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July, 2014

Students aid professor researching lightning on the edge of space
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ask any of the 275 students in the Physics & Engineering Department at Fort Lewis College what a “sprite” is, and they’re probably not going to tell you it’s a soft drink or a green fairy from a mythical land. Their responses might be something more like this:

“A ghostly flash above the clouds.”

“Violent, beautiful bursts of energy.”

“Vertical, red-orangery lightning.”

“A rare occurrence.”

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Fort Lewis College alumnus selected to U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

One of Fort Lewis College’s own is taking to the skies with the legendary Blue Angels. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was named as a F/A-18 demonstration pilot for the Navy’s famous flight squadron. Capt. Kuss is a 2006 graduate of Fort Lewis College with a degree in economics.

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New Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building an investment in the future
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Demolition began on a section of Berndt Hall that will be the new home of the Fort Lewis College Geosciences, Physics, and Engineering (GPE) Building. The new building will be three times larger than the old structure, which was built in 1968. Completion of the new facility is expected in fall 2016.

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Trip to Hawaii gives students up-close look at volcanoes
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

If you're a Geology major and want to get a sense of what a volcano is like, then you need to stick your rock hammer into fresh lava. That's what students were able to do over spring break, when Geosciences professors Jim Collier and Lauren Heerschap took a dozen students to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in March.

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