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SOCIAL MEDIA RISKS AND REWARDS IN TODAY’S WORKPLACE

Metro State Lunch & Learn Workshop 8/10


Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705

Posted: July 23, 2010



WHAT: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.

WHO: Karen Lollar Ph.D., an associate professor of speech communication and chair of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, will facilitate a discussion with a diverse panel of experts. Lollar has extensive experience with transitional and digital networks, narrative network identity and creating healthy communication in organizations. The panel will feature:

-Dale Mingilton, president/CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Denver/Boulder
-Marlene Gresh, vice president of human resources and community relations at United Western Bank
-Elizabeth "Lizzy" Scully, social engagement manager at Metropolitan State College of Denver's Office of Alumni Relations

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, noon – 1:15 p.m.

WHY: The Metro State School of Letters, Arts and Sciences Community Advisory Board works with the dean and College leadership to establish professional development opportunities for students, alumni and the local community.

WHERE: Tivoli Student Union – Turnhalle
Cost: $10 (includes light lunch and refreshments)
Auraria Campus (900 Auraria Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204)
For parking and directions, visit http://www.ahec.edu/parking/ParkingMap2009.pdf

HOW: To register for this event, please visit www.mscd.edu/las/events/.

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About Metropolitan State College of Denver

With more than 23,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans, and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 66,000 alumni, with the bulk of them remaining in Colorado after graduation.