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

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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

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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 […]

March 13, 2013

Finding Scholarships: The Little Engine That Could

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We all remember the classic expression, “I think I can. I think I can,” from the beloved story, The Little Engine That Could. Scholarship research can sometimes feel this way. It is, if you let your imagination go for a minute, the big hill in front of us can seem impossible. We may sometimes think […]

March 11, 2013

5 Tips for a Safe (and Fun) Spring Break

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Some will travel, some will sleep in. Some will catch up on studying, some will try to party hard. When we think about spring break we might think of Mexico, a road trip, a one-night stand, or excessive alcohol. Spring break can be a great memory, and it doesn’t have to be crazy to have […]

March 6, 2013

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Us Anything?

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This is the time of year when we are awarded a few spring-like days that remind us that the Vernal Equinox is near and summer is not far behind. Warm Sun, Cold Air. When I was little, my mom would make me wear a coat on brisk, early spring mornings. When I protested, she would […]

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