October 30, 2013

FRCC Students to Celebrate Superheroes Nov. 5 at Campus in Longmont

Cultural Anthropology classes at Front Range Community College will celebrate the attraction of superheroes – with the appearance of several costumed superheroes – from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5. The event will take place in the Community Room of the Classroom Building of the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont.

Photo opportunities with the superheroes will be available starting at 6 p.m. Children are welcome.

As one part of their semester of study, Cultural Anthropology students have compared and contrasted superheroes and an emerging Islamic superhero comic.  Yes, they have studied comics in class.

At Superheroes Night, speakers include Bob Mask of the Heroes Alliance, a group that raises funds for charities, and Charles Rozanski, owner of Mile High Comics, which has supplied comics for the students to study. Mask will speak about the growth of Comic Cons and “cosplay,” a made-up word that combines “costume” and “play-acting.” Rozanski will speak about Comics in American Culture.

Dr. Cherry Emerson, the Cultural Anthropology instructor, was one of 100 educators selected to participate in the recent Denver Comic Con to learn more about the use of comics in classrooms.

Cosplay actors who wish to participate in this event must contact Emerson at cherriethel.emerson@frontrange.edu before Nov. 3.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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