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Spring 2021 Update

Despite not being on campus, we are still here for you. We'll be offering opportunities to stay active and engaged through our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) and our newly created Discord server.

We are continuously adding virtual/remote programs so please check below and in the left navigation bar for current and up-coming programs. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, feel free to email campusrec@msudenver.edu.


Campus Recreation - Virtual/Remote Programs

Since you can't come to campus, we'll come to you! Join us for virtual and remote programs and live group fitness classes. As we confirm more programs we'll add it to the dropdown lists below. If you have program recommendations, please let us know at campusrec@msudenver.edu


25-Day Wellness Challenge

Need motivation to get through to finals? Check out Campus Recreation’s 25-Day Wellness Challenge. This challenge will keep you accountable in your health, fitness, and wellness through finals week. Share your journey with us on social media by using #MSUDenverRec25 and #RoadrunnerWellness.

Contact Chasity for questions/comments ckracht1@msudenver.edu

Step away from the books for an hour of fun and come join us for Jackbox games with two very special guests! 

Jackbox games are "irreverent trivia" games involving made up answers, witty responses, drawings and more.

You do not need to buy or download anything to play along, and it is totally free to participate!

 

When: April 13, 2021, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Where: Microsoft Teams https://bit.ly/31QyKdF

 

*** Special Guests! ***

Dr. Braelin Pantel, Dean of Students

Dr. Will Simpkins, VP of Student Affairs

A provisional CPR/AED/First-Aid opportunity will consist of a FREE review of first aid, SAMPLE, assessing a scene, obtaining consent and more. Those who pass the provisional course will obtain a provisional certification for a year. To receive the official two-year Red Cross Certification that meets OSHA requirements, individuals with the provisional certification will need to purchase the certification course ($60) and successfully complete the in-person skill session within that year. To register contact Jordan Morgan at jmorga76@msudenver.edu 

DISCORD - A NEW WAY TO ENGAGE WITH CAMPUS REC!

Stay socially connected and have fun with text, voice and video all in one place.

Join the MSU Denver Campus Recreation Discord Server.

Discord is a great way to stay connected with your communities and friends over voice, video and text in an all-in-one communication app. Chat and have fun in organized text-channels, talk to friends in open-voice channels, plan your next virtual meetup, or just keep in touch throughout the day. Video calls for up to 10 people is a newly added feature!

• Organized text-channels give you plenty of room to share videos, coordinate meetups, or just talk about your day without clogging up a group chat. Wave hello over video, easily watch friends stream their games, gather up for a screen-sharing session any time, or express yourself with all the GIFs and reactions you need.

• Open voice-channels make group hangouts easy. Grab a seat in a voice channel when you are free, and friends can instantly jump in without having to call. Up to 100 can join at the same time!

• There's an app for that! You can seamlessly switch between Discord on mobile and desktop.

Campus Recreation will be hosting daily Jackbox Party games, playing Kahoot Trivia Challenges, posting links to workouts you can do from home, sharing socially-distant engagement ideas and so much more!

Create your free account, check out our server and start having some stress-relieving fun with your friends and classmates today!

NEW TO DISCORD? Click here for our tutorial of how to get started.

Come challenge a friend, or make a new one, and compete for special prizes and bragging rights. 

There is no additional cost to participate in these tournaments, you just need to be a currently enrolled MSU Denver student this semester.

Registrations open soon so check back here, visit our social media platforms and be sure to join our Discord server for announcements about when you can sign up!

 

Upcoming events:

February

Saturday, 2/13, 9 p.m. - Super Smash Bros

Saturday, 2/27, 9 p.m. - Rocket League

 

March

TBD - FIFA 21

TBD - Tetris

 

April

TBD - MTG Arena / Rocket League

TBD - Madden / NBA2k

 

May

TBD - Super Smash Bros

 

Email Dave Lamothe at dlamothe@msudenver.edu if you have any questions or suggestions for events!

Spring 2021: Tuesdays @ 8:30 a.m.
STARTING January 26

(If you can’t join us live, be sure to watch the recordings on our YouTube channel)

Power Barre is a total body workout that alternates movements to improve balance, muscular strength and endurance. This class combines light cardio (optional) with body weight exercises to bring you a dynamic and fun workout. No equipment necessary. Open to all skill levels.

Join the class via Teams (here). We are using this platform (instead of FB/Instagram Live) so that you can share your camera if you'd like Chasity to assist you on your form. You can still join and not share your screen if you are not comfortable with that.

 

About your instructor: Chasity Gentry (certified by Power Barre)

I’ve always had a love for being active. When I moved to Colorado in 2016, I was most excited for all of the hiking trails and going to the mountains. I grew up in Nebraska, then moved to South Carolina before deciding to move to Colorado.  After taking a year to work and look into what schools I wanted to attend, I found MSU Denver and applied to get my degree in Public Health. I am beyond excited to see what this school has in store for me and to help others along the way! Come meet me at the Barre!

Spring 2021 ~ Fridays @ 9:30 a.m.
STARTING January 29
(If you can’t join us live, be sure to watch the recordings on our YouTube channel)

Tabata is a high-intensity interval training program that consists of eight sets of fast-paced exercises each performed for 20 seconds interspersed with a brief rest of 10 seconds.

Join the class via Teams (here). We are using this platform (instead of FB/Instagram Live) so that you can share your camera if you'd like Chasity to assist you on your form. You can still join and not share your screen if you are not comfortable with that.

 

About your instructor: Chasity Gentry (certified by ACE)

I’ve always had a love for being active. When I moved to Colorado in 2016, I was most excited for all of the hiking trails and going to the mountains. I grew up in Nebraska, then moved to South Carolina before deciding to move to Colorado. After taking a year to work and look into what schools I wanted to attend, I found MSU Denver and applied to get my degree in Public Health. I am beyond excited to see what this school has in store for me and to help others along the way! Come meet me at the Barre!

Congrats to Max Moll for being the top student winner, and Melissa Miller for her first place finish as staff!!

 

Join in on Campus Recreation's March Madness Bracket for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament for FREE!

  • Open to all MSU Denver students, faculty and staff
  • 1 bracket entry per person
  • Select who you think will win each game and predict the sum of the score for the championship game
  • Each correct pick will earn you points, weighed by round
  • Submit your entries here by Thursday, March 18
  • Top student gets a $10 Amazon gift card, and faculty/staff get bragging rights

Send questions/comments to Jordan, jmorga76@msudenver.edu

While our guided outings and rental gear are on hold for the time being, check out OP Online, our brand new (and evolving) Outdoor Pursuits online resources page. This page will be populated with great places to visit, resources and knowledge about safe travel in the backcountry, and ways to engage in and stay connected to the outdoors. Please send us good vibes along with ideas, links, resources and your thoughts, musings and writings about the outdoors, teambuilding, leadership development, or a related topic to Bryan Ferguson (bfergus3@msudenver.edu).

 All students, staff and faculty are invited to join our 10-week healthy challenge (late comers are welcome). Participate in group fitness classes and weekly exercises to see how far you can climb our leaderboard. This program is for all fitness levels as you are scored based on time commitment rather than strength or endurance. Prizes are offered throughout and to our leaders!

Two Leaderboards:

  1. Top individuals
  2. Teams (student orgs/clubs, sports teams, Staff Senate and Faculty Senate). Don't let your team down and make sure to recruit your classmates and colleagues to help your team get to the top.

Register here!

Earn points in three ways:

1) Attending Chasity's 30-minute LIVE group fitness classes will earn you 40 points/class. Can't make the live session? Follow the YouTube version for 35 points.

Tuesdays @ 8:30am ~ Power Barre
Fridays @ 9:30am ~ Tabata

2) Stretching/Yoga. Getting your blood flowing and muscles moving is super important to ward off sore shoulders, a throbbing back and hurting hips. We recommending stretching and/or Yoga in the morning and after sitting for a long time. Earn 1 point for each FULL minute. Bonus - it can even help your posture, calm your mind, relieve stress and even decrease tension headaches. Your eyes need a break from the screen, why not stretch while doing so.

3) Each week (Monday-Sunday) will feature a new [classic] exercise. You earn 1 point for each FULL minute of completion - these do not need to be consecutive minutes, just keep track throughout the week and report it the following Monday. Visit the "Roadrunner Rally" Office 365 Team chat to see a video demoing each exercise with easier and harder variations. You should be completing the variation that matches your ability and listen to your body - do not overexert yourself. These videos will be posted Monday mornings.

Connect with the instructors and other participants:

Join the "Roadrunner Rally" Office 365 Team to post in the chat and find video links.

Instagram: learn some fun tips/trips/facts from our #RowdyRECs series; follow our daily stories to test and share your knowledge with us

Facebook: check back weekly for interactive posts that can win you prizes

Youtube: get in depth with our staff about the outdoors, fitness, sports, leadership and professional development

Virtual Engagement @ MSU Denver

A coalition formed on our campus to centralize the efforts of departments and offices through MSU Denver to bring students virtual engagement opportunities. Our very own Dave Lamothe was invited to join this group of involved, caring individuals. Visit msudenver.edu/virtualengagement to learn more about how you can connect with your classmates and community.


Metropolitan State University of Denver


Mission: Metropolitan State University of Denver’s mission is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global and technological society. To fulfill its mission, MSU Denver’s diverse university community engages the community at large in scholarly inquiry, creative activity and the application of knowledge.
Vision: Metropolitan State University of Denver’s vision is to become the preeminent public urban university in the nation.
Values: MSU Denver’s mission, vision, ongoing operations and strategic planning are informed by a core set of values that define who we are—and aspire to be — as a University. They are: Diversity, Access, Entrepreneurship, Respect, and Community.

At Campus Recreation, we encourage an inclusive, open and welcoming atmosphere by designing and offering challenging programs for all skill levels. We endeavor to maintain programs that include and welcome people of all races, creeds, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, learning styles, economic levels, ages, regions of origin and physical abilities. We recognize that all participants bring a level of experience, skill and ability. We will not make assumptions about others’ ability, interest or experience. We will continually evaluate our policies and practices to ensure equitable access to the full range of services we provide. This statement is the result of the collaborative efforts of Campus Recreation student and professional staff.

MSU Denver acknowledges the indigenous people and land of Auraria and the broader Denver area.

As we gather here today, we honor and acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories and ancestral homelands of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Nations. This area was also the site of trade, hunting, gathering, and healing for many other Native Nations: The Lakota, Ute, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Shoshone, and others.

We recognize the Indigenous peoples as the original stewards of the land, water, the plants, and animals who called this place home.  As these words of acknowledgment are spoken and heard, the ties that these nations have to their traditional homelands are renewed and reaffirmed. Let us also acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory. We respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we gather. We pay our respect to them and give thanks to all Tribal Nations and the ancestors of this place.

We also want to recognize the community and families of Auraria displaced by the creation of this campus for MSU Denver to have a place that we now call home.

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Campus Recreation
PE/Event Center
1255 10th Street
Denver, CO 80204

campusrec@msudenver.edu


Main:
303-615-1500

Outdoor Pursuits:
303-615-1499