CMC Leadville, the highest altitude college campus in the country, hopes to raise awareness for backcountry safety and avalanche education through Twitter.
Colorado Mountain College Leadville students study a fracture line.
One thing is for sure in Leadville, Colorado; Leadville Knows Snow. At, 10,200 feet above sea level, snow isn’t just precipitation, it is a culture. This past winter has proven impressive in terms of powder accumulation, but with big snow years come big slide years. Colorado Mountain College in Leadville is an excellent community resource for those looking to educate themselves on avalanches and backcountry safety. CMC Leadville is dedicated to using the knowledge and experiences of their avalanche educators to raise awareness and help prevent unnecessary tragedies from occurring. Look to the @CMCLeadville twitter account from March 9-15th, for informative facts and helpful resources related to avalanche awareness and backcountry safety.
Roger Coit, an avalanche awareness instructor and EMS/Outdoor Studies Professor at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, stresses the importance of looking to the experts, like the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). “We hope that students leave our Avalanche Awareness class with a respect and a healthy fear of big snow. We provide the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and experience required to make safe decisions while growing your abilities and practicing your skills in a safe environment.
Followers of the @CMCLeadville twitter will be able to follow the hashtag #AvySavvyCMC to track daily facts, links to trusted experts, images and resources.
For more information regarding the #AvySavvyCMC efforts, please contact Mollie Sorenson or Lauren Swanson.
CMC screens film on 10th Mountain Division Saturday, March 8
This article was published in the Summit Daily News.
‘Climb to Glory’ tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division ski troopers and how they championed the U.S. ski industry following World War II.
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Following a successful 2013 festival, the Breckenridge Festival of Film is seeking to expand its offerings in 2014, beginning with the nearly sold-out Summit County premiere of “Climb to Glory,” a film by Warren Miller Entertainment and the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum.
The film tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division ski troopers and how they championed the U.S. ski industry following World War II. Scheduled for Saturday, March 8, at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, the screening will be accompanied by a presentation by 10th Mountain Division veteran Dick Over, as Read more
“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
New college president to address how access to higher education transforms lives, communities
What would draw a high-powered, rising star – one who has built a career on enhancing educational access for people who might not otherwise have that opportunity – to serve the small towns on Colorado’s Western Slope?
As Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser explains, it’s because of the opportunity to help lead Colorado Mountain College toward becoming the premier and most innovative institution of its kind.
Hauser, the ninth and newest president of CMC, and the second woman in the job, will address her vision for the college and for student success as the inaugural speaker of the 2014 Roaring Fork Cultural Council speakers’ series in Carbondale March 10. She will also share her thoughts about how access Read more
The Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Speaker Series continues Wednesday, March 5, at CMC in Breckenridge with a screening of the Norwegian ski movie “Supervention.” The screening starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at the college’s Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium. Tickets are $10, and there will be giveaways from Voile, Swany and Kind Snacks.
The film, produced by Norwegian-based Field Productions, was listed as one of the top 10 films to see this season by Outside Magazine and has been on a limited tour in the United States. Produced by Filip Christensen, the film follows a group of world class skiers and snowboarders on a journey to big mountain and urban terrain in Norway, Alaska, California, Sweden and New Zealand. Don’t miss this visual winter feast!
Tickets are available at www.CMCBreck.com
CMC in Leadville Library’s Local Author Series Continues in March
Leadville, CO, February 13, 2014: Leadville residents and authors Carol Bellhouse and Laurel McHargue will be sharing from their works and discussing their writing process as the CMC in Leadville Library’s “Local Author Series” continues in March. The events are free and open to the public. Food and beverage is served.
Carol Bellhouse will read and discuss her work on Thursday, March 6 from 12-1pm in CMC Library’s Room 306. Carol Bellhouse is a prolific author with six published books, plus five more set for release in 2014, along with twenty stage- and screenplays. Carol attended Wellesley College, Wesleyan University and received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She has won multiple awards for Read more
The 14′er project captures Colorado’s summits in stunning photography
Derek Johnston is director of professional photography at CMC’s Isaacson School for New Media. He’s also a talented landscape photographer who hauls his 4X5 view camera to 14er summits to create stunning landscape images. Colorado Mountain College ArtShare and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library are exhibiting his work through April 13. Catch his opening reception tonight at the Glenwood Springs Library from 6-8 p.m. The reception is free, with refreshments. The library is located at 815 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
Maroon Bells, Elk Range. Derek Johnston.
The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute together with Keystone Resort presents “A Celebration of Haute Cuisine,” a six-course culinary adventure, on Thursday, Feb. 20. The evening features cuisine presented by the third-year apprenticeship class of the CMC Culinary Institute, under the direction of Executive Chef Steve Vlass (CMCCI 2005 alumnus), paired with wines selected by Claude Robbins, GWE, MWE, president, International Wine Guild.
Proceeds from the fundraiser dinner endow the student scholarship program at the college’s Culinary Institute at Keystone and Breckenridge resorts. Sponsored by Vail Resorts Echo. Reservations required; contact 970-947-8361 or email@example.com, or go to cmcfoundation.org/keystone-culinary-dinner.html. $165 per person. ($125 of each ticket is tax-deductible) 6:30-10 p.m. Keystone Ranch.Restaurant, 1437 County Road 150, Keystone.
Colorado Mountain College Theatre’s midwinter play opens Feb. 7
Sisters Claire and Catherine struggle over their father’s notebook in this scene from CMC Theatre’s production of “Proof.” Cassidy Willey (left) plays Claire and Cora Wettlin plays Catherine. “Proof” opens on Feb. 7. Photo: Scot Gerdes.
By Beth Zukowski
The essence of David Auburn’s play is all in its name – “Proof.”
Because the play deals with intellectual brilliance – particularly as it relates to mathematics – the most obvious meaning of “Proof” is literally a scientific proof or theorem. But on the more personal level, it’s also about people looking for proof of other things, such as trust and love.
The play’s primary character, Catherine, has a lot to sort out. She and her father Robert are alike in many ways, leaving her to worry whether she’ll inherit his genius for math, his mental instability or both. Her polar-opposite sister Claire looks for proof that Catherine might be crazy. Catherine herself looks to others for proof that she’s not.
Auburn’s “Proof” has been recognized as a masterful contemporary drama, earning the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.
The cast of four includes two Colorado Mountain College theater students: Cora Wettlin and David Collier. Wettlin takes center stage in the role of Catherine. She was last on stage as Read more
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