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November 2, 2012

Community College a Beacon of Hope

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Life hasn’t always been easy for Nate Saam. Nate spent his formative years roaming the gang-ridden neighborhoods of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee. Without family support at home, Nate got into trouble. By high school, he was rebelling against any and all teachers and other authority figures. “I was suspended 15 times one year,” […]

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October 17, 2012

An Interactive Game Approach to Teaching

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Traditionally, most college classes go something like this: 1) the student reads the textbook and comes to class, 2) the instructor lectures, and 3) the student goes home to try his or her hand at applying the knowledge from the textbook and lecture (in other words, homework). What if you were able to really dig […]

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October 15, 2012

Longmont Resident Wins Top Honor in PTK Honor Society’s Writing Awards

A paper from Elizabeth Vasquez, a Front Range Community College-Boulder County Campus graduate, has been chosen as one of the two best entries in Phi Theta Kappa’s 2012 edition of Nota Bene, the society’s honors anthology.   Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community colleges. Vasquez’s “The Rwandan Genocide: A Tragedy Born […]

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October 8, 2012

When to Withdraw From a College Class

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Happy fall semester! Classes are now in full swing and hopefully you are settled into your classes and routine. If not, you may want to ask yourself these questions: Am I engaged in the material? Does the classroom environment fit my learning style and needs as a student? Am I worried about my performance? If […]

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