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February 2016 News

Nominations for 2016 UW Staff Awards Open Until Feb. 29

The University of Wyoming Staff Senate seeks nominations for the awards to be presented during its 2016 Staff Recognition Day.

Learn About the NSF CAREER Program

The University of Wyoming Office of Research and Economic Development will host a panel discussion on “Developing an NSF CAREER Proposal” Thursday, Feb. 25, from 3-5 p.m. in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium.

Deadline Extended to Feb. 12 for UW Outstanding Graduating Man and Woman Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Tobin Memorial Award for the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man and the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award for the outstanding graduating woman.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 14

A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provosts Honor Roll: Resident

The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2015 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

New Report Suggests Strategic Land

Building houses far apart and in locales beyond town -- the wildland-urban interface -- increases firefighting costs in the Rocky Mountain West, according to a new report from the Open Spaces Initiative at the University of Wyoming.

LCCC Students Transferring to UW Benefit from New Agreement

Students transferring from Laramie County Community College to the University of Wyoming may now count more of their community college courses toward their bachelor’s degrees, thanks to new articulation agreements between LCCC and UW.

Campus Construction Update for Feb. 7

These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Nordic Ski Teams Take Opening Conference Races

Both University of Wyoming Nordic club ski teams took the season’s opening United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) race last weekend at the Colorado Mesa University (CMU) meet.


The University of Wyoming at Casper will host an open house Thursday, Feb. 18, from 3:30-6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Casper College Student Union/University of Wyoming at Casper Building.

Trumpet Player Peter Olstad Featured in Upcoming Jazz Concert at UW

The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, directed by J. Scott Turpen, and the UW Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Ben Markley, will perform Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Visiting UW Writer to Give Public Reading Feb. 12

Australia-based fiction author Nam Le will give a public reading from his book, titled “The Boat,” at the University of Wyoming Alumni House Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. A free public reception will follow his reading.

UW Religion Today: Selling Charity: Making Giving a Common Activity

London is an international shopping destination, with travelers flocking to well-known areas such as Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street and Harrods department store like pilgrims to sacred shrines. These areas stand forth as consecrated precincts of consumption, full of glamour, bright lights, crowds

Incoming UW President to Appear on Wyoming PBS

Incoming University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will share her views on a range of topics when she is a guest on the information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

Glow Fest and The Danish Girl Film Scheduled Feb. 26 at UW

A free night of glow-in-the-dark activities, mocktails and music will be offered for students Friday, Feb. 26, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Global Education Series Features Indian Dance Scholar at UW Feb. 11

Indian scholar Ananda Shankar Jayant will present a lecture and a traditional dance performance Thursday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 12, at the University of Wyoming. Both programs are free and open to the public.

UWs Saturday U Program Returns to Gillette Feb. 11

Saturday University -- the University of Wyoming’s popular, free college education program -- will take place in Gillette Thursday, Feb. 11.

UW Union Ranked No. 27 in the Nation for Student Involvement

With nearly 12,000 students walking through the University of Wyoming Union each day, it is no surprise that it is among the nation’s top college unions and campus centers once again.

UW Awards Top Scholarship to 72 Wyoming Students

Seventy-two outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming have been selected to receive the 2016 Trustees' Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming's top academic scholarship.

The Night of the Iguana to be Staged Feb. 9

Tennessee Williams’ play, “The Night of the Iguana,” -- a provocative exploration of human struggle, passion and connection -- opens the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s spring season for a five-night run next week.

Speaker: Private Sector Models Damage Public Universities

An overview of how privatizing public colleges has made them more expensive for students while lowering their educational value will be the focus of a talk Thursday, Feb. 4, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 214 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Continued State Matching Funds Key to UW Athletics Success

You might have heard or read about a proposal before the Wyoming Legislature to allocate a total of $8 million to match private donations in support of University of Wyoming Athletics over the next two years. We feel that the people of Wyoming deserve to have the facts about this proposal, which wou

UW Sets New Accessibility Policy for Technology Purchases

The University of Wyoming has adopted a policy that requires technology-based products and services bought by UW to have built-in accessibility for individuals with disabilities unless one of the limited exceptions to the policy applies. The policy takes effect Feb. 15.

UW Professor Explores Wyoming Producer 2014 Farm Bill Participation

The 2014 Farm Bill eliminated prior farm safety net programs and introduced a suite of new ones.

UW Alumni Association Solicits Award Nominations

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for its two major awards, the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Medallion Service Award.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provosts Honor Roll: Nonresident

The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2015 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

Two Finalists for Dean of Libraries Visit UW This Week

Two of the finalists for the position of dean of University of Wyoming Libraries are scheduled to give public presentations at UW this week.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations Accepted Now

Nominations are being accepted now for the University of Wyoming’s Student Employee of the Year.

Reminder: Dont Use UW Email Accounts to Express Personal Views to Legislators

With the 2016 budget session of the Wyoming State Legislature approaching, University of Wyoming employees are reminded of UW’s guidelines for communicating with state and federal elected officials, agencies and other authorities.

New York Times Distributed Free on UW Campus

The New York Times is available on the University of Wyoming campus free of charge during the spring semester. Academic sponsors provide more than 500 copies of the newspaper every class day.

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Phone: (307) 766-2929

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