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June 9: Cybersecurity Jeopardy Round 2

How well do you know cybersecurity? Metropolitan State University’s Cyber Security and Forensics Student Organization (CSFSO) invites students to test their knowledge with Cybersecurity Jeopardy: Round 2. This is a great chance for all club members and students who couldn’t attend the first round to participate and socialize with CSFSO members. Test your knowledge while enjoying free food and snacks.

Round 2 of Cybersecurity Jeopardy will be held June 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in New Main, room L103, 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, 55106.

CSFSO is a student organization that strives to “help its members grow as students and members of our communities to give back and to represent the university. As we graduate and excel in the job force, we will enhance the opportunities of those that follow.”

To RSVP, or for more information, check out CSFSO’s OrgSync page.

5/25: Open Screen Film Series: “The Good Exorcist”

Metropolitan State University’s Film Club invites you to a screening of The Good Exorcist as part of the Open Screen Film Series. The screening will be shown 7 p.m. May 25 at Metropolitan State’s Film Space in Founders Hall, 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, 55106.

The screening will open with the short film Shear Madness, written and produced by Metropolitan State alum Ian Withey. Refreshments provided.

The Good Exorcist, directed by local filmmaker Josh Stifter, follows a socially awkward but reliable exorcist attempting to remove a difficult demon from a ranch owned by an eccentric family in Texas. However, the demon proves to be more difficult than the priest assumed it would be.

The Good Exorcist was made in association with the show Rebel Without a Crew for $7,000. The show, produced by Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Sin City, Spy Kids), asks filmmakers to emulate the same fast-paced low-budget guerrilla filmmaking techniques that Rodriguez employed while making his debut feature film El Mariachi for less than $7,000.

A discussion with filmmaker Josh Stifter will follow directly after the show.

May 15: Game Night at the Library

Whether you want to try out a new video game system or show off your gaming skills, Metropolitan State University invites you to game out every third Tuesday of each month. Those interested should meet at the Student Lounge in the university’s Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106.

  • When: May 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Games will be available to play on both classic and new game systems, including Nintendo NES, Wii U, Super Nintendo and Playstation 4. A variety of board games will be available as well.

Snacks and music will also be provided.

Game Night at the Library is an open event that is sponsored by Metropolitan State Library and Information Services and the Saint Paul Public Library.

May 5: First Saturday Science: MN Soil and Water

First Saturday Science is a program designed by Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) for community children of all ages to expand their exposure to science. Once a month, students are guided through an exploration of a specific field of inquiry in a hands-on laboratory.

May’s First Saturday Science session will be held from noon to 2 p.m. May 5 in rooms 114 and 116 at the Jason R. Carter Science Education Center, 664 East Sixth Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106.

This month’s theme is Minnesota soil and water. Soil is more than just dirt that sticks to the bottom of your shoe. Soil and water are capable of supporting plant life and are vital to life on Earth. Learn how important water and soil are to life on Earth, as well as its many amazing uses and properties.

The goal of this program is to demonstrate the accessibility of science: that it is for everyone to discover and experience and that it encompasses many diverse and realistic options for future careers.

No RSVP needed. The event is free for kids of all ages (youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

May 11: Game and Movie Night

Are you interested in learning about other cultures and their games? Would you like to teach others about your own cultural games? Join the International Student Organization (ISO), International Student Services (ISS) and Metro State Soccer Club (MSSC) for a game and movie night.

This event will be held May 11 from 4 to 7:00 p.m. in Student Center, room 101, 690 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106. There will be a showing of Selena and games from various countries and cultures. Refreshments will be provided.

The mission of ISO is “to recognize and represent the particular needs of international students at Metropolitan State University. The organization strives to “provide a platform for understanding global perspectives and cultural exchanges.”

If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make these events accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or Accessibility.Resources@metrostate.edu.

For more information, or to RSVP, check out ISO’s OrgSync page. If you have any questions, please email xl2071at@metrostate.edu

April 17: Health Expo

Join the Transforming Health and Empowering Minds (THEM) student organization, and Health and Wellness Services for a day of health, fitness and nutrition at the Health Expo. The Health Expo will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 17 in New Main, Great Hall, 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106.

The event will offer fun activities, including exercise demos, games and more. Community vendors will also be present to provide information about what they have to offer.

Attendees can register to win prizes, including:

  • Fitbit Charge 2
  • Beats Wireless Headphones
  • Live Infinity Yoga Kit
  • $150 Nike Gift Card

This event is open to the community. Food and refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP, check out THEM’s OrgSync page. For more information, contact Jodee Fitzgerald, coordinator of healthcare and wellness services, by email at healthcare.services@metrostate.edu or by phone at 651-793-1552.

April 16: Self-Care Event

Metropolitan State University’s Nursing Student Organization (NSO) is hosting a self-care event to help students, staff and faculty relax and de-stress. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on April 16 in the Student Center, room 101, 690 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and healthcare professionals, all while learning about the importance of making time to take care of oneself. Be sure to enter the self-care prize raffle while learning more about stress management techniques. Food and beverages will be provided.

Self-care activities available at the event include:

  • Back massages
  • Hand massages
  • Acupressure
  • Essential oils

The NSO is a student organization that is “dedicated to improving and enriching the experiences of both nursing students and the student body at large through events that enhance holistic connection and health awareness.” For more information, or to RSVP, check out the NSO OrgSync page.

April 13: Queersplosion

The Lavender Bridge invites the community to attend Queersplosion, a spoken word/poetry/rap event, from 7-10 p.m. on April 13. The event will take place at the Student Center, 690 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106.

During this event, the mic will be open to anyone willing to share their work. The event will also feature a performance from Lil One (Dom Giovon). Food and coffee will be provided.

Lil One is a transgender hip hop artist based out of Saint Paul, MN. According to Reverbnation, “His goal is to link communities with music and education and to make music that all can enjoy.”

Lavender Bridge is a student organization that “is comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (and non-binary/gender non-conforming), questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, asexual, and ally students who strive to provide social opportunities, support for our members through developing an academic environment that supports queer scholarship, and through organizing events relating to political and social issues affecting the queer and transgender communities.”

For more information about Queersplosion, or to RSVP, check out Lavender Bridge’s OrgSync page.

April 20: Cooking Class with ISO

Looking to learn how to cook a healthier meal? Join the International Student Organization (ISO) and International Student Services (ISS) for a cooking class at Mississippi Market on April 20 from 5:30 to 6:30, where you will learn how to make a healthy grain bowl.

Registration is free for students, staff and faculty. Mississippi Market provides free parking. This event is also within walking distance of the Saint Paul Campus at Metropolitan State University.

RSVP is required. To RSVP, check out ISO’s OrgSync page. Email xl2071at@metrostate.edu with any questions.

If you need disability-related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 651-793-1549 or accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu.

April 14: Cambodian New Year

Metropolitan State University’s International Student Organization (ISO) invites students to join them for a different New Year experience on April 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Watt Munisotaram. Transportation and a light lunch will be provided.

  • Pick-up: Noon, Metropolitan State, Founders Hall Reception Area
  • Leave: 6 p.m. to Metropolitan State, Founders Hall Reception Area

One of the biggest Asian New Year events celebrated in Minnesota is Cambodian New Year (Chaul Chnam Thmey). The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year’s Day, which usually falls on second week of April, and is the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins.

Participants will be able to learn about Cambodian culture and the tradition of celebrating New Year while participating in activities throughout the day, like lighting candles and burning incense sticks at shrines. This event will be held outside. Bring cash for additional food, clothes and drinks that are offered on-site.

Questions? Email XL2071at@metrostate.edu

If you need disability-related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 651-793-1549 or accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu.