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Below is a collection of opportunities to get involved, socialize and and be recognized around campus. If you know of others not listed (or would like to start something) please email Diane Yee,

Sell 50/50 raffle tickets at Rockies home games as a fundraiser for your department or student organization. Earn $200/game. For more information emali

Join us on the Racquetball Court C in the PE/Event Center (PE 111C) for some badminton on Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Equipment, towels and showers are available. Please wear non-marking sneakers.

For questions/comments contact Ned Hoewisch

MSU Denver Faculty and Staff can join Campus Recreation for just $50/semester and your partner can join for just $60/semester. Your membership gives you access to the fitness center and loft, group fitness, open recreation, intramural sports, outdoor pursuits, gear rentals and more. Purchase your membership online or in person.

           Spring ~ mid-December to mid-May
           Summer ~ mid-May to mid-August
           Fall ~ mid-August to mid-December

For more information check out the navigation bar on the left.
For questions/comments email

Free lectures, workshops, First Friday art walks, Hands-on artmaking Cecily Cullen or visit the CVA website for more information.

Coffee with the President is offered once per semester to share coffee and conversation. For more information email Summer Valdez.

Join the Colfax Marathon to raise money for the Student Emergency Fund. For more information email Brandi Rideout.

Tour community organizations where faculty and students engage in community service work. For more information email Rhonda Eaker.

We are gathering favorite healthy recipes from MSU Denver Faculty and Staff. If you have one, we'd be happy to add it to our MSU Denver Healthy Cookbook!

To participate or for questions/comments contact Kyle Garrity.

If you'd like to add to this list, complete this quick Qualtrics form. To update a listing email Diane Yee.



Brief Description

Contact Name

Contact Email
African American Affairs Council This organization supports  the African and African-American community through cultural, educational, and social events and exchanges. Amber Mozet
Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry (D-phi) The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry aims to enrich Denver’s intellectual and cultural life through programs designed to reframe our perspectives, challenge our assumptions, and stimulate dialogue about human thought, history, science, art and culture. D-phi organizes roundtable discussions, art exhibits, film screenings, theatrical performances, and lectures centered on major themes, issues or questions of abiding human concern. We host both local and international experts, artists, and some of the 'greatest minds of our time.'  D-phi
Employee Wellness Committee Help plan events/activities for your colleagues focused on physical, mental and social wellness. Diane Yee
Latino/a Faculty and Staff Association An organization for the Latin@ community to mingle, share interests, mentor students and foster unity. Eric Silva
Mug Club Become a Mug Club member for Tivoli Brewery discounts while supporting student scholarships. Brandi Rideout
Professional Development Conference  The purpose of the Professional Development Conference is to create an inclusive and energizing opportunity for members of the MSU Denver community to grow both professionally and personally while they learn more about their colleagues. The committee plans and executes this annual event. Danielle Farrell
Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium (TLTS) A collaborative venue to critically learn, discuss, and create. We aim to cultivate a regional network focused on creativity, equity, leadership, and the creation of artifacts that inspire, and positively shape, the future intersection of teaching, learning, and technology. Alex McDaniel
Tenure Track Supper Club  Faculty retention program that links faculty with senior faculty advisors. Chalane Lechuga
Women of Color Networking and community building events for Women of Color. Andrea Borrego

We started a Facebook Group to connect MSU Denver Faculty and Staff outside of work.

In this group, feel free to let us know what's going on in your neck of the woods. You're encouraged to create/share events on this page to support, or mingle with, your fellow Roadrunners. Please invite all the employees you know!

Lunch presentation on faculty/staff current work abroad. For more information email Kat Martinez.

Faculty and staff can be seen at the Health Center at Auraria, which provides comprehensive medical and mental healthcare. The department is staffed by highly trained medical personnel dedicated to the well-being and success of students and campus colleagues. The Health Center at Auraria can treat the majority of your health concerns on-site in a welcoming environment that is professional, inclusive, supportive and affordable.

For more information visit,

This event is an opportunity to network, learn, reflect and engage with people committed to diversity and equity. For more information email Jeremy VanHooser.

The Lunch Buddies program is designed to connect people around campus who may not necessarily interact on a regular basis. We're all here to do our part, and we can function more effectively when relationships (both professional and personal) are established and a better understanding can be made across departments. Program highlights include:

  • Low commitment, high impact
  • Expand campus network & collaboration opportunities
  • Mentor (or get mentored)
  • Learn about the campus, departments and cool things around the Denver Metro area

Participants can opt-in monthly (feel free to skip months as needed) to be paired with a buddy from another department. Buddies will choose a day/time/location to meet (can brown bag it - don't feel obligated to pay for lunch each time), with an open agenda. Usually work is brought up where each buddy talks about their path to MSU Denver, department and role; but it's even better when a personal connection can be made. Either way, this program will help bond our campus community over information sharing and storytelling. You will be paired with a new buddy each month you opt-in, but you're encouraged to maintain relationships with past buddies as you see fit. 

Simply complete this quick registration form. At the end of each month I'll reach out to gather interest for the following month. I'm also connecting with local eateries to score discounts for Lunch Buddies participants!

Feel free to email Diane Yee with any questions/comments.

PS - please share this email with colleagues you think would benefit from this program, like meeting new people and/or love to eat!

July 2019 - Bubu
August 2019 - Illegal Burger

Lunch with the Provost is offered each semester to share ideas about projects and programs on campus. For more information email Lisa Lanford.

On-campus, fun inforamtion sessions for MSU Denver employees to empower and inform them about graduate programs, making them knowledgable ambassadors to the programs. For more information email Emalie Whan.

Join the Math Department as they host this annual competition (35+ years) for HS students focused on engineering, geometry and algrbra. Seeking judges, volunteers, and cheerleaders. For more information email Brendan Fry.

Fall 2019 Schedule

(August 19 – December 6)

As part of the Healthy Pursuits program, Mind Body Fitness including Pilates, Yoga and Zumba classes aim to improve health and fitness through a connection from the inside out. These classes are offered at no charge to the Auraria Campus community. All Mind Body Fitness classes held in PE 103. 

Flow Yoga | 2:30-3:15
Mat Pilates | 3:30-4:20

Power Yoga | 11:00-11:50
Pilates | 12:30-1:20
Energize Yoga | 3:30-4:30

For more information visit Healthy Pursuits


If you buy a $5 day pass, or $50 sememster membership to Campus Recreation, you also have access to these classes:

Click Fall 2019 Healthy Pursuits Schedule  to download schedule.


Indoor Cycling with Jody (noon–12:50 p.m., PE 201)

TRX Functional Training with Erika (2–2:50 p.m., PE 201)


Complete Core & More with Julie (11–11:50 a.m., PE 220)

TRX Suspension Training Express with Jazmin & Matt (11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m., PE 201)

HIIT with Matt (12:30–1 p.m., PE 104W)

Indoor Cycling & More with Vinny (1:30–2:20 p.m., PE 201)

Indoor Cycling with James (5:15 p.m. – 6:05 p.m., PE 201)


Indoor Cycling with Aimee (noon–12:50 p.m., PE 201)

Barre with Chasity (1–1:50 p.m., PE 215)

The Health Center at Auraria offers free nutrition consultations with Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN). The RDNs can support you, provide recommendations, and answer your questions whether you are trying to manage a chronic condition, lose or gain weight, optimize athletic performance or develop a personalized healthy eating routine.

What to Expect

We are a judgment free “zone” and we are dedicated to supporting and collaborating with you. The first appointment may be up to one hour in length, with follow-up visits being shorter. Before the first visit, you will be asked to complete a nutrition goals form. During the visit you’ll meet with the RDN and, with your consent, a nutrition student intern. After the visit, you’ll be asked to complete an evaluation form.

During most appointments a student intern will be in the appointment and, if you are interested, will contact you for continued support. After your initial appointment an action plan will be recommended including dietary information and recommendations for free follow-up visits. 

Call 303-615-9999 to schedule an appointment.

Campus Recreation offers personal training with certified personal trainers for just $13-24 per 1-hour session.  NOTE: The membership requirement is waived for MSU Denver faculty and staff who are only participating in the personal training program.

Exercise Science offers a class for students to become Personal Trainers and are seeking clients for hands-on experience. For just $75 you can get 7 sessions and a pre- and post- assessment by 2 students.

 For more information about either opportunity visit Personal Training or contact Louie Morphew,

PitchLX annual event which culminates in conjunction with the annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium (TLTS) at MSU Denver. Up to 10 higher education professionals (faculty, staff, administrators, etc.) are selected to deliver a 3-minute pitches for existing or theorized innovative ideas which have the potential to significantly shape the future of teaching and learning with technology. Following each pitch, a panel of experts will conduct a live Q&A/critique, and award points based on feasibility, creativity, pedagogical value and overall delivery. For more information email Alex McDaniel.

We are proud of our Roadrunners and have several events/awards to honor our outstanding peers.

Roadrunners Who Soar

Faculty Promotions and Tenure

Years of Service

President’s Award

Distinguished Service Award - classified staff, administrator and faculty

Extraordinary Service Award

RGBD projects give MSU Denver employees the opportunity to serve together on a variety of needs, including hunger, early childhood education, school and neighborhood refurbishment, supporting veterans and more. Students, faculty, staff and alumni can find new experiential learning opportunities, expand your community network and connect with each other, all to create a positive impact in our community.

MSU Denver faculty and staff will be given four hours of release time to participate and also are encouraged to volunteer together to team-build outside the office. Snacks and T-shirts will be provided for all participants. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

We formed a band! We're always looking for new band mates. If interested, please email Diane Yee


Next Gig: Years of Service Celebration, Thursday, October 10 (St. Cajetan's)


Meet the members:

Cory Phare – Vocals, Guitar
David Klein – Drums
Evan Bowles – Bass
Isaac Tubb – Trombone
Jake Beaudrie – Bass
John Babcock – Guitar
John Bosick – Vocals, Keyboard
Kevin Buchholz – Guitar
Liz Wellington – Vocals, Keyboard
Nels Grevstad – Banjo
Peter Schimpf – Drums
Troy Clark – Flute
Vince Werner – Guitar

Diane Yee – Manager
Dave Lamothe – Audio Engineer


Past Gigs:

Staff Senate Picnic, Wednesday, June 19 11 a.m. (JSSB Lawn)

The Family Literacy Program offers four comprehensive home- and school-based literacy programs designed to give at-risk children and their parents the educational and life proficiencies they need to be successful. For more information email Adriann Wycoff.

If you’re ready to quit using tobacco the Health Center at Auraria can connect you to tobacco cessation resources. Accessing the proper tools and support can increase your chances to become tobacco free. The Tobacco Cessation program is designed to tailor a program to your individual lifestyle and needs. If you have ever considered eliminating the use of tobacco in your life, now is the time to take advantage of this exclusive Auraria Campus service.

Combined with support coach services, tobacco cessation medications improve your chances of successfully eliminating tobacco usage. The Health Center at Auraria will pay for 100% of the cost of a medication for up to a three month supply, according to appropriate medical usage guidelines.

For more information, visit Free Clinical Services through the Health Center at Auraria.

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