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Metropolitan State College of Denver and Fort Hays State University establish cooperative MBA agreement

March 18, 2010

Signing ceremony to launch fast-track graduate admission partnership between Metropolitan State College of Denver and Fort Hays State University (FHSU). Metro State students will now have easier access and options for pursuing their MBA online or on campus in Hays, Kan. to achieve automatic fast-track admission, students must meet a criterion that combines their G.P.A. and GMAT scores. The program will provide a smooth and affordable transition from a BS to an MBA, with a tuition reimbursement option available for teaching in China



Metro State Students Become IRS Special Agents on April 2

March 26, 2010

It’s no April Fool’s joke, Metropolitan State College of Denver is excited to welcome the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS CI) to campus on Friday, April 2. Twenty-five Metro State students will become IRS special agents in an all-day simulated investigation of real-world fraud case scenarios.



Metro State President Keynotes Youth Leadership Brunch

April 1, 2010

President Stephen Jordan speaks to Colorado's future leaders at the OpenWorld Learning Leadership Brunch on Friday, April 2, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Phipps Mansion.



Metro State Math Day 2010

April 13, 2010

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Metropolitan State College of Denver is hosting more than 100 students, representing 14 local high schools, at its 21st annual Math Day competition. This dynamic team-oriented event includes three competitive sessions: algebra and analysis, hands-on challenges and geometry. At the conclusion of the event, winning teams will receive awards.



2010 Outstanding Metro State Alumni Named

April 16, 2010

The Metropolitan State College of Denver Alumni Association announces its 2010 Outstanding Alumni Awards recipients. Each year the office recognizes alumni who embody the association’s core principles and who serve as exemplary citizens in the communities where they live and work.



Comcast Volunteer Partnership Provides Needed Campus Support

April 20, 2010

Metropolitan State College of Denver faculty, staff and students will join more than 400 local Comcast volunteers in support of the 9th annual Comcast Cares Day on Sat., April 24, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. With state budget changes continuing to squeeze higher education funding, volunteers will rally together to tackle a number of maintenance needs on the Auraria Campus that otherwise may go unattended.



Metro State Welcomes Noodles & Company President and CEO on April 26th

April 21, 2010

President, Chairman and CEO of Noodles & Company, Kevin Reddy comes to Metro to be honored as the 2nd Annual Executive on Campus and to visit with management students. Mr. Reddy will make a public keynote address and hold a Q&A session during the lunch hour. His presentation focuses on a brief company overview and history of Noodles & Company, challenges and obstacles they face, best practices as a CEO and promoting an entrepreneurial spirit in his organization.



Metro State’s Center for Innovation Honors 2010 Entrepreneurs

April 28, 2010

The Center for Innovation at Metropolitan State College of Denver recognized 15 finalists for entrepreneurial excellence at its annual Innovation Challenge and Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by the Community Financial Services Association of America Award Ceremony held April 15.



Metropolitan State College of Denver and Fort Hays State University establish cooperative MBA agreement

April 30, 2010

Signing ceremony to launch fast-track graduate admission partnership between Metropolitan State College of Denver and Fort Hays State University (FHSU). Metro State students will now have easier access and options for pursuing their MBA online or on campus in Hays, Kan. to achieve automatic fast-track admission, students must meet a criterion that combines their G.P.A. and GMAT scores. The program will provide a smooth and affordable transition from a BS to an MBA, with a tuition reimbursement option available for teaching in China.



Award-Winning Cold Case Investigator Comes to Campus May 19

May 7, 2010

Linda Holloway, award-winning former cold case investigator, will provide a “lunch and learn” keynote presentation about her career and recent developments in the use of DNA in homicide investigations. Holloway is most recognized for her instrumental role initiating an expanded DNA testing that ultimately led to the release of Tim Masters, after he served nearly 10 years in prison on murder charges.



Metro State President Stephen Jordan To Address Record Number Of Spring Graduates

May 12, 2010

As graduates prepare to open the next chapter in their careers, the Metro State community celebrates a record 27 percent increase in graduates with its first-ever outdoor commencement. The festivities will kick off at the Auraria Athletic Field at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 16 celebrating a number of significant milestones.



Center for Visual Art Celebrates 20th Anniversary in New Location in the Art District on Santa Fe

May 28, 2010

After 20 years showcasing acclaimed local, national and international artists, Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Center for Visual Art (CVA) will reopen June 3 at a new permanent location in heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.



Metro State and OpenWorld Learning Team Up for Summer Camp Benefiting Denver Public School Children

June 10, 2010

In an effort to both educate and inspire local youth, Metropolitan State College of Denver is partnering with OpenWorld Learning to offer experiential leadership and technology summer camps for low-income children.



Metro State’s newly approved master’s programs attract strong student interest

July 8, 2010

Metropolitan State College of Denver received final approval and accreditation last week from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to proceed with the College’s three planned master’s degree programs. The inauguration of the incoming fall 2010 class will represent the first time Metro State has offered graduate-level coursework and programs.



College Assistance Migrant Program receives $2.2 million grant renewal from the U.S. Department of Education

July 14, 2010

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Metropolitan State College of Denver has been awarded a five-year $2.2 million grant renewal from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Migrant Education.



Metro State Roller Coaster Classroom

July 15, 2010

The Center for Math, Science and Environmental Education at Metropolitan State College of Denver enters its 14th year of organizing the Summer Science Institute camp for middle school students 5th through 8th grade. The four two-week camps, June 7 through July 30, explore math and science in fun, exciting ways using hands-on learning in a team-oriented atmosphere on the Auraria Campus. Since the program’s inception more than 2,000 students have completed the camp.



SOCIAL MEDIA RISKS AND REWARDS IN TODAY’S WORKPLACE

July 23, 2010

Metro State’s School of Letters, Arts and Science is hosting a “lunch and learn” workshop providing an interactive forum for professionals to address their perceived risks and rewards for using social media in the workplace. The session will cover the latest trends, issues and opportunities from employer and employee perspectives.



Metro State Board of Trustees Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

July 30, 2010

Metropolitan State College of Denver announces its newly elected Board of Trustees officers for its 2010-11 academic year. Rob Cohen, chair and CEO of IMA Financial Group, Inc., was elected board chair and Michelle Lucero, vice president of employee relations for Centura Health, as vice chair.



Native Folk Healers Meet Western Medicine 8/6

August 5, 2010

The second annual Dance of the Flower Medicine – Danza Xochitl Pahtli – community health fair is being held with support from Metropolitan State College of Denver. The weeklong health fair, Aug. 2 – 6, creates a community bridge between traditional healing practices of Mexico to more modern Western forms of medicine. Organizers anticipate more than 400 people present at Friday’s event where the community will take part in medicine demonstrations and visit the educational booths, arts and crafts, food and drink and children’s activities.



U.S. Department of Education provides Student Support Services $1.4 million TRIO grant renewal

August 30, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has renewed Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Student Support Services (SSS) program grant totaling $1.4 million. The five-year Federal TRIO grant takes effect Sept. 1, 2010, with funds earmarked for support services.



Metro State Distributes Record Financial Aid for Fall 2010

September 8, 2010

Metropolitan State College of Denver has distributed a record level of financial aid this fall totaling more than $191 million, a 10 percent increase over last year at this time.



Denver Food & Wine Classic Sept. 10-12 offers hospitality students real world experience

September 10, 2010

Class will be in session for nearly 80 students in the Metropolitan State College of Denver Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department when they work at the 6th Annual Denver Food & Wine Classic on Sept. 10-12.



Metro State Latino Population Accelerates

September 21, 2010

Continuing a trend that started 12 years ago, enrollment is up at Metropolitan State College of Denver. The college recorded 24,008 students enrolled for the fall 2010 semester, which is a 4.8 percent increase over last fall.



Metro State Foundation Adds New Board Members

October 6, 2010

Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Foundation Board has added six new members to its roster. The new members, serving three-year terms, officially joined the board during their first meeting on Tue., Sept. 21.



Metro State Awarded $1.8 million Grant In Support of Low-Income Students

October 7, 2010

Metropolitan State College of Denver has been awarded a five-year $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education to expand its capacity to serve low-income students.



First-Ever Coast Guard College Scholarship Awarded to a Colorado Student

October 13, 2010

Colorado may be hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, but that didn’t stop Grace Kessler, a junior at Metropolitan State College of Denver, from becoming the first Coloradan accepted into the Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI).



Waltonomics: WAL-MART AND SOCIETY Metro State Lunch & Learn Workshop 10/19

October 18, 2010

WHAT: Metropolitan State College of Denver School of Business is hosting a “lunch and learn” professional development workshop by economist Art Carden about the global economic impacts of Wal-Mart and social values. The session will cover the growing debate about social organizations, markets and the role of the state. Wal-Mart and its impact on labor markets has been a long-standing, hot-button political issue, with several states and municipalities attempting to pass laws expressly designed to keep Wal-Mart out.



Get Ready to ¡Ask A Mexican! at Metro State

October 29, 2010

Continuing a 13-year history of bringing renowned Latino and Latina scholars, artists and community leaders to Metropolitan State College of Denver, this year’s Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship is nationally syndicated columnist and cultural comedian Gustavo Arellano.



Metro State Honors Veterans with Flag Raising 11/11

November 9, 2010

Remaining true to its mission as an urban land grant institution, Metropolitan State College of Denver will recognize the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform with its annual Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony on the Auraria Campus. The event will take place in the Tivoli Commons at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 11.



Metro State Students Become IRS Special Agents on 11/12

November 10, 2010

Metropolitan State College of Denver brings the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS CI) to campus on Friday, Nov. 12 for a special workshop in conjunction with International Fraud Awareness Week. Twenty Metro State students will become IRS special agents in an all-day simulated investigation of real-world fraud case scenarios.



Castro Professorship Adds Bonus Event 11/16

November 16, 2010

Continuing a 13-year history of bringing renowned Latino and Latina scholars, artists and community leaders to Metropolitan State College of Denver, this year’s Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship is nationally syndicated columnist Gustavo Arellano.



Students Break Ground for their Success Building 12/3

December 1, 2010

Movie theaters, trailers, conference space and utility rooms are just a few of locations where students have been relegated to have classes in recent years on the Auraria Campus because of space limitations.



Lieut. Gov.-Elect Joseph A. Garcia to deliver Metro State fall commencement address

December 2, 2010

Just before graduating into his new role, Lieut. Gov.-Elect Joseph A. Garcia returns to his higher education ranks by giving Metropolitan State College of Denver’s fall commencement address on Dec. 19. The ceremony attended by more than 1,500 graduates and their families will be at 2 p.m. in the Colorado Convention Center.



Metro State President receives high praise in evaluation

December 6, 2010

A recent evaluation of Metropolitan State College of Denver President Stephen Jordan, conducted for the College’s Board of Trustees (BOT), credits Jordan with building the institution into a college of choice for students and a player in both state policy and funding for higher education.



Experts Available to Discuss Holiday Topics

December 7, 2010

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



Experts Available to Discuss Holiday Topics

December 15, 2010

As graduates prepare to open the next chapter in their lives and careers, the Metropolitan State College of Denver community celebrates a record 16 percent increase in graduates over fall 2009. The fall commencement ceremony will kick off at the Colorado Convention Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19 celebrating a number of significant milestones.



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