August 2, 2021
College students will be taught extra in regards to the College of Wyoming, UW alumni will join with their alma mater, and members of the general public will discover out extra about UW’s presence of their neighborhood throughout a “The World Wants Extra Cowboys” celebration Monday, Aug. 16, in Lusk.
The general public is invited to the occasion from 5-7 p.m. on the Niobrara County Fairgrounds Auditorium. Free appetizers and comfortable drinks will probably be served.
UW President Ed Seidel will probably be in attendance and communicate throughout a quick program on the celebration, highlighting the college’s collaborative efforts with the state’s neighborhood schools to spice up entrepreneurism and the state’s financial system, amongst different matters.
Bryan Berryhill, head coach of UW’s observe and subject program, is scheduled to talk as properly.
They’ll be joined by two present UW college students from Niobrara County — Traylin Bruegger, of Lance Creek; and Niobrara County Clerk of District Court docket Chrisanna Lund, who’s finishing her bachelor’s diploma basically research — who will talk about their experiences on the state’s college.
UW admissions representatives will probably be available to reply questions and work together with attendees on matters together with the Cowboy Dedication, UW’s merit- and need-based monetary assist choices for Wyoming highschool graduates and neighborhood faculty transfers. Free UW-branded giveaway gadgets will probably be out there, together with T-shirts to the primary 50 highschool college students.
Moreover, UW alumna Jamie Reed McElhaney, a Lusk-area rancher, will speak about how UW ready her for her profession and position in the neighborhood — and what it means to her to be a UW Cowboy. McElhaney is considered one of 24 UW alumni featured in promoting in Wyoming newspapers and different media below the banner of “The World Wants Extra Cowboys — and So Does Wyoming.”
The Niobrara County occasion is the 18th in a collection of occasions deliberate across the state in counties the place UW alumni featured within the promoting stay and work.
“It’s clear that our advertising tagline, ‘The World Wants Extra Cowboys,’ has related nearly with individuals throughout Wyoming. These occasions are about making that connection even stronger via face-to-face interplay,” says Chad Baldwin, UW’s affiliate vp for advertising and communications. “It’s a fantastic alternative for native college students to be taught extra about their state’s college, for alumni to attach with their alma mater and each other, and for members of the neighborhood to satisfy UW’s new president together with coaches, college and college students.”
Seidel started service because the college’s twenty eighth president July 1, 2020. Earlier than coming to UW, he was the vp for financial growth and innovation for the College of Illinois System, constructing and supporting applications that interact college, private and non-private companions — and strengthening the hyperlinks amongst increased training, analysis and enterprise to stimulate financial growth throughout that state.
His lengthy file of management expertise consists of greater than three years as director of the Nationwide Heart for Supercomputing Purposes on the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the place he was among the many unique co-principal investigators for Blue Waters, a federally funded undertaking that introduced one of many world’s strongest supercomputers to Urbana-Champaign.
Beforehand, he was the senior vp for analysis and innovation for the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Know-how in Moscow, Russia, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how. Earlier than that, he directed the Workplace of Cyberinfrastructure and led the Directorate of Mathematical and Bodily Sciences as Nationwide Science Basis assistant director. He additionally led the Heart for Computation & Know-how at Louisiana State College and directed the numerical relativity group on the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Germany.
Seidel acquired his Ph.D. in relativistic astrophysics from Yale College, earned a grasp’s diploma in physics on the College of Pennsylvania, and acquired a bachelor’s diploma in arithmetic and physics from the Faculty of William and Mary.