Everywhere you look these days, there’s an article or talking head questioning the value of a college education. They often use examples of recent graduates who have a bachelor’s degree but no job. I can relate. When I graduated from college in 1981, it was the worst recession on record at the time since the […]
How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions
Now that we’ve determined the Mayans were wrong and we haven’t all met with our demise, our thoughts turn to self-improvement and making the most of our new year. Perhaps it’s the relief of no longer being subjected to yet another version of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” in the grocery store. Perhaps it’s the […]
Team Teaching in Learning Communities
When Matt Stilwell was fresh out of graduate school, full of current topics and current teaching methods, ready to greet the students of the 21st century, he turned the clock back to 1905. He got a job over the summer teaching in the 1905 Boxelder School, a living history project on the grounds of the […]
Cool Careers: Video Game Designer and Precision Machinist
“So, what do you want to be when you grow up?” All of us have either heard these words from a parent, friend or spouse, or we have pondered the question internally. No matter your age or stage of life, this is a subject that requires deliberate thought if you want to find work that […]
Schwartz Joins FRCC’s Larimer Campus in Fort Collins as Dean of Student Services
Dr. Jana Schwartz has been appointed dean of student services at the Larimer Campus of Front Range Community College. The dean of student services oversees the staff and delivery of services in such areas as Advising, Counseling and Career Services; Admissions and Records; Cashiers; Recruitment and Outreach; Student Life, and Veterans Services. The dean also […]
December 21, 2012: Doomsday or New Beginning?
We are in the countdown moments. In just days the world will end with earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and asteroids colliding with the earth. The ancient Mayans foretold of the end-of-the-world through their calendar which ends abruptly on December 21, 2012. At least that is what a lot of people believe. But what do the Mayans […]
Popular 2012 Apocalypse Theories
As most people have heard, the end of the world is upon us, mere days away at this point. According to several popular lines of thought, only the “doomsday preppers” and those invited to ride it out in the secret government bunkers are going to survive the coming apocalypse. Other ends of the world failed […]
College Math Classes: Are You Avoiding Them?
Are you saving your math class (or classes!) for the very end? Are you planning to take math your last semester before you graduate? If you are, I’m guessing you might not enjoy math and might even be a little intimidated by it. Maybe it has been a long time since you used fractions or […]