Q+A with President Arthur: This year’s priorities, prospects for new arts center
President Ginny Arthur at the awards ceremony for the Student Poster Conference in New Main Great Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Photo by Eli Bartz

Q+A with President Arthur: This year’s priorities, prospects for new arts center

The Metropolitan met with President Ginny Arthur on Oct. 18, 2018 for an hourlong conversation about presidential priorities, strategic planning, and prospects for building a center for fine and performing arts in Brooklyn Park.

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Students pour passion into posters at annual research conference
Doctoral nursing student Jana Gegen shares her research on foot health of adults residing in public housing, at the Metropolitan State University Student Poster Conference in New Main Great Hall on the St. Paul campus on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Gegen’s poster won “best visuals” at the conference. The conference was organized by the Students Scholars Committee, co-chaired by Professor Thanaa Ghanem and Professor Alex Layne. Photo by Eli Bartz

Students pour passion into posters at annual research conference

More than 100 graduate and undergraduate researchers shared their work at the 2018 Student Poster Conference at Metro State on November 28.

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Q+A with the President: Arthur talks textbooks, tuition freezes, winter weather
Cheryl Tefer, member of the Minnesota State board of trustees, left, with President Ginny Arthur at Metropolitan State University's spring commencement ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Instead of a ceremonial academic mace, Arthur carried a dancing staff made by Wisconsin artist Dick Mindykowski of the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe. The staff was commissioned by former Metropolitan State President Sue K. Hammersmith in 2009. Photo courtesy of Metropolitan State University

Q+A with the President: Arthur talks textbooks, tuition freezes, winter weather

The Metropolitan is catching up on past conversations with President Arthur. On April 24, 2018 she discussed legislative initiatives impacting campus. Plus other topics: spendy textbooks, the space study, tuition-setting, and Mayor Melvin Carter's plan to jump-start every college savings for St. Paul kids.

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‘On Stage’ program brings live theater to college classrooms
Regina Williams, left, Thomasina Petrus and Austene Van discuss the play “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill” with students in Writing 300: Creative Writers, Identity and Race in the Twin Cities, on the Midway campus on June 4, 2018. Photo by Kathryn Ganfield

‘On Stage’ program brings live theater to college classrooms

Three Twin Cities theater professionals brought Billie Holiday's jazz to life for a Metro State creative writing class.

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Q+A with the President: Arthur sizes up legislative session, student enrollment, summer plans
President Ginny Arthur, left, with 2017-2018 Student Senate President Heather Moenck and senators Jessica Maistrovich, Richard Ketelsen (back left) and Andres Boland at their final meeting of the school year on May 18, 2018. (Kathryn Ganfield / The Metropolitan)

Q+A with the President: Arthur sizes up legislative session, student enrollment, summer plans

The Metropolitan is catching up on past conversations with President Arthur. On May 18, 2018 she discussed the last days of the legislative session and what they might mean for Metro State. Plus other topics: student enrollment, the university budget and the Student Senate’s dissatisfaction with the budget process.

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Professor and police officer talk peaceful protest
Amy Mino, president of the League of Women Voters St. Paul, left, Commander Joshua Lego of the St. Paul Police Department and Vicki Barnes, LWVSP vice president, at the “Peaceful Protest and Social Movement Organizing” forum at Metropolitan State University on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Photo by Erin Heisler Wagner, courtesy of League of Women Voters St. Paul.

Professor and police officer talk peaceful protest

Freedom of assembly was the topic of conversation between a Metro State professor and a St. Paul police officer at a campus forum on April 19.

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Taking a stand for students: Students United lobbies lawmakers in DC, St. Paul
Students United leaders with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (center) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The students attended Klobuchar’s weekly “Minnesota Morning” gathering in the Hart Senate Office Building. Photo courtesy of Students United

Taking a stand for students: Students United lobbies lawmakers in DC, St. Paul

Students United sent nine university students to Washington, D.C. with a lengthy legislative agenda and a mission to lobby lawmakers.

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