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Past Events


Previous Access Center events are listed on this page, in reverse chronological order (the most recent events are on top). Some events were recorded, and links to those recordings are also listed below for your convenience.


April 2021

Access Center Student Community

Monday, April 5, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Access Center Student Community

Thursday, April 1, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.


March 2021

Disability in the Media

Tuesday, March 30, 1-2p

SUMMARY: Join the Access Center for an interactive discussion and exploration of how disability is represented in the media and pop culture. Examine how these representations shape stereotypes about disability. Contact Melissa Cermak (mcermak@msudenver.edu) or Sheriff Rasheed (srasheed@msudenver.edu) if you have questions or need accommodations to participate.

Access Center Student Community

Monday, March 22, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Access Center Student Community

Thursday, March 18, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Disability in the Media

Wednesday, March 17, 1-2p

SUMMARY: Join the Access Center for an interactive discussion and exploration of how disability is represented in the media and pop culture. Examine how these representations shape stereotypes about disability. Contact Melissa Cermak (mcermak@msudenver.edu) or Sheriff Rasheed (srasheed@msudenver.edu) if you have questions or need accommodations to participate.

Access Center Student Community

Monday, March 8, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Access Center Student Community

Thursday, March 4, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.


February 2021

Disability Identity 101

Wednesday, February 24, 1p-2p

SUMMARY: Join the Access Center for an interactive discussion where participants are encouraged to explore their experiences with disability and explore the concept of disability identity and the models that shape how individuals with disabilities are perceived and treated in the society. Contact Melissa Cermak (mcermak@msudenver.edu) or Sheriff Rasheed (srasheed@msudenver.edu) if you have questions or need accommodations to participate.

Disability Identity 101

Tuesday, February 23, 1p-2p

SUMMARY: Join the Access Center for an interactive discussion where participants are encouraged to explore their experiences with disability and explore the concept of disability identity and the models that shape how individuals with disabilities are perceived and treated in the society. Contact Melissa Cermak (mcermak@msudenver.edu) or Sheriff Rasheed (srasheed@msudenver.edu) if you have questions or need accommodations to participate.

Access Center Student Community

Monday, February 22, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Access Center Student Community

Thursday, February 18, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Test Taking Strategies

Tuesday, February 9, 3-4p

SUMMARY: Please join us via Teams for a Test Taking strategies workshop. Students will learn tips and strategies for test taking and test preparation. For any accommodation-related needs and/or additional information please contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Access Center Student Community

Monday, February 8, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Access Center Student Community

Thursday, February 4, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us for our next Student Community meeting! The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin (Thursday meetings) and Maria Fontana (Monday meetings). Please join us via Teams or phone, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Organization Virtual Workshop

Tuesday, February 2, 3p-4p

SUMMARY: We will explore challenges with organization and learn to develop a system to track assignments and deadlines. Students will learn tips on utilizing Canvas calendar and will have an opportunity to receive feedback on their individual organization systems. For any accommodation-related needs and/or additional information, please contact Maria Fontana, mfontan2@msudenver.edu.

Test Taking Strategies

Wednesday, February 3, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Please join us via Teams for a Test Taking strategies workshop. Students will learn tips and strategies for test taking and test preparation. For any accommodation-related needs and/or additional information please contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

 


January 2021

Organization Virtual Workshop

Tuesday, January 26, 1p-2p

SUMMARY: We will explore challenges with organization and learn to develop a system to track assignments and deadlines. Students will learn tips on utilizing Canvas calendar and will have an opportunity to receive feedback on their individual organization systems. For any accommodation-related needs and/or additional information, please contact Maria Fontana, mfontan2@msudenver.edu.

Organization Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, January 27, 10a-11a

SUMMARY: We will explore challenges with organization and learn to develop a system to track assignments and deadlines. Students will learn tips on utilizing Canvas calendar and will have an opportunity to receive feedback on their individual organization systems. For any accommodation-related needs and/or additional information, please contact Maria Fontana, mfontan2@msudenver.edu.


November 2020

STEP Workshop 3: Technology Tools for Students with Disabilities

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6p-7p

SUMMARY: Access technology has positively changed how some students learn and demonstrate their academic knowledge. This session includes demonstrations of technology that can help improve your reading, writing, and note taking abilities.

Visit the STEP page for more information and to view the recordings.


October 2020

STEP Workshop 1: Transition & How to Access Disability Support Services

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6p-7p

SUMMARY: Learn about the process of how students register to receive disability accommodations and access technology support in the college setting. Guidelines for disability documentation will be discussed, along with what support services students can expect to receive after registering with the disability office.

Visit the STEP page for more information and to view the recordings.

Executive Functioning Virtual Workshop Series, Part 3: Self-Advocacy

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 3-4p

SUMMARY: Discuss how to advocate for yourself with instructor. Learn about what supports are available on campus and how to access them.

View the Self-Advocacy recording

Access Center Student Community Meeting

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Join us for our next Student Community meeting on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 from 2:00-3:00pm. The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin and Maria Fontana. Please join us via Teams, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.

Virtual Screening: Autism Goes to College

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 3p

SUMMARY: Join us for a screening of the film Autism Goes to College, followed by an informal discussion.

STEP Workshop 2: Access Center Students & MSU Denver Faculty Panel

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 6p-7p

SUMMARY: Engage in an interactive discussion with current Access Center students and MSU Denver faculty. Students will provide useful tips on how to self-advocate to ensure your needs are met. Faculty will discuss the academic demands placed on students and how to work with faculty to increase your chances of success.

Visit the STEP page for more information and to view the recordings.

Access Center Student Community Meeting

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 2-3p

SUMMARY: Join us for our next Student Community meeting on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 from 2:00-3:00pm. The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers in open discussion, and increase a sense of belonging and community. Discussion will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin and Maria Fontana. Please join us via Teams, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers. For accommodation needs or more information, contact Jess Austin at jausti45@msudenver.edu.


September 2020

Executive Functioning Virtual Workshop Series, Part 1: Organization

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 11a-12p

SUMMARY: We will explore challenges with organization and learn to develop a system to track assignments and deadlines. Students will learn tips on utilizing Canvas calendar and will have an opportunity to receive feedback on their individual organization systems. For any accommodation-related needs and/or additional information, please contact Maria Fontana, mfontan2@msudenver.edu.

View the Executive Functioning & Organization recording

Access Center Student Community Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 2-3p

SUMMARY: The Student Community is open to all MSU Denver students registered with the Access Center. The goal of the Student Community is to give students a space to connect with peers and increase a sense of belonging and community. During our next meeting, we’ll be discussing the impact of COVID-19 on students with disabilities, and then will have time for open discussion. Discussions will be facilitated by Access Center staff members Jess Austin and Maria Fontana. Please join us via Teams, and bring along anything you’d like to discuss with your peers.

Executive Functioning Virtual Workshop Series, Part 2: Time Management & Study Skills

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 1-2p

SUMMARY: Learn and apply strategies to stay on task and maintain focus. Identify and use technology that improves productivity. Discuss effective study skills and test taking strategies.

View the Time Management recording


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