The groundbreaking of the Student Success Building, the Castro Distinguished Professorship, recent diversity gains, grants benefiting low-income students and GLBT bullying issues were covered, along with several stories regarding the state budget status. Our professors served as media experts on marketing, economics, politics, social issues and history, to name a few topics. And we were regionally featured for our role in supporting the community through outreach programs and our goal to become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Through this effort, coverage was secured highlighting a $1.8 million grant for low-income students and to form a School of Education, as well as features about the new master’s programs andcampus resources helping students. 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.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Denver Business Journal ran a brief on Oct. 15 about the newly appointed board members to the Metro State Foundation.
On Sept. 19, The Denver Post ran a feature story about Rob Cohen mentioning his new role as board chairman.
On Aug. 3, The Denver Post ran a brief about Rob Cohen’s election as board chairman and Michelle Lucero as vice chair. A brief also ran in The Denver Business Journal on Aug. 10.
PRESIDENT STEPHEN M. JORDAN
Univision50 ran stories on Nov. 8 about President Jordan and the School of Business honoring President Porfirio Lobo of Honduras at an international business breakfast. La Voz ran a story about the event on Nov. 16. A story also appeared in The Narco News Bulletin on Nov. 24.
On Nov. 5, Colorado Public Radio interviewed President Jordan about Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee proposed budget changes.
On Nov. 4, La Voz ran a column mentioning the leadership of President Jordan in setting a goal for Metro State to become a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
Higher Education Coloradoand State Bill Colorado ran stories on Oct. 28 about the local colleges' response to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education proposed strategic budget plans, with comments from President Jordan.
On Oct. 15, The Denver Post ran a guest commentary that paraphrased President Jordan’s remarks regarding how education isn’t free and the public must decide if they want to share responsibility or… leave the responsibility to the individual.
Education News Colorado and The Denver Post ran stories on Oct. 6 about the tuition plans being proposed by higher education institutions mentioning Metro State’s net 16.5 percent tuition increase.
In the September issue of the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation newsletter Metro State was mentioned for its leadership in educating one-fifth of Colorado’s baccalaureate students.
KEY METRO STATE STORIES
A number of stories about the ground breaking of the Student Success Building ran in print and broadcast stations from Dec. 3-6 including 9NEWS,FOX31, 7NEWS, Education News Colorado and Denver Daily News. Regional coverage also appeared on KJRH-TV Tulsa and KKTV-TV /KRDO-TV/KRXM-TV Colorado Springs.
Ed News Colorado on Dec. 2 and The Denver Post on Dec. 3 ran roundup stories regarding the Colorado Commission on Higher Education’s approval of each institution’s budget plan, including Metro State’s.
On Nov. 22, Your Hub ran a feature about the Change-for-Change benefit designed to help the Metro State food bank.
9NEWS and The Denver Post ran stories on Nov. 21-22 about Metro State’s efforts to support Aksum University through a book drive collecting more than eight tons of books.
La Voz and Westword ran an article on Nov. 9 about the Metro State Castro Distinguished Professorship and the forthcoming events. On Nov. 15-16, 760AM Progress Talk and KBNO-AM interviewed Gustavo Arellano about his role as Richard T. Castro Visiting Distinguished Professor. On Nov. 16-18 both local and national news outlets coverage debate between Tom Tancredo and Gustavo Arellano, which was streamed live onWestword.com with introductions from Assistant Professor of Chicana/o studies Adriana Nieto and Chair/Associate Professor Chicana/o Studies Ramon Del Castillo. With more than 300 people appearing live and 1,000+ following online coverage appeared in the LA Weekly, OC Weekly, FOX31 and Denver Daily News to mention a few. Gustavo also was interviewed by PBS “Latin View” that will air on 40 television stations nationally in the coming months.
The Examiner and Pueblo Chieftain ran a story on Nov. 9 about Gov. Ritter’s new college completion program mentioning Metro State as a supporter. 9NEWS also ran a segment on Dec. 2 featuring Metro State Student Angell Perez-Williams.
On Nov 3-6, NEWS4 interviewed Human and Performance Sport Professor Joe Quatrochi about the department and its mission including several segments about the Fit4 Colorado walk on the Auraria Campus on Nov. 6. Also men’s basketball Coach Derrick Clark and Assistant Professor Ben Thompson were interviewed in the NEWS4 studio on Nov. 6 about the Fit4 community walk.
Education News Colorado ran a story on Nov. 4 about how CSU, Metro State and Fort Lewis College were the first institutions whose initial budget plans were approved by Colorado Commission on Higher Education. A follow up story on the topic appeared in Education News Colorado on Nov. 10.
On Nov. 1, The Denver Post ran a story detailing how Metro State is making growth gains in serving the Latino population and how this will lead to an increase in federal funding. Stories also appeared in Latino News, Educationnews.org and Brain Track.
9NEWS and 7NEWS ran stories on Oct. 14 about Metro State business student Grace Kessler, who was the first person in Colorado to be awarded a Coast Guard CSPI scholarship.
On Oct. 12, The Denver Post ran a profile about Metro State student Josh Scott who dropped out of high school because of bullying issues and enrolled in college after getting his GED. 9NEWS ran a similar story on Oct. 15 regarding the gay bullying issue featuring Metro State student Teddy Campos. A GLBT rally was later held on campus on Oct. 20 that was covered by 9NEWS, NEWS4 and FOX31. The Denver Post also mentioned Metro State student Zachary Page in a follow-up story. An additional GLTB conference was held with stories appearing on FOX31 andCBS4 on Nov. 10 mentioning Metro State students.
The Denver Post, The Denver Business Journal, Denver Daily News, FOX31 and CW2 ran multiple stories on Oct. 8 about Metro State securing a $1.8 million grant to support low-income students and to form a school of education. Provost Vicki Golich commented about the affordability of the college and how the money would be used.
On Oct 8, The Denver Post ran a story featuring those being recognized and funds raised at The Plain & Fancy Ball. A similar article ran in theVillager Newspaper on Oct. 21.
On Oct. 7, El Semanario featured Metro State’s Journey Through Our Heritage program with comments from Chicana/o Studies Chair Ramon Del Castillo.
On Sept. 29, The Denver Post ran a brief article about Metro State’s record enrollment gains for fall 2010.
ColoradoWino.com featured on Sept. 23 a new wine produced by Bonaquisti Wine Co. called Rowdy Red to benefit the Metro State scholarship fund. 9NEWS ran a feature story on Sept. 18 about Metro State’s celebration of its 45th anniversary highlighting the College’s new master’s programs and the new limited addition Rowdy Red wine being used as a fundraiser for the college.
National Public Radio interviewed Metro State Food Bank coordinator Margo Birkholz on Sept. 17 about the demand on campus for food and support assistance.
RANKINGS AND RECOGNITION
The Aurora Sentinel on Nov. 23 ran a story about an ongoing monthly series of free folk art concerts at the Aurora Fox Theater that was rescued from financial trouble in part by Metro State’s Journey Through Our Heritage program.
On Oct. 7, The Denver Post ran a story about Metro State being the regional leader for Division II NCAA rankings for men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.
Military Times Edge ranked Metro State 39th among schools in the country in its annual “Best for Vest: College 2010” issue.
The Dec. 1 issue of Military Advanced Education ranked Metro State as Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities Honoree.
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. 16, Colorado Public Radio interviewed Associate Professor Natasha Sideneck regarding her support of the Circle of Light Photo Project art show highlighted images missed by those who have undergone cornea surgery.
On Oct. 8, The Denver Post ran a profile about Assistant Visiting Professor Anna Kaye and her leadership in teaching art, mentioning her use of charcoal in an exhibit at the Sandra Phillips Gallery.
On Nov. 16-20, The Associated Press interviewed Aviation Assistant Professor Jeff Price about the growing consumer backlash to the enhanced TSA security procedures. Coverage also appeared in The Telegraph, Kalamazoo Gazette, The Portland Press Herald, 7NEWS 850KOA and FOX31.
On Nov. 9, 7NEWS interviewed Aviation Assistant Professor Jeff Price about the unidentified aircraft that was spotted off the coast of Los Angeles.
850KOA interviewed Assistant Professor of Biology Bob Hancock on Sept. 21 about the growing national issuewith bed bugs and a first annual national conference being held in Chicago.
KLZ-AM 560 interviewed on Oct. 13 Assistant Professor of Management Bill Carnes about body art, dress codes and their perceived impact on customer service in the workplace.
On Oct. 2, FOX31 and CW2 interviewed Assistant Professor of Management Whitney Traylor about the legal and ethical issues related to cyber bullying from a case where a Rutgers freshman took his own life after a videotape of him with another man was posted online.
In the August issue of Productive Magazine, retired Affiliate Management Professor Howard Flombergbylined an article about how to run an effective meeting.
Salina Journal ran story on Dec. 5 interviewing Assistant Professor of Criminology Noah Fritz about crimes committed during the holiday.
On Sept. 30, Christian Science Monitor interviewed Associate Professor of Criminology Allison Cotton about a California man who was sentenced to execution from a 1982 conviction.
On Oct. 3, the PBS show Devil’s Advocate with Jon Caldara had School of Business Dean John Cochran as a show guest discussing current federal economic policy and the economy.
On Oct. 15, In These Times interviewed Assistant Professor of Economics Alexandre Padilla about the potential economic and regulatory impacts from an outbreak of STDs in the porn industry.
On Oct. 5, School of Business Dean John Cochran bylined an article for the Ludwig von Mises Institute about the state of the global economy. An additional byline ran on Dec. 1 in Ludwig von Mises Institute.
On Sept. 28, Univision50 interviewed Assistant Professor of Economics Juan Dempere about the latest census bureau data released and his expert opinion relative to the economy.
The Reno Gazette Journal on Nov. 21 mentioned Assistant History Professor Matthew Makley’s role in writing a book on the history of the Washoe people.
On Nov. 7, Denver Daily News interviewed History Chair Stephen Leonard about the skeleton recently found in Chessman Park. As similar story ran on CNN.com on Nov. 18.
Hospitality, Tourism and Events
On Sept. 18, the Los Angeles Times interviewed Professor of Hotel Administration Chad Gruhl about how overbooking and yield management is handled in the industry.
Human Performance and Sport
On Nov. 18, EdNews Parent Colorado profiled Human and Performance Sport Professor Susan Bertelsen and her work helping schools to improve elementary physical activity and nutrition education.
On Nov. 15, The Denver Post interviewed Human and Performance Sport Professor Joe Quatrochi about tips for migrating your summer workout to new indoor activities. The story also appeared in Connecticut’s TheDay.com newspaper on Dec. 6.
On Dec. 6, 9NEWS interviewed Interim Chief Information Officer Steve Beaty about issues and tips for consumers when picking and remembering security passwords.
On Sept. 17, New England Soccer Today featured Assistant Professor Shaun Schafer for his journalism role covering the Colorado Rapids.
On Nov. 30, FOX31 interviewed Visiting Marketing Professor Darrin Duber-Smith about the Colorado Rockies signing Troy Tulowitzki to a $134-million seven-year contract. The Denver Post,KCSJ-AM, 850KOA and 9NEWS interviewed Duber-Smith on Nov. 19-26 about anticipated holiday sales and Black Friday marketing strategies. On Nov. 22, 9NEWS interviewed Duber-Smith about Denver being an ideal test market. Stories also in the Aurora Sentinel on Nov. 24. On Nov. 16, 9NEWS interviewed Duber-Smith about the growing level of credit card debt among Colorado consumers. Stories also appeared in 5280.com, The Coloradoan and FOX31. And, on Oct. 28, 850KOA-AM interviewed Duber-Smithabout the NFL’s marketing strategy to hold international football games.
On Sept. 16, El Nuevo Herald, La Primerisima, Radio Tribuna Abierta, Yahoo en Espanol, Hoy New York, La Prensa, Telemundo, Noticias Terra, Yahoo Argentina, Yahoo Colombia, Yahoo Chile, Yahoo Venezuela, and Yahoo Peru interviewed Professor of Marketing Ruth Chavez about current Latino consumer marketing trends.
On Nov. 14, 7NEWS interviewed Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Ian Smith to discuss the ethics issues surrounding a cheating scandal at the University of Central Florida.
As a result of dynamic changes with the election season, Political Science Professor Norman Provizer was called upon by numerous media outlets locally and nationally to provide analysis and color commentary regarding political developments. Provizer was interviewed several times and a sampling of these stories includes:
KKCO-TV Grand Junction interviewed him on Nov. 18 about the political status of control of the state house of representatives.
On Oct. 19, 9NEWS interviewed him about the growing trend of homegrown terrorism in America.
The Colorado Statesman interviewed him on Oct. 22 about the lack of transparency of amendment backers hurting their credibility.
7NEWS interviewed him on Nov. 2 about the election results and analysis of district outcomes.
On Oct. 26, NEWS4 interviewed Political Science Professor and Chair Robert Hazan about the correlation in campaign spending and ballot measure success.
Psychology/ Social Work
On Nov. 24, The Denver Post interviewed Associate Professor of Human Service Shawn Worthy about his longstanding relationship with Vail Resorts in the development of the Focused Learning Program, leveraging science to enhance ski instruction.
850KOA-AM interviewed Associate Professor of Human Service Shawn Worthy on Nov. 17 about National Unfriend Day on Facebook.
On Nov. 17, 850KOA-AM interviewed Psychology Professor Harvey Milkman about the difficulty of quitting smoking and related issues.
On Sept. 22, 9NEWS interviewed Visiting Professor of Social Work Larry Curry about the impact of suicide on loved ones left behind.
850KOA-AM interviewed Visiting Professor of Social Work Larry Curry on Oct. 7 about what is a reasonable punishment for a 7-year-old who brought a toy gun to school and was suspended for a year.
On Sept. 17, Express Buzz interviewed Psychology Professor Harvey Milkman about the prevalence of binge eating on a global scale.
CBS4 interviewed Visiting Professor of Social Work Larry Curry on Sept. 17 about the impact the four-mile canyon fire has had on psyche of the people who live in the area.
ALUMNI, FACULTY, STUDENTS AND STAFF
On Nov. 10, The Denver Post ran a feature story about Alumnus Kaya Munn who was a national contestant on America’s Got Talent television show.
7NEWS on Nov. 7 ran a feature story about Metro State student Jie Casey who was featured as a 7Everyday Hero for his long-standing volunteer work at the Denver Children’s Museum among other community contributions. Additional stories also ran on Nov. 12-14.
On Nov. 5,7NEWS ran a story about candidates that are running for mayor including Metro State student Michael Forrester.
On Oct. 13, La Voz ran a feature story about the late Richard Castro, Metro State alumnus and former faculty member, and his impact on the topic of social justice.
The Lahontan Valley News ran a feature on Oct. 13 and The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 31 about Alumnus Jonathan Stalls' walk across the U.S. to raise money for Kiva micro-lending organization.
FOX31 ran a feature story on Oct. 5 about domestic violence mentioning a Metro State student who was murdered by a former boy friend.
On Sept. 29, the Metro State Student Atheist Organization held a food drive on campus and secured coverage in The Denver Post, Denver Daily News and on Univision.
Bay News Tampa ran a story on Dec. 3 mentioning Metro State’s Tools of the Mind education program.
On Dec. 2, TheDailyTell ran a story about the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, which secured a $1 million grant from the Embrey Family Foundation, that mentions Psychology Professor AnnJanette Alejano-Steele as a statewide leader in the field.
The Denver Business Journal mentioned on Dec. 2 that Metro State was a proposed practice facility by the USA Bid Committee to host soccer’s World Cup in 2018 or 2022 in Denver.
On Nov. 22, Metro State and Colorado Department of Public Health announced a student death that was suspected to be meningitis. More than 60 story segments aired on this issue including stories in the The Denver Post, 7NEWS, NEWS4, FOX31 and 9NEWS.
On Nov. 10, Face the State ran a brief editorial questioning the need for additional funding for higher education when you see all the new construction on college campuses including Metro State.
9NEWS and Denver Daily News ran a story on Nov. 8 about Metro State’s ROTC 5K walk benefiting veterans.
On Nov. 2, 7NEWS mentioned Metro State’s School of Business as part of a cooperative group pushing forincreases in social studies requirements by the State Board of Education.
On Oct. 31, 760AM Progress Talk interviewed Newsweek columnist Ashley Merryman and Po Bronson about their student activities special presentation at Metro State.
9NEWS and The Denver Post ran mentions on Oct. 5-9 about the Metro State Veteran's Day flag-raising event.
On Oct. 2, State Bill Colorado ran a story mentioning Metro State and other institutions about their plansbeing submitted relative to tuition flexibility and the corresponding 2010-11 proposed budget.
On Sept. 19, The Denver Post ran a story about all Colorado higher education institution agreements with financial institutions to provide credit and/or debit card services to students. Coverage on this topic also appeared on 9NEWS, 7NEWS, CW2 and the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
MIM Disclaimer: The news stories featured in this report are collected from a variety of news-gathering sources and MUST mention Metro State to beconsidered 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 andprofessors 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