Fort Lewis College News

Anthropology ethnographic field school in Tanzania [PHOTOS]

Anthropology ethnographic field school in Tanzania [PHOTOS]

Over the summer, eleven FLC students worked with students from the Tengeru Institute of Community Development in Boma Ng’ombe, Tanzania on food insecurity, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS issues. This anthropology ethnographic field program trains students -- whose majors included biology, sociology, public health and anthropology -- in global health methods and assessment.

Twenty years of the Community Concert Hall [VIDEO]

Twenty years of the Community Concert Hall [VIDEO]

Music lovers have a reason to celebrate this fall when the Community Concert Hall, the Four Corners region’s cultural nexus for the past two decades, marks that birthday with a special edition of the annual Jazz on the Hill fundraiser.

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! 

Experiencing Spanish art & culture through immersion

Experiencing Spanish art & culture through immersion

What better way to study European art and culture than to witness it? In May, Paul Booth, associate professor and chair of Art & Design, and Julie Tapley-Booth, business manager of the Center of Southwest Studies, did just that with a troupe of eight students.

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. 

Dean Elias builds bridges between FLC and the Durango community [VIDEO]

Dean Elias builds bridges between FLC and the Durango community [VIDEO]

Steve Elias, the new dean of the School of Business Administration at FLC, wants to build more bridges between the business school and the region's businesses. 

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.

New guidebook puts public art on campus on display

New guidebook puts public art on campus on display

The FLC campus is remarkably beautiful as it is, but an impressive inventory of public art installations enhances that natural scenery with intentional works of creative and meaningful art.

Laughter is the best therapy for FLC comedian

Laughter is the best therapy for FLC comedian

Junior Allie Wolfe is studying to be an art therapist. But until a year ago, she had no idea that stand-up comedy would be her own therapeutic outlet. Now she’s one of the top performing comedians in the Four Corners region, and she’s experiencing the very benefits of expressive therapy that she wants to foster for her future clients.

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