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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

2018 Art Purchase Award selections

Four works by student and alumni have been selected for acquisition by the Metropolitan State University Art Exhibition Committee in the 2018 Art Purchase Award.

Selected works include two acrylic paintings by alumnus Adam Bucher of Saint Paul, titled “Communication”and “Face”; a gouache painting by alumna Susan Solomon of Saint Paul, titled “For Now She Closed Her Eyes”; and a colored-pencil drawing by student Lynn Vincent of White Bear Lake, titled “Healing Echinacea.”

 

To encourage the growth and development of student and alumni studio artists and to elevate the profile of the arts on campus, the Art Exhibition Committee orchestrated four $1,000 purchases on the basis of artistic merit.

The placements of the works are yet to be determined.

The 2018 Art Purchase Award is supported by Academic Affairs, the Alumni Association, the Student Senate, the Library Endowment and the Office of The President.

The 16thannual Art Purchase Award will occur in the spring of 2019. Inquiries can be directed to resident faculty member Amy Sands at Amy.Sands@metrostate.edu.

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

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

Metropolitan State Medallion Hunt 2018: Clue #5

CLUE #5

The medallion’s not in Minneapolis.
The reason is simple. Security.

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

Opioid Overdose Medical Rescue Kits are now available on campus

Opioid addiction is increasingly recognized as a national epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that opioids, both prescription and illicit, are the main driver of the nation’s drug overdose deaths.

Opioid Overdose Medical Rescue Kits are now available on campus and will be carried by university safety officers, Thomas R. Maida, director of Public Safety and Auxiliary Services at Metropolitan State University announced April 12.

Metropolitan State is committed to the health, wellness and safety of its community. Program volunteers were trained to administer Narcan Nasal Spray and given information pertaining to “Steve’s Law” (Minnesota Good Samaritan/Naloxone legislation).

All university safety officers now carry Narcan Overdose Medical Rescue Kits. Additional kits are also located with all Automatic External Defibrillator units on campus. Kits have also been issued to trained individuals at multiple office and campus locations (see the kit location list). If you see someone in need of medical attention, please call a university safety officer and 911.

Thanks go to the Narcan Team, the Provost’s office, the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program, the members and president of the Student Alcohol and Drug Counseling Association, Health and Wellness Services and Counseling Services for their participation in this two-year long effort.

Medical Rescue Kits campus locations

  • All Safety Officers at Saint Paul campus, including parking ramp, Student Center, Library and Learning Center, and Midway Campus

Automatic External Defibrillator Unit Locations

  • Founders Hall; First floor in front of safety command center,
  • Science Education Center; Second floor near the stairwell,
  • Student Center; First floor behind the safe desk,
  • Library and Learning Center; First floor behind the safe desk,
  • Midway 1450; First floor near the safe desk,
  • Future AED locations; New Main and Saint John’s Hall first floors,

Narcan Training & Distribution Areas

  • Building Services, Founders Hall, room 321,
  • Maintenance, Saint John’s Hall, Lower level Mailroom,
  • Counseling Services, Founders Hall, room 221,
  • Gateway, Founders Hall, first floor,
  • Library Circulation desks, first and second floors,
  • Admissions, Founders Hall, room 142,
  • Science Education Center, chemistry lab, room 302,
  • Ramp Parking/Safety Office, first floor,
  • Student Center, Student Life and Leadership, room 204,

Other Locations

  • LECJEC, first floor office area,
  • Midway AED unit location,
  • MEC – MCTC Safety Officers,
  • Future locations and areas to be determined.

Metropolitan State University joins the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative

Joining 30 other colleges and universities across the United States, Metropolitan State University has been selected as an inaugural member of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative, a national collaboration designed to develop and share new strategies for deploying higher education’s intellectual and place-based resources to enhance the economic and social well-being of the communities they serve.

Higher education institutions like Metropolitan State are anchor institutions: local economic engines and mission-driven organizations inextricably linked to the long-term well-being of their local communities, and uniquely positioned and incentivized to play a more active role in supporting the local economy. By intentionally implementing an anchor framework, the whole university – including the business and administrative divisions – will be able to better serve its public mission. The Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative will provide a national platform to accelerate this important work.

Continue reading Metropolitan State University joins the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative

Metropolitan State Medallion Hunt 2018: Clue #4

CLUE #4

I was looking at a colleague. I think he’s very attractive.
He said, “Don’t look at me.”
I said, “I wasn’t looking at you.”
He said, “Stop looking at me.”
I said, “I’m not looking at you.”
He said, “Since when is a look not a look?”

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 #3

CLUE #3

The flavor says, “Butter.”
But, our Canadian friends say, “__________”

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