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October 2017

CMU Energy Management/Landman program receives national stamp of approval

The Energy Management/Landman program at Colorado Mesa University is now accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), a third party endorsement that further affirms the quality education available to CMU ...

Fall Dance Concert features guest West African work with live drumming

CMU's 2017-18 Theatre and Dance Season will continue with the annual Fall Dance Concert on November 17 at 7:30pm and November 18 at 2pm and 7:30pm in the Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre.  The concert will feature a West ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at CMU

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Elizabeth Fenn is coming to Colorado Mesa University as the featured speaker for the 2017-18 Barry Michrina Memorial Lecture Series on Thursday, November 9, at 7:00pm in Houston Hall 138. Fenn, the Walter and ...

Student-veterans host All Services Ball “recalibrated warrior” Travis Mills is featured guest

All military, law enforcement, and emergency service personnel as well as the entire community are invited the Colorado Mesa University Student Veterans Association 2017 All Services Ball on Friday, Nov. 3, at Two Rivers Convention ...

CMU first university to receive Ally Award from LGBTQ advocacy group

Colorado Mesa University is the first and only Colorado institution of higher education to receive an Ally Award from the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Coloradans and their ...

CMU hosts its first MLB Scout Day

Colorado Mesa University will host its first Major League Baseball Scout Day on Saturday, Oct. 21, at both Bergman and Suplizio fields. Though not unheard of, it is uncommon for an MLB scout day to be held at a Division II school, said Chris ...

CMU Theatre presents American classic Our Town

CMU's 2017-18 Theatre and Dance Season continues with Our Town, directed by Department Head Maurice LaMee and starring community theatre favorite, Diane Anglim as the stage manager. First produced in 1939, Thornton ...

CMU Theatre presents cabaret to raise funds for music theatre scholarships

Following the sold-out success of Broadway, Tin Pan Alley and the American Songbook last season, CMU's Department of Theatre Arts embarks on a three-year cycle celebrating the primary eight songwriters of The ...

CMU celebrates Homecoming 2017

Colorado Mesa University will kick-off a week full of activities for students, alumni and community member on Saturday, Oct. 21, as it celebrates Homecoming 2017, presented by Bank of the West. Homecoming is when alumni, students, friends, ...

Department of Music Guest Artist Series presents 9 Horses

On Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30pm, the CMU Department of Music's Guest Artist Series will present 9 Horses, a trio of musicians consisting of mandolin, violin and bass. The concert will take place in the Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital ...

Music Department presents percussionist Ivan Trevino

On Friday, November 3 at 7:30pm, the CMU Department of Music will present percussionist Ivan Trevino as a part of the 12th Annual Western Colorado Percussion Festival. The recital in the Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall will ...

Learning through the lens

Photographing 200 deputies for their professional portraits is no easy task, but it is a great learning experience. Forrest Zerbe, lecturer of art, was contacted by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Information and Communication Manager ...

CMU announces the Fall Choral Festival

A special fall choral festival at CMU showcasing the music of current and past Colorado composers and poets takes place Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10. Four composers and one poet of the choral music being performed will be in ...

CMU Music presents free jazz night at Warehouse 2565

On Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm, CMU Jazz will present a free concert at Warehouse 2565. The concert will feature the CMU jazz choir Vocal Chords, Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble. The combo will present a variety of ...

A multitude of activities highlight the third annual Artober Fest

CMU’s Art and Design Department will host its third annual Artober Fest, an outdoor art and design extravaganza on Oct. 19 from 10am to 3pm on Delta Field, just east of the Fine Arts building. The event will feature events and ...

The herd is calling

Homecoming is the one time each year that all Mavericks — students, alumni, faculty, staff, families and community — come together to celebrate being part of the Maverick family. This year, Homecoming Week is October ...

Aviation program enrollment soars

There are 5,000 aircraft in the sky at any given time, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. And it takes about 10 pilots to keep one plane in the air, said Western Colorado Community College Aviation Program Director Gary Chrisco. ...

Hitting the big leagues

By Ryan Cook From a rented room in Princeton, West Virginia, Tyler Day, ’17, reflected on his remarkable ride through baseball. Drafted in the 19th round of the 2017 MLB Draft, Tyler is now a 22-year-old professional pitcher for the ...

Focus on the future

By Nancy Lofholm This is the simple math problem that adds up to so much for Colorado Mesa University and the Grand Valley at large: Start with 11,000 college students. Add to that at least 4,000 new students with the help of 5,000 community ...

Healthy Growth

By Cloie Sandlin After months of progress, the Department of Health Sciences finally has a building to call its own — and it was ready just in time for the fall semester. Following a two-phase renovation that began in early ...