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

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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

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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 21, 2011

Student Success: From Business Owner to Horse Trainer

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CJ Kolberdanz’s agricultural roots go deep. A great-grandfather was the right-hand man for W.C. Harris, a “cattle baron” in the 19th century.
CJ herself is partial to horses, learning to ride almost as soon as she learned to walk.

October 19, 2011

Write, Write, and Write on National Day on Writing

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MYTH:  Only the select few with a unique talent are writers. REALITY:  Everyone is a writer. You are invited to participate in the National Day on Writing on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. National Day on Writing celebrates all forms of writing. The National Day on Writing, established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers […]

October 17, 2011

5 Steps to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

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The days are getting shorter and cooler, geese are flying, and leaves are crunching underfoot. It’s my favorite time of the year. Fall is wonderful, but that means winter is just around the corner. Now is the time to get your car ready for winter. Don’t panic, it’s not too hard. Cars today are wonderful […]

October 12, 2011

Great Skills and Traits to Have in Any Job

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Whether you’re an accountant, a writer, a teacher, a scientist, or something else, I think there are a handful of skills and traits that are invaluable to have no matter what you do. Here is my top eight must-have abilities and qualities that will help you in every area of your life. Critical thinking. It’s […]

October 10, 2011

You Never Stop Learning with Continuing Education

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I once had a coworker who was always in school. He earned a master’s degree (night classes) during the time we worked together, but once he finished that, it was pottery classes, automotive classes, and wine classes at the community college near his house. Learning doesn’t stop when you grow up. It was inspiring to […]

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