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Fort Lewis College’s 2013 draws to a close with Winter Commencement
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

For more than 230 Fort Lewis College seniors, Winter Commencement will mark a triumphant conclusion to their undergraduate academic career. Winter Commencement takes place on Saturday, December 21, 2013, in Whalen Gym. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

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Fort Fuel is online, and fueled by students
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Although Haylee Knippel won't be turning her tassel for another two years, her dream career has already begun.

“I just really want to be a news anchor,” says the sophomore from Albuquerque.

And that's exactly what she's doing on Fort Fuel, FLC's recently launched web-based campus news show. The show, developed as part of the Communications practicum course, is filmed weekly in the studio in the Ballantine Media Center, located in the Student Union.

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Love of moving water leads Physics major to art competition win
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

“I have always been curious about patterns present in the natural world and have been lucky enough to spend much of my life venturing outside, observing and contemplating, lost in wonder at the complexity and mysterious beauty surrounding us,” says Ben Luck, a senior Physics major from Ketchum, Idaho.

“Somewhere along the line, probably due to the inordinate amount of time I spend thinking about moving water, I became interested in waves and the role that periodic functions play in describing the physical world,” says Luck, who is also an expert kayaker who has paddled some of the most remote rivers in the world.
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Common Reading Experience explores legacy of nuclear weapons
Monday, September 30, 2013

War, nuclear weapons, toxic waste, government cover-ups, and family secrets – these are difficult topics to tackle. Which is exactly why Full Body Burden, by Kristen Iversen, 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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Meet some new faces on campus
Monday, September 09, 2013

Freshmen aren't the only people new to campus this year: take a few minutes to meet some of our new faculty!

What is your field of study? Why did you choose it?
My Ph.D. is in Instruction and Curriculum with a focus on Research in Teaching and Teacher Education. Within that broad field, my main areas of interest and study are cultural competence and teaching for social justice. I have taught a wide range of courses and consider myself a teacher education generalist. I chose this field because I am passionate about pedagogy and its effect on learners. I wanted to understand more in depth how people learn in ways that are active, meaningful, relevant, and memorable. Read the rest of entry »

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