Coverage included the Strategic Name Initiative, Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center and profiles tied to the College’s record-breaking spring graduation. Our professors served as media experts on aviation, biology, criminal issues, politics, marketing and education, 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 urbancollege in the nation.
PRESIDENT STEPHEN M. JORDAN
On May 4, EdNews Colorado ran a story quoting President Jordan giving testimony about Senate Bill 11-052, addressing performance-based funding for Colorado’s higher-education institutions.
On April 10, the Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed President Jordan about public colleges and how institutions are adjusting to the expiration of federal stabilization funds.
As a result of President Jordan’s testifying in support of a legislative measure that would have extended Colorado resident tuition eligibility to undocumented students, a number of news organizations quoted Jordan in stories that ran from April 25-28. A sampling of these stories include:
· 9NEWS on April 25.
· Denver Daily News, Univision50 on April 26.
· Colorado Statesman on April 28.
KEY METRO STATE STORIES
As part of Metro State’s spring 2011 commencement a number of stories were produced profiling Metro State students overcoming adversity on the road to academicachievement. Coverage appeared from May 12 to May 18 in the following outlets:
· Viva Colorado on May 12.
· 9NEWS on May 15.
· The Denver Post, The Denver Post Photo Gallery on May 16.
· EdNews Colorado May 16.
· CBS4 on May 16.
In conjunction with the groundbreaking for the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC), severalstories ran locally and nationally about this public-private partnership that will link academic space with real-world industry. Coverage appeared from March 24 to April 28 in the following outlets:
· The Denver Post on March 24.
· Education News Colorado on March 28.
· EdNews Colorado on March 30.
· Denver Daily News and The Denver Post on March 31.
· The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 4.
· Colorado Meetings + Event on April 4.
· 9NEWS on April 6.
· Denver Herald Dispatch on April 14.
· Nashville Business Journal on April 28.
· Restaurant News of the Rockies on May 1.
· 710 KNUS “The Restaurant Show” on May 8.
A number of stories ran on the topic of Metro State’s selection of Denver State University as its potential new name. Coverage appeared from March 9 to May 12 in the following outlets:
· The Denver Post, The Denver Business Journal, 9NEWS, 7NEWS, FOX31, CBS4 , Univision50, 850KOA-AM on March 9.
· The Denver Post, Denver Daily News, CBS5 Cheyenne, The Coloradoan on March 10.
· Westword, PBS12on March 11.
· The Denver Post on March 16.
· Westword on March 23.
· 7NEWS on March 24.
· The Denver Post on April 1.
· EdNews Colorado on April 7.
· The Denver Post on April 10.
· Grand Junction Sentinel on April 20.
· The Denver Post on April 21.
· 850KOA on April 21.
· Chronicle of Higher Education on April 21.
· The Denver Post, The Denver Business Journal, CBS4, 7NEWS, 9NEWS, FOX31, The Gazette, Daily Journal on April 21.
· The Denver Post, Denver Daily Journal, Inside Higher Ed, Colorado Public Radio on April 22.
· The Denver Post, EdNews Colorado on April 25.
· The Denver Post on April 26.
· Restaurant News of the Rockies on April 1.
· DUClarion.com on May 9.
El Comercio de Colorado ran a feature on May 6 about Metro State’s Pre-Collegiate program helping more than 90 students, many first-generation-to-college, register for classes.
On May 6, YourHub ran a story about Metro State’s partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation in a recreational therapy program for developmentally disabled adults.
On May 5, YourHub ran a story about Metro State’s student theatrical ensemble, which performed and educated elementary students about the causes and dangers of hearing loss.
On April 29, The Denver Post ran a story about First Lady Helen Thorpe’s and U.S. Rep Jared Polis’ keynote address at Metro State’s “Great Teachers for Our City Schools” national summit.
The Denver Post and YourHub ran stories on April 29 and May 6 about Metro State’s community volunteer day.
On April 15, the Associated Press did a story about Metro State’s simulated IRS special agent workshop, where students solve fraud cases dealing with embezzlement, drugs and money laundering. The story ran regionally andnationally in the following outlets: The Denver Post,KWGN-TV, StanfordAdvocate.com, CTPost.com, NorthernCO5, FOX31, Daily Journal, And The Republic.
On April 12, FOX31 ran a feature story about Metro State’s 14th annual Math Day competition, where area high school teams competed to solve geometry and math problems.
ColoradoBiz magazine ran a brief article in the April issue about Metro State’s new Franchise Ownership Program developed by the Center for Innovation (CFI). Also featured in the issue was a byline by Visiting Professor Neil McKenzie about the CFI artrepreneurship class. On April 14, Westword also featured the CFI Innovation Day and the Denver Business Journal mentioned the event on April 29.
On March 11, The Greeley Tribune ran a story on growing tuition rates while also mentioning that Metro State is the most affordable four-year institution, quoting Associate Vice President for Communications and Advancement Cathy Lucas.
On March 9, 7NEWS did an in-depth story about federal legislative changes to Pell Grants and the resulting impacts on students, which included interviews from Financial Aid Director Cindy Hejl and several Metro State students.
The Denver Post on March 9 ran a column about Metro State’s 2011 Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor Judi Hampton.
RANKINGS AND RECOGNITION
On March 29, CBS4 ran a story mentioning Metro State and other Auraria campus students who were raising money for Japan’s tsunami victims.
Several stories ran about the women’s basketball team and their journey in the NCAA Division II tournament. Coverage appeared in the following outlets from March 12-22.
· The Denver Post on March 12.
· The Denver Post and The Daily Camera on March 15.
· NCAA.com on March 20.
· The Denver Post, NewsObserer.com, News4, 9News on March 22.
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 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.
On May 2, 9NEWS interviewed Associate Professor Jeff Price about security changes related to news of Osama bin Laden’s death.
On April 19, FOX31 interviewed Associate Professor Jeff Price on the latest round of problems with air traffic control andwhat consumers should keep in perspective.
On April 15-19, 7NEWS interviewed Associate Professor Jeff Price about the sex assault captured on security cameras at DIA.
On March 27, the Associated Press interviewed Associate Professor Jeff Price on how improvements in trucking are cutting into the air cargo market. Stories also appeared in FortWayne.com, Chicago Tribune and WSBT-TV.
On March 13, the Longmont Daily Times-Call interviewed Professor James Simmons about a recent report that revealed growing errors by FAA air traffic controllers.
On March 11, FOX31 interviewed Assistant Professor Bob Hancock about new findings that bedbugs can carry MRSA. The story also appeared in the Baltimore Sun.
On May 13, School of Business Dean John Cochran bylined an article for The Cobden Centre about the importance of debate on banking freedom.
On May 16, FOX31 interviewed Assistant Professor and Director of the Criminalistics Program Kelly Elkins about a new blood test that claims it can determine when an individual will die.
On April 15, 7NEWS interviewed Assistant Professor and Director of the Criminalistics Program Kelly Elkins about a new database linking shoe prints to criminals.
On May 16, 9NEWS interviewed Professor Joe Sandoval about the recent string of hit-and-run incidents in Denver.
On May 3, EdNews Colorado interviewed Assistant Professor Peter Vigil about the lack of African American teachers in elementary education.
On March 31, AM91 interviewed Assistant Professor Dennis Corash about the declining K-12 funding and how this will impact teachers and students in the classroom.
On March 28, The Denver Post interviewed Assistant Professor Peter Vigil about the job opportunities overseas for displaced American teachers, including Alumnus Jennifer Alevy. The story also appeared in the Bend Bulletin on March 31.
On May 18, FOX31 interviewed History Professor Matthew Makley about predictions of the end of the world being made by Boulder native and Internet preacher Harold Camping.
On March 24, NewsReview.com ran a story about History Professor Matthew Makley’s book on the Washoe tribe.
Hospitality, Tourism and Events
The May 2011 issue of Restaurant News of the Rockies contained an article about the groundbreaking of Metro State’s Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC) and byline articles from faculty, including “Guidance Is What We Do” by Professor and Chair John Dienhart and “Can You Help Teach The Next Generation?” by Professor Jackson Lamb.
On May 8, 710KNUS interviewed Professor Jackson Lamb about the College’s newly planned Hotel and HLC.
The March 2011 issue of Restaurant News of the Rockies contained an article about the groundbreaking of Metro State’s Hotel and HLC and byline articles from faculty, including: “Negotiating: A series of articles about how to ‘Bargain Your Way to Winning!’” from Professor Cynthia Vannucci; “‘Respect’ Is What We Do” by Professor and ChairJohn Dienhart; and articles about Taste of the NFL by Professor Jackson Lamb, student Tess Lester and student Michael Myers.
Human Performance and Sport
On March 28, The Denver Post interviewed Professor Marc Rabinoff about the dangers of backyard trampolines.
On May 2, FOX31 interviewed Professor Shawn Worthy about the impacts of Osama bin Laden’s death on the minds of Americans and those directly impacted by 9/11.
On March 8, 850KOA interviewed Professor Shawn Worthy about the lack of civility in today’s society and how expectations for civility have changed.
On May 14, CBS4 interviewed Assistant Professor Whitney Traylor, a lawyer, about a recent negligent homicide case.
On March 7, FOX31 interviewed Visiting Professor Darrin Duber-Smith about ways to become more marketable in today’s job market. The story also aired on KXRM-TV Colorado Springs, KESQ-TV Palm Springs, KPTV-TV Portland, WHBQ-TV Memphis and WFXG-TV Augusta.
On March 29, FOX31 interviewed Visiting Professor Darrin Duber-Smith about the incentives banks use to get consumer to use debitcards.
On May 4, FOX31 interviewed Professor Norman Provizer about whether the Obama administration should release the photos of Osama bin Laden proving his death.
On May 3, 7NEWS and The Denver Post interviewed Professor Norman Provizer about the low voter turnout for the Denver mayoral election.
On May 2, 850KOA interviewed Professor and Chair Robert Hazan about the perspective of people in the Middle East on the death of Osama bin Laden.
On April 27, 9NEWS interviewed Professor Norman Provizer on his perspective on Donald Trump’s running for president. Provizer also interviewed with 7NEWS May 1 on the same topic.
On April 26, La Voz interviewed Professor and Chair Robert Hazan on the Denver mayoral candidates in the run-off election.
On April 10, The Denver Post interviewed Professor Norman Provizer on Denver’s mayoral candidates and core issues on voters’ minds.
On April 5, The Denver Post interviewed Professor Norman Provizer about his predictions regarding Jeff Peckman as a Denver mayoral candidate.
On March 31, PBS Studio 12 interviewed with Professor and Chair Robert Hazan about what is needed for the people of Sudan to establish a new and effective democratic government.
On May 3, FOX31 interviewed Visiting Professor Larry Curry about how much information regarding Osama bin Laden is appropriate for young children.
On March 18, 850KOA interviewed Visiting Professor Larry Curry about family dynamics and how the custom of family meetings is no longer common practice.
ALUMI, FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS
The Denver Post on May 2 ran a feature story about student Ethan Johnston, who won the Cheery Creek Sneak 5K road race.
On April 28, The Denver Post and The Denver Business Journal ran stories about Associate Dean Ann Murphy being named the new dean for the School of Business.
On April 27, YourHub ran a feature about Assistant Professor Virginia McCarver and her service-learning activities for students.
The Denver Post ran an update feature on May 22 about student Steven Emory, a former Metro State star soccer player who was signed by Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids team.
On April 6, Holyoke Enterprise ran a story about Zach Kruger’s earning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the week honors.
On April 6, The Denver Post ran a feature story about Anthropology Professor Cathy Gaither and her department’s hosting world-renowned primatologistBruté Mary Galdikas for an event on campus. The Daily Camera also ran a feature about the visit on April 15.
On April 7, The Longmont Times Call ran story about Philosophy Professor Van Dusen’s running for Boulder County commissioner.
On March 31, the Boulder Weekly ran a profile on Music Professor Carmen Sandim, mentioning her leaving the campaign trail to focus on teaching and music.
On March 29, The Fort Morgan Times ran a feature story about their new staff member, alumnus Jenni Grubbs (‘05).
On March 28, The Denver Post ran a brief article about student athlete Jennessa Tesone’s breaking a Metro State home run record.
On March 23-24, CBS4 ran a feature story on Metro State students and their alternative spring break, volunteering to help recent refugees learn job skills.
The Denver Post ran a feature on March 22 about student athlete Cassondra Bratton and her role as a student, mother and athlete.
On March 21, TheBrooklyink.com featured alumnus Kevin Kutch (‘77) and his glass blowing art studio.
On March 9, YourHub ran a profile on alumnus Kali Fajardo-Anstine (‘09), who was the winner of the 2010 Writers Studio Literary Contest.
Several alumni entered some of the local political races in recent months. Stories included:
· Aurora Sentinel on March 17, alumnus Jude Sandvall (‘98).
· The Denver Post on March 27, alumnus Theresa Spahn (‘83).
· The Denver Post on April 6, alumnus Theresa Spahn (‘83).
On May 20, The Denver Post ran a feature story about a former death-row inmates who spoke with criminal justice students about the flaws with capital punishment.
7NEWS ran a story on May 2 about the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund and how it’s benefiting students from Metro State.
On May 24, YourHub mentioned Metro State’s Journey Through Our Heritage program and Chicana/o studies department in conjunction with a free Cinco De Mayo concert.
Westword ran a feature on April 21 about the Lalo Delgado Poetry Festival hosted by Metro State. El Semanario also ran a feature on April 28.
Metro State’s Journey Through Our Heritage program and Chicana/o studies were mentioned in an article in the Pueblo Chieftain’s April/May issue regarding a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and its poetry celebration.
On April 12, YourHub ran a feature about the Zonta Club of Denver’s making a donation to the Metro State foundation at its annual scholarship dinner.
On May 17, American Thinker mentioned Metro State’s “Tools of the Mind” program in an article about children’s dramatic play.
The Colorado Statesman ran a story on March 18 about Mesa State’s effort to free itself of the state personnel system, with testimony from employeesfrom Metro State.
On March 16, the Daily Camera ran a story that mentioned how CU Regents were considering establishing an audit class for the university similar to one established at Metro State.
On March 14, CBS4 interviewed students on Metro State’s campus regarding rising student loan debt.
YourHub ran a story on March 11 regarding the Mauricio Saravia “Doorways Poetry Series” sponsored by Metro State’s Chicana/o Studies and the Journey Through Our Heritage program.
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’tintended to be comprehensive and there may be stories missing on occasion. Please send any missing stories mentioning Metro State to Tim Carroll, assistant director of media relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone for representing Metro State so well! Your efforts promote and support Metro State’s role as the state’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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