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  • New course! SPCH 304: Communication and Conflict

    The nature of conflict, conflict structure, conflict styles, and the use of power in conflicts. Application of theories to analyze and set goals to plan strategies and tactics. Study of intervention principles and practices.

    Why should you take this course? Conflict is a part of daily life. We may have metaphors, experiences, and perceptions about conflict. Conflict may disrupt our values, identity, and respect. Conflict is ever-present in friendships, work, and family.

    These relationships matter. Perhaps because of conflict, a person is in a rut (using the same conflict behavior).

    Being in a conflict rut may create stress and various emotions ranging from anger to resentment. Conflict makes us feel vulnerable about expressing concerns and even about forgiveness.

    Why is all of this important? When we have knowledge about core conflict concepts and see them communicated in various mediums, we may learn how to effectively use them in our own life. Connecting with people rather than disconnecting over conflict is crucial to good relationship outcomes. After taking this course, you will have effective conflict tools in your communication toolbox that will help you in making good conflict decisions.

    SPCH 304: Communication and Conflict

    With Dr. Brian Perna
    Tuesdays and Thursdays • 9:30am-10:45am
    Escalante Hall 230


  • 2024-2025 FAFSA Now Available

    The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. The application has been updated for the new year, learn more about the changes on the financial aid website.

    The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. If you have questions about the FAFSA contact an IRIS staff member at 970.248.1177.

  • CMU Annual Security Report

    As required by the Campus Security Act, this message is to let you know that the Colorado Mesa University annual security report is now available.

    Links to the reports for the main campus, the Bishop Campus and the Montrose Campus may be found online at A paper copy of the annual security report for any campus is available upon request at the Police Sub-Station, the Office of Human Resources, and the Housing Office on the main campus, as well as the main offices of the Bishop and Montrose campuses.

    This report shows the number of crimes reported on the campus, on public property surrounding the campus, and on certain non-campus facilities for the past three years. It also provides information about crime prevention and safety programs on campus, information for victims of crimes, fire safety and steps to be taken in case of an emergency.