When 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. Thanks to Kuss and a band of followers, students at Fort Lewis College today don’t have to ask those kinds of questions. Join us for a look at the life and legacy of Dolph Kuss as FLC's Outdoor Pursuits celebrates it's 40th year of powering adventure!
From noon to 4 p.m., everyone is invited to tour the Biology Wing of Berndt Hall, the Chemistry Hall, and Sitter Family Hall, stopping to enjoy scientific presentations along the way. These presentations include building rivers on the River Simulation Table, getting to know the snakes, lizards and more in the Biology Animal Room, and enjoying liquid nitrogen ice cream.
When 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. Thanks to Kuss and a band of followers, students at Fort Lewis College today don’t have to ask those kinds of questions.
“I was lucky enough to hear Kevin speak last year, and it was incredibly impactful,” says Veronica Krupnick, recent FLC graduate and former Wellness Peer Advisory Council (WellPAC) president. “I believe that Kevin speaks our community’s language. One of his main messages – ‘it’s okay to not be okay, but it’s not okay not to ask for help,’ is powerful and life changing.”
“Kenneth and Eula Mae are an example of two people who understood the value of an education and how it can affect a person’s life,” says FLC President Dene Thomas. “I wish I’d had the opportunity to thank them for their generosity, but I can promise that their investment in the lives of young people from Ignacio will be a credit to their name for years to come.”
Roberts served in the Colorado legislature for a decade before leaving in 2016. In the legislature, she served in both the House and Senate. Much of her work focused on natural resource issues.
The Fort Lewis College Music Department is a gem in the Four Corners region, but the program’s ambitions stretch beyond just southwestern Colorado. With the recent election of FLC Professor of Music Dr. Mark Walters as president of the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA), the reputation of the program will only grow.
Joy Harjo will visit Durango and Fort Lewis College for a number of events beginning Monday, February 12 and running through Wednesday, February 14. The centerpiece of her visit will be a keynote address and book signing on February 12 from 7-9 p.m. in Whalen Gym at FLC. The keynote is free and open to everyone.
The Outlook offers presentations from experts in business and economics who will give their views on the current status of the economy for the Four Corners region, Colorado and the nation. Their insights and predictions will provide useful information for anyone wishing to get an idea of what’s ahead for 2018 and beyond.
Over 170 Skyhawks graduated from Fort Lewis College on the cold sunny morning of December 16, 2017. The students enjoyed a Commencement Address from Eric Huggins, professor of Management and winner of the Alice Admire Teaching Excellence Award. Take a peek at the ceremony and the celebration in the photos below!