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Answering employee questions for fall 2020

July 30, 2020

Expectations for the new semester, including more info on health protocols, remote work and campus access.
Christine Marquez-Hudson

Advancement team celebrates fundraising successes

July 29, 2020

After exceeding its 2019-20 goal, the team has refocused its efforts to help students and programs persist through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The sun shining through an empty classroom

Will schools open? Experts weigh in on what to expect in education this fall

July 28, 2020

As COVID-19 cases climb in Colorado, plans for the upcoming K-12 school year are evolving by the day. Here's what educators experts expect, and how the disruptions could affect students and teachers.

Celebrate MSU Denver excellence

July 21, 2020

Attend the virtual Roadrunners Who Soar Award Ceremony on Aug. 6.
A student taking a multiple-choice test.

Time to toss the ACT and SAT?

July 20, 2020

Many colleges and universities are excluding standardized test scores from admissions next year because of the pandemic, and some say it's time to abandon standardized tests permanently.
Portrait of Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

President Davidson shares the MSU Denver story

July 20, 2020

Davidson serves as thought-leader in several upcoming state and national events on the future of higher ed.
MSU Denver president, Janine Davidson, Ph.D., speaks at the Joint Budget Committee Jan. 14, 2020.

President Davidson continues advocacy for international students

July 13, 2020

MSU Denver joins state higher-education leaders in letter to Colorado congressional delegation about recent ICE guidance.
A busy Auraria Campus.

Health and safety reminders for Roadrunners approved to return to campus

July 1, 2020

As the University resumes limited on-campus operations next week, Roadrunners who have campus access must adhere to specific COVID-19-related procedures and expectations.
Photo of the Cherry Creek in Denver.

'Liquid gold' standard

June 25, 2020

Expertise in water policy and law are more valuable than ever. Here's why an online water certificate focused on Colorado's unique laws is drawing professionals from across the country.
Portrait of former provost Vicki Golich

Vicki Golich, Ph.D., shares parting words

June 22, 2020

The outgoing provost speaks with Katia Campbell, Ph.D., about her career highlights and advice to younger faculty members.
Portrait of MSU Denver president Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Inspired to Serve: A Path Forward

June 23, 2020

Join President Davidson for this culminating event and discussion on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET.
An activist holding a sign that says,

Historic Supreme Court decisions for LGBTQ, DACA

June 18, 2020

President Davidson and MSU Denver's Board of Trustees celebrate two historic rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tivoli Student Union on a bright sunny day.

Board of Trustees declines to raise tuition and fees for students

June 8, 2020

Policy approvals and end of DIME partnership highlight last week’s gatherings.
Katia Campbell, Ph.d., teaching class.

How do we talk about race? A dialogue series

June 8, 2020

MSU Denver Dialogues Program launches summer series to engage community in difficult conversations about race and justice.
President Davidson talks military leadership.

Updates: no tuition increase for fall, planning for safe return to campus

June 5, 2020

After a robust discussion among the trustees, MSU Denver has decided not to increase the cost of tuition for resident and nonresident undergraduate students for the fall 2020 semester and are planning for a safe return.
President Davidson talks military leadership.

President Davidson joins former military leaders to denounce using military to deter protestors.

June 5, 2020

Today I signed on to a letter from former military leaders asking President Trump not to use the military to quell protests. Our service members signed up to fight our nation’s enemies and secure – not infringe upon – the freedoms of their fellow Americans.
The Tivoli building at dusk.

President's message on racial injustice, dialogue and healing

June 3, 2020

President Davidson sends a message of solidarity about the tragic death of George Floyd and the tumultuous events that have unfolded.
Aerial view of Auraria Campus.

A message on the George Floyd tragedy

May 29, 2020

A message of solidarity from Michael Benitez, Ph.D., vice president for Diversity and Inclusion
Portrait of MSU Denver president Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

President Davidson advocates for higher ed on Bell Policy podcast

May 26, 2020

Davidson gives historical context for disinvestment in higher education and notes that communal action is necessary in this time of crisis.
Portrait of Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

How To Survive And Thrive During A Time Of Crisis; 5 Lessons I Learned From My Military Experience

May 24, 2020

Reflecting on her military service, President Davidson lends her expertise on dealing with crisis and how to adapt and overcome in an interview with Authority Magazine.

MSU Denver establishes Dreamer Emergency Fund

May 14, 2020

The fund aims to raise at least $300,000 to support DACA and undocumented students excluded from CARES Act aid.
A student sitting on her bed alongside her dog while studying on her laptop.

Professors earn high marks in remote teaching

May 12, 2020

With the support of the CTLD, ITS and Online Learning teams, educators and students are persevering through the pandemic.
A student studying on a laptop while sprawling out on a park bench.

Higher education adapts to remote learning during COVID-19 pandemic

May 12, 2020

When the coronavirus shuttered the Auraria Campus, MSU Denver professors and students embraced the difficulties and opportunities and opportunities presented by online classes.
Aerial view of Auraria Campus.

On-campus events suspended through July 31

May 6, 2020

The tri-institutional decision will further protect the campus community from the spread of COVID-19.
A teacher nurturing a student in the classroom.

Special educators

April 30, 2020

Amid a shortage of special-needs teachers, three educators completed an Alternative Licensure Program to fill the need and find their passion.
Portrait of Spencer Schute

Roadrunner earns Fulbright Scholarship

April 27, 2020

Biology graduate Spencer Shute will study cognitive neuroscience in the Netherlands.
Portrait of MSU Denver COO Larry Sampler.

COVID-19 contingency planning and next steps

April 23, 2020

Learn more about continuing efforts to maintain learning and campus operations while protecting Roadrunners’ health and safety.
Distinguished Service Awards ceremony

Nominations for Distinguished Service Awards are open

April 16, 2020

Help recognize outstanding and dedicated MSU Denver employees.
Portrait of MSU Denver president Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Attend the virtual Spring Update on Tuesday

April 15, 2020

President Davidson will join faculty and staff leaders for a discussion on Commencement and short-term budget solutions and will answer your questions.
An activist holding a sign that says,

Standing strong for DACA students

April 13, 2020

As the Supreme Court readies its ruling on DACA, Colorado college students continue to find support in the community they call home.
Aerial photo of the JSSB.

President’s Cabinet recap

April 8, 2020

President Davidson applauds campus efforts, provides budget updates and asks Roadrunners to share their best ideas.
A faculty/staff meeting.

Nominate your colleagues to represent faculty

April 1, 2020

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Faculty Senate seeks nominations for four open positions.
Someone packing produce into a donation bag

Securing support for students

March 30, 2020

As MSU Denver goes digital, the University is assisting vulnerable students through efforts that include emergency funding for food and housing insecurity.
A group of volunteers packing food into bags while practicing social distancing

Mission ready: Denver Metro Emergency Food Network

March 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak shakes Colorado, this new partnership of nonprofits and mission-driven businesses is feeding the hungry and boosting support to underserved communities.
The doors of the Auraria Health Center

Health Center at Auraria begins drive-thru COVID-19 testing

March 26, 2020

Testing will be available for prescreened Auraria constituents, including students, faculty and staff.
Someone wearing a 3D-printed ventilator

3D printing potential solutions for ventilator shortage

March 25, 2020

An MSU Denver mechanical engineering technology professor is testing a stopgag solution that brings together advanced manufacturing and snorkel gear.
MSU Denver signage on a campus building

Ongoing support for MSU Denver students

March 24, 2020

Many resources have moved online, ensuring that students still have access to the programs and assistance they need to thrive.
MSU Denver President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., moderates a discussion on Selective Service

Out of service?

March 23, 2020

A national commission weighs the future of service in America, including the role of women in the military and ways to inspire young people to give back.
Downtown Denver as the backdrop for Auraria Campus

A message from the MSU Denver Staff Senate

March 19, 2020

Information on remote working, resources, communications, transportation and more.
A recent MSU Denver graduate celebrating with her parents

Spring Commencement to be rescheduled

March 18, 2020

In keeping with statewide event-restriction recommendations, the ceremony will be postponed.
People walking past the Roadrunner Food Pantry

There’s no better time to support the Roadrunner Food Pantry and Student Emergency Fund

March 16, 2020

With many students facing economic and food insecurity, the campus community is encouraged to be generous and proactive.
A mostly empty Auraria Campus in front of the JSSB.

Students to remain off-campus beginning Monday, March 16

March 15, 2020

Beginning March 16, there will be no in-person, on-campus classes for MSU Denver students.
Portrait of Lori Herrera.

Back to school

March 12, 2020

Lori Herrera, alumna and new MSU Denver Foundation CFOO, is motivated by numbers she doesn’t like.
Principle Michael Atkins walking down a school hallway with his students

Principal catalyst

March 9, 2020

Hard work and perseverance fueled Michael Atkins' journey from school janitor to principle. Now he's empowering students to be themselves.
A pile of buttons that say,

First-gen forward

March 3, 2020

College students who are among the first in their family to pursue higher education often require additional resources to succeed. Now, Colorado first-gen students are taking requests for additional support to the state Capitol.
Portrait of Emily Renwick Garnett

Meet MSU Denver’s newest trustee

March 5, 2020

Attorney Emily Renwick Garnett is passionate about educational policy and civic leadership.
MSU Denver basketball player Cain Heyningen

Room and boards

Feb. 21, 2020

MSU Denver's Men's Basketball center Cain van Heyningen takes hospitality to new heights as a Dimond Fellow.
MSU Denver's new Classroom to Career Hub director, Maluwa Behringer

The C2 Hub welcomes a new director of industry partnerships

Feb. 19, 2020

Maluwa Behringer imagines a future in which all graduates successfully apply their higher education to industry and society.
Crystalann Archuleta poses on a stairwell.

When internships pay, everyone wins

Feb. 14, 2020

Here's how MSU Denver is leveling the playing field for students who can't afford to work for free.
A conversation with U.S. Senate candidate, Andrew Romanoff

Meet Colorado's U.S. Senate candidates

Feb. 17, 2020

The crowded race for our Senate seat is one of the most important elections on the 2020 ballot. MSU Denver invited all of the candidates to campus for individual conversations covering critical issues.
MSU Denver Board of Trustees meeting

Trustees approve 29 faculty sabbaticals, create Center for Entrepreneurship

Feb. 12, 2020

Gathering last week was first for four new trustees and included updates on strategic planning and state funding.
Close-up of a Census booklet

Census 2020 explained

Feb. 11, 2020

Here's what you need to know about changes to America's decennial census, what's at stake and why we do it in the first place.
New MSU Denver trustees (clockwise from top left) Albus Brooks, Mario M. Carrera, Kristin Hultquist and Mike Johnson

Announcing four new trustees

Jan. 16, 2020

Additions bring decades of civic, education, advocacy and business experience to MSU Denver.
Graphic that reads:

Two Roadrunners selected for prestigious Clinton Global Initiative University

Jan. 16, 2020

Andrew Smith and Kelly Stone will travel to Scotland to develop their ideas for positive social change.
MSU Denver president, Janine Davidson, Ph.D., speaks at the Joint Budget Committee Jan. 14, 2020.

Davidson addresses Joint Budget Committee

Jan. 16, 2020

In her Jan. 14 remarks, the president asked Colorado’s JBC to recommit to and reinvest in higher education.
Formal portrait of professor Sheldon Steinhauser in front of a MLK statue in Denver.

Lessons from Selma to Montgomery march

Jan. 15, 2020

Civil rights champion Sheldon Steinhauser marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965. Now, he's returning to Alabama with the Anti-Defamation League to retrace King's steps and advance his message.
Two members of MSU Denver's Aerobatics and Glider Club flying in a competition.

Controlled airspace

Jan. 10, 2020

MSU Denver's Aerobatics and Glider Club wins its second national championship in three years.
Candid portrait of a recent MSU Denver graduate.

Higher education's day of reckoning

Dec. 19, 2019

Recent college admissions scandals highlight the moneyed nature of acceptance - and MSU Denver's position of strength as an open-access institution.
Teacher William Anderson presents at TEDx MSU Denver.

TEDx MSU Denver: What do tattoos and long hair got to do with it?

Dec. 13, 2019

William Anderson, teacher at Manual High School, reimagines how radicals can apply passion and innovation to change business for the better.
Retired MSU Denver trustees, Jack Pogge (L) and Walter Isenberg (R).

Legacy of leadership

Dec. 12, 2019

BOT bids farewell to longtime trustees Jack Pogge and Walter Isenberg after eight years of service.
MSU Denver students holding their diplomas.

1,564 reasons to celebrate

Dec. 12, 2019

Learn more about the fall graduating class and our inspiring Commencement speakers.
Ret. U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis.

'The Federalist Papers' vs. 'Lord of the Flies'

Dec. 9, 2019

New college grads face the choice of strengthening America's commitment to order or hastening its decent into chaos, says U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis.
MSU Denver graduate, Michael Lechuga

From childhood to commencement

Dec. 10, 2019

Michael Lechuga attended the Auraria Early Learning Center as a toddler while his mother studied at MSU Denver. Now, he's preparing to join her as a graduate.
Portrait of MSU Denver president, Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

From Davidson’s Desk

Dec. 9, 2019

President shares holiday video and gratitude for faculty and staff.
Board of Trustees' meeting in progress.

Trustees approve 15 new academic programs, say goodbye to longtime members

Dec. 9, 2019

Last week’s gathering also included presentations on student mental health and AHEC facilities.
(Left to right) Vaughn Toland, executive director of admissions and outreach; Morgan Raleigh, director of recruitment; Adrienne Perucca, associate director, Admissions Systems and Data; Marlynn Rocha Vasquez, director of internal operations for admissions; Steve Stanek, senior systems analyst, application services; Mohamed Elshakh, manager, Student Technology; and John Warren, applications develop

Inside the President's Cabinet

Dec. 5, 2019

The meeting Wednesday featured infrastructure and Human Resources presentations as well as awards for campus innovators.
Professor Emily Ragan, Ph.D., studying at a table.

Accomplishments in OER

Dec. 3, 2019

Initial implementation of grant leads to projected student savings of up to $3.4 million – and interstate recognition.
Portrait of professor Ramon Del Castillo, Ph.D.

Dreams fulfilled

Dec. 2, 2019

'Peaceful Warrior' Ramon Del Castillo steps down after 35 years.
November 2019 faculty senate meeting

Faculty Senate update

Nov. 19, 2019

Policy on Incompletes, intellectual property and votes on international admission.
President's Cabinet meeting.

Inside the President’s Cabinet

Nov. 14, 2019

Members consider policies on pets and political activity and receive updates on transfer process and workplace-culture efforts.
Protestor holds a sign that reads,

Defending DACA in Denver and D.C.

Nov. 12,2019

Students, University leaders and Colorado officials stand up for Dreamers as the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case that will determine the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
MSU Denver president, Janine Davidson, Ph.D., chats with former Colorado governor, John Hickenlooper.

A Conversation With Former Gov. John Hickenlooper, U.S. Senate Candidate

Nov. 5, 2019

You’re invited to a fireside-style chat about the future of Colorado.
Ricardo Carillo, Ph.D., presents at St. Cajetan's on Auraria Campus.

A prescription for healing

Oct. 28, 2019

21st annual Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professor weaves Western and traditional medicine through inquiry.
Ingrid Carter, Ph.D., wins the Colorado Association of Science Teachers Award for Excellence in Teaching College Science.

5 questions for award-winning educator Ingrid Carter, Ph.D.

Oct. 28, 2019

The associate professor received the 2019 Colorado Association of Science Teachers Award for Excellence in Teaching.
AHEC CEO, Colleen Walker.

Welcome Colleen Walker to the Auraria Campus

Oct. 24, 2019

Meet the new CEO of AHEC on Nov. 4.
Formal portrait of Kyra DeGruy.

Hello, my name is … Kyra deGruy

Oct. 16, 2019

Meet MSU Denver’s Government Affairs coordinator and Champions program director.
Formal portrait of MSU Denver president, Janine Davidson.

From Davidson's Desk

Oct. 16, 2019

Gratitude and accolades for faculty and staff in this month’s missive from the president.
A nutrition consultation at a doctor's office.

MSU Denver receives $2 million to improve Nutrition program

Oct. 14, 2019

HSI status opens the door to grant funding that will diversify Colorado’s health workforce and support students.
Faculty and staff meat about the Provost search.

University community weighs in on provost search

Oct. 2, 2019

Faculty and staff gathered at town-hall meetings to reflect on ideal qualities for the next chief academic officer.
A meeting in the CAVEA.

Building our ‘preferred future’

Oct. 2, 2019

Strategic Planning Vision Conference attendees review concept papers, collaborate on draft vision statements.
Sampson Davis, M.D., signs books after his presentation on Auraria Campus.

“You define what your legacy will be”

Oct. 1, 2019

Sampson Davis, M.D., delivers message of inspiration and commitment to future health care professionals.
Portrait of Gina Garcia

MSU Denver honors HSI Week, National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 18, 2019

Upcoming activities focus on equity and justice in higher education, community healing.
Portrait of Shaun Schafer, Ph.D.

Congratulations to new AVP for Curriculum and Policy Development

Sept. 17, 2019

Shaun Schafer will work with faculty and staff to support curriculum development and improve approval processes.
Portrait of Kim Barron

Congratulations to new AVP of Academic Effectiveness

Sept. 17, 2019

Kim Barron will focus on academic-program and -unit review, reaccreditation and more.
Nolan Ackerman develops a soup recipe available at the Roadrunner Food Pantry.

Soup's on!

Sept. 11, 2019

A student-developed recipe for black-bean soup is helping other students combat hunger.
Faculty Senate meeting at MSU Denver.

Faculty Senate update

Sept. 11, 2019

Meeting addresses support for students with autism spectrum disorder, graduate studies and committee openings.
MSU Denver students attending a bonfire during homecoming.

Rowdy and Proud!

Sept. 10, 2019

MSU Denver’s 2019 Homecoming celebration kicks off Sept. 30.
President's Cabinet monthly meeting.

Inside the President's Cabinet

Sept. 5, 2019

Updates on enrollment, improving the transfer experience, advancement successes and more.
Vicki Golich, Ph.D., at her desk.

Provost announces retirement

Aug. 15, 2019

Vicki Golich, Ph.D., to step down following 2019-20 academic year after a decade of extraordinary service to MSU Denver.
Inside the President's Cabinet

Inside the President's Cabinet

Aug. 15, 2019

Transfer Process Task Force launch, enrollment update and strategic planning process among highlights from Wednesday meeting.

Three Roadrunners honored by Denver Business Journal

Aug. 14, 2019

Cathy Lucas, Marti Awad and Wendy Dominguez are finalists to be named Outstanding Women in Business.
Exterior photo of West Classroom on Auraria Campus

West Classroom update

Aug. 5, 2019

Read President Janine Davidson’s email to the campus community regarding the health investigation.
A custom-made graduation cap which reads,

A good investment

July 30, 2019

A new report outlines the rising value of a college degree in Colorado's booming economy.
New professor of Criminal Justice, Andrew Traver

Fighting crime from the classroom

July 23, 2019

Retired NCIS director, Andrew Traver, joins the Criminal Justice and Criminology faculty at MSU Denver.
The interior of the King Center Concert Hall

Tickets now on sale for TEDx MSU Denver

July 15, 2019

Spend a day considering big ideas from University faculty, students and alumni Sept. 12.
Strategic Planning infographic

The art of looking ahead

July 10, 2019

Whether it's big business, the World Cup or higher education, success comes from strategic planning
Exterior of the King Center.

Speakers announced for TEDx MSU Denver

July 10, 2019

Sept. 12 event to feature eight faculty members, three alumni, multiple students and one very recognizable university president.

Access Center assistant director honored for leadership

June 20, 2019

Greg Root’s own educational experiences have fueled his passion for access and inclusion in the classroom.

Award-winning excellence: Ingrid Carter

June 17, 2019

Teaching Excellence Award winner talks Peace Corps, rapport-building and twins.

Vicente Fox talks new health partnership during latest visit

June 13, 2019

Former President of Mexico and his wife, Marta Sahagún, discuss collaboration with University's Health Institute.

Hello, my name is... Christian Hardigree

June 3, 2019

The founding dean of the School of Hospitality, Events and Tourism shares the values that have made her a successful student, student-athlete, litigator and educator.

Vicente Fox to visit campus June 13

May 30, 2019

The former president of Mexico will speak about a partnership with MSU Denver’s Health Institute.

United across generations

May 30, 2019

Gary Moore is a captain and line-check airman with United Airlines. But to his sky-bound sons, he's just dad.

NCIS director to join MSU Denver faculty July 1

May 22, 2019

Federal law-enforcement expert Andrew Traver will teach in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Becoming Ted

May 15, 2019

Saya "Ted" Richthofen turned his personal struggles into a passion for making the Auraria Campus a more welcoming place. Next up: the world.

New Colorado law extends state financial aid to Dreamers

May 13, 2019

Qualified undocumented students pay in-state tuition. Now they're eligible to receive state financial aid.

BOT approves 3% tuition increase, funding will support high-impact student services

May 13, 2019

Changes to tuition, graduate program success and faculty approved for tenure, promotion or emeritus status highlight May 9-10 gatherings.

Inside the President's Cabinet

May 9, 2019

Thursday’s meeting covered Intellectual Property policy, emergency preparedness and much more.

MSU Denver team wins top public-relations honors

May 8, 2019

The Strategy, Marketing and Communications branch won big at the 2019 Public Relations Society of America Colorado Chapter awards event.

From Davidson's Desk

April 30, 2019

Updates on Strategic Plan 2025 and the Faculty/Staff Appreciation BBQ, plus a visit from four groundbreaking political strategists.

Don’t miss “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics”

April 29, 2019

RSVP for President’s Speaker Series event featuring Donna Brazile and co-authors discussing political empowerment.

Spring Update 2019

April 23, 2019

President Davidson reiterates the University’s commitment to students and the value of humanities.

Redefining working class

April 16, 2019

Most college students also have a job. Here's how savvy undergrads are finding career-related work experience on campus.

Announcing TEDx at MSU Denver

April 16, 2019

University to host Sept. 12 event; Roadrunners invited to submit presentation proposals.

Welcome to our new Trustees

April 11, 2019

Marissa Molina and Russell Noles are appointed to the MSU Denver Board by Gov. Jared Polis; Barbara Grogan is reappointed.

MSU Denver named a top university for transfers

April 10, 2019

Learn how the University is continuing to improve and expand transfer processes and services.

From Davidson's Desk

April 3, 2019

Supporting all Roadrunners and preparing them to become the real-life superheroes our world needs.

Strategic Plan Launch and Learn series

April 1, 2019

Campus community invited to attend April 15 presentation by state demographer that will inform strategic-planning efforts.

Announcing the 2025 Strategic Planning Team

March 21, 2019

The campus community is invited to an April 15 informational session to learn more about the process and what’s to come.

Save the Date: President’s Spring Update is April 18

March 21, 2018

Davidson will discuss a new strategic plan, legislative funding and much more.

MSU Denver reaffirms commitment to NCAA Division II athletics

March 18, 2019

Trustees heard arguments for remaining in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference or transitioning to the Western Athletic Conference.

Board members to vote on potential move to NCAA Division I

March 14, 2019

On Monday, Trustees heard arguments for remaining in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference or transitioning to Western Athletic Conference.

MSU Denver faculty in the media

March 11, 2019

Members share their expertise with the community.

Just keep swimming

March 6, 2019

Trailblazing U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson reflects on the value of struggle, her rise to the top levels of the military and what makes a great leader.

From Davidson's Desk

Feb. 27, 2019

President highlights exciting brand audit findings and celebrates MSU Denver's Hispanic-Serving Institution designation.

Met Media celebrates four decades of student journalism

Feb. 21, 2019

Get your 40th-anniversary edition of The Metropolitan today, and celebrate with current and former staff Feb. 27.

Rachel B. Noel winners announced

Feb. 20, 2019

Celebrate scholarship recipients and Hope for the Future honorees.

Charged up

Feb. 14, 2019

The next generation of aerospace engineers helps York Space Systems develop new satellite batteries.

Roadrunner-turned-Army top brass to speak on leadership

Feb. 14, 2019

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson to be featured in free Women's History Month event March 4.

Inside the President's Cabinet

Feb. 14, 2019

Faculty and staff recognition, next phase of President’s Advisory Councils and Roadrunners Give Back highlight Feb. 13 meeting.

Innovation, legislation and renovation front and center at Board meeting

Feb. 13, 2019

Learn about learning assistants, collaboration on campus and at the Capitol and more from last week's session.

From Davidson’s Desk

Jan. 23, 2019

President highlights new strategic plan and invites faculty and staff to join the process

So you want to host Sportscenter?

Jan. 21, 2019

ESPN's Gary Striewski shares his strategy for capitalizing on opportunity before it's back-back-back... gone

Two Roadrunners named to Top 25 Most Powerful Women list

Jan. 16, 2019

President Janine Davidson and alumna Meranda Vieyra will be honored by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 30

President Janine Davidson’s Remarks to the Joint Budget Committee

Jan. 15, 2019

Davidson shared MSU Denver success stories and her vision for the future of education with members in a bid to increase legislative investment.

Inside the President’s Cabinet

Jan. 10, 2019

Hiring-search updates, big awards and changes to Board of Trustees policies highlight Wednesday’s meeting

From Davidson's Desk

Dec. 12, 2018

President talks inclusive leadership, advisory councils and legislative messaging.

Defying the odds by crunching the numbers

Dec. 11, 2018

DACA recipient earns two accounting degrees while working full time and advocating for his peers

Board of Trustees takes on big issues at final meeting of 2018

Dec. 10, 2018

Latest on potential college realignment, next strategic plan, tuition window and campus renovation highlight last week’s session.

Former MSU Denver president retires

Nov. 26, 2018

Reflecting on Sheila Kaplan’s many contributions to MSU Denver and her legacy of leadership.

Meet the new School of Hospitality, Events and Tourism founding dean

Nov. 12, 2018

Christian Hardigree brings a wealth of industry and academic experience to her new role.

Add your voice to the affordable-housing conversation

Nov. 8, 2018

MSU Denver’s task force wants feedback from faculty, staff and students.

Inside the President's Cabinet

Nov. 8, 2018

Advisory Council leaders share achievements and recommendations, plus an extra day off for employees at Nov. 7 meeting.

Meet the new executive director of college-to-career initiatives

Nov. 6, 2018

Adrienne Martinez will officially join the MSU Denver community Dec. 3.

What you missed at the Inclusive Leadership Summit

Oct. 30, 2018

150 faculty and staff members participated in second annual gathering in support of student success.

From Davidson's Desk

Oct. 29, 2018

President talks student success, how C2 Hub will blend academic and technical skills in new monthly column.

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., reaffirms the University's support of the LGBTQ community

Oct. 25, 2018

Read her statement

Navigating the Future of Patient Care

Oct. 25, 2018

A $3 million grant will support a new generation of health workers, transforming how underserved Colorado communities access services.

Christine Márquez-Hudson named vice president of University Advancement

Oct. 23, 2018

New VP to start Nov. 12, aims to create culture of philanthropy to support MSU Denver’s top priorities.

Inside the President’s Cabinet

Oct. 11, 2018

Four recommendations from the President’s Advisory Council on University Policy and other updates.

What makes you angry?

Oct. 2, 2018

Distinguished thinker, Martha Nussbaum, discusses the origin of anger and disarming the politics of blame.

Three things to know about our Castro Visiting Professor

Oct. 2, 2018

Luis Urrea will visit MSU Denver on Oct. 25 to discuss immigration issues and his Pulitzer Prize-finalist book “The Devil’s Highway.”

Girl Scouts of Colorado salutes Davidson

Oct. 2, 2018

University president will be honored as a Woman of Distinction for her personal and professional contributions to the community.

Dan Baer shares his vision for the CDHE

Sept. 19, 2018

The new Colorado Department of Higher Education executive director talks about increasing credential attainment, erasing the equity gap and more.

MSU Denver aims for early HSI designation

Sept. 18, 2018

Thanks to second-wave eligibility-approval process, Hispanic-Serving Institution distinction and related funding opportunities are within reach.
MSU Denver President, Dr. Janine Davidson, is invested as University President Sept. 7, 2018

Inauguration investiture: full ceremony

Sept. 17, 2018

President Davidson reflects on her first year at MSU Denver and is officially invested as President of the University.
President Janine Davidson

Inauguration Investiture speech

Sept 17, 2018

President Davidson reflects on her first year at MSU Denver and shares her long-term vision for its success.
MSU Denver President, Janine Davidson, Ph.D., speaks on the future of higher education with Colorado's education leaders.

Inauguration panel: The future of higher education

Sept. 17, 2018

President Davidson welcomes Colorado's education leaders to discuss future-focused topics on how to adapt to the challenges universities will surely face.

Inside the President's Cabinet

Sept. 13, 2018

Updates on Culture and Workplace Advisory Council, big events and impressive achievements highlight Sept. 12 meeting.

The consummate provost

Sept. 6, 2018

Vicki Golich, Ph.D., is great at her job. But what exactly is her job?

The road ahead for higher ed

Aug. 30, 2018

Workforce development, cybersecurity snd future of higher education to be discussed at inauguration of Janine Davidson Sept. 4-7

Convocation 2018 in photos

Aug. 21, 2018

If you missed last week’s Convocation festivities, you missed a lot! Check out the best shots of this year’s celebration.

Inauguration Beer celebrates Dr. Davidson, MSU Denver beer labs

Aug. 20, 2018

A formal ribbon-cutting and keg-tapping kicks off the Presidential Inauguration of Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Davidson strengthens commitment to serving urban students

Aug. 7, 2018

University president joins the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities executive committee.

OWOW Center takes local water conversation global

July 30, 2018

MSU Denver and Denver Botanic Gardens join United Nations’ water-stewardship think tank.

Former FDIC leader talks big banks, bubbles and Bitcoin

June 21, 2018

Thomas Hoenig, Ph.D., visits MSU Denver to discuss factors to affect economy in 2018 and beyond.

Faculty Senate year-end recap and look ahead

June 20, 2018

Senate President Matt Makley notes highlights from the previous academic year while looking ahead to 2018-19.

Inside the President’s Cabinet

June 12, 2018

Better tuition benefits and professional development, plus an update on Advisory Councils, in June 11 meeting recap.

More teachers, less cheating and value in education

May 31, 2018

MSU Denver faculty lead the charge against academic fraud at the legislative level.

HSI: what’s in it for us, where we’re heading

May 30, 2018

Update on the work done to reach Hispanic-Serving Institution status – and the millions of reasons to keep doing it.

5 Questions about the new Health Institute

May 29, 2018

Emily Matuszewicz discusses MSU Denver’s interdisciplinary answer to Colorado’s healthcare needs.

Sharing the story, winning awards

May 29, 2018

MSU Denver takes top honors for video, online newsroom and magazine from Colorado public-relations group.

Interim dean named for CLAS

May 23, 2018

Arlene Sgoutas to take leadership role for College of Letters, Arts and Sciences beginning Aug. 1.

New faculty trustee: Christopher Harder

May 22, 2018

Assistant professor of mathematics to focus on advocacy, communication and relationships to benefit students.
President Davidson talks about inclusive leadership during MSU Denver's Professional Development Conference

Professional Development Conference 2018: Inclusive Leadership

May 21, 2018

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., discusses her vision of inclusive leadership at MSU Denver's Professional Development Conference.

Recapping the year at the Capitol

May 17, 2018

See how the University’s state funding shook out and which faculty fought for new legislation.

The class of 2018, in pictures

May 14, 2018

Our Roadrunners grads did it! Here are some of the moments from the spring Commencement ceremonies.

New money, new major and new emeritus

May 7, 2018

Board of Trustees meetings included budget breakdown, approval of academic programs and an honor for former President Stephen Jordan.

Running the road out of darkness

May 7, 2018

President’s Award winner Maria Coppersmith-Buschman is living proof that resilience is real, difficulties strengthen us and living matters.

Mark your calendars for President Davidson's inauguration

May 7, 2018

First week of September to feature events and celebrations with Presidential Inauguration of Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Q&A with Gayle Lemmon

May 3, 2018

Commencement speaker opens up about her humble roots, globe-trekking reporting and the human spirit.

DACA students shown support

May 1, 2018

Panel affirms that Dreamers are safe and secure at University, no matter what.

Designing a stellar reputation

April 25, 2018

AES Building architects garner R&D Magazine award, the second honor in two weeks for the space-age facility.

You asked. She Answered

April 17, 2018

President Janine Davidson responds to a question from the Spring Update about student-employee engagement.

Legislative update: What's at stake

April 12, 2018

Discussions between Colorado state legislative bodies near completion as JBC undertakes reconciliation process.

Inside the President's Cabinet

April 10, 2018

Emergency Preparedness Committee recommendations, commencement update and more in the April 9 meeting recap.

You asked, she answered

April 3, 2018

President Janine Davidson responds to questions about campus safety that she didn’t have time to address at the Spring Update.
MSU Denver President Janine Davidson delivers a speech.

Davidson featured at statewide higher-education forum

March 29, 2018

President Janine Davidson will take part in the upcoming Colorado Business Roundtable ...

Rising star: AES Building shines with prestigious honor

March 29, 2018

MSU Denver's Aerospace and engineering-sciences facility wins 2017 Downtown Denver Award for impact on the Mile High City.

You asked, she answered

March 27, 2018

President Janine Davidson responds to a question about state funding, which she didn’t have time to address at the Spring Update.

All aboard the Brain Train

March 26, 2018

Have you seen our newest urban-transit-oriented advertising campaign around town?

The second-wildest journalism teacher in the West

March 22, 2018

I'm First Gen Too: MSU Denver professor, Kenn Bisio, shares his own first-generation college experience.

Students contribute to next-generation satellite manufacturing and operation

March 20, 2018

York Space Systems opens headquarters at MSU Denver, giving students opportunities to launch into aerospace career orbit.

Spring Update focuses on working together

March 14, 2018

President Davidson discusses inclusive leadership, University funding and campus safety at the spring update.

Inside the President's Cabinet

March 13, 2018

Couldn’t make it to the March 12 President’s Cabinet meeting? The Early Bird has you covered. Here are the highlights.

President Davidson honors Collaboration and Teamwork Award recipients

Feb. 26, 2018

Members of MSU Denver’s Advancement and Marketing and Communications team were recognized with the second President’s Collaboration and Teamwork Award.

Now hiring: Vice president for student affairs

Feb. 21, 2018

The national search for a vice president for student affairs kicked off last week with a meeting between the hiring committee, search consultant and President Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Colleges and businesses team up to fill demand for skilled workers

Feb. 14, 2018

Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute featured on PBS

Get on board

Feb. 13, 2018

Fond farewells, faculty sabbaticals and a new master’s degree among highlights from Board of ...

Inside the President's Cabinet

Feb. 12, 2018

Updates on web accessibility, SADI survey and the Student Success Council highlight Feb. 12 meeting.

Barbara Barnes Grogan inducted to Colorado Business Hall of Fame

Feb. 1, 2018

Grogan serves as vice chair of MSU Denver Board of Trustees.

MSU Denver poised to answer call for more Colorado degrees

Jan. 19, 2018

President Davidson pens column in the Denver Post, says University should be model for achieving goals...

Inside the President’s Cabinet

Jan. 15, 2018

Updates on DACA, Roadways and the president’s advisory councils highlight Jan. 15 meeting.

Joint Budget Committee hears from President Davidson

Jan. 8, 2018

President’s remarks lay out case to increase MSU Denver’s state funding.
Portrait of President Janine Davidson

Davidson addresses Joint Budget Committee

Jan. 8, 2018

In her remarks, she discusses the inequitable funding formula that has led to MSU Denver being ...
Metropolitan State University of Denver logo

To protect dreamers, congress must pass the Dream Act

Dec. 19, 2017

President Davidson and Mayor Hancock encourage legislators to act on behalf of DACA students.

Inside the President’s Cabinet

Dec. 12, 2017

Updates on advisory councils, emergency preparedness and tax reform among top takeaways from Dec. 11 meet

How can you give back with math?

Dec. 12, 2017

Putting statistics to work for her community adds up to a place of belonging for the President's Award

Get on board

Dec. 11, 2017

An unprecedented audit, next steps on new majors and a look at the CDHE master plan among highlights from

Taking flight

Dec. 6, 2017

President Janine Davidson is ready to pilot MSU Denver to new heights ...

New councils set to revolutionize University

Nov. 14, 2017

President Davidson lays out the framework for six universitywide advisory councils ...

Davidson to serve on national service commission

November 7, 2017 | Early Bird

President Janine Davidson was appointed to the National Commission on Military, National and Public ...

Davidson hands out first President’s Collaboration and Teamwork Award

October 24, 2017 | Early Bird

President Janine Davidson presented the inaugural President’s Collaboration and Teamwork ...

Granting access to STEM-grant access

October 23, 2017 | RED

With millions available in research funding, innovative consortium brings brains together for ...

As seen on TV? Not quite.

October 16, 2017 | RED

NCIS Director Andrew Traver shares intel on life at a federal agency, skills students need for ...

Paving the road ahead with scholarship endowment

September 22, 2017 | RED

MSU Denver Athletic Department receives gift from Rob and Molly Cohen Family Foundation.

President welcomes community questions in Town Hall event

September15,2017 | RED

Further articulating her vision for Roadrunner success, Davidson dished on mission and committed to a ...
Dr. Davidson speaking with host on stage.

President welcomes community questions in Town Hall event

Sept. 14, 2017

Further articulating her vision for Roadrunner success, Davidson dished on mission and committed to a ...

DACA resource panel

September 14, 2017 | Early Bird

Representatives from the Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Faculty Senate, Immigrant ...

President calls on University to hold line on American dream

September 13, 2017 | RED

Davidson rolls out vision of becoming a model urban university, continuing to offer high-value ...
President Davidson presents at the podium

President’s 2017 Welcome Home Address

Sept. 13, 2017

President calls on University to hold line on American dream
Administrators discussing DACA's impact on MSU Denver Students

DACA Resource Panel

Sept. 11, 2017

A resource panel conversation on how the recent DACA decision will impact our students.

President Davidson to share vision with University community

September 07, 2017 | RED

The new president will lay out her plan for the future of MSU Denver at Sept. 13 Welcome Home event.

Vicente Fox talks leadership, business in uncertain times

August 30, 2017 | RED

Former Mexican president joins Gov. Hickenlooper and Canadian Consul Stephane Lessard for a spirited ...
Dr. Davidson speaking with Vicente Fox on stage.

MSU Denver Open Forum - Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico

Aug. 30, 2017

The former president of Mexico shared his insights on global business and trade relations...

Members of Congress visit MSU Denver during August break

August 30, 2017 | Early Bird

U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Mike Coffman, R-Colo., were on campus last week to meet ...
The Denver skyline from campus.

President’s message on Charlottesville

Aug. 14, 2017

Hate has no place at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

President Davidson hits the ground running

July 25, 2017 | Early Bird

Yesterday was my first day as president of MSU Denver, and in true Roadrunner fashion, I’m ready to ...
Dr. Davidson named next president

Janine Davidson named next president of MSU Denver

Feb. 14, 2017

Davidson will succeed outgoing president Stephen M. Jordan in July 2017.
Janine Davidson named as finalist for MSU Denver president

Janine Davidson named as finalist for MSU Denver president

Feb. 01, 2017

Board announces selection of the former undersecretary of the United States Navy.
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