Now entering its 23rd 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 fund, 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
- New this year: Membership to Colorado State University’s 1870 Club, and all associated benefits
Join Great Conversations at the $2,500 level to become part of our Dean’s Circle, and receive unique access and recognition for your increased support, as well as all the benefits listed above.
2018- 2019 Season
Presented by Dellenbach Subaru
Rigor and Imagination: The values of the liberal arts in a complex and polarized society
A community discussion, featuring a members-only reception with our speakers before the event
Presented by Dan Beachy-Quick, Professor of English
Madeline Harvey, Assistant Professor of Dance
Sammy Zahran, Associate Professor of Economics
Longs Peak Room, Lory Student Center
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Member Reception at 5:30 p.m., Program at 7 p.m.
Behind the Scenes: Curating the Hartford-Tandstad Collection of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
Presented by Catherine DiCesare, Associate Professor of Art History
Hosted in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Economics of Sharing in the 21st Century: Can mobile technology save the planet?
Presented by Anders Fremstad, Assistant Professor of Economics
Hosted at the home of Steven Hubbard and April Walden
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
10,000 Years of Rams vs. the Buffs: Ancient Hunters of the Colorado Plains and Rocky Mountains as Revealed by Archaeology
Presented by Jason LaBelle, Associate Professor of Archaeology
Hosted in a CSU classroom, including a tour of the Kaplan-Hoover Bone Lab
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Featuring entertainment from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Hosted at the home of Alan and Barbara Rudolph
Thursday, June 6, 2019