January 28, 2014

First TED Talks, and now FRED Talks – at FRCC Campus in Longmont

You’ve heard of TED Talks. Now there are FRED Talks – at Front Range Community College.

TED Talks bill themselves as “ideas worth spreading.” These talks started in 1984 at a conference for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. FRED Talks are at Front Range and about EDucation. Tracy Halward of FRCC’s biology faculty, is the organizer of FRED Talks.

FRED Talks are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Classroom Building at the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont. Talks range from 15 minutes to 45 minutes in length. The February schedule:

  • Feb. 4: The White Hurricane of 1913 – A Meteorological and Historical Perspective, by Kathy Mennen, English faculty; Back to the Future: Questioning the Legitimacy of the Social Sciences, by Jim DeLung, academic advisor and communications instructor; Mental Illness – Secret Shame, Public Problem, by Tanya Hannis, FRCC student; and How to Kill Your Career, by Jim Vernon, business faculty.
  • Feb. 18: The Most Important Scientific Concept You Will Ever Learn, by Mike Zawaski, earth sciences faculty; The History and Impacts of Coffee, by Eva Salamon, FRCC student; and How to Stay Married, by Jim Vernon, business faculty, and Shanna Vernon, FRCC tutor.

The series will continue on the first and third Thursdays of March and April plus special Earth Day FRED Talks on April 22.

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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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