What would you do if you had a billion dollars? More importantly, what could you do? That’s the question Colorado State University asked itself: If we had a billion dollars, what could we do to make this amazing University
PURPOSE. It’s what gives life definition and direction – fuels us to do more, be more. At Colorado State University, we talk about purpose a lot. As one of the nation’s finest land-grant institutions, our purpose is clear.
THE HEAD OF THE STUDIO that runs the popular video game franchise Halo returned to campus this spring to talk about how her career path of blending creativity with technology started at Colorado State University.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY is known for providing generous educational opportunities for student-veterans. A new scholarship program takes that commitment to military families one step further by offering financial assistance to the spouses of those who have served our country.
MODERN SCIENCE AND ANCIENT RITUAL combined last fall as a herd of 10 American bison thundered onto the northern Colorado prairie, a major step in restoring the nation’s largest iconic land mammal to this part of its historic range.
The Rams have gone a combined 79-18 over the past three seasons, including an eye-popping 48-6 mark in conference games. This year they not only became the first team in league history to run the table (18-0) in the regular season, they set Mountain West records for wins (31) and consecutive victories (28).
MICHAEL SMITH IS PROUD TO SAY that his success in the natural gas industry is a direct result of his Colorado State University education. So, when he opted to give back to his alma mater, he did so in a big way. A very big way.
THE DEPARTMENT OF Communication Studies hosted the inaugural ACT Human Rights Film Festival April 15-22. The event showcased 18 curated films covering issues that ranged from hunger, homelessness and women’s rights to the fight for democracy, GLBTQ rights in Africa, and art as resistance and cultural resilience.
A CSU ALUMNUS HAS been named the first adult National Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Joseph “Joe” Akmakjian, who graduated in 2013 with a dual degree in communication studies and journalism and media communication with a concentration in public relations, made an appearance at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 29 as MDA rolled out a new “Live Unlimited” campaign.
Research expenditures for Colorado State University scientists reached $317.2 million in Fiscal Year 2015, an increase from $308 million over the previous year. The increase further strengthens the University’s role as a major research institution and contributor to the state’s economy and innovation ecosystem.
THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Todos Santos Center is the university’s first international location, and is core to CSU’s mission of teaching, research, service, and outreach. Students and Baja California Sur residents work with local partners and businesses to identify needs, conduct research, produce impactful outcomes, and cultivate global citizens.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY – along with the City and County of Denver and the National Western Stock Show – is a key partner in the reimagining of the National Western Center, which will be a year-round educational and entertainment hub at the current Stock Show site in Denver.
DR. STEPHEN WITHROW, a pioneer in veterinary oncology, a University Distinguished Professor and founder of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, received the 2016 Founders Day medal from Colorado State University in February.
THE NEW CHEMISTRY Research and Bio-logy buildings, which broke ground in October, are on track for completion in summer 2017. Together on the south side of Pitkin Street, they’ll be the Gateway to the Science Mall.
YOU CAN FIND CSU alumni everywhere – even on the International Space Station. Kjell Lindgren, who earned a master’s degree in cardiovascular physiology at CSU, returned to campus in March to talk about his six months living and working in microgravity.
INSIDE A SPRAWLING COMPLEX at the Miller International, Inc., headquarters in Denver, tucked among the fabric swatches for upcoming fashion lines and bold pictures of rodeo stars wearing the company’s brands, employees are busy with the business of putting out popular Western apparel.
Bill Gray passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at age 86. Gray was famous for his seasonal Atlantic Basin hurricane forecasts and his strong disagreement with the scientific basis of the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis.
APRIL 16, 2016, was a sad day for Colorado State, as the University lost two of its most influential faculty members: William Mason (Bill) Gray, a pioneer in the field of hurricane forecasting, and Richard G. (Gay) Israel, founder of the heart disease prevention program.
WHEN THE POWERBALL lottery jackpot climbed above a billion dollars early this year, fevered players searched for experts who could give them a winning edge. They turned to Curtis Bennett (‘85), a mathematics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, for advice.
The newly remodeled and expanded Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising reopened this spring, including four galleries, classroom/seminar space, a library, a conservation laboratory, and expanded storage/management areas for CSU’s renowned apparel and textile collection.
STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS program recognizes CSU alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the University or their community.