In a major announcement Wednesday afternoon at the Museum of Western Colorado, officials with the Museum, as well as CMU and Chevron, brought forward a plan to partner up.
The new partnership will mean greater opportunities for travel overseas for those in the local area.
The effort kicks off with a tour this coming fall to the Yucatan, with an all-inclusive trip that will bring travelers to classic and post classic sites, as well as to incredible Mayan ruins.
Museum curators, as well as a CMU art professor, and a Mexican anthropologist, will guide travelers through the beautiful area, all the while teaching them about the abundant history and culture of the area.
Curator of anthropology, Zebulon Miracle, says, ""The history of Mesoamerica really ties to the history of western Colorado. So while we're on the trip we'll talk about not only the Mayan culture, but we'll also be able to relate that to the culture right here in our backyard."
Director of Alumni Relations at CMU, Rick Adleman, explained that the partnership will make for "an exciting way for our alumni to stay connected with CMU and continue learning.
If you're interested in learning more about the upcoming trip, you can attend a free fiesta and informational session at the Colorado Mesa University Ballroom.
The event takes place April 4th at 6:30pm, and will be accompanied by refreshments and a short presentation.
Parking is available in the parking garage off 12th Street and Elm Avenue.