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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.

Kathy Wellborn Outstanding Teaching Award: Dr. Cathleen Hartney

Kathy Wellborn Outstanding Teaching Award: Dr. Cathleen Hartney

“My path to teaching at FLC has been non-traditional. My degree is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, not a PhD. I was (and still am) a practitioner, a veterinarian, who had always dreamed of teaching as that other thing I might love to do.”

New Faculty Teaching Award: Dr. Emily Houghton

New Faculty Teaching Award: Dr. Emily Houghton

“In my five years at Fort Lewis College, I have met a lot of faculty members who are exceptional teachers and mentors. I recognize that my nomination stemmed from my departmental peers and I am really appreciative of the support I have received from them and also colleagues outside the Exercise Science Department. I feel really fortunate and honored to win the New Faculty Teaching Award because, to me, it means that my colleagues and students respect and appreciate the work that I do.”

Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award: Dr. Eric Huggins

Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award: Dr. Eric Huggins

“The in-class moments that are the best are when I watch a student finally grasp a difficult concept that they have been struggling with,” he says. “Getting to watch those ‘a-ha’ moments may be the most rewarding part of this job.” 

Roger Peters Distinguished Professor Award: Dr. Shere Byrd

Roger Peters Distinguished Professor Award: Dr. Shere Byrd

“The academic environment at Fort Lewis is one in which faculty with ideas can make things happen that have real impacts on students and our society. I'm lucky that I've been able to take advantage of that openness to forge a career that I really love.”

Fort Lewis College professor awarded $400,000 to study RNA and viruses

Fort Lewis College professor awarded $400,000 to study RNA and viruses

The Fort Lewis College assistant professor of chemistry was awarded a Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which was followed by her being named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. 

Antarctic journey will teach biology professor about more than science

Antarctic journey will teach biology professor about more than science

“There is a gap between science and society, one that cannot be bridged just by doing more science,” says Associate Professor of Biology Heidi Steltzer. “Leadership is needed. This project is an opportunity to understand myself better and learn leadership skills to determine a role I can take in bridging this gap.”

Professor probes into the emotions of politics

Professor probes into the emotions of politics

Paul DeBell, assistant professor of Political Science, explores a familiar but little-understood side of politics: the emotions they make us feel. Political psychology is essentially the study of how people’s feelings about politics affect their political behavior. This approach emerged in the late ’80s and early ’90s, DeBell explains, but it really took hold as a subfield of political science in the 2000s.

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