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Spring break: a time to grow and make the world a better place
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

For some students at Fort Lewis College, the stereotype of the partying spring break doesn't apply. During Fort Lewis College’s spring break in March, six students participated in "Alternative Spring Break," doing service work and improving their professional skills in scenic Moab, Utah.

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Outdoor Pursuits summits 3rd highest peak in North America
Monday, April 07, 2014

How did you spend your spring break? During Fort Lewis College's spring break in March, a team of students and Outdoor Pursuits staff tackled North America’s third-highest mountain, the 18,491-foot Pico de Orizaba, east of Mexico City in the state of Puebla. On Thursday, March 27th, the entire team -- eight students and two staff -- summited the volcano, after months of preparation and training.

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Hozhoni Days marks 50 years of celebrating Native culture
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Its Navajo name means "Days of beauty" -- a description perfectly suited to Hozhoni Days, an annual celebration of pageantry and cultures that is the campus' premiere spring event.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Hozhoni Days is FLC's longest-running student-led tradition. Sponsored by the Native American Center and Wanbli Ota, a campus Native American club, the event features the three-day Miss Hozhoni Pageant and ends with the weekend-long Hozhoni Days Powwow, at which Native American drummers and dancers from around the country perform and compete for prizes on the Whalen Gymnasium floor.
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Common Tweeting Experience upgrades Common Reading Experience
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Some things never change: As happens every year, Freshman students this Fall will be reading, discussing, and writing about important and timely works of literature in FLC's signature Freshman-year academic program.

But some things do change: And reflecting the change in how millennials use the written word, that program -- formerly the Common Reading Experience – is now known as the Common Tweeting Experience. Read the rest of entry »

Student brings ragtime piano greats together in Durango
Friday, March 07, 2014

Adam Swanson loves old-time piano. And later this month, he's going to share that love, festival style. 

This month, Swanson – a senior Music major from Shenandoah, Iowa, and a multiple-time ragtime piano world champion – will bring all those loves together when the Diamond Belle and Strater Hotel host the Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival, March 14 - 16.

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