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January 2012 Releases


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Apply for Financial Aid Now at UW, Wyoming Community Colleges

January 31, 2012 — Admissions and financial aid officers at the University of Wyoming and the state's community colleges are encouraging prospective college students and their families to apply for financial aid now.

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Sims Featured on National Geographic “Explorers” Site

January 31, 2012 — Kenneth Sims is now in the esteemed company of Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard and famed primatologist Jane Goodall.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Non-Resident

January 31, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2011 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Pick Up Victories

January 31, 2012 — Both University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams swept races at last weekend‘s Colorado Mesa University (CMU) invitational.

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UW Summit Chamber Players Set Feb. 8 Concert

January 31, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Summit Chamber Players will perform with renowned Brazilian violist Glesse Collet Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts concert hall. Tickets, $7.50 for the public and $5.50 for students and seniors, are available at the Fine Arts box office.

Digital Media Symposium Friday at UW

January 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Department of English will explore digital media’s impacts on education and culture during a day-long symposium at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to Meet Wednesday in Denver

January 30, 2012 — Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Cambria Suites at Denver International Airport. The meeting is open to the public.

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New UW Bison Run Village Apartments Accepting Applications for Fall 2012

January 30, 2012 — University of Wyoming Residence Life & Dining Services will accept applications beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, for the new UW Bison Run Village Apartments.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

January 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2011 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW Berry Center Gate Access Details

January 30, 2012 — Applications are being accepted for access cards to drive through a new vehicle gate that has been installed at the alley entrance near the Berry Center off Lewis Street midway between Ninth and 10th streets.

UW Hockey Club Splits Two Games

January 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming hockey club split a pair of home games last weekend, losing to Colorado State University (CSU) and beating the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS).

UW Idol Semifinalists Selected

January 30, 2012 — A panel of judges has selected 15 participants from the open call auditions to sing in the University of Wyoming Idol semifinals at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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UW Theatre and Dance Spring Season Opens with Restoration Comedy

January 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s spring season opens with “The Beaux’ Stratagem” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-11 on the Fine Arts main stage.

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UW Writer in Residence Receives European Literary Award

January 30, 2012 — Rattawut Lapcharoensap, University of Wyoming MFA Program in Creative Writing Eminent Writer in Residence, is the recipient of a major five-year European literary grant from the Abraham Woursell Foundation. He recently accepted the prize in Vienna, Austria.

Vote for UW Staff Employee of the Year

January 30, 2012 — University of Wyoming staff, faculty and students can vote online for the employee of the year.

Walk For Women Set for Feb. 11 at UW

January 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s annual Walk for Women for breast cancer research is scheduled to begin with registration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Arena-Auditorium concourse.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 5-Feb. 11

January 30, 2012 — 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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Arla Mistica Receives UW’s Stanford Award for Diversity

January 27, 2012 — Arla Mistica of Wheatland, a University of Wyoming senior in microbiology and physiology, is the recipient of the 2012 Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4

January 27, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 29-Feb. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

Northern Rockies Skies for February

January 27, 2012 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 30-Feb. 5

January 27, 2012 — These are among activities schedule Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

Grant Targets Higher Education Awareness in Wyoming Schools

January 26, 2012 — Mini-grants for in-state high schools to increase college-going culture and awareness are being offered through the Wyoming College Access Challenge Grant (CACG).

VA Director’s Whistle Stop Tour to Arrive at UW Feb. 8

January 26, 2012 — Cheyenne Veterans Affairs officials are making a “VA Director’s Whistle Stop Tour” from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the University of Wyoming Union Big Horn Room. All veterans are invited to attend.

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UW Libraries Continue to Grow

January 25, 2012 — It’s been a little more than two years since the opening of the major addition and renovation of the University of Wyoming's William Robertson Coe Library. During that time, the library has continued to grow in its collections and use by UW students, faculty and staff.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4: The Best Training Ground for Democracy: A Business or a Church?

January 25, 2012 — Many successful businessmen and businesswomen in America run for public office thinking their business background is good preparation for a leadership position in government. This is especially true if they managed a company and guided it from humble beginnings to a multimillion-dollar organization.

Grant Funds Available for Existing Wyoming Projects

January 24, 2012 — A grant that pairs a University of Wyoming faculty member with a visiting expert from another country is available for pre-existing Wyoming projects.

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The Second City Improv Brings Laughs to UW

January 24, 2012 — The Second City Improv Company will perform a free show at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 29-Feb. 4

January 24, 2012 — 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.

Improving Board Member Performance Target of Laramie Sessions

January 23, 2012 — A five-session program to help board members be more effective begins Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Laramie.

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Local Engineering Firm Sponsors Recycling Program at UW Sporting Events

January 23, 2012 — Trihydro, a regional engineering firm, is promoting recycling by providing receptacles at University of Wyoming sporting events.

Poetry Slam Wednesday

January 23, 2012 — Poetry writers and listeners are invited to a poetry slam for University of Wyoming students Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Wyoming Union Gardens.

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Spring Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

January 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will present its spring exhibitions during a free public reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

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UW Chamber Orchestra Concert Sunday

January 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Chamber Orchestra will perform a string orchestra concert, Sunday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Concert Hall. Admission is free.

UW Hockey Club Loses Two Games

January 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming hockey club suffered a pair of lopsided losses last weekend against Williston (N.D.) State College.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

January 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its January meeting Friday.

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Welsh Named UW Social Justice Research Center Director

January 23, 2012 — College of Education Professor Kate Muir Welsh has been selected as the second director of the University of Wyoming’s Social Justice Research Center.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Jan. 22-28

January 20, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 23-29

January 20, 2012 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Board Approves Regulation on Sexual Misconduct

January 20, 2012 — Acting to strengthen the university's policies regarding sexual violence and harassment, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Friday approved a new regulation on sexual misconduct involving students.

UW Energy Degree Program Name Change Reflects Curriculum Revisions

January 20, 2012 — Graduates of the University Wyoming School of Energy Resources’ undergraduate program will be better prepared for the work force as a result of recent curriculum changes.

UW Facilities Planners Receive Trustees’ Award of Merit

January 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Facilities Planning office has been a busy place the past five years.

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UW Idol Open Call Auditions

January 20, 2012 — Auditions to be the next UW Idol are scheduled Friday, Jan. 27, at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The UW Idol open call audition is free and open to the public.

UW Trustees Approve Facility Site for Planned Gateway Center

January 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today approved a 2.4-acre site on Grand Avenue in Laramie for a proposed facility that will provide a distinctive entry point to the university.

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Documentary on Aldo Leopold Showing at UW Education Auditorium

January 19, 2012 — "Green Fire," the first full-length, high-definition documentary film made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, will be shown Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. inside the University of Wyoming Education auditorium.

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New UW Building Raises the Bar for Arts in Wyoming

January 19, 2012 — No one can fault Margaret Haydon, Mark Ritchie and other University of Wyoming Department of Art faculty members for the excessive elation they express now that classes have begun in the university’s new Visual Arts Building.

UW Hockey Club Routs CU-Denver

January 19, 2012 — The University of Wyoming hockey club returned from its month-long winter break, scoring 31 goals in two wins last weekend against the University of Colorado-Denver, a first-year club.

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Molina Opens for Lupe Fiasco Concert Jan. 20 at UW

January 18, 2012 — Hip-hopper Molina is the opening act for the Lupe Fiasco concert Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Smithsonian Architect to Work With UW American Indian Studies Program

January 18, 2012 — Johnpaul Jones, lead design consultant for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, has contracted to work with the University of Wyoming American Indian Studies Program to develop a project profile for a proposed American Indian center on the UW campus.

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UW Staff Members Honored for Communications Excellence

January 17, 2012 — University of Wyoming communications specialists received 18 awards during the Wyoming Press Association's (WPA) annual associates' group communications contest.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for January Meeting

January 17, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their January meeting beginning Thursday, Jan. 19, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 22-28

January 17, 2012 — 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 Jan. 15-21

January 13, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

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Photography Exhibition Opens in UW’s Gallery 234

January 13, 2012 — "Local to Global," a photography exhibition depicting University of Wyoming service trips, can be seen from Tuesday, Jan. 17, through Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Gallery 234, Room 004 in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 16-22

January 13, 2012 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 16-22, at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Visual Arts Building to Be Dedicated Jan. 20

January 13, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s new Visual Arts Building will be dedicated Friday, Jan. 20, at 10:45 a.m. Refreshments and tours of the facility will be offered following the ribbon-cutting program

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Improved Facilities Key to UW Athletics’ Success

January 12, 2012 — When it comes to recruiting student-athletes to the University of Wyoming, Athletics Director Tom Burman knows that UW needs that “extra something that sells.”

University of Wyoming Dean's and Freshman Honor Rolls: Non-Resident

January 12, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2011 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

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UW Leads in Energy Research with Micro Imaging Instrument

January 12, 2012 — With the installation of the most advanced high-resolution 3D X-ray microscope available, the University of Wyoming becomes the first university in the world to put this state-of-the-art tool in the hands of faculty and researchers to increase their understanding of underground reservoirs of oil and natural gas.

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Comedians, College Dating Coaches Show at UW Friday

January 11, 2012 — A night of comedy and expert dating advice kicks off the new semester with the “College Dating Coaches” tour at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Dean's and Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

January 11, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2011 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

UW Closed Monday

January 11, 2012 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr./Wyoming Equality Day. Normal business hours and class times will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17.

UW Nordic Club Ski Teams Open With Victories

January 11, 2012 — The nationally recognized University of Wyoming Nordic Club ski teams opened the new year sweeping a pair of events last weekend.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Jan. 15-21: Seeking the Essence of Tim Tebow in the Midst of Controversy and Ridicule

January 11, 2012 — The Denver Broncos football team made the second round of the AFC playoffs, despite having only an even win-loss record during the regular season (8-8) and losing the season’s last three games. This is thanks in large part to the Broncos’ young quarterback, Tim Tebow.

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UW Visual Arts Center to Be Dedicated Jan. 20

January 11, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s new visual arts facility will be dedicated Friday, Jan. 20, at 10:45 a.m. Refreshments and tours of the facility will be offered following the ribbon-cutting program.

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Steppers Performance Jan. 18 at UW

January 10, 2012 — In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue, the P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club steppers will perform a free show at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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University of Wyoming Offers Reduced Tuition to Tunisian Students

January 10, 2012 — Beginning in fall of 2012, the University of Wyoming will offer up to five Tunisian undergraduate students in-state tuition for the term of their degree program, not to exceed five years.

Adult Wellness Program Offered at UW

January 9, 2012 — Campus Recreation will offer a 12-week wellness program for University of Wyoming employees Jan. 17 through April 13 from 12:10-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enrollment deadline is Friday, Jan. 13.

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Beverly Sanchez is UW Employee of the Quarter

January 9, 2012 — Beverly Sanchez, Army ROTC office associate, is the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter.

Range, Crops, Landscaping Among Topics at UW WESTI Ag Days in Worland

January 9, 2012 — Range and livestock topics, crop issues, pesticide certification and landscaping are among more than 30 sessions at this year’s Wyoming Extension's Strategically and Technologically Informative (WESTI) Ag Days in Worland.

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UW Exceeds United Way Goal

January 9, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s campaign leaders thank the university community for its strong and generous support of Albany County’s 14 United Way agencies.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 15-Jan 21

January 9, 2012 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Press Association Convention Here This Weekend

January 9, 2012 — University of Wyoming Department of Communication and Journalism faculty members and staff members from Institutional Communications are organizing and participating in the Wyoming Press Association’s (WPA) winter convention this weekend at the UW Conference Center.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Jan. 8-14

January 6, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications Available at UW

January 6, 2012 — Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2012-2013 academic year at the University of Wyoming. Application deadline is Thursday, March 1.

Large Youth Soccer Tournament on Tap at UW Indoor Practice Facility

January 6, 2012 — It may be the off-season, but the University of Wyoming’s indoor practice facility will be put to good use this weekend for a large youth soccer tournament.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 9-14

January 6, 2012 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 9-14, at the University of Wyoming:

UW President Tom Buchanan Appears on Wyoming PBS Program Tonight

January 6, 2012 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan will appear on Wyoming PBS tonight on the public TV station’s “Wyoming Chronicle” program.

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UW Researchers Engineer Silkworms to Produce Stronger Silk

January 6, 2012 — University of Wyoming researchers have long been at the forefront in documenting the special properties of spider silk, and in searching for ways to produce the strong substance for beneficial human uses from medical sutures to body armor.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications Due March 1 at UW

January 5, 2012 — The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2012 Summer Session and the 2012-2013 academic year.

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UW Student Recognized among New Faces of Civil Engineering

January 5, 2012 — University of Wyoming student Gretchen Heberling of Greensboro, Md., is among 10 promising civil engineering college students recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) through its first annual New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition.

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The Patti Fiasco Sets UW Performance

January 4, 2012 — Wyoming musicians, The Patti Fiasco, will perform a free concert Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom to mark the Student Activities Council’s first spring semester event.

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UW Classroom Upgrades Boost Teaching, Learning

January 4, 2012 — For students in Rachel Watson’s lower-division microbiology classes at the University of Wyoming, there’s little opportunity to be bored.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President's Honor Roll: Non-Resident

January 3, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2011 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President's Honor Roll: Resident

January 3, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2011 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

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