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Six students specializing in vocal performance in Fort Lewis College’s Music program received recognition at the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions this April. This was the first time that students represented FLC at the event, with 12 Music majors competing with more than 500 collegiate singers from Colorado and Wyoming.
We live in a time when nearly any information imaginable is at our fingertips. But converting that abundance of raw data into functional, interpretive, multi-layered, and aesthetic maps is a craft all its own. That craft, in a nutshell, is GIS—the familiar acronym for geographic information systems. And students in all disciplines hone that craft through the GIS Certificate Program at Fort Lewis College.
Paul Booth, associate professor of Art & Design, won a silver medal for a print poster design titled "Ticking Time Bomb" in the International Design Awards.
Over three months, nine faculty and staff members received grants for their programs and departments, ranging in size from $750 to $120,000.
Ryan Smith, associate professor of Physics/Engineering, received $1,000 from the LPEA Education fund to support the “LPEA Acabotics” project to develop a Microdredger Robotic Vehicle for Roger’s Reservoir maintenance after the Gold King mine spill.
Billy Nollet, assistant professor of Physics/Engineering, received $120,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy through a subaward with the University of Wisconsin to fund the “Enhancement of Electromechanical Pump performance through modeling and testing” project.
Katie Mouzakis, assistant professor of Chemistry, received $100,000 over three years from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement as a 2017 Cottrell Scholar to support her research “Structural Basis of -1 Programmed Ribosomal Frameshifting in Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus Type I.”
Jeff Jessing, assistant professor of Physics/Engineering, received $31,000 from Sandia National Laboratories for “Modeling of Porous Silicon Field Emission and Optical Reflectance” to establish a summer student experience to investigate and attempt to advance the state-of-the-art in data collection and modeling of the optical and electrical properties of porous silicon.
Amy Gilley, technical director and lecturer for Theater, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute award to support her participation in a three week residency at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC this June where she will engage in seminars with ten distinguished Visiting Scholars in the field of Native American ethnohistory.
Bill Collins, assistant professor of Chemistry, received $10,000 from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign for “Phytochemical as Varroacides: The Synthesis and Evaluation of Propolis-Based Natural Products” to combat honey bee colony decline through novel, botanically-derived miticides.
“My path to teaching at FLC has been non-traditional. My degree is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, not a PhD. I was (and still am) a practitioner, a veterinarian, who had always dreamed of teaching as that other thing I might love to do.”
“In my five years at Fort Lewis College, I have met a lot of faculty members who are exceptional teachers and mentors. I recognize that my nomination stemmed from my departmental peers and I am really appreciative of the support I have received from them and also colleagues outside the Exercise Science Department. I feel really fortunate and honored to win the New Faculty Teaching Award because, to me, it means that my colleagues and students respect and appreciate the work that I do.”
“The in-class moments that are the best are when I watch a student finally grasp a difficult concept that they have been struggling with,” he says. “Getting to watch those ‘a-ha’ moments may be the most rewarding part of this job.”
“The academic environment at Fort Lewis is one in which faculty with ideas can make things happen that have real impacts on students and our society. I'm lucky that I've been able to take advantage of that openness to forge a career that I really love.”
Justin McBrayer, associate professor of Philosophy, had a guest commentary published in the Denver Post regarding the ethical nature of chemical warfare in Syria.
Kathy Fine-Dare, professor of Anthropology and Gender & Women's Studies, was recognized by the Latin American Studies Association with Honorable Mention for the Dolores Cacuango Prize for Best Essay on Ecuadorian research.
Dr. Heidi Steltzer was recently interviewed by Bustle for How Networking In Antarctica Could Give Women In STEM Fields The Ultimate Advantage.
Five faculty and staff award winners for the 2017-18 academic year were announced on March 30, 2017.
On March 1, 2017, Dr. Jillian Wenburg published “Meditation: Mediating the Writing Process,” in Educating through Popular Culture: You're Not Cool Just Because You Teach with Comics, edited by Edward Janak and Ludovic A. Sourdot, Lexington Books. Wenburg's article focuses on how college students can benefit from mindful meditation practices to facilitate writing abilities and assist with daily college living.
The traditional track of teacher education puts student teachers into classrooms for their final year of college. But there’s little traditional about the way Jen Rider, Lecturer of Teacher Education at FLC, introduces her students to the foundations of education.