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GUNNISON, CO – Western State Colorado University announces new Master in Environmental Management (MEM) programs in Integrative Land Management and Sustainable & Resilient Communities. Western will begin offering courses in August 2014 and is currently accepting applications until December 1.
GUNNISON, CO – A broad ranging group of people, including representatives from Western State Colorado University, archeologists, local TV and radio stations and telecommunications companies, reached an important agreement this month to preserve one of Colorado’s most important archeological sites while preserving access for organizations that maintain equipment on the site.
Ask around campus and most Western students will tell you they didn’t know they attend classes with Miss Colorado United States. Western State Colorado University senior Christian Schwiegerath, who was crowned Miss Colorado United States in April of 2013, says she’s laser-focused on her studies in Business and Professional Land & Resource Management.
GUNNISON, CO – Western State Colorado University kicks off Homecoming Week September 24rd with Wear Your Crimson Day, followed by a full schedule of events that celebrate the Year of the Mountaineer.
By Brian Barker - GUNNISON, CO - A 1998 graduate of Western State Colorado University has been awarded the prestigious Robert H. Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice. This prestigious award was created to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution toward teaching the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways, which may include teaching about civil liberties, human rights, international humanitarian law, the Holocaust, genocide studies, or local issues of justice. Segal will be presented with the Jackson Award on November 22, 2013 during the President's Welcome Breakfast at the NCSS Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO.
By Greg Smith - GUNNISON, Colo., Sept. 19, 2013 – Nearly everyone at Western State Colorado University has been touched in some way by the recent inundation of northeast Colorado. Some have families in the Denver, Boulder or Lyons areas. Others have friends who have been washed out.
By Brian Barker - WESTERN STATE COLORADO UNIVERSITY – Western State Colorado University senior Amy Nilius had traveled a long way from Gunnison to stand inside the historic Al-Hussein Mosque in Egypt. She was experiencing what she would later call some of the most profound moments of her life. Nilius was standing among a group of Egyptian women, feeling self-conscious and out of place, when a young girl came up and asked where she was from.
By Brian Barker - GUNNISON, CO – Western State Colorado University’s Mountain Rescue Team is in Boulder County this week assisting with rescue efforts after extensive flooding struck Colorado’s Front Range.
By Greg Smith - WESTERN STATE COLORADO UNIVERSITY, Sept. 12, 2013: Tasty aromas filled the room as ground beef sizzled in new pans on two new stoves, Avery Roberts juggled a trio of hacky sacks, two other students played ping pong and fellow sophomore Ed Cleary studied his calculus on a nearby table.
By Brian Barker, Director of Marketing & Media Relations - Erica Hogan (Communications major, Class of 2000) was huddled in a soggy tent in the Costa Rican rainforest feeling alone and wondering what she had done with her life. She and her husband Matt (Business and Recreation & Outdoor Education double major, Class of 2002) had left their comfortable life in the Gunnison Valley and moved to Central America with the dream of building the world’s first planned residential community made out of tree houses.
By Greg Smith - GUNNISON, Colo., August 30, 2013 — With campus radio KWSB broadcasting live, free ice cream, free T-shirts, an enthusiastic crowd and an inflatable Mad Jack mountaineer towering in front of the University Center, Western State Colorado University today introduced a new Mad Jack logo.
Mad Jack is Back with a whole new look!
GUNNISON, CO – Western State Colorado University’s total enrollment on the first day of classes is 3% larger than last year, and the university is seeing other positive enrollment growth, including a 5% growth in the incoming freshman class, and Western’s best retention rate in years.
GUNNISON, CO – Luke Mehall, Western graduate and former Gunnison Valley resident, is returning to town on Thursday, September 5, 7pm at the University Center, Western State Colorado University, to read essays from his new book, Climbing Out of Bed, and share photos from his climbing experiences around Gunnison and beyond.
GUNNISON, CO - Western State Colorado University is leading the charge against sexual assault on university campuses along with four other colleges, forming a national movement that will work to prevent sexual assault and rape and encourage awareness among college students. The group of five colleges, called PACT5 (Pact5.org), is a grassroots movement launching a campaign this fall in conjunction with the Clery Center for Security on Campus and the Wyncote Foundation.
GUNNISON, CO – In a world where resources as basic as water and food are becoming increasingly scarce, Western State Colorado University is convening some of the greatest minds in the West to solve looming natural resource challenges that threaten our region.
GUNNISON, CO - The Western State Colorado University Mountaineer has undergone several changes over the decades and once again he is having a facelift. Come join the festivities for the unveiling of the New Mountaineer on Friday, August 30th, 12:30 p.m. at the University Center. Free Mountaineer Nation T-shirts will be handed out while they last. Music by KWSB.
By Brian Barker - Gunnison, CO - Ashley Teipel discovered she wanted to become a teacher while working for the Peace Corps in Moldova. She was teaching health education in Romanian and realized that, after returning from the Peace Corps, she wanted to pursue her passion for educating children.
GUNNISON, CO – Forbes Magazine has ranked Western State Colorado University as one the top 100 colleges in the West in its latest America’s Top Colleges rankings. The annual rankings include only about 25% of America’s more than 2,000 four-year colleges and universities.