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Fall 2014 registration

Don’t delay! Many fall 2014 credit courses at Colorado Mountain College begin Monday, August 25. Registration for credit CMC classes is required 24 hours prior to the start of class. Registration for late-starting credit and continuing education classes is on-going through the semester.

We’ve got over 2000 classes to choose from! Explore that long held artistic passion or finish that bachelor’s degree. Search, register and pay for classes here.

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SiriusXM Radio host Pete Dominick catches up with CMC at the Aspen Ideas Festival

SiriusXM Radio host Pete Dominick always wanted to go to college in Colorado. He never got here as a student, but he did get a chance to interview Colorado Mountain College President Carrie Besnette Hauser, Isaacson School for New Media faculty member Corby Anderson and Isaacson School for New Media student Justin Patrick at the Aspen Ideas Festival earlier this summer. The three discussed the college’s envy-inducing mountain locations, affordability, and hands-on, innovative programs. Click the arrow on the brown bar below to catch the full interview.

Sirius XM Radio host interviews Isaacson School of New Media student Justin Patrick and Carrie Besnette Hauser at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Fest.

SiriusXM Radio host Pete Dominick, center left, interviews Isaacson School for New Media faculty Corby Anderson, left, student Justin Patrick, second from right, and Carrie Besnette Hauser, right, at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival.

Fall 2014 registration is open

Spread the word to your students, friends, family and neighbors: Registration for Fall 2014 classes is now open! Most classes start August 25. Search, register and pay for classes at http://coloradomtn.edu/classes.

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Registration for Colorado Mountain College Summer 2014 classes starts today!  Explore a new interest or take the first steps towards a new career. Summer semester begins May 12 and ends August 8; registration begins today. Search, register and pay for classes at http://coloradomtn.edu/classes/. – See more at: http://enews.coloradomtn.edu/?s=registration#sthash.YJPpDJzD.dpuf

Registration for Colorado Mountain College Summer 2014 classes starts today!  Explore a new interest or take the first steps towards a new career. Summer semester begins May 12 and ends August 8; registration begins today. Search, register and pay for classes at http://coloradomtn.edu/classes/. – See more at: http://enews.coloradomtn.edu/?s=registration#sthash.YJPpDJzD.dpuf

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New social sciences faculty welcomed to CMC Steamboat Springs

CMC Steamboat Springs welcomes a new faculty member, Dr. Patrick W. Staib. Kathy Kiser Miller, Dean of Academic Affairs at CMC in Steamboat Springs, recently welcomed Dr. Staib in an email message to the college community. Her letter of welcome, along with Patrick’s self-introduction, is reprinted below:

New CMC Steamboat Springs faculty member Dr. Patrick W. Staib.

New CMC Steamboat Springs faculty member Dr. Patrick W. Staib.

“Dr. Staib earned his Doctorate and Master’s degrees at the University of New Mexico in Anthropology and Latin American Studies. Dissertation: Coffee and Countryside: Small Farmers and Sustainable Development in Las Segovias de Nicaragua.  He earned his BA in Spanish and Religion from Dickinson College.

Patrick most recently served as a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Northern Arizona.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience not only in anthropology, but other areas that Colorado Mountain College is embracing and expanding.  It is extremely fortunate for us and our students that he has expertise in farmer/rancher outreach programs, civic engagement, first-year learning and ethnic diversity initiatives.  Please extend a warm welcome to Patrick.  We are delighted he will be joining our Colorado Mountain College and Steamboat Campus family.”

From Patrick Staib:
“I am an applied anthropologist with interests in organic agriculture and sustainable development. I am a first generation American and grew up in suburban Philadelphia. My mother is from Nicaragua and my father from the Black Forest region of Germany.

My parents and relatives impressed the value of agrarian lifestyles early on my life. I spent summers in New Hampshire on my Uncle’s year-round organic farm and in the 1990s my parents opened the City Tavern restaurant in Old City Philadelphia. This historical recreation abides by historical authenticity in all aspects of its operation. I worked with my father who sought to source his products locally and support local Amish farmers.

My initial scholarly interest was in US-Latin American relations in the Post-Cold War era. I took interest in free trade accords instituted with the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994 and the effect on Latin American peasants (or campesinos) and their livelihoods. I worked on organic farms in the Rio Grande valley in preparation to work as an observer and evaluator for USAID-funded sustainable development projects that focused on organic crop production. Eventually, I spent two years in the Segovian highlands of Nicaragua living and working with a community of small-scale coffee farmers whose territory was the battleground of the 1980s Contra War. I worked on small family farms, I assisted in crop transport, I translated and marketed exportable product, and I assist in routine tasks. I researched these farmers’ receptivity and embrace of organic production schemes that were imposed on their local industry.

Most recently, I’ve worked in development projects to increase access and production of local produce, meats, dairy, and processed foods. I coordinated the formation of a small farmer-owned brokerage in Albuquerque, NM. We established year-round farm production with passive solar cold frame structures and instructed traditional communities in high value, specialty crop production. I also worked in Farmer and Rancher Outreach in the New Mexico Acequia Association. In this role I assisted farmers in obtaining subsidies and supports for infrastructural improvements in their production and irrigation operations.

In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with my wife Kelly, who is a bilingual elementary school teacher, and two sons Sebasian (4) an Diego (2). We are avid skiers. Our boys are just getting on the slopes. I also enjoy camping, biking, hiking, trail running and gardening. We are really thrilled to move to Steamboat and join the community at Colorado Mountain College! “

Maroon Bells 50th Birthday Bash

Maroon Bells 50th birthday bash posterThe Maroon Bells celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer. On August 2, you can attend a birthday bash for the iconic peaks hosted by  Wilderness Workshop, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and the U.S. Forest Service.

An outdoor festival at the base of Aspen Highlands will run from 3 to 9 p.m. The event will feature live music, an address by author/activist Rick Bass, a Ute Nation ceremony, various kids’ activities and wilderness displays. A film sharing the stories of individuals involved in the creation of Colorado Wilderness areas, created by students from CMC’s Professional Photography program, will also be shown at the event.  Click here to see the schedule of events.

Advance tickets are just $10 for adults, with kids 12 and under free (and that includes cake!). The Highlands Alehouse will offer special food and drink deals. For more info: http://www.maroonbells50.org/about/bash/

Summer Camp at CMC

Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, in partnership with the El Pomar Foundation, held a summer camp for middle school students last week to help spark their interest in future careers. Students at the Rifle camp, titled “Crazy Scientist Week,” explored biofuels and natural gas, green chemistry, social equity and health careers and solar cell production. Below are a few photos capturing students at work in Chris Ellis’ “Solar Day” lab. Additional summer camps, hosted by the CMC Roaring Fork campus and exploring media and technology continue this week and next at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale.

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Phase One of CMC IT single sign-on completed

CMC’s Information Technology Department (IT) has been busy creating a process to allow CMC staff and students to possess a single username/password that will work across many systems at CMC.

Phase One is now complete. This phase includes WebAdvisor, MyCMC and CMC provided e-mail. Other systems, such as Canvas, will follow in the next phase.

On the morning of July 14th, these systems started authenticating against a single source using your standardized username. Faculty, staff and students need to register to use the CMC Password Manager. It is easy and fast to complete. Please follow the directions and screen shots provided by the IT department Read more

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Happy Friday afternoon. Enjoy the weekend!

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Student who began studies at CMC graduates from Harvard

Saling Simon began his college education at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs and graduated this May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University. The recent Ivy League graduate credits the core classes he took at CMC for providing a solid academic foundation. Photo Steph Stevens

Saling Simon began his college education at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs and graduated this May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University. The recent Ivy League graduate credits the core classes he took at CMC for providing a solid academic foundation. Photo Steph Stevens.

[STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.] – Saling Simon took an unusual route from the mountains of Colorado to the ivy-covered halls of Harvard University, with one of the most definitive legs of his journey beginning at Colorado Mountain College.

This spring CMC President Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser received Simon’s Harvard graduation invitation, along with a handwritten note thanking the college for kick-starting his higher education. Simon began his coursework at CMC in Steamboat Springs in 2006 and graduated this May from Harvard with a degree in psychology.

Originally from Evergreen, Simon began playing in a piano duo with his concert pianist father at the age of 6. “I grew up on stage,” he said. “All through Read more