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October 2013 Releases


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UW College of Law Dean Resigns

October 31, 2013 — The dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Law, Stephen Easton, has submitted his resignation effective Nov. 15.

UW Dashboard Offers Detailed Information About University

October 31, 2013 — Want to know how many University of Wyoming graduates find jobs in the Cowboy State? Interested in learning how UW’s tuition and fees stack up against other public institutions? Want to see a breakdown of the university’s funding sources, and how it budgets that money?

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UW Haub School to Boost Efforts to Sustain Landscapes in Wyoming and the West

October 31, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is poised to tackle some of the West’s toughest natural resource challenges.

UW School of Pharmacy Welcomes Class of 2017

October 31, 2013 — The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy welcomed members of the class of 2017 into its professional pharmacy program this fall.

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UW’s Towler Among NYC Marathon Runners

October 31, 2013 — Brian Towler, a professor in the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, is among First Lady Carol Mead’s selections to run in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov. 3.

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UW Cultural Programs Continues with String Quartet

October 30, 2013 — The award-winning Linden String Quartet (LSQ) continues the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs fall concert series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW MBA Students Participate in Strategic Initiative Projects with Noted Businesses

October 30, 2013 — University of Wyoming MBA students and faculty members recently served as industry consultants to resolve strategic challenges faced by four large organizations.

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UW Strengthens Connections with Nepal

October 30, 2013 — When their bus stopped at the road’s end, Frank Galey and Pete Stahl from the University of Wyoming knew the hardest part of their trip was still ahead of them.

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Eminent Artists the American Brass Quintet to Perform at UW

October 29, 2013 — One of the world’s leading chamber ensembles, the American Brass Quintet, will perform Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for Performing Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $15 for the public and $8 for senior citizens and students.

UW Mountain Bike Club Members among Leaders at National Championships

October 29, 2013 — University of Wyoming mountain bike club team members Linnea Dixson and Jill Behlen placed in each of the four events to finish in the top five of the Division I women's individual omnium at last weekend’s USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships.

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UW Professors Develop Electrical and Computer Engineering High Performance Cluster

October 29, 2013 — Four University of Wyoming professors have developed an Electrical and Computer Engineering High Performance Cluster (ECE-HPC) -- on which they have created computing applications ranging from directing rescue robots through burning buildings to allowing physical therapists to monitor their patients’ recovery in real time and from remote locations.

Incentive Payment for UW Employees Included in October Pay Check

October 28, 2013 — A 1 percent retention incentive payment, approved in September by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, will be included in UW employee pay checks this month.

Nominations Accepted for UW Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter

October 28, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate is seeking nominations for Outstanding Staff Employee of the fourth quarter. Nomination deadline is Dec. 6.

Northern Rockies Skies for November: The Andromeda Constellation

October 28, 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.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 3-Nov. 9

October 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.

Campus Construction Update for Oct. Oct. 27-Nov. 2

October 25, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 27-Nov. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

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Entrepreneur Jack Morrison is Guest Speaker at e2e Laramie Meeting Nov. 20

October 25, 2013 — A former University of Wyoming student who has been a successful entrepreneur in the airfreight and logistics business will be the guest speaker at e2e Laramie’s November meeting.

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Faculty Recital Series Features Lights along the Shore

October 25, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues with Lights along the Shore Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Western Thunder 100th Anniversary Celebrated with McMurry Matching Gift

October 25, 2013 — A major gift from philanthropists Mick and Susie McMurry through the McMurry Foundation will double all gifts up to a total of $100,000 to the University of Wyoming’s legendary Western Thunder Marching Band. Those gifts must be made or pledged in 2013.

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Artists’ Work on Display at UW Visual Arts Gallery

October 24, 2013 — An exhibition featuring work from artists Michelle Forsyth and Taewon Jang will be on display at the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building Friday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Nov. 29.

President’s Perspective: My Review of UW Includes Athletics Assessment

October 24, 2013 — Since I began working as president of the University of Wyoming July 1, I have been reviewing many aspects of the university’s operations -- just as a new leader of any organization would. I have asked my leadership team and sought help from others to assess the performance of various academic units, admissions, student housing, marketing, athletics and much more.

Roll Call Event at UW to Honor Fallen Soldiers of War on Terror

October 24, 2013 — The Veterans Services Center (VSC) will host its annual roll call event at the University of Wyoming to honor the service members who have given their lives since Sept. 11, 2001, as a result of the war on terror. The event is scheduled Monday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. in Simpson Plaza.

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Second Annual Visual Arts of Place Exhibition Features Local and Regional Artists

October 24, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Science and Math Teaching Center (SMTC) will host its second annual Visual Arts of Place Exhibition, “Wyoming Seen,” Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of Wyo Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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UW Researchers to Participate in Study of Lake Ontario’s Heavy Snowfall

October 24, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s Department of Atmospheric Science will be part of a study to better understand why so much lake-effect snow falls on the shores of Lake Ontario in northern New York state each winter.

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Former Ambassadors to Discuss Prospects and Challenges of East Asia’s Rise at UW Nov. 1

October 23, 2013 — A panel of experts, including former U.S. ambassadors and Department of State officials, will examine the aims and challenges the United States faces in East Asia Friday, Nov. 1, from 10:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

Holocaust Exhibition Featured in UW Gallery 234

October 23, 2013 — “Holocaust Panels/A History” will show Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 15, in Gallery 234, Room 004, in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

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The Unfeathered Bird Author and Illustrator to Visit UW

October 23, 2013 — Artist and scientist Katrina van Grouw will demonstrate how science and art can hybridize through a series of events including a public seminar, art exhibition, drawing workshop and the public unveiling of a new Geological Museum exhibit during her visit Tuesday, Oct. 29-Tuesday, Nov. 5 to the University of Wyoming.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2: Fixing Broken Societies: Religion and Purification

October 23, 2013 — Christianity teaches that when an individual’s life seems wrong, when he or she is overwhelmed with “sin,” salvation can fix that wrongness. Salvation provides a solution that puts the individual right with God.

UW Sets Up Presidential ‘Suggestion Box’

October 23, 2013 — University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg is offering another way for people to provide him with input.

FFA Chapters to Host Canned Good Trick or Treat on Halloween

October 22, 2013 — Members of the University of Wyoming Collegiate FFA chapter and the high school Snowy Range FFA chapter will trick or treat for canned goods or other non-perishable items on Halloween.

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Sunday Concert Features the Music of Chopin and Brahms

October 22, 2013 — University of Wyoming Department of Music faculty members Sherry Sinift, Jim Pryzgocki and Beth Vanderborgh will collaborate with guest pianist Jocelyn Swigger for a free concert highlighting composers Chopin and Brahms Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts concert hall.

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UW Production Features Ayn Rand in Original Play

October 22, 2013 — Philosopher Ayn Rand comes to life in the University of Wyoming’s “An Evening with Ayn Rand,” a new play written and directed by UW Professor William Missouri Downs, Tuesday, Oct. 29-Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 302 of the UW Classroom Building.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Wednesday

October 22, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct a special meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, by teleconference.

Wyoming Union to Host Halloween Safe Treat Oct. 31

October 22, 2013 — Stay warm and dry, show off costumes and enjoy safe candy this Halloween during the University of Wyoming’s Safe Treat Thursday, Oct. 31, which provides a place for trick-or-treaters to participate in games and activities.

Annual Health Fair Offers Wellness Testing for Students and Local Residents

October 21, 2013 — The seventh annual “Fall into Good Health” gives University of Wyoming students and Laramie residents an opportunity to learn about personal health Saturday, Nov. 2, from 7:30 a.m.-noon in the Wyoming Union. Many services and tests provided will be free of charge.

President’s Perspective: Enhancing the Way We Admit Students to UW

October 21, 2013 — An alumnus of the University of Wyoming recently asked me whether the university is lowering its standards for undergraduate admissions. Here is what I told him.

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Uinta County Secretary Earns UW Extension’s Top Award

October 21, 2013 — Annie Erickson in the Uinta County office has received University of Wyoming Extension’s top honor for secretaries.

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UW Counselor Education Graduate Student Receives National Fellowship

October 21, 2013 — April Mack, a University of Wyoming doctoral degree student in counseling education, has been selected as a 2013-14 Presidential Fellow by the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

UW Facebook Page Launched

October 21, 2013 — More than 5,000 individuals liked the new UW Facebook page within 24 hours after it was launched Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Campus Construction Update for Oct. 20-26

October 18, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 21-27

October 18, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled Oct. 21-Oct. 27 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Graduate and Baltimore Ravens Vice President to Meet with MBA Students

October 18, 2013 — Baltimore Ravens corporate sales and business development Vice President Kevin Rochlitz, a University of Wyoming graduate and Powell native, will discuss his NFL experience with UW College of Business students Friday, Oct. 25.

UW Offers Information Session on Health Careers Oct. 25

October 18, 2013 — The University of Wyoming plans an informational session for Wyoming high school, community college and UW Outreach School students who are interested in pursuing careers in health care professions.

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UW Professors to Discuss Research at Gillette Saturday U Program

October 18, 2013 — Area residents have the opportunity to go back to college for a day -- minus the tests, stress and homework -- with three University of Wyoming professors lecturing Saturday, Oct. 26, in Gillette for the fall term of Saturday U -- the University of Wyoming's free one-day college education program.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 27-Nov. 2

October 18, 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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Attorney and Scholar Walter Echo-Hawk to Speak at UW College of Law Tuesday

October 17, 2013 — Walter Echo-Hawk, an attorney, tribal judge, author, activist and law professor, will discuss “Human Rights in Native America” Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in room 178 of the University of Wyoming College of Law Building.

UW Law Week Features Experts on Variety of Legal Issues

October 17, 2013 — Gender issues, Wyoming’s legal fight with Montana over water, domestic violence and Native American legal issues are among topics to be discussed by experts during Law Week 2013, which takes place Oct. 21-25 at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Lecturer Publishes Collection of Short Stories

October 17, 2013 — University of Wyoming faculty member Nina McConigley has published a collection of short stories set in Wyoming that explores the immigrant experience and the collisions of cultures in the American West.

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UW School of Nursing Honors Community Partners

October 17, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has named clinical agencies in Casper, Cheyenne and Sheridan as community partners.

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Whole Foods Features Live Produce Grown in Unique Towers

October 17, 2013 — A University of Wyoming business incubator client, Bright Agrotech, is selling its products on a trial basis at Whole Foods in Fort Collins, Colo., the first major supermarket chain that has featured the company’s patented ZipGrow Towers.

Applications for UW Gallery 234 Exhibitions Due by Nov. 8

October 16, 2013 — Gallery 234 exhibition applications for the spring semester will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the University of Wyoming Campus Activities Center.

New Resource Informs Market-Based Wildlife Mitigation Planning in Wyoming

October 16, 2013 — “Market-Based Wildlife Mitigation in Wyoming: A Primer” is now available from the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Rock Springs and Cody Students Selected as UW Honorary Cowboys

October 16, 2013 — Elementary students from Rock Springs and Cody are the recipients of Honorary Cowboy awards given by the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW).

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UW Professor’s Research on Aerosols in Climate Models Recognized As ‘Hot Paper’

October 16, 2013 — A University of Wyoming professor has written what is termed a “new hot paper” in the field of geosciences.

Wyoming Beekeeping Industry Focus of UW Study

October 16, 2013 — Wyoming’s agriculture greatly supports its economy, and behind the farmers there are small yet integral workers flying unnoticed.

Fall Season Ends for UW Rodeo Teams

October 15, 2013 — If the University of Wyoming is to contend for a Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) title, the Cowboys and Cowgirls will have to wait at least five more months for the spring season to begin -- with a lot of ground to make up.

Federal Health Exchange among UW Television Program Topics Sunday

October 15, 2013 — The new federal Health Exchange will be among topics discussed on the University of Wyoming news and information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

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Oasis Saxophone Quartet to Perform Oct. 21

October 15, 2013 — Oasis Saxophone Quartet will perform Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for Performing Arts concert hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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UW Names New Vice President for Administration

October 15, 2013 — A University of Wyoming graduate whose 24-year career has included a variety of leadership positions in state government has been named UW’s vice president for administration.

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UW Receives $1.2 Million NSF Award to Train 70 New Wyoming Certified Math and Science Teachers

October 15, 2013 — Over the next five years, the University of Wyoming will work to bolster and diversify Wyoming’s pool of secondary school mathematics and science teachers with “swarms” of collaborative training.

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Extension and 4-H Educators, Specialist Receive National Recognition

October 14, 2013 — Albany and Johnson county 4-H educators and a state specialist have received honors from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

Gem City Grand Bus Route Changes

October 14, 2013 — The Gem City Grand bus route that serves Laramie and the University of Wyoming will reduce its operating hours on weekends beginning Saturday, Nov. 2.

Glass Recycling to End at UW

October 14, 2013 — University of Wyoming Recycling will no longer accept glass effective Monday, Oct. 21.

Japanese Inspired Art Featured in UW Gallery 234

October 14, 2013 — 海域間, which means “Between Waters” in Japanese, will show through Friday, Oct. 25, in Gallery 234, Room 004, in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

Laramie Groundwater Topic of Retirees Meeting Monday

October 14, 2013 — All University of Wyoming retirees and near-retirees are invited to attend the October meeting of the UW/State Retirees of Albany County at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Eppson Center for Seniors, located at 1560 N. Third St.

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Old Refrigerator Energy Awareness Contest Winner

October 14, 2013 — UW Recycling won the University of Wyoming’s first-ever “Old Refrigerator” Energy Awareness Contest, sponsored by the Campus Sustainability Committee.

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UW Homecoming Parade Winners Announced

October 14, 2013 — Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Nu received the Grand Award for the most outstanding float in the 2013 University of Wyoming Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 12. Gering, Neb., won first place in the high school marching band competition.

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WPM Has another Successful Statewide Membership Drive

October 14, 2013 — Wyoming Public Media (WPM) reached its $340,000 Fall Membership Drive goal Friday afternoon in just 25 compressed hours of on-air fund raising through the generosity of nearly 3,000 individual contributors and business supporters.

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Campus Construction Update for Oct. 13-19

October 11, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

East Asian Pop Culture Expert to Speak Oct. 17

October 11, 2013 — Inter-Asian love dramas will be used to explain East Asian pop culture Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 310 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 14-20

October 11, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled Oct. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Fall Semester Enrollment Declines Slightly

October 11, 2013 — After enrolling a record number of students last year, the University of Wyoming reports a slight enrollment decline for the fall semester of 2013.

UW Water Polo Club Streaming Weekend Tournament Games

October 11, 2013 — The University of Wyoming water polo club is streaming its home tournament nationally this weekend, making the games available on a pay-per-view site, with sales going directly to the club.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 20-Oct. 26

October 11, 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.

Change in UW Homecoming Parade Route

October 10, 2013 — University of Wyoming Alumni Association officials have announced a slight change in the UW Homecoming parade route Saturday, Oct. 12. The parade will now travel south on Third Street rather than Second Street, as was previously announced.

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Science Posse Uses Cockroaches to Help UW Students Become Excited About Teaching Science

October 10, 2013 — For many, Madagascar hissing cockroaches may seem more suitable to be seen at the zoo than handled in the classroom. But, for the University of Wyoming’s Science Posse, the creepy crawlers are actually used to inspire future educators to embrace teaching science at the elementary school level.

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UW Faculty Recital Series Features Diverse Performances Oct. 20

October 10, 2013 — A faculty showcase recital continues the University of Wyoming Department of Music fall Faculty Recital Series Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts concert hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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UW to Celebrate National Fossil Day With Activities, Speaker Oct. 16

October 10, 2013 — The public is invited to take a trip back in time to celebrate National Fossil Day at the University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 4-6 p.m.

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Gaelic Singer and Instrumentalist Julie Fowlis to Perform at UW

October 9, 2013 — Award-winning Gaelic singer and instrumentalist Julie Fowlis continues the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs fall concert series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

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Live Music Featured on New Wyoming Public Media Series

October 9, 2013 — Wyoming Public Media (WPM) continues to expand its online presence with a new music series, “Single Shot Live.”

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Sherman Alexie Public Lecture Oct. 15 at UW

October 9, 2013 — Sherman Alexie, a poet, writer and filmmaker, will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. He will sign books after his free public talk.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Oct. 13-19: Secular Churches

October 9, 2013 — So, you enjoy the life of the church. The weekly get-togethers, singing in the choir, discussing important ideas in Sunday school, helping at the soup kitchen and sending the kids to youth club are all important activities in your life.

Breakfast on the Lawn Friday, Oct. 11

October 8, 2013 — Breakfast will be served on the lawn at Prexy’s Pasture from 8-10:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11. University of Wyoming employees, alumni and students are invited to enjoy hot beverages, a continental breakfast and brown and gold swag.

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UW Bass Fishing Team’s First Season to End Oct. 12-13

October 8, 2013 — The University of Wyoming bass fishing team will end its first season competing as an intercollegiate team at a northern California tournament Oct. 12-13, with a $4,000 prize to the first place team.

UW Partners with Innovation Center of the Rockies to Bring Faculty Inventions to Market

October 8, 2013 — The Innovation Center of the Rockies (IRC), one of the nation’s premier entrepreneurial support organizations, has entered into an agreement with the University of Wyoming to help boost commercialization of intellectual property (IP) resulting from faculty research.

UW Rodeo Teams Falter at Lamar

October 8, 2013 — After winning its first rodeo of the season two weeks ago, the University of Wyoming men’s team made a complete U-turn and struggled to score enough points to make a serious challenge in the latest Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) competition.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 13-Oct. 19

October 8, 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.

American Marketing Association Hosts Sustainable Business Forum Wednesday at UW

October 7, 2013 — The American Marketing Association (AMA) will host a public forum on sustainable business practices at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

First Class Chosen for Wyoming Business Hall of Fame

October 7, 2013 — Four historic Wyoming business icons and a groundbreaking businesswoman comprise the inaugural class of the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame.

President's Perspective: Why We Value Humanities and Fine Arts at UW

October 7, 2013 — The University of Wyoming is a land-grant institution. Land-grant institutions were originally created to provide a practical education. Their mission, as I see it, is to educate the ethical leaders who will make a positive, meaningful and enduring difference to the world at some level.

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Tonya Anderle is UW Employee of the Third Quarter

October 7, 2013 — Willing to take on whatever challenges are presented to her, Department of Computer Science Office Associate Tonya Rae Anderle is the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Third Quarter.

Two UW Faculty Members Receive Anadarko Fellowships

October 7, 2013 — Barry Brewer, Department of Management and Marketing assistant professor, and Dongmei Li, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering assistant professor, are this year’s recipients of Anadarko Fellowships for University of Wyoming faculty.

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UW Counselor Education Professor Receives National Fellowship

October 7, 2013 — Kara Carnes-Holt, assistant professor of counseling education in the University of Wyoming College of Education, has been selected as a 2013-14 Presidential Fellow by the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

October 7, 2013 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

UW Will Help Students Whose Veterans’ Benefits Are Affected By Shutdown

October 5, 2013 — The University of Wyoming will work to help military veterans attending UW continue their studies, regardless of what happens with federally funded programs affected by the government shutdown, UW President Bob Sternberg says.

Campus Construction Update for Oct. 6-12

October 4, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Fall Job and Internship Fair Oct. 8 at UW

October 4, 2013 — A fall student job and internship fair is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Texas Sheriff is Grand Marshal for UW Homecoming Parade

October 4, 2013 — Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Susan L. Pamerleau, sheriff of Bexar County, Texas, will be the grand marshal of the annual University of Wyoming Homecoming parade.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 7-Oct. 13

October 4, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled Oct.7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Geoscience Students in Demand at Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Job Fair

October 4, 2013 — Growing up in Houston, Texas, Karen Aydinian remembers her father, a petroleum geologist, working with few female geoscientists in what was then a predominantly male business. Today, about one-half of such geologists in the industry are women, she says.

UW President Sternberg to Speak at Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation

October 4, 2013 — President Bob Sternberg of the University of Wyoming is the keynote speaker for the College of Arts and Sciences annual Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in the A&S auditorium.

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Acclaimed New Orleans Musician to Perform at UW

October 3, 2013 — Casper native Spencer Bohren, well-known internationally as a New Orleans-based singer, guitarist and storyteller, will perform at the University of Wyoming at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, and at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Both events, in the UW Education auditorium, are free and open to the public.

Studio WYO Presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Band Covergeist Oct. 10

October 3, 2013 — Denver band Covergeist will bring a free-wheeling, spirited, rock ‘n’ roll experience to the University of Wyoming Studio WYO concert series Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Gardens.

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UW Researcher Studies Factors That Could Affect Wyoming’s Horned Lizard Population

October 3, 2013 — They can flatten like a pancake and puff out their armor-like hide for protection. They can use their heads like a drill to dig a hole and burrow, or catch rain in their scales for drinking water. They are one of the few reptiles that give live birth rather than lay eggs. And they can even shoot blood from their eyes to fend off their canid predators.

Four to Receive UW Distinguished Alumni Awards

October 2, 2013 — Four University of Wyoming graduates will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during UW Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 12.

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UW Art Museum Exhibitions Available to Wyoming Organizations

October 2, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum has four traveling exhibitions of original artwork available to Wyoming organizations through the Regional Touring Exhibition Service.

UW President Plans Session for Employees Outside of Laramie Oct. 7

October 2, 2013 — University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg will host his first “town meeting” for faculty and staff members working outside of Laramie on Monday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to noon.

UW Professors to Discuss Research Work at Jackson Saturday U Program

October 2, 2013 — The science of taxidermy, what Chinese Singaporeans believe about burying their dead, and recognizing mountain avalanche signs are among topics Saturday, Oct. 12, in Jackson for the fall term of Saturday U -- the University of Wyoming's free one-day college education program.

Teton County Library and UW Present Award-Winning Literary Voices in Jackson

October 1, 2013 — Award-winning writers will read from original works to Jackson audiences from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, and from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, both at the Ordway Auditorium.

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UW Adjusts Programs to Reach, Support More Students

October 1, 2013 — University of Wyoming students will have access to expanded academic, financial and mentoring services starting in the fall of 2014.

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UW Air Force ROTC Student Selected for Specialized Combat Training

October 1, 2013 — Joey Meier of Franktown, Colo., a University of Wyoming junior in civil engineering, is one of nine Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) cadets nationwide selected for Combat Rescue Officer Phase II training Oct. 12-19 at Washington’s Fairchild Air Force Base.

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