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UW in the News

November 21, 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.

KGWN TV reported that UW President Laurie Nichols said she still holds out hope that faculty and staff will receive pay raises next year. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) and The Washington Times also noted that more faculty, staff and program cuts are inevitable as UW trims its budget an additional $10 million by fiscal year 2018.

UW Board of Trustees last week gave approval for UW to sell beer and wine at football and basketball games beginning next fall. The CS-T, The Laramie Boomerang and KOWB Radio carried the story.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW faculty member Stephen Bieber told the UW Board of Trustees that the university will not be the same institution as it was before entering its current fiscal crisis.

UW’s accelerated nursing program was ranked No. 2 in the nation by based on variety of cost and educational outcome data. UW’s program was cited for its Bachelor's Reach for Accelerated Nursing Degree (BRAND) program -- a distance learning program that combines online courses, hybrid courses and in-person clinical placements.

Value Colleges ranked UW’s program number two -- only behind the University of Florida -- as the “Best Value Online Undergraduate Business Schools for 2017,” citing its low enrollment cost and quality online programs offered. Value Colleges, an online source for information on keeping college education affordable, ranked the top 50 schools nationwide.

In her weekly newsletter, UW President Laurie Nichols affirmed her commitment to maintaining an inclusive campus community in the wake of protests/demonstrations nationwide, reported Wyoming Public Radio.

Hundreds of UW faculty, staff, students and community members staged a solidarity walkout, marching from campus through downtown last week, noted The Laramie Boomerang and Wyoming Public Radio.

Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) also reported that UW Native American student group Keepers of the Fire sponsored events on campus to educate the community about the Rolling Rock pipeline protest in North Dakota. WPR also noted that protesters spoke at the rally.

UW’s release announcing that President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit 10 Wyoming communities to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years was printed on KGWN TV’s website. Salt Lake City’s also carried the story.

KOWB Radio posted, on its website, UW’s release announcing David Jewell as the new UW associate vice president for budgeting and fiscal planning. K2 Radio also carried the release.

The Bureau of Land Management will gather and collar as many as 30 wild mares within the Adobe Town herd management area as part of a collaboration with UW to study wild horses, according to The Horse, an equine health publication.

The Tribune Chronicle reported that UW psychology Professor Cynthia Hartung testified in the trial of a death row inmate in Warren, Ohio. Hartung offered expert testimony in the case.

UW’s Biodiversity Institute will host the first Wyoming Citizen Science Conference next month in Lander, Wyoming Public Radio reported.

UW’s research work with other scientists in an attempt to reveal the secrets of the vast subterranean systems that fuel Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful geyser continues to be in the news. Nature World News carried the story.

NBC Bay Area and Comcast Sports Net reported that Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr played at 7,220 feet against UW as a Fresno State college player. Some Raider players were concerned playing at more than 7,300 feet when the Raiders play the Houston Texans in a Monday Night Football matchup in Mexico City.

Kevin Kilty, UW mechanical engineering lecturer, talked with The CS-T about UW offensive lineman Chase Roullier, an engineering senior. Roullier and his fellow UW classmates designed an electric Baja vehicle as part of their senior project.

KOWB Radio and The CS-T posted UW’s release announcing that the Physical Sciences Building was evacuated Friday due to a potential explosion hazard caused by a laboratory error. No injuries have been reported.

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