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Fort Lewis College celebrates gains in overall enrollment, increases in its Latinx population

Fort Lewis College’s overall enrollment grew by 1.9 percent compared to last year, with dual enrollment, graduate, and transfer students driving the growth.

All Our Kin Collective

Professor Janine Fitzgerald created the All Our Kin Collective this year to help address the loss of Indigenous languages in students’ communities and help them understand a crucial part of their identities.

Community Concert Hall season

For Charles Leslie, director of the FLC Community Concert Hall, the upcoming season offers opportunities to see shows that don't often make it to the rural Southwest. A few he says not to miss include Black Opry Revue, Welcome to Indian Country, and this year’s Jazz on the Hill, which will feature Christian McBride—"the most important young jazz artist in the world."

Capitol art exhibit

Durango artist Maddie Sanders (Communication Design, '21) contributed to a collaborative art and science exhibit that will make the Colorado State Capitol home for the next five months. Sanders worked with CU Boulder scientists Nicole Brooks and Diane McKnight to create "Durango: Mining the Mineral Belt." Their work explores the relationship between acid mine and acid rock drainage in the Colorado Mineral Belt and the effect it has on natural waterways. 

Diversity in higher ed

In an op-ed for The Durango Herald, President Tom Stritikus made the case for race-conscious admissions at institutions of higher education. The Supreme Court of the United States recently struck down the use of these policies, diverging from decades of precedent that helped diversify campus classrooms across the nation.

Gravel race debut

FLC cyclist Michaela Thompson won her gravel race debut alongside teammates Sarah Sturm (Art, ‘12) and Ellen Campbell (Biology, '20).


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