Event is Monday in Edwards
EDWARDS, Colorado — Former Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill will discuss the current civil war in Syria at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards on Monday in a Vail Symposium program presented in partnership with the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Hill will draw on his Foreign Service experience to elucidate the underlying causes of this unrest and its implications for U.S. domestic and foreign policy, its effect on political stability in the region, and its consequences for future U.S. diplomatic relations.
In a recent interview with Andrea Mitchell, Hill spoke about the implications of Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that Read more
Doann Houghton-Alico sailed across 43,000 nautical miles and 41 countries
In this boat, author and poet Doann Houghton-Alico sailed with her husband across 43,000 nautical miles and 41 countries for 10 years.
Author and poet Doann Houghton-Alico set out on a sailing adventure with her husband, for a 10-year journey across 43,000 nautical miles and 41 countries. Houghton-Alico will tell tales of her travels April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eileen & Paul Finkel Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.
Houghton-Alico and her husband Wayne Edgar shared a love of sailing and had been sailing for many years before their retirement. They decided now with unlimited time to spend at sea, why not sail around the world? So they did.
They left from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in 2001 and sailed west, returning in 2010. They spent four years in the South Pacific, as well as time in such countries as Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey and Morocco, exploring most of the countries Read more
Free dialogue on “Partnering Social Justice with Sustainability”
Jordana DeZeeuw Spencer, Ph.D, will lead a discussion on partnering social justice with sustainability.
Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs will hold a free dialogue titled “Partnering Social Justice with Sustainability” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in the Allbright Family Auditorium on campus. The evening of exploration will center on social justice, sustainability and the challenge to expand the understanding of inclusivity, and will be led by Jordana DeZeeuw Spencer, Ph.D.
DeZeeuw Spencer teaches at the college level and has taught at both public and private colleges, nationally and internationally. Her work explores human capacities to connect in solidarity across “difference.” Her passion lies in social justice education and she focuses on gender and sexuality as well as anti-racism studies.
The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tina Evans at 870-4517.
Jeremy Kittel Band performs at CMC in Steamboat Springs, Glenwood March 21, 22
Violinist Jeremy Kittel and his acoustic band will perform at two Colorado Mountain College campuses on March 21 and March 22 as part of the Jim Calaway Honors Series.
What do you get when you put together a violinist, a mandolinist, a cellist and a hammered dulcimer player?
You might think “basic folk music,” but in the case of the Jeremy Kittel Band, you would be wrong. Way wrong. The musical compositions they play can be as diverse and unpredictable as jumping from a Beatles cover to an old Irish folk tune to a jazz improvisation.
That’s because the young and multitalented Kittel said his band, set to perform at two campuses at Colorado Mountain College in March, draw from Read more
Live high-definition simulcast at CMC Breckenridge
A live, high-definition simulcast of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini” begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Finkel Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.
“Francesca da Rimini,” inspired by an episode from Dante’s “Inferno,” features doomed lovers in a work that author William Berger describes as a union of “raw emotion” and “the daring musicality of the early 20th century.”
The local presentation in high definition is made possible through a partnership between the college and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge. More at 453-5825 or www.nromusic.com.
CMC and BMHS instructors teach high school students culinary skills
Battle Mountain High School students on the ProStart culinary team prepared this dessert, a chocolate cake with orange cardamom and pistachio truffle and whipped cream, for the ProStart state competition in Denver on March 1. Photo courtesy Heather Weems
By Stefanie Kilts
Can your teenager cook carré d’agneau dans sa croûte aux amandes, pommes de terre Anna, chou frisé aux pommes et fenouil and demi-glace aux cerises? Or in layman’s terms, almond crusted rack of lamb, potatoes Anna, kale with apple and fennel, and a cherry demi-glace?
Try cooking that — in addition to mushroom crepes with crème fraîche in a pinot noir reduction, and a chocolate cake with orange cardamom and pistachio truffle — with just two butane burners, an eight-foot-long table and one hour of time. That was the culinary task for Battle Mountain High School students at the ProStart Read more
Local campus speeds past Bucknell, University of Iowa to win first place
CMC student Mike Wallace was part of the team of round-the-clock riders who helped the local campus at Spring Valley win first place in the nationwide College Interactive Cycling Challenge sponsored by Interactive Fitness. Photo: Brooke Larson.
From the seat of one stationary bike in their fitness center, students and staff at Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley campus competed against thousands of riders from 70 other colleges across the country.
And they won.
The College Interactive Cycling Challenge was sponsored by Interactive Fitness, the maker of the Expresso Bike. Contestants earned one point for every mile ridden during February in hopes of winning the first place prize, another Expresso Bike valued at $7,000.
“We believe cardio exercise can be much more engaging and fun compared to
the current industry standard, which is running or biking in front of a TV,” said Roger Reina, senior director of sales for Interactive Fitness.
The Expresso Bike represents the new age of traditional stationary bikes, using technology to create on-screen sensations of trail rides, said Reina. Riders can choose from 44 routes with varied terrains, all of which simulate the Read more
ArtShare Gallery show honors longtime CMC photography employee
From the Mount Sopris Collection, Scot Gerdes.
Scot Gerdes is a familiar face to many students who have enrolled in Colorado Mountain College’s professional photography program. For the past 14 years, Gerdes has worked at the Spring Valley campus near Glenwood Springs as the photo lab technician and has many fond recollections of working with students.
“I especially like it when they walk in the door for the first time,” he said. “Everything is new. They aren’t afraid to experiment and do things that you wouldn’t normally do.”
Gerdes will be retiring this spring, and to honor his 17 years of service at the college, the ArtShare Gallery in Glenwood Springs will show some of his personal work, starting March 8.
The exhibit, titled “Crossroads,” features three different bodies of his work: images of Mt. Sopris, photo illustrations of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Read more
Spread the word. Students interested in Colorado Mountain College’s three residential campuses have a few more chances to check out Colorado Mountain College this spring!
Visit Days are a great way to meet Colorado Mountain College students, faculty and staff while learning about our degree programs and getting a taste of life on our three residential campuses. It’s hard to beat the views: Spring Valley visitors get to admire Mt. Sopris, pictured at right, as they tour the campus. Similar inspiring views are visible from our Leadville and Steamboat Springs locations.
Upcoming dates for spring Visit Day are:
Leadville: March 22; Spring Valley: March 25 and April 6; Steamboat Springs: March 22 and April 15
If you know of any students interested in attending CMC, encourage them to sign up for a Visit Day soon at ColoradoMtn.edu/VisitDay.