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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Friday Night Fever Event to Relax Students for Finals

November 30, 2011 — Finals have been known to stress students to their limit, but students will be able to relax before finals week at Friday Night Fever’s end-of-semester Destressor Friday, Dec. 2, at 9 p.m., in the University of Wyoming Union.

Northern Rockies Skies for December

November 30, 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.

UW Gala Holiday Concert is Sunday

November 30, 2011 — The University of Wyoming’s annual Gala Holiday Concerts will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Both performances, which often sell out, will be in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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A Cappella Ensemble to Perform at UW Friday

November 29, 2011 — Acclaimed a cappella ensemble Calmus will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. All tickets cost $8.

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UW Engineering and Applied Science Seniors Prepare for Design Symposium

November 29, 2011 — More than 100 seniors will exhibit and present individual and team design projects during the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science 17th annual Senior Design Symposium beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Rooms 1062, 2101, 2104 and 2105 of the Engineering Building.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Dec. 4-10: Religion in Wyoming’s History

November 29, 2011 — Over the past two centuries, Wyoming has undergone an enormous amount of religious change. From the religions of the many Native American tribes who lived in this land to Protestant and Catholic missionaries and settlers, to Mormons and to Chinese Buddhists and Daoists, the people living in Wyoming have adhered to and been influenced by many different religious views and practices.

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UW Team Earns Fourth Place at ‘Battle of the Brains’ Competition

November 29, 2011 — A University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science student team placed fourth in a recent computer programming competition at Colorado State University.

Fall Commencement Set For Dec. 1-3 at UW

November 28, 2011 — Fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Wyoming will be held Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3.

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Fremont County Educator Receives Award for Extension Efforts

November 28, 2011 — A Fremont County educator has been recognized by the Wyoming Association of County Agriculture Agents for his leadership in extension efforts in the county and across the state.

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Innovation Draws UW Extension’s Creativity Award

November 28, 2011 — Infusing innovation into extension offices across Wyoming and providing creative training for educators and staff members has earned an instructional technology educational specialist UW Extension’s 2011 Creative Excellence Recognition Award.

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UW Administrator Honored by International Organization

November 28, 2011 — A national professional organization recently presented its highest award to Dorothy Yates, associate vice president for research at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Collegiate Chorale to Perform Wednesday

November 28, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will present an evening of choral music celebrating this season of peace, giving and community at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral.

UW Holiday Market This Friday

November 28, 2011 — A reminder that this season’s Holiday Market at the University of Wyoming will be a one-day event - Friday, Dec. 2.

UW Trustees Approve Renaming Extension Service, Renewable Resources Department

November 28, 2011 — The extension service and a department in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming have been renamed.

Willena Stanford Diversity Award Nominations Being Accepted

November 28, 2011 — 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.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 4-Dec. 10

November 28, 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.

Author to Speak On Johnson County War in Casper Tuesday

November 22, 2011 — John W. Davis, author of “Wyoming Range War,” will give a talk on the Johnson County War of 1892 Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at the UW Outreach Building, 951 N. Poplar Street in Casper. The event is sponsored by the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center and the UW College of Law.

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Brucellosis Testing and Research Expanding in Wyoming

November 22, 2011 — When two heifers on a ranch near Meeteetse tested positive for exposure to brucellosis this fall, technicians from the University of Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory quickly tested more than 320 other cattle in the area in addition to the 250 tested in the source herd and determined that the disease had not spread.

Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical 'Carousel' at UW Nov. 29

November 22, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Musical Theatre Workshop will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Carousel” for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the UW College of Education auditorium.

University of Wyoming Calendar for the Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4

November 22, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 28-Dec. 4 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Art Museum Seeks Decorators for Annual Festival of Trees

November 22, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum asks businesses, community organizations, campus groups and individuals to create their own unique trees for the 19th annual Festival of Trees and silent auction.

UW Hockey Club Suffers Three Losses

November 22, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club lost all three of its games last week at the Clash in the Corn, a six-team tournament hosted annually by Dordt College of Sioux Center, Iowa.

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UW School of Nursing sells Calendar to Raise Funds for Honduras Clinic

November 22, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing will raise money by selling calendars to support building a health clinic in Honduras.

UW Synergy Program Class to Raise Funds for Kenyan Project

November 22, 2011 — Freshmen students in a University of Wyoming Synergy Program class will sell silicone bracelets from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Wyoming Union to raise funds for a Kenyan non-profit organization’s (NPO) grassroots programs.

Webinar to Show Mobile Ways to Market Business

November 22, 2011 — A webinar dealing with Web, social media and mobile marketing strategies will be held from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

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Leadership Academy Program Begins at UW

November 21, 2011 — Sixteen University of Wyoming employees are members of the inaugural Leadership Academy -- a program designed to develop and enhance the skills of current and future UW leaders.

Service-Learning Mini-Grants Available at UW

November 21, 2011 — The deadline to apply for service-learning mini-grants is Friday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m.

Staff Senate Holiday Food Drive Under Way

November 21, 2011 — Nominations are now being accepted for Staff Senate’s holiday food drive at the University of Wyoming. Deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 7.

UW Holiday Market One-Day Event Dec. 2

November 21, 2011 — This year’s University of Wyoming Holiday Market will be a one-day event – Friday, Dec. 2.

UW Thanksgiving Holiday Hours Set

November 21, 2011 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for Thanksgiving. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Nov. 28. Classes will not be held Nov. 23-25.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Appointments

November 21, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its November meeting.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

November 21, 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 Weeks of Nov. 20-26 and Nov. 27-Dec.3

November 18, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov.27-Dec. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

Joint UW, Casper College Facility Moves Forward with Revenue Bond Approval

November 18, 2011 — A joint facility to be shared by the University of Wyoming and Casper College cleared a final hurdle today (Friday) when the UW Board of Trustees approved the issuance of $10 million in revenue bonds to cover part of UW’s contribution to the project.

New UW Standards Send Message for Success

November 18, 2011 — This past week, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to establish new admission standards for UW.

University of Wyoming Calendar for the Week of November 21-27

November 18, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Responds to Requests for Budget Reduction Planning

November 18, 2011 — Responding to requests from a legislative committee and the governor, the University of Wyoming has started working on plans for three possible budget-cutting scenarios.

UW Trustees Vote to Boost College Readiness

November 18, 2011 — More high school graduates will enter the University of Wyoming prepared to succeed in college, and more will receive extra support to pursue degrees, as a result of action by the UW Board of Trustees on Friday.

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Drill Tests Emergency Response Capabilities

November 17, 2011 — None of the nearly 250 people who passed through War Memorial Fieldhouse Wednesday afternoon exhibited the symptoms of anthrax infection -- difficulty breathing, severe chest discomfort, weakness, chills and a high fever.

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Lupe Fiasco to Perform at UW

November 17, 2011 — Lupe Fiasco, a Chicago-based rapper, will perform at the University of Wyoming at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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UW Faculty Recital Saturday

November 17, 2011 — Five University of Wyoming faculty members will perform in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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UW Gallery 234 to Close Semester with Exhibition on Reality vs. Irrationality

November 17, 2011 — Daniel Smith’s Gallery 234 exhibition, “Irrationality in a Rational World,” can be seen from Monday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Dec. 9, in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

UW Racquetball Club Competes at First Tournament

November 17, 2011 — University of Wyoming Racquetball Club competitors won the top three places in the gold division at this year’s opening competition against the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Colorado Chamber Orchestra Musicians Play Music by UW Composers

November 16, 2011 — Members of the Colorado Chamber Orchestra will perform works by UW composers Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall. The free concert will feature music for small chamber ensembles.

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UW Pan Band to Perform Nov. 21

November 16, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Pan Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Fine Arts concert hall. Admission is free.

UW School of Pharmacy Welcomes Class of 2015

November 16, 2011 — The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy welcomed members of the class of 2015 into its professional pharmacy program this fall.

Apply Now for Statewide Elementary Education Bachelor’s Degree Program

November 15, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Outreach School and College of Education are now accepting student applications for the Statewide Elementary Education bachelor’s degree program for the cohort beginning in fall 2012. Applications are due no later than Dec. 31.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Nov. 20-26: Sports, Religion and Child Rape

November 15, 2011 — President Ronald Reagan said it best, “Trust, but verify.” He may have applied this old Russian proverb to United States’ relations with the Soviet Union, but like any good proverb it fits many situations. It makes a good watch-word for parents in dealing with respected institutions, especially with regard to the possible sexual misbehavior of their representatives.

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UW Symphony Orchestra to Perform Nordic Drama

November 15, 2011 — Danish maestro Peter Ettrup Larsen will conduct the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in performances of Nordic pieces at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Coe Library Reading Room Dedication Thursday at UW

November 14, 2011 — The new Alma Doke McMurry Reading Room in William Robertson Coe Library will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.

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Fremont County Educator Receives UW Extension’s Most Prestigious Award

November 14, 2011 — A University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (CES) educator from Fremont County has received the most prestigious honor in UW extension.

Nominations Accepted for UW Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter

November 14, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate is seeking nominations for Outstanding Staff Employee of the fourth quarter. Friday, Dec. 9, is the nomination deadline.

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Tailgate Park Recycling Project Enjoys Success

November 14, 2011 — Not only has it been a pretty good year for the UW football team, but UW Recycling has had a good year at the tailgate park, as well.

UW Gatekeepers Training Offered

November 14, 2011 — The next Gatekeepers training session is from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Wyoming Union Warm Valley Room 202.

UW Hockey Club Beats Colorado School of Mines

November 14, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with an 8-3 victory over the Colorado School of Mines in Littleton, Colo.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 20-26

November 14, 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 State High School Football Championships

November 12, 2011 — Sheridan won its second 4A state football championship in the past three years after rolling over Cheyenne East 42-14 Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Nov. 13-19

November 11, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

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Colorado Avalanche Tickets for $10 to UW Students

November 11, 2011 — University of Wyoming students can attend a Colorado Avalanche hockey game for $10, but only 46 tickets are available.

University of Wyoming Calendar for the Week of November 14-20

November 11, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Entomology Professor to Discuss Ecuador Trip

November 11, 2011 — Scott Shaw, University of Wyoming professor of entomology, will discuss his research and teaching in eastern Ecuador at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Room 138 of the Berry Center on 10th and Lewis streets.

UW Students, Employees Can Participate in ‘Cowboy Ready’ in Emergency Drill Nov. 16

November 11, 2011 — University of Wyoming students and employees have an opportunity to be involved in testing local emergency response plans specific to a public health emergency.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for November Meeting

November 11, 2011 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their November meeting beginning Thursday, Nov. 17, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

Wyoming Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

November 11, 2011 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $33,250 to the University of Wyoming during the past academic year for education and research programs and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.

Auditions for Vagina, Wyoming Monologues Nov. 16-17 at UW

November 10, 2011 — Auditions for the Vagina and Wyoming Monologues will be Nov. 16-17, at the University of Wyoming and the Albany County Public Library.

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Indian Fabric Fashion Show, Silent Auction to Raise Money for UW Student Project

November 10, 2011 — An Indian Fabric Design Challenge fashion show and silent auction to raise funds for the University of Wyoming Indian Students Organization’s “Keep Girls in School Project” will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Mark Jenkins to Present Congo Expedition Photos

November 10, 2011 — Acclaimed author and global correspondent Mark Jenkins will give his presentation, “Guns, Gorillas and Laptops: How We All Are Unwittingly Connected” Nov. 15-17, in Casper, Sheridan and Gillette.

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UW Assesses Public Perceptions of Niobrara Shale Oil Formation Development

November 10, 2011 — Residents of three Wyoming counties are being interviewed for a University of Wyoming project to assess people’s perspectives about a potential oil boom in southeast Wyoming.

Botswana Benefit Set for Tuesday

November 9, 2011 — The Cross Cultural Communication class at the University of Wyoming will host a benefit for Botswana Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Dance Marathon to Raise Funds for AIDs Research

November 9, 2011 — Dancers will help raise money for FACE AIDS during Friday Night Fever’s annual dance marathon from 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, to 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

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State High School Football Championships in Laramie Nov. 11-12

November 9, 2011 — The Wyoming High School Football Championships will be in Laramie for the third consecutive year Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12. Three teams will attempt to defend titles won last season.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 18

November 9, 2011 — Members of the University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council will hold their regularly scheduled quarterly meeting Friday, Nov. 18, at 8 a.m. at the UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie. They will also meet in a joint session with the UW Board of Trustees.

UW to Host Regional Residence Halls Conference

November 9, 2011 — More than 350 Residence Hall Association (RHA) executives, delegates and advisers representing 31 schools from throughout the region will hold their regional conference Nov. 10-13 at the University of Wyoming.

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Balinese Music and Dance Concert Saturday at UW

November 8, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Gamelan Chandra Wyoga will present a free concert featuring Balinese music and dance Saturday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts concert hall.

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Eminent Artist Bill T. Jones Residency Concludes with Repertory Concert

November 8, 2011 — Artist-in-Residence Bill T. Jones will complete his time at the University of Wyoming with a performance by UW students of, “Continuous Momentum: The Works of Bill T. Jones.”

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International Painting Annual Selects Works by UW Art Professor

November 8, 2011 — University of Wyoming Art Professor Ricki Klages is among 79 artists from around the world whose works were selected to be included in the International Painting Annual published by Manifest Press.

UW Hockey Club Loses Two Games

November 8, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club suffered a pair of 3-2 losses to the University of New Mexico last weekend in American Collegiate Hockey Association action.

Humanities Programs Topic of Nov. 14 Discussion at UW

November 7, 2011 — The future directions for humanities programs at the University of Wyoming and how interested faculty may develop them is the topic of a discussion at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14,in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

NCAR Selects IBM for Key Components of New Supercomputing Center

November 7, 2011 — The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) today announced that IBM will install critical components of a petascale supercomputing system at the new NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). The company was selected following a competitive open procurement process.

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Simpson Seminar Room Dedicated at UW

November 7, 2011 — The University of Wyoming's new Milward L. Simpson Seminar Room in the Department of Political Science was officially dedicated Friday.

UW Air Force ROTC to Honor POW/MIAs

November 7, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Air Force ROTC Detachment 940 will honor prisoners of war and those missing in action on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

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UW Dining Services Offers Online Menus and Nutrition Information

November 7, 2011 — Diners can now go online to view menus and nutrition information for University of Wyoming dining locations.

UW Employment Benefit Fair Thursday

November 7, 2011 — Benefited University of Wyoming employees are encouraged to attend an Employee Benefit Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Door prizes and give-away items will be available.

UW Experts Featured in Wyoming PBS Documentary and Call-In Show

November 7, 2011 — University of Wyoming and statewide experts will share positive messages about the aging brain in the 30-minute documentary, "Gray Matters: Exploring the Mature Mind," produced by the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) in the UW College of Health Sciences.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 13-19

November 7, 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 Nov. 6-12

November 4, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Overcoming Barriers to Growth Topic of Nov. 15 Meeting in Sheridan

November 4, 2011 — Sheridan business owners and entrepreneurs can learn about overcoming barriers to growth at this month’s StartWest meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

Three Wyoming Schools Selected for Community Initiative

November 4, 2011 — Students in three Wyoming schools are participating in an innovative school-community engagement initiative this fall that will benefit their communities.

University of Wyoming Calendar for the Week of November 7-13

November 4, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Professor Receives NSF Grant to Study Nanoparticles in Drinking Water

November 4, 2011 — Jonathan Brant, assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, received a $300,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the ability of water treatment plants to remove manufactured nanomaterials from drinking water.

Holocaust Remembered at UW

November 3, 2011 — The Hillel-sponsored exhibition “The UW Holocaust Week Exhibition: A History of Posters from the Simon Wiesenthal Center” can be seen from Monday, Nov.7 through Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Gallery 234, Room 004 in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

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UW School of Nursing Presents Community Partner Awards

November 3, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing named three clinical agencies as community partners.

Wyoming, Utah Researchers Join Forces to Understand Complex Water Problems Facing Western States

November 3, 2011 — An interdisciplinary team of Wyoming and Utah researchers has received a $6 million, three-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a better understanding of the interconnectivity of natural and human water resources systems -- a critical environmental sustainability problem facing both states.

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert for UW Students, Faculty and Family

November 2, 2011 — The free Student Activities Council Thanksgiving dinner will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5-7 p.m., in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Indie Rock Band Typhoon with Wild Ones and Youth to Entertain at UW

November 2, 2011 — American indie rock band Typhoon, along with supporting bands Wild Ones and Youth, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Simpson Seminar Room Dedication

November 2, 2011 — A ceremony to officially open the University of Wyoming’s new Milward L. Simpson Seminar Room will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the UW College of Arts and Sciences building lobby.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Nov. 6-12: The Triumph of Abrahamic Monotheism?

November 2, 2011 — The world’s population has just reached seven billion through a centuries-long process of growth and migration. The same process formed the distribution of the world’s religions as we now know them today. The current result of that process is somewhat surprising; more than half of the world’s people follow one of just two religions: Christianity and Islam. These two monotheistic religions comprise the world’s two largest religions.

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An Evening of Music is Saturday at UW

November 1, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will host a free evening of music for Moldovan nai (panflute), clarinet, piano and flute quartet Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

UW students Receive $411,900 in Agricultural Scholarships

November 1, 2011 — More than $411,900 in Brand of Excellence Scholarships was presented to 201 students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources this year at the University of Wyoming.

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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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