February 27, 2014

FRED Talks in March at FRCC Campus in Longmont Consider Jane Goodall, Mystical Numbers

Front Range Education (FRED) Talks topics for March range from Jane Goodall to mystical numbers.

FRED Talks owe their genesis to TED Talks, which bill themselves as “ideas worth spreading.” TED 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 at the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont. Admission is free. The March schedule:

March 4 in the Community Room of the Classroom Building: What Jane Goodall Taught Me about Classroom Environments, by April Menzies, chair of Online Learning; Bhaskara I: Better than a Calculator in Seventh Century India, by Kenneth Monks, math faculty; Education Reform: Analyzing Waiting for Superman, by Jim  DeLung, academic advisor, retention specialist, and communications instructor; and The Amgen Biotechnology Experience at FRCC, by Jo Charlton, biology faculty.

March 18 in Room C1204 of the Classroom Building: Mystical Numbers: The Number 153, by Bryan  Cockerham, math faculty; Technology as a Second Language: Affective Filters, Fossilization, and Fluency, by Kimberly Moore, online retention specialist, John Heisel, faculty development coordinator, and Kathy Gamble, Teaching ESL faculty; Optigenetics, by Pete Dobelis, biology faculty;  and Art & Psychology Explore the Self, by John Cross, art faculty and Spencer Morrison.

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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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