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Events roundup

Mark your calendar for important upcoming events, refugee-support efforts, parking updates and more.

By Josie Lavender

September 22, 2021


Athletics faculty and staff appreciation night

Celebrate the exceptional faculty and staff members who keep MSU Denver’s Athletics Department rowdy. At the Roadrunner men’s soccer game against Regis University, all faculty and staff members will be admitted for free with their campus identification and recognized at halftime.


6 p.m.

The Assembly Athletic Complex - Soccer Field


Buntport’s “The Sausage and the Skewer”: a short play accompanied by a discussion with D-phi

Enjoy a performance of Buntport Theater’s latest creation: a short play based on Rabelais’ 16th-century satire “The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel.” Tickets can be reserved online. Name your own price and bring your own chair. (Tickets are free for friends of the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry when reserved in advance.) Stick around after the show for a discussion with Ann Williams, Ph.D., professor of French in the Modern Languages Department. 


6 p.m.

Buntport Theater parking lot

717 Lipan St.


Graphic flyer for Artist in Residence: Colorado Wind Ensemble


King Center Concert Hall

7:30 p.m.

MSU Denver’s Artist in Residence, the Colorado Wind Ensemble, returns to the stage with a free concert titled “Rejoice!” featuring works by Shostakovich, Mackey, Sousa and more. The event is free and open to the public.


Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Also sponsored by D-phi, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ traveling troupe will perform a shortened version of the Bard’s tragedy “Macbeth,” followed by a discussion with the cast and director. The outdoor performance is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required, but tracked attendance can be organized for instructors hoping to bring a class or offer extra credit for attendance.


11 a.m.

Tivoli Commons bandstand


Faculty Artist Series: Patricia Surman, flute


King Center Recital Hall

7:30 p.m., $15, $12, $10

Buy tickets

The Faculty Artist Series returns with Director of Woodwinds Studies Patricia Surman, flute, presenting a recital with faculty guests Jeffrey McCray, bassoon; Alex Komodore, guitar; and Christopher Thompson, piano. Experience an evening of music featuring Brazilian, French and American compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries. Works by Pierre-Max Dubois, Adolphus Hailstork, Francis Poulenc, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Amanda Harberg will be performed.


Roadrunners Rise Advocacy Day

Celebrate MSU Denver’s Homecoming 2021 by participating in one or all of these great 30-minute advocacy sessions.


9 a.m.

MSU Denver Myth Busters: How much do you really know?

Register for the virtual event.

10 a.m.

Advocacy Successes: 2022 Legislative Priorities

Register for the virtual event.

1:30 p.m. Civic Engagement and Public Service at MSU Denver: Renewing America’s Public Service Commitment

Attend in person at the Jordan Student Success Building, President’s Conference Room 440A

or register to attend virtually.

2:30 p.m. Conversations with Patricia Ordaz, MSU Denver alumna and former legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris.

Attend in person at the Jordan Student Success Building, President’s Conference Room 440A

or register to attend virtually.


Songs, Movement and Composition Master Class

Learn and create with world-traveling singer/composer Moira Smiley in this free master class open to the public. Smiley has recently appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” but this month she is gracing the Auraria Campus to share her knowledge about body percussion, vocal and theatrical improvisation, gesture work and breath work.


4:30 p.m.

King Center Recital Hall

Find more information online.


5th Annual Social Work Policy Conference: Voting rights

The MSU Denver Department of Social Work invites you to be part of a vibrant compilation of expert presenters discussing the state of voting rights in the U.S. and how you can get involved. The webinar will feature esteemed guests at the local, state and national levels involved in nonpartisan grassroots organizations advocating for changes in voting-rights policy.

Oct. 1

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Register today



Auraria parking-glitch refunds

Parking refunds are available to those with registered vehicles, a parking permit or a parking passport who were charged the new after-hours parking rate in error. For those affected, the difference between the campus daily rate and the after-hours rate will be refunded to the original form of payment. To receive your refund, please visit the parking office.

Direct any questions to:

AHEC Parking and Transportation Services

777 Lawrence Way, 1st Floor, Denver, CO 80204

To avoid the after-hours parking fees, please be sure to register your vehicle with Parking and Transportation Services or purchase a parking permit or passport.

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