College of Liberal Arts

Navigating the Complex Terrain of Life

Health isn’t solely the purview of hard science. Politics, economics, rhetoric, art, and history all provide essential perspectives on what it means to be healthy. This issue gives a liberal arts perspective on health.

In A Year of Challenges, SMTD Experiences Great Support

It’s been a very tough year for the performing arts, but donor support has not wavered. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance received $20M in support in 2020, including the upgrade and naming of the Instrument Rehearsal Hall, thanks to Cindy Haraway “Boomer.”

Winter 2019/Spring 2020

Lenses of the Liberal Arts: Place and Space

We all inhabit spaces, whether regularly (our homes) or infrequently (a certain coffee shop), but those spaces become places when we attach meaning to them, when we build experiences and memories through them, and when we understand that what we know is based on those places.

Eddy Hall and the Clark Building: from the 1960s to the present, and beyond

What would CSU be without the workhorse of Eddy Hall and massive edifice of the Clark building? Former president Bill Morgan guided the development of the modern campus by focusing on a library and the buildings of the liberal arts starting in 1963. These buildings, which sit in the heart of campus, have undergone some renovations since then.

The Liberating Arts: Studying leadership, civic engagement, creativity, and innovation at CSU

Chancellor Emeritus Joe Blake has established the Blake Leadership Scholars Program in the College of Liberal Arts to bring the brightest, most engaged minds to campus to learn with and from our expert faculty.

Spring 2019

A liberal arts lens: technology’s role in society past, present, and future 

We’re aware of the role technology plays in shaping our individual lives, but how does technology affect and influence our society and our future? The specific skills and tools unique to the liberal arts can provide understanding as well as a way to navigate the ways technology does (or doesn’t) advance the human experience.

Winter 2018

Lenses of the Liberal Arts: How we identify, analyze, and understand our world

How we understand water – its flow, its place and purpose, how it forms our identities, how it’s used and routed, how it destroys – and our relationship to it provides us insight into politics, economics, art, ourselves, and life itself. In this issue, we apply the lenses of the liberal arts to this most important resource.