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Nov. 16: Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day at Metro: 

Metropolitan State University Alumni Association’s goal is to raise $10,000 on Give to the Max Day Nov. 16.  Every gift made on the Give MN or on the http://www.metrostate.edu/give page will count toward the goal. All gift designations will also count toward the goal; however, the “featured” designations will be:

The Metro Fund: Gifts to the Metro Fund allow the university to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. These unrestricted gifts plant the seeds for future success.

The Holiday Giving Program Fund: A holiday tradition at Metropolitan State, the Holiday Gift program allows faculty and staff the opportunity make our student’s lives a little brighter in December.

The Katherine B. Anderson Student Success Fund*: Students who are nearing completion of their degree, but have exhausted their financial aid options will benefit from these awards. Gifts to this fund will prevent students from stopping out for financial reasons.

Here is how you can help:

  • Give on November 16. Each hour on Give to the Max Day, one Golden Ticket of $1,000 will be awarded through a random drawing of all donations transacted during the previous hour.
  • Make a gift on the Give MN Site. Additionally, one Super-Sized Golden Ticket of $10,000 will be awarded, drawn randomly from all donations made through GiveMN.org between 12:00am CST November 1, 2017 and 11:59pm CST on November 16, 2017.
  • Give any time between November 1 and November 16 – New for Give to the Max Day 2017: $500 Golden Tickets will be awarded during the 15 days of Scheduled Giving from November 1 through November 15! Make your Give to the Max gift early for an extra opportunity to win! We will draw one random winner each day from November 1 through November 15 and add $500 to that gift.
  • Share your feedback. Let me know how I can get the word out across our community and help you be ambassadors for philanthropy at Metro State

Contact: Kristine Hansen, Alumni Relations Director

Kristine.hansen@metrostate.edu  (651) 793-1810

*Fund name pending donor approval

Urban Roots: Celebrating 20 Years

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Get to know your Urban Roots!  Thursday, October 12, from 6-9pm, Urban Roots MN organization is celebrating 20 years in Saint Paul’s East Side community on Harriet Island Pavillion.

This event includes a delicious dinner from event sponsors, Chowgirls Killer Catering, featuring Urban Roots produce and generous local purveyors.

Drinks to enjoy including beer from Bang Brewing.

Musical guest will be Jayanthi Kyle.

There will also be a silent auction.  One of the items you could bid on is Dinner with Star Tribune Food Critic, Rick Nelson.

For more information, you can click on the link below.  Hope you can make it to this wonderful community event.

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Metropolitan State University Library now offers live streaming

Do you love movies? Hate paying the fees associated with streaming services?  The answer is right in the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, which has partnered with Kanopy to provide thousands of movies and television titles for free.

Use this link to access the service:  https://www.kanopystreaming.com/wayf

Kanopy will ask for the name of the library you are associated with, in this case, Metropolitan State University, and after you enter the information users will have access to content that can be stream to computer, Roku, Android and iOS devices.

Read more about this service in this article from The New York Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/watching/kanopy-criterion-collection-library-card.html.

MN Sinfonia performances on Saint Paul Campus

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Ilya Kaler, violin
Oct. 27, 2017 | Friday, 7 p.m.
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOUNDERS HALL
700 7th St East, St Paul, MN 55106
PROGRAM
  1. Paul SchulzNew Composition PremiereMade possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from the McKnight Foundation
  2. Henryk WieniawskiViolin Concerto No. 2 (Ilya Kaler)
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartRondo K 373 and Adagio K 261 (Ilya Kaler)
  4. Sergei Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
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Rachel Lee Priday, violin
Jan. 12, 2018 | Friday, 7 p.m.
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOUNDERS HALL
700 7th St East, St Paul, MN 55106
PROGRAM
  1. New Composition Premiere to be announcedMade possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from the McKnight Foundation
  2. 
Sergei ProkofievViolin Concerto No. 2 (Priday)
  3. Edward ElgarSerenade in E Minor for Strings
  4. Ottorino RespighiAncient Airs and Dances Suite 1

Aug. 12: Fiesta Latina

Join the local Saint Paul community on Saturday, August 12, from 11am to 4pm, at CLUES St. Paul, to celebrate the richness of Minnesota Latinos at the 2017 Fiesta Latina event.

This is a free, family-friendly community festival which celebrates Lain culture through arts, health and wellness, fitness, food, and entertainment.

For more information, click on the link to see the promotional poster:  Fiesta Latina Poster_Updated July

 

Speakers to talk about their experiences with mental illness

On June 29, 4-5pm, on Metropolitan State University’s Saint Paul Campus, Student Center, Room 101, two speakers from the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be coming out to talk about their experience with mental illness and with attempted suicide. They will also be discussing what can be done to raise awareness about mental illness. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for the average age of male students.  View the men’s health flyer below for more details.

MensHealthMonth

Questions? Contact:
Jodee Fitzgerald
651-793-1552
Founders Hall 240D
Jodee.Fitzgerald@metrostate.edu

Independence Day building closure

In observance of Independence Day, Metropolitan State University will be closed July 4 at all campus locations.
Fireworks Safety Information
The Saint Paul Campus Library and Learning Center, Midway Campus, Brooklyn Park Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center Campus, Management Education Center  and  Minneapolis Community and Technical College are all closed.
Regular hours will resume Wednesday, July 5.

Dean’s List to be implemented

At the request of the Student Senate, the Interim Provost has announced that the “Dean’s List” will be implemented as an academic recognition for students at Metropolitan State University beginning spring 2017 semester.

Students may earn Dean’s List recognition in any semester when they have successfully completed at least six credit hours earning letter grades (A to C-) and have a minimum term grade point average of 3.50. A student who receives an “I” or “W” in courses beyond the required six credits are also eligible for Dean’s List. Additionally, credits from a successfully repeated course earning a letter grade are counted toward the minimum six-credit requirement.

Upon request by Metropolitan State’s Registrar’s Office, the System Office ran a script and posted the verbiage “Dean’s List” to the transcript for all students who had grades posted for spring as of May 19.

The next step will be to determine a location to post the Dean’s List to the Metrostate.edu website.  More information on the “Dean’s List” will be posted on News@Metro once it is obtained.

Metropolitan State confers the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters upon Josephine Shang-Kuan Su

Metropolitan State University is pleased to announce the conferring of the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters upon our esteemed university partner, Ms. Josephine Shang-Kuan Su in recognition of her eminent contributions to Metropolitan State University and to the field of International Education, which enhances the missions of both China University of Technology and Metropolitan State University.

Su is chairperson of the Board of China University of Technology (Taiwan) and majored in Economics at National Taiwan University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Briar Cliff College and her MBA from the City University of New York, where she also attended the PhD program in Economics.

Her outstanding career experiences in the United States included serving as a manager in the Economic Forecasting Division at Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates of the University of Pennsylvania, as chief of the Research Processing Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and as a vice president of Citibank.

Since becoming chairperson of the China University of Technology Board in 1992, Su has adopted a pragmatic approach in her dedication to education, creating an excellent environment in which faculty welfare is highly respected and high-quality student learning is facilitated.

China University of Technology has cooperating partnerships with 21 international universities, one of which is Metropolitan State University. Metropolitan State’s partnership with China University of Technology was formed in 2000, and includes an MBA degree program with 178 graduates and a dual-degree bachelor’s program established in 2014.

June 15-16: Black Men Healing Conference

Black Men's Healing ConferenceMetropolitan State is, once again, the host site for the annual Black Men Healing Conference, which is co-sponsored this year by Metropolitan State’s Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association and Black Student Union.

The conference is June 15-16, 2017.

Conference coordinator, Samuel Simmons Consulting, is offering Metropolitan State employees and students a reduced registration rate of $95 for both days (box lunch included).

*Registered members and advisers of ADCSA and BSU/AASA may attend at no cost, but need to register through Alysia Lajune directly by June 9 by clicking on the link below:

Black Men Healing Conference

Learn more about Simmons Consulting, the Healing Brothers initiative, and Historical Trauma Work at http://healingbrothers.com/.