Commencement set for Tuesday, May 18
2. La Raza conference empowers youngsters
3. BOT meets May 5
4. Cultural nutrition students learn sushi from the
set for Tuesday, May 18
Commencement is less than three weeks away, and will be held this year
on a Tuesday - May 18, at 4 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center.
Gov. Bill Owens will deliver the commencement address.
- parking information, maps of suggested walking routes, instructions
for accessing the live Webcast - are available online at www.mscd.edu/commencement.
up for students and faculty is May 13 and 14 at the Tivoli Turnhalle
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
are urged to allow plenty of time. "Planning ahead will make this
event special for all," said Director of Commencement Activities
Kathy Heyl, interim associate dean of the School of Professional Studies.
"Be sure to allow time for commencement traffic, parking and walking
to the convention center."
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Raza conference empowers youngsters
About 1,300 middle and high school students from around the state participated
in the 13th Annual La Raza Youth Leadership Conference held on the Auraria
Campus Saturday. Metro State is a major educational sponsor of the event
and awards $1,000 scholarships to attend the college to three participants.
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meets May 5
The Board of Trustees
will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to noon
in Tivoli room 320. Among the items to be considered are the status
of the presidential search and the college's preliminary budget for
next year. A meeting agenda will be made available at
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nutrition students learn sushi from the best
Students in Jennifer
Weddig's Cultural Aspects of Nutrition class spent one of their lectures
last week at the Sushi Den restaurant learning the finer points of sushi
at the hands of world-renowned sushi chef Yasu. The Sushi Den is consistently
ranked as one of the top sushi and Japanese restaurants in the United
States by the Zagat survey.
the cultural meaning behind food in Japan, how sushi came about and
how to eat and roll it. "I think they gained an understanding of
food and culture in Japan as well as being exposed to new and different
kinds of food," said Weddig, who is an assistant professor of nutrition.
The hands-on experience
was invaluable for the students, Weddig believes. "They could never
have learned about the smell, look and feel of fish in a book."
This is the second
outing the class has had. Students also attended a Colorado Rockies
game as part of a project on regional American food and culture.
valuable to expose students - who may not have traveled much - to different
foods and different cultures that are currently represented in the U.S.,"
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