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From the category archives:

Academic

Academic

Dear Fort Lewis College:
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dear Fort Lewis College:

Since I was a young girl, my North Carolinan parents have reinforced the importance of writing thank you notes. With graduation next month, I am compiling letters for individuals who supported me at the college. However, I realize that it was not individuals who enabled my personal growth, but the entire Fort Lewis College Community.

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More than just a minor: The Honors Program
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More than just a minor: The Honors Program When I arrived at Fort Lewis College in the fall of 2011, I was sure about majoring in psychology, but I had next to no idea what I wanted to minor in. There were so many options; how could I possibly limit myself to a mere one or two minors? I decided to take a class in the college’s honors program. Read the rest of entry »

VIDEO: A day in the life of Jake
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

VIDEO: A day in the life of Jake What is it like to be a student at Fort Lewis College? In our "Day in the life" series, we'll explore student life at FLC through the eyes of our students. In this episode, we meet Jake, a senior Biology major who aspires to be a veterinarian. On a typical day, Jake hikes up to campus, meets with his research advisor in the Honors Program, goes to his neurobiology class, and works at a local small animal veterinary clinic. Read the rest of entry »

Going beyond the classroom
Friday, March 07, 2014

Going beyond the classroom I have had a lot of amazing opportunities at Fort Lewis College to explore my field of study beyond the classroom. I am an English Communication Major and throughout my time on the campus news magazine The Independent, I have moved through various positions. I started as a Print Reporter and I transitioned to become Online Manager and now for a year and a half I have been Editor in Chief. For three consecutive years I have participated in the Associate Collegiate Press (ACP) Convention; a journalism convention that is held in different cities every year. Read the rest of entry »

Involvement: The key to success
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Involvement: The key to success

Engulfed in the flames of a busy school and work schedule, I asked myself: “What am I getting out of all this?” Doing the bare minimum is an easy habit to form when you are trying to balance your work and school schedule. But after really questioning my decision to be in school, I came to the conclusion that the bare minimum isn’t enough.

I remember telling myself I need to get as much out of my college career as I possibly can, writing “Get Involved” on my hand while looking out the library window as I did my homework.

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