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Assistant athletic director joins Roadrunner staff

December 11, 2008

Athletic Director Joan McDermott has announced the hiring of Ron Christian as assistant athletic director for media relations/marketing.

Newly selected House Speaker-Designee Terrance Carroll to address nearly 1,000 Metro State grads

December 4, 2008

On the heels of his own historical moment, Terrance Carroll will address 984 graduates on the verge of entering the next phase of their lives.

Board of Trustees votes yes on graduate program proposal

December 3, 2008

The Metropolitan State College of Denver Board of Trustees today voted to authorize President Stephen Jordan to continue the process of researching the feasibility of modifying statutory language to allow Metro State to offer master’s degree programs.


November 26, 2008

The following Metropolitan State College of Denver professors are available to lend their expertise for holiday-themed stories.

Women’s soccer team advances to Final Four in NCAA Division II

November 23, 2008

Metropolitan State of College of Denver’s women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division II national semifinals on Sunday with a 1-0 win over the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The goal was made by junior forward Becca Mays, with an assist by senior midfielder Jaimie Stephenson. The Roadrunners (20-1-3) will face Seattle Pacific University (20-1-2) on Dec. 4 in Pepin Stadium at University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.

Metro State professors publish landmark textbook on aviation security

November 21, 2008

On Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists used aviation to commit the largest terrorist attack ever against the United States. At the time, there existed no comprehensive textbook or any undergraduate courses that addressed aviation security practices. Now the first comprehensive textbook on the subject is available.

Metro State prof Cynthia Vannucci receives “Educator of the Year” award

November 20, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver Associate Professor Cynthia Vannucci is the recipient of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) “Educator of the Year” award. She will be recognized at the 2009 Celebrate PCMA Awards Luncheon on Jan. 12, 2009 in New Orleans.

Metro State honors veterans with flag-raising ceremony

November 6, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver is hosting a flag-raising ceremony on Veteran’s Day to honor men and women who have served their country, or have fought or died in present or past wars. On this day, students serving in any branch of the United States military are encouraged to wear their military regalia and be recognized across campus.

Metro State President Stephen Jordan re-elected chair of NCAA Presidents Council

November 3, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver President Stephen Jordan has been re-elected to a second one-year term as chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Presidents Council. He has been a member of the Council since April 2007. His membership extends through the 2010 NCAA Convention "I am honored to continue serving a national organization that recognizes the need to balance the role of the athletics program to serve both the campus and the general public,” says Jordan.

Prof addresses history of campaign finance

October 29, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver is presenting a lecture, "Campaign Finance: Are we spending enough?" by Edward J. Lopez, an associate professor of law and economics at San Jose State University.

Alumni honored for continuing College’s legacy

October 16, 2008

Some students graduate from college and rarely look back. Others carry the spirit of their college days with them throughout their lives. The latter applies to six Metropolitan State College of Denver alumni who have been recognized as 2008 Outstanding Alumni.

Enrollment is up, especially among students of color

September 17, 2008

For the eighth consecutive year, Metropolitan State College of Denver’s fall enrollment is up, and the bulk of the increase is in students of color according to the Office of Institutional Research.

Metro State Foundation names new board members

September 10, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver President Stephen Jordan and Metro State Foundation Board Chair, Raymond Sutton, Jr. have announced the election of six prominent community and business leaders to the Metro State Foundation Board for the 2008 academic year.

2008 DNC leader joins Metro State president and political science profs for post-convention talk on Sept. 10

September 5, 2008

Final lecture in Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Skyline Park Series: “Countdown to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.” The theme is “Post-Convention Follow-up and Evaluation—What Comes Next?”

Metro State takes stance on November ballot issues

September 4, 2008

On Sept 3, at its first meeting in the 2008-2009 academic year, the Metropolitan State College of Denver Board of Trustees took a position on a number of items expected to appear on the November ballot.

DNC days at the CVA Delegates invited to Christo and Jeanne-Claude exhibition at college’s off-campus art gallery Aug. 26 and 27

August 21, 2008

Exclusive preview of Christo and Jeanne-Claude exhibition for Democratic National Convention delegates. (news media invited)

Finding the right formula for the next president of the United States

August 19, 2008

A special guest lecture by Alvin S. Felzenberg, Ph.D., former 9-11 Commission spokesman and author of The Leaders We Deserved, a survey of American presidents. The title of the lecture is “Presidential Election 2008: What to Look for and What to Avoid in a Presidential Candidate.” As chief spokesman, Felzenberg devised and directed communication strategy and prepared all statements, articles, speeches, press releases and policy statements issued or delivered in the Commission’s name.

Metro State’s Center for Innovation names 20 local entrepreneurs to external board of advisors

August 18, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for Innovation has established an external Board of Advisors to help enrich its 2-year-old program, which seeks to prepare underrepresented populations, including people of color, women, urban youth and non-business majors, for entrepreneurial success in a global economy.

Experts available to discuss the Olympics

August 14, 2008

Denver - The following Metropolitan State College of Denver faculty and staff are available to lend their expertise on topics surrounding the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

College’s off-campus gallery features Christo and Jeanne-Claude

July 21, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver's Center for Visual Art (CVA) has become the little gallery that could and did, by securing an exhibition of original works by world-renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Metro State Center for Visual Art announces purchase and legacy initiative

July 15, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver's Center for Visual Art (CVA) will host the Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects exhibition Aug. 29 through Nov. 1 (with private showing opportunities Aug. 21 through 28 during the Democratic National Convention).

Metro State Skyline Park Series “Countdown to the 2008 Democratic National Convention” Calendar of Events

July 7, 2008

A seven-part lecture series featuring Metro State faculty and honored guests sharing their perspectives on the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. For detail calendar listing, see below or visit www. for a PDF.

Peer pressure leads to fun at summer science scholar program

July 3, 2008

Overland High School senior BiTani Hailu, 17, used to be stressed and anxious in math class even though she earned good grades. But thanks to the Summer Science Scholars program at Metropolitan State College of Denver, now she’s multiplying her love of math and subtracting the stress.

Prof available to address al-Qaida in Algeria

June 12, 2008

Jail for the attackers is not enough to respond to Sunday’s bomb attacks on a train station in Algeria that killed 13 people, says Mohammed Akacem, an economics professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Live from Washington D.C.

June 6, 2008

Now that the Democratic Party has its nominee, what's the buzz in the nation's capital?

Colorado legislature passes in-state tuition bill

May 27, 2008

More Colorado students will now be eligible for in-state tuition with the passing of Senate Bill 79. The bill allows U.S. citizens who have graduated from a Colorado high school - but who can't prove their parents’ residency status - to be considered residents for the purpose of in-state tuition.

College honors Zonta Club at Outstanding Women Awards at Metro State

May 8, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Services will honor the Zonta Club of Denver, which has awarded an average of six scholarships per year since 1987 to single mothers attending the College.

Profs available to comment on outcome of Indiana and North Carolina primaries

May 6, 2008

Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are facing off again in crucial primaries as voters in Indiana and North Carolina crowd polls today seeking to settle the largest remaining contests in an epic Democratic presidential nomination struggle. It’s strange on both sides says Norman Provizer, political science professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Metro State and Denver Public Schools kick off “Great Teachers for our City Schools” summit

April 29, 2008

Teacher shortages. Teacher quality. Increasing diversity. Overcrowding.

Profs available to comment on outcome of Pennsylvania primary

April 22, 2008

Will Pennsylvania be the keystone state in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination?

Only one will be hired at the Boardroom Finale for the Apprentice Challenge @ Metro State

April 22, 2008

The Boardroom Finale for the Apprentice Challenge @ Metro State.

Fourth Annual Wellness TRYathlon

April 21, 2008

Seniors love soup, lemon and strong-tasting foods, according to Michael Wray, associate professor and director of Hotel, Tourism and Events (HTE) department at Metropolitan State College of Denver. With this in mind, 18 HTE students will prepare and serve a special meal to participants in Metro State’s fourth annual Wellness TRYathlon that is designed to educate Auraria Campus community members on leading a positive and healthy lifestyle. Ultimately, the goal is that participants will then share that knowledge with their colleagues, families and friends.


March 28, 2008

Signing ceremony to launch a historic 2+2 partnership between Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Colorado Community College System.

Professor available to address the latest “hot topic” in the race for the next U.S. presidency

March 27, 2008

One of the most recent issues presented to the public in the run for the next U.S. presidency has been the role of the African American church in America.

Auraria Campus to hold news conference at construction site of Science Bldg Three higher education institutions call for restoration of state funding

March 23, 2008

A news conference and media tour will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 24, to view the construction site of the Science Building on the Auraria campus, which broke ground in December 2007 after receiving its first phase of state funding last year.


March 7, 2008

Thinking outside of the box is the wave of the future for Tyler Gray, an industrial design student who has designed a microwave that is not in the shape of a box. Others are taking their ideas back inside the box. Computer Information Systems major Richard Arbour and Mechanical Engineering Technology major Daimon Fleming have teamed up for a concept called Sign It. The idea enables those working in high-level security industries to log on to their computers by inserting their hand in a concealed box and using sign language.


February 28, 2008

The 10 students vying to be named the “Apprentice” in the first Apprentice Challenge @ Metro State are learning a lot about themselves as they near the mid-way point of this pilot program. They are sharing their experiences with the public at


February 25, 2008

Memorial services for Mrs. Rachel Bassette Noel, one of Denver’s most respected leaders, will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at Shorter Community AME Church at 3100 Richard Allen Court in Denver. Mrs. Noel, 90, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 in Oakland, Calif.

Economics prof available to address significance of record oil prices during presidential campaigns

January 3, 2008

The price of a barrel of oil hit the $100 mark yesterday for the first time in history.

Political Science prof available to comment on Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary

January 2, 2008

Metropolitan State College of Denver Political Science Professor Norman Provizer has expertise in political leadership and elections. He has extensive media experience commenting on a variety of national and local political issues for The Boston Globe, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, 9NEWS, KOA Radio, CW2 and 7NEWS.

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