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Dr. Tom Stritikus named as the next president of Fort Lewis College

Dr. Tom Stritikus named as the next president of Fort Lewis College

Stritikus brings record of higher ed leadership and success on and off campus

Dr. Stritikus’ resume tells of a life dedicated to education and creating opportunities for students. He is coming to FLC from his position as deputy director of K-12 Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he has led funding initiatives in teacher prep, innovation and education.Previous to the Gates Foundation, Dr. Stritikus was dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington (UW), where he also taught.

Fort Lewis College awarded Mellon Foundation grant to support diversity and research

Fort Lewis College awarded Mellon Foundation grant to support diversity and research

The Mellon Foundation grant will fund FLC’s Literacies, Inclusion, and Transit (LIT) program. The program will encourage opportunities for students to see the world through new lenses and promote collaboration with people of different beliefs and backgrounds.

Colorado Governor Hickenlooper to offer address at Spring Commencement 2018

Colorado Governor Hickenlooper to offer address at Spring Commencement 2018

Both Commencement ceremonies will be live streamed on the Fort Lewis College Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fortlewis. Congratulations to all the graduates and go Skyhawks!

The best of the best on display at FLC Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium

The best of the best on display at FLC Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium

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.

Fort Lewis College introducing four new academic programs for fall 2018

Fort Lewis College introducing four new academic programs for fall 2018

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.

Unlikely duo set the bar for craft doughnuts

Unlikely duo set the bar for craft doughnuts

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.

Hozhoni Days celebrates Native culture and heritage at Fort Lewis College

Hozhoni Days celebrates Native culture and heritage at Fort Lewis College

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.

Escape room entrepreneur puzzles out how to connect people

Escape room entrepreneur puzzles out how to connect people

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.

Value of a FLC Music degree affirmed with National Association of Schools of Music accreditation

Value of a FLC Music degree affirmed with National Association of Schools of Music accreditation

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.

Malaria expert treats students to his CDC experiences

Malaria expert treats students to his CDC experiences

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.

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