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The Frenzied Tedious Miracle


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Alex Carter // 05-13-2015

Not sure how it happened, but bed time has become an elongated, brutal,... More »

Making History

Beth Walker 

Beth was recently named the dean of the College of Business here at CSU. She is the first female dean in its 50-year history.

 "What I like to do is work with others to create a vision and then engage the broader organization to execute the vision."


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Important Events

June 05, 2015

Women of Color & Allies Retreat

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June 08, 2015

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June 08, 2015

Watch for Upcoming Events

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Making A Difference

Carole Makela


Carole Makela, a professor in the School of Education, has received the 2015 Soroptimist International of Fort Collins Making a Difference for Women Award. Makela was recognized for her impact on the lives of women and families, locally and around the world, as a collaborator, mentor, advisor, professor, professional, and community volunteer.


Congratulations Carole, and thanks for making a difference!

Did You Know?

That 90% of our brain's growth occurs by age five? That's why it's never too early to start helping children prepare to be successful in school. Learn More



Something to Read!

Check out this article, "Follow the Money," which talks about a recent study that attempts to address the pay gap.




Ripple Effect Grant Award


Ripple Effect Announces Grant Award Recipients

Nearly 50 proposals were submitted by faculty and staff from across campus to make this the best place for women to work and learn. Take look at the eight ideas that were granted funding!


Leadership Book Club Launched

From one of the Ripple Effect grant awards, a Leaderhip Book Club was formed. Thank you Lindsay Mason for your proposal! Check out the first book that will be featured in the book club!