NATIONAL PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR ANN WILLIAMS TO ADDRESS RECORD NUMBER OF FALL GRADUATES
December 10, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s “U.S. Professor of the Year,” Ann Williams is the keynote speaker for the fall commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 15.
CABA & MSU Denver Hold VFW Charity Airlift
December 5, 2013
The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) with support from Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Precision Flight Team is holding its third annual VFW Charity Airlift to provide toys and nonperishable foods to veterans and their families in rural communities throughout the state.
MSU Denver Ann Williams named U.S. Professor of the Year
November 14, 2013
The Carnegie Foundation has named Ann Williams, Metropolitan State University of Denver professor of French, one of four “U.S. Professors of the Year” for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The awards recognize professors for their influence on teaching and commitment to undergraduate students.
MSU DENVER ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION NAMING RIGHTS DEAL FOR NEW ATHLETIC COMPLEX
November 14, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver President Stephen Jordan announced today a $1 million naming rights agreement for the University’s new athletic complex. The new name, The Regency Athletic Complex at MSU Denver, is part of a 10-year agreement with Regency Student Housing community.
MSU Denver Honors Veterans with Flag Raising Nov. 11
November 8, 2013
Remaining true to its mission as an urban land-grant institution, Metropolitan State University of Denver will recognize the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform with its annual Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony on the Auraria Campus. The public event will take place at the Tivoli Commons at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 11.
IRIS Fire Investigations Hosted MSU Denver Fire Science Students for Interactive Fire Education Workshop Nov. 9
November 7, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Fire and Emergency Services students will participate in a daylong interactive fire and safety workshop offered by IRIS Fire Investigations, an independent fire investigations and training company.
MSU Denver Welcomes International Japanese Jazz Sensation Ai Kuwabara Trio Project for their US Debut
October 29, 2013
Japanese sensation Ai Kuwabara Trio Project will perform at Metropolitan State University of Denver during their first American tour, sponsored by the Japan Foundation, the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver, MSU Denver’s Department of Music and the Golda Meir Center.
MSU Denver Hosts Rocky Mountain BEST Robotics Competition
October 25, 2013
Entering its fourth year, Rocky Mountain BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) provided 26 local middle and high school teams an identical kit containing all materials and equipment necessary to construct a robot
MSU Denver and Colorado Heights University Establish Business School Partnership
October 21, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has partnered with Colorado Heights University (CHU) to authorize general studies and business core transfer credits toward a Bachelor of Science degree in one of five business disciplines: accounting, computer information systems, finance, management and marketing.
DOING BAD BY DOING GOOD: WHY HUMANITARIAN ACTION FAILS
October 10, 2013
Christopher Coyne, the author of Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails returns to MSU Denver as part of the fifth annual Exploring Economic Freedom Series.
Alma López named 2013 Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professor
September 30, 2013
Alma López, a visual artist know as the “Digital Diva” and self-described “queer Chicana feminist activist,” has been named Metropolitan State University of Denver’s 2013 Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professor.
GREENLEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS RECEIVE NEW FREE TENNIS RACKETS SEPT. 26
September 25, 2013
To break barriers and dispel the myth that tennis is a sport reserved for a select few, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation (CYTF), United States Tennis Association Colorado (USTA Colorado), and Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) introduced a pilot urban tennis program this fall for students of Greenlee Elementary School.
MSU Denver maintains leadership in higher education diversity
September 20, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver continues to lead all four-year Colorado higher education institutions in diversity, with 7,326 students of color enrolled.
MSU Denver Establishes Dual Enrollment Nursing Partnership with Arapahoe Community College and Front Range Community College
September 19, 2013
In an effort to establish new cost-effective education alternatives for Colorado nursing students, Metropolitan State University of Denver has partnered with Arapahoe Community College (ACC) and Front Range Community College (FRCC) to offer a dual-enrollment option that enables students to graduate in four years with a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN).
MSU Denver Attracts and Retains Majority of Projected ASSET Students
September 5, 2013
Although undocumented students in Colorado have more higher education options that ever before, they continue to make Metropolitan State University of Denver their school of choice.
The World’s Foremost Wine Experts Showcase Talents at MSU Denver’s Hospitality Learning Center Sept. 15
August 29, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver is hosting ‘An Evening with the “Masters”,’ featuring a screening of the film SOMM, an insider’s look at the prestigious Master Sommelier examination. For further information and tickets, visit http://msudenver.edu/sommfilm/
MSU Denver Rocks with Music, Fashion and Dance on Sept. 4
August 7, 2013
MSU Denver’s Center for Innovation is hosting “Own It,” a free community festival to showcase student entrepreneurs, local businesses and performing artists. The all-day outdoor event includes performances by notable local bands, an evening fashion show, dance performances, student businesses and sponsor merchant tables.
MSU Denver holds Colorado Center for the Blind Chemistry Lab Workshop
July 18, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver has partnered with the Colorado Center for the Blind (CCB) to educate 28 blind and low-vision middle school and high school students about new career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.
Steve Kreidler Appointed to Vice President of Administration, Finance and Facilities at Metropolitan State University of Denver
June 20, 2013
Today MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan announced the appointment of Steve Kreidler as vice president for administration, finance and facilities. Kreidler will start Aug. 15 subject to approval by MSU Denver Board of Trustees.
MSU Denver Pilots Compete in National Women’s Air Race Classic
June 12, 2013
MSU Denver Assistant Professor of Aviation and Aerospace Science Tanya Gatlin and aviation student Daily Davies are participating in the national women’s Air Race Classic. The race strives to generate awareness as well as growth regarding female roles in an industry that historically limited women from participating.
MSU Denver’s Board of Trustees Renews President’s Contract And Approves 2013-14 Tuition
June 6, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Board of Trustees voted to renew President Stephen Jordan’s contract for another two years, with the possibility of three one-year extensions, citing significant progress in enhancing the University’s educational quality, student recruitment and retention, diversity and inclusive excellence, creation of public, private partnerships, and the overall increased reputation of the University – locally, regionally and nationally.
MSU Denver breaks ground on new $12 million athletic complex
June 3, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver officially breaks ground on its state-of-the-art athletic complex with a footprint to include baseball, softball and soccer fields and eight tennis courts.
MSU Denver Graduates Its Largest, Most Diverse Class Ever
May 14, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver will celebrate a record number of graduates and its most diverse undergraduate class ever—511 students of color, led by 292 Latino students— at Spring Commencement, Sunday, May 19, 9 a.m. on the Auraria Athletic Fields.
Metropolitan State University of Denver 3rd Annual Veterans Graduation Ceremony
May 13, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver is hosting its third annual veterans graduation ceremony featuring disabled veteran, volunteer and medical student Jeremy “Jie Bird” Casey, a 2011 MSU Denver graduate, as the keynote speaker. Veteran graduates will be presented with the official MSU Denver challenge coin commencement medallion, which they are encouraged to wear as part of their graduation regalia at the University’s 2013 Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 19.
Students Volunteer to Train Area Residents in Fire Prevention and Safety
May 2, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Fire and Emergency Services students will educate residents of Grace Apartments, a Mercy Housing community, on the primary issues around citizen preparedness. Student volunteers will train residents using basic home-safety tools and strategies such as CPR administration, fire extinguisher usage, exit drills and other basic fire prevention and safety tips.
MSU Denver Students to Pursue White-Collar Criminals as IRS ‘Special Agents’
April 25, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver brings the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation unit (IRS CI) to campus on Friday, April 26, for an investigation workshop. Twenty five MSU Denver students will work with IRS special agents in an all-day simulated investigation of real-world white-collar criminal case scenarios.
MSU Denver School of Business Expands Sales Certificate Program
April 23, 2013
With the job market remaining tight in recent years, students are taking a more critical look at their college programs to ensure a strong return on their investment. Established in fall of 2012, Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Sales Certificate Program has grown to more than 60 students for the spring 2013 semester.
MSU Denver hosts 26th Annual Math Day Competition
April 16, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is hosting its 26th annual Math Day competition. This event will feature 28 teams from 13 metropolitan-area high schools, approximately 120 local students, who will participate in various one-hour timed math and engineering events.
MSU Denver Men’s Basketball Season Recap Celebration 4/11
April 10, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver is holding a men’s basketball team recap event to celebrate their remarkable 2012-13 season and position as runner-up in the NCAA DII tournament.
MSU Denver Men’s Basketball NCAA DII National Championship Watch Party 4/7
April 5, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver Alumni Association is hosting a watch party for the NCAA DII championship, when the University’s men’s basketball team plays Drury University on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. (MST). Since most Roadrunner fans can’t attend the game, which will be played in Atlanta, we have created an opportunity for students, alumni and the community to show their collective team spirit.
Founder and CEO of Perky Jerky to speak at MSU Denver on April 8
April 4, 2013
Founder and CEO of Perky Jerky Brian Levin comes to Metropolitan State University of Denver to be honored as the 5th Annual Executive on Campus. His presentation focuses on the creation of his latest product epiphany, Perky Jerky, among other tales regarding the challenges and obstacles drawn from his own experience as a young entrepreneur.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at MSU Denver May 2
March 25, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will address students, faculty and the community at an event hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver the evening of May 2 at the Auraria Event Center.
MSU Denver Sheds Light on Hidden Crime via Social Work Forum
March 1, 2013
Human trafficking is the third-largest international crime industry, outranked only by the trafficking of drugs and arms, but it remains underreported because the tactics used often turn victims into perpetrators to protect the illegal activity. The United Nations estimates human trafficking to be a $32 billion-a-year industry that traffics more than 2.4 million individuals, 80 percent of whom are women and children as young as 11.
One World, One Water Center presents “Water and the Arts” Feb. 25-26
February 19, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s One World, One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship is hosting its inaugural Water and the Arts symposium. This unique program, which is free and open to the public, combines a variety of art forms, including film, industrial design, sculpture, graffiti, music, stories and poetry to raise awareness of growing water demands and the need for conservation.
Nationally esteemed STEM educator coming to MSU Denver
January 29, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver announces eminent educator Freeman A. Hrabowski III as this year’s Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor.