Craig education briefs for Oct. 31, 2015: CNCC Global Awareness Week highlights international experiences |

Craig education briefs for Oct. 31, 2015: CNCC Global Awareness Week highlights international experiences

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Colorado Northwestern Community College invites the surrounding community to attend Global Awareness Week on the CNCC Rangely Campus starting Monday.

Former U.S. Marine Corp captain Brian Stiedle, a current student in CNCC’s National Park Service Academy, will speak about his experiences documenting the genocide in Darfur. Other international CNCC students will join Stiedle for a panel discussion, and CNCC faculty and staff will discuss work, travel and volunteer opportunities abroad throughout the week.

Documentaries and slideshows will be screened Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday highlighting life in foreign countries as well as current political crises in the Middle East and Africa.

Events will take place in the Rangely Community Lecture Hall within the Rector Arts & Science Building.

The Rangely Dining Hall will serve international dishes for lunch all week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7.65 for an all-you-can-eat buffet and community members are invited to partake.

For more information or for a full agenda of the week’s presentations, contact Ryan Wilson at CNCC at 970-675-3288 or email at

Moffat County Library kicks off Winter Reading Program

The Moffat County Library’s Winter Reading Program starts Sunday. This year’s theme is “Slide Into a Good Book.”

Kids are encouraged to spend time with their nose in a book this winter with incentives and prize drawing for the pages they read. The youth program is for kids up to fifth-grade, the teen program is for sixth through twelfth-graders and an adult program for ages 18 and up offers a monthly prize drawing, one entry for each book read.

For more information or to sign up, visit the library.

MCHS presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.

Preparations are currently under way for this year’s production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. from the Moffat County High School Theatre Department.

The cast includes MCHS students and several eighth-graders from Craig Middle School.

The show will run at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 through 21 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at MCHS. Tickets cost $6 and are sold at the door.

Daniels Fund Scholarship available to Colorado students

Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Nov. 13.

Selected scholars are offered resources, encouragement, and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a college degree, with the ultimate goal to help Daniels Scholars succeed in college and in life.

The four-year, annually-renewable college scholarship can be used at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, however it essentially functions as a “full-ride” scholarship at 24 partner institutions located within the four-state region, viewable at

At all other institutions, the Daniels Scholarship functions as a “last dollar” scholarship which covers the unmet need of the student after all other financial aid resources and an Expected Family Contribution have been applied.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and:

• Be a current high school senior graduating during the 2015-2016 academic year from a high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.

• Be a current resident of one of these four states and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

• Earn ACT scores of at least 17 in each category (Math, English, Reading, Science); or an SAT math score of at least 400 and critical reading score of at least 440. Writing scores are not required. All test scores must come from a single test. Super scoring is not accepted.

Learning Chronicles offers tips, news in higher education

A new section launched by Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Craig Daily Press highlights news in the higher education world, including helpful tips, college news, college loans, CNCC programs and more.

Dubbed The Learning Chronicles, the section appears in the Daily Press the first Saturday of each month. Do you have higher education news you’d like to see published in the newspaper? Send all submissions to Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at or call her at 970-875-1790.

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