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SOURCE grants encourage extracurricular scholarly pursuit

Thursday, February 2, 2017

SOURCE grants are administered by Western’s Research Council (WRC) and encourage research, scholarly inquiry and creative activity by undergraduate students. The fund is open to any student and provides aid for both research and travel.

Western prides itself on high student initiative and providing close interactions among students, faculty and staff. The WRC is particularly interested in continuing to foster these pursuits and interactions with SOURCE grants.

Western MEM students develop Sustainability Strategic Plan for CBMR

Friday, January 6, 2017

As part of their Sustainability Consulting and Coordinating course, four students worked with CBMR staff to create the first phase of a Sustainability Strategic Plan (SSP). The students—Casey Hess, Jennie Ciota, Lissette Rios, and David Mitchell—took a triple bottom line approach, targeting the social, environmental and economic sustainability of the resort.

Western faculty, student published in Journal of Fitness Research

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Associate Professors Lance C. Dalleck and Christina Buchanan, Lecturer Ryan Weatherwax, and High Altitude Exercise Physiology master’s student Devan Haney conducted the study, funded by the American Council on Exercise.

Published in the December 2016 edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Fitness Research, the study found that mixing functional fitness, resistance training and cardio workouts eliminated the non-responder phenomenon.

Music students teach power of culture to community children

Friday, December 9, 2016

In October 2016, two students in Western’s Music major designed a program to introduce music to children in the community.

“In August 2015, we started a small pilot program through the Immigrants Union in town focusing on music fundamentals. With a positive response from the community, Erin and I were able to further develop the program and take it in a new direction,” said Sarah Keith, a senior double majoring in Music and Biology with an emphasis in Ecology. Her partner, Erin Beard, is a senior majoring in Music Education.

Advancing leadership opportunities through Wilderness Pursuits

Friday, December 9, 2016

Western’s Wilderness Pursuits (WP) program does more than just guide adventures and produce outstanding profile pictures. All WP trips are student-led and the program is emerging as a major leadership development program on campus.

WP attracts trip leaders from a range of interests and academic disciplines.

Trail Running Team Redefines College Athletics

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

In just three years, Western’s Trail Running Team has grown from a small group of students competing in casual weekend events to a competitive collegiate team traveling to some of the largest trail and ultra-races in the country. The team is part of the Mountain Sports program, which offers every discipline of skiing, snowboarding and cycling­—in addition to trail running.

Inside Western, Press Release

Featured News, Mountain Sports News

Western student qualifies for Ski Mountaineering World Championships

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cameron Smith qualified for the United States National Ski Mountaineering Team after just three years of competing in the discipline. He will be the youngest racer representing the U.S. when he competes at the World Championships this February.

Ski mountaineering (skimo) is a rapidly emerging sport that blends endurance and alpine skiing to test one’s overall ability to move swiftly and safely in extreme terrain. Races range from 30-minute sprints to 12-hour epics.

Press Release