Janine Allen

“When I signed up for Patty Limerick’s History of the American West course, I stumbled upon the vibrant, hidden story of the American West – the one not told in textbooks . . . here was that same feeling, that hybrid of both unshakeable loneliness and hope. I found it inside of mines and miners, in the plains, in the Japanese forced into internment camps, in the selling off of cattle ranches in record numbers, and in the American Indian civil rights movement."

~Janine Allen

BA History and Certificate in Western American Studies, Spring 2010


Our aim is to help our students become discerning citizens and leaders in any of the fields that they may explore in their futures. We also work to provide community – a hub where students on a large campus can feel at home. To this end we sponsor a wide range of opportunities, inviting students to venture beyond classrooms and textbooks and to interact with leading scholars, writers, public servants, and faculty members. Come on in and take a look at our offerings. You won’t be disappointed.

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For more information, contact Roni Ires.

e-mail: academics@centerwest.org

phone: 303.735.1399