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Colorado Mountain College welcomes new vice president

Taylor brings deep, broad experience to CMC in Leadville, Buena Vista

James Y. Taylor

James Y. Taylor will soon be joining Colorado Mountain College as campus vice president in Leadville and Buena Vista.

A new campus vice president will soon head up Colorado Mountain College in Leadville and Buena Vista, a leader whose experience encompasses administrative leadership and teaching environmental and earth sciences at the college level in the West and Midwest, but also much more.

“James Taylor has spent years studying biology and wilderness in Yellowstone National Park,” said Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, president of Colorado Mountain College. “This, plus his experience in K-12 and higher education, certification as an emergency medical technician and personal experience in numerous technical rescues are just a few of the extraordinary qualities he brings that will enhance his ability to lead our college’s residential campus in Leadville and commuter location in Buena Vista.” The two locations allow the college to serve residents of Lake and Chaffee counties, as well as diverse residents from throughout Colorado and the U.S.

“I am excited to join Colorado Mountain College, to unify, build and expand so that as a campus, college and community we can work together to reach new heights,” Taylor said.

Taylor is currently the vice president of campus education and the executive Read more

Lindsey Thomson earns collegewide recognition

Edwards adjunct Faculty of Year named awardee for all CMC campuses

Lindsey Thomson celebrates with class

Lindsey Thomson (center), Colorado Mountain College’s adjunct Faculty of the Year for both the campus in Edwards and the college as a whole, celebrates with her students and a few surprise guests after the award announcement made by college president Dr. Carrie Hauser during Thomson’s class recently. Photo Kristin Anderson.

On a recent Wednesday night, Colorado Mountain College President Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, along with several faculty and staff, burst into adjunct instructor Lindsey Thomson’s classroom in Edwards to surprise her with an announcement: She has been honored as adjunct Faculty of the Year for all of the college’s 11 locations in north-central Colorado.Thomson, who teaches English as a second language and GED classes, was stunned, but her students and colleagues Read more

CMC Theatre’s ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ pulls out all stops

Raucous musical comedy combines vaudeville antics with Broadway song, dance

1536669_10152329659669311_1618592392_nColorado Mountain College Theatre’s production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” capitalizes on all of vaudeville’s most beloved gags: zany one-liners, bad puns, physical humor and slapstick comedy. The result is an extravaganza of hilarity that makes fun of one of the world’s most ridiculous experiments – human civilization.

The original production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” starring Zero Mostel, opened on Broadway in 1962 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards. Stephen Sondheim composed the music and lyrics for the book created by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. The show has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, including the Tony-winning production that earned Nathan Lane a Read more

‘Big Water, Little Boats’ author Tom Martin coming to Colorado Mountain College

Tom Martin

Author Tom Martin will appear at CMC locations in Carbondale (April 10) and Breckenridge (April 12) to talk about his book, “Big Water, Little Boats.” The Carbondale appearance will also feature a panel discussion about the Colorado Water Plan.

CMC in Carbondale and Breckenridge to host free talks

Tom Martin, author of “Big Water, Little Boats,” a history of river-running on the Colorado River from the 1940s and ’50s, will speak at two April appearances at Colorado Mountain College.

The free, 45-minute program features original photographs from various Grand Canyon river trips over several decades, including Boulder Narrows at 126,000 cubic feet per second in 1957. The presentation tells how Moulty Fulmer happened upon the McKenzie River hull design of today’s Pacific Northwest boats, and how he used that design to build his boat the Gem, Grand Canyon’s first decked dory.

Martin will also touch on the building of a full-sized replica of the Gem and taking the replica through the Grand Canyon. He will show photo rematching of original pictures from the 1940s and 1950s river Read more

Princeton Review founder to speak about technology in education

image001[Edwards] – On Tuesday, April 8, The Princeton Review founder and lifelong education entrepreneur John Katzman will speak at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Doors to the event open at 5 p.m., the talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and a VIP cocktail reception with Katzman will follow immediately afterwards.

The presentation, entitled “Gradually, then Suddenly: Disruption in Higher Ed,” will focus on the impacts, both pro and con, of technology in the field of education. Katzman’s entire career has focused on an out-of-the-box approach to education, pushing the boundaries of how we teach and how we learn. His innovative ideas have led him to found three companies. Read more

One Book, One Valley author event at CMC in Edwards tonight

Reprinted from an April 2, 2014 Vail Daily News staff report

Photo of author Greg Childs, by Ace Kvale.

Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, author Craig Childs will appear live for a book presentation, Q&A and a book signing. Photo: Ace Kvale.

EDWARDS — This year’s One Book, One Valley book selection, “Finders Keepers,” by Craig Childs, brings together this community through The Bookworm of Edwards and local libraries, local readers and book clubs.

Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, author Craig Childs will appear live for a book presentation, Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Bookworm of Edwards.

“Finders Keepers” was selected as the 2014 One Book, One Valley title for its appeal across age and gender lines as well as for its high literary merit. The Read more

Colorado Mountain College Named as One of Top 150 in the Country

Aspen Institute includes CMC in Recognition of Excellence contest
Aspen Institute Logo

Aspen Institute Logo

Washington, DC – Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Colorado Mountain College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.

The Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high Read more

John Katzman to speak at CMC Edwards

“Gradually, then Suddenly, Disruption in Higher Ed” talk to explore technology’s impacts on the future of higher ed

Author John Katzman will speak at CMC Edwards as part of the Women In Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series.  Katzman is the founder of three education companies: The Princeton Review, 2U, and Noodle.

The lecture will take place Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the CMC Edwards campus at 5:30 PM. Space is limited to 85 due to the seating capacity of the lecture hall. Tickets for the public lecture are $10. Individuals interested in attending a VIP cocktail reception with Katzman immediately following the lecture may purchase tickets for both events for $50, with discounts for Women in Philanthropy members. Click here or call 970-947-8355 for tickets.


CMC ArtShare opening showcases CMC photography student work

Diverse student photography on display at CMC ArtShare Gallery

Flyer for CMC Spring 2014 Photography Student ShowA new exhibit of photographic works by Colorado Mountain College students is on display through April 25 at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs. The featured photographers will be available to answer questions and discuss the art of photography at a free opening reception on March 21.

Derek Johnston, professor and director of the professional photography program at CMC, describes the exhibit as a showcase of recent student work in a wide-ranging variety of visions and styles. “Because students in our program are encouraged to develop their own unique ways of seeing,” he said, “the show is a good representation of the diverse work that comes out of the curriculum.”

Not only did students compose and capture the shots, they also participated in curating the exhibit and processed and framed their own work. “For some, these are the biggest prints Read more

The Aspen Institute and the Isaacson School for New Media Deepen Collaboration

Grant from Walter Isaacson benefits CMC New Media students

Thanks to a donation from Walter Isaacson, students at the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College will have free access to the world-class Aspen Institute events all year-round in Aspen, CO.

“This collaboration is an opportunity to expose students to the incredible resources of the Institute. In turn, the collaboration with the Isaacson School will connect the Institute to a new and diverse group within the Roaring Fork Valley community”, noted Walter Isaacson.  As the School’s namesake, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, Walter Isaacson is making this possible through Read more

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