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Metro State launches initiative to guarantee graduates of teacher licensure program

September 29, 2009

Metropolitan State College of Denver will now guarantee the work of graduates from its Teacher Education program during their first year of teaching.

Latino Awareness Month offers dynamic list of campus events

September 16, 2009

Metro State is celebrating Latino Awareness Month, Sept. 15 to October 15, through a variety of activities including, but not limited to, the following:

Metro State announces team to build and operate $40 million Hotel and Hotel Learning Center

September 10, 2009

Metropolitan State College of Denver has announced the selection of a team to design, develop, build and run the day-to-day operations of a flagged hotel, which will be accompanied by a hotel learning center to train Metro State students in a combined state-of-the-art working laboratory. Both elements are estimated to cost $40 million to build. Funds for the hotel will be raised through a public-private partnership, while donations will be sought for the hotel learning center.

Metro State remembers 9/11 with a jazz concert by the Air Force’s Falconaires

September 2, 2009

 A free jazz concert on the Auraria Campus will mark the anniversary of Sept 11, 2001 and provide occasion to reflect upon America's hopes for the future.

Metro State remembers 9/11 with a jazz concert by the Air Force’s Falconaires

August 12, 2009

Metropolitan State College of Denver presents “Sharing the Freedom: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope,” featuring the Falconaires of the Air Force Academy Band and special guest composer and conductor Chie Imaizumi (pronounced Chee-ay Ee-my-zu-me). The concert will honor veterans and remember the events of 9/11. The event is free and open to the public.

California State University – San Marcos, Dean Vicki Golich Named Provost / V.P. of Academic Affairs at Metro State College

July 29, 2009

Stephen Jordan, president of Metropolitan State College of Denver, has announced the appointment of Vicki Golich as provost/vice president for academic affairs. She will start Sept. 1, pending approval by Metro State’s Board of Trustees.

Supreme Court expert available to address confirmation hearings

July 14, 2009

The line of questioning by Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama in day two of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor “put the Republicans on the road to nowhere,” according to Metro State Political Science Professor Norman Provizer.

Metro State hosts tequila tasting

July 10, 2009

Metropolitan State College of Denver, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, is hosting a tequila tasting during a “Beer, Wine and Spirits” course offered in its Hospitality, Tourism and Events program. The featured guest is Miguel Cedeno Cruz, a consultant in the tequila industry who has also served on the Tequila Regulatory Council.

Anonymous gift launches micro-lending program

July 8, 2009

Promising ideas can make for great businesses with the proper planning and start-up funding, according to Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for Innovation Director Mick Jackowski.

Metro State profs available to address Michael Jackson memorial/legacy

July 6, 2009

The recent passing of entertainer Michael Jackson has stirred lots of questions about his life, legacy and the future for his children. The following Metropolitan State College of Denver professors are available to discuss the below topics:

Metro State Board approves tuition increase

June 3, 2009

Metropolitan State College of Denver Board of Trustees unanimously approved a tuition increase for residents and non-residents at their meeting today.

History prof available to address the evolution of the Denver Nuggets

May 14, 2009

With the win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, the Denver Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1985.

Spring graduation on May 17 at Colorado Convention Center

May 6, 2009

For the ninth consecutive year, the spring graduating class for Metropolitan State College of Denver is expected to be the largest ever, with more than 1,400 candidates. Commencement will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 at the Colorado Convention Center.

Governor to sign into law master’s programs at Metro State

May 4, 2009

A new frontier is on tap for Metropolitan State College of Denver with the development of a master’s program for the first time in its 44-year history. Gov. Bill Ritter is scheduled to sign into law HB-1295: A Bill for an Act Concerning Authorizing Metropolitan State College of Denver to Offer Master’s Degree Programs. The bill changes existing legislation, which had prohibited Metro State from offering graduate-level programs, to read as follows: “In furtherance of its role and mission, Metropolitan State College of Denver may offer master’s degree programs that address the needs of its urban service area.”

Expert available to address selection process for next Supreme Court justice

May 1, 2009

Today, President Barack Obama announced that he has received notice from Supreme Court Justice David Souter of his plans for retirement. With the announcement comes the challenging task of finding a replacement before the first Monday in October, when the next Supreme Court session begins. So, what goes into selecting and seating a Supreme Court Justice?

Bed bugs expert sets up shop in Denver

April 20, 2009

Does Denver have a bed bug problem? Probably so, says Metropolitan State College of Denver Assistant Professor of Biology Robert G. Hancock. Though he only arrived in Denver last year, he says he already has students bringing in samples from their own homes. “I had two cases in 15 years in Kentucky,” says Hancock. “I’ve had seven in a six-month span in Denver.”

Statewide Day of Education

April 17, 2009

The Student Government Assembly of Metropolitan State College of Denver is hosting an educational rally in collaboration with many other state institutions in hopes of informing the citizens of Colorado about the connection between higher education and the social and economic security of the state.

TRYathlon features hula hoops, hop scotch and four square

April 16, 2009

The fifth annual Wellness TRYathlon, designed to educate Auraria Campus community members on leading a positive and healthy lifestyle, will focus on easy and affordable ways of reducing stress during these tough economic times. The theme is “Bringing it back to the basics 2009.”

Oil and gas expert available to address global energy trends

April 14, 2009

Metropolitan State College of Denver is joining an effort to shine the light on global energy trends by co-hosting a public presentation by Guy Caruso, a senior adviser in the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Energy and National Security Program. He also served as executive director of the CSIS Strategic Energy Initiative from 1998 to 2000.

More than 200 high school students to participate in Chemistry Day

April 10, 2009

The Department of Chemistry at Metropolitan State College of Denver is hosting more than 200 students, representing eight local high schools, at its 17th Annual Chemistry Day. The goal of the event is to stimulate interest in chemistry and foster interaction among area high schools.

Council on Social Work Education re-accredits Metro State’s program, which is the only program in the nation to offer undergraduate degrees on campus and online

March 13, 2009

Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Department of Social Work recently received re-accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for another eight years. It is the only accredited undergraduate program in the United States approved by the CSWE to offer the entire major on campus and via distance education.

College’s urban teacher conference to feature CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone

February 16, 2009

Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Urban Teaching Partnership (UTP) has secured Geoffrey Canada, nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem, as the keynote speaker for its 2nd Annual Great Teachers for Our City Schools: National Summit on Recruiting, Preparing and Retaining Quality Urban Teachers, April 1-3, 2009.

Men’s Basketball Makes a Special Debut on Valentine's Day

February 13, 2009

The final regular home game for the Metropolitan State College of Denver men’s basketball team has turned into a sweet deal for the team and the College community. On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Roadrunners’ game against Colorado Christian University will be nationally televised on CBS CollegeSports. This is the first time that Metro State basketball will play on national television at home.

Three pros with Denver ties named to Metro State’s development team

January 13, 2009

Metropolitan State College of Denver has added three professionals to their development team in the division of Institutional Advancement.

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