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Western Press Books Releases Third Annual Literary Anthology

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Western Press Books is an on-going project of the graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs at Western State Colorado University in collaboration with the institution’s Office of Extended Studies. The press focuses on literary work in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry depicting the New West.

According to this latest edition’s editor, Larry Meredith, the anthology “lays bare the variety of people, geography, ideologies, wildlife, weather, histories and maybe even attitudes toward tourists along with much more of what makes up this part of the United States.” 

Art Convocation – Galia Halpern –Visiting Art Historian

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Medieval European perceptions of Central Asia, China, and India changed
dramatically in the late middle ages. The rise of a powerful and unknown Mongol empire, coupled with loss of the Crusader Kingdoms, led European thinkers to question their knowledge of the East. This talk will cover developments in the arts and cartography of the period when European audiences began reading the
reports of missionaries and merchants who traveled through Asia.

Western Books Press Releases Annual "Manifest West" anthology, “Different Roads: Traversing the Diverse Roads of the West”

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Western Press Books announces the fall publication of its annual anthology "Manifest West," this third issue entitled “Different Roads: Traversing the Diverse Roads of the West.”

Western Press Books is an on-going project of the graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs at Western State Colorado University in collaboration with the institution’s Office of Extended Studies. The press focuses on literary work in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry depicting the New West.

Resort Management Program Teams With Crested Butte For Hands-On Experience

Monday, October 27, 2014

The program is set to begin in January with six students studying and interning at CBMR’s Grand Lodge and the Lodge at Mountain Square, just steps from the high-speed chairlifts that serve some of North America’s most interesting ski and snowboarding terrain. The students, all upper-classmen, will work daily at the resort, where they will also be learning and earning credits toward graduation.

Spring 2015 New Student Registration begins Monday, November 10th

Monday, October 27, 2014

Welcome new Mountaineers!

All new students will register for classes with the assistance of an academic advisor in the Academic Resource Center beginning Monday, November 10th, 2014. Freshmen and transfer students with less than 24 credits will complete a registration questionnaire and will be registered by an academic advisor. Transfer students with 24 or more credits will have an in-person or over the phone registration appointment. All transfer evaluations need to be complete prior to registering for classes.

Writing the Rockies 2015

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

As I expect many of you know, the West Chester University Poetry Conference is on hiatus this year. What some of you may not know is that well before that unfortunate cancellation had been announced, we at Western had already invited its Director, Kim Bridgford, to deliver our Poetry Keynote Address for the 2015 Writing the Rockies Conference (July 22 - 26).

Western's Abel Chavez Explains Climate Research

Monday, October 20, 2014

Chavez, who this past summer joined the Master in Environmental Management faculty after a stint at Germany's Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, explained how he has profiled a set of U.S. communities and found their roles as producers and consumers, based on measurements of their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, vary widely.

91% of Pre-Med Students Continue Studies

Friday, October 17, 2014

These successes range from technical certifications to medical school.

Hays notes many students considering college try to compare such acceptance rates. Some want assurance that if they’re accepted into an undergraduate program, they will be accepted into medical school, veterinary school, a nursing program or graduate studies in other biological sciences. But he says it’s not that simple.

Expert: Climate Change 'Simple, Serious, Solvable'

Monday, September 8, 2014

Denning, Montfort Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, is a popular, occasionally humorous speaker, eager to engage climate-change skeptics with his presentation on "The 3 S's of Climate Change: Simple, Serious, and Solvable." He spoke as part of a fall seminar series from Western's Natural & Environmental Sciences department, focused this year on climate change.

Peace Corps Announces New Master's International Partnership with Western

Friday, August 8, 2014

“The Peace Corps is pleased to announce this new partnership with Western State Colorado University to enable students to gain important hands-on work experience as they pursue their graduate studies,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “In today’s interconnected world, employers are looking for more highly trained and culturally competent professionals now more than ever.”

Art Alumni News

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Alumni News:

These alums (listed alphabetically) have contacted Dr. Orr via email or through the alumni group on her LinkedIn page. If you would like your news to be included in updated versions of the alumni news, please contact Dr. Orr through LinkedIn, or email (horr@western.edu), or contact the department web content manager, Professer Terri Murphy at tmurphy@western.edu

Jodie Bliss:

Art Department Newsletter (January)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Written by Art student (watercolor, art history) Taylor Long         

The 2013-2014 school year has been a big turning point for the Art Department. There are many exciting developments happening and our department is beginning to grow again. Fairly recently, the Art Department has a new leader, Dr. Heather Orr. Dr. Orr’s leadership has shown a strong grade of progressivism and change into reaching the full potential of the University Department.

Western to Host 15th Writing the Rockies Workshop

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The intensive conference welcomes beginners, published writers, teachers, students, and anyone else who believes in the magic and power of the written word.

Mark Todd, the conference organizer, is a widely published author and longtime Western faculty member. He has brought together more than 25 writers, publishers and editors to create the region’s preeminent literary gathering.

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New Master of Science in High Altitude Exercise Physiology

Monday, September 22, 2014

The program aims to examine and research how the human body functions in a high-elevation environment. Students will conduct research on people using Western’s new High Altitude Performance Laboratory and the surrounding mountains.

Western president Dr. Greg Salsbury says the new graduate program brings together much of what is great about a Western education.

Quigley Hall to Receive $25.8 Million Upgrade

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quigley Hall was constructed in 1967 and is home to classrooms, studios, a recital hall, a choir room and offices for professors. 

Western President Dr. Greg Salsbury says the university has been working with the state for years to prioritize the renovation of Quigley Hall. "This is a much needed upgrade for one of our busiest buildings on campus and will help us continue to offer an outstanding liberal arts education to Mountaineers for years to come." 

Western Appoints New Athletic Director

Thursday, August 28, 2014

"I am extremely excited to have Jason serve in this important capacity.  In his short time at Western, he has brought an unparalleled level of passion, energy and ingenuity to Mountaineer Athletics," Baca said. "I very much look forward to working with Jason and have all the confidence that he will not only be an excellent AD but also an extraordinary campus and community leader."

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