Online scheduling available for tutoring appointments

CAEMetropolitan State’s Center for Academic Excellence announces that, effective Jan. 12, students are able to schedule tutoring appointments through the new WCOnline appointment scheduling platform.

While the WCOnline appointment scheduling platform does not open until Monday, Jan. 12, students are encouraged to sign-up now by registering online. University policy requires that students use their Metro State email address and Star ID as part of the registration process.

Students can visit https://metrostate.mywconline.net to register for services, and after Jan. 12, may schedule, modify and cancel tutoring appointments.

Any e-mail-based tutor scheduling requests will receive an automated e-mail pointing the student to the WCOnline scheduling platform. Beginning Jan. 12, students can schedule, modify and cancel tutoring appointments simply by visiting https://metrostate.mywconline.net

The Center for Academic Excellence offers tutoring services for math, writing, science and testing.

Participate in Jan. 8 job search pilot program

hirewireCareer Development Center offers students an opportunity to help with a new job branding system called HireWire. Students participate in a pilot program by using the online resources and providing feedback on how it would help student job seekers. The pilot takes place on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

If you are available to participate in this pilot, call the Career Development Center at 651-793-1528 by Monday, Jan. 5. Call now, as the wait list is expected to fill up quickly.

HireWire is an easy-to-use tool that helps job seekers/students more efficiently market themselves at no charge.

HireWire works by job recruiters scanning a QR code and viewing a student’s professional/personal Web site that provides the student’s credentials and resume. HireWire also gives students the opportunity to shoot a brief 30-40 second personal video that introduces themselves to the next potential employer, and provides analytics on how long a recruiter was on a student’s site and if the resume was downloaded.

Students interested in taking part in this exciting and exclusive pilot must call the Career Development Center at 651-793-1528 for additional information before end-of-day on Monday, Jan. 5.

Free educational workshop for understanding and dealing with mental illness

NamiStudents are invited to attend a workshop that provides information, hope and practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of mental illnesses on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center, 3301 Seventh Avenue, Anoka.

Hope for Recovery is a six-hour class that provides families and loved ones with practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of mental illness. Participants learn about mental illnesses, treatments, coping strategies, the mental health system and local resources.

Registration is required. Attendees are asked to bring a bag lunch and must present a photo I.D. The event flyer is available here.

Visit https://HopeAnoka1-10.eventbrite.com to register.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI offers over 400 classes, support groups and workshops each year. To learn about all of NAMI’s scheduled classes and workshops, visit http://www.namihelps.org/classes.html.

Welcome Day: an opportunity for all student organizations

Calling all student organizations!

Register to table during Welcome Day, Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 2–7 p.m. and share experiences, resources and upcoming events with new and current students. This is one of the best opportunities to broadcast the mission and vision of your organization and to recruit new members.

Welcome Day also needs volunteers. Student support is needed for general event logistics, such as providing directional guidance, checking students in and out of Welcome Day, assisting presenters during workshop sessions and answering general questions. This is a great opportunity to connect with new students. Any student assistance provided is greatly appreciated. Volunteers can sign-up for either hourly shifts, several hours or even for the entire event.

Deadline extended for Minnesota Campus Compact

MN Campus CompactThe application deadline has been extended from Dec. 19 to Jan. 3, 2015 for the following opportunity through the Minnesota Campus Compact.

Over the next two years, Minnesota Campus Compact will engage diverse cross-racial groups of college/university students, community members, campus staff and faculty in a learning and leadership cohort dedicated to developing more inclusive, collaborative leaders and community-campus partnerships in Minnesota. The Cultural Agility Collaboration (CAC) project leadership team invites those interested in cohort participation to complete an application by Jan. 3. Separate online applications are available for: students, community members and campus staff and faculty.

Visit the CAC online application page for more information.

More information on the project leadership team for MN Campus Compact’s CAC is available online

Discount Vikings tickets for Metro State students

Metropolitan State students may visit this link for discounted tickets for the Minnesota Vikings’ noon game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Dec. 28.

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Order online by following this link and:

1. Click the “Find Tickets” button above and select find tickets.

2. Enter Special Offer Code: VIKES

3. Go to “Create an Account” on the right-hand side of the screen. (If you have used this program in the past, you may simply enter your email address and password on the left)

4. Create a Ticketmaster Account using your email address.

5. At this point you will be able to select the number of seats to purchase as well as see the available locations.

6. Follow the instructions to purchase: You will be able to print the tickets right at your desk!

A stadium seating chart is available here.

This offer is valid while supplies last and does not apply to previously purchased tickets.
No substitute games. May not be combined with other promotions. No refunds or exchanges.
*Game time subject to change due to NFL flex scheduling.

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Youth and library student worker sought

Consider working for the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) and coordinating programs with the university library and Saint Paul Public Library (Dayton’s Bluff branch)!

ICES is seeking a student experienced with youth and working in the community. The ideal candidate would be detail focused, organized and passionate about literacy and the arts. The complete job description is available here.

This is a work-study position. A work-study student is a student, graduate or undergraduate, who is making satisfactory academic progress and is engaged in work that is supported through funding from a state or federally administered work-study financial aid program.

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice advising schedule change

The School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice is not holding advising hours at the Saint Paul Campus on Dec. 17, Dec. 23 or Dec. 31. Advising presence on the Saint Paul Campus resumes on Jan. 7 and continues Wednesday afternoons from 1–4 p.m. Appointments can be made through the SLC Advising Center at 763-657-3749; walk-ins are accepted pending advisor availability.

Minnesota Campus Compact creating project leadership team

Over the next two years, with support from the Bush Foundation, Minnesota Campus Compact will engage diverse cross-racial groups of college/university students, community members, campus staff and faculty in a learning and leadership cohort dedicated to developing more inclusive, collaborative leaders and community-campus partnerships in Minnesota. The Cultural Agility Collaboration (CAC) Project Leadership Team invites those interested in participating in the cohort to complete an application by Dec. 19. Separate online applications are available for: students, community members, campus staff and faculty.

More information on the Project Leadership Team for MN Campus Compact’s CAC is found online.

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