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Events for educators, students and the whole Roadrunner community

Learn about upcoming events geared toward improving education, honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and broadening the clinical-counseling conversation.

By Lindsey Coulter

January 14, 2020

Roadrunners marching in MLK Day Marade with MSU Denver banner.Teaching Effectiveness Institute

Each semester, the Teaching Effectiveness Institute offers Metropolitan State University of Denver faculty members a chance to reinvigorate their teaching practices and enjoy engaging discussions with peers. The event takes place the week before classes resume and features discussions with MSU Denver experts.


8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Central Classroom, Room 103

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“As MSU Denver is a teaching-focused institution, I think engaged, critical discussions of our teaching methods are an important part of ‘walking the walk,’” said Jeff Loats, director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design. “Not to mention that the sheer variety of excellent ideas is always stimulating and exciting.”

The event will feature sessions on neuromyths vs. evidence-based teaching practices, how good teaching in one format translates to another (online to face-to-face, for example) and establishing rapport with students using an instructor-intro video.

The half-day event starts with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and will include interactive sessions with lots of time for discussion and building connections among faculty members.

MLK Peace Breakfast 2020


Doors open at 8 a.m.

The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 10:30 a.m.

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The MLK Peace Breakfast award ceremony recognizes and celebrates individuals within MSU Denver and the Denver community who keep the spirit and dream of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. alive through their actions and contributions to peace, justice, diversity, equality and social change.

Martin Luther King Jr. Marade


Program begins at 9:30 a.m.

Marade begins at 10:45 a.m.

City Park

Denver’s annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Marade honors the passion and vision of King and brings community members together for a day of unity and action. The Marade begins at City Park and ends at Civic Center. MSU Denver faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to march together. Participants will meet at the north side of the roundabout on City Park Esplanade; just look for the MSU Denver banner. Don’t forget to wear your Roadrunner red.

Please contact Amber Mozet, coordinator of the Center for Equity and Student Achievement and special projects, for more information.

2020 Insight: An Odyssey of the Mind clinical-counseling conference

Feb. 1

Cajetan’s Event Center

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

2020 Insight: An Odyssey of the Mind is designed to spread thoughts, ideas and philosophies on counseling and psychology while also increasing awareness of different therapies. The event includes five workshops as well as guest speakers and group discussions on topics such as motivational interviewing, addiction, abuse, assault, trauma, relationships, communications, values, conflict and modes of therapy.

The event is free of cost to all MSU Denver students and $20 for all non-MSU Denver students. Please contact for more details.

Topics: Academics, Center for Teaching, Learning and Design, Community, Diversity, Events, Excellence, MLK Peace Award

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