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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The dean of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science has earned a prestigious honor from the National Academy of Inventors. Michael Pishko was elected to the rank of NAI Fellow.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming makes use of professor of practice, which allows industry professionals whose careers apply to an academic program at UW to teach at the university. The one-year contracts for professors of practice call for annual evaluations of performance and funding availability before reappointments.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming College of Education has received national accreditation for the next seven years based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards. Accreditation requires an on-site review of the professional education unit and a review of the individual programs within the unit.

ALTA, Wyo. (AP) — Search teams are seeking the public's help finding a Grand Targhee Resort employee who failed to show up for work after telling friends he wanted to go backcountry snowboarding. The Jackson Hole News and Guide ( reports Sunday that missing persons fliers identify the worker as 34-year-old Lee Kidd, of Driggs, Idaho. Authorities say he is an experienced snowboarder, but it's unclear whether he is familiar with the backcountry.

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