Bonding over books
Minnesota author Sarah Stonich, center, discusses her memoir “Shelter: Off the Grid in the Mostly Magnetic North” with members of the Dayton’s Bluff Book Club at the Metropolitan State Library and Learning Center on Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by Margot M. Barry

Bonding over books

The Dayton's Bluff Book Club picks books by Minnesota and Midwest authors, with a particular eye to social justice. Members meet monthly in the Metro State Library.

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Seeing stars at the Science Center
Meteorologist and amateur astronomer Mike Lynch gives a presentation in the Science Education Center on Nov. 19, 2018. Photo by Margot M. Barry

Seeing stars at the Science Center

Cold-hardy kids and adults joined meteorologist Mike Lynch for a November night of stargazing at Metro State.

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Student Salon showcases best of undergrad art
A mosaic by studio arts major Daniel Blees on display in the 2018 Student Salon. “My life has been a collection of individual parts that has been collected into a whole life,” said Blees. “I recreate that by making artwork that requires a second, closer look to see the individual pieces.” Image courtesy of Gordon Parks Gallery.

Student Salon showcases best of undergrad art

A group show at the Gordon Parks Gallery features works created by studio arts majors at Metropolitan State University.

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Studio arts professor wins 2018 Minnesota Book Artist Award
Rasmussen shaped her book into an infinity symbol and fit it within a wooden case made by her grandfather. "I wanted [my grandparents] to find a way to continue their conversations from life into death," Rasmussen said. "I wanted to help them carry on this love that they have for one another." Photo courtesy of Erica Rasmussen

Studio arts professor wins 2018 Minnesota Book Artist Award

Erica Spitzer Rasmussen honored for ‘The Love Affair,’ a sculptural book of her grandparents’ letters.

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‘The Human Anomaly’ at  Gordon Parks Gallery
Image courtesy of Gordon Parks Gallery

‘The Human Anomaly’ at Gordon Parks Gallery

“It’s some­thing you assume your col­lege has. And I feel slighted that we don’t,” said Jes­sica Maistro­vich, Stu­dent Sen­ate Trea­surer, in explain­ing her drive to cre­ate a mascot for Met­ro­pol­i­tan State Uni­ver­sity. “Mas­cots cre­ate a sense of com­mu­nity and belong­ing. Hav­ing one can add that sense of fun that some­times we’re miss­ing as a more adult col­lege,” she said.

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