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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!
Students in Stacey Sotosky's Digital Video Production class collaborated with the Geology Department and Rocky Mountain PBS on a documentary about Durango's rocky relationship with uranium. Duranium garnered a large turnout at its premiere in February at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, in Golden.
Incoming Fall 2018 students: Are you ready for FLC? Get pysched about your new home, new campus, new friends, new adventures, and new life here in Durango!
Every Spring, FLC hosts a De-Stress Fest to help students cope with end-of-year pressures. The Wellness Peer Advisory Council (WellPAC), a student-led health & wellness organization, organizes the Fest every year.
When Dolph Kuss first arrived in Durango in 1953, he says he was "one of the few people other than cattle people who'd ever go into what is now the Weminuche Wilderness Area. I'd come back and people would ask me, 'What did it look like up there?'" Kuss says. Thanks to Kuss and a band of followers, students at Fort Lewis College today don’t have to ask those kinds of questions. Join us for a look at the life and legacy of Dolph Kuss as FLC's Outdoor Pursuits celebrates it's 40th year of powering adventure!
For two years, FLC has sponsored the Julia Robinson Math Festival, a national organization promoting mathematical education to local 6th and 7th grade students. The goal of this event, sponsored by the Mathematics Department, is to make math non-competitive and fun. Take a look at how FLC faculty and students engage with local middle school students to achieve that goal!
As part of their senior design project, Engineering students in Professor Don May's class are testing the stability of a portable structure that could be used as transitional housing for people who are homeless.
Want to learn more about Anthropology at Fort Lewis College? In this quick video, faculty, students, and alumni from the program share what makes this program unique!
Join us for a stroll across the decades as we compare life then and now. At Fort Lewis College, we've been making memories for over 100 years. Happy Holidays from your FLC Family.
Sophomore Biology major Lacey Andersen made this incredible music video with her fellow mountain bikers following their National Championship in October. The video was picked up by PinkBike, as well as bike shops and high school teams across the country.
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.
Megan Paciaroni, associate professor of Physics & Engineering, was named a Senior Member of the Optical Society, which recognizes accomplishments in the science of optics and photonics.
Clifton Tanabe (Humanities, '88) was named dean of the College of Education at University of Texas at El Paso.
Teacher Licensure graduate students in Coordinator of Field Experiences Will Camp's Student Teaching I course created a multimedia resource that explores, compares, and documents many schools in the Four Corners region. The course serves to study the culture and instructional design practices of different educational models by visiting various rural schools.
The FLC Cycling team came in third in the nation at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in Grand Junction in May.
The apple orchard at the old Fort Lewis College campus in Hesperus is getting new life from Coordinator Beth LaShell and the National Civilian Community Corps.