Celebrating one year of Coloradoan Conversations

A more positive discussion of local issues This March marks one year since the Fort Collins newspaper the Coloradoan brought back their opinion page in the form of Coloradoan Conversations. Coloradoan Conversations is a joint effort with our Center for Public Deliberation’s (CPD’s) Northern Colorado Deliberative Journalism Project. Each week, the Coloradoan picks one or […]

“Taking on Two Crises: Democracy and Journalism”

Martín Carcasson’s article published in National Civic Review Professor and Center for Public Deliberation Director Martín Carcasson has published the article “Taking on Two Crises: Democracy and Journalism” in National Civic Review. Excerpt: Dual crises in democracy and journalism are occurring in communities across the country. Democracy is struggling as partisanship, polarization, and growing authoritarian […]

See the Center for Public Deliberation’s new offices

Over the summer, the Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) relocated to Clark B322. Along with the new space—dubbed the College of Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Centers and Programs Wing—came new neighbors, including: The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS) The LEAP Institute for the Arts, which offers a master’s degree and minor in Arts […]

Professor Usama Alshaibi’s new film explores trauma and healing

When Teaching Associate Professor Usama Alshaibi isn’t showing students how to make films, directing the Through the Student Lens Film Festival, or winning this year’s Faculty Excellence: 14’er Award, he’s making new films himself. His newest film, Soon, is a short documentary about his experience as a child who survived war in the Middle East. […]

Professor Martín Carcasson interviewed by Colorado Public Radio on NoCo Deliberative Journalism Project

Martín Carcasson interviewed by KUNC’s Colorado Edition on his work with the Northern Colorado Deliberative Journalism Project Professor Martín Carcasson is the Director of the Center for Public Deliberation (CPD), which is housed in the Department of Communication Studies at CSU. The CPD is part of the core team behind the NoCo Deliberative Journalism Project⁠—a […]

New seminar: Teaching Northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ Past in the K-12 Classroom

2022 Carl A. Bimson Humanities Seminar Program Award CSU Associate Professor and Director of Public Speaking Thomas R. Dunn was recently granted the 2022 Carl A. Bimson Humanities Seminar Award from the College of Liberal Arts for his work with the Queer Memory Project of Northern Colorado. This competitive award provides $15,000 to support a […]

ACT Re-imagines the Film Festival

In March 2020, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival became one of the first festivals in the nation to announce that its annual festival – set to open April 3 – was postponed until further notice.   The postponement was announced after ACT had released the film program and sold tickets and passes. ACT’s festival programmers and staff determined that cancelling the 2020 festival seemed ill-advised and unnecessary. Instead, ACT Managing Director Beth Seymour got busy re-imagining how to honor filmmakers and continue […]

Alumni Panel Pivot

Each semester the Department of Communication Studies organizes a series of alumni panels for all Senior Capstone sections. Prior to the pandemic, panels occurred in-person at the Lory Student Center and featured alumni living in the Northern Colorado area. The opportunity to bring alumni back to campus to share stories and meet our soon-to-be-graduated-seniors has always been a highlight of the semester.   Once […]

Community Guide Project Amplifes Housing's Impact on Health for Fort Collins Residents

Originally printed in the College of Liberal Arts Magazine When we think about health, many of us think about healthcare for our bodies. But according to the City of Fort Collins’s Home2Health program, “going to the doctor only accounts for about 20 percent of overall well-being.” Access to safe, quality, affordable housing – and the […]