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Starting in the fall of 2019, Fort Lewis College will offer an exciting new program. First Year LAUNCH features signature classes designed and taught not only by our excellent professors, but expert staff as well. Even FLC President Tom Stritikus will be teaching a class! LAUNCH courses are designed to optimize the FLC experience, connecting first years students to our vibrant community of learners and our world-class mountains. Most importantly, LAUNCH will introduce new Skyhawks to the business of being a college student, and to teachers who will be their mentors, advocates and allies not only while at Fort Lewis, but for the rest of their lives. Join us this fall for an awesome start for your future! LAUNCH with FLC 2019, and soar!
Check out FLC's new advertisement made specifically for the 2019 XGames held in Aspen, Colorado! Let us know what you think in the comments!
Interested in how FLC feeds its students? This video takes you behind the scenes to see how Sodexo, our Dining Services partner, creates the foods that fuel the learning, recycles the waste and finds new sources of local, sustainable produce to serve.
My first few months at Fort Lewis College have been a whirlwind, but the good kind of whirlwind. Thanks for welcoming me and my family to FLC. Enjoy your break and we’ll see you in 2019.
View the awesome new video that went out to all our new accepted students this year!
FLC created a new focal point for school spirit by dedicating a 25' wall to Skyler the Skyhawk, FLC's intrepid athletic mascot! Check out this video for a fast-motion walkthrough of the wall's creation from 8 inch pencil sketch to 8 foot bird!
Thanks to the crew from Fastsigns for allowing us to film them in action!
In a series of candid, moving testimonials, FLC students talk about the importance of scholarships, family, Durango, and the change coming to Fort Lewis made in their lives. This film was shown at our 2018 Benefactor's Brunch in November.
In September 2018, FLC alumni and faculty boarded the D&SNGR for a trip back in time.
The Durango Train passes through over a billion years of geology and over 60 years of cinematic history on its 45-mile trek to Silverton. FLC Geology Professor Gary Gianniny lectured on the history of the landscape, while Asst. Professor of English Stacey Sotosky lectured on the many films made in the region!
This fun 5K run/1K walk invites community members to take back the night and stand up against sexual violence!
Study the human mind in all its amazing and fascinating complexity. View this film to get a short overview of what is possible for you as a Psychology Major at FLC!
Outside magazine featured a video looking at graduate student Anna Ortega (Biology, '14) and her team at the University of Wyoming, who are doing National Science Foundation-funded field research on mule deer migration.
Professor of History Andrew Gulliford's book The Woolly West: Colorado’s Hidden History of Sheepscapes was chosen as the Outstanding Nonfiction category winner for the 2019 Western Heritage Awards, from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Richard Julian Martinez III (Sociology & Human Services, '05) was named a fellow in the 18-month Community Leadership Network program by the Center for Creative Leadership and W.K. Kellogg Foundation for his gift of bringing people together.
Ben Burkett (Business Administration, '02) just started a new job as finance director for the town of Cortez, Colorado.
Environmental Studies major Kashia Caljesuseso has been accepted to Global Sustainability Scholars, a highly selective paid, three-year summer experiential learning program held at sites located in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Professor of History Andy Gulliford talked with Carbondale's KDNK public radio about the time Teddy Roosevelt spent in western Colorado on the centennial of the 26th U.S. president's death.[AUDIO]
The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted FLC's new Borders & Languages program in a story about the struggles of language studies at small colleges.
Mike Boone (Exercise Science, '05) is now the program director of Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Associate Professor of Sociology Ben Waddell published an article in the journal Rural Sociology about discriminatory lending against Hispanic farmers and ranchers in the San Luis Valley, based on fieldwork with undergraduate students in and around Alamosa, Colorado.
Seth Damon (American Indian Studies and Anthropology, '08) was named to a two-year term as speaker of the Navajo Nation Council in January.
More than 400 students were named to Fort Lewis College's Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester. These students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a 3.60 or higher grade point average.
Assistant Professor of Engineering Christie Chatterley was quoted in an article in Scientific American about the role of behavioral science in clean water programs.
CXmagazine took an in-depth look at the "lucky" bicycle ridden by Sarah Sturm (Art, '12) when the former Skyhawks cyclist won the 2018 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship women’s singlespeed title in Louisville, Kentucky, in December.
A study by Environmental Studies students found that in downtown Durango last fall only 40% of residences and 30% of businesses with bear-resistant trash cans had the bins properly locked, which is leading to calls for the city to increase enforcement.
The (Cortez) Journal profiled two alumni from different generations who are teaming up to keep rural agriculture alive on a working ranch in southwestern Colorado.
Scottie Hazelton (Exercise Science, 1996) is the new defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Kansas State University Wildcats football team. Hazelton played linebacker at FLC from 1992-94, and later became the Skyhawks’ defensive backs coach from 1996-1998 and defensive coordinator in 1999.
Rocky Schneider (Exercise Science, '99), a Skyhawks Football Hall of Fame and All-Century Team member, was recently hired as principal of Gering (Nebraska) High School.
Don Roberts (Business Administration, '89) has published Wellness Toolbox, a guide to health and fitness based on his experiences as a personal trainer, nutritional coach, weight management consultant, bodybuilder, and gym owner.
The annual Music in the Mountains classical music festival is moving its performances to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College after 32 years at Purgatory Resort.
Denver's Westword magazine profiled Durango-based jam band Elder Grown -- formed by four FLC alumni when they were students -- as a rising star in the Colorado music scene.