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August 17, 2011

5 Tips to Make a Successful Transition to College

Successful-transition

Goodbye, high school. Hello, college! Maybe those are words you’ve been wanting to shout from the rooftops for a long time now. Maybe you’re secretly terrified about going to college. Whatever your excitement level, the truth is that transitioning to college is not without its challenges. What can you do to prepare? Here are some […]

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August 15, 2011

How Can I Support my Student Through College?

Support-my-student

My sister was the first in my family to go to college, and my Dad and I didn’t know how to support her. We rarely visited her on campus (I am not sure we ever did her first year!), and we didn’t attend the homecoming football game where she was recognized as a campus leader […]

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August 3, 2011

Why do I need to know math?

Math-for-life

We recently took up some grass to expand our perennial garden. The question was: How much mulch to cover the area to a depth of 3 inches? I’m glad I paid attention in my math classes. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what some math teachers say: “Mathematics has a pervasive and essential […]

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July 29, 2011

Nursing students learn by giving service in Belize

Nursing-in-Belize

On a hot and humid June 25, nine students, Jason Speaks, my colleague from the Westminster Campus Nursing faculty, and I arrived in Punta Gorda, Belize, for a 10-day service-learning course. Our nursing and pre-nursing students and an administrative assistant for Health Professions at the Boulder County Campus were eager to learn about the free […]

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