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Events Roundup

Fireside Chat, televised men’s basketball game, LGBTQ+ networking and more.

By Josie Lavender

February 1, 2022

Fireside Chat header graphicPresident’s Fireside Chat with Rep. Leslie Herod


Noon-1 p.m.

Register today or tune in virtually through the livestream.

Join President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., and state Rep. Leslie Herod for a President’s Fireside Chat on the importance of higher education, advocating for Colorado students and Metropolitan State University of Denver’s legislative efforts. The discussion will be hosted at the Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis in the Jordan Student Success Building.


5th Annual Women in Sport Management Panel and networking event


1-3 p.m.

Register today.

Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis, with virtual option

The Department of Human Performance and Sport is hosting the fifth annual Women in Sport Management Panel and networking event. The event coincides with National Girls and Women in Sport Day, an annual observance to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, recognize the influence of sports participation for women and girls, and honor the progress and continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.

This year’s panel includes:

  • Megan Scremin, president and CEO of Special Olympics Colorado
  • Shana Ferguson, chief commercial officer of USA Swimming
  • Arielle Orsuto, sports reporter for 9News Denver
  • Stephanie Zoesch, compliance-development coordinator for the U.S. Center for SafeSport and an MSU Denver alumna

The event is free, and attendees can join in person (limited first-come, first-served seating available) or virtually.


Cocoa with the cops


8:30-10 a.m.

Outside at 10th Street and Lawrence Way

The Auraria Campus Police Department invites the tri-institutional community to enjoy a warm drink and get to know the officers who protect our shared campus. A build-your-own cocoa-and-coffee bar will be provided while supplies last. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move to the Tivoli Turnhalle.


“Aristotle’s On the Soul”


10-11:30 a.m.

Join the online event.

Explore insights on key Aristotelian topics such as form, reason, capacity and more with philosophy experts. Caleb Cohoe, Ph.D., professor of Philosophy, will moderate a panel discussion on Aristotle’s psychology and philosophy of mind with international experts who have contributed to Cohoe’s newly released book, “Aristotle’s On the Soul: A Critical Guide.”


Alternative Work Arrangements Panel


11 a.m.-noon

No registration is required. Follow this link to join the event.

A Teams recording of the event will be made available on the Alternative Work Arrangements SharePoint page within the Leadership Development SharePoint page.

Please join campus leaders for a moderated panel discussion on the Alternative Work Arrangements policy. The conversation will take a high-level view of the AWA policy’s guiding principles, roles and responsibilities, and technology security for implementation and support. 

Panelists will include:

  • Larry Sampler, chief operating officer and vice president for Administration
  • Stacy Dvergsdal, associate vice president of Human Resources
  • Michael Hart, chief information-security officer and director of Security
  • Rebecca Reid, president of the Staff Senate
  • Rob Ingle, senior program manager, who will serve as moderator


MSU Denver LGBTQ+ and Allies Faculty/Staff Networking Event


4-6 p.m.

Please RSVP to attend.

The School of Hospitality will host the MSU Denver LGBTQ+ and Allies Faculty/Staff Networking Event to discuss the creation of an LGBTQ+ affinity group on campus. The event is open for MSU Denver faculty and staff members. Light appetizers and beverages will be available.


Roadrunners vs. Regis Rangers men’s basketball game live on KWGN-Channel 2


6 p.m.

Purchase tickets now

Cheer on the MSU Denver men’s basketball team as it competes for a spot in the NCAA Division II Tournament in a locally televised match against Regis University. Roadrunners can purchase tickets to the home game or tune in to KWGN-Channel 2 to watch the game live. Read more on


College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Town Hall Meeting and Open Forum

Feb. 8

10-11:30 a.m.

St. Cajetan’s Event Center and via livestream

Please RSVP to attend.

John Masserini, D.M., dean of the CLAS, welcomes all faculty and staff members and students to a Town Hall Meeting and Open Forum. It will be livestreamed via Teams to allow for remote participation. Masserini will present the working draft of the revised CLAS vision, mission and collegewide structure.


The State of Women in Business: Solutions to the Shecession

Feb. 9

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Attend the virtual event.

After seeing hordes of women leave the workforce during the “Shecession” in 2020 and the Great Resignation in 2021, the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and TARRA, an entrepreneurial women’s network, have sought to explore the issues through expert commentary and discussion in their Executive Roundtable Conversation Series. The final session of the series will culminate with an in-depth review of lessons learned and a proposal for solutions at the State of Women in Business Summit.

The Data Deep Dive, an analysis of relevant trends and themes that have gained prominence throughout the discussions, will be presented by MSU Denver President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., and Annie Butler, Ph.D., chair and professor, MSU Denver Human Services and Counseling.

Visit the event website to learn more.


Virtual Advocacy Day

Feb. 10

9-11:30 a.m.

Register today

President Davidson will provide opening remarks about the University’s strategic priorities for 2022 and encourage participants to become engaged in MSU Denver advocacy activities. The event will also include a budget overview and a discussion of legislative opportunities and challenges. In addition to meeting in small virtual groups with legislative aides and staffers, attendees can attend breakout sessions on:

  • Working with policymakers
  • Conveying messages through the media
  • Higher-education policy decisions and 1330 Task Force outcomes
  • Bills of interest this session
  • Insight into the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education
  • Public-service and civic-engagement opportunities at MSU Denver and voter engagement among college students
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions

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