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University of Wyoming Livestock Judging Team Has Trio of Top-Four Finishes
LARAMIE, Wyoming, Feb. 15 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release:

The University of Wyoming livestock judging team notched its highest finish in 30 years at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in January and finished in the top five at two other contests so far this spring season.

"It's a great start to the season for the 2019 team, and they are one of the best teams in the country," says Caleb Boardman, livestock judging coach.

The team finished fourth at the NWSS out of 26 universities. It was second in the sheep and goat division, fifth in beef cattle and overall ... Show Full Article

Udpa Delivers Personal Message to Survivors at Board Meeting
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Feb. 15 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release:

Acting President Satish Udpa opened the Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting with an apology to the survivors of Larry Nassar.

"On behalf of this university I love, as acting president and an executive officer, and as a former dean and faculty member, I realize the need to formally apologize and to effectively atone," Upda said. "I am sorry you were subjected to the pain and humiliation of sexual assault by somebody you should have been able to trust. We failed to comprehend and acknowledge ... Show Full Article

Sandra Caron Selected 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor
ORONO, Maine, Feb. 15 -- The University of Maine issued the following news release:

Sandra Caron is the recipient of the University of Maine Alumni Association's 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor Award that recognizes the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service.

The UMaine professor of family relations and human sexuality is a "triple threat," says Timothy Reagan, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. In addition to being an outstanding educator and extremely productive and gifted scholar, Reagan says Caron is an active, valued citizen on campus and beyond.

Since ... Show Full Article

New SBDC Director Plans to Emphasize Training, Community Connections
VICTORIA, Texas, Feb. 15 -- The University of Houston Victoria campus issued the following news release:

Lindsay Young learned about running a business at a young age because she grew up watching her family run a chemical business in Houston.

Now Young is bringing her years of experience as a business advisor and her love of working with Crossroads businesses to the table as she steps into the role of University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center director after the previous director, Joe Humphreys, retired in January.

"Lindsay Young is an energetic leader who will be able ... Show Full Article

Dudley Birder Chorale to Present Beethoven Choral Fantasy Concert
DE PERE, Wisconsin, Feb. 15 -- St. Norbert College issued the following news release:

The Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College will present a Beethoven Choral Fantasy Concert on Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www.snc.edu/go/beethoven.

The chorale will collaborate with northeast Wisconsin high school choirs from Bay Port, De Pere, Little Chute and Xavier to prove Beethoven is better than ever. Guest soloists will include Justin Krueger, adjunct ... Show Full Article

Dominican Mourns Passing of Sr. Jean Murray
RIVER FOREST, Illinois, Feb. 15 -- Dominican University issued the following news release:

Dominican University and the Village of River Forest lost an influential community leader and friend with the passing of Sister Jean Murray on February 14. Sr. Jean died at the age of 91 at the Dominican Motherhouse in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin..

A Sinsinawa Dominican Sister for 66 years, Sr. Jean served as president of Rosary College, now Dominican University, from 1981 to 1994. She joined the college in 1961 as a French teacher and later served as chair of the foreign languages department. She led the college's ... Show Full Article

Campbellsville University Schedules Dr. Gerald Smith as Black History Month Speaker
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Kentucky, Feb. 15 -- Campbellsville University issued the following news:

Dr. Gerald L. Smith, a distinguished professor of history at the University of Kentucky, will speak at chapel Wednesday, Feb. 20 for the university's observance of Black History Month at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

The chapel is co-sponsored by Greater Campbellsville United.

Smith serves as pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lexington and is a historian of national renown relative to African American history, the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil ... Show Full Article