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Tom Stritikus, president of Fort Lewis College, and Carrie Besnette Hauser, president of Colorado Mountain College, were elected to the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities.
September 2 was the first day of classes for FLC and for 24 new faculty.
The School of Business Administration has teamed up with the Durango-based Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, one of the largest manufacturers and retailers of quality confections in North America, to offer a course in entrepreneurship and franchising that includes the chance to compete to win and own an active RMCF store.
Three years ago, Simon Walls’ Marketing Research students conducted a study with the Durango Chamber of Commerce. The results revealed that local professionals desired more education about how to utilize digital marketing to advance their businesses.
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.”
Four dozen athletes push their backpacks and water bottles against the wall. Brightly colored cones and bean bags are spread around the wooden gym floor. The goal of the day’s activities are not immediately apparent to an outside observer, but one woman is clearly in charge.
She’s brought her expertise to examining remains in the shadow of Egypt’s Great Pyramid, and now she’s using her knowledge to unlock the prehistory of the Four Corners.
An alpine flower is helping Heidi Steltzer, professor of Environment and Sustainability, determine the availability of water to the rest of the world as the climate warms.
Hearts raced as the FLC Exercise Science faculty and staff led lactate threshold testing for the Durango Nordic Ski Club. The tests help athletes train and recover more effectively.
Professor of Environment and Sustainability Heidi Steltzer testified on the importance of climate science and action at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Jared Beeton presented his research on climate change at the quadrennial meeting of the International Quaternary Congress, in Dublin, Ireland, in July.
School of Business Administration Dean Steve Elias has been named Vice Chair of the AACSB Small School Network for 2019-2020.
When Assistant Professor of Management Carma Claw started teaching at FLC this summer, she became the first Navajo business professor in the country.
Professor of Music and president-elect of the Colorado Music Educators Association, Mark Walters convened with more than 100 national music education leaders to meet with Congressional lawmakers in...
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Callie Cole received a $20,000 Primarily Undergraduate Institution grant from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry to support undergraduate research.
Professor of History Andrew Gulliford's book The Woolly West: Colorado’s Hidden History of Sheepscapes won the 2019 Colorado Book Award for History.
The reasons for the resurgence of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua is the topic of an essay in The Conversation by Associate Professor of Sociology Benjamin Waddell.
Professor of Biology Cynthia Dott was interviewed by KSJD about the effects of high water releases from McPhee Reservoir on riparian health on the Dolores River.
Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies Keri Brandt and Professor of Sociology Janine Fitzgerald, both ranchers, discussed “zombie agriculture," which raises food from dead soil, on the Radio Cafe's "Down to Earth" podcast.
Associate Professor of Biology Heidi Steltzer has been selected to author a section of an upcoming special report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on climate change in high mountain areas.
This year's Boston Marathon included two FLCers: Associate Professor of Biology Steven Fenster and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Matthew Welz, who finished with times of 2:55:45 and 3:09:27.
Assistant Professor of English Stacey Sotosky and several of her students helped produce a Rocky Mountain PBS documentary about former Colorado Congressman Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
Runner's World featured a story about research by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Mickey Campbell that analyzes crowd-sourced information from Strava users to develop ways to better direct firefighters in the field toward safer evacuation routes.
Assistant Professor of Geosciences Jon Harvey's reasearch on a rockslide north of Durango is helping officials and residents deal with the ongoing geologic problem.
Professor of Biology Julie Korb will be spending three weeks of her sabbatical, along with her three children and a small group of volunteers, in Nepal, on a three-week trek to eight villages to work with women and girls on women’s health and economic challenges.
Professor of Anthropology Kathy Fine-Dare and Board of Trustees member Ernest House, Jr., were interviewed for a Colorado Sun story about the impact of the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act.
Professor of Engineering Laurie Williams discussed her experiences and the future of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in The Durango Herald.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Ruth Alminas published an editorial explaining the legal rights of asylum seekers seeking refuge in the United States.
Professor Emerita of Music Linda Mack Berven, artistic director and conductor of the Durango Choral Society, was named as a judge for the 4th annual Durango Voice singing competition.
Professor of History Andrew Gulliford's book The Woolly West: Colorado’s Hidden History of Sheepscapes was chosen as the Outstanding Nonfiction category winner for the 2019 Western Heritage Awards, from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Professor of History Andy Gulliford talked with Carbondale's KDNK public radio about the time Teddy Roosevelt spent in western Colorado on the centennial of the 26th U.S. president's death.[AUDIO]
Associate Professor of Sociology Ben Waddell published an article in the journal Rural Sociology about discriminatory lending against Hispanic farmers and ranchers in the San Luis Valley, based on fieldwork with undergraduate students in and around Alamosa, Colorado.
Assistant Professor of Engineering Christie Chatterley was quoted in an article in Scientific American about the role of behavioral science in clean water programs.
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.
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."
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]
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.”