Statewide candidates debate at Metro State
New Main Great Hall illuminated in red, purple and blue for the KSTP-TV candidate debates on Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Kathryn Ganfield

Statewide candidates debate at Metro State

The senatorial, gubernatorial and attorney general candidates sparred in a forum televised from New Main Great Hall two weeks before Election Day 2018.

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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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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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Metro State honors student leaders and clubs at annual awards
Winners of the 2018 President’s Student Leadership Awards at the ceremony in New Main Great Hall on May 19, 2018. Photo by Scott Lindell

Metro State honors student leaders and clubs at annual awards

Student leaders, organizations and advisors were celebrated at the 20th annual President’s Student Leadership Awards dinner held May 9 in New Main Great Hall.

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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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Metro State screenwriting program remakes major requirements
Professor James Byrne with Metro State screenwriting students Sam Stiegelmeier, Autumn Kisling and Annie Moua at the awards ceremony of the Cine Latino Film Festival in Minneapolis in November 2017. Photo courtesy of James Byrne

Metro State screenwriting program remakes major requirements

The screenwriting major will require an internship and completion of a feature-length screenplay.

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