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Incoming freshmen go out and get wild
Monday, May 14, 2012

Before heading to class for the Fall semester, several dozen freshmen students will explore and camp in the San Juan Mountains -- the ragged range of peaks visible to the north from campus. While they're out there, they'll also be get to know some of their new classmates and learn about the FLC culture.

Given the friendly and adventurous -- both athletically and intellectually -- culture here, a wilderness trip is the perfect way to get a first taste of life at Fort Lewis College. In the Peak Experiences program, new freshmen in groups of 10 challenge and enjoy themselves while on four day-backpacking trip before Freshman Orientation in August.

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Road Scholars Team races the Iron Horse train for scholarships
Monday, May 14, 2012

A hundred and five riders will combine their love of cycling with their love of Fort Lewis College at this year's annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, when the Fort Lewis College Road Scholars Team races the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train from Durango to Silverton in the Citizens Tour on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

The Road Scholars is a spin-off of last year’s Centennial Team, which raised more than $7,000 for the Fort Lewis College Foundation. This year's Team has raised nearly $6,500 -- which will be boosted by a contribution of more than $1,000 from the IHBC -- for the Fort Lewis College Foundation's Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Scholarship Fund.

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FLC Cycling three-peats as #1 in the nation!
Monday, May 07, 2012

fort lewis college cycling team photoThe Fort Lewis Cycling team is the best collegiate cycling program in the country for the third year in a row after earning the highest overall point total for the 2011-2012 season in USA Cycling's Division I.

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Cycling team rides for #1 three-peat at Road Nationals
Monday, April 30, 2012

The Fort Lewis College Cycling team will be #1 in the nation for the third year in a row if it continues its recent run of successes at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, May 4 - 6 in Ogden, Utah. The event completes the four-discipline collegiate cycling year, which also includes track, mountain biking, and cyclo cross.
 
FLC Cycling is defending as the USA Cycling Division I top-ranked collegiate cycling program in the country, based on the cycling season's overall point totals. Going into the season's final event, FLC Cycling sits atop the standings.
 
"We're looking at some strong competition," says Cycling Director Dave Hagen. "But we've had great racing in the conference all season, so we're going into road nationals with a lot of momentum."

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U.S. Senator Udall offers Commencement Address at Fort Lewis College
Sunday, April 29, 2012

For 450 Fort Lewis College students, one chapter of their lives culminated and a new one began at FLC’s Spring Commencement on April 28. The newest Fort Lewis alumni walk away with degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural and behavioral sciences, and business.

The Commencement Address was offered by U.S. Senator Mark Udall. Appropriate to the beautiful scenery that surrounds Fort Lewis College, Sen. Udall called upon his past experiences as an outdoorsman to encourage the new graduates to seek out adventure and to not shy away from taking risks.

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