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2015

December

CMU’s web presence undergoes a thorough redesign

The Colorado Mesa University website has undergone a transformative redesign with a focus on the mobile user, easier navigation and improved content. “The website is CMU’s most critical communication tool, with more than ...

University awards first doctoral degrees at winter commencement ceremony

The first three recipients of a doctoral degree from Colorado Mesa University received a standing ovation at the 2015 December Commencement Ceremony. On Dec. 11, Heather Findlay Tobin, Dana Ashton Johnson and Judith Ann Shue, recipients of the ...

November

Writing the final chapter of the Learning: Renovated campaign November 2015

Thanks to donors on campus and throughout the community, the Colorado Mesa University Foundation has raised approximately half of its $6 million goal for the renovation and expansion of Tomlinson Library through the Learning: Renovated campaign. ...

A word from the President

The wait is almost over. When students, faculty and staff return from the Thanksgiving holiday, the renovated and expanded Tomlinson Library will reopen for use. After a year of work, it’s exciting to have this great new space available ...

Sustainability Council recognized by local church

The Colorado Mesa University Sustainability Council’s efforts to foster responsible environmental practices recently garnered recognition from the Grand Junction community. The Church of the Nativity awarded the council their inaugural ...

New lecture series showcases expertise of kinesiology students and faculty

You’ve probably heard of Colorado Mesa University’s Monfort Family Human Performance Lab, but unless you’re a student-athlete or spend a lot of time in the Kinesiology Department, you may be unaware that this ...

“Fall for Dance” leaps back into Robinson Theatre

Colorado Mesa University will present its annual Fall for Dance concert on Nov. 20 and 21 in the Moss Performing Arts Center’s Robinson Theatre. CMU’s dance concerts are an exciting blend of dance styles ranging from ...

New scholarship opportunity energizes institution

Colorado Mesa University and the Western Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association (WSCOGA) have created a new endowment that will provide an annual scholarship award to Colorado’s most outstanding student pursuing a future career in ...

Music at Mesa celebrates the 16th annual Best of the West Music Festival

The Best of the West Music Festival, sponsored by Karen Combs, returns to Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center on Dec. 3–5. It features three public concerts and two days of workshops for more than 200 ...

Writing the final chapter of the Learning: Renovated campaign

Thanks to donors on campus and throughout the community, the Colorado Mesa University Foundation has raised approximately half of its $6 million goal for the renovation and expansion of Tomlinson Library through the Learning: Renovated campaign. ...

Faculty and staff achievements

Calvin Hofer, head of the Colorado Mesa University Department of Music, was elected to the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission on Accreditation for a three-year term. He also serves as a visiting evaluator both as a team ...

Staff Profile: Anna Nichols

Anna Nichols is good at managing money and is passionate about helping others. She feels fortunate to be combining these interests as deputy controller of accounts receivable in the Office of Student Accounts at Colorado Mesa ...

Faculty Profile: Jennifer LaBombard-Daniels

At Colorado Mesa University, faculty members take great pride in a close teacher-student relationship. That was the primary reason Jennifer LaBombard-Daniels, PhD, and her family moved from the Maryland area to Grand Junction in 2011. The ...

A website for sore eyes: CMU’s web presence undergoes a thorough redesign

The Colorado Mesa University website is having some work done. This goes beyond a facelift — it’s a transformative nip and tuck. When the new version of the site goes live in mid-December, users may not even recognize it. And ...

An interactive bike tour of campus

This tour of Colorado Mesa University’s main campus is interactive, meaning viewers can control their view as the video plays and look around a full 360 degrees. It works best on a mobile device, which can be turned to look ...

October

CMU partners with McConnell Math and Science Center

Colorado Mesa University and the John McConnell Math and Science Center will join forces to bring the center to campus in the university's proposed computer science and engineering building on the main campus. "This is a unique opportunity to ...

ourCMU: our university, our students, our opportunity to help

ourCMU is an on-campus giving campaign that encourages faculty and staff to financially support the university programs they most value. The Colorado Mesa University Foundation will formally kick off the campaign at a luncheon on Nov. 17. The ...

Campus from above

Take a bird’s eye view of Colorado Mesa University’s main campus. https://youtu.be/YCkElXfYdJM

Tomlinson Library’s new features are anything but by-the-book

Colorado Mesa University’s Tomlinson library has been closed since last fall, undergoing an expansive renovation. On Nov. 30, students will finally be able to study in the transformed library. They can also get a bagel. The center of ...

Online instructor meets needs of working, nontraditional students

Shauna Acker, DNP, worked as an intensive care unit nurse for 15 years before becoming a certified nurse-midwife. She currently practices at Montrose Memorial Hospital while also teaching online courses for Colorado Mesa University. ...

All about Bob: Meet CMU’s new director of diversity, advocacy and health

Bob Lang is LPC-, LAC-, MAC- and SAP-certified, and all those letters boil down to one thing. “In a nutshell, it means that I’m licensed both at the state and national level as a mental health and substance abuse ...

ourCMU: our university, our students, our opportunity to help

ourCMU is an on-campus giving campaign that encourages faculty and staff to financially support the university programs they most value. The Colorado Mesa University Foundation will formally kick off the campaign at a luncheon on Nov. 17. The ...

Bailey brings unique expertise to state commission on aging

Debra Bailey, head of Colorado Mesa University’s Department of Health Sciences, is the first nurse to serve on the Colorado Department of Health and Human Service’s Commission on Aging. She was appointed in ...

Theatre arts presents “All’s Well That Ends Well”

The Colorado Mesa University Department of Theatre Arts continues its 2015-16 season with one of William Shakespeare’s classic love stories. All’s Well That Ends Well runs Nov. 11–14 at 7:30pm in the Moss Performing ...

Rim Rock Marathon returns with new features

Registration is in full swing for the seventh annual US Bank Rim Rock Marathon on Nov. 7 at 8am. Proceeds from the race go toward scholarships for student-athletes in Colorado Mesa University’s cross country and track and field ...

World champion diver joins swimming and diving coaching staff

When Logan Pearsall left Clarion University, he had plenty of honors to his name. He was a four-time national champion in diving, tied for the most titles in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II men’s diving and ...

Mesa Experimental Theatre season opens with “The Line”

Colorado Mesa University design/theatre technology and acting/directing major Chance Morgan wrote the play he debuts later this month. The Line, which Morgan will also direct, opens up the Mesa Experimental Theatre’s 2015-16 season. It ...

Students dip toes in Denver’s water

Colorado’s Water Plan is a 416-page document detailing the best methods to meet the state’s water needs in the future. Water in Colorado is a contentious topic, and seven Colorado Mesa University students spent a weekend in ...

A word from the president

Homecoming week may be over, but there’s a lot going on at Colorado Mesa University, especially in the classroom. This is the point in the semester — between midterms and finals — that a student’s academic ...

All about Bob: Meet CMU’s new director of diversity, advocacy and health

Bob Lang is LPC-, LAC-, MAC- and SAP-certified, and all those letters boil down to one thing. “In a nutshell, it means that I’m licensed both at the state and national level as a mental health and substance abuse ...

Ski swap and film fundraiser returns to CMU

Colorado Mesa University is helping winter sport enthusiasts get ready for the season with back-to-back events over two weekends in November. Every year, Powderhorn National Ski Patrol (NSP) trains to maintain Powderhorn Mountain Resort, where ...

Mav Month continues in downtown Grand Junction

Downtown Grand Junction is celebrating Colorado Mesa University with great deals for students, parents and alumni throughout October. The university kicked off the month with Parents’ Weekend, followed quickly by Homecoming 2015, but ...

September

Celebrate homecoming all week long

Colorado Mesa University celebrates its 90th anniversary this year and will celebrate that milestone during its homecoming week, Oct. 12–17. Playing off the anniversary, this year’s theme is “Back to the ...

Mainstage theatre season opens with extravagant musical production

Colorado Mesa University opened its 2015-16 Theatre Arts Season with the Tony award-winning musical Nine, a Grand Valley premiere. With a musical score by Maury Yeston of Titanic fame, Nine is a big Broadway musical that audience members may ...

Big in Australia

College athletes across the nation use the summer to condition and practice for the upcoming season. For Colorado Mesa University men’s basketball player Ryan Stephan it involved flying halfway around the world to play for the Southwest ...

Downtown Grand Junction celebrates the Maverick spirit

October is Mav Month in downtown Grand Junction, which means plenty of maroon and gold throughout Main Street and great discounts for CMU students, parents and alumni to look forward to throughout the month. “The goal is to create more ...

A warrior in irrigation boots

Ruth Hutchins understood the value of water in the West, and she also knew the importance of supporting her community. Her son Will Hutchins said she believed that if you made a living in a community, you had to give something back to it. Ruth ...

Faculty profile: Sarah Lanci

Sarah Lanci never planned on becoming a university professor. “I feel so lucky,” the assistant professor of mechanical engineering said. “I didn’t come from academia [but] I had always thought teaching ...

New ways to see old stuff: CMU’s archaeology minor is growing

John Seebach, PhD, says most of western Colorado is an untouched archaeological paradise. The region surrounding Colorado Mesa University has been virtually untouched by academic archaeologists. That’s why the university is perfectly ...

Engineering Club’s race car runs on dreams

Last May, Colorado Mesa University’s Engineering Club took part of a race car of their design to the Michigan International Speedway. They’ll return to the speedway next May, and this time, they’re going to ...

Kinesiology and Human Performance Lab launch lecture series

The newest lecture series at Colorado Mesa University comes from the Monfort Human Performance Lab and CMU’s Department of Kinesiology. The 2015-16 lecture series is free and open to the public. This semester’s lectures are ...

Faculty and staff achievements

Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Hancock’s first book, Between Hurricanes, is in production with Lithic Press. It is a collection of poetry. Hancock attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference this month in Sicily, where she ...

Parents get a taste of campus life

Each year, Colorado Mesa University invites parents and other family members to join their student at college for Parents’ Weekend. It’s a chance for families to see what’s happening on campus, said Director of ...

Feeling “Nostalgic” at the Downtown Art Gallery

Nostalgic, an exhibit of sculpture, installations and mixed-media artwork from glass artists Courtney Boyd and Nate Steinbrink, opens on Oct. 2 in Colorado Mesa University Downtown Art Gallery. There will be a free public reception to view the ...

Student-designed veteran memorial unveiled

Student-veterans were among the dignitaries who gathered at Colorado Mesa University on Aug. 26 for the unveiling of a new memorial designed to recognize and honor all CMU students, past and present, who have served in the United States ...

August

New subscription options available for 2015-16 theatre season

Season tickets are now available for Colorado Mesa University’s 2015-16 Theatre Arts season. New subscription options are available this year to enable patrons to customize the season to their liking. The year kicks off with the Tony ...

Welcome back to campus!

Campus Coach Steve — played by Bill Flanik, PhD, assistant professor of political science — whipped Mavericks into shape before the semester began.

Sowing the seeds of the future: CMU-affiliated robotics team takes on agricultural challenge

Grit Robotics — a robot-building team made up of community members and Colorado Mesa University students, alumni and faculty — spent part of the summer competing in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s ...

Faculty and staff accomplishments

Music Professor Arthur Houle stayed busy this summer completing his spring 2015 sabbatical project, digitizing hundreds of recordings of performances and master classes by the renowned Leonard Shure, his former teacher. He performed on ...

Cycling center named for donor

Colorado Mesa University’s state-of-the-art cycling center was named the Chamberlin Cycling Center in recognition of the generous support the center has received from local architect Ed Chamberlin on Aug. 13. In addition to announcing ...

Ceramic installation opens in art gallery

The Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery presents Austerity, an installation work by ceramicist Steve Hilton. Hilton’s recent ceramic installations utilize mainly unfired clay, as a result of an exhibit and residency in ...

Incoming students picture themselves at CMU

When Madison Rasimas committed to Colorado Mesa University’s women’s soccer team, she did it in style. The high school junior sent CMU a video showcasing her talents and her excitement about attending the university in 2016, ...

All-star concert kicks off Music at Mesa

The annual Music Faculty Gala, a celebration showcasing the talents of the Colorado Mesa University music department faculty, is Sept. 11 at 7:30pm in the Moss Performing Arts Center’s Love Recital Hall. Faculty will take the stage with ...

TRiO support program receives five-year grant renewal

Underserved Colorado Mesa University students will continue to have an incredible resource available to them for the next five years. This summer, the U.S. Department of Education renewed funding for CMU’s TRiO Student Support Services ...

New university license plates

Colorado Mesa University alumni, supporters, students and employees have another way to show their Maverick pride — CMU license plates are now available to Colorado motorists through their local clerk and recorder’s ...

Something for everyone at the Maverick Innovation Center

Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Innovation Center at Piñon Hall opened its doors this week. A resource available to students from any field of study, the center houses a workshop space where aspiring entrepreneurs can ...

May

Featured Video

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 ...

April

Who’s Who at CMU

Each year, Colorado Mesa University recognizes outstanding students by awarding them the Who’s Who honor. At the April 21 ceremony, the CMU community recognized 45 students selected as 2014–15 recipients of the honor. The ...

What is that?

As you stroll through campus later this week, you may notice some unusual objects scattered about. Is that paper mache? Maybe. Sort of. Perhaps you noticed one or two near Wubben Hall and then another near the University Center. Is there ...

Human resource management students take third in rigorous competition

Six Colorado Mesa University business students placed third in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Regional Case Study Competition and Student Conference in Ontario, Calif. earlier this spring. The students, who are all business ...

Discovery Channel founder hopes to inspire at Entrepreneurship Day

The founder and retired chairman of Discovery Communications — the parent of the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC and Science, among many other ventures — is the keynote speaker for Colorado Mesa University’s ...

Faculty profile: Alaa Kassir

Alaa Kassir radiates positivity. It’s a remarkable enough quality in anyone, but particularly in the associate technical professor of developmental mathematics, who was born and raised in Tripoli, Lebanon, during the ...

FBLA-PBL wins more than 50 state awards

Fifteen members of the Colorado Mesa University chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo. on April 10 to compete at the 2014-15 State Leadership Conference. They returned to Grand ...

IT students take top honors

Three Colorado Mesa University students brought home first and second place awards from the Association of Information Technology (AITP) National Collegiate Conference late last month in Omaha, Neb. Students Mark Boomgaard, Jordan Fisher and Zach ...

Maverick Classic rolls back into town

Each April,  more than 200 cyclists and their supporters travel from all over the region to compete in Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Classic. It returns to the Grand Valley on April 24–26. The race, now ...

This month, celebrate CMU’s dance program

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time for Colorado Mesa University’s annual dance concert, Spring Into Dance. The dance program will present the concert on April 24-25. The show features a variety of dance styles ranging ...

April brings big events as Mavericks wrap up spring season

The spring athletics season at Colorado Mesa University is wrapping up, but that doesn't mean it’s winding down. With major athletic events behind and ahead of the Mavericks, the end of the semester promises to be as exciting as the ...

The liberal arts go on trial and more at the sixth annual Student Showcase

Colorado Mesa University’s Student Showcase has been enabling students at CMU and Western Colorado Community College to demonstrate their academic and creative achievements to the university and Grand Junction community for six years. ...

CMU represents at local Go Code Colorado event

During a hackathon, a number of computer programmers, web designers and others skilled in software development come together to collaborate on new products. These events are intensive, often lasting for several days. On April 10–12, a ...

Green Zone training gives student vets a safe space

Just because a student sits in the back of the classroom, near a door and doesn’t have much to say in class doesn’t mean that student doesn’t want to learn. Does that student seem inordinately annoyed with classmates ...

An evening with John Wesley Powell

Colorado Mesa University and Grand Junction community members are invited to spend an evening with the 19th century explorer John Wesley Powell. On May 7, noted historical performer and humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson with portray the leader of ...

PEPS members coach peers in physical, mental well-being

In the fall of 2014, Colorado Mesa University received an anonymous donation to create a peer-led program to educate the student body on improving its overall well-being. For the last year, assistant professor of psychology Jake Jones, PhD, has ...

Faculty and staff accomplishments

Kinesiology professor Steve Murray and history professor Doug O’Roark jointly researched and authored several published papers regarding the ancient Greek javelin and spear throws. They studied the use of a throwing loop, called an ...

CMU’s Greek life expands

Colorado Mesa University’s first sorority and second Greek group, Theta Psi, was chartered by its national organization, Alpha Sigma Alpha, on April 11. Students created a sorority interest group in 2014 and have spent the past ...

Collaboration and creativity fostered in the Maverick Innovation Center

Colorado Mesa University is calling all student inventors, entrepreneurs and dreamers. These innovators are invited to become the first residents of the renovated and updated Piñon Hall, home to the brand-new Maverick Innovation ...

March

Alumni association launches new website

The Colorado Mesa University Alumni Association, Foundation and Development Offices have joined forces to launch a new website intended to make it easier for alumni to stay connected to their alma mater and for friends of the university ...

Featured video: Dinosaur Journey

Explore one of the partnerships Colorado Mesa University has formed with the Grand Valley community. Learn more in the latest issue of The Maverick.

Holocaust Awareness Series returns for 12th year

An interdisciplinary event, Colorado Mesa University’s 2015 Holocaust Awareness Series will be held April 6–10. Throughout the week, programs will investigate the origins, events, experiences and effects of the Jewish ...

And they’re off: volunteers sought for Maverick Classic

The fourth annual Maverick Classic Cycling Championships will be held April 24–26. Top collegiate and open-class riders will participate in the four-event cycling competition, with races across the Grand Valley. It’s an ...

Faculty profile: Dan Flenniken

There’s a rumor going around Colorado Mesa University that Dan Flenniken, associate professor of mass communication, is retiring. The rumor is true… kind of. “The Board of Trustees approved [my retirement], but ...

Thirty years of scholarship with the Aspinall Foundation

Three decades ago, the Wayne N. and Julia E. Aspinall Foundation established a lecture and scholarship series at Colorado Mesa University honoring the late U.S. representative’s interest in public service and education. On April 8, F. ...

Saucy student startup to compete in business pitch challenge

Colorado Mesa University’s Rocky Mountain Sriracha start-up company has been selected as one of 13 collegiate competitors in the Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge, one of the nation’s richest business pitch competitions. The ...

Stories of survival

Heartbreak and tragedy are the first words that resonate with me when I think about violence in relationships. Violence can happen between spouses, intimate partners, parents and children and even among family members who happen to live in the ...

Mavericks boast first-ever NCAA national champion

To say it’s been an incredible year for the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks is an understatement. Six Maverick athletic teams competed in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships the weekend of March 14. Senior ...

Hamilton Rec Center’s top-of-the-line amenities

The Hamilton Rec Center is one of the West Slope’s top-notch facilities and is available exclusively to the Colorado Mesa University community. The rec center makes a significant effort to engage students in fun, healthful activities ...

An innovative facility for innovative ideas

This fall, Colorado Mesa University students will have an exciting new living option. Piñon Hall is undergoing a major renovation that will turn it into a new living-learning community aimed at inspiring collaboration ...

Art, manipulation, love: “The Shape of Things”

Colorado Mesa University will close its 2014-15 theatre arts season with Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things. In a modern version of Adam’s seduction by Eve, The Shape of Things pits awkward Adam against experienced Evelyn. ...

The little robot that could

When Popular Mechanics wrote about Grit Robotics earlier this month, it described the team as “scrappy.” It’s the perfect word for the group, made up of Colorado Mesa University faculty, ...

Colorful colloquia: Colloquium series showcases faculty work

Five times a semester, Steve Werman, PhD, sends an email to Colorado Mesa University faculty and staff alerting them to the latest lecture in the Faculty Colloquium Series. The assistant vice president of academic affairs sees the series, which ...

Faculty and staff accomplishments

The very picky caterpillar Colorado Mesa University biology professor Tom Walla and an international team recently published a significant paper on the global patterns of herbivory in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ...

February

Send a cow to college (and a student, too)

Why send a cow to college? It may sound udderly ridiculous but what better way for them to moove ahead and become out-standing in their fields? Well, that’s not really what happens. Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado ...

Faculty profile: Julie Bruch

English professor Julie Bruch is good at a lot of things. At home, she speaks Japanese, Spanish and English; she’s collected a wealth of phrases in other languages (ask her the Bushmen term for schoolboy sometime) and she’s ...

Education meets pop

Colorado Mesa University’s mass communication program and dance program recently came together to produce a music video for up-and-coming singer Savilla. Watch the video below to learn more about this unique partnership.

Faculty and staff achievements

Entrepreneurship and Beyond still going strong The sixth edition of Small Business Management: Entrepreneurship and Beyond, was released in December.   Written by Business Professor Tim Hatten, PhD, it is one of the ...

By the numbers — a look at diversity in enrollment

It’s a well-known fact that Colorado Mesa University’s enrollment has grown over the last several years. This growth has come with rapid building projects, an increase in courses and faculty and some reorganization across the ...

CMU seeks $14.7 million to renovate, expand Community Health Plaza

According to the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence (CCNE), more than 60 percent of the state’s registered nurses, pharmacists and dental hygienists obtained their education outside of Colorado. Demand for qualified healthcare ...

Ag students represent Colorado at regional conference

Two Western Colorado Community College agriculture students have been selected as part of the Colorado contingency at the College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis, Minn., on February 19-22. Megan McKee and Acer Rodgers were chosen ...

Featured video: Ask a Librarian

Please enjoy this month’s featured video. If you need to Ask a Librarian, remember to follow @CMU_Librarians on Twitter!

Taking the next step in campus safety

Life on a university campus can be invigorating, given the hopeful, energetic atmosphere, but it carries certain responsibilities as well. On March 3 and 4, Colorado Mesa University faculty and staff have the opportunity to learn more ...

Send a cow to college (and a student, too)

Why send a cow to college? It may sound udderly ridiculous but what better way for them to moove ahead and become out-standing in their fields? Well, that’s not really what happens. Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado ...

Montrose campus to offer manufacturing courses

Colorado Mesa University will offer courses in manufacturing technology at the CMU Montrose campus this month in response to requests from manufacturers, elected officials and community members in Montrose. Courses including Introduction ...

January

Culinary students to represent Colorado in regional contest

Culinary arts students from Western Colorado Community College will represent Colorado in the 2015 Western Region American Culinary Federation competition on March 21-22 in Las Vegas, Nev. The five-member competition team earned its way to the ...

Essential Learning puts CMU in a class of its own

Colorado Mesa University has long emphasized an experience-based, personal approach to learning. The institution’s tightly knit culture has also encouraged cross-disciplinary partnerships between faculty members conducting research, ...

Faculty profile: Eliot Jennings

When Eliot Jennings was making the decision to move to Grand Junction, he made sure to check how many federal disasters had taken place in the area. It was a natural inclination for Jennings, assistant professor of public administration. ...

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