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Full-time student runs full-time local business

Monday, November 21, 2016

Smith came to Western State Colorado University from San Antonio, Texas, to play basketball. Although he didn’t end up joining the team, he stayed for the university’s academics, community and environment.

However, Smith didn’t settle for just enjoying Gunnison —he decided he wanted to play a role in its growth, too.

Between his freshmen and sophomore years, Smith built a business from the ground up. The café, named The 808 after the building’s address, sits in the Meadows Shopping Center near City Market.

Trail Running Team Redefines College Athletics

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

In just three years, Western’s Trail Running Team has grown from a small group of students competing in casual weekend events to a competitive collegiate team traveling to some of the largest trail and ultra-races in the country. The team is part of the Mountain Sports program, which offers every discipline of skiing, snowboarding and cycling­—in addition to trail running.

Western Mountain Rescue Saves Lives, Fosters Leadership

Thursday, November 10, 2016

For decades, hundreds of students at Western State Colorado University have harnessed their love of the outdoors and channeled it into a lifesaving pursuit.

The idea of forming a search and rescue team  began in 1973, when a group of Western students banded together to search for and rescue a missing physics professor. The passion displayed by this initial group of students developed  into the Western Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT).

Western Welcomes First Group of University Innovation Fellows

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Last week, Alex Modell, Josh Hirschman, Mandi Johnson and Phillip Kitt officially became Western’s first group of University Innovation Fellows (UIF).

The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford University is the epicenter of the UIF program, which seeks to create a worldwide network of motivated students who want to improve their campuses and communities through innovative design solutions.

The Western group plans to use their shared entrepreneurial spirit to inspire change on campus and around the Gunnison Valley.

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Grand Opening of Quigley Gallery Corresponds with Newly Established Masters of Gallery Management and Exhibits Specialization Program

Friday, August 5, 2016

GUNNISON, Colo. – On August 18, 2016 the Master in Gallery Management and Exhibits Specialization (MGES) will hold the first class in the newly renovated Quigley Hall. The $25.8 million renovation gives the new students an opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art, professional gallery space. The first professional exhibit to be displayed by the Masters students will feature the sculptures of Western Department of Art alumna Bryson Darnel, and antique Japanese prints in the collection of Western Foundation benefactor, Ethel Rice.

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Masters of Environmental Management Students Bring Creative Sustainability Solutions to Campus

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) Program, which began just a couple of short years ago, continues to grow and attract diverse students from across the globe. The incoming class hails from 30 universities and brings a wealth of knowledge from 16 different undergraduate programs. These 39 new students joined the 33 second-year students to form a robust program.

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