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Poetry and dance create a homecoming

Story by Mary Ellen Sanger Poet Seth Bodine (Journalism and Media Communication, ’18) has written one haiku a day for the past three years, publishing them on his Instagram channel @haikuaday. At more than 1,200 haiku poems written, it seems he never runs out of words to mold. Bodine was able to coax his words […]


Eventide: Senior dance majors dance their way to graduation

By Emily Kaiser, SMTD Publicity Intern Colorado State University Dance presents this semester’s Senior Dance Capstone Concert, Eventide. Senior dance majors Tiana Farnsworth, Hannah Finnegan, and Emily LaCourse prepare their final dance concert before walking across the graduation stage in May. The concert takes place in the University Dance Theater at the University Center for […]


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Heather Bellotti receives the 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is proud to announce that Heather Bellotti, office manager for the School, has received Colorado State University’s 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes meritorious and outstanding achievement in job skills and service to the University by State Classified employees. In her nomination of Heather, Music Therapy Professor Blythe […]


Spring Dance Concert: A Final Farewell

The School of Music Theatre and Dance presents the Fall Dance Concert at the University Center for the Arts. November 8, 2017 By Viola Cai, SMTD Publicity Intern “As director of dance, I am delighted to invite you to our Spring Dance Concert during my last semester at CSU,” said Jane Slusarski-Harris, who retires at […]


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Weeks away from retirement, Jane Slusarski-Harris reminisces on 30 years of teaching dance at CSU

By Maddie Wright, Rocky Mountain Collegian – Reprinted with permission Jane Slusarski-Harris has been the Director of Dance at CSU since 1988. She has mentored 30 years of students through the dance department. Slusarski-Harris will retire at the end of this semester. Colorado State University professor Jane Slusarski-Harris has spent 30 years on a stage she’s grown quite comfortable […]


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Madeline and Matthew Harvey Take Root at CSU By Nicole Towne, SMTD Publicity Intern Madeline Harvey and Matthew Harvey are dancers. They started before the age of 10. They are professionals on the stage. They are professors in the classroom, and in 2013, they decided to make a life-long commitment to each other that remains […]


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February 2018 Class Notes

Chloe Patrick, 2016, B.A. Music I graduated from CSU with a degree in music and a minor in business administration. I am currently the customer service representative at Squires Insurance Solutions LLC, and obtained my Property and Casualty Producer icense earlier this year. However, music is my passion; it always has been, and always will be. Up until […]


The Color of Change Brings Artistic Collaboration to CSU

By Nicole Towne, CSU Publicity Intern After a busy first semester of teaching and performing, the dance department’s newest faculty members, Madeline and Matthew Harvey, are bringing an all new dance experience to CSU and the community. The Color of Change features live music, dance, and conversation centered around community partnership while honoring some of […]


Spring 2018 Student Internships

General Information In the Spring of 2018, the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University Center for the Arts will have two (2) available internship positions. The following information applies to both positions: Department: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; University Center for the Arts, Marketing Office, Rm. 112Academic Credit Offered: YesHours Per […]


Places Between Explores Next Steps for Graduating Dancers

By Nicole Towne, SMTD Publicity Intern Colorado State University students Shannon Gerney, Emily Kaiser, and Julianna Williams prepare to bookend their time training with the dance department. Before they empty out their lockers for good, they will first take their combined 50 years of dance experience and construct a show from the ground up. The […]