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Undergraduate researchers gain valuable skills doing “real science”
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Having undergraduate students do real-world research is key to developing professionalism and a passion for their fields, say a Geosciences professor and a former student, in the January/February issue of The Professional Geologist, the official magazine of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

“The trial-by-fire experience gained through two years of original research helped develop the scientific philosophy and skills that I apply daily in my budding career as a geologist,” writes Jake Cammack (Geology, '11) in “The Benefits of Research in Undergraduate Education: Perspectives From a Teacher and a Student.” Read the rest of entry »

Educators to gather at Fort Lewis College for conference on improving education
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DURANGO, CO – Improving the country’s educational system is a hotly debated topic nationwide and the focus of an upcoming conference hosted by Fort Lewis College. From June 3-6, 2013, FLC will host more than 600 educators at the “Growing Together Showcase: Building Systems of Support” conference. The conference is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Legacy Foundation, and the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

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Graduates tout the rewards of finishing in four years
Monday, May 06, 2013

Completing an undergraduate education in four years can be a challenge. But the rewards can be many -- personal accomplishment, financial savings, and moving on to the next stage of your career-building. 

Finishing a degree in four years isn't always easy, though. That's where Finish in Four! comes in. Finish in Four! is an agreement that first-time freshmen can make with the college that guarantees students access to the classes needed to graduate in four years in exchange for deadline commitments.

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FLC grads offered guidance on building Brand Me
Monday, April 29, 2013

On a beautiful spring day in Durango, over 400 new Fort Lewis College graduates and their families filled Whalen Gym twice for the two April Commencement ceremonies.

The next steps after this special day are different for each graduate, but Commencement Speaker Ann Rhoades offered some advice that could apply to all of them.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium caps science students’ careers at Fort Lewis College
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DURANGO, CO - “The Production of TNF-α Inflammatory Cytokines by RAW 264.7 Macrophage Cells as a Result of Exposure to Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans.” It sounds like the title of a research project you might find in a prestigious scientific journal or being conducted at a large research university. The truth, however, is that this project, and dozens more just like it, are being done by Fort Lewis College undergraduate students.

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