Jan. 10, 2011 – Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is mourning the loss of Ken MacLennan, a former student-athlete, coach, faculty member and administrator who passed away over the weekend.
July 14, 2011 (by Matt Smith, "Gunnison Country Times") -- The Western State (WSC) cycling club will have a lot more torque in their pursuit of reaching prominence in the National Collegiate Cycling Association (NCCA) in coming years.
Feb. 24, 2010 -- With a snowstorm that lasted nearly the entire weekend in the Gunnison Valley, local skiers had plenty to be happy about.
June 22, 2010 (by Julie Buckles, The Daily Press) -- There's more than one way to travel home. One could drive, fly, ride the rails or take a bus, for instance. Max Lindsey chose the mode less traveled and biked 1,450 miles — 315 of which he did in one 24-hour stretch — from Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison to his mother's house in Washburn, Wis.
April 29, 2010 -- This summer, Western State College of Colorado (WSC) geography professor Phil Crossley will travel to Mexico to continue research he started as a doctoral student in the late 90s.
(June 25, 2012) - Dave Wiens (’90), an inductee of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and a six-time winner of the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, will return to Western State College of Colorado/Western State Colorado University as the first Mountain Sports Team Director. He will oversee the club sport programs in cycling and skiing.
(June 26, 2012) - Fans of TV sitcoms will see more of Western alumna Betsy Sodaro (B.A. communications/theatre) this fall following the announcement that the 2006 graduate will be cast as a regular on the new NBC comedy series “Animal Practice.”
The 23rd Annual Headwaters Conference "Beyond 'Both Sides': Unexpected Partnerships in the Headwaters" will be held Sept. 21 through 23 on the campus of Western State Colorado University (WSCU).
A Western State Colorado University professor has been appointed to the position of co-editor of a major international publication that helps drive the global conversation about geoscience.
Sept. 26, 2010 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) celebrated the LEED Gold certification of Kelley Hall at a dedication ceremony on Sept. 24.
Nov. 21, 2011 -- Ryan Haebe won in a time of 30:45.1 and Tyler Pennel finished three seconds behind him as Western State College of Colorado's (WSC) men's cross country won its eighth NCAA Division II national championship and ninth overall with a team score of 27 points at the Plantes Ferry Athletic Complex in Spokane, Wash. The Mountaineer women finished second with Lauren Kleppin in third overall.
Oct. 5, 2011 -- Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi, a "Rising Star" in Science Fiction, will speak at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the College Center South Ballroom. The title of Bacigalupi's talk is, "Excavating the Future: Trend Spotting in a Science-Fictional Present".
Dec. 21, 2010 -- It’s another cold Monday night in Gunnison, as adults and children step into the lighted warmth of the Gunnison Community School, shuck off coats and gloves, and sign in for evening English classes through the Gunnison Literacy Action Program.
Mar. 8, 2010 -- The Western State College Department of Music will present Ensemble Vivente in a concert Thursday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. in Quigley Recital Hall.
Feb. 24, 2010 -- It’s final – graduate studies have returned to Western State College.
Dec. 14, 2009 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) will confer bachelor’s degrees to 78 students at its 2009 Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 19
March 16, 2012 -- At its regular meeting on March 16, the Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion to change the name of the institution to Western State Colorado University.
Aug. 4, 2010 -- Last week, four Western State College of Colorado (WSC) students shared the stage with one of opera’s top talents for a one-on-one critique of their vocal technique.
July 28, 2010 -- Eighteen graduate students began studies in the new Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program at Western State College (WSC) this past week.
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 – 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.
Fifty Western students, faculty and community members are travelling to Belize, China, Ecuador, Egypt or Florence on the international trips offered through Western’s Extended University Studies program during Maymester 2013.
Sept. 8, 2011 (by Laura Anderson, "Gunnison Country Times") -- After 100 years of evolution, Taylor Hall has finally blossomed into a state-of-the-art building chocked full of integrated classrooms, computer labs, lounges and offices.
May 9, 2011 -- The Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Alumni Association honored eight graduating seniors with its Alumni Awards for Excellence (AAE).
Mar. 2, 2010 -- Donovan McMahill and Charlie Alexander successfully defended their conference and regional titles and Charlie Pipher won the individual title at 184 by fall as No. 11 Western State claimed its second straight RMAC and NCAA Division II Super Region Four title today at Adams State.
Community Gives Back to a Couple who have Given so Much: WSC effort recognizes John and Lois Roberts
Dec. 10, 2009 -- The classic holiday question is, “What do you give the person who has everything?” A spin on that question is, “What do you give a couple who has given everything?” Local friends and Western State College of Colorado (WSC) leaders recently asked that question in regards to how to honor John and Lois Roberts for their lifetime of generosity to the college and Gunnison Valley community. Their answer was to name a meeting room in their honor in Western’s new College Center.
GUNNISON, CO – It is with a heavy heart that Western State Colorado University announces the passing of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Patricia M. Manzanares-Gonzales after a battle with cancer. Dr. Manzanares-Gonzales had served Western State Colorado University since July of 2012 and will be greatly missed by the faculty, staff, students and the rest of the Western community.
Sept. 27, 2012 (By Laura Anderson, "Gunnison Country Times") — Anthology part of publishing certificate program
Sept. 8, 2010 -- Erika Vohman, founder of the Maya Nut Institute, will present an overview of the Maya Nut and the Maya Nut Institute, which provides a new approach to rainforest conservation and poverty alleviation, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in the south ballroom of the Western State College of Colorado (WSC) College Center.
WSCU’s Mountain Sports Team headed to Copper Mountain to compete in the USASA Skier Cross Competition and walked away with two podiums and many promising results for the season. The event was an opportunity for WSCU athletes to ski on Copper Mountain’s course before the USSA Noram Skier Cross Hole Shot Tour next weekend.
Jan. 11, 2012 -- Demetrius D. Walker will be the keynote speaker at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Jan. 17, 2012 -- Internationally recognized trumpet player Keith Johnson will present a free brass masterclass at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20., in the Quigley Recital Hall.
WSC Men’s Nordic Team Wins 3x5k Relay at Nationals; Bryant represents alpine team at Nationals and Hughes comes in third for freeride in Snowmass
Mar. 10, 2010 -- Western State College alpine and Noridc skiers travelled to Maine last week to compete in the United State Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships and they came home with some impressive results.
WSC Alumnus Sasha Rearick Coaches Men’s Alpine Ski Team to Olympic Glory; Former student Seth Wescott also shows WSC pride at the Games
Mar. 2, 2010 -- It’s no secret that Western has seen its fair share of Olympic athletes and coaches on campus.
Oct. 11, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) just celebrated its Heritage to Horizon 100-year legacy, and the institution can now celebrate its own press.
Nov. 17, 2010 -- On Thursday, Nov. 18 the WSC Jazz Ensembles will perform under the direction of Robert Barrett at 7:30 p.m. in the Quigley Recital Hall.
Western vies for popular vote in Earth Month video competition
Jan. 13, 2010 -- At Western State College of Colorado, art professor Ludwig “Lud” J. Stromayer was more than a teacher – he was a friend to students and colleagues, an avid chess player and an accomplished artist who was involved with the local art scene.
Aug. 18, 2010 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) will soon be back in full swing with the start of fall semester on Aug. 23.
Sept. 23, 2010 (by Chris Dickey, Gunnison Country Times) -- Alumni who are returning to Western State College for the first time in years for this weekend’s homecoming will no doubt recognize major changes in their alma mater. Chief among them will be the sweeping overhaul of campus that includes impressive new facilities, efficiently renovated academic buildings and a major face lift in the works to the college’s signature building, Taylor Hall.
Sept. 23, 2011 --Internationally acclaimed pianist Andreas Klein will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 in Quigley Recital Hall at Western State College of Colorado (WSC).
Sept. 23, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is planning a momentous Homecoming Weekend in celebration of its 100-year “Heritage to Horizon” legacy.
June 22, 2010 -- The 101st Army Band and the WSC-Colorado Brass Band will perform free concerts this week at the Quigley Band Shell on the Western State College of Colorado (WSC) campus in Gunnison.
(July 12, 2012) - Western State College Foundation completed a record-breaking fiscal year after receiving $6.8 million in charitable gifts for 2011-12. The gift receipts marked the highest one-year total in the foundation’s history.
March 25, 2010 -- Harvey Harriman, a 40-year Gunnison resident who had a distinguished career at Western State College and active role in local civic life, died at his S. Wisconsin Street home of natural causes Monday morning. He was 74.
Join Peak Production for performances of "Becky Shaw" on Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the WSCU Studio Theater in Taylor Hall.
Jan. 7, 2010 -- In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Black Student Alliance at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is hosting speaker Harold Fields, who will address the “unfinished business of Dr. King.”
Jan. 17, 2012 -- Gregory D. Hager, professor and chair of computer science at Johns Hopkins University, present a talk on robotics at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 in the North Ballroom of the College Center at Western State College of Colorado (WSC).
Sept. 14, 2009 -- Treasured objects and artifacts held by the Western State College of Colorado Leslie J. Savage Library will be preserved for future generations with help from the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a core set of conservation books and online resources donated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Jan. 23, 2012 -- The Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Music Department will begin the spring 2012 concert series with two performances by the clarinet-violin-piano ensemble, Zodiac Trio.
Jan. 27, 2010 -- The much anticipated return of a movie theater to Gunnison coincided with what may become the most successful movie of all time.
By Laura Anderson, Gunnison Country Times (November 29, 2012) — Provide aid for Hurricane Sandy relief
Aug. 18, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) will soon be back in full swing with the start of fall semester on Aug. 22.
April 29, 2010 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8. The program begins at 10 a.m. at the WSC Mountaineer Bowl in Gunnison.
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.
WSC Commencement Marks 100th Anniversary of First Graduates and the Return of Graduate Programs, May 5
May 1, 2012 -- This year’s commencement ceremony at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) on May 5 will be one for the history books.
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.
April 30, 2012 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) will confer degrees to more than 350 students at its 2012 commencement on Saturday, May 5. Lacey (Piquette) Keane, of Gunnison, Colo., will present the student address.
Oct. 1, 2009 -- Excitement on the Western State College campus is building as construction of the College Center nears completion.
Nov. 9, 2011 -- Best-selling author Christopher Phillips will present, “Philosophy Intersections: The Idea of Democracy,” at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 in Taylor Hall 228.
Nov. 22, 2011 -- The Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Music Department will present a free Holiday Gala Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in the Taylor Auditorium.
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.
Aug. 24, 2010 -- The Leslie J. Savage Library at Western State College of Colorado will host an encore presentation of “Beneath the Blue Mesa: The Gunnison River Valley before Blue Mesa Reservoir” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28.
Feb. 22, 2012 -- 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 8 at the College Center Ballroom. The fair is free and open to the public.
Nov. 16, 2009 -- Western State College of Colorado English professor Bill King and his American roots music class will host an evening of folk music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Gunnison Arts Center.
Mar. 15, 2010 -- Junior Donovan McMahill took an early 3-0 lead against Augustana’s Tyler Copsey and gave up only an escape in the third period en route to his first national championship at 197 pounds in the final round of the 2010 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships at the Sapp Fieldhouse.
Feb. 8, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) music faculty Becky Weidman-Winter and Martha Violett will present an evening of music for flute and piano at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 in the Quigley Recital Hall.
Guitarist Jim Bosse Joins WSC Music Faculty for Feb. 16 Concert; Anderson presents senior voice recital on Feb. 18
Feb. 8, 2010 -- Classical guitarist Jim Bosse will collaborate with flutist Becky Weidman-Winter and violinist Kenneth Todd of the Western State College Music faculty in a concert in Quigley Recital Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 21, 2009 -- It was standing room only as family and friends filled the Paul Wright Gymnasium for the Western State College of Colorado Winter 2009 Commencement on Dec. 19.
Dec. 14, 2009 -- On Friday Dec. 18th, The Ruby Cinema, located at the Prosser Theater inside the new College Center on campus, will open its doors and will show James Cameron's Avatar in digital 3D.
Growing with the Times; New Institute for Applied Sustainability offers hands-on Environmental Studies courses
Sept. 15, 2010 -- Environmental Studies at Western State College (WSC) is growing at such a rate that a new hands-on program, the Institute for Applied Sustainability (IAS) is being offered this semester.
Gunnison, CO –Western State Colorado University is partnering with universities across the state to take part in an event called College Goal Sunday, which is designed to provide Colorado families assistance in the financial aid process.
This year’s Western State College Winter Commencement student speaker is Chandra Sheridan, a non-traditional student who has worked and raised a family (Paden, 3 years old, and Lilian, 3 months old) while earning straight A’s and completing her degree in business administration in 4 ½ years. As an environmental studies minor, Sheridan discovered her passion for sustainability and plans to remain in Gunnison and work on environmental initiatives with the community.
Aug. 18, 2011 (by Matt Smith, "Gunnison Country Times") -- The hills behind the Western State College of Colorado (WSC) campus are alive with recreation, much to the credit of the college’s own graduates.
Aug. 30, 2011 -- Celebrate Western State College of Colorado’s (WSC) 100-year Heritage to Horizon legacy at the Taylor Hall Community Open House, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Crash Claims Recent Grad: Lisa Thomas Duits capped stellar WSC career in May, was coaching cross country this fall
Oct. 22, 2009 -- Tragedy struck the Western State College family and the greater Gunnison Valley community last weekend when Lisa Thomas Duits was killed in a one-vehicle car accident on Hwy. 135, a few miles north of Almont. She was 23.
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.
Dec. 23, 2009 -- This summer, Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Extended Studies will offer two trips in June that explore Colorado’s historic mining camps and other sites in the Clear Creek region and throughout the San Juan Mountain region.
Mountaineers to Support Cancer Awareness Tue. Feb. 9; Women's basketball team will sport pink jerseys
Feb. 9, 2010 -- In conjunction with the upcoming “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” event next Tuesday, the Western State women’s basketball teams will sport new pink jerseys during the upcoming home game against Mesa State Feb. 9.
March 12, 2012 -- National Poetry Slam Champion Ken Arkind will perform at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 in the Taylor Auditorium.
Feb. 24, 2010 -- When Shane Carwin’s hopes of a National Football League (NFL) career vanished, he relied on his education to provide for his family.
GUNNISON, CO – Victory Media and G.I. Jobs magazine have named Western State Colorado University one of the nation’s top Military Friendly Schools®.
A team of Western students and Gunnison Community members is in Nepal on a trip arranged through Western's Extended Studies program.
WSC Presents the 21st Annual Headwaters Conference, Nov. 12-14; A Resilient Headwaters: Skills for Re-Inhabiting Places
Nov. 1, 2010 -- At the 21st Annual Headwaters Conference hosted by Western State College of Colorado (WSC), speakers and participants will explore ways to maintain a resilient Headwaters region.
July 19, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) announces the establishment of a scholarship honoring a former student, Morgan L. Queal, who graduated in 1987 at the age of 52.
GUNNISON, CO — Interested in being an actor? Want to appear on the big screen? Open film auditions will be held Monday evening, January 28th, 7:00-8:30 P.M., in the Western State Colorado University (WSCU) Studio Theatre in Taylor Hall for student productions. All interested actors are welcome at this casting call.
Mark and Kym O'Connell-Todd will read from their long-awaited sequel, All Plucked Up, on Friday, January 25, 7pm at WSCU’s Savage Library.
Western State Skiing Update; Nordic freshman wins Alley Loop, alpine skiers ranked at the top, and the freeride team competes for the first time
Feb. 9, 2010 -- All three of the Western State ski teams competed this past weekend, with the newly created freeride ski team entering their first competition -- the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour in Telluride.
Feb. 8, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Peak Productions and the theatre program present a series of short works by “Waiting for Godot” playwright Samuel Beckett.
June 16, 2011 -- After 11 years serving on the administration for Western State College of Colorado (WSC), John Sowell is ready for a change.
Master of Arts in Education Program Underway at Western; 94 students on campus for one-week intensive
Aug. 3, 2010 -- Nearly a hundred graduate students started a one-week intensive at Western State College (WSC) this week.
Western State College of Colorado (WSC) and Peak Productions present a modern retelling of one of the greatest love stories of our time, "Eurydice," by Sarah Ruhl. The play is directed by Dr. Paul Edwards.
April 18, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) student projects are being showcased this week at the Spring 2011 Celebration of Scholarship, an undergraduate research symposium.
Oct. 5, 2009 -- The Leslie J. Savage Library at Western State College will host The Civil War Remembered in Song performed by music historian Rex Rideout at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, the library.
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 Laura Anderson, Gunnison Country Times (November 8, 2012) — Campus involvement not to go unnoticed