April 10, 2013

Horticulture Program Good Preparation for Hydroponics Career

Khanh Tran

Khanh is a grower at Trinity Farms in Brighton. He works inside a 43,000-square-foot greenhouse with long rows and rows of Beefsteak and other varieties of tomatoes. All organic, and grown hydroponically. Hydroponics is a system of horticulture that grows plants without soil and uses mineral-nutrient solutions.

April 8, 2013

5 Tips To Be a Successful International Student

international-students

What have you imagined when you thought about being an International student in the U.S. before you actually became one? Some will say partying, some will say studying and others might say “I just saw myself walking on campus, carrying my books with an awesome smile like all of the college ads.” We all have […]

April 3, 2013

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

ID-theft

During Financial Aid’s “Financial Literacy Week” in February, we had the pleasure of hosting Hazel Heckers from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Students and staff learned extremely helpful information about identity theft. Identity Theft Defined Identity theft is growing and it’s estimated that up to 50% of Americans will be a victim at some […]

April 1, 2013

April Fools’ Day: A Chance for Good-Spirited Fun

April-Fools

Every group has its own way of celebrating holidays, and Front Range Community College is no different. As the weather gets warmer, and thoughts turn to spring and flowers and baseball, I think of one of our oddest holidays, April Fools’ Day. Just monkeyin’ around on April Fools’ Day. Specifically, I go back to a […]

March 27, 2013

Why an Acclaimed Historian Teaches Community College

Andy-DeRoche-blog

Dr. Andy DeRoche loves academic life. He’s felt at home in the world of learning from the time he took his seat in the first grade — which isn’t too surprising. His mother and father were teachers in rural Maine, and they nurtured his love of learning. Inspired by the Civil War Years later, in […]

March 25, 2013

A Checklist for Filing Taxes

Tax-checklist

It’s tax time, and with just under one month left until the tax filing deadline (April 15), there’s no time like the present to get going on preparing your 2012 federal and state income tax returns. First, a quick overview of what tax form you will need. 1040EZ – This is the simplest IRS form, […]

March 20, 2013

From Environmental Engineer to Veterinarian

Elizabeth Bauer

Dr. Elizabeth Bauer always wanted to be a veterinarian. It took seven years as an environmental engineer, however, to realize she had “fallen in love with horses again.” So she returned to Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences and earned her doctor of veterinary medicine degree. She entered a small-animal private […]

March 18, 2013

Courageous Science Inspires Us to Explore and Learn

Photo of an astronaut from the Soviet Union

Alexei Leonov is the Russian cosmonaut who was the first person to ever “spacewalk.” It was March 18, 1965. Going to space in 1965 meant climbing into a teensy-weensy capsule (about the size of a small car) perched over 90,000 pounds of explosive rocket fuel and hoping for the best as the countdown reached zero […]

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