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Wednesday
May 4, 2005
Vol 2, No 41


Inside Today's Issue
 

1. Trustee John Osborn: Valuing Metro's practical side

Entering his third year on Metro's Board of Trustees, John Osborn, founder and CEO of Village Homes, has been pleasantly surprised by the college...more >


2. More than 1,400 students to graduate
3. IT Update: Risk management and COF
4. Accreditation process underway for teacher education
5. Getting physical: ATEP program earns accreditation
6. Athletics racks up thousands for scholarships
7. CVA to display student and faculty art
8. Meaning of Cinco de Mayo obscured by beer companies, says professor
9. Students take part in mock aircraft hijacking exercise
10. Betty Jean Brewer, wife of former Metro president, dies
11. Campus ID card encoding walk-in hours
12. BOT to meet today; agenda includes budget, tenure, new minors



2. More than 1,400 students to graduate


On Sunday, May 15, more than 1,400 students are expected to receive their degrees during Metro's spring commencement ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. and U.S. Senator Ken Salazar is the featured speaker.

Commencement details, including specifics on parking, disability access and a live Webcast of the event are available at http://www.mscd.edu/student/commencement/spring/event.htm

Read next week's edition of This Week @ Metro for interesting profiles of outstanding graduating students.

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3. IT Update: Risk management and COF

Metro's Information Technology staff has been working diligently this academic year on large ongoing and new projects to make computing at Metro even more secure and efficient.

To read more go to
http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol2/it_twv2050405.htm

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4. Accreditation process underway for teacher education

In fall of 2006, Metro's Teacher Education Department will face an accreditation site visit from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). And, because the process for accreditation is a lengthy, involved one, faculty member and accreditation coordinator Bill Wiener is starting to prepare now.

To read more go to
http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol2/ncate_twv2050405.htm

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5. Getting physical: ATEP program earns accreditation

Metro's Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) has received its accreditation, making it the only accredited athletic training program in the Denver metropolitan area. The accreditation, by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, makes it possible for program graduates to sit for the National Athletic Trainers' Association certification examination, a credential necessary to practice in the field.

To read more go to
http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol2/atep_twv2050405.htm

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6. Athletics racks up thousands for scholarships

When Ray Kieft leaves his post as president of Metro State, he'll be sailing off in style, having won an Alaskan cruise at the fifth annual Roadrunner Scholarship Dinner and Auction on April 13.

To read more go to
http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol2/athletics_twv2050405.htm

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7. CVA to display student and faculty art

Juxtaposing student pieces with faculty work is the rationale behind the Center for Visual Art exhibits, "Back to Back: Metro State BFA Honors Thesis and Metro State Art Faculty." The exhibitions run May 5-21 (BFA honors) and May 31-June 18 (faculty). The CVA is located at 1734 Wazee St.

To read more go to
http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol2/cva_twv2050405.htm

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8. Meaning of Cinco de Mayo obscured by beer companies, says professor

Even though thousands of individuals will celebrate Cinco de Mayo May 5, many see the holiday as little more than a reason to drink beer and margaritas, believes Chicana/o studies Professor Luis Torres.

To read more go to

http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol2/cinco_twv2050405.htm

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9. Students take part in mock aircraft hijacking exercise

Students in aerospace science Professor Jeff Price's Aviation Security class took part in an emergency management exercise last week that gave them a taste of how difficult it is to operate in an emergency situation.

To read more go to
http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol2/aviation_twv2050405.htm

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10. Betty Jean Brewer, wife of former Metro president, dies

Betty Jean Brewer, 72, the wife of Thomas Brewer, president of Metro from 1988 to 1993, died on April 11 after a lengthy battle with emphysema. She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years; a daughter, Diane Smith, of Austin, Texas; a son, Thomas Jr., of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren. The Brewers have lived in Austin since 1993.

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11. Campus ID card encoding walk-in hours

AHEC Facilities Management's Access Control Shop has the following walk-in hours for encoding campus ID cards for approved faculty, staff and students.

To read more go to
http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol2/id_twv2050405.htm

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12. BOT to meet today; agenda includes budget, tenure, new minors

Metro's Board of Trustees is set to meet this morning, Wednesday, May 4, in TIV 320. At 8 a.m. the board will have an informal session with students, after which the trustees will convene into executive session. The open-session portion of the meeting will begin at approximately 9:45 a.m.

To read more go to
http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol2/bot_twv2050405.htm

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