News and Events
April 11, 2013: Dr. Vincent C. De Baca was interviewed by Channel 6 Rocky Mountain PBS for the series they are now doing on Colorado History. The show is Colorado Experience. Dr. C. De Baca was interviewed for the segment to be aired on April 11, 2013 entitled "Pueblo Border Wars."
April 2012: Dr. Vincent C. De Baca has been selected to attend the CIEE Spain-Morocco Faculty Seminar from May 26, 2012 to June 9, 2012. The seminar will focus on relationships between Spain and Morocco as well as on immigration.
April 2012: Dr. Xiansheng Tian was awarded a Japan Studies Institute Fellowship from the American Association of State Universities and Colleges to support his participation in the Japan Studies Institute at San Diego State University from June 11, 2012 to June 23, 2012.
The JSI will focus on "Incorporating Japanese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum."
April 2012: Dr. Monys Hagen has been selected the 2012 recipient of The Outstanding Women's Award for Faculty. Dr. Hagen has made numerous contributions to women's studies for more than two decades. The award will be presented at a formal dinner later this year.
April 2012: The Board of Trustees approved tenure and promotion for Dr. Paul Sidelko and granted Dr. Patricia Richard a fall 2102 Sabbatical.
March 2012: Alice Bauer, one of our affiliate faculty members, recently published Casting our Own Shadows which she co-authored with Scott Montgomery of the University of Denver. The book recounts their long, long journey along a medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela one of Europe's most visited shrines. The book was recently published by the University Press of the South.
January 2012: Professor Barbara Gabriel was awarded the First Year Success Program’s Faculty Leadership Award and History students Josh Tangye won the Student Intern Leadership Award and Steven Terry won the Student Leadership Award.
October 2011: Dr. Xiansheng Tian was given the 2011 Outstanding Service Award by The Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States. Dr. Tian recently completed his second term on the Association's board. The award was presented at the 17th International Conference of the Association held at Columbia University, October 28-31, 2011.
August 2011: Three new tenure-track faculty members joined the Department.
Dr. Shelby Balik holds a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will be teaching early U.S. history. Dr. Balik has special expertise in American Religious History.
Dr. Laresh Jayasanker holds a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Texas. He will be teaching post Civil War U.S. History. Dr. Jayasanker has special expertise in American Popular Culture and food history.
Dr. Andrea Maestrejuan holds a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California-Los Angeles. She will be teaching Western Civilization, Modern Europe, and Nazi Germany. Dr. Maestrejuan has special expertise in the History of Science and in Oral History.
June 2011: Dr. Adolph Grundman retired in June 2011 after nearly thirty-five years at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His distinguished career included heading the college's Honors Program, creating the Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Minor, and organizing several travel-abroad opportunities for students. During his years at MSU Denver he won several awards including the Distinguished Service Award in 2003 and the Golden Key Research Award in 2006.
An expert on sports history Dr. Grundman is currently working on a biography of basketball great, Dolph Schayes.
The History Club, Phi Alpha Theta, and the Faculty Seminar know as the Muppets sponsor events throughout the year.