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Events for veterans, foodies, safety advocates and sustainability fans

Upcoming events focus on baking, brewing and service as well as making the Auraria Campus safer and greener.

By Lindsey Coulter

November 7, 2019

Join us for a Solarbration! Graphic of Auraria Library with sun rays.

Veteran’s Week Events

Veteran’s Week activities kick off tomorrow and continue through Nov. 15. Check out the full list of events and celebrations by visiting the Veteran and Military Student Services webpage.

Campus Safe Night

Join the Auraria Campus Police Department for the annual tri-institutional event to promote and improve campus safety. The event will begin with a discussion led by Katia Campbell, Ph.D., Faculty Senate president and associate professor of Communication Studies and Faculty, about free speech on campus. Attendees will then break into groups to walk the campus to identify safety issues such as poor lighting or necessary repairs.


5 p.m.

Meet at Tivoli Turnalle

Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Email ACPD Sgt. Justin Verardi for more information.

Join the Auraria Library for a Solarbration

Solar-brate the installation of a new solar array atop the Auraria Library with the Auraria Sustainable Campus Program. The event will include free refreshments as well as educational information from Xcel Energy and Namaste Solar.


Auraria Library Discovery Wall

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Learn more about the project at

Women in Craft Panel

The Women in Beer Chapter at Breckenridge Brewery is hosting a panel on women in the craft-brewing industry. Discussion topics will include careers in craft, leadership, mentorship and more. Panelists include Katherine Strain, Beverage Analysis Lab Manager, MSU Denver School of Hospitality; Sara Barnett, supply-chain manager, Breckenridge Brewery; and Suzanne Nance, brewer, Breckenridge Brewery.

Nov. 14

2-4 p.m., followed by a bottle share from 4-5 p.m.

Breckenridge Brewery Tasting Room, 2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton

To RSVP, please email

Internationally renowned chef and award-winning author of “How to Bake Bread: The 5 Families of Bread” visits MSU Denver

Bread expert Michael Kalanty will host demonstration lectures, open to faculty and staff. Kalanty is also offering two scholarships (valued at $2,000 each) for selected MSU Denver students to attend a 3-day weekend workshop on bread doughs and pizza doughs. 

Nov. 14     

HLC 106 

9:30-10:45 a.m. 

Kalanty joins Chef Jackson Lamb’s Food Fundamentals class for a bread-baking session and tasting. Kalanty will also hold a book-signing.

Noon-2 p.m.     

HLC 106 

Kalanty joins Lamb for a second session of bread-baking, tasting and book-signing. 

Nov. 15     

HLC 106 

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kalanty will be co-teaching with Chef Jennifer Watson’s Baking and Pastry class on the art of French baguette-making.

For more information and to secure a spot, email Chef Lamb at

Topics: Events, Hospitality, Safety

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