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Japanese student from FLC wins the Show Your Colors in Colorado photo contest
Thursday, November 20, 2014

The winner of the Show Your Colors in Colorado contest was Fort Lewis College student, Hazuki Toyama. Hazuki hails from Okinawa, Japan, and is studying elementary education at FLC.

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New building offers a home for space tracking partnership with U.S. Air Force
Monday, November 03, 2014

What sets the plot of the 2013 hit film “Gravity” in motion is space debris hurtling around in orbit, tearing apart a space shuttle and stranding George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. It’s a catastrophe that’s not as far fetched as one might think, at least the part about renegade space junk turning a shuttle or satellite into, well, more space junk. Read the rest of entry »

Academic spotlight on the Athletic Training Education Program
Friday, October 24, 2014

What's it like to be a student in the FLC Athletic Training Education Program? As program director Carrie Meyer says, “The unique thing about our program here at Fort Lewis College is that students get going in Athletic Training their very first semester. When students graduate … they’re ready to go out and be health care professionals. We want to give students as much time to gain those skills as possible.”

Melissa, Mary, Julia, and Nina talk about getting clinical experience with a variety of different types of patients early in their education and feeling prepared to enter health care careers right out of college.

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Common Reading Experience explores death penalty controversy
Thursday, October 16, 2014

The death penalty is a painful, controversial topic that arouses a range of emotions and arguments from a spectrum of angles and points of view.

Which is exactly why Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty that Sparked a National Debate, by Sister Helen Prejean, is this year's choice for the Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience: because it asks hard questions and doesn't offer easy answers. And so the book inspires reflection, analysis, and discussion.

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Chemistry student's work competes in the major leagues of research
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Perseverance and hard work get noticed. Just ask Ashlee Robison.
 
This past summer, the senior Chemistry major's research on solutions to the honey bee colony collapse syndrome was the only undergraduate finalist in the American Chemical Society's Chemistry Champions Contest. Her research skills also earned her entry into the prestigious Materials Research Science and Engineering Center's Research Experience for Undergraduates program, where she again found herself among peers from the big research universities. Read the rest of entry »
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