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2018

CMU Opera presents powerful evening of Holocaust-inspired works

On Friday, September 14 at 7:30pm, the CMU Department of Music will present Farewell Auschwitz: Holocaust-inspired songs by Jake Heggie in the Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall.  Melissa Malde from the University of ...

CMU, Denver Metro Chamber, other partners take pulse of Colorado citizenry

Colorado Mesa University, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Counties Inc., the Colorado Municipal League, the Colorado Association of School Boards and the Special District Association of Colorado joined forces to start a new annual ...

Still time to start WCCC summer classes

Those who want to upgrade their skills or acquire new ones that could help them advance their career, still have time to take advantage of the new summer classes offered at Western Colorado Community College. Do you want to get started on a ...

CMU marketing students finalists in American Petroleum Institute marketing challenge

Colorado Mesa University marketing students Shania Belden, Nick Cavalier, Joseph Pridy, Garrett Gross and Avery Cantrell will represent their team as finalists in a national competition hosted by EdVenture Partners (EVP). The competition, ...

Generous gift prompts new name for WCCC lab

Generous gift prompts new name for WCCC lab The welding lab at Western Colorado Community College has a new name thanks to a generous gift from the Sturm Family Foundation for scholarships and much needed equipment. The lab in the Youngblood ...

It's all about connections

Business cards collected. Resumes accepted. Applications completed. That’s what happened when almost 70 students enrolled in Western Colorado Community College manufacturing-related programs met with local representatives of 10 ...

Veterans Laptop Project reaches initial goal

Maybe it was the skills he learned as a U.S. Army supply sergeant. Supply sergeants know how to find stuff. Maybe it was something he learned as a business administration student at CMU. Business people know how to make things happen. Wherever he ...

More than 1,200 students to graduate from CMU

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will give the keynote address at the Colorado Mesa University May 2018 Commencement ceremony when 1,369 degrees will be award to 1,275 CMU students. This is the largest graduating class in CMU history. The ceremony begins ...

Moving out, the green way

The CMU Sustainability Council is growing in members and initiatives. The council manages a student-run university garden and composting facility at Western Colorado Community College. It provides recycling resources especially at campus events ...

Sixteen students advance to national competition

There was a palpable excitement emanating from students Sarah Glidden and Dana Pogar even a week after the conclusion of the 2018 Colorado Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) conference — and for good ...

CMU student takes first in state graphic design contest

Colorado Mesa University graphic design student Nicolas Pinto made an impressive showing at The Review, an annual portfolio review open to students enrolled in graphic design academic programs in Colorado. Pinto took first place in the advanced ...

Ninth annual CMU Student Showcase

The ninth annual Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase will be on Friday, April 20, starting at 1pm on CMU’s main campus. The showcase will feature 199 projects presented by 404 students from Colorado Mesa University and Western ...

CMU rodeo hosts sixth annual collegiate contest

The Colorado Mesa University rodeo team will host the sixth annual Rocky Mountain Regional Intercollegiate Maverick Stampede Rodeo on April 13-14 at the Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park. Eleven National Intercollegiate Rodeo ...

CMU Foundation hosts second annual Day of Giving

The Colorado Mesa University Foundation will host its annual Day of Giving on April 10 to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the founding of Colorado Mesa University in April 1925 as a junior college. One of the highlights of the Day of Giving ...

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurs encompass drive, passion, integrity and persistence. And all of these traits were celebrated at the 2018 Entrepreneurship Day (E Day) held April 4. Visionary Dan Ritchie, the keynote speaker, imparted years of wisdom on one of the ...

Globally Designed

It is about a 10-hour flight and 4,500 miles from Grand Junction to Dublin, Ireland. But the trek to OFFSET, a design conference, was worth every minute and mile for graphic design student Breanna Meininger. “I had the opportunity to ...

River Photographer at CMU

Award-winning river photographer and author Tim Palmer will present a talk and slide show in Colorado Mesa University’s Meyer Ballroom on Monday, April 16, at a free event organized by CMU’s Hutchins Water Center. Palmer is ...

Professor of Music Monte Atkinson presents retirement masterwork concert

Colorado Mesa University Professor of Music Monte Atkinson, DMA, is retiring this May after 33 years as Director of Vocal Ensembles for the Department of Music. A special retirement choral concert will be performed in his honor and under ...

Holocaust Awareness Series Begins March 26

Colorado Mesa University’s 15th annual Holocaust Awareness Series sponsored by CMU’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Department will take place March 26-31. The Holocaust Awareness Series is an interdisciplinary series of ...

WCCC to deliver culinary classes in Telluride

Aspiring chefs in and around Telluride will now have an opportunity to advance their skills thanks to a new certificate program offered at the Telluride Conference Center by Western Colorado Community College, a division of Colorado Mesa ...

CMU presents Mesa Experimental Theatre production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

CMU Theatre will present its last play of the season, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, in the Moss Performing Arts Center Mesa Experimental Theatre April 6-14. After an apocalyptic event, survivors comfort themselves by recalling the plot of an ...

Faculty member builds 3D geology cave

A heavy steel gate with holes just large enough for a bat to fit through guards the entrance to a dark tunnel framed with distressed wooden beams. The tunnel winds and turns to reveal walls of colorful, fluorescent minerals. This mine tunnel is ...

Whistleblowers in Russian doping scandal to speak at CMU

The athlete and an official formerly with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency will present at Colorado Mesa University as part of the Spring 2018 Ethics Lecture Series.  Yuliya Stepanova, the middle-distance runner who helped expose ...

Colorado Mesa University adds women’s wrestling team

Colorado Mesa University today announced the addition of women's wrestling to its portfolio of 28 varsity teams that compete at the Division II level. The Mavericks will field an all-female team beginning fall 2018. CMU is the first university in ...

High schools students converge at CMU to celebrate math

About 150 high school students from the Western Slope are expected to gather at Colorado Mesa University on Thursday, February 22, for the 20th Annual Math Extravaganza. Colorado Mesa’s Math Club hosts Math Extravaganza annually. This ...

Spring theatre season kicks off with Thoroughly Modern Millie

CMU's Department of Theatre Arts will present the musical extravaganza Thoroughly Modern Millie Feb. 22 through March 3 in the Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre. The show is directed by new Assistant Professor of Theatre Benjamin ...

Fulbright Scholar from Egypt visits CMU

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy Yousef from Egypt will talk about living and studying in the United States at a “Cultural Café” presentation in Colorado Mesa University’s Tomlinson ...

Future of Food

This has been years in the making. Three to be exact. This past January, Professor of Geology Gigi Richard’s, PhD, course on the future of food was published by InTeGrate (Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable ...

Confluence Hall - A new home for all things engineering

About 300 people packed into CMU’s newest building for Wednesday’s (Jan. 24) grand opening of Confluence Hall, home of its engineering programs. Here is a quick look at some of the facts and figures: 68,700 square feet - ...

CMU, CU Boulder announce new program added to engineering partnership

Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado Boulder will add a third engineering program to their growing partnership, giving students the opportunity to complete another engineering degree while remaining on the West Slope. CMU ...

WCCC culinary, viticulture programs team up for special Valentine’s Day dinner

The Culinary Arts program and the Viticulture and Enology program at Western Colorado Community College are joining forces to offer a very special Valentine’s Day dinner to area couples. The Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Dinner ...

2018 Colorado Capital Conference Seeks Participants

Colorado- U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet together with Colorado Mesa University, the University of Colorado and Colorado State University invite all Colorado residents to apply to the Colorado Capital Conference held in Washington, ...

Catharsis, Colorado Mesa University BFA Senior Exhibition

The Colorado Mesa University Art & Design Department presents Catharsis, the first of four exhibits featuring artwork from seniors graduating from the BFA Studio Art program. The exhibits will be shown in the downtown art gallery, ...

Sturm Family Foundation gift provides scholarships, equipment for WCCC students

A gift of $200,000 from the Sturm Family Foundation will provide scholarships to students in Western Colorado Community College’s Electric Lineworker and Construction–Electrical programs as well as much needed equipment for ...