Events Calendar for the Roaring Fork Campus

September – October 2014

Sep
23
Tue
Wilderness First Responder @ CMC in Spring Valley
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Photo depicting a high angle rescueClass Description

This course provides the student with those skills and emergency medical care techniques used by guides, trip leaders and others providing primary care in backcountry setting. The student will be able to respond correctly to those medical and trauma situations commonly encountered when entry into the EMS system is delayed or unlikely.

This class will be taught to the guidelines of the Wilderness Medicine Society. Field meeting dates will emphasize practical skills in backcountry settings and will take place in the classroom and outdoors. Field days are mandatory on Saturday and Sunday, 10/4 & 10/5, and 10/25 & 10/26. The 10/25 meeting includes a night triage activity. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be awarded certifications from the American Heart Association (Professional Rescuer CPR) and Desert Mountain Medicine (WFR). Certifications are active for two years. The supplemental course charge includes textbook, expendable supplies, and certification fees. The supplemental course charge is nonrefundable. Minimum age 17.

Faculty: Stephen Szoradi, Matthew J. Barrett
Meets: T,TH, S,SU, S, SU • September 23, 2014 – November 13, 2014
Refund Date: September 30, 2014
Credit Hours: 4.0
Syn# 83745

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Sep
24
Wed
Hanging onto Hope @ CMC in Carbondale
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm

Photo of a wind ornament that says "Hope"Hanging Onto Hope
with Linda Singer Froning, Administrative Tech & Sustainability Student

Many of us are committed to finding sustainable solutions to some of the problems that are affecting our planet. Learning so much about the state of our world and how much needs to be done can leave us heartbroken and unable to move forward. What tools can we use to heal ourselves while we work to heal the planet?

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.

Sep
25
Thu
Lessons from Songwriting with Frank Martin @ CMC in Carbondale
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Photo of Frank MartinLessons from Songwriting
with Frank Martin

Rising from the well of creativity, a good idea can strike to the heart or fall to ground. Come join discussion with musician, writer and web editor Frank Martin about what song writing teaches about communicating.

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.

Oct
2
Thu
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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Guest Speaker: Sid Espinosa @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Photo of Sid EspinosaSid Espinosa is the director of philanthropy and civic engagement at Microsoft – as well as a frequent lecturer on corporate social responsibility issues around the world.  He is also the former mayor of Palo Alto, CA, where he was widely heralded for his community leadership and policy successes.

Sid’s career has spanned the government, business, philanthropic and non-profit sectors.  After working at the Democratic National Committee, Sid joined the Clinton Administration working at the White House in both presidential speechwriting and public liaison before becoming an advisor to the U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno at the U.S. Department of Justice.  He later worked for an American ambassador overseas.

In the philanthropic sector, Sid is the former director of global philanthropy for Hewlett-Packard, where he oversaw the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in non-profits and schools in all 50 states and 60 countries around the world.  After nearly a decade at Hewlett-Packard, Sid joined Microsoft where he is developing programs for both grassroots community outreach and long-term philanthropic partnerships.  Under Sid’s guidance, Microsoft has significantly increased its community investments, volunteerism, executive involvement, and policy leadership.

In 2011, Sid was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award by Hidden Villa.  He has served on
numerous boards of directors for business, non-profit and educational organizations around the world, including the board of trustees at his undergraduate alma mater, Wesleyan University.  He also has a graduate degree from Harvard.

For more information on Sid Espinosa, review this technet article.

Oct
4
Sat
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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