If there’s one thing every person has, it’s a life story. Fortunately, Susan Terrill-Flint is dedicated to helping people preserve their life stories and their family histories against time and age. And fortunately for many Durangoans and FLC alumni from the 1980s and ‘90s, Terrill-Flint this fall completed a life history with Hwaja Chung, a long-time Durango restaurateur and chef whose Main Avenue restaurant, Grandma Chung’s, was beloved by many. And who has an amazing story to tell.
For many art students, a college degree is the first step toward establishing a career as a designer. But why wait until then to gain real-world professional experience? Assistant Professor of Art Shawn Meek believes a student’s career can get off the ground during college.
“You need to get your work out there so you have a foundation,” Meek says. “Get published while you’re in school. Get some awards. Get noticed.”
Registration is available at www.fortlewis.edu/latinocollegeday. The deadline to register is Monday, February 8.
College Values Online looked at nearly 150 programs from colleges and universities across the country.
In 1999 a team established a program, put a school on the map, and captivated a town. The 1999 Fort Lewis College men's soccer team did all that in a magical season that saw them get as close to hoisting a national championship trophy as you can get without actually getting to touch it.
Despite falling short of their highest goal, from that season emerged a Skyhawks men's soccer program that has since forged and fielded teams that have won NCAA Division II National Championship titles in 2005, 2009, and 2011.
Fort Lewis College will celebrate the career of legendary basketball coach, Bob Hofman, on February 12 by naming the court in Whalen Gymnasium in his honor. FLC will recognize his accomplishments during a ceremony prior to the men’s basketball game vs. Western State Colorado University, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
Fort Lewis College's Skyhawks Cycling Team jetted across the country to Asheville, North Carolina in early January 2016 to compete in the USA Cycling Collegiate Division I Cyclocross Nationals. The team took home 2nd place overall in the team omnium, driven by 2nd place in the team relay, 1st place in the women's individual, and 3rd and 5th place in the men's individual. Go Skyhawks!!
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates Dr. King’s contributions to equality and understanding in our country. But that one-day commemoration is 364 days too few for the Fort Lewis College anti-bias organization Common Ground. “Common Ground is about knowing and learning from each other,” says Nancy Stoffer, coordinator of Diversity Programming, which manages the Common Ground program. “It’s about finding ways to heal those who have been injured by a society that marginalizes and oppresses certain groups, and bringing awareness to those who have been part of a more privileged class.”
The community is invited to join in the day's free activities.
Your fledgling business idea could earn you $5,000 in this year’s inaugural ’Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition, hosted by the School of Business Administration and the Office of Alumni Engagement. In addition, the Durango community has several opportunities to contribute to the event’s success, from becoming a sponsor to volunteering as a mentor.