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Fall 2020 Update

Dear Campus Recreation members,

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 for current and up-coming programs. Additional resources are also listed. This continues to grow so please check back often and feel free to suggest additions.

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, feel free to email campusrec@msudenver.edu. Your patience is appreciated, as our response time might be slower than usual.

Sincerely,
The Campus Recreation Team

Campus Recreation - Virtual/Remote Programs

Since you can't come to campus, we'll come to you! Join us for virtual and remote programs such as Jackbox Games 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


Can you accomplish all 25 goals in 25 consecutive days? Make sure you’re accomplishing at least one per day!

Click 25-Day Challenge for a printer-friendly version!

25-Day Challenge

DISCORD - A NEW WAY TO ENGAGE WITH CAMPUS REC!

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

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!

Join the MSU Denver Campus Recreation Discord Server to get started by clicking on this link. See you there!

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.

Register here for Super Smash events!

FIFA 20, Rocket League, Madden 21, and MTG Arena registrations open soon. Check back here or on our social media platforms for announcements about when those registrations open up!

 

Tournament Tuesdays!

These are one-day, single-elimination tournaments offered every other Tuesday and prizes will be given out to the champion(s)!

September

9/1: Super Smash Bros - 1v1 (Switch)

9/15: FIFA 20 - 1v1 (PS4/XBOX)

9/29: Rocket League - 3v3 (PC)

October

10/13:  Super Smash Bros - 1v1 (Switch)

10/27: Madden 21 - 1v1 (PS4/XBOX)

November

11/10: Super Smash Bros - 1v1 (Switch)

11/24: Magic: The Gathering Arena - Traditional Standard Format (PC)

 

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

Thursdays 8-8:30 a.m.
September 10 - December 3, 2020 (no class November 26)
(If you can’t join us live, be sure to watch the recordings on our YouTube channel)

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a cardio based total body workout. No equipment is needed as we will do body weight only exercises that target every major muscle group.This class can be modified for all fitness levels. 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 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!

Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.–noon
August 25 - December 1, 2020
(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!

Fantasy Football is coming to Campus Recreation. We will be hosting an 8-team, standard PPR (points per reception) league. Minor details will be finalized during the captains’ meeting on Monday, August 31. The Fantasy Draft will be Friday, September 4. For more information, email Jordan Morgan (jmorga76@msudenver.edu).

Easy to participate, no football knowledge necessary. Simply pick winning teams. Here's how to play:
  • Pick 2 teams that you think will win for that week
    • If both of your teams win/tie, you'll have two picks for the next week
    • If one of your picks lost, you'll only have one pick for the rest of the season
    • If you pick two losing teams over the course of the season, you are out of the pool
  • Picks are due by 5pm on Thursdays (feel free to submit Tuesday/Wednesday but I know people like to wait to get all the facts, but don't miss the deadline!)
  • NOTE: You can't pick the same team more than 5 times across the 17 regular season weeks
  • Anyone with a pick left after Week 17 gets a prize, if no one is left, then the last person standing wins!

Registration closed 5pm MST on Thursday, September 10. Send questions/comments to Diane (dyee1@msudenver.edu)

Click here for weekly standings.

Join us on Wednesdays between 7-8 p.m. for Jackbox Parties!

These are "irreverent trivia" games involving made up answers, witty responses, drawings, rap lyrics, art auctions and more. All you need is the internet to participate and ideally both a phone and computer, but it’s feasible with one device!

 

To get the room code and play along, watch the live stream on our Club Esports Twitch page or join our Discord

Then, to input your responses, visit jackbox.tv and join our game using the room code shown on either Twitch or Discord.

If you are new to Discord, check out the tutorial we made just for you! 

 

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

Campus Recreation is putting together a Minehut server to allow its members and students to connect. Minehut is one of many Minecraft server hosting services. It’s easy to use and will allow up to 20 participants at a time. Through the Campus Recreation server, we will be hosting survival and other building-related events to get you in the action. The world is yours for the making. What can you build? For more information, email Jordan Morgan (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).

Rally the troops and let's get moving. This virtual lifestyle has left many of us sedentary. We're inviting all students, faculty and staff to join our 10-week healthy competition (late comers are welcome). Participate in group fitness classes and weekly exercises to see if you can make on our leaderboard. 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 two 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 @ 11:30am ~ Power Barre
Thursdays @ 8am ~ HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

2) 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, listen to your body - do not overexert yourself. These videos will be posted Monday mornings.

Week 1 (Sept 14-20): Stretching!

Reporting your time:

Join the "Roadrunner Rally" Office 365 Team and post in the chat how many minutes you completed the classic exercise of the week. Also let us know if you completed Chasity's YouTube fitness class in lieu of attending LIVE.

This competition is about fitness, but also integrity. Make each minute count.

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.


CVA welcomes you to join us weekly through July 8, 2020 for creative connection in our online, art-centered happy hour. If you've been looking to take an art workshop, find new inspiration or connect with creative people, Socially Distant Culture Club is for you!
 
Meet us on Zoom every Wednesday at 5 pm!

msudenver.edu/cva/events/sociallydistantcultureclub

Resources for personal growth and entertainment

Below you'll find resources to keep your mind and body stimulated. If you have any free resources you think should be added, please let us know at campusrec@msudenver.edu

Check back often as this list will be updated regularly!


Fitness

Personality Tests

Fun Quizzes

  • Zimbo – comparisons to TV, movies, celebrities, etc.

Yummly - personalized cookbook tailored to your pallet

Crafts/Hobbies

 

The below links are via LinkedIn Learning. Anyone with an MSU Denver crediential has FREE access to these online courses. NOTE: you'll need to have a LinkedIn account as well, and be sure to associate your MSU Denver email address with it.

Simply click here to sign in and access the below courses and many more:

Virtual Museums & Zoos 

Entertaining Young Children (or kids at heart)

Anyone with an MSU Denver crediential has FREE access to LinkedIn Learning online courses. NOTE: you'll need to have a LinkedIn account as well, and be sure to associate your MSU Denver email address with it.

Simply click here to sign in and get started!

Here are some recommended videos for professional development:

 

For a list of recommended videos on personal (fun) development, see the Crafts/Hobbies list!

Languages

  • DuoLingo – offers free courses in 35 languages
  • Babbel - offers courses in 14 languages

Mobile App (visit your App/Play Store to download)

  • Words with Friends
  • House Party

Website Coding

  • Codecademy
    • Beginner to intermediate level programming courses such as; python, HTML, CSS, Java, SQL, etc.
    • Sign-up with Facebook, Google, or email.
    • Mostly free courses, and some paid courses.
    • Very interactive and engaging Graphical User Interface. Built in IDE to run code.
  • W3Schools
    • HTML, CSS, Java, Python, Saas, Javascript, etc. all at no cost.
    • No sign up needed
    • Built in IDE that allows you run your code.

2D/3D Printing

  • Auto Cad
    • Industry-standard (however not as user friendly).
    • Also 3D modeling-friendly and able to print the models. 
    • 3-year free trial, but will have to pay after three years. 
  • Fusion 360
    • Learning to model projects in 2D and 3D formats. 
    • These programs also are 3D printing friendly
    • 3-year free trial, after that students, can renew.

 

  • Trill or Not Trill - educational platform made to integrate culturally relevant content within the world of student development and leadership

Campus Recreation

At Campus Recreation, our purpose is to foster individual and community well-being through the power of engagement, leadership, partnership and recreation.

 

We envision a community where healthy living and lifelong learning intersect to support personal, professional and institutional success.

Campus Recreation provides high quality and innovative co-curricular experiences through comprehensive recreation, fitness and leisure services that foster personal, academic and professional success for the students, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Auraria community. 


Campus Recreation Diversity Statement
The staff of Campus Recreation encourages a safe, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere by designing and offering challenging programs for all skill levels. We endeavor to maintain a program that includes and welcomes all individuals regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, region of origin, religion, spirituality, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, learning style, socioeconomic status or veteran status.

We recognize that all participants bring a level of experience, skill and ability. We will not make assumptions about others’ ability, interest or experience in recreation.

Campus Recreation supports the diversity missions of the institutions we serve:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
https://msudenver.edu/diversity/

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.

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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

 

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