CMC Leadville, the highest altitude college campus in the country, hopes to raise awareness for backcountry safety and avalanche education through Twitter.
Colorado Mountain College Leadville students study a fracture line.
One thing is for sure in Leadville, Colorado; Leadville Knows Snow. At, 10,200 feet above sea level, snow isn’t just precipitation, it is a culture. This past winter has proven impressive in terms of powder accumulation, but with big snow years come big slide years. Colorado Mountain College in Leadville is an excellent community resource for those looking to educate themselves on avalanches and backcountry safety. CMC Leadville is dedicated to using the knowledge and experiences of their avalanche educators to raise awareness and help prevent unnecessary tragedies from Read more
New college president to address how access to higher education transforms lives, communities
What would draw a high-powered, rising star – one who has built a career on enhancing educational access for people who might not otherwise have that opportunity – to serve the small towns on Colorado’s Western Slope?
As Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser explains, it’s because of the opportunity to help lead Colorado Mountain College toward becoming the premier and most innovative institution of its kind.
Hauser, the ninth and newest president of CMC, and the second woman in the job, will address her vision for the college and for student success as the inaugural speaker of the 2014 Roaring Fork Cultural Council speakers’ series in Carbondale March 10. She will also share her thoughts about how access Read more
The Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Speaker Series continues Wednesday, March 5, at CMC in Breckenridge with a screening of the Norwegian ski movie “Supervention.” The screening starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at the college’s Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium. Tickets are $10, and there will be giveaways from Voile, Swany and Kind Snacks.
The film, produced by Norwegian-based Field Productions, was listed as one of the top 10 films to see this season by Outside Magazine and has been on a limited tour in the United States. Produced by Filip Christensen, the film follows a group of world class skiers and snowboarders on a journey to big mountain and urban terrain in Norway, Alaska, California, Sweden and New Zealand. Don’t miss this visual winter feast!
Tickets are available at www.CMCBreck.com
Conniff named Colorado Mountain College adjunct Faculty of Year for campus
Michael Conniff was recently named the campus adjunct Faculty of the Year for Colorado Mountain College’s Aspen Campus.
Colorado Mountain College instructor Michael Conniff sees his students in the Isaacson School for New Media as full partners in their own education, and his classes are designed to help them make substantive changes in their lives.
Conniff’s hands-on, real-world approach paid off with a surprising dividend recently, when he was named adjunct Faculty of the Year at the college’s Aspen Campus.
Every year, each of Colorado Mountain College’s seven campuses, as well as the college’s department of online learning, can nominate adjunct and full-time instructors for the Faculty of the Year award. From those honorees, senior administrators then select a Read more
Bob Von Achen was recently named the full-time Faculty of the Year for Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Rifle.
CMC Rifle campus names full-time, adjunct Faculty of the Year
Bob Von Achen, instructor of English and literature at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, went into teaching because he knew he would enjoy the analytical components – reading papers, employing his editing skills and offering textual insights. But within two weeks of classroom teaching, he found that it was engaging with students which gave him the deepest satisfaction.
“It’s gratifying to be able to make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Von Achen, shortly after he’d been notified he’d been named the campus’s Read more
CMC names Roaring Fork campus full-time, adjunct Faculty of Year
Senior administrators and colleagues surprised theater faculty Gary Ketzenbarger recently with the announcement he’d been named his campus’s full-time Faculty of the Year. Left to right are campus dean of academic affairs Terry Miller; collegewide VP of academic affairs Brad Tyndall; Ketzenbarger and his wife, Kelly Ketzenbarger; and adjunct theater instructor Brad Moore. Photo Beth Zukowski
When Gary Ketzenbarger’s Theatre Script Analysis class was interrupted recently, students thought the intruders might be part of a performance-art flash mob.
A closer look revealed an enthusiastic group of administrators, instructors and staff members, some wearing masks made from a photo of Ketzenbarger’s face, all there to celebrate the theatre instructor’s campus Faculty of the Year Award.
“What a great thrill and an honor,” he said. “I’m just one teacher amongst a host of teachers who are very good, very talented. That’s one of the true joys of Read more
CMC in Leadville Library’s Local Author Series Continues in March
Leadville, CO, February 13, 2014: Leadville residents and authors Carol Bellhouse and Laurel McHargue will be sharing from their works and discussing their writing process as the CMC in Leadville Library’s “Local Author Series” continues in March. The events are free and open to the public. Food and beverage is served.
Carol Bellhouse will read and discuss her work on Thursday, March 6 from 12-1pm in CMC Library’s Room 306. Carol Bellhouse is a prolific author with six published books, plus five more set for release in 2014, along with twenty stage- and screenplays. Carol attended Wellesley College, Wesleyan University and received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She has won multiple awards for Read more
Colorado Mountain College announces Faculty of the Year Awards
Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid, associate professor at Colorado Mountain College, left, accepts from college President Dr. Carrie Hauser her award as collegewide full-time Faculty of the Year for 2013. Quesada-Embid teaches sustainability studies at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Photo Kristin Anderson
When the president of Colorado Mountain College and the vice president of the campus in Edwards unexpectedly showed up in Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid’s classroom recently, they were met with cheers and applause.
That was because Dr. Carrie Hauser and Dr. Peggy Curry were there to tell Quesada-Embid she’d been named the collegewide full-time Faculty of the Year.
Each year, the students, staff and faculty of Colorado Mountain College nominate one outstanding full-time and one adjunct faculty member from each of CMC’s seven campuses and the college’s online learning department. From those honorees, senior administrators then select a collegewide Read more
Washington, DC (February 19, 2014) — The inaugural graduating class of the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) SIA Certification program, created in partnership with SnowSports Industries America (SIA), is the first to complete curriculum and assessments that qualify them to work in snow sports sales, marketing and retail.
“The greatest part about this program is that it has allowed me to live my dream,” said Kyle Ballinghoff who recently earned the SIA Certificate with a marketing focus. “When I was younger all I wanted to do was ski, and I wanted to turn that into a career. Through CMC and SIA I was able to do that.” Ballinghoff was a marketing intern for Burton Snowboards while enrolled at CMC and is now Read more
The 14′er project captures Colorado’s summits in stunning photography
Derek Johnston is director of professional photography at CMC’s Isaacson School for New Media. He’s also a talented landscape photographer who hauls his 4X5 view camera to 14er summits to create stunning landscape images. Colorado Mountain College ArtShare and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library are exhibiting his work through April 13. Catch his opening reception tonight at the Glenwood Springs Library from 6-8 p.m. The reception is free, with refreshments. The library is located at 815 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
Maroon Bells, Elk Range. Derek Johnston.