The Fort Lewis College Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium is FLC’s premiere showcase of student research and scholarship. The symposium will be held on Thursday, April 19. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics, from biology, chemistry and engineering to music, art and theatre.
Students planning to study at Fort Lewis College (FLC) when classes begin in August 2018 will find a few more academic options from which to choose. Four new programs will be added to the many programs that FLC already offers. Talk to an admission counselor for more information about the academic experiences available.
An engineer and an artist start a doughnut shop. That pairing is so unexpected that it sounds like the setup to a punchline. But Rendezvous Doughnuts in Durango is no joke. Owner and founder Charlie Shew (Engineering, ’17) and brand manager Hayley Kirkman (Art, ’17) are having serious fun with the craft bakery they opened in late 2017.
For 2018, the Hozhoni Days Powwow will be April 13-14. The Grand Entry will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, preceded by the Gourd Dance at 5 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a Gourd Dance at 11 a.m. followed by Grand Entry at 1 p.m. A second Gourd Dance will take place at 5 p.m., with a second Grand Entry at 7 p.m.
Durango is the kind of place people escape to, not from. It’s also the kind of place where people are always game for a new challenge. That knowledge was a primary reason Hanna Pierce felt confident opening Conundrum Escape Rooms in downtown Durango. Now nearly two years old, Conundrum offers two escape rooms and a board game store. What it really offers, though, is the chance for people to truly connect with each other.
In short, NASM accreditation is a mark of excellence for schools of music, big and small. Earning accreditation is an intensive process that can take years to complete, but the end result is an important reassurance to students and parents that the education they’ll receive is top notch.
Associate Professor of Public Health Kevin Griffith says global health is who he is. Global health initiatives are certainly a large part of Griffith’s professional life—he brings a decade’s experience as a medical officer with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to his teaching at Fort Lewis College, and he continues to serve the President’s Malaria Initiative as a technical consultant.
“Our finalists all bring incredible energy, expertise and focus to Fort Lewis College, as well as strong commitment to our historic mission,” said Steve Short, chair of the Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College. “I encourage our students, faculty, staff, administrators and the Durango community to take the upcoming opportunities to meet them.”
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.