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Happy National Watermelon Day!

Aug. 3 is National Watermelon Day, so if you are looking for a good excuse for a summer celebration, this is it! Watermelon is a delicious and versatile fruit…or is it a vegetable? Read on to find out and learn some fun facts about America’s favorite red-and-green snack: Watermelon has a long, interesting history. The […]

Five Rules of the College and Career Game

It’s no secret that the economy has changed. The mantra “go to college to get a good job” has been hammered in all of us. There’s truth in that advice. The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University has become one of my go-to places for details. The center reports in a recent […]

FRCC’s History: Personal as the People Who Lived It

Teri Sanchez approached a barracks-like building and wondered where the college was. Mark Boyko recalls a student protest when parking went from a quarter to 30 cents. Tom Gonzalez remembers what John Swenson said upon seeing what would become a site for Front Range Community College – there were cattle grazing. Phyllis Abt says she […]

‘The Birth of the United States’

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. […]

Innovative Teaching Recognized with eLearning Honor

The escape room comes to the classroom. That is a teaching concept developed by colleagues and adapted by Marcus Fowler that earned him the eLearning Educator of the Year Award from the eLearning Consortium of Colorado. Emphasis on Information and Technology Literacy Marcus teaches humanities at the Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College. […]

Solar Array at Harmony Library: A Win-Win-Win-Win-Win Project

The new solar array visitors see outside Harmony Library has a dual purpose. One is to reduce greenhouse gases, of course. The other, now that the array is installed and operational, is less noticeable. The installation gave students in the Manufacturing and Energy Technology Program at Front Range Community College a service-learning and active-learning project […]

Concurrent Enrollment Prepares Student for Next Step

Jack Roper is a textbook example of the benefits of concurrent enrollment. Concurrent enrollment is the increasingly popular way high school students can enroll in college classes. To recap, concurrent enrollment meets four criteria: a specific structure for providing college courses to high school students; Colorado Opportunity Fund eligibility; tuition paid for, in most cases, up […]

Your Primer to the Colorado Primaries

This year’s party primaries in Colorado, scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, will be historic. Why? To understand, here’s a quick primary primer. The purpose of a party primary is to pick, from a passel of potential politicos (er, candidates—sorry, I got carried away with the alliteration), the one candidate to run as the party’s candidate […]

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