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CCH celebrates two decades as region’s cultural nexus

CCH celebrates two decades as region’s cultural nexus

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Community Concert Hall was borne of a disaster that ended up a blessing for the Four Corners’ cultural and educational communities. On January 19, 1993, at 5:35 a.m. -- two and a half hours before the day’s first classes were to start – FLC’s Fine Arts Building caved in under the weight of an unusual and extended series of January snowfalls.

No one was hurt, but the collapse destroyed the Fine Arts Auditorium. At the time, the venue was the only formal, large-capacity performance facility in Southwest Colorado, and with its collapse the community lost its ability to host large-scale cultural performances.

In the summer of 1994, the College kicked off a $5-million campaign for a new concert venue on campus. The campaign met its goal within a year, funded with a combination of monies from state, city, county, tribal, and nonprofit entities, and private support more than 700 individual donors.

In May 1997, the new 600-seat Community Concert Hall launched into action, and it hasn’t rested since. Two decades later the Community Concert Hall is a staple of community, culture, and education for FLC, southwestern Colorado, and the Four Corners region, hosting local, regional, and national musical, comedy, drama, lecture, and dance acts in an intimate setting.

On October 21, a Jazz on the Hill gala event featuring Storm Large will celebrate the Concert Hall’s 20th anniversary.

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Education symposium brings together students and professionals

Education symposium brings together students and professionals

The FLC School of Education welcomed teachers, education officials, and administrators representing more than a dozen public, charter, and private schools in the Four Corners area for students to learn about models of schooling unique to this region. 

New strategic plan adopted by Board of Trustees

New strategic plan adopted by Board of Trustees

The strategic plan for Fort Lewis College was adopted on Friday after a unanimous vote of approval from the Board of Trustees.

Local family endowment funds scholarships for students and boosts Health Sciences & Athletic Complex construction

Local family endowment funds scholarships for students and boosts Health Sciences & Athletic Complex construction

A local businessman and his family look to support generations of Fort Lewis College students through donation.

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