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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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Youngest Miss Native America promotes arthritis awareness
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Nineteen-year-old Fort Lewis College student April Yazza wants to spend the next 12 months encouraging Native women to take care of their joints.

Yazza, who was named Miss Native American USA on August 1, said she grew up watching women sew, cook and clean. When she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis seven months ago, Yazza decided more people needed to know about the disease.

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Academic spotlight on the FLC Theatre department
Monday, August 18, 2014

What’s it like to be a student in the FLC Theatre Department? Let students Leah, Austin, and Monique tell you all about their experiences working with faculty, getting involved with different productions, and learning how to get immersed in roles. Theatre professor Dennis Elkins also explains some of his favorite aspects of living in an artistic culture in a mountain town. Read the rest of entry »

Students aid professor researching lightning on the edge of space
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ask any of the 275 students in the Physics & Engineering Department at Fort Lewis College what a “sprite” is, and they’re probably not going to tell you it’s a soft drink or a green fairy from a mythical land. Their responses might be something more like this:

“A ghostly flash above the clouds.”

“Violent, beautiful bursts of energy.”

“Vertical, red-orangery lightning.”

“A rare occurrence.”

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Fort Lewis College alumnus selected to U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

One of Fort Lewis College’s own is taking to the skies with the legendary Blue Angels. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was named as a F/A-18 demonstration pilot for the Navy’s famous flight squadron. Capt. Kuss is a 2006 graduate of Fort Lewis College with a degree in economics.

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