Aerial view of the CSU campus with snow covering the tops of buildings

College of Liberal Arts Winter 2022 News

Photo: Aerial view of the academic spine of CSU campus, including the Clark Building, Morgan Library, and the Michael Smith Natural Resources Building.

Awards and Recognitions

Notice about the new fight song in The Rocky Mountain Collegian on Nov. 16, 1932.The CSU Fight Song turned 90 years old on Saturday, Nov. 19.

While the lyrics have changed slightly over time – mainly the modification of “stalwart Aggies” to “stalwart Ram Team” as the university’s mascot and name changed in the 1950s – the beloved rallying tune has been sung thousands of times across nine decades.

A $250,000 Teagle Foundation Cornerstone/NEH Planning Grant will fund two years of innovation in the undergraduate core curriculum.

Sociology Professor recevies getAbstract International Book Award

A Decent Meal: Building Empathy in a Divided America

Professor of Sociology Michael Carolan received the getAbstract International Book Award 2022 for the Business Impact category for his book, A Decent Meal.

A Decent Meal discusses how to overcome the deep chasms and loss of empathy in American society through food and food systems.

New CSU podcast: The Audit

Colorado State University’s new 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.

Alumni News

After Jennifer Hast graduated from CSU in May 2022, she got an extraordinary job promoting documentaries and independent films that center social justice stories featuring people of color.
Donn and Linda Hopkins were awarded the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumni Award in 2022 for their lifelong commitment to learning and to community.

Clark Update

Haselden/Hord Coplan Macht firm has been selected to do the revitalization of the Clark building.

Clark will be renovated in phases, starting with Clark A. In summer and fall of 2023, the anthropology archives and JMC equipment will be relocated from the Clark A basement. All of Clark A will be shut down starting Jan. 2024 for renovations.

The collection housed in the Archaeological Repository of Colorado State University (AR-CSU) represents over 13,000 years of cultural and history of the Northern Colorado region.


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In Memoriam

Karl Krahnke

William G. McBride