As the school year comes to a close, tell the Early Bird about your summer plans! Whether you’re traveling to participate in professional development or fun, check out how to submit your plans below. 


Professional development travels 

If you’re traveling the country or abroad to sharpen your professional development skills, tell the Early Bird about it! 

When submitting, please be sure to include: 

  • Your name, title and department 
  • The city, state or country you are traveling to 
  • The name of the conference/professional development opportunity 
  • The reason why you chose to participate 
  • Bonus: Feel free to add any relevant conference or traveling photos. 

Submissions will be included in an Early Bird story shared with faculty and staff members throughout the summer. 

Submit your summer-vacation photos 

It’s time to take some well-deserved time off, something Metropolitan State University of Denver always highly encourages. As you take your vacations and staycations this summer all over the city, state, country and/or world, consider submitting your photos to the Early Bird.  

Photos will be included in roundups to share with other employees.   

Best practices for photo submission  

  • Make sure you’re in the photo! Beaches and mountains are great, but only photos with faces will be considered.   
  • Be sure to include your name, work title, department, MSU Denver email address and photo details.  
  • Check for the highest-quality photo (photos look best when they aren’t blurry or pixelated).  
  • Please submit only one photo per month.  
  • Bonus points if your photos include MSU Denver swag!  

Note: These photos will be shared through a public website, so please submit only photos you are comfortable with being shared.