CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming administrators say figures suggest the school's recent strong enrollment trend will continue into the fall.
UW working on increasing need-based aid
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming administrators are working on a plan that would increase need-based aid for Wyoming students while reducing discounts provided to out-of-state...
Crews begin drilling well to test carbon dioxide storage
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have started drilling a 10,200-foot (3,109-meter) well so University of Wyoming researchers can test the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide underneath the top U.S....
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Records show that University of Wyoming's board of trustees flew to Arizona where university President Laurie Nichols was vacationing just before the university announced...
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming officials say the university's net tuition revenue is lower than they had expected despite the institution's strong enrollment.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming still isn't close to hiring a dean for its college of health sciences almost two years after the last dean retired.
UW Board of Trustees approves new degree programs
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming will offer three new bachelor's degree programs starting this fall.
The UW Board of Trustees this past week approved new bachelor's degrees in...
Trustees hear criticism of Nichols decision
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Chairman Dave True says UW President Laurie Nichols has helped put the state's only public, four-year university on a "positive...
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A revised proposal calls for keeping a bachelor's degree in geography at the University of Wyoming after administrators originally called for the program to be completely...
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols says she was surprised that the Board of Trustees had decided not to renew her contract.
University of Wyoming president Nichols to step down
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will step down and take a faculty job when her contract expires June 30.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A man cited in 2018 for carrying a gun on the University of Wyoming's campus has filed the opening brief in his appeal of a December ruling by an Albany County district court...
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has tasked a group of faculty and administrators with addressing issues raised by employees last year.
Gov. Gordon signs University of Wyoming dorms bill
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has signed a bill that aims to help the University of Wyoming make improvements to its outdated student dormitories.
University of Wyoming to examine locations for new dorms
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming officials say they hope to decide by January 2020 where to build more than $300 million worth of new dormitories.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming may become involved in a major land deal in southeast Wyoming.
Albany County has been looking to acquire some 5,500 acres (2,200 hectares)...
Legislature passes UW Prexy’s Pasture fix
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Legislature has approved a measure that fixes an error in state law regarding Prexy's Pasture at the University of Wyoming.
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming will pay $1 million to renovate a former sorority building to house up to 65 students.
UW plans renovation to add dorms for 65 students
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is planning a $1 million renovation of a former sorority house into student housing.
The Laramie Boomerang reports that the building, known as...
Cody attorney appointed to UW Board of Trustees
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A Cody attorney and mediator has been named the newest member of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.
Brad Bonner was appointed by Gov. Mark Gordon and approved...
Wyoming Legislature approves UW dorms bill
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Legislature has passed legislation to spur more than $300 million of new student dormitories on the University of Wyoming's campus in Laramie.
Wyoming lawmakers provide $17.4M to university
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming would receive $17.4 million in new funding under the final supplemental budget bill that passed the state Legislature.
Engagement surveys help UW improve student experience
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A national survey finds that University of Wyoming students have more interaction with faculty members, spend more time preparing for class and receive more encouragement to participate in campus activities than students at other public universities in the region.
The National Survey of Student Engagement has been administered every three years at UW but, starting this year, will be administered annually.
University of Wyoming engineering building opens
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Personnel from the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science began to move into their new facility this past week.
The $105 million Engineering Education and Research Building was the most ambitious construction project in the university's history when construction began back in October 2016.
Engineering college dean Michael Pishko says the state-of-art facility puts UW in a strong position among engineering schools in the nation.
Legislature moves forward on changes to UW board of trustees
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal that would change the title of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees president is making its way through the state Legislature.
The Laramie Boomerang reports that under House Bill 41, the trustees president title would be changed to chairman. The proposal was drafted at the behest of UW.
UW fails to nix bill on 4-year degrees at community colleges
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Opposition from top University of Wyoming officials didn't prevent state lawmakers from advancing legislation Friday that would allow community colleges to offer certain bachelor's degrees.
The bill would enable Wyoming's seven community college districts to offer programs like an applied bachelor's of science degree in nursing or electrical engineering, though specific programs would still need case-by-case approval if the bill became law.
The Latest: College degree bill advances in Wyoming Senate
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a community college bachelor's degree bill in Wyoming (all times local):
A bill that would allow community colleges to offer certain bachelor's degrees has passed an initial vote in the Wyoming Senate.
The measure would enable Wyoming's seven community college districts to offer four-year bachelor's degree programs. Such programs would need case-by-case approval in Wyoming but in other states include training in nursing or electrical engineering.
University may tap reserves after rejecting $2 million gift
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming might tap reserve funds after rejecting a $2 million pledge from a Casper businessman who was later convicted of sexual assault.
The Laramie Boomerang reported Thursday the university could take $1.2 million from a construction reserve count to offset the loss.
UW Foundation, former employee settle retaliation lawsuit
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A former employee of the University of Wyoming Foundation has settled a retaliation lawsuit she filed against the school.
The Laramie Boomerang reported Tuesday that the terms of the agreement between the university and Mandy Davis haven't been made public.
Judge rules in favor of University of Wyoming in gun case
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming judge has ruled that state law does not prevent local governments from regulating guns manufactured outside of Wyoming.
UW student prepares for Miss USA competition
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming student Addison Treesh will be representing the state when she competes next year for the title of Miss USA.
Treesh, who grew up in Gillette, was crowned Miss Wyoming USA 2019 in September. Since then, she's been preparing for the national competition and making appearances around the state.
The Miss USA Competition is scheduled to be aired by Fox Broadcasting Company in 2019, but the date and location have yet to be decided.
University of Wyoming returns Tony Cercy donation
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has decided to return an $800,000 donation from convicted sex offender Tony Cercy of Casper.
University spokesman Chad Baldwin tells KTWO-AM in Casper that the action this past week by trustees also included canceling any money Cercy pledged toward completing a $44 million athletic performance center in Laramie.
Lawmaker questions University of Wyoming’s budget request
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The outgoing chairman of the state Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee is questioning the supplemental budget requests made by the University of Wyoming.
The Laramie Boomerang reports the university is seeking $19 million in additional money from the session that convenes next month.
University proposes tougher hits for selling booze to minors
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming officials say the city of Laramie should increase the penalties leveled to businesses that sell alcohol to minors.
Governor grants University of Wyoming budget requests
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming gets nearly all money it asked for in a state budget update proposed by outgoing Gov. Matt Mead.
The university sought an extra $19.4 million. Besides endorsing the bulk of that, including a $10 million scholarship endowment, Mead proposes $2.5 million in pay raises for university staff.
Mead OKs nearly all University of Wyoming’s $19.4M request
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Outgoing Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has approved nearly all of the University of Wyoming's $19.4 supplemental budget request.
The Laramie Boomerang reports he even is requesting an additional $2.5 million to help support pay raises for university staff.
UW receives national campus suicide prevention grant
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is among 19 colleges and universities in the nation that have been awarded grant money to address suicide prevention on campus.
UW's Lifesavers Initiative suicide prevention program received nearly $306,000 in grant money over a three-year period. The grant was awarded through the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Trial unlikely in UW gun ban lawsuit
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Both sides in a lawsuit over whether the University of Wyoming can restrict gun rights are leaving the decision up to a judge rather than going to a jury.
Lyle Williams of Uinta County is challenging the legality of UW's gun ban in a civil case filed in Albany County. Williams was cited in April after carrying a gun on the Laramie campus during the Wyoming State Republican Party Convention in April.
2nd search fails to find health science dean for university
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A second search by the University of Wyoming for a new dean of the College of Health Sciences has failed.
The Laramie Boomerang reported Friday that the most recent candidates under consideration withdrew.
Student government gets more involved in UW tuition spending
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming officials have agreed to put half of all future tuition increases toward priorities determined by administrators and student government.
The Board of Trustees agreed to the change on Tuesday.
University of Wyoming proposes end of geography department
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has proposed dissolving its geography department and eliminating most geography degrees next year.
The Laramie Boomerang reports the university's Office of Academic Affairs has suspended enrollment in all existing geography degree programs, except the geography minor for undergraduates.
Dean: UW’s College of Education needs at least $18M for plan
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming's top education official says its plan to improve the College of Education will need $18 million to $20 million in initial funding to overhaul the state's system of producing teachers.
UW looks at new construction management degree
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider creating a new major in construction management.
The board meets this coming week in Laramie.
The proposed construction management program has been developed by the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering in UW's College of Engineering and Applied Science.
University of Wyoming plans growth for study abroad program
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is looking to increase the number of students in its study abroad program, aiming to have 650 annually by 2022.
The Laramie Boomerang reports the university has 508 people studying outside the U.S., increasing from 425 during the last school year.
Survey finds growing support for marijuana in Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A new survey finds that Wyoming residents have steadily changing opinions regarding the use and possession of marijuana.
The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming conducted the survey Oct. 9-19, collecting 607 responses from randomly selected state citizens.
It found that 49 percent of Wyoming residents say they support allowing adults in Wyoming to legally possess marijuana for personal use. Support for marijuana use has been increasing since 2014.
Fewer educators graduating from UW
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The dean of the University of Wyoming College of Education is warning of a looming statewide teacher shortage that some school districts are already feeling.
Education Dean Ray Reutzal says enrollment at the UW College of Education has fallen by 25 percent in recent years.
UW eyes requiring more students to live on campus
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming administrators are considering revisions to the school's housing policy to require all incoming freshmen living more than 30 miles outside of Laramie to live on campus.
UW trustee John McKinley said the full board of trustees has not yet reviewed the proposal, but he said some version of the idea is likely to be presented at the board's November meeting.
AP WAS THERE: Matthew Shepard dies after being beaten
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — On Oct. 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, died at a hospital in Colorado nearly a week after being beaten and lashed to a fence before being found by bicyclists. Shepard's death turned the college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights .
University of Wyoming ‘Cowboys’ campaign to expand
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming's "The World Needs More Cowboys" marketing campaign has only just begun.
The Laramie Boomerang reports the university has spent just 20 percent of the $750,000 it plans to expend on the campaign by February, when the main recruiting efforts for the 2019-2020 academic year will end.