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March 7, 2012

Spring Break: Budget-Minded and Family-Friendly Ideas

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When I was in college at CSU, some friends and I spent one spring break hanging out in Fort Collins, jealous of our peers who were heading to Mazatlan and other warm destinations. That week ended up being one of my favorite college memories, and one of my friends declared proudly to anyone who would […]

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February 27, 2012

How to Talk with Your College Instructors

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When I was a faculty member, some of the most important conversations I had with students didn’t happen in the classroom; they happened during my office hours, in the hall, or even the cafeteria. But I am always surprised by how often students never asked me, or other teachers for help, even when they really […]

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February 20, 2012

International Fair in Fort Collins Celebrates Diverse Heritages

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Last year I found myself dancing to Thai music in the middle of the Longs Peak Student Center along with students, faculty, and staff – not an everyday occurrence. Front Range students from Thailand were sharing music and dance from their country with us at the International Fair. I am not as much of a […]

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February 17, 2012

College Student Success: Career Change from High Tech to Health Care

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Godwin Piyasena, a native of Sri Lanka, had a career in high tech, advancing to such positions as systems management engineer and software engineer. At his last high-tech company, he was asked to train the offshore engineers who would take his job.

Today, he has a job that won’t go offshore.

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