Bridging Two Worlds

Two students discuss tradition, philosophy, and Native American identity at CSU Two philosophy majors had an unlikely connection.  Weston Jones, named CLA Outstanding Grad, is Oglala Lakota and a first-generation student from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Maeve Marley, an Irish American student from Denver and Philosophy Outstanding Grad, led an alternative break […]

Welcoming Willette Visiting Professor, Douglas Finn

After a delay brought on by the pandemic, this fall semester marks the official launch of the endowed faculty position established by Father Don Willette. Father Don’s pursuit of this position has deep roots as he has always seen a need to reach young people, especially college students. Father Don understands the university as “providing […]

Meet our 2021 Graduates!

Weston Jones, Outstanding CLA Grad of Spring 2021 Weston Jones, a 2021 CLA Outstanding Grad, is graduating with a philosophy major and legal studies minor. Hailing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Weston sees himself following in a long line of Lakota philosophers. “My life is rooted in the traditional ways of the Lakota. I […]

Mac McGoldrick on Finding Purpose

Philosophy instructor Mac McGoldrick is featured in the Winter 2020 edition of the CLA Magazine. Finding Purpose: The Discipline of Spiritual Health Pursuing a monastic, religious, and spiritual life isn’t available to everyone. But for Mac McGoldrick, philosophy instructor, the pursuit of questions about spiritual practice and self inquiry have informed his own life, his teaching, and […]

Student Spotlight: Sarah Cyr

Sarah Cyr, a double major in philosophy and history, describes herself as a “huge nerd.” Sarah elaborates, “My academic interests are all over the place – I’m a former biological anthropology major, so I’m interested in human evolution, anatomy, and osteology (the study of bones), as well as the history and philosophy of science.” Sarah […]