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May 31: Meet the Employers

Job fairs can be crowded and intimidating.

Instead, meet with employers who are interested in Metropolitan State students and alumni at this more intimate networking event. You will be able to meet 15 employers, and have the time and space to get your questions answered.

“Meet the Employers” will be 3 to 5 p.m., May 31 at Metropolitan State University’s Student Center, 690 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul. Contact James Poole at for information.

June 22: Summer Movies @ the Library

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.

For more information, check out the Saint Paul Public Library event calendar.

Oct. 26: Seize Knowledge; Epilepsy Challenges and Resources

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota will present a plenary session on the impact of epilepsy on people, particularly veterans, people with brain injury and other co-occurring conditions.

The event will be 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at Metropolitan State University’s Saint Paul Campus, 700 East 7th St,.

This event is co-sponsored by Center for Accessibility Resources, Veterans and Military Student Services, Health and Wellness Services, and Metro State Veterans Network.

Register for the event using this link. 

This event is hosted as part of Metropolitan State’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Alumni News: Fanice Thomas named Health Policy Research Scholar

Metropolitan State psychology alumna, Fanice Thomas, was selected to join a diverse group of 40 scholars from across the country to collaboratively tackle persistent health challenges by creating innovative solutions through their research. The Health Policy Research Scholars program is led by George Washington University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Thomas earned her B.A. and was Outstanding Student in the College of Health, Community, and Professional Studies in 2015. At Metropolitan State she began her research on culture and obesity, and in collaboration with Dr. Kerry Kleyman she presented her work at several regional and national conventions. Thomas was an active member of the Metropolitan State community – she applied her research locally, served as an officer for the Psychology Club, and was inducted into the Metropolitan State Chapter of Psi Chi – the International Honor Society for Psychology. Currently, Thomas is continuing her research in the PhD program in Applied Social and Community Psychology at North Carolina State University.

Nov. 17: Give to the Max


Make a gift to Metropolitan State on November 17, Give to the Max Day! Your gift will have an even greater impact, thanks to the generosity of the Todd and Martha Nicholson Fund of the Nicholson Family Foundation, who have made a challenge grant to match the first $12,000 donated on November 17.

give-to-the-max-2016-squareYou can also give your gift now! The Scheduled Giving period for Give to the Max Day 2016 is under way. All gifts made using through Nov. 16 will be scheduled to process on Nov. 17, making those donations eligible for all Give to the Max Day prizes.

Lecturepalooza 2017

On Nov. 17, watch our university community do what it does best – teach!

View Lineup | Watch Live on Nov. 17

“Metropolitan State University is hosting a 10-hour “Lecturepalooza” for its second year in Give to the Max Day. Last year it raised $11,000 with no in-person fanfare. This year the schools is aiming for at least $12,000, because a donor has agreed to match the money if it reaches that threshold.

Lecture topics will range from community development to how to camp in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

“We don’t have puppies here, but we do have world-class faculty and a wildly diverse range of expertise,” said Kristine Hansen, Metro State’s alumni relations and annual fund director.”

– Star Tribune