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On Lake Powell, learning and helping go hand in hand
Friday, July 05, 2013

What do you get when you put a professor and seven students on a 55-foot houseboat on Utah's Lake Powell to pick up trash for five days? You get good times, great exploring, some personal mentoring, and lots of deeper understanding of topics such as environmental science and cultural resource management. Oh, and cleaner public lands.

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Undergraduate researchers gain valuable skills doing “real science”
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Having undergraduate students do real-world research is key to developing professionalism and a passion for their fields, say a Geosciences professor and a former student, in the January/February issue of The Professional Geologist, the official magazine of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

“The trial-by-fire experience gained through two years of original research helped develop the scientific philosophy and skills that I apply daily in my budding career as a geologist,” writes Jake Cammack (Geology, '11) in “The Benefits of Research in Undergraduate Education: Perspectives From a Teacher and a Student.” Read the rest of entry »

Educators to gather at Fort Lewis College for conference on improving education
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DURANGO, CO – Improving the country’s educational system is a hotly debated topic nationwide and the focus of an upcoming conference hosted by Fort Lewis College. From June 3-6, 2013, FLC will host more than 600 educators at the “Growing Together Showcase: Building Systems of Support” conference. The conference is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Legacy Foundation, and the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

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Alumna's climb of Mt. Shasta benefits Breast Cancer Fund
Monday, May 06, 2013

Kelsy Woodson says she learned to dream big at Fort Lewis College. In June she is putting those dreams to use, when she climbs California's Mt. Shasta as part of the Breast Cancer Fund’s “Climb Against the Odds.”

“I have never climbed anything like Mt. Shasta. But I will do so with cancer survivors and other climbers who have lost those dear to them,” Woodson says. “We will be raising awareness about breast cancer, and raising money to help remove toxic elements from our environment that are known to cause cancer.”

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Graduates tout the rewards of finishing in four years
Monday, May 06, 2013

Completing an undergraduate education in four years can be a challenge. But the rewards can be many -- personal accomplishment, financial savings, and moving on to the next stage of your career-building. 

Finishing a degree in four years isn't always easy, though. That's where Finish in Four! comes in. Finish in Four! is an agreement that first-time freshmen can make with the college that guarantees students access to the classes needed to graduate in four years in exchange for deadline commitments.

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