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Up from the sagebrush: The Old Fort at Hesperus [VIDEO]

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The latest episode in the Fortifact microdocumentary series delves into the rich history of the Old Fort at Hesperus, Fort Lewis College's original campus located 25 miles west of Durango. Learn how it became a college and how it is being used today.

We'll explore how female students during the 1940's invented their own fashions, what the pre- Skyhawk and Raider sports mascots were, and discover the "Mighty Moo." With commentary from FLC faculty and local historians, this episode will leave you with an increased appreciation for the depth of educational history in the Four Corners region.

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Village Aid team brings engineering skills to remote villages [photos]

Village Aid team brings engineering skills to remote villages [photos]

A team from FLC and Durango spent more than two weeks in May constructing a water system and communal taps in Than Taung, Myanmar.

The Village Aid Project is an all-volunteer campus program, open to students in any major, that brings together students, faculty, and community professionals to improve the infrastructure in impoverished communities in Latin America and Asia. 

This spring's team included two faculty, three community partners, and eight FLC students, who travelled to the Shan State, in Myanmar. There they also conducted monitoring and evaluation in five communities where water systems were implemented in prior years, and assessed new communities for water implementation projects in the summer of 2019.

New signs welcome drivers to campus

New signs welcome drivers to campus

New three-panel signs touting FLC as "Colorado's Crossroads of Education + Adventure" welcome students, families, and visitors driving up to campus. 

FLC's Broncos pre-season commercial! [VIDEO]

FLC's Broncos pre-season commercial! [VIDEO]

Marketing & Communications just released a commercial that will air before Denver Broncos pre-season games on KREZ. Go Skyhawks!