January – February 2014

Empty Hands, Open Arms @ CMC Breckenridge
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos—great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—he was astonished. How could the world accept the extinction of this majestic species, along with the rainforest they call home?

As he looked more closely, Béchard discovered that one relatively small NGO, the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), has done more to save bonobos and their natural habitat than any number of far larger organizations. Based on extensive travels in the Congo and Rwanda, and hundreds of hours of interviews with conservationists all over the world, this book explores how BCI has been so successful, offering in the process a truly postcolonial model of conservation.

For a quick explanation of Deni’s account and point of view, check out this short video:

Microsoft Excel 2010 @ CMC in Glenwood
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:20 pm

Icon representing xls fileExposes the student to a wide range of uses of Microsoft Excel with special emphasis on using it as a business tool. Includes fundamentals and terms, creating and saving workbooks, entering and using formulas, formatting, printing, multiple page workbooks, creating charts, entering and using functions, managing lists, and simple macros. Meets Thursdays, 6-9:20pm, Jan. 23 through May 1. Cost: 3 credit hours of tuition.

Web Series 3: Basic and Advanced HTML & CSS, Mobile Dreamweaver, Customizing WordPress @ Colorado Mountain College
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image representing an HTML tagJoin Roy Brandt in this four-workshop series that focuses upon basic and advanced skills in HTML and CSS, Mobile Dreamweaver and Customizing WordPress. These workshops are part of the Isaacson School for New Media and are held Friday afternoons at CMC in Glenwood Springs. They can be either purchased in a package for a discounted rate ($335) or purchased individually. Click the title for descriptions of each workshop:

Basic HTML & CSS  Fridays, 1-5pm, Jan. 24-31.

Advanced HTML & CSS  Fridays, 1-5pm, Feb. 7-21

Mobile Dreamweaver  Fridays, 1-5pm, Feb. 28-Mar. 7

Customize WordPress  Fridays, 1-5pm, Mar. 21-April 11


What’s in your backpack? @ CMC in Carbondale
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm

Photo of Man with BackpackEach of us has been blessed with some knowledge or wisdom that someone else was generous enough to share with us.  CMC would like to honor this spirit of generosity by inviting you to the inaugural semester of our new Gift of Learning Series, a number of free lectures and workshops presented by CMC students and staff at our Lappala Center in Carbondale during the spring 2014 semester.  Topics cover a wide variety of subjects.

Monday January 27 5pm
“What’s In Your Backpack” – Craig Farnum, College Counselor
Craig will examine the attitudes, values, and beliefs that we carry around with us in our invisible backpacks.  He will look at how the “stuff” in our backpacks influences how we evaluate people and situations. What happens when our behaviors align with our attitudes, values and beliefs? What happens when they do not align?

To learn more, call 963-2172. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge and no need to R.S.V.P.

Basic French Language Skills I @ Glenwood Springs
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Eiffel Tower iconClass Description

Are you trying to improve your French?  This class helps you learn (or remember) the rules of grammar, practice your verb tenses, practice your pronunciations and get ready for a conversational class.  This class takes you back to the basics so you can start improving your comprehension and pronunciation. Meets Wednesdays, 1/29-4/2. Cost: $75. Refund: 1/27.

Syn# 82028
Cost $75
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.

Summit Community Forum on Amendment 64 @ CMC Breckenridge Auditorium
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get the facts on Amendment 64 from community experts on ski hill policy, renting, student expectations, and how local law enforcement are handling everything in a community discussion hosted by Colorado Mountain College and Healthy Futures Initiative!
Please note: This will be a discussion on Amendment 64 and what that means for our community members.

This will not be a legalization debate

The forum will include:
* Appetizers
* Question and Answer Session
* Hand outs of community resources
* Giveaways and Door Prizes

Test Event Frank
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

More testing

“Tibet: Murder in the Snow” film screening with Luis Benitez @ CMC Breckenridge
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film screening of “Tibet: Murder in the Snow” and talk with Luis Benitez.

Quickbooks for Mac I: 2012 @ Glenwood Springs
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
photo of student working on a Mac ComputerClass Description

Emphasizes entering, saving, finding and editing basic transactions. Introduces fundamental concepts and reports. Emphasis:MAC QuickBooks 2012. Cost: $75. Refund date: 2/5.

Syn# 80193
Cost $75
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.

Chocolate Extravaganza @ CMC Glenwood
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

image of a cupcakeGorge yourself on chocolate while bidding on silent auction items to benefit Children’s Mini College, the valley’s longest running preschool.

Items were donated from more than 100 local business and individuals, including Pampered Chef, Target, Main Street Gallery, Aspen Tan, Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and many others. These items will be available for bid in the silent auction.