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History grad shares the power of the liberal arts in award-winning essay

A liberal arts education helps students learn to both speak for themselves as well as listen to different views of the world. So explains Jane Jackson, who graduated from Fort Lewis College in May with a bachelor's degree in History, in her award-winning essay, “Reflections on a College Experience.”

That essay earned Jackson the 2014 Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges' David J. Prior Award. The award recognizes senior-level undergraduates whose academic careers and future goals have been shaped by the transformative power of the liberal arts and sciences.

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A final lecture from an educational legend: Dr. Duane Smith

This year Dr. Duane Smith will officially retire from teaching at Fort Lewis College. Before that, Dr. Smith will give one final lecture that is open to everyone on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Tickets for the event are free, but are nearly gone. Visit www.durangoconcerts.com for ticket information. For anyone wishing to experience the lecture, but cannot attend, the evening will be streamed online atwww.fortlewis.edu/live-stream.

History students make the past accessible

Some formerly disorganized and inaccessible historical records of Fort Lewis College will be available to researchers of the future thanks to the hands-on efforts of students in a new course on Archival Theory & Practice.

“As the de facto college archivist, I felt a certain responsibility to help our students experience the practical side of the course,” says FLC Cataloger and Records Processor PeeKay Briggs. “Since archives are the 'labs' historians work in, we chose to create a lab for these future historians and archives users – and hopefully budding archivists.”

To the winter 2012 graduates: "We have been waiting for you."

The undergraduate academic careers of more than 170 Fort Lewis College students came to a triumphant end at Winter Commencement 2012. The graduates assembled with their families, friends and professors to celebrate their graduation into the next phase of their lives.

2012 draws to a close with Winter Commencement at Fort Lewis College

DURANGO, CO - For 175 seniors at Fort Lewis College, Winter Commencement will mark a triumphant end to their undergraduate academic careers. Fort Lewis College’s Winter Commencement takes place on Saturday, December 15, 2012, in Whalen Gym. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

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