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Laughter is the best therapy for FLC comedian

Laughter is the best therapy for FLC comedian

Junior Allie Wolfe is studying to be an art therapist. But until a year ago, she had no idea that stand-up comedy would be her own therapeutic outlet. Now she’s one of the top performing comedians in the Four Corners region, and she’s experiencing the very benefits of expressive therapy that she wants to foster for her future clients.

Outdoor Pursuits celebrates 40 years of getting students out there

Outdoor Pursuits celebrates 40 years of getting students out there

At its birth in 1977, Outdoor Pursuits was stuffed into a small room in the College Union Building. The fledging student club had available for use ten backpacks, ten sleeping bags, and ten tents. And that was it. In spite of its humble beginnings, Outdoor Pursuits today is housed in the Student Life Center and warehouses an expansive variety of outdoor gear, including skiing, backpacking, boating, and bicycling equipment.

Fort Lewis College begins collaborative search for new president

Fort Lewis College begins collaborative search for new president

The search will begin in earnest in September 2017, culminating in the hiring of the new president in spring 2018, said Trustee Richard Kaufman, the search committee chair.

Brothers better the world, eight colors at a time

Brothers better the world, eight colors at a time

It’s hard to go into business with family. But the Martin brothers can hardly imagine working with anybody else. For them, the formula is paying off: Nitrum Dynamic Paint, which they founded while attending Fort Lewis College, is increasing its capacity to recycle paint, while also contributing to a better world and keeping these brothers connected beyond their college experiences.

A Statement on DACA

A Statement on DACA

In January 2016, I joined with over 600 other college and university presidents from across the country in signing the “Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students” created by Pomona College.

President Thomas' Fall Convocation 2017 address [VIDEO]

President Thomas' Fall Convocation 2017 address [VIDEO]

Welcoming our newest students to campus never gets old. Convocation is a wonderful opportunity to kick the new school year off right and celebrate the opening of a new chapter for the students and Fort Lewis College.

Moving forward with activism and protest

Moving forward with activism and protest

As the new school year begins, I’d like to address the issues of activism and protest. Across the country, we’ve seen more and more people, and particularly college students, express their opinions and beliefs in a variety of ways.

Joy Harjo announced as Common Reading Experience author

Joy Harjo announced as Common Reading Experience author

The Common Reading Experience is happy to announce Joy Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave as the 2017-2018 CRE book. Harjo, an author and musician, will visit the FLC campus in February to work with students and speak to the Durango community.

Animal encounters turn biologist to the wild side

Animal encounters turn biologist to the wild side

Angela Grogan couldn’t imagine that a rhinoceros would help determine her passion and her career. That was before she spent two summers interning with Out of Africa Wildlife Park, a private zoo in Camp Verde, Arizona.

After nearly 40 years, the Senne scholarship is paying big dividends in the lives of FLC chemistry students

After nearly 40 years, the Senne scholarship is paying big dividends in the lives of FLC chemistry students

In the decades since the Senne’s established their scholarship, dozens of FLC chemistry students have received the award. Recipients have gone on to earn graduate degrees at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions and do important work all over the world.

New hall earns national sustainability award

New hall earns national sustainability award

This July, Sitter Family Hall received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The building, completed in Spring 2017 to house the Geosciences and Physics & Engineering Departments, received the nationally-recognized certification for implementing strategies and solutions for environmental and human health performance.

Alumnus Barney Hinkle named new Skyhawks Director of Athletics

Alumnus Barney Hinkle named new Skyhawks Director of Athletics

Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas announced today that Barney Hinkle has been chosen to lead the athletic department as the Director of Athletics.  Hinkle replaces Gary Hunter who resigned in May.

Skyhawk Men's Basketball earns academic excellence award

Skyhawk Men's Basketball earns academic excellence award

Congratulations to the Skyhawk Men’s Basketball Team for earning the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award. The award is given out to teams that show outstanding academic achievement. This, by the way, is the third time in five years that our men’s basketball team has brought home this award.

New major trains journalists for a multimedia landscape

New major trains journalists for a multimedia landscape

In some ways, journalism has not changed in a hundred years. Yet today’s multimedia landscape would be unrecognizable to reporters of yesteryear – or even just a few years ago. To prepare the journalists of tomorrow for this kind of media world, Fort Lewis College’s new Journalism & Multimedia Studies major gets students working with contemporary and ever-evolving platforms, while also grounding them in the ageless principles of the field.

Thank you to the firefighters

Thank you to the firefighters

I want to extend my deepest thanks to the firefighters and emergency responders who are battling the Lightner Creek fire. It's been unnerving, to say the least, watching the smoke billow over the mountain

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