MSU Denver student killed in Aurora shooting

MSU Denver student killed in Aurora shooting

MSU Denver student and former volunteer of the university’s Office of Student Media, Jessica Ghawi, is among the 12 dead in the Aurora Town Center shootings early July 20. “We’re horribly saddened by this news,” said Cathy Lucas, Associate to the President for Marketing and Communications. Ghawi was a broadcast student and reporter at MSU […]

Roadrunners give back to community

Roadrunners give back to community

Metro’s “One World One Water” campaign has spilled into many campus projects and organizations this year, the most recent being Auraria’s third annual Roadrunners Give Back Day April 21. In the past, Roadrunners Give Back Day was organized outside of Metro and in partnership with Comcast for their annual Comcast Cares Day, which began in […]

Denver’s New University

Metro students graduating this spring will receive the first degrees donning the new name: Metropolitan State University of Denver. Gov. John Hicklenlooper and several supporters and sponsors of the name change bill made history April 18 in the Student Success Building by granting Metro the long-awaited title of university. The governor signed SB-148 amid a […]

Water-inspired sculpture drops on campus

[media-credit id=252 align=”alignnone” width=”600″][/media-credit] Denver sculptor Rik Sargent pauses to connect with his 1.5 ton bronze “One World One Water” sculpture moments after its permanent installation in front of the Student Success building April 18. The massive piece was commissioned and donated by Valerie Gates. It spent six months on display at the Bozeman Public […]

Metropolitan State University of Denver a done deal

After a wait of more than four years, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB-148 into law just after 3 p.m. in the Student Success building today. With his signature, Metropolitan State University of Denver has been made a reality. Hundreds of students, faculty and alumni packed the lobby and lined the balconies and stairwells of […]

Metro launches university-level research conference

Metro’s name change is freshening the inspiration of its academic departments. As a result, a new program for university-level undergraduate research is about to debut at Auraria. After months of training and years of waiting, the first undergraduate research conference for Metro will take place April 20 in several locations throughout North Classroom and North […]

T-shirts weave stories of tragedy, hope

[media-credit id=68 align=”alignnone” width=”600″][/media-credit] Every April, rainbow strands of T-shirts designed for the Auraria Clothesline Project for Sexual Assault Awareness Month reach a little further. The Phoenix Center at Auraria, along with other UCD campus sponsors has organized a local extension of the national Clothesline Project, which began in Cape Cod, Mass. 22 years ago. […]

House passes second reading of name change bill

After a full postponement last week, the bill to change Metro’s name to Metropolitan State University of Denver today passed its initial reading through the Colorado House of Representatives, according to a press release. Senate bill 148 now needs to pass its third and final reading before it’s sent to Gov. John HIckenlooper’s desk to […]

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