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Professional experience is the goal behind collaboration between Career Services and Durango Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

When it comes to career preparation, nothing beats real-world experience.

A new internship program coordinated by the FLC Career Services office and the Durango Chamber of Commerce is creating opportunities for students to get that hands-on professional experience, earning workplace wisdom and insights, while deepening their skills and knowledge.

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Common Reading Experience to explore compassion and war
Monday, March 12, 2012

War: a timely, complex, and often difficult topic to tackle. Which is exactly why The Heart & the Fist, by Eric Greitens, is this year's choice for the Fort Lewis Common Reading Experience: because it asks hard questions and doesn't offer easy answers, and so inspires reflection, analysis, and discussion.

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Conference brings adventure education professionals to FLC campus
Monday, February 13, 2012

There's no better setting for outdoor education enthusiasts to gather than on a campus surrounded by inspiring mountain vistas.

That's what the members of the Association for Experiential Education will get when the 2012 Rocky Mountain Region AEE conference convenes on the Fort Lewis College campus Friday, March 23, through Sunday, March 25. The AEE's Rocky Mountain Region includes Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico.

And for students in the Fort Lewis College Adventure Education program, it's an opportunity to meet and work with professionals and practitioners in the field, as well as other students, professors, and educators.

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FLC helps students tell the world about their accomplishments
Monday, February 13, 2012

Some of Fort Lewis College students' most rewarding experiences and achievements don't make it onto their resumes or applications for graduate school or jobs --  studying abroad, completing an internship or volunteer experience, making the dean’s list, or winning a departmental award or scholarship -- even though these may be the most meaningful, educational, and career-preparing accomplishments on the way to earning their degrees.

To solve that problem, enter readabout.me, a web-based program that records and promotes students' educational status, awards, and achievements.

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Comedic director gives Theatre students some serious training
Monday, February 13, 2012

Being funny is a workout, says actress and director Rima Miller. That's why while she's instructing Theatre students in physical comedy, she's also having her students exercise to prepare for their roles, holding a regular two-hour night class to learn new exercises.

"I'm teaching basics of that style of acting -- how to use the body in a funny way -- that requires learning timing, movement, and how to relate to the audience," says Miller. "Physical training is required to be able to do this, so we do that, too."

Miller is this semester's visiting instructor in the Department of Theatre’s Guest Artist Series. The Series gives students opportunities to work with national and international practitioners of specific theatre forms and network with professionals in the theatre industry.

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