“Emotional sustainability in human services organizations: Cultural and communicative paths to dealing with emotional work”

Elizabeth Williams and alumna’s paper published in Sustainability Along with coauthor and CSU M.A. alumna Minkyung Kim, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Elizabeth Williams has published the paper “Emotional sustainability in human services organizations: Cultural and communicative paths to dealing with emotional work ” in Sustainability. Abstract: Emotional sustainability in the human services […]

M.A. Graduate Finds Success Connecting People

Clarence Sanon, ’22, demonstrated excellent communication skills early on. At age 12, he was already a door-to-door salesman, “selling Black Pages (think Yellow Pages, but just black-owned businesses).” Fast forward to his time as an M.A. student in Communication Studies at CSU, where Clarence enjoyed further honing those skills. Bridging gaps and communicating differences Clarence […]

Local Alumnus Screens New Documentary Film in Fort Collins

Filmmaker & Animal Lover This month Joel Delgado, who graduated from CSU in 2014 with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a Film Studies Minor, screened his new documentary film, Hive to Honey, at the Lyric in Fort Collins. Today Joel is a professional filmmaker and photographer. He started his own film and photo production […]

Fall alumni panel provides practical advice for CMST undergraduates

On October 20 in the Lory Student Center, Dr. Denise Caleb (’94, President at Human Resources Standards Institute SM), Jake Gunn-Sandell (’15, Director at SPMB Executive Search), and Rob Klein (’02, Realtor) spoke about their careers and professional experience since graduating from CSU with Communication Studies degrees. They also answered questions from the student audience. Associate […]

Two alumni panels provide career advice and insight to CMST undergraduates

On April 19 in the Lory Student Center, Joel Delgado (’14, CEO at Panoptic Productions LLC and Global Media Technician at NBCUniversal Inc.) and Jenna Farmer (’14, Events and Communications Specialist at Northern Water) spoke about their careers and professional experience since graduating from CSU with Communication Studies degrees. They also answered questions from the […]

Alumni feature: Keeping community newspapers fresh with Linda Shapley

This story originally appeared in CSU Magazine. Keeping community newspapers fresh with Linda Shapley Publisher of Colorado Community Media nurtures young journalists while keeping local newspapers thriving Spring 2022 | Emily Wilmsen A yellow sticky note on Linda Carpio Shapley’s laptop reminds her to “be the leader you needed when you were younger.” That’s good news […]

Reconnecting at the 2022 WSCA Convention

Last month, communication studies scholars were excited to gather from around the region for their first in-person Western States Communication Association (WSCA) annual convention since the COVID-19 pandemic began. They met up in Portland, Oregon, where CSU hosted a special reception for graduate students, faculty, and alumni one night to celebrate.  Many of our faculty […]

“Listening skills in dementia care”

Elizabeth Parks and Bentley Porterfield-Finn’s article published in Communication & Medicine Assistant Professor Elizabeth Parks and recent MA in Communication Studies graduate Bentley Porterfield-Finn have published the essay “Listening skills in dementia care: Cultivating a more inclusive conceptualization of active listening verbal processes” in Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society. […]

ACT partners with CSU Alumni Association, Features Short Film by CMST Alumnus

For several years the Colorado State University Alumni Association (CSUAA) has hosted regional, in-person Alumni Night Out learning events that feature intriguing topics and places. In 2020, ACT Human Rights Film Festival and CSUAA planned a film-focused Alumni Night Out event during the fifth edition of ACT in the Lory Student Center Theater. The event […]