The arts and sciences serve as the foundation of a general education at liberal arts institutions. Indeed, the desire to learn, to explore, and to know has led humans to experiment and change for centuries. As we seek our places in the world, our roles in our communities, and our careers, we are constantly engaged with numerous ideas and disciplines. At Fort Lewis, the School of Arts and Sciences is a community of scholars, teachers, and staff who work together to provide excellent programs of study and co-curricular opportunities for our students. We prepare them to be responsible participants in the world and teach them how to navigate the numerous paths they will travel.
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Fort Lewis College is one of only 156 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by Exercise is Medicine® for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.
The Fort Lewis College Division of Communication, Creativity, and Aesthetics invites the community to Arts April 2022, a celebration of the arts featuring students and visiting artists, with a monthlong schedule of inspired performances, exhibitions, and literary readings.
The Borders & Languages program has partnered with the Center of Southwest Studies to use historical letters, maps, and other archives written in Spanish to innovate a contextualized curriculum for teaching and learning a language.
The SkyWords Visiting Writers Series will host Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natalie Diaz for on-campus events Tuesday, April 12. Diaz was selected as the 2022 Common Reading Experience author.
FLC’s Academic Success Coaches are faculty who partner with students to help navigate some of college’s most daunting aspects. Through this free program, coaches help students discover, understand, and articulate their passions and interests.
Fort Lewis College hosted the Success for Native America 2022 panel, an event created by Swarvoski Little from First Southwest Bank and FLC faculty members to combat the inequities facing future Indigenous business leaders.
Heidi Steltzer, professor of Environment & Sustainability, spoke at a recent water seminar, imploring water managers to ensure water is distributed equitably during this time of drought.
High Country News featured the years-long mule deer migration research of Anna Ortega (Biology, '14). Now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wyoming, Ortega fondly recalled Jo, a celebrity ungulate whose migration data turned her into an internet sensation.
Greg LeBlanc (Biology, '13) has been hired as the new assistant town manager of the community of Snowmass Village, CO, home to Snowmass Ski Area.
Filmmaker, wilderness first responder, chef, professional snorkeler—river guides can wear more hats than just those floppy straw ones. Greg Cairns (Humanities-English Concentration, '13) talks all about the guide life in his new autobiographical film, I’m A River Guide.
Lucas Clancy (Biology, '19) and Josh Bonar (Biology, '19) recently completed training and earned permanent positions as District Wildlife Managers with Colorado Parks & Wildlife—a competitive job that requires applicants to score at the very top of their cohort on written and oral exams just to be considered for training.
With the uncertain future of water in the West looming, Fort Lewis College is preparing the next generation of water leaders with the River Studies & Leadership Certificate and the Fort Lewis on the Water program.
Kaitlin Mattos, assistant professor of Environment & Sustainability, was interviewed by Microsoft’s WorkLab about applying the old adage “reduce, reuse, recycle” to the office culture in the United States. Work output, she says, could be maximized by exploring the intersection of sustainability and productivity.
Fort Lewis College alumnae Isabelle Farrell (Philosophy, ‘19) and Annie Farrell (Political Science, '20) showcased their film “Route One North” at the Durango Independent Film Festival. Produced during the pandemic, the film follows the story of two sisters tracking down their absentee father.
In a guest column for The Globe Post, Benjamin Waddell, associate professor of Sociology & Human Services, makes the case that the proposed "global tax" will increase global inequity—not fix it.
Emerita professor of Psychology Janet Jones was awarded Japan’s Equine Culture Award for her 2020 book Horse Brain, Human Brain. The award is granted to those who make “meritorious contributions to equine culture."
Artist and activist Jonathan Lamb (Art, ‘02) is collaborating with muralists and budding street artists in Kingston, Jamaica, to paint and touch up murals throughout the city to enrich and uplift artists and the city's youth.
Danny Jaques (Biological Science-Natural History, '83), creator of Danny’s Rocket Ranch Space Salsa, joined the Space4U podcast to talk about his expansive career as a culinary entrepreneur and his collaboration with NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, as a junior high school teacher.
Water Education Colorado and the Southwestern Water Conservation District have convened a local speaker’s bureau featuring Gigi Richard, director of the Four Corners Water Center and instructor of Geosciences. Richard, an expert in Southwest water issues, hopes to shine a light on the critical issues facing the region.
Five FLC students are conducting research on the effects of Vitamin D on “long-haul” COVID-19 symptoms. Working with Shere Byrd, professor of Biology, students are learning skills that are critical to scientific research during the month-long study.
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