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Common Reading Experience to explore compassion and war
Monday, March 12, 2012

War: a timely, complex, and often difficult topic to tackle. Which is exactly why The Heart & the Fist, by Eric Greitens, is this year's choice for the Fort Lewis Common Reading Experience: because it asks hard questions and doesn't offer easy answers, and so inspires reflection, analysis, and discussion.

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Hozhoni Days powwow and pageant a festival of Native culture
Monday, February 27, 2012

Its Navajo name means "Days of beauty" -- a description perfectly suited to Hozhoni Days, a month of pageantry, speakers, powwowing, and celebration of cultures that is Fort Lewis College's longest-running student-led tradition.

The theme for this year's 48th annual Hozhoni Days is “Celebrating the Centennial Through Traditions and Education." Events include speakers, workshops, and the annual Ms. Hozhoni Pageant, and culminates in a two-day weekend powwow, where the winner of this year's Ms. Hozhoni is crowned.

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Women's History Month shines a light on gender issues
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program at Fort Lewis College and the Women’s Resource Center are partnering to celebrate Women’s History Month. Beginning Tuesday, February 28, events will be held at FLC and in town that highlight the contributions of women, both historical and contemporary. Many of the events are free and open to the public. 

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Conference brings adventure education professionals to FLC campus
Monday, February 13, 2012

There's no better setting for outdoor education enthusiasts to gather than on a campus surrounded by inspiring mountain vistas.

That's what the members of the Association for Experiential Education will get when the 2012 Rocky Mountain Region AEE conference convenes on the Fort Lewis College campus Friday, March 23, through Sunday, March 25. The AEE's Rocky Mountain Region includes Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico.

And for students in the Fort Lewis College Adventure Education program, it's an opportunity to meet and work with professionals and practitioners in the field, as well as other students, professors, and educators.

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FLC helps students tell the world about their accomplishments
Monday, February 13, 2012

Some of Fort Lewis College students' most rewarding experiences and achievements don't make it onto their resumes or applications for graduate school or jobs --  studying abroad, completing an internship or volunteer experience, making the dean’s list, or winning a departmental award or scholarship -- even though these may be the most meaningful, educational, and career-preparing accomplishments on the way to earning their degrees.

To solve that problem, enter readabout.me, a web-based program that records and promotes students' educational status, awards, and achievements.

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