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Men's and Women's Rugby Clubs - Conference Champions Fall 2016
Alumni Rebekah Corah graduated from Western's BFA program in 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.
Ryan Dawes came to Western feeling nervous.
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.
Even as finals drew near, students still made time to give back to the
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.
Although Western is a far journey from most students’ homes, the tight-knit communities of Crested Butte and Gunnison make it a harder place to leave than to arrive in.
Smith came to Western State Colorado University from San Antonio, Texas, to play basketball. Although he didn’t end up joining the team, he stayed for the university’s academics, community and environment.
Western had 153 transfer students this semester who are looking for something different. Students come from all 50 states, looking for a university that is going to give them more opportunities and new experiences.
On November 19, the team starts their journey to Nationals to represent Western.
As the only program of its type in the area, Gunnison Valley Mentors (GVM) provides youth with a volunteer mentor who serves as a friend and an advocate. Many Western students volunteer every week to ensure community youth in need get as much help and attention as possible.
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.
For decades, hundreds of students at Western State Colorado University have harnessed their love of the outdoors and channeled it into a lifesaving pursuit.
Last week, Alex Modell, Josh Hirschman, Mandi Johnson and Phillip Kitt officially became Western’s first group of University Innovation Fellows (UIF).
ODK has more than 285 active circles at colleges and universities across the United States. The honor society remains committed to developing campus leaders who will become tomorrow’s community leaders.
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.
This fall, Western community welcomed 11 new faculty members.
On October 20, students had the opportunity to learn about the life of this month’s featured artist, photographer Robert Bishop.
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.
What's the best way to see what life is like at Western? Preview Days! You'll have the chance to tour the campus, hear some of our current students’ stories, meet with professors in your area of interest, eat lunch in our dining hall and chat with the admissions and financial aid staff.
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Ebbott was featured an an expert on WalletHub's recent story "2017's Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle" which ranked the Top 100 US Cities that fostered healthy living.
According to Ebbott the top five indictors of a cities for an active lifestyle include:
The funds were awarded as a Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. POWER grants are dedicated to economic revitalization and workforce training in coal communities.
Western’s competitors included the Air Force Academy, Colorado Mesa University, and Fort Lewis College, making for a tough field.
The Leslie J. Savage Library held an open house September 21 to introduce their new library director Dustin Fife as well as new additions to the facility.
Western’s Music Department Announces Fall Schedule
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.