USDA to fund Fort Lewis College honey bee research
Unlike larger institutions where the prime research opportunities are reserved for graduate students, Dr. Collins looks for ways to involve his undergraduate students in his work. Students help maintain the research apiary (beehive) on campus, for example. In the lab, students are synthesizing various molecules and testing their effectiveness against another honey bee adversary, the Varroa mite.
Students in programs from geology to anthropology to adventure education can enjoy the hands-on learning experiences that become possible through access to the Rio Chama and San Juan rivers in New Mexico and the Salt River in Arizona. From time to time, alumni and friends of the College may also be offered the chance to gather on the rivers for learning and enrichment opportunities.
Beginning in July, incoming FLC students will have four Peak Experiences opportunities to choose from, each with a different focus. Food and lodging are included in the cost of the program and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu/peakexperiences.
Bison Star Naturals, a hand-made soap and lotion company owned by husband-and-wife team Angelo (Business Administration, '12) and Jacqueline (Brisson-Stahl) (Spanish, '11) McHorse, was recently featured in The Taos News.
2018 RMAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and the 2017-18 RMAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year Skylyn Webb (Psychology, '16) won the women’s 800-meter run in May at the 2018 NCAA Division II track & field championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a record time.
Dan Gallagher (Business Administration, ’89), a former Fort Lewis College basketball player, is creating a scholarship program to help future members of the Skyhawks men’s basketball team earn their education and contribute on the court. The scholarship, called the Nancy Elizabeth Gallagher Basketball Scholarship, is named in honor of Dan’s mother.
Campus is part of a system of shelters that are activated as the need arises. At this point, FLC has not been activated as an emergency shelter, but campus is ready and willing to respond should the Red Cross or the 416 Fire Incident Command make that request.
A wildfire is burning approximately 10 miles north of Durango. Named the 416 Fire, the fire has prompted evacuations of areas north of town. Fort Lewis College is not being threatened and campus remains open.
The latest information on the fire can be found online: