October 24, 2011

Halloween Carnivals for Kids

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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 […]

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 […]

October 7, 2011

Faculty Feature: Teaching is the Finest Contribution I Can Make to Society

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If you think pulling all-nighters during finals week is something only college students do, think again. John Sullivan, who has been teaching at Front Range Community College since 1988, pulls an all-nighter or two every semester.

Yes, more than a dozen years beyond earning his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland, John is up all night grading papers and preparing for class. That’s commitment to the job, and, some would say, being in solidarity with his students. He is working while they are studying.

October 5, 2011

Students Tell how Gateway to College Transformed their Lives

Alexa Craft

When six people shared their inspirational and compelling Gateway to College stories, there were more than a few tears welling in the eyes of members of the audience, including my own. Three of the people are students in the program at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus. The other three are graduates of the program. […]

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