Category Archives: Events

Aug. 6: Saint Paul-itics ice cream social and voter registration event

The Saint Paul Public Library Dayton’s Bluff Branch and the League of Women Voters of St. Paul are hosting the Saint Paul-itics ice cream social and voter registration event at 4 p.m. on Aug. 6, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul.

In addition to frozen treats, the event will include a mock election with a real ballot counter, all-age activities and live jazz music performed by Tres Mundos.

This is an opportunity for Metropolitan State University students, faculty, staff and area residents to meet local elected officials, participate in mock voting and register to vote. The event celebrates the Dayton’s Bluff community, and raises civic engagement and awareness of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.

Volunteers are needed to help register voters at the event. Those interested should email info@lwvsp.org or contact Sig Johnson at sigrid.johnson@comcast.net.

Tres Mundos features pianist and vocalist Viviana Pintado from Cuba, percussionist Eliezer Freites-Santos from Brazil, and saxophonist and flutist Douglas Little from the United States. Their music blends salsa, samba and jazz to create a sound that is both entirely authentic and original.

Celebrate the Dayton’s Bluff community and get to know our neighbors. Meet elected officials. Register to vote. #MetroStateVotes2018

Aug. 9-11: 2018 International Conference on Restorative Practices

The three-day International Conference on Restorative Practices will be hosted Aug. 9-11 at Metropolitan State University.

With the theme “Restoring Self, Restoring Community, Restoring World,” the conference will feature three keynote presentations, more than 60 breakout sessions and cultural performances. The purpose of the conference is to inspire people to think bigger and differently to transform communities into being inclusive and restorative; equip people with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to effectively lead restorative changes in their schools and communities; and spark ongoing opportunities for connections, networking, inspiration and collaboration.

Registration is now open (register at this URL), with options for single-day registration and the full three-day conference.  Information is at http://irpcminnesota.com. The conference outline is available at this URL: https://irpcminnesota.com/conference_guide/

Conference organizers welcome long-time practitioners and those who are newly exploring ways of bringing relationships and humanity into schools, cities, courtrooms, workplaces and communities.

Contact Natasha Lapcinski, conference coordinator and co-convener at (612) 295-7604 and Natasha.Lapcinski3@gmail.com with questions.

June 28: Meet Jason Sole

Despite his incarceration, Jason Sole persevered and became a professor of criminal justice and public safety.

Come to a community gathering to hear about his life journey and recent appointment as the Public Safety Initiatives Director for the City of Saint Paul.

5 to 7 p.m. June 28, Metropolitan State University, Founders Hall Auditorium, 700 East Seventh Street.

https://rollingout.com/2018/05/24/meet-jason-sole-community-first-public-safety-director-of-saint-paul/

July 10: LGBTQ Ally Development Training

Metropolitan State University’s Women’s and LGBTQ Student Resource Center invites you to Ally Development Training at 1–4 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, in the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, Room 302, 645 East Seventh Street.

An aspiring “ally” is a member of the majority group who works to end oppression in their professional and personal life. Allies are also advocates for the minority population.

Seventy percent of first-year lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer college students consider leaving school out of fear from being bullied or harassed. However, Ally and Safe Space programs have been shown to be effective tools for helping LGBTQ students and staff feel safer and more included in college communities.

To register for the training or for more information, contact the Women’s and LGBTQ Student Resource Center at WLGBTQ@metrostate.edu.

June 27: MN Cyber Career Expo

Demand for cybersecurity professionals in Minnesota is expected to grow faster than other positions. Cybersecurity professionals are critical to organizational growth and success and employers are seeking them.

The MN Cyber Career Expo is open to students and alumni and will be 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, Metropolitan State State, Saint Paul Campus, 700 E. 7th St.

Recruiting companies and employers expected to attend include: 3M, Ameriprise Financial, Experis, Mayo Clinic, Metropolitan Council, Protocol 46, RSM US LLP, State of Minnesota IT Services, Target Corporation, UnitedHealth Group, US Bank, and Xcel Energy.

RSVP here: https://metrostate.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/4986/student_preview

The event is hosted by the Career Center and MN Cyber. For more information, visit www.metrostate.edu/career; call 651.793.1528 or email career.center@metrostate.edu.

June 26: Fourth Annual Community Puppet Palooza

The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, the Student Parent Center, and Saint Paul Public Library all invite you to the Fourth Annual Community Puppet Palooza from 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Tuesday, June 26,  Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

This free, family-friendly event is an evening of outdoor games, face painting, snacks, and a live puppet show of Open Eye Figure Theatre’s Driveway Tour. The festivities will start at 6 p.m., rain or shine, near the Labyrinth on the west side of the Metropolitan State University Library. At 7 p.m., the curtain will rise on Open Eye Figure Theatre’s “Little Grandpa’s Big Surprise.”

Per Open Eye Figure Theatre’s website:

Little Grandpa is turning 100 years old, and his granddaughter BB is planning the best, biggest, most bodacious, and SECRET—ssshhh—Surprise birthday party ever. But when cake-baking chaos ensues, BB has to call on her friends and neighbors for help. Can they bring all the ingredients together in time?

Come watch and find out. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on during the puppet show.

For more information, contact Michelle Filkins at 651-793-1621 or at michelle.filkins@metrostate.edu.

Summer Movie Fridays at the Library

If you’re looking for something to do indoors on hot Friday afternoons this summer, check out Summer Movie Fridays, co-sponsored by Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center and Dayton’s Bluff Public Library.

Every Friday from June 22–Aug. 17, a movie will be shown at 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. in Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center Room 132.

These family-friendly screenings are free and open to the public.

                                              Summer Movie Fridays at 1 p.m.
                                June 22                                   Coco
                                June 29                         The Borrowers
                                 July 6                                  Storks
                                July 13                          The Boss Baby
                                July 20                                Wonder
                                July 27                                   Sing
                                 Aug. 3                        The Emoji Movie
                                Aug. 10                         Despicable Me 3
                                Aug. 17                              Early Man

If you have questions, please contact the Dayton’s Bluff Public Library at 651-793-1699 or Mallory Kroschel and MaiSee Vang at 651-793-1634.

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.

Photos: Latino Family Night

Metropolitan State University welcomes Latino students and their families to Latino Family Night, April 12, 2018 in the Great Hall, New Main. Attendees are provided information about the university, admissions, scholarships, FAFSA and the Minnesota Dream Act, and resources available to assist them.

Contact Assistant Director and Chicano/Latino Liaison Karina Moreno D’Silva at 651-793-1308 or karina.moreno@metrostate.edu with any further questions.

June 14: Metropolitan State University Annual Storm Water Information Meeting

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Urban storm water run-off contains heavy metals including lead, organics such as pesticides, and nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus in threatening quantities that cause water quality problems in the lakes, streams, and rivers receiving the runoff.

Metropolitan State University is participating with cities and communities across the country to clean up storm water and reduce flooding, improving our public waters for environmental and recreational uses.

Jim Tiggelaar, civil project manager for LHB Corporation, and Dustin Halverson, account manager for Village Green Landscapes, will present Metropolitan State’s plan and answer questions at the university’s annual Storm Water Information Meeting.

Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
When: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Where: Metropolitan State University
Science Education Center, Room 115

Feel free to bring your lunch.

Thanks in advance for taking part in this important process.