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April

From the ground up

When was the last time you were excited about dirt? Maybe when you were five years old? Never? Even if you rarely consider the ground beneath your feet or the soil beneath the three-story buildings on campus, you can be grateful that someone does ...

CMU awards more than $4 million in scholarships

CMU awards more than $4 million in scholarships to Mesa, Montrose and Delta County graduating high school students. Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster made a surprise visit to Fruita Monument High School this morning, where he ...

Eighth annual CMU Student Showcase

The eighth annual Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase will be held on Friday, April 28, starting at 1pm on CMU’s main campus. The showcase will feature 231 projects presented by 538 students from Colorado Mesa University and ...

Kinesiology students earn top honors

When most people think about swimming, images of hot summer days and floating lazily around a cool pool may come to mind. This is not the case for kinesiology students Shelbi Peters and Alex Hendricks. They think about how to cool a ...

CMU Clay Club Mother’s Day Ceramics Sale

The students of CMU’s Clay Club will hold a Mother’s Day Ceramics Sale on Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, from 9am-4pm on the first floor of the University Center. The sale will feature unique pottery at reasonable ...

437CO, CMU’s art gallery in downtown Grand Junction: Glimpse, BFA Senior Exhibition

The Colorado Mesa University Art & Design Department presents Glimpse, the last of four exhibits featuring artwork from seniors graduating from the BFA Studio Art program, in the downtown art gallery from May 3-27. Glimpse will showcase the ...

Running Write

Many college students may feel like writing an essay is an endurance sport, requiring motivation and determination, but mostly motivation. Rhonda Claridge, professor of English at CMU’s Montrose campus, knows this well as she is a ...

Physics students reach the stratosphere

One question launched four CMU students down a path that would eventually lead to 18 miles above the earth — can you build something that can get to space? At first daylight on April 8, Megan Joslin, Joshua Matthews, Matthew Keaney and ...

A new breed of musicians: Musical Entrepreneurs

Sean Flanigan, DMA, has a versatile skill set including performing as a professional trombonist, teaching music and business courses and running his own nonprofit. Flanigan emphasizes the importance of a diverse skill set to his students. ...

Vibraphone soloist featured at CMU Jazz Festival Final Concert

CMU will wrap up its guest artist series during the annual Jazz Festival by featuring Tom Collier on vibraphone along with CMU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jonathan Hinkle and the Vocal Chords under the direction of Monte Atkinson. The ...

CMU Foundation hosts first CMU Day of Giving

The Colorado Mesa University Foundation will host its first Day of Giving, a 24-hour event designed to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the founding of Colorado Mesa University in April 1925 as a junior college. The foundation hopes to receive ...

Spring Into Dance

CMU's Dance Program will present its annual Spring Into Dance concert April 21 and 22 in the Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature work by two nationally renowned guest artists, both of whom traveled to CMU ...

CMU releases results of its latest statewide survey

Coloradans identified affordable housing as the number one problem facing their communities while indicating that, overall, they are pretty satisfied with the communities in which they live. The economy, including the cost of living and the job ...

New cross-cultural experience

There are 28 countries represented by students in the Colorado Mesa International Program. Students have traveled to Grand Junction for the duration of their education from Sweden, Japan and Botswana. The new Cultural Café Series ...

Rocky Waters with Gigi Richards

What does owning a grocery store, leading horseback rides and running a civil engineering business all have in common? Truthfully, not much, other than they are a few of the many positions Gigi Richards, PhD, held before coming to teach Physical ...

14th Annual CMU Holocaust Awareness Week: The Price of Prejudice

Colorado Mesa University will host the 14th annual Holocaust Awareness Week: The Price of Prejudice starting Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14. The weeklong series will showcase numerous seminars that investigate modern genocide and look ...

A Wilderness, a Mine, a National Park and the Test that Changed the West: Aspinall visiting lecturer

The Kennecott Copper Corporation claimed the low-grade copper ore buried in a ridge in Washington state’s North Cascades in the 1950s. Then, in 1964, the ridge became part of the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, one of the first areas ...