Sign up for a free field trip taking place this Friday!

Federal_BankMetropolitan State’s Pathways Program invites students to attend a field trip and networking event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, this Friday, Jan. 9 from 2–4 p.m.

Participants of this event tour the federal building and meet a panel of bank professionals representing a variety of careers. This is a great opportunity to learn about potential career paths and to build your network.  Continue reading Sign up for a free field trip taking place this Friday!

Nine outstanding students honored fall semester

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From left to right: Melia Garza, Eric Antonson, Provost Ginny Arthur, Laura Harder, Interim President Devinder Malhotra, David Davies, Debra Conley, Michelle Fournier and Marie Pearson

All colleges at Metropolitan State are able to nominate a student for the Outstanding Student Award for each commencement (fall and spring semesters). Nominees are evaluated on the basis of their academic performance in their graduate degree program, as well as achievements in their community and professional contributions. All finalists are recognized in the commencement program, outstanding students receive special recognition during commencement, and one of the Outstanding Students is selected to speak at commencement.

Nine outstanding students were selected fall semester at Metropolitan State.  Continue reading Nine outstanding students honored fall semester

Metropolitan State’s Theater performs original productions at Kennedy Center Regional V Festival

Metropolitan State has been invited to present two productions at the 47th Region V Festival in January for this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF)—a national celebration of some of the finest college and university theater in the country.

SodervilleBoth plays, “Soderville: Excavation of a Life” and “My Soul and Other Broken Things,” originated from Metropolitan State playwriting classes, developing in the university’s theater program and produced by Theater Underground in their 2014 premiere.

Written by Metropolitan State student Sarah Dewhirst and directed by community faculty member, David Hanzal, “My Soul and Other Broken Things” traces the coming-of-age of Continue reading Metropolitan State’s Theater performs original productions at Kennedy Center Regional V Festival

Metro Students selected for MnSCU Undergraduate Scholars Posters at St. Paul

MN undergrad scholarsFive Metropolitan State students have been selected to present their research at Posters at St. Paul—a multidisciplinary poster presentation opportunity supporting undergraduate students and their faculty mentors by disseminating their research with state government leaders and highlighting the work being done by Minnesota’s state colleges and universities.  Continue reading Metro Students selected for MnSCU Undergraduate Scholars Posters at St. Paul

Community forum #3: Sex Crimes–Local and Global Implications

Students, staff and community members are invited to the third in a series of four community forums on critical issues in criminal justice and related disciplines.

“Sex Crimes: Local and Global Implications” takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 4–5:30 p.m. in Room 112 of the Law Enforcement Criminal Justice and Education Center, 9110 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Park.  Continue reading Community forum #3: Sex Crimes–Local and Global Implications

This weekend: Free Minnesota Sinfonia performances featuring local soprano

Maria Jette, soprano
Maria Jette, soprano

The Minnesota Sinfonia presents a concert featuring local vocalist, Soprano Maria Jette performing selections from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate on Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10. The Minnesota Sinfonia is a Minnesota-based nonprofit dedicated to serving the musical needs of Minnesotans, focusing on children, seniors and those with limited financial means.

The Friday, Jan. 9 performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Avenue West, Roseville. The Saturday, Jan. 10 performance is at 2 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis. Admission is free and children are always welcome to attend. Audience members should arrive early—all concerts Continue reading This weekend: Free Minnesota Sinfonia performances featuring local soprano

Film screening and discussion at East Side Freedom Library

Freedom_WritersEast Side Freedom Library and Saint Paul Federation of Teachers invite the university community to a free film screening and discussion of Freedom Writers on Tuesday, Jan 13 at 6 p.m. at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul.

In mid-1990s Los Angeles, a class of students labeled “low achievers” connect with a creative teacher and find inspiration in the writings of Anne Frank and Zlata Filipovic. They coined the name “freedom writers” to connect with the Freedom Riders who had helped launch the civil rights movement. One later explained: “We discovered that writing is a powerful form of self-expression that could help us deal with our past and move forward.”  Continue reading Film screening and discussion at East Side Freedom Library

Shuttle Service returns to regular hours

On Monday, Jan. 5, the shuttle service from the Union Depot will resume its regular hours of operation—Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

As a reminder, the parking lot at the First Lutheran Church is reserved for student permit parking only. The lot is monitored and violators will receive parking citations.

Meditation and lactation rooms available on campuses

spcContinuing in its commitment to meet the needs of our diverse student population, Metropolitan State has created designated spaces for nursing mothers and students’ daily prayer or mediation needs.

The lactation room at the Saint Paul Campus has moved from its previous location and is now at Founders Hall Room 140C (FH140). It is available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Continue reading Meditation and lactation rooms available on campuses

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