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Alumnus climbs into a journalism career

Chris Parker is still climbing. The only difference is now he gets paid for it.

Chris Parker is still climbing. The only difference is now he gets paid for it.

As a reporter, writer, columnist, and online editor at the venerable sport-climbing magazine Rock & Ice, Parker (English, '11) is busy.” As editor, there are two sections of the magazine that I have to make happen every issue,” he says. “I conduct interviews with well-known climbers, and the other can be anything from a destination piece or a journal from a road trip-type piece. And online, that's kind of my baby. I am in charge of much of the content on the site.”

2014 Homecoming brings tradition, change

Fort Lewis College’s 2014 Homecoming highlights a number of changes from years past – but with all of the Skyhawk spirit and festivities that fans expect.

“This year’s Homecoming will be unlike anything we’ve had in the previous years,” says Dave Kerns, Homecoming Committee Advisor and Director of Alumni Relations.

From KDUR to NPR, alumnus Eric Whitney is still in our ears

For 40 years, KDUR radio has been helping students have fun sharing their voices over the air, while also training them as broadcasting professionals. And Eric Whitney is a testament to how far that sense of fun and the KDUR experience can take you.

As the news director for Montana Public Radio, Whitney's award-winning reporting has been featured on National Public Radio's “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” He has also done three reporting excursions to Africa, including living in Cape Town for a year.

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20 years of championship cycling celebrated at Fall Blaze '14

Bicycling-crazy Durango – where else would a national powerhouse of division I collegiate cycling rise?

FLC Cycling has left an indelible mark on collegiate cycling since its founding in 1994. That year, the young, new team -- wearing t-shirts donated by the Durango Diner, where club members would gather before their morning training rides -- won the first-ever collegiate mountain bike national championship title.

Alumna turns her camera on Afghan photographers in upcoming film

“Film is so powerful a tool,” says filmmaker Alexandria Bombach, “because storytelling is so human and can make a big difference in people’s lives.”

Bombach (Business Administration, '08) has proven that theory herself. After her first film, a travelogue of her journey in an Airstream trailer to meet people living with few possessions, she was surprised to find she had touched viewers.

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