Fort Lewis College News

FLC students explore transitional housing options for homeless population [VIDEO]

FLC students explore transitional housing options for homeless population [VIDEO]

As part of their senior design project, Engineering students in Professor Dan May's class are testing the stability of a portable structure that could be used as transitional housing for people who are homeless.

Grant awards from October 2017 to February 2018

Grant awards from October 2017 to February 2018

Over five months, sixteen faculty and staff members received grants for their programs and departments, ranging in size from $960 to $1 million.

Dr. Mark Walters elected president of Colorado Music Educators Association

Dr. Mark Walters elected president of Colorado Music Educators Association

The Fort Lewis College Music Department is a gem in the Four Corners region, but the program’s ambitions stretch beyond just southwestern Colorado. With the recent election of FLC Professor of Music Dr. Mark Walters as president of the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA), the reputation of the program will only grow.

Opening doors (of perception) with a Undergraduate Research Grant

Opening doors (of perception) with a Undergraduate Research Grant

Last July I held the sheet of paper on which Aldous Huxley had scribbled his last written thoughts, just hours before his death in 1963.  Unfortunately, what he wrote is nearly illegible—Huxley’s handwriting was difficult enough to read when he wasn’t in pain on his deathbed.  Still, the intimacy of those notes gave me goose bumps. Thanks to a Fort Lewis College Undergraduate Research Grant, I took a road trip to the archives of UCLA and UC Davis.

Artist shares her inspiration for Common Reading Experience

Artist shares her inspiration for Common Reading Experience

Fort Lewis College welcomes author, poet, and musician Joy Harjo and her book Crazy Brave for this year’s Common Reading Experience. In the book, Harjo recounts her challenging upbringing as part of her journey to becoming an inspiring Native American artist.

Academic Spotlight: Anthropology [VIDEO]

Academic Spotlight: Anthropology [VIDEO]

Want to learn more about Anthropology at Fort Lewis College? In this quick video, faculty, students, and alumni from the program share what makes this program unique!

John F. Reed Honors Program celebrates scholars

John F. Reed Honors Program celebrates scholars

The John F. Reed Honors Program inducted nine undergraduate scholars into the program at a ceremony held at the home of President Dene Thomas, on December 14. Four graduating scholars and their capstone projects were also feted at the event. John F. Reed Honors program is a community of highly-motivated, high-achieving students seeking interdisciplinary intellectual exploration through forums, interaction with writers and scholars, and cultural events and field trips.

Common Reading Experience welcomes author and artist Joy Harjo to Durango

Common Reading Experience welcomes author and artist Joy Harjo to Durango

Joy Harjo will visit Durango and Fort Lewis College for a number of events beginning Monday, February 12 and running through Wednesday, February 14. The centerpiece of her visit will be a keynote address and book signing on February 12 from 7-9 p.m. in Whalen Gym at FLC. The keynote is free and open to everyone.

Photographer goes where no one has caved before [PHOTOS]

Photographer goes where no one has caved before [PHOTOS]

First ascents tend to capture popular imagination. But not many people get known for their first descents. So photographer Stephen Eginoire recognizes just how rare it is that he gets to be the first human being to step into caves unseen by human eyes or trod by human feet in Grand Canyon National Park.

Your questions answered in our new weekly livestream

Your questions answered in our new weekly livestream

Want to learn more about Fort Lewis College’s majors and initiatives? FLC Live!, a new weekly livestream on Facebook, is your chance to ask questions to faculty, students, and other experts.

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