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Today’s News@MSU Denver is the last until Jan. 13

December 20, 2013

News@MSU Denver is going on hiatus until Jan. 13, barring the need for any special editions.

ConnectU outage planned

December 19, 2013

Information Technology Services will perform maintenance on ConnectU 7 a.m.–10 a.m. on Dec. 23.

Kudos

December 19, 2013

We extend kudos to faculty, staff and students who continue to distinguish themselves and MSU Denver through their accomplishments.

New caterers authorized for Auraria events

December 19, 2013

Eight caterers — including five new ones — will be authorized to provide food at Auraria campus events beginning Jan. 1.

Final exam is a lesson in community activism

December 18, 2013

Junior speech communication student Kaitlyn Huston called it “the coolest final” she’d ever taken.

Deadline for 2013 donations is Jan. 3

December 18, 2013

Donations to the Colorado Combined Campaign for 2013 will be accepted through Jan. 3 at 5 p.m.

Friday morning maintenance to cause temporary outage of some computer systems

December 17, 2013

Information Technology Services will perform maintenance on the Banner system Friday, 12:01 – 6 a.m.

K-9 training exercise scheduled for Wednesday in the Tivoli

December 17, 2013

Local law enforcement officials will conduct K-9 training exercises in the Tivoli Student Union on Wednesday, 6–11 a.m.

Jordan urges legislators to adopt a more equitable funding formula

December 17, 2013

Colorado’s continued reliance on an outdated per-student higher education funding formula means MSU Denver gets far less in state support than it should, President Stephen Jordan told state legislators last week.

Jordan honored as Friend of the Community Colleges of Colorado

December 17, 2013

The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education last week gave the first Friend of the Community Colleges of Colorado Award to MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan for his past support.

Blackboard Vista and ConnectU MyCourses go into archive mode

December 17, 2013

As part of the MSU Denver transition to Blackboard Learn, starting Monday, both Blackboard Vista and ConnectU MyCourses will be set to archive mode.

MSU Denver alum is Colorado Teacher of the Year

December 16, 2013

When Elizabeth Miner was working on her K-12 physical education licensure at MSU Denver, 2004–2006, advisers told her she would need to prove she could teach just as well as any academic instructor.

National and local media showcase faculty expertise

December 16, 2013

The local and national media continue to call on MSU Denver professors for expert perspective on many of today’s most important issues and timely topics such as holiday shopping trends, the death of Nelson Mandela and the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Counseling services are available

December 13, 2013

Tragedies such as the shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial affect people in different ways.

Wake set for Peter Guenther, retired faculty member

December 11, 2013

Wolfgang “Peter” Guenther, who taught mechanical engineering at MSU Denver from 1971 to 1992, died on Dec. 3. He was 83.

Trustees approve new offerings

December 11, 2013

The MSU Denver Board of Trustees on Friday approved the creation of a new Department of Nutrition, authorized a new certificate program in outdoor recreation leadership, and gave approval for the Department of Teacher Education to further explore a bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education.

Auraria West station to close during Broncos game on Thursday

December 11, 2013

A warning to light-rail commuters to campus: The Auraria West RTD station will close at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday because of the Broncos game, which begins at 6:25.

Help Desk and student computer labs to reduce hours during winter break

December 10, 2013

The Help Desk and two student computer labs will remain open for much of the winter break, Dec. 16 to Jan. 20, but hours of operation will be reduced.

Virus underscores need for computer safety

December 10, 2013

For the second time this month, a University computer has been infected with malware known as “ransomware,” according to MSU Denver Information Technology Services.

President’s Award winner Katherine Miller has come a long way

December 10, 2013

Meet Katherine Miller, winner of MSU Denver’s President’s Award, which is given to an outstanding student.

Network outage impacts campus

December 10, 2013

A computer network disruption this afternoon temporarily shut down nearly all MSU Denver data networks, including Banner, email, network file shares, website access, VPN and wireless.

Fall graduates are a diverse, numerous lot

December 10, 2013

More than 1,400 soon-to-be alumni will receive degrees this Sunday at MSU Denver’s Fall Commencement ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center.

Ellucian on campus this week

December 10, 2013

A team from Ellucian — makers of the Banner software that handles much of MSU Denver’s financial, student admissions and registration needs — will be on campus today and Wednesday to assess how well the products are working.

Trustees fault Dempere for repeated information requests

December 9, 2013

The MSU Denver Board of Trustees on Friday approved a resolution formally separating itself from a series of requests that Trustee Juan Dempere has made under the Colorado Open Records Act, urging him to stop what they deem to be “inappropriate” activities not befitting a trustee.

MSU Denver welcomes new staff and faculty, bids farewell to others

December 9, 2013

@MSU Denver welcomes these new faculty and staff members to the University:

AHEC invites directory users to take online survey

December 9, 2013

Auraria Higher Education Center officials are seeking input from MSU Denver faculty, staff and students about how existing campus directories are used, in hopes of making a planned new online directory more useful and user-friendly.

Broken pipe prompts fire department response

December 5, 2013

The Denver Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at MSU Denver’s Administration Building Thursday morning. But AHEC officials said there was no actual fire.

MSU Denver rolls out welcome mat to the world

December 5, 2013

Azusa Yamano is one of only 130 international students at MSU Denver. But school officials want to increase that number and ensure incoming students are as satisfied as Yamano and many others.

Campus food drive begins Monday

December 5, 2013

The Spirit of Martin Luther King Food Drive for the MSU Denver Food Bank begins Monday, with a goal of collecting 2,300 nonperishable food and health items by Jan. 17, the date of the 23rd annual MLK Peace Breakfast.

Reception for MSU Denver community at Su Teatro

December 4, 2013

Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center will host a “Metro Night Reception” for members of the MSU Denver community on Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in conjunction with a performance of “La Pastorela,” a retelling of the story of the shepherds’ search for the baby Jesus.

MSU Denver Board of Trustees to meet Dec. 5 – 6

December 4, 2013

The MSU Denver Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday and Friday in the Student Success Building. Full coverage of the meeting will appear in @MSU Denver next week.

Kudos

December 3, 2013

We extend kudos to faculty, staff and students who continue to distinguish themselves and MSU Denver through their accomplishments.

Cell coverage sometimes a no-show to class

December 3, 2013

It’s a comment you may continue to hear on the Auraria campus: “Can you hear me now?” The problem? A lack of consistent cell coverage in many buildings on campus.

MSU Denver takes Colorado lead in offering Supplemental Academic Instruction

December 2, 2013

MSU Denver is the only four-year institution in Colorado — and one of the few nationwide — to offer Supplemental Academic Instruction (SAI) to help students with limited academic deficiencies step up to college-level work.

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