October 10, 2012

Forestry Students Help Classmate Burned Out in High Park Fire

High-Park-Fire

On a recent September day, two classes in the Career Pathways Wildlife, Forestry, and Natural Resources Program at Front Range Community College’s Larimer Campus gathered to participate in a soil restoration lab in Rist Canyon west of Fort Collins, an area burned this summer in the High Park Fire. Students Observed Erosion’s Effect on Water […]

October 8, 2012

When to Withdraw From a College Class

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Happy fall semester! Classes are now in full swing and hopefully you are settled into your classes and routine. If not, you may want to ask yourself these questions: Am I engaged in the material? Does the classroom environment fit my learning style and needs as a student? Am I worried about my performance? If […]

October 3, 2012

The Value of a College Mentor

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If you’ve ever had an influential teacher or coach, you know well the impact such a relationship can have on your life. And at college in particular—a major time of transition—it is so important to have a strong support system. Having a mentor-type figure in your life can mean the difference between a good college […]

October 1, 2012

Leonardo da Vinci: Art and Science in Florence

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This summer I had the unique opportunity of going to Florence, Italy, and joining a group of other scholars to study the theme of art and science in the work of Leonardo da Vinci. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute. This was a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, directed by Francesca Fiorani […]

September 26, 2012

A.A. vs. A.S vs. A.A.S: What Associate Degree Should I Get?

AA-AS-what

A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.G.S…talk about a lot of acronyms! What do they all mean? Hopefully this will help you break it down. In most cases, it’s easy peasy: if it’s got 2 letters, it’s a transfer degree. If it’s got 3 letters, it’s a technical degree. Basically, we separate it into those two tracks. I […]

September 24, 2012

Top Allied Health Jobs in Colorado

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When you’re making decisions about choosing a career, either as a new high school graduate or a seasoned worker considering a career change, you want to know which fields are worth the time, money, and effort needed to enter them. The Office of Institutional Research at FRCC recently compiled a research brief detailing the current […]

September 21, 2012

81-Year-Old Turns to FRCC to Launch a New Career & Fulfill a Lifelong Dream

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May 2012 was a big month for Donna Anderson. For starters, she turned 81. And to top that, she walked in Front Range Community College’s Larimer Campus commencement ceremony, receiving her Nurse Aide Certificate (and earning a 4.0 GPA). “I always wanted to be a nurse from the time I was a little girl,” says […]

September 19, 2012

Make Breakfast a Part of Your Day

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September is National Breakfast Month, a good time to remember that eating breakfast is not only good for our health, but also beneficial to academic performance. Although I’m an avid breakfast eater, I tend to favor bountiful and rich breakfast fare, especially on days off and holidays. So, by the time the winter holidays are […]

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