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Higher admission standards and academic investment help drive retention increases at Fort Lewis College

DURANGO (19 October 2011) - Increased admission standards, along with efforts to secure funding and increase investment in academic programs, seem to be making a difference in helping Fort Lewis College’s students succeed in school. The retention rate among every ethnic group represented on campus either increased or remained steady from 2006 (beginning of tougher admission standards) to 2009 (latest published data).

New Public Health program creates fast track to jobs bettering communities

In a time when more and more people find themselves unable to afford health care and do the things needed to have healthy families, there is a growing demand for professionals trained in the field of public health.

And since creating the first Public Health undergraduate-degree program in Colorado, Fort Lewis leads the way in meeting that demand. After its first year, enrollment is already almost 300 percent above the program's goals.

How to prepare for grad school: Learn the publishing process

Undergraduate research at Fort Lewis College is earning students valuable recognition and big boosts for their resumes thanks to a research journal focusing on student research at liberal arts colleges.

The Spring 2011 edition of Metamorphosis features papers based on research by two Fort Lewis students. Sara Bombaci, who graduated in April 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, published her research on the effects of Sudden Aspen Decline Syndrome on bird communities.

Erin Lehmer's research featured in ScienceNews

Dr. Erin Lehmer, assistant professor of Biology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, was featured in a January ScienceNews article on sudden aspen decline and the effect on deer mice carrying the sin nombre virus. Click here to read the article. ...

Students become scientists through research projects

Through faculty-led research projects, students become scientists. Here are summaries of 10 of the scientific projects currently being investigated by faculty-student research teams in the Department of Biology at Fort Lewis College. Forensic ent ...

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