Fort Lewis College News

FLC group aims to physically and symbolically Climb Out of the Darkness

FLC group aims to physically and symbolically Climb Out of the Darkness

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

Southwest 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.

Professor of Biology Named Visiting Faculty Program Fellow by U.S. Department of Energy

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.

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.

Wilderness-minded seniors graduate out-of-doors with Outdoor Pursuits [PHOTOS]

Wilderness-minded seniors graduate out-of-doors with Outdoor Pursuits [PHOTOS]

Now this is a wilderness-style graduation! That's not to say the walk down the stage in Whalen Gymnasium isn't lovely and powerful. But some graduates like to go out the same way they spent a good chunk of their time while at FLC: Rafting down a river, camping in the wilderness, and hanging with good friends who like the to do same.

FLC education researchers to present findings at Growing Together Summit

FLC education researchers to present findings at Growing Together Summit

Alumni from Fort Lewis College’s first ever Master of Arts in Education class will present the findings from their research projects at the 2015 Growing Together Summit.

FLC students win awards in international design competition

FLC students win awards in international design competition

Five Fort Lewis College graphic design students have been recognized by Graphis: The International Journal of Visual Communication, for their talents in design and advertising.

Cycling mania takes over Durango [PHOTOS]

Cycling mania takes over Durango [PHOTOS]

Fort Lewis College was a prominent presence at the 44th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23, 24, and 25. It made for a festive weekend of riders riding and spectators cheering in and around the already cycling-crazy town of Durango. The FLC campus also hosted the Morehart Murphy Subaru Circuit Race and the Mountain Bike Specialists Cross Country Race.

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