May 29, 2013

Campus Construction: Front Range Community College Gets a Makeover

Groundbreaking

In March, FRCC students voted to repurpose existing student bond fees and add some new fees for parking and student center improvements at Westminster and for new, renovated, and expanded classrooms and student space at Larimer. On each campus, over 80% of the voting students approved the fees—saying “yes” to a safer, better learning environment […]

May 27, 2013

Veterans Returning from War and Going to School

Veteran-in-school

More and more veterans are coming back from war and then signing up for school. With the Iraq war over and the War in Afghanistan coming to an end there is little room for service members to stay in as the military draws down. Thankfully with the educational benefits of the Post 9/11 GI bill […]

May 22, 2013

Summer Learning Loss? Not in My House.

Summer-Reading

As the school year draws to a close my mind turns to my kids’ summer vacation. Summer conjures up a variety of things for me: summer camp, pool, ice cream, road trips, camping, hiking, ice cream truck, swimming, baseball, barbeques, ice cream, sprinklers, corn on the cob, popsicles and reading. (Did I mention ice cream?) […]

May 20, 2013

National Organization Recognizes Emerging Deaf Leader

Rudolfo Tapia

Rudolfo Tapia Jr. is an emerging leader at Front Range, and he has a scholarship to prove it. A Pharmacy Technician student, Rudolfo received an Emerging Leaders Scholarship for $1,000 from the National Society of Leadership and Success for his established leadership ability and accomplishments. Planning Events for the Deaf Community. Rudolfo, who is deaf, […]

May 15, 2013

You Got the Job Interview, Now What?

Job-Interview

As an instructor of Communication, I always find it humorous when students brag about winging an interview. My initial thought is always the same, why would you brag about being lazy? Interviewing is no different than playing an instrument, the more you practice the better you become. Your resume and cover letter brought you to […]

May 13, 2013

What Does It Mean to be Linkedin?

LinkedIn

Have you ever Googled your name? If not, do it now. What do you see? Are you represented as you would hope? What would a potential employer think of you? Research has shown (infographic) that 1 in 3 employers reject you due to something they found online. With our world moving online, it has become […]

May 8, 2013

Career Fairs: How to Prepare

Career Fair

At some point in your college career you will begin thinking about employment…that pesky thing we all need before we begin making money. The hunt for employment can be a daunting and frustrating task, especially when you don’t know where to begin. Luckily, college students and others have opportunities to speak with employers directly, with […]

May 6, 2013

Nurses Exemplify “Doing for Others”

Nurse in service

Early historical records of nursing as we know it describes nurses serving in a volunteer capacity through the early church. This legacy of service is timeless considering the current educational model of “Service Learning.” Service learning is a tool being encouraged in learning institutions, and is based on the premise that classroom learning is enhanced […]

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