July 21, 2010 -- The original building on the Western State College (WSC) campus, Taylor Hall, began a $21 million renovation this summer, and will reopen its doors in the fall of 2011.
Feb. 2, 2012 -- A world-class exhibit of South African artwork is now on display at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) thanks to a generous donation by Gunnison residents Enid and Paul Holden.
Aug. 25, 2011 (by Matt Smith, "Gunnison Country Times) -- The word of the day at practice on Monday afternoon was tempo.
Sept. 20, 2010 -- Violinist Max Rabinovitsj will collaborate with pianist Martha Violett of the Western State College (WSC) music faculty in a convocation and masterclass on Tuesday, Sept.21 at 12:30 p.m. and a concert on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20, 2010 -- This weekend Western State College alumni will travel far and wide for the annual Homecoming celebration. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Super Western!”
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.
Two graduates of Western State Colorado University are giving back to the school they love, donating a significant tract of land adjacent to the university to the WSCU Foundation. The donation marks the largest land gift to the university community in history.
Jan. 6, 2011 (by Chris Dickey, "Gunnison Country Times") -- Raising money was one of the aspects of the job that Jay Helman said most worried him when he became president of Western State College in Feb. 2002, primarily because he had such little experience in that arena.
May 21, 2010 -- Jonathan Schaffer spent some of his senior year digging through the trash at Western State College of Colorado (WSC).
Newfangled Ranch Hands: WSC students working closely with city in developing plan for Van Tuyl Ranch
Nov. 18. 2009 -- Last spring, Steve Westbay, Gunnison’s director of community development, wanted to reach out to Western State College for assistance in developing a management plan for the city's 460-acre Van Tuyl Ranch, located on the north and western flanks of town, under the afternoon shadow of the Palisades rock formation. So he started knocking on some doors.
Oct. 15, 2009 -- Like most college professors, Lynn Sikkink has a large collection of books in her office. And now she has one of her own to add to the shelf.
Oct. 26, 2011 -- Hundreds of family members and friends of Western State College of Colorado (WSC) students will gather in Gunnison from Oct. 28 to 30 for the college's annual Family Weekend festivities.
July 13, 2010 -- The US Green Building Council announced last week that Kelley Hall is officially a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certified building, a first for both the Gunnison Valley and the Western State College of Colorado (WSC) campus.
Aug. 28, 2009 -- KWSB (91.1 FM), the Western State College student radio station, is airing English professor Bill King’s radio series on the lyrical poetry of Bob Dylan. The show can be heard on Sundays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. starting Aug. 30.
May 11, 2010 -- “Wednesdays at Western,” organized by the Office of Extended Studies at Western State College of Colorado (WSC), will return this summer with new activities (as well as some old favorites).
Oct. 1, 2009 -- The Gunnison Valley produces some of the top athletes in the world. Many of these athletes use the High Altitude Performance Lab (HAPLab) at Western State College of Colorado.
Mar. 24, 2010 -- The Western State College (WSC) freeride ski team finished its inaugural season at the Freeskiing World Tour Championships in Snowbird, Utah last week.
Feb. 14, 2012 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is participating in the 2012 RecycleMania Tournament.
Sept. 28, 2011 -- Dr. Patch Adams, M.D., will present the closing ceremony at the 2nd Annual Bridging the Gap: An Integrated Approach to Health and Wellness Conference, which will be held at the Western State College of Colorado (WSC) College Center from Oct. 7-9.
Jan. 30, 2010 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) has learned that two students died in a house fire this morning, Jan. 30, in Gunnison, as confirmed by the Gunnison County Coroner Frank Vader.
Dec. 9, 2011 -- There is a new big man on campus at Western State College of Colorado (WSC).
Dec. 20, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) has created a survey with five potential new names that include “university,” as well as a write-in option. Survey results will guide the WSC Board of Trustees as they take the next steps in exploring university status for the College.
Aug. 3, 2010 -- Local author and historian Judy Buffington Sammons will present a free talk and slideshow based on her new book, “Keepin’ the Peace, Early-Day Justice on Colorado’s Western Slope”, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at Western State College’s Leslie J. Savage Library.
Longest Running Wrestling Camp in the United States is at Western; More than 1,000 wrestlers on campus in June
June 15, 2010 -- This month more than 1,000 young grapplers will travel to Gunnison for the longest running wrestling camp in the United States.
Western State College of Colorado (WSC) will confer bachelor’s degrees to 75 students participating in its 2010 Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 18.
May 15, 2012 -- Patricia M. Manzaneres-Gonzales will join the Western State College of Colorado (WSC) leadership team as provost and vice president for academic affairs. She will start on July 1.
Aug. 18, 2012 (By Laura Anderson, "Gunnison Country Times") — The University reports the second highest number of degrees awarded in the state.
Dec. 16, 2009 -- Western State College will confer bachelor’s degrees to 78 students at its 2009 Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 19. Peter Bridges, of Crested Butte, will present the commencement address. Tiara Lopez, of Terilingua, Texas will present the student address.
By Matt Smith, Gunnison Country Times (Oct. 18, 2012) — Collegiate swimming returns to WSCU
April 20, 2010 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) has been honored by National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as a winner in the annual competition "Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming." This award program honors U.S. schools that are advancing creative solutions to global warming on their campuses. Western is one of five winning schools that were chosen from a national pool of entries and received an award of $1000 to put toward a campus sustainability project.
June 23, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a student apartment complex on June 22 with representatives from JE Dunn Construction and Design West Architects.
Western State College of Colorado (WSC) presents the 59th Firemen's Concert Series on Feb. 24 and 26, and March 5.
April 7, 2011 -- The Honors Program at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) has produced a radio series of book discussions called “Honors Reads,” which airs on Saturdays in April on KWSB (91.1 FM), the college’s radio station.
Dec. 1, 2011 (by Laura Anderson, "Gunnison Country Times") -- As the year 2012 creeps closer, the scare of potential apocalypse has many people curious — if not a little concerned. One student at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) decided to use her skills as a filmmaker to chronicle reactions to the looming date.
(Jul7 11, 2012) Western State College/Western State Colorado University will provide high school students with increased access to higher educational opportunities this fall though Western’s new Leap Concurrent Enrollment Program.
July 13, 2011 -- The 36th Annual Colorado Water Workshop will be held July 20 to 22 at Western State College of Colorado (WSC). This year’s theme is “Risk, Opportunity & Leadership in Changing Climates,” which explores issues related to political, economic and physical conditions that affect water use in Colorado.
July 13, 2009 -- The Crested Butte Music Festival is coming to Gunnison with a performance of W.A. Mozart’s comedic opera, “The Marriage of Figaro,” on Friday, July 24 at Western State College. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Taylor Auditorium.
April 2, 2010 -- Lacie Richardson puts meeting Sarah Palin and starting an open-mic poetry club at the top of her list for her year-long National Student Exchange (NSE) experience at the University of Alaska, Southeast (UAS).
WSC to Host National Poetry Conference, July 30-31; Focus of conference on understanding, critiquing and teaching poetry
July 20, 2010 -- On July 30-31, a select group of poets and critics from across the country will convene at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) in Gunnison for a conference on understanding, judging and teaching poetry.
May 3, 2012 (by Matt Smith, "Gunnison Country Times") -- Tyler Pennel is on the last leg of what’s been a marathon journey through collegiate athletics.
June 2, 2010 -- It started with a professor lost in the mountains of the Gunnison backcountry in the 1960s and it’s grown to be the top college-based mountain rescue team in the United States.
Sept. 20, 2011 -- A panel of experts will discuss global, national and local energy supply and demand, as well as energy trends and challenges at a symposium on Friday, Sept. 30 at Western State College of Colorado (WSC).
There's something special about Winter at WSCU. Sure, it's chilly, but classes on campus are warm and small and there is no shortage of activities to pursue outside of class.
WSC Native American Month Presentation: “The Cultural and Political Terrain of Post-Modern Native America;” Nov. 18
Nov. 14, 2011 -- As part of Western State College of Colorado’s (WSC) Native American Month celebration, Jicarilla Apache Carey Vicenti will present, “The Cultural and Political Terrain of Post-Modern Native America” at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 in the Quigley Recital Hall.
Aug. 19, 2010 -- “Sierra” magazine named Western State College of Colorado (WSC) to its 2010 list of Top 100 “Cool Schools” in recognition of its campus environmental sustainability initiatives.
Feb. 15, 2011 -- The Leslie J. Savage Library at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is bigger than you think! Library patrons now have access to 30 million books, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials.
Lost, and then Found, in the Rubble: Taylor Hall renovations unearth some interesting historical finds
Sept. 23, 2010 (by Matt Smith, Gunnison Country Times) -- About eight weeks ago construction crews stumbled upon an old Hershey’s candy bar wrapper while working on renovations to Taylor Hall on the Western State campus.
July 1, 2010 -- International travel writer, novelist and screenwriter Knud Kohr will read from his new novel, “In Cuxhaven,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 in the West Wing of the Savage Library at Western State College of Colorado (WSC). Swiss radio journalist, playwright and publisher Susann Sitzler also will be attending.
(June 21, 2012) Western State College/Western State Colorado University Professor Emeritus of Music John Kincaid has been recognized by the American Bandmasters Association with the E.F. Goldman Citation.
Jan. 27, 2009 -- Dylan Bryant won the men’s slalom as the Western State alpine ski team had its first competition of the year in Steamboat Springs this past weekend.
Mar. 1, 2010 -- Occasionally history outshines fiction, as in the perilous 1901 expedition into the then-untamed Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
WSC Nordic Team Takes Titles in Grand Mesa; Alpine team has two second place finishes in Winter Park
Feb. 4, 2010 -- It was a successful weekend for both the WSC Nordic and alpine teams this past weekend.
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.
Sept. 27, 2011 -- Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Jay Helman, president of Western State College of Colorado (WSC), to the Governor’s Education Leadership Council.
Feb. 11, 2010 -- The National Wildlife Federation is hosting a “Chill Out” contest, where colleges and universities from across the country are challenged to create a two minute video that showcases what their campuses are doing to cut carbon emissions and reduce global warming.
March 8, 2011 -- The 2011 Spring Environmental Symposium at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) will be held from March 29 to 31 at the WSC campus. All symposium events are free and will be held in the College Center Ballroom, unless otherwise noted.
May 18, 2010 -- Hartman Rocks, the popular recreation area just five minutes from Gunnison, was recently featured on CBS, and the Western State College of Colorado (WSC) connections were numerous.
WSC Student Jonny Meyers wins College Boatercross Championships; Title comes just months after major accident
May 28, 2010 -- Jonny Meyers, a senior at Western State College of Colorado (WSC), won the College Kayak Boatercross Championships this month at the Alt Games in Reno, Nev. – just months after a life-threatening snowboarding accident.
June 1, 2011 -- From conferences to summer camps to new student orientations, Western State College of Colorado (WSC) will welcome 35 groups – totaling about 5,000 visitors -- to campus and the Gunnison Valley this summer.
Digging Up the Past: WSC Archaeological Site Tours Unearth Stories of Gunnison’s Own Ancient Civilization
July 20, 2009 -- It takes a mere 15 minutes to go from the Western State College campus to a world-class archeological site.
Mar. 31, 2010 -- This winter Western State College freshman Max Seeger saved his friend’s life by digging her out of an avalanche.
WSCU was recently ranked as one of the Top 10 Colleges for Mountain Bikers by Mountain Bike Action Magazine.
WSC Center for Environmental Studies presents its 14th Annual Spring Symposium: “The Economy of Nature and the Nature of Economy," March 24-25
March 17, 2010 -- The Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Center for Environmental Studies presents its 14th Annual Spring Symposium on March 24 and 25 at the College Center Ballroom. This year’s theme is “The Economy of Nature and The Nature of the Economy: Exploring Connections Between the Human Economy and the Earth’s Ecosystems.”
Sept. 22, 2009 -- Clarinetist Keith Koepsel and pianist Alyce Meredith will present an evening of works for piano and clarinet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1 in Quigley Recital Hall at Western State College in Gunnison.
Nov. 19, 2009 -- Western State College of Colorado is bolstering its alcohol prevention and awareness efforts thanks to a nearly $244,000 federal grant through the Prevent High Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among College Students program.
Oct. 15, 2009 -- – In 1951, Western State student Ed Ali sat at a table in the Gunnison airport and looked at the “W” that graced the side of Tenderfoot Mountain.
Keepin on in Truckee: Western State mountain bike team takes 11th place at Nationals in Truckee, Calif.
Oct. 21, 2009 -- Eric Booton, president of the Western State College mountain bike team, said that the group wanted to show the nation that they are still a force in the collegiate scene.
It's not too late to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
GUNNISON, Colo. – Governor John Hickenlooper has announced 2 appointments to the Western State Colorado University Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees for WSCU makes policy for the school and oversees its operations.
Dec. 15, 2011 (by Will Shoemaker, "Gunnison Country Times") -- What began as a part-time lifeguard gig for Gunnison’s Cory Vander Veen turned into a topic of study.
March 15, 2011 -- A health and wellness conference that focuses on integrated healthcare will be held at the Mountaineer Square Conference Center in Mt. Crested Butte on April 1 and 2.
April 4, 2012 (by Laura Anderson, "Gunnison Country Times") -- Western State College’s (WSC) latest construction undertaking, the Pinnacles student apartment complex, is now taking reservations for students interested in being the first to live there when the building opens next fall.
(From the Gunnison Country Times) - It is a long journey from Gunnison to Kalskag, Alaska. It’s also no short trek from being a student of education at Western State Colorado University (WSCU) to becoming Alaska Middle School Principal of the Year. For WSCU graduate Greg Wohlman, these two journeys were one.
Jan. 5, 2012 (by Matt Smith, "Gunnison Country Times") -- WSC Men’s Basketball — It’s hard to believe that anyone would ever want to harm Charles “Snacks” Joseph.
Oct. 1, 2009 -- Tyler Daniels, the RMAC/Rawlings Offensive Player of the Week, earned D2Football.com National Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after his 481 yards of total offense during 38-19 victory at Western New Mexico last Saturday.
Oct. 3, 2011 -- The Mountain Music Ensemble returns to Western State College of Colorado (WSC) with two performances on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Western State College will officially become Western State Colorado University this fall, following the Monday signing of a name-change bill, by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. The bill - HB 1331 - was sponsored by Representative J. Paul Brown (R-House District 59) and Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Senate District 5).
Dec. 9, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is adding two intercollegiate athletic programs for the 2012-13 academic year -- women's soccer and women's swimming and diving. The decision was made on Dec. 9 by the Western State College Board of Trustees.
Graduate Studies Return to Western State College; Applications are now being accepted for MFA in creative writing and master of arts in education
Mar. 11, 2010 -- Graduate students will return to Western State College of Colorado (WSC) this summer for the first time since the late 80s.
Western State College will soon be back in full swing with the start of fall semester on Aug. 24.
BY AIMEE LYN BROWN, WESTERN MARKETING & MEDIA RELATIONS DEPARTMENT - GUNNISON, CO — A new student group at Western State Colorado University is working to bring locally produced vegetables and increased food security to the Gunnison Valley in Southwest Colorado.
Jan. 26, 2010 -- P2 Energy Solutions has awarded a $578,000 in-kind contribution to the Professional Land and Resource Management (PLRM) program of Western State College of Colorado (WSC).
Sept. 1, 2009 -- The Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) together with Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is once again offering the course, High Performance Building in Cold Climates, starting Sept. 9.
Jan. 25, 2012 -- Gunnison Energy Corporation (GEC) has established a scholarship at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) for local high school students enrolling in the Professional Land and Resource Management (PLRM) program.
April 15, 2010 -- Dr. Douglas Fields will speak about his book, “The Other Brain”, at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 19 at the Western State College of Colorado College Center Ballroom.
WSC Peak Productions Presents “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment -- The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself),” Nov. 10-12 & 17-19
Nov. 1, 2011 -- Join Peak Productions at Western State College of Colorado(WSC) on a family-friendly journey of the high seas, the streets of London and the Australian outback, all from the comfort of your theatre seat.
Aug. 12, 2009 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) has hired Teddi A. Joyce as the vice president for enrollment management. She will start on Sept. 1.
March 15, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Career Services is hosting a Professional Career, Job and Internship Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the College Center Ballroom. The fair is free and open to the public.
GUNNISON, CO – The traditional school year may be over at Western State Colorado University, but the campus is still a very busy place during the summer. Western’s Extended University Studies program includes trips to China, Egypt and Nepal and offers a wide array of classes in the region throughout the summer. Meanwhile, Western’s Conference Services staff has been hard at work all year booking guests to campus and plans to host 6,410 people through the summer.
Oct. 29, 2009 -- First-season Western State College of Colorado (WSC) rugby player Nate Acrey was selected to represent the Eastern Rockies (ERRFU) and Rio Grande (RGRFU) Rugby Football Unions at the Local Area Union Tournament in Dallas on Nov. 7.
Oct. 17, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) ensembles and music students have several performances coming up in October.
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Nov. 23, 2010 -- The final Western State College of Coloraod (WSC) student recital of the semester will be at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Students from all studios will be performing.
Center consultants facilitated over $5.5 million in local capital formation and helped create and retain over 280 jobs in FY12
GUNNISON, CO – Western State Colorado University will host a meeting of geoscientists from the Rocky Mountain region and beyond May 15-17 to celebrate the Geological Society of America’s 125th Anniversary and discuss new science, expand on existing science, and explore the unique geologic and historic features of the Gunnison Valley and beyond. Topics include hydrogeology, geoscience education, dust and soil, and rare-earth elements and other mineral deposits.
Gunnison, CO – Step in from the cold on a below zero morning at the Western State Colorado University greenhouse and you’ll feel like you’re in the tropics. The air is humid, flowers bloom, and vegetables are ready to pick.
Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is sponsoring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to assist taxpayers with completing and filing their federal and state income tax returns.
June 15, 2009 -- A tradition that began nearly half a century ago continues to mold boys into men every summer on the Western State campus.
Oct. 20, 2010 -- Western State College of Colorado presents “An Evening with David Whyte,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Prosser Theater in the College Center. This event is free and open to the public.