Chance encounters helped one student integrate international perspectives – and make the personal connection within.
Graduating senior Hannah Wagoner shows girls they can rock at science.
Easy to make and almost impossible to keep. Why do we struggle with this popular tradition?
Kevin Vincel is an MSU Denver student who's landed the first spot in a high-flying homeland security internship.
The “happy” holiday season can actually bring all kinds of stresses and frustrations. But don’t worry – help is at hand.
MSU Denver's sport event management class partners with sixth-graders to earn real-world experience.
Business graduate works to provide for her family, advocates for diversity in her field.
Two grants totaling $3M to train behavioral health and addictions clinicians in medically underserved communities.
From Broadway and Sondheim to receiving his diploma, this graduate is crossing stages to great acclaim.
Graduating senior Abdalla Elmedani left a career and a continent behind to follow his passion at MSU Denver.
When her husband passed away, this aspiring nurse had a choice – quit college or find the strength to keep going.
Putting statistics to work for her community adds up to a place of belonging for the President's Award winner.
Fresh off a preeminent internship, this grad makes the case for making beer her business – and business is good.
From living out of his car to living out his dream, Provost’s Award winner prepares to open brewery after graduation.
President Janine Davidson is ready to pilot MSU Denver to new heights.
From saints to the 20th-century rise of (and resistance to) the Ku Klux Klan, Steve Leonard dishes on Denver's history.
The motives and means behind MSU Denver’s pledge to achieve Hispanic-serving status.
A decade after missing school to pick potatoes, a first-generation graduate can’t get enough education.
An alumnus proves the sky is the limit with small steps and an eye toward helping others.
Alumna Tameka Brigham is a leader for educational equity in Denver Public Schools.
First alumnus head coach dishes on his path to MSU Denver and the Roadrunners’ path forward.
Prize money up for grabs in student pitch competition, capping class taught by alumnus Travis Luther.
Museum partnership provides School of Education new avenues for field experience and research at History Colorado Center.
Drone lunch delivery. Galactic-inspired beers. For hospitality students behind this aerospace symposium, it was all systems go.
Thanks to an equity-driven partnership with Denver Health, students are making inroads into health care opportunities.
Roadrunners turn applied study into sustainable resources for addressing food insecurity throughout Denver.
Alumnus Ricardo Rocha aims to solve food insecurity with grocery delivery to low-income neighborhoods.
MSU Denver sorority makes $50,000 donation to Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Holiday creep? Zombie marketing? Yikes. What’s going on with the supposedly unstoppable sales phenomenon? Marketing professor Darrin Duber-Smith explains.
In a red-hot local economy, strategic business practices don’t just mean dollars at MSU Denver – they make sense.
Dimond fellowship alum Tristin Lawrence found success in hospitality – from expecting the unexpected questions.
MSU Denver and the Denver Botanic Gardens want people to care about water conservation.
Award-winning author joins Mayor Hancock for conversation on race as part of Denver Talks initiative.
Open enrollment for Obamacare plans is open and there are changes that could affect how people buy insurance.
Juan Palacios was the only student among 25 community leaders recognized for their work with young men of color in Denver.
First in the nation. A second trip to the global stage. For Sandra Tran, good things come to those who weight(lift).
From firefights in Afghanistan to funerals in Colorado, this student-veteran and combat photographer captures moments in military life.
Partners at EKS&H audit their paths to success and the pipeline from MSU Denver to top firm.
From music to sports or anything else, here are top bets to help you better the practice… of practice.
Veteran and military students enroll, engage and excel in new Physical Education Teacher Education program.
English professor (and fright fanatic) Christina Angel names some ghoulish dudes you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.
Halloween is often the day most closely associated with the dead, but another celebration has a much deeper meaning.
How a dance student turned the tragedy that left him blind into a haunting and beautiful ballet performance.
Two criminology professors from Denver and Holland are going all in on their teaching exchange – and even moving into each other’s homes.
As a forensic anthropologist, Christine Pink helps build cases against the accused. Her recent work, however, could help build a case for sainthood.
Roadrunners earn national honors for highest undergraduate voting rate, highest overall rate for large campus.
Alumna Marcela Mendoza overcame early head winds to become a pilot before a change in course led her to immigration law.
With millions available in research funding, innovative consortium brings brains together for application – and student – success.
How a professor’s experiment of bonding with the blind has introduced hundreds of visually impaired students to science.
Paranormal investigator and MSU Denver alumnus Jason Cordova reveals the ghostly history of the tri-institutional campus.
In the wake of a tragic natural disaster, faculty member discusses sustainable humanitarian relief and rebuilding infrastructure.
An engine for the city’s creative life, the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry redefines applied interdisciplinary work.
Alumna Samantha Sizemore on missile defense, space station missions and getting what you want out of the college experience.
NCIS Director Andrew Traver shares intel on life at a federal agency, skills students need for criminal justice careers at Oct. 12 event.
Professor’s expertise sheds light on impact of 2013 Colorado floods.
What happens when 10 students from the U.S. and 10 from Mexico collaborate on an engineering project? They change the world.
Southern Poverty Law Center representative discusses how modern extremist views take root – and what to do about it.
MSU Denver community provides emotional, financial and legal support for undocumented students facing uncertain future.
A single mom, a restaurant executive and a grieving son reinvent themselves through education.
Exercise-science student Toby Scott shares stretches that can counteract the negative effects of sitting at a desk all day.
Degree program is complemented by curriculum and events for students, alumni and community members.
MSU Denver Athletic Department receives gift from Rob and Molly Cohen Family Foundation.
The Colorado sky has metamorphosed into a sea of color, thanks to the arrival of a very specific winged visitor.
Latina political powerhouses examine the interplay of race, gender and politics in this year’s Castro professorship.
Alumna of foster care system serves as coordinator of student support organization.
How does the University more than double its fundraising efforts over a year? Read on to find out.
Further articulating her vision for Roadrunner success, Davidson dished on mission and committed to a multicultural center.
Alumna Sharon Park has the coolest job in the world – making people smile.
Davidson rolls out vision of becoming a model urban university, continuing to offer high-value education to the 99 percent.
Alumnus taps inner strength to overcome guidance counselor’s snub.
Recreation faculty member Ryan Campbell shares the five best trails within an hour drive of Denver.
The new president will lay out her plan for the future of MSU Denver at Sept. 13 Welcome Home event.
Alumni build on student employment skills in the workplace, while research demonstrates academic and retention benefits.
Meet three alums who’ve had an immense impact on Denver.
Former Mexican president joins Gov. Hickenlooper and Canadian Consul Stephane Lessard for a spirited conversation at MSU Denver.
Sibling alumni parlay their accounting degrees into success.
How do you win an international award for a debut novel? Here's alumna Jessica Thummel's success story.
How did Troy Walker go from a 1.9 GPA to law school and a break-out career in comedy? He stopped by for a Coffee Break to clue us in.
Mild-mannered students by day, Roadrunner interns transformed into an elite design team to save a school’s branding efforts.
How some enterprising high school students are building up credits for college before they even get there.
Want to know one alum’s formula for landing a prestigious internship and a path to doctoral studies in physics? Read on.
Fox will join Gov. John Hickenlooper and Canadian Consul Stephane Lessard for a conversation on global business Aug. 30.
Students gain essential skills in health care as interns at Eaton Senior Communities, Health Professions chair recounts.
Alumnus earns nod for national lifetime teaching award.
As solar-eclipse fever is sweeping the nation, here's a look at why it’s a big deal now – and why it has been for millennia.
How this injury-plagued basketballer let her heart heal the hurt.
Recreation faculty member and outdoor enthusiast Ryan Campbell offers advice on making it to the top of the mountain.
Psychologist Travis Heath dishes on young rosters, avoiding slumps and whether the team can make a second-half run.
Two dance students are using their skills to help local children twist and spin their way to a more positive outlook.
From mechanic to medicine-woman, Jessica Johnson is proving that it’s never too late to find your passion in life.
Student taps personal experiences to guide refugees into their new lives.
Campus program partners with governments and companies for access-driven workforce transformation.
Denver’s urban university and botanic garden team up to make an even bigger impact on water issues in Colorado.
Meteorology faculty member discusses the implications of ice the size of Delaware breaking off from a shelf in Antarctica.
Finding time to work out can be difficult, but here are some suggestions for how to stay trim while on the clock.
For Marialuisa Burgos, harnessing the power of community-based performance has opened a window to the world.
Sci-fi film series explores the science of how imagination takes flight into other dimensions.
Our English faculty round up statewide hidden gems to route your writerly summer road trip.
Michael Wray, professor of restaurant management, suggests the best Denver area spots to dine al fresco.
New certificate mixes tech and business to heal what ails the system.
Looking for some great books for the season? We’ve got you covered with these picks from one of our English department experts.
MSU Denver's David Beckwith, chef and lecturer, whips up a simple and delicious grill recipe: Stout and Pomegranate-glazed Chicken.
How to be a road warrior this summer when you’re flying and not driving.
Here’s how to become a public relations person of the year – by doing the opposite of public relations.
Our interview with a former fire investigator and current faculty member on ways homeowners can protect themselves.
Faculty member Aaron Johnson’s research delves into why bicycle riders get a bad rap on the road.
English Professor Cynthia Kuhn won an Agatha Award this year for her first mystery novel, ‘The Semester of our Discontent.’
Allison Kassian helped construct a $50M building on her university’s campus while she was still a student.
Emily Zimmermann’s vision is to speak to the heart of access – for blind-friendly websites, and beyond.
Whenever societies find themselves in flux or experiencing change, immigrants often seem to emerge as the fall guy – but why? Politics professor Robert Preuhs explains.
Thanks to a resourceful program, students who fell just short of admissions requirements are being accepted to college anyway – then given the support to succeed.
Even with comparatively low tuition rates, student loan debt can be debilitating. Our aid expert weighs in on what everyone needs to know.
What makes the Summer Soirée the place to be this June 10? Here are 5 reasons you won’t want to miss it!
How enterprising students find success through experiential workplace learning.
Brandi Scott talks about national student-support policy and MSU Denver’s new Center for Equity and Student Achievement in this Coffee Break episode.
Accounting graduate Chris Battraw is chugging at full speed toward his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and CPA this month.
Elizabeth Hubbard struggled with drug addiction as a young adult; today she is a top student in her graduating class.
Two military vets summon their grit and earn hard-fought victory over … math.
Good news for college athletes. If your sporting heroics don’t work out, you’ll probably not struggle to find a good job.
She was the first in her family to go to college; now she’s the first student in University history to win a Fulbright.
President’s Award winner Chris Escobar is graduating from MSU Denver as one of the most accomplished students in his class.
These criminology and criminal justice students chose to spend their break in an exotic global locale – studying.
Fill up a cup as we chat with Tom Cech and Nona Shipman from the One World One Water Center.
Veronica Barela is tough. She’s determined. And as a savvy community-builder, she knows how to get things done.
Settle in for caffeine and an outgoing conversation with the man, the myth, the Roadrunner.
For Roadrunner artists, the chance to display their work for legislative leadership is a Capitol achievement.
Students trade sunglasses for telescopes in their spring break road trip to a famed research facility.
Following the recent Pepsi and United Airlines PR blunders, marketing expert Darrin Duber-Smith offers cautionary advice on how to control a story without losing the plot.
Alumnus Nicholas Garcia started reporting the news in fourth grade and hasn’t stopped since.
In observance of Earth Day, we spotlight an MSU Denver theatre ensemble changing lives, one drop at a time.
Despite significant roadblocks, this alumna reached her destination: Today, she’s the CFO of RTD.
While most people try to avoid insects, this biology alum has dedicated his life to studying the 'small, beautiful creatures.'
To celebrate Thomas Jefferson Day, history professor Thomas McInerney poses some fun brain-teasers about our great (and sometimes ghastly) leaders.
Get your caffeine fix with one of MSU Denver’s chief advocates for engagement, wellness and all-around student success.
Former MSU Denver pitcher Julian Garcia has a firm grip on life in the Philadelphia Phillies' farm system.
Engineering students want to add electricity to your commute, will debut charger at April 21 research conference.
Math Day is an unorthodox entry into a world of quantitative possibilities. But for one alumna, it all adds up.
Doug Laufer finished the 2013 Boston Marathon 60 seconds before the first bomb exploded. Unbowed and optimistic, he’s heading back.
There are many kinds of misery in winter, but which is the worst? Associate Professor of Meteorology Keah Schuenemann offers a guide.
Graduates of the Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science thrive in a hidden and high-demand health care profession.
Kim Jong-nam’s recent assassination with a chemical agent is part of a macabre tale of life – and death – imitating art.
During Women’s History Month, history professor Meg Frisbee nominates some of the outstanding female pioneers who helped shaped our state.
Industrial design students debut concepts for a better rain barrel, compete for cash prizes on March 15.
State Representative Dominique Jackson has run a long road -- and as an advocate for others, she's not slowing down now.
English Professor Cynthia Kuhn just released her latest mystery novel; her debut was recently nominated for a major award.
A miserable workplace is bad news for everyone. Our faculty expert Apryl Rogers-Brodersen explores how to ensure all go home with smiles on their faces.
For university students, it’s no longer enough to just get good grades. Employers are looking for that little extra something.
They turned one summer into full-time work at Arrow Electronics, a company investing in a diverse workforce.
Yeeeee-haa! To mark the 100th anniversary of the legendary frontiersman’s death, marketing professor Darrin Duber-Smith looks at the man behind the legend.
A new administration leaves many searching for answers. An alumna and faculty member talk about what might be next.
The human family just got bigger, with the discovery of a new species deep in a South African cave.
Since graduating from MSU Denver, the career of Hugo Teufel III has been in overdrive. His latest stop? Serving on the presidential transition team.
What actually happens to us when our gentler emotions are roused? Our psychology expert Mary Ann Watson explains.
Board announces selection of the former undersecretary of the United States Navy.
Through experiential opportunities in a contemporary arts community, the CVA proves curation is an art in itself.
Why programs that blend work-based learning and traditional academics might be the future of higher education.
We asked the chair of the music department to give some context on the convergence of music and politics.
Organized as an offshoot of the Washington march, the Women’s March on Denver had thousands of participants.
For Zena Dyson, the path forward hasn’t been an easy one – but perseverance pays off, one step at a time.
A teacher and a student felt exactly the same impulse when an earthquake struck Nepal in 2015: Do something, now.
Get your caffeine fix as we spotlight great goings-on in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events.
Winter blues can sometimes have a bite. MSU Denver's Michelle Tollefson, M. D., explains what to do if things go wrong.
MSU Denver will participate in a test federal financial aid counseling program to help students manage personal finances.