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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

Archaeology and Paleontology in Northwest Colorado

Nov 20th, 6-8 pm
Rector Hall - Rangely Campus
Presenter: Lukas Trout, Archaeologist & Paleontology Coordinator, BLM - White River Field Office


Presentation will discuss:

  • Careers in archaeology and paleontology with the BLM in the Intermountain West, with focus on our area.
  • How the science of archaeology can benefit the tribes, and local communities today.
  • How additional academic research could benefit our understanding of the archaeological record of our area.

Click here for the live broadcast.

Jan 29 - TBD

Feb 26 -TBD

Recorded Talks

U.S. National Parks
Sept. 25, 2019

Changing Bad Habits to Good
Oct. 23, 2019

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 two service centers located in Meeker and Oak Creek.

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