January – February 2014

Jan
27
Mon
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.

Jan
29
Wed
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.

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

More testing

Feb
7
Fri
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.

CMC Theatre presents “Proof” @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
Photos of CMC actors Cassidy Willey and Cora Wettlin

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. Photo: Scot Gerdes.

Genius and insanity: CMC Theatre’s ‘Proof’ considers both sides of equation

David Auburn’s play “Proof” opens Feb. 7 at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Catherine and her father Robert are alike in many ways, leaving Catherine to worry whether she’ll inherit his genius for math, his mental instability or both. Her sister Claire and her father’s student Hal help Catherine shed light on which it will be.

The cast of four features CMC theater students Cora Wettlin as Catherine and David Collier as Hal. CMC theater graduate Cassidy Willey plays the role of Claire, and veteran actor and director G. Thomas Cochran plays Robert. They are directed by Brad Moore.

The play will be performed Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, staff and faculty and can be reserved at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, or purchased with cash or check at the door.

Feb
8
Sat
CMC Theatre presents “Proof” @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm
Actors Cora Wettlin and David Collier

Catherine and Hal challenge each other in this scene from CMC Theatre’s production of “Proof.” Cora Wettlin plays Catherine and David Collier plays Hal. Both are CMC theater students. Photo: Scot Gerdes.

Genius and insanity: CMC Theatre’s ‘Proof’ considers both sides of equation

David Auburn’s play “Proof” opens Feb. 7 at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Catherine and her father Robert are alike in many ways, leaving Catherine to worry whether she’ll inherit his genius for math, his mental instability or both. Her sister Claire and her father’s student Hal help Catherine shed light on which it will be.

The cast of four features CMC theater students Cora Wettlin as Catherine and David Collier as Hal. CMC theater graduate Cassidy Willey plays the role of Claire, and veteran actor and director G. Thomas Cochran plays Robert. They are directed by Brad Moore.

The play will be performed Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, staff and faculty and can be reserved at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, or purchased with cash or check at the door.

Feb
9
Sun
CMC Theatre presents “Proof” @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm
CMC Actors Cora Wettlin and G. Thomas Cochran

Catherine ponders her father’s influence on her life in this scene from CMC Theatre’s production of “Proof.” Cora Wettlin plays Catherine and G. Thomas Cochran plays Robert. Photo: Scot Gerdes.

Genius and insanity: CMC Theatre’s ‘Proof’ considers both sides of equation

David Auburn’s play “Proof” opens Feb. 7 at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Catherine and her father Robert are alike in many ways, leaving Catherine to worry whether she’ll inherit his genius for math, his mental instability or both. Her sister Claire and her father’s student Hal help Catherine shed light on which it will be.

The cast of four features CMC theater students Cora Wettlin as Catherine and David Collier as Hal. CMC theater graduate Cassidy Willey plays the role of Claire, and veteran actor and director G. Thomas Cochran plays Robert. They are directed by Brad Moore.

The play will be performed Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, staff and faculty and can be reserved at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, or purchased with cash or check at the door.

Complete your FAFSA on College Goal Sunday @ CMC in Glenwood
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

photo of girl with piggy bankAre you headed to college next year, or are you the parent of someone who is? If so, no doubt there’s one thing weighing on your mind right now: I’ve got to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the application all colleges and universities require if a student is seeking financial assistance to go to school, and is used to determine the amount and type of financial aid for which you qualify.

By its very name, the FAFSA is a “free application.” Unfortunately, some online companies convincingly sell services for filing the FAFSA and fool people into thinking they cannot complete the process on their own without paid professionals.

Completing the FAFSA can be an intimidating process because important decisions rest upon filling it out. You might not know where to start. Like anything else, it so often helps to be guided by someone who’s familiar with the process. It’s even better if that someone is face-to-face with you, taking you through the steps and answering your questions as they come up.

This is exactly the opportunity that National College Goal Sunday provides. This year it will be held Feb. 9 from 2-4 p.m. There are 16 college locations throughout Colorado that are participating, including two local Colorado Mountain College campuses in Glenwood Springs and Rifle. It’s open to all students and their parents (regardless of the college the student is attending) and it’s free.

Financial aid professionals will be on hand to acquaint you with the process and answer questions as they come up. The computer labs will be open so that you can begin and finish the online application. Additionally, other college staff will be available to offer information about CMC degree programs and the admissions process.

If you will have filed your 2013 tax returns by College Goal Sunday, we’ll demonstrate how you can transfer all your tax information via the IRS link directly to your FAFSA, and you could walk away on Feb. 9 having completed the entire FAFSA process.

If, however, you will not yet have filed, you can bring your W-2s from last year to use as an estimate. We’ll give you the tools and resources you’ll need to complete the form.

We’re participating in College Goal Sunday because we believe everyone deserves free help to complete their FAFSA. The staff at Colorado Mountain College wants to grow this resource for the community and be there to support students in their first year of college all the way through to their graduation.

Deadlines for completing the FAFSA vary by school and for some state schools can be as early as March 1. It must be completed each year you’re in college. Why not make it your goal – with our help – to check it off your list on Feb. 9?

Feb
12
Wed
Brown Bag Dinner: Transferring Beyond CMC @ CMC in Glenwood
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Join the Student Success Center series – bring your lunch or dinner and join in the discussion led by Kearstin Cameron, Success Center Coordinator, and Debbie Arnold, College Counselor. Discussions take place Wednesdays from 5-5:50 p.m. and Thursdays from noon-12:50 p.m.

image of grad capThis week’s topic is Transferring: Beyond CMC

Whether you are in your first semester or graduating from CMC this May, it’s never too early to think about transferring. You will learn information about transferring to a four year college in Colorado or another state. We will go over the transfer process, applications, deadlines, scholarships, academic majors, etc.