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CMU launches MavFunder – its own crowdfunding platform

Thursday, February 16, 2017 — Colorado Mesa University has launched its own crowdfunding platform called MavFunder and is using the new tool to enable donors to choose the CMU projects they would like to support. Crowdfunding is the process of raising funds from a large ...

Forum at CMU focuses on responsible energy development

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 — Colorado Mesa University’s Unconventional Energy Center has joined forces with Consumer Energy Alliance for a discussion about the importance of responsible energy development. The Energy Management Forum is also sponsored by West Slope ...

Songs of Love and Hate: The New Broadway Songbook

Thursday, February 09, 2017 — CMU’s Department of Theatre Arts will present the second in its new series of cabaret performances Mar. 10 and 11 at 7:30pm in the Mesa Experimental Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center. The concerts are an opportunity for ...

New faculty member to present oboe recital

Thursday, February 09, 2017 — On Thursday, Mar. 2, at 7:3pm, the CMU Department of Music will present new oboe faculty member Bill Aikens in a solo recital in the Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall. The concert will also feature CMU faculty Arthur Houle, piano; ...

CMU guitar and voice faculty presenting unique collaborative concert

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 — CMU's Department of Music will present a unique collaboration of guitar and voice on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30pm in the Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall. Baritone Graham Anduri and classical guitarist Javier de los Santos will perform ...

CMU: Making a difference

Friday, February 03, 2017 — There is $447.5 million flowing into western Colorado because Colorado Mesa University is here. That’s what CMU’s biennial regional impact study shows. The impact report, released Jan. 24, includes spending by the university ...

West Slope high school students attend 19th Annual Math Extravaganza at CMU

Friday, February 03, 2017 — Grand Junction – About 150 West Slope high school students are expected to gather at Colorado Mesa University on Thursday, Feb. 9, for the 19th Annual Math Extravaganza. Math Extravaganza is hosted by Colorado Mesa’s Math ...

WCCC invites the community to campus

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 — Western Colorado Community College wants to show the community how it has grown, changed and adapted to better meet the needs of its students and area employers. To that end, WCCC will host monthly open houses beginning on Thursday, Feb. 23, from ...

Theatre department presents Lerner and Loewe’s Tony Award-winning My Fair Lady

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 — CMU’s Department of Theatre Arts continues its 2016-17 Main Stage season with the perennial musical favorite, My Fair Lady, Feb. 23-March 4 in the Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre. The musical will be directed by ...

Student’s passion takes her from Oregon to Colorado to Kazakhstan

Friday, January 20, 2017 — While many students are preparing for the start of the spring semester by reviewing their class schedule, purchasing books and reconnecting with friends, Emma Malmquist is training every day for the 2017 winter Universiade games — the ...

CMU-TV has a clear future

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — Can you see me now? CMU-TV sure hopes so. In December, the student-operated/managed television station that broadcasts from CMU's main campus made the switch from standard definition (SD) to high definition. “We want a real-world ...

MET season continues with "Constellations"

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 — CMU’s Department of Theatre Arts will present an exquisite play with a powerful undertow of emotion. Constellations, by Nick Payne, will play Feb. 9-11 at 7:30pm in the Moss Performing Arts Center's Mesa Experimental Theatre. ...

Student Wellness Center moves onto campus

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 — 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

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 — “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 ...

CMU's newest VP has deep Mesa roots

Thursday, December 01, 2016 — 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

Thursday, December 01, 2016 — “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

Thursday, December 01, 2016 — 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 ...

17th Annual Best of the West Music Festival

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 — 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 ...

Facilities Department works towards energy efficiency

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 — 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

Monday, November 28, 2016 — 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, ...

Michrina Lecture Series features expert in Ute wickiups

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 — 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 ...

Fall for Dance features new contemporary choreography

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 — 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 ...

CMU alum adapts and directs A Christmas Carol

Friday, November 04, 2016 — 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

Thursday, November 03, 2016 — 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 ...

Unique collection donated to Tomlinson Library

Thursday, November 03, 2016 — 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 ...

Inaugural Author Showcase features 35 Colorado Mesa faculty and staff

Friday, October 28, 2016 — 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. ...

The newest addition to the Maverick family

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — 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 ...

Colorado Mesa's Greek life grows to four chapters

Sunday, October 16, 2016 — 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 ...

Homecoming Week 2016

Friday, October 07, 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

Friday, October 07, 2016 — 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

Friday, October 07, 2016 — 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

Thursday, October 06, 2016 — 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 ...

CMU Veterans Services Center moves to new home

Monday, September 19, 2016 — 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 breaks ground on new engineering building

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 — 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 ...

Ensuring a more inclusive environment for LGBT athletes at CMU

Friday, September 02, 2016 — "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 ...

University and community members gather for Hoedown shindig

Friday, August 26, 2016 — 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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 — 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. ...

Old Jimmy revived

Thursday, July 28, 2016 — 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 ...

Summer camps bring 900+ students to campus

Monday, June 27, 2016 — 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 ...

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

Monday, May 16, 2016 — 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

Monday, May 16, 2016 — 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 ...

From the president

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 — 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

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 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

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 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

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 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

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 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, ...

New CMU report reviews groundwater and streamflow studies

Friday, April 08, 2016 — 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 ...

Field of Flags dedication kicks off Holocaust Awareness series

Monday, April 04, 2016 — 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 ...

From the president

Monday, March 28, 2016 — 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

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 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 ...

Nominations sought for CMU Distinguished Alumni

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 — 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 ...

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 — 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 ...

From the President

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 — 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 ...

Health sciences receives donation from ICON Eyecare

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 — 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 ...

Spacetacular connects local students to the International Space Station

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 — 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 ...

Application opens for the 2016 Colorado Capital Conference

Monday, January 25, 2016 — 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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — 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

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — 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 alumnus will speak about his experience in the Battle of Benghazi

Monday, January 18, 2016 — 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

Friday, January 15, 2016 — 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

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 — 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 ...

Tomlinson Library renovation recognized for focus on sustainability

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 — 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 ...

CMU’s web presence undergoes a thorough redesign

Monday, December 14, 2015 — 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 ...

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

Tuesday, November 17, 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

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 — 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 ...

Faculty and staff achievements

Monday, November 09, 2015 — 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 ...

Writing the final chapter of the Learning: Renovated campaign

Monday, November 09, 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. ...

Sustainability Council recognized by local church

Monday, November 09, 2015 — 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 ...

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

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 — 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

Monday, November 02, 2015 — 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 ...

CMU partners with McConnell Math and Science Center

Monday, October 19, 2015 — 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 ...

Campus from above

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — Take a bird’s eye view of Colorado Mesa University’s main campus. https://youtu.be/YCkElXfYdJM

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 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 ...

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 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 ...

Students dip toes in Denver’s water

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 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 ...

Mesa Experimental Theatre season opens with “The Line”

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 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 ...

Rim Rock Marathon returns with new features

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 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 ...

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 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 ...

Bailey brings unique expertise to state commission on aging

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 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 ...

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 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 ...

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 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 ...

A word from the president

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 — 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 ...

Ski swap and film fundraiser returns to CMU

Monday, October 05, 2015 — 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

Thursday, October 01, 2015 — 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 ...

Celebrate homecoming all week long

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 — 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 ...

Downtown Grand Junction celebrates the Maverick spirit

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 — 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 ...

Student-designed veteran memorial unveiled

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 — 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 ...

Parents get a taste of campus life

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 — 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 ...

A warrior in irrigation boots

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 — 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 ...

Welcome back to campus!

Monday, August 10, 2015 — Campus Coach Steve — played by Bill Flanik, PhD, assistant professor of political science — whipped Mavericks into shape before the semester began.

Incoming students picture themselves at CMU

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 — 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, ...

New university license plates

Sunday, August 02, 2015 — 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 ...

CMU breaks ground on new memorial to veterans

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 — 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 ...

Introducing Rotary Hall

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 — 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 ...

Education inspired: MAV Talks provide new platform for faculty

Monday, May 04, 2015 — 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 ...

Discovery Channel founder hopes to inspire at Entrepreneurship Day

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — 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 ...

FBLA-PBL wins more than 50 state awards

Monday, April 13, 2015 — 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 ...

CMU’s Greek life expands

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 — 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 ...

PEPS members coach peers in physical, mental well-being

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 — 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 ...

An evening with John Wesley Powell

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 — 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 ...

Green Zone training gives student vets a safe space

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 — 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 ...

CMU represents at local Go Code Colorado event

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 — 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 ...

Alumni association launches new website

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — 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 ...

Thirty years of scholarship with the Aspinall Foundation

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 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. ...

Stories of survival

Monday, March 09, 2015 — 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 ...

Saucy student startup to compete in business pitch challenge

Monday, March 09, 2015 — 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 ...

An innovative facility for innovative ideas

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 — 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 ...

The little robot that could

Monday, March 02, 2015 — 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, ...

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 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 ...

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

Thursday, February 05, 2015 — 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 ...

Taking the next step in campus safety

Monday, February 02, 2015 — 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 ...

The lowdown on low fat

Friday, November 21, 2014 — As a nutritionist, it’s in my job description to discuss what people eat, and why. Here at Colorado Mesa University, one of the most common elements among diets of health-conscious people is avoiding fat. The question is, then, is a ...

Locations of library amenities announced

Thursday, November 20, 2014 — Tomlinson Library will close for renovation and expansion at the end of the semester, but many of its services will still be available to students, faculty, staff and the community in locations across campus beginning Jan. 2. In December, most of ...

Hundreds to graduate this fall

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — This fall, Colorado Mesa University will award approximately 600 degrees to more than 540 graduating students. On December 12, members of the class of 2014 will cross the stage in Brownson Arena to applause from friends, family and ...

Colorado Ute Museum director presents annual Michrina Lecture

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — The second annual Barry Michrina Memorial Lecture was held at Colorado Mesa University on Nov. 13. The presentation was given by C.J. Brafford, Director of the Colorado Ute Indian Museum in Montrose. Brafford is the former director of the Colter ...

Recital hall named to honor Carolyn Love

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — Colorado Mesa University has named its recital hall in the Moss Performing Arts Center the Carolyn D. Love Recital Hall in recognition of a substantial endowment established by the late Carolyn Love’s husband, Bill. Carolyn ...

Scholarship season is on its way

Thursday, November 06, 2014 — The holidays usher in the season of feasts, fun and family. Sometimes we lose sight of things lurking around the corner at the start of the new year — and one of those things is scholarship season. Higher education traditionally opens ...

Cultural Diversity Board shows its true colors

Thursday, October 30, 2014 — On Sept. 19, the student Cultural Diversity Board (CDB) at Colorado Mesa University held its first True Colors Run. The run was planned and implemented by the executive board of the CDB, Brittney Maglangit, J.C. Hernandez and Nicholas ...

The Maverick arrives in time for Homecoming

Thursday, October 23, 2014 — The Fall 2014 issue of The Maverick, Colorado Mesa University’s magazine, hits mailboxes this month. This issue explores the far-reaching consequences of the work being done through a partnership among CMU biology ...

OurCMU extends giving opportunity to campus community

Thursday, October 16, 2014 — The end of the year is approaching and the Colorado Mesa University Foundation hopes to be foremost in people’s minds as the giving season gets underway. The foundation has launched OurCMU, an on-campus giving campaign ...

Tomlinson Library closes Dec. 12

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 — The Tomlinson Library expansion and renovation began earlier this month. Due to input from the Colorado Mesa University community, the building will remain open through finals week of the fall semester, closing on Dec. 12. Most library services ...

CMU Bookstore pricing an open book thanks to new software

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 — In recent years, the Colorado Mesa University Bookstore has seen an increase in competition from off-campus bookstores, online book services, student-to-student sales and direct sales from publishers. In an effort to continue providing the best ...

Houston room named for professor emeritus

Thursday, October 09, 2014 — On Oct. 8, Houston Hall Room 205A was named in honor of Don MacKendrick, a long-time history professor at Colorado Mesa University. MacKendrick, now a professor emeritus, taught from 1956 to 1990. He served from 1977 to 1990 as dean of the ...

The Maverick Center muscles up

Friday, September 19, 2014 — It was a summer of construction here at Colorado Mesa University, and one of the chief projects was a major renovation to the Maverick Center, home to Hamilton Recreation Center and Brownson Arena. The project included substantial remodeling of ...

Hoodie Allen and G-Eazy to perform at fall concer

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — Colorado Mesa University’s Programming Activities Council will host rappers Hoodie Allen and G-Eazy at the Oct. 3 concert on CMU’s Plaza. Coloradan hip-hop artist Splyt will open the show. CMU students receive one free ticket ...

Chez Lena opens for the season

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — Western Colorado Community College’s culinary arts students hone their skills in restaurant management in Chez Lena, a white tablecloth restaurant on the Bishop campus that opened for the fall early this month. The restaurant ...

Tomlinson expansion and renovation starts soon

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — “Libraries represent the diversity and immensity of human thought, our collective knowledge laid out in rows of revealing inspiration.” — Manuel LimaDesigner, author, lecturer and researcher Work will soon begin on ...

On-campus mental health services expand

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — As the 2014-15 academic year shifts into full gear there are plenty of obvious changes on the Colorado Mesa University campus. One of the less visible changes taking place deals with the mental health services offered by the university. In recent ...

CMU makes a splash with Student Water Field Conference

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — On Sept. 26–28, the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University will host the first Colorado Student Water Field Conference. The conference aims to introduce participants interested in Colorado water to the science, studies and issues ...

Montrose campus expands across (and in) the street

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 — Colorado Mesa University’s Montrose campus hosted a ribbon-cutting and unveiling ceremony on Sept. 3 to officially open the Branscome Center and the campus’ new quad. Speakers at the event included Montrose city and county ...

Culinary alumnus appears on “Colorado Matters”

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 — WCCC alumnus Lee Mathis, Founder of Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes, was profiled by “Colorado Matters”, a daily interview show from Colorado Public Radio. The interview was an installment in the show’s “Fish ...

Seminar series tackles social and natural sciences

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 — Colorado Mesa University’s annual Natural Resources of the West seminar series kicked off on Sept. 8. Presented with the support of the Water Center at CMU, this year’s theme is “The Role of Social and Natural ...

We are CMU: Parent’s Weekend and Homecoming stampede onto campus

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 — Two of Colorado Mesa University’s biggest fall events are just around the corner. Parents’ Weekend falls on Sept. 26–28. Homecoming 2014 is hot on its heels, coming to campus the week of Oct. ...

Leaving a legacy new scholarship for children of alumni

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — A lot has changed at Colorado Mesa University over the years, but the university’s commitment to providing the highest quality education at a great value and to alumni persists. To that end, the institution has announced the CMU Legacy ...

Mental Health Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — The Department of Health and Human Services recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Colorado Mesa University’s Diversity, Advocacy and Health Office is sponsoring mental health first aid training for faculty and staff during ...

A Word from the President

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — After a pretty frigid December and January, things are finally starting to thaw out on campus. I hope everyone is off to a great start this semester. As usual, we’re very busy wrapping up construction projects — and planning ...

Holocaust Awareness Series

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — CMU hosted the 11th annual Holocaust Awareness Series April 7–10. The interdisciplinary series investigates modern genocide and the Holocaust, with the goal of bringing the Grand Junction and CMU communities together to focus on issues ...

Exercise science students win student bowl, assist vets

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — Spring is off to an auspicious start for exercise science students at Colorado Mesa University. March 28–29, members of the Exercise Physiology Research Club (EPRC) won the student bowl at a Denver conference. March ...

Fighting back against domestic violence

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — One in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. have been the victim of severe physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner, according to the Center for Disease Control, but domestic violence is preventable through education and ...

Financial Literacy Fair provides understanding of money

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — April is National Financial Literacy Month and CMU’s Financial Aid Office is spending the month highlighting the importance of establishing and maintaining good financial habits. At April 23’s Financial Literacy Fair in the ...

Medical Laboratory Technology program rocks their pride

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 — April 20–26 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an annual celebration of the more than 300,000 professionals and pathologists who play vital roles in health care by performing and interpreting more than laboratory tests. In honor ...

Out of this world: Wubben’s new artwork

Thursday, February 20, 2014 — Colorado Mesa University science students may find inspiration for extraterrestrial travel right outside their classroom doors. Wubben Science Building is now home to a collection of abstract paintings by acclaimed artist and alumnus Jac ...

The Maverick wins gold

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — The 2013 series of CMU’s alumni magazine, The Maverick, won a gold award in the Collegiate Advertising Awards based on creativity, layout and design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness. This is the second award ...

Interest in wildfire management program spreads like, well…

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — Tim Foley’s master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting has come in handy surprisingly often throughout his long career fighting wildfire. “In wildland fire, our number-one goal is ...

Pathways to employment

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — Career Services’ Spring Connections Job Fair will be held March 6 in the University Center’s ballroom from 9am- 2pm. The free fair is open to students and alumni, as well as community job-seekers, providing them with an ...

CMU will host 2014 Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games

Friday, February 07, 2014 — Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) has announced it will return for the second year in a row to CMU for the 2014 SOCO Summer Games on May 31-June 1. The return of the Summer Games, a state championship event for five sports, to the community is ...

A word from the president

Thursday, February 06, 2014 — After a pretty frigid December and January, things are finally starting to thaw out on campus. I hope everyone is off to a great start this semester. As usual, we’re very busy wrapping up construction projects — and planning ...

E Day to focus on social entrepreneurship

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 — The keynote speaker for CMU’s 9th annual Entrepreneurship Day is Don Stephens, founder and president of Mercy Ships, an organization that brings health care to developing nations. Stephens, winner of Variety International’s ...

Mentoring program offers scholastic support

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 — Over the past year, the majority of my articles have focused on issues of diversity and cultural awareness. My role as Colorado Mesa University’s Director of Diversity, Advocacy and Health encompasses more than that, however. I tackle a ...

A fond farewell to December’s grads

Friday, December 20, 2013 — On December 13, members of the class of 2013 crossed the stage in Brownson Arena to applause from friends, family and supporters. More than 200 students attended the winter commencement ceremony. Pending final grades, CMU will ...

MavScholars help account for $2.5 million increase in student support

Thursday, December 19, 2013 — Colorado Mesa University’s FY14 budget includes an increase of more than $2.5 million in institutional support. The largest increase will go towards institutional scholarships designed to support students through merit-based financial ...

CMU named top public liberal arts school in state

Thursday, December 19, 2013 — CMU was named the top public liberal arts school in Colorado in Washington Monthly’s latest annual college guide. The university ranked 168 out of more than 1,000 colleges and universities. According to the ...

Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 — I was hired into my position as the director of student diversity at CMU last December. Before I had been tackling all the duties of my new position for a month, a member of our community contacted me about ...

Physics students win national recognition

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 — CMU’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the society’s national office. This is the sixth time the chapter has been recognized for its ...

New Year’s Resolutions

Thursday, December 12, 2013 — Although the Mavericks won both games against Colorado School of The holiday season may be the hap-happiest season of all, but it can also be the most stressful time of the year. Not only that, but it’s easy ...

Race to the newsstand

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — Readers of Runner’s World magazine may recognize the track and field team profiled in the January issue of the magazine, in an article entitled “Can Running Save the NCAA?”. The article focuses ...

Giving back: charitable work ties CMU and community

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — CMU’s commitment to service is never more clear than around the holidays. This year, students and departments came together to participate in multiple community-centered service ...

Dazed and Confused: Rockestra to perform moive-themed concert

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — The Grand Junction Rockestra is set to take the stage for another concert in January, this time with a film theme. In Dazed and Confused: Rock Music in Movies, the Rockestra will play songs featured in ...

WCCC’s garnishes garner the gold

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 — Chef Jon St. Peter and the WCCC culinary competition team put in an outstanding performance in the Colorado American Culinary Federation (ACF) Student Team Championship hosted at WCCC on Nov. 23. The varsity team took ...

Maverick Hoedown promises to be a barn burner

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 — Grab your boots, hats, and swirling skirts— it’s almost time for the 2013 Maverick Hoedown. The hoedown, which supports CMU’s outstanding athletic program, will be held Sept. 6 in the University Center ballroom from ...

Montrose campus adds new building

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 — CMU has purchased a new building for its campus in Montrose. The acquisition is the result of a partnership with the City of Montrose. “On behalf of the City of Montrose, I would like to say thank you to Colorado Mesa University for ...

Hamilton Recreation Center steps up game

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 — The Hamilton Recreation Center will promote wellness all semester long through multiple events planned throughout the fall, including educational displays and specials on services. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, so look for the ...

PBL students among the best in the business

Thursday, August 08, 2013 — CMU Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) students brought home eight national awards for academic achievement at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 22-25. Chapter Advisor Deborah Parman received ...

Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center dedicated

Thursday, August 08, 2013 — The Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center (CLETC) was officially dedicated in a ceremony on Aug. 15. CLETC is a long-envisioned regional training center catering to the needs of law enforcement, first responders and students in CMU’s ...

Theatre Arts season tickets available

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 — Season tickets are now available for the 2013-14 Theatre Arts season. This year, there is a show for every generation. This season, a beloved Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life onstage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! With clever, tuneful ...

Board of Trustees approves state funding requests for major projects

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 — CMU’s 2014-2015 Capital Construction Request, a list of projects for which the university seeks state funding, was approved by the Board of Trustees during its August meeting. The university requested $32.3 million from the Colorado ...

Homecoming 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 — The fall semester is underway and Homecoming 2013 is around the corner. Oct. 21-27 is guaranteed to be a spirited week, featuring culinary challenges, athletic competitions and everything in between. Throw on your CMU gear, warm up your Mav ...

Safe Zone kicks off on campus

Monday, August 05, 2013 — More than 60 faculty and staff members attended the initial training for the CMU Safe Zone program. Safe Zones are found on many college and university campuses across the country striving to incorporate an atmosphere of inclusivity and ...

Third Capital Conference a success

Monday, July 15, 2013 — Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Mesa and the University of Colorado hosted the third annual Colorado Capital Conference June 5-7 in Washington, D.C. Participants attended numerous sessions featuring guest speakers that included the entire Colorado ...

Public comments sought in preparation for Accreditation Site Visit

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 — CMU is seeking public comments about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, which will visit campus Nov. 18-20. The Higher Learning Commission team will review the university’s ...

Diversity Advocacy and Health to move to Albers Hall

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 — Albers Hall is once again going through a metamorphosis. One of the oldest buildings on campus, it has undergone many permutations and is currently being renovated to accommodate Diversity Advocacy and Health, formerly housed in the Student ...

Campus construction continues

Thursday, June 06, 2013 — It’s impossible to miss the major projects taking place when walking across Colorado Mesa University’s campus. This summer, both the main campus and WCCC will undergo extensive work, including the construction of two ...

Mass Comm teams with Grand Junction Rockies

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 — A cross the street at Suplizio Field, the Grand Junction Rockies are gearing up for baseball season. On campus, the team has already generated excitement due to a new partnership with CMU’s mass communication program. Two interns, ...

Animation Festival brings academics to life

Thursday, May 16, 2013 — Colorado Mesa’s graphic design students wrapped up a year of hard work on May 10 at the annual CMU Animation Festival in the University Center ballroom. Facilitated by Professor of Graphic Arts Carolyn Quinn-Hensley and senior students ...

Festival to benefit Maverick Club student-athlete scholarship fund

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 — The Maverick Club will host the third annual Grand Valley Beer Festival, presented by Fisher’s Liquor Barn, May 18, from 1-5 p.m. on the University Center’s terrace. Featuring over 100 beers from more than 50 breweries, the ...

ASG spring election results

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 — Associated Student Government election season is over and the winners have been determined. Ariel Diamond and Ashley Pulido won the election and will serve as President and Vice President for the 2013-14 academic year. Nicholas Powell was elected ...

Beneficiaries need checkups, too

Saturday, May 11, 2013 — Financially well individuals are aware of their financial situation and manage it wisely. To improve your financial wellness, it may be time to dust off the beneficiary form you completed when you started saving in your workplace retirement plan ...

GSA promotes diversity on campus and beyond

Friday, May 10, 2013 — Christy Morris, GSA Vice President 2012-13 and Casey Sadahiro, GSA President 2012-13 Last month, a remarkable thing happened. The first active male athlete from one of the major American professional team sports came out as gay. The sports world ...

SHRM takes sixth in regional conference

Thursday, May 09, 2013 — Student Human Resource Management (SHRM) club members Laura Allen, Chelsea Knoll and Luke Jackson attended the SHRM Southwest Central Regional Student Conference in Austin, Texas April 19-20. The team took sixth place in a case study competition ...

Earn Merit Award & Michrina Scholarship

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 — Recognizing the academic achievements obtained by students after they begin college is an important step in CMU’s mission to make higher education an attainable, accessible experience for students, according to John Marshall, Vice ...

Women's Study Group hits the ground running

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 — Chari Capps, Ryan McConnell, Ariel Diamond,  Amy Hollingsworth and Brenna Bishop are the association’s co-founders and executives. Last fall, Ariel Diamond and Brenna Bishop were in a group of Colorado Mesa students touring ...

Commencement brings joy — and a few jitters

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 — This year, Colorado Mesa University will award approximately 1,050 degrees to more than 950 graduating students. On May 18, members of the class of 2013 will cross the stage in Stocker Stadium to applause from friends, family and supporters. The ...

Field Trip: NSTA to travel to Costa Rica

Thursday, April 25, 2013 — On June 28, CMU’s student chapter of the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) will travel to Costa Rica to explore the country’s biodiversity and geology. Students will have the opportunity to develop ongoing action ...

CMU, Mesa County work to prevent domestic violence

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 — CMU faculty and staff members are partnering with the Mesa County Domestic Violence Task Force to host educator Ted Bunch at Faith Heights Church on April 25. Bunch is the co-founder and co-director of A CALL TO MEN, an organization dedicated to ...

Which exercise physiology team put in an impressive performance?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 — A team of CMU exercise physiology students won the student bowl at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine conference in early April. Nathan Bachman, Joel Schnierle and Mychal Beauchamp competed in ...

CMU makes President’s Honor Roll for seventh year

Thursday, April 11, 2013 — CMU was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions which reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their ...

Hamilton Recreation Center hires massage therapist

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 — Massage therapy is famous for reducing tension, but it can also keep you healthy. A 2010 study from the Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences found that people undergoing massage therapy experienced ...

Students selected for Capital Conference

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 — The following students have been selected to participate in the Colorado Capital Conference, sponsored by Senator Mark Udall, CMU and the University of Colorado. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to interact with the nation’s ...

MAVfest celebrates campus diversity

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 — Colorado Mesa University’s Cultural Diversity Board is in the middle of MAVFest, a week-long series of events promoting campus organizations. MAVfest continued with Tuesday’s Safety and Wellness Fair, sponsored by Associated ...

Student Showcase

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 — If you’ve ever been lost on campus and wished there was an easier way to find classrooms, CMU computer science students have a solution. Jared Christensen, Christina Reed, Eric Signeros and Orin Syanger will present JECO Map, an ...

Unconventional Energy Center announces grants

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 — CMU’s Unconventional Energy Center announced funding for six projects to help the communityposition itself as an epicenter of energy innovation. A $1.6 million grant from the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District was matched byCMU, ...

Students and alums to explore the Maya world

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — Colorado Mesa University is partnering with the Museum of Western Colorado and Chevron to enable students, alumni and community members to participate in a guided educational tour of the Yucatan and Chiapas October 19-27. Led by staff from the ...

Latino Student Alliance celebrates social justice and diversity

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — In March of 1969, a small group of Hispanic students in Denver walked out of West High School to protest racist remarks made by a social studies teacher. This walkout led to riots, police arrests and scrutiny of the public education system. In ...

Student Life brings Macklemore to campus

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — The CMU Student Life organizations have teamed up to bring Seattle rapper Macklemore and his producer Ryan Lewis to campus on April 20. The duo, whose single “Thrift Shop” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, will ...

Psychology program featured by RMPA

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — CMU’s psychology program was recently profiled and featured by the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association in its spring 2013 newsletter. The association works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of ...

New scholarship software streamlines process for students and donors

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — The Colorado Mesa University Foundation and the Financial Aid Office have seen a significant increase in the number of students applying for scholarships since January’s introduction of AcademicWorks, a scholarship-matching software ...

Re-accreditation committees release draft of self-study report

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 — The committees involved in the re-accreditation process released a draft of the 2013 Self Study Report on March 1. The final version of the report will be submitted to the Higher Learning Commission when they evaluate campus in the fall. The ...

Safety expert trains CMU faculty, staff and community

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 — As part of the university’s continued efforts to be prepared, trained and educated with respect to potential emergency situations on campus, John Nicoletti, PhD, presented three 90-minute training sessions on March 14. The presentations ...

ASIST Workshop

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 — A two-day workshop, “Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training” (ASIST), is available to campus and community members on March 28 and 29. This proven suicide prevention course is designed to give participants a thorough ...

Holocaust Awareness Weeks emphasize interdisciplinary dialogue

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 — For the tenth year, Colorado Mesa University will facilitate the Holocaust Awareness Weeks Series, a sequence of seminars on genocide coinciding with Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 8. The program, which runs April 1 through April 12, will ...

Entrepreneurship Day quenches business students’ thirst for knowledge

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 — Colorado Mesa University’s Department of Business will host the eighth annual Entrepreneurship Day (E Day) on April 3. The event features a keynote luncheon with MillerCoors chairman Pete Coors. There will be breakout sessions ...

CMU comes to life through the arts

Friday, February 15, 2013 — Music at Mesa will present its third in the 2012-13 Guest Artist Series with oboist Martin Schuring. Schuring will perform with CMU piano faculty Dr. Arthur Houle on March 15 at 7:30 pm. On March 21 at 7:30, CMU faculty Carlos Elias, Andrea-Arese ...

CMU-Montrose scholarship named for ag leader

Thursday, February 14, 2013 — CMU-Montrose students have a new scholarship fund, named for Montrose resident Doyle Burns. CMU-Montrose supporters Sharen and Jim Branscome donated $150,000 to create the Doyle E. Burns Scholarship Fund, named for Sharen’s father. ...

Col-lo-qui-um

Thursday, February 14, 2013 — On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Vice President of Student Services John Marshall will recap his recent travels to Europe as a Marshall Memorial Fellow at 12pm in UC 222. Marshall was named a 2012 Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall ...

BSA leads CMU’s celebration of Black History Month

Thursday, February 14, 2013 — Members of the Black Student Alliance:Tanay Shaw, Sedric Grandberry, Ben Danielsen and Louange Mbala Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jackie Robinson epitomized triumph over racial prejudices. The nation ...

Campus prepares for re-accreditation by Higher Learning Commission

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 — Colorado Mesa University is preparing for its decennial re-accreditation. This important process ensures CMU is recognized as a quality institution offering competitive degrees. What is accreditation?Colorado Mesa University has been continuously ...

CMU’s economic impact “vital” to region

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 — CMU infused an estimated $351 million into the regional economy last year, according to the 2013 CMU Regional Economic Impact Study “Community partnerships underwrite everything we do,” said President Foster. “A ...

Scholarship season powered by new software

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 — As scholarship season gears up, the Colorado Mesa University Foundation has launched AcademicWorks, a scholarship-matching software that streamlines the application process for both students and award committees, and ensures the allocation of all ...

Spring semester in full swing

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 — The spring semester at Colorado Mesa University is warming up quickly. Throughout the term, CMU will offer a variety of major intellectual and cultural events open to students, alumni, faculty and staff and community members. The mass ...

A guide to campus wellness resources

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 — A holistic approach to individual wellness has been written about and employed by counselors and health professionals for decades. The wellness wheel – a model that illustrates multiple facets of wellness – was introduced in ...

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