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Coordinator of Student Wellness Kendra Gallegos Reichle won the 2018 Outstanding Advisor award from the NASPA Foundation..
The FLC Environmental Center announced the winners of the inaugural Sustainability Superhero Award Winners at the Center’s 5th annual Sustainability Summit, on February 20. The award is a salute to leaders in sustainability efforts and advocacy both on campus and in the Durango community.
In between getting settled into her new job at Fort Lewis College and into life in Durango, FLC’s Director of Admission Jess Savage answered a few questions in order to offer some insight into why she decided to come to FLC and what she sees for the College’s future.
“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.”
Mark Jastorff, FLC's vice president for Institutional Advancement, earned the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from CASE (Council for Adavncement and Support of Education) District VI during its annual conference for his exemplary professional service and outstanding achievement in higher education.
A paper by Professor of Geosciences David Gonzales and Geology major Otto Lang, "A Comparison of Nd, Sr, and Hf Isotopic Signatures for Late Cretaceous and Pliocene Plutonic Rocks in the Rico Mountains, Colorado: Insight into Magmatic Sources at 68 and 4 Ma," was published in The Professional Geologist, the journal of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.
The Association for Fire Ecology certified Professor of Biology Julie Korb as an AFE Senior Wildland Fire Ecologist for her education, training, and experience.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Dichio's book The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority was released by the SUNY Press.
Students in title Assistant Professor of Marketing Kristin Watson's public relations class presented their research and proposals for boosting marketing for the La Plata County Humane Society to the Society's executives.
Young people in La Plata County voted in this fall's election in numbers far greater than in 2014, and research by Assistant Professor Paul DeBell's political science students suggests why.
The anthology The Andean World, co-edited by Professor and Chair of Anthropology Kathleen Fine-Dare, was recently released by as part of the Routledge Worlds series.
KDUR and The Durango Herald’s collaborative series “Creating connection: Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County” was rated one of the best Solutions Journalism stories of 2018 by the national organization Solution Journalism Network.
Assistant Professor of Geosciences Mickey Campbell is developing an app for wildlands firefighters in the field that will feature an interactive map keeping them informed in real time of possible escape routes.
Associate Professor of Teacher Education Chiara Cannella presented at American Indian Resource Center's Native Educated Teacher Successfully Taught Academic Rigor program at Northeastern State University, in Oklahoma, in October.
The Engineering program at Cornell University recounted the story of how Professor of Physics Ryan Haaland and a Cornell professor from Durango collaborated to send FLC students to Cornell to do summer research.
Associate Professor of Physics & Engineering Megan Paciaroni discussed FLC's role in training Native students for STEM fields for the Optical Society of America. [video]
Associate Professor of Music Charissa Chiaravalloti was named a “Teacher of the Week” by Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre for being "one of those teachers that changes your life."
New Environmental Center Coordinator Marty Pool shares his vision for FLC's student-driven, applied-learning center.
Associate Professor of Political Science Brad Clark discussed “Gold Metal Waters: The 2015 Gold King Mine Spill," a new book he contributed to, on KSJD. [audio]
KDUR and The Durango Herald are collaborating on a series of audio and print stories focusing on effective responses to the risk of youth suicide.
Professor of Economics Tino Sonora researched the effects of wildfires on personal income in response to this summer's 416 Fire.
Professor of Biology Julie Korb urged southwestern Coloradoans to change their perspective on wildfires and “manage fire for the type we want.”
Students in Assistant Professor of Political Science Paul DeBell's class are working to increase student-voter turnout through speaker panels and voter information.