Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life
What defines success? What makes a meaningful life?
These essential questions follow all of us. And for the alumni, students, and faculty in the College of Liberal Arts, answers to these questions come in the form of making a difference - small or large - in their local communities, at the national level, and across the world.Scroll down to see this issue's featured stories
After seeing waste at a Chili’s restaurant, environmentalist Chelsea Champ Lopez found a new use for the used crayons: helping refugee children in Jordan.
After growing up in a mixed-race neighborhood in Greeley and facing discrimination and prejudice as a Latina woman, Polly Baca worked to break gender and race boundaries, becoming many “firsts” in Colorado’s legislature.
An environmental art exhibit at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art provide Art students Kyle Singer and Emily Sullivan the opportunity to combine classroom learning with a chance to help New York-based artist David Brooks.
Inspired by her grandmother’s assistance to those suffering the repercussions of civil unrest in Colombia, Juliana Vélez now fights for women’s rights around the world through an organization called HerStory.
Inspired to understand animals on their own terms, Kelsi Nagy pursued a master’s degree focused on animal ethics and environmental policy. She has edited a book about our relationship with “trash” animals and continues to study complex animal-human relationships.
Annie Seipel is a non-traditional student in almost every sense of the word. At age 45 Seipel is on the brink of finishing her bachelor’s degree combining her interests of Arabic and metal-working.
From Japanese American confinement camps to National Heritage Areas, Alex Hernandez brings communities together for historic preservation projects as an assistant program manager and historian for the National Park Service.
The colorful new 30-foot-high sculpture emerging from a water feature at the new U.S. Embassy building in The Hague was created by alumnus Pard Morrison.
As director of Frontline Health Workers Coalition and advocacy advisor at IntraHealth International, Vince Blaser advocates for improved access to health workers for millions of people in countries like India, Senegal, Guatemala, and Mali.
Susan Harness described her childhood as being caught between two worlds – white and American Indian – and estranged from both. Using her education in anthropology, Harness searched for a sense of belonging and acceptance as a transracial adoptee.
Madeleine Sheahan didn’t know it was unusual for a current student to establish a scholarship. Now an alumni, Sheahan continues to make a difference for students with the Esperanza Scholarship.
David Fischer, the first person to receive a Ph.D. in economics from CSU, taught natural resource economics around the world. Among other accomplishments, he developed a framework for studying large-scale environmental accidents.
Jennifer Zidon is living proof of the proverb ‘when one door closes, another one opens.’ With a poetry degree and, soon, a master’s degree in arts leadership, Zidon is using her professional experience in community relations to advocate for artists and the planet.
Professor Walt Jones challenges his freshmen students to bring the human experience to life on stage in a unique way: through a production of interview theatre.