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Posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 By Nyquist, Lindsay
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.
Posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 By Nyquist, Lindsay
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.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 07, 2014 By Nyquist, Lindsay
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.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 By Nyquist, Lindsay
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.”
Posted @ Wednesday, September 03, 2014 By Nyquist, Lindsay
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.