Events Calendar for the Roaring Fork Campus

October – November 2014

Common Reader: Cabin Fever book discussion class @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
thumbnail image of the cover of Cabin FeverClass Description

Text required. Join us this fall as we read and discuss the book, “Cabin Fever” and welcome its author Tom Montgomery Fate to speak about his book with our community. This class is free to the public. Please visit our Common Reader webpage for more information about the book and the author’s visit to campus.

Faculty: Dr. Adrian V. Fielder
Meets: TH • October 2, 2014 – October 30, 2014
Refund Date: September 30, 2014
Cost: $0
Syn# 85002

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Southwest Field Exploration: Grand Gulch @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Photo of instructor Sandy Jackson and students examining pictographs in Grand Gulch

Photo by Jennifer Long

Class Description

Introduces the social, religious, economic, and cultural development of the Anasazi. Major ruins, excavation sites, and laboratory facilities in the Four Corners region are explored.

This course focuses on the cultural and natural history of the Grand Gulch Region of Cedar Mesa in Utah. Discussion topics include the prehistoric use of the region by Paleo-Indian, Archaic, and Anasazi populations and historic use of the area by the Utes and early archaeologists. Natural history and cultural ecology topics include canyon formation, flora and fauna of the canyon region, and management of the area. This backpacking learning adventure is expertly guided by archaeologist/anthropologist Sandy Jackson, MA and ecologist Dr. Jim Campbell. Students must provide their own food as well as camping and backpacking equipment. A pre-trip meeting will take place 10/4/14, the trip runs 10/7/14-10/12/14, and the post-trip meeting is 10/18/14. A non-refundable fee of $149 pays for trip transportation, camping fees and backcountry permit.

Faculty: Sandy Jackson, Dr. James B. Campbell
Meets: S, T,W,TH,F,S,SU • October 4, 2014 – October 18, 2014
Refund Date: October 6, 2014
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn# 83065

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A Woman’s Space: The Power of the Female Body @ CMC in Spring Valley
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A Woman's Space: The Power of the Female Body @ CMC in Spring Valley | Glenwood Springs | Colorado | United States
Primordial Power by Kimberly Harding

“Primordial Power”, artwork by Kimberly Harding

Join in this discussion led by Professor Kimberly Harding and presented by Colorado Mountain College’s Women’s Forum. The event is free and open to everyone and will take place in the New Space Theatre inside the Calaway Academic Building.

A woman’s body is Her space in this world. Yet, how many women openly and fully embrace their bodies? For too many women, the body is a battle ground, with the body representing an object to be controlled and subjugated, rather than celebrated. In truth, the body of a woman and the structures which comprise Her being are sources of inherently rich power that are often misunderstood.

When a woman is disconnected from her body and its tissues, she is, thus, disconnected from her source of power in her world. For a woman to feel whole and complete, she must be capable of embodying Her own life, and quite literally, Her own body fully. This presentation is for those seek a different way of coming to know and understand the power of the female body.

Scuba Diving @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:50 pm
photo of diver swimming by underwater coralClass Description

Provides basic instruction in scuba diving. Focuses on the knowledge and skills related to swimming and snorkeling, diving equipment, communications, the environment, safety, dive tables and other pertinent information a student needs for safe scuba diving. This course prepares the student for open water (PADI) certification.

First class meeting begins at Glenwood Center. All scuba equipment is included, and you may use your own if you have it. In addition, a required student kit including text, workbook, dive table, and logbook, is $60.00, available at the first class.(Text may be shared among family members.) The kit without the text is $35.00. Pool entry is $10.00 per session (typically 5 visits)—pool passes do not qualify for entry. Minimum age: 17.

Faculty: Terry K. Danko
Meets: F, S,SU • October 10, 2014 – October 19, 2014
Refund Date: October 13, 2014
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn# 82812

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Vet Tech Tour & Open House @ CMC in Spring Valley
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Photo of Faculty Gretchen LambVeterinary Technology Tour and Open House

We’ll take you on a tour and show you around.

Students from Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technology Club invite you to tour the program’s 220-acre center and teaching hospital. You’ll meet the resident horses, llamas, goats, birds, snakes and more. The tour coincides with National Veterinary Technician Week. Individuals and families are welcome (but please leave your own pets at home, per USDA regulations).

The CMC Veterinary Technology campus is located at 3000 County Rd. 114 (across from the main campus, past Colorado Animal Rescue).

There will also be a silent auction along with refreshments.

For more information, please call the Veterinary Technology Club co-advisor Nancy Sheffield at 970-947-8244. This event is free and open to everyone .

East African Cooking @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photo of instructor Etenesh Bartley

New class: East African Cooking

Etenesh is back! Inspired by her recent journey to Africa, Etenesh Bartley teaches a four-session cooking course that takes you on a culinary expedition to Kenya, Tanzania and her native Ethiopia. You’ll learn to make the unique dishes found here in East Africa, including stews (such as beef, lamb with pilau rice and doro wat), chapati, and injara bread. Find out all about these dishes, plus roast your own coffee beans and save room for desserts, too! Invite a friend to sign up and have a fun night out learning to cook together. Cost: $105.

Faculty: Etenesh Bartley
Meets: Th • Oct. 16-Nov. 6
Refund Date: Oct. 14
Cost: $105
Syn# 87075

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Sopris Theatre presents The Rimers of Eldritch @ CMC in Spring Valley
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
Sopris Theatre presents The Rimers of Eldritch @ CMC in Spring Valley | Glenwood Springs | Colorado | United States

depiction of the Rimers of Eldritch posterThe Sopris Theatre Company kicks off its 2014-15 Production Season with “The Rimers of Eldritch.”

In “The Rimers of Eldritch,” a murder trial in a small Missouri hamlet brings to light prejudice, lies and inhumanity – not just on the part of the culprit, but within the souls of all. Performance dates are Oct. 17-19 and 23-26. The play is directed by Sue Lavin.

Compete for $3000 scholarship @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 24 all-day

EquationSolveAmerican Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League Contest | Exam Date is October 24

The exam is held at these CMC locations: Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Steamboat Springs, Edwards & Dillon.
Test times vary; please contact your campus test administrator.

Compete for a $3000 scholarship. CMC students will have the opportunity to compete for a $3000 scholarship to be used to continue their education at an accredited four-year institution in addition to other awards/honors. To be eligible for this grand prize, CMC students have to commit to taking two one-hour exams (one in the fall and one in the spring) covering topics in mathematics, not to exceed Precalculus. In addition, the top five scorers at CMC will represent our college to be ranked among other community colleges regionally and nationally.

Eligibility: Must be a two-year college student (part-time or full-time) who has not earned a two-year college or higher degree. Must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) of community college (two-year college) coursework by the end of the academic term in which the second exam is given. Four-year students, high school students and previous recipients of the grand prize are not eligible. Official transcripts and a letter signed by the student and local moderator certifying eligibility will be required in order to award the prize. The scholarship must be used within two years of its award at the conference; if it is not, two scholarships will be awarded in the next year’s competition. Go to: for more details.

The Face of Addiction @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

photo of a depressed man, head in his handsThe Face of Addiction
with Janet DeMars

Janet DeMars, MS, LADC, will provide an overview of addiction from both a clinical and a personal perspective.  Janet works at Jaywalker U in Carbondale, CO, helping young men who are in recovery find their way back to college.

This workshop is free and open to students and the community. It is part of our Gift of Learning series. The series was born out of the idea that all of us have been blessed with knowledge and wisdom that others have shared with us. The events meet at CMC’s Lappala Center in Carbondale.

Thanksgiving Holiday – Closed @ Colorado Mountain College - all campuses
Nov 26 – Nov 28 all-day
Thanksgiving Holiday - Closed @ Colorado Mountain College - all campuses

image of a pumpkinColorado Mountain College is closed to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday Nov. 26 to Friday Nov. 28. There will be no classes and all offices will be closed.