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FLC plays critical role in civil action

FLC plays critical role in civil action

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

When the need for extra medical supplies seized the Four Corners, Erin Lehmer and Steven Fenster, co-chairs of FLC’s Biology Department, organized a campus-wide collection of personal protection equipment, which were delivered to local healthcare facilities.

Meanwhile, local MakerLab's director Ryan Finnigan contacted FLC to help design and manufacture medical supplies. Shop coordinator for FLC's Physics & Engineering Department lab, Jason Wagner, was already in the lab working on prototypes, so Finnigan dubbed Wagner "Production Manager" for the Western Slope Medical Supply Response Team.

Thanks to community donations and FLC's equipment, the WSMSRT fashioned 250 Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, 180 face shields, 200 reusable hospital gowns, and 1,200+ safety glasses.

"It's just the right thing to do," says Wagner. "I have a particular skillset and access to the Fort's immense resources, so it's my responsibility to step in for the greater good."

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FLC students paint with purpose

FLC students paint with purpose

Two Fort Lewis College friends, Allie Wolfe, a senior majoring in Psychology, and Tatyana Trujillo (Environmental Studies, ’20), found themselves inspired to carry the message of Black Lives Matter and after a great deal of contemplation, they decided to paint a BLM mural on the iconic east-facing wall of College Drive’s Everyday gas station.

2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks FLC 9th in Campus Ethnic Diversity

2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks FLC 9th in Campus Ethnic Diversity

Fort Lewis College ranks in the top ten for campus ethnic diversity at national liberal arts colleges in this year’s Best Colleges report.

FLC’s Herbert E. Owen Native Plant Garden receives accreditation from ArbNet

FLC’s Herbert E. Owen Native Plant Garden receives accreditation from ArbNet

The Herbert E. Owen Native Plant Garden was built in 2012 as an educational resource for the Biology Department. It is named for Herb Owen, professor of Biology at FLC from 1955 to 1978 and founder of the department.

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