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UW arena getting more improvements

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  An addition to the east side of the auditorium should be the most notable change of the next phase.

LARAMIE -- Work on a second phase of renovations ... [more]

Faculty favors gun-free UW campus

Dec 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate has approved a resolution supporting a gun-free campus.
The resolution approved last week urges state ... [more]

What part of 'rejected' don't they get?

Nov 26, 2014 - Michael A. Gorman, Riverton:  Editor:
How in the world could a legislator say that he thought it would be a good idea to try a second time to pass the constitutional amendment on ... [more]

Digest

Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More highway deaths so far this year
Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013.
Wyoming Highway ... [more]

University president talks up four-year nursing course at CWC, other colleges

Nov 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If funded by the Wyoming Legislature, the program would start in July.

University of Wyoming president Dick McGinity visited Fremont County on Nov. ... [more]

No tuition increase for CWC students in 2015

Nov 21, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Tuition at the University of Wyoming is going up next year, but Central Wyoming College is not following suit.
Students attending CWC and the state's other ... [more]

High school football in November makes little sense in Wyoming

Nov 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  I'm not a fan of playing the championship games at the University of Wyoming. 

Halloween 1981 was a special day in Niobrara County.  The 8-1 Lusk ... [more]

Carolina-style academic stink unlikely at UW, official says

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming athletic officials say they see no evidence of academic improprieties like what occurred at the University of North Carolina ... [more]

Suspect bound over in Lander man's death

Nov 20, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- An Albany County judge ruled that enough evidence exists to continue murder charges against a Casper man accused in the death of Joseph McGowan, a ... [more]

Digest

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wasting disease found in state
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reporting new discoveries of chronic wasting disease in two hunt ... [more]

UW Extension educator's work prompts award

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tina Russell serves the Wind River Indian Reservation and Fremont County.

Innovative programs and responding to the needs of her clientele earned a ... [more]

University might seek stronger ties to Legislature

Nov 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Finding ways to prevent off-campus violence involving students and alcohol is one of the topics University of Wyoming administrators plan to discuss ... [more]

Suspect charged in Lander man's death posts bond

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The fight at a party in Laramie involved University of Wyoming students but was not on campus, nor was it a university-sanctioned event.

A ... [more]

Down in flames

Nov 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Amendment A on university trustees was routed by voters Tuesday

- One of the great bad ideas in recent years, at least in the eyes of the voters -- ... [more]

Student killed in altercation at UW party

Nov 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Murder charges filed in case

A 21-year-old college student from Lander was killed over the weekend following an altercation in Laramie.
Joe McGowan ... [more]

Amendment A

Oct 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rationale for all-Wyoming UW board is gone, but do we really need to change the constitution?

While voters across Wyoming will see ballot ... [more]

New UW facility to serve as university's 'front door'

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming cut the ribbon Friday on the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center -- a dramatic welcoming center with state-of-the-art technological ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Stiff penalties face train thief
GILLETTE -- A 22-year-old Wyoming man accused of stealing a train faces stiffer penalties if he is convicted, now that ... [more]

UW faculty icon's memoir published

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eve Newman, For The Associated Press:  Three years ago, George Frison, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, remembers sitting in a hospital waiting room while his ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW top seed in knowledge bowl
LARAMIE -- A five-member University of Wyoming petroleum engineering team is the No. 1 ranked team heading into the 13th ... [more]

Digest

Oct 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Campus locked down briefly
CASPER -- A report of a man with a rifle prompted officials at Casper College to lock down campus for about half an hour ... [more]

Indigenous sovereignty subject of UW symposium

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The program begins at noon Monday at the University of Wyoming.

The second Building Tribal Nations symposium will focus on international indigenous ... [more]

UW likes advantage of home field

Sep 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The elephant in the room measures 7,207 feet.
That's the difference in elevation between Laramie (7,220 feet) and Boca Raton, Florida (13 feet).
But when ... [more]

Reservation farms account for $21 million in economic impact locally

Sep 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comprehensive data on agriculture on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been released for the first time. The 293 farms on the reservation bring in $21 ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Bracing ourselves
Summer still has about two weeks left, officially. This year's first day of autumn is Sept 22.
But it's going to stop feeling ... [more]

UW raises record $12.8M for athletic facilities and scholarships

Sep 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming athletics will benefit for years to come from the generosity of numerous individuals, corporations and other groups who ... [more]

Science task force meets next week for first time

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a task force to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.
The Task ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone worker died by suicide
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Officials investigating the death of a Yellowstone National Park employee say the woman ... [more]

University collects $50.7M in private donations for year

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming saw a slight dip in private contributions in the last fiscal year but still collected the second-highest amount ever ... [more]

UW to host symposium marking the end of water adjudication

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A lengthy, high-profile and often contentious case involving the adjudication of water rights in Wyoming's Wind-Big Horn River system is the subject of a Sept. ... [more]