Game On – CSU Political Science Instructor and Military Veteran on Why You Should Play Games at Work 

James “Pigeon” Fielder, CSU Instructor in the Department of Political Science, had the honor of speaking at TEDxMileHigh this past November where he discussed the power of games. Games, as he describes, are spaces inside which ritual becomes real to the participants. Games allow you to work together to overcome obstacles that feel real but are […]

CSU fundraising effort to develop school for orphans in Uganda sees progress, but more donations still needed

A project to construct school buildings for orphans in a Uganda village – started by a Colorado State University custodian and student more than seven years ago – has not only survived the pandemic but expanded, and fundraising continues for additional improvements.

CSU political science students weigh in on Bennet-O’dea Senate debate

On the evening of October 28, the Lory Student Center Ballroom at Colorado State University was set to host the final scheduled public debate between the two front-runners for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat, Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Joe O’Dea. With only forty audience members in attendance, it was an intimate setting for the […]

Voter Engagement on Campus: Bringing Together Students, Community, and City Leaders 

By Elise Dietrich  As part of a continuing effort to bring community members and city leaders on campus to engage with students, the Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership along with the CSU Political Science department hosted a series of events to support and educate members of the campus community prior to the November 8 election. The […]

Video: CSU professor explains his research on COVID conspiracy theories

Assistant Professor of Political Science Dominik Stecula’s research interest has always been centered around how the media shapes what people believe. In 2020, the global pandemic provided a rare opportunity to study an international emergence of misinformation, conspiracy theories, and the role media plays in shaping people’s political and personal beliefs.