Due to adverse winter weather conditions, the CMC Edwards location closed at 3 p.m. today. This closure is in addition to the morning closures of Colorado Mountain College’s campuses and learning locations in Aspen/Basalt, Buena Vista/Salida, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Spring Valley for Wednesday, December 4.
This cancellation includes Aspen CMC classes held at the Basalt Middle School and Basalt High School. CMC classes meeting at Basalt Health and Fitness will be held as usual.
We will update campus Facebook pages and eNews with any additional closures. You can also follow CMC’s home page ticker at coloradomtn.edu. Be safe out there!
eNews will be taking a break over the Thanksgiving holiday. Wishing you all a joyful, thanks-filled holiday week. We’ll be back on Monday, December 2!
New position to help students toward college, career
Individuals involved in the new counselor program who attended a recent meeting are, from left to right, Grand Valley High School counselor Ryan Frink; Garfield Re-2 curriculum director Larry Brady; District 16 director of technology Nathan Humphrey; CMC CEPA and testing coordinator Jenny Boone; CMC-Rifle campus vice president Nancy Genova; Coal Ridge High School principal Rick Elertson; CMC administrative technician Katie Rust; Grand Valley High School principal Jory Sorenson; CMC interim vice president of student affairs Lin Stickler; Grand Valley High School counselor Chris Abbey; District 16 superintendent Ken Haptonstall; Rifle High School counselor Drew Hogan; and Grand Valley High School counselor Brenda Walck.
For many high school students and their parents, the path toward higher education is riddled with daunting hurdles. Financial aid paperwork, admission essays and scholarship applications loom almost as large as the cost of financing a college degree.
To help students find their way through the challenges and opportunities, Colorado Mountain College has hired Jenny Boone to join a team of counselors at Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley high schools. Since September, she has been working alongside high school counselors there to help engage students in planning their futures, even as early as their freshman year in high school.
“Through years of cooperative programs, we have learned that we must not only offer assistance for higher education, but we must also work with our high schools to create a college culture early on, providing information, guidance and support throughout high school to prepare students for Read more
A view from the weekend. We’re pretty excited about the new snow in Colorado!
On December 2, Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser will become Colorado Mountain College’s ninth president. CMC in Edwards hosted an event to welcome Dr. Hauser to the college, Nov. 19, from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Student Center. The event was free and open to the public. Dr. Hauser recently answered questions about her guiding philosophies and values, the life experiences that have shaped her, the bright future she sees for CMC, and why she trekked to base camp at Mount Everest.
Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser
In your October 9 interview as a presidential finalist, you said that you weren’t looking to become a college president anywhere else. What attracted you to Colorado Mountain College? And, from your perspective, what is CMC’s distinctive position among higher education institutions in Colorado?
I have been familiar with Colorado Mountain College for many years, and became even more so during my time at the Daniels Fund. One of my favorite initiatives at the foundation was the Daniels Opportunity Scholarships. As CMC was an early recipient of these specialized grant funds, I came to know the important role the college plays in Colorado higher education.
CMC offers students a choice – really THE choice – to live, work, take classes, earn degrees and training, and contribute to the workforce and economies of the mountain communities. Its structure, financial model, faculty, and eleven learning locations uniquely position it to innovate and serve students like few other Read more
Workshop at Edwards campus could help you at work
Angelo Fernandez, the human resources director at Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, is a certified Crucial Conversations trainer. He will teach a two-hour sampler of the course at CMC’s Edwards campus Nov. 14.
If you’re someone who avoids conflict – to the point where your work and personal relationships are suffering – a two-hour workshop on Nov. 14 at Colorado Mountain College’s Edwards campus could propel you toward clear, effective communication.
The 3-5 p.m. workshop is a sampler of an in-depth, 16-hour training called Crucial Conversations. Through CMC, over the past two years more than 125 Eagle County employees have completed the full 16-hour Read more
Chelsilyn Ball earned an outdoor degree at CMC, then put it to use teaching paddling, climbing and leadership skills to youth and orphans in Nepal. Our latest Leadville video short shares her inspiring story. Thanks to our video editor, Brent Neumeier!
New site to go live Wednesday, November 6
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Colorado Mountain College will be migrating the main CMC website to the widely used web-publishing platform WordPress.
While the homepage of our website will look different – check the image above for a sneak peek – the navigation and design of interior pages will remain similar to the current site. The change was spurred by a need to provide the college with a more robust system with greater capabilities and increased stability.
The benefits of the migration are numerous. The new site incorporates “responsive design” which shifts the visible presentation of content when viewed on hand-held devices, tablets or desktops in order to enhance navigation and legibility. In addition, the new platform offers a vast array of plug-ins and add-ons for greater future functionality.
The new site also offers robust calendars that are easy to navigate. The calenders will also provide the ability to present current class schedule information and events on selected web pages. Among other functions, users will be able to add calendar events (including class dates) to their personal calendars with a click.
Check in with us and check out the new site tomorrow afternoon! The new site is scheduled to go live at 10 a.m. Some users may experience a time delay prior to the new site being visible on their screens.
CMC sustainability studies student Ben Saheb has been focusing his lenses on inspiring stories of sustainable food and community in Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley. Catch episode 2 of his ‘Yampa Valley Roots’ series, first published in Ben’s blog Life in Ski Town U.S.A., below.
What do you get when you combine the CMC Culinary Program with the CMC Sustainability Program? You get one amazing CMC power duo. What do you get when you combine one amazing CMC power duo with local non profit organizations and local food suppliers? You get a local food revolution.
I was lucky enough to be part of an amazing collaborative event between some major players in the Steamboat community and this video sums up how CMC is already taking its new degrees to new frontiers. The following video is called “Yampa Valley Roots – Episode 2″ and its here to change the world.
Fasten your seat-belts.