State magazine showcases CSU System initiatives, partnerships

Students at Colorado Ballet.
In the cover story of the new State magazine, Colorado State University students majoring in dance join class with Colorado Ballet professional dancers at the company’s headquarters in Denver. Photo by Mary Neiberg.

State, the new magazine of the Colorado State University System and a sister publication to Colorado State Magazine, is now available in print and online.

The stories and photography in State reflect the work being done on CSU System campuses in both Fort Collins and Pueblo as well the online CSU Global and the System’s Denver initiatives, such as partnership in the National Western Center project.

“This new magazine was the brainchild of Dr. Tony Frank, who is transitioning from his dual role as president of the flagship campus in Fort Collins and System chancellor to full-time chancellor,” explained Coleman Cornelius, executive editor of both State and Colorado State Magazine. “Our goal with State is to demonstrate the unique and vital contributions the CSU System makes in the lives of our students and to the state of Colorado, its communities, people, and economy.”

Feature stories in the inaugural issue of State showcase veterinary research into high-mountain disease in cattle in the Rocky Mountains; science students scouting for tarantulas on the edge of the Pueblo campus; the explosive enrollment growth at CSU Global, the nation’s first fully online, accredited, public university; and the educational collaboration between the System and Denver-based Colorado Ballet.

Published twice a year

State, which is mailed to 20,000 policy makers, thought leaders, and System constituents in Colorado, publishes in the winter and summer, while Colorado State Magazine is produced in spring and fall. The next issue of Colorado State Magazine, the University’s premier publication, will be distributed to 140,000 CSU alumni, donors, and friends of the University in March; previous issues are also available on SOURCE.

Publisher of both magazines is Cara Neth, director of CSU presidential and administrative communications. In addition to Cornelius, the staff includes Deputy Publisher Kathy Phifer, director of CSU strategic communications, and Art Director and Designer Mary Sweitzer.

Dr. Tim Holt portrait
Dr. Tim Holt

“Our aspirational goal is to have State become one of the best regional publications in the United States,” Cornelius said. “From our story selection to use of high-quality photography, we bring readers inside the robust teaching, research, outreach, and partnerships that make the Colorado State University System such a vital part of the life and economy of our state.”

What’s inside

The cover story in the first issue of State describes new learning opportunities for students that arise from the System’s partnership with Colorado Ballet, while this profile of Dr. Tim Holt, CSU livestock veterinarian, is a fascinating feature, just in time for the 113th annual National Western Stock Show.

To receive a print copy of State or for information about advertising, contact Cornelius at