The Strategic Name Initiative, Franchise Ownership Program, Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center and the College’s support of extending the resident tuition for undocumented students were covered extensively. Our professors served as media experts on aviation, economics, immigration, politics and marketing to name a few topics. These stories demonstrate Metro State’s many successes and help further the College as we strive to become the preeminent public urban college in the nation.
PRESIDENT STEPHEN M. JORDAN
As a result of President Jordan testifying in support of a legislative measure that would extend resident tuition eligibility to undocumented students, a number of news organizations quoted Jordan in stories that ran from Feb. 17-25. A sampling of these stories include:
Colorado Public Radio interviewed President Jordan on Feb. 17 about the impact higher education is facing from the budget cuts being proposed by Gov. Hickenlooper and how Metro State is responding.
In the Feb. Issue of ColoradoBiz magazine President Jordan was interviewed about the Colorado paradox and how institutions are preparing students for the future.
On Jan. 27, Intermountain Jewish News ran a feature story about Metro State’s accomplishments under President Jordan’s leadership during the past five years.
KEY METRO STATE STORIES
As a result of Metro State’s announcement regarding the College’s intention to move forward with the evaluation of a potential name change for the institution, a number of stories ran on this topic. Coverage appeared from Feb. 3-22 in the following outlets:
In conjunction with an update announcement released about the planned Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center on Jan. 26. Coverage appeared in a number of outlets from Jan. 26 - Feb. 9 including:
As a result of the Center for Innovation announcement on the formation of a first-of-its-kind Franchise Ownership Program, a number of stories ran between Jan. 17 – Feb. 11 quoting CFI Director Mick Jackowski, including:
On March 6, The Denver Post ran a feature about Assistant Professor Ron Miles and his recent contributions to local jazz music and to teaching.
On Feb. 18, The Denver Post ran a feature story about the Teaching with Primary Sources program and how the College is helping educate teachers with new sources about Latinos in Colorado history. Also Latina Lista mentioned the program in a Feb. 18 article.
On Feb. 1-5, The Denver Post, Westword and 850KOA ran stories about Assistant Professor and Chef Jackson Lamb and 14 hospitality, tourism and events students who worked at the annual “Taste of the NFL” event benefiting the Feed America Food Bank System.
On Jan. 26, Westword ran a feature story about the Center for Visual Art and its recent faculty exhibition, “Collective Nouns.”
RANKINGS AND RECOGNITION
The Fort Morgan Times ran a story on Feb. 15 about three Metro State athletes qualifying for the NCAA Track Championships.
On Feb. 2, The Denver Post ran a mention about Metro State’s women’s basketball team being ranked No. 13 in the NCAA Division II coaches poll.
The Denver Post ran a story on Jan. 20 about how Metro State is inducting five former athletes and two teams into its 10th Hall of Fame class.
We very much appreciate the support provided by our Metro State faculty and staff in responding to media requests on national, regional and local levels. Interview requests are often fulfilled on a moment’s notice, and our experts frequently invest their own personal time to make stories possible in support of the College.
African and African American Studies
On March 1, MadameNoire interviewed Visiting Assistant Professor B. Afeni McNeely Cobham about her opinion of the new “Black Feminist” movement.
PBS Studio 12 program had Visiting Assistant Professor B. Afeni McNeely Cobham as a guest on the program Feb. 23 to talk about the evolution of Hip Hop culture.
On Feb. 20, KS 1075 interviewed Visiting Assistant Professor B. Afeni McNeely Cobham about the history of Black History Month.
On Feb. 14, Eye World ran a story about a program led by Affiliate Professor Natascha Seideneck, who recruited 100 corneal transplant patients to submit photos of images they missed while vision impaired.
On March 7, FOX31 aired an interview with Professor James Simmons about the impact on growing fuel costs on airline ticket prices.
On Feb. 27, CBS4 aired an interview with Professor James Simmons about the industry regulation of banning the use of electronic devices by commercial airlines.
On Feb. 23, The Denver Post interviewed Professor James Simmons about a recent report that revealed growing errors by FAA air traffic controllers. The story also appeared in the Daily Camera, 9NEWS and The Coloradoan.
On Jan. 26, The USA Today interviewed Associate Professor Jeff Price about the suicide bombing in a busy international airport outside Moscow.
On March 1, Westword interviewed Assistant Professor Bob Hancock about the growing national and local issues related to bedbugs, while also mentioning his self-made documentary, “Mosquito Man: The Bedbugs of London.”
The March/April issue of Forensic Magazine quoted Assistant Professor and Director of the Criminalistics Program Kelly Elkins about her perspective on the use of fungi as a crime-investigation tool.
On March 6, the North County Times ran a story interviewing Assistant Professor of Criminology Noah Fritz about the roots of the crime-analysis profession.
On Feb. 21, WB2 interviewed Professor Mohammed Akacem about the recent surge in local gas prices due to speculation issues surrounding events in the Middle East.
On Jan. 21, FOX31 interviewed Professor Mohammed Akacem about the recent surge in local gas prices due to speculation issues surrounding events in the Middle East.
On Feb. 20, the Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Professor Emeritus of Psychology Deborah Leong about her perspective on the value of child play as a learning tool.
On Feb. 8, The Denver Post interviewed Assistant Professor Peter Vigil and elementary education student Paul Frazier for a feature story about the need for male teachers in elementary education.
On Feb. 11, The Press-Enterprise ran a story mentioning Assistant Professor Craig Svonkin and his lecture called “Future’s Past: The Erosion of Possibility in Disney Theme Park Science Fictional Discourse.”
Hospitality, Tourism and Events
On Feb. 14, MeetingsNet.com interviewed Professor Carol Krugman about value-added tax rates and their impact on tourism travel in the U.K.
The Feb. 2011 issue of Restaurant News of the Rockies contained several bylined articles from faculty including: “Negotiating: a series of articles about how to ‘Bargain Your Way to Winning!’” from Professor Cynthia Vannucci; an article titled “‘Salesmanageship’ Is What We Do” by Professor and Chair John Dienhart; and an article about Food Bank of the Rockies’ new chef by Professor Jackson Lamb.
On Feb. 7, CBS4 interviewed Associate Professor of Human Services Shawn Worthy about the role seasonal disorder has had on the mental health of Denver residents with the prolonged series of storms and cold weather.
In the Feb. issue of The Review, Professor Kip Wotkyns bylined an article titled “Why Trust Matters – 9 Practical Tips to Improve Marketing Effectiveness.”
The Jan./Feb issues of MotherJones.com and CoyotePrime.com ran byline articles from Affiliate Professor Kimberly Thorpe about consumer debt and obligations.
On March 6-7, The Associated Press ran a story interviewing Visiting Professor Darrin Duber-Smith about the successful Pokemon marketing franchise and launch of its latest Nintendo Co. DS game. The article ran in 300+ media outlets nationally including: Forbes.com, ABCNews.com, Business Week, CNBC-TV,7NEWS, 9NEWS and The Denver Post.
On Feb. 16, The Denver Post interviewed Visiting Professor Darrin Duber-Smith about King Soopers now offering grocery carts with video displays for kids. Coverage also appeared in Time.com and TheSpec.com.
On Feb. 4-8, a number of media outlets interviewed Visiting Professor Darrin Duber-Smith about his opinion regarding the effectiveness of the 2011 Super Bowl ads. Multiple segments and stories appeared on 850KOA, The Denver Post, FOX31, WB2 and My20.
On Jan. 20, FOX31 interviewed Visiting Professor Darrin Duber-Smith about Wal-Mart’s announcement about committing to sell more healthy foods.
On Jan 7, FOX31 interviewed Professor MB Krueger about the difficulty of singing the national anthem.
On Feb. 20, The Denver Post interviewed Professor Norman Provizer about his predictions regarding the new mayor of Denver.
On Feb. 14, the LA Downtown News and BLDG Blog mentioned Assistant Professor Amy Eckert’s presentation about the legalities of artificial intelligence in times of war.
On Jan. 26, 850KOA Rick Barber show interviewed Professor Norman Provizer about President Obama’s State of the Union address and the anticipated public reaction.
On Jan. 28 FOX31 and on Jan. 30 7NEWS, aired interviews with Professor Robert Hazan about Egyptian protesters’ demands for change and the end of Mubarak’s rule.
On March 2, CBS4 interviewed Visiting Professor Travis Heath in their Interactive Help Center about issues related to addiction as a result Charlie Sheen’s public rants.
On March 1, 850KOA interviewed Visiting Professor Larry Curry about Charlie Sheen’s public behavior and substance recovery comments.
ALUMNI, FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS
On March 7, CNBC.com interviewed Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Foundation Executive Director Carrie Besnette Hauser about the future of liberal arts education.
La Voz ran a professional profile on March 1 about alumnus Tricia Jimenez who has been a commercial airline pilot for American Airlines for 13 years.
On March 3, The Denver Post ran a feature story about student Steven Emory, aformer Metro State star soccer player who was signed by Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids team. Coverage also appeared in the following outlets: 9News, Soccer365, Miami Herald, USA Today, The Republic, Examiner.com and Brownsville Herald.
Westword ran a feature story on Feb. 24 about student Ratha Sok and his business called 2Kool.
On Feb. 25,The Denver Business Journal and Law Week Colorado ran mentions of General Counsel Loretta Martinez being named to the board of the Latin American Education Foundation.
Westword ran a profile on Feb. 22 of alumnus Theresa Spahn, who is running for Denver mayor.
On Feb. 22, Naplesnews.com ran a profile on alumnus Jon Montoya, a highlighted artist at the KVS Gallery in Naples, Fla.
The Denver Post ran a feature story on Feb. 17 about alumnus Brother Jeff Fard, highlighting his contributions to the Five Points community.
On Jan. 27, The Villager Voice ran a feature story about alumnus Steve Benso who is one of the newest members of the South Metro Denver Chamber staff.
La Voz ran a professional profile on Jan. 27 about alumnus Angela Cortez mentioning her attendance at Metro State as a major in mass communications.
On Jan. 25, The Denver Post ran a feature story about student Steven Emory, a former Metro State star soccer player and how he was invited to try out for Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids team.
YourHub ran a story on March 4 about a cultural Pow Wow dance troupe event at the Aurora Fox theater supported by Metro State’s Journey Through Our Heritage Program.
On March 4, The Denver Post ran a brief about the Center for Visual Art new exhibition, “Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists.”
9NEWS interviewed women’s basketball Head Coach Tanya Haave on March 1 about the team’s winning streak and also highlighted the new Metro State Rowdy bobble head.
On March 1, TheStreet.com ran a story about Comcast’s plans to donate $5.4 million to 300 community organizations including Metro State. The story also appeared in the following outlets: Centre Daily Times, MyCFO and 4-Traders.
On Feb. 27, The Denver Post ran a brief about Metro State’s 3rd annual executive on campus alumnus David Thibodeau, president and co-founder of Ska Brewing Co.
The Denver Post ran brief on Feb. 25 about the latest exhibition at the Center for Visual Art.
On Feb. 22, The Denver Post ran a story about local protestors at the State Capital who were protesting about the Wisconsin labor bill and obtained comments from Visiting Instructor of History Barbara Gabriel.
Several news organizations ran stories from Feb. 14-17 about the guest lecture event with nationally recognized economist Ben Powell titled “Economics of Immigration: Myths and Realities.” Coverage appeared in the following media outlets:
La Voz and 9NEWS ran stories on Feb. 16-17 about how the Chicano/a Studies Department was hosting an event on campus to celebrate the Mayan New Year.
On Feb. 9, StudioTen and Pensacola News Journal on Feb 11, ran stories about the “Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects” exhibition organized by Metro State’s Center for Visual Art.
On Feb. 1-9, The Denver Post, 7NEWS and Westword stories about Metro State’s involvement in the Denver’s Road Home program as well as hosting the Race to End Homelessness.
YourHub ran a story on Jan. 31 about the Rachel B. Noel 2011 distinguished visiting professor Judi Hampton as well as other leaders who were recognized by Metro State on March 1.
MIM Disclaimer: The news stories featured in this report are collected from a variety of news-gathering sources and MUST mention Metro State to be considered for inclusion. This report isn’t intended to be comprehensive and there may be stories missing on occasion. Please send any missing stories mentioning Metro State to Tim Carroll at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone for representing Metro State so well! Your efforts promote and support Metro State’s role as Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans. Your expertise greatly reinforces Metro State’s commitment to being the best higher education value in the state through high-quality academics and professors unsurpassed in their expertise and commitment. We are proud of our students, faculty, alumni and staff who have achieved much success. Please let Tim Carroll know of your media interviews or if you have an area of expertise you’d like to share with the news media.
Assistant Director of Media Relations
Catherine B. Lucas
Associate Vice President of Communications and Advancement
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