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Archaeological fieldwork will help protect nearby treasures
Friday, July 05, 2013

Students in the 2013 Fort Lewis College Archaeological Field School didn't have to travel far to make discoveries about the Four Corners region's rich cultural history. In fact, they could see their area of exploration from campus. Fourteen students spent five weeks on the shore of Durango's Lake Nighthorse, only two miles from the FLC campus, learning about archaeological field methods and gaining practical experience in cultural resource management (CRM) – the management of cultural resources in compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

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On Lake Powell, learning and helping go hand in hand
Friday, July 05, 2013

What do you get when you put a professor and seven students on a 55-foot houseboat on Utah's Lake Powell to pick up trash for five days? You get good times, great exploring, some personal mentoring, and lots of deeper understanding of topics such as environmental science and cultural resource management. Oh, and cleaner public lands.

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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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