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February

CMU hosts writing conference for high school students

About 200 high school students from the West Slope attended the 2016 Colorado Mesa University Writing Conference on Feb. 26. Students from Grand Junction, Central, Fruita Monument, Palisade, R-5 and Montrose high schools as well as those from ...

Engaging the hermit kingdom

About 30 Colorado Mesa University students gathered in Houston Hall on Feb. 18 to hear from Keith Luse, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK). It was serendipitous timing — many of the students are political ...

Nominations sought for CMU Distinguished Alumni

Colorado Mesa University alumni are spread across the globe, actively making a difference in their communities and embodying the Maverick spirit. Each year since 1963, the CMU Alumni Association recognizes a few of these individuals for the ...

Student Showcase highlights undergraduate innovation

The Student Showcase returns to Colorado Mesa University this spring. The event, now in its seventh year, enables undergraduate students to share their work with peers, faculty and the community. Completed applications to participate in this ...

Celebrate CMU milestones in the latest issue of "The Maverick"

The Winter 2016 issue of The Maverick, Colorado Mesa University’s magazine, is hitting mailboxes now. The latest edition of the magazine celebrates a CMU milestone — the institution’s first doctoral graduates. The ...

Citizens of the world

Education is a key component in maintaining a sustainable future for humankind. With knowledge of the earth’s environment, natural resources, food systems and water usage, today’s citizens and future generations will be able ...

Health sciences receives donation from ICON Eyecare

ICON Eyecare, a Denver-based surgical and medical eye care provider, presented Colorado Mesa University with a ceremonial check on Feb. 15. The check represented a $10,000 donation the eye care specialists made to the university’s ...

From the President

There’s never a dull moment at Colorado Mesa University and the past month has been especially busy. In late January, the university began construction on the Community Hospital building north of campus. It’s the first step ...

Banff Mountain Film Festival benefits international students

The Colorado Mesa University community’s passion for outdoor adventure runs deep, so it’s fitting that an upcoming film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle will support the university in part. On Feb. 20, the Grand ...

Alumna Melissa Hess follows a passion for volleyball to Austria

Melissa Hess's collegiate volleyball career didn't end quite the way she hoped it would. The Colorado Mesa University Mavericks won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular season and conference tournament titles and were one match away ...

Coming soon from CMU performing arts

Anna and the Tropics and the Mesa Experimental Theatre This month, the Colorado Mesa University Department of Theatre Arts presents the second Mesa Experimental Theatre play of the 2015-16 season. Anna in the Tropics, written by Nilo Cruz, runs ...

Audiences decide how Edwin Drood meets his end

Colorado Mesa University’s 2015-16 theatre arts season continues this winter with the raucous musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which takes audience participation to a new level. This cult musical is based on an unfinished mystery ...

CMU takes next step in moving onto current Community Hospital campus

Construction has begun on a portion of the soon-to-be vacated Community Hospital building that will become the home of Colorado Mesa University’s health sciences program. Community Hospital administrators have moved into temporary ...

Spacetacular connects local students to the International Space Station

What is it like to spend a year aboard the International Space Station? On Feb. 4, about 800 West Slope elementary and middle school students will find out. The students will gather at Colorado Mesa University for an opportunity to connect with ...

"Keep not quitting:" Broadway star Beth Malone inspires theatre majors

Broadway star and Tony Award-nominated actress Beth Malone was the guest of honor at the Moss Performing Arts Center on Jan. 30. She spent the afternoon speaking with Colorado Mesa University theatre majors about her experiences onstage and ...

Student artwork transcends at downtown gallery

Art aficionados may catch the works of up-and-coming artists at 437CO, Colorado Mesa University’s art gallery, this month. From Feb. 1–26, the CMU Department of Art and Design presents Transcend, the first of four exhibits ...

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