Richard Buchanan '13, from Denver, CO, always knew he wanted to pursue a career in art. In his search to find the perfect school, he looked for an environment with one-on-one with professors and smaller class sizes.
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SOURCE grants are administered by Western’s Research Council (WRC) and encourage research, scholarly inquiry and creative activity by undergraduate students. The fund is open to any student and provides aid for both research and travel.
Western prides itself on high student initiative and providing close interactions among students, faculty and staff. The WRC is particularly interested in continuing to foster these pursuits and interactions with SOURCE grants.
What makes you #WesternProud?
Is it the endless recreation opportunities in the Gunnison Valley? The tight-kit, supportive community? Or is it personalized education you’re receiving with top-notch faculty? Show us what the Western experience means to you by entering this photo contest.
As part of their Sustainability Consulting and Coordinating course, four students worked with CBMR staff to create the first phase of a Sustainability Strategic Plan (SSP). The students—Casey Hess, Jennie Ciota, Lissette Rios, and David Mitchell—took a triple bottom line approach, targeting the social, environmental and economic sustainability of the resort.
Men's and Women's Rugby Clubs - Conference Champions Fall 2016
Alumni Rebekah Corah graduated from Western's BFA program in 2016.
Associate Professors Lance C. Dalleck and Christina Buchanan, Lecturer Ryan Weatherwax, and High Altitude Exercise Physiology master’s student Devan Haney conducted the study, funded by the American Council on Exercise.
Published in the December 2016 edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Fitness Research, the study found that mixing functional fitness, resistance training and cardio workouts eliminated the non-responder phenomenon.
Ryan Dawes came to Western feeling nervous.
In October 2016, two students in Western’s Music major designed a program to introduce music to children in the community.
“In August 2015, we started a small pilot program through the Immigrants Union in town focusing on music fundamentals. With a positive response from the community, Erin and I were able to further develop the program and take it in a new direction,” said Sarah Keith, a senior double majoring in Music and Biology with an emphasis in Ecology. Her partner, Erin Beard, is a senior majoring in Music Education.
Even as finals drew near, students still made time to give back to the
Western’s Wilderness Pursuits (WP) program does more than just guide adventures and produce outstanding profile pictures. All WP trips are student-led and the program is emerging as a major leadership development program on campus.
WP attracts trip leaders from a range of interests and academic disciplines.
Although Western is a far journey from most students’ homes, the tight-knit communities of Crested Butte and Gunnison make it a harder place to leave than to arrive in.
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.
Western had 153 transfer students this semester who are looking for something different. Students come from all 50 states, looking for a university that is going to give them more opportunities and new experiences.
Western’s competitors included the Air Force Academy, Colorado Mesa University, and Fort Lewis College, making for a tough field.
On November 19, the team starts their journey to Nationals to represent Western.
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.
For decades, hundreds of students at Western State Colorado University have harnessed their love of the outdoors and channeled it into a lifesaving pursuit.
Last week, Alex Modell, Josh Hirschman, Mandi Johnson and Phillip Kitt officially became Western’s first group of University Innovation Fellows (UIF).
ODK has more than 285 active circles at colleges and universities across the United States. The honor society remains committed to developing campus leaders who will become tomorrow’s community leaders.
On Friday, Hardin celebrated both his 96th birthday and an honorary degree awarded by Western State Colorado University.
This fall, Western community welcomed 11 new faculty members.
On October 20, students had the opportunity to learn about the life of this month’s featured artist, photographer Robert Bishop.
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Ebbott was featured an an expert on WalletHub's recent story "2017's Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle" which ranked the Top 100 US Cities that fostered healthy living.
According to Ebbott the top five indictors of a cities for an active lifestyle include:
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Cameron Smith qualified for the United States National Ski Mountaineering Team after just three years of competing in the discipline. He will be the youngest racer representing the U.S. when he competes at the World Championships this February.
Ski mountaineering (skimo) is a rapidly emerging sport that blends endurance and alpine skiing to test one’s overall ability to move swiftly and safely in extreme terrain. Races range from 30-minute sprints to 12-hour epics.
The funds were awarded as a Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. POWER grants are dedicated to economic revitalization and workforce training in coal communities.