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Academic

Physics professor Ryan Haaland announced as 2014-15 Featured Scholar
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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.” Read the rest of entry »

Academic spotlight on the FLC Art & Design department
Monday, September 08, 2014

What's it like to be a student in the FLC Art & Design Department? Ben, Michaela, Hari, and Vivian talk about integrating digital and traditional techniques, interacting with professors and students, and learning the process of designing in an environment that mimics a real-life art career.

Art & Design professor Chad Colby discusses giving the students visual problems to solve. As he says, “The best way to learn is to do. And so they do. They make. And we're there to help guide them.” 

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A classroom without walls: 6 FLC students kick off new public-lands internship program
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

For many of us, a college internship helped forge the direction we would follow in our professional careers. Six Fort Lewis College students received such inspiration this summer through the inaugural Four Corners Federal Lands Internship Program.

Their outdoor classrooms ranged from archaeological sites to alpine meadows and high mountains. Although similar internships have been available since 2008, a recent agreement between federal land agencies and local nonprofits now offers new opportunities.

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New Engineering accreditation is mark of excellence
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Earning a mark of excellence recognized worldwide, the Fort Lewis College Engineering program has officially received accreditation from ABET, the international accrediting body for applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology programs. The stamp of approval for FLC Engineering comes just as the College is breaking ground for a new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering building. Read the rest of entry »

Roadshow opens the door to great careers for Fort Lewis College accounting students
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Like so many other college students, Shane Saginak came to school searching for the right major and career. Luckily, once he arrived at Fort Lewis College from New York, a little bit of advice helped him find his way.

“My advisors told me: ‘You’re organized. You’re smart. Do you want to have a job after school?’” the senior accounting major recalls. “I’m like, ‘Well, yeah.’ So I went into accounting, and I have an offer for an internship coming up this summer and hopefully following that I’ll have a job offer.” 

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