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Events Roundup

Join virtual conversations on homebuying, the legal profession, safety in journalism and more.

By Lindsey Coulter

October 1, 2020

MSU Denver signToday through Saturday

Finding Balance Virtual 5K

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Healthcare Leaders student club is hosting a Finding Balance Virtual 5K to support student, staff and faculty wellness and the MSU Denver Health Institute. Learn more about participating and donating. 



Virtual Real Estate Panel for First-time Homebuyers

1-2:30 p.m.

Join via Microsoft Teams

The MSU Denver Association of Latino Professionals for America chapter is hosting an online panel to help inform first-time buyers on matters of real estate. The virtual event is open to all faculty, staff and students.

ALPFA is part of a national group committed to helping all minorities to network during college and prepare for life after graduation.


A Conversation and Q&A With Justice Monica Márquez

4 p.m.

Colorado State Supreme Court Justice Monica Márquez will participate in a live, virtual discussion of the legal profession, the importance of a diverse bench and judicial career paths. After a brief conversation and remarks, students interested in law can participate in an extended Q&A session. The event is open to all Roadrunners and is hosted by the Department of Political Science’s Legal Studies Program, the Golda Meir Center and the Political Science Association.

Learn more.


Oct. 8

A Conversation with Daniel Junge

7 p.m.

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Join Vincent Piturro, Ph.D., professor, Film and Media Studies, for a live, virtual conversation with Daniel Junge, director of a popular new Netflix documentary series, “Challenger: The Final Flight.” The space shuttle Challenger disaster was a pivotal moment in American history, and Junge will discuss the vision behind the series.

Junge also directed the Academy Award-winning short documentary “Saving Face.” His other films include “Being Evel,” “A Lego Brickumentary,” “They Killed Sister Dorothy” and the Academy Award-nominated short documentary “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry and the MSU Denver Department of English.


Oct. 9

Documenting Division: Safety in Journalism Panel

10-11:30 a.m.


Reporters have become targets in the U.S. political environment. Join a panel of experts discussing how student journalists can stay safe while covering protests or other high-conflict events. 

Moderated by Alfonzo Porter, editor in chief of Urban Spectrum, the event will welcome panelists William Gaines, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department; Susan Greene, publisher of the Colorado Independent; Greg Moore, former editor in chief of the Denver Post; Cary Aspinwall, staff writer, The Marshall Project; and Susan Greene, journalist, The Colorado Independent.

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