Civic Engagement

Recent Events

A debate on national popular vote vs electoral college.

October 9, 2019 - The CMU Civic Forum partners with organizations like the Steamboat Institute to ensure students and the community hear about issues critical to the future of the state and nation.

The Dream Lives

August 28, 2019 - Students, faculty, staff and the community came together to celebrate the 56th anniversary of one of the most important speeches in U.S. history — Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream". This Civic Forum event included: the speech performed by Stephon Ferguson, remarks by local civil rights leaders, musical performances, a special reading by students and a Q&A session with Ferguson.

Event Videos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Holocaust Awareness Series

March 26, 2019 - During the 2019 Holocaust Awareness Series, Peter Gorog, one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors, reminded the next generation of Americans that the Holocaust and genocide are issues of today — not to be relegated to history.

Martin Luther King Day

January 21, 2019 - CMU hosted Nita Mosby Tyler for the celebration and observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Special Session

October 24, 2018 - The CMU campus was the site of the Tenth Circuit's special session. This marked the first time in history that the US Court of Appeals heard oral arguments anywhere in western Colorado.

Constitution Day

September 17, 2018 - Ruben Navarrette, nationally-renowned thinker and columnist, gave a public lecture as a part of CMU's celebration of Constitution Day.