Addiction counseling students win national award
Metro State alcohol and drug counseling students Vanessa Kissinger, left, and Christine Nelson receive the Emerging Leaders Award from the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) executive director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, 2017. Photo courtesy of the ADCSA

Addiction counseling students win national award

Members of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association—and an alumna—make it their mission to advocate for people in recovery.

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New campus organization supports students in sobriety
Ben Johnson, left, president of Metro Students for Recovery, and Melissa McMillan, president of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association share information about their upcoming school year programs at Fall Fest on the St. Paul campus on September 8, 2018. Photo by Scott Lindell

New campus organization supports students in sobriety

Peer support group will advocate for students recovering from and impacted by addiction.

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Career course aims to give students a head start on job hunt
Students in the Metro State’s “Reinventing Your Career: Theory and Practice” course will learn about hiring practices from 3M professionals and participate in mock interviews. The class may have the opportunity to tour 3M’s Innovation Center at the global headquarters in St. Paul, pictured here. Image courtesy of 3M.

Career course aims to give students a head start on job hunt

Two-credit class will offer job search advice, peer support and insight into 3M's corporate culture.

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Opioid overdose rescue kits now on campus
Opioid overdose rescue kits are available in high-traffic areas on campus. The pictured kit is located at the Student Center front desk with other medical emergency equipment. Photo by Scott Lindell

Opioid overdose rescue kits now on campus

Narcan overdose rescue kits are now carried by campus safety officers and available in publicly accessible cabinets.

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New ‘Forever GI Bill’ makes changes to student veteran benefits
Staff and student workers in the Veterans and Military Student Center in Founders Hall 201 can advise students on using state and federal educational benefits like the Forever GI Bill. Photo courtesy of Metropolitan State University Veterans and Military Student Services

New ‘Forever GI Bill’ makes changes to student veteran benefits

Provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Act of 2017, commonly known as the Forever GI Bill, will take effect in August 2018.

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Summer brings tech advances to campus
Scott Evers, vice president of Elbit Systems of America, and Metropolitan State University President Virginia Arthur open the MN Cyber Range in the Science Education Center on May 16, 2018. They were joined by Angel Martinez, left, Elbit’s director of product development, Dean Kyle Swanson of the College of Sciences, and Professor Faisal Kaleem. Image courtesy of Metropolitan State University

Summer brings tech advances to campus

Metro State gets two big tech upgrades: the first cyber range in Minnesota, and a redesigned university website.

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E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library
Minneapolis Central Library, pictured here in 2015, holds the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system. Library users can also download e-books through cloudLibrary and OverDrive. Photo by seanbirm/Flickr

E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library

Writing student examines the popularity of e-books in public libraries.

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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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