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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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New Public History option brings history to life
Monday, September 17, 2012

Normally when people think "history," "excitement" doesn't also come to mind. But for Evan West, it does. West, a sophomore History and Theatre dual-major from Fort Collins, is one of the first students to explore the History Department's new Public History option, which, he says, “is all about bringing history to life.” West spent his summer doing a Public History internship in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Chemistry grad's spirit carries her far
Monday, September 03, 2012

"Always believe in yourself, and do things that make you happy and sane."

That, in a nutshell, is Joslynn Lee. And it's that spirit -- and the story of how far Lee has been able to go with that attitude -- that is showcased in the cover story in the Summer issue of Winds of Change, the journal of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

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Fort Lewis College’s new school year begins with Fall Convocation
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fall Convocation, the start of the school year at Fort Lewis College, will take place on Friday, August 24 at 4 p.m. in Whalen Gym. The Convocation Address will be given by Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas.

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Students bring local foods from seed to market
Thursday, July 12, 2012

When students learn, everyone benefits. And at Fort Lewis College, those benefits can be found every Thursday from spring to fall under the Clocktower in the center of campus. That's when students who have been studying and practicing organic growing techniques bring the fruits -- and vegetables and meats -- of their labor to campus for sale at the open-air Old Fort Farm Stand.

The foods are grown and raised at the Old Fort, the site of Fort Lewis College before it moved to Durango in 1956. The property 15 miles west of Durango was home to the original military Fort Lewis and an Indian boarding school, before becoming state property and the home of the school that eventually grew into Fort Lewis College.

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