@Metro (Vol. 4, No. 22)
The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the proposed Metro State Trustees Policy Manual and Handbook for Professional Personnel today at its regular monthly meeting. An opportunity to comment will precede the vote. Discussions on a tuition increase for 2003-04 is also planned. The meeting is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon in room 320 of the Tivoli Student Union. To view the agenda, go to /trustees/
About 10 percent of all Hispanic high school graduates are enrolled in some form of college compared to 7 percent of the total population of high school graduates, according to a report by the Pew Hispanic Center. Despite their high rate of enrollment, Hispanic high school graduates lag every other population group in attaining college degrees, the report said. The May issue of Hispanic Magazine examines this issue in "Getting Past Enrollment." To read the article go to http://www.hispaniconline.com/magazine/2003/may/Features/education.html.
With the most ethnically diverse student body and workforce of any four-year college or university in Colorado, Metro State has a number of programs in place to improve retention and graduation rates and recently ranked first in the state for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. To read more go to http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/@metro_vol4/retentionv4060403.htm
When major East Coast airline Air Tran Airways flew its inaugural flight into Denver International Airport on May 21, two Metro State aerospace science alumni manned the cockpit controls.
Captain Brian Kitchell ('95) and First Officer Gregory Fish ('94) were good friends years before they came to Metro and have remained so as they've pursued their careers as far away as Alaska and Nevada. They first worked together when Fish was a pilot flying tours of the Grand Canyon and got his buddy a job. Kitchell signed on with Air Tran in 1999 and returned the favor by hand-delivering Fish's resume and a personal recommendation one year later.
The two friends normally are not assigned to the same flights, and Fish said it took some heavy lobbying to have them both scheduled to the inaugural DIA flight out of Atlanta, Air Tran's hub. "It was emotional to fly that first flight into my hometown with my best friend," Fish said.
The college learned of the Air Tran connection from Fish's mother, Claire Fish-Mootz, herself a Metro State graduate. She earned a psychology degree in 1978, then went onto law school at CU-Boulder. Fish-Mootz now is a magistrate with the Denver County Courts.
"Tamarind: Forty Years," an exhibition of 59 lithographs, opens Friday at the Center for the Visual Arts. The opening reception is Thursday, June 12, 7- 9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
Among the prominent American artists included in the exhibition are Josef Albers, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, Louise Nevelson, Philip Pearlstein, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Ed Ruscha, Rufino Tamayo and Emmi Whitehorse.
The lithographs represent the 40-year history of the Tamarind Institute. The Tamarind Lithography Workshop was established in Los Angeles; it is now the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico. Founder June Wayne and her successors have devoted themselves to the revitalization of a print medium that was beginning to vanish. Tamarind's mission is to restore the prestige of lithography and encourage both artists and printers to collaborate in exploring the expressive possibilities of the medium.
The CVA is located at 1734 Wazee St. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 303-294-5207 or go to http://www.mscd.edu/news/cva/exhibit2.htm
Because of additional repairs, the hot-water supply in the North Classroom restrooms and classrooms with sinks is going to be off for two weeks longer than expected - until the middle of next week. Anyone with questions or concerns should contact Vernon Paiz in AHEC Facilities Management at 303-556-2359.
Featuring more space, new cardiovascular machines, strength and conditioning equipment and audio/video systems, the new Campus Recreation at Auraria (CRA) fitness center is open.
Faculty and staff may use the center over the summer for $58. Memberships can be purchased in room 108 of the PER/Events Center. The fitness center is in room 110. For more information call CRA at 303-556-3210 or go to http://www.mscd.edu/~cra.
Federal student loan interest rates will drop to a historic low of 3.42 percent effective July 1. Borrowers with $10,000 in student loan debt and a 10-year standard repayment plan can save approximately $362 in interest over the life of the loan. The new rate for borrowers repaying Stafford loans issued from July 1998 on is 3.42 percent, down from 4.06 percent. The rate is 2.82 percent for students who are in school, within the six-month grace period, or in deferment. PLUS loans for parents are set at a new rate of 4.22 percent.
More information on federal student aid is available on http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ or by calling 800-433-3243.
For more information, or to receive a new deposit form, call 303-556-5126.
A new login procedure provides individual student accounts in college computer labs. http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/@metro_vol4/itrespondsv4060403.htm
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