August 10, 2011

How do I let Sarah (or Johnny) go to college?

Letting-Sarah-go

Your child is going to college! Since birth, this is what you’ve been preparing her for – becoming an independent adult who is ready to leave the nest. I have a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old. At every stage of parenting I ask other parents, “Is this next stage easier?” I often get the same response […]

August 8, 2011

Why is College Orientation so Important?

New Student Orientation

I remember the mixture of excitement and nervousness I felt as the start of college drew near. As one of the first in my family to go to college, I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I went to orientation with an eagerness to know more about college life. College orientation helped to ease my […]

August 3, 2011

Why do I need to know math?

Math-for-life

We recently took up some grass to expand our perennial garden. The question was: How much mulch to cover the area to a depth of 3 inches? I’m glad I paid attention in my math classes. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what some math teachers say: “Mathematics has a pervasive and essential […]

August 1, 2011

10 Ideas for your Summer Bucket List

Summer-bucket-list

In about a month’s time, colleges in Colorado will start their fall semesters. So time is ticking down on getting in all those summer activities. If you haven’t filled your Summer Bucket List, here are a few Web sites that may help you out. Idea #1: Plan your adventure with the Colorado Tourism Guide: More […]

July 29, 2011

Nursing students learn by giving service in Belize

Nursing-in-Belize

On a hot and humid June 25, nine students, Jason Speaks, my colleague from the Westminster Campus Nursing faculty, and I arrived in Punta Gorda, Belize, for a 10-day service-learning course. Our nursing and pre-nursing students and an administrative assistant for Health Professions at the Boulder County Campus were eager to learn about the free […]

July 27, 2011

Take Your Time, Get Help in Choosing a Major

Choose-your-major

So, you have selected your classes for the fall semester. English, math, reading, and maybe a general education requirement or two is on the docket. While you feel ready, the questions from others seem endless: What is your major? What are you working toward? What do you want to do with your life? You may […]

July 25, 2011

Create art on your lunch break in Fort Collins

FCMOA-monoprinting

What better place to locate a community art studio than in a city’s downtown? That’s happened in Fort Collins. Last March, Front Range and the Fort Collins Museum of Art (FCMOA) formed a partnership to offer non-credit arts and humanities classes at the museum, 201 S. College Ave. The space is called the Community Studio. […]

July 22, 2011

Friendship, insights grow hand in hand on Kenya trip

John-Kamwara-Kenya

As time dwindled for some intrepid friends teaching and sharing technology with students in Meru, Kenya, insights grew from relationships built with the people in this African nation. Brandon Berman, who is director of the Multimedia Graphic Design Program at Front Range’s Westminster Campus, is among the travelers, teachers, and videographers, so we at Front […]

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