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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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Fort Lewis College will receive $291,859 Talent Search Program Grant
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, announced that Fort Lewis College in Durango will receive a $291,859 Talent Search Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support services for 655 low-income students at ten schools in Cortez, Durango, Ignacio, Pagosa Springs and Mancos.

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Fort Lewis College making a push to bring adult learners to campus
Monday, July 11, 2011

DURANGO - Ongoing information sessions regarding the adult education opportunities at Fort Lewis College will begin on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. in Program Room #3 of the Durango Public Library. The sessions are free and open to the public.

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Olympic medalist Toby Dawson hangs up skis for a student's life
Friday, July 08, 2011

In 1998, Toby Dawson was at a crossroads. He was poised to graduate from Battle Mountain High School in Vail, Colorado, and had an acceptance to Fort Lewis College—but college wasn’t his only life goal. “I’d wanted to make the U.S. Ski Team since the fourth grade,” says Toby, a lifelong skier. He attended FLC that fall semester, but in November took his finals three weeks early so he could make it to the U.S. Freestyle Team Selection event in Snowbird, Utah.

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