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Common Reading Experience explores death penalty controversy
Thursday, October 16, 2014

The death penalty is a painful, controversial topic that arouses a range of emotions and arguments from a spectrum of angles and points of view.

Which is exactly why Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty that Sparked a National Debate, by Sister Helen Prejean, is this year's choice for the Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience: because it asks hard questions and doesn't offer easy answers. And so the book inspires reflection, analysis, and discussion.

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Chemistry student's work competes in the major leagues of research
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Perseverance and hard work get noticed. Just ask Ashlee Robison.
 
This past summer, the senior Chemistry major's research on solutions to the honey bee colony collapse syndrome was the only undergraduate finalist in the American Chemical Society's Chemistry Champions Contest. Her research skills also earned her entry into the prestigious Materials Research Science and Engineering Center's Research Experience for Undergraduates program, where she again found herself among peers from the big research universities. Read the rest of entry »

Physics professor Ryan Haaland announced as 2014-15 Featured Scholar
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Growing up on a farm in Minnesota might not seem like the obvious beginning of a scientist’s life, but Dr. Ryan Haaland can trace the genesis of his future career path to those early days. Dr. Haaland is a professor of physics and the winner of the 2014-15 FLC Featured Scholar Award.

“I was always breaking and taking things apart on the farm,” he recalls. “So I think that’s where I got my curiosity for science and technological things.” Read the rest of entry »

Academic spotlight on the FLC Art & Design department
Monday, September 08, 2014

What's it like to be a student in the FLC Art & Design Department? Ben, Michaela, Hari, and Vivian talk about integrating digital and traditional techniques, interacting with professors and students, and learning the process of designing in an environment that mimics a real-life art career.

Art & Design professor Chad Colby discusses giving the students visual problems to solve. As he says, “The best way to learn is to do. And so they do. They make. And we're there to help guide them.” 

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A classroom without walls: 6 FLC students kick off new public-lands internship program
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

For many of us, a college internship helped forge the direction we would follow in our professional careers. Six Fort Lewis College students received such inspiration this summer through the inaugural Four Corners Federal Lands Internship Program.

Their outdoor classrooms ranged from archaeological sites to alpine meadows and high mountains. Although similar internships have been available since 2008, a recent agreement between federal land agencies and local nonprofits now offers new opportunities.

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