When Dolph Kuss first arrived in Durango in 1953, he says he was "one of the few people other than cattle people who'd ever go into what is now the Weminuche Wilderness Area. I'd come back and people would ask me, 'What did it look like up there?'" Kuss says. Thanks to Kuss and a band of followers, students at Fort Lewis College today don’t have to ask those kinds of questions. Join us for a look at the life and legacy of Dolph Kuss as FLC's Outdoor Pursuits celebrates it's 40th year of powering adventure!
From noon to 4 p.m., everyone is invited to tour the Biology Wing of Berndt Hall, the Chemistry Hall, and Sitter Family Hall, stopping to enjoy scientific presentations along the way. These presentations include building rivers on the River Simulation Table, getting to know the snakes, lizards and more in the Biology Animal Room, and enjoying liquid nitrogen ice cream.
When Dolph Kuss first arrived in Durango in 1953, he says he was "one of the few people other than cattle people who'd ever go into what is now the Weminuche Wilderness Area. I'd come back and people would ask me, 'What did it look like up there?'" Kuss says. Thanks to Kuss and a band of followers, students at Fort Lewis College today don’t have to ask those kinds of questions.
“I was lucky enough to hear Kevin speak last year, and it was incredibly impactful,” says Veronica Krupnick, recent FLC graduate and former Wellness Peer Advisory Council (WellPAC) president. “I believe that Kevin speaks our community’s language. One of his main messages – ‘it’s okay to not be okay, but it’s not okay not to ask for help,’ is powerful and life changing.”
“Kenneth and Eula Mae are an example of two people who understood the value of an education and how it can affect a person’s life,” says FLC President Dene Thomas. “I wish I’d had the opportunity to thank them for their generosity, but I can promise that their investment in the lives of young people from Ignacio will be a credit to their name for years to come.”
The School of Teacher Education is in constant contact with educators and school districts to understand what programs would best serve the Four Corners region’s educational professionals. And that’s how FLC’s newest graduate program, a Master of Arts in Education: Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education that will launch this fall, came to be.
Roberts served in the Colorado legislature for a decade before leaving in 2016. In the legislature, she served in both the House and Senate. Much of her work focused on natural resource issues.
The FLC Environmental Center announced the winners of the inaugural Sustainability Superhero Award Winners at the Center’s 5th annual Sustainability Summit, on February 20. The award is a salute to leaders in sustainability efforts and advocacy both on campus and in the Durango community.
For two years, FLC has sponsored the Julia Robinson Math Festival, a national organization promoting mathematical education to local 6th and 7th grade students. The goal of this event, sponsored by the Mathematics Department, is to make math non-competitive and fun. Take a look at how FLC faculty and students engage with local middle school students to achieve that goal!
As part of their senior design project, Engineering students in Professor Don May's class are testing the stability of a portable structure that could be used as transitional housing for people who are homeless.