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2016

December

Student Wellness Center moves onto campus

College students are busy. Demands on their time and mental health can be taxing when one considers the collective impact of classes, homework, group projects, internships, extracurricular activities, athletics, volunteering, jobs and making time ...

Campus Safety Officer Program grows heading into second year

“I graduated from CMU a year ago,” said Rosario Alba, Colorado Mesa’s newest campus safety police officer. “I wanted to stay in the valley and be able to give back to the school.” Alba joined Zach ...

Accomplishments

CMU Instructional Designer Xin Wang, PhD, has been awarded The Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence, in recognition of superior academic achievement as a candidate for a graduate degree at the University of Northern Colorado. Wang will be ...

CMU's newest VP has deep Mesa roots

Focus on students. Prioritize. Keep up with rapidly changing technology. Assess the true demand for and benefit of the newest whistles and bells. Those are a few of the filters Jeremy Brown uses daily as he fulfills his responsibilities as ...

CMU staff and faculty donations matched by CMU

“If we all give a little, look what the collective impact can be!” said Tina Kleespies, Colorado Mesa University Foundation chief operating officer and director of annual giving, referring to the donations made by CMU faculty ...

Almost 600 to graduate at CMU 2016 December Commencement

About 590 Colorado Mesa University students will graduate this month, having earned about 640 degrees and/or certificates. This is the largest number to graduate at a December ceremony since CMU began hosting December commencements in 2011. The ...

November

17th Annual Best of the West Music Festival

The CMU Music Department and Karen Combs will present the 17th Annual Best of the West Music Festival on Dec. 8-10, featuring three public concerts and two days of workshops for more than 200 talented high school musicians from Colorado and ...

Rodeo team moves to new facility

After five months of searching, the Colorado Mesa University rodeo team has a new home. “The process included analyzing multiple properties across the Grand Valley and choosing the one that best met the needs of the team and the ...

Facilities Department works towards energy efficiency

Colorado Mesa University continues to seek new ways to save energy and reduce the amount of money spent on utilities. Current efforts spearheaded by the CMU Facilities Services Department have resulted in approximately $500,000 in savings for ...

CMU Clay Club Winter Ceramics Sale

CMU Clay Club Winter Ceramics Sale Wednesday, December 7, and Thursday, December 8, 9am-3pm University Center, first floor The students of CMU’s Clay Club will hold their winter ceramics sale on Wednesday, December 7, and Thursday, ...

437CO, CMU’s art gallery in downtown Grand Junction presents The Juried Student Show

The Colorado Mesa University Art & Design Department presents The 437CO Juried Student Show, an exhibit of student work selected by CMU Art & Design faculty. Mediums include ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculpture, animation ...

Fall for Dance features new contemporary choreography

CMU’s Dance Program will present its annual Fall for Dance November 18 and 19 in the Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature work by guest choreographer Jessica Taylor of DAMAGEDANCE, whose physical ...

Michrina Lecture Series features expert in Ute wickiups

The Barry Michrina Memorial Lecture Series at Colorado Mesa University will feature anthropologist Curtis Martin who will discuss his recent book, Ephemeral Bounty: Wickiups, Trade Goods, and the Final Years of the Autonomous Ute. The ...

Renowned sports dietitian to present at CMU

The president of Sports Alliance Inc., and the first president of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association will give a public lecture at Colorado Mesa University on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 pm in the Maverick Center, Room ...

New community college leader sets sights on advancing WCCC

A Colorado Mesa University alumnus who has taken the reins at Western Colorado Community College hopes to help make WCCC the first place people think of when it comes to workforce training, whether they are individuals looking for skills or ...

CMU and Mesa County again granted funds to assist local students

Montrose County also receives funds for CMU-Montrose students  Grand Junction – The Colorado Mesa University Foundation, Mesa County and Montrose County have received more than $370,000 from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship ...

CMU alum adapts and directs A Christmas Carol

CMU’s Department of Theatre Arts will continue its 2016-17 season with Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol,” opening the day after Thanksgiving, November 25. The play will run through ...

In-service trainings on critical campus issues

Colorado Mesa University will host two more campus-wide trainings in its ongoing effort to ensure that faculty, staff and administrators are well versed on critical issues facing our campus community. Last month's training focused on mental ...

CMU launches ePortfolio pilot to further students’ success

Student-centered learning is a pillar of Colorado Mesa University and, as the professional world becomes increasingly digital, the university realized that for the betterment of students and faculty, it needed to adopt new digital strategies to ...

Unique collection donated to Tomlinson Library

Seventy-five boxes arrived at the Tomlinson Library on July 22 containing a unique collection donated by Larry Gerlach. The 1,372 books and dozen journal titles all pertain to one subject - America’s favorite pastime. Many people wonder ...

Accomplishments

The treatment, care and side effects of concussions are garnering a great deal of attention in the media, in scientific research circles and at Colorado Mesa University. Kinesiology faculty Jeremy R. Hawkins, PhD, and Kristin Heumann, PhD, along ...

October

Inaugural Author Showcase features 35 Colorado Mesa faculty and staff

Riemann Surfaces and Algebraic Curves, Rogue Justice, Oil War and Onomástica e Intertextualidad were just a few of the book titles on display at the Colorado Mesa Author Showcase hosted at Tomlinson Library on Wednesday, Oct. ...

New Bravo Cabaret Series benefits Music Theatre Scholarships

CMU's Department of Theatre Arts will present a new series of cabaret performances as an opportunity for students to gain further and varied experience and to raise money for music theatre scholarships. The Bravo Cabarets are a series of concerts ...

CMU Hockey Team’s first fundraiser to benefit local cancer survivor program

With just a few days left until the big event - Pink the Rink - the Colorado Mesa University Hockey Team is 40 percent of the way to attaining its fundraising goal of $10,000 for the St. Mary’s Cancer Survivorship Program, a local ...

The newest addition to the Maverick family

What is two years old, 600 pounds and new to the Maverick family? A rusty-brown Corriente steer aptly named Rowdy, CMU’s new four-legged mascot. “We wanted to get a live mascot in hopes of boosting school spirit and starting ...

Para-cycling national championships heading to Grand Junction

Come late April 2017, there will be an influx of 450+ cyclists to the Grand Valley including 100 para-cycling riders competing in the USA Cycling Para-Cycling Road National Championships. The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission (GGJSC) ...

Colorado Mesa's Greek life grows to four chapters

In just a few short years, Colorado Mesa University’s Greek life has grown from zero to four including two fraternities, Kappa Sigma and Theta Xi, its first sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha, and the newest sorority added this fall, Gamma Phi ...

CMU celebrates Homecoming 2016

Grand Junction – Colorado Mesa University will kick-off a week full of activities for students and alumni on Sunday, Oct. 15, as it celebrates Homecoming 2015, presented by Bank of the West. Homecoming is a time when alumni, students, ...

Colorado Mesa University Business Students Host 6th Annual Children’s Harvest Fest

Grand Junction - Colorado Mesa University’s Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is hosting Harvest Fest for children 12 and under on Saturday, October 29, from 4:30-7:00 p.m.  The Harvest Festival ...

Homecoming Week 2016

There is only one week each year that brings students, alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends together - Homecoming. Celebrating 91 years of tradition, Colorado Mesa University continues to grow homecoming week. This year, homecoming week is ...

Colorado Mesa launches a new online well-being hub

Do you know yourself? Your strengths and weaknesses? What makes you a good student? What you can work on as an individual? The new You@CMU website can help students, faculty and staff alike explore those questions. You@CMU is a gateway to ...

Maverick Stampede takes its show on the road

Colorado Mesa’s 155-member marching band, the Maverick Stampede, is headed east for a three-day tour that will include performances in Glenwood Springs, Arvada, Lakewood, Littleton and Parker. “We are doing it for recruitment, ...

Distance Learning highlighted with week-long celebration

Colorado Mesa University, along with its Office of Distance Education and universities around the nation, will celebrate National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), Nov. 7-11, with workshops and contests for CMU faculty and students. “We ...

New faculty member to perform improvisational score in Washington DC

New faculty member and tenure track dance professor, Meredith Lyons, will travel to Washington DC October 7-9 to present an improvisational score that she developed with two other choreographers at the National Dance Educators Organization ...

September

CMU launches social research center, releases first political poll

Colorado Mesa University and Rocky Mountain PBS are partnering with Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania to introduce the new CMU-RMPBS Poll through CMU’s newest research center.   The first poll released ...

James and the Giant Peach opens theatre season

CMU’s Department of Theatre Arts will open its 2016-17 season with Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” September 29-October 8 in the Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre. The musical will be ...

While abroad nursing student’s training put to the test

Two million spectators lined the street cheering on cyclists competing in the first day of the Tour of Qinghai Lake in Xining, China.  With about three kilometers to go in the first stage, a spectator walked out of the crowd and into the ...

CMU Intern helps excavate rare dinosaur skull

Introductions. Being assigned a small desk in the corner. Paperwork. These are the types of experiences most interns encounter on their first day. Ian Gardner, a Colorado Mesa University student, helped unearth an extremely rare Apatosaurus skull ...

CMU Veterans Services Center moves to new home

For over two years Amanda Herron, Veteran’s Benefits and Services Coordinator, met with veterans in her cubicle located in the Registrar’s Office, but thanks to a $10,000 grant the Veterans Services Center now has a new, ...

CMU, RMPBS launch statewide political poll

Grand Junction – Colorado Mesa University and Rocky Mountain PBS are partnering with Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania to introduce the new CMU-RMPBS Poll through CMU’s newest research center. “No one ...

New chief academic officer enjoying the fast pace at CMU

Grand Junction – It was the high-caliber academic programs coupled with the rapid growth and change that attracted Cynthia Pemberton to Colorado Mesa University. She is now into her third month as CMU’s new vice president of ...

CMU breaks ground on new engineering building

Colorado Mesa University today hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for its newest academic building. University officials were joined by representatives of the John McConnell Math and Science Center. Students from the New Emerson School also ...

Join the discussion with CMU Theatre and Tomlinson Library

The Colorado Mesa University Department of Theatre Arts kicks off its’ 2016-2017 season with a new initiative to get audience members more involved by partnering with the Tomlinson library.  This season will include four new ...

Ensuring a more inclusive environment for LGBT athletes at CMU

"How many of you have ever told a lie?" The crowd of approximately 850 student-athletes, coaches and administrators gathered in CMU's Meyer Ballroom sheepishly raised their hands. "And how long did your lie last?" As the crowd contemplated, Glenn ...

Staff Profile: Bronson Henriques telling people's stories through film

Bronson Henriques is a Maverick and has been for years while attending Colorado Mesa. Recently this Maverick alumnus changed roles — from proud alum to staff — as he assumed the role of Videographer and Media Asset Manager in ...

Introducing the new Vice President for Academic Affairs

Bold. Complex. Interesting. Words used to describe Colorado Mesa University by newly hired Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Pemberton. “My impression of CMU and its trajectory is that it’s nothing short of ...

August

Colorado Mesa athletics upgrades and expands fleet

Starting this weekend, you might notice some familiar Colorado Mesa University athletes’ faces rolling around town on three new additions to Colorado Mesa athletics’ fleet. Two 56-person buses and one 28-person hauler were ...

University and community members gather for Hoedown shindig

The Colorado Mesa University Hoedown is an annual fundraiser held by the Colorado Mesa University Athletics Department, and some dedicated and talented community volunteers.  The proceeds from this event go to the ...

2016-17 Music Season opens with guests and faculty performances

The 2016-17 Music Season will open with two exciting guest artist performances as a prelude to the annual Faculty Gala and Reception. On Friday, August 26, Tiffany Blake, DMA, of Colorado State University will perform in the Love Recital Hall. ...

July

WCCC assistant professor, student win national recipe contest

A recipe for Chile Relleno Croquetas with Chipotle-Pine Nut Romesco Dipping Sauce created by Western Colorado Community College Assistant Technical Professor Wayne Smith and culinary arts student Kelvin Shaw was one of three winners in a national ...

Old Jimmy revived

Some called it the General but not Wally Fritzlan, who drove the 1942 GMC pickup truck for 30 years. “The young guys called it the General because it was made by General Motors,” Fritzlan recalled. “I always called ...

CMU-CU Boulder add civil engineering to partnership

Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado Boulder today announced the expansion of their engineering program partnership to allow students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from CU Boulder by taking classes ...

CMU business students compete at national conference

Editor's note:  This story was written by Colorado Mesa University student Shania Belden, who attended the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga., June 24-27, 2016. Many students go through a period of time when ...

CMU piano professor publishes original composition with national music organization

An original piano composition by Arthur Houle, a Colorado Mesa University music professor and director of keyboard studies, has received prestigious recognition by the National Federation of Music Clubs, one of the country's largest professional ...

June

Summer camps bring 900+ students to campus

Mia Groves started an IV, tied a tourniquet and dissected an animal heart. That’s just a sample of the activities the 13-year-old West Middle School student enjoyed at MASH Camp hosted by Colorado Mesa University’s ...

Mesa County grant will assist local students

Colorado Mesa University was designated by Mesa County as the recipient of a $145,062 grant from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. The two-year grant will assist Mesa County residents planning to enroll and live on campus at ...

May

Alumna, chief of staff to U.S. senator speaks at May 2016 commencement

The university awarded 1,361 degrees to 1,222 students on Saturday, May 14. A Colorado Mesa University alumna who serves as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) was the keynote speaker at the Colorado Mesa University May 2016 ...

Delmore retires after 24 years of service

Jack Delmore, DMA, Professor of Music, recently retired following more than 24 years of service to Colorado Mesa University. As Director of Voice, Vocal Performance and Opera, Delmore has been instrumental in building the vocal program at ...

April

From the president

No more pencils. No more books. No more teacher’s dirty looks. So goes the traditional children’s rhyme marking the beginning of summer. You may think that school’s almost out for summer and, for some of you, it may ...

Scholarship fund established in memory of slain officer

The Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy (WCPOA) at Western Colorado Community College and Crimes Stoppers of Mesa County are raising money for the Derek Geer Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was established in honor of Mesa County ...

Eighth Annual Domestic Violence Prevention Academy

The Eighth Annual Domestic Violence Prevention Academy presented by the Mesa County Domestic Violence Task Force and Colorado Mesa University started on Monday, April 25. The two-day multi-disciplinary conference is designed for law enforcement ...

CMU Innovation Week kicked off with MavTalks

Human progress starts with innovation -- new ways to see, think, solve. Colorado Mesa University takes the lead by bringing together the thinkers, researchers, and do-ers behind tomorrow's new ideas. Students, educators and the general public are ...

CMU business students target childhood hunger

Business Honor Society students joined forces with the Kids Aid Backpack Program to raise awareness and funds as well as collect peanut butter that will be distributed to children in Mesa County. A week of activities kicked off April 18, ...

Spring Sports Recap

As the weather warms up in the Grand Valley, so have the athletic programs at Colorado Mesa University. The softball team has been nearly unstoppable this season. The Mavericks dropped the first conference game of the season, but ...

Spring Into Dance features work by guest choreographer David Taylor

CMU will present its annual "Spring Into Dance" on April 22 & 23 in the Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre. CMU's dance concerts are an exciting blend of dance styles. From high energy hip hop to thought provoking modern and ...

CMU welcomes final guest artist of 2015-2016 music season

On Monday, May 2nd at 7:30pm, the Department of Music will host guest trombonist Steve Wiest in a concert with Jazz Ensemble and the jazz choir, Vocal Chords. The concert will take place in the Moss Performing Arts Center's Robinson Theatre and ...

New CMU report reviews groundwater and streamflow studies

A new report published by the Hutchins Water Center promises to be a valuable resource for those interested in the interactions between groundwater and streamflows in the region. Understanding these dynamics is essential for understanding how ...

A history of success

Nearly a half century ago, a group of Wayne Aspinall’s Grand Valley friends decided to honor one of the most influential politicians to ever represent Colorado. Aspinall, a longtime Congressman known as “Mr. A” to ...

Field of Flags dedication kicks off Holocaust Awareness series

Assistant Professor Vince Patarino consecrated the Field of Flags with the reading of the poem “Mothers Sing a Lullaby” by Susan Nalugwa Kiguli, an internationally recognized Ugandan poet and literary scholar. Dedication of ...

March

“Slip, Press, Stroke”: A new exhibition showcases art from graduating seniors

The latest exhibit from the Colorado Mesa University Department of Art and Design opens on April 1 at 437CO, CMU’s downtown art gallery. The show — Slip, Press, Stroke — is the third of four exhibits featuring ...

From the president

We're halfway through the spring semester and as always, there's a lot going on at Colorado Mesa University. It's budget season and that means conversations are occurring across the institution about the delicate balance inherent in providing a ...

CMU acts to stem anti-LGBT bias

In response to recent revelations made by former CMU student-athlete Tyler Dunnington about his experience dealing with homophobic comments throughout his baseball career at many different institutions and organizations, Colorado Mesa University ...

Staff profile: Tina Kleespies has a new angle on CMU

Tina Kleespies is no stranger to Colorado Mesa University. She joined the university’s staff in 2011 as director of the University Center, but for the past few months, she’s seen a new side of the institution. In November, ...

New partnership geared towards helping transfer students succeed

A new agreement between the Colorado Community College System and Colorado Mesa University will help community college students succeed in earning a baccalaureate degree.Under the agreement, first-time freshmen applying for admission to any of ...

Darkly funny “Fuddy Meers” wraps up 2015–16 theatre season

The Colorado Mesa University Department of Theatre Arts welcomes audiences to the bizarre and tragically comedic world of Fuddy Meers this spring. The play, which is the final offering of the 2015–16 theatre season, comes to Robinson ...

Sustainability Council to host public forum on methane pollution

Colorado Mesa University's Sustainability Council, in partnership with The Wilderness Society and other local conservation groups, will host a public forum on for West Slope residents, focusing on methane pollution and waste from oil and gas ...

Coming soon from the Colorado Mesa University Department of Music

Opera class presenting free opera scenes concerts Colorado Mesa University vocal music majors will present two free Opera Scenes concerts in the Love Recital Hall. Music Professor Jack Delmore and lecturer Graham Anduri will direct the April 1 ...

Alumna Pamela Krch returns to campus as Michrina Memorial Lecturer

Colorado Mesa University alumna Pamela Kay Krch returns to campus this spring as the 2015-16 Barry Michrina Memorial Lecturer. The lecture, “Cultural Sovereignty and Cultural Violence: Native American Easel Painting in Santa Fe, ...

The write stuff: Hands-on experiences helped senior Melissa Statler find her passion

Thanks to real-world, hands-on experiences at Colorado Mesa University, senior Melissa Statler has found her passion. Statler, who graduates in May, originally planned to major in secondary English education. But after writing and editing for ...

Art gallery hosts second exhibit by graduating student-artists

Art lovers and Colorado Mesa University supporters are invited to join the CMU Department of Art and Design for Existence, the second of four exhibits featuring artwork from graduating seniors. Existence, which opened on March 1, showcases the ...

Of sound mind

Audience members enjoying The Mystery of Edwin Drood may have noticed the guy in the orchestra pit making all the old-fashioned sound effects. That is Cody Hill, a senior pursuing a design/technology degree, who researched foley artistry ...

Student selected for prestigious Colorado Energy Scholar Award

The Colorado Mesa University Foundation, the CMU Unconventional Energy Center and the Western Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association announced Aerianna Preble, of Parachute, Colo., as the 2016 Colorado Energy Scholar. This new annual award ...

Haas Foundation donates $25,000 for scholarships

Western Colorado Community College machining students have a lot for which to thank the Gene Haas Foundation. On Feb. 29, the foundation presented a $25,000 ceremonial check to WCCC. The funds will provide scholarships for students in the ...

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 ...

January

CMU Foundation will award $1 million in scholarships in 2016

Scholarship season is taken seriously at Colorado Mesa University, where, in keeping with the institution’s mission of affordability, 75 percent of the students receive some form of financial assistance. Thanks to gifts and endowments ...

Application opens for the 2016 Colorado Capital Conference

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado invite Colorado residents to attend the 2016 Colorado Capital Conference in Washington, D.C., on June 8-10. The application for the conference, ...

A capital idea

Colorado Mesa University’s Political Science Club is getting a firsthand feel for their field in the state’s capital this week. On Jan. 20, 13 students and two faculty advisors head to Denver to rub elbows with key decision ...

From the president

Welcome back to a new semester at Colorado Mesa University! We’re getting the spring semester rolling after an extremely successful fall that was capped off with several major milestones for the institution. In November we celebrated ...

CMU welcomes new vice president of finance and administration

There’s a new face in Colorado Mesa University’s Financial and Administrative Services Office. Laura Glatt is CMU’s vice president of finance and administration. Her predecessor, Pat Doyle, retired on Jan. 4 after ...

All the right words

In a nondescript office on the second floor of Colorado Mesa University’s Escalante Hall, warm, natural light brightens the office of Jennifer Hancock, PhD. Books line the assistant professor of English’s shelves; broadsides ...

Concert choir and symphony orchestra invited to perform at major conference

Music education majors from Colorado Mesa University are attending the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) conference in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the end of January. They are joined by CMU’s Concert Choir and Symphony ...

CMU alumnus will speak about his experience in the Battle of Benghazi

The Colorado Mesa University family may feel a particular connection to the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which opened in theaters on Jan. 15. One of the American security operatives portrayed in the film is alumnus Kris ...

CMU jump-starts state economic development

The idea for Colorado’s Rural Jump-Start Zone tax credit program was born in Mesa County. The bill that created it was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Colorado Mesa University’s campus. So it’s fitting ...

Cultural Diversity Committee honors Martin Luther King, Jr., and community members

The Colorado Mesa University Cultural Diversity Committee celebrates the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. this month with a series of events honoring King and community members. On Jan. 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the committee has ...

Performing arts heats up this winter

Music at Mesa presents enhakē and faculty ensemble Rimrock Winds A Colorado Mesa University alumna returns to campus with her stunning musical group this month. On Jan. 17, Music at Mesa will present enhakē, a trio of musicians ...

Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission to host multi-year national cycling event

The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission (GGJSC) — a partnership among Colorado Mesa University, Mesa County, the cities of Grand Junction and Fruita and the town of Palisade — has a lot to celebrate lately. In ...

Tomlinson Library renovation recognized for focus on sustainability

Colorado Mesa University has been awarded three Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative for the expansion and renovation of the John U. Tomlinson Library. “This is a significant achievement, reflecting a high level of ...

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