September 14, 2012

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan and History Professor Phil Roberts will examine “What the Land-Grant Mission Means for Wyoming” during the season premiere of the UW informational program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

The program marks the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act, which established the land-grant system and provided the foundation to establish UW in 1886. The U.S. government gave land to state and territorial governments so institutions of higher learning could be endowed to benefit all citizens of that region through practical research, outreach and quality education for all, not just the wealthy or elite.

“The University of Wyoming was established as a land-grant university in 1886, and our mission now is the same as it was then: to provide the highest quality education possible for the people of Wyoming,” Buchanan says.

The program is a collaborative project between UWTV of the Outreach School and UW Extension Communications and Technology Division. Extension Communications and Technology Media Producer/Director David Keto and Outreach UWTV Producer/Director Mary Jung co-produced the program.

Wyoming PBS can be seen over the air and via cable or satellite in communities throughout Wyoming. A complete list of channels can be found at

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