Fort Lewis College News

FLC Engineering students devise device to study the effectiveness of football helmets

FLC Engineering students devise device to study the effectiveness of football helmets

Sports-related head injuries are a major concern today among organizations ranging from the National Football League to youth sports clubs. If Devin Leahy, assistant professor of Engineering at Fort Lewis College, has his way, he and his student research team will soon produce data that help sports equipment manufacturers design helmets that better protect heads from those injuries, thanks to a helmet tester created by Leahy's students.

Fort Lewis College to receive $1.1 million for STEM3 program

Fort Lewis College to receive $1.1 million for STEM3 program

The STEM3 program exists to offer support to college students working toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees.

Alumna leads group advocating for children in legal battles

Alumna leads group advocating for children in legal battles

Suzanne Fegelein has traveled a long road following her passion – as an attorney advocating for children, as an alumna of Fort Lewis College and law school, and as a mother.

New scholarship program announced for accounting and music majors

New scholarship program announced for accounting and music majors

The Gene and Sally Bradley Scholarship will be available in fall 2015 with preference given to accounting and music majors.

FLC professor of biology named Visiting Faculty Program Fellow by U.S. Department of Energy

FLC professor of biology named Visiting Faculty Program Fellow by U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Heidi Steltzer, associate professor in the Biology Department at Fort Lewis College, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy as a member of the Visiting Faculty Program, which seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community.

Pursuing a mountain climbing feat to inspire and support those touched by mental illness

Pursuing a mountain climbing feat to inspire and support those touched by mental illness

This summer a group of Fort Lewis College students and alumni are banding together to climb every 14,000-foot peak in Colorado to raise awareness of mental health issues.

FLC professor wins Colorado Book Award for outdoors adventure anthology

FLC professor wins Colorado Book Award for outdoors adventure anthology

Environmental Studies and History Professor Andrew Gulliford has won a 2015 Colorado Book Award for his anthology Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology. The book took the prize in the Anthology category at the awards, presented June 21 at the Aspen Institute's Doerr-Hosier Center, in Aspen.

Taking a close look at Mexican free-tailed bats [VIDEO]

Taking a close look at Mexican free-tailed bats [VIDEO]

White nose syndrome is a disease that threatens the future of many bat species nationwide.  Which is why Fort Lewis College Biology professors Steve Fenster and Erin Lehmer are spending the month of June at an abandoned mine in the San Luis Valley.

FLC Climbing Team reaches great heights [VIDEO]

FLC Climbing Team reaches great heights [VIDEO]

The FLC Climbing Team, Fort Lewis College's newest club sport, reached great heights this year in its first year of competition. The team competes in the USA Climbing’s collegiate division in male and female speed climbing, sport climbing, and bouldering events for both individual and team scores.

Baseball is both a way of life and family tradition for sportswriting alumnus

Baseball is both a way of life and family tradition for sportswriting alumnus

For Patrick Saunders (History, '81), baseball is a full-time job. As the Colorado Rockies beat reporter for the The Denver Post, Saunders covers more than 100 of the team's 162 games, plus spring training and any playoff games. It's a good thing he loves both the game and his work.

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