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October 2011 Releases


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Evolutionary Diet Author Cordain to Speak at UW Friday

October 31, 2011 — Researcher and author Loren Cordain will discuss “Origins and Evolution of the Western Diet: Health Implications for the 21st Century," at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture auditorium.

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Gaelic Ensemble to Perform at UW

October 31, 2011 — Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

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Musician/Poet to Perform at UW

October 31, 2011 — Asia Project, a modern poet, will perform a free show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Wyoming Union lower level at the University of Wyoming.

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Retirement Reception for Susan McKay is Friday at UW

October 31, 2011 — A retirement reception for Susan McKay, a professor in the University of Wyoming Gender and Women’s Studies Program, is from 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the UW Alumni House.

UW Hockey Club Settles for Weekend Split

October 31, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club defeated Dordt College but lost to the University of Colorado-Boulder last week in American Collegiate Hockey Association play.

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UW Student Captures National Collegiate Mountain Bike Championship

October 31, 2011 — University of Wyoming Cycling Club member Jill Behlen won the women’s overall Division 1 individual title Sunday at the 2011 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Angel Fire, N.M.

WPM Has another Successful Statewide Membership Drive

October 31, 2011 — Wyoming Public Media reached its $290,000 Fall Membership Drive goal Friday in just 61 hours of on-air fundraising through the generosity of more than 3,000 individual contributors and dozens of businesses.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 6-Nov. 12

October 31, 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 Oct. 30-Nov. 5

October 28, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct.30-Nov. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

Tri Delta Helps Kids by Serving Pancakes Nov. 5-6

October 28, 2011 — The University of Wyoming’s Delta Delta Delta sorority’s annual pancake breakfast to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 through 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Tri Delta House, 1616 Sorority Row.

University of Wyoming Calendar for the Week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6

October 28, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 31-Nov. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Equestrian Team Second at Colorado Show

October 28, 2011 — Led by Katie Mattila, the University of Wyoming equestrian team placed second at last weekend’s regional show in Boulder, Colo.

Northern Rockies Skies for November

October 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.

Safe Treat Halloween at UW

October 27, 2011 — The University of Wyoming will provide multiple ways for families to have a safe and warm trick-or-treating experience.

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Ski Film Showing and Winter Sports Raffle Nov. 2

October 27, 2011 — Stunning visuals are featured in the ski film “One for the Road” that can be seen for free at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

South American Etiquette Dinner Sunday

October 27, 2011 — Food and speakers from South America will be featured at an etiquette dinner Sunday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m., in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Understanding Credit Card Fees Webinar

October 27, 2011 — A free webinar focusing on understanding the intricate world of credit cards will be broadcast online on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 2-3 p.m.

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UW Design Team Claims National Championship

October 27, 2011 — A University of Wyoming environmental engineering senior design team won the national championship in the wastewater design division at the 2011 Water Environment Federation’s recent national conference in Los Angeles, Calif.

UW Health Fair is Saturday

October 27, 2011 — A variety of services will be offered during the annual University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Health Fair from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, on the second floor of the Wyoming Union.

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Artist-in-Residence to Display Art in Gallery 234

October 26, 2011 — University of Wyoming Artist-in-Residence Spencer Bohren will display his work in an exhibition, "Petits Mysteres," which can be seen from Monday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 4, in Gallery 234, in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

Careers in Health Sciences Topic of Statewide Program Nov. 11

October 26, 2011 — The University of Wyoming will host an informational session for Wyoming high school, community college and UW Outreach School students who are interested in pursuing careers in health professions.

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Mocktail and Murder Mystery Celebrate Halloween October 29

October 26, 2011 — Students can enjoy the Halloween spirit during Murder Mystery Night and a mocktail party Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

WSBDC Receives Full Accreditation by National Organization

October 26, 2011 — The Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been fully accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC), the national accreditation agency.

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Eminent Artist Bill T. Jones to Give Keynote Address Oct. 28

October 25, 2011 — Eminent-Artist-in-Residence, acclaimed choreographer and director Bill T. Jones will give his keynote speech Friday, Oct. 28, at 4:10 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Harp and Viola Duo to Perform October 29

October 25, 2011 — Duo Esprit, a harp and viola duo from Colorado, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the UW Fine Arts concert hall.

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Saturday U: Free One-Day College Education Program Oct. 29 in Jackson

October 25, 2011 — Early human life in Wyoming and a new take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are among topics Saturday, Oct. 29, for the fall term of Saturday U -- the University of Wyoming’s free one-day college education program.

UW Horse Judging Team Member Claims Overall Honor, Team Second

October 25, 2011 — A University of Wyoming horse judging team member from Douglas won the top overall individual honor, and the team claimed reserve champion in intercollegiate competition at the recent 2011 All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio.

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UW MFA Creative Writing Program Hosts Visiting Writer Charles Baxter

October 25, 2011 — Acclaimed writer Charles Baxter will read from his works at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Second Story Books, located at 105 Ivinson Ave. His presentation is sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s MFA Visiting Writers Series program.

More than 1,100 View Gorbachev Speech Online

October 24, 2011 — An online video of former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s Oct. 14 speech at UW’s Arena-Auditorium has received more than 1,150 views as of 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24. Additionally, the question and answer session has received 250 views.

UW Alert System Test Successful

October 24, 2011 — More than 12,200 University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff members received a text message on their cell phones within minutes after it was sent Thursday in a system-wide test of the university's text notification system, UW Alert.

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UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Gala Ball

October 24, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 18th annual Gala Benefit Ball, “Gala 2011: Fiesta!,” Saturday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m., in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

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UW College of Law Ranked among Nation’s Best Values

October 24, 2011 — PreLaw Magazine ranks the University of Wyoming 15th for providing the best value among the nation’s more than 200 law schools approved by the American Bar Association.

UW Hockey Club Splits Two Games

October 24, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club split a pair of home games last weekend against Metro State College.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 30-Nov. 5

October 24, 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 Oct. 23-29

October 21, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 23-29 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for the Week of Oct. 24-30

October 21, 2011 — October 21, 2011 -- These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 24-30 at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Synergy Program Prepares Students to Succeed

October 21, 2011 — Even though Lauren Reidy, Cameron Nazminia and Dylan Kriescher were solid students coming out of high school, they still needed more academic assistance when they enrolled at the University of Wyoming.

UW to Send Students to “Battle of the Brains”

October 21, 2011 — Four teams of three University of Wyoming students will compete in an international computer programming conference Saturday, Oct. 29, at Colorado State University.

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Capitol Saxophone Quartet to Perform at UW Oct. 26

October 20, 2011 — The acclaimed Capitol Saxophone Quartet will perform Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

Watergate, Pentagon Papers Figure among UW Law Week Speakers

October 20, 2011 — Egil “Bud” Krough, the Nixon administration lawyer who served prison time for ordering the break in of Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsburg’s psychiatrist, will be among speakers during University of Wyoming Law Week Oct. 24-28.

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Irish Chamber Orchestra and Pianist Leon Fleisher to Perform at UW

October 19, 2011 — A Wyoming audience will have a rare opportunity to hear an internationally acclaimed full chamber orchestra when the Irish Chamber Orchestra performs Monday, Oct. 24, at the University of Wyoming.

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Jazz and Soul Singer to Perform at UW

October 19, 2011 — Singer, pianist and songwriter Nicole Berke will perform a free concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

QEP Energy Company donates land to Sublette County 4-H Council

October 19, 2011 — Opportunities for Sublette County 4-Hers to raise livestock and participate in agricultural education programs are expected to increase due to an energy company’s land donation.

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UW MFA Program in Creative Writing, Wyoming Outdoor Council Sponsor Program

October 19, 2011 — A mix of writing and photography that focuses on nature and the environment highlights a free public program Friday, Oct. 28, at the University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

“So You Think You Can Dance” Comes to UW

October 19, 2011 — University of Wyoming students will have an opportunity to show off their dancing talents and win a $500 prize Friday, Oct. 21, at 9 p.m., in the College of Education auditorium.

NSTA Chapter Created at UW/CC Center

October 18, 2011 — Education students at the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center founded a Casper chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The new student organization, NSTA UW/CC, was recently recognized by NSTA, and accepted into the national organization.

UW Religion Today Column for Oct. 23-29: Cults and Mormonism, Religions and American Society

October 18, 2011 — Although the news chatter may finally have died down, the comments the Rev. Robert Jeffress made about Mormonism following his introduction of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry at the Values Voters conference earlier this month overshadowed not only his own introduction but Perry’s speech as well. Jeffress stated quite baldly that Mormonism was a “cult” and that Perry’s rival Mitt Romney, a prominent Mormon, “is not a Christian.”

UW to Present a Dark Comedy about ADHD

October 18, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Distracted,” Lisa Loomer’s dark comedy about a contemporary family struggling with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and whether medication is the answer.

Six Students Chosen for UW Gold Designation

October 17, 2011 — Six University of Wyoming students were selected as UW Gold winners for 2011.

Take Advantage of Tzolk’in, UW’s Interactive Calendar

October 17, 2011 — Need help promoting your seminars, talks, special programs and more? Don’t overlook Tzolk’in, the calendar that provides an effective tool for students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and the public to stay informed about what is happening at the University of Wyoming.

UW Men’s Rodeo Team Loses Lead in Final Fall Rodeo

October 17, 2011 — Members of the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team have five months to think about how they will catch the Casper College club in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) standings.

UW Professor Wins High Plains Book Award

October 17, 2011 — University of Wyoming Department of English Professor Alyson Hagy is the recipient of the High Plains Book Award for the best book of fiction. It is the second time she has won the award, previously receiving the best woman writer award.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 23-Oct. 29

October 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.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 16-22

October 14, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming.

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New UW Bison Run Village Apartments Under Construction

October 14, 2011 — Construction is under way on a new on-campus housing complex at the University of Wyoming. Completion date is fall 2012.

University of Wyoming Calendar for the Week of October 17-23

October 14, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

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Comedian Kelly Taylor to Perform at UW Oct. 19

October 13, 2011 — Canadian stand-up comedian Kelly Taylor will perform a free show, Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

New Human Resources Consulting Program Available for Small Businesses

October 13, 2011 — Funding from the Small Business Jobs Act will enable the Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) to offer up to five hours of professional human resources consultation at no charge to small business owners.

Renowned Ecologist Gene Likens to Speak at UW

October 13, 2011 — National Medal of Science recipient Gene Likens will give seminars Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, at the University of Wyoming.

WCNHCP Named Future of Nursing Action Coalition

October 13, 2011 — The Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships (WCNHCP) has been selected as an Action Coalition by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA).

Domestic Abuse Consultant Lundy Bancroft to Speak at UW

October 12, 2011 — Author, workshop leader and domestic abuse consultant Lundy Bancroft will be the keynote speaker for Domestic Violence Awareness Week, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.

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Indian Students’ Organization to Host Diwali Night

October 12, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Indian student organization Milaap will present Diwali Night at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Phil Roberts Named Grand Marshal for UW Homecoming Parade

October 12, 2011 — Phil Roberts, associate professor of history at the University of Wyoming, has been chosen to be the Grand Marshal of the annual UW Homecoming parade.

UW-led Panel Raises Questions About U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

October 12, 2011 — A National Academy of Sciences panel -- co-chaired by Ingrid (Indy) Burke, director of the University of Wyoming’s Environment and Natural Resources Program -- has raised questions about the United States’ Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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UW Students Eagerly Anticipate Meeting Mikhail Gorbachev

October 12, 2011 — Hannah Olsen calls it the “most amazing thing that has ever happened to me” -- an opportunity to meet and dine with former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Top “Billboard” Jazz Artist to Perform at UW

October 11, 2011 — Popular jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will perform Sunday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

UW Gold Semifinalists Announced

October 11, 2011 — Top University of Wyoming students have been designated as semifinalists for UW Gold distinction, which replaces traditional Homecoming royalty.

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UW Homecoming Event: A Night of Madness

October 11, 2011 — A Night of Madness will launch the new season of University of Wyoming Cowboy basketball beginning at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the Arena-Auditorium.

New UW Buses on Display Tuesday

October 10, 2011 — The University of Wyoming’s new buses will be formally unveiled at 11 a.m. Tuesday during a special ceremony at the South Express Lot at 15th Street and Spring Creek Drive.

UW Hockey Club Loses Two Games

October 10, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club’s 2011-12 season got off to a rough start last weekend with two losses to Border War rival Colorado State University.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct 16-Oct. 22

October 10, 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.

“Food Days” at UW to Underscore Sustainability Efforts

October 10, 2011 — To raise awareness about healthy eating, sustainability and local foods, the University of Wyoming's Washakie Dining Center will host “Food Days” Oct. 24-26.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 9-15

October 7, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for the Week of October 10-16

October 7, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Art Class Exhibition to Show Experiences in India

October 7, 2011 — A University of Wyoming north India art class exhibition, "Tigers and Tagore: Reflections on North India," can be seen Monday, Oct. 10-Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Gallery 234 in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

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UW Professors: Accused Anthrax Killer Couldn’t Have Done It

October 7, 2011 — Colleagues of accused anthrax killer Bruce Ivins say evidence from the laboratory clearly demonstrates that Ivins could not have committed the crime.

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Art Talk Provides Information on Exhibition of Korean Talismans

October 6, 2011 — University of Wyoming Department of History Chair and Associate Professor Michael Brose will give an art talk in conjunction with the UW Art Museum exhibition “Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea: Antique Locks, Latches, and Key Charms” Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Gorbachev Visit Highlights UW Internationalization Efforts

October 6, 2011 — Mikhail Gorbachev’s appearance at the University of Wyoming on Oct. 14 is part of UW's ongoing efforts to provide meaningful internationalization experiences for its. students, faculty and the residents of Wyoming.

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Gov. Matt Mead to Speak at UW Honors Convocation

October 6, 2011 — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will be the keynote speaker at the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences annual Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Thursday, Oct. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Pete Simpson Receives UW Alumni Association Medallion Service Award

October 6, 2011 — University of Wyoming alumnus and Professor Emeritus Pete Simpson, who has contributed a lifetime of public service to the state and university, has been presented the Medallion Service Award from the UW Alumni Association.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Researcher to Deliver Distinguished Neuroscience Lecture

October 5, 2011 — Jeffrey L. Cummings, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, will give this semester’s Distinguished Neuroscience Lecture Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in Room 302 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

New-Look UW Hockey Club Takes to the Ice

October 5, 2011 — The uniforms will look the same. Don’t expect to recognize much else about the University of Wyoming hockey club this season.

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New UNIX-based Laboratory Aids UW-NCAR Relationship

October 5, 2011 — In August, the University of Wyoming hosted its first joint workshop with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Three to Receive UW Distinguished Alumni Awards

October 5, 2011 — Three University of Wyoming graduates will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during UW Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 15.

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Chadzilla and the Asteroids to Perform at 80s Homecoming Dance

October 4, 2011 — Denver-based 80s cover band Chadzilla and the Asteroids will perform a free concert Thursday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Small Business Bookkeeping Course to Begin Oct. 24

October 4, 2011 — A basic bookkeeping course for small businesses will be offered in Casper the week of Oct. 24-27, from 6-8 p.m., at the SBDC Conference Room, 300 S. Wolcott, Ste. 300.

UW Religion Today Column for Oct. 9-15: Moral Challenges in Catholic Higher Education

October 4, 2011 — There are many ways to get a college education in the United States. You can attend a large public university or a small private college, or decide between a top-notch research institution or one emphasizing teaching and small classes.

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UW Student Has Short Story Published in The New Yorker

October 4, 2011 — A year ago, Callan Wink submitted a short story to The New Yorker and waited to hear back from the weekly magazine’s editors. A long wait ensued before the University of Wyoming student heard back, saying his piece was rejected.

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Jane Warren Wins Prize for Completing Fleet Services’ Survey

October 3, 2011 — Jane Warren, an assistant professor in the College of Education's Professional Studies Department, won a prize package valued at $200 for completing a survey as part of Fleet Services’ efforts to identify ways to better serve the campus community.

Powell Associate Receives UW Extension’s Secretary of Year Award

October 3, 2011 — Julie Miner of the Park County Powell office of the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (CES) has received the 2011 Frances Freese Secretary of the Year Award.

UW Men’s Rodeo Team Regional Lead Challenged by Casper College

October 3, 2011 — Just 40 points separate the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) leading University of Wyoming Cowboys and the defending regional champion team from Casper College with one rodeo left on the fall schedule.

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UW Symphony Opening Night is Thursday

October 3, 2011 — Popular works, a great soloist and an exciting new concerto highlight the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra opening night performance Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts concert hall. Longtime UWSO Director Michael Griffith will conduct.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 9-Oct 15

October 3, 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.

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Wyoming Entrepreneur Selects Anya Petersen-Frey as State Star

October 3, 2011 — Anya Petersen-Frey has been named the Wyoming Entrepreneur – Small Business Development Center’s 2011 Wyoming State Star.

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