Students walking on the CSU campus in spring

College of Liberal Arts Spring 2023 News

Awards & Recognition

CLA Faculty and Staff Awards

Faculty and staff from across the college were celebrated on April 24. See which faculty and staff received this year’s College awards.

Collage of all CLA faculty and staff winners

Celebrate! CSU Awards

Each year, the University celebrates excellence with the Celebrate! Colorado State Awards. This year, several CLA faculty, staff, and students were acknowledged.

Celebrate! Colorado State

Outstanding Grad

Art offers the opportunity to see the world through someone else’s eyes, but Miles Buchan’s work often tells the story of what he doesn’t see. Read more about Miles and the other nominees for CLA Outstanding Grad.

Miles Buchan

Research & Artistry In the News

Thematic Year of Health

CLA participated in the university’s thematic year of health by producing several paired interviews between faculty. Hear an artist and English professor discuss word and image, a philosopher and a musician discuss discipline and performance and well being, and two historians discuss the ways European communities dealt with illness in 14th-17th centuries.

Alumni Stories

Leslie Schenk (‘21) and communicating in the courtroom
Anica Wong (‘08) applies communication skills to local farming

Clark Revitalization

The Clark Revitalization Project is quietly underway, with Facilities, the design-build firm, Haseleden Hord Coplan Macht, and a College committee working to assess space needs, identify relocation options, and plan remediation. By the end of June, all units within the Clark A basement will be relocated and during the Fall 2023 semester, remediation will occur. In January 2024, all of Clark A will be offline as construction gets underway. See the timeline and more information about Clark on the CLA website.

National Endowment for the Humanities

The upcoming revitalization plans for the Clark Building will include a home for the College of Liberal Arts’ new Center for Engaged Humanities, thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more about the $500k Challenge Grant.

Featured on CSU's podcast: The Audit

Colorado State University’s podcast, The Audit, features conversations with CSU faculty on everything from research to current events. Just as auditing a class provides an opportunity to explore a new subject or field, The Audit allows listeners to explore the latest works from the experts at CSU.


Prabha Unnithan, Department of Sociology
Wes Kenney, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Walt Jones
Walt Jones, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Leslie Stewart
Leslie Stewart, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Gary Huibregtse
Gary Huibregtse, Department of Art and Art History
Andrew G. Clark Building from the Plaza in 1968
Thaddeus Sunseri, Department of History
Marie-Jo Hofmann
Marie-Jo Hofmann, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Fernando Valerio-Holguín
Fernando Valerio-Holguín, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

In Memoriam

Barbara Hawthorne, a long-time online anthropology instructor, died this February.