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Students invited to CMC’s Next Generation College Day on March 7

Colorado Mountain College in Leadville is hosting a free conference for regional middle and high school students and their families preparing for college and future careers. The Next Generation College Day on Saturday, March 7, will be held at the college’s Leadville campus and is open to students in grades 6-12 from Chaffee, Lake, Summit and Eagle counties. Participating students will receive a free T-shirt, and lunch is provided.

During the day, counselors and representatives from a variety of Colorado colleges and local organizations, including CMC alumnus William Mundo who now attends the University of Colorado – Denver School of Medicine, will provide information about high school and college success, college preparation, financial aid and scholarships, and more.

The event, showcasing not only CMC but also other Colorado colleges, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at CMC in Leadville, 901 S. Highway 24. Spanish translation will be provided. Students can register for the conference through their school counselors or contact Jan Krueger at Colorado Mountain College at 719-486-4266, jkrueger@coloradomtn.edu.

Empty Bowls soon to be filled at Grand River’s Meals on Wheels event

CMC, Grand River Health form partnership for fundraising on March 11

empty bowls potter

On March 11, an “Empty Bowls” luncheon – where you can purchase a bowl (made by Colorado Mountain College-Rifle ceramics students) filled with soup (made by Colorado Mountain College-Rifle culinary arts students) – will raise funds for Grand River Meals on Wheels. The luncheon will be at the Grand River Café, at Grand River Health.

Two entities in the Rifle community are preparing to raise funds while providing students opportunities to use their artistic and culinary skills for a worthy cause.

Organizers are busy getting ready for the March for Meals “Empty Bowls” Lunch event on March 11 at the Grand River Café at Grand River Health. The fundraiser – which provides a handcrafted bowl to keep, soup to fill it, bread and beverages in exchange for a $20 donation – raises money for the Grand River Meals on Wheels program. It’s being coordinated by staff from Grand River Health, and faculty and students from Colorado Mountain College in Rifle (see breakout box).

The idea for the collaboration started with Michelle McCurdy, an Read more

Photojournalist, CMC instructor’s photo exhibit at Glenwood Springs Branch Library

"Pamela" by Colorado Mountain College instructor Klaus Kocher.

“Pamela” by Colorado Mountain College instructor Klaus Kocher.

Photographs by noted photojournalist Klaus Kocher are on exhibit at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library beginning Feb. 24. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the library.

Kocher, who is on the faculty of the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, teaches photo history, composition, wet darkroom and photojournalism. His photos reflect his international upbringing. Born in Santiago, Chile, to his Swiss father and Dominican mother, he has lived in the United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Germany and Mexico.

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is at 815 Cooper Ave. and is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the library at 945-5958 or go to gcpld.org for more information.

Just try not to have fun at upcoming Swing Je T’aime concert

Colorado Mountain College presents lively ‘community music’ Feb. 20. By Carrie Click

Swing Je T'aime is coming to CMC in Rifle. Photo Kendra Gaines

Swing Je T’aime is coming to CMC in Rifle. Photo Kendra Gaines

By this time, winter may be getting you down, but an upcoming live concert at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle is sure to pick up the spirits of even the most ornery among us. Not only that – the concert is free and Grand River Health is sponsoring a complementary post-concert reception.

Swing Je T’aime will perform in the Clough Auditorium at CMC’s campus in Rifle from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 20.

Swing Je T’aime is a Denver-based group that features a six-piece band and female vocalist. If you like the music of the great gypsy jazz guitarist Django Read more

Backcountry Film Festival features 90 minutes of stunning shorts

poster for Backcountry Film FestivalThe Colorado Mountain Club – the other CMC – is bringing the 10th annual world tour of the Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Backcountry Film Festival to Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. This year, the event is on Friday, Feb. 13, as part of its Colorado tour, which wraps up in Grand Junction Feb. 25.

Get ready for a night of some of the year’s greatest short ski films from both small independent filmmakers and renowned professionals who tell visual and audio stories of the backcountry, nonmotorized recreation and environmental preservation. These films have been selected by a jury and assembled into a 90-minute program.

The event is being held at the college’s Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center Gym, 901 S. Highway 24, in Leadville. Tickets are $10/Colorado Mountain Club members, and $12/nonmembers. Tickets are just $2 for current full-time CMC students. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. and proceeds benefit the Colorado Mountain Club.

‘The Women of Lockerbie’ shows that love can come from hate

Poster for Sopris Theatre's production of 'The Women of Lockerbie'The next production of Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College, formerly CMC Theatre, illustrates the kindness which can come from a horrific act.

“The Women of Lockerbie” is a play based on the actual 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Written by Deborah Brevoort and directed by Wendy S. Moore, the play introduces a grieving American mother who scours the Scottish countryside searching for her son’s remains. There, she meets Scottish women from Lockerbie, and they go through the grieving process together.

Season producers are Jim and Connie Calaway; associate producers of “The Women of Lockerbie” are Kelly and Jim Cleaver, Sharon Anderson and Alex De la Garza, and Debra and Lon Winston. Curtain is 7 p.m. on Feb. 13-14 and Feb. 19-21, and 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 22 at the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs – Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114. Tickets are $15/adults; $10/CMC students, staff, faculty and seniors.

Contact 947-8177 or svtickets@coloradomtn.edu for tickets or go to bit.ly/1wcGFsb for more information.

Info Session for Costa Rica Study Abroad at CMC Edwards Feb. 10

poster advertising CMC's Study AbroadRainforests. Volcanos. Progressive sustainability. Beaches. Colorado Mountain College offers another opportunity to study abroad this summer, when Study Abroad Costa Rica kicks off May 30. Students can learn transfer-level Spanish and Environmental Science credits while immersing themselves in Spanish language classes and sustainability. Homestays with Costa Rican families add a powerful intercultural immersion.

Learn more about the upcoming Study Abroad Costa Rica at an information session scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 5:30 to 6:30pm on the Edwards campus in Room 242. If you can’t make the event but want to learn more, contact Carol Koch at 970.569.2914  ckoch@coloradomtn.edu or Tim Loes, 970.569.2944, tloes@coloradomtn.edu for more information. The deadline to apply is March 23, 2015.

1000 Words: George Stranahan

Educator, photographer, physicist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur extraordinaire George Stranahan at the opening reception of The Stranahan Collection at CMC Edwards. The collection is comprised of world-renowned black-and-white photographs he and his wife Patti have collected over decades.
photo of George Stranahan at opening of The Stranahan Collection at CMC Edwards

Stranahan Collection comes to CMC in Edwards

Some of finest photography of 20th century travels to campus for viewing  By Carrie Click

"Hyeres, 1932" by Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Hyères, France (Bicycle), 1932,” by Henri Cartier-Bresson, is one of more than 60 photographers’ work that is part of the George & Patti Stranahan Collection being exhibited at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards beginning Feb. 5. Photo Henri Cartier-Bresson

For Coloradan George Stranahan – educator, photographer, physicist, philanthropist, purveyor of good beer and finer whiskey – the collection of world-renowned black-and-white photographs he and his wife Patti have collected over several decades should be seen by as many people as can appreciate them.

The collection is appreciable: It contains collected the work of more than 60 photographers, including Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mary Ellen Mark and Edward Read more

Jake Black to compete at international games in Spain

Snowboarder, CMC student among 2,000 at WWUG By Kate Lapides

Jake Black, a sustainability studies student at Colorado Mountain College, is competing in the Winter World University Games in Granada, Spain, Feb. 4-14, 2015. Photo: Kate Lapides.

Jake Black, a sustainability studies student at Colorado Mountain College, is competing in the Winter World University Games in Granada, Spain, Feb. 4-14, 2015. You can follow the Games on Twitter @WUGUSA. Photo: Kate Lapides

Snowboarding and sustainability: Jake Black has weaved the two together seamlessly throughout his college years, successfully balancing a career as a professional snowboarder while studying for a bachelor’s degree at Colorado Mountain College.

Black has an opportunity to compete specifically as a college student this February when he competes in the 27th Winter World University Games in Granada, Spain. The International University Sports Federation, known as the FISU, produces this international collegiate festival to promote the perseverance, integrity, cooperation, fair play and fraternity inherent in university sports. More than 2,000 athletes from over 50 different countries are expected to attend the games, and the event is expected to be broadcasted worldwide by more than 100 television channels.

Though Black’s not new to competing against an international field –– he has competed amongst 50 to 100 male competitors in the Dew Tour and the Grand Prix Tour, among other high-profile winter sports events –– the opportunity to compete as a college student is a novel experience for the homegrown Read more