Free concert at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle Friday, Nov. 22
RIFLE – Katie Glassman fuses soulful fiddling with a sparkling voice to span a range of genres from Western swing to vintage jazz and bluegrass. She and her band, Snapshot, will perform at the Clough Auditorium on the CMC-Rifle campus on Friday, Nov. 22.
“I think of myself as being from a different era,” said Glassman of her mixed Americana musical style. “I’ve always loved music with a nostalgic edge.”
The Denver native began playing fiddle at the age of 9. Inspired by old-time Texas music, she learned by ear and honed her skills at late-night jam sessions and countless competitions across the country. Her most recent wins include the Walnut Valley old-time fiddle national championship in Winfield, Kan., and the Rocky Grass competition in Read more
Some course application, payment deadlines Dec. 13
For those who see the world as their classroom, Colorado Mountain College offers college credit for study abroad courses in three countries for spring and summer 2014. Dive into intensive language classes in Spain, examine the culture of resistance in Guatemala or experience the cultural history of South Africa. Each study abroad opportunity translates into college credit, so you can invest in your future while exploring the world.
Registering now for spring
CMC’s Spring Semester in Spain, in historic Granada, begins Feb. 2, 2014, and continues through April 26. The semester of independent study includes 12 weeks of classes, 20 hours of Spanish instruction and five sessions devoted to Read more
Colorado Mountain College graduate Zach Johnston spices up Summit County with a new business
This article first appeared in the Summit Daily News. By Kelsey Fowler.
“The Spice Guy” is on a mission to add some zest to restaurants across Summit County.
Zach Johnston, 25, began his business, The Spice Guy, about six months ago and has seen success with Summit County restaurants that want to order specialty spices. Johnston said his current business model boils down to selling bulk spices to about 20 restaurants throughout the county.
He said The Spice Guy is the High Country’s premier supplier of the largest variety of spices, herbs and ingredients.
“We have the hottest, the sweetest, the spiciest, the smokiest, the undisputed Read more
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.
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
This column first appeared in the Vail Daily. Author Kim Langmaid, Ph.D., is a faculty member at Colorado Mountain College’s Sustainability Studies program and VP and director of sustainability and stewardship programs at Walking Mountains Science Center.
When Jane Ross was asked to lead the “Green Team” at the Sonnenalp Hotel she thought she would simply be scheduling monthly meetings and taking notes. She had no background in sustainability and no idea how things would evolve.
Implementing an employee Green Team is part of getting employees to participate in sustainability practices and also one of the criteria for becoming Actively Green 2015 certified by the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability and Sustainable Travel International. Actively Green 2015 is a project of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship’s Read more
CMC professional photography students share their skills
The professional photography program at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley is once again participating in the worldwide Help-Portrait movement. Students, alumni, faculty and staff will provide free portraits to area families on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Basalt Middle School, 51 School Street in Basalt.
The event will transform the Basalt Middle School cafeteria into several fully equipped digital photography studios, including printers. Portraits will be printed and delivered that Read more
Work experience at college’s Culinary Institute helped to secure job
Like many aspiring chefs, Aaron Cousineau grew up watching the Food Network and experimenting in the kitchen. He decided to pursue his culinary dreams in college after looking up to one well-known star on the Food Network: Bobby Flay, a TV personality, chef and restaurateur.
“He was one of my role models growing up,” Cousineau said.
Since graduating from Colorado Mountain College’s Culinary Institute in Edwards in 2012, Cousineau can say he’s not only met the famous chef a few times – but that he works as a line cook at Flay’s restaurant, the Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace in Read more
This article was published in the Steamboat Pilot and Today. By Luke Graham.
That was the idea behind associate professor Cynthia Zyzda’s class.
When sustainability rolls off the tongue, the first thing that usually comes to mind is food or construction.
But Zyzda, a visual art and humanities professor, saw sustainability all throughout her studies in art. Taking it a step further, she saw it in clothing.
The class members were asked to transform discarded items of clothing into Read more
Colorado Mountain College’s sustainability-minded communities offer our sustainability students incredible access to explore sustainability in many forms. On Saturday, Nov. 9, CMC students took part in the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Green Building Tour. Article first published in the Steamboat Today.
Ron Davies shows off the insert in his living room wall that shows spectators exactly what is insulating his house. Davies’ custom-built Clark home is a straw bale design, meaning 100 percent natural straw lines his stucco walls.
Instead, you’d find stacks of compressed straw bales, like the floor of a farmer’s barn.
About a mile down the street from Davies’ home, you’d find an even more unconventional approach to a home’s framework. Inside Kathleen Titus’ walls are approximately 1,000 tires with Read more