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May 2011 Releases


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Debra Beck Receives Master Distance Educator Award

May 31, 2011 — Debra Beck, adjunct lecturer at the University of Wyoming Master of Public Administration Program, received the 2011 Master Distance Educator Award. The annual award recognizes deserving educators from each community college and UW.

Insurance Rate Holiday

May 31, 2011 — State employees will not have to pay any health, dental and life insurance premiums in June and July.

Nominations Accepted for Staff Employee of the Second Quarter

May 31, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate is seeking nominations for Outstanding Staff Employee of the second quarter. June 10 is the nomination deadline.

Robbie Darnall Retirement Reception Monday

May 31, 2011 — A reception honoring Robbie Darnall’s 34-year career with the University of Wyoming Alumni Association is set for Monday, June 6, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Alumni House, 14th and Grand. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Holly at hherrin1@uwyo.edu or 766-4166.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 31-June 5

May 31, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled May 31-June 5 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Completes Emergency Planning Exercise

May 31, 2011 — More than 60 University of Wyoming administrators and staff members took part in a tabletop exercise Thursday.

Campus Construction Update for May 29-June 4

May 27, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 29-June 4 at the University of Wyoming:

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Jessica Sonner to Perform Free Concert in Simpson Plaza

May 27, 2011 — Denver-based musician Jessica Sonner will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

Northern Rockies Skies for June

May 27, 2011 — 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.

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UW Police Seek Information on Thefts

May 27, 2011 — University of Wyoming police are seeking information on the theft of doors, door handles and other hardware from the UW General Storage facility between May 18 and May 23.

UW Students Receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

May 27, 2011 — Five University of Wyoming students were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study abroad this summer.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 5-June 11

May 27, 2011 — 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.

Annual Cowboy Youth Classic June 17-18 in Laramie

May 25, 2011 — Beef, goat, hog and lamb fitting and showing clinics begin the annual Cowboy Youth Classic in Laramie Friday and Saturday, June 17-18.

UW Students Selected for Nielson Fellowships

May 25, 2011 — Six University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Nielson Fellowships that are related to careers in the energy field. Fellowships are offered through the UW School of Energy Resources (SER).

Energy Resources Council and Clean Coal Task Force to Meet in Laramie

May 24, 2011 — Members of the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Energy Resources Council will meet from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, May 27 and will meet as the Clean Coal Task Force from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

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New Exhibition Opens at UW’s Gallery 234

May 24, 2011 — John Fink Jr.’s exhibition "Images of Conscience" and Richard Olveda’s exhibition “Circles” can be seen through June 9 in Gallery 234, Room 004 of the University of Wyoming Union.

Website Available for Education Opportunities for Wyoming Youths

May 24, 2011 — A website has been developed that serves as a one-stop resource connecting students with Wyoming pre-college programs, opportunities and information.

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Enjoy the New York Times for Free

May 23, 2011 — The New York Times is available free of charge during the UW summer session. Academic sponsors will provide 340 copies of the newspaper every class day.

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Race for the Cure Registration Opens

May 23, 2011 — Team UW fans, it’s time to put on your walking/running shoes! University of Wyoming employees are encouraged to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Saturday, Aug. 13, in Cheyenne.

UW Closed Memorial Day

May 23, 2011 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

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UW Raising the Stature of Graduate Education

May 23, 2011 — Deep within northeast Nevada’s Ruby Mountains, University of Wyoming geology graduate student Karri Sicard uses a compass to measure the structural orientation of different rocks, and then uses a GPS unit to plot locations of her measurements and the geographic distribution of the rock units.

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UW Vehicle Policy Changes Take Effect July 1

May 23, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees during its May meeting approved changes to the University Vehicle Regulation and authorized the implementation of a UW vehicle policy that will govern the use of university and personal vehicles being used for UW business.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 29-June 4

May 23, 2011 — 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 Week of May 22-28

May 20, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Extension Information Can Help Assist Flood Preparations

May 20, 2011 — The flood issue contact person for the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service offered simple advice as the state wallows in the calm before possible floods from snowmelt.

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UW Presents Greek Awards

May 20, 2011 — Outstanding chapters of the University of Wyoming sorority/fraternity community were honored at a recent awards ceremony.

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UW Professor Named Technology in Education Faculty Fellow

May 20, 2011 — A passion ignited in the mid-1990s has led to a professor in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources receiving the Technology in Education (TIE) faculty fellow position in the UW Outreach School’s Division of Outreach Credit Programs.

UW Baseball Club to Play in World Series

May 19, 2011 — The University of Wyoming baseball club is five victories away from its first World Series championship.

UW International Board of Advisors Elects Nickerson Board Chair

May 19, 2011 — Anne Nickerson of Big Horn has been elected chair of the University of Wyoming’s International Board of Advisors (IBOA).

UW College of Business Students Recognized

May 18, 2011 — University of Wyoming College of Business students received year-end departmental awards at the college’s recent annual recognition dinner.

UW Payroll Office Moving to Wyo Hall

May 18, 2011 — The University of Wyoming’s Payroll Office will move from its current location in the Ivinson Building to Room 139 of Wyo Hall beginning Thursday, May 26.

UW Religion Today Column for May 22-28: Are We Still Here?

May 18, 2011 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

UW Nursing Students Honored

May 17, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing honored its outstanding students during the school’s recent convocation ceremony.

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UW Student Honored for Public Service

May 17, 2011 — University of Wyoming sophomore mechanical engineering student Sam Rubino of Laramie was one of 137 students nationwide who received the Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact.

UW to Host Energy Institute for Statewide Teachers

May 17, 2011 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources and the Wyoming Geographic Alliance (WGA) will host a five-day workshop on geographic literacy and energy education for statewide teachers.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 22-May 28

May 17, 2011 — 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.

Interviews Scheduled with UW Alumni Director Candidates

May 16, 2011 — Four candidates interviewing this month for the position of the University of Wyoming’s executive director of Alumni Relations will have public interviews and receptions on campus.

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New UW Residence Life, Dining Services Director Selected

May 16, 2011 — Patrick N. “PC” Call has been selected by Sara Axelson, vice president for Student Affairs, as the University of Wyoming’s executive director of Residence Life, Dining Services and the Wyoming Union. His appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Trustees.

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Simulators Aid Medical Training at Wyoming Medical Center

May 16, 2011 — An 8-month-old baby can’t breathe, and breaks into a sweat as a University of Wyoming student monitors the baby’s symptoms and begins to administer treatment. A doctor looks on to ensure the student provides the care necessary to save the baby’s life.

UW Snowy Range Summer Festival Begins June 14

May 16, 2011 — The 2011 Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival, presented by the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, will feature three full-length plays in June and July.

UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute and U.S. Forest Service Work to Conserve Wyoming’s Open Spaces

May 16, 2011 — Recent state and national studies have shown that development of private lands in the West has reached unprecedented levels, leading resource managers to take actions and innovative approaches to better conserve these lands.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 15-21

May 13, 2011 — May 13, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Award Winners

May 12, 2011 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will honor its outstanding alumni and former faculty members during its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 21, at the Hilton Garden Inn and UW Conference Center. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

Reception Honors UW-CC Education Graduates, Mentor Teachers

May 11, 2011 — Forty University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center education graduates received pins honoring their completion of a semester-long public school residency at a recent reception. The graduates then presented their mentor teachers with fine writing pens as a gesture of gratitude for fostering their growth as educators.

UW’s Watson Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

May 11, 2011 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Brad Watson is among 180 recipients of a prestigious fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

UW Offers Mountain Pine Beetle, Grasshopper Webinars This Month

May 10, 2011 — Information to help Wyoming residents wrestle pine beetle infestations and grasshopper invasions will be offered during webinars from the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming High School Students Receive Daniels Fund Scholarships

May 10, 2011 — Wyoming high school students participating in three University of Wyoming college preparatory programs are the recipients of Daniels Fund Scholarships, a prestigious award that covers full college costs not met through other types of financial aid.

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Faculty Members to Participate in International Multicultural Education Conference

May 9, 2011 — Three University of Wyoming educational studies faculty members travel to Korea this month to share insights and expertise at the third International Conference on Multicultural Education hosted by the KAME (Korean Association for Multicultural Education).

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Gillette Graduate Values UW Honors Program Experience

May 9, 2011 — Sarah Gregory found the conversation to be stimulating, to say the least. Students talked passionately about how love affects the brain, gender construction in Milton's "Paradise Lost," rock formations in Wyoming mountains, human physiology -- and that was just around the breakfast table on a Wednesday morning.

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Hathaway Family Classroom Dedicated in College of Business Building

May 9, 2011 — Brent Hathaway received quite the surprise recently when a classroom in the new University of Wyoming College of Business was named in honor of his family.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 9-15

May 9, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled May 9-15 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Equestrian Riders Earn Ribbons at National Championship Show

May 9, 2011 — Two University of Wyoming riders earned ribbons last week at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship Show.

UW’s Bob Wolverton Elected Chairman of Regional Telehealth Board

May 9, 2011 — Bob Wolverton, instructional specialist with the UW College of Health Sciences’ Center for Rural Health Research and Education, recently was elected chairman of the Board of Directors for the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC).

Accident Claims UW Student Saturday

May 7, 2011 — University of Wyoming police are investigating the death of a student whose body was found Saturday morning at War Memorial Stadium.

Abatement to Begin on Ivinson Building

May 6, 2011 — Workers will soon begin to remove hazardous materials from the Ivinson Building, a former Laramie hospital that has been a multipurpose University of Wyoming facility since the 1970s.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 8-14

May 6, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

Engineer/architect Selected for UW Performing Arts Project

May 6, 2011 — Additions to and renovations of the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Building will move forward following Friday’s selection of an architect/engineering firm for the project, the second phase of improvements to UW fine arts facilities

New Capital Facilities Plan Outlines Needed UW Construction Projects

May 6, 2011 — Major facility projects planned at the University of Wyoming from 2011-16 are outlined in the Capital Facilities Plan presented Friday to the UW Board of Trustees. The plan serves as the basis for future capital construction budget requests.

Nursing Education Summit Set for May 22-24 in Casper

May 6, 2011 — The second Nursing Education Summit, sponsored by the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing and the Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships (WCNHCP), will be May 22-24 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Casper.

STEM Facility to be Built on North Side of UW’s Campus

May 6, 2011 — A technology teaching laboratory that will provide University of Wyoming students an opportunity to receive valuable training for post-graduation careers will be built on the north side of the UW campus.

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UW Agricultural Economist’s Efforts Receiving Awards Worldwide

May 6, 2011 — Research by a University of Wyoming economist is garnering national and international attention in the world of agricultural and natural resource economics.

UW Trustees Approve Final Development and Financing for Student Housing Project

May 6, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved the final development and financing structure with American Campus Communities (ACC) for an $18.6 million student housing project east of 22nd Street near War Memorial Stadium.

UW Trustees Elect Officers

May 6, 2011 — Jim D. Neiman of Hulett today (Friday) was re-elected as president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

UW’s Old Stone Quarry Property for Sale

May 6, 2011 — An old stone quarry that has been idle since 1988 and was used by the University of Wyoming to obtain sandstone for its campus buildings, is up for sale.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Students Honored

May 5, 2011 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science recognized top students during its recent Tau Beta Pi honors banquet.

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University of Wyoming Unveils SequesTech: A Novel Process to Capture and Mineralize Flue Gas Carbon Dioxide

May 4, 2011 — A process that directly captures flue gas carbon dioxide from the combustion process and holds it has earned a patent for the University of Wyoming.

UW Effort Helps Land Use Planning in Wyoming Cities, Counties

May 4, 2011 — A new University of Wyoming initiative will assist land use development planning in cities and counties throughout Wyoming.

UW Religion Today Column for May 8-14: Osama bin Laden: The Failure of His Message

May 4, 2011 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

Two Riders to Represent UW at National Equestrian Show

May 3, 2011 — The University of Wyoming equestrian club is becoming a regular at the national championships for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

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UW/CC Center Commencement May 12

May 3, 2011 — The University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center’s commencement ceremony will honor 114 graduates Thursday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casper Events Center.

UW Offers Advice on International Travel

May 3, 2011 — The University of Wyoming advises students, faculty and staff traveling abroad this summer that the U.S. Department of State issued a World Wide Travel Alert on May 1, 2011 for all Americans traveling and living abroad. The Travel Alert expires on August 1, 2011. The Travel Alert does not ban or curtail travel, but asks Americans to be aware of their surroundings and situations they may encounter, and to be cautious and vigilant of potential risks to their safety.

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Anton Recipient of Beatrice Gallatin Beuf Golden Apple Award

May 2, 2011 — In recognition of his outstanding freshman-level teaching and enthusiastic response from University of Wyoming students in his classroom, David Anton is the recipient of the Golden Apple Award.

Free Shuttle Services Offered for UW Commencement

May 2, 2011 — With parking spaces expected to be limited due to construction in the area, the University of Wyoming will offer free shuttle services to and from commencement activities at east campus venues Saturday, May 7.

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Robert Torry Earns Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

May 2, 2011 — That Robert Torry is the 2011 recipient of the John P. Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award is not a surprise.

Summer Hours Begin May 9

May 2, 2011 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe summer hours (7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, May 9, through Friday, August 19.

U.S. Colleges and Universities Join Forces to Address High-Risk Drinking

May 2, 2011 — Colleges and universities from across the country, including the University of Wyoming, are joining forces to address high-risk drinking on American campuses.

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UW Student Illusionist John Rotellini Strives to Get Name in Show Biz Lights

May 2, 2011 — It was early morning on the University of Wyoming campus when the photo shoot of UW student and master illusionist John Rotellini finished. As Rotellini and the UW photographer entered the elevator, the smell of lighter fluid lingered in the air.

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UW Women Win Home Rodeo Team Title; Nelson Top Regional Breakaway Roper

May 2, 2011 — When Kaycee Nelson won back-to-back breakaway roping titles to open the spring season back in March, few folks took notice because the University of Wyoming sophomore was still not in contention for a regional title.

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Van Baalen-Wood Receives Hollon Family Award

May 2, 2011 — Getting students to think on their own is what makes Meg Van Baalen-Wood stand out as a quality instructor -- even though she may not be face-to-face with them throughout the year.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 8-May 14

May 2, 2011 — 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.

WyoOne ID Office Closure

May 2, 2011 — The WyoOne ID office in Room 28 of Knight Hall will be closed May 9 and 10 while its card system is upgraded.

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