“Sweet, I Got an A” event celebrates student achievement
Steamboat student Connor Croasdale selects a Colorado beanie as his prize for getting four A’s on his transcript last semester. Connor is a member of the Alpine Ski Racing Team and is currently pursuing an Associate of Arts in Business degree. He currently holds a 3.9 cumulative GPA.
Last week, Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs celebrated students’ academic achievement by recognizing any student who has earned an A this year, whether it was on an academic transcript or on an assignment, and celebrating their success with prizes and ice cream.
The “Sweet, I Got an A” event was held on Thursday, Feb. 20 and was hosted by the TRiO Success Center and Student Activities professionals. Seventy five students participated. The event as created to encourage students to remember that overall academic success is built upon smaller building blocks.
“All the little A’s add up to the big A’s,” says Amy Phillips, Coordinator of the TRiO Success Center at CMC in Steamboat Springs. “Each A starts one quiz or paper at a time, and as these build you find yourself with an A in the course.” Read more
Faculty are the heart of Colorado Mountain College. We’re featuring them all week in eNews via articles on CMC’s faculty and adjuncts of the year. We’ve also started a video series profiling a handful of additional faculty stories.
Our first video shares ski and snowboard business faculty Tim Widmer’s passion for teaching and for Steamboat Springs. We’re inspired by Tim and other CMC faculty’s dedication daily. Find and follow upcoming faculty stories projects at #CMCFacultyStories on Instagram and Twitter. And, if you like the work of the filmmaker, you can follow CMC student (and adjunct!) Ben Saheb at http://vimeo.com/bensaheb.
The iconic arches of Arches National Park in Moab, Utah, will be on the itinerary of Professor Garry Zabel’s four-day geology field trip course April 3-6.
Veteran geologist Garry Zabel is leading a four-day field trip this spring to the popular desert destinations, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
This two-credit geology course is open to all students across the college. The pre- and post-trip classroom lectures are available via the Interactive Video System at all campuses. The field trip is Thursday through Sunday, April 3 to 6.
Students will consider the geologic forces that created these stunning natural wonders. The itinerary also includes stops at Deadhorse Point, Upheaval Dome, Island in the Sky and the Needles District.
Interested students may contact Professor Zabel at 970-948-5194 for more information about the course. Individuals can register at any site for Syn #82024/GEY-175-RL02. The cost is two credits of tuition plus a $215 supplemental charge that pays for all food, campground fees and transportation. The first class meeting is March 27, and a follow-up lecture will be held April 10.
The Crystal Observatory, built by the Colorado Mountain College Sky Club, will be open four more days. If you can’t catch the sculpture in person today, Feb.6 through Sunday, Feb. 9, you can now check out this unique ice-and-snow sculpture on video, thanks to CMC student Ben Saheb.
The unique ice and snow sculpture recreates a to-scale model of the solar system sculpted in ice. Visitors are also treated to snow-sculpture version of Stonehenge, views from a telescope and a giant, walk-in, flying saucer carved from snow. The final stop is the crystal observatory, where the tour’s largest telescope is located, surrounded by enormous stalagmites.
The Crystal Observatory will be open for four more days on the CMC campus in Steamboat Springs on Feb. 6, 7, 8 and 9, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased on nights when the observatory is open, at the ticket table located on the second level of CMC’s new academic and student services building, where tour guides will lead visitors to the observatory grounds.
Tickets are $10 per person, with all proceeds going to support the CMC Sky Club. Kids under six and students with a valid CMC ID get in for free. Appropriate winter footwear is advised.
For more information, contact Westlake at 970-870-4537.
- See more at: http://enews.coloradomtn.edu/2014/01/29/cmc-sky-club-opens-crystal-observatory-jan-31/#more-16450
Eight athletes taking part in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games studied at Colorado Mountain College in their past. Wishing the best of luck to former students Bill Demong, Chris Del Bosco, Bryan Fletcher, Taylor Fletcher, Simi Hamilton, Heidi Kloser, Justin Reiter and Katie Uhlaender! The Games start today. Cheer on our former students! Find schedules and coverage of their events on NBCUniversal’s digital and broadcast platforms.
UPDATE 10:30 AM — The Leadville campus is closed due to adverse weather conditions, effective immediately. The Lake County Emergency Services is urging all county residents to stay in their homes and stay off the roads. The Chaffee campus is remaining open at this time, but is monitoring the weather and road situation and will close if they deem necessary.
Other closures: Colorado Mountain College locations in Aspen, Edwards, Rifle and all Roaring Fork Valley Campus locations –Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and Spring Valley – will remain closed throughout today, Friday, January 31, 2014 due to significant snow accumulations. Stay safe out there. Enjoy the snow.
X Games Aspen 2014 kicks off in Aspen today and lasts through Sunday, January 26, 2014. Events are held outside at Buttermilk and are free and open to the public: Layer up accordingly!
For those interested in checking out the action, a few helpful tips are offered below. Can’t make it in person? Follow the event through the eyes of our CMC student social ambassadors by following #CMCXGames on Twitter and Instagram.
HOW TO GET THERE. (AND HOW TO PARK THERE!)
TAKE THE BUS: Roaring Fork Valley public transport (RFTA) is an eco-friendly way to get to the XGames, with a naturally-designated safe driver. For info on schedules and prices, call 970-925-8484, or go to www.rfta.com.
PARKING: Driving on your own? Designate a responsible driver, then stash your car at the Brush Creek Intercept Lot at Hwy 82 and Brush Creek Rd. Parking at the Intercept lot is FREE, and free shuttles will run continuously from the Intercept Lot to the X Games venue at Buttermilk from Read more
Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyne Heldman interviewed CMC Theatre’s “Amadeus” director Brad Moore and cast members Nick Garay, Jaime Sklavos, and Gary Ketzenbarger for Crosscurrents, the station’s public & cultural affairs program. The show aired yesterday; you can still catch the audio thread on the station’s website by clicking this link.
Better yet, catch the show in person! The production runs tonight, January 16, and tomorrow, January 17 at the Wheeler Opera House, 7 p.m. Seats can be reserved at aspenshowtix.com or 920-5770. Tickets for “Amadeus” are $20.
Jill Paradis has been working with top Colorado restaurants for more than 15 years, starting out as a program coordinator for Share Our Strength, where she provided cooking classes and volunteer chefs to underserved communities. A sommelier and cheese aficionado, Jill divides her time between Colorado and Piedmont, Italy, where she lives on a five-acre farm in the small hilltop village of Maretto d’Asti with her husband, Giulio, and their dogs, Bella and Yampa, who occasionally find truffles! She also makes wine, grows hazelnuts, and runs the Monferrato Farm, an experiential learning place where Read more