The Fort Report: Connecting Fort Lewis College
FLC Summits talked with Ricardo Caté, a prominent Native American cartoonist
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After graduating from Fort Lewis College, Ricardo Caté (Education, '06) was employed by the Santa Fe New Mexican to publish a daily cartoon called “Without Reservation,” which he had created while working for FLC’s student newspaper, The Independent. He's now one of the country's most prominent Native American cartoonists and recently received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

A backstage pass to real-world theatre

There’s no business like the stage business, and Fort Lewis College students have access to it all, thanks to FLC’s thriving Performing Arts Department and the annual Durango PlayFest.

FLC goes with the FLOW 

Forward paddle! Fort Lewis on the Water (FLOW), a new river education program, has launched and is bringing students to the heart of outdoor education and experiential learning in the Four Corners. 

Julie Levy Duvall joins FLC Board of Trustees

Julie Levy Duvall (Political Science, ’05), the Board of Trustees' newest member, is ready to reconnect with campus and engage students, staff, and faculty in building the future of Fort Lewis College.

FLC to host ACE Fellow for fall term 

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus announced today that Eleanor Feingold, executive associate dean of the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, will spend the fall semester on campus as a visiting American Council on Education Fellow. 

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  • With a stacked team of veterans and promising first-years, Skyhawks cycling is gearing up for its mountain bike race season and looking to come home with some more championship hardware. 

  • Aurum Labs, an alumni-owned cannabis testing facility in Durango, received a new certification through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to conduct hemp compliance testing for manufactured industrial hemp products. Fort Lewis College alumni account for nearly half of the employees at Aurum Labs, which is owned by Luke Mason (Chemistry, '05) and Liz Mason (Chemistry-Biochemistry, '05).

  • After graduating from Fort Lewis College, Darcy Peter (Environmental Biology, '17) returned to her home state of Alaska for a one-month Arctic research program. After a summer of field research on her homeland, Peter says she's found her dream job

  • During the pivot to online instruction at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, many educational institutions saw the HyFlex (hybrid-flexible) course delivery model as a way to reach both students who wanted to learn on campus and students who needed remote or online access. In an article for EDUCAUSE Review, Fort Lewis College staff Jen Rider and Ayla Moore explain how the College is scaling these classes post-pandemic.

  • Fort Lewis College and the Durango community remember Annabel Stickle, who passed away this month just shy of her 100th birthday. She was a stalwart of the College since the 1960s and in a letter to The Durango Herald, Sheri Rochford Figgs describes Stickle as a devoted staff member loved by the students, alumni, faculty, and staff of FLC.

That's hawksome

Elise Boulanger (Studio Art & Design, '21) was featured in The Durango Herald this week for her curatorial work on the Center of Southwest Studies exhibit “Throughline: FLC Student Works Inspired by the Center’s Collections."
Art, history, and culture coalesce in Throughline, an exhibit inspired by the Center's ceramics, textiles, prints, and paintings. Throughline is based on the notion that objects are living: made from living beings, passed to living beings, and existing for many generations to come.

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