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Professor brings her aspiring authors into the real world of writing

For a writer, other writers are often the best teachers, whether you're a creative writing student or already a professor and award-winning author.

That's because becoming a successful writer is about more than just getting the words on the page: it's also about understanding how those pages become books, webpages, and pages in magazines. It's about knowing how to turn pages in a notebook into pages that get read.

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FLC honored with national award for collegiate advertising

Fort Lewis College was named among the top in the nation in the 2014/2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards program. The Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) is an elite program recognizing higher education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising and promotions of their schools.

Chemistry student's work competes in the major leagues of research

Perseverance and hard work get noticed. Just ask Ashlee Robison.
 
This past summer, the senior Chemistry major's research on solutions to the honey bee colony collapse syndrome was the only undergraduate finalist in the American Chemical Society's Chemistry Champions Contest. Her research skills also earned her entry into the prestigious Materials Research Science and Engineering Center's Research Experience for Undergraduates program, where she again found herself among peers from the big research universities.

Physics professor Ryan Haaland announced as 2014-15 Featured Scholar

Growing up on a farm in Minnesota might not seem like the obvious beginning of a scientist’s life, but Dr. Ryan Haaland can trace the genesis of his future career path to those early days. Dr. Haaland is a professor of physics and the winner of the 2014-15 FLC Featured Scholar Award.

“I was always breaking and taking things apart on the farm,” he recalls. “So I think that’s where I got my curiosity for science and technological things.”

Youngest Miss Native America promotes arthritis awareness

Nineteen-year-old Fort Lewis College student April Yazza wants to spend the next 12 months encouraging Native women to take care of their joints.

Yazza, who was named Miss Native American USA on August 1, said she grew up watching women sew, cook and clean. When she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis seven months ago, Yazza decided more people needed to know about the disease.

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