The Steer-A-Year Program (S-A-Y) at the University of Wyoming raised more than $225,000 in 2013 for in-state student-athlete scholarships, the UW rodeo club and the university’s animal science judging team.
Donations to S-A-Y included 98 physical steers, all from Wyoming, and financial allocations through the Cowboy Joe Club, which administers the program. The 18-year-old program, which has grown its support by nearly 50 percent over the past 10 years, is one of the primary ways for the state’s vibrant agricultural community to become involved with Wyoming’s university.
The University of Wyoming’s yearly tribute to the state’s farming and ranching history and its agricultural producers will be Sept. 13-14, capped by the Cowboys’ football game against the University of Northern Colorado inside War Memorial Stadium. Ag Appreciation Weekend festivities will include a Friday night ceremony to recognize outstanding graduates of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Saturday’s annual barbecue lunch at Tailgate Park.
For more information visit uwyo.edu/uwag/alumni-friends/ag-appreciation-weekend.html.
Susan Frye, a longtime faculty member who has won numerous teaching awards and served in various leadership roles, was named in May as dean of the University of Wyoming Outreach School. She succeeds Maggi Murdock, who returned to regular faculty duties in the Department of Political Science for the fall 2013 semester. A past recipient of the Ellbogen Award for Meritorious Classroom Teaching, Frye has headed the UW Department of English and chaired Faculty Senate since coming to UW in 1986. UW’s Outreach School includes regional centers throughout Wyoming, Credit Programs, Technology Services, the UW/Casper College Center and Wyoming Public Media.
The Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW) will be under the leadership of a president from Casper for the third consecutive academic year. Brett Kahler, a senior in communications, was elected in April to preside over a student government that oversees a budget of more than $1 million, including funding for a variety of student programs. He also will serve as an ex-officio member of the UW Board of Trustees. Kia Murdoch of Blackfoot, Idaho, a senior majoring in French, was elected vice president. Kahler follows Joel Defebaugh (2012–-13) and Megan Degenfelder (2011–12) as UW’s student leader.