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Walter Dear’s generous gift will help students persist in their education by providing funds for small outstanding balances and in-semester emergencies.
What are those state-required general education classes good for, anyway? Starting this fall, Fort Lewis College students will be able to find out – and earn a valuable credential at the same time.
The FLC Mathematics Department hosted the Mathematical Association of America, Rocky Mountain Section Meeting April 5 & 6.
Six awardees were chosen for their excellence in the classroom and exemplary service to Fort Lewis College.
This year's Sustainability Initiative Grant awards will improve recycling efforts in student housing, farming practices at the Old Fort, and replace the yellow plastic bags for prospective students with compostable bags.
The reasons for the resurgence of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua is the topic of an essay in The Conversation by Associate Professor of Sociology Benjamin Waddell.
Five students braved cool, wet spring weather and mud to volunteer their time with San Juan Mountains Association and BLM staff to plant native trees and shrubs along the Dolores River.
Professor of Biology Cynthia Dott was interviewed by KSJD about the effects of high water releases from McPhee Reservoir on riparian health on the Dolores River.
Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies Keri Brandt and Professor of Sociology Janine Fitzgerald, both ranchers, discussed “zombie agriculture," which raises food from dead soil, on the Radio Cafe's "Down to Earth" podcast.
Associate Professor of Biology Heidi Steltzer has been selected to author a section of an upcoming special report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on climate change in high mountain areas.
This year's Boston Marathon included two FLCers: Associate Professor of Biology Steven Fenster and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Matthew Welz, who finished with times of 2:55:45 and 3:09:27.
KDUR journalist Sarah Flower, Journalism & Multimedia Studies majors Ryan Simonovich and Alex Semadeni, and Shane Benjamin (English, '99) won top awards from the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Associated Press Editors for their reporting with The Durango Herald.
A portfolio by Design major and Marketing & Communications intern Christina Lopez that included a brochure promoting FLC's Graduate Studies programs took Best in Show at the AIGA Student & Young Professionals Portfolio Review in Colorado Springs.
Cyclist Sarah Sturm (Art, '12) won the pro women's criterium road race at the Sea Otter Bicycle Classic, in Salinas, California.
Long-distance runner Megan Finnesy (Psychology and Exercise Science, '92) was profiled by irunfar.com for her ultra running competition and work, and for founding the 62-mile Silverton Ultra Marathon, which launches this year.
Assistant Professor of English Stacey Sotosky and several of her students helped produce a Rocky Mountain PBS documentary about former Colorado Congressman Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
Runner's World featured a story about research by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Mickey Campbell that analyzes crowd-sourced information from Strava users to develop ways to better direct firefighters in the field toward safer evacuation routes.
Nine students presented at the Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America meeting, in Manhattan, Kansas, in March. Senior Geology major Connor Broaddus won best poster presentation.
Adventure Pro Magazine profiled the Adventure Education and Outdoor Pursuits programs for their merging of academics and adventure.
FLC was named a "Hidden Gem of the Southwest" by the Online Schools Center for having "passionate and dedicated students" while being "off the beaten path."
Former ASFLC President Connor Cafferty (Business Administration, '17) was recently elected president of the Student Bar Association at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law.
To celebrate National Athletic Training Month, The Durango Herald profiled Brandi (Calderwood) Wenzlau (Athletic Training, '14), who worked with state championship-winning football, basketball, track, and dance teams at Bayfield High School last year.
Assistant Professor of Geosciences Jon Harvey's reasearch on a rockslide north of Durango is helping officials and residents deal with the ongoing geologic problem.
Renowned ragtime pianist Adam Swanson (Music, '14) is now playing live scores to weekly silent films at Durango's Henry Strater Theatre, in addition to his regular performances at the Diamond Belle Saloon.
Shane Benjamin (English, '99) was promoted to deputy editor at The Durango Herald, overseeing the reporting staff.