October 15, 2012

Tips To Become a Well-Informed Voter


With election season in full swing, my political science classes at Front Range Community College are buzzing. Our discussions often circle back to the same questions: How can we be well-informed voters? And is there a way to sift through the noise and bluster of the campaign to get, as they used to say on […]

October 12, 2012

FRCC Faculty Heidi Strang Named Art Educator of the Year

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Heidi Strang’s delight in art took root in sixth grade in Hawaii, where her military family lived. She entered a drawing of a menehune in an art contest. A menehune is a Hawaiian spirit, a little person, the Hawaiian equivalent to an Irish leprechaun. Her delight grew as an undergraduate at the University of Northern […]

October 10, 2012

Forestry Students Help Classmate Burned Out in 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


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


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


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?


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


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 […]

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