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.

July 11, 2011

Why college?

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Whether you’re going to college to start your education, to make a career change, or for another reason entirely, you probably know by now that college is important. But why? Here are four major reasons to get a college education: You’ll become the person you want to be. College is a time for you to […]

July 8, 2011

FRCC faculty teaches students in Kenya

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Brandon Berman is teaching students this summer in classrooms far from Front Range’s Westminster Campus – Meru, Kenya. Brandon is Multimedia Technology Program director at our campus. He is part of a team that left for Kenya in June to teach and work creatively with students. They will be there for four weeks. Armed with […]

July 6, 2011

Following the Yellow Brick Road

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I still remember the big trailer (well, it looked big when I was 6 or 7) that pulled up on the grass at Austin Park in Skaneateles, N.Y. The side of the trailer dropped down, revealing a stage. The Auburn Children’s Theater had arrived for a performance. It was “The Princess and the Pea.” Outdoor […]

July 4, 2011

‘The Birth of the United States’

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When I was an editorial page editor, I looked to better writers than I for material to run on national holidays. For Independence Day, I turned to Jim Bishop, an author and syndicated columnist with whom I shared a connection. I was a journalism student and then a graduate and alumnus of St. Bonaventure University. […]

June 29, 2011

5 reasons why you should learn to write better

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This might surprise you coming from a writer, but writing is really hard. Good writing, that is. Bad writing is easy, and unfortunately, it’s everywhere – probably because it takes a lot less effort, focus, and care. I didn’t major in journalism or English or creative writing in college. Believe it or not, my major […]

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