Fort Lewis College News

Native chemist draws on life experiences to mentor Native students in higher education

Native chemist draws on life experiences to mentor Native students in higher education

The old adage says that those who can’t do, teach. Joslynn Lee is flipping that adage around—those who can do well, teach even better. In addition to training scientists around the country, Lee (Chemistry, ’06) draws on her own successes as a Native STEM student to mentor others pursuing higher education in any field.

Vantiv gives to support Fort Lewis College and the “creative geeks”

Vantiv gives to support Fort Lewis College and the “creative geeks”

Training the “creative geeks” is something Fort Lewis College is built to do. All of FLC’s programs are built upon the liberal arts foundation that led to the College’s designation as Colorado’s public liberal arts college. What this means is that computer engineering students don’t just study computer engineering, they study art, music, English, philosophy, and history

Yerba maté importer steeped in aiding local entrepreneurs

Yerba maté importer steeped in aiding local entrepreneurs

When Giancarlo Vigil studied abroad in Argentina as a junior, his Uruguayan grandmother gave him one piece of advice: “Giancarlo, you have to try maté when you get there.” “I had no idea what that was,” Vigil (Economics, ’15) admits. But after his first taste of yerba maté, the traditional South American beverage, he fell in love—so much so that he founded The Maté Exchange in Durango after graduation.

Fort Lewis College celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Fort Lewis College celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The community is invited to join in the day’s free activities.

Community invited to showing of "Dinosaurs" at Fort Lewis College

Community invited to showing of "Dinosaurs" at Fort Lewis College

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m. Dinosaurs is part of the Colorado Experience program shown locally on Rocky Mountain PBS.

Teacher Licensure launches new master’s program

Teacher Licensure launches new master’s program

Fort Lewis College is taking a bold step forward—and all aspiring teachers can join the adventure. Applications are now open for FLC’s new Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Licensure program. The two-year program enables participants to earn a master’s degree in education, as well as a Colorado teaching certificate.

Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition opens with reception at Durango Welcome Center

Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition opens with reception at Durango Welcome Center

Now in its second year, the Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to create a business plan under the mentorship of successful business experts from our area.

Registration open for Ballet Folklorico de Durango community dance group

Registration open for Ballet Folklorico de Durango community dance group

New classes for traditional Mexican Folklorico dances begin Monday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m., and enrollment is open to anyone interested.

Local financial internship integrates students with careers

Local financial internship integrates students with careers

Durango contains an economic ecosystem as rich as its natural setting. Here, Fort Lewis College students can experience working with nationally competitive companies while staying close to home. One such company is Vantiv Integrated Payments, which offers paid internships during the summer months to students from the School of Business Administration.

Anthropology professor serving in curator position

Anthropology professor serving in curator position

Charles Riggs, professor of Anthropology, has been appointed as the College’s Curator of Archaeological Collections.

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