University of Wyoming Extension News

UW students receive $411,900 in agricultural scholarships

More than $411,900 in Brand of Excellence Scholarships has been presented to 201 students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources this year at the University of Wyoming.

The scholarship funds are from program donors.

Jim Wangberg, associate dean and director of the Office of Academic and Student Programs, said a record 381 people attended the scholarship program Oct. 7. Continue reading

UW Horse Judging Team member claims overall honor, team second

UW Horse Judging Team coach Amy McLean, left, with team members Ruth Uptain, Lacey Teigen, Lisa Eckhardt, Corinna Slingerland, and Stephanie Schroeder.

A University of Wyoming Horse Judging Team member from Douglas won top overall individual honor, and the team claimed reserve champion in intercollegiate competition at the 2011 All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio.

The team competed Oct. 19.

Teams judge four halter and eight performance classes. Continue reading

Garments from 1920s to present highlight UW fashion trends

Jenna Vale, a student in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, models this dress from the 1930s.

Garments from 1920s to present highlight UW fashion trends                                                                  

A fashion show produced in part by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences celebrating the 90th anniversary of the University Bookstore and highlighted fashion trends at UW from the 1920s to present day.

Students, faculty members and local alumni attended the Ever-changing Cowboy fashion show at the UW Gardens Thursday, Oct. 13. The show, produced by the department and the bookstore, coincided with Homecoming Week.

“Those responsible for the fashion show provided a professional and informative program,” said Charlotte Davis, a student at UW from 1957-1960 and employee at UW for 34 years. “I enjoyed reliving memories of past decades and seeing what the bookstore offers now.” Continue reading

QEP Energy Company donates land to Sublette County 4-H Council

Opportunities for Sublette County 4-H’ers to raise livestock and participate in agricultural education programs are expected to increase due to an energy company’s land donation.

QEP Energy Company, a subsidiary of Denver-based QEP Resources Inc., is donating approximately 35 acres to Sublette County 4-H in an agreement with the Sublette County 4-H Council, said Robin Schamber, Sublette County 4-H educator. Continue reading