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President Thomas welcomes new students at Fall Convocation
Monday, September 02, 2013

DURANGO – On Friday, August 30, 2013, more than 1,100 new freshmen and transfer students, along with their friends and family, packed Whalen Gym at Fort Lewis College for Fall Convocation. Convocation marks the official end of New Student Orientation and the beginning of the school year.

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FLC Cyclists pass their joy and skills on to kids
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

They just love sharing the love.

 

That’s the strongest thing fueling the kinship that has developed between the FLC Cycling team and Durango Devo, a six-year-old youth-development cycling club for Durango-area kids and young adults. And with an area like southwestern Colorado to cycle around, the program’s participants and alumni have already made their mark in amateur, collegiate, and professional cycling.

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From Student Union to the stage, alumna tackles the business of being funny
Thursday, August 22, 2013

You never know when, or where, you'll find your life path.

“My first experience with stand-up comedy was at an open mic night on campus,” says comedian Adrianne Chalepah (English, '09). “A friend encouraged me, and I got hooked. The students laughed and were so supportive. So I give that night credit for giving me the courage to pursue it as a career.”

Today, Chalepah averages three stand-up shows per month at venues ranging from casinos to powwows to college campuses to conferences (she's a motivational speaker, too). Read the rest of entry »

New school year begins with Fall Convocation
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DURANGO - Fall Convocation, the official kick off of the new school year at Fort Lewis College, will take place on Friday, August 30 at 4 p.m. in Whalen Gym. FLC President Dene Thomas will give the Convocation Address.

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Archaeological fieldwork will help protect nearby treasures
Friday, July 05, 2013

Students in the 2013 Fort Lewis College Archaeological Field School didn't have to travel far to make discoveries about the Four Corners region's rich cultural history. In fact, they could see their area of exploration from campus. Fourteen students spent five weeks on the shore of Durango's Lake Nighthorse, only two miles from the FLC campus, learning about archaeological field methods and gaining practical experience in cultural resource management (CRM) – the management of cultural resources in compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

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