The Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, created by family and friends of CSU’s late President Emeritus William Morgan and his wife, Lilla, fosters a vibrant arts environment at CSU.

Arts and cultural expression Lilla B. Morgan Grants awarded

Spring 2016, Grants awarded

  • $3,848: Visiting Scholar in Residency — Africa Meets Africa: Math and the Museum Initiative, Asst. Professor David Riep, Art and Art History
  • $3,000: Creative Writing Reading Series, Professor Camille Dungy, English
  • $3,000: Faculty/Staff Art Purchases for CSU Magnolia House Collection, Various
  • $1,400: Dance Education Student Project, Lisa Morgan, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
  • $1,000: Kids Do it All, Todos Santos; Scott Farley, University Development

Fall 2015, Grants awarded

  • $3,000: Bryan Stevenson Author Program, Dean Patrick J. Burns, CSU Libraries
  • $3,000: Faculty Art Purchases for CSU Magnolia House Collection, Various
  • $2,000: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry, Doreen Beard, Avenir Museum
  • $1,500: Form and Phenomenon, Associate Professor Del Harrow, Art and Art History
  • $1,500: Wild Morphologies, Doug Sink, Lory Student Center Arts Program
  • $1,500: Creative Writing Reading Series, Professor Camille Dungy, English
  • $1,000: Mystical Abyss of Theatre of Yugen, Mako Beecken, Foreign Languages & Literatures
  • $400: Enslaved, Samantha Aschwanden, School of Social Work
  • $350: LA Days 2016, Andrew Baklaich, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Spring 2015, Grants awarded

  • $4,000: Colorado State University Human Rights Film Festival, Dr. Scott Diffrient, CSU Department of Communication Studies
  • $3,600: Contemporary Ceramics, Professor Sanam Emami, CSU Department of Art and Art History
  • $2,600: Registration costs for members of the Metalsmithing Guild of CSU to attend statewide conference and conduct a follow-up workshop on campus, Kinszia Erickson, CSU Department of Art and Art History
  • $2,500: Solitude and Exuberance: A Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez, Dr. Jonathan Carlyon, CSU Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • $1,000: Trying-on Teaching/Middle School Outreach Ensembles, Dr. Erik Johnson, CSU Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance
  • $1,000: Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Dr. Guadalupe Salazar, El Centro
  • $800: OboeRAMa 2015, Dr. Gary Moody, CSU Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Fall 2014, Grants awarded

  • $13,000: Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present, August 28, 2015-December 18, 2015, University Art Museum
  • $2,000: 32nd Annual CSU Pow Wow, Native American Cultural Center and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • $2,500: 2014-15 Creative Writing Reading Series, English Department.
  • $2,500: Observations and Collections—National Juried Exhibition, February 6, 2015-March 6, 2015, Clara Hatton Gallery, CSU Art Department

Spring 2014, Grants awarded

  • $5,000: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance
  • $7,500: New Gallery Walls, Curfman Gallery, Lory Student Center
  • $500: Cinco de Mayo Celebration, El Centro and the Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

Fall 2013, Grants awarded

  • $400 to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Cercle francais student organization for the Folk Ragout concert December 12, 2013
  • $5,500 to the Department of Art for “From here to there/there to here — Colorado to Wales/Wales to Colorado: An International Exchange of Contemporary Drawings,” to take place in Colorado and Wales May 2014 and October 2014
  • $1,000 to the CSU Pow Wow, October 26, 2013
  • $2,000 to the 2013-14 CSU Creative-Writing Reading Series

Spring 2013, Grants awarded

  • $6,000: “Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers,” University Art Museum and Avenir Museum
  • $8,000: 2013 Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Department of Art
  • $400: Colorado Clarinet Days, Music, Theatre and Dance
  • $3,000: “The Intricate Web: Lacemaking, Trade, and Tradition,” Department of Design and Merchandising

Fall 2012, Grants awarded

  • $500: Latin Night, La Raza
  • $2,200: Reading Series, Creative Writing Program, Department of English
  • $3,500 30th Annual CSU Pow Wow, SliCE

Spring 2011, Grants awarded

  • $780: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts, for “Hybrid Weapons: The Essay and Spain’s New Leftist Intellectuals”
  • $4,000: Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, College of Liberal Arts, for “Shakespeare at Sunset 2011,” June 23-July 31, 2011
  • $5,500: Art Department, College of Liberal Arts, for the 17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 2011
  • $5,500: Art Department, College of Liberal Arts, for “Mexican Prints for the Calle Collection: The Taller de Gráphica Popular and Graphic Commitment,” an upcoming exhibit at the University Art Museum
  • $2,000: The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, College of Applied Human Sciences, for “The Fine Art of Marbling,” opening in September 2011 and running through January 2012
  • $1,500: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts, for “Imaginantes” Bilingual Youth Workshop, June 13-17, 2011
  • $1,000: Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, College of Liberal Arts, for the CSU Alumni Media Festival September 7-10, 2011
  • $2,500: Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, College of Liberal Arts, for “Aries Festival 2011: New Music at Colorado State,” Nov. 6-8, 2011