July 25, 2011

Create art on your lunch break in Fort Collins

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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

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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 […]

July 20, 2011

Let’s bury some community college myths

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So you’re considering community college for your studies, or maybe you’ve taken several classes at one already. Or maybe you’re just thinking about it, but wondering if community college is right for you. Front Range prides itself on many things, but first and foremost, we’re proud of our dedication to helping students achieve their goals—and […]

July 18, 2011

FRCC art students’ work featured in global exhibition

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Who knew there was an entire art discipline for creators of medals? Certainly not I – until I saw the Art Medal World Congress exhibition in 2007 in Colorado Springs. These medals are miniature sculptures. Many are round, and some are no more than palm-size but certainly you can hold them in your hand. Thus, […]

July 15, 2011

Teacher’s trip to Africa changes my perspective

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One of the great things about international travel is the new connections you can make with people. Some intrepid Colorado friends have gone to Kenya this summer to teach multimedia skills, and I’ve been following their adventure by reading their blog. In their most recent post, I get to share in their excitement in meeting […]

July 14, 2011

Family theater produces a delightful show

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The Front Range Family Theatre Project has another delightful “OZ” show on the Larimer Campus Plaza this week. Enjoy these photos as a small taste of “The Royal Wedding of OZ.” “The Royal Wedding of OZ” is based on the stories of L. Frank Baum, who wrote “The Wizard of OZ.” This performance is the […]

July 13, 2011

Faculty Feature: Architect-turned-teacher transfers skills to classroom

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Lisa Compton discovered a talent for teaching while working as an architect.

“I was working in private practice when computer-aided drafting (CAD) was introduced,” she says. “I ended up being the person to teach others in the firm. I found out I was good at explaining how CAD works, and I thought that teaching was fun.”

July 13, 2011

Student Success: Chelsey Jernigan’s challenges help her find calling

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Chelsey Jernigan knows about overcoming challenges. At the age of four, Chelsey’s temporary tracheotomy was made permanent. She grew up attending a school for the deaf, using sign language to communicate a majority of the time. At 14, her vocal cords were removed.

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