November 27, 2013

The Yoga of Online Learning

Online-Learning

I have been practicing yoga for the last several years, ever since my youngest son was a baby. Going to classes where I’m guided by an experienced instructor and am in the same physical space as other students working towards the same goals is a wonderful treat for me. Unfortunately, the times when studio classes […]

November 25, 2013

Comet ISON: “Comet of the Century” or Big Fizzle?

Photo courtesy of University of Arizona, Science Skylab

“Comets are like cats. They do precisely what they want” –David Levy, Astronomer Sometimes, being an astronomer is a lot like being a weather forecaster. I would love to predict astronomical events with 100 percent certainty. However, experience has taught me to hedge my predictions with a healthy dose of skepticism. Halley’s Comet Was Hazardous […]

November 20, 2013

7 Simple Calorie Cutting Tips for the Holidays

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The holidays have arrived once again and many of us are planning a variety of events to celebrate the season! Invariably those events will involve, if not revolve around, tasty and tempting food and drinks which may be distressing for those also wishing to manage their waistlines. Holiday weight gain—or not? Surprisingly there has been […]

November 18, 2013

FRCC Career Pathways Grad’s Path to Zookeeping Goes Through Nepal

Lindy Gates

Lindy Gates was 8 years old when she decided she wanted to be a zookeeper. At age 13, she started volunteering at the Farm at Lee Martinez Park in Fort Collins, and she enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to apply to the Denver Zoo’s summer teen volunteer program, Zoo Crew. She started […]

November 13, 2013

What is a Learning Community?

Learning-Communities

Learning Communities (LCs) combine two regular classes into a single, shared, dynamic experience. LCs are taught by two instructors who work together to create connections between the classes. A blend of classes. My Learning Community, for example, blends College Composition and Reading (CCR 093) with Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 111). We improve our writing skills […]

November 11, 2013

Honoring Veteran Students at FRCC

Veteran to Student

In 1919, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Allied nations and Germany finally agreed to an armistice after more than four years of fighting. Ninety-five years after the end of World War I, on November 11, we honor our American veterans who have served our country and fought […]

November 6, 2013

GED Changes: What to Expect in 2014

GED-clock countdown

The clock is ticking for people to earn their GED. Adults who have passed portions of the official exam but not all of it must finish by Dec. 31, 2013, or risk losing what they have completed. They will have to start over. If you’ve started the GED tests, keep going. You’re well on your […]

November 4, 2013

Faculty Feature: From Horse Training to Sociology

Kelly Mason-Davis

Kelly Mason-Davis has taught others throughout much of her life—but she didn’t set foot in the traditional classroom until 2007, at the age of 31. The Boulder Native’s First Love was Horses Her father ran a ranch and her mother was a horse enthusiast. Although Kelly started out at Colorado State University and completed several […]

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