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Community invited to Fort Lewis College for 2018 Southwest Economic Outlook

Community invited to Fort Lewis College for 2018 Southwest Economic Outlook

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.

New Skyhawks join the ranks of FLC alumni

New Skyhawks join the ranks of FLC alumni

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!
 

Entrepreneur guides clients into the wild

Entrepreneur guides clients into the wild

When we face trying encounters with nature, we often discover what really matters in our lives. That’s the reason so many people undertake outdoor adventures, from day trips to backcountry expeditions – to learn about themselves by surviving tough challenges. And Josh Kling is the man who takes them there.

Dr. Ryan N. Smith: Robot Brain Surgeon

Dr. Ryan N. Smith: Robot Brain Surgeon

“We don't build robots,” he explains. “We build the autonomy that goes in the robots and so we're kind of like brain surgeons, really. We put in the computer code. We put in the algorithms that enable the robots to make their own decisions.”

Forensic therapist bridges psychology and criminal justice

Forensic therapist bridges psychology and criminal justice

“Forensic therapy” sounds like the premise for a dramatic television series. But the work Alex Easterbrook does as a real forensic therapist is far more challenging – and far more rewarding – than any scripted treatment could imagine. “Forensic psychology is the intersection between the criminal justice system and the therapy world,” Easterbrook (Psychology, ’13) says.

SkySteps: Connecting campus to Durango in 550 steps [VIDEO]

SkySteps: Connecting campus to Durango in 550 steps [VIDEO]

This summer, community organization Trails 2000 created a stairway between campus and town, appropriately named "SkySteps." Take a look at the 550 steps that take users up 300 feet in just a few minutes! 

Banker invests in his community

Banker invests in his community

Norm Franke didn’t set out to be a banker when he attended college. But 34 years after starting his career, he finds himself a regional president of Alpine Bank in charge of location development – a role that also enables him to invest in the health of his new community. Franke (Business Administration, ’83) worked on Colorado’s Western Slope for 20 years before he moved to Denver in 2013. 

Fort Lewis College presents Real History of the Americas

Fort Lewis College presents Real History of the Americas

The Real History of the Americas takes a positive, but different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Native and LGBT peoples, among others. The 2017 theme is “Honoring the Heartbeat of our Mother,” and will feature indigenous drumming, traditional foods, lectures, art, theatre and storytelling.

Outdoor Pursuits celebrates 40 years of getting students out there

Outdoor Pursuits celebrates 40 years of getting students out there

At its birth in 1977, Outdoor Pursuits was stuffed into a small room in the College Union Building. The fledging student club had available for use ten backpacks, ten sleeping bags, and ten tents. And that was it. In spite of its humble beginnings, Outdoor Pursuits today is housed in the Student Life Center and warehouses an expansive variety of outdoor gear, including skiing, backpacking, boating, and bicycling equipment.

Fort Lewis College begins collaborative search for new president

Fort Lewis College begins collaborative search for new president

The search will begin in earnest in September 2017, culminating in the hiring of the new president in spring 2018, said Trustee Richard Kaufman, the search committee chair.

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