Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More information to help save the University of Wyoming Geological Museum

My friend Kenshu Shimada of DePaul University has put together an easily accessable list of contact information that you can use if you would like to contact the powers that be at the University of Wyoming in order to help save the University of Wyoming Geological Museum.Please remember that all letters of support should be sent in ASAP as these cuts take affect on July 1, 2009.

The petition is just over 300 signatures, but the more we can get (regarless of if you are a paleontologist or not) the better!! Please take a short moment to sign it. And, as suggested by Scott Hartman on the vertpaleo list, it would be great to contact local papers "(http://www.casperstartribune.net/& http://www.laramieboomerang.com) and to politicians at the local (Albany County) and state level."

I would really like to take this moment to encourage my fellow bloggers to post/repost this information on thier blog and share it on facebook/twitter/myspace/anywhere!! Please!

"In order to facilitate your letter writing process, below, I have put together a list of contact addresses of key people who you should send your letters to. 'SET 1' gives a string of e-mails (which you can simply copy and paste to the "To" box of your send command) of the members of the University Board of Trustees, including Governor Freudenthal as Ex Officio. "SET 2" lists e-mails of the president and provost of the University of Wyoming. Since the e-mail of the Board President, Mr. Chuck Brown, and that of another board member, Dr. Howard Willson, were nowhere to be found, I have listed their postal address in "SET 3" so that you can write them personally. I should note that you will receive a rather discouraging standard message from the university president and provost, but it is important that we put our unified voice on record to these people. If we don't, there will be absolutely no chance to resurrect the museum even if the budget situation improves. Thanks for your cooperation."


"Dear members of the Board of Trustees of the University of Wyoming,":

E-mails: jimd@neiman.biz; warrenlauer@lauerlegal.com; mba-db@mbawyoming.com; dick@davisandcannon.com; bfear@centurytel.net; rangebeef@aol.com; dpalmerlee@vcn.com; bradmead@wyoming.com; arochelle@casperlaw.net; jltrosper@wyoming.com; tombuch@uwyo.edu; governor@state.wy.us; supt@educ.state.wy.us; asuwpres@uwyo.edu

At the beginning of your message, add: "[I would truly appreciate if you could also forward this message to the board president, Mr. Chuck Brown, and another board member, Dr. Howard Willson, because I was not able to locate their e-mail addresses]"


"Dear University President Buchanan and Provost Allen,"

E-mails: tombuch@uwyo.edu; allen@uwyo.edu


Mr. Chuck Brown, President of the UW Board of Trustees
P.O. Box 789
1554 Cottonwood Ave.
Wheatland, WY 82201

Dr. Howard Willson, Member of the UW Board of Trustees
703 Highway 20 N.
Thermopolis, WY 82443-9469


© ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster

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