Addiction is real and a part of many people’s lives in some way. Drugs are a problem in our communities and they are easy to acquire, attain, and some are even considered socially acceptable.
Dr. Joy DeGruy and Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-District 40, are both passionate advocates for educating the community about this growing issue, and are leading a seminar that addresses:
- Understanding where and how drugs are derived in Minnesota neighborhoods
- Characterizing several different types of drugs, names of drugs, and the physical, emotional and social effects drugs have on human lives
- Understanding the effects that drug use has on the nation’s youth and statistics of drug use by people age 18 years and younger
- Understanding that addiction is a reality in many of the lives of our nation’s youth
- Recognizing that a user can be addicted to a drug after a single use
- Explaining the difficulty that an addict experiences in overcoming addiction, and the reality of physical and emotional ties to the drug (i.e., they can’t just “get over it”)
- Learning about resources that are available and be able to effectively refer someone who is interested in recovery
- Earning Continuing Educational Credits
Event: The Truth About Drugs
Time: 11:30 a.m to 4 p.m.
Date: Friday, Sept. 22
Location: North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North
Grand Hall, East Parking Lot
4.0 CE hours provided by Minnesota Addiction Professionals (MNAP),
a NAADAC Approved Education Provider.
$15 Registration Fee for CE Credits proceeds support NHCC Food Cupboard
Click on this link to register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-truth-about-drugs-tickets-36936666564?aff=eac2
Click here to see the event flyer.
The 19th Annual President’s Leadership Awards presentation recognizes the student organizations and leaders that have made great effort to bring quality programming and events to Metropolitan State University.
The event for the university community was hosted by Interim Director of Student Development and Programming Philip Fuehrer and Student Life Leadership Development Coordinator Alysia Lajune on May 24 in Metropolitan State University’s Great Hall, New Main, Saint Paul Campus.
In a welcome address, President Virginia “Ginny” Arthur talked about the importance of an event such as this that highlights the hard work of outstanding individuals. She was especially honored to carry on the tradition passed on to her by her predecessors.
Dean of Students Herbert King echoed Arthur’s message honoring the members of the university community who lead by impressive example.
Student Senate President Dhibo Hussein mentioned some of the accomplishments of the senate in the past year, saying she was particularly proud of the Student Senate’s achievement to getting the Dean’s List added to Metropolitan State University. This award will be put into effect fall 2017.
The list of award winners is as follows:
- Outstanding Student Organization Advisor: Linda Martinez
- Program of the Year: Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration (Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association)
- Perseverance Award: Richard Downs, Jr.
- SLLD Wow Factor Awards: Troy Mathias
- Male Student Leader of the Year: Guyo Kotile
- Female Student Leader of the Year: Tina Martinez
- Student Organization of the Year: Nursing Student Organization
Student Life and Leadership hosted the 18th Annual President’s Student Leadership Awards on May 6. Six awards were given out to student leaders, organizations and programs.
The Cyber Security and Forensics Student Organization (CSFSO) received the Student Organization of the Year award and the CSFSO advisor, Faisal Kaleem, associate professor, Information and Computer Sciences, was chosen as the Student Organization Adviser of the Year.
Sarah Leistico received the Female Student Leader of the Year Award and Burak Tekin received the Male Student of the Year Award.
The Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association received the Program of the Year Award and Sabat and Abida Omer received the Wow Factor Award for establishing and leading the American Sign Language Club.
Congratulations to the winners!
Burke Tekin, Male Student of the Year
Sarah Leistico, Female Student Leader of the Year
Sabat and Abida Omer, Wow Factor Award
Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association, Program of the Year
Interim President Devinder Malhotra