Trustees approve new offerings
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.
Wake set for Peter Guenther, retired faculty member
Wolfgang “Peter” Guenther, who taught mechanical engineering at MSU Denver from 1971 to 1992, died on Dec. 3. He was 83.
Auraria West station to close during Broncos game on Thursday
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.
Fall graduates are a diverse, numerous lot
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.
President’s Award winner Katherine Miller has come a long way
Meet Katherine Miller, winner of MSU Denver’s President’s Award, which is given to an outstanding student.
Network outage impacts campus
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.
Ellucian on campus this week
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.
Help Desk and student computer labs to reduce hours during winter break
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
For the second time this month, a University computer has been infected with malware known as “ransomware,” according to MSU Denver Information Technology Services.
Trustees fault Dempere for repeated information requests
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
@MSU Denver welcomes these new faculty and staff members to the University:
AHEC invites directory users to take online survey
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.
The week in review
In case you didn’t get a chance to read @MSU Denver earlier, here’s your chance to catch up on the top stories for the week of Dec. 2, 2013.
Broken pipe prompts fire department response
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
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.