The Fort Report: Connecting Fort Lewis College
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 FLC alumnus Justin Beals (English, ‘95) embarked on a motorcycle ride that would change his life. In S2 E2 of the Summits series, Beals discussed his journey to FLC, career in cybersecurity, and role as a storyteller.

FLC historian synthesizes 11,000 years of Bears Ears history 

Andrew Gulliford, professor of History, dedicated the last 20 years to studying the Bears Ears region. His research culminated with the publication of Bears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and Resistance in 2022. The pandemic allowed Gulliford to stay in the writer's seat and finish the publication, a love letter to the Monument. 

FLC Board of Trustees sharpens its institutional focus 

The Resolution on Culture on Shared Governance, drafted by the FLC Board of Trustees, is the latest milestone for FLC in its commitment to fostering campus belonging. The document provides the board and senior leadership with a focused framework for institutional progress. 

New scholarship opportunity helps cover costs and build community 

The Denver Foundation and Reisher Family Foundation are partnering with FLC to provide a new scholarship that helps students cover the cost of attendance while building a community of academic and social support.

VoFLC: JJ Desrosiers

This week on VoFLC, tune in to hear FLC stories from JJ Desrosiers, a senior studying Economics and Business Administration. 
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  • FLC is trying to help its employees find affordable housing solutions through its Employee Mortgage Assistance Program. Qualifying employees are eligible for up to $70,000 toward a down payment on a home in the five-county region surrounding Durango.

  • The Performing Arts Department will put on Songs for a New World, a challenging mix of 15 different set pieces worthy of 15 musicals. Written by Jason Robert Brown, Songs has been described as a song cycle, a musical revue, and an abstract musical.

  • Dyllon Mills (Public Health, '22) was appointed vice-chair of the Kwiyagat Community Academy school board. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe opened KCA in September 2021, and it is Colorado's first charter school located on an Indian reservation.

  • Charles Hakes, a senior lecturer of Physics & Engineering, shares his stargazing knowledge of the most recognizable constellation in the night sky: Orion's Belt. The triad constellation was named after Western mythology's great hunter, who battled a scorpion sent by the gods. 
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That's hawksome

Mary Quinn (Interdisciplinary Studies, '12), a player for Durango Playfest, defeated an evil witch in her one-woman play, Felony Ever After. It showed for one weekend at the Durango Arts Center, and painted a fractured fairy tale based on Quinn's narrow miss with a five-year prison sentence.
Quinn played all of the characters: herself, the wicked witch, the godfather, and the big surprise–a mythical creature who shall not be named.

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