Fire science program draws in students far and wide

The call that came in early March was the sort of thing Michael Bender had spent months training for. In a Columbia home five minutes from the fire station, a person had stopped breathing. Bender, 26, and the two partners who were on duty with him reviewed their plan as the truck sped toward the home. This was the rehearsed part: One of them would hook up the AED, one would apply the Bag Valve Mask, and one would begin compressions. What they hadn’t rehearsed, and what Bender could never have prepared for, was how he would feel. It was…

40th Wine Tasting Celebrates Foothill Tradition – A Look Back at Forty Years of Tastings

The Columbia College Foundation will host its 40th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting on Saturday, April 9. It’s an event with a rich history. “It was 1977 and the California wine industry was coming of age after having won the now famous Judgment at Paris wine tasting competition against the French the year before,” remembers Tom Bender, long time organizer of the Annual Columbia Wine Tasting. “The growth in small Northern California wineries was under way and the time was ripe for inviting a selective number of them to Columbia State Historic Park for a Columbia College Culinary Department fund raiser.”…

Presentation on “New Insights into Human Evolution from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa”

(Sonora, CA) – Columbia College will host a presentation entitled “New Insights into Human Evolution from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa” by Debra Bolter, Ph.D., Modesto Junior College (MJC) Professor of Anthropology and Research Associate with the Evolutionary Studies Institute in South Africa. The free event is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Columbia College’s Dogwood Theatre from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Bolter will present her work on the new hominid species, Homo naledi, published recently in the open access science journal eLife and featured in the October issue of National Geographic. These remarkable fossil remains were…

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INTERNATIONAL EXPERT IN GROUND WATER TO SPEAK AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE

A leading international expert in groundwater research, Dr. Ty Ferré of the University of Arizona, will be a featured speaker at Columbia College on Thursday, February 11, from 3-4:30 pm at the Dogwood Forum. The presentation, part of an international lecture series on groundwater science sponsored by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation, will focus on the latest innovations in modeling groundwater conditions, how these impact public policy decisions and, locally, how these decisions can impact both fire recovery efforts and drought conditions the Mother Lode faces. Dr. Ferré‘s talk is geared toward geology, watershed, forestry and natural…

40th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting to Benefit Columbia College Hospitality Management Program

This spring the Columbia College Foundation will host the 40th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting – a benefit event from 1:00 to 4:00pm SATURDAY, April 9 to support the Columbia College Hospitality Management Program. This is the first year the Columbia Wine Tasting will be featured on a SATURDAY. Guests will savor tempting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students of the Columbia College hospitality management program, enjoy guest food vendors, and sample premium wines from more than 70 wineries, including vintners from Napa, Sonoma, Lodi, Paso Robles, along with a number of local Sierra Foothill producers. “The Columbia Wine Tasting is a…