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Mountain Sports Competes on the Snow

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Western's Mountain Sports athletes have been training hard and competing in events on the snow across Colorado this semester. 

The Endurance Ski Team made a statement in the Colorado randonee race scene last weekend at the Divine Incline hosted by Powderhorn Mountain Resort.  Five Endurance Ski Team members traveled to the Cosmic Series event.   With near perfect bluebird weather and an early morning start, racers could not have asked for a better day to enjoy the slopes of Powderhorn in friendly competition.

Western Graduate Coaches U.S. Olympic Ski Team

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sasha Rearick, a 1999 graduate of Western, has worked tirelessly for more than 10 years to earn the right to coach the US Olympic Men’s Alpine Ski Team. Rearick, who graduated from Western with a double major in business and kinesiology, coached Western’s downhill ski team during his junior and senior year before earning an internship at the U.S .Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He traveled to Sochi, Russia this year and is responsible for coaching the entire U.S.

Western Film Studies Professor Lands Spot in Film Festival

Thursday, January 9, 2014

 A film researched, written, shot and edited by Jack Lucido, Western's Associate Professor of Communication Arts, with production assistance by more than a dozen Western students, graduates, and faculty, has earned a spot in the Durango Film Festival. Across the Fence is a twenty-seven minute documentary film about the long time traditions and more recent innovations of sustainable practices in ranching.

Mountaineer Athletics Association Celebrates 50 Years

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Mountaineer Athletic Association (MAA) is celebrating 50 years working with Western Athletics in 2013-14.  The first mention of the MAA can be traced back to the days of Head Football Coach O. Kay Dalton with the creation of the Century Club in the 1963-64 academic year. For just $100 each year, members could enjoy all the benefits or supporting the Mountaineers and the various sport programs that existed in the 1960s.

Szabo Named RMAC Preseason Athlete of the Year

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced the 2013-14 indoor track and field preseason coaches poll and awards on Thursday.  Western State Colorado University's Barbara Szabo (Jr., Budapest, Hungary) was named the RMAC Women's Preseason Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year, while the Mountaineer women's team was ranked second in the preseason coaches poll.  The Mountaineer men were picked to finish third in the conference.

An Archeological Gem on Tenderfoot Mountain

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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.

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Poet Gary Snyder Speaks at Headwaters Conference

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Gary Snyder recently spoke at Western, as part of the Headwaters Conference. Before the reading, John Hausdoerffer, the Director of Western's new Master's in Environmental Management and of Headwaters, invited a group to dinner with Snyder -- where I took this photo -- and we had a great time. The man is still utterly vibrant at almost 85, and not only was engaging at dinner but then gave an inspiring reading and talk for over an hour to more than 550 people -- the vast majority of them under 25 -- in Taylor Auditorium. Poetry is alive and well. Thanks, Gary.

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Women Finish Third at NCAA Championships

Thursday, December 12, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 22nd time in 27 years, the Mountaineer women's cross country team finished in the top three at the National Championships.  This year the Mountaineers placed third with two All-Americans at the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships in Spokane, Washington.

The Mountaineers scored 194 points, finishing behind Adams State (91) and champion Grand Valley State (54).  It is the second consecutive title for the Lakers.

Hands-On Education, High Altitude Performance

Monday, December 2, 2013

At Western State Colorado University, our students have opportunities for hands-on learning in an academic environment you won't find anywhere else. 

Our High Altitude Performance Lab, located at 7750 feet above sea level, is an educational facility unlike any other. It's a key component to Western's Exercise & Sports Science major, and it's what allows our graduates to enter the workforce with  hands-on expertise that many industry professionals don't have.

Private College Experience at an Affordable Cost

Monday, November 25, 2013

Faculty Focused on Your Success

Western faculty invites you to share an educational journey inside our classrooms, in field experiences in the outdoor natural laboratory we call home, and in internships and trips around the nation and world. Our classes are led by faculty members who have rich life experiences and will mentor you toward your professional goals. Western has one of the largest proportions of full-time teaching faculty in Colorado because we believe you deserve our full attention, nothing less.