Feb
21
Fri
The 14er Project: A Photography Exhibit by Derek Johnston @ Glenwood Springs Library
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm
photo taken by Derek Johnston of the Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells, Elk Range; photo by Derek Johnston

The 14er Project is a Photography Exhibit by Derek Johnston, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Colorado Mountain College Professional Photography Program. The opening reception is at the Glenwood Springs Library: Friday, February 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs February 18 – April 13.  To learn more, visit 14erphotography.com.

Feb
27
Thu
Brown Bag Lunch: What Type of Learner are You? @ CMC in Glenwood
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

student walking on campusJoin 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.

This week’s topic is What Type of Learner are You?

Discover your learning style and utilize the appropriate tools to help you become a better student. This workshop will help you know yourself better and provide you with ideas to be more successful in college.

Mar
10
Mon
Spring Break @ all Colorado Mountain College campuses
Mar 10 – Mar 14 all-day

illustration of spring flowersColorado Mountain College Spring Break is March 10-14. Classes will not be in session, however, college offices will be open 8am to 5pm.

Apr
4
Fri
CMC Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened… @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum artwork‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ opens April 4 at CMC Theatre

The Colorado Mountain College Theatre 2013-14 season is set to end on a high note with the crowd-pleasing musical comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”

A playful spin on the classic Vaudeville opening line, “A funny thing happened on the way to the theater,” this raucous musical follows the escapades of a Roman slave, Pseudolus, as he desperately seeks citizenship. Misplaced affections, mistaken identities and mixed motives drive a zany cast of characters into absurd mishaps that result in sublime comedy.

Stephen Sondheim composed the music and lyrics, with Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart as librettists. The original cast starred Zero Mostel and opened on Broadway in 1962. The show has enjoyed two revivals, including the Tony-winning 1996 production that earned Nathan Lane a “Best Actor in a Musical” award.

CMC Theatre’s production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is directed by Gary Ketzenbarger and stars CMC Theatre adjunct instructor Brad Moore as Pseudolus. Performances are April 4-5 and 10-12 at 7 p.m., with matinees April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m., in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. Viewers are cautioned that the show contains bawdy humor that may not be appropriate for young children.

Tickets can be reserved now at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177. Admission to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, staff and faculty.

Apr
5
Sat
CMC Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened… @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Photo of three actors in CMC Theatre's production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Love is in the air, along with a little mayhem. In rehearsal for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” are, left to right, Jaime Sklavos, Brad Moore and Jesse Monsalve. The bawdy musical comedy is the final show in the 2013-14 CMC Theatre season, with performances on campus at the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley April 4-6 and 10-13. Photo Melinda Repetti

‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ opens April 4 at CMC Theatre

The Colorado Mountain College Theatre 2013-14 season is set to end on a high note with the crowd-pleasing musical comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”

A playful spin on the classic Vaudeville opening line, “A funny thing happened on the way to the theater,” this raucous musical follows the escapades of a Roman slave, Pseudolus, as he desperately seeks citizenship. Misplaced affections, mistaken identities and mixed motives drive a zany cast of characters into absurd mishaps that result in sublime comedy.

Stephen Sondheim composed the music and lyrics, with Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart as librettists. The original cast starred Zero Mostel and opened on Broadway in 1962. The show has enjoyed two revivals, including the Tony-winning 1996 production that earned Nathan Lane a “Best Actor in a Musical” award.

CMC Theatre’s production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is directed by Gary Ketzenbarger and stars CMC Theatre adjunct instructor Brad Moore as Pseudolus. Performances are April 4-5 and 10-12 at 7 p.m., with matinees April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m., in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. Viewers are cautioned that the show contains bawdy humor that may not be appropriate for young children.

Tickets can be reserved now at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177. Admission to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, staff and faculty.

Apr
10
Thu
Speaker: Tom Martin @ CMC in Carbondale
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

‘Big Water, Little Boats’ author Tom Martin talks at CMC in Carbondale

photo of the book "Big Water Little Boats"

Author Tom Martin will appear to talk about his book, “Big Water, Little Boats.” Preceding the event is a panel discussion about the Colorado Water Plan.

Tom Martin, author of “Big Water, Little Boats,” a history of river-running on the Colorado River from the 1940s and ’50s, will speak at 7 p.m. April 10 at Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale.

The program features original photographs from various Grand Canyon river trips over several decades, including Boulder Narrows at 126,000 cubic feet per second in 1957. The presentation tells how Moulty Fulmer happened upon the McKenzie River hull design of today’s Pacific Northwest boats, and how he used that design to build his boat the Gem, Grand Canyon’s first decked dory.

Martin will also touch on the building of a full-sized replica of the Gem and taking the replica through the Grand Canyon. He will show photo rematching of original pictures from the 1940s and 1950s river trips. The program will be followed by a book signing.

Carbondale talk includes panel discussion on Colorado Water Plan

Preceding the talk is a panel discussion on the Colorado Water Plan: a comprehensive, statewide plan being created this year in response to Gov. Hickenlooper’s executive order to figure out how to allocate, over the decades to come, our state’s rapidly dwindling water resources.

A diverse panel of water experts and enthusiasts – including CMC sustainability studies instructors Sandy Jackson and Ken Neubecker, CMC sustainability studies student Jeremy Isenhart and author Martin – will discuss the plan from a variety of perspectives, including agriculture, river ecology, recreation and land use.

After hearing from each panelist, the audience will be invited to provide input that will be gathered by panel moderator Louis Meyer (president, CEO and civil engineer at SGM) and integrated into the portion of the plan focused on the Colorado River Basin.

Following the panel discussion Martin will present on his book, “Big Water, Little Boats,” and will sign copies of his fascinating look at this mighty river.

More information is available at BigWaterLittleBoats.com. For more about the Colorado Water Plan, go to coloradowaterplan.com.

These events are free and open to the community.

Apr
24
Thu
Student Workshop Productions @ CMC at Spring Valley
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Student Workshop posterAfter one of our most successful years, CMC Theatre is very proud to present the Annual Student Workshop Productions of 2014.

On Thursday, April 24th at 7PM, our Acting II Students will be performing their final projects for the year; their personal, ten-minute productions, the acting pieces they have been perfecting this semester as the culmination of a year of acting class. Each piece is performed solo, and a great deal of blood, sweat, and emotion has gone into each one.

The Student Workshop Productions are free and open to the public; the pieces being performed are all original, and will be graded as a student’s final.

Come join us for our wrap up of our theatre year with these intimate performances. Everyone is welcome.

May
26
Mon
Memorial Day: No Classes @ all Colorado Mountain College campuses
May 26 all-day

Memorial Day imageAll college offices will be closed and classes will not be held on Memorial Day, May 26.

Jun
11
Wed
Thinking in Systems @ CMC in Carbondale
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Book Cover of Thinking in Systems by Donella MeadowsEach 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. Topics cover a wide variety of subjects.

Wednesday June 11 4pm
Thinking in Systems – Ashley Muse, CMC Adjunct Faculty in Sustainability Studies

The way we think has a profound impact on the way we shape the world around us. Any aim of ‘sustainability’ must seek to understand what it means to participate in complex living systems – where mental models of linear cause and effect rarely apply. Systems thinking is an alternative interdisciplinary approach to problem solving that emphasizes patterns of interconnection as a way of finding more powerful leverage for individual and collective action. Please join Ashley Muse, architect and Systems Thinking instructor to find out what systems thinking is all about.

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

Jun
12
Thu
An Ode to Dr. Seuss @ CMC in Carbondale
Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

image of Cat in the Hat bookEach 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. Topics cover a wide variety of subjects.

Thursday June 12 4pm
An Ode to Dr. Seuss – Adrian Fielder, CMC Instructional Chair and Carbondale Lappala Center Director

Theodore Geisel is best known, under his pseudonym Dr. Seuss, for changing the face of children’s literature, by making it more accessible, vibrant and fun.  But he was also a politically-engaged and outspoken philosopher who changed the way that millions of people think about some of the most pressing issues of our times, from human rights and world peace to environmental stewardship and inner peace.  Come join Adrian Fielder, site director of the Lappala Center and a former reading specialist, for an educational yet poetic ode to the genius of Dr. Seuss.

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