Dr. Heidi Strang; New CTAL Department Chair

Written by Joe Fisk  This summer, FRCC’s creative and technical arts, humanities and languages department (CTAL) will introduce a new department chair, Dr. Heidi Strang. Strang has been working at FRCC since 2010 and currently teaches Artistry 1, Artistry 2, and an online art appreciation course. As the upcoming CTAL department chair, she will oversee 14 disciplines. 

Dark Phoenix Rises in Spectacular Fashion

Written by Matt Cunningham After nearly 20 years of films involving iconic characters such as Wolverine, Magneto, and Charles Xaiver (Professor X), the X-Men franchise comes to an end with Dark Phoenix. The film was released for an opening night fan event on June 6 and officially released nationwide on June 7. The film’s all-star cast includes James McAvoy, (Split, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Atomic Blonde) Sophie Turner, (Game of Thrones, X-Men Apocalypse, and Josie) Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Clash of the Titans) and Michael Fassbender (300, Alien: Covenant, and Inglorious Basterds). The movie was written and directed by Simon Kinberg, making this his directorial debut.

Memoirs Of A Geisha Review

Written by Hayley Hunt People expect Japanese-themed movies nowadays to be either a comedy, such as Adrift In Tokyo, or anime, like Howl’s Moving Castle. Not many people expect Japanese movies to take place during the 1920's; however, Arthur Golden decided to write a novel, which dived into the world of geisha.  Director Rob Marshall and screenwriter Robin Swicord made Golden’s imagination come to life in the heart-wrenching movie Memoirs Of A Geisha.

Empathy in Our World

Written by Joe Fisk Photos by Lindsey Brand On May 13, research arguments and photographic essays on empathy were displayed in the Café Rotunda from students of Michelle Medeiros and Aaron Leff’s English 122 classes. The students used a variety of themes to define empathy: music, animals, community, addiction, death, reading, and more. “Really, the... Continue Reading →

Employee and Faculty Awards Ceremony

Written by Matt Cunningham Photos by Lindsey Brand The employee and faculty awards ceremony was an event to honor excellence in the various fields of work that are present at FRCC. From Employee Excellence Awards to Master Teacher Awards, the event featured a wide variety of faculty and staff receiving award nominations or victories.

Feeding Hungry Students: The Kitchen Table at FRCC

Written by Matt Cunningham Do you have a consistently reliable knowledge of where your next meal is coming from? Some FRCC students do not have certainty when it comes to their next meal. According to Sociology Club advisor Kristina Kahl, “I could go into any class and easily say that half the students are food insecure.”

Weatherman, Broadcast Journalist, and Teacher; Richard Ortner Feature

Written by Matt Cunningham From being a weatherman on Denver7 news on ABC to being a public speaking instructor at FRCC, Richard Ortner has had numerous jobs and life experience that he enjoys to bring to each class that he teaches. Ortner is a Colorado native and has been teaching public speaking for about ten years. He has a master’s degree in both journalism and broadcast meteorology.

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