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More than 1,100 students were awarded degrees on May 16, and many of them braved the weather to walk at the 2015 Spring Commencement Ceremony. Here are the highlights!

CMU breaks ground on new memorial to veterans

Student-veterans were among the dignitaries who gathered at Colorado Mesa University on May 19 for the groundbreaking of a new memorial to be erected on campus in recognition of all the students past and present who have served in the United ...

On the move: CMU’s art department expands in exciting new directions

Some things can’t be stopped once they pick up enough momentum. Colorado Mesa University’s Department of Art is one of those things. The department is expanding, evolving and celebrating all at once. This year marked ...

Mesa Repertory Theatre — new theatre for a new audience

Colorado Mesa University’s Department of Theatre Arts proudly presents its 2015 Mesa Repertory Theatre (MRT) summer season, partially supported by a generous grant from the City of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture. This ...

Student-athletes earn accolades and honors

Colorado Mesa University’s spring athletic season is drawing to a close. This eventful semester brought a new varsity sport — sand volleyball — and many accolades for the university’s student-athletes. CMU ...

Introducing Rotary Hall

Approximately 100 people joined Colorado Mesa University on May 20 for the unveiling of Rotary Hall on the corner of 12th Street and Elm Avenue. Formerly Elm Hall, the building is presently home to Tomlinson Library’s technical services ...

Memorial celebration for William S. Robinson

A celebration of the life of William S. Robinson will be held at the Robinson Theatre at 1pm on Saturday, May 23. Theatre alumni, friends and family will present tribute performances. Robinson died on March 29 at the age of 92. He came to the ...

CMU’s disappearing art

There’s a scorpion outside of Dominguez Hall and a mysterious man sitting on some rocks outside the Fine Arts Building. They’re not dangerous, though. They’re examples of ephemeral art, created by Colorado Mesa ...

Help with holds and appeals

Many students find themselves in situations over the summer that create barriers preventing them from returning to Colorado Mesa University in the fall. Some common obstacles are holds on a student account or needing to appeal a decision ...

Faculty and staff accomplishments

Suzanne Lay, associate professor of accounting and Certified Public Accountant, was recently appointed to the Educational Foundation of the Colorado Society of CPAs. She began a three-year term on May 1. *** Ram Basnet, assistant professor of ...

Welcoming varsity sand volleyball

Colorado Mesa University recently announced the addition of a varsity sand volleyball team to its athletic programs. The team will begin competing in spring 2016 and will be eligible for the 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ...

Education inspired: MAV Talks provide new platform for faculty

What do snakes, beer, empires and entrepreneurship have in common? They were all topics discussed by Colorado Mesa University faculty members at the inaugural MAV Talks event on May 13 in the Mesa Experimental Theatre. MAV Talks is modeled after ...

Graduates pursue dreams at home and abroad

Colorado Mesa University awarded 1,324 degrees to 1,183 students this spring. Many of them were present at the rainy, celebratory commencement ceremony in Stocker Stadium on the morning of May 16. Although the CMU graduates will soon spread all ...

Behind the scenes of Special Olympics Colorado’s 2015 Summer Games and Ride the Rockies

Over the course of one very busy week this summer, thousands will visit Colorado Mesa University for two major events. On June 5–7, Special Olympics Colorado will bring nearly 2,000 people — athletes, staff, volunteers and ...

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