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February 2022 News

Hours Changed for UW Staff Recognition Day April 18

This spring’s University of Wyoming Staff Recognition Day will have an earlier starting time than originally planned.

Ellbogen Foundation Supports Faculty of UW Leadership and Ethics Center

A $600,000 gift from the John P. Ellbogen Foundation will support the Center for Principle-Based Leadership and Ethics at the University of Wyoming.

UW Spring Commencement Ceremonies May 14

The University of Wyoming’s spring commencement ceremonies are scheduled Saturday, May 14.

English Pianist Andrew Harley in UW Music Residency March 7

Internationally acclaimed performer Andrew Harley will be in a collaborative piano residency March 7-10 with the University of Wyoming Department of Music.

UW Selects Allen as Director of New School of Computing

An accomplished administrator and scholar in computing and its applications in modern life has been appointed as the inaugural director of the University of Wyoming’s new School of Computing.

Weekend Sweeps Boost UW Nordic Ski Teams to Conference Champions

There is something to be said about skiing on home trails.

UW Planetarium to Celebrate Womens Achievements in Astronomy During March

Historic female achievements in astronomy will be front and center in celebration of Women’s History Month at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during March.

UW Center on Aging Offers Healthy U Funding Opportunities for Wyoming Organizations

Funding from the University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) will offer organizations in Wyoming the opportunity to incorporate Healthy U chronic disease education programs into their existing structures.

UW CEAS Celebrates National Engineers Week Feb. 21

The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) is celebrating National Engineers Week Feb. 21-25 by collaborating with professional groups to teach Wyoming elementary-age children about the profession.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Wednesday

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.

UW Research Examines Wyoming Community Perspectives on Net

A new study from the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) Center for Energy Regulation and Policy Analysis (CERPA) explores Wyoming residents’ views on achieving a net-zero carbon energy economy.

UW Awards Top Scholarship to 100 Wyoming Students

One hundred outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming have been selected to receive the 2022 Trustees’ Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming’s top academic scholarship.

UW Art Museum to Feature Student Art at Spring Opening Reception

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will feature the 47th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition during a reception Friday, Feb. 25.

Terfehr Succeeds Retiring Hintz as UW Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Anna Terfehr, the associate director of scholarships in the University of Wyoming Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, has been named director of the office.

Ideation, Innovation and Invention Course Starts March 22 at UW

University of Wyoming students interested in open innovation to overcome challenges, develop solutions and bring new products to market are invited to enroll in a post-spring break course taught by a consulting inventor and UW Honors College faculty member.

UW College of Education Launches Campaign to Recognize Lifelong Impact of Teachers

Teachers make an impact every day -- from big moments that shift the trajectory of a person’s life to small things teachers do to make students feel safe, appreciated and ready to learn.

Registration Open for Yellowstone Conference Co-Hosted by UW Libraries, MSU Library

Registration is now open for the 2022 “Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone” conference, which will be co-hosted by University of Wyoming Libraries and the Montana State University (MSU) Library.

Opening of Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Initiative March 2 at UW

Efforts by the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges to support Wyoming’s second-largest economic sector are taking a big step forward with the opening of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality (WORTH) Initiative.

SER, Baker Hughes, WEA Collaborate on $5,000 Decarbonization Prize Contest for UW Students

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), Baker Hughes and the Wyoming Energy Authority are collaborating to offer UW students an opportunity to introduce novel solutions in the decarbonization space through a $5,000 ideation innovation contest.

New York Times Bestselling Author Tommy Orange to Give Reading March 3 at UW

Tommy Orange, a Native American writer whose New York Times bestselling debut novel, “There, There,” was nominated for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize, will give a free public reading from his book Thursday, March 3, at the University of Wyoming.

UWs Fourth IMPACT 307 Incubator to be Located on LCCC Cheyenne Campus

The University of Wyoming’s business incubator network, IMPACT 307, is about to get a new home on the Cheyenne campus of Laramie County Community College (LCCC).

UW Trio to Present Send-Off Recital for Carnegie Hall Debut

A send-off recital in anticipation of the Department of Music’s Helios Piano Trio’s Carnegie Hall performance will be Sunday, Feb. 27, at the University of Wyoming.

Visiting Fulbright Professor From Australia Enjoying Time, Students and Weather at UW

When John Rees arrived in Laramie from Australia, he was bracing for the snow but was pleasantly surprised by the sunshine. And everything else.

UW Trustees Lift Mask Requirement in Most Indoor Spaces

Masks will no longer be required in most indoor spaces at the University of Wyoming effective Monday, Feb. 21, following a vote today (Wednesday) by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Race Successfully at CSU Invitational

Even competing at 11,000 feet could not stop the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams from racing to another successful outing.

UW Department of Music Features Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Trumpet Feb. 25

The University of Wyoming Department of Music will feature guest artist Tom Hooten, one of the world’s prominent classical trumpeters, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

UWs IMPACT 307 to Host Lunch and Learn Series Webinar Feb. 23

IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “Foundational Topics for Licensing Intellectual Property,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar, from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.

UW Hosts Fourth Annual WOMENgineering Conference Feb. 19

The University of Wyoming Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host the fourth annual WOMENgineering Conference from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, for Wyoming fifth through ninth grade students.

UW Graduate Student Develops Assessment Tools to Assist Wyoming Health Division

A University of Wyoming master’s degree student has received a regional Student Leaders in Public Health award to develop tools that will help a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) program that assists women and children.

Registration Now Open for Yellowstone Symposium Hosted by UW in Cody

Registration is now open for the Yellowstone symposium hosted by the University of Wyoming’s College of Law and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources in collaboration with Yellowstone National Park.

Nominations Sought for UWs New Laramigo Award

Nominations are being accepted for a new award to recognize the contributions of University of Wyoming staff and faculty members to the UW and Laramie communities.

Nominations Accepted for Year-End UW Faculty Awards

The University of Wyoming’s Academic Affairs office and the Faculty Senate’s Faculty Recognition and Development Committee are now accepting nominations for the year-end faculty awards. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 25.

Executive Directors Announced as UW Science Initiative Building Nears Completion

As the University of Wyoming’s new Science Initiative Building nears completion, two positions of leadership have been designated -- one to serve as the main point of contact for research collaborations and operations, and one to oversee the educational programs associated with the Science Initiativ

UW Staff Award Nominations Accepted Through March 11

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, March 11, for the University of Wyoming’s staff awards to be presented during Staff Recognition Day.

UW Professor Co-Edits Book That Educates Teachers on Implementing STEM in the Classroom

A University of Wyoming faculty member served as co-editor for a recently published book on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.

UW Extension Names New Educator in Crook County

A former range research technician is the new agriculture and natural resources educator for University of Wyoming Extension in Crook County.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will revisit UW’s COVID-19 mask policy during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Feb. 16.

UW Alumni Associations Talk About Your Cowboy Raffle Underway

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is offering the chance to win a 14-inch-high “Talk About Your Cowboy” bronze statue by D. Michael Thomas. The statue is valued at $3,500.

New Process Control Lab Gives UW Engineering Students Access to Industry

The new laboratory in the University of Wyoming’s Engineering Education and Research Building provides UW students hands-on experience with a broad range of industry-leading technologies.

Casper Start-Up Challenge Enters Final Countdown

IMPACT 307, a business development program of the University of Wyoming with business incubators in Laramie, Casper and Sheridan, looks to build upon previous successes with the Casper Start-Up Challenge’s sixth year entering the final week for applications.

UW Center on Aging Offers Free Healthy U Workshop Series

The University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) is offering free online and in-person workshops throughout the state for people with chronic health conditions and their caregivers.

University of Wyoming Fall and Summer Semester Graduates: Nonresident

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2021 fall and summer semesters.

Groups Appointed for UW Strategic Planning

More than 115 members of the University of Wyoming community were nominated to serve on groups charged with developing a university strategic plan to recommend to President Ed Seidel and the UW Board of Trustees later this year.

UW Student Health Service Plans COVID, Flu Vaccine Clinic Feb. 18

The University of Wyoming’s Student Health Service will hold a COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinic Friday, Feb. 18, from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

University of Wyoming Fall and Summer Semester Graduates: Resident

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2021 fall and summer semesters.

Revamped Lineups Dont Hamper UW Nordic Ski Teams at Weekend Invitational

Not even a seriously revamped lineup, caused by illness among the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams, could stop the Cowboys and Cowgirls from competing well at last weekend’s Western Colorado University (WCU) invitational in Crested Butte, Colo.

Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days Feb. 9

Twenty-five different educational presentations -- most of them new and on topics ranging from pasture seeding techniques to direct marketing of meat -- will be part of Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days today (Feb. 9) and Thursday, Feb. 10.

WESTI Ag Days Scheduled Feb. 15

Fifteen sessions on various agricultural topics and a trade show fill the schedule at the University of Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and Technologically Informative (WESTI) Ag Days Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 15-16, in Worland.

UW Announces Spring 2022 Student

The University of Wyoming College of Education’s spring 2022 student-teacher candidates have begun transitioning from learning to teaching, as students start their 16-week student-teaching experience.

UW Volunteer Judges Needed for Virtual Wyoming State Science Fair in March

Students and faculty members from the University of Wyoming and others are invited to judge youth research projects at the Wyoming State Science Fair (WSSF).

Final Candidate for UW VP for Research Presents Today; Input Welcomed

Final Candidate for UW VP for Research Presents Today; Input Welcomed

Winter Issue of UWyo Magazine Highlights New Initiatives

The winter issue of UWyo Magazine -- the flagship publication of the University of Wyoming -- highlights new initiatives helping UW become a best-in-class, 21st century land-grant university true to its Wyoming roots.

UW to Host Tourism, Hospitality Industry Job Fair March 2

The University of Wyoming will host a job fair for the hospitality and tourism industries Wednesday, March 2, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the College of Business Building atrium.

UW Rodeo Team Hosts JCA Bucking Horse Gala, Auction Feb. 12

Nikki Steffes Hansen, one of the greatest members of the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team, is the featured speaker of the third annual JCA Bucking Horse Gala Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

UW Faculty Fellows Selected for Academic Year

Seven University of Wyoming employees are participating in the Academic Affairs Faculty Fellows Program during the 2021-22 academic year.

UW Communications, Marketing Staff Members Honored for Excellence

University of Wyoming Institutional Communications and Marketing specialists and a UW communications coordinator received nine awards during the annual Wyoming Press Association (WPA) Associates group contest.

WYOpen Stages to Present Bless Me, Coatlicue at UW Feb. 11

WYOpen Stages, a diversity initiative of the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, will present “Bless Me, Coatlicue” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, at 7:30 p.m.

UW Ph.D. Student Wins Student Paper Award at AIAA SciTech Forum

A University of Wyoming doctoral student recently won a student paper award at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech Forum in San Diego.

UW Center on Aging to Provide Educational Programs for American Heart Month

To help people lead longer and healthier lives, the University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) is offering several educational opportunities to support American Heart Month.

UW Symphony Orchestras Concertmaster Fund Recital Postponed

The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Association’s Thursday, Feb. 3, Concertmaster Fund Recital at 7 p.m. has been postponed because of a date change of the UW Cowboys basketball game, which is at the same time.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Open Conference Action With Two

Both University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams turned in winning performances as the conference season opened last weekend at the Colorado Mesa University Invitational in Grand Junction, Colo.

UW Division of Kinesiology and Health Hosts Healthy Kids Round Up Program

This fall, the University of Wyoming’s Division of Kinesiology and Health will host a program designed to deliver health education and physical activity training to Wyoming middle school students and will equip physical education teachers with resources to provide healthy lifestyle improvements for

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