Fort Lewis College News

New Yakima Tribal councilman developed his drive for change at FLC

New Yakima Tribal councilman developed his drive for change at FLC

Asa Washines' work ethic is perhaps best described as, "There is no 'I' in team."

Washines (Native American & Indigenous Studies and Political Science, '10) was recently elected to the Tribal Council of the Yakima Nation, an appointment that requires a nomination of his peers. "Within the tribe there's a unique election process," explains Washines. "It's not your typical candidates-type voting, it's more old school. The elders and people of the community make a nomination of individuals who they think are ready for the council."

FLC campus hosts Squawker Classic cycling races this weekend

FLC campus hosts Squawker Classic cycling races this weekend

Break out those cowbells! It's time to cheer on the FLC Skyhawks Cycling Team as Fort Lewis College hosts the annual Squawker Classic road race, this weekend, March 28 - 29.  Points from this weekend's Squawker go toward qualifying for the USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Asheville, North Carolina, May 8 - 10.

Master's candidate earns national honors with Milken award

Master's candidate earns national honors with Milken award

Fort Lewis College graduate student and third-grade teacher Carrie Harper, from Durango's Sunnyside Elementary School, was named as a prestigious Milken Educator, along with only 39 other teachers nationwide, in January. She is the only recipient from southwest Colorado and received a $25,000 award.

Teacher Education students set to earn FLC's first-ever master's degrees

Teacher Education students set to earn FLC's first-ever master's degrees

Fort Lewis College took a giant leap into the future in January 2012, when the Higher Learning Commission approved FLC's first graduate program: a Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leadership Option. The first students in the M.A. program and the associated graduate-level Teacher Leadership Certificate program began their studies in Fall 2013.

FLC now offers Colorado’s only Navajo bilingual teacher endorsement

FLC now offers Colorado’s only Navajo bilingual teacher endorsement

The Spanish endorsement has existed at FLC in the past, and today Fort Lewis College is the only college in Colorado that offers a Bilingual Specialist Endorsement in Navajo.

FLC golfer Jessica Thulson heeding NCAA's call to "Make It Yours"

FLC golfer Jessica Thulson heeding NCAA's call to "Make It Yours"

“Fort Lewis College is such a great school,” she says. “I hope that it will attract players from all over the country who want to play competitive golf in such a beautiful place like Durango. The College has so much to offer academically, as well as its wonderful location.”

Google exec encourages FLC students to take a leap and change the world

Google exec encourages FLC students to take a leap and change the world

"Moonshot thinking" is where the big innovations begin

“The world’s a big place. There’s a lot going on. There’s not a better time to be coming out of school and be going out there and tackling some of these problems.”

That was one of the main messages that Doug Daniels, head of Google’s Cloud Platform, offered as he spoke at Fort Lewis College on March 16, 2015.

New faces at Fort Lewis College: March 16, 2015

New Faces introduces faculty and staff who are new to FLC this month and announces position changes among current staff.

Humans of Fort Lewis College: Mark Jastorff

Humans of Fort Lewis College: Mark Jastorff

What's your title, and what do you do on your job? And how long have you been at FLC?

My title is Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the FLC Foundation, having joined FLC in July 2014. 

Fort Lewis College launching new mobile app

Fort Lewis College launching new mobile app

Fort Lewis College is rolling out its new mobile app on Monday, March 16. The app is free and will be available for Apple, Android and Windows devices.

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