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Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan to Speak at Fort Lewis College
Sunday, October 21, 2012

On Monday, October 22, 2012, Republican vice presidential candidate Congressman Paul Ryan will speak at a rally at Fort Lewis College. The rally will take place at Whalen Gymnasium, with the doors to the gym opening to the public at 12 p.m. The program begins at 2 p.m. and will include U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner.

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Business alumnus featured in O: The Oprah Magazine for building Guatemalan schools
Monday, October 15, 2012

In 2010, Fort Lewis College alumnus Josh Talmon shut down his San Diego real estate business to find a more fulfilling endeavor. “I had all these investment properties and a nice car and a five-year plan, but I was left unfulfilled,” Talmon admits of his real estate career in Phoenix and San Diego. “I kept thinking, ‘is this what my life is going to be about? Making money, doing deals?’ I had no passion for that.”

What Talmon was passionate about, however, was the work of his two friends, Zach Balle and Heenal Rajani, who had formed the nonprofit Hug It Forward in the fall of 2009.

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Scholarship gets student on track for a master's degree -- and a mission
Thursday, October 11, 2012

For Jeremiah Scott, earning both a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work in only five years means he not only saves time and money, it also means he can get on with reaching his career goal: Helping people, like how others helped him.

And now, a $30,000 scholarship has sealed his passage to that dream.

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FLC joins nationwide commitment to help the U.S. take the global lead in college degree attainment
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Fort Lewis College has joined with hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in “Project Degree Completion: A Public University Initiative,” by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). By joining the initiative, FLC is committing to help increase the number of undergraduate baccalaureate degrees granted in the United States by 3.8 million between now and 2025, while increasing the quality of education provided and keeping the cost of that education affordable. The end goal is to help the United States lead the world in post-secondary degree attainment.

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Renowned wildlife disease researcher and professor earns FLC Featured Scholar Award
Monday, October 01, 2012

The Featured Scholar award recognizes a FLC faculty member’s exceptional accomplishments in research and scholarship. Dr. Lehmer’s research into wildlife diseases, particularly Sin Nombre virus, has earned her national renown. Her recent work has been published in scientific journals and written about in media outlets such as ScienceNews, US News & World Report, and the New York Times.

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