Headwaters 100 First Year Seminar
Welcome to your first of many small classes at Western, in the heart of Colorado's biggest classroom!
Headwaters 100 OrientationYour First Year Seminar meets for the first time during Orientation- where you meet your professor and student mentor for the course. During Orientation, you have the chance to participate in field experiences such as the HWTR 100 service project and a Wilderness Pursuit trip. You also meet your first year academic advisor before the end of Orientation. Finally, as a part of your First Year Seminar, President Jay Helman, kicks off the Headwaters Lecture Series with our inaugural convocation: The Western Liberal Arts Experience, on Monday, August 27th.
Headwaters 100 Lecture Series
- Monday, August 27th, 2012: President Jay Helman
- Tuesday, September 4th: Dr. Duane Vandenbusche, The Gunnison Country: Outdoor and Academic Paradise.
- Tuesday, September 18th: Panel on Sustainability in the Gunnison Valley- the view from the ground up led by Karen Howe, WSCU student.
- Tuesday, October 2nd: Dr. Rob Fillmore, "What are those mountains made of and how did they get there?: The geologic history of the Gunnison area".
- Tuesday, October 16th: Panel on Arts and Music in Gunnison Valley- a panel discussion.
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For futher information, please contact Bill Niemi, by emailor by phone (970) 943-3045.