Apocalyptic Planet is this year’s Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience selection. Each year, the College selects one book for all of campus to read. The selection is integrated into classroom discussions and other College and community events.
Fort Lewis College celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day each year with a rally, choir performance, and open mic session. In recent years, social justice workshops have been added, where campus and community members can learn about activism and social change.
The old adage says that those who can’t do, teach. Joslynn Lee is flipping that adage around—those who can do well, teach even better. In addition to training scientists around the country, Lee (Chemistry, ’06) draws on her own successes as a Native STEM student to mentor others pursuing higher education in any field.
Training the “creative geeks” is something Fort Lewis College is built to do. All of FLC’s programs are built upon the liberal arts foundation that led to the College’s designation as Colorado’s public liberal arts college. What this means is that computer engineering students don’t just study computer engineering, they study art, music, English, philosophy, and history
When Giancarlo Vigil studied abroad in Argentina as a junior, his Uruguayan grandmother gave him one piece of advice: “Giancarlo, you have to try maté when you get there.” “I had no idea what that was,” Vigil (Economics, ’15) admits. But after his first taste of yerba maté, the traditional South American beverage, he fell in love—so much so that he founded The Maté Exchange in Durango after graduation.