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ARCHIVE | Month: November 2013

The Yoga of Online Learning

I have been practicing yoga for the last several years, ever since my youngest son was a baby. Going to classes where I’m guided by an experienced instructor and am in the same physical space as other students working towards the same goals is a wonderful treat for me. Unfortunately, the times when studio classes […]

Comet ISON: “Comet of the Century” or Big Fizzle?

“Comets are like cats. They do precisely what they want” –David Levy, Astronomer Sometimes, being an astronomer is a lot like being a weather forecaster. I would love to predict astronomical events with 100 percent certainty. However, experience has taught me to hedge my predictions with a healthy dose of skepticism. Halley’s Comet Was Hazardous […]

7 Simple Calorie Cutting Tips for the Holidays

The holidays have arrived once again and many of us are planning a variety of events to celebrate the season! Invariably those events will involve, if not revolve around, tasty and tempting food and drinks which may be distressing for those also wishing to manage their waistlines. Holiday weight gain—or not? Surprisingly there has been […]

What is a Learning Community?

Learning Communities (LCs) combine two regular classes into a single, shared, dynamic experience. LCs are taught by two instructors who work together to create connections between the classes. A blend of classes. My Learning Community, for example, blends College Composition and Reading (CCR 093) with Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 111). We improve our writing skills […]

Honoring Veteran Students at FRCC

In 1919, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Allied nations and Germany finally agreed to an armistice after more than four years of fighting. Ninety-five years after the end of World War I, on November 11, we honor our American veterans who have served our country and fought […]

GED Changes: What to Expect in 2014

The clock is ticking for people to earn their GED. Adults who have passed portions of the official exam but not all of it must finish by Dec. 31, 2013, or risk losing what they have completed. They will have to start over. If you’ve started the GED tests, keep going. You’re well on your […]

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