May 14, 2012

A Facilitator of the Learning Process

Marty-Gonzales-blog

When her children were young, Marty Gonzales was an avid volunteer in her daughters’ school and numerous activities. But it was her work with the Mile High Girl Scouts Council that made her realize she wanted more schooling than the bachelor’s degree in business she’d earned a decade earlier at the University of Colorado at […]

May 9, 2012

How NOT to Get an Interview: 5 Common Resume Mistakes

No-interview

In my pre-writing life, I worked for a couple of years as a recruiter for an accounting and finance recruiting agency. I interviewed hundreds of candidates, scoured probably more than a thousand resumes, and learned quickly what kinds of resumes do and don’t work. As a writer today, I end up writing quite a few […]

May 7, 2012

National Nurses Week: A Reflection on Leaders in Nursing

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Nurses have always responded to needs of the day beginning with Florence Nightingale, who believed God called her to care for soldiers in the Crimean war. Nursing care is as old as humanity yet nursing became a distinct discipline when Nightingale, known as the “Lady with the Lamp,” made rounds in the soldiers’ camps caring […]

May 2, 2012

Career Planning: How do you decide what you want to be when you grow up?

Which-career

As a college student, you probably have to answer questions about your career plans all the time. If you are like many of our 20,000 students, you might not know exactly what you want to do, and you might be a little nervous about it. How exactly do you decide what you want to be […]

April 30, 2012

Get a Jumpstart on College in High School

College-Now

Ever heard of concurrent enrollment? These days, it’s very common for high school students to enroll in college classes and earn both high school and college credit. The good news for parents is that research shows that students who do so are more likely to attend college and earn slightly higher GPAs as college students. […]

April 25, 2012

Taking College Classes in High School: A Student’s Perspective

Who's-in-HS

Have you ever seen a high school college student on campus? We may not be easily recognized as we seem to blend into the student body rather nicely, but we are there, and there seem to be more of us all the time. Concurrent Enrollment Spring 2012 is my 5th semester at Front Range Community […]

April 23, 2012

Gardening Tips: How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

Gardening

I love to garden. I love digging in the dirt, planting little plants, scattering seeds, trimming overgrowth, even weeding as long as I haven’t let it get too out of hand. I love picking flowers and produce. It’s all just so fun to me. Why a Vegetable Garden? There are lots of good reasons to […]

April 18, 2012

International Student Prepares for Masters Degree

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Alberto Lopez Dayer’s life got turned upside down when he was a student majoring in aeronautical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in Spain. His senior year, he met his future wife, who was teaching in a bilingual elementary school in Madrid through the North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain program. Alberto had a year left of school and …

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