LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The new University of Wyoming Facebook page drew more than 5,000 "likes" from individuals within 24 hours after it was launched.

UW launched its Facebook page a week ago on Oct. 9.

As of Monday, the number of "likes" has exceeded 8,150.

UW website strategist Lisa Sherrodd says the response in the first days has been amazing.