Category Archives: University of Wyoming

“Has This Student Newspaper Gone Too Far?”

How far is too far when it comes to parody? Young Joe Jacobucci found out when he edited the traditional parody issue of the University of Wyoming student newspaper “The Branding Iron” in 1934.

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The Saga of Old Main’s Tower

In 1886, the skyline of Laramie became dominated by a massive stone structure, known today as Old Main on the University of Wyoming campus. The structure’s octagonal stone tower with a steeply pitched conical spire was a town landmark. But, over the years some of Old Main’s original architectural features were removed. The first to go was the stone tower. Continue reading

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International Connections at the American Heritage Center

On July 25th the US Ambassador to Tunisia, Jake Walles, attended a reception in his honor sponsored by UW’s International Programs and held in the AHC’s George Rentschler Room.  Prior to the formal start of the reception—indeed, delaying that start … Continue reading

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Urban Mountain Climbing

As you might already know, the Centennial Complex’s twenty-year-old roof is currently undergoing replacement; allegedly, the enormous amount of scaffolding required to encapsulate the building has created a scaffolding shortage in five nearby states. Ever wonder what the view would look … Continue reading

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Please Pardon Our Progress

If you’ve been on the University of Wyoming campus recently, the Centennial Complex is a hive of activity that’s hard to miss.  Covered in scaffolding while the building receives a new roof, the construction project is well underway.  You can … Continue reading

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The AHC Has a New Website

The University of Wyoming has been greatly advancing the University’s web presence in recent years, and this month the AHC finally caught up by converting its website to the established look-and-feel of the university’s website and brand standards. Though the … Continue reading

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UW Football Goes Bowling (1951 and 2011)

The AHC invites all University of Wyoming football fans gearing up for the 2011 New Mexico Bowl to watch some highlights of past UW football glory. In the 1951 Gator Bowl, Eddie “Boom Boom” Talboom led the Cowboys to a … Continue reading

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