Brett Buckner, managing director of OneMn.org, is a 2016 graduate of Metropolitan State’s Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership, and earned his bachelor’s in 2012 also from Metropolitan State. Buckner spoke recently on KFAI’s Truth To Tell radio show, hosted by Tom O’Connell, professor emeritus.
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.
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.”
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 email@example.com.
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.
The Boss Baby
The Emoji Movie
Despicable Me 3
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.
St. Paul Nagaski Sister City Council and Metropolitan State extended a warm welcome over the weekend to Professor Takayuki Miyanishi and student Jianz “Kathy” Chen. The Cherry Tree Celebration on Saturday was complete with taiko drummers, dancers and cooperative weather. Sunday was a special dinner coordinated by the SPNSCC to celebrate the student exchange between Metropolitan State and Nagasaki University and the many other Minnesota-Japan cultural exchange organizations and volunteer. Chen started class this week doing environmental science field research and next week will start a communications course. Two Metropolitan State students will attend Nagasaki University in August.
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.”
As a part of the ongoing movie screening campaign, Metropolitan State University and the Saint Paul Public Library are bringing more free, family fun to campus. These family friendly screenings are free and open to the public, so grab a few friends or family members and enjoy the delights of animation Friday afternoons in the Student Lounge.
On June 29, we will feature the Borrowers. The movie, based on, “Children’s author Mary Norton’s storybook creations, the four-inch-tall family of ‘borrowers’ who live among humans and co-opt their possessions. When a crooked lawyer (John Goodman) takes over the Lender family’s house, he’s got to reckon with the borrowers therein, who launch a campaign to oust the invader and restore the home to its rightful tenants.”
1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 29 at the Saint Paul Public Library, Dayton’s Bluff Branch, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.
Metropolitan State University’s Social Work Student Association will bring the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to the Saint Paul campus.
The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads – each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience. Suggested colors include:
White: Lost a child
Red: Lost a spouse or partner
Gold: Lost a parent
Orange: Lost a sibling
Purple: Lost a relative or friend
Silver: Lost a first responder/military
Green: Struggled personally
Blue: Support the cause
Teal: Friends and/or family who struggles
When you participate in an Out of the Darkness Walk, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss.
As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.
• Walk date: June 16
• Check-in/registration time: 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m.
• Walk location: Metropolitan State, Saint Paul Campus, 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106.
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Courtney Sedgwick
Contact Phone: 763-228-5015
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration closes at noon (local time), Friday, June 1. Walk-up registration will be taken at 8 a.m. up until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until June 30.
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 22 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 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 22 at the Saint Paul Public Library, Dayton’s Bluff Branch, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.