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Engaging our Students  Engaging our Students 

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend – one that was certainly well deserved by all after everything we’ve experienced in the last months. I heard you had a bit of snow, which sounds good to me, as it was too hot here to go for the runs that sustain me through all the indoor virtual meetings we now seem to have to stay in touch with each other!

Commencement Reflections Commencement Reflections

I hope you were able to share in the virtual spring 2020 commencement ceremony last Saturday. Perhaps a silver lining to the situation we find ourselves in is that people like me, more than 1,000 miles away, were able to attend virtually, just as everyone did. I hope many others from your families and friends who are scattered about the world were able to join as well. The virtual ceremony was extremely well done, and in some ways was almost more personal because it brought a number of UW students, faculty and even the commencement speakers right into our homes.

Spring Semester Draws to a Close Spring Semester Draws to a Close

In what perhaps feels like a blink for our students, spring classes officially drew to a close last week in Wyoming! This week marks finals, followed by commencement on Saturday. We recognize that spring commencement is going to feel very different, and I applaud the many efforts being put forth by UW’s students, parents, friends and administration to create a virtual celebration to adequately convey the enormous depth of pride we have in the achievements of all our graduates!

Preparing to Hit the Ground Running Preparing to Hit the Ground Running

It has been a little over a week since my first message to you, and my thoughts are frequently with the UW community and the enormous amount of work and adjustments all of you are addressing on a daily basis. As he communicated in his May message, President Theobald continues work with campus leaders to lead a herculean effort to manage daily operations, teaching and learning support, community and state engagement, all while planning for our future with the uncertainties that the COVID-19 virus brings. Through prompt communications, outreach and continuing analysis...

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