May 3: First-Generation College Students Organization Year-End Celebration

With final exams right around the corner, we’ve reached the end of another semester. Come commemorate the occasion with the First-Generation College Students Organization Year-End Celebration. The get-together will be 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 3, in Room 101 of the Student Center, Saint Paul Campus. 690 7th St E, St Paul,

Come for the ice cream and cupcakes, stay for dinner and games. Oh, and there will be sprinkles.

Whether you’re a first-generation college student or a member or not, you’re invited to celebrate the end of spring semester. And why not? You’ve earned it.

First-Generation College Students Organization provides professional development, networking opportunities and advocacy for first-generation college students to help them navigate college systems and prepare for the professional world.

Science Museum of Minnesota summer camps at Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University has collaborated with the Science Museum of Minnesota to provide summer camps for youth. These five day long camps will allow kids to experience what its like to create their own LEGO movie, or explore how to use LEGO Bricks in engineering challenges. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Comic and Animation Convention

Ages: 7-12
Dates: July 16-20
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan State University, Science Education Center
Course Code: YDCAC0716
Fee: $367 non-members, $349 members

Come to our cartoon convention. Wield a pen to experiment with different ways to sequence your illustrated adventures. Sketch your own comic and publish it in our anthology. Write and direct an exciting movie starring a LEGO Minifigure character of your own creation. Bring your movie to life as you create unique sets and props. Explore various animation styles in HUE Animation using some unusual stars. View your movies throughout the week!

Camp Curie: A Science Camp for Girls

Ages: 6-9
Dates: July 23-27
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan State University, Science Education Center
Course Code: YDCMC0723
Fee: $367 non-members, $349 members

Dive into the wide world of science as you develop experiments and create imaginative projects. This year explore the brain, mathematics, and use LEGO Bricks in engineering challenges. You will investigate questions like how do our senses relate to the brain, how can we graph data that we collect to share it with others, and how do we use the engineering design process? Learn about women working in the fields of math and science!

To register visit www.smm.org/classes or call 651-221-4511

Scholarship applications available at www.smm.org/classes/scholarships

May 10: Challenging Islamophobia Conference

While the persecution of Muslims has been on-going for centuries, Sept. 11, 2001 marked a rise in hate crime against the Muslim community. Islamophobia, from the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against Islam or people who practice Islam.

According to statistics gathered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the number of hate acts committed towards Muslim Americans has increased- from 257 in 2015 to 307 in 2016, a 20-percent increase.

The Challenging Islamophobia conference will feature panelists including Corey Saylor, managing director for Security and Rights for ReThink Media and former director of Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia for (CAIR), Dr. Hatem Bazian, founder of the Center for the Study and Documentation of Islamophobia.

Featured keynotes are How Islamophobia became mainstream, Islamophobia and Public Policy, Impact of Islamophobia on Muslim Women, Practical Ways of Challenging Islamophobia, Understanding the Historic Parallels of Islamophobia and Japanese Internment, Impact of Islamophobia in Minnesota and Stories of Resilience and How Islamophobia Impacts Youth and Families.

Registration fees will be waived for students, staff and faculty who register with a valid metrostate.edu email. A light breakfast will be provided.

• 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 10 at the University of Minnesota, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis

 Register or purchase tickets at http://www.cairmn.com
For questions or more information, contact info@mn.cair.com or 612-206-3360.

June 18: Summer Movies @ the Library

If you’re looking something to this summer that’s fun (and free), be sure to check out summer movies at the library. These family friendly screenings are free and open to the public, so feel free to grab a few friends or family members and enjoy the delights of animation Friday afternoons in the Student Lounge.

June 18 with feature Coco. Disney states, “Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

• 1 to 2:30pm, Friday, June 18 at the Saint Paul Public  Library, Dayton’s Bluff Branch, 645 E 7th St, Saint Paul.

Metropolitan State Medallion Hunt 2018: Clue #8

CLUE #8


Musically, the opening notes for the song are: C E A B E C B C E C C F# D A F E C A CC E C A G A AAAAA.

Medallion Hunt Rules

medallion

Read your metrostate.edu email.

From April 2-27, News@Metro will publish several clues about the location of the medallion. The medallion will be hidden on Metropolitan State University property.

The hunt is open to all members of the Metropolitan State community.

• News@ Metro will publish clues as to the location of the medallion. The medallion will be hidden on Metropolitan State University property. We will post clues twice a week, so check frequently.
• The hunt is open to all members of the Metropolitan State community.
• The prize for finding the medallion and returning it to Kristine Hansen in the Metropolitan State University Foundation office will be a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR NEW CLUES SENT FROM APRIL 2-27

Everyone who participated in the hunt by purchasing an “ I support the Annual Fund Drive” sticker will be invited to join us at an ice cream truck social from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 on the Saint Paul Campus and on Wednesday, May 2 at the MEC in Minneapolis. (Save your sticker.)

Stickers are available for a minimum $10 donation to the Annual Fund Drive. Stickers are available at Gateway and may be picked up in person or sent interoffice from the Foundation office. Donations are accepted through online giving, checks or by completing an Annual Fund payroll deduction form. Groups or hunting partners may not share a sticker.

If the medallion is not found, prizes will be distributed through a drawing of all entries. To enter without making a gift, please return an annual fund pledge form with the words “NO DONATION” written in the donation area of the form.

All returned pledge forms will be entered into a prize drawing.*

Other prizes include:
• “Table for four, please” — Lunch with university President Ginny Arthur for three faculty or staff members.
• “Get your Metro stuff” — One of several gift cards to the Metropolitan State University Bookstore. (donated)
• “Make it a Grande” — One of two $10 gift cards to Starbucks. (donated)

* No pledge is necessary to enter, simply return your form with “No PLEDGE” written on the form. Please include your name and contact information

Metropolitan State Medallion Hunt 2018: Clue #7

CLUE #7

I asked a professional photographer once what the key to photography is. With a clap, he said, “Lighting.”

 

Medallion Hunt Rules

medallion

Read your metrostate.edu email.

From April 2-27, News@Metro will publish several clues about the location of the medallion. The medallion will be hidden on Metropolitan State University property.

The hunt is open to all members of the Metropolitan State community.

• News@ Metro will publish clues as to the location of the medallion. The medallion will be hidden on Metropolitan State University property. We will post clues twice a week, so check frequently.
• The hunt is open to all members of the Metropolitan State community.
• The prize for finding the medallion and returning it to Kristine Hansen in the Metropolitan State University Foundation office will be a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR NEW CLUES SENT FROM APRIL 2-27

Everyone who participated in the hunt by purchasing an “ I support the Annual Fund Drive” sticker will be invited to join us at an ice cream truck social from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 on the Saint Paul Campus and on Wednesday, May 2 at the MEC in Minneapolis. (Save your sticker.)

Stickers are available for a minimum $10 donation to the Annual Fund Drive. Stickers are available at Gateway and may be picked up in person or sent interoffice from the Foundation office. Donations are accepted through online giving, checks or by completing an Annual Fund payroll deduction form. Groups or hunting partners may not share a sticker.

If the medallion is not found, prizes will be distributed through a drawing of all entries. To enter without making a gift, please return an annual fund pledge form with the words “NO DONATION” written in the donation area of the form.

All returned pledge forms will be entered into a prize drawing.*

Other prizes include:
• “Table for four, please” — Lunch with university President Ginny Arthur for three faculty or staff members.
• “Get your Metro stuff” — One of several gift cards to the Metropolitan State University Bookstore. (donated)
• “Make it a Grande” — One of two $10 gift cards to Starbucks. (donated)

* No pledge is necessary to enter, simply return your form with “No PLEDGE” written on the form. Please include your name and contact information

April 24: Spring 2018 retirement celebration

This spring marks the retirement of eight of our colleagues at Metropolitan State University. Join President Ginny Arthur and the Metropolitan State community in thanking them for their years of service.

The celebration is 2:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 24. Program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Founders Hall Auditorium, St. Paul Campus.

Honorees will include:

  • Daniel Abebe, professor; College of Individualized Studies
  • Rose Wan-Mui Chu, professor; School of Urban Education
  • Valerie Geaither, professor; Human Services College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
  • Leah Harvey, professor; College of Individualized Studies
  • Paul Hesterman, director of Advising; College of Management
  • Kat Lui, dean; College of Management
  • Nancy Miller, associate professor; Human Services College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
  • Joyce Paxton, director; AQIP Academic and Student Affairs

Continue reading April 24: Spring 2018 retirement celebration

May 3: La Fiesta del Pueblo

Pueblo, the Chicano-Latino Student Organization, invites the community to attend their first La Fiesta del Pueblo event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Thursday, May 3, 2018, in the Great Hall, New Main, 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.

There will be plenty of food and fun family activities, which will include a piñata, games, a performance from the Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli Aztec Dance Group and music by DJ Nacho. Vouchers will be provided for attendees who use the university parking ramp.

For more information, or to RSVP, check out The International Student Organization’s OrgSync page.

In addition to the Pueblo Student Organization, La Fiesta del Pueblo is made possible through the collaboration of the International Student Organization, Soccer Club, Admissions, Multicultural Services, Student Life and Leadership Development, and the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office.

 

Metropolitan State Medallion Hunt 2018: Clue #6

CLUE #6

The difference between the U.S. and Europe is that, at some level, 1=2.

Medallion Hunt Rules

medallion

Read your metrostate.edu email.

From April 2-27, News@Metro will publish several clues about the location of the medallion. The medallion will be hidden on Metropolitan State University property.

The hunt is open to all members of the Metropolitan State community.

• News@ Metro will publish clues as to the location of the medallion. The medallion will be hidden on Metropolitan State University property. We will post clues twice a week, so check frequently.
• The hunt is open to all members of the Metropolitan State community.
• The prize for finding the medallion and returning it to Kristine Hansen in the Metropolitan State University Foundation office will be a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR NEW CLUES SENT FROM APRIL 2-27

Everyone who participated in the hunt by purchasing an “ I support the Annual Fund Drive” sticker will be invited to join us at an ice cream truck social from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 on the Saint Paul Campus and on Wednesday, May 2 at the MEC in Minneapolis. (Save your sticker.)

Stickers are available for a minimum $10 donation to the Annual Fund Drive. Stickers are available at Gateway and may be picked up in person or sent interoffice from the Foundation office. Donations are accepted through online giving, checks or by completing an Annual Fund payroll deduction form. Groups or hunting partners may not share a sticker.

If the medallion is not found, prizes will be distributed through a drawing of all entries. To enter without making a gift, please return an annual fund pledge form with the words “NO DONATION” written in the donation area of the form.

All returned pledge forms will be entered into a prize drawing.*

Other prizes include:
• “Table for four, please” — Lunch with university President Ginny Arthur for three faculty or staff members.
• “Get your Metro stuff” — One of several gift cards to the Metropolitan State University Bookstore. (donated)
• “Make it a Grande” — One of two $10 gift cards to Starbucks. (donated)

* No pledge is necessary to enter, simply return your form with “No PLEDGE” written on the form. Please include your name and contact information

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