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Men’s and women’s basketball teams close regular season this weekend

February 25, 2013

MSU Denver’s men’s and women’s basketball teams wrap up their regular seasons this week and then head into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference quarterfinals at home on Tuesday, March 5.

Sign up for ENS to get campus snow closure alerts

February 25, 2013

With a big snowstorm on Sunday and another one possibly on the way tomorrow, now is a good time to remind faculty, staff and students that Metropolitan State University of Denver’s emergency notification system (ENS) includes alerts when the Auraria Campus is closed.

Mayor Michael Hancock to students: Think globally

February 25, 2013

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock thinks of the city he leads in global terms. And he recommends that MSU Denver students think of themselves in the same way.

Cabinet approves policy for certain revenue-generating programs

February 25, 2013

The President’s Cabinet has approved a policy governing revenue-generating programs that do not fall into the main categories for revenue.

Employee wellness survey results show interest in fitness, weight loss

February 25, 2013

Respondents to an employee wellness survey are interested in exercising more and losing weight and are willing to invest time, and perhaps money, in health and fitness programs.

Pilot project on new learning management system begins in March

February 25, 2013

Twenty faculty members from all three schools will receive training beginning next month on a new Blackboard learning management system and test the updated LMS in classes this summer—a major step in the rollout of the learning environment next year.

Hosting of Public Interest Design Institute makes MSU Denver a ‘national player in this movement,’ professor says

February 25, 2013

Communication Design Program Coordinator Lisa M. Abendroth is helping put MSU Denver on the map in the public interest design movement, a growing effort among people who design buildings, homes, tools, graphics and more to address a humanitarian, educational or socially relevant requirement in their projects.

Trustee Jack Pogge goes to class

February 25, 2013

It was a place you wouldn’t expect to find a Metropolitan State University of Denver Board of Trustees member, but there he was: in the middle of a classroom, observing a philosophy class.

AGB magazine includes Jordan piece on public/private partnerships

February 25, 2013

The January/February 2013 issue of Trusteeship Magazine, the publication of the Association of Governing Boards (AGB), has published “A Tale of Two Cities: Using public/private partnerships to create higher education opportunities,” a piece that focuses on MSU Denver and City University of New York (CUNY).

Kudos

February 25, 2013

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

HLC hosts kickoff of Denver Restaurant Week

February 25, 2013

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joined President Stephen Jordan and others at the Hospitality Learning Center (HLC) last Thursday to kick off Denver Restaurant Week (DRW) in a most appropriate way: with a red wine toast.

Register for the Emergency Notification System

February 24, 2013

Register now to get emergency notifications regarding campus snow closures through MSU Denver's ENS system http://www.msudenver.edu/emergency/ens/.

Spring Fling registration open

February 18, 2013

Registration for the Auraria Campus Spring Fling is now available at springfling.

Noel distinguished professor offers blueprint for STEM education

February 18, 2013

Some teachers don’t expect students to succeed in science and math, says Freeman Hrabowski III, but don’t count him among them.

Men’s basketball: 22 and 0, with 4 to go

February 18, 2013

The men’s basketball team beat Regis University 83-62 on Saturday at Regis University to extend their winning streak to 22-0.

Library’s spring newsletter available

February 18, 2013

The spring edition of Check This Out, the Auraria Library newsletter, has been published.

Correction

February 18, 2013

In Search Committee for VP position named, Matt Brinton...

MSU Denver's student-veterans orientation subject of national symposium session

February 18, 2013

New students who are active military or veterans of the armed forces can have different questions about MSU Denver than their classmates who have not served: How do I tap into the GI Bill and other benefits?

Campus swaps all about space

February 18, 2013

A committee that includes representatives from the three MSU Denver schools held its second meeting last week as it considers requests from various departments and offices for additional room...

Employee campus climate survey to be conducted March 11-17

February 18, 2013

It’s been three years since all faculty and staff members were asked to participate in the Great Colleges to Work For campus climate survey to measure institutional performance and solicit ideas on how to make MSU Denver a better place to work.

Comings and Goings

February 11, 2013

There are new colleagues to welcome and those to whom we say goodbye and good luck. Here are the most recent personnel changes at MSU Denver.

Transitions Task Force seeks input on University structure

February 11, 2013

First came the name change, now comes a campus-wide discussion to explore a new organization for an institution that has evolved from a college to a university.

BOT endorses concept of concealed weapons ban

February 11, 2013

The MSU Denver Board of Trustees last Thursday endorsed the concept of a concealed-weapons ban on state college and university campuses in light of legislation proposed by state Rep. Claire Levy of Boulder.

Homecoming celebrated community, growth, athletics and more

February 11, 2013

Last week’s Homecoming celebration was not only a demonstration of school spirit, but a celebration of community, accomplishment, growth and, of course, Roadrunner athletics.

Clean water activist to visit campus

February 11, 2013

Doc Hendley, an author and founder of a nonprofit group that brings clean water to places without it, will appear in the atrium of the Student Success Building Feb. 19 for a lecture and book signing in connection with the Center for Urban Education’s 1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform program.

Search committee for VP position named`

February 11, 2013

The search committee for the position of vice president of administration, finance and facilities has been named.

Kudos

February 11, 2013

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

Jordan postpones CTO search

February 11, 2013

The search for a chief technical officer (CTO) that had begun in the fall has been postponed until after the mid-March retreat of the administrative and academic computing areas and the analysis of the results of the IT survey sent Feb. 4 to faculty, staff and students.

April Hill brings science to blind students

February 11, 2013

During a science workshop this summer at the Colorado Center for the Blind, students mixed white glue, water and borax in a food storage bag to make a substance called a cross-linked polymer, or less formally, “slime.”

Noel Professorship events next week

February 11, 2013

Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor Freeman Hrabowski III is here for only one day next week, but he and MSU Denver are making the most of his visit.

Fire courses win recognition from National Fire Academy

February 11, 2013

The fledgling fire studies program at MSU Denver has received a certificate of recognition from the National Fire Academy, a designation affirming that the courses are tied to nationally recognized standards of education and achievement.

Melville, music and more are part of DIA project with MSU Denver help

February 4, 2013

Travelers at Denver International Airport might wonder why the opening lines of “Moby Dick” are affixed to a baggage carousel or be startled by a classic country-western ballad playing from what appears, at first glance, to be a carry-on bag.

Men’s basketball on a roll; women winning, too

February 4, 2013

The men’s basketball team won both their away games against Chadron State and Black Hills State Universities this weekend to keep their winning streak alive at 19-0 and hold onto the No. 1 ranking in the National Association of Basketball Coaches NCAA Division II top-25 poll.

Third MSU Denver neighborhood building under consideration

February 4, 2013

Here is a little more detail about the potential third building in the MSU Denver neighborhood announced last week by President Stephen Jordan at the Spring Update.

IT task force survey hits inboxes this week

February 4, 2013

The IT Strategic Planning Task Force has sent an email link to a survey to faculty, staff and students to gather information about their experiences with technology services and how they think systems and services can be improved to better serve the goals of the University.

Plan now for name-change deadline

February 4, 2013

The MSU Denver community is encouraged to think ahead to update all stationery, publications, forms, signage and website content...

Sales Certificate Program to expand, seek formal recognition

February 4, 2013

Sales education is becoming increasingly important at MSU Denver—and for good reason: According to one estimate, nearly 60 percent of all business students are headed for a sales-related job after graduation.

Homecoming bonfire to close Dogwood Lot

February 4, 2013

As a part of MSU Denver’s 2013 Homecoming...

BOT to hold 1st meeting of new year

February 4, 2013

The MSU Denver Board of Trustees will meet this Thursday, Feb. 7, 9-11 a.m., in SSB 400.

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