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Sept. 22: “Honor-Based Violence, A Local Response to Global Challenges”

Inspector Allen Davis of the Metropolitan Police Service in London will visit Metropolitan State University to discuss the United Kingdom National Police response to honor-based violence (prosecution, protection, prevention, partnership) and advise on how Minnesotans can develop a multiagency response to the violence hidden from view in our communities.

Inspector Davis joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1996 and leads the partnership team in the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, a specialist unit of 1,300 officers responsible for child protection and rape investigation in London. He leads Project Azure, Scotland Yard’s strategic response to female genital mutilation and breast ironing, and Project Violet, the response to child abuse linked to faith or belief (e.g. witchcraft and spirit possession). Inspector Davis is also national lead for Operation Limelight, a high-profile, multi-agency safeguarding operation deployed at the UK border. Operation Limelight focuses on a range of harmful practices, including human trafficking.

The program will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus
Library and Learning Center, room 302 (Ecolab)

Click here to download the event flyer

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan State’s School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office. Contact James Densley at james.densley@metrostate.edu.

April 12: 26th Annual Law Enforcement Opportunities Career Fair

For those looking for a career in the law enforcement, criminal justice or corrections fields, Law Enforcement Opportunities will be hosting its 26th Annual Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, at the School of Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, 9110 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Park.

The event is free and open to the public. Local, state, and federal agencies will be represented at the fair.

For more information, click here.

Spring semester 2016 outstanding students

Ten students were selected spring semester outstanding students at Metropolitan State. The honored students are Brielle Bernardy, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (SLC) graduate; Naw Dah Bu, School of Urban Education; Victoria Bugayev, College of Management (COM) graduate; John Lee Clark, College of Individualized Studies; Nora Dragich, COM undergraduate; Kathryn Herzog, College of Health, Community and Professional Studies (CHCPS) graduate; Maxwell Ingram, SLC undergraduate; Brittney Rademacher, CHCPS undergraduate; Rasmita Shrestha, School of Nursing graduate; and Michael Shyne, College of Arts and Sciences.

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Minnesota Campus Compact’s 2016 Presidents’ Awards Nominees

Metropolitan State University has submitted three nominations for the Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards. The awards recognize effective leadership in the development of campus-community partnerships and acknowledge outstanding collaborative work.

The award recipients will be recognized at Minnesota Campus Compact’s annual summit on April 7 at Macalester College. Campus Compact has supported civic engagement through a diverse network of colleges and universities since 1994.

The Student Senate was nominated for the Student Leadership Award for work in negotiating a mutually beneficial outcome for neighborhood residents, lawmakers and public officials during the recent campus expansion, including the Student Center, a Science Education Center and parking facility.

The nominating document, submitted by the Institute for Community Engagement praised the Student Senate for its leadership during “a critical juncture, when the future of the Student Center and parking facility were in question, the engagement of the Student Senators, on behalf of the university students they represent, proved essential in achieving consensus between campus and community representatives on a plan to re-site the building projects and move forward with ground-breaking and construction.”

Their actions exemplified leadership, political acumen and a deep commitment to community building.

Professor Nadarajan Sethuraju, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, was nominated for the Civic Engagement Steward Award.

The nominating form praised Sethuraju for his attitude and method: “… the marriage of academia and practice is always based on the idea and the practice that every voice matters in justice systems and processes.”

These were exemplified by his consistently modeling deeply reciprocal community engagement and convening local leaders for critical dialogue on issues in law enforcement and criminal justice studies. By integrating these explorations into his courses, he cultivates student leadership, professionalism and advancement.

Sethuraju is an active partner for Metropolitan State University among numerous organizations, including the NAACP-St. Paul chapter, as a volunteer in a range of restorative justice programs, and service with the Board of Directors of AccessAbility, Inc. He enjoys active working relationships with the MN Department of Corrections and the MN Corrections Association, Dakota County Jail, Lino Lakes prison, Hennepin County and Carver County Probation offices, and countless other institutional and community-based justice organizations.

In Progress, a Saint Paul-based media arts organization that supports young artists in their journey of telling their stories using digital media, was nominated for the Community Partner Award.

In Progress provides professional mentorships, leadership training and internships. In Progress and Metropolitan State share common goals of lifelong learning, community engagement and supporting under-represented audiences in their educational and career journeys. In Progress and its Executive Director Kris Sorenson have previously collaborated with the university’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and Gordon Parks Gallery director, Erica Rasmussen.

Metropolitan State University and In Progress have a shared goal to provide venues for individuals and groups to tell their own stories, with their own voice, to accurately interpret historical events. These collaborative efforts reach youth and adult audiences in excess of 2,000 participants annually.

Nine named fall semester Outstanding Students

Nine students were selected fall semester 2015 outstanding students at Metropolitan State. The honored students are Heidi Anderson-Ferdinand, College of Arts and Sciences; Kyle Cold, College of Individualized Studies; Pa Houa Her, School of Urban Education; Brian David Klein, College of Management (COM) undergraduate; Vladimir Litvinov, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice undergraduate; Agnieszka Longtine, College of Health, Community and Professional Studies; Julie McGary, School of Nursing (SON) undergraduate; Jonathan Popko, SON graduate; and Chad Struss, COM graduate.

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Open advisement hours for School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

The School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Advising Center hosts walk-in advising hours from 1 to 4 p.m. each Tuesday at Founders Hall, room 136, Saint Paul Campus.

By-appointment only advising sessions can also be made for Wednesdays at the Saint Paul location. Schedule an appointment by e-mailing slcadvising@metrostate.edu or calling 763-657-3749.