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Campus Construction Update for Dec. 22-Jan. 7

December 22, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 22-Jan. 7 at the University of Wyoming:

disc of the sun partially obscured by the moon UW Planetarium Rings in New Year with Information About Aug. 21 Eclipse

December 21, 2016 — Next summer will mark a major event -- a total eclipse of the sun -- and Wyoming is expected to be one of the best places to view this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.

woman standing and smiling at camera Video Blogger Entertainer is MLK DOD Speaker at UW

December 21, 2016 — New York City actress, comedian and video blogger Franchesca Ramsey is the keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) scheduled Jan. 30-Feb. 4 at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Health Center Awarded Funding to Open Medical Clinic in Laramie

December 20, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a grant to the Educational Health Center of Wyoming (EHCW) to open a new medical clinic in Laramie.

University of Wyoming entry sign and building in the snow UW Announces Holiday Closures

December 19, 2016 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23-Monday, Jan. 2, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays as well as winter break. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.

UW Faculty Member Reappointed to State Civil Rights Committee

December 19, 2016 — A University of Wyoming faculty member and others who have strong connections to UW are among 11 Wyoming citizens appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Wyoming State Advisory Committee.

children standing in a group around small homemade boat UW Husband-Wife Research Team to Lead Pacific Ocean Floor Research Expedition

December 19, 2016 — When Michael Cheadle and Barbara John hit the high seas in January for their next research expedition to the floor of the Pacific Ocean, the two University of Wyoming faculty members will take with them a small sailboat built by UW Lab School students.

head portrait of a man UW Petroleum Engineering Professor Tabbed for International Honor

December 19, 2016 — A University of Wyoming assistant professor of petroleum engineering has been selected for a prestigious research award by an international organization.

man standing in front of building UW’s Pishko Recognized for Innovation by National Academy

December 19, 2016 — Michael Pishko, the dean of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science, recently earned a prestigious honor from a national academy.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 18-24

December 16, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

SBDC Webinar to Focus on Federal Government as a Viable Market for State Businesses

December 16, 2016 — The federal government is the largest consumer in the world, purchasing everything from cleaning supplies to rockets. In Wyoming alone, the federal government spent more than $450 million last year.

UW Operations Outlines Recommended Cold Weather Procedures

December 16, 2016 — University of Wyoming Operations has issued recommendations to ensure safety and security in all buildings during lengthy closures or anticipated periods of extremely cold weather.

people standing in partially framed building UW Student Organization Helps Build Dormitory in Africa

December 16, 2016 — The University of Wyoming chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-WYO) completed its biggest project to date, helping construct a dormitory in an African country in the summer of 2016.

man in white suit and green vest  conducting orchestra, arm upraised Wyoming PBS Show Features UW Holiday Performances

December 16, 2016 — Holiday performances by University of Wyoming musicians are featured in a special episode of Wyoming PBS’s “Wyoming Chronicle” show that premieres this weekend.

young woman in safety glasses working in lab Engineering Summer Program Applications Now Available at UW

December 15, 2016 — High school juniors can get a head start in their academic pursuits by engaging in a unique summer experience with the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW Awards Top Scholarship to 97 Wyoming Students

December 15, 2016 — Ninety-seven outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming have been selected to receive the 2017 Trustees' Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming's top academic scholarship.

UW College of Education Receives National Accreditation

December 14, 2016 — The University of Wyoming College of Education recently received national accreditation for the next seven years based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Banned Christmas

December 14, 2016 — A Christmas day in America: Crowds of Americans riot in the streets. Two opposing groups shout loudly, vying to have their messages heard and heeded. The groups meet. Confrontation ensues. Fistfights break out. Church windows are smashed.

Committee to Begin UW Student Affairs VP Search

December 12, 2016 — A 13-member committee has been appointed to conduct a national search for a new vice president for student affairs at the University of Wyoming.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

December 12, 2016 — University of Wyoming Information Technology has recognized individuals who demonstrate excellence in the division. Winners were selected from nominations by UW faculty and staff members.

group of people standing in front of observatory UW Students Gain Research Experience at Apache Point, Forward Science Initiative

December 12, 2016 — Seven University of Wyoming students recently had access to a world-class telescope observatory -- one that they say allows them to conduct research they otherwise could not.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

December 12, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, via teleconference.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 11-17

December 9, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

color-enhanced x-ray of deformed frog Fall Exhibitions to Close Dec. 17 at UW Art Museum

December 9, 2016 — The final day to see fall exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Saturday, Dec. 17.

Teams from Cheyenne East, Powell, Wright Win State Drama Sweepstakes Awards

December 9, 2016 — Cheyenne East High School, Powell High School and Wright High School were the sweepstakes winners at the recent three-day Wyoming State Drama (WSD) competition at the University of Wyoming.

small bird in a nest UW Researcher Studies Increased Predation of Sagebrush Songbirds in Natural Gas Fields

December 9, 2016 — Arid land bird populations are in decline around the vicinity of oil and gas wells in Wyoming -- but, not for the reasons you might initially think.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 18-24

December 9, 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.

Committee Forms for UW Research VP Search

December 8, 2016 — A 14-member committee has been appointed to conduct a national search for a new vice president for research and economic development at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 12-18

December 8, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Begins Reorganization with Focus on Excellence

December 8, 2016 — Aiming to improve student enrollment, retention and completion, the University of Wyoming is moving forward with a reorganization that will bring campus units focused on student services together with the university’s academic functions.

Movies Presented at UW Dec. 9 Before Finals Week

December 7, 2016 — As part of the finals week “destresser” at the University of Wyoming, two Disney films will be screened Friday, Dec. 9, in the Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center classroom. Both films will include closed captioning and are G-rated.

UW Debate Team Makes Semifinals at District 2 Fall Championship

December 7, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s debate team made it to the semifinals of the District 2 Fall Championship in Seattle, Wash.

giving day logo UW Giving Day Raises More Than $80,000

December 7, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s second annual UW Giving Day was a success, raising more than $80,000 in gifts and pledges in a single day -- money that will help students and the faculty, staff and programs that support them.

UW Multicultural Graduation Set Dec. 9

December 7, 2016 — Numerous students will participate in the University of Wyoming multicultural graduation ceremony Friday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: White Christmas

December 7, 2016 — OK, admit it. You like the Christmas song “White Christmas.” Or, at least you did until you heard it too many times as muzak.

UW Students Gear Up for $30K Entrepreneurship Finals Competition

December 7, 2016 — A record-breaking 76 student-led teams have been whittled down to the 10 finalists for the chance to earn funds for their startup business plans in the annual John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of Wyoming.

Information Meetings Set on UW Voluntary Separation Incentive Program

December 6, 2016 — Information sessions have been scheduled for people to learn more about the University of Wyoming’s Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP).

Strategic Planning Listening Session Added for UW Students

December 6, 2016 — University of Wyoming students have another opportunity to help craft the university’s strategic plan.

woman conduction large chorus of men UW Gala Holiday Concert Dec. 10-11: ‘A Kid’s Christmas’

December 6, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s Gala Holiday Concert will have a youthful flavor this year, with a theme of “A Kid’s Christmas,” with a good portion of the concert aimed at children of all ages.

head portrait of a man UW Livestock Judging Team Member Earns All-American Award

December 6, 2016 — A University of Wyoming livestock judging team member earned an All-American Award.

graduation caps Fall Commencement Set Dec. 9-10 at UW

December 5, 2016 — Fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Wyoming will be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10.

students walking on campus Statewide Survey Finds Strong Perceptions of UW

December 5, 2016 — A strong majority of Wyoming residents believe the University of Wyoming provides excellent undergraduate education, has steadily improved in recent years and is an appealing place for Wyoming students to attend college, new survey results show.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 4-10

December 2, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

German and U.S. Music to be Performed at UW Dec. 10

December 2, 2016 — The final “Germany Meets the U.S.” program will feature “German and U.S. Music” Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The event is free and open to the public.

SBDC Webinar to Focus on Content Marketing

December 2, 2016 — Creating great online marketing content will be the subject of a Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) webinar Thursday, Jan. 5, from 2-3 p.m.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 11-17

December 2, 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.

Finals Week ‘Destresser’ Events for UW Students Scheduled Dec. 9

December 1, 2016 — As finals week nears, the annual “destresser” for University of Wyoming students will be Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 p.m. in the Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center gym.

group of people standing in a row Top-Five Finishes Distinguish UW Horse Judging Team

December 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming 2016 horse judging team wrapped up its fall season with strong finishes in October at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, and the American Quarter Horse World Championship Collegiate Contest in November in Oklahoma City, Okla.

woman holding up a skull University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 5-11

December 1, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

people holding instruments sitting in theatre seats UW Cultural Programs Presents Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Dec. 6

December 1, 2016 — University of Wyoming Cultural Programs concludes the fall semester with a special holiday celebration featuring the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW President Nichols, Tim Nichols to Host Community Holiday Open House Dec. 8

December 1, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and her husband, Tim, will host a Holiday Open House Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center for all UW employees and students, their families and members of the Laramie community.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Hold Listening Session in Gillette Dec. 8

December 1, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Gillette Thursday, Dec. 8, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Hold Listening Session in Sheridan Dec. 8

December 1, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Sheridan Thursday, Dec. 8, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.


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