December 9, 2013

Student Success: Musical Computer Enthusiast Blazes a Trail at FRCC

Bryson Leach

When Boulder native Bryson Leach was a senior in high school, he had his sights set on college, but his budget was his utmost concern. “I made it a goal of mine to get to college, but I knew I couldn’t afford tuition at an expensive university,” says Bryson, who has supported himself since age […]

December 4, 2013

Being Involved on Campus: My Yellow Brick Road Journey

Be involved

I didn’t have the worst high school experience, but it did consist a lot of me sitting on the sidelines as I watched in adoration as my peers became involved with one activity after another. “That isn’t me” I thought to myself. “They are born leaders, and that just isn’t me.” I was proud of […]

December 2, 2013

How to Conquer Your Fear of Citations

Conquer the fear of citations

When instructors talk about citations, it can seem like they’re speaking a foreign language: In-Text? Parenthetical? References? Footnotes? What does it all mean? If the thought of a research paper with citations has your stomach in knots, read on for our easy citation guide. Citations are Necessary Including citations is like marking the trail you […]

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 […]

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