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Happy Independence Day, America!

As we celebrate the Fourth of July this week, it’s a good time to re-read the Declaration of Independence (or read it for the first time, if you haven’t before). What, exactly, was in this document that the Continental Congress adopted on July 4, 1776? Why did the founding fathers feel so strongly about being […]

Liberal Arts: Why We Still Need Them

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In recent years, higher education has undergone a significant transformation. A large number of small liberal arts colleges have closed. Undergraduate majors have become more STEM-focused and aimed toward employment. The popular myth of the liberal arts, especially in the humanities and art, is one of an elitist and impractical pursuit that creates unemployable young […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month, a national celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. It’s an important reminder to honor the great women in your life and an opportunity to learn a little about some of the notable female figures in American History. How It Started On March 8, 1857, women working in […]

Five Fascinating Facts About Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a great opportunity to celebrate African Americans’ many achievements throughout U.S. history. Since 1976, this annual celebration has recognized the contributions of black Americans to our country. Here are five important things to know about this meaningful commemoration: It Started as a Week. In 1915, Harvard-educated historian Carter G. Woodson […]

FRED Talks to Focus on 1968: 50 Years of Turmoil and Innovation

Longmont, Colo. – In the spirit of celebrating Front Range Community College’s 50th anniversary, several upcoming presentations will focus on 1968—the year the college first opened. FRCC’s Boulder County campus periodically hosts Front Range Educational Discussions (FRED Talks), inviting college and community leaders to share their stories. Throughout this academic year, the FRED Talk series […]

Women Warriors Documentary: Part Two

After 11 weeks of working on post-production, our documentary is getting closer and closer to being finished. At the time of this writing, all of the animations and photos for the narrative portion of the project are on track, with the interview sections and background music nearly complete as well. Our instructor, Brandon Berman, has […]

Women Warriors: A Documentary of Incredible Stories

photo of students, faculty and staff who worked on Women Warriors video

During the summer of 2013, Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s office asked FRCC to produce a documentary on woman war veterans that would span from WWII to the present. This documentary would be added to the Library of Congress as part of their Veterans History Project, which hopes to collect and preserve stories from our war veterans. […]

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