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June 2013 Releases


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Campus Construction Update for June 30-July 13

June 28, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 30-July 13 at the University of Wyoming:

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Free Children’s Summer Art Classes Offered at UW Art Museum

June 28, 2013 — For three weeks in July, the University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer “Paint Pony Express,” a free series of art classes for students ages 4 to 11.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 7-July 13

June 28, 2013 — 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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Jackson State University Group Learns About Wyoming’s Hydrology, Geology

June 27, 2013 — For Carlos Martinez, the University of Wyoming is worlds away from his home in Bogota, Colombia. But for the Jackson State University (JSU) junior, the skills he developed and experience he gained using new hydrology equipment will be invaluable to his future plans.

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Northern Rockies Skies for July: The Constellation Bootes, the Herdsman

June 27, 2013 — 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 Spring Semester Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Non-resident

June 27, 2013 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2013 spring semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

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

June 27, 2013 — The University of Wyoming lists the following Wyoming students on the 2013 spring semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

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StoryCorps Coming to Cheyenne July 12-Aug. 3

June 26, 2013 — StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, will record interviews in Cheyenne from Friday, July 12 through Saturday, Aug. 3.

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Trip to Denver’s Water World Planned

June 26, 2013 — Tickets will go on sale at the University of Wyoming beginning Monday, July 1, for a July 11 trip to Denver’s Water World.

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WPR Journalist Reports On Elephant Management in South Africa

June 26, 2013 — While elephants are threatened by poaching in many parts of Africa, they are flourishing in South Africa, says Wyoming Public Radio reporter Willow Belden. She recently returned from an assignment to report on efforts to control the country’s growing elephant populations.

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UW Professor Excavates Significant Fifth Century Mosaic in Galilee

June 25, 2013 — University of Wyoming Religious Studies Professor Paul Flesher was part of the excavation team which unearthed a pair of stunning mosaics decorating the floor of a late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Lower Galilee.

UW ROTC Cadet Tops Physical Fitness Test

June 25, 2013 — Holly Reiner, a University of Wyoming Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet from Cheyenne, won first place in the female category during the recent 3rd Regiment Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) at Fort Lewis, Wash.

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Ecological Society of America Honors UW Professor Bill Reiners

June 24, 2013 — In recognition of his groundbreaking accomplishments in a career spanning five decades, the world’s largest professional organization of ecologists has presented its top award to William Reiners, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Botany.

Natural Sounds in Wyoming’s National Parks Topic of Thursday Talk

June 24, 2013 — The impact of human-caused noise on wildlife in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks is the topic of the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, June 27, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Wyoming Health Fairs on Campus Thursday and Friday

June 24, 2013 — The Wyoming Health Fairs will offer blood screenings Thursday and Friday, June 27-28, from 7-10 a.m. in the UW Classroom Building west lobby.

Campus Construction Update for June 23-29

June 21, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

Laramie Mural Project Fundraiser to Add New Murals Downtown

June 21, 2013 — The Laramie Mural Project fundraising campaign is under way online at Kickstarter, with a goal of adding seven new murals to downtown Laramie by the end of next summer.

Portion of 22nd Street is Closed

June 21, 2013 — Laramie’s 22nd Street, between Grand Avenue and Arrowhead Drive, will remain closed through early July to connect to utilities in the street for the University of Wyoming’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center construction project.

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Students Explore Science Concepts at UW Energy Summer Institute

June 21, 2013 — How much weight can a cockroach pull, and how much strength does it take to pull a marshmallow apart?

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Trip Planned to Denver’s Elitch Gardens June 27

June 21, 2013 — Tickets are currently on sale at the University of Wyoming for a Thursday, June 27, trip to Elitch Gardens Theme Park in Denver.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for June 24-30

June 21, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled June 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for June 30-July 6

June 21, 2013 — 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.

University of Wyoming President’s Honor Roll: Non-resident

June 20, 2013 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2013 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming President’s Honor Roll: Resident

June 20, 2013 — The University of Wyoming lists 850 students on the 2013 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of June 23-29: Building by the Sea

June 20, 2013 — Last Saturday evening I went to a concert by the Idan Reikal Project in Caesarea, Israel. The concert was held in the ancient Roman theater built by King Herod the Great on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea more than 2,000 years ago. The audience faced the water, and when my eyes were not being blinded by the light show accompanying the music, I could see the moon shining on the water as it set.

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UW’s Holbrook Receives Oceanography Honor

June 20, 2013 — University of Wyoming Professor Steve Holbrook has received one of the Oceanography Society’s most prestigious honors.

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Acoustic Rock Band Continuum to Perform at UW June 26

June 19, 2013 — The acoustic rock band Continuum will perform Wednesday, June 26, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., in Simpson Plaza at the University of Wyoming.

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Grizzly Bears, Wildfire Prevention UW Television Program Topics Sunday

June 19, 2013 — A proposal to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from federal protection and ways to save cabins or mountain forest homes from wildfire will be discussed on the University of Wyoming news and information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

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Snowy Range Summer Theatre Presents ‘Stones in His Pockets’

June 19, 2013 — The Snowy Range Summer Theatre continues with “Stones in His Pockets,” Marie Jones’ “riotously funny” (Associated Press) comedy about two Irish lads hoping to hit it big as movie extras.

UW Self-Reports Potential Volleyball Program Violations to NCAA

June 18, 2013 — Results of an internal University of Wyoming inquiry into allegations that women’s volleyball student-athletes received impermissible benefits have been submitted to the NCAA.

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Animal Science Society Honors UW's Scott Lake

June 17, 2013 — The American Society of Animal Science will present its Western Section Young Extension Award to Scott Lake, assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science.

Decline of Cutthroat Trout in Yellowstone National Park is Topic of Thursday Talk

June 17, 2013 — The decline of cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park is the topic of the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, June 20, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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Laramie Students Claim National History Day Championship, Jackson Students Third

June 17, 2013 — Laramie home schoolers Hazel Homer-Wambean and Jackson Higgins claimed first place in the recent National History Day competition June 9-13 in College Park, Md.

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NPR's StoryCorps Coming to Wyoming

June 17, 2013 — Wyoming residents will have the opportunity to record, share and preserve their stories when the StoryCorps' MobileBooth stops in Wyoming this summer.

Summer UW Staff Symposium Scheduled

June 17, 2013 — Non-supervisory University of Wyoming staff members will have the opportunity to attend three training sessions July 22 -23 covering workplace respect, conflict self-management and workplace ethics.

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UW's Kaycee Nelson Second in CNFR Breakaway Roping

June 17, 2013 — Kaycee Nelson couldn’t bear to watch. She had her back to the arena after briefly taking the national breakaway roping lead, and needed two other competitors to somehow falter down the stretch.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 23-29

June 17, 2013 — 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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Campus Construction Update for Week of June 16-22

June 14, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

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Final Days to See Sayler Installation in Centennial Complex Lobby

June 14, 2013 — The final day to see Idaho artist Gerri Sayler’s site-specific installation in the University of Wyoming Centennial Complex lobby will be Saturday, June 22.

Retiring UW President Donates Books to Meeteetse Library

June 14, 2013 — During his 35-year career at the University of Wyoming, retiring President Tom Buchanan has accumulated a large and wide-ranging personal collection of books.

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Snowy Range Summer Theatre to Present Homegrown Tribute to Wyoming Community Journalism

June 14, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Snowy Range Summer Theatre will close its 60th season with “Waiting for A Chinook (A New Play about Old Newspapers),” a fictional memoir written by Gregory Hinton and directed by UW Professor Leigh Selting.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for June 17-23

June 14, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled June 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Team Ropers Score Fast Time, But Don't Reach Finals

June 14, 2013 — There will be no repeat national team roping title for the University of Wyoming’s Tyler Schnaufer.

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Summer Solstice Celebration to Take Place at UW Art Museum

June 13, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its annual summer solstice celebration Friday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Two UW Professors Share in Award for Outstanding Rotorcraft Research

June 13, 2013 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members are part of the HELIOS software development team that won the 2013 Schroers Award for Outstanding Rotorcraft Research from the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Helicopter Society (AHS).

UW's Nelson Drops One Spot in National Breakaway Roping Standings

June 13, 2013 — She may not be the nation’s top breakaway roper, but University of Wyoming Cowgirl Kaycee Nelson knows who she will have to challenge for a College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) title.

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UW Professor Co-Writes Paper on Discovery of Possible Planet Formed Around Distant Star

June 13, 2013 — A University of Wyoming professor co-wrote a paper that purports a planet may be nestled in a gap in the disk around the star known as TW Hydrae, which is located 176 light years away.

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Dance-Rock Group Common Anomaly at UW June 19

June 12, 2013 — The dance-rock group Common Anomaly will perform Wednesday, June 19, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., in Simpson Plaza at the University of Wyoming.

UW Cowgirl Kaycee Nelson Takes National Breakaway Roping Lead

June 12, 2013 — It may have seemed like several minutes for Kaycee Nelson to see if her horse had left the roping box too soon and broke the barrier. She turned her horse around to learn her fate. Nobody waved her off.

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Wyoming Conservation Corps Projects Under Way Across Wyoming

June 12, 2013 — Packing shovels, chainsaws and assorted other tools and equipment, University of Wyoming students are gaining valuable leadership and outdoor skills this summer working on 36 Wyoming Conservation Corps projects.

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Pollinator Party Introduces Laramie Citizens to Local Bees, Butterflies

June 11, 2013 — Laramie residents can learn about the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds that pollinate local vegetable gardens, flowering trees and prairies.

UW Board Approves Contract for Incoming President

June 11, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a contract with incoming President Robert Sternberg.

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UW Study: Wolf Harassment Has Little Impact on Elk

June 11, 2013 — The mere presence of wolves, previously shown to affect the behavior of elk in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, is not potent enough to reduce the body condition and reproductive rates of female elk, according to new research published today.

Applications for UW Staff Training Program Due June 14

June 10, 2013 — Applications for the new University of Wyoming Staff Training and Enrichment Program (STEP) are now available and are due Friday, June 14. Participation in the program requires supervisor approval.

Decline of Migratory Elk in Yellowstone National Park Topic of Thursday Talk

June 10, 2013 — New ecological and conservation challenges for migratory elk in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem are the topic of the first weekly summer lecture series Thursday, June 13, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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Murphy Receives NACTA Teaching Award

June 10, 2013 — Melanie Murphy, assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, has received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Teaching Award of Merit.

UW's Nelson, Hoover Open With Successful First CNFR Round

June 10, 2013 — It was the kind of nervousness the University of Wyoming’s Kaycee Nelson likes.

UW's Nelson Sitting Second in CNFR Breakaway Average

June 10, 2013 — Kaycee Nelson realized that sometimes slower is faster.

UW Board Plans Special Meeting Tuesday

June 10, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via conference call at noon Tuesday, June 11.

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Campus Construction Update for June 9-15

June 7, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for June 10-16

June 7, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled June 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Art Museum Hosts Summer Art Classes

June 7, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum offers summer art classes and camps this month for students from preschool to age 15.

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UW Student Selected as Tillman Scholar

June 7, 2013 — University of Wyoming College of Law student Cash Freeman has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year. The one-year scholarship is worth $13,000.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 16-22

June 7, 2013 — 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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Snowy Range Summer Theatre Opens with Broadway Hit ‘Time Stands Still'

June 6, 2013 — “Time Stands Still,” Donald Margulies’ witty, insightful look at what happens when ordinary life is refracted through the lens of war, opens the Snowy Range Summer Theatre June 11-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (formerly Fine Arts Building) Studio Theatre.

UW Students Receive UniWyo Study Abroad Scholarships

June 6, 2013 — Three University of Wyoming students have been awarded UniWyo Federal Credit Union Study Abroad Scholarships to study overseas.

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Research: Migration No Longer Best Strategy for Yellowstone Elk

June 5, 2013 — Migratory elk are coming back from Yellowstone National Park with fewer calves due to drought and increased numbers of big predators -- two landscape-level changes that are reducing the benefits of migration with broader implications for conservation of migratory animals, according to a new study published in the journal Ecology.

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Sageland Stomp to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series June 12

June 5, 2013 — The Wyoming-based country rock band Sageland Stomp will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 12, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Simpson Plaza.

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Scientist Plans Talks on UW-Based Elk Research

June 5, 2013 — Members of the public will have two opportunities next week to hear from a University of Wyoming researcher who, in partnership with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, spent three years studying the interactions of elk and predators in the greater Yellowstone area.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of June 9-16: Galilee and Its Thorns

June 5, 2013 — When religious tourists travel to Israel looking for the land where Jesus walked, they often anticipate pleasant, peaceful places. Their expectations may include a quaint lakeside village of Capernaum, a town such as Chorazim nestled among gently rolling hills, a moderate climate, lush farmland or quiet woodlands filled with birdsong.

UW Teams Ready to Compete in Final Rodeo

June 5, 2013 — It can be done.

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Diane Boyle Fills UW’s Excellence Chair in Nursing

June 4, 2013 — Diane Boyle, a prolific researcher and award-winning teacher, is the first excellence chair at the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

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Firehole Technologies’ Success to be Topic of Discussion at e2e Casper Meeting

June 4, 2013 — A Laramie-based business that grew from an idea at the University of Wyoming into a thriving company that was eventually acquired by a Fortune 350 software giant will be the topic of discussion at e2e Casper’s networking program this month.

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Seven New Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

June 4, 2013 — A free public reception to open the University of Wyoming Art Museum summer exhibitions will take place Friday, June 7, from 6-8 p.m.

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Jo Chytka Directs UW’s Johnson Career Center

June 3, 2013 — Jo Chytka is the new director of the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Business Career Center at the University of Wyoming College of Business.

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RSVP by June 20 to Attend Doug Hixon Retirement Event

June 3, 2013 — A retirement celebration for University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science Head Doug Hixon is set for Friday, June 28, from 3-6 p.m. at the Wyoming Territorial Prison (WTP) Horse Barn.

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UW International Studies Field Work Presentations Scheduled Wednesday in Centennial

June 3, 2013 — Three graduate students in the University of Wyoming Global and Area Studies Program will present the results of their international field work Wednesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Albany County Public Library branch in Centennial.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 9-15

June 3, 2013 — 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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