CSU Alumni Stories

Painting a Better World

Since she was in high school, Sheila Dunn (B.F.A., ’06) has been determined to become a full-time artist, despite the skeptical reactions when she articulated her ambition. Today, she's known for her large, vibrant figure paintings that explore the relationship between her subjects and environment.

Supporting a CSU Treasure: The Annual Flower Trial Garden

Colorado State University's Annual Flower Trial Garden is a CSU treasure, aesthetic delight, and one of the most-visited places in Fort Collins. A recent $25,000 gift from the Ecke family will enhance visitor enjoyment of the garden and recognize the service and impact of longtime horticulture educators.

Member Spotlight: The Stories Rams Tell

When you visit the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center, you will see stories of our alma mater told on touch screens and wall panels in Mindock Hall when you first enter. A bit farther back is the Storytelling Booth, where alumni can record their own stories and memories. Our gift to AlumLine readers this holiday season is a few of those stories told by Alumni Association members.

Educator and Writer Defies Expectations

Kirt Shineman, who received a B.A. in communication studies at CSU, is a tenured full professor at Glendale Community College in Arizona. He recently received the National Communication Association’s Golden Monograph Award for an article he co-authored, “Engendering Dystopia: The Performance of Torture at Guantanamo Bay Prison.”

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CSU in Photos: November 2019

November 2019 at Colorado State University included a gathering of top government officials discussing biodefense and the inauguration of President Joyce McConnell as well as a celebration of another Mountain West volleyball title. Take a look back at the month.