2015 hospitality graduate Tristin Lawrence credits the experience in the Dimond Fellows Program for subsequent success in the hospitality industry.

From standing water to standing ovations

Dimond fellowship alum Tristin Lawrence found success in hospitality – from expecting the unexpected questions.

Chris Thibodeau pours hops into a beer kettle at Strange Craft Beer Company, as Rich Van Gilder, left, looks on.

How can beer save your life?

Connection through brew, locally and globally, helped an Air Force veteran discover a cure for what ales you

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.

So, there is such a thing as bad publicity

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.

Aaron Johnson, a faculty member in MSU Denver

Behind handle bars

Faculty member Aaron Johnson’s research delves into why bicycle riders get a bad rap on the road.

Criminology and criminal justice students chose to spend their spring break in an exotic global locale – studying.

They did WHAT on spring break?

These criminology and criminal justice students chose to spend their break in an exotic global locale – studying.

A server sets up the patio at Milk & Honey located in a lower level in Larimer Square. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Are the stars out tonight?

Michael Wray, professor of restaurant management, suggests the best Denver-area spots to dine al fresco

St Elizabeth of Hungary Church at night

The 5 most haunted places on the Auraria Campus

Paranormal investigator and MSU Denver alumnus Jason Cordova reveals the ghostly history of the tri-institutional campus

Denver Union Station Holiday Lights

10 ways to celebrate the holiday season in Denver

Everything you need to deck the halls.

Stephanie Rayman, general manager of the Tivoli Tap House and director of marketing and strategy for Tivoli Brewing, serves a beer at the Tap House. Rayman is a 2009 MSU Denver graduate. Photo by John Arnold

Mixing business with education

Consumers can support students through beer, skis, coffee and baseball, thanks to creative partnerships with local businesses

Two hikers in Evergreen, Colorado. Photo Alyson McClaran.

5 trails to hike while the weather is still warm

Recreation faculty member Ryan Campbell shares the five best trails within an hour drive of Denver.

Denver International Airport sits with the Rocky Mountains as a majestic backdrop. As airports become increasingly busy and new technology such as drones crops up, the management of airports becomes more complex.

Flying into turbulence

Faced with more passengers, red tape and security concerns, airports are buckling. Aviation Professor Jeffrey Price discusses how they can stay a step ahead.

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rica in September 2017 - Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

Powering up Puerto Rico

In the wake of a tragic natural disaster, faculty member discusses sustainable humanitarian relief and rebuilding infrastructure.

Yao Qian and Pablo Rivera enjoy the view of the mountains. Photo by Alyson McClaran

4 tips for climbing a 14er this summer

Recreation faculty member and outdoor enthusiast Ryan Campbell offers advice on making it to the top of the mountain.

Jocelyn Banales with a salad on the left; enchiladas with mole and avocado on the right.

Food as a family legacy

For Necio Latin Eatery's Jocelyn Bañales, a family-led restaurant is the recipe for success – and amazing mole.

A young girl connects with one of the dogs in the Canine Airport Therapy Squad at Denver International Airport. The program, begun by Metropolitan State University of Denver alumni Mark Inzana and Lisa Dittberner, helps travelers cope with flying-related stress.

Dogs of CATS treat travelers

Ironically named program, founded by alumni, helps calm anxious flyers at DIA.

The big blue bear at the Colorado Convention Center

59,300 jobs under the big blue bear

Creating an economic impact of $700 million every year, the events industry reaches for a sustainable impact.

Stout and Pomegranate-glazed Chicken on a plate

Sweet, stout and sizzling

MSU Denver's David Beckwith, chef and lecturer, whips up a simple and delicious grill recipe: Stout and Pomegranate-glazed Chicken.

Carol Krugman sitting at a desk

Coffee break with Carol Krugman

Get your caffeine fix as we spotlight great goings-on in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events.

MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan addressing the crowd at the 2016 Summer Soiree, under a brightly lit tent.

The summer party of 2017… and you’re invited!

What makes the Summer Soirée the place to be this June 10? Here are 5 reasons you won’t want to miss it!

MSU Denver

On a highway to ale

Fresh off a preeminent internship, this grad makes the case for making beer her business – and business is good.

Dimond fellow David Keller sitting in Degree Restaurant with his reflection in the glass door pane.

Turning chaos into order

Army veteran David Keller is transforming his tactical background and elbow grease into a new career in hospitality.

MSU Denver alum Neil Dreher behind the scenes at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. Photo courtesy StageOne.

Giving the Olympics the gift of flight

As athletes strive for new heights in Pyeongchang, Neil Dreher is already an expert on the air up there.

The inside of Denver International Airport, where security lines can grow exponentially during peak travel times. Photo credit: Jeff Price

Summer air travel survival guide 2017

How to be a road warrior this summer when you’re flying and not driving.

This summer 10 students from the United States and 10 from Mexico spent a month together, learning how to use their technical skills to benefit vulnerable communities, while also breaking down misconceptions between cultures. Photo courtesy of Aaron Gross

Building relationships – not walls – in Mexico

What happens when 10 students from the U.S. and 10 from Mexico collaborate on an engineering project? They change the world.

Rita Dimond, Jazmaray Martinez, and Navin Dimond are all smiles after Martinez is surprised with a five thousand dollar check for the Fellow of the Year award. Photo by Alyson McClaran

No reservations: Dimond Fellows embrace hospitality

The Rita and Navin Dimond Fellows Program gives students a deep dive into the hospitality industry while helping develop a diverse, skilled workforce in Denver.

Janet Hernandez is the first MSU Denver student to win a Fulbright Scholarship.

Heading to South Korea and a Fulbright future

She was the first in her family to go to college; now she’s the first student in University history to win a Fulbright.

MSU Denver event and meeting management major, Halee Everett, pours a nitro porter and wheat beer brewed by students Nov. 16 for people throughout the HTE-planned conference

Props for an out-of-this-world event

Drone lunch delivery. Galactic-inspired beers. For hospitality students behind this aerospace symposium, it was all systems go.

Ricardo Rocha runs a startup social enterprise that began delivering groceries and goods to low-income neighborhoods in northeast Denver in November. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Delivering equity and meals on three wheels

Alumnus Ricardo Rocha aims to solve food insecurity with grocery delivery to low-income neighborhoods.

MSU Denver senior Angie Cole stocks the food bank located on the second floor of the Tivoli several times throughout the day. The food bank is free and open to all MSU Denver students. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Fighting hunger with research… and Brussels sprouts

Roadrunners turn applied study into sustainable resources for addressing food insecurity throughout Denver.

Panoramic view of Pike

7 must-see Colorado literary landmarks

Our English faculty round up statewide hidden gems to route your writerly summer road trip.