June 24, 2013

How to Choose a Massage Therapist

Massage

Picking a massage therapist can be daunting, if you are searching for someone for a long-term therapeutic relationship. Here are some ideas to get you started. Look at Qualifications. Education: In Colorado, massage therapists are required to have a minimum of 500 training hours from a nationally credentialed school. You can check licensing by visiting […]

June 17, 2013

Top 5 Ways to Minimize Student Loan Debt

Minimize-loans

As of February 2013, there are some 37 million Americans who owe some kind of education loan. For this reason, student debt is a hot topic on the press. At FRCC, the most common education loan students utilize is the Federal Direct Stafford Loan. Without going into the nitty gritty of what qualifies you for […]

June 10, 2013

Summer Reading List: Cool Reads for Hot Days

Summer-Reads

Of all the joys that summer brings including ball games, gardening, and swimming, one of my favorites is quietly relaxing and slowing down with a good book, preferably in the shade of a tree. Like me though, you’ve likely heard the saying, “So many books, so little time” and you wonder not only when you’ll […]

June 3, 2013

How to Fuel Your Body for Endurance Events

endurance-nutrition

Spring and summer brings not only warmer weather to Colorado but also the opportunity to participate in many fine local endurance events offered to challenge your fitness, and of course to promote worthy causes. Events such as the Bike MS 150 for multiple sclerosis and Tour de Cure for diabetes provide a physically challenging hurdle […]

May 31, 2013

Student Success: A Desire to Make a Difference

Jamese Coker

Jamese Coker can recall the teachers who made a difference in her life, and now she wants to make a difference in the lives of other young people. Great Teachers Inspired Her. Mr. Fair and Miss Vanderstein, for instance. Mr. Fair’s mantra was from “The Little Engine That Could” – I think I can, I […]

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?) […]

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