2019

TEDxCrestmoorParkWomen Speaker Eunice Hudak standing in front of TEDx letters. Photo Credit Ali Bibbo

Anatomy of a TED talk

Want to have your big idea heard at TEDxMSUDenver 2019? Here are 5 expert tips to help your talk connect.

Keeping preschoolers in the classroom

Early childhood education experts applaud a new Colorado law limiting suspensions and expulsions for young students.

Hope holder

The trials and traumas life threw at Monica Simpson could have broken her. Instead, she transformed those experiences into hope – for herself and others.

Ted Richthofen presents his honors thesis

Becoming Ted

Saya “Ted” Richthofen turned his personal struggles into a passion for making the Auraria Campus a more welcoming place. Next up: The world.

A panoramic shot of Gov. Jared Polis signing bills at MSU Denver

New Colorado law extends state financial aid to Dreamers

Qualified undocumented students pay in-state tuition. Now they’re eligible to receive state financial aid.

Game of Thrones Season 8 Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen Courtesy of HBO

How "Game of Thrones" took over the world

Spoiler alert: 'GoT' is awesome. Here's how the HBO fantasy drama became a global obsession — and the focus of a new class.

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Getting real about hunger and homelessness on campus

New data show housing and food insecurity is a pressing issue for many college students across the country — and in Denver

Students from MSU Denver’s school of Hospitality, Tourism and Events stand ready to serve a dining room of Denver restaurant and hospitality luminaries. Photo by Alyson McClaran. Video by Lindsay Pierce-Martin.

Turning up the HEaT

WATCH: Hospitality industry luminaries serve up real-world challenges to students in applied learning exercise at Degree Restaurant.

Photo by Aly McClaran

Opportunities in store

A Displaced Aurarian Scholar hopes to fulfill her dream of business ownership with 7-Eleven.

Inside the esports boom

Competitive video gaming is expected to hit $1B in global revenue this year. Here's how the industry plays in Colorado's economy and classrooms.

“You can’t stop just because you’re dead”

Zuton Lucero-Mills' heart stopped beating after a horrific car crash. Less than two years later, she’s realizing her calling to live by helping children.

Get loose with Ranky Tanky

WATCH: Lowcountry band Ranky Tanky stops in the Mile High City for a celebration of their Gullah Geechee culture and community.

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Vocabulary builder

ICYMI, a bunch of new words were just added to the dictionary. Here's your guide to the latest buzzwords.

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Leading the fourth wave

To stay at the forefront of Industry 4.0, Lockheed Martin partners with higher education to teach and inspire a workforce that will work with machines as partners.

DIME student Devyn Rae performing at the new DIME Denver building.

Backstage classes

Chart-topper Tom Odell — and rising stars such as Denver's Devyn Rae — show the value of the music education pioneered by DIME Group.

"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics" book cover

Considering “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics”

Colorado politicos Wellington Webb, Wilma Webb and Halisi Vinson weigh in on the groundbreaking book and the prospects for people of color in politics.

Oh, the humanities

Why study philosophy, history or language? What is the value of liberal arts? The answers may surprise you.

Early childhood education major Caroline Edinger works 30 hours a week as an assistant teacher at the Auraria Early Learning Center, a school on campus at MSU Denver that provides her paid, relevant work experience for her career. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Redefining working class

Most college students also have a job. Here's how savvy undergrads are finding career-related work experience on campus.

Collage featuring Gullah basket, an exterior shot of the Penn Center, and MSU Denver students From left: Sitina Sado, Charlie Morris, Korpo Kendee, Charlene West, Malaya King.

Lessons from Lowcountry

To get the full Gullah Experience, this professor moves her classroom from the Auraria Campus to the South Carolina Coast.

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Tipping point

Economics and culture collide in tipping, a confusing tradition that shapes the U.S. restaurant industry — for better or for worse.

Rachel Averch Montessori Children

Making dreams possible

Rachel Averch empowers students to dream big as co-founder and CEO of Montessori Children’s House of Denver.

Vic Vela Colorado Public Radio

The man behind the mic

Vic Vela is a recognizable voice on Colorado Public Radio — he's also a voice of hope for recovering addicts.

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Waste not, feed more

Food waste is a massive problem in the U.S., even as 1 in 8 Americans experience food insecurity. Here’s how Colorado is responding.

Oh, the humanities: What’s lost without them?

Humanities play a critical role as society grapples with artificial intelligence, migration, climate change and more.

Oh, the humanities: What employers want

When business leaders are asked what they really want in employees, they list qualities — not majors

Oh, the humanities: What's the ROI?

The goals of getting a good job and gaining a more meaningful understanding of life aren't mutually exclusive.

“The border is constantly shifting”

“Sabrina & Corina” author Kali Fajardo-Anstine talks storytelling as preservation, her Denver roots and “hallucinatory daydreams” on the Auraria Campus.

The truth is up there

Denver International Airport has long been a hub for outlandish conspiracy theories. Here's the real story behind 5 of DIA’s most famous myths.

Wired to believe

Why do easily disproved conspiracy theories persist and spread? Psychology explains 5 ways our brains are to blame.

Student musician performing in front of a DIME Denver banner.

Chart topper

DIME Group rocks Billboard’s 2019 list of top music business schools.

The City and County of Denver, along with community partners like MSU Denver, is collecting stories from residents as part of the I Am Denver storytelling project.

"I am Denver"

VIDEO: The Mile High City is engaging and giving voice to underrepresented residents with its new multimedia storytelling project.

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No room in the C-Suite?

Despite overwhelming numbers in the hospitality industry workforce, women still lag behind men in leadership positions.

Mary Beth Kruger, graduate student of social work, testifying

Students take the stand

Graduate social work and law students collaborate in a mock trial preparing them for careers in advocacy.

VIDEO: From aviator to artist

Ivan Schlutz was born to fly planes, but a brain injury altered his flight path. Here's how he overcame tragedy to become an acclaimed sculptor.

Melina Abdullah addressing attendees in MSU Denver

What is the color purple?

A co-founder of Black Lives Matter offers 4 steps for action-oriented womanist leadership inspired by Alice Walker.

Australia NBL Grand Final Kay, McCarron, Wagstaff

Ballers battle Down Under

Former Roadrunners rumble in Australia’s National Basketball League Grand Final.

Photo by Alyson McClaran

Just Keep Swimming

Trailblazing U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson reflects on the value of struggle, her rise to the top levels of the military and what makes a great leader.

Idalee Nunez reads to her class at Asbury Elementary in November 2018. Photo by John Arnold.

Bound to educate

Upward Bound helps low-income high school students pursue postsecondary education. Here's how it helped one student discover her calling to teach.

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Citizenship limbo

Colorado’s backlog of naturalization applications is at historic highs. Here’s how delays impact immigrants — and the state.

Jonalyn Wittwer takes a three-point shot during a game against New Mexico Highlands University on Jan. 19, 2019 in Denver. Photo by Ed Jacobs.

Balancing basketball and biochemistry

MSU Denver Women's Basketball standout Jonalyn Wittwer is named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Academic Player of the Year.

MSU Denver brewing student Meagan Rountree takes a sample of beer at Tivoli Brewing Company

Craft beer's new brew crew

Tivoli Brewing Co. teams up with the MSU Denver Beer Industry Program to premier a spicy Belgian tripel for Collaboration Fest 2019.

Magaly Sanchez De La Cruz is a a senior who will begin the Master of Social Work program at MSU Denver this summer. Photo by Mark Woolcott.

MSU Denver earns Hispanic-Serving Institution status

Decade-long effort to better reflect and serve Colorado opens up new funding sources for student support.

Chadwick Boseman in "Black Panther." Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios.

From #OscarsSoWhite to "Black Panther"

An influx of films by and featuring people of color shows Hollywood is beginning to understand the importance of diversity on screen — but much work remains.

Mile high-flying vision

PHOTOS: A new book on the history of Denver's airports shows how air travel transformed the city from a cow town to a boomtown.

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Fight fake news with these 4 steps

A provocative book and innovative curriculum initiative prepare a new generation for the social media information wars.

Metropolitan State University of Denver student and Peer Mentor Jasmine Villalobos-Valles works with fellow students during a session at MSU Denver

Investing in our future

Last November, Denver voters approved a tax creating a $14M college scholarship fund. Here's how the first-of-its-kind model will expand opportunity.

Charged up

The next generation of aerospace engineers helps York Space Systems develop new satellite batteries

Chris Thibodeau, a student in MSU Denver

Cheers to canned beer

VIDEO: Tivoli Brewing Company rolls out canned craft suds with a new Cask Global Canning system.

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Shattering the cybersecurity glass ceiling

An all-girls squad from D’Evelyn Junior High School code and collaborate their way to the national CyberPatriot competition.

How to choose a school teacher and preschool student

5 tips for finding the right school for your child

What parents need to know, whether picking a preschool, considering kindergarten or exploring charter schools.

The cost of Valentine

The cost of modern love

Feeling pressure to splurge on Valentine's Day? Here's why spending is soaring in 2019.

Choose your own adventure IDP

Choose your own adventure

While all Roadrunners run their own roads, those who go through the Individualized Degree Program start by designing the map.

Who takes care of teachers?

Connecting with kids makes for better instructors, but the emotional expense takes a toll.

Teachers tackle student trauma

Educators learn informed approaches to supporting children in need.

Gary Striewski in front of a SportsCenter logo

So you want to host SportsCenter?

ESPN's Gary Striewski shares his strategy for capitalizing on opportunity before it’s back-back-back ... gone.

Ron Miles playing a coronet.

Music and the Movement

Jazz luminary Ron Miles provides the soundtrack to a multisensory celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Boom Supersonic expects to test-fly its XB1 Supersonic Demonstrator in 2019. Photo courtesy of Boom Supersonic

Ready for blastoff

Colorado's $15B aerospace industry is set to hit new heights in 2019.

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Art is working

Culture and creativity are important drivers in Denver’s growing economy – to the tune of nearly $2B.

Beer Here!

Roadrunners tap into booming brewing industry to become tops in hops.

Wilton Flemon began his teaching career at MSU Denver in fall of 1969. Currently Flemon is a professor of chemistry and has been teaching online classes since the mid 1990’s. The online classes he designed and taught are: chemistry and society, principles of chemistry lecture and laboratory and environmental chemistry. He

A new way to postdoc

A 50-year champion for equity leads a new fellowship reimagining the process for building a diverse faculty.

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Sticking to the message

How a marketing hotshot found his career mojo – and set a Guinness World Record in the process.

Reflections on a career in water

Trina McGuire-Collier has been making waves in public relations for 30 years.

Jacqueline Lujan gives kindergartners "wild curiosity" by reaching them where they are. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Third-gen teacher speaks kids' language

Jacqueline Lujan gives kindergartners “wild curiosity” by reaching them where they are.