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Save the bee, save the world

Save the bee, save the world

USDA to fund Fort Lewis College honey bee research

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. 

Students develop social marketing campaigns for local businesses

Students develop social marketing campaigns for local businesses

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.

Friends of Fort Lewis College come through on river company fundraising goal

Friends of Fort Lewis College come through on river company fundraising goal

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.

Even after students head home for summer, campus keeps buzzing

Even after students head home for summer, campus keeps buzzing

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.

Dene’s List [VIDEO]

Dene’s List [VIDEO]

Thoughts from FLC’s eighth president Dene Thomas

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!

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