Last Updated: Mar 28th, 2013 - 15:54:01
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We extend kudos this week to faculty, staff and students who continue to distinguish themselves and MSU Denver through their accomplishments.

Professor of Economics Mohammed Akacem visited Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio to co-lead a public lecture on March 21 titled "What Will the Middle East and U.S. Domestic Oil Situation Mean to You at the Gas Pump?�

Tony Garcia, affiliate professor in the Chicano/a Studies Department, was featured in Westword�s �100 Colorado Creatives� in the categories of Activism, Arts and Culture, People and Theatre. Garcia is the creative director of Su Teatro. Among his many projects is �Westside Oratorio,� which he co-wrote. The musical tells the story of the Westside Neighborhood that was demolished when the Auraria Higher Education Center was built.

Derrick Haynes, director of the Student Academic Success Center and Eric Dunker, associate director of Extended Campus Programs, presented a program session titled �Improving placement test scores through mandated tutoring interventions� to an audience of 40 participants at the National Association of Developmental Education�s annual conference in Denver on Feb. 28.

Three research papers by four MSU Denver School of Business faculty members have been accepted for publication in the issue of the Journal of Business and Leadership: "Water Rights Arrangements in Australia and Colorado: A Comparison Focused On Possible Lessons From the Australian Water Reform Program,� written by Assistant Professor of Management Lisa McVicker; �The Great Recession of 2008: An exploratory case study of the impact of the recession on five small businesses in Hawaii,� written by Assistant Professor of Management Nina Radojevich-Kelley, Management Professor Lynn Hoffman, and Associate Professor of Marketing Greg Black; and �Dressing for Success: How does attire, social media and the law impact hiring?� by Chair and Professor of Management Debbie Gilliard, Radojevich-Kelley and Hoffman.

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