Mary Karen Solomon: Community events at Colorado Northwestern Community College
February 22, 2014
Colorado Northwestern Community College has a busy month ahead of it, and the events are open to community members. So plan your calendars so you can come join us for the following:
• International Film Festival
Our international film for February was "Paris, Je T'Aime," stories of love from the city of love.
It is a collection of vignettes, directed by a spectrum of famous names from the Coen brothers to Alexander Payne and more. Each story is set in a different area of the city, and they add up to a fascinating view of multi-faceted Paris.
Mark your calendars for our March 21 film, which will be "The Man Who Would Be King," a classic telling of the Rudyard Kipling story featuring Sean Connery and Michael Caine.
• Ticket to Learn
Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in someone's classroom? This is your chance to fulfill that fantasy.
Find someone that works or teaches at CNCC, and let him or her know you are interested in sitting in on a class. They will give you a red ticket and an invitation to a certain class on a certain day.
You don't even have to buy texts or do homework — just show up and have fun.
If there is a particular class you are interested in visiting, ask if that one is available. We at CNCC want to get our community more involved with the college. Even without visiting a class, it's worth visiting CNCC just to see the new building, walk around it and view the art, the best collection in Moffat County.
• Taste of College
College staff and faculty are working together to plan an exciting and stimulating day for high school and middle school students March 21.
In the morning, CNCC will host about 150 eighth-graders, welcoming them to try brief classes in courses that attract their interest, ranging from history and chemistry to music, cosmetology and auto and flight mechanics and many others. Twelve courses will be offered to the students throughout the course of the morning.
Then an equally warm and interesting welcome will be prepared for high school seniors in the afternoon, enabling them to try out some subjects and, we hope, enhance and focus their college plans.
In the evening, all students will be welcomed back to watch "The Man Who Would Be King," a wonderful English film, which will be our March International Cinema offering. Or perhaps, should they prefer, students can return to CNCC to stargaze with those in the astronomy lab.