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Western Announces Alumni Awards for Excellence Recipients

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The AAE celebrates Western as a community of teachers and learners. The award is the university's highest honor for its graduating seniors. It was established by former President Harry Peterson in 1997 as an opportunity to recognize the talents and achievements of our graduates. Over the past 18 years, many extraordinary students have been nominated and honored. Students are nominated by faculty and staff and are selected by the Alumni Board of Directors.

The criteria for the award includes:

Art Department Newsletter–Fall 2014

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rachel Bender:
Rachel Bender transferred to Western in 2013, and spends her free time doing her own personal art, on top of taking multiple art classes during the school week, including Oil Painting with Tina. A piece she completed called "What We Leave Behind" featuring a Cow skull, broken and repaired with trash she had found in a creek bed, is the main focus in her art. Her main intent is to create a work that moves people, that holds a deeper meaning that the individual can interpret, and tries to pinpoint environmental issues, to send a message to everyone.

Brenda Suarez creates logo for new LAS Program

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Latin American Studies professors worked with Graphic Design Professor Terri Murphy and her Art 470, Advanced Graphic Design class, in a LAS logo design competition. Professor Murphy integrated the competitive professional commission into her coursework. Terri endeavors to include several professional commissions (with Western programs or local non-profits) such as this into her classes, to provide students with “real world” hands-on experiences that build their professional portfolios.

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.

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Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The day's event got underway as snow flurries floated in from Hartman Rocks. Despite the chilly weather, the Mountaineer Bowl was packed with families and friends eager to see the Class of 2015 walk across the stage. 

Western's student speaker was Environmental Studies major Cody Washka. Cody says his education at Western provided unparalleled opportunities to pursue his dreams.

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