February 11, 2015

The (Un)Romantic History of Valentine’s Day

A red noose in a heart shape.

This Saturday is Valentine’s Day, a day when many lovebirds exchange gifts and flowers and head out on the town for candlelit dinners, and school children swap heart-adorned cards and candy with their classmates. It turns out, however, that the history behind Valentine’s Day isn’t quite the romance-filled memoir that you might expect. Lupercalia, the […]

February 4, 2015

Colorado Garden & Home Show Supports College Students

Colorado Garden & Home Show logo

If the month of February makes you think about flowers, you’re in luck. Green thumbs and garden admirers alike can enjoy the Colorado Garden & Home Show, which starts this weekend at the Colorado Convention Center. Touted as “the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show,” the Colorado Garden & […]

February 2, 2015

College Goal Sunday: Get FAFSA Help

College Goal Sunday logo

It’s that time of year again. You’re thinking tax time—right? Yes, lots of people will be completing their taxes over the next few months, but it’s also a key time to complete your FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the one application, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, to determine eligibility […]

January 28, 2015

4 Good Study Habits for 2015

Study Habits

As you dive into a new semester, it’s a great time to think ahead about how to make the most of this school year. One great exercise: think about what kind of a person and student you are. How do you learn? Ask yourself some questions, like: Are you a procrastinator? A thinker who likes to […]

January 26, 2015

3 Steps to Get Organized for the New Semester

Get organized

It’s a new year, which means it’s also New Year’s Resolutions time! When you’re a college student, many of those resolutions may be academic goals. Now that the spring semester is starting back up, here are a few helpful tips to stay focused on your studies, keep on track, and make it an awesome year. […]

January 14, 2015

Economics Professor Maintains Connections with Native Nepal

Niroj Bhattarai

It’s about 7,820 miles from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Fort Collins, Colo., if you were to fly an airline’s polar route, for no crow flies that distance. The distance spans two continents, two massive mountain ranges, and numerous languages, countries, and cultures. Niroj Bhattarai’s journey between those two points is more than a simple travelogue, though […]

January 5, 2015

How to Get Trained to Work in HVAC

HVAC blog

Do you like working with your hands? Do you like to fix things that are broken and work with tools and gauges? Have you ever considered starting your own business? If so, a degree in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) might be for you. With training, you can get a great-paying job installing, servicing, […]

December 22, 2014

Researching Colleges in the Digital Age

cell phone, tablet, laptop computer

It’s a digital world and today’s college-bound high school students and their parents expect to communicate with colleges they are considering through a variety of digital modes—and they rely on a number of different e-sources of information to make this major decision. How do we know this? Thanks to Noel-Levitz’s 2014 E-Expectations Report, “The Online […]

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