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Three long-time FLC faculty members were recently honored for their commitment to teaching excellence and lengthy service. The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College awarded Professor Emeritus titles to Gordon Cheesewright, Professor of English; William Dodds, Professor of Marketing; and Ron Estler, Professor of Chemistry. Here, the professors share memories and highlights of their time at the College.
Her passion for what she does translates into ensuring that her students appreciate the value and power of math in the modern world.
For her, pursuing what she loves serves as motivation to be the best teacher, mentor, scholar and advocate she can be.
Dr. Ryan Haaland, chair of the Fort Lewis College Department of Physics & Engineering, has led his department through a stunning period of growth and change.
For Fort Lewis College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Katie Mouzakis, being a good teacher boils down to a simple mantra: “If my students are learning, then I am doing my job.”
Thirty-four FLC students and faculty traveled to Long Beach, Calif., to attend the annual conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.
Paige Gray, visiting instructor of English, was a guest on Sirius Radio's "The Matt Townsend Show" to discuss her recent Time.com article and the potential pitfalls of America's near obsession with grit.
Dr. Kathleen Fine-Dare recently published Hidden Histories of Indigeneity in Urban Andean Ecuador: Transubstantiation, Ceremony, and Intention in Quito, in the Anthropological Forum: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Comparative Sociology.
Dr. Heidi Steltzer, associate professor of Biology, received $45,122 from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to fund watershed research at the East River Study Sites in the Berkeley Lab Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area during summer 2016.
Dr. Ryan Smith, Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering, received $135,000 over three years from the Office of Naval Research to fund the research project “Long Term Autonomy and Persistent Navigation in Spatiotemporally Dynamic Environments” the goal of which is to improve the ability to model and predict the dynamics of a variety of physical processes in aquatic environments.
Dr. Kris Greer, professor of Teacher Education, received $8,000 from the U.S. Department of Education/Colorado Department of Education for the RTTT Early Learning Challenge Fund which will provide scholarships to eligible declared Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education degree students.
Marc Reed, chair and associate professor of Music, released his first CD, "Gone But Not Forgotten," on September 30, 2016.
The Ernest Becker Foundation published 2016 Presidential Campaign Ad Analyses written by students in in Psychology Professor Brian Burke's Senior Seminar class on Terror Management Theory.
Paige Gray, visiting instructor of English, published a parenting essay titled, "Kids Don't Need To Understand Grit" in Time.com.
Senior Lecturer of Management, Dr. Chuck Yoos co-authored Informing Students About Information: Seven Semantic Exercises, recently published in the Communications of the Association for Information Systems Journal, Vol. 39, 2016.
Beth Dorman, associate professor of Teacher Education, received the 2016 Francis P. Hunkins Distinguished Article Award in Teaching from the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum.
Two paintings by Art and Design Professor Chad Colby were recently selected from a highly competitive field of 568 artists for display in Colorado Mesa University's Escalante Hall. Colby's paintings titled "Testwork" and "Retriever Room," will also become part of the State of Colorado's Public Art Collection.
Dr. Charles Riggs and Dr. Kathleen Fine-Dare were invited to participate in the National Science Foundation's (NSF), "Learning NAGPRA: Resources for Teaching and Training" project based at Indiana University and part of a broader NSF initiative on "Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM."
Dr. Kathleen Fine-Dare presented "The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) after 25 years: Accomplishments, challenges, and new conversations," at the The Great Laboratory of Humanity international repatriation conference held May 31-June 2, 2016 at the University of Padova, located in Padua, Italy.
Joel Kirkpatrick, administrative assistant for Music, Political Science, Philosophy, and Modern Languages, is a six-time published novelist.
FLC's TRiO Talent Search program will receive $1.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education over the next five years to support first-generation college students.
Associate Professor Anne McCarthy and Professor Pam Smith of the Mathematics department, gave back to the math community and alumni teachers by directing August's Southwest Colorado Math Teachers' Circle, a professional learning community for area K-12 math teachers.
Shere Byrd, professor of Biology, contributed an op-ed to the Durango Herald on the importance of citizen-scientists in the face of events like the Gold King Mine spill.
Eleven students with Theatre Department traveled to Dublin, Ireland in July to participate in the 4th International Freedom and Focus Fitzmaurice Voicework® Conference (co-chaired by Professor Dennis Elkins) where they also performed their devised piece, "The Other."
As part of their senior design project in Professor Laurie Williams' class, seven FLC Engineering students designed and built a composting facility for the Environmental Center. It's the first student-designed building on campus, and had the largest budget for a senior seminar project ($40,000).