October 26, 2014
The program is set to begin in January with six students studying and interning at CBMR’s
Written by Art student (watercolor, art history) Taylor Long
Written by Art student (watercolor, art history) Taylor Long
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If you have friends or family who cannot attend, tell them to watch the spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony online here!
Depending on the time of year, there could be dozens of openings for Work-Study on campus. Now is the time to start watching for great summer opportunities and the early-bird positions for the fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Western State Colorado University was ranked this week by Washington Monthly Magazine as a top national liberal arts college. The ranking adds to a list of impressive rankings earned by Western in 2013.
Rankings for 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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
As we cheer for our 2014 Olympic athletes in Sochi, take a second to
remember some great Western students who represented the United States in previous games.
Visit www.western.edu/olympians to see more of our Olympic heritage!
The Board of Trustees of Western State Colorado University is pleased to announce two finalists for the next President of the University. Both candidates will be visiting campus in the next several weeks.
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.
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The Mountaineers defeated Michigan State by pulling together through social media Western faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members and families.
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GUNNISON, Colo. - Western State Colorado University mourns the tragic loss of freshman wrestler, Dammion Heard (Fr., Fort Worth, Texas) this week. Heard was a valuable member to the Mountaineer wrestling squad, Western Athletic Department and University community.
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.
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.
Seth Roby (BA Education, BFA Fine Arts) and his wife, Molly, have worked as Peace Corps volunteers for nearly two years.
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.