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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.

New Public History option brings history to life

Normally when people think "history," "excitement" doesn't also come to mind. But for Evan West, it does. West, a sophomore History and Theatre dual-major from Fort Collins, is one of the first students to explore the History Department's new Public History option, which, he says, “is all about bringing history to life.” West spent his summer doing a Public History internship in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award: Dr. Jennifer Stollman

One of the best tests of a great teacher is to ask what they find most rewarding about their jobs. The answers may vary, but they will invariably shift the focus from the teacher to the student. The best educators revel in the successes of their students, as is the case with Assistant Professor of History Dr. Jennifer Stollman.

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