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Then & Now: Fort Lewis Over the Years
Then & Now: Life in Residence Halls
Then & Now: Life in Residence Halls
In the 1920s, students played piano in the parlor of the girls’ dormitory; in the common areas of today’s residence halls, students play Guitar Hero.
Then & Now: Graduation
Then & Now: Graduation
In the 1920s, students wore their Sunday best for graduation; today’s students graduate in scholar’s robes and colorful regalia.
Then & Now: Science Lab
Then & Now: Science Lab
In the 1910s, the catalog boasted about the “modern and convenient equipment” in its science laboratories; today’s chemistry labs feature an impressive array of instruments including a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.
Then & Now: Getting Outdoors
Then & Now: Getting Outdoors
In the 1920s, students and faculty hiked the La Plata Mountains; in 2003, Outdoor Pursuits students and staff summited Denali at 20,320 feet.
Then & Now: Women's Basketball
Then & Now: Women's Basketball
In the 1920s, Fort Lewis women’s basketball began; today Fort Lewis women’s basketball is among the top-ranked in the nation.
Then & Now: Football
Then & Now: Football
Fort Lewis football used to be played in the space where the downtown Post Office now resides; today's Skyhawks play on the Ray Dennison Memorial Field on campus.
Then & Now: Theatre
Then & Now: Theatre
In the 1940s, the Dramatic Club used simple sets; today’s theatre productions feature professional set designs.
Then & Now: Durango Campus
Then & Now: Durango Campus
In the 1930s, Fort Lewis was located in Hesperus, Colorado, and atop Durango's "Reservoir Hill" sat an airport, a CCC camp, and its namesake reservoir. In the 21st century, that mesa is home to Fort Lewis College's modern and scenic campus.
Then & Now: Fans
Then & Now: Fans
Fort Lewis has always had super fans! In the early years it was a young man cheering on the Aggies with a megaphone. Today it's students with facepaint and signs urging on the Skyhawks.
Then & Now: Teacher Education
Then & Now: Teacher Education
Educating teachers has been a priority at Fort Lewis since the early days. In 1929, local children were educated by aspiring teachers at the Fort Lewis Elementary School. Today's Teacher Education department places students in teaching positions in local elementary, middle and high schools.
 
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