Copper Mountain College Students to Offer Seminar

    April 5, 2010


    COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STUDENTS TO OFFER SEMINAR

    JOSHUA TREE, Ca –The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Copper Mountain College will host a seminar on Saturday, April 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the College Campus with the topic of Information Transformation.  

    From Google getting out of China to the ubiquity of Facebook, information technology is changing our world.  The CMC students who belong to the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa will explore what change means to individuals living in this brave new world of instant communication.  How is YouTube changing politics?  How do blogs change journalism?  How do we know who to trust in a world where everyone has a voice?  In Copper Mountain College’s first student-run seminar, “Information Transformation,” these questions will be engaged, and participants will discuss the ideas and tools necessary to live more effectively in an ever-changing world.

    This seminar will be held on Saturday, April 10th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and the general public is welcome.  Refreshments will be served at as the event begins in Phase I Courtyard of CMC.  The keynote speaker will be Desert Trail editor Kurt Schauppner, who will share his views on how the Internet has affected journalism.  Seminar guests can then select sessions to attend, with topics ranging from “The revolution will be twittered: politics and technology,” to “‘But I read that…’ Discerning truth in a sea of voices.”  Lunch and soft drinks will be provided at no cost to seminar guests.

    For further information, please contact advisor Cathy Itnyre at citnyre@cmccd.edu or student event organizer Michael Taber at taber.michael@gmail.com, or learn more about the seminar at informationtransformation.blogspot.com.

    For general information regarding Copper Mountain College visit us at www.cmccd.edu or call 760.366.3791.