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Convocation: Roadrunner Rally

Convocation: Roadrunner Rally

Friday, August 21, 2020 | Virtual

This is the official welcome for all new students and the start of their college career. This kick-off event serves as a "bookend" to each student's academic journey, with Convocation: Roadrunner Rally as the opening ceremony and commencement as the final goal. The ceremony remarks will include a welcome from MSU Denver President Dr. Janine Davidson and from an alumni keynote speaker. This is an opportunity for incoming students to come together for their first official university event.

Alumni Keynote: Bobby LeFebre

Bobby LeFebre is an award-winning writer, performer, and cultural worker fusing a non-traditional multi-hyphenated professional identity to imagine new realities, empower communities, advance arts and culture, and serve as an agent of provocation, transformation, equity and social change. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Guardian, American Theater Magazine, NPR, and Poets.Org. 

In 2019, LeFebre was named Colorado’s 8th Poet Laureate, making him the youngest and first person of color to be appointed to the position in its 100 year history. LeFebre holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Metropolitan University of Denver and a master’s degree in Art, Literature and Culture from the University of Denver.

Bobby LeFebre standing next to stage door

As part of Convocation 2020 there will be a mailing of MSU Denver giveaways for students! Continue to engage with us after you watch the Convocation ceremony. Students should complete this survey (by Sunday, August 30, 2020) to be entered into a drawing to win MSU Denver giveaways and for a scholarship drawing ($500, for Spring 2021 semester)

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 a mosiac of MSU Denver staff holding up signs that say: Welcome roadrunners.

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