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Hozhoni Days marks its 49th year at Fort Lewis College
Thursday, March 14, 2013

For 49 years, Hozhoni Days (meaning Days of Beauty) has been one of Fort Lewis College’s premier events. The Native American-centered celebration runs throughout the month of March and includes pageantry, speakers and workshops, to name just a few events, all culminating with the Hozhoni Days Powwow.

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Art competition gives students experience in public art
Thursday, November 15, 2012

I grew up in a small fishing town in Southeast Alaska,” says Senior Art major Janine Gibbons. "Petersburg is on an island perched between glaciers and tall majestic mountains. Founded by Norwegians, my hometown was covered in traditional colorful folk art that originated in Scandinavia. Using saturated hues merged with organic abstracted shapes reminds me of my Scandinavian heritage.”

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Election attention shines an educational light on FLC
Friday, November 02, 2012

Fort Lewis College has been a regional focus of this year's battle for the White House -- and FLC students have been the real winners.
 
First Lady Michele Obama, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate Jim Gray all stopped by to stump on campus in the tense last month of the campaign. Obama spoke on October 10, Ryan on October 22, and Gray on October 29.

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Caring & combat: Common Reading Experience examines war and compassion
Sunday, September 16, 2012

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

And, to join in on the discussion, The Heart and the Fist author Eric Greitens will hold a lecture and book signing at the Community Concert Hall on Sept. 27. He will also visit classes that day.

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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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