Metro State’s direct impact on the Denver and Colorado community continues to be demonstrated through stories in local and national news media. Key coverage includes the 2011 Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship featuring Sonia Nazario, Hispanic Chamber Leadership Development Program, Journey Through Our Heritage community art collaboration, and the College’s new foundation board members. Also, our professors have offered their expertise to the news media on topics ranging from crime investigations and the Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Denver movement to fitness and holiday stress. These stories demonstrate the diverse ways Metro State educates Colorado by offering programs that meet the changing needs of the local workforce.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
On Oct. 27, Metro Denver EDCannounced that Rob Cohen, chair of Metro State’s Board of Trustees, has been elected to a one-year term as co-chair of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) Board of Governors.
KEY METRO STATE STORIES
On Nov. 4, The Denver Postran a feature story about the art show, “Altered Nature: Notable Interpretations From South America,” at the Center for Visual Art.
On Oct. 29, YourHub Denver ran a feature story about the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, a display honoring military members and reflecting Metro State’s commitment to supporting its nearly 1,000 student-veterans.
On Oct. 25, Fox News Latino, VistaSemanal (link in Spanish), and Viva Colorado (link in Spanish)ran feature stories on the upcoming Hispanic Leadership Development Program that will be taught by Metro State professors and community leaders at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Coverage of Metro State’s 2011 Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professor Sonia Nazario was featured in numerous outlets in October, including:
· La Vozon Oct. 12
· Westword, Viva Colorado, 9NEWS on Oct. 13
· The Denver Post on Oct. 14
· The Denver Post on Oct. 16
· The Denver Post on Oct. 17
· KBNO-AM 1280, The Voice of Town, on Oct. 17
· Westword on Oct. 19
· Univision50 on Oct. 20
· La Vozon Oct. 20
On Oct. 12, YourHub Denver and La Vozhighlighted Journey Through Our Heritage: A Perspective, the second annual intra-departmental and community art collaborative.
On Oct. 11, The Colorado Statesman and The Denver Post ran briefs mentioning the new Metro State Foundation members: David Fine, Jim Mulligan, Phil Rivard, and Thomas Romer.
On Oct. 10, Westword ran a feature story about Italian heritage in film and Metro State English Assistant Professor Vincent Piturro’s celebration of it in hopes of changing “the controversial dialogue around Columbus Day in Denver.” He and the film club at Metro State presented Roberto Rossellini's masterpiece Paisá at the Starz Film Center, with a discussion afterward.
RANKINGS AND RECOGNITION
Military Times Edge ranked Metro State 52nd among more than 4,000 U.S. schools in its annual “Best for Vets: College 2011” issue.
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.
On Nov. 4, Westwordspoke with Associate Professor Carlos Fresquez about the Day of the Dead Art Show at Studio 12 Gallery.
On Nov. 2, CBS4spoke with Professor Bruce Christian about the dangers of not having an oxygen mask when an aircraft decompresses at altitude.
On Oct. 10, CW2 interviewed Affiliate Professor Stacey Hervey about a string of armed robberies in the Metro area.
On Oct. 30, 9NEWSquoted Professor Joseph Sandoval about Robert White’s appointment as the Denver Police Chief.
On Oct. 12, PBS Studio12 invitedProfessor Kishore Kulkarni and other guests to discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Hospitality, Tourism and Events
The October 2011 issue of Restaurant News of the Rockies contained articles by department faculty, including “RESPOND” Is What We Do…." by Professor and Chair John Deinhart and "Experiential Learning: Teaching a Course When Building A New Hotel" by Assistant Professor Jackson Lamb. The November 2011 issue included two articles by John Deinhart,” “A Working Business As A Learning Environment Is What We Do” and “Metro State’s Hospitality Learning Center In Denver Reaches A Milestone.”
On Oct. 17, Mesa Park Vineyardsprofiled Affiliate Professor Kurt Mayo on his wine education and business as manager for Total Beverage.
Human Performance and Sport
On Oct. 25, Military Officer Magazine quoted Professor Joseph Quatrochi on the benefits of training for a marathon.
On Oct. 25, 9NEWSspoke with Associate Professor Shawn Worthy about a boy initially rejected from joining the Girl Scouts and his professional advice on how parents can address the topic.
On Oct. 10, The Casper Star-Tribune Online ran a feature story on Affiliate Professor Gary Massaro’s keynote speech to the Wyoming High School Student Press Convention in Casper.
On Oct. 30, The Denver Postquoted Lecturer Darin Duber-Smith about the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Denver movement’s sale of shirts, coffee mugs, and other souvenirs.
On Nov. 2, FOX31spoke with Lecturer Darin Duber-Smith about Tim Tebow’s athletic performance and product endorsements.
On Oct. 10, La Opinion (link in Spanish) interviewed Assistant Professor Robert Preuhs on Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s recent drop in the polls.
On Oct. 26, KNUC Radio interviewed Assistant Professor Robert Preuhs on President Obama’s Denver visit to court Latino voters.
On Oct. 20, 850KOA-AM radio interviewed Chair and Professor Robert Hazan about the death of Muammar Gaddafi and its impact on the Middle East.
On Oct. 12, The Colorado Independent interviewed Professor Norman Provizer about politicians avoiding media questions regarding the Occupy Denver movement.
On Oct. 16, Professor Norman Provizer joined 7NEWS live to address the impact of the Occupy Denver movement on elections.
On Oct. 26, Colorado Public Radio interviewed Professor Norman Provizer about the potential of the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Denver movements to gain a consistent message and long-term political influence.
On Oct. 30, The Associated Press interviewed Professor Norman Provizer about Colorado’s statewide education tax vote.The Seattle Post Intelligencerand The San Francisco Chronicle also ran the Associated Press story.
On Nov. 4, FoxBusiness interviewed Lecturer Travis Heath about the growing trend of males age 25-35 living at home. The Atlantic Wire on Nov. 7 also quoted Heath from the FoxBusiness story.
On Oct. 13, 9NEWS interviewed Chair and Professor Linda Marangia about how the Occupy Wall Street movement compares with previous protests in history.
On Oct. 2, 9NEWS talked to Assistant Professor Larry Curry, a psychologist, about why the holidays are so stressful.
ALUMNI, FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS
On Nov. 11-12, The Denver Post and 9NEWS ran a story about student Laura Treim who accidently stepped in front of a light-rail train.
On Nov. 8, EdNews Colorado interviewed Chicano/a Studies Lecturer Helen Giron-Mushfiq about the proposed charter school, Four Winds Indigenous School, in Denver Public Schools.
On Nov. 2, The Aurora Sentinelprofiled alumna Molly Markert (’76) who returns as Ward IV City Councilwoman for a third term.
On Oct. 31, MyCentralJersey.comprofiled student Jessie Hecht for her contributions to the cross country team after being diagnosed with sports induced asthma and suffering injuries from a car accident.
On Oct. 28, Perishable Newsannounced that alumnus Dave Lisowski (’88) was elected treasurer of the Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association.
On Oct. 24, The Denver Postquoted Aviation and Aerospace ScienceLecturer Jose Lopez, executive director of Rocky Mountain BEST — Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, about the group’s annual robotics competition in the Auraria Campus Event Center.
On Oct. 23, The Hattiesburg Americanran a feature story on alumna Linda Rasmussen (’80) who will become the University of Southern Mississippi's Director of Human Resources, effective Nov. 1.
On Oct. 21, The Denver Business Journal reported that The Center for Legal Inclusiveness added Metro Sate General Counsel Loretta Martinez to its board of directors.
On Oct. 16, The Elmira Star-Gazetteran a feature story on Metro State student Deanna Ardrey who earned a spot in the Olympic tryouts for finishing as the 12th woman in the Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:43:12.
On Oct. 12, Cañon City Daily Record profiled alumnus Mike Near (‘72) about running for re-election to the Cañon City school board.
On Nov. 14, 7NEWS ran an investigative story about how Social Work Chair and Professor Virginia Cruz used grant funds to attend international conferences.
On Oct. 25, Colorado Public Radio interviewed Director of Financial Aid Cindy Hejl about the recent proposal by the Obama administration to ease student-loan debt.
On Oct. 23, 7NEWS, The Denver Post, and 9NEWSran stories about President Barack Obama’s visit to the Auraria Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 to push his Americans Job Act and plan to ease student-loan debt.
On Oct. 19, The Denver Post ran a feature story about Director Michael Moore’s visit to the Auraria Campus on Nov. 3, 2011 to discuss his latest book, "Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life."
On Oct. 19, CW2mentioned that Metro State students appeared in the video “It Gets Better,” a pledge and call to action to end bullying and harassment of GLBT youth in Colorado schools.
On Sept. 21-25, 9NEWS and FOXNews.com ran stories about a disabled veteran who said he was involuntary withdrawn from school.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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