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Where in the world will YOU make a difference?
Monday, August 08, 2011

This year, a group of Fort Lewis students and their faculty mentors changed the world. A little bit, anyway.

For three weeks this May, 18 students and their faculty mentors volunteered their professional skills in Laos, building water system for two villages. The team constructed water collection systems, pipelines, and storage tanks in the Hmong villages of Ban Nakamphaeng and Ban Pakhom, in northwest Laos.

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Where in the world will YOU study?
Monday, August 08, 2011

"College is about adventure and exploring and expanding your understanding of the world. But it's hard to really do that if you're just in a classroom," says Director of International Programs Jennifer Gay. "You've got to get out there in the world and challenge yourself. That's why I recommend every student study abroad sometime in their college career."

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Fort Lewis College chosen as one of the Princeton Review's "Best in the West" colleges
Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Fort Lewis College is one of the Princeton Review’s “Best in the West” colleges, it was announced today. This puts Fort Lewis on an elite list of 121 colleges in the western United States that are above-the-rest academically.

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Award helps in the search for the next medical breakthrough and the next great scientist
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Do an Internet search for high dose drugs and the headlines that come to the top are ominous: “FDA Should Ban High Doses of Alzheimer's Drug Aricept, Public Citizen Says,” “High-Dose Statins May Increase Diabetes Risk,” “FDA Warns Against High Doses Of Cholesterol Drug.”

Fort Lewis College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Kenny Miller is working on ways to keep, and perhaps even increase, a drug’s medicinal effects while decreasing the need for a high dosage that can lead to harmful side effects.

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Public Health Director brings 25 years of experience
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dr. Connie Kitchens, program director of Fort Lewis College’s new Public Health program, is just the type of professor students want to learn from. Dedicated to helping students find their way. Passionate about her subject matter. And though it’s just her first year as a full-time professor, she’s definitely no rookie when it comes to public health.

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