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Sept. 21, 2021
In this edition of The Rundown, President Davidson talks to MSU Denver staff about what it means to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution and how the University is celebrating LatinX Heritage Month.
Sept. 21, 2021
President Davidson welcomes faculty and staff back to campus. State of the University event focuses on MSU Denver’s future through investment in and recognition of the people who make it all possible.
April 22, 2021
The recently launched Office of Education Solutions at Metropolitan State University of Denver has been created to take on these and other urgent issues.
April 20, 2021
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., talks to Cora Potter, Manager of University Events and Protocol, to learn more about commencement plans for Spring 2021.
April 8, 2021
President Janine Davidson recognizes Representative Leslie Herod at the Spring Update for being a lead advocate for greater equity in allocating state funds to higher education students.
March 23, 2021
MSU Denver hotel-management student Bud Ribley turns an assignment in his restaurant-concept-development class into a project to help design a food basket for a hungry hospitality student.
March 11, 2021
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “Ashley’s War” and “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” and is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
February 25, 2021
President Davidson talks with Kaycee Gerhart, MSU Denver director of government affairs, about this year’s state legislative session and MSU Denver’s push for more equitable funding for higher education.
January 21, 2021
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., thanks our community for persevering and is optimistic for brighter days ahead, as she welcomes faculty, staff and students back to campus for the new semester.
November 18, 2020
The author, activist, and Temple University professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill spoke with MSU Denver leaders in the latest installment of the President’s Speaker Series.
November 18, 2020
President Davidson talks with the Health Center at Auraria experts about maintaining mental health during stressful times.
October 14, 2020
President Davidson, COO Larry Sampler and AHEC CEO Colleen Walker discuss the plan already in progress for a safe return to campus.
September 30, 2020
Director of Athletics Todd Thurman talks to the Roadrunner family and discusses how MSU Denver is supporting student-athletes through a pandemic that has upended sports seasons this fall.
September 17, 2020
President Davidson shares the State of the University address, answers employee questions on budget, Spring 2021 planning, anti-racism efforts and more.
September 7, 2020
While most MSU Denver students will be taking their courses online for the Fall 2020 semester, a limited number will return for on-campus classes. MSU Denver has carefully planned for a safe return, and in this edition of the Rundown, President Davidson tells us what to expect.
August 6, 2020
The Roadrunners Who Soar Awards Ceremony honors employees from across the University for their contributions throughout the academic year.
June 22, 2020
President Davidson and team answer questions from Roadrunners and their family members about returning to campus, registering for classes, and more more.
June 17, 2020
MSU Denver panel dives into issues of racial justice, history’s codification of racism and the emergence of “white cultural activism”.
June 15, 2020
President Davidson talks with Katia Campbell, Ph.D., associate professor of communications and president of the Faculty Senate, about summer dialogue series that aims to provide the campus community with space for critical discourse about racial justice.
June 9, 2020
President Davidson joined an online panel Monday to discuss trends within the civilian cyber-recruitment fields as well as initiatives to modernize cyber hiring.
May 18, 2020
Classic planes take to the sky to honor essential workers and raise money for Coloradans in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 19, 2020
President Davidson talks with Interim Provost Bill Henry and Larry Sampler, vice president for administration and finance, about how MSU Denver is preparing for a return to campus this fall.
May 5, 2020
Please join President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., as we celebrate your contributions to Metropolitan State University of Denver at our Roadrunner Appreciation Day event. This virtual gathering will take the place of the annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation BBQ.
April 21, 2020
President Davidson joins faculty and staff leaders for a discussion on Commencement, short-term budget solutions and answers submitted questions.
April 20, 2020
Nursing students join STRIDE Community Health Center to ramp up testing for coronavirus – and earn the clinical experience required for graduation.
April 15, 2020
The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and MSU Denver host “Leadership in a Pandemic”, a moderated online discussion including President Janine Davidson, Ph.D.; Vice Admiral (ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey, Ph.D.; and moderator Michael Morell.
April 8, 2020
Here’s how MSU Denver’s ‘maker community’ is combing its expertise, ingenuity and resources to design and manufacture much-needed personal protective equipment.
April 7, 2020
Here’s how members of the groundbreaking Tuskegee Airmen – the first African American pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces – are inspiring a new generation of aviators.
April 7, 2020
President Davidson discusses budget concerns, health projections, fundraising efforts, the MSU Denver COVID-19 response and more.
March 24, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, childhood-hunger-relief organization Food For Thought continues to feed kids who normally rely on school meals. Here’s how you can help.
March 18, 2020
President Davidson discusses student well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how and where students can find resources and ask questions.
March 16, 2020
In this special edition of the Rundown, President Davidson discusses moving all classes online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 9, 2020
How are Roadrunners more engaged in elections than any other university in Colorado? Here’s what we’re doing to get the vote out and encourage even more of our students to participate.
February 26, 2020
U.S. Senate candidate Diana Bray was on campus on February 25, 2020 as part of a series of student-moderated fireside-style conversations with each of the state’s U.S. Senate candidates.
February 14, 2020
President Davidson talks with Larry Sampler, MSU Denver vice president of administration and finance, about the budget outlook and the important role that the university’s Budget Task force plays in how limited resources are allocated.
February 24, 2020
U.S. Senate candidate Lorena Garcia was on the campus on February 24, 2020 as part of a series of student-moderated fireside-style conversations with each of the state’s U.S. Senate candidates.
February 17, 2020
Andrew Romanoff, former speaker of the Colorado House of Representative and a candidate for U.S. Senate, was on campus on February 17, 2020 as part of a series of student-moderate fireside-style conversations with each of the state’s U.S. Senate candidates.
February 11, 2020
Trish Zornio was on campus on February 11, 2020 as part of a series of student-moderated fire-side style conversations with each of the state’s U.S. Senate candidates.
January 29, 2020
Michelle Ferrigno Warren was on campus on January 29, 2020 as part of a series of student-moderated fire-side style conversations with each of the state’s U.S. Senate candidates.
January 28, 2020
Stephany Rose spaulding was on campus on January 28, 2020 as part of a series of student-moderated fireside-style conversations with each of the state’s U.S. Senate candidates.
January 27, 2020
In this edition of the Rundown, President Davidson, along with university General Counsel David Fine, teach “Freedom of Speech”, a communications class exploring the philosophical and legal origins of freedom of speech in America.
January 27, 2020
Personal trainer Tyler Kingsbury reimagines how self-love can vanquish the veil of perfection and increase focus on the values that allow us to live more meaningful lives.
December 9, 2019
Don’t let your busy schedule get in the way of pursuing your college degree. Let MSU Denver bring the classroom to wherever you prefer to study.
December 6, 2019
To usher in this festive time of year, MSU Denver students, faculty and staff lent their many talents to create a fun play on a storybook classic. Recent wintry weather provided the perfect snowy backdrop on the Auraria Campus, with hospitality, theatre, music and industrial design students helping to spread holiday cheer.
November 25, 2019
Lockheed Martin deep space exploration engineer Dave Gingerich reimagines a future in which our species’ survival requires evolving to live entirely in space.
November 22, 2019
The former Colorado governor highlights his accomplishments on health care, the economy, environmental issues and fun safety in the first of a series of conversations with 2020 U.S. Senate candidates hosted by MSU Denver.
November 5, 2019
Management expert David Bechtold reimagines traditional business models to put purpose at the forefront in order to create societal value and reap market rewards.
October 24, 2019
Nurse Katrina Little reimagines postpartum and newborn care to improve the high maternal mortality rates in the U.S. for African American women.
October 18, 2019
MSU Denver is the first university in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in Lifestyle Medicine. President Davidson drops in on a class to learn more about this fast-growing segment of the health-care industry.
October 9, 2019
Psychologist Travis Heath reimagines a model of community care wherein people don’t have to self-care their way out of social inequities.
October 2, 2019
Here’s how one MSU Denver computer science major and domestic violence survivor is using computer repair skills to provide others with the technology they need to restart their lives.
October 1, 2019
President Davidson talks with Dominique Perez, chair of the student Homecoming Committee, and Brandi Rideout, director of Alumni Relations, about this year’s Homecoming celebration.
September 27, 2019
Restaurant management student AJ Maldonado began working in his dad’s food truck at age 14. With the help of the high school program ProStart and MSU Denver’s School of Hospitality, Maldonado is now poised to open a business of his own.
September 25, 2019
President Davidson visits Ambient Energy, a leader in sustainable building design and consulting and a public-private partner headquartered in MSU Denver’s AES building.
September 24, 2019
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., makes the case for higher education, demonstrates how state disinvestment erodes the American Dream.
September 10, 2019
President Davidson, Ph.D., join Faculty Senate President Katia Campbell, Ph.D., for a fireside chat, where the two leaders unveil a new advertising and brand campaign, discuss university policies and answer questions.
September 10, 2019
What’s possible when you reimagine higher education? A thriving urban university that fosters student success through classroom-to-career connection, relevant degrees and excellent faculty.
August 30, 2019
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., tours campus with Colleen Walker, CEO of the Auraria Higher Education Center, and Larry Sampiler, chief operating officer at MSU Denver.
August 1, 2019
President Davidson visits the biology laboratory of Professor Bob Hancock, who’s been studying bloodsucking arthropods for more than 35 years.
July 15, 2019
The TEDx event held on September 12 will feature eight faculty members, three alumni, multiple students, and one very recognizable university president.
July 1, 2019
Thanks to a unique public-private partnership, York is manufacturing and operating a new class of small satellites from its headquarters in the AES Building.
June 14, 2019
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox and his wife, Marta Sahagún, visited MSU Denver on June 13, 2019 to discuss a new health care related partnership with the University, as well as a myriad of hot-button topics, including trade, immigration and drug legalization.
May 16, 2019
President Davidson visits the Department of Human Services and Counseling to discuss how MSU Denver graduates can help address the state’s opioid epidemic and other mental health issues.
March 27, 2019
President Davidson visits the one-time Denver home of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Dr. Davidson talks with the center’s founder and director, Norman Provizer, about Meir’s time in Denver and how the center inspires his students today.
March 14, 2019
Ivan Schlutz was born to fly planes, but a brain injury altered his flight path. Here’s how he overcame tragedy to become an acclaimed sculptor.
February 6, 2019
President Davidson visits the MSU Denver Honors Program, which provides a challenging curriculum and engaged community for high-achieving students.
December 13, 2018
President Davidson talks with some future teachers to learn more about how the MSU Denver School of Education is preparing them for the classroom.
December 5, 2018
After surviving a serious childhood illness, nursing professor Jenny Alert knows and teaches the value the compassionate care.
November 13, 2018
MSU Denver joined Bill Hanzlik and the Gold Crown Foundation in saluting military families, hosting more than 200 elementary and middle school students from Fort Carson for a day of fun and games.
November 2, 2018
After serving three tours overseas and enduring a difficult transition to civilian life, an MSU Denver vet is thankful for the path she found and the support that she and other female veterans are receiving.
October 16, 2018
President Janine Davidson. Ph.D., visits the new Center for Multicultural Excellence and Inclusion, scheduled to open this fall in the Jordan Student Success Building.
October 4, 2018
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., chats with Angela Marquez, Ph.D., associate to the president for HSI, about becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution and how that designation will help all students.
September 14, 2018
President Davidson hosts her former Air Force commander, General Darren McDew, to gain his insight on leadership and how lead effectively.
August 23, 2018
President Janine Davidson visits the Roadways program and introduces Will Simpkins, the new vice president for student affairs.
July 19, 2018
President Davidson visits the MSU Denver Veteran and Military Student Center, where Auraria Campus’ student veterans get unique benefits.
June 27, 2018
President Davidson chats with computer science professor Steve Beaty about MSU Denver’s new interdisciplinary cybersecurity major.
June 6, 2018
President Davidson visits the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, where a social documentary course and other innovative classes help prepare students for a fast-changing industry.
May 9, 2018
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., chats with Maria Coppersmith-Buschman, winner of the Spring 2018 President’s Award.
May 2, 2018
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., makes the rounds at the annual MSU Denver Faculty and Staff BBQ, where she recognizes some exemplary Roadrunners for their service.
April 6, 2018
President Janine Davidson gets a tutorial on how students apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences.
March 7, 2018
President Davidson visits the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences building, where she talks with students about the unique public-private partnerships that are paving the way for promising careers.
January 25, 2018
President Davidson was an honorary coach as the Roadrunner women’s basketball team took the court against the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
January 11, 2018
Area pastor Anitha Jones and educator Kathryn Young, winners of the year’s Peace Award at MSU Denver, say Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of peace and justice is as important as ever.
January 11, 2018
President Davidson talks with Scott Kerkmans, director of the Brewing Industry Operations Program, about the practical applications of brewing science.
December 6, 2017
President Davidson checks up on the Department of Health Professions, talking with students and faculty about one of the fastest-growing industries in Colorado.
November 15, 2017
President Davidson visits the University’s food bank in advance of Thanksgiving to find out which items are most popular for students in need.
November 15, 2017
President Davidson checks out the first floor of the Student Success Building, where each office shows off their Halloween decorations.
November 8, 2017
President Davidson visits one of her favorite places on campus: the Hospitality Learning Center. Roadrunners aren’t just learning how to cook, they’re learning the best techniques from the best chefs in the world, such as Jordi Roca.
October 18, 2017
President Davidson, Ph.D., tours the King Center with Department of Music Chair, Peter Schimpf. Ph.D. The state-of-the-art facilities help MSU Denver Music majors become the best performers they can be.
October 12, 2017
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., visits the Meteorology Lab where MSU Denver students are getting hands-on experience in a very complex science discipline.
October 5, 2017
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., visits the on-campus chemistry lab where department chair, Andrew Bonham Ph.D., and students are conducting an experiment.
September 27, 2017
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., pays a visit to the Robert K. Mock World Indoor Airport, where MSU Denver students train in flight simulators before their careers in the skies take flight.
September 6, 2017
In these increasingly anxious times in our country, President Davidson and MSU Denver leadership stand by our DACA students and employees.
August 30, 2017
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., heads to West Classroom to see what the Department of Human Services is all about. Davidson chats with faculty, staff and students about their experience at MSU Denver.
August 16, 2017
Pick up your MSU Denver glasses before the solar eclipse next week and save the date for Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, who will speak at the King Center Concert Hall on August 30, 2017.
August 9, 2017
In her first two weeks on the job, President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., reflects on her experience at the New Presidents Academy and her first Cabinet meeting, while also previewing Convocation 2017 and the Welcome Home Ceremony.