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Events roundup

Hispanic Top Chef competition, Staff Senate meeting, anti-racist dialogues and more.

By Josie Lavender

November 8, 2021


Hispanic Top Chef 2021 competition

Get a peek behind the scenes during the Hispanic Restaurant Association’s 2021 Top Chef competition. Metropolitan State University of Denver will host six restaurants as they cook for prizes in the culinary race to success. Stop by the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center to watch contestants at work through observation windows or watch the livestream on the HLC televisions. You can also follow the event with OCN Eats on Instagram and Facebook.

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Hospitality Learning Center

Kitchens: 104 and 106

Now through Dec. 11

Fall 2021 MSU Denver BFA thesis exhibition

Come see the culmination of MSU Denver Studio Art and Communication Design students’ education. The free exhibition – featuring a wide range of media, including painting, photography, digital media and installations – is on view for the public. Please note that masks are required inside the gallery.

MSU Denver Center for Visual Art

965 Santa Fe Drive

Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday noon-5 p.m.

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Staff Senate meeting

Senators and all staff, including administrative staff, classified staff, and student employees, have the opportunity to participate in shared governance through monthly Staff Senate meetings that are open to all staff, as well as through standing and ad hoc committees, yearly social events, and professional development activities.

See agenda.

10-11:30 a.m.

In-person meeting at Jordan Student Success Building, room 400, or online at:

Microsoft Teams meeting  

Join on your computer or mobile app  

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)  

+1 720-577-5242 United States, Denver  

Phone Conference ID: 792 324 587# 


“Expanding the table for justice” listening session

Attend the community conversation co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union and MSU Denver. The listening session is part of a tour dedicated to learning about pressing statewide issues and desired community change. In-person and virtual attendance are available.

Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis, JSSB 420

Student session: 11 a.m.-noon

Faculty session: 2-3 p.m.

Register now.


Dialogue: What does it mean to be an anti-racist institution?

Join the Dialogues program for a hybrid discussion about MSU Denver’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution. What does the process to become anti-racist look like? How can people unlearn and learn? What are the challenges to being anti-racist? What are the successes? RSVP to dive into all these questions in person or via Zoom.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

JSSB 400

RSVP to attend.


“Uncanny Times” artists talk

Listen to creative insights from the artists behind the CVA’s “Uncanny Times: Looking Back, Looking Forward” on the final day of the exhibition. Participating artists include MSU Denver Art Professors Carlos Frésquez and Rachael DeLaney and fellow artists and educators Mary-Ann Kokoska, Melissa Furness, Virginia Schick, Tina Susyzinski, Kathryn Hart and Beth Krensky.

1-4 p.m.

Seidel City

3205 Longhorn Road, Boulder

Nov. 19

Dialogue: Having Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Tune in to the rescheduled Dialogues session exploring the intricacies of conducting difficult conversations. Whether it’s the classroom, a departmental meeting or a student-organization meeting, many people are feeling stuck on how to have difficult conversations. This virtual Dialogues session aims to help by building relationships, community accountability and a brave space.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

RSVP today.

Topics: Arts, Events, Hospitality Learning Center, School of Hospitality

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