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Before the winter break, squeeze in some professional development, cheer on Roadrunner basketball and secure your seat at the MLK Peace Breakfast.

By Lindsey Coulter

December 13, 2018

Basketball gamePut Roadrunners First

Sponsored by the Center for Equity and Student Achievement, Roadrunners First is a professional-development opportunity for MSU Denver faculty and staff to consider how they work with first-gen students. The training explores deficit language and how it affects first-generation students in particular, with feedback from first-gen students.

Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon

SSB 200

Contact Colleen Toomey, or register today.

Start the New Year off accessibly

The upcoming Document Accessibility Workshop will provide information about how to identify inaccessible instructional materials — specifically PDFs, PowerPoints and Word Documents — and provide methods to make these materials fully accessible. The workshop will include hands-on training on the creation of accessible PDF documents from inaccessible image-based PDF documents.

Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon

SSB 304

Contact Gabe Christie with questions, or visit the MSU Denver Workshops and Trainings page to sign up.

Cheer on MSU Denver basketball

The MSU Denver women’s and men’s basketball teams have several home games through the end of the year. Watch both teams take on Colorado Mesa and Western State on Dec. 15 and 16, and see the men go head-to-head with Northwest Nazarene on Dec. 19. Find the details at

Honor those continuing the work of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The MLK Peace Breakfast and award ceremony recognizes and celebrates individuals within MSU Denver and the Denver community who keep the spirit and dream of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. alive through their actions and contributions to peace, justice, diversity, equality and social change.‌ This year’s theme, Music and the Movement, will also feature Ron Miles, MSU Denver director of jazz studies.

Learn more about this year’s Peace Award winners, then join the Metropolitan State University of Denver community Jan. 18 at the 2019 MLK Peace Breakfast. 

Tickets are available now, and faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend. 

If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact Jeremy VanHooser at or 303-615-2064.

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