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Amidst tragedy, student completes his dream
Monday, April 16, 2012

Takayuki Ito's world changed during Spring Break last year. While he and his brother traveled in Puerto Rico, he first saw the footage of his hometown of Minamisoma, in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, after it had been devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which killed an estimated 20,000 people in Japan. 

Making it worse: The two brothers didn't hear news of the fate of their parents and grandmother until several worry-filled days later.

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Real clients help Exercise Science students hone skills
Monday, April 16, 2012

The best way to learn is through real-world situations. So if you're studying exercise science, then "real world" means real people. That's what FLC’s Exercise Science Department's "Exercise Testing and Prescription Client Project" delivers: volunteer "clients" for groups of students to actually test, measure, analyze, and develop exercise regimens for.

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The best of the best student research on display at the FLC Undergraduate Research Symposium
Monday, April 16, 2012

From analyzing the geometry and statistical patterns of the country music group Lady Antebellum to understanding the synthesis and characterization of P,P’-1,4-diphospha-cyclohexane derivatives and their metal coordination reactions, the Fort Lewis College 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium is full of fascinating research projects, all led by FLC students.
 
The Symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, April 19 beginning at 12:20 p.m. Students from the FLC School of Natural & Behavioral Sciences will present their research projects that they have been working on all semester. The day will begin in the Student Union Vallecito Room with oral presentations running until 6:15 p.m. Overlapping will be poster presentations in the Student Union Ballroom beginning at 5:15 p.m.

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Award-winning Native author Linda Hogan brings her performance poetry to campus
Monday, April 09, 2012

Chickasaw writer and environmental activist Linda Hogan will shine a literary light on the Native perspective on the world when she brings her latest work of long-form performance poetry to the campus on April 11 for the Southwest Writer's Institute's 4th Annual Maxwell Silver Memorial Reading. The event is free and open to public, with book signing to follow.

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Innovative Month courses make the world a classroom
Monday, April 02, 2012

Why study about the cruise industry in a land-locked classroom when you can experience it at sea on board a cruise ship?

Why try to learn about French language and culture in Colorado when you can immerse yourself in both in France?

Why dream about someday helping people in need when you can make real change right now in Africa?

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