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MSU Denver set to graduate its most diverse fall class

December 11, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver will celebrate its most diverse undergraduate fall class—393 students of color, led by 233 Latino students including eight ASSET students—at Fall Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center.



MSU Denver named to STEM Jobs℠ Approved College list

December 2, 2014

Victory Media, a creator of digital resources for connecting students interested in education and career resources in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), announced today that Metropolitan State University of Denver has been named a 2015 STEM Jobs℠ Approved College.



Metropolitan State University of Denver Wins $175K Family Learning Grant

November 13, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver has begun implementing a model intergenerational learning program for families in the community with a three-year, $175,000 grant from Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).



MillerCoors continues investment in water quality through endowed fellowship at Metropolitan State University of Denver

November 12, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver announced today that it has received a $25,000 gift from MillerCoors to create the MillerCoors Endowed Water Stewardship Fellowship. The fellowship will be offered to students enrolled in Water Studies courses offered by MSU Denver’s One World One Water (OWOW) Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship.



Military Times names MSU Denver as top Colorado college for veterans

November 11, 2014

Military Times announced this week its annual “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” rankings, listing Metropolitan State University of Denver as the top Colorado four-year institution with a 32nd-place position nationally. Now in its fifth year, the rankings are the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.



MSU Denver establishes Colorado’s first Center for Professional Selling

October 29, 2014

In response to growing demand among students seeking formal training in sales principles and techniques, and employers looking for graduates with that specific expertise, Metropolitan State University of Denver established the Center for Professional Selling in the College of Business.



MSU Denver’s music program earns reaccreditation, adds new jazz concentration

October 14, 2014

The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) has renewed its accreditation of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Music, including a new Jazz and American Improvised Music Performance concentration.



MSU Denver Trustees extend President Jordan’s contract through June 2016

October 7, 2014

At Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Board of Trustees Sept. 30 business meeting, the Trustees stated their positive intent to extend President Stephen Jordan’s current contract through June 30, 2016. Jordan was initially appointed president of the University in July 2005.



Elizabeth Hinde hired as founding dean of MSU Denver School of Education

October 6, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver has announced the hiring of Elizabeth Hinde to lead the new School of Education as its founding dean. Hinde started in Sept. in the newly established position officially inaugurating the stand-alone school.



MSU Denver Aerospace and Engineering Sciences building awarded $5.2 million in state funding

September 15, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s proposed Aerospace and Engineering Sciences building (AES) is one step closer to becoming a reality, with the release of $5.2 million from the Spillover Appropriation Fund by the state Capital Development Committee to fund planning, pre-construction and utility work of a new, innovative facility.



MSU Denver announces inaugural fellows of Rita and Navin Dimond Hotel Management Program

September 9, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Rita and Navin Dimond Hotel Management Program announced its fall 2014 fellowship recipients.



David Avalos named Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professor

September 4, 2014

David Avalos, visual artist, writer and educator, has been named Metropolitan State University of Denver’s 2014 Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professor.



New aviation partnership lowers tuition cost, flight hours requirements for aspiring pilots

August 18, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) and Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) have created a new agreement that will allow students to enroll in classes at either institution and to gain flight training at a reduced cost while pursuing associate’s and bachelor’s of science degrees in aviation.



MSU Denver’s youth STEM initiative culminates in rocket launch July 18

July 11, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science is hosting its third-annual Project SOAR program, a collaborative effort with the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and Shades of Blue that offers young students from the South Lincoln Housing Area exposure to aviation and aerospace educational opportunities and industry careers.



MSU Denver’s SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown & Hospitality Learning Center earns LEED® Gold certification

May 27, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver is thrilled to announce that its SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver and the attached Hospitality Learning Center have been certified LEED® Gold for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.



Rita and Navin Dimond family donates $1.5 million to MSU Denver’s Hotel Management Program

May 21, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s President Stephen Jordan announced that Rita and Navin Dimond have committed $1.5 million to the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department to support the Hotel Management Program and the Hospitality Learning Center (HLC). In recognition of this gift, MSU Denver’s Hotel Management Program will be named in their honor.



Metropolitan State University of Denver

May 16, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver is hosting its fourth annual veterans graduation ceremony featuring Air Force veteran and court administrator Zelda M. DeBoyes, (B.S., aviation management ’85), as the keynote speaker.



MSU Denver Set to Graduate its Largest, Most Diverse Class Ever

May 13, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver will celebrate a record number of graduates and its most diverse undergraduate class ever—549 students of color, led by 331 Latino students including two ASSET students— at Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 18 at 9 a.m. on the Auraria Athletic Fields.



Center for Innovation Launches ‘Adopt an ARTrepreneur’ program

May 6, 2014

The Center for Innovation at Metropolitan State University of Denver today announced a new community challenge: Adopt an ARTrepreneur.



Students Volunteer to Train Area Residents in Fire Prevention and Safety

April 25, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Fire and Emergency Services students will educate residents of Grace Apartments, a Mercy Housing community, on the primary issues around citizen preparedness.



MSU DENVER MENTORS CABPES STUDENTS IN AEROSPACE VISUALIZATION SOFTWARE

April 18, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science will host 16 students from the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists (CABPES) in a demonstration of the aerospace industry software, Systems Tool Kit (STK). This session will expose students to the technology used in mathematics, computer science, physics and engineering-related fields, exposing them to potential career paths.



MSU Denver Hosts 7th Annual Lalo Delgado Poetry Festival

April 14, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Chicana/o Studies celebrates social activism through poetry with the 7th Annual Lalo Delgado Poetry Festival. This free cultural celebration honors activist poet Abelardo “Lalo” Delgado, who worked alongside famous Chicana/o civil rights leaders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, and was the recipient of a handwritten civil rights award from Rosa Parks, scholar elder of the civil rights movement.



Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society to Add MSU Denver School of Nursing

March 31, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Nursing has been approved by the Sigma Theta Tau International board of directors for membership in the Alpha Kappa Chapter at Large of the Honor Society of Nursing. Sixty-five nurse leaders and students will be inducted as new members.



Cherry Creek School District & MSU Denver establish Aviation/STEM pathway via concurrent enrollment

March 18, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver and Cherry Creek School District have established an aviation/STEM pathway providing students college credit in high school for completing the district’s new capstone course in aviation fundamentals.



MSU Denver Master of Social Work Program Receives Accreditation from Council of Social Work Education

March 17, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver Master of Social Work (MSW) program achieved accreditation from the Council of Social Work Education one year ahead of schedule.



MSU Denver Criminal Justice & Criminology Students Present LoDo Crime Study Results to Downtown Bar Owners Group

March 13, 2014

The LoDo bar/business owners group approached Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Criminal Justice and Criminology (CJC) department last summer seeking support in primary and secondary research related to growing crime problems downtown.



MSU Denver President Jordan Scores Community Hat Trick

March 12, 2014

As a recognized leader in higher education locally and nationally, Metropolitan State University of Denver’s President Stephen Jordan scored a hat trick this past week receiving three major awards in recognition of his community leadership and educational advocacy.



MSU Denver Recognizes 2014 Hope for the Future Noel Award Recipients

March 4, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Rachel B. Noel committee recognized community champions Hon. Wilma Webb and Gloria Neal Thursday, Feb. 27 with Hope for the Future awards, presented at a community lecture delivered annually by the Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Professor.



MSU Denver Rolls Out New Nursing Program

February 18, 2014

To expand its established nursing degree pathways, Metropolitan State University of Denver announces the addition of a new traditional bachelor’s in nursing option starting in Spring 2014.



MSU Denver Chef, Students and Recent Graduates head to Super Bowl to volunteer at ‘Taste of the NFL’ benefit

January 24, 2014

While many people dream of making it to the Super Bowl and surrounding festivities, not many can claim the 14-year attendance record posted by Jackson Lamb, Metropolitan State University of Denver associate professor and chef.



Melissa Harris-Perry named 2014 Noel Visiting Professor

January 17, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver announces Melissa V. Harris-Perry, host of MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry," and nationally recognized author of “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America,” as this year’s Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor.



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