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Events roundup

Show off your business savvy, share Roadrunner food resources and promote graduate-school success.

By Josie Lavender

April 6, 2021

Grad School Days

Grad School Days is a two-week event with a goal to make graduate school more accessible for first-generation students. Kicking things off are virtual story panels to give Roadrunners a chance to hear and relate to stories from current and former first-generation graduate students. Tune in as panelists share how they overcame hardships and what their experiences with graduate school entailed.


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Grad School Stories featuring Sophia Tran, Ph.D., General Chemistry laboratory instructor, and Sam Rawha, MBA student, University of Denver

Join via Zoom.


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Grad School Stories featuring Sheriff Rasheed, Access Center accessibility coordinator, and Adrienne Martinez, executive director of College to Career Initiatives.

Join via Zoom.


Grad School Days Workshop Series

The Grad School Days Workshop Series covers almost everything students need to know about getting into graduate school and tips for success. Workshops will be held virtually over Zoom, and no preregistration is required. Please help spread the word about these helpful resources.


12:30-1:30 p.m.

Gaining family support for grad school and why you should go


Noon-1 p.m.

Graduate School: Preparing now for later

April 12

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Getting started: Researching and applying for grad programs

April 13

10-11 a.m.

Paying for Grad School: You have options!

April 14

1-2 p.m.

What no one tells you about grad school

April 15

2-3 p.m.

Overcoming feelings of isolation when I am the only one that looks like me


Students standing near the SECORCares Mobile Food Truck, which is parked outside of JSSB.SECORCares Mobile Food Pantry

The Roadrunner Food Pantry has partnered with SECORCares and Ent Credit Union to host a free on-campus mobile food market for students. No preregistration is required. Students can simply visit the food truck between the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences and Jordan Student Success buildings during distribution times to load up on staples such as pasta, vegetables, fruit and more.


10 a.m.-1 p.m.

April 22

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 6

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 16

10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Free Roadrunner meal box distribution

Students are invited to sign up for free monthly meal boxes, courtesy of East Denver Food Hub, Ruby’s Market, Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Roadrunner Food Pantry and the delivery services of MSU Denver alumni-founded Bondadosa. Each box includes ready-to-eat meals and local specialty items. Boxes are available for pickup on campus, but home delivery is available in limited circumstances for those with mobility and/or child-care challenges. Register by Friday to receive an April box.

April 15-16

April 29-30


2021 Business Plan Pitch Competition

Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Center for Entrepreneurship invite all students, staff, faculty and alumni to participate in the second annual Business Plan Pitch Competition. Participants will compete for cash prizes as they submit a three-minute video for Round One followed by a six-minute virtual pitch with six to 10 accompanying PowerPoint slides for Round Two. To participate and potentially win a cash prize, interested parties must contact Becky Prater at or 303-881-0872 by April 17.

April 22

Round One: Video submission

Participants will be notified if they move forward by April 26.

April 30

Round Two: Final presentation

1-3 p.m.

Winners will be announced May 5.


12th Annual Palliative Care Social Work Conference: Reimagining Palliative Care, Interprofessional Practice for Better Outcomes

April 23

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

See the event website for session details.

Roadrunners are invited to attend the 12th Annual Palliative Care Social Work Conference, hosted virtually by the MSU Denver Department of Social Work in partnership with the Departments of Nursing and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.

Based on past conference evaluation feedback, the event will include keynote speakers and interactive, in-depth training sessions via live, synchronous programming. Live sessions will be recorded for later viewing. Additionally, attendees can learn from prerecorded content from poster contributors and sponsors accessible online before and after the conference. All attendees are eligible for raffle prizes such as Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network memberships, products and services from local businesses and self-care services.

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