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Unlike larger institutions where the prime research opportunities are reserved for graduate students, Dr. Collins looks for ways to involve his undergraduate students in his work. Students help maintain the research apiary (beehive) on campus, for example. In the lab, students are synthesizing various molecules and testing their effectiveness against another honey bee adversary, the Varroa mite.
If you’re not already on social media, you can download the apps and get started in a matter of moments. But learning how to use social media effectively is much more difficult than searching the app store, and there’s no better way to learn than by doing. That’s why social media marketing students at FLC work in tandem with local companies to develop new marketing strategies and campaigns.
Students in programs from geology to anthropology to adventure education can enjoy the hands-on learning experiences that become possible through access to the Rio Chama and San Juan rivers in New Mexico and the Salt River in Arizona. From time to time, alumni and friends of the College may also be offered the chance to gather on the rivers for learning and enrichment opportunities.
If you aren't here to see it, you might think that FLC in the summer is as quiet as the wilderness that surrounds Durango. But that's far from the reality. On top of summer semester classes, in the months between Spring Commencement in May and Fall Convocation in August our mountain campus bustles with activity from the many groups that visit and stay here to take advantage of the opportunities and resources campus and southwest Colorado offer.
President Dene Thomas reflects on her eight years as Fort Lewis College’s leader, including growth in the sciences and liberal arts, and a focus on Native American education. Thomas was instrumental in the planning, building, and completion of Sitter Family Hall, which has allowed expansion of the Geosciences and Physics & Engineering Departments. FLC wishes Dene Thomas all the best in her upcoming years!
Society of Toxicology awarded a $500 grant to Associate Professor of Biology David Blake to support his students' undergraduate research into the effects of derivatives of caffeic acid.
Steve Elias, dean of the School of Business Administration, has been selected to the National Guild for Community Arts Education's Small Schools Network steering committee.
FLC was named a top 5 Best Colleges for both Sociology & Human Services and Philosophy degree programs by Schools.com.
Bill Hesford (Teacher Licensure, '05), assistant principal at Bayfield Elementary and Bayfield Primary, was named the 2018 Outstanding Assistant Principal for Colorado by the Colorado Association of School Executives.
Biology professors Heidi Steltzer and Julie Korb discussed the potential for longer and more devastating fire seasons in the West with Yale Climate Connections.
Ross McCauley, associate professor of Biology, and his students were cited in a Daily Camera article about research they have done on how elevation, environment, and climate change play a role in the flowering of Colorado plants.
Staff from Enterprise stopped by campus on June 27 to present a check for $1,000 to the School of Business Administration for student scholarships.
Russell Elliott (Business Administration, '90) has been hired as the new Broadband Manager for the state of Wyoming by the Wyoming Business Council.
Elena (Benvides) Sweetser (Business Administration, '13) was recognized by Coldwell Banker as one of it's 2018 30 under 30 Award winners.
FLC was named to the list of Colleges with Great Intramural Sports Programs by Best Value Schools!
Durango was named #4 on Budget Travel's list of the Coolest Small Towns in America.
FLC's Pre-Campus Academy online orientation program won the 2018 NODA Region III "Innovative Program Award." The program teaches students about campus resources, the College's history and mission, and other useful information to prepare them for their first year.
Bison Star Naturals, a hand-made soap and lotion company owned by husband-and-wife team Angelo (Business Administration, '12) and Jacqueline (Brisson-Stahl) (Spanish, '11) McHorse, was recently featured in The Taos News.
The Independent editor and senior Journalism & Multimedia Studies major Alex Semadeni has been the lead reporter covering the 416 Fire for The Durango Herald.
Professor of Anthropology Chuck Riggs and students in the FLC Archaeological Field School are featured in "The Ancestors," episode 1 of the second season of the PBS series "America from the Ground Up."
The Durango Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $1,505 to support the Skyhawks women's golf team following the Chamber's "Girls Gone Golfing" event at Hillcrest Golf Club.
Fort Lewis College was named one of the country's 50 Best Outdoor Colleges by Best Value Schools.
2018 RMAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and the 2017-18 RMAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year Skylyn Webb (Psychology, '16) won the women’s 800-meter run in May at the 2018 NCAA Division II track & field championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a record time.
Beth LaShell, coordinator of the Old Fort at Hesperus, was interviewed on the Food Finance Institute's "Edible Alpha" podcast in June about the activities at the original site of Fort Lewis College.
More than 3,000 people turned out on in Smyrna, Tennessee, on June 9, for the dedication of a memorial in honor of Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss (Economics, ’06), who crashed while training for the Great Tennessee Airshow in June 2016.