Colorado Mountain College’s first theatre graduate tackles new role
This article appeared in the Glenwood Spring’s Post Independent. By April Clark.
Santaland Diaries is a one-man comedy show, directed and performed by Nick Garay at the historic Cardiff Schoolhouse located in 4018 Sky Ranch Drive in the Park East subdivision in Glenwood Springs. Photo: Kelley Cox.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — In just nine days, at a rate of three pages per day, actor Nick Garay memorized 27 pages of script.
In theater, that’s not necessarily an easy feat. Especially with only a three-week window to put on a one-man production.
“I only gave myself three weeks because I couldn’t really do the show during December,” said Garay, of Glenwood Springs, who is directing and performing in “Santaland Diaries” opening at 7 p.m. Friday and running through the holiday weekend at the Cardiff Schoolhouse. Read more
CMC’s ninth president begins her term today
Following a presidential search that began last spring, Colorado Mountain College welcomes a new chief executive. Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser takes office today with what she describes as a “packed schedule,” with plans tour of the CMC District to meet college employees and community members. Her first day includes meeting with groups of students over lunch at Spring Valley and with faculty and staff.
Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser talks with a student during a welcome reception at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, Nov. 19. In her first few weeks she will be touring the CMC District to meet employees, students and stakeholders. Photo: David Clifford
Before taking office she has been meeting with CMC employees and supporters, including a November 19 reception at Edwards. She also met in Denver with CMC founding father David Delaplane to learn about the history of the college district and its establishment in the early 1960s.
“It is such a privilege to officially join the Colorado Mountain College team,” she said. “I look forward to a very busy December visiting every campus and learning location, meeting with each trustee in his/her region, representing CMC at the state Read more
Colorado Mountain College graduate Zach Johnston spices up Summit County with a new business
This article first appeared in the Summit Daily News. By Kelsey Fowler.
“The Spice Guy” is on a mission to add some zest to restaurants across Summit County.
Zach Johnston — “the Spice Guy” — started his own business in Summit County ordering specialty spices for local restaurants. Photo: Kelsey Fowler, Summit Daily News.
Zach Johnston, 25, began his business, The Spice Guy, about six months ago and has seen success with Summit County restaurants that want to order specialty spices. Johnston said his current business model boils down to selling bulk spices to about 20 restaurants throughout the county.
He said The Spice Guy is the High Country’s premier supplier of the largest variety of spices, herbs and ingredients.
“We have the hottest, the sweetest, the spiciest, the smokiest, the undisputed Read more
This column first appeared in the Vail Daily. Author Kim Langmaid, Ph.D., is a faculty member at Colorado Mountain College’s Sustainability Studies program and VP and director of sustainability and stewardship programs at Walking Mountains Science Center.
Jane Ross in the Sonnenalp Hotel’s new Smart Car.
When Jane Ross was asked to lead the “Green Team” at the Sonnenalp Hotel she thought she would simply be scheduling monthly meetings and taking notes. She had no background in sustainability and no idea how things would evolve.
Implementing an employee Green Team is part of getting employees to participate in sustainability practices and also one of the criteria for becoming Actively Green 2015 certified by the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability and Sustainable Travel International. Actively Green 2015 is a project of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship’s Read more
This article was published in the Steamboat Pilot and Today. By Luke Graham.
Colorado Mountain College student Dave Demalteris, 34, pins up his final product as part of his art and sustainability class. A fashion exhibit displaying the students’ work will be on display through Dec. 2 at CMC. Photo: Ben Ingersoll
That was the idea behind associate professor Cynthia Zyzda’s class.
When sustainability rolls off the tongue, the first thing that usually comes to mind is food or construction.
But Zyzda, a visual art and humanities professor, saw sustainability all throughout her studies in art. Taking it a step further, she saw it in clothing.
The class members were asked to transform discarded items of clothing into Read more
Colorado Mountain College’s sustainability-minded communities offer our sustainability students incredible access to explore sustainability in many forms. On Saturday, Nov. 9, CMC students took part in the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Green Building Tour. Article first published in the Steamboat Today.
Colorado Mountain College student Caroline Jordan examines a chair inside Ron Davies’ home during Sunday’s Green Building Tour in Clark. Just about everything inside Davies’ home, down to the chairs and countertops, were designed with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. Photo: Ben Ingersoll.
Ron Davies shows off the insert in his living room wall that shows spectators exactly what is insulating his house. Davies’ custom-built Clark home is a straw bale design, meaning 100 percent natural straw lines his stucco walls.
Instead, you’d find stacks of compressed straw bales, like the floor of a farmer’s barn.
About a mile down the street from Davies’ home, you’d find an even more unconventional approach to a home’s framework. Inside Kathleen Titus’ walls are approximately 1,000 tires with Read more
The following column by veteran and CMC student Ryan Lanham was published as a CMC Corner column in today’s Glenwood Spring’s Post Independent.
Old man on campus. That’s how I feel sometimes. College students look different than they did when I first attempted school. Evolution has left its mark on the younger generation with the addition of a new appendage, the cell phone.
Classrooms are no longer the distraction-free sanctuary I remember. Facebook on laptops, texting during lectures — actually, I’m impressed with this generation’s ability to multitask at all times. If I could text, tweet, type, listen to an ever-inserted earbud, and still make good grades, then maybe I would do it, too.
Veteran and CMC student Ryan Lanham shares his personal journey from the military to the classroom in today’s Post Independent CMC Corner Column .
But this isn’t what I want to discuss. My story is perhaps a bit different than my fellow veterans. I joined the army infantry at the ripe old age of 27. I had tried and failed at school a few times; this wasn’t due to an intellectual incapacity for learning, but rather, it stemmed from a life rife with addiction. I didn’t join for flag, freedom or furthering the despotic business interests of the privileged elite. I joined to get sober . . . or at least try.
By enlisting, there were two things I hoped would happen: 1) It was my sincerest wish that the mandatory sobriety during deployment would be a catalyst for personal change, and 2) I thought that a brush with death in combat would Read more
Awarded the Silver Prize at the Nevada International Film Festival, “Veterans Day 11-11-11” will be shown in the New Space Theatre at the Spring Valley campus of Colorado Mountain College at 4 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The film was created and edited by a team of reporters and photojournalists, including CMC assistant professor of professional photography Suzanne Popovich Chandler, and it has aired on PBS nationally and locally.
Veterans, active military personnel, students and members of the community are invited to the free event, which will include a facilitated discussion with Col. Dick Merritt. Current and prospective students who are veterans or active-duty military are especially welcome to attend. Viewing and remarks will begin at 4 p.m., and snacks will be provided.
For more information, email Chandler at email@example.com.
“Green Team” students teach what they are learning
CMC student Shoshanah Ferguson was among those presenting information on energy- and resource-conserving practices at Sustainability Day.
Shoshanah Ferguson was stationed in a corner of the Coronado Café at Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Leadville, but it wasn’t to have lunch. The CMC sustainability studies student was one of about a half-dozen students and community members presenting information at the campus on Sustainability Day Oct. 23, sharing ideas and practical information about energy- and resource-conserving practices.
The environmental event is part of a national effort. Since 2003, Campus Sustainability Day is held yearly at colleges and universities across the country on the fourth Wednesday of October. In Leadville, the focus was primarily on energy conservation, local food production and waste management. This is the third year that the local CMC campus has taken part in the national effort.
“Green Team” members, most of whom are students, coordinated efforts with faculty to organize the day. Both CMC-Leadville science faculty member Miskwa Yellowknife, Ph.D., and Cameron Millard, a sustainability studies adjunct Read more
Sizzle magazine’s Winter 2013 issue sports a feature highlighting the benefits of working as a chef in resort towns. Colorado Mountain College’s Culinary Institute/Apprenticeship program and graduate chef Steve Nguyen are included. Click for full article at Sizzle’s site, or read below!
Resorts Appeal to Outdoor Lovers
If you like outdoor activities and don’t mind living away from large city crowds, working in a resort may be your kind of job. In general, wages are competitive and benefits are good, sometimes including low-cost housing.
Additionally, opportunities to learn and improve your skills are numerous, while upward mobility is common at resorts and with the contract management companies that sometimes operate them.
Earn your chops
At Delaware North Companies (DNC), Buffalo, N.Y., is one of those management firms. Its parks and resorts division oversees properties throughout the U.S. Read more