Art students may participate in the Art League – the official art guild at Western – dedicated to creating cultural experiences for the campus and Gunnison communities.
Council for Creative Expression
The Art League serves as the official student art guild. The Art League acts as an advisory panel to provide resources, space and support staff to enrich Western’s confluence of Visual Art events and cultural endowment. This is an open invitation to encourage students to participate and enjoy experiential art activities. The Art League purpose is to create cultural convocations, gallery exhibits, Art workshops, culture field trips and creative experiences for the students and the community.
Mountaineer Media is a student-run media production company funded by student government association funds generated by student fees. This group of talented filmmakers and media enthusiasts exists to educate students from all majors and provide opportunities to create film and media productions. These productions may vary from film, to Youtube.com broadcasts, and pod-casts.
The Pathfinder is a student-run year in review magazine highlighting fine art and creative writing. It offers two online editions and a four-color hard copy each spring. The Pathfinder also offers scholarships to those students demonstrating outstanding skill in visual arts and creative writing.
Students have a unique chance to be employed by Peak Productions, an artistic and producing board. Students participate in every aspect needed to mount full-scale theatrical productions. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, many theatre students also participate in film, radio, and journalism. In addition, theatre students participate in regional conferences and in the greater Gunnison community doing such exciting projects as devising original theatre for education and working in two local community theatres.
Top O' the World
Top O’ the World , a weekly student-run newspaper is funded by the Student Government Association and independent advertising. Published each Wednesday, it is the independent student voice for Western and the Gunnison community.
WordHorde brings together students, faculty, and community members who all share a passion for both the spoken and written word. Coordinated by students in the English program, Wordhorde offers bi-weekly open-mic events where a featured performer -- a local, regional, or sometimes nationally recognized author -- headlines an evening of poetry, stories, music, theatrics, and comedy.