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Campus Construction Update for July 31-Aug. 6

July 29, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 31-Aug. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Disc Golf Offered Aug. 5 at UW

July 29, 2016 — The final University of Wyoming Summer Programs event is disc golf from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in Prexy’s Pasture. The event is free and open to the public.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 7-13

July 29, 2016 — 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.

man standing next to avalanche warning sign Avalanche, Snow Topics of Presentation at UW Research Center Aug. 4

July 28, 2016 — The science behind avalanches is the topic of the seventh program in the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, Aug. 4, 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.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 1-7

July 28, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

image of sun in sky UW Planetarium Welcomes Back Students with Myriad of Programs

July 28, 2016 — August marks the return of students to campus, and a variety of programs about the galaxy awaits them at the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium.

Park County hunting and fishing spending report cover UW Plays Key Role in Study That Shows Hunting, Fishing Boost Park County Economy

July 28, 2016 — A University of Wyoming economic study for Park County -- commissioned by the Wyoming Wildlife Federation (WWF) -- shows $23.4 million was generated in 2015 as a result of hunters and anglers participating in their outdoor activities on public and private lands in the county.

drawing of cougar ‘Illustrating Animals’ Exhibition Opens Aug. 6 at UW Art Museum

July 28, 2016 — A new exhibition, “Audubon & Van Hoesen: Illustrating Animals,” will open Saturday, Aug. 6, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, Nov. 2.

McNair Scholars Present Summer Research Projects at UW Aug. 1

July 27, 2016 — Fifteen students will present their summer research projects during the University of Wyoming’s 24th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium Monday, Aug. 1, in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

a man and a woman leaning against a wall painted with large, colorful triangles UW Summer Concert Series Concludes with Still Tide Aug. 3

July 27, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Summer Programs weekly outdoor concert series concludes with Denver-based Still Tide performing from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

man pointing at something on a table as other people look on State Teachers Receive Engineering Education at Unique UW Program

July 26, 2016 — Craig Heald remembers days as a youngster when he could disassemble a television and know exactly which parts made the thing work. But, as technology advances nearly every day, the Cheyenne teacher realizes that same task wouldn’t be as easy in 2016.

woman sitting UW Doctoral Student Receives Competitive International Fellowship

July 26, 2016 — University of Wyoming doctoral student Adeline Borti arrived in Laramie earlier this year with not only a goal and a literacy education research agenda. A few months later, she won an international award with financial support from a highly competitive American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2016-17 International Fellowship.

man working with machinery Bill Kuestner is UW Employee of the Quarter

July 25, 2016 — Bill Kuestner’s commitment to self-motivation, drive and the willingness to work extra hours to complete the challenging tasks given to him are among the attributes that have earned him the University of Wyoming Staff Employee of the Second Quarter award.

UW Trustees to Hold Annual Retreat Aug. 3-5 in Saratoga

July 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 3-5, at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Burman Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

July 25, 2016 — Mary Burman, dean of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

woman standing by blue ribbons on wall UW’s Dousay Receives Honors, Opportunities at National Maker Faire

July 25, 2016 — A trip to Washington, D.C., to represent the University of Wyoming at the 2016 National Maker Faire this summer yielded the expected opportunities to spotlight UW’s emerging work in the movement for College of Education faculty member Tonia Dousay, along with a couple of surprising twists -- including an invitation from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

man working with small children in gym UW’s Physical Education Teacher Education Program Receives National Recognition

July 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program, in the Division of Kinesiology and Health, has received “Nationally Recognized” status from a leading authority on physical education.

Campus Construction Update for July 24-30

July 22, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Programs Receive Competitive Grant for State’s Small Businesses

July 22, 2016 — Innovative, research-oriented small businesses in Wyoming will benefit from a $125,000 FAST grant to the University of Wyoming from the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 31-Aug. 6

July 22, 2016 — 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.

man with backpack on a mountainside with peaks in the background Gravity Waves, Stargazing Topics of Presentation at UW Research Center July 28

July 21, 2016 — Two programs are scheduled for the Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 28, 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.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 25-31

July 21, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled July 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

row of people on a sofa holding musical instruments Local Band Fat Stallion to Perform at UW July 27

July 20, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Summer Programs weekly outdoor concert series continues with Laramie-based Fat Stallion performing from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

train cars at night with glow in the dark geometric shapes on them UW Art Museum and Biodiversity Institute Co-Host ‘Discover Moths’ Event

July 20, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum and UW Biodiversity Institute, along with artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée, will co-host “Discover Moths: Citizen Science Evening Mothing Event” as part of “National Moth Week” Monday, July 25, from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at Laramie’s Depot Park.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: What Are the Benefits of Being Saved?

July 20, 2016 — From its beginnings some 2,000 years ago, Christianity has claimed that it provides something for its believers not available in any other religion. That something is salvation, a new condition for believers that has been defined in a wide variety of ways across the centuries and the continents where Christianity has grown. Usually, salvation involves a resurrection after one’s death into an eternal, heavenly existence, but how one attains salvation and the other benefits it includes has been defined in many different ways.

young woman in lab coat putting something in a beaker in a lab UW Summer Outreach Program Prepares Students for College and Career

July 20, 2016 — Briley James wants a career in which she can help people, and that is why she aims to become an engineer.

UW Town-Hall Meeting Tuesday to Provide Update on Budget Issues

July 20, 2016 — University of Wyoming employees and students will receive an update on the university’s budget-cutting actions and preparations during a town-hall meeting Tuesday, July 26, from 12:30-2 p.m.

man in hallway with telescope UW Professor Heads State Portion of NASA Project to View August 2017 Eclipse

July 19, 2016 — The next total solar eclipse to cross the United States is scheduled to occur Aug. 21, 2017. And the University of Wyoming will help provide a bird’s-eye view and front-row seat to this historic phenomenon.

UW Students Eligible for Colorado Rapids Match Tickets

July 19, 2016 — University of Wyoming students with a valid ID are eligible for discounted tickets for the Colorado Rapids/Vancouver Whitecaps soccer match Saturday, Aug. 6, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. Action begins at 7 p.m.

UW Homecoming New Activities Planned

July 18, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association is welcoming back alumni and friends to campus to celebrate the brown and gold spirit with newly planned activities for Homecoming Oct. 1-8. This year’s theme is “Once a Cowboy, Always a Cowboy.”

UW Homecoming Parade Application Available

July 18, 2016 — The entry form for the 2016 University of Wyoming Homecoming parade is available. The form also has general information and parade rules and regulations.

Campus Construction Update for July 17-23

July 15, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

SBDC Sponsors Proposal and Accounting Workshop in Jackson

July 15, 2016 — The federal government sets aside more than $2 billion annually to fund the early-stage development of new high-tech ideas being pursued by innovative small businesses.

people at a dance barre in a sunlit room UW Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Public Performances Set

July 15, 2016 — Two public performances are scheduled for the 21st Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 24-30

July 15, 2016 — 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.

Leadership Wyoming Class to Hold Orientation Session at UW

July 14, 2016 — Forty-six residents representing 14 Wyoming communities are members of the 17th Leadership Wyoming class.

woman kneeling in the snow, working on a sedated animal Seasonal Migrations Topic of Presentation at UW Research Center July 21

July 14, 2016 — Tracking where mule deer go between summer and winter months in the Jackson Hole area is the topic of the Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 21, 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.

group of dancers practicing University of Wyoming Calendar for July 18-24

July 14, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled July 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

woman sitting on scaffold with painting in background UW Student Commissioned to Paint Work for 75th Pearl Harbor Day Anniversary

July 14, 2016 — There was a time Cassidy Newkirk, a self-described “ranch kid,” was told by her high school teachers she would never amount to much pursuing her love of art.

woman sitting on rocks holding a banjo Littlest Birds to Perform at UW July 20

July 13, 2016 — Laramie-based Sharon Martinson and Michael Kirkpatrick, as The Littlest Birds, will perform Wednesday, July 20, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza at the University of Wyoming as part of the Summer Programs concert series. The event is free and open to the public.

Precautions Same Whether Zika Virus in Brazil or West Nile in Wyoming

July 13, 2016 — That whine you may hear when out and about this summer in Wyoming isn’t a dinner bell for mosquitos -- it’s more like Muzak in a fertility clinic while the females look for a blood meal to produce eggs.

UW Targets $15 Million Reduction for 2018 Fiscal Year

July 13, 2016 — A committee charged with consulting with University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols to prepare a plan to reduce spending in the 2018 fiscal year has recommended a total of $15 million in cuts across the university, based upon current budget allocations.

Five UW Students Receive Plummer Scholarships from Haub School

July 12, 2016 — Five University of Wyoming students won Plummer Interdisciplinary Achievement Scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year.

man with small robot talking to boy at computer keyboard UW’s Clune Named Distinguished Young Investigator

July 12, 2016 — The honors keep coming for University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Jeff Clune.

butterfly resting on a milkweed flower Citizen Science Program to Track Monarchs, Milkweeds in Wyoming

July 11, 2016 — A citizen science program is seeking volunteers to help researchers track information about monarch butterflies and milkweed plants in Wyoming this summer.

UW Students Eligible for Discounted Rockies Game Day Tickets

July 11, 2016 — University of Wyoming students are eligible to purchase a pair of Colorado Rockies tickets at a discounted price beginning Friday, July 15, for a game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, July 21.

Campus Construction Update for July 10-16

July 8, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

Sheridan Research and Extension Center Field Day July 20

July 8, 2016 — Horse and tractor harrowing, and an antique tractor show will blend with research projects and the 125-year history of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station during the Sheridan Research and Extension Center (ShREC) field day Wednesday, July 20.

Small Business Webinar on Instagram for Retailers Scheduled Aug. 4

July 8, 2016 — How Instagram can be used to help retailers will be the subject of an upcoming Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center (SBDC) webinar.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

July 8, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, via teleconference.

Wyoming Educators to Attend Engineering Workshops at UW

July 8, 2016 — A newly developed program will introduce Wyoming educators to engineering concepts next week at the University of Wyoming.

students outside watching experiments on sidewalk Campbell County Works with UW to Overhaul Science Curriculum

July 7, 2016 — As Wyoming enters the final stages of adopting its new science standards, Campbell County School District 1 (CCSD) sits well ahead of the curve in its preparation and groundbreaking science curriculum overhaul.

middle school students using glue guns and plastic tubes to build things at a table. Johnson County School District Partners with UW to Improve Science Education

July 7, 2016 — Students in Johnson County School District 1 (JCSD) are beginning to embrace new science standards -- becoming investigators, asking important questions and designing solutions -- thanks to a forward-looking school district and help from the University of Wyoming’s Science and Math Teaching Center (SMTC).

people putting a net into a stream with Teton mountain peaks in background Kelly Warm Spring Efforts Topic of Presentation at UW Research Center July 14

July 7, 2016 — Efforts to help native fish in Grand Teton National Park’s Kelly Warm Spring are the topic of the Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 14, 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.

Small Business Webinar on Changing Retail Market Scheduled July 20

July 7, 2016 — The ever-changing retail market will be the subject of the next Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center (SBDC) webinar.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 11-17

July 7, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled July 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

students outside watching experiments on sidewalk UW Works with School Districts to Improve Science Education

July 7, 2016 — With Wyoming’s new science education standards in the final stages of approval, some school districts are well ahead of the curve, thanks to partnerships with the University of Wyoming that have helped them understand and begin to implement the new K-12 standards.

woman showing something to a man in front of a sofa on a stage set Neil Simon Comedy Closes UW Summer Theatre Season

July 6, 2016 — “I Ought to Be in Pictures,” a classic family tale about a reconciliation and reconnection told with playwright Neil Simon’s signature comedic wit, closes the 63rd Snowy Range Summer Theatre season.

three people on a stag with flowers. One is singing, one playing guitar and one is playing drums SIR to Perform at UW Summer Programs Concert Series July 13

July 6, 2016 — Denver-based band SIR will perform Wednesday, July 13, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza at the University of Wyoming as part of the Summer Programs concert series. The event is free and open to the public.

group of people on a dock watching someone with waders in the water UW Art Museum’s Summer Teaching Institute to Investigate Diversity, Biodiversity

July 6, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 2016 Summer Teaching Institute, “Transforming Learning: Investigating Diversity and Biodiversity,” will examine the intersections of art and science, and feature the work of artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée. The institute is planned July 25-29.

woman reading to several small children UW Early Childhood Student from Casper Gains Insights, Experience in Nepal

July 6, 2016 — Katrina Swanson, of Casper, was one of 12 students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program who gained insights they say will help them become better teachers during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

woman standing on park bench blowing bubbles for several small children UW Early Childhood Student from Colorado Gains Insights, Experience in Nepal

July 6, 2016 — Hayley Pedersen, of Fort Collins, Colo., was one of 12 students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program who gained insights they say will help them become better teachers during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

woman pllaying in the sand with a small child UW Early Childhood Student from Gillette Gains Insights, Experience in Nepal

July 6, 2016 — Kelsy Wooldridge, of Gillette, was one of 12 students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program who gained insights they say will help them become better teachers during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

woman blowing bubble for large group of small children in green area outside UW Early Childhood Students from Cheyenne Gain Insights, Experience in Nepal

July 6, 2016 — Four students from Cheyenne were among 12 students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program who gained insights they say will help them become better teachers during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

woman posing with two toddlers UW Early Childhood Students from Lander Gain Insights, Experience in Nepal

July 6, 2016 — Two students from Lander were among 12 students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program who gained insights they say will help them become better teachers during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

small child putting something in the outstretched hands of a woman UW Early Childhood Students from Laramie Gain Insights, Experience in Nepal

July 6, 2016 — Three students from Laramie were among 12 students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program who gained insights they say will help them become better teachers during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

group of people posing between huge ancient carved stone animals UW Early Childhood Students Gain Insights, Experience in Nepal

July 6, 2016 — Twelve students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program gained insights they say will help them become better teachers during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: On the Muslim Call to Prayer: A Visitor’s Musings

July 6, 2016 — When I arrived at the Albright research institute in Muslim East Jerusalem this past January, I quickly discovered there would be a new pattern to my life. At 5 the next morning, at the crack of dawn, I was awakened by the singing of several loud male voices. It went on and on and did not stop. A pillow over the head did not help, so I finally got up and shuffled off to find some coffee.

man yawming with hello sticker in his forehead Comedian Adam DeVine to Perform at UW Sept. 10

July 5, 2016 — Comedian and actor Adam DeVine will perform Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

UW Employees Can Take One Course Per Semester for Free

July 5, 2016 — University of Wyoming employees are reminded that they’re entitled to take one UW course per semester, with the university covering tuition.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Ann Marie Hart Inducted into FAANP

July 5, 2016 — The director of the University of Wyoming’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recently.

man standing in front of book shleves and holding plaque UW’s Barbier Recognized as an AERE Fellow

July 5, 2016 — A University of Wyoming economics professor recently was named a Fellow by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE).

Campus Construction Update for July 3-9

July 1, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

draft horses pulling a covered sheep wagon UW Powell Research and Extension Center Field Day July 19

July 1, 2016 — Drone demonstrations, meat selection and preparation, and sheep wagon rides are part of the Powell Research and Extension Center field day Tuesday, July 19.

man playing a guitar and singing in front of a microphone UW Summer Programs Offers Trip to Kenny Chesney Concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 1, 2016 — University of Wyoming students and the public have the opportunity to attend country singer Kenny Chesney’s concert Wednesday, July 27, at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 10-16

July 1, 2016 — 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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