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Patricia Vivien Yarrow

AR 187D

Personal Biography Statement

Service to University
Classified Staff Council President, 2007-2010; Vice President 2010-present
College-wide Strategic Planning Committee, 2006-2008, 2010-11
Ombuds Office Ad Hoc Committee, 2011
Campus Climate Survey Committee, 2010-11, 2013-14
Classified Staff Mentoring and Advocacy Committee, chair 2006–present,
member 2001-present
History Committee, 2010-present
Distinguished Service Award Committee, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Outstanding Women Award Committee, 2009
Background Check Policy Ad Hoc Committee, 2008
Lead Coordinator, Colorado Combined Campaign, 2007
Budget Task Force Classified Staff Subcommittee Member, 2004
LAS Classified Technology Fellow, 2001
SPS Classified Staff Advisory Committee, two years
Search Committees:
Associate Equal Opportunity Director Search Committee, 2009, 2013-14
Arts Advisor Search Committee, 2012
Ombuds Office Search Committee, 2012 (chair)
Provost Search Committee, 2008-09
Musical Service:
Early Music Ensemble member, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, and Fall 2010
Ngoma African Drumming Ensemble member and griot, Spring and Fall 1998
Harp music at various College events

August 2011 Distinguished Service Award, Classified Staff category, Metropolitan State College of Denver
May 2008 Outstanding Woman Award, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Fall 2001 Golden Key National Honor Society
Fall 1999 and Fall 1996 President’s Honor Roll, Metropolitan State College of Denver
1998-1999 Outstanding Classified Staff, School of Professional Studies
Spring 1998 Outstanding Student Musicology Award, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Summer 1994 First place, First Annual Colorado Scottish Festival and Rocky Mountain Highland Games Harp Competition
1994-2001 Third Place, Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Festival Harp Competition (five different years)

Educational Biography

BA in English, University of Denver; coursework in music, MSU Denver and RRCC

Research Areas/Interests

modal music, Celtic harp, the Robert ap Huw manuscript

Professional Affiliations

Denver area coordinator for the Mythopoeic Society
Robert ap Huw Manuscript online discussion forum, moderator since December 2010

Conference Participation

Chair, Mythopoeic Society Conference 33 "A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare and Fantasy," Boulder, Colorado, 2002
Committee member, Mythopoeic Society Conference 27 "Magic in the Mountains, Wonder in the Woods: The Inklings and Nature," Boulder, Colorado, 1996


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