Metropolitan State University of Denver is celebrating the historical and present-day contributions of women with events hosted throughout March by different departments. Roadrunners are invited to join in the following Women’s History Month events and to watch the Early Bird for more opportunities to celebrate.  

Women in Sport Management Panel and Networking Event

Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.  

Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis (virtual option available) 

The Department of Human Performance and Sport is hosting the fifth annual Women in Sport Management Panel and Networking Event on Wednesday. This event coincides with National Girls and Women in Sport Day, an annual day of observance to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, recognize the influence of sports participation for women and girls, and honor the progress and continuing struggle for equality for women in sports. 

“The Women in Sport Management event is extremely important for our program and students,” said Kelly Evans, assistant professor of Human Performance and Sport. “This event highlights local Colorado women in the male-dominated sport industry and how they overcome barriers, their accomplishments and much more.  

“With the 50th anniversary of Title IX coming up, this year’s event is even more special. Representation matters – for the women in our Sport Management program and their male counterparts. We hope this annual event continues to inspire students, alumni and the local community to persevere and take each opportunity presented to them. Women deserve to be where important decisions are being made – this includes the multibillion-dollar sport industry.” 

Panel speakers: 

  • Megan Scremin, president and CEO of Special Olympics Colorado 
  • Shana Ferguson, chief commercial officer of USA Swimming 
  • Arielle Orsuto, sports reporter for 9News 
  • Stephanie Zoesch, compliance-development coordinator for the U.S. Center for SafeSport and an MSU Denver alumna 

This is a free event for students and members of the faculty, staff and local community. Register today. 

Breaking Gender Roles Panel and Lunch 

March 8 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tivoli Room 320 ABC-Baerresen Ballroom 

Faculty members, staff members and students are encouraged to attend the International Women’s Day: Breaking Gender Roles Panel and Lunch hosted by the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion and the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy. The discussion will center on equitable dialogue surrounding topics of cisgender and hetero privileges and oppressive gender roles to create a more equitable social-justice future for all. Lunch will be provided. 

Panel speakers: 

  • Tyrell Allen (she/they), director of the Auraria LGBTQ+ Resource Center 
  • Netty Rodriguez (they/she), associate director of GITA 
  • A representative from the University of Colorado Denver’s LGBTQ Faculty Assembly Committee 
  • Students 

Please RSVP here. 

Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship welcomes Calvin Mackie, Ph.D.

March 8  

6-7:30 p.m.  

Shorter Community AME Church 

Register today 

Campus keynote 

March 9  

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  

St. Cajetan’s (online is available) 

Untold Stories of Rachel Noel: Film and Panel Discussion 

March 9  

2-3:30 p.m. 

The Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship was initiated in 1981 to foster multiculturalism, diversity and academic excellence at MSU Denver. The professorship brings renowned scholars and artists of distinction to MSU Denver to conduct classes, seminars, performances and lectures for students, faculty members and the larger Denver population.  

Mackie is an inventor, entrepreneur, author and former engineering professor who founded STEM NOLA, a nonprofit in New Orleans that has engaged more than 70,000 K-12 students in STEM activities.  

A community reception is March 8, and a campus keynote will be presented March 9.  

The theme is “Stronger STEM, Stronger Society.” 

Learn more. 

WorldDenver International Women’s Day event  

March 8 

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Denver Center for the Performing Arts 

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., will honor MSU Denver Foundation Board member Marti Awad, senior vice president of Wealth Enhancement Group. The event will also include a luncheon and keynote address by Elizabeth Nyamayaro, humanitarian and United Nations special advisor. 

Register today. 

Makeup and Women of Color 

March 16 

4 p.m., Jordan Student Success Building, Room 237 

All members of the Auraria Campus are invited to discuss the unique, complex experiences and journeys women of color have with makeup. Discussions will include inclusivity within Western makeup products, brands and trends and how societal beauty standards affect women of color. Makeup connoisseurs and those who embrace naturality are all invited. The conversation will be unique to individual experiences and relationships with makeup.  

Please RSVP here. 

Women’s History Month Two-Part Event 

“You” watch party: March 8, 3:30-5 p.m., King Center, Room 415 or Zoom 

Cybersecurity workshop: March 10, 12:30 p.m., King Center, Room 415 or Zoom 

MSU Denver hosts a two-part event to celebrate Women’s History Month with the Phoenix Center at Anschutz and Community College of Denver. The first event will be a viewing party of clips from seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s hit show “You,” followed by intermediate discussions surrounding misogyny and how it affects interpersonal violence. The second event will discuss how perpetrators use technology to stalk victims and survivors. The cybersecurity workshop is led by Harrier Mctigue, guest speaker and Phoenix Center advocate, who will discuss cyberstalking and tips to enhance cyberprotection.  

RSVP for two-part event here.