“I’m thrilled about the promising and unique opportunities this program offers by allowing students to tailor the master’s degree to their own personal and professional needs,” says Western professor and program director, Dr. John Hausdoerffer.
At 7,700 feet, Gunnison's winters can be harsh and difficult for growers. The valley harbors a growing season that hovers around 60 days – barely enough time to see a tomato plant grow and fruit.
By Brian Barker - 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.
Climbing Out of Bed is a collection of rock climbing and mountain town stories, written over the last 13 years.
Western State Colorado University is hosting the 24th annual Headwaters Conference Sept. 20 and 21 in Gunnison. The theme of the conference, “Home/Land Security,” seeks to help solve fundamental problems that challenge our own survival in the face of climate change, including:
· How can we find secure ways of feeding each other and heating our homes?
The student and faculty-driven campaign began in the documentary production classes of five universities across the nation.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Western State Colorado University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean
Western’s new greenhouse in the LEED-certified Pinnacles Apartments on campus, is the result of a student-led initiative to grow produce locally, despite Gunnison’s cold climate.
On most days, you’ll find Western senior Kyle Brookens (click here to read Kyle's story) caring for plants or working on irrigation systems. Brookens, graduating this year with a degree in Environmental Studies, has worked tirelessly to get the facility up and running.
The GSA annual meetings are attended by as many as 500 geologic professionals and students.
“We are excited to host this conference, because it is a chance for Western to showcase its wonderful Geology faculty while bringing hundreds of scientists and students to this great campus,” Western State Colorado University President Dr. Jay Helman says.
Western was recently ranked as one of the Top 10 Colleges for Mountain Bikers by Mountain Bike Action Magazine.
Western State Colorado University will provide high school students with increased access to higher education opportunities through its new Leap Concurrent Enrollment Program.
Seth Roby (BA Education, BFA Fine Arts) and his wife, Molly, have worked as Peace Corps volunteers for nearly two years.
Western's Mountain Sports mountain bikers placed second in a hard fought series of races at the USA Cycling collegiate national championships in North Carolina.
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.
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.
The annual rankings include only some 25 percent of America’s more than 2,000 four-year colleges and universities.
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.
“Since leaving Gunnison, we shared a common goal, and that was to find ways to give back for the unique education and experiences we received from graduating at Western,” says Steve Reynolds, 1978 Western graduate. Reynolds is a member of the Western State Foundation Board of Directors, and along with classmate and former Foundation Board member Steve Trippe, came up with the funds to purchase the land and make the donation. L.
Karl Manz is among a growing group of potential small business owners who call the Western State Colorado University campus home. But you won’t find Manz camped out in the classrooms or hallways of the Borick Business Building.
The team is trekking through Nepal with world famous mountaineer Chhiring Dorje Sherpa near Mount Everest. Check Western.edu again soon for more details from the trip.
Buchanan was born in Alaska, and despite difficult circumstances, she thrived and spent more than 15 years climbing the corporate ladder in marketing and sales before being laid off during the recent financial crisis.
Students at Western State Colorado University did not escape political fever this election season.
Melissa (Cole) Kemp has been looking forward to this Friday for the past 28 years or so.