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UW in the News

November 21, 2011

State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

The Casper Star Tribune was among media outlets announcing that UW Trustees approved the increased "assured admission" standards for all UW freshmen to a 3.0 grade-point average and an ACT score of 21 beginning in fall 2013.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald ran UW's news release about an American Heritage center oral history project under way in three eastern Wyoming counties.

Public Works Magazine had an article about the UW team that won the national student design competition sponsored by the Water Environment Federation.

The Wyoming Business Report carried UW's news release about a speaker at a Sheridan meeting sponsored by UW's Wyoming Technology Business Center.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide published a feature about Johnny Fifles, a UW student with autism.

UW political science Professor Jim King is quoted in an Associated Press story picked up by the national online news outlet The Republic about Rep. Cynthia Lummis' endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Robert Besler, UW director of bands, was among guest directors for the recent North Big Horn Basin District Music Clinic at Northwest College in Powell, according to a Billings Gazette story.

KGWN Channel 5 was among media outlets detailing how UW will begin work on three possible budget-cutting scenarios requested from a legislative committee and Gov. Matt Mead.

The Casper Star Tribune noted that plans for a new $32 million UW/Casper College Center cleared a final hurdle when UW trustees approved $10 million in bonds to help pay for the project.

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