Justin Boyd receives masters degree
Fort Lewis College alumnus Justin Rudolph Boyd has earned a masters degree in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona.
Boyd received the 2010-11 Graduate Student Service Award, recognizing academic excellence, leadership and service to the community of learners at the university.
He was the universitys vice president of the American Indian Graduate Student Council, a Red Ink Magazine Editorial Board member and Native Nations Institute scholarship recipient in Executive Education/Emerging Leaders.
Boyds research focus was tribal colleges and universities, tribal governance and leadership, and nation building. In 2005-06, he served as honorary board member for the FLC American Indian Studies program, and he was the first student to earn a degree in American Indian Studies at FLC. He worked as graduate research assistant at the Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office, University of Arizona Law School and built the infrastructure for Colville Tribal College with his masters report.
FLC professor wins War Poetry Contest
Poet and Fort Lewis College Associate Professor of English Pam Uschuk has won the Winning Writers 2011 War Poetry Contest.
Her three poems, Horoscope,White Phosphorus After Hanukkah and The Taliban Takes Pakistan were awarded first place in the contest. Uschuks poems examined conflicts and the aftermath of conflicts from Africa to the Middle East to Asia. The poems took a personal turn as Uschuk talked about the effects that war has had on her family.
Uschuk and her husband also were invited to travel to Israel during the Thanksgiving break to participate in the Shaar International Poetry Festival. The goal of the festival was to bring together artists from Muslim, Christian and Jewish cultures to increase fellowship and understanding. The festival was sponsored by the Helicon Society for the Advancement of Poetry in Israel.
To read Uschuks winning entries, visit www.winningwriters.com/contests/war/2011/wa11_uschuk.php.