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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

Find money for college at College Goal Sunday

Get free help, advice Feb. 8 at site near you. By Carrie Click

Flyer for College Goal SundayFor the second straight year, Colorado Mountain College is hosting College Goal Sunday, a national event that takes place one Sunday afternoon in February for any prospective college students and their parents to ask questions and get free help with financial aid paperwork. Nontraditional and independent students are encouraged to attend as well, and assistance is for applying to any college or university – not just Colorado Mountain College.

This year, the event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 8 at six Colorado Mountain College locations:

• Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, 107 Denison Placer Road
• Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, 1275 Crawford Ave.
• Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Computer Lab, 1402 Blake Ave.
• Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, 3695 Airport Road
• Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, 901 South Highway 24
• Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, 150 Miller Ranch Road.

“Many students are intimidated and confused by the financial aid process,” said Janelle Cook, a financial aid specialist at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle. “At College Goal Sunday, professionals are present to answer questions. And Read more

CMC Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony Feb. 7

Yesenia Arreola, one of seven to be inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame.

Yesenia Arreola, one of seven to be inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – During Winter Carnival weekend, the public is invited to Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs to honor the seven individuals being inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame. The event is free of charge.

The following honorees will be acknowledged at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, at Colorado Mountain College’s Steamboat Springs campus:
• Brian Allen – Colorado Alpine College alumnus (1969)
• Yesenia Arreola – Spring Valley alumna (2007)
• George Bagwell – retired faculty, honorary member
• David Delaplane – co-founder, honorary member
• Amy Jackson – Breckenridge alumna (1999)
• George Jardine – Spring Valley alumnus (1974)
• Janice Kauvar – Spring Valley alumna (1976).

The event will begin in the Allbright Family Auditorium, in the academic and student center. After the ceremony, warm beverages and light refreshments will be served in the Neas Family Student/Community Dining Center while attendees enjoy the prime viewing area from the third floor during Winter Carnival’s Night Extravaganza, which features fireworks and the famed Lighted Man on Howelson Hill.

The campus is at 1275 Crawford Ave., Steamboat Springs. To RSVP, please contact Crystal Schiller at 970-947-8361 or cschiller@coloradomtn.edu. For more information contact Kathy Rudasics at 870-4423 or krudasics@coloradomtn.edu, or go to cmcfoundation.org.

Colorado Mountain College offers info nights at three Colorado locations

poster image of CMC Info nightsProspective students and parents from the Front Range and Western Slope can learn more about educational opportunities at Colorado Mountain College during several upcoming information nights.

Colorado Mountain College faculty, staff, students and alumni will be on hand to answer questions about academic programs, residential life, admissions and financial aid. All sessions are scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. on the following dates in Westminster, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction:

• Westminster: Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Blvd.; more at coloradomtn.edu/westminster
Colorado Springs: Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commerce Center Dr.; more at coloradomtn.edu/coloradosprings
Grand Junction: Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Holiday Inn Grand Junction Airport, 2751 Crossroads Blvd.; more at coloradomtn.edu/grandjunction

Colorado Mountain College offers bachelor’s degrees in business, sustainability Read more

Noted astrophysicist speaks about mission to Pluto

NASA's New Horizons robotic spacecraft.

NASA’s New Horizons robotic spacecraft.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – January signals the beginning of a journey to reach a new planet, the first time NASA has launched such an effort since 1989. Between January and July NASA’s New Horizons robotic spacecraft will explore planet Pluto – yes, even the space agency says it’s a planet – and its five moons.

Steamboat Springs audiences will be able to learn about the much-anticipated flyby from University of Colorado professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences Dr. Fran Bagenal this month. Bagenal is a noted researcher in the fields of space plasmas and planetary magnetospheres. Among the planetary sciences missions she has worked on are the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Juno mission to Jupiter.

The free talk, hosted by Colorado Mountain College’s student astronomy club, the SKY Club, will be held at the Allbright Family Auditorium on the CMC campus in Steamboat at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28.