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GUNNISON, CO – It is with a heavy heart that Western State Colorado University announces the passing of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Patricia M. Manzanares-Gonzales after a battle with cancer. Dr. Manzanares-Gonzales had served Western State Colorado University since July of 2012 and will be greatly missed by the faculty, staff, students and the rest of the Western community.
GUNNISON, CO – The traditional school year may be over at Western State Colorado University, but the campus is still a very busy place during the summer. Western’s Extended University Studies program includes trips to China, Egypt and Nepal and offers a wide array of classes in the region throughout the summer. Meanwhile, Western’s Conference Services staff has been hard at work all year booking guests to campus and plans to host 6,410 people through the summer.
Fifty Western students, faculty and community members are travelling to Belize, China, Ecuador, Egypt or Florence on the international trips offered through Western’s Extended University Studies program during Maymester 2013.
Gunnison, CO – Step in from the cold on a below zero morning at the Western State Colorado University greenhouse and you’ll feel like you’re in the tropics. The air is humid, flowers bloom, and vegetables are ready to pick.
GUNNISON, CO – Western State Colorado University will host a meeting of geoscientists from the Rocky Mountain region and beyond May 15-17 to celebrate the Geological Society of America’s 125th Anniversary and discuss new science, expand on existing science, and explore the unique geologic and historic features of the Gunnison Valley and beyond. Topics include hydrogeology, geoscience education, dust and soil, and rare-earth elements and other mineral deposits.
Western State Colorado University will confer degrees to more than 340 students from 40 states at its 2013 commencement on Saturday, May 11th. Charlotte Buchanan, of Homer, Alaska, will present the student address.
Western vies for popular vote in Earth Month video competition
(By Aimee Brown, WSCU Marketing & Media Relations Department) GUNNISON, CO - With the onset of warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours, Western State Colorado University’s Mountain Rescue Team is preparing for an increase in backcountry activity that can often lead to more outdoor emergencies.
Two graduates of Western State Colorado University are giving back to the school they love, donating a significant tract of land adjacent to the university to the WSCU Foundation. The donation marks the largest land gift to the university community in history.
BY AIMEE LYN BROWN, WESTERN MARKETING & MEDIA RELATIONS DEPARTMENT - GUNNISON, CO — A new student group at Western State Colorado University is working to bring locally produced vegetables and increased food security to the Gunnison Valley in Southwest Colorado.
(by Matt Smith, Gunnison Country Times) GUNNISON, CO - Karl Manz is among a growing group of potential small business owners who call the Western State Colorado University (WSCU) campus home. But you won’t find Manz camped out in the classrooms or hallways of the Borick Business Building. He’s got an idea that was hatched in the outside world and refined by his experiences in the Recreation and Outdoor Education (ROE) program.
By Aimee Lyn Brown, WSCU Office of Marketing & Media Relations - GUNNISON, CO – Footings are poured and walls erected for the new Recreation Center/Field House on the Western State Colorado University campus.
Western State Colorado University saw an increase in the number of students attending class this spring compared to last year’s spring numbers. The positive enrollment numbers come after WSCU also saw an increase in students for the Fall 2012 semester.
A Western State Colorado University professor has been appointed to the position of co-editor of a major international publication that helps drive the global conversation about geoscience.
Gunnison, CO –Western State Colorado University is partnering with universities across the state to take part in an event called College Goal Sunday, which is designed to provide Colorado families assistance in the financial aid process.
Mark and Kym O'Connell-Todd will read from their long-awaited sequel, All Plucked Up, on Friday, January 25, 7pm at WSCU’s Savage Library.
WSCU’s Mountain Sports Team headed to Copper Mountain to compete in the USASA Skier Cross Competition and walked away with two podiums and many promising results for the season. The event was an opportunity for WSCU athletes to ski on Copper Mountain’s course before the USSA Noram Skier Cross Hole Shot Tour next weekend.
WSCU’s Spirit Committee has organized Mountaineer Fridays to help spread the Mountaineer Spirit. It doesn’t take a lot of your time or money. All faculty, staff, students, and administration are encouraged to participate by wearing their WSCU gear (or even just red) every Friday throughout this spring semester (starting this Friday, Jan. 18th).
GUNNISON, CO — Interested in being an actor? Want to appear on the big screen? Open film auditions will be held Monday evening, January 28th, 7:00-8:30 P.M., in the Western State Colorado University (WSCU) Studio Theatre in Taylor Hall for student productions. All interested actors are welcome at this casting call.
WSCU was recently ranked as one of the Top 10 Colleges for Mountain Bikers by Mountain Bike Action Magazine.