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CMC offers new Bachelor’s Degrees

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is offering two more bachelor’s degrees for the upcoming 2015 fall semester! CMC will be offering a bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Management as well as a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary Education. This brings the total of bachelor’s degree programs to five. The three other programs include: Business Administration Nursing (BSN) Sustainability Studies To learn more about Colorado Mountain College and the degrees they offer please Click here.

CMC Early Registration

Colorado Mountain College

Early registration at Colorado Mountain College is almost up. Early registration closes on April 17th for the fall 2015 semester. Call your academic adviser or meet with the Jaywalker Solutions staff to reserve your time to register! For more information on early registration please click here Donnie Hagenbart Admissions & Marketing Manager Jaywalker Lodge

Sober Semester Completed

Today marked the completion of Jaywalker U Fall 2014 Semester. During this last semester one student earned dual credits by having his Colorado Mountain College (CMC) credits count towards his high school diploma.  Other students who arrived mid semester were taking classes through Grand Canyon University (GCU) because GCU has  online classes starting every Monday year-round, while other students participated in traditional classes at CMC.  To celebrate the completion of this semester, JWU spent the day with Johann Aberger celebrating, enjoying life, laughing and dancing.  Yes, dancing. The group decided to take what we thought was a Yoga class called Nia at True Nature this morning.  We were hesitantly surprised when we walked into the room and no one had Yoga mats, except us.  JWU students and staff are always prepared.  The description of the class said that it was appropriate for all levels.  What could be better?  It also…

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ADHD Strategies

Procrastination is one of the chronic problems with those who suffer from ADHD. Psych Central associate editor, Margarita Tartakovsky, talked to some experts who also struggle with adult ADHD and reported on some strategies and solutions for dealing with this procrastination. Here is what she found: Set mini goals, rather than long-term goals Use technology and apps Focus on the end result and how good you will feel once you accomplish something Work on tasks for just a short period of time Utilize momentum: when things are going good, keep going My personal strategy: use the fun enjoyable activities (such as mountain biking) as a reward for accomplishing the tasks I don’t want to do Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

Collegiate Recreation Centers

A 2013 survey by Nirsa: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation reports that 92 schools are planning on building elite recreation centers:  water theme parks and lazy rivers.  Recreation center users are evolving from sweat drenched body builders and athletes to students who are looking for a new social arena.  The new recreation centers are instrumental in marketing and retention, especially in the less elite universities.  Purdue and Michigan State report that students’ use of the gym has a positive correlation academically.  The theme parks are attractive and function similarly to grocery store marketing–get customers through the door and they will buy something.  Once you get a student to a rec center, they may start working out or join a fitness class. Themed recreation centers are becoming the social axis of many campuses. Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

JWU Goals Group

Every week the men of Jaywalker U engage in a group to address personal goals that they have set and tracked during the previous week. Recovery principles ask us to participate in each others recovery by being supportive. This group provides a safe place for the men to ask for help in both setting and reaching these goals, and they do it together, as a team. The following list is what we focus on each week at JWU: 1. Recovery 2. Academics 3. Spirituality 4. Relationships/Family 5. Pre-professional 6. Household Duties 7. Health and Fitness As we ask for help, engage the support offered and follow through with our stated objectives we get closer every week to becoming the men we really want to be. This is the mission of our Goals and Accountability Group. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

JWU Colleges

Jaywalker U collaborates not only with Colorado Mountain College (CMC), but also works closely with Colorado Technical University (CTU) and Grand Canyon University (GCU).  The relationship with CTU and GCU lets Jaywalker U accept students on rolling admissions.  This means that not only do we have students start our program at the beginning of each semester, but we can also have students start our program mid-semester and take online classes through CTU and GCU. Classes at CTU and GCU start on a weekly and monthly basis.  This flexibility allows ours students the opportunity to take classes when they need as well as a variety of different classes. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

JWU StrengthsQuest

What are your strengths that will enhance your academic choices and propel you into the career that fits your strengths and feeds your spirit?  Each student at Jaywalker U will take the StrengthsQuest Finder and discover their top five strengths and how to apply those strengths to life today and in the future.  This concept is a different and exciting way to look at what already exists within an individual rather than focusing on a person’s weaknesses and trying to fix them or alter them.  By utilizing the inherent strengths a person possesses they are able to make decisions and build confidence by knowing themselves and then build on these assets in order to achieve academic, career and personal excellence. After students take the online questionnaire, they will better understand such things as how they prefer to study, how they best prepare for exams and how they relate to their…

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JWU Multi-pitch Climb

Recently JWU spent the day with Johann Aberger and two other expert rock climbing guides for what I thought was to be a short jaunt up Petit Blue.  The jaunt was indeed short, but the climb was long and challenging.  The focus of this outing was to face fear and move through it with courage, and for me, trust in our guide, Amos,  to whom I was attached with a climbing rope for three hours.  I have rocked climbed in the past, but past experiences did little to prepare me for the climb up Petit Blue.  It was a multi-pitch climb in which my climbing partner, Matt, was connected to me equal distance as I was to our guide.  When I use the term multi-pitch, I am using it lightly.  I did not count the number of pitches, but suffice it to say that a dozen would be an understatement.  Fear…

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College Majors

Every semester the Jaywalker U students are asked to write about their potential majors and some of the jobs that they could have when they graduate. Business, Art, History, and Science were among the majors that our students are pursuing. In the past the Jaywalker U students have picked a degree because it sounded nice and they thought this was the path picked out for them. Now, the students are choosing degrees that they are most passionate about. The students are coming to realize that the more passionate they are about something, the more effort they are willing to put forth. Once again, the Jaywalker U students are proving to us that recovery and college are possible. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

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