In This Issue
:: Fortifact 3-Performance: Dennis Elkins
:: Interview series- Engineer & Alumni John Wright
:: TLC for FLC
:: New Alumni Discount Card
:: Auto Insurance Discounts
:: Letter from the Exec. Director
:: Letter from the Alumni Director
:: FLC Voices- Alumni Sandra Lee
:: FLC NAC Totem Pole Dedication
Fortifact 3 - Performance
Dr. Dennis Elkins, Professor of Theatre
Public speaking is probably the number one fear for most people. In this episode, Dr. Elkins teaches us the most effective way to capture an audience, like a deep sea predator... and it's not by getting louder!  
Interview Series
Mining Engineer, Author & FLC Alumni
John Wright
John Wright tells us about his amazing work in Antartica, which included pioneering the first overland route to the South Pole. Wright has just published a book recounting his adventures on the frozen continent, replete with science and humor, which he will be signing in the FLC Bookshop on April 11 from 1:00 to 3:00. 

TLC For FLC 2013

For those in the Durango area, your invitation to delectable consumables is here!

FLC Foundation's Spring Fundraiser benefitting 

Student Scholarships and Faculty Grants.


Wednesday, April 17  5:00-7:00pm

(No Auction This Year)

Tickets $110 per person ($75 is tax deductible)

3 course gourmet meal + wine  and musical entertainment.



   Mahogany Grille
   Mutu's Italian Kitchen
   Palace Restaurant
   Red Snapper
   6512 Restaurant & Lounge


If you are unable to join us, please consider patronizing one of thefollowing restaurants on April 17th, which have generously offered to donate a percentage of their sales on that day to the FLC Foundation:

Himalayan Kitchen   The Irish Embassy Pub


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please contact Margie Deane Gray at 247-7177 


Alumni Discount Card


The Fort Lewis College Office of Alumni Affairs is proud to offer you discounted goods and services- via the FLC Alumni Discount Card. Now available only to FLC alumni for $60/per card.


Proceeds from sales directly benefit the Alumni Association. Many Durango businesses have committed to offering substantial discounts to cardholders, with more on the way! 


 Discount for FLC Alumnini
 Special Offer on Auto and Home Insurance!
Margie Deane Gray
Executive Director, Foundation

 As I write this message, I am about to head to the Durango-La Plata County airport to fly out to meet many alumni in the Denver area.  This is the favorite part of my job...meeting friends of Fort Lewis College...


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Dave Kerns 
Director of 
Alumni Relations


March has been an exciting month for the Fort Lewis College Alumni Office with four very different alumni events happening all over the world...


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Lecture, "The Kashmir Analogs," with Alex Pullen -

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:00 PM


Free Store - 

Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:30 AM


Try the Climbing Wall Night - 

Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:30 PM


Hozhoni Days, Round dance - 

Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:30 PM


Lecture, "The Changing Roles of Native Women," with Dr. Lloyd Elm - 

Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:00 PM


Lecture, "Railroads in Durango History," with Cres Fleming - 

Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:00 PM


Concert, by Ruth Moody Band - 

Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:30 PM


Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" - Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:30 PM

FLC Voices
Snowshoeing a Good Road
FLC Alumni and snowshoe racer Sandra Lee is winning medals and hearts as she works to bring awareness of diabetes and prevent it in First Nation peoples. Find out what sort of training it takes to be an elite athlete from her coach, Wholistic Fitness guru Steve Ilg.
FLC Native American Center
Dedicates Totem Pole 
A Totem Pole Raising Ceremony was held January 16 at the Native American Center at FLC, followed by a feast. 
The 8 foot tall pole is the work of Tsimshian carver and dancer  David Boxley. Boxley's dance group, Git Hoan, (which includes his son who is also a pole carver), performed several fascinating and powerful songs and dances as part of the ceremony. 
Unfortunately, the Tsimshian people lost almost all of their traditional songs due to overzealous missionaries in the 19th century. Boxley is among a new wave of artists who are creating new performances based the few remnants of their ancient culture that survived. Many of the dances involve the use of articulated carved masks that are as beautiful as the totem pole itself. 
Planned Giving Q&A
Have you considered a planned gift to benefit Fort Lewis College? Here is a brief Planned Giving Q & A to help you get started... 
16 Cent'r Program
16 Centr

No group has been hit harder by the current economic squeeze than college-bound students in need of financial aid. 

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