December 20, 2010
An inspiration in the community and a motivated student in the classroom, 25-year-old speech communication major Nick Owens has overcome the many physical challenges of spina bifida, including more than 30 operations, to become a philanthropist, member of the Denver Nuggets organization and a college graduate.
December 10, 2010
More than 1,100 expected graduates and their families attending the Metropolitan State College of Denver commencement on Sunday, Dec. 19 will be addressed by Joe Garcia, a leader in higher education in Colorado and the lieutenant governor-elect.
December 3, 2010
The “winds of change” were visible the morning of Friday, Dec. 3 as Metropolitan State College of Denver held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Student Success Building—the first Metro State-owned building on the Auraria Campus, which houses three higher education institutions.
November 19, 2010
The spirit of the holiday season found its way into the hearts of Metropolitan State College of Denver students well before the season began, and has resulted in a collaborative effort among campus programs and a student organization to help those less fortunate.
November 12, 2010
Sixteen years after starting classes at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Angell Perez, a 38-year-old mother of four, will walk away this fall with a bachelor’s degree and is now eyeing a Ph.D., thanks to the College’s Adult Re-entry Student Program.
November 5, 2010
Close to 400 Metropolitan State College of Denver students helped serve more than 800 individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk for becoming homeless in the Denver area at the 10th Project Homeless Connect (PHC), held at the Auraria Event Center on Oct. 29.
October 29, 2010
Halloween is a time of year when some brave souls visit cemeteries to let their imaginations run wild with fright.
October 21, 2010
Metro State’s draft five-year Financial Accountability Plan (FAP), submitted to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) in early October, proposes a net increase in resident tuition and fees of $673.64 for the 2011-12 academic year for students taking 12-18 credit hours.
October 8, 2010
A $1.8 million grant awarded last week will enable Metropolitan State College of Denver to establish a framework for the formation of a School of Education.
October 1, 2010
Dolores C. Huerta is making a stop at Metropolitan State College of Denver as she travels the country celebrating her 80th birthday and speaking on issues of social justice and public policy.
September 24, 2010
Students in the Industrial Design Department at Metropolitan State College of Denver are on a roll, according to Chair Kenneth Phillips.
September 17, 2010
Continuing a trend that started 12 years ago, enrollment is up at Metropolitan State College of Denver, according to 2010 fall census reports from the College’s Office of Institutional Research.
September 10, 2010
Two programs at Metropolitan State College of Denver have recently received reaccreditation from ABET, Inc., formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
September 2, 2010
Class will be in session for about 80 students in the Metropolitan State College of Denver Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department when they work at the 6th Annual Food & Wine Classic on Sept. 10-12.
August 30, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver’s partnership with Aksum University (AkU) was recently awarded a Building Sustainable Study Abroad Capacity grant for $272,425 from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
August 20, 2010
A $10,000 check presentation from an alumna to the Metropolitan State College of Denver Department of Engineering Technology at an early morning reception kicked off a celebratory day for the College, the campus, the city and the state on Friday, Aug. 20.
August 12, 2010
The Student Support Services (SSS) program at Metropolitan State College of Denver received word last week that it will receive a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue offering support services to students who are the first generation in their families to attend college, are low–income or have a disability. The grant is effective Sept. 1, 2010.
August 5, 2010
Some 21 years ago, when trumpeter Ron Miles accepted his first teaching position at Metropolitan State College of Denver, his travel routine was pretty much limited to hour-long, round-trip treks on the RTD bus between the Auraria Campus and the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was a graduate student in the College of Music.
July 29, 2010
The 2010 World Cup is over, but the spirit of soccer was alive and well for 58 students, ages 6-14, who attended the Roadrunner Soccer Academy in early July.
July 22, 2010
“Back to the future” could have been the theme for students taking an internship course with Professor of Art and Communication Design Coordinator Lisa Abendroth this past spring at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
July 16, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Center for Visual Art (CVA) is the meeting point for nearly 40 art alumni returning to celebrate two monumental occasions: the College's 45th Anniversary and the CVA's 20th Anniversary, both falling in 2010.
July 9, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) recently received a five-year renewal grant of $2,238,482 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Migrant Education.
July 1, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver President Stephen Jordan has received official notification that the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has accredited the College’s three new master’s programs – Master of Art in Teaching, Master of Social Work, Master of Professional Accountancy.
June 24, 2010
This month, Metro State hosts two OpenWorld camps: one the week of June 14 that taught middle school students leadership, conflict resolution, decision making and communication skills.
June 18, 2010
A new initiative by President Barack Obama’s administration has impacted summer enrollment at colleges across the country, including Metropolitan State College of Denver, according to Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services Judi A. Diaz Bonacquisti.
June 10, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver Athletic Director Joan McDermott recently announced new head basketball coaches for both the men’s and women’s teams.
June 4, 2010
On Thursday, June 3, nearly 500 people joined the Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for Visual Art (CVA) as it celebrated two milestones: its 20th Anniversary and its new, permanent home at 965 Santa Fe Dr. in the Art District on Santa Fe.
May 28, 2010
The Center for Visual Art (CVA) is throwing a party Thursday, June 3, to celebrate two milestones: its 20th Anniversary and its new, permanent home at 965 Santa Fe in the Art District on Santa Fe.
May 27, 2010
This weekend will be an exciting one for the Roadrunners, with a first-ever appearance by the softball team at the NCAA Division II World Series and four men’s track athletes competing in the national NCAA Championship, including Anthony Luna, the defending champion in the 800-meter race.
May 17, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver continues to think creatively to maintain high-quality programs in the face of growing cuts in higher education funding from the state.
May 13, 2010
Among the countless stories of triumph and achievement to converge at Sunday’s Commencement ceremony at Metropolitan State College of Denver is that of a social work major who’s legally blind, a track star running toward the 2012 Summer Olympics, and a mother who inspired her children to follow her to college.
May 6, 2010
In a springtime story that’s becoming as reliable as the bloom of the crocuses, Metropolitan State College of Denver expects to graduate more students than ever before at its upcoming commencement.
April 29, 2010
The leadership of the Student Association of Social Workers at Metropolitan State College of Denver will remember the Comcast Cares Day, April 24, 2010, for a lot of reasons, including the fact that it would be one of their last gatherings before graduating in less than three weeks.
April 16, 2010
Quick – what words come to mind when you think of accountants? Chances are good that gun toting, wire-tapping, undercover ops and backroom drug deals weren’t the first words on your list.
April 7, 2010
Cesar, a 4th grader at Richard Castro Elementary School, believes leaders should be "be nice and have pride." He was among 40 students to be paired with Colorado community and business leaders at the OpenWorld Learning Leadership Brunch held Friday, April 2, at the Phipps Mansion in Denver.
March 25, 2010
The English Department at Metropolitan State College of Denver has announced Sandra Cisneros as the speaker for its second annual "21st Century Arts & Letters Speakers Series." The event, free and open to the public, will be held on Weds., April 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the Tivoli Turnhalle.
March 8, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver is partnering with a new academy that is certifying Colorado’s child welfare caseworkers.
March 12, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver Nursing Department will soon acquire more of the tools necessary to properly train nursing professionals for the workforce. The department recently received a grant for $80,000 from local grant-making foundation Caring for Colorado, which works to make accessible health care a reality for the people of Colorado.
March 4, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver consistently ranks among the top 100 colleges and universities for graduating students of color, thanks to stellar work of faculty and staff.
February 25, 2010
After tying for the win this past November at the Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl, Metropolitan State College of Denver will send a team of five students to the 2010 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Ethics Bowl National Championship Competition in March.
February 17, 2010
On Sat., April 24, Metropolitan State College of Denver faculty, staff and students will join more than 60,000 volunteers across the country in support of the 9th annual Comcast Cares Day.
February 11, 2010
Last week in Washington D.C., Metropolitan State College of Denver Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs Luis Torres participated in a briefing on the role of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in President Barack Obama’s national college completion goals for the next decade.
February 4, 2010
After years of sweating behind the brass, 25-year-old Steven-Jon Billings has been accepted as a semifinalist in the undergraduate division of The National Trumpet Competition
January 28, 2010
The night before the big game, Chef Jackson Lamb will take center stage at Sun Life Stadium, home of the 2010 Super Bowl.
January 21, 2010
Since last semester, students from Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Theatre Department have been part of a touring company that performs an educational, entertaining show warning elementary-school children about the dangers of obesity.
January 14, 2010
Darrin Duber-Smith, visiting assistant professor of marketing at Metropolitan State College of Denver, was recently recognized as a Wall Street Journal “In-Education Distinguished Professor” for 2009.