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“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.”
“Dealing with finances in the Office of Financial Aid is not always an easy task,” she says. “My most memorable/rewarding moments are when we get that card, email or visit from someone letting us know what they are doing now and that we have helped them. Getting invited to see their senior presentations, recitals or attend their graduation is exciting and rewarding and makes me feel that we have helped make it all possible.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Yvonne Bilinski, director of the Native American Center for the last 11 years, retired in July, leaving behind a much larger staff, a speaker series, an orientation program for Native American students and their families – and many other programs.
Heidi Steltzer, associate professor of Biology, and Chelsea Wilmer (Biology, '16) are utilizing Instagram to bring more attention to the work they're doing in Crested Butte on the Environmental & Earth Science Area’s Watershed Scientific Focus Area.
Anthony Nocella, assistant professor of Sociology, was both an editor and a contributor for a new academic book, "The Intersectionality of Critical Animal, Disability, and Environmental Studies: Toward Eco-ability, Justice, and Liberation."
Provost Barbara Morris was recently in attendance at an invite-only conference, the Higher Ed Leaders Forum, that discussed an array of issues facing colleges and universities today, including high costs, free speech, addressing the skills gap, using big data, and leading in a time of crisis.
Rebecca Clausen, associate professor and chair of Sociology, won the Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award from the American Sociological Association for her 2015 book, The Tragedy of the Commodity: Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture.
Suzanne Null, associate professor of Teacher Education, weighs in on the effects of technology on young children's brains.
Sam Hensold, assistant coordinator of Outdoor Pursuits, penned an article on diversity in outdoor education that was published in Outdoor Insider magazine.
Research on barefoot running by Melissa Thompson, assistant professor of Exercise Science, was cited in a recent Runner's World article.
Rachel Landis, coordinator of the Environmental Center, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the La Plata Electric Association, representing District 3, the City of Durango.
Paul Booth, associate professor of Art & Design, won a silver medal for a print poster design titled "Ticking Time Bomb" in the International Design Awards.
Ryan Smith, associate professor of Physics/Engineering, received $1,000 from the LPEA Education fund to support the “LPEA Acabotics” project to develop a Microdredger Robotic Vehicle for Roger’s Reservoir maintenance after the Gold King mine spill.
Billy Nollet, assistant professor of Physics/Engineering, received $120,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy through a subaward with the University of Wisconsin to fund the “Enhancement of Electromechanical Pump performance through modeling and testing” project.
Katie Mouzakis, assistant professor of Chemistry, received $100,000 over three years from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement as a 2017 Cottrell Scholar to support her research “Structural Basis of -1 Programmed Ribosomal Frameshifting in Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus Type I.”
Jeff Jessing, assistant professor of Physics/Engineering, received $31,000 from Sandia National Laboratories for “Modeling of Porous Silicon Field Emission and Optical Reflectance” to establish a summer student experience to investigate and attempt to advance the state-of-the-art in data collection and modeling of the optical and electrical properties of porous silicon.
Amy Gilley, technical director and lecturer for Theater, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute award to support her participation in a three week residency at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC this June where she will engage in seminars with ten distinguished Visiting Scholars in the field of Native American ethnohistory.
Bill Collins, assistant professor of Chemistry, received $10,000 from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign for “Phytochemical as Varroacides: The Synthesis and Evaluation of Propolis-Based Natural Products” to combat honey bee colony decline through novel, botanically-derived miticides.
Justin McBrayer, associate professor of Philosophy, had a guest commentary published in the Denver Post regarding the ethical nature of chemical warfare in Syria.
Kathy Fine-Dare, professor of Anthropology and Gender & Women's Studies, was recognized by the Latin American Studies Association with Honorable Mention for the Dolores Cacuango Prize for Best Essay on Ecuadorian research.
Dr. Heidi Steltzer was recently interviewed by Bustle for How Networking In Antarctica Could Give Women In STEM Fields The Ultimate Advantage.
On March 1, 2017, Dr. Jillian Wenburg published “Meditation: Mediating the Writing Process,” in Educating through Popular Culture: You're Not Cool Just Because You Teach with Comics, edited by Edward Janak and Ludovic A. Sourdot, Lexington Books. Wenburg's article focuses on how college students can benefit from mindful meditation practices to facilitate writing abilities and assist with daily college living.