1000 Words: Life Changing Experiences in East Africa

Students and faculty taking part in CMC’s East Africa Study Abroad program successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro on January 6, and instructor Trey Shelton captured some beautiful images along the way. The students are following their climb with visits to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park and will wrap the trip this weekend, studying community development in Rift Valley villages. If you’re inspired by these photos, check out CMC’s additional 2015 study abroad opportunities: Aid and Development in Uganda and Rwanda or Spanish and sustainability in Costa Rica. Application deadlines for both trips are due soon.

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‘The Glorious Ones’ comes to Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House in January

Colorado Mountain College’s Sopris Theatre Company presents “The Glorious Ones,” a bawdy musical about a 16th century Italian theater troupe, at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House Jan. 23-24. From left are cast members Allie Kurzka, Jesse Monsalve, Paige Ulmer, David Collier, Ciara Morrison, Scott Elmore and Chris Walsh. Photo Scot Gerdes

Colorado Mountain College’s Sopris Theatre Company presents “The Glorious Ones,” a bawdy musical about a 16th century Italian theater troupe, at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House Jan. 23-24. From left are cast members Allie Kurzka, Jesse Monsalve, Paige Ulmer, David Collier, Ciara Morrison, Scott Elmore and Chris Walsh. Photo Scot Gerdes

When the X Games comes to Aspen in January, Colorado Mountain College’s theater troupe, Sopris Theatre Company (formerly CMC Theatre), will offer up an entirely different kind of spectacle when it presents “The Glorious Ones,” a fun and bawdy musical about a 16th century Italian Commedia dell’arte troupe.

Directed by Brad Moore, seven archetypal characters will carouse their way through this memorable performance. Read more

Colorado Mountain College welcomes new vice president

Regjo brings experience in higher education leadership to Edwards campus
Kathryn Regjo will be joining Colorado Mountain College as campus vice president in Edwards on March 1, 2015.

Kathryn Regjo will be joining Colorado Mountain College as campus vice president in Edwards on March 1, 2015.

EDWARDS] – Following a national search and with enthusiastic local input, a new campus vice president will soon lead Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Edwards. Dr. Kathryn Regjo, currently president and CEO of Lincoln College of New England, will start her new position at CMC March 1.

“We have been searching for a collaborative leader who is dedicated to academic quality, has strong financial acumen, is eager to collaborate with the community and can effectively balance both the needs of an individual campus and the college as a whole,” said Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, president and CEO of Colorado Mountain College. “Kathryn has demonstrated to us that she has all these attributes and more.”

“My family and I are thrilled for the opportunity to be part of the CMC and Vail Valley communities,” Regjo said. “I am excited to be part of an institution committed to supporting all educational pursuits of individuals in the community it serves.” Read more

1000 Words: Mt. Kilimanjaro Summit

Students on CMC’s East Africa Study Abroad program just successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro and are safely down from the mountain. Way to go, students. Enjoy the rest of your fine adventure. (Stay tuned, everyone else, for more photos! Courtesy Trey Shelton, CMC Leadville outdoor studies program.)

CMC students on top of Mt Kilimanjaro after their successful summit .

Su Comida, Su Vida means ‘your food, your life’

CMC, Valley Settlement Project, area elementary schools work together to present nutrition workshops

Jody Powell, a Carbondale-based naturopathic doctor, led a series of three workshops earlier in December, teaching low-income women how to both eat healthier foods and to stay within a budget. Here, Powell leads a workshop at Basalt Elementary School on Dec. 9. The workshops were coordinated by Colorado Mountain College, which partnered with the Valley Settlement Project and area elementary schools. Photo Kate Lapides

Jody Powell, a Carbondale-based naturopathic doctor, led a series of three workshops earlier in December, teaching low-income women how to both eat healthier foods and to stay within a budget. Here, Powell leads a workshop at Basalt Elementary School on Dec. 9. The workshops were coordinated by Colorado Mountain College, which partnered with the Valley Settlement Project and area elementary schools.

In December, three nutrition workshops taught throughout the mid and lower Roaring Fork Valley taught participants how to make healthy food choices, how to avoid food with pesticides and how to purchase nutritious food on a budget. For many of those attending, this might have been the first time they ever have heard this information.

Dec. 8 and 9, more than 65 participants – mostly Latina mothers from Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs – took part in one of three nutrition workshops. Called Su Comida, Su Vida (Your Food, Your Life), the sessions were translated into Spanish and led by Jody Powell, a Carbondale naturopathic doctor who specializes in family nutrition and is teaching a series of healthy living workshops at Colorado Mountain College this spring.

A partnership, sharing information

The nutrition workshops originated with Jill Ziemann, who directs several Colorado Mountain College programs for economically challenged community members. Ziemann discovered that CMC had some Colorado Trust grant money that was available.

According to Adrian Fielder, an instructional chair at Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale, the funds were specifically dedicated to teaching lower-income Read more

‘Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe’ opens on Jan. 9 at CMC ArtShare Gallery

“Language of Lost and Found,” 25” x 19”, is one of Alix Knipe’s ceramic sculptures that will soon be on display at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs. A free opening reception for “Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe” is set for Jan. 9, and the exhibit will be on display through Feb. 27.

“Language of Lost and Found,” 25” x 19”, is one of Alix Knipe’s ceramic sculptures that will soon be on display at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs. A free opening reception for “Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe” is set for Jan. 9, and the exhibit will be on display through Feb. 27.

Internationally recognized ceramic artist Alix Knipe will be the focus of “Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe,” a solo exhibit of her work, opening Jan. 9 at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs.

Based in Carbondale, Knipe has taught ceramic arts at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle and Aspen. She has received numerous academic and fine arts scholarships and awards, among them a Fulbright Research Fellowship studying pottery in Turkey and a National Council for Ceramic Arts Graduate Student Fellowship studying ceramics in Burma.

Knipe’s exhibit opens with a free public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 9. The show runs through Feb. 27. CMC ArtShare Gallery, 802 Grand Ave., in Glenwood Springs, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 947-8367 or visit cmcartshare.com.

1000 Words: Happy Holidays

Whatever you celebrate and wherever your path leads this holiday season, we hope it’s filled with joy and beauty. Enews will be on hiatus until the end of the holiday break. See you in the new year!

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Campus closures for Monday, December 22

snowman drawn into door frostColorado Mountain College’s Aspen location closed today, December 22, at 11 a.m., and Spring Valley will close at 4 p.m. due to snow and deteriorating road conditions. Enjoy the snow, and stay safe out there!

Exploring Steamboat: A community that gives where it lives

Leadership Steamboat is sponsored by Colorado Mountain College in partnership with the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. The program is aimed at growing and enabling business and community leaders. The culminating project of this year’s class of new leaders was Yampa Valley Gives, which  partnered with Colorado Gives Day to expand its reach. Lisa Schlichtman summed up her experience with the group in a recent Steamboat Today article.

— When it comes to exploring Steamboat, my involvement in the 2013-14 Leadership Steamboat program gave me a crash course in everything Steamboat and offered the perfect introduction to my new community.

I joined the program just a few months after moving to Steamboat and officially graduated in July after almost a year of monthly daylong sessions with 19 other classmates, who quickly became some of my first friends in Steamboat.

Sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Colorado Mountain College, Leadership Steamboat is a worthwhile program aimed at developing business and community leaders. The curriculum was interesting and extremely beneficial, especially to someone new to click for full article.

 

1000 Words: It’s Almost That Time.

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