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UW in the News

May 2, 2016

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 reported that Gov. Matt Mead will work with directors of the largest state agencies, including UW, to address how to implement budget cuts he has ordered in response to falling energy revenues.

Campbell County’s advanced science program is gaining national attention. The science program, tutored by UW Assistant Professor Ana Houseal, is in its fourth year of a federal grant through the Wyoming Department of Education. The program will be featured on “Education Week/PBS News Hour.” The Gillette News Record’s article was picked up by The Washington Times.

College Choice, an independent college search and rankings website, has selected UW as the top university for online bachelor's programs for business in the United States. According to the article, UW offers nearly 200 degree and certificate programs, more than 40 of which are available to distance learners, and one of those is the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, which prepares students for a variety of business and government positions.

UW economists Chuck Mason and Rob Godby said that there are no short-term options to counter the impact of layoffs sustained by the Wyoming coal industry. The two professors were part of an energy panel discussion, sponsored by Wyoming Public Media, reported Wyoming Business Report.

High Country News also interviewed Godby for a piece on Wyoming coal companies laying off workers, and how unions protect coal miners outside of the Cowboy State.

UW’s Alpha Kappa Psi-Beta Nu, the professional business fraternity and the largest recognized student organization on campus with 90 students, received the Excellence in Community Service Award, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

College Raptor included UW in its "Big Schools & Small Classes" latest edition. The website touts itself as “more than just a college planning tool. It's a whole new way to make smarter decisions about college.”

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, told Sheridan Media that incoming President Laurie Nichols would be the commencement speaker at both Sheridan College and Gillette College later this month.

Wyoming Business Report noted that international safety science company Underwriters Laboratories is ready to move into Laramie’s new Cirrus Sky Technology Park. The site is a joint venture among UW, the city of Laramie, the state of Wyoming and the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.

UW’s release about the top graduating students -- Kimberly Sanchez, of Cheyenne, and Vikram Singh, of Bangalore, India, -- was reprinted on KOWB Radio’s website.

KULR News 8 in Billings picked up an Associated Press story indicating that UW is having trouble hiring for open positions because of a state-mandated hiring freeze. The story first appeared in The Boomerang.

A new UW program, ADVANCE Project BETTES, will focus on improving recruitment, retention and achievement of women in STEM fields, according to The Boomerang. The project is headed by a group of UW faculty members and administrators.

Wyoming Public Radio was among media outlets noting that UW canceled classes because of last week’s major power outage in Laramie, and a severe spring snowstorm.

UW’s release about Gillette student Trevor Trouchon’s business proposal that won the recent John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition was picked up by The Gillette News Record.

Industrial Laser Solutions Magazine picked up UW’s release on Assistant Professor Brandon Gellis, who converted a conference room in the Visual Arts Building into a 300-square-foot digital maker and fabrication lab.

UW’s release on Neltje‘s gift of artwork to UW that was recently installed in the east lobby of the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts was posted on the KGWN TV website.

The Boomerang featured a group of UW professors and an artist who are bringing plants millions of years old to life through a “Science Loves Art” project.

Sheridan students were elected to new leadership positions, including Michael Rotellini as Associated Students of UW president, according to The Sheridan Press.

WyoSports noted that former UW standout Eddie Yarbrough signed a free agent contract with the Denver Broncos.

Former UW Cowboys basketball player Larry Nance Jr. received an A- grade for his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Lake Show Life, a sports website that covers the NBA team.

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