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December 2011 Releases

UW Cyclist Earns National Scholastic Honor

December 22, 2011 — The USA Cycling Development Foundation has awarded one of two national John Stenner Memorial Scholarships to University of Wyoming standout bicyclist Jill Behlen.

Two men UW’s School of Energy Resources Marks Progress, Looks Ahead to Next Accomplishments

December 22, 2011 — With backing from industry and elected officials and a focus on research, academics and work force development, the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) has established itself as a key institution just five years after its creation.

Northern Rockies Skies for January

December 21, 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.

Man Powell Man Helps Those with Disabilities

December 21, 2011 — Paralysis seems to have hardly slowed this Powell man who ranched after his accident and now assists others and organizes hunts for those with disabilities.

UW Pesticide Applicator Recertification Part of Weed Association Meeting in Casper

December 21, 2011 — Pesticide issues, rangeland and crop pests are among topics for weed management professionals at the Wyoming Weed Management Association (WWMA) meeting Jan. 17-19 in Casper.

Two students UW Students Give Back to Laramie Community, State

December 21, 2011 — Kali Fagnant can recall the personal gratification she felt when she helped serve a Thanksgiving Day meal to those in need.

UW Volunteers Key to Successful International Projects

December 20, 2011 — Hour after hour, mile after mile, Josh Fuller pushed himself as he made his way around the University Wyoming’s outdoor running track. Supporters cheered him on as music blared from the public address speakers throughout the night and into the morning.

Man ‘CSI: NY’ Actor Keynote Speaker at UW’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

December 20, 2011 — Film, television and stage actor Hill Harper is the keynote speaker for the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr./Days of Dialogue at the University of Wyoming.

Man Entrepreneur Network Selects Jordan as Associate State Director

December 19, 2011 — Greg Jordan is the new associate state director for the Wyoming Entrepreneur network.

McCormick Named UW Financial Aid Director

December 19, 2011 — Joanna McCormick has been selected as the University of Wyoming's director of Student Financial Aid. Her appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Trustees.

Professors Receive Outstanding Educator Awards from UW Ag College

December 19, 2011 — Two professors in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have received Outstanding Educator Awards at the University of Wyoming.

UW Holiday Closures Announced

December 19, 2011 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23-Monday, Jan. 2, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays and winter break. Normal business hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 25-Jan. 7

December 19, 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 Dec. 18 – Jan. 7

December 16, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 18-Jan. 7 at the University of Wyoming.

Antelope New Publication Shows Publicly Funded Conservation Program Creates Private Sector Jobs in Wyoming

December 16, 2011 — The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust is estimated to have generated more than 500 jobs annually and $20.9 million in labor earnings in Wyoming since 2006.

Sculpture Last Week to See Six Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

December 15, 2011 — The final day to see exhibitions on display at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Thursday, Dec. 22.

UW Aims to Link Alert System to Digital Signs on Campus

December 15, 2011 — The University of Wyoming has the ability to send instant cell phone text messages to more than 90 percent of its students and half of its employees in the event of an emergency.

UW International Studies Program Takes Steps to Strengthen International Efforts

December 14, 2011 — The University of Wyoming is collaborating with community colleges across the state to extend international studies opportunities beyond UW.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Dec. 18-24: Speaking Internationally: The Languages of Joseph, Mary and the Wise Men

December 14, 2011 — The stories of Jesus’ birth are stories of travel. In the Gospel of Luke, Mary and Joseph travel through the national territory, from Nazareth in Jewish Galilee to Bethlehem in Jewish Judea.

Man holding a binder Laramie Man Receives National 4-H Award for Game Bolstering Horse Sense

December 12, 2011 — An educational game for kids has earned a Laramie man the National Communicator Award for Educational Package from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

UW Berry Center Gate Access Details

December 12, 2011 — A vehicle gate has been installed at the alley entrance near the Berry Center off Lewis St. midway between 9th and 10th streets.

Two men UW Engineering Design Symposium Winners Chosen

December 12, 2011 — Judges have selected winners in the University of Wyoming's annual College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium.

UW Hockey Club Loses Two Games

December 12, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club dropped a pair of games last weekend against the Cheyenne Stampede of the Western States Hockey League (WSHL).

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

December 12, 2011 — UW Information Technology has recognized individuals who demonstrate excellence in the division. Winners were selected from nominations by UW faculty and staff members both inside and outside of IT.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 18-Dec. 24

December 12, 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.

WyoWeb Classifieds to Be Suspended

December 12, 2011 — Due to changes in the University of Wyoming’s computer system, the classified advertising service on the WyoWeb system will be suspended after Dec. 16.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Dec. 11-17

December 9, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

UW, Teton Science Schools Launch Japanese Exchange

December 9, 2011 — The Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF) will select two graduate student educators to intern this spring with the Teton Science Schools in Jackson.

UW Trustees Schedule Special Meeting on Budget

December 9, 2011 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 13, for board members to hear the university’s response to requests for three possible budget-cutting scenarios.

Lighting Switch Cuts UW Costs, Reduces Carbon Emissions

December 8, 2011 — Costs will be reduced and light quality improved at University of Wyoming greenhouses after switching from conventional high-intensity discharge lamps to LED-based systems.

UW Range Students Sweep Regional Range Competition

December 8, 2011 — University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management students swept the three competition categories at the joint meeting of the Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) and the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts.

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Short Course at UW

December 7, 2011 — College credit, information on how to use pesticides and pesticide certification can be acquired at the commercial pesticide applicator short course at the University of Wyoming.

UW Expands Psychotherapy Capability for Violence Victims

December 7, 2011 — Mental health care for Wyoming’s domestic abuse victims is expanding with a grant from the Verizon Foundation to the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences’ Center for Rural Health Research and Education (CRHRE). The grant will be used to expand an existing psychotherapy service provided by the Department of Psychology.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to Hold a Special Meeting Wednesday

December 6, 2011 — The state's Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, via teleconference. The special meeting is open to the public at the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) office in the UW S.H. Knight Geology Building.

Final Exhibition Now Showing at UW’s UP Gallery

December 6, 2011 — Artist Alanna Catherine Reed’s senior exhibition, “Bare Questions,” can be seen through Dec. 16 in the University of Wyoming Department of Art’s UP Gallery in the Fine Arts Building. An opening reception is set for Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6-8 p.m.

UW Debate Team Concludes Successful Semester

December 6, 2011 — The University of Wyoming debate team members were consistently in the elimination rounds of tournaments throughout the country during the fall semester, collecting victories against several prestigious schools and many of UW’s district rivals.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 11-Dec. 17

December 6, 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.

Candidates Interview for Financial Aid Director Position at UW

December 5, 2011 — Three candidates for the position of director of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wyoming will give public presentations and answer questions from the audience beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Building New UW Online Green Building Resources Available

December 5, 2011 — Lessons learned from building the University of Wyoming’s sustainably constructed Bim Kendall House are now available online at the UW Environment and Natural Resources website.

UW Forum to Examine Extractive Industry’s Responsibility

December 5, 2011 — The University of Wyoming College of Law plans to examine the responsibilities of the extractive industry during a symposium in the spring.

Three students UW Senior Honor Society Names Top Professors for 2011

December 5, 2011 — Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Dec. 4-10

December 2, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

Large house Holiday Home Tour Includes Historic, Modern Homes in Laramie

December 2, 2011 — One of the joys of the holiday season in Laramie is taking part in the Holiday Home Tour, offering residents an opportunity to tour historic and modern homes, adorned with decorations for the holidays.

How to Have a Fun and Safe Holiday Celebration

December 2, 2011 — The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends, family and co-workers. 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.

University of Wyoming Calendar for December 4-10

December 2, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming.

Dancers UW Eminent Artist Residency Concludes with Performances in Riverton, Gillette, Torrington, Lusk

December 2, 2011 — The residency of the University of Wyoming’s 2011-2012 Eminent Artists-in-Residence, the celebrated Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, culminates with an evening-length dance concert, “Continuous Momentum: The Works of Bill T. Jones” Dec. 10-13 in Riverton, Gillette, Torrington and Lusk.

Woman and man UW School of Energy Resources Recognizes First Two Graduates from Riverton, Jackson

December 2, 2011 — Sabrina Forbis from Riverton and Kyle McDonald of Jackson have earned their place in University of Wyoming history: They are the first UW students to receive bachelor’s degrees in energy resource science offered by the School of Energy Resources.

Woman UW President: Community College Cooperation Essential to Wyoming Education

December 1, 2011 — Increased demands for higher education opportunities in Wyoming will require even greater cooperation between the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges, UW President Tom Buchanan says.

UW President Responds to Gov. Mead’s Budget Recommendations

December 1, 2011 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan today issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Matt Mead's 2013-14 budget recommendations:

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