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Tina Butterfield provides feedback to a student on a painting they created. Tina Butterfield provides feedback to a student on a painting they created.

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An art professor embarks on a project to paint portraits of the women in the Gunnison Valley who are connected to the land through...

Stan Pursley and other Western alums stand in the Mountaineer Bowl at a football game. Stan Pursley and other Western alums stand in the Mountaineer Bowl at a football game.

Alumni Profiles

Editor’s Note: We had a wonderful and wide-ranging conversation with Stan. The transcribed interview here has been edited for length.   After growing up in...

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Western earned the reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in July 2023. The vote was a recognition of the University’s commitment...

Patricia Amlin holds one of her hand painted film cells. Patricia Amlin holds one of her hand painted film cells.

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Chris Miller wasn’t expecting to find a piece of film history in her friend’s storage unit. Yet there it was, hidden away in 36...

A rainbow is seen above Taylor Hall at sunset A rainbow is seen above Taylor Hall at sunset

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When it came time for President Brad Baca to select a cabinet to help bring his vision for Western to life, he knew he...

Graduates are seated in front of Taylor Hall Graduates are seated in front of Taylor Hall

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Western’s Adult Degree Completion program is giving non-traditional students with unfinished business Of the nearly 500 students who walked across the commencement stage at...

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