January 31, 2014

Betting on the Super Bowl: Money Line vs. Win Percentage

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As the Super Bowl approaches, I find myself in an interesting position where I want both teams to win. I grew up in Fort Collins, Colo., but have been living in Seattle for the past nine years. I spent the season rooting for both the Broncos and the Seahawks to do well, but now that […]

January 29, 2014

Afraid of Your Teacher’s Office Hours? Don’t Be!

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Success in college takes many things: commitment, hard work, plenty of studying, and a strong support system. You also can do yourself a big favor by taking advantage of your instructors’ office hours. Why go to the effort? To let them know who you are and make a personal connection. To better understand the direction […]

January 27, 2014

College Goal Sunday: What’s It All About?

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Before I started college, I was terrified of the entire process. It felt overwhelming and, of course, I didn’t want to look stupid and ask questions. I was a first-generation college student without a clue, and I had no idea how to get started. I certainly didn’t know how to fill out an admissions application […]

January 22, 2014

How to Get the Most Out of Your FRCC Education

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Welcome to a new semester at Front Range Community College! If you’re a new student, you’re probably experiencing a range of emotions. It’s an exciting (and overwhelming) time, and you want to get off on the right foot. Here are eight tips to help you make the most of your college experience 1. Meet with […]

January 20, 2014

Altitude Workshops at FRCC: Students Learning to Lead

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I attended Front Range for five semesters before I took advantage of the leadership opportunities available on campus. As I’m graduating, I’m beginning to regret the amount of time it took me to become involved as a campus leader. However, I picked a good semester to start. The new Altitude leadership program provided me many […]

January 15, 2014

Student Success: Disabled and Not Giving Up

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Cynthia Dietrich might have been born with spina bifida – a defect in which the vertebrae do not close around the spinal cord – but she hasn’t let that stop her from living a full and active life. The 26-year-old Missouri native moved to Boulder, Colorado, during high school and has since taken up a […]

January 13, 2014

Believe it: You CAN Go Back to College!

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As we approach a brand new semester, you might have some concerns about returning to school, whether you’re starting up this month or are thinking about doing so in the near future. I know how scary it can be for students to go to college, but I have seen so many students overcome big obstacles […]

January 8, 2014

Faculty Feature: Molecular Biologist Finds Home in the Classroom

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When Ann Riedl graduated from Case Western Reserve University with her Ph.D. in genetics in 1994, she wanted to cure cancer. “I wanted to do research at that point,” Ann admits. She received a post-doctoral fellowship at Boston University, where she started doing molecular biology research. Soon, she was asked to teach medical courses, which […]

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