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FLC Alice Admire Teaching Award winner to speak at Winter Commencement

FLC Alice Admire Teaching Award winner to speak at Winter Commencement

Around 200 Skyhawks will take that important and exciting walk across the stage and graduate.

Alumna goes full steam into historic-train events planning career

Alumna goes full steam into historic-train events planning career

When Holli Hipwell graduated from Fort Lewis College, she figured she’d have to move away to find fulfillment as an event planner. But not only is she still based in Durango three years later, she now gets to bring holiday magic to life for kids and kid-spirited adults across the country. Hipwell (Business Administration, ’13) works as a brand coordinator with Durango-based Rail Events, Inc., collaborating with a variety of tourist railroads to stage licensed events on their passenger trains.

Indigenous Peoples Day has inaugural celebration at Fort Lewis College [VIDEO]

Indigenous Peoples Day has inaugural celebration at Fort Lewis College [VIDEO]

FLC and Durango have joined a growing number of places and groups that have adopted the re-designation of Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day. On October 10, 2016, FLC students, faculty, staff, and community members came together to honor this historic event.

1949 Fort Lewis Hall of Famer gives to help tomorrow’s Skyhawks

1949 Fort Lewis Hall of Famer gives to help tomorrow’s Skyhawks

The donation will go toward the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), which benefits students from the Four Corners area.

Hawk Tank competition lets students and alumni improve their business savvy

Hawk Tank competition lets students and alumni improve their business savvy

A fledgling yerba mate tea company earned $5,000 in last year’s inaugural Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration and Alumni Engagement Office. Starting in January, a new group of contestants will get a chance to turn their own business visions into viable – and maybe prize-winning – strategic development plans in the 2017 Hawk Tank.

What’s new in sustainability at Fort Lewis College this fall?

What’s new in sustainability at Fort Lewis College this fall?

Both the Sierra Club and the Princeton Review recognize Fort Lewis College for its sustainability efforts.

Students give back by picking up

Students give back by picking up

On Saturday, September 24th, FLC’s Outdoor Pursuits program began a two-day service project near Bluff, Utah. Sixteen members of the Fort Lewis College community -- thirteen students and three OP staff members -- comprised this hard-working group.

Long awaited Colorado breeding bird atlas takes flight on November 17

Long awaited Colorado breeding bird atlas takes flight on November 17

The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas will be officially released at a celebration at Maria’s Bookshop in Durango on November 17 at 6:30 p.m.

The Fierce History of Now: 25 years of change with the Environmental Center [VIDEO]

The Fierce History of Now: 25 years of change with the Environmental Center [VIDEO]

On October 2, 1991, a fully funded Environmental Center, or EC, opened its doors in an attic space in the College Union Building, marking a permanent change in the way the school operates, and putting FLC on the maps as a green leader. On this episode of Fortifact, we’ll have a look at how the EC fits into half a century of expanding concern for the earth’s systems. And we’ll look at the the Center’s emphasis on graduating students capable of becoming environmental leaders. We’ll also talk to some of the Center’s builders, hear about its current goals and programs, and explore the EC’s legacy as it prepares to celebrate 25 years of advocacy for the planet and its people.

Antarctic journey will teach biology professor about more than science

Antarctic journey will teach biology professor about more than science

“There is a gap between science and society, one that cannot be bridged just by doing more science,” says Associate Professor of Biology Heidi Steltzer. “Leadership is needed. This project is an opportunity to understand myself better and learn leadership skills to determine a role I can take in bridging this gap.”

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