Celebrating CLA's 150th Anniversary

For 150 years, the College of Liberal Arts has played a central and enduring role in shaping lives, for the good of Minnesota and the world. We’re celebrating our sesquicentennial with a series of events and activities for the entire CLA community, past and present.

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Creating the Change Agents of Today

  • Engagement isn’t just about service. It’s not ‘What can we do for you?’ It’s ‘What can we do together?’

  • As CLA continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary, here is just a small sample of its discoveries.

  • Prof. Mulford Sibley’s work created a “precious oasis in the midst of the concrete and bricks” on the West Bank.

  • We are preparing the next generation of global citizens.

  • When CLA students get asked: What are you going to do with that degree? They will be ready.

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Together, We're Building Something Special

We've launched Shattering Expectations, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to transform CLA into a destination college by advancing research and creative excellence, elevating the student experience, and building bridges between campus and community.

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