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two women sitting at computers UW-Led Program Focuses on Increasing Graduation Rates in Natrona County School District

August 16, 2016 — When Natrona County School District (NCSD) leaders and teachers created a strategic plan to increase graduation rates, one area that needed attention was boosting student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Top Stories

SBDC Receives $100,000 Portable Assistance Grant to Help Small Wyoming Businesses

August 18, 2016 — Small businesses in Wyoming that have been hit hard by the state’s economic downturn will receive additional assistance in the form of a grant that provides training and advising through the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

man standing behind table displaying many spheres UW Professor Determines Prehistoric Stone Objects May Have Served as Hunting Weapons

August 17, 2016 — Prehistoric stone objects, once thought to be used only as tools to shape and grind other materials or process food, are now receiving further analysis: as potential projectile weapons used for hunting to injure or kill large mammals.

people watching a weather balloon ascend UW Heads Wyoming Outreach Project Using Weather Balloons to Record Eclipse

August 12, 2016 — Two University of Wyoming doctoral students see the August 2017 solar eclipse as a prime opportunity for community outreach, combining weather balloons with student participation to provide a closer look at this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.

Jackson Forum to Address Sovereign Wealth Fund Issues

August 12, 2016 — Challenges and obligations facing governments in managing sovereign wealth funds will be explored by international leaders during the Stroock Public Forum on Sovereign Wealth Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. in Jackson.

UW Surpasses All Previous Private Giving Records

August 2, 2016 — The University of Wyoming has set a new single-year fundraising record, receiving $63.1 million in private support during the 2016 fiscal year.

Park County hunting and fishing spending report cover UW Plays Key Role in Study That Shows Hunting, Fishing Boost Park County Economy

July 28, 2016 — A University of Wyoming economic study for Park County -- commissioned by the Wyoming Wildlife Federation (WWF) -- shows $23.4 million was generated in 2015 as a result of hunters and anglers participating in their outdoor activities on public and private lands in the county.

Campus Announcements

UW Student-Led 7220 Entertainment Looks for Volunteers

August 23, 2016 — The name has changed, but the goal remains the same: Bring quality entertainment to University of Wyoming students.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

August 22, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24, via teleconference.

Cowboy Fans Encouraged to Showcase College Colors in Support of UW

August 22, 2016 — As part of the 12th annual College Colors Day celebration, the University of Wyoming is encouraging fan support across social media for the Cowboys. The grand prize is a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

head portrait of woman with label of award beside it UW’s Proctor Wins Wyoming Business Report’s ‘Woman of Influence’ Award

August 22, 2016 — A University of Wyoming nursing faculty member recently received the “Woman of Influence in Health Care” award at the Wyoming Business Report’s “Wyoming Women of Influence” award ceremony earlier this month.

Fall MBA Program Enrollment Increases at UW

August 19, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program’s continued success in experiential learning, leadership development, international programs and job placement has led to an almost 20 percent increase in enrollment this fall.

Wyoming Public Media to Launch New All-Music Service Aug. 24

August 19, 2016 — Wyoming Public Media (WPM) will add an all-music service, “Wyoming Sounds,” beginning Wednesday, Aug. 24.

head portrait of a woman Hispanic Migrations, Nursing Education Topics of UW Television Program

August 17, 2016 — Former University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Vanessa Fonseca will discuss an oral history project she directed on the UW news and information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, Aug. 21, at 5:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

Events

head portrait of a man Plight of Homeless Peoples in Phnom Penh Topic of UW Discussion

August 22, 2016 — The plight of homeless peoples in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, because of urban growth, is the topic of a discussion Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the University of Wyoming.

logo for casino night Casino Night Planned for UW Students Aug. 27

August 22, 2016 — A casino night for University of Wyoming students will kick off weekend activities for the fall semester.

graphic for event UW Art Museum to Host ‘After Hours Community Picnic’ Aug. 26

August 18, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a booth at the Laramie Farmers Market downtown Friday, Aug. 26, from 3-7 p.m., followed by the “After Hours Community Picnic” at Laramie’s Depot Park from 7-10 p.m.

man standing with arms crossed Vacutech CEO is Guest Speaker for e2e Wyoming Laramie Meeting

August 18, 2016 — The CEO of a company that is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of central vacuum systems used in industrial, car wash, commercial and medical markets will be the guest speaker at the e2e Wyoming meeting in Laramie next month.

Exhibition on Spiders at UW-NPS Research Station Starting Sunday

August 17, 2016 — An exhibition celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service, and the beauty and wonder of spiders, opens this weekend at the University of Wyoming-NPS Research Station in Grand Teton National Park.

This Week at UW

FCAC Cancels Tuesday Meeting

August 22, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s Financial Crisis Advisory Committee has canceled its scheduled meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23.

head picture of laughing man Richardson Receives National Arts Advocacy Honor

August 22, 2016 — Retired University of Wyoming Senior Lecturer Bruce Richardson has been named winner of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ (NASAA) 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award.

UW’s FCAC Changes Meeting Schedule

August 22, 2016 — With the beginning of the fall semester, the University of Wyoming’s Financial Crisis Advisory Committee (FCAC) will change its meeting schedule.

UW Homecoming Activities Schedule Deadline Aug. 29

August 22, 2016 — The deadline for campus departments to inform the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) about activities planned for Homecoming 2016 is Monday, Aug. 29. Events will be listed online, in public calendars, in printed materials and publicity announcements.

UW Regular Hours Begin Aug. 29

August 22, 2016 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 29, the first day of fall semester classes.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 21-27

August 19, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

young woman pushing cart of belongings in brick hallway University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 22-28

August 18, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

August 22, 2016 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

Students in the News

two pairs of students working at a lab table UW Students Awarded Mini-Grants to Conduct Summer Research

August 19, 2016 — Eleven University of Wyoming students received mini-grants from the Wyoming Research Scholars Program (WRSP) to conduct various research projects earlier this summer.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 28-Sept. 3

August 19, 2016 — 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.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 17, 2016 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue, prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So, let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

Articulation Agreements

Agreements Benefit CC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in nine popular degree programs at Casper College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

young woman in rocking chair, reading Agreements Benefit EWC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in eight popular degree programs at Eastern Wyoming College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students in green coveralls and brown boots watching an animal necropsy Agreements Benefit LCCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 12 popular degree programs at Laramie County Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

Agreements Benefit NWCCD Students Who Transfer to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 11 popular degree programs offered by the Northern Wyoming Community College District in Sheridan and Gillette are now assured that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

woman in lab coat and goggles working with lab equipment and glassware Northwest College Transfer Agreements with UW Benefit Students

October 9, 2015 — Students in seven popular degree programs at Northwest College now have the assurance that courses they are taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students going in and out of business building Agreements Benefit WWCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in five popular degree programs at Western Wyoming Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

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