Dr. James Hansen, Author of Democracy’s College in the Centennial State, Reflects on CSU’s 150th Anniversary

Most of my professional life has encompassed researching, preserving, and writing about CSU’s past.  I came Fort Collins in 1966 with a background in the history of higher education, and six years later, initiated a project that resulted in an institutional archive and a comprehensive study, Democracy’s College in the Centennial State (1977).  More than a dozen publications ensued, often in collaboration with graduate students; and in 1981, I began providing a historical essay for commencement ceremonies.  This scholarly activity involved individual program, college, outreach, and campus developments, which usually included chronological milestones.

In order to refute the admonition that “history is just one damn thing after another,” I typically organized CSU’s past into identifiable periods. The sesquicentennial anniversary provides a singular opportunity to highlight selected examples.

Best of the best: CSU announces 2019 Distinguished Alumni

By Tony Phifer, originally published on Source Colorado State University will honor some of its most impactful alumni – and its 150th birthday – at the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The annual celebration is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Lory Student Center. The event, which honors thought leaders, history makers, and game […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare opens at the UCA this weekend

Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream If the merriment being experienced by the actors and crew in rehearsing the show is any indication, audiences will love CSU’s upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William […]

Dan Tyler: Distinguished Alumnus, Emeritus Professor, and Cowboy

Emeritus Professor of History, Dan Tyler (M.A. ’67), wins the Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Liberal Arts. His career in teaching started by teaching pilots in the Air Force how to fly, and concluded with 30 years at CSU, specializing in Hispanic language, history, and agriculture, including water development and water law.

Theatre Director Price Johnston receives national URTA award

Dear Associate Professor Price Johnston, On behalf of the University Resident Theatre Association, I would like to congratulate you on being selected to receive an URTA Excellence Award in Undergraduate Training. You have been selected in the area of Projection/Media Design. The URTA Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding work of individuals and institutions whose students […]

21st international poster exhibition at CSU features Soviet collection from the 1980s

By Jeff Dodge, originally published on SOURCE In the field of graphic design, Colorado State University is best known around the world as the home of the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition. Held every two years, the CIIPE returns to various venues on campus Sept. 20 through Nov. 1 for its 21st edition. The show […]

2019 – 2020 CLA New Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty

2019 – 2020 CLA New Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Department of Anthropology and Geography Andrew Du Andrew Du is a researcher of human evolution. He studies the ecological context and spatial/temporal distribution of ancient human species in the fossil record. He received his PhD from The George Washington University and recently completed his postdoc at The University […]