Now entering its 24th year, the Great Conversations program is a community of engaged learners who receive unique access to Liberal Arts faculty research, exploring the latest scholarship out of the College of Liberal Arts, and participating in lively discussion around topics of local, national, and global importance. Conversation topics reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the College of Liberal Arts, showcasing premier research across the humanities, performing arts, and social sciences.
Membership proceeds support the Ann Gill Faculty Development Endowment, an essential resource for liberal arts research, outreach, and creative work that ensures our faculty can remain on the cutting edge of their disciplines, developing new knowledge and capabilities that in turn will benefit the students who work and learn alongside them at Colorado State University.
Please join us in Great Conversations membership for the coming year!
As a member at the $1,870 level you will receive exclusive College and University benefits including:
- Invitation to four Great Conversations events per year
- Invitation to the Summer Soiree year-end celebration
- Exclusive Great Conversations e-newsletter
- Membership to Colorado State University’s 1870 Club, and all associated benefits
Increase your impact by joining Great Conversations at the $2,500 level to become part of our Dean’s Circle. Your increased commitment will support the Great Conversations Campaign and our goal of growing the Ann Gill Faculty Development Endowment to $1 million by our 25th season (2020-2021). You will receive special recognition and unique access, and all of the benefits listed above.
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Great Conversations Kick-off Event
Does Technology Cause or Heal Partisan Divides: Looking through the Lenses of the Liberal Arts
A community discussion, featuring a members-only reception with our season speakers and Dean Withers before the event.
Evan Elkins, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Michael Humphrey, Assistant Professor of Journalism & Media Communication
Jessie Luna, Associate Professor of Sociology
Lory Student Center Theater
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Member Reception at 5:30 p.m., Program at 7 p.m.
Environmental Sociology: Accessible Lessons on Collective Sustainability & Environmental Justice
Presented by Stephanie Malin, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Hosted at the home of Chris and Michele Ray
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Digitized Yellowstone: How Digital Technologies Help Preserve and Interpret Historic Park Resources
Presented by Sarah Payne, Assistant Professor of History
Hosted at the home of Kelsey and Mike Nosler
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Primitive Huts: Debating the Origins of Art in the Eighteenth Century
Presented by Peter Erickson, Assistant Professor of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Hosted at the Richardson Design Center, Colorado State University Campus
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Featuring entertainment from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Hosted at the home of Marla and Rocci Trumper
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Great Conversations membership are $1,870 per household or $2,500 to join as a Dean’s Circle Member, which includes recognition and special access for your increased support. You may give as an individual, family, or business. Your entire membership gift will be directed toward the Ann Gill Faculty Development fund, and may be tax-deductible.