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Using old ways, lifelong friends farm for the future

Using old ways, lifelong friends farm for the future

When it comes to embodying sustainable lifestyles, look no further than these two farmers. James Plate and Max Fields, friends since second grade, attended FLC together and founded Fields to Plate, a farm rooted in quality and responsibility.

Virtual reality filmmaker shows the whole picture

Virtual reality filmmaker shows the whole picture

It’s a tale as old as photography: you see pictures of a house you might buy, or an event venue you want to book. The shots entice you to call on the place. But when you see it in person, it looks nothing like the photographs. Jordan Alexander cannot count the number of times he witnessed that disappointment while working in real estate.

Voices awarded on the regional stage

Voices awarded on the regional stage

Six students specializing in vocal performance in Fort Lewis College’s Music program received recognition at the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions this April. This was the first time that students represented FLC at the event, with 12 Music majors competing with more than 500 collegiate singers from Colorado and Wyoming.

A new home for science

A new home for science

Undergraduate scientists now have the best possible place to grow and learn

Sometimes a building is just a building. In the case of FLC’s newest academic hall, though, this building is also a highly functional artistic gateway to the future for FLC’s student scientists.

Highlights from the Class of 2017

Highlights from the Class of 2017

We're off and away...

Learn where some of our students are heading after graduation.

Layered Relevance

Layered Relevance

Students map their futures with GIS Certificate Program

We live in a time when nearly any information imaginable is at our fingertips. But converting that abundance of raw data into functional, interpretive, multi-layered, and aesthetic maps is a craft all its own. That craft, in a nutshell, is GIS—the familiar acronym for geographic information systems. And students in all disciplines hone that craft through the GIS Certificate Program at Fort Lewis College.

Ramona Pierson and Tara Trask

Ramona Pierson and Tara Trask

For two days in February, FLC students and faculty were regaled with tales from the worlds of law, entrepreneurship, the high-tech industry – and Fort Lewis College in the 1990s.

Digitizing History

Digitizing History

Students archive historic photos, placing the Southwest’s unique heritage on the world stage

Over the past year, students in the History Department worked on two photography archiving projects at Fort Lewis College’s Center of Southwest Studies.

A place for public art

A place for public art

It’s often said that art is in the eye of the beholder. In no other context is this truer than in the world of public art. Good public artwork has the ability to contain
specific meanings, yet is also broad enough for a personal interpretation.

Foundation board welcomes new members

Foundation board welcomes new members

Marchell Fletcher, Kim Martin, Faith Roessel, and James Teumer are the newest members of the Foundation Board. 

Molding minds, large and small

Molding minds, large and small

The Clay family’s connections to FLC spans three generations, and a new fund will keep that legacy going. The James and Cheryl Clay Fund will benefit students with day-care expenses at the on-campus Campbell Child & Family Center.

New major trains journalists for a multimedia landscape

New major trains journalists for a multimedia landscape

In some ways, journalism has not changed in a hundred years. Yet today’s multimedia landscape would be unrecognizable to reporters of yesteryear – or even just a few years ago. To prepare the journalists of tomorrow for this kind of media world, Fort Lewis College’s new Journalism & Multimedia Studies major gets students working with contemporary and ever-evolving platforms, while also grounding them in the ageless principles of the field.

New trustees join the board

New trustees join the board

The Colorado Governor’s Office announced three appointments to the Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College.

Outdoor Pursuits: 40 years of getting out there

Outdoor Pursuits: 40 years of getting out there

When Professor Emeritus Dolph Kuss first arrived in Durango in 1953, he says he was "one of the few people other than cattle people who'd ever go into what is now the Weminuche Wilderness Area. I'd come back and people would ask me, 'What did it look like up there?'" Kuss says.

Summit Project aims high for FLC

Summit Project aims high for FLC

As recruiting students becomes increasingly competitive, Fort Lewis College is looking to position itself around its strongest and most in-demand programs. To achieve that shift, a new program is organizing efforts to highlight FLC’s academic strengths.

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