student farm to installing equipment to reduce energy used by campus vending machines.

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UW's American Heritage Center Earns Distinguished Service Award

May 10, 2010 — The University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center (AHC) has been awarded the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) 2010 Distinguished Service Award. It is the most prestigious honor that can be bestowed on an institution by the nation's primary organization dedicated to ensuring the identification, preservation and use of records of historical value.

Water, Electrical Shutdowns Scheduled

May 10, 2010 — Electric meters will be installed in sorority houses and residence halls this week. The UW Physical Plant has scheduled the shutdowns with building occupants.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 16-May 22

May 10, 2010 — 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 May 9-15

May 7, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Indoor Tennis Facility Construction to Begin

May 7, 2010 — The long-awaited University of Wyoming indoor tennis facility will soon be a reality following UW Board of Trustees approval today (Friday) of a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) to begin the construction phase of the project. The facility is expected to be completed next February.

UW Trustees Approve 2010 Bond Series

May 7, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved the university's 2010 bond series, totaling $44.9 million, including $39 million in revenue bonds to construct a new Visual Arts Facility and renovate Downey Hall.

UW Trustees Approve Maximum Price for Visual Arts Facility

May 7, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for construction of a Visual Arts Facility.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Appointments

May 7, 2010 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel appointments during their business meeting Friday, May 7:

UW Trustees Elect Officers

May 7, 2010 — Jim D. Neiman of Hulett today (Friday) was elected as president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

Wyoming First Lady To Speak at UW/CC Commencement May 13

May 6, 2010 — The University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center's commencement ceremony will honor 116 graduates Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casper Events Center.

Celebration Unites Current UW/CC Center Students, Alumni

May 5, 2010 — The University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center during a recent luncheon honored 15 Myra Fox Skelton (MFS) scholarship recipients and the MFS Foundation, which donates funds for the awards.

Reggie Slater Headlines WTBC Networking Event

May 5, 2010 — Former University of Wyoming star and NBA player Reggie Slater will share business insights during the Wyoming Technology Business Center's (WTBC) e2e networking program Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn and UW Conference Center.

UW Students Are Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Recipients

May 5, 2010 — Eight University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the coming summer session and academic year.

UW Scholastic Honor Society Initiates New Members

May 4, 2010 — New members from the University of Wyoming were recently initiated into America's original scholastic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.

UW Student Health Service Receives AAAHC Accreditation

May 4, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC/Accreditation Association).

Chief Washakie Scholarship Winners Named at UW

May 3, 2010 — Twenty University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Chief Washakie scholarships for the coming academic year.

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Mary Ann Harlow Named Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian

May 3, 2010 — In recognition of her many contributions to education and librarianship, Mary Ann Harlow is the recipient of the University of Wyoming's Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian Award.

Rosa Receives Academy of Marketing Science Award

May 3, 2010 — Jose Antonio Rosa, University of Wyoming marketing and sustainable business practices professor in the College of Business, is among three winners of the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Outstanding Marketing Teacher Awards.

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UW Calendar for Week of May 3-9

May 3, 2010 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 3-9.

UW Colleges Recognize Faculty/Staff Achievements

May 3, 2010 — Each year, all of the UW colleges recognize the accomplishments of outstanding faculty and staff members. The colleges honored the following individuals during the 2009-10 academic year:

UW Commencement Set for May 8

May 3, 2010 — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal will be among speakers during University of Wyoming commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, May 7-8.

UW Residence Halls Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

May 3, 2010 — Beginning at move-in last fall, student leaders in the University of Wyoming residence halls have taken steps to make the halls more sustainable throughout this academic year. The efforts have centered on a three-phase approach: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

WPR Completes Spring Membership Drive

May 3, 2010 — Wyoming Public Radio reached its $250,000 Spring Membership Drive goal Friday after only 56 hours of on-air fund raising.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 9-May 15

May 3, 2010 — 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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