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Northern Rockies Skies for January

December 21, 2010 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.

Study: Small Streams Are a Source of Greenhouse Gas

December 21, 2010 — Reducing fertilizer use will reduce nitrous oxide emissions from streams and rivers, which contributes to climate change and ozone destruction, according to a paper co-written by University of Wyoming Professor Robert Hall.

United Way Message from Jacque Buchanan

December 21, 2010 — Friends, we are nearing year’s end, and I want to take a last shot at hitting our 2010 University of Wyoming United Way of Albany County Goal. We are currently $7,376 short of our goal of $108,771. Many of you have already pitched in, and our agencies are the stronger for that. Also, many of you have other important philanthropies you support.

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UW Libraries Continue Reach for Excellence

December 21, 2010 — It's nearly 11 p.m. on a weekday and Kelly Meeboer is wrapping up another four-hour study session at the University of Wyoming’s Information Library and Learning Center.

UW Offices to Close at 1 p.m. Today

December 21, 2010 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be dismissed at 1 p.m. today due to the snow storm.

WPM General Manager Candidates to Visit Campus

December 21, 2010 — Public meetings are scheduled Jan. 4-7 with finalists for the Wyoming Public Media general manager position at UW.

Wyoming Entrepreneur to Preview Gro-Biz Conference

December 21, 2010 — Wyoming Entrepreneur will host a free online webinar Thursday, Jan. 6, to preview the upcoming statewide Gro-Biz Conference.

Wyoming Residents Disapprove of New Health Care Law

December 21, 2010 — Wyoming residents don’t like the health care law enacted in March of this year, according to a recent University of Wyoming poll.

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Civil War Historian Bruce Catton’s Papers Accessible at UW

December 20, 2010 — An inventory of papers and correspondence of Bruce Catton, widely regarded (along with Shelby Foote) as the most popular of America’s Civil War historians, is now accessible online through the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center.

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Coe Library Architecture Highlighted in Library Journal

December 20, 2010 — The major expansion and addition to UW’s William Robertson Coe Library is among the projects highlighted in the Library Journal’s 2010 Year in Architecture.

Road and Weather Information on UW Homepage

December 20, 2010 — If you are planning to travel during the holidays, don’t forget to take precautions to avoid the hazardous travel conditions at this time of year. The University of Wyoming Web site homepage (www.uwyo.edu) now offers direct links to local weather and Wyoming road conditions.

UW Holiday Closures

December 20, 2010 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 23-Sunday, Jan. 2, for the Christmas and News Year’s holidays and winter break. Normal business hours resume Monday, Jan. 3.

UW in the News

December 20, 2010 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 26-Jan. 1

December 20, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 19-Jan. 7

December 17, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 19-Jan. 7 at the University of Wyoming:

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Freudenthal Joins UW Faculty as Distinguished Visiting Professor

December 17, 2010 — Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal will join the University of Wyoming College of Law as a distinguished visiting professor for three semesters starting in spring 2011. Freudenthal, who will complete his second term as governor on Jan. 3, 2011, will lead a seminar in energy, law and economics. While his appointment is to the College of Law, it's anticipated that he may also work on special projects with the UW College of Business and the UW School of Energy Resources.

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UW’s King Air Returns to International Skies

December 17, 2010 — King Air’s latest research mission was a success. It may also have been a springboard. The University of Wyoming’s uniquely-instrumented research aircraft -- equipped with numerous specialized meteorological sensors and data recording equipment -- made its return to international skies earlier this fall, flying over Finland for five weeks on a NASA-funded experiment that has bolstered King Air’s already-impressive resume and rejuvenated its appeal to researchers across the United States.

Willett Drive Closure Planned

December 17, 2010 — Willett Drive is scheduled to be closed from 22nd Street to Crane Street beginning Tuesday, Dec. 21, through Monday, Dec. 27, and will re-open Tuesday, Dec. 28, for utility work at the University of Wyoming’s Visual Arts Center construction project.

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Reviewers Praise Watson’s Latest Collection of Stories

December 16, 2010 — Southern literature in the tradition of Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty is alive and well and living in -- of all places -- Wyoming.

UW Faculty Members Awarded Service-Learning Project Grants

December 16, 2010 — Eleven University of Wyoming faculty members are the recipients of service-learning project grants for their students.

Canine Distemper Cases Brings Caution from Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory Pathologist

December 14, 2010 — New pet owners should be careful about where they buy their next puppies. That was the message from the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL) and the Wyoming Livestock Board as their members wrapped up an investigation of canine distemper in newly purchased puppies.

Coe Library Offers Movies, TV Shows on DVD

December 13, 2010 — If you’re planning a movie night over the winter break drop by Coe Library and browse the collection of DVDs on level one.

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Schell Receives Harold P. Alley Award

December 13, 2010 — Scott Schell, assistant extension entomologist with UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has been awarded the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council’s Harold P. Alley Award.

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University of Wyoming Rainbow Resource Center Receives Donation

December 13, 2010 — The University of Wyoming’s Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) is expanding its library. During its recent ASPIRE (Association of Special Programs in Region Eight) conference, TRiO, an educational assistance program at UW, designated the RRC to receive funding through its Bring-A Book Community Service Project.

UW in the News

December 13, 2010 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

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UW Scientist Contributes to List of Critical Tools Needed for Biological Research

December 13, 2010 — A team of scientists including University of Wyoming Professor Carlos Martinez Del Rio has developed a list of tools that are critically needed for biologists to answer fundamental questions about how life evolves.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 19-25

December 13, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 12-18

December 10, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Debaters Conclude Strong Fall Semester

December 10, 2010 — Members of the University of Wyoming debate teams concluded their fall season with top-speaker awards and victories against leading debate squads.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Tuesday

December 10, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, to consider approval of the two remaining annual audited financial statements and reports.

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UW Cultural Programs Adds Whiffenpoofs Concert to Spring Schedule

December 7, 2010 — The Whiffenpoofs, a Yale University a cappella group, will perform Friday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $8 for everyone but are free for Cultural Programs full-season ticket holders.

UW Religion Today Column Dec. 12-18: Banned Christmas

December 7, 2010 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

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Holiday Home Tour Features New and Historic Homes in Laramie

December 6, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Women’s Club Holiday Home Tour is scheduled from noon-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12. Tickets cost $10 in advance and are available at Ace Hardware and Turtle Rock Coffee. Tickets also are available the day of the tour for $12 at the featured homes.

Panelists to Discuss WyoCast Lecture Capture

December 6, 2010 — Questions about the University of Wyoming’s WyoCast Lecture Capture capabilities will be answered during a panel discussion at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources auditorium.

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Record Enrollment at University of Wyoming

December 6, 2010 — Enrollment at the University of Wyoming has reached an all time high, according to the latest report by the UW Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA).

Timmerman Retirement Reception

December 6, 2010 — When Duane Timmerman was working as a line cook for the UW football team under coaches Fritz Shurmur and Fred Akers, he had no idea it would be the first of several positions he would hold during a more than 30-year career at the university.

UW Hockey Club Falls in Shootout Against Colorado

December 6, 2010 — The University of Wyoming hockey club suffered a hard-fought shootout loss Friday night to the University of Colorado at the Laramie Ice and Events Center.

UW in the News

December 6, 2010 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

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UW’s Hubert is American Fisheries Society President

December 6, 2010 — When he retired from the University of Wyoming at the beginning of this year, Wayne Hubert could have easily ended his 40 years of service with the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Instead, he took on the duties as president of the organization that counts more than 9,000 members in 60 countries.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 12-Dec. 18

December 6, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 5-11

December 3, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

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Hansen Named UW Associate Provost

December 3, 2010 — Andy Hansen, professor and head of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, has accepted the position of University of Wyoming associate provost for undergraduate and graduate studies beginning Jan. 1.

Statewide Election Survey Gauges Wyoming’s View on Tea Party Movement

December 3, 2010 — Statewide Election Survey Gauges Wyoming’s View on Tea Party Movement

UW Professor’s Latest Book Drawing Rave Reviews

December 3, 2010 — Ed Barbier’s sequel to “Natural Resources and Economic Development” already has something in common with its predecessor.

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UW Receives Highest Grade Since 1984 in Statewide Survey

December 3, 2010 — The University of Wyoming received its highest average grade since 1984 in a biennial statewide survey conducted by the university’s Political Science Department.

Staff Nominations Accepted for Holiday Food Drive

December 2, 2010 — Nominations are being accepted for Staff Senate’s annual holiday food/gift drive for University of Wyoming staff members and their families. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Dec. 8.

How to Have a Fun and Safe Holiday Celebration

December 1, 2010 — 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.

UW’s Fall Commencement Speakers Selected

December 1, 2010 — Speakers have been selected for the University of Wyoming’s 2010 fall commencement ceremonies scheduled Thursday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 4.

Brucellosis Update Part of Livestock Field Day At SAREC

November 30, 2010 — A brucellosis update and preliminary results of the Wyoming Hereford Association bull test are among topics at the livestock field day Thursday, Dec. 2, at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle.

End of Semester De-Stresser Friday, Dec. 3

November 30, 2010 — Do finals have you stressed out? An end of semester de-stresser will be Friday, Dec. 3, at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union lower level. The free event is open to University of Wyoming students.

Free Ice Skating Saturday

November 30, 2010 — University of Wyoming students can ice skate for free Saturday, Dec. 4, at 9 p.m. at the Laramie Ice and Events Center, 3510 E. Garfield St.

Decker to Manage UW’s Real Estate Operations

November 29, 2010 — Josh Decker has been hired as the University of Wyoming’s new manager of Real Estate Operations starting Dec. 1.

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Jane Austen's Popularity Soars at University of Wyoming

November 29, 2010 — English Professor Eric Nye is uncertain why Jane Austen's popularity is rising at the University of Wyoming, but he is among those who show a new appreciation and passion for the works by the brilliant 19th century English novelist.

Road and Weather Information on UW Homepage

November 29, 2010 — The current cold snap and the recent closures of Interstate 80 and other area roads are another reminder of the hazardous conditions for travelers at this time of year.

UW in the News

November 29, 2010 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 5-Dec. 11

November 29, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Education Council Seeks Nominations

November 29, 2010 — The Wyoming P-16 Education Council seeks nominations to fill four new board director positions, including two for faculty members representing two-year and four-year postsecondary institutions.

Northern Rockies Skies for December

November 24, 2010 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 29-Dec. 5

November 24, 2010 — These are among activities scheduled Nov. 29-Dec. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Engineering and Applied Science Seniors Prepare for Design Symposium

November 24, 2010 — Projects ranging from an optical-based skateboard odometer to a fly rod accessory pack and a wireless weather station will be displayed during the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science 16th annual Senior Design Symposium Thursday, Dec. 2.

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UW Freshman Synergy Class to Raise Funds for Kenyan Project

November 24, 2010 — University of Wyoming students will sell silicone bracelets Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 1-4 p.m. in the Wyoming Union to raise funds for an after-school program in rural Kenya.

Wyoming Receives $100,000 Grant for Research-Oriented Small Businesses

November 24, 2010 — Innovative, research-oriented small businesses in Wyoming will benefit from a $100,000 FAST grant to the University of Wyoming from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program.

Fall Commencement Set For Dec. 2-4 at UW

November 23, 2010 — Fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Wyoming will be held Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 2-4.

UW Religion Today Column for Nov. 28-Dec. 4: How Chocolate Pioneered Suburbia

November 23, 2010 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

UW Science Posse Accepting Applications for 2011-12 Fellowships

November 23, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Science Posse is accepting applications through Dec. 17 for 2011-12 fellowships.

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UW’s Gallery 211 Hosts “Idea Matter” Exhibition

November 23, 2010 — A collaborative exhibition by Denver artists Conor Hollis and Amorette Lana can be seen through Dec.15 at the University of Wyoming’s Gallery 211, located at 211 S. 1st St. in Laramie.

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Bruce Morse Selected as Wyoming Entrepreneur State Star

November 22, 2010 — Bruce Morse has been selected as the 2010 State Star by the Wyoming Entrepreneur-Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. Morse was honored nationally in September at the annual conference of the American SBDC Network.

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BSL-3 Laboratory Dedicated Friday at UW

November 22, 2010 — A laboratory that will allow research into select agents, including brucellosis, was formally dedicated Friday at the University of Wyoming.

Cambridge University Press Selects Barbier’s Work for Book of the Month

November 22, 2010 — University of Wyoming Professor Edward Barbier’s new book, “Scarcity of Frontiers” has been chosen as a Cambridge University Press Book of the Month.

Happy Jack Software ‘Graduates’ from WTBC

November 22, 2010 — With recent growth, Happy Jack Software is “graduating” from the Wyoming Business Technology Center (WBTC) to the Laramie Technology Building, located at 1525 Industry Drive, later this month.

Holiday Market Scheduled Dec. 2-3

November 22, 2010 — Nearly 75 vendors from Wyoming and Colorado will offer crafts and other gifts during the annual Holiday Market Thursday and Friday, Dec. 2-3, on the second floor of the Wyoming Union.

Nancy Olson Elected President of Regional Human Resources Association

November 22, 2010 — Nancy Olson, University of Wyoming Human Resources Department manager of employment, has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of Rocky Mountain College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (RMCUPA-HR).

Road and Weather Information on UW Homepage

November 22, 2010 — High winds, blowing snow, closed highways -- nothing unusual for this time of year but always hazardous for travelers during the Thanksgiving break. The University of Wyoming Web site homepage (www.uwyo.edu) now offers direct links to local weather and Wyoming road conditions.

Staff Recognition Day Scheduled

November 22, 2010 — Staff Recognition day will be Wednesday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Crane-Hill dining hall. This year’s theme is "Green" in honor of Earth Day.

UW Hockey Club Beats Air Force

November 22, 2010 — The University of Wyoming hockey club skated to a 6-2 victory Friday night over the U.S. Air Force Academy at the Laramie Ice and Events Center.

UW Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 22, 2010 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26, for Thanksgiving. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Nov. 29.

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UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Western’ Nutcracker Dec. 2-5

November 22, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance rings in the holiday season with the cherished family favorite, “The Nutcracker” Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 2-5.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Appointments

November 22, 2010 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel appointments during their business meeting Thursday, Nov. 18.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 28-Dec. 4

November 22, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Distance Learning Center Survey Will Help Establish Distance-Education Needs, Services

November 22, 2010 — In response to the growing use of online and distance education, the Wyoming Center for Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning and Technology (WyoDLC) has created a survey to gather information and ideas on how it can help Wyoming educators and residents teach and learn at a distance.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 21-27

November 19, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 22-28

November 19, 2010 — These are among activities scheduled Nov. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Breaks Ground on Energy Resources Center

November 19, 2010 — Partnerships for energy-related research and teaching will soon have a new home on the University of Wyoming campus.

UW Geography Bowl Winners

November 19, 2010 — Brendan Webb of Honolulu, Hawaii, a sophomore finance major, was this year's top individual scorer at the University of Wyoming's recent Student Geography Bowl.

UW Scientists on Team That Has Sequenced Genome of Evolutionary Interest

November 19, 2010 — University of Wyoming researchers are members of a team that has sequenced the entire genome structure of an organism that is seen as a model for understanding rapid evolution.

Edward O. Wilson to Appear on Wyoming Signatures Sunday

November 18, 2010 — Renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson will discuss his latest novel Sunday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

UW Trustees Approve Maximum Price for Major Construction Projects

November 18, 2010 — Work can proceed on two major University of Wyoming construction projects following UW Board of Trustee approval today (Thursday) of a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for both the Energy Resources Center (ERC) and for capital improvements supported by the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Education Fund of Wyoming (SFSF).

UW Trustees Approve New Degree Program, Name Change

November 18, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Thursday) approved one new degree program and the change in name of another degree program.

UW Trustees Discuss Campus Emergency Response Plan

November 18, 2010 — An updated Emergency Response Plan (ERP) that stresses the University of Wyoming’s procedures and commitment to safety practices was presented today (Thursday) to the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Trustees Receive Update on Clinical Education Plan

November 18, 2010 — The University of Wyoming moved one step closer toward implementing a clinical education plan today (Thursday), when the Board of Trustees approved a new degree program relevant to the plan’s success.

UW’s Carbon Management Institute Stresses Importance of WY-CUSP Project

November 18, 2010 — The state of Wyoming’s economic future could hinge on the success of carbon capture and storage capabilities.

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Bronzed Net Another Trophy Traded During Annual UW-CSU Border War

November 17, 2010 — Sure, there is the Bronze Boot that is run back and forth by Army ROTC cadets from stadium to stadium between the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University before the yearly Border War.

UW MFA Visiting Writer Wins Prestigious National Award

November 17, 2010 — Rattawut Lapcharoensap, an Eminent Writer in Residence in the University of Wyoming’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, recently received a prestigious national award.

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UW Offers Alternative Break Opportunities

November 17, 2010 — Scholarships are available to help students take part in the University of Wyoming alternative winter and spring break programs.

UW Selected for Tillman Military Scholars University Partnership

November 17, 2010 — The University of Wyoming is among five colleges nationwide selected for the Pat Tillman Military Scholars University Partnership, which supports active and veteran service members and their families.

Free Online Tutoring Now Offered to University of Wyoming Students

November 16, 2010 — University of Wyoming students can now find tutoring free online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a new e-Tutoring program.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday, Nov. 17

November 16, 2010 — Aren't going to make it home for Thanksgiving dinner this year? Or perhaps one Thanksgiving dinner just isn't enough? A free Thanksgiving dinner for all University of Wyoming students will be Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4-6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom.

International Etiquette Dinner Saturday, Nov. 20

November 16, 2010 — The International Etiquette Dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained from the Wyoming Union Information Desk Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 17-18, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

UW Horse Judging Team Claims High Honors at All-American Quarter Horse Congress

November 16, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Collegiate Horse Judging team won the limited division at the recent All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. Four individual members placed in the top 10 overall.

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UW’s ENR Director Appointed to EPA Science Advisory Board

November 16, 2010 — Indy Burke, director of the University of Wyoming’s Environment and Natural Resources Program, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB).

Evanston High School Named to Participate in Pilot Program

November 15, 2010 — Evanston High School is one of four Wyoming high schools selected to participate in a pilot program that places recent college graduates in the school to help encourage students to seek a higher education degree.

Road and Weather Information on UW Homepage

November 15, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Web site homepage now offers direct links to local weather and Wyoming road conditions.

Staff Senate Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Nomination Deadline Wednesday

November 15, 2010 — Nomination deadline for the Staff Senate sponsored Thanksgiving Day food drive for eligible staff members and their families is Wednesday, Nov. 17.

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Tree Decorators Wanted for the UW Art Museum’s Annual Festival of Trees Dec. 2

November 15, 2010 — Businesses, community organizations, campus groups and individuals are invited to create decorative trees for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 18th annual Festival of Trees and silent auction, Thursday, Dec. 2.

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UW Faculty Members Join 2011 Humanities Forum

November 15, 2010 — Four University of Wyoming faculty members are available as speakers through the Wyoming Humanities Council’s Humanities Forum.

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UW Graduate Students Win International Science Competition

November 15, 2010 — There are two collegiate world champions walking the University of Wyoming campus. When it comes to geology and geosciences, Jorden Hayes and Amit Padhi have no equals.

UW Hockey Club Skates to Three Victories

November 15, 2010 — The University of Wyoming hockey club swept three home games last weekend -- highlighted by an 18-goal outburst against the University of South Dakota, a hockey rarity and another splendid showing from Matt Schulz.

UW Spanish Professor Publishes Book on Mexican Feminism

November 15, 2010 — Emily Hind, University of Wyoming Spanish assistant professor, recently had her book “Femmenism and the Mexican Woman Intellectual from Sor Juana to Poniatowska:” published.

UW’s Cowboy Battalion Prepares for Annual Bronze Boot Run

November 15, 2010 — Sixty-six University of Wyoming ROTC cadets will participate Friday, Nov. 19, in the annual Bronze Boot Run.

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Weston County Educator Receives UW Extension’s Most Prestigious Award

November 15, 2010 — A Weston County University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) educator has received the most prestigious honor in UW extension.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 21-Nov. 27

November 15, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 13, 2010 — The Natrona County High School Mustangs defeated the Sheridan High School Broncs with a score of 34-14 Saturday to take the Wyoming 4A state high school football championship.

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2010 UW Pharmacy Graduates Excel on National Examinations

November 12, 2010 — Continuing the outstanding performance of previous classes, members of the University of Wyoming's School of Pharmacy (SOP) graduating class of 2010 scored highly on two major national examinations.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 14-20

November 12, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov.14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

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Silent Auction for Shalom Garden Orphanage Thursday, Nov. 18

November 12, 2010 — A silent auction benefitting Kenyan orphans will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, from 4-7 p.m. in the Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 15-21

November 12, 2010 — These are among activities scheduled Nov. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16-19

November 12, 2010 — Programs ranging from mapping to human impacts on rivers and an annual geography bowl will be offered free during Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16-19 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Composers Concert Tuesday

November 12, 2010 — The University of Wyoming’s 2010 music composition class will present new works by 15 different composers Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 1:10 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts concert hall. This event is free and open to the public.

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Renaud Garcia-Fons with Jazz Trio to Perform at UW Nov. 17

November 11, 2010 — Double-bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, joined by guitar and percussion, will perform at the University of Wyoming at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Fine Arts concert hall.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for November Meeting

November 11, 2010 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their November meeting, beginning Thursday, Nov. 18, in Room 506 of Coe Library. The business meeting, in which trustees take formal action on agenda items, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Room 506 of Coe Library. All meetings are open to the public except for executive sessions.

Willena Stanford Diversity Award Nominations Being Accepted

November 11, 2010 — Nominations for the diversity award honoring Willena Stanford, a longtime University of Wyoming African American and Diaspora Studies instructor, will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 3.

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Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory Dedication at UW Nov. 19

November 10, 2010 — Dedication of the University of Wyoming’s $25 million biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. The laboratory, at 1174 Snowy Range Road in Laramie, will allow research into select agents, including brucellosis.

Panel Discussion on North Korea Nov. 18 at UW

November 10, 2010 — The potential security threat posed by North Korea will be among panel discussion topics Thursday, Nov. 18, from 3-5 p.m., in Room 133 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

UW Religion Today Column for Nov. 14-19: The Greatest Threat to Religious Freedom

November 10, 2010 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

Jane L. Tanner Awards for Study Abroad Scholarships Available

November 9, 2010 — Study abroad awards for English majors attending the University of Wyoming are available. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 19.

Saturday U Tackles Free Speech, Web Risks and Climate Change Costs

November 9, 2010 — What are the promises and perils of our increasingly digital world? Who pays for dealing with climate change? Who should speak at a public university?

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State High School Football Championships in Laramie Nov. 12-13

November 9, 2010 — The Wyoming High School Football Championships will be in Laramie Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13, for the second consecutive year.

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UW Senior Honor Society Names Top Professors for 2010

November 9, 2010 — Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year. All of the members of the senior honor society selected professors who have made a positive impact on their lives at UW. These professors go beyond normal classroom expectations to help their students succeed, both in college and later in their careers.

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Comedian Eddie Ifft Performs at UW Nov. 12

November 8, 2010 — Looking for a good laugh? Comedian Eddie Ifft performs Friday, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom. The Friday Night Fever event is free and open to UW students.

Military Veterans Honored at UW

November 8, 2010 — In honor of Veterans Day, “An Evening of Remembrance and Sharing” is Thursday, Nov. 11, at the University of Wyoming’s Alumni House.

Service-Learning Mini-Grant Applications Due Friday, Dec. 3

November 8, 2010 — Grants ranging from $500-$1,000 to promote service learning activities are now offered to UW faculty and staff.

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UW Bus Brings Fine and Performing Arts to Wyoming

November 8, 2010 — When University of Wyoming performers and artists come to your town, they’ll now be riding in style. A 58-passenger Motor Coach Industries bus is now designated as the Fine Arts bus that will extend UW cultural offering across Wyoming and beyond.

UW Hockey Club Falls to 1-7

November 8, 2010 — The University of Wyoming hockey club’s early-season struggles continued last week with three losses at a round-robin tournament in Iowa.

UW Postal Manager Leads Regional Professional Organization

November 8, 2010 — University of Wyoming Postal Services Manager Robert (Bob) Trumbull was elected to serve a two-year term as president of Association of Rocky Mountain College and University Mail Services (ARMCUMS).

Winter Safety Bulletin

November 8, 2010 — Slips, trips and falls cause more than one-fourth of the injuries reported by University of Wyoming employees each year.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 14-Nov. 20

November 8, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 7-13

November 5, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov.7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

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Military Publication Ranks UW in Top 20 as ‘Best University for Veterans’

November 5, 2010 — Military Times Edge, a publication that connects military veterans with job opportunities, ranks the University of University in the top 20 colleges and universities on its list of the best schools for veterans.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 8-14

November 5, 2010 — These are among activities scheduled Nov. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Athletics and Cowboy Joe Club Sponsor Scholarships for Western Thunder Drum Majors

November 5, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Athletics Department and the Cowboy Joe Club will begin a new tradition of providing three scholarships each semester to the head drum major and two assistant drum majors for the Western Thunder Marching Band.

UW Professor, Students Take Part in Wyoming Cleft Palate Team Clinic

November 5, 2010 — Division of Communication Disorders Professor David Jones and six University of Wyoming second-year graduate students recently participated in the Wyoming Cleft Palate Team’s clinic in Casper.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Monday

November 5, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at noon Monday, Nov. 8, by teleconference to consider a modification to the university’s supplemental budget request.

McNair Scholars Program Funded Summer 2011 Research Internship

November 4, 2010 — The University of Wyoming McNair Scholars Program is offering a funded summer 2011 research internship.

UW MFA Creative Writing Program Sponsors Authors for Writer/Publisher Symposium

November 4, 2010 — Six published authors will discuss their experiences with University of Wyoming students next week and share from their works at a public reading.

UW Professor to Discuss Evolution Debate Nov. 9 in Casper

November 4, 2010 — University of Wyoming Professor of Geology and Geophysics Ron Frost will discuss his new book, “Religion Versus Science: Where Both Sides Go Wrong in the Great Evolution Debate” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Room 150 of the UW Outreach Building in Casper, 951 N. Poplar St.

UW Selected to National Consortium for Climate Change Research

November 4, 2010 — The University of Wyoming is one of nine institutions established under a major collaborative research initiative designed to study the potential impacts of climate change on the nation’s natural, cultural, wildlife and agricultural resources.

$700,000 Grant Helps UW Study How Organic Producers Can Remain Competitive

November 3, 2010 — Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming have received a $700,000 grant for research to improve the competitiveness of organic crop and forage producers and those who are adopting organic practices.

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University of Wyoming Selected to Train Women Leaders

November 3, 2010 — Along with 10 other universities, the University of Wyoming was selected to host an Elect Her-Campus Women Win training in spring 2011. The American Association of University Women (AAUW), dedicated to breaking through barriers for women and girls, will host the Elect Her program with the ASUW student government.

UW to Present ‘Songs for a New World’ Friday and Saturday

November 3, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Musical Theatre Workshop will present “Songs for A New World,” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6, at 7:30 p.m. on the Fine Arts Center Main Stage.

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Genocide Prevention Lecture Nov. 8

November 2, 2010 — Ellen Kennedy, founder and executive director of World Without Genocide, will speak Monday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. in Room 222 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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Health Fair at the University of Wyoming Nov. 6

November 2, 2010 — The fourth annual University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences health fair will be offered from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday Wind Symphony Features Harpist, Brass Quintet

November 2, 2010 — The UW Wind Symphony will feature UW harp instructor Connie Wallace in two works for harp and wind ensemble Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Astronomer to Discuss Science in the Movies

November 1, 2010 — Does it matter if Hollywood gets the science right in the movies? UW Professor Michael Brotherton thinks it does. He will explain why during his Faculty Senate Speakers Series talk, “Science in the Movies,” Thursday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. in Room 133 of the UW Classroom Building.

Health Profession Session Planned for Wyoming Community College, UW Outreach Students

November 1, 2010 — An informational video conference for Wyoming community college and University of Wyoming Outreach students interested in pursuing a career in the health profession is being offered through UW.

Human Resources Hosts Employee Benefit Fair Nov. 10

November 1, 2010 — An employee benefits fair, hosted by the University of Wyoming’s Department of Human Resources, will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Insurance Plan Deadline Nears

November 1, 2010 — Deadline to submit insurance plan changes to the UW Human Resources Benefits Office is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30. The changes will be effective Jan. 1.

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New UW Initiative Honors Wallop, Aims to Educate on Democracy

November 1, 2010 — Whether through statesmanship, discourse or love of state and country, Malcolm Wallop has been a symbol for democracy throughout his remarkable political and public service career.

Staff Senate Sponsors Food Drive for Thanksgiving Day

November 1, 2010 — Staff Senate is once again collecting non-perishable food items for eligible benefited staff members and their families during the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

UW Hockey Club Falls in Overtime at Colorado

November 1, 2010 — The University of Wyoming hockey club suffered a 5-4 overtime loss Saturday night at the University of Colorado, the Cowboys’ fourth consecutive setback following a season-opening victory.

UW Improves in Annual Sustainability Ranking

November 1, 2010 — The University of Wyoming improved its score in the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) annual green report card process that rates sustainability programs at colleges and universities nationwide.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 7-13

November 1, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Oct. 31-Nov. 6

October 29, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 31-Nov. 7 at the University of Wyoming:

Rides to Polls Available for On-campus Students Tuesday

October 29, 2010 — University of Wyoming residence hall and Greek housing students can take advantage of free rides to vote at the American Heritage Center for Tuesday’s general election. Safe Ride vans will depart from outside the Washakie Dining Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 1-7

October 29, 2010 — These are among activities scheduled Nov. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Debate Team Maintains Winning Streak

October 29, 2010 — The University of Wyoming debate team took its season-opening momentum into the month of October with impressive performances for both the policy and parliamentary halves of the squad, boasting two final four appearances, a top speaker award and 25 total victories and wins against some of the most elite schools in the country.

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UW Social Justice Research Center Hosts Gandhi’s Grandson Nov. 16

October 29, 2010 — The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, peace activist and proponent of nonviolence, will speak at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Nov. 16, as part of the UW Social Justice Research Center’s semester speaker series. His free public lecture, "Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Non-violence in a Violent World," -- offering firsthand insights into one of history's most influential leaders -- is from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts main stage.

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A Cappella Group Basix to Perform at UW

October 28, 2010 — The University of Wyoming fall Cultural Programs’ concert series continues with Basix, an a cappella ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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College of Engineering and Applied Science Awarded Assistive Technology Grant

October 28, 2010 — University of Wyoming engineering students are designing and building devices ranging from alarm clocks to color blindness detection systems to aid individuals with disabilities.

November 2010 Northern Rockies Skies

October 28, 2010 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University

UW Students to Participate in Computer Programming Competition

October 28, 2010 — A group of University of Wyoming students will compete this weekend at a regional qualifying event in Fort Collins, Colo., for the largest and most prestigious computing contest in the world.

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Delta Delta Delta Cooks Pancakes to Fight Cancer

October 27, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Delta Delta Delta chapter will host a 24-hour all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, to 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the chapter house located at 1616 E. Sorority Row in Laramie. Tickets, available at the door, cost $5 per person.

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Music Ensemble, Telling Stories, Performs Works by UW Composers

October 27, 2010 — New Denver-based music ensemble, Telling Stories will present works by University of Wyoming composers Amber Pollock, Ryan Pendleton, Justin Smith, Joao Machado, Jacob Gunnels and Daniel Galbreath Saturday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts Center concert hall. The free concert is supported by the Douglas B. Reeves endowment for music composition.

UW Department of Economics and Finance Ranked Highly in National Survey

October 27, 2010 — The National Research Council (NRC) ranks the University of Wyoming's Department of Economics and Finance in the College of Business as the nation’s leader in faculty research output and eighth overall in research productivity. The review ranked all 120 United States economics Ph.D. programs.

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UW Graduate Students Begin Work on Historic Preservation Project

October 27, 2010 — Folks who live on the west side of Laramie may soon see University of Wyoming students in their neighborhood, clipboards and cameras in hand. Their mission: To gather information about the oldest part of Laramie.

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UW Pan Band to Perform Nov. 1

October 27, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Pan Band performs a free concert Monday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. The program will feature Caribbean steel drum music. International steel drum virtuoso, Tom Miller, will join the band as guest artist. He has performed and recorded with musicians such as Grammy award winners, Allison Krause and the late John Denver.

UW Racquetball Club Places at Colorado Tournament

October 27, 2010 — A pair of University of Wyoming racquetball club team members won their respective divisions at the University of Colorado tournament in Boulder last weekend.

Halloween Creature Feature Show Saturday

October 26, 2010 — Students beware! The UW Student Activities Council is joining forces with Friday Night Fever to present a terrifying, fun and exciting experience Saturday, Oct. 30, starting at 4:30 p.m.

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New Issue of Rocky Mountain Geology Focuses on Geologic Carbon Dioxide Sequestration

October 26, 2010 — The fall issue of Rocky Mountain Geology (RMG) contributes to the knowledge base required to deploy successful projects for geologic carbon storage using new research and analyses by University of Wyoming faculty and colleagues.

New Scholarship Assists UW Outreach School Students

October 26, 2010 — Beginning next spring semester, the University of Wyoming Outreach School will award a new scholarship to help pay an Outreach School student's living expenses while he or she pursues a college education. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Dec. 3.

University of Wyoming Safe Treat Oct. 29

October 26, 2010 — The University of Wyoming will provide multiple ways for families to have a safe and warm trick-or-treating experience.

UW Hockey Club Loses Two Games

October 26, 2010 — The University of Wyoming hockey club dropped a pair of games last weekend against Border War rival Colorado State University.

UW Religion Today Column for Oct. 1-Nov. 6: 'Tis the Season for Prophecy

October 26, 2010 — "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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Mobile Laboratory Improves Air Quality Measurements in Sublette County

October 25, 2010 — University of Wyoming researchers have a powerful new instrument to monitor air quality levels in Sublette County. Researchers in the UW College Engineering and Applied Science Department of Atmospheric Science last week unveiled an upgrade of a mobile air quality laboratory that for two years has been used to monitor and help predict high ozone levels in the area.

VendingMisers Contribute to Energy Efficiency

October 25, 2010 — Pop machines around the University of Wyoming campus are keeping beverages cold while saving electricity costs.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 31-Nov. 6

October 25, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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