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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.

photo of Mars Early Darkness Provides More Night Sky Viewing During December UW Planetarium Programs

November 30, 2016 — The days may be getting shorter, but that just provides more darkness to view objects in the night sky. Mars, the sun and the solar system are subjects of some of the astronomy programs at the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium in December.

photo of students participating in a group exercise Surveys Show High Student Satisfaction at UW

November 30, 2016 — More than 90 percent of University of Wyoming students are pleased with their UW education, according to the latest UW Student Satisfaction Survey (UWSSS).

UW-Casper, Casper College to Host Election Panel Dec. 6

November 30, 2016 — The University of Wyoming at Casper and Casper College will host an election panel Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. in Room 322 of the Casper College Union/University Building. The event is free and open to the public.

headshot of woman UW Music Faculty, Students to Perform with American Composer Dec. 5

November 30, 2016 — During the 2016-17 concert season, the University of Wyoming Department of Music will host a number of world-renowned eminent artists. The season continues the week of Dec. 5-9 with the music of Eminent Composer-in-Residence and Grammy winner Libby Larsen.

UW Receives DOE Funding for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

November 30, 2016 — The University of Wyoming will receive nearly $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for research aimed at laying the groundwork for two commercial carbon capture and storage projects in Wyoming.

Summit Energy Services logo Summit Energy Services Founder to Speak at e2e Sheridan Meeting Dec. 13

November 29, 2016 — In less than three years, Sheridan native Mike Sweeney launched Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics; grew the company to more than 175 employees with almost $40 million in annual revenue; and then sold both businesses to Waste Management Inc.

UW Campus Listening Sessions Continue; Staff Session Added

November 29, 2016 — Dialogue and listening sessions to help craft the University of Wyoming’s strategic plan continue in December.

UW Outdoor Gear Swap Saturday

November 29, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Gear Swap will take place Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW President Laurie Nichols UW President to Hold Listening Session in Cheyenne Dec. 6

November 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Cheyenne Tuesday, Dec. 6, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

UW President Laurie Nichols UW President to Hold Listening Session in Laramie Dec. 7

November 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders have scheduled a community meeting in Laramie Wednesday, Dec. 7, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

Wyoming High School State Drama Competition Dec. 1-3 at UW

November 29, 2016 — More than 600 students will participate in the annual Wyoming State Drama competition Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3, at the University of Wyoming. The UW Department of Theatre and Dance hosts the event.

Annual UW Collegiate Chorale Candlelight Concert Nov. 29 and 30

November 28, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will perform by candlelight Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Wednesday, Nov. 30, both at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, located at 104 S. Fourth St. in Laramie.

headshot of woman Big Horn County 4-H Educator Receives National Award

November 28, 2016 — Big Horn County 4-H educator Gretchen Gasvoda received the Achievement in Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) in October at its annual conference in New Orleans.

Donate Food and Have Parking Fines Reduced at UW

November 28, 2016 — People who have unpaid parking citations of less than $31.50 at the University of Wyoming can have their fines reduced by donating nonperishable items for a holiday food drive.

lunchtime conversations with curators logo UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ Dec. 7

November 28, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, Dec. 7, from noon-12:30 p.m. 

UW President Laurie Nichols UW President to Hold Listening Session in Casper Dec. 5

November 28, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Casper Monday, Dec. 5, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

UW President Laurie Nichols UW President to Hold Listening Session in Riverton Dec. 5

November 28, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Riverton Monday, Dec. 5, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

UW Reminds Drivers of Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 28, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s Risk Management and Safety Office reminds individuals who know they will drive on UW business during 2017 to make a new request by Thursday, Dec. 1.

Second Annual UW Giving Day Second Annual UW Giving Day is Nov. 29

November 23, 2016 — Tuesday, Nov. 29, is Giving Tuesday, and the University of Wyoming honors this tradition with its second annual UW Giving Day.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 28-Dec. 4

November 23, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 28-Dec. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

Religion Column logo UW Religion Today: Building a Nation by Giving Thanks

November 23, 2016 — The Thanksgiving holiday is here again. What will we do? We will get together with family and friends and eat a big meal. And, what is the meaning of this activity? Well, the quick answer is that this is a harvest festival: It celebrates the bountiful crops that have been brought in from the fields during the fall. In other words, we eat to celebrate the harvest that provided the food being eaten.

Women Playing Hamlet UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Women Playing Hamlet’

November 23, 2016 — Should a woman play Hamlet or not play Hamlet? That is the question asked in a new comedy for Shakespeare fans and haters alike from the writer and director of “Angry Psycho Princesses” and “The Exit Interview.”

Billiard Club is UW Campus Activities Center’s Featured RSO for November

November 22, 2016 — University of Wyoming’s premier pool group, Billiard Club, has been named the Campus Activities Center’s featured recognized student organization (RSO) for November.

UW President Laurie Nichols Public Event for New UW President Nov. 28 in Douglas

November 22, 2016 — Converse County residents will have an opportunity to meet new University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols during a public reception Monday, Nov. 28, in Douglas.

UW College of Engineering Announces Summer Workshops for Teachers

November 22, 2016 — Organizers are urging Wyoming educators to sign up for the second annual Engineering Summer Program for Teachers (ESP4T), as registration opened Nov. 21.

man standing next to computer servers UW PetaLibrary Provides Digital Storage Service for UW Researchers and Those Worldwide

November 22, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Libraries has extended its reach to assist faculty and student researchers globally by sharing a digital data repository.

UW President Laurie Nichols UW President to Hold Listening Session in Cody Nov. 30

November 22, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Cody Wednesday, Nov. 30, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

UW President Laurie Nichols UW President to Hold Listening Session in Jackson Nov. 30

November 22, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Jackson Wednesday, Nov. 30, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

UW President Laurie Nichols UW President to Hold Listening Session in Rock Springs Dec. 2

November 22, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Rock Springs Friday, Dec. 2, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

UW President Laurie Nichols UW President to Hold Listening Session in Torrington Dec. 2

November 22, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Torrington Friday, Dec. 2, to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

UW Survey Results on State Spending, Taxes Highlight Policymaker Challenges

November 22, 2016 — As Wyoming state government considers challenges resulting from decreasing tax revenues, a recent University of Wyoming survey of state residents shows preferences for keeping spending at present levels or increasing spending for a number of policy areas.

photo of hand holding small computer device UW to Host ‘Exploring Computer Science’ Event Dec. 10

November 22, 2016 — As part of Computer Science Education Week in the state, the University of Wyoming will participate in and host several activities Dec. 5-11.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 4-10

November 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.

Wyoming SBDC Network Receives Technology Accreditation

November 22, 2016 — The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network recently received technology accreditation through the Association of SBDCs’ accreditation committee.

photo of woman smiling Albany County 4-H Educator Receives National Distinguished Service Award

November 21, 2016 — Albany County’s 4-H educator has received a national Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to professional improvement and 4-H.

photos of three UW Extension personnel Conservation Collaboration Prompts Award for UW Extension Specialists

November 21, 2016 — Three University of Wyoming Extension specialists have been recognized for their creativity in helping establish a market framework that encourages conservation and improves natural resources and wildlife.

Internationalization Award Nominations Due Dec. 16 at UW

November 21, 2016 — The deadline to nominate individuals for student, faculty and staff awards for internationalization at the University of Wyoming is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 21, 2016 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for Thanksgiving. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 23-25.

headshots of two women UW Extension Educators in Northeastern Wyoming Receive Honors

November 21, 2016 — Two University of Wyoming Extension educators were honored for their work in northeastern Wyoming during extension’s recent professional development conference in Laramie.

photos of four women from UW Extension UW Nutrition Program Instructors Recognized for Excellence

November 21, 2016 — Educators with the University of Wyoming Extension’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) have been recognized for their efforts to help those who income-qualify eat better for less and to assist the communities in which they live.

headshot of man UW’s David Bruch Honored at National Pharmacy Meeting

November 21, 2016 — A University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy faculty member recently was honored for excellence in teaching at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting.

headshot of woman Washakie County 4-H Educator Receives UW Extension’s Highest Honor

November 21, 2016 — A Washakie County 4-H youth development educator recognized for broad efforts in local, state and national programming has received University of Wyoming Extension’s highest honor.

Wyoming Public Media Recognized with Wyoming Business Alliance Wyoming Legacy Award

November 21, 2016 — Wyoming Public Media is the recipient of the Wyoming Business Alliance 2016 Wyoming Legacy Award, which recognizes institutional advancements for a better Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 20-Dec. 3

November 18, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 20-Dec. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

Alyson Hagy UW Names Hagy Outreach School Interim Dean

November 18, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved the appointment of Alyson Hagy as interim dean of the UW Outreach School.

UW Physical Sciences Building Evacuated Due to Hazard

November 18, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s Physical Sciences Building was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a potential explosion hazard and will remain closed until Monday morning.

UW Trustees Approve FY 2018 Budget Reduction Plan

November 18, 2016 — The University of Wyoming will eliminate about a dozen vacant positions, offer another separation incentive for longtime faculty members, achieve further efficiencies in operations and distribute additional reductions across campus units under a plan approved this week by the UW Board of Trustees.

Willena Stanford Diversity Award Nominations Being Accepted at UW

November 18, 2016 — Nominations for the diversity award honoring Willena Stanford, a former University of Wyoming African American and Diaspora Studies instructor, will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

November 18, 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.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 21-27

November 17, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Chi Omega Hosts Letter Writing Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Dec. 2

November 17, 2016 — University of Wyoming’s sorority Chi Omega hosts the third annual “Believing at 7220” letter writing event to raise money for Make-A-Wish Friday, Dec. 2, from 4-8 p.m.

UW Establishes Operations, Facilities Reserve Accounts

November 17, 2016 — As part of an effort to improve financial management, the University of Wyoming will establish reserve accounts at levels appropriate to the size of the institution.

UW Trustees Approve Beer, Wine Sales at Football, Basketball Games

November 17, 2016 — In an effort to generate new revenues and enhance the fan experience, the University of Wyoming will serve beer and wine at football and basketball games beginning in fall 2017.

people in camo walking around Prexy's Pasture ROTC Accelerated Commissioning Program Applications Accepted at UW

November 16, 2016 — Applications for qualified students are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming’s Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) accelerated commissioning program.

Christmas trees scattered around a large room UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Holiday Events Dec. 1-3

November 16, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will launch the holiday season with two free public celebrations, the Festival of Trees and the 24th annual Happy Holidays, Laramie!, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3.

UW Copy and Print Center Sets December Course Packet Deadlines for Spring Semester

November 16, 2016 — As the spring 2017 semester approaches, the Copy and Print Center has set deadlines for all University of Wyoming faculty members who have course packets or are considering creating them.

UW Extension Sponsors Producer Profit Beef Convention Nov. 22

November 16, 2016 — Helping cattle producers make more money is the focus of the 2016 Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention in Torrington.

woman standing at podium with microphone with man standing behind her UW Mortar Board Names ‘Top Profs’

November 16, 2016 — Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board recently honored their “Top Profs” at the 37th annual Top Prof Night.

head portrait of a woman UW President Plans Listening Sessions Around State

November 16, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit 10 communities across the state beginning Wednesday, Nov. 30, to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

group of people standing in front of a wall UW’s Fisher Innovation Challenge Qualifies Six Student Companies

November 16, 2016 — Six innovative businesses -- ranging from a company that engineers and manufactures custom lightweight components to minimize vehicle weight, to one that helps poultry farms convert to cage-free operations -- created by University of Wyoming students were selected to receive seed funding through the Fisher Innovation Challenge.

International Education Week Underway at UW

November 15, 2016 — International Education Week at the University of Wyoming continues through Saturday, Nov. 19, with a full slate of events.

head portrait of a woman Public Event for New UW President Nov. 21 in Evanston

November 15, 2016 — Uinta County residents will have an opportunity to meet new University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols during a public reception Monday, Nov. 21, in Evanston.

SBDC Workshop to Focus on Proposal Preparation, Cost Accounting

November 15, 2016 — The federal government sets aside more than $2 billion annually to fund early-stage development of new high-tech ideas being pursued by the nation’s innovative small firms. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs focus on funding high-risk, high-payoff projects that have significant commercial potential.

Thanksgiving Potluck at UW Nov. 20

November 15, 2016 — The University of Wyoming International Studies Student Club will host a Thanksgiving potluck dinner for international students Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. in the Cheney International Center lounge.

UW Club Hockey Team Takes Two of Three

November 15, 2016 — After a tough last-minute goal that gave Brigham Young University (BYU) a close win, the University of Wyoming club hockey team rebounded with a pair of wins last weekend.

chipmunk in cage UW Wildlife Majors Learn to Conduct Research by Catching Chipmunks

November 15, 2016 — For the last decade, Merav Ben-David and her wildlife students at the University of Wyoming have been chasing least chipmunks up at Happy Jack, located outside of Laramie.

County Data Now Available on UW Website

November 14, 2016 — Details about the University of Wyoming’s interaction with the state’s 23 counties are available online.

two men with tranquilized moose in snow UW Ecologist Wins Award for Study of How Hunting Affects Horn, Antler Size in Trophy Big Game

November 14, 2016 — University of Wyoming ecologist Kevin Monteith is a recipient, along with five co-authors, of a 2016 Wildlife Publication Award from The Wildlife Society for a study analyzing trends in horn and antler sizes of trophy big game species in North America.

UW Kappa Kappa Gamma Hosts Chili con Kappa Nov. 19

November 14, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority is hosting the annual Chili con Kappa chili feed from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Kappa house, located at 1604 E. Sorority Row. Admission is $5 or a donation of two children’s books.

man in suit standing outside with arms crossed UW Names Associate VP for Budgeting and Fiscal Planning

November 14, 2016 — An experienced financial manager who has helped design the University of Wyoming’s new management systems will join the university as its associate vice president for budgeting and fiscal planning.

UW Names Interim Title IX, ADA Coordinators

November 14, 2016 — With University of Wyoming Director of Employment Practices Oneida Blagg accepting a position at Pierce College District in Washington state, UW Interim General Counsel Tara Evans has appointed Manager of Investigations Jim Osborn as interim Title IX coordinator.

UW Opens Search for Dean of Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

November 14, 2016 — The University of Wyoming has opened the search for a new dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 14, 2016 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2017 need to make a new request by Dec. 1, 2016.

UW Reminds Campus of New Policy on Minors Participating in University Programs

November 14, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Office of General Counsel reminds UW employees and volunteers who work with minors about UW’s policy on minors participating in university-sponsored or university-approved programs. The policy applies to all programs advertised after Jan. 1, 2017.

UW Strategic Planning Listening Sessions Continue This Week

November 14, 2016 — Dialogue and listening sessions to help craft the University of Wyoming’s strategic plan continue this week.

UW Trustees Education Initiative Board to Meet Nov. 21

November 14, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative Board is scheduled to meet Monday, Nov. 21.

WyoCloud Launches at UW

November 14, 2016 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members participated in a town-hall style meeting Nov. 1 to learn more about WyoCloud, the new cloud-based Oracle solution that will provide support for many of the university’s financial, administrative and research support systems effective July 1, 2017.

Wyoming High School Athletic Association logo Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 12, 2016 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 13-19

November 11, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a woman Granddaughter of Notorious Nazi SS Captain Amon Goeth to Speak at UW Nov. 16

November 11, 2016 — Author Jennifer Teege, who grew up not knowing that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious World War II Nazi SS captain and the commandant of the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, will discuss her family’s history Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Nov. 16-18 Meeting

November 11, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a plan to reduce UW’s fiscal year 2017-18 budget during the board’s regular November meeting Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 16-18.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 20-26

November 11, 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.

Geography Awareness Week Events Nov. 14-18 at UW

November 10, 2016 — A reception to celebrate the University of Wyoming Department of Geography’s 50th anniversary is part of Geography Awareness Week Nov. 14-18.

orchestra seen from distance Guest Artists Featured in UW Symphony Orchestra Concert Nov. 17

November 10, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s Thursday, Nov. 17 concert will present a work the composer called a hymn to the greatness of man’s spirit: Symphony No. 5 by Sergei Prokofiev.

woman shooting basketball over other players' outstretched arms University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 14-20

November 10, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man UW Cultural Programs Presents Young Pianist Daniel Hsu Nov. 18

November 10, 2016 — University of Wyoming Cultural Programs presents 19-year-old pianist Daniel Hsu, who will perform Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

head portrait of a woman Women’s Struggles in Public Service Topic of Nov. 14 Talk at UW

November 10, 2016 — Despite the fact that women in public service have increased nationwide, the pay gap continues to lag behind men. That will be the topic of a University of Wyoming lecture Monday, Nov. 14.

Economic and Environmental Demands in Wyoming Topic of UW Television Program

November 9, 2016 — How Wyoming might adapt to changing economic and environmental demands, and the future of pipeline expansion for transporting oil and natural gas will be topics on the University of Wyoming news and information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

three people sitting with musical instruments Helios Piano Trio to Perform Nov. 13 at UW

November 9, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Helios Piano Trio will perform Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

head portrait of a woman SBDC Webinar to Help Small Businesses Understand Exempt, Nonexempt Employees

November 9, 2016 — Businesses with employees need to understand the ramifications of the new Department of Labor (DOL) rules regarding exempt and nonexempt employees that take effect Dec. 1.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Religion in American History

November 9, 2016 — In a recent survey, college seniors were asked questions from a high school-level test on American history. Over 75 percent scored a D or below!

man in gold basketball uniform waving with people behind him For UW’s Jason McManamen, You Can Go Home Again

November 8, 2016 — Jason McManamen was out of his comfort zone standing in two different gymnasiums full of adoring fans in his hometown.

man standing in field of dead corn stalks, holding small ear of corn UW Studies How Producers Can Best Use Land, Crops Devastated by Hail

November 8, 2016 — Mother Nature planted seeds that turbulent evening of July 27 for the Oct. 18 producer hail field day at the University of Wyoming research center near Lingle.

‘Ashes to Ashes’ on Display at UW Gallery 234

November 8, 2016 — “Ashes to Ashes,” a photography exhibition by Lisa Kinney, is on display through Thursday, Nov. 17, in the University of Wyoming Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

woman and man holding framed award and shaking hands The Wildlife Society Honors UW’s Ben-David

November 7, 2016 — University of Wyoming Professor Merav Ben-David is the recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Wildlife Education Award from The Wildlife Society.

UW Information Technology to Recognize Excellence

November 7, 2016 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

UW President Grants Release Time to Vote Tuesday

November 7, 2016 — The 2016 general election is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

UW Professor Co-Writes Report on Nuclear Power Challenges

November 7, 2016 — Nuclear power has the potential to help the United States in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, but low natural gas prices and increased operating costs threaten the future of the U.S. nuclear industry, a report co-written by a University of Wyoming professor concludes.

man standing outside with red clay cliffs in the background UW Professor’s Book Unearths Past to Predict Future

November 7, 2016 — A University of Wyoming professor explains how the study of our cultural past can predict the future of humanity in his recently published book.

head portrait of a man UW Research: Food Poverty During Pregnancy Can Cause Early Aging of Baby’s Heart

November 7, 2016 — New research has shown that the child of a slightly undernourished mother is more likely to suffer early aging of the heart.

UW Strategic Planning Listening Sessions Continue This Week

November 7, 2016 — Dialogue and listening sessions to help craft the University of Wyoming’s strategic plan continue this week.

parking meter UW Transit and Parking Services Introduces Parkmobile, New Day Lot Pay Kiosks

November 7, 2016 — The University of Wyoming day lot, located east of Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, now features expiry reminders by phone and the option to add additional time from a cellphone through the smartphone app Parkmobile.

Veterans Day Roll Call Event at UW to Honor Fallen Soldiers Nov. 11

November 7, 2016 — Volunteers are needed to read the names of military veterans who have died serving their country during a Veterans Day event Friday, Nov. 11, at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 6-12

November 4, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man InMotion Software Executives to be Guest Speakers for e2e Wyoming Laramie Meeting

November 4, 2016 — Executives of a software company that creates and deploys custom web and mobile experiences for many of America’s most respected brands will be the guest speakers at e2e Wyoming’s next meeting in Laramie.

helicopter over mountain lake UW Part of Study to Uncover Yellowstone’s Subsurface Mysteries

November 4, 2016 — A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth’s crust beneath Yellowstone National Park will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic (HEM) survey with a SkyTEM system Monday, Nov. 7.

UW Survey Finds Deep Divisions on Immigration Policy

November 4, 2016 — Wyoming citizens are deeply divided on U.S. immigration policy, with a majority favoring a ban on Muslims traveling into the country, according to a survey conducted by the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 13-19

November 4, 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.

Sen. Barrasso Staffer to Visit UW Herbarium

November 3, 2016 — Jamie Gronski, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso’s field representative in Cheyenne, will visit the University of Wyoming’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits program.

Specialty Crop Grower Topics Focus of Cheyenne Two-Day Conference

November 3, 2016 — All-day workshops the first day and numerous sessions the next -- all focused on specialty crop grower themes -- are part of the Farm to Market Conference in Cheyenne Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12.

man throwing basketball with another man trying to stop him University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 7-13

November 3, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

artwork and scuptures in a gallery UW Art Museum Accepts Works for Juried Student Exhibition

November 3, 2016 — The official call for entries is available online for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 42nd annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

UW MBA Students Travel to Germany for On-Site Visits

November 3, 2016 — Fifteen University of Wyoming second-year students in the College of Business MBA Program recently received global business experience by working with two of their fellow UW International MBA Program classmates and Pforzheim University’s MBA students on business-related projects.

woman at microphone Holocaust Remembrance Week Nov. 7-11 at UW

November 2, 2016 — As part of the University of Wyoming Holocaust Remembrance Week Nov. 7-11, Holocaust survivor Estelle Nadel will speak Friday, Nov. 11, at 12:10 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

New UW Scholarship Available for Veterans

November 2, 2016 — The Students Supporting Veterans (SSV) scholarship committee at the University of Wyoming is accepting applications for the newly created Connor Montgomery Cloud Memorial Scholarship for Veterans. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 11.

Piano, Violin Concert Scheduled at Casper College, UW

November 2, 2016 — “Beethoven: Piano-Violin Sonata Cycle Part I” will be performed Friday, Nov. 4, at Casper College, and also at the University of Wyoming Sunday, Nov. 6. Both performances are free and open to the public.

drawing with mask at top and rose below UW Ann Simpson Artmobile to Host Exhibition at Niobrara County Library

November 2, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Ann Simpson Artmobile will host the exhibition “Surrealism: Visions of the Mind” at the Niobrara County Library in Lusk Nov. 14-17.

Bus Shuttle Service to Polling Place Offered to UW Students on Election Day

November 1, 2016 — University of Wyoming Transit and Parking Services and Pokes Vote will offer residential students an easy way to get to their polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8.

SBDC Webinar to Help Small Businesses Secure SBIR Grants

November 1, 2016 — The federal government sets aside more than $2 billion annually to fund early-stage development of new high-tech ideas being pursued by the nation’s innovative small firms. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs focus on funding high-risk, high-payoff projects that have significant commercial potential.

Today’s WyoCloud Launch Available on WyoCast

November 1, 2016 — Members of the University of Wyoming community who are unable to attend today’s launch of WyoCloud can participate via UW’s WyoCast system.

UW Election Survey: Wyoming Residents Disapprove of Obamacare

November 1, 2016 — The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is decidedly unpopular with Wyoming citizens, according to results from a University of Wyoming election survey.

UW Hockey Club Sweeps Weekend Series with Montana State

November 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming club hockey team climbed over the .500 mark with a weekend sweep of Montana State University (MSU).

artwork of an ocelot on a branch peering at fish in water ‘Illustrating Animals’ Exhibition Closes Nov. 12 at UW Art Museum

November 1, 2016 — The final day to see “Audubon & Van Hoesen: Illustrating Animals” is Saturday, Nov. 12, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

head portrait of a woman Gabrielson to Give UW Faculty Senate Talk Nov. 15

October 31, 2016 — Associate Professor Teena Gabrielson, head of the University of Wyoming Department of Political Science, will give the fall Faculty Senate Speaker Series talk Tuesday, Nov. 15. The event is free and open to the public.

logo University Community Invited to WyoCloud Launch Tuesday

October 31, 2016 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are invited to an event marking the launch of WyoCloud Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

graphic with words and silhouette of woman against abstract background UW Art Museum to Host Reading, Book Signing by Artist-Author Neltje

October 31, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a reading and book signing to celebrate Wyoming artist Neltje’s memoir, “North of Crazy,” Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m. Laramie’s Second Story Books will sell copies of her memoir during the event.

UW Biodiversity Institute to Host First Wyoming Citizen Science Conference in Lander

October 31, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute will host the first Wyoming Citizen Science Conference and associated workshops Thursday, Dec. 1-Saturday, Dec. 3, in Lander.

UW Graduate Student Nominated for State Literacy Award

October 31, 2016 — University of Wyoming graduate student Katy Brock, of Laramie, was among nominees for the inaugural First Lady’s Leaders in Literacy Award.

head portrait of a woman UW Professor’s Essay Named Top Publication by National Journal

October 31, 2016 — A University of Wyoming associate professor’s research work in the New Orleans criminal justice system that forced persons convicted of certain prostitution offenses to register as sex offenders under an antiquated (1805) statute was named the top essay by a national journal.

people in scrubs agathered around a gurney with adult and infant mannequins on it UW Program Fees Proposal Aims to Boost Student Services

October 31, 2016 — University of Wyoming students would receive enhanced advising, career preparation, assurance of course availability and other student services under a proposal to institute cost-based fees for academic programs.

UW Strategic Planning Listening Sessions Continue This Week

October 31, 2016 — Strong turnout at the University of Wyoming’s strategic planning dialogue and listening sessions has prompted the scheduling of new, larger locations for the remaining sessions.


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