November 11, 2011

A Tribute to All Veterans Through the Ultimate Sacrifice of One

Veteran's-Day

In the 43-year history of Front Range Community College, it is thought that no honorary degrees have been awarded. Until Wednesday. And the recipient was a good one. A former FRCC student. Christopher A. Anderson attended FRCC in 2000 and 2001. In 2005 he enlisted in the Navy. He was the “honor graduate” of his […]

November 9, 2011

Hooked on Volunteering

Food-Bank

Some of my best memories from college are the volunteer projects I got to take part in. On a whim my freshman year at the University of California-Santa Cruz, I went to a meeting for a group called PRAXIS, which got students involved in service projects. Within a couple of weeks, I was painting a […]

November 7, 2011

Things to Do to Avoid the Flu: Start with Flu Vaccine

Flu

I woke up, got the children ready for day care, and sped off to work. By the time I arrived, I felt terrible. My throat was scratchy, my nose was stuffy, it hurt to breathe, and I had a bad cough. I ached all over, and even my skin hurt. I had a fever but […]

November 2, 2011

Nutrition for Your Health: Put Your Diet on a Budget

Nutrition

If you had to pay 1 cent for each calorie you ate, would you have enough money to visit Chipotle? Let’s do the math: A chicken burrito would cost you $10.30 (hold the guacamole!), or 1,030 calories. Add those salty lime chips with guacamole and a 16-ounce bottled tea, and you’d be at $19.50 or […]

November 2, 2011

Community College Renovation Supports Student Success

I’ll be at Front Range’s Boulder County Campus at 4 today for a ribbon cutting that will mark the completion of a $1.98 million renovation intended to support student success and sustained enrollment growth. I asked our Institutional Research office for some enrollment reports to find out just how much enrollment has grown. Between fall […]

October 31, 2011

Carnivals give children safe Halloween fun

halloween family

Hundreds of children — and many adults — enjoyed Halloween carnivals at the Westminster and Larimer campuses of Front Range. Sandra Bergman and I wanted to share some photos of the events. Our thanks to the student organizations that work hard to provide these annual events for students and community residents alike. Halloween Carnival in […]

October 26, 2011

9 Tips to Winterize Your Home That Can Save You Money

winterize-your-home

Fall is here and the aspen leaves are changing color. It’s a beautiful time of year for a drive to enjoy those views before winter is upon us and the less adventuresome head inside. This reminds me, though, of the simple things we can do to winterize our homes. Here are some inexpensive tips: Make […]

October 24, 2011

Halloween Carnivals for Kids

WC-Halloween

What can I say? Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I don’t know if it’s because I came of age in Boulder with the infamous Mall Crawl (that is now banned). OR, if it’s because it’s the one day out of each year that you can shed your everyday trappings of life and take […]

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