Laramie, Wy – The University of Wyoming is using a grant to try and get student social workers interested in elderly care. Professor Vicki Murdoch says studies show that students are not drawn to caring for older adults, so they are hoping the stipend will change that. The stipend Murdoch is talking about comes from a three year grant to convince more students to consider geriatric care. The money comes from the John A. Hartford foundation.
Cheyenne, Wy – When the Wyoming Education association lobbies in Cheyenne during the upcoming legislative session, they will not have the weight of the school funding lawsuit to carry around. The issue was resolved by the Supreme Court several weeks ago, and W-E-A President Kathryn Valido says they enter the legislative session with perhaps the best school funding system in the nation. Although it was tense on occasion, Valido does not think there is animosity between teachers and lawmakers.
Jackson, Wy – A new study shows that people are spending less time outdoors then ever before. The research builds on some earlier studies and was conducted by the nature conservancy. Some in that organization fear that the study shows that other things are taking interest away from nature. But the Director of the Nature conservancy's Greater Yellowstone Program has a different view. Paul Hanson has some concerns, but he does not think it is as gloomy as some portray.