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Events roundup

Starting today, enjoy jazz music, attend a leadership panel, learn about MSU Denver’s Skills Lab, raise your refugee awareness and more.

By Lindsey Coulter

February 15, 2021

Anisha Rush, affiliate faculty member, holding her saxophone and posing against brick wall.Today through Feb. 22

Metropolitan State University of Denver Virtual Jazz Celebration 2021

Join the Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Music for a virtual edition of the MSU Denver jazz celebration “Jazz, Art, and Education in the Heart of Downtown Denver.”

The event features performances by some of Colorado’s finest musicians, with bands led by Anisha Rush and Monique Brooks Roberts as well as special guest artists Kneebody, säje and Michael Mayo.

All events will be livestreamed and free and open to the public.

Learn more on the Department of Music webpage.



Academic Skills Workshop Series: Technology in the Classroom

Noon-1 p.m.

The MSU Denver Tutoring Center’s Academic Skills Workshop Series kicks off this week. The aim of this series is to guide students in developing skills that lead to long-term success in higher education and life in general. All sessions will be held remotely through Microsoft Teams. Please share this opportunity with students and visit the Tutoring Center webpage to learn about the other series events.

Join via Microsoft Teams



Leading Through Extraordinary Times virtual panel

Tune in to hear from an inclusive panel of transformational leaders on campus, including President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., on how they successfully lead through challenges and adversity. 

10-11 a.m.

Please RSVP.


Spotlight on MSU Denver’s Skills Lab: Accelerating a Return to Work

4-4:30 p.m.

Kerra Jones, program-marketing and enrollment manager, Innovation and Lifelong Learning, will highlight opportunities created by MSU Denver’s Skills Lab. This event is hosted by the MSU Denver Champions program.

Register today and submit questions in advance.


Enrollment Command Center Data Series

February’s ECC Data Series presentation will cover an analysis conducted by Business Intelligence into student course grades. Given the transition to most MSU Denver courses being offered online, this project provides an in-depth comparative analysis of students’ course grades between fall 2019 and fall 2020. The analysis sought to identify any noticeable differences between a semester that was mostly delivered face-to-face and one that was mostly online.


  • Baseline insights into the differences seen between semesters
  • Differences seen between different types of online delivery methods
  • Identified opportunities to better support students as they navigate through this new academic environment.

Comparison of Course Grades

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tune in via Teams



Navigate Your Health Career

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Students interested in health-related fields are encouraged to attend Navigate Your Health Career. The event will highlight various career pathways and outcomes and introduce students to Health Institute departments and industry leaders.

Join in to explore post-pandemic conversations on behavioral health, whole-person wellness, gaining clinical experience and licensure options for DACA recipients.

Oswaldo Grenardo, M.D., vice chair of the Centura Health Physician Group Board of Directors, and Colorado Poet Laureate/Roadrunner alumnus Bobby Lefebre kick off the event at 9 a.m.

RSVP here for MSU Denver students and community members.


Feb. 23

Refugee Awareness Panel

3-5 p.m.

This Zoom event highlights the voices and experiences of MSU Denver students who share a refugee background. The student panelists and moderator are highly engaged on behalf of the immigrant and refugee community on campus in Denver and beyond. Together with Atim Otii, director of the Denver Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, they will answer prepared and audience-provided questions about their experiences, insights and hopes for the future.

Register today.


Feb. 26

Courageous Dialogue by LeaderShape

11 a.m.

LeaderShape will provide a free Courageous Dialogue training to MSU Denver students. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion and Peer Mentoring. Students are encouraged to attend. Space is filling up fast, and there are fewer than 50 seats remaining.

Courageous Dialogue will provide a framework for engaging in meaningful and impactful conversations around values alignment, racial inequality and creating stronger communities. As people continue to manage life in the pandemic, react and respond to civil unrest and work through the dynamics of a presidential election this past fall, this topic will be helpful to organizations as they prepare to engage students in what could be very challenging conversations.

Registration is required.


MSU Denver Virtual Advocacy Day

9-11:30 a.m.

This advocacy-focused event is an opportunity to learn insights about advocacy and the University’s priorities and to discover ways to get engaged. You will have an opportunity to tell lawmakers why an investment in Metropolitan State University of Denver is an investment in Colorado. We need you to share your MSU Denver story with legislators about the importance of supporting the University.

RSVP today.



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