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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Volume 22, Issue 13 (Clockwise from right): Caution signs mark the offices that are to open in the upcoming weeks; The new front entrance leading to the recently-developed Student Services Center; A fresh look for the new Student Services Center.
Photos by Curtis Halley
Same Student Services, New Centralized Location By Kathleen Timbol The FRCC Westminster Student Services departments are making their move to the new Student Services Center located across the Computer Commons on Level C. The departments include the Dean of Student Services Office, Cashiers, Call Center, Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, Special Services, Advising Office and Testing. Students should be aware that because of the massive move, services will be limited until the move is complete (see page 03 for more information on specific dates, times and locations). “We decided to have the Student Services be all in one area because it is all about the student,” explained Nancy Meisinger, Admissions and Records Coordinator, who spearheaded the move. The decision to make the move took several years to organize and execute with the consideration of FRCC President Andy Dorsey, FRCC Vice President Therese Brown, as well as the leaders of the Student Services departments. “All the departments got a say and we all decided what was necessary and what we can give up, it was like putting our dreams together then making them a reality,” Meisinger said. “I just want to say thank you to the leadership for providing this for the students.”
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DENVHERE Magazine hosts a night of fashion See highlights from a local magazine’s fashion show held at FRCC featuring Havea Lolo fall styles.
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Seeds of ideas are growing towards a FRCC community garden Though they face obstacles, FRCC faculty and students continue to discuss the idea for a community garden at FRCC.
SEE PAGE 03 FOR A DETAILED LIST OF TEMPORARY HOURS FOR STUDENT SERVICES DURING THEIR MOVE
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Same Student Services, New Centralized Location continued from page 01 Student Service personnel are expecting the location change will make the processes of serving students more efficient. “Our goal is to have any glitches fixed and addressed right away,” Meisinger said. The Welcome Center, the main section where
students will check in for student services, will not go unnoticed since its great glass windows brighten up the area. “So far the move has been going smoothly,” commented Meisinger. The Student Services faculty members will be utilizing the
same office furniture they had before. The departments are making the progressive move one department and office at a time. With regard to the previous Student Services locations (situated in different areas around campus), some of those offices will be trans-
formed into new Math faculty offices and classrooms. Other soonto-be vacated areas will remain empty until a particular use is assigned. See page 03 for specific dates of Student Services closures, limited office hours, and reopenings.
FRCC Community Garden in the Works? The ideas and obstacles of building a garden on campus By Rachel Bailey Thoughts about having a community garden on the FRCC Westminster campus have been stirring. A growing number of faculty and students have been showing interest in the idea—it would be a unique opportunity and would benefit the community around FRCC. “The Westminster campus has apartments across the street and a senior independent living facility down the street that might love some gardening space,” states Kim Stefanski, Assistant to FRCC President Andy Dorsey. However, while brainstorming the idea, several obstacles presented themselves, such as watering, location, and maintenance. At the Westminster campus, reclaimed water is used for the majority of the grass, plants, and trees around campus. Reclaimed water is not normally a concern when used for trees and grass that are part of landscaping and scenery. However, reclaimed water poses an issue when it comes to growing food for consumption. In the situation of a community garden, most people do not approve of the use of reclaimed water. Since the location of a possible garden is in question, it is crucial to remember that the watering system plays a major part in planning. The landscaping in the front of the FRCC campus currently uses reclaimed water, while the land behind the building uses potable water. In most cases, potable water is favored, and therefore the logical location for a garden would be behind the building. However, the space behind the building is smaller than the land in front, and is not easily accessible by community members wanting to share the garden. In addition,
(Clockwise from left): Corn: a possible vegetable choice for a future garden on campus; Dan Bacheler, faculty in the Horticulture department; Strawberries are a favorite in local community gardens.
the back area has different sunlight exposure times including length of exposure. These factors, among other variables, play a huge part in overall garden planning. Maintenance and upkeep of the garden was another obstacle that presented itself during the discussion for a FRCC community garden. “The problem with this idea is [upkeep] during the summer. [Classes] end in May and the majority of the work for a vegetable garden begins in May,” explains
Dan Bacheler, FRCC Horticulture department faculty. The month of May is the most crucial time for planting and maintenance which would require a dedicated and consistent group of people to ensure its productiveness. Although many students continue taking classes during May and into the summer, the attendance is much lower than during fall and spring semesters, so there may not be enough students to take care of the garden. Other factors to consider for suc-
ceeding at creating a community garden involves procuring materials, such as lumber, compost, irrigation parts and fences to facilitate the project and make it obtainable. The process of planning and organizing a community garden takes time, but more importantly, it takes dedicated people to make it happen. For more information on participating in the idea of a garden, please contact Dan Bacheler at (303) 404-5514 or Dan.Bacheler@ frontrange.edu.
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STUDENT SERVICES TEMPORARY CLOSURES AND REOPENINGS ALL OFFICES WILL BE RELOCATED IN THE NEW STUDENT SERVICES CENTER LOCATED NEAR THE COMPUTER COMMONS ON LEVEL C. Dean of Student Services Office, Cashiers, Call Center, Financial Aid, and Admissions and Records ARE NOW OPEN.
Special Services CLOSED on Monday, Nov. 14th and will reopen on Thursday, Nov. 17th. Advising Office will CLOSE on Thursday, Nov. 17th at NOON and will reopen with limited services on Monday, Nov. 24th. Testing will CLOSE Friday, Nov. 18th and will reopen Monday, Nov. 28th with limited services.
IMPORTANT DATES & REMINDERS NOVEMBER 7-18
Food & Coat Drive for the Hungry,Homeless, & Poor Please bring coats to the Student Life office and drop food items in boxes around campus.
NOVEMBER 15-16 Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Awareness & Prevention From 11AM-1PM outside of the Student Life office and in the Student Lounge.
Registration for Spring Semester 2012 will be open.
From 11AM-1PM, students can enjoy turkey bowling in the Game Room and free pumpkin pie outside of the Student Life Office.
No classes, campus open except on Thursday, Nov. 24.
Phi Theta Kappa Induction of New Members
Please join Phi Theta Kappa as we welcome our newest members in an Induction Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 in FRCC's Rocky Mountain Room. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Reception to follow.
FRCC Students Be Aware: The Latest Financial Aid Scam Do not be fooled, not everything that looks official is real
By Vina Sitthisay On Tuesday, Oct. 25, many FRCC students received an email from FRCC administrators warning them of a financial aid scam currently taking place. The scam artists have targeted students and their money by fabricating official-looking documentation and mailing it out via regular mail. The documentation claimed that all students are required to pay for a financial aid profile for the purpose of allowing FRCC to process their financial standing and need for support. The letter asked students to send in confidential information such as social security number and tax information. Releasing this sensitive information into the wrong hands has serious consequences including identity theft and fraud, which could ruin a young student’s credit for many years. Along with sensitive personal documents, the letter also asked for a fee to process the information and for profile creation. For those who do not know, a student financial profile that is reviewed by educational institutions is the reason that students are asked to fill out FAFSA forms every year. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This means that there should be absolutely no charge to make a profile to receive financial aid. This latest scam is an indication that there will always be those that try to profit from unknowing future college students. Those that are fresh out of high school are usually excited, anxious, and nervous before entering a new institution and these feelings are easy for scam artists to exploit. Students are advised to be careful of where they give out their personal information, and who they give it to. Another scam that students need to be aware of is an internet version of a similar con. Typically, when a topic is entered into
the search engine Google (www. google.com), users often assume that the first link to come up is an official website. When “FAFSA” is put into Google, the first link to come up is www.fafsa.com. This website looks official and claims to advise and help students through the FAFSA filing process. However, this unofficial website asks its clients to pay an eighty-dollar fee to fill out their FAFSA, which is a scam. The correct website, www.fafsa. ed.gov, is listed below this fake, dangerous link. Students are advised, especially during this time of economic decline, to be extra vigilant of scams, being careful with one’s personal information and money.
Photos courtesy of www.entrepreneurs-journey.com and www.inkwelleditorial.com
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FRCC’s Interpreter Preparation Program students spend time outside of the classroom to give back to the Deaf community
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By Janel Dalglish and Guest Writer, FRCC IPP Student Stephanie Munger While students in FRCC’s Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP) spend ample time in the classroom and log countless hours in the language lab, they also create strong, lasting relationships within the Deaf community. One clear example of this dedication was seen at Saturday’s Fall Festival (Oct. 29) held at Rocky Mountain Deaf School (RMDS) located in Golden, CO (rmdeafschool.net). RMDS’ Fall Festival may have looked like a typical carnival setting, complete with games, a bouncy castle and a pie-throwing contest, but this was no ordinary carnival. All attendees were conversing in American Sign Language (ASL): socializing, mingling, and celebrating. More than fifteen second-year IPP students came out to volunteer, and it was clear that RMDS students and their parents tremendously appreciated their efforts to support their community. “I volunteered because I love getting to interact with RMDS students. They are a lot of fun, and it’s a good opportunity to be immersed in the language I’m learning— ASL,” commented Kate Noonan, IPP student and carnival volun-
teer, after helping RMDS student Zoe Austin make a unique piece of art at one of the booths. IPP students helped RMDS organizers set up the event, sell tickets, facilitate games and create an enjoyable day for all carnival-goers. All of the proceeds from the event will support RMDS, a school that has much to celebrate: RMDS recently received a $13 million Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant to “build an innovative, new school known for unrivaled education serving bilingual students (www.coloradodeaf. com).” “I was involved with the festival because it is important to support the students at RMDS. I am their teacher and wanted to encourage [them]. ASL is my language and these Deaf students have value— they are the future of the language and of my community,” explained Ruthie Jordan, who splits her time between teaching film at RMDS, and teaching FRCC’s ASL classes as well as serving as an ASL Lab Coordinator. Several other FRCC IPP faculty members also attended the event. “I wanted to encourage [IPP] stu-
dents to be involved with the event because it is a good way for them to start building relationships and networking with the Deaf community. [In order] to fully understand ASL, you must be immersed in the language. Not just by interpreting ASL, but by using it socially—this is the best way to become fluent in the language,” explained Nowell Busch, FRCC Program Director of the IPP/ASL. “Through socializing with the Deaf community, Deaf culture also can be understood. In volunteering, students were not
(Left to right): Jennifer White (left), a graduate of FRCC’s IPP and a hearing parent of a Deaf child who attends Rocky Mountain Deaf School, catches up with Joan Belden (right), second-year IPP student. White helped organize the Fall Festival, and she often visits FRCC to share her unique perspective with IPP students regarding the link between Deaf and hearing communities.; Angie Kittell (left), a second-year IPP student who volunteered to help at Rocky Mountain Deaf School’s Fall Festival, cheers on hula-hooping Autumn Van Meter (right).
just there to practice ASL, but donated their time to the Deaf community and were actively involved with supporting the kids at RMDS.” Clearly, this event is indicative of the commitment IPP students make to create enduring relationships and give back to the Deaf community—these ties will continue throughout their personal and professional careers.
FRCC’s Veterinary Technology Faculty Advice: How to Keep Pets Healthy This Holiday Season
By Lauren Palacios
As the winter season approaches, pet owners need to be aware of how to properly take care of their animal(s). Gwen Lombard, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) who works at FRCC’s Larimer campus, provide advice regarding ways to keep the furry family member safe. “For most animals, winter time means most of their time will be spent indoors. This gives some animals much more time to explore the house and perhaps get into household items that they shouldn’t! Especially around Christmas when there are more decorations out, be sure to animal-proof the house,” advised Lombard. “Place ornaments higher on the tree so animals can’t eat them, secure the Christmas tree so when the cat decides to try out climbing, it
become a Veterinary Technician. “The program is two and a half years with prerequisites. It involves four semesters in a classroom. There are two internships mid-way through private tech practice. Also, the students rotate through vet hospitals at CSU,” commented Elizabeth Bauer, FRCC Program Director of Veterinary Technology. “This program is to train the Vet Tech nurses of the vet world. There is Photos courtesy of also a two semester Vet Tech Aswww.homeaway.com sistant program, with a semester and www.moveoneinc.com of coursework, with an internship and private practice.” For more information about FRCC’s veterinary career paths, doesn’t knock it down.” offers students training in the The Veterinary Technology veterinary health of common contact the Veterinary TechnoloProgram is located at the FRCC household pets, and also that of gy Dept. located on the Larimer Larimer campus. The Associ- exotic animals. When students campus at (970) 226-2500. ates of Applied Science (AAS) complete the rigorous program, Veterinary Technician Degree they receive their certification to
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Fall Fashion at FRCC By Helen Satchwell On Nov. 9, the DenVhere Magazine Fashion Show was held at the Rotunda at FRCC Westminster. Editorin-Chief Georgez Dabit opened the evening show which featured several FRCC students as models. DenVhere Magazine—pronounced “Den-veer”—and FRCC’s Student Life organized the event, inviting designer Terra Jo to showcase her clothing line Havea Lolo. West End Salon did the models’ hair and makeup and d&a Entertainment Group provided music for the event (www.westendsalonboulder.com, www.facebook.com/dandaent). The show commenced with a brief introduction by Georgez welcoming viewers and introducing his production. He explained that it was the first time the fashion show would be featured as part of the magazine. “A special treat tonight will be a vocal performance from the very talented Jennifer Richards,” said Georgez when presenting Jenny’s performance of Jason Mraz’s “Lucky” and Adele’s hit, “Rumor Has It.” DenVhere is a fashion magazine launched in May 2011 as a sophisticated display of fashion in Colorado. Their website states, “Our philosophy is to share our experiences with those who live for fashion.” The fashion show presented Havea Lolo’s fall fashion line displaying
DenVhere Magazine and FRCC team up to present the Havea Lolo fall line
a variety of textures, patterns, and warm solid colors. Corduroy, suede, and tweed presented an innovative use of texture, among an array of casual pants and evening dresses. This line plays with bold shapes and cuts in harmony with sophisticated patterns. Especially prominent was a beige and brown stripped dress with an oversized hood, creating a fun look for the fall. The final male model, showing off a smart green and orange plaid button-up shirt and gray corduroy pants, seduced the audience with a preview of the men’s line.
Terra Jo jumped onto the stage at the finale, dancing and posing with her models at the end of the runway. The Havea Lolo line was featured again this past Saturday, Nov. 12 as part of “DenVhere Fashion WeekND” with four other designers. The event began at 4:30 p.m. at Larimer St. and 27th St. in Denver. To see more of the line, visit www.havealolo.com. For more information about the magazine, including how to RSVP for special events, visit www.DenVhereMag.com or find them on Facebook.
Photos by Curtis Halley (Top row): Models posing on the runway during DenVhere Magazine’s fashion show wearing designer Terra Jo’s Havea Lolo fall fashion line. (Above): Singer Jennifer Richards performs during DenVhere Magazine’s fashion show.
What Are FRCC Students Most Thankful For? By Vina Sitthisay Photos by Curtis Halley
I’m thankful I got accepted to CSU for the spring semester because I didn’t think I was going to be able to make it.
— Scott Fromberg
I am thankful that my mom is still here, she had and beat breast cancer.
— Liz Preisler
I am thankful for the opportunity to pursue and further my education.
— Abdi Hassan
I am thankful I got to coach volleyball this season.
— Amy Alness
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NBA Fans Remain Locked Out of the Season No end in sight for NBA lockout resolution By Vina Sitthisay Televised sports have become a large part of daily life; however, basketball fans have had a lot less to see so far this season. Due to continuing disputes between team owners and the players in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) regarding how revenue is split up between them, the games are on hold. Since the players are not getting paid what they would like, they are refusing to play. The lockout can be viewed from an ironic standpoint: the players are, in a sense, punishing the fans instead of the team owners. Basketball Related Income (BRI) includes all of the revenue received by the NBA and millions of dollars are made in ticket sales and merchandising (urbandaily. com). Therefore, refusing to play
and the players should earn the remaining 47%. However, that agreement expired, and now the players want more of the money that fans pay to see them play. Negotiations are still in the
works, and as of Wednesday Nov. 9, it appears the solution might be to split the earnings at an even 50% for each side of the dispute (www.espn.com). This change in percentages may seem like a very slight change, but it equates to millions of dollars. Along with the rest of the nation, team owners have also taken a hit in the recent economic decline, and they are relying on NBA revenue to recover some of the money lost. One-hundred games (two weeks) of the NBA season have been cancelled so far. If an agreement is not reached between team owners and players within the coming days, basketball fans across the nation will no doubt feel disappointed and ultimately, defeated.
Photo by Rachel Bailey
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effectively stops the cash flow that the players want more of. The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement states that basketball contracts should award team owners 53% of the BRI,
Movie Review: Anonymous Is Shakespeare really the world’s well-known, beloved Shakespeare? By Kayleigh King The newly-released movie Anonymous, directed by Roland Emmerich, takes place in the year 1601. During this era of lords and ladies, kings and queens, and chivalry, a young playwright, Ben Jonson, struggles to get his plays shown at the theatre. However, his friend “Will Shakespeare” is stealing all of the glory as the star actor. The plot thickens when Earl of Oxford sees one of Ben’s plays and summons him to his office. Lord Earl has written some of his own plays, and orders Ben to produce them but no one can know who the real playwright is—the consequences could be Ben’s head on the chopping block. Once produced, the plays, including Hamlet, MacBeth, and Romeo and Juliet, are stunning and glorious, leaving the audience
begging for more. In the movie, “Will Shakespeare” stuns the crowd when he reveals that he is the true playwright, though this is a lie. The claims made in this movie about the facts surrounding Shakespeare’s life are causing quite a stir. “While I have not seen Anonymous, I understand it to be ‘Oxfordian’. The Oxfordian thesis— [that] the real author of the texts attributed to Shakespeare was, in fact, Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford—is patent nonsense. Lord Oxford died in 1604. Macbeth was clearly inspired by the Gunpowder Plot [dated] 1605 and The Tempest by George Somers’ account of his journey to Bermuda [dated] 1609,” said John Sullivan, a FRCC Shakespeare Literature instructor, when asked what his opinions
(Clockwise from left): John Sullivan, FRCC Shakespeare Literature instructor; Actors Joely Richardson (center) in Anonymous as young Queen Elizabeth I; Rhys Ifans in Anonymous as Earl of Oxford.
were on the authorship question. Sullivan also explains how the original “Oxfordian Thesis” purports that the man who wrote all of Shakespeare’s plays would have been: mature, poetic, an enthusiast in drama, highly educated, and a lover of music. “And these could not be the qualities of a sometime bricklayer’s apprentice from a backwater Warwickshire town, who did not attend university and may have
left school before 16. The point makes itself,” Sullivan explains. Though the movie says that this Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere, is the true creator of the plays that are still seen around the world, the question remains: did Shakespeare truly write his plays or not? No one may know for sure, but according to Sullivan, the facts point to Shakespeare as the true author.
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COLLEGE HILL LIBRARY
CLOSURES The College Hill Library will be closed November 17-18, Thursday and Friday, for system upgrades. In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday:
on Wednesday, November 23, the library will close at 3:00 p.m. and will be closed all day on Thursday & Friday, November 24-25.
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THE FRONT PAGE Editor-in-Chief Janel Dalglish Associate Editor Kathleen Timbol Copy Editor Helen Satchwell Newspaper Advisors Amy Rosdil Jason Wright
Staff Lauren Palacios, Writer Vina Sitthisay, Writer Kayleigh King, Writer Curtis Halley, Photojournalist
Rachel Bailey, Photojournalist
The entire content of The Front Page is copyrighted by the FRCC Board of Publications. No part of the publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. The staff of The Front Page is encouraged to subscribe to the principles of the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. Inquiries may be referred to the Ofﬁce of Human Resources, 3645 W. 112th Avenue, Westminster CO 80031-2199, (303-466-8811); The Director of Afﬁrmative Action for the Colorado College System, 9101 E. Lowry Blvd., Denver CO 802306011; or to the Ofﬁce for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Education, 1961 Stout St., Denver CO 80204
from The Front Page newspaper family OPINION: Roads Less Traveled My journey from a university to a community college By Vina Sitthisay There are many misconceptions about community colleges. The largest misconception is that community college is basically a commuter-based campus, where there are hoards of people coming and going from class to class, with no sense of pride in their education, and in a rush to get out. A place where there is no such thing as student-based events, peer camaraderie, or a sense of unity. This false impression could not be farther from the truth. When I was a student attending a University and walking across the quad while passing fellow students play Frisbee or studying in the grass, I used to be so thankful that I could be part of such an environment. While attending the powder-puff games or class barbeques, I felt a part of something bigger, felt included. Attending
smaller-sized classes with the ability to talk to professors was an included privilege. These are all things I thought I would never feel or get anywhere else. The words “community college” are associated with a certain stigma, a stigma that makes people look down on the institution. Furthermore, most people have the perception that the students and degrees are somewhere below par, and just about anyone can do it. Although it may be true that anyone that wants to may attend a community college, it takes a certain level of dedication and persistence to actually complete the courses. It is one thing to say that everyone is welcome to a community college, but quite another for the same institution to congratulate a student upon completion.
Take a poll: it is easy to see that many past students cannot say they have shaken the hands of the administrators in a cap and gown. Contrary to popular belief, there is actual academic rigor involved in community college classes. I no longer look at Front Range Community College (FRCC) as a “catch-all” for just anybody to attend, but more like a strainer or sifter, letting only those that can make it get through. Even more surprising than the fact that the classes are more difficult than people imagine, and more ironic than Alanis Morrisette, is the sense of community that comes along with being a FRCC student. All the images of high walls and fluorescently-lit hallways full of students anxious to leave have melted away; for me, the entire image is replaced with a com-
pletely different one. I am proud to say the school I attend does not have huge classes, and teachers are readily available to help students. During an interview, I once even heard a teacher talk about nurturing and supporting her students so passionately I was almost persuaded to change my major. Five days a week I watch people cavorting in the hallways, and at least once a week there is a Student Life or Student Government Association event. My semester at Front Range Community College has changed my opinion about the community college system, and I am glad to have been a part of it. The opinions reﬂected in The Front Page’s Opinion columns do not necessarily express the views of the newspaper staff or Front Range Community College’s administration.
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08 TAKE FIVE
Compiled by Kayleigh King A. What's a turkey's favorite song? B. What did the mama turkey say to her naughty son? C. What happened to the turkey who got into a ﬁght? D. Why did Johnny get such low grades after Thanksgiving? E. Why do you never eat ﬁsh on Thanksgiving? F. Which side of the turkey has the juiciest meat? G. Which side of the turkey has the most feathers? ANSWERS BELOW. Answers: A. “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” B. “If your father saw you, he’d roll over in his gravy!” C. He got the stufﬁng knocked out of him. D. Everything was marked down after the holidays. E. Because it never falls on a Fry-day (Friday). F. The inside. G. The outside.
When asked what he was thankful for, a child said, “I am thankful I am not a turkey.” Sources: www.theholidayspot.com, www.collest-holiday-parties. com, www.holidays.kaboose.com, and www.brownielocks.com.
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