December 17, 2012

December 21, 2012: Doomsday or New Beginning?

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We are in the countdown moments. In just days the world will end with earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and asteroids colliding with the earth. The ancient Mayans foretold of the end-of-the-world through their calendar which ends abruptly on December 21, 2012. At least that is what a lot of people believe. But what do the Mayans […]

December 12, 2012

Popular 2012 Apocalypse Theories

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As most people have heard, the end of the world is upon us, mere days away at this point. According to several popular lines of thought, only the “doomsday preppers” and those invited to ride it out in the secret government bunkers are going to survive the coming apocalypse. Other ends of the world failed […]

December 10, 2012

College Math Classes: Are You Avoiding Them?

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Are you saving your math class (or classes!) for the very end? Are you planning to take math your last semester before you graduate? If you are, I’m guessing you might not enjoy math and might even be a little intimidated by it. Maybe it has been a long time since you used fractions or […]

December 5, 2012

MOOC: Online Learning for College Faculty

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What is a MOOC? MOOC stands for “Massive Online Open Course.” You may have heard about MOOCs on the news or read about them on the Internet. Stanford University offered a MOOC last fall that had over 180,000 students. Can you imagine that? 180,000 students logging into one course! But it does take a special […]

December 3, 2012

4 Easy Ways to Avoid Plagiarism

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The advisor for our debate team loved Abraham Lincoln. He quoted him all the time. Apparently it stuck, because in the middle of my closing argument at our final competition I unintentionally repeated one of Lincoln’s quotes, something our advisor had said a dozen times. I didn’t cite it. The other team caught it. We […]

November 28, 2012

Reflections of a New Mom: Returning to Work

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In the almost 11 months since I’ve been a new mom, during pumping sessions, late night feedings, and stressful work days, I’ve often thought about what I wanted to write in a blog post about being a working mom. Being a working mom, however, has kept me from actually writing anything before now. Anyway, here […]

November 26, 2012

Manufacturing Jobs for the 21st Century

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Colorado, along with the rest of the country is experiencing a critical shortage of manufacturing workers. A recent study conducted by Boston Consulting Group concludes that there are 80,000-100,000 manufacturing jobs currently unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers. 60 Minutes recently ran this story on the labor shortage. A Lot of Good Jobs […]

November 21, 2012

Online Courses: Are They Right for You?

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If you work full time, have a busy family life, or simply don’t have reliable transportation, taking your college courses online can sound like an appealing option. In fact, FRCC has one of the most extensive and comprehensive online programs of any community college. However, before you decide to turn your computer into a classroom, […]

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