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Mountaineer Market and Food Hub now open to students, staff, and faculty as Western seeks to stamp out food insecurity
Christine Spiers, program coordinator for Western’s department of Student Health and Wellness, on the spectrum of food insecurity, becoming a Hunger Free campus, and why students should utilize the food hub liberally.
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10 key takeaways from Gunnison’s wolf reintroduction meeting with Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife held a public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Western to discuss the controversial topic of wolf reintroduction — here’s ten things to know.
As the spring semester kicks off, Western’s student government president Kyla Engleman provides a midyear update on SGA
Get the update on Western’s student government happenings as the spring semester begins.
Parsing the pack mentalities: Gunnison wolf reintroduction meeting set for Jan. 25 as Colorado finalizes release plans
As Colorado Parks and Wildlife prepares to reintroduce wolves, a public meeting on the issue will be held from 8am-4pm on Jan. 25, in the Western Colorado University Ballroom.
EPIC Mentors program hiring 2023-24 mentors
Western’s EPIC Mentorship program, which was started in 2016 to facilitate incoming student’s transitions to college and boost retention rates, is hiring mentors for the 2023-24 academic year.
First-year Western student dies off campus
Western first-year business student Aidan Lincoln was found dead in his home on Monday, Jan. 9. In an all-campus email sent Monday evening, university president Brad Baca wrote "Aidan was found unresponsive in his off-campus residence, and we are in contact with his...
Contagious curiosity, passion, and care: A conversation with Western’s fundraising ace Mike LaPlante on the Elevate Western campaign
Western’s fundraising expert Mike LaPlante speaks to his background, the status of the university’s Elevate Western campaign, and the reasons that benefactors give.
Western’s Energy Management program — Equipping students for meaningful, solutions-driven careers
In the midst of a revitalization, the Energy Management program gets a curriculum overhaul to boost its enrollment and stay up with industry trends.
Becoming a part of the community — Rebecca Briesmoore discusses her Peace Corps experience in Panama, the volunteer application process, and Western’s Peace Corps Prep program
Rebecca Breismoore, Western’s Peace Corps Prep liaison, discusses the application process, language learning, cultural humility, why you should join, and more.
Western business professor Jessica Laramie wins Colorado energy education award
Dr. Jessica Laramie was recognized on Dec. 14 for her outstanding work as a Colorado educator in the energy industry when she received the 2022 Denver Association of Professional Landmen Education Award.
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