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Undergraduate Research Symposium is FLC’s biggest day for student research
Monday, April 21, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, one of the largest research showcases in the Four Corners region will take place at Fort Lewis College’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Stemming from the College’s recent formation of the School of Arts & Sciences, both artistic and scientific projects will be part of the symposium. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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First-generation graduate will help others reach their dreams in Teach For America program
Monday, April 21, 2014

When Marissa Molina and her parents first moved from Chihuahua, Mexico, to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the only English she knew was “I don't speak English.” Today, her English is excellent, and in May she will become the first in her family to earn a college degree. But before attaining that particular first, Molina has already accomplished something no other Fort Lewis College student has ever done: She is the first-ever accepted into Teach For America, a nonprofit that places high-achieving college graduates into low-income communities to teach in challenging environments.

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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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