Networking expert headlines Career Ideas Festival
Marcia Ballinger is the featured speaker at the 2018 Metro State Career Ideas Festival. She is co-founder of Ballinger Leafblad, a St. Paul executive search firm. Photo courtesy of Marcia Ballinger

Networking expert headlines Career Ideas Festival

Minnesota recruiter will reveal nine networking mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Witty writers wing it: Screenwriting students fly to Los Angeles for comedy workshop
Metro State screenwriting students Jauston Campbell, Andrew Mueller, Sam Stiegelmeier and Adam Moyer in California for Steve Kaplan's Comedy Intensive, a two-day comedy writing workshop held Feb. 24-25, 2018. Photo courtesy of Adam Moyer

Witty writers wing it: Screenwriting students fly to Los Angeles for comedy workshop

Professional development opportunity funded by student fees committee.

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Commentary: Student says ‘hear, hear’ for Shakespeare
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Commentary: Student says ‘hear, hear’ for Shakespeare

On our first day of class, we went around and did the usual introductions: name, major, and why we were taking LIT 377 Shakespeare. Many of my fellow students said they put off taking the class until their very last semester.

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‘Philando Feeds the Children’ distributes first funds to J.J. Hill Elementary
Pamela Fergus, some of her students in PSYC 212, and Nutrition Services staff pose for photos at J.J. Hill Montessori in St. Paul on Oct. 13, 2017. The class presented a check for $10,000 to the school to pay off more than a year’s worth of student lunch debt. Photo by Kathryn Ganfield.

‘Philando Feeds the Children’ distributes first funds to J.J. Hill Elementary

Psychology students raise $94,000 to eliminate lunch debt for St. Paul schools.

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Beat back writer’s block at the Writing Center
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Beat back writer’s block at the Writing Center

Metro State stu­dents have reams of writ­ing assign­ments every semes­ter. And the check­list for a qual­ity paper is daunt­ing: cor­rect punc­tu­a­tion, proper gram­mar, flaw­less cita­tions and clear writ­ing. Luck­ily, there’s help to be had on campus.

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