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Spartan Talks

Free Community Lecture Series

Spartan Talks is a free faculty led community lecture series similar to TED talks. Presentations will highlight some of the great educational endeavors taking place at CNCC and our communities while sharing useful training and knowledge. The format may vary slightly based on subject matter and may include panels for Q & A, family-oriented presentations, or audience interaction.

The location of the talks will rotate between the Rangely and Craig campuses based on participating faculty and subject matter. The presentation will also be broadcast live to the alternative campus and will be available online. The entire series will culminate in March with a Spartan Student Symposium. The symposium will showcase CNCC student’s work in various arts, science, and leadership activities.


Upcoming Talks

The White River: A Brief Natural History

Feb. 19th, 6-8 pm
Rector Hall – Rangely Campus
Presenter: Mario L. Sullivan, Ph. D., CNCC Instructor of Oceanography

Presentations will discuss:

  • The geological formation of the White River Basin
  • Some of the basic hydrology of the White River
  • Important biological aspects of the White River
  • Social and economic importance of the White RIver

Click here for the live broadcast


Student Symposium
March 25th - TBD
Click here for the live broadcast


Recorded Talks

U.S. National Parks
Sept. 25, 2019

Changing Bad Habits to Good

Oct. 23, 2019

Archaeology and Paleontology in Northwest Colorado

Nov. 20, 2019

Student Perspective: The Ins & Outs of Nursing School

Jan. 29, 2020

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two main campuses in Craig and Rangely are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado, with one service center located in Meeker.

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