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Apr 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  UW facility to get $44M expansion
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming announced plans for a $44 million expansion and renovation of its athletic ... [more]

McGinity to step down next year as UW president

Apr 14, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity says he will step down from the job when his contract expires next year.
"The university needs ... [more]

University chief stresses value of cooperation with Cheyenne

Apr 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A strong relationship with Cheyenne may be key to maintaining and improving the University of Wyoming.
Economic development and partnerships with ... [more]

Riverton student on UW range management team that placed third at contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming placed third and five team members placed in the top 10 percent among the 158 students from 25 colleges and universities competing in ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers set ed study topics
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will be fine tuning the school funding model and studying 11 education topics over the ... [more]

UW dean searches nearly done

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Four high-ranking administrators departed during the short, rocky administration of former president Robert Sternberg.

LARAMIE -- The University of ... [more]

UW arena upgrades delayed

Mar 31, 2015 - By Scott Nulph, Tribune News Service:  Rising construction costs have taken a toll on the University of Wyoming's plans for Phase II of the reconstruction of the Arena-Auditorium.
Phase I -- the ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Plane lands on highway near Thermopolis
THERMOPOLIS -- A pilot safely landed his single-engine plane on a highway in rural central Wyoming after the ... [more]

Hess Corp gives $15 million for energy studies

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Energy firm Hess Corp. has donated $15 million to the University of Wyoming to bolster research into extracting hard-to-get oil and gas ... [more]

Study: EPA regs threaten state coal

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming paper also says Wyoming would benefit from opening exports to Asia.

CHEYENNE -- A new economic study says pending federal ... [more]

Former Riverton school administrator named to UW board of trustees

Mar 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Mel Baldwin spent 26 years with Fremont County School District 25.

A former Riverton school administrator has been named to the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Mar 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Famed businessman McMurry dead
CASPER -- Casper businessman and philanthropist Mick McMurry has died.
Casper police confirmed McMurry died at his home ... [more]

Groundbreaking set for Monday on UW's High Bay lab facility

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The building will contain about 90,000 square feet of high-bay and traditional laboratory space.

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming and state elected ... [more]

UW offering two new MBA programs

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming College of Business is offering two new master's of business administration programs for students.
The new international ... [more]

Quicker EMT licensing clears Legislature

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that seeks to get emergency medical technicians working sooner in Wyoming has been approved by state lawmakers.
Senate File 136 has passed ... [more]

UW posts spring enrollment increase

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The figure follows a 105-student increase in fall enrollment.

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming has enrolled 12,627 students for the spring ... [more]

UW Extension specialist: Workers may qualify for federal tax credit

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  UW Extension wants to make life a little easier for workers by alerting them about a special tax credit that can put money in their pockets, said an extension ... [more]

New video setup at UW called best in conference

Mar 3, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in the long hall beyond the locker rooms for the Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams ,and under the new seats in the remodeled Arena ... [more]

Legislature set to put big money in UW sports, with winning in mind

Feb 24, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Before Christmas, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, University of Wyoming Athletic Director Tom Burman and others took a road trip to Nebraska.
"We wanted to show the ... [more]

Organizers seek input on American Indian exhibit at UW

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming's art museum is interested in sponsoring an American Indian museum exhibit with the Wyoming Women's Business Center.
The WWBC is ... [more]

Surveys show high rate of student satisfaction at UW

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A survey of University of Wyoming students shows that more than 90 percent are pleased with their education at the state's only four-year, public ... [more]

After Lander death, UW considers new party rules

Jan 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming is working with Laramie police on a proposed party registration system to try to prevent student parties off campus from getting out ... [more]

Digest

Jan 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman hit, killed by train
SHERIDAN -- Authorities have released the name of a 33-year-old woman who was killed when her car was hit by a train north of ... [more]

Mead pushing for 'top rate' UW athletic program

Jan 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead thinks that a High Altitude Sports Performance Training Center is important for our state.
We are at a decision point at the University ... [more]

Scholarship not pacing costs at junior colleges and university

Jan 6, 2015 - From The Associated Press:  The State of Wyoming's Hathaway Scholarship program isn't keeping up with rising costs of attending the University of Wyoming or the state's community ... [more]

New extension educator will serve Fremont County

Dec 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jeremiah Vardiman will join the Park County University of Wyoming Extension office in Powell Jan. 5 as the northwest area educator for agriculture.
His work ... [more]

Wyoming ends non-conference basketball slate with 11-2 mark

Dec 24, 2014 - Staff:  Larry Nance Jr. and Derek Cooke Jr. could not be stopped.
Nance scored a season-high 31 points, and Cooke had his first double-double of the season with 13 ... [more]

Cowgirls fall to CU 76-71

Dec 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming women's basketball team (5-5 overall) lost an eight-point second half lead and closed out the non-conference season with a five-point ... [more]

UW inks junior college California quarterback

Dec 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl announced on Sunday the signing of Josh Allen, a junior-college quarterback from Reedley College in Reedley, Calif., to ... [more]

Suspect in beating death of student says 'not guilty' in Laramie

Dec 23, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- The Casper man charged in the death of University of Wyoming student Joseph McGowan of Lander pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree murder and ... [more]