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New business franchising course partnership makes a sweet deal for students

New business franchising course partnership makes a sweet deal for students

The School of Business Administration has teamed up with the Durango-based Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, one of the largest manufacturers and retailers of quality confections in North America, to offer a course in entrepreneurship and franchising that includes the chance to compete to win and own an active RMCF store.

Psychology at Fort Lewis College [VIDEO]

Psychology at Fort Lewis College [VIDEO]

 Study the human mind in all its amazing and fascinating complexity. View this film to get a short overview of what is possible for you as a Psychology Major at FLC!

A rare plant gets help from a biology professor and his students

A rare plant gets help from a biology professor and his students

The National Park Service turns to Associate Professor of Biology Ross McCauley and his students to see what might be the best way to give a rare plant the best chance to survive and thrive in Mesa Verde National Park.

FLC ONE WORD 2018 [VIDEO]

FLC ONE WORD 2018 [VIDEO]

Our celebration of diversity and community as we start the 2018-19 school year!

FLC Voices: Durango Playfest!

FLC Voices: Durango Playfest!

FLC Theatre Lecturer Felicia Lansbury Meyer and Hollywood actors are spearheading a new theatre festival in Durango. {VIDEO}

FLC Theatre Lecturer Felicia Lansbury Meyer and Hollywood actors are spearheading a new theatre festival in Durango. Actors Dan Lauria and Wendie Malick, fans of Durango, inspired a small group of local performing arts lovers to create a space for playwrights to develop new plays with professional actors and directors. The new festival will utilize Fort Lewis College Theatre students, run workshops and mentorships, and eventually perform at FLC's Mainstage. 

Feral honeybee researchers abuzz about potential breakthroughs

Feral honeybee researchers abuzz about potential breakthroughs

Insects are what make the agricultural systems in the United States and elsewhere in the Western world go ‘round. In particular, our food system relies on the Western honeybee, the most common species of honeybee worldwide. These honeybees’ most profitable and important work isn’t making honey—it’s pollinating crops such as apples in New York, cherries in Washington, squash and pumpkins in the Midwest, cranberries in Massachusetts, and blueberries in Maine. “We have a lot of great native pollinators,” says Associate Professor of Chemistry Bill Collins. “We have about two hundred fifty species of bumblebees here in North America."

Malaria expert treats students to his CDC experiences

Malaria expert treats students to his CDC experiences

Associate Professor of Public Health Kevin Griffith says global health is who he is. Global health initiatives are certainly a large part of Griffith’s professional life—he brings a decade’s experience as a medical officer with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to his teaching at Fort Lewis College, and he continues to serve the President’s Malaria Initiative as a technical consultant.

Exercise Science cohort learns on the ropes

Exercise Science cohort learns on the ropes

This fall, the Exercise Science Learning Community traveled to Farmington, New Mexico, for a half-day high ropes challenge. There, the students practiced teambuilding exercises with the same peer group that takes several core classes together as a cohort.

Professor’s interactive map illustrates national monument proposal

Professor’s interactive map illustrates national monument proposal

The recent announcement by the Department of the Interior that it proposes to reduce the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah is one of the most high-profile changes to public lands in recent history. And Jon Harvey, assistant professor of Geosciences, is helping the public and his students understand those changes through interactive GIS maps.

World-class guest artists visit FLC

World-class guest artists visit FLC

Charissa Chiaravalloti, assistant professor of Music, leads several FLC choirs and performs in a quartet herself. Yet she makes some of her greatest impacts by bringing other artists to campus, where they teach students and perform for the community. "The Artists in Residence program was developed to support the Music Department in bringing in guest artists throughout the year,” she explains.

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