BOT to discuss presidential search
2. Flight team finishes close behind Air Force Academy
3. SGA to recognize college employees
4. CVA to present African-American photography exhibition
HMTA students collecting gifts for Denver foster children
Shanks new chair of health professions
to discuss presidential search
The Board of Trustees will discuss whether to hire an individual to
guide the presidential search during its regular monthly meeting Wednesday.
Interim President Ray Kieft is expected to recommend hiring an individual
to guide the search, who would be supported by the President's Office.
This follows a request for proposals for a search firm that netted only
two applicants, both of which were rejected by a board subcommittee.
Also on the agenda
is a discussion of a BOT operational mission statement, a BOT statement
of shared governance and the college's lobbying contract. Trustees will
consider whether to cancel its $50,000 annual lobbying contract and
instead use the Colorado Commission on Higher Education lobbyist for
$5,000. The meeting is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon in room 640 of
the Tivoli Student Union. The trustees will meet in executive session
at 8 a.m. The public portion of the meeting is expected to begin at
9 a.m. To view the agenda, go to
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team finishes close behind Air Force Academy
Metro State's precision flight team finished second at the Region I
competition of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association, held
in Rangely Oct. 23-25. Most significantly, the team narrowed the gap
to first-place Air Force Academy. To read more go to
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to recognize college employees
The Student Government
Assembly has launched an employee recognition program designed to boost
that students recognize the contributions of employees to the college,"
said Harris Singer, student trustee. "Morale at the college has
taken a beating with budget cuts and reorganizations, so Student Government
felt it was important to institute a recognition awards program."
Employees in four
categories - part- and full-time faculty, administrator, classified
and student employee - will be honored every month except January, May
and August. Students are eligible to submit nominations in any category.
Faculty and staff may submit nominations for the student employee category.
Winners will receive
a certificate and prize at a student government meeting and acknowledgement
at a Board of Trustees meeting. The nomination deadline for December
awards is Dec. 1.
amount of excellent faculty, administrators and staff at Metro, I foresee
thousands of nominations," Singer said.
forms go to:
Classified staff http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol1/class_twv1110503.htm
Student employee http://www.msudenver.edu/collcom/@metro/tw@metro_vol1/stud_twv1110503.htm
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to present African-American photography exhibition
The opening reception
for the Center for the Visual Arts' new exhibition, Reflections in
Black: Smithsonian African-American Photography - A History Deconstructed,
is 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
in conjunction with the exhibition, Carla Williams, one of the featured
artists, will present a slide lecture at 2 p.m. in the North Classroom
1326. Williams is co-author of The Black Female Body.
At 7 p.m. Friday
at the CVA is Mama's Always on Stage: Black Women's Bodies in Cultural
Performance. The event is a "real" hip hop, multimedia
rap session on art, money and politics with Williams and Denver cultural
activist Ashara Ekundayo.
in Black features photography by African-American artists who redefine
the photographic image by looking at it as a document and metaphor,
often deconstructing and reconstructing their personal histories and
public personas. The symbolic and expressive imagery of the works produced
during this time offers a new visual paradigm.
The Center for
the Visual Arts 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. 303-294-5207.
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students collecting gifts for Denver foster children
Students from the
Hospitality, Meeting and Travel Administration Department are hoping
to brighten the holidays for Denver foster children through the Santa's
Corner holiday program.
provides gifts to Denver foster children while they are at Denver Human
Services for supervised visits with their parents. Many of these parents
are unable to provide their child with a gift and prefer to skip the
visit rather than show up empty-handed. "Christmas is a time with
the highest number of no shows for these visits," says Denver Human
Services' Chrisanne Wilhelmi.
The Santa's Corner
program provides a gift to every child who has a scheduled visit on
the week before Christmas. The gifts are distributed by Denver police
officers dressed as Santa.
Promotions class and the Colorado Hospitality Student Association have
teamed up to collect donations for the Santa's Corner program. Donations
can come in the form of new, unopened gifts that range in price from
$5-15 for children ages three months to 17 years. There is often a great
need for gifts for the older children in foster care.
Checks should be
made payable to the Sara Brown Fund, and cash and gift cards are accepted.
Gifts can be dropped off until Dec. 2 at the Hospitality Program office
in Plaza Building room 122. For more information call Lindsay Mullins
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new chair of health professions
Nancy Shanks is
the new chair of the Health Professions Department. Shanks, an associate
professor of health care management and an eight-year Metro State veteran,
was appointed chair Oct. 20, replacing Kathy Heyl, who was named interim
associate dean of the School of Professional Studies.
Shanks said her
top priority is ensuring continuity in the department and expanding
the department's online offerings. "I want to make sure we continue
our excellence in online course delivery," said Shanks, noting
that the health care management major and the nutrition minor can be
completed solely online.
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