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Western faculty, student published in Journal of Fitness Research

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
students testing another student subject on a stationary bicycle

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
elementary students sitting in circle

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.

Trail Running Team Redefines College Athletics

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
trail running team listents to coach eberly after moab trail marathon

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.

WWII veteran awarded honorary degree on 96th birthday

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
William “Bill” Hardin and President Greg Salsbury smiling together while sitting on stage

On Friday, Hardin celebrated both his 96th birthday and an honorary degree awarded by Western State Colorado University.

“After the war I returned to the farm but never had the opportunity to go back to college. That has troubled me for the past 70 years,” Hardin said. “I was always a pretty good student, but working the [family] farm was the priority.”

The degree represents just a small thank you for Hardin’s sacrifice, Western President Greg Salsbury said.

Peak Productions’ Assassins gives a new perspective on America’s most notorious villains

Friday, October 21, 2016
students in play posing on stage, holding a rifle

Written in 1991 by John Weidman, “Assassins” looks at the killers and would-be killers of American presidents, humanizing villains through motives and rationale rather than simply condemning them as aberrations of society.

“As one of the most produced college plays in our generation, this play doesn’t glorify the assassins, but explores them as people and the motives that drive them,” director Paul Edwards explained.

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Masters of Environmental Management Students Bring Creative Sustainability Solutions to Campus

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
student posing behind waste bins

Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) Program, which began just a couple of short years ago, continues to grow and attract diverse students from across the globe. The incoming class hails from 30 universities and brings a wealth of knowledge from 16 different undergraduate programs. These 39 new students joined the 33 second-year students to form a robust program.