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Hotel Learning Center Slated for Downtown Denver College Campus

December 18, 2007

Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Department of Hospitality, Tourism, and Events (HTE) are preparing for a hotel and a Hotel Learning Center (HLC) to be housed on the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) campus located on 125 acres in downtown Denver, Colo. The hotel will include 150-200 guest rooms, restaurant, meeting and banquet space, and the HLC. It's scheduled to open fall of 2010.



Record number expected to graduate from Metro State on Sunday

December 12, 2007

Elbra Wedgeworth, former Denver City Council president and current president of the Denver 2008 Democratic National Convention host committee, will address a record 1,064 graduates at Metropolitan State College of Denver's commencement Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center.



Experts Available to Discuss Holiday Topics

December 7, 2007

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



Boosting EF might enhance school readiness

December 6, 2007

An innovative curriculum for preschoolers developed by two Denver-based organizations, Metropolitan State College of Denver and Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), improves key cognitive functions and self-control among at-risk students, according to a new study released by a group of American and Canadian researchers in the Nov. 30 issue of Science magazine.



BOT passes pay-for-performance plan; phases in implementation

December 5, 2007

The Board of Trustees today unanimously passed a motion by Trustee Michelle Lucero to phase in the implementation of the faculty pay-for-performance (P4P) plan. The decision came at the board's regular December meeting where a vote on the plan was expected.



Alumni Association Launches "Apprentice Challenge at Metro State"

December 4, 2007

A pre-med student. A veteran of the U.S. Navy. A world-ranked air hockey player. They are among 10 students vying to be named the “Apprentice” in the Apprentice Challenge @ Metro State, an exciting and educational twist to a favorite reality TV show.



METRO STATE TO HOST DELEGATES FROM SISTER SCHOOL IN CHINA

November 27, 2007

Metropolitan State College of Denver will host a 10-member delegation from Yunnan Radio and TV University (YNRTVU) on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. It will be the first face-to-face meeting between the two colleges since formalizing their sister-school partnership in Kunming, China this summer. Dr. Xu Bin, YNRTVU president, is leading the delegation. Translators will be available.



Metro State president elected chair of NCAA Presidents Council

November 13, 2007

President Stephen Jordan has been elected chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Presidents Council. He has been a member of the Council since April 2007. Jordan, whose Council membership extends through the 2010 Convention, will serve a one-year term as chair.



Metro State's Veterans Upward Bound program to outreach to fellow veterans

November 7, 2007

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program at Metropolitan State College of Denver will participate in the 17th Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down on Nov. 8, a day when veterans' agencies and organizations throughout Denver come together to provide services to homeless veterans. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 52nd and Franklin. "It's an important community outreach activity for us to help the veterans, and we also recruit some into our program," says Leroy Chavez, director VUB, which helps veterans of all ages to transition to college life or into the workforce. As a graduate of the VUB program and a member of the Denver Homeless Veterans Stand Down Committee, Chavez is in a position to understand the unique needs of veterans when they return to the U.S. Because of his experiences he's able to meet veterans where they are and direct them to where they want to be.



FAA Awards Air Traffic Controller Program to Metro State

October 25, 2007

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Metropolitan State College of Denver the highly coveted Air Traffic Controller Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) designation for its Aviation and Aerospace Science Department. Only select institutions are awarded such status. Metro State is one of eight colleges and universities chosen out of 19 colleges that had qualified for the program. The FAA announced Metro State's selection on Oct. 16.



Metro State ranked first in state for ethnically diverse faculty

October 22, 2007

The Sept. 28 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education cited Metropolitan State College of Denver as having the most ethnically diverse faculty in Colorado.



Anthropologists in the war zone?

October 15, 2007

In a new effort by the American military to be more sensitive to local concerns in Afghanistan, groups of anthropologists called Human Terrain Teams have been placed with American combat units in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since February 2007, the experimental Pentagon program has assigned anthropologists and other social scientists to provide cultural and political knowledge of the region.



Los Lobos to rock benefit concert for Metro State

October 11, 2007

Three-time Grammy Award-winning artists Los Lobos will perform songs from their latest CD, "The Town and The City" at Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in support of Metropolitan State College of Denver. This is the third annual benefit concert for Metro State. Previous performers include The Gipsy Kings and Brian Wilson, former lead singer for the Beach Boys.



Metro State art prof and curator thinks globally, acts locally

October 11, 2007

The spotlight has been following curator Lisa M. Abendroth for a while now.



Baseball historian says Rockies wild card berth falls into the "incredible" category

October 2, 2007

Four innings after the end of regulation play last night at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies reversed a two-run deficit to beat the San Diego Padres 9-8 and make the National League playoffs. It will go down in the books as baseball's longest one-game tiebreaker. "Of course it was incredible," says Thomas Altherr, a Metropolitan State College of Denver history professor and baseball historian. "Anyone who witnessed the last 15 games would say that. It ranks up there with the comeback teams.



Metropolitan State College of Denver Names Mick Jackoski Interim Director of Center for Innovation

September 22, 2007

Metropolitan State College of Denver President Stephen Jordan announces Mick Jackowski, Ph.D., as interim director for the College’s Center for Innovation (CI). The center offers students cutting-edge and creative curricula in entrepreneurship education.



Revamped Department Spikes Enrollment at Metro State

September 20, 2007

Numbers are up in the African and African American Studies (AAS) Department at Metropolitan State College of Denver according to the Census Fall 2007 report released by the Office of Institutional Research on Monday, Sept. 10. The report shows that enrollment for full-time equivalent students in the department is up 56 percent over last fall, the largest percentage increase of any department.



Metro State hosts immigration debate series

September 17, 2007

Metropolitan State College of Denver’s School of Business is sponsoring a debate regarding immigration between economist Benjamin Powell and former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm. “Immigration: Economic Boom or Bust – Separating Myth from Reality” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Tivoli Turnhalle. This will be the first in a series of debates at Metro State on the immigration issue. The series is open to the public.



Metropolitan State College of Denver Receives Additional Library of Congress Funding

September 7, 2007

Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Teaching with Primary Sources-Colorado (TPS-Colorado) receives Library of Congress funding through 2010.



Metropolitan State College is System One of Few In U.S. to Receive ABET Accreditation

September 5, 2007

Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program is one of a small number of such programs in the country to earn Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is the only other institution in the western U.S. with ABET accreditation.



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