December 5, 2011

Hunger Banquet: Student Leaders Tackle Hunger on College Campus

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The Student Government Association (SGA) at the Front Range Community College Campus in Fort Collins is tackling a hidden issue on many college campuses: hunger. SGA was the host for a Hunger Banquet® to raise awareness and begin to stock a food pantry on campus. 9News covered the event and you can watch the news […]

December 2, 2011

College Grad Returns to College for New Skills

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After graduating from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in economics, Sheri Kalina started working as a teller and ATM specialist for a credit union. While working at the credit union and then as the registration processor for Conference Services at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Sheri discovered she liked numbers and accounting.

November 30, 2011

Professor at FRCC Campus in Fort Collins Writes Book about Bouldering

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Peter Beal is a bit of an Renaissance man. He teaches humanities and art history at the FRCC campus in Fort Collins. He paints and has an exhibition of his paintings at Mercury Framing, 4692 N. Broadway, Boulder, through Dec. 22. “Open Space” is based on the landscapes of the Colorado prairies.

Away from the prairies he paints, he has written a book about bouldering.

November 28, 2011

Testing Jitters: Move from Anxiety to Confidence

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Does the very thought of taking a test make you want to turn and run? You are not alone. Most people feel nervous to some extent about taking tests. Anxiety can impair your performance on exams, so it’s important to turn anxiety into motivation. Here are some strategies to help you be well prepared and […]

November 23, 2011

Six Things You’ll Learn Working in Sales

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As Black Friday sales loom upon us with the droves of shoppers and seasonal workers, I got to thinking about my own experience working in sales. About five years into my career as an accountant,  an old colleague of mine called me about a job at her company—a recruiting firm for accounting and finance professionals. […]

November 21, 2011

5 Tips for Creating a Volunteer Program at Work

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Creating a volunteer program at your workplace is not only a fun way to promote a team environment; it’s also a great way to give back to your community. Here are 5 tips I’ve learned this past year from creating a successful program at work. 1. K.I.S.S. or Keep It Simple, Silly When you are […]

November 16, 2011

First Generation College Graduate becomes Certified Nurse Educator

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Patricia Graham, Nurse Aide Program director at the Boulder County Campus, has a career path that started out like many Front Range students. “I never thought I would be a teacher,” Patricia says, “In fact, I never thought I would go to college. I am a first-generation college graduate.

November 14, 2011

Volunteering and Kids: Raising Kids to Give Back

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Before I became a parent I imagined all of the ways I would volunteer once I had kids. I’d volunteer at school functions, help teachers out in the classroom, go on field trips, be a troop leader. Now that I have kids (ages 9 and 11), I’ve done those things. I enjoy having a presence […]

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