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Great events are happening all the time at MSU Denver; here are five to add to your calendar.

By Lindsey Coulter

March 19, 2019

Transgender Day of Empowerment graphicWednesday

Transgender Day of Empowerment

The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is hosting the Trans Day of Empowerment on Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. in Tivoli 440. The event celebrates the diversity of the gender spectrum as well as the achievements and contributions transgender people make every day. The event will include a speech by Colorado Rep. Brianna Titone, who was elected to the 27th House District in 2018, performances by gender-expansive artists and an interactive art project open to all. Please contact Kyla Hines, assistant director of the LGBTQ Student Resource Center, for more information or to request accessibility accommodations.

April 1 and 8

Emergency-preparedness trainings

Please join Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Emergency Management for two free safety trainings.

On April 1, the department is offering a one-hour Disaster Mental Health training from 11 a.m. to noon in JSSB 324. The campus community is also welcome to attend a training session on responding to an active-shooter situation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 8, also in JSSB 324. To RSVP or learn more, email Samantha Atkins, student representative, Emergency Preparedness Committee.          

April 5

Open Textbook Network Workshop

April 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in JSSB 215

Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. The two-hour Open Textbook Network Workshop is a great opportunity to hear about opportunities in open textbooks from two Open Textbook Network presenters: Merinda McLure, Open Educational Resources lead librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Joe Nowakowski, professor of economics at Muskingum College in Ohio.

After the workshop, participants will write a short review of an open textbook to benefit other faculty considering open textbooks, and authors will receive a $200 stipend for participation and written review.

Take five minutes to apply by April 1 at 5 p.m. Capacity is limited, and open textbooks are not available for all subjects. Preference will be based on textbook subject-area availability.

April 5-7

Fourth Annual Undergraduate Women’s Philosophy Conference

Sessions will be held through the fourth floor of the JSSB.

Join students, faculty and staff from MSU Denver and fellow institutions for the Fourth Annual Undergraduate Women’s Philosophy Conference. The event provides a forum for the presentation of philosophical work by female-identified undergraduates and encourages community-building among female-identified philosophers and male-identified allies. The conference is open to all genders, and male-identified students can serve as commentators and session chairs. The event includes a keynote address, “Reproductive CRISPR Does Not Save Lives,” by Tina Rulli, assistant professor at the University of California, Davis, who works primarily in bioethics and applied and normative ethics.

Learn more at the event website.

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