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2017

Life Lessons from the Chef

For chefs, mealtime is game time. Jon St. Peter, assistant technical culinary arts professor at Western Colorado Community College, described the restaurant industry as a fast-paced team environment, that requires chefs and servers to work ...

Telluride visionary featured at CMU’s Entrepreneurship Day luncheons - Gold to Gondolas: Transforming Telluride

The keynote speaker at Colorado Mesa University’s 2017 Entrepreneurship Day luncheon will be Ron Allred, a Grand Junction native who will talk about his role in turning Telluride from a dying mining town into an all-season ...

Fine Arts is the perfect fit

Eric Elliott’s journey to the fine arts is similar to Goldilocks' story. He tried a few different art forms until he found the fine arts which were 'just right.' Long before becoming an assistant professor of art at CMU, as a kid, he ...

Cosi fan tutte

CMU Opera will present Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in Italian with projected English translations, Mar. 30, 31 and Apr. 1, at 7:30pm and Apr. 2 at 3pm at the First Presbyterian ...

Librarians on an ethical search

A life-saving drug sold for less the $15 a pill. The company that made the drug was sold. The new owner raised the price to $750 a pill. Price-gouging or free market capitalism? The newest project undertaken by the Colorado Mesa University ...

First engineering department head announced

The $25.4 million, 68,700 square-foot building that will house the engineering programs and the John McConnell Math & Science Center is set to open spring 2018. Brigitte Sundermann’s responsibilities as the new department head of ...

Equities and Ethics with Brian Fraser

Assistant Professor of Finance Brian Fraser was 16 years old when he asked his grandfather about the letters and numbers scrolling below the commentators on CNBC. Fast forward four years, after Fraser completed his service in th U.S. Marine Corp, ...

Dr. Bones: Getting to know CMU's Forensic Anthropologist

It seems like every week there is a new CSI: something or Forensic Files popping up in the TV guide, but Melissa Connor, professor of forensic anthropology and director of the Forensic Investigation Research Station (FIRS), is assured she can ...

Introducing CMU’s newest Board of Trustees member

David Reed brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his newly appointed position as the eleventh voting member of the CMU Board of Trustees. Reed graduated magna cum laude with his juris doctor from the South Texas College of Law in Houston. ...

Unity in Chaos, Colorado Mesa BFA Senior Exhibition

The Colorado Mesa University Department of Art and Design will present Unity in Chaos, the second of four exhibits featuring artwork from seniors graduating from the BFA Studio Art program, at 437CO, CMU’s art gallery ...

CMU art department to lead trip to European art centers

The Colorado Mesa University Department of Art and Design is hosting three informational meetings for students, alumni and community members who would like to travel to Europe next January to enrich their knowledge of fine art. Professor Suzie ...

Accomplishments

Four CMU music faculty were represented at the 2016 annual National Conference of the College Music Society (CMS) last October. Three faculty members - Jun Watabe, sax; Kristen Yun, cello; and Arthur Houle, piano - performed the premiere of the ...

CMU launches MavFunder – its own crowdfunding platform

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 ...

Dancing on the Ceiling

There are two things you can always count on - the floor and yourself. That is among the things Assistant Professor of Dance Meredith Lyons said she has learned performing all around the world and teaching at numerous institutions in the ...

Forum at CMU focuses on responsible energy development

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 ...

New faculty member to present oboe recital

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; ...

Songs of Love and Hate: The New Broadway Songbook

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 ...

Butterflies and biology buddies

It was in 1992 at a research facility in Ecuador when Tom Walla’s love of butterflies began. He borrowed a butterfly net and went hunting. Walla, PhD, did as he was told and successfully caught a butterfly that belonged to the family ...

CMU guitar and voice faculty presenting unique collaborative concert

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

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

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

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 ...

Steven Murray: a champion for all

From presenting his publications in Greece to competing in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Colorado Mesa University’s Steven Murray, DA, believes you should approach tasks with the mindset of “either do it well or ...

Colorado Mesa University percussionist chosen for world tour

CMU percussion major Mark D’Ambrosio has received the extraordinary distinction of being selected as an artist for the 2017 World Percussion Group European tour.   Twelve performers have been selected to tour eight ...

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

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 ...

Meet CMU’s 'Little Free Library' Founder

When a teacher takes the time to think of ways to impact students’ lives for the better outside of the classroom, you know you've found a good one. Allison Morris is that kind of teacher. Morris has taught a variety of English courses ...

Chroma and Monochrome through Vida en Movimiento

The Colorado Mesa University Art & Design Department presents Chroma and Monochrome through Vida en Movimiento, the first of four exhibits featuring artwork from seniors graduating from the BFA Studio Art program, in the downtown art gallery ...

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

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

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"

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. ...