My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Location: Denver CO
Some universities go by a lot of different names including one in Denver, Colorado. Metropolitan State University of Denver – also known as MSU Denver or Metro State – is a public university founded in 1965.
Part of the Metro State campus is depicted below.
Metro State has some interesting things that have occurred in its history.
- MSU Denver was the first college in Colorado to offer certification-level training in wine, a unique opportunity made possible through a partnership with the International Sommelier Guild that started in 2003.
- In the late-1970s, Oxford Hotel advertised a “room with bath $77.50 per month, near campus” in the school newspaper as an option to MSU Denver students for housing. The Oxford is also a Denver landmark known for being haunted.
- In 1972, MSU Denver students could go to grocery and clothing stores across Denver on certain days to register for classes.
Today the university has a total headcount stands at 19,544.