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February 2022 Releases

man speaking in front of a class Ellbogen Foundation Supports Faculty of UW Leadership and Ethics Center

February 28, 2022 — 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.

Hours Changed for UW Staff Recognition Day April 18

February 28, 2022 — This spring’s University of Wyoming Staff Recognition Day will have an earlier starting time than originally planned.

UW Spring Commencement Ceremonies May 14

February 28, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s spring commencement ceremonies are scheduled Saturday, May 14.

man sitting by a piano English Pianist Andrew Harley in UW Music Residency March 7-10

February 25, 2022 — Internationally acclaimed performer Andrew Harley will be in a collaborative piano residency March 7-10 with the University of Wyoming Department of Music.

woman sitting and leaning on crossed arms UW Selects Allen as Director of New School of Computing

February 25, 2022 — 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.

vintage photo of telescopes lined up with people using them UW Planetarium to Celebrate Women’s Achievements in Astronomy During March

February 24, 2022 — 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.

Weekend Sweeps Boost UW Nordic Ski Teams to Conference Champions

February 24, 2022 — There is something to be said about skiing on home trails.

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

February 23, 2022 — 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. 21-25

February 22, 2022 — 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 Research Examines Wyoming Community Perspectives on Net-Zero Carbon Energy Economy

February 22, 2022 — 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 Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Wednesday

February 22, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.

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

February 21, 2022 — 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.

art gallery UW Art Museum to Feature Student Art at Spring Opening Reception

February 21, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will feature the 47th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition during a reception Friday, Feb. 25.

UW Awards Top Scholarship to 100 Wyoming Students

February 21, 2022 — 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.

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

February 21, 2022 — 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.

‘Ideation, Innovation and Invention’ Course Starts March 22 at UW

February 21, 2022 — 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.

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

February 18, 2022 — 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.

man standing outside with mountains in background Registration Open for Yellowstone Conference Co-Hosted by UW Libraries, MSU Library

February 18, 2022 — 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.

man crouching in front of fence line New York Times Bestselling Author Tommy Orange to Give Reading March 3 at UW

February 17, 2022 — 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.

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

February 17, 2022 — 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.

three people playing musical instruments UW Trio to Present Send-Off Recital for Carnegie Hall Debut

February 17, 2022 — 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.

building seen at sunset UW’s Fourth IMPACT 307 Incubator to be Located on LCCC Cheyenne Campus

February 17, 2022 — 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).

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

February 16, 2022 — 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.

line of cross-country skiers ready to ski UW Nordic Ski Teams Race Successfully at CSU Invitational

February 16, 2022 — Even competing at 11,000 feet could not stop the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams from racing to another successful outing.

UW Trustees Lift Mask Requirement in Most Indoor Spaces

February 16, 2022 — 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.

man posing in front of a brick wall Visiting Fulbright Professor From Australia Enjoying Time, Students and Weather at UW

February 16, 2022 — When John Rees arrived in Laramie from Australia, he was bracing for the snow but was pleasantly surprised by the sunshine. And everything else.

photo portait of a man UW Graduate Student Develops Assessment Tools to Assist Wyoming Health Division

February 15, 2022 — 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.

UW Hosts Fourth Annual WOMENgineering Conference Feb. 19

February 15, 2022 — 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’s IMPACT 307 to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Series Webinar Feb. 23

February 15, 2022 — 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.

Executive Directors Announced as UW Science Initiative Building Nears Completion

February 14, 2022 — 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 Initiative.

Nominations Accepted for Year-End UW Faculty Awards

February 14, 2022 — 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.

Nominations Sought for UW’s New ‘Laramigo’ Award

February 14, 2022 — 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.

Registration Now Open for Yellowstone Symposium Hosted by UW in Cody

February 14, 2022 — 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.

man in a cowboy hat UW Extension Names New Educator in Crook County

February 14, 2022 — A former range research technician is the new agriculture and natural resources educator for University of Wyoming Extension in Crook County.

head photo of a man UW Professor Co-Edits Book That Educates Teachers on Implementing STEM in the Classroom

February 14, 2022 — A University of Wyoming faculty member served as co-editor for a recently published book on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.

UW Staff Award Nominations Accepted Through March 11

February 14, 2022 — Nominations are being accepted through Friday, March 11, for the University of Wyoming’s staff awards to be presented during Staff Recognition Day.

Casper Start-Up Challenge Enters Final Countdown

February 11, 2022 — 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.

group of people on a tour of a lab with electronic equipment New Process Control Lab Gives UW Engineering Students Access to Industry-Leading Technologies

February 11, 2022 — 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.

bronze statue of a cowboy on a prancing horse waving his hat UW Alumni Association’s ‘Talk About Your Cowboy’ Raffle Underway

February 11, 2022 — 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.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

February 11, 2022 — 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.

Groups Appointed for UW Strategic Planning

February 10, 2022 — 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.

University of Wyoming Fall and Summer Semester Graduates: Nonresident

February 10, 2022 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2021 fall and summer semesters.

UW Center on Aging Offers Free Healthy U Workshop Series

February 10, 2022 — 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.

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

February 10, 2022 — 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.

Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days Feb. 9-10

February 9, 2022 — 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.

group of Nordic skiers starting a race Revamped Lineups Don’t Hamper UW Nordic Ski Teams at Weekend Invitational

February 9, 2022 — 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.

University of Wyoming Fall and Summer Semester Graduates: Resident

February 9, 2022 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2021 fall and summer semesters.

WESTI Ag Days Scheduled Feb. 15-16 in Worland

February 9, 2022 — 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-Teacher Placements

February 8, 2022 — 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

February 8, 2022 — 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

February 7, 2022 — With the fourth and final candidate for the position of vice president for research and economic development giving a public presentation today (Monday), the search committee encourages input on the finalists from members of the University of Wyoming community.

two women in caps and gowns standing together UW Communications, Marketing Staff Members Honored for Excellence

February 7, 2022 — 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.

UW Faculty Fellows Selected for Academic Year

February 7, 2022 — Seven University of Wyoming employees are participating in the Academic Affairs Faculty Fellows Program during the 2021-22 academic year.

woman in cowboy hat UW Rodeo Team Hosts JCA Bucking Horse Gala, Auction Feb. 12

February 7, 2022 — 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 to Host Tourism, Hospitality Industry Job Fair March 2

February 7, 2022 — 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.

magazine cover with photo of person mountain biking Winter Issue of UWyo Magazine Highlights New Initiatives

February 7, 2022 — 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.

woman in front of logo-filled background UW Ph.D. Student Wins Student Paper Award at AIAA SciTech Forum

February 3, 2022 — 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.

woman with arms crossed on chest WYOpen Stages to Present ‘Bless Me, Coatlicue’ at UW Feb. 11-12

February 3, 2022 — 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 Center on Aging to Provide Educational Programs for American Heart Month

February 2, 2022 — 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 Nordic Ski Teams Open Conference Action With Two-Day Sweeps

February 2, 2022 — 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 Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster Fund Recital Postponed

February 2, 2022 — 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 Division of Kinesiology and Health Hosts Healthy Kids Round Up Program

February 1, 2022 — 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 students in schools throughout the state.

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