CSU Thematic Year celebrates Democracy on the Plaza

  Colorado State University kicked off its Thematic Year of Democracy and Civic Engagement this past Thursday with an early celebration of International Day of Democracy on the Lory Student Center Plaza. The Thematic Year is a central university initiative that serves to highlight the incredible research, programs, academic initiatives, students, faculty and staff who […]

2023 Outstanding Students

Leticia Madrigal-Tapia — a third-year political science student — has been selected to receive the Voyager Scholarship, formally known as the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service. Madrigal-Tapia is part of the scholarship’s second cohort and is the first student from CSU to earn this prestigious honor. The Obama Foundation made the announcement on Aug. 22. […]

Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes CSU alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and have made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the University and their community. These alumni represent the very best of the values we hold dear – extraordinary achievement, selfless public service, and a lifelong commitment […]

Faculty Awards and Recognition

Two political science department professors were recently recognized in the 2023 Celebrate! Colorado State Awards and 2023 Celebrate! Provost Awards. Assistant Professor Dominik Stecuła was recognized in the 2023 Celebrate! Colorado State Awards with an Honorable Mention for the Provost Research Scholar award. Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the MPPA, Allison White, received the […]

Faculty Notes

We are excited to officially introduce the newest faculty members to the Department of Political Science. Professor(s) Clare Brock and Kristin Olofsson recently joined the department in August 2023. Professor(s) Iasmin Goes and Daniel Weitzel have been with the department since August 2022. 2023 New Faculty Members  Clare Brock (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, […]

Legislative Internship Program Celebrates 50 Years

For hundreds of Colorado State University students, their college experience was highlighted by early mornings piling into a van headed for Denver, the hum of debate in the House and Senate chambers, the connections built in legislative offices, and the memories made over lunch during their time as legislative interns.  This year marks the 50th […]