Colorado Mountain College’s Professional Photography Program has started a Vimeo Channel to showcase the work being done in our New Media Storytelling class. The students have recently put up some compelling, beautiful work. You can check out a promotional pieces for the program created by our students below:
Last winter, the Genuine Steamboat Story contest, sponsored by Steamboat Group Realty, proposed the question: “Why do you think Steamboat Springs is a Genuine Place to Live or Visit?” The group’s web community voted on their favorite entry, and CMC student Dustin Eldridge was the winner. Dustin’s entry was printed in Steamboat Magazine. We’ve reprinted it below.
Poster image used to illustrate the Genuine Steamboat Story submissions in Steamboat magazine.
I am part of one of Steamboat’s fastest growing demographics — CMC students. I finished my freshman year last year.
After seeing the complete cycle of seasons in Steamboat, I have fallen in love with this tight-knit mountain community. The genuine spirit of Steamboat’s characters is apparent everywhere. On a bus anywhere else, various screens occupy most riders, who are busy avoiding human interaction. In Steamboat, friendly conversation is the norm. It’s difficult to find a place where a bus trip is a treat, but Steamboat is just that place.
Riding my mountain bike down Spring Creek last summer, I popped a tire and had to walk a good distance back to the car. On the way down, almost every person I passed asked if I needed help or an extra tube. The citizens o Read more
Glenwood Springs, CO (May 6) – In a written order issued today, Garfield County District Court Judge James Boyd has ruled that a lease between SourceGas and Colorado Mountain College is void and unenforceable. SourceGas sought to lease five acres of land on the college’s campus in Spring Valley for the purpose of building a natural gas compressor station; CMC’s Board of Trustees voted not to recognize the lease because it did not comply with statutory restrictions on the leasing of junior college district property.
While SourceGas argued that the lease was enforceable and that it was entitled to damages for the college’s decision not to recognize the lease, Judge Boyd disagreed and granted CMC’s motion for summary judgment, or dismissal, because the lease was void under the statute. In his ruling, Judge Boyd wrote “that CMC did not have the authority to enter the Lease” because the Lease term is longer than the three years permitted under Colorado’s junior college statutes and CMC Board of Trustees did not approve the Lease. Judge Boyd also ruled that the Court did not have the authority to rewrite the Lease to a three year term as SourceGas attorneys had argued. Finally, Judge Boyd ruled that finding the Lease was void and unenforceable was not grossly inequitable to SourceGas because CMC has returned the entire amount of the Lease payment to SourceGas. Judge Boyd previously ruled on Aug. 7, 2012 that the court could not order CMC to perform the lease.
“We are pleased that this issue has been resolved by the court, and we can concentrate on the business of educating students,” says CMC Board of Trustees President Glenn Davis. In addition to addressing the college’s authority to enter into the SourceGas lease, he noted, “the college Board was responding to concerns raised by students, faculty and area residents when it decided not to go forward with the lease.”
Even though CMC already had a policy in place regarding leases of CMC property, the Board recently adopted a more detailed policy requiring acquisitions and dispositions of CMC’s real property to ensure compliance with Colorado’s junior college statute. The review of leases must result in a finding that the property is not immediately needed for CMC purposes, and that the lease “promotes the general welfare of the institution and is in the best interests of education and the junior college district,” pursuant to state law.
ArtShare Gallery features exhibit by Holocaust scholar, adjunct faculty
This mixed-media piece by carolyn h. manosevitz, mfa, hole in the landscape, is part of an upcoming exhibit titled healing on display at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in Glenwood Springs May 6-June 24.
By Stefanie Kilts
“We all need to heal,” said carolyn h. manosevitz, mfa. Her artwork – three-dimensional paintings on paper and paper sculptures – addresses the human experience after a catastrophe.
In manosevitz’s case, this catastrophe is the Shoah, a Hebrew term used by contemporary scholars in reference to the Holocaust. She has been involved in the world of Holocaust studies both in her art and her teaching for the past 15 years.
“I use the Shoah as a vehicle, a bridge to connect with my Christian and Muslim brothers and sisters,” she said.
The artist was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, the child of Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine. Her father was the youngest in a family of 12 children and emigrated to Canada in the early part of the 20th century ahead Read more
Registration is underway for summer semester classes at Colorado Mountain College. Many classes start the week of May 13 and others start throughout the summer. CMC offers associate and bachelor’s degrees, certificates, adult basic education and continuing education at 11 locations or online. More information is at coloradomtn.edu, 1-800-621-8559, or your local campus.
Classes begin May 13 and throughout the semester.
Each household should receive a course schedule in the mail. More information and registration is available online at www.coloradomtn.edu/register or by visiting the campus in Aspen, 0255 Sage Way.
Students new to the college and those who have not taken classes within the past 12 months can apply and register in person, or can go to the college’s website to apply online and then fax or mail in a registration form. Students who have taken classes within the past 12 months can also sign up by mail, phone or fax, or online. Students can also register by emailing cmcAS@coloradomtn.edu.
For more information, call 925-7740 or 1-800-621-8559.
CMC Breckenridge and Dillon
Many classes at Breckenridge and Dillon are starting the week of May 13.
Each household should receive a course schedule in the mail. Information also is available by visiting either Colorado Mountain College in Dillon at 333 Fiedler Avenue, two blocks east of the Dillon post office, or Colorado Mountain College i Read more
Rebecca Kanaly, Colorado Mountain College BSBA student, outside her home in Vail, Colorado. Photo: Kate Lapides.
Colorado Mountain College’s “Four Year Stories Project” shares the stories of our inaugural class of bachelor’s degree students, who are receiving degrees this weekend. Next up in our series: Rebecca Kanaly from Edwards. Read on!
When Rebecca Kanaly received her associates degree from CMC two years ago, she told a local reporter that she wanted to be “the first person to earn a bachelor’s degree from the Edwards campus.” Kanaly is on track to earn the title: She’ll graduate this week with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). And she’s already moving onto the next stage of her education: Kanaly has been accepted to the MBA program at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.
At the start of her bachelor’s degree journey at Colorado Mountain College, Kanaly took on the responsibility of the care of her father, who received a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during her childhood. When she couldn’t find a local organization that offered adult day care for individuals with traumatic brain injuries, she started one, using the knowledge she was learning in her Read more
Robyn Kent is first and only bachelor’s student graduating this spring in Rifle
Robyn Kent, a working mother, is finishing her Bachelor of Science in business administration at Colorado Mountain College. Kent, the only student from CMC’s Rifle campus receiving a bachelor’s degree this spring, will be the student speaker at the May 3 graduation ceremony. Photo Stefanie Kilts
By Stefanie Kilts
[RIFLE] – Robyn Kent was worried about the gap on her resume. Although she had been a licensed psychiatric technician for the State of Colorado for five years, she had taken time off to raise her two kids until they reached kindergarten.
“I hadn’t worked since 2005,” she said. At that point, she was living in New Castle and as she thought about getting back into the workforce, she found that Colorado Mountain College was an easy choice to make. In addition to the location and flexibility of the classes, affordability was a big plus for Kent.
“I could afford to pay cash for my education so I didn’t have to take out any student loans,” she said.
When she looked at universities outside Colorado, she said she was looking at $27,000 to $30,000 a year. She estimates she spent $5,000 last year at CMC for her education.
“I saved $22,000 to $25,000 [each year] on my education,” she said. “It’s a Read more
Angelica Mascarenas joins first class of bachelor’s grads at ceremony May 3
Angelica Mascarenas is a member of the first class to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mountain College. She’s been attending the campus in Leadville.
[LEADVILLE] – Angelica Mascarenas is a teacher at heart. When she lived in her native country, Mexico, she taught English as a Second Language courses for students as young as kindergarten-aged all the way up to adults.
Mascarenas comes from a well-educated family in Leon, Guanajuato. Most of her family has college degrees, and her eight siblings work as lawyers, teachers and architects.
“Any time you can get more education, it opens a lot of doors for you,” she said.
When she moved to Leadville with her husband in 2002, she realized only her high school certificate from Mexico would be approved in the U.S. To become a teacher again, she would need to return to college.
“I knew a degree would open up many more areas where I could Read more
This op-ed column ran as a CMC Corner in the Rifle Citizen Telegram April 4, 2013. By Nephi Thompson
What if, by learning a new way of seeing, you could be better equipped to solve problems? Or organize what you observe so that you can make more sense of our complex world?
These are some of the many benefits of learning about science. And here at Colorado Mountain College, we are delighted to be working with some excellent elementary and middle school teachers who want to re-energize this summer, to learn new ways to bring the wonder and excitement of science to their students.
We recently received a $150,000 grant from Chevron to develop and provide a summer science experience for K-8 teachers from the schools of New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Parachute and DeBeque. Not only is this training free to 24 teachers and Read more
Students find opportunities in combining business with sustainability
Tyler Jensen, left, works on a computer during a typical study session with twin brother Cody Jensen, top left, and Hayden Van Andel, right. The three students are finishing dual bachelor’s degrees in sustainability and business from Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. Photo Stefanie Kilts
[BRECKENRIDGE] – Three of a kind beats a pair?
That might have been the strategy when twins Cody and Tyler Jensen met Hayden Van Andel during their first year at Colorado Mountain College. And the winning hand continues as the trio finishes dual bachelor’s degrees in sustainability and business.
That’s right – all three friends are completing two bachelor’s degrees simultaneously, as part of the college’s first graduating class to be able to earn those degrees.
“We all loved skiing and have similar tastes,” said Van Andel. “We’ve been on the same path ever since starting at CMC.”
Van Andel grew up in Breckenridge and trained for freestyle skiing while attending Summit High School. Cody and Tyler Jensen also sought out Colorado for skiing, moving to Breckenridge from Chicago for their senior year at Read more