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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Federal government gives Metro State money to prevent suicide
A Student Center bulletin board holds a poster for a June 16 benefit walk on the St. Paul campus that is part of a broad effort at Metro State to prevent suicide. To show their personal connection to the suicide prevention cause, walk participants can wear colorful honor beads: white (lost a child), red (lost a spouse or partner), gold (lost a parent), orange (lost a sibling), purple (lost a relative or friend), silver (lost first responder/military), green (struggled personally), blue (support the cause), teal (friend or family of someone who struggles).

Federal government gives Metro State money to prevent suicide

A $100K federal grant is funding campus suicide prevention efforts at Metro State.

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Career Center wants students to head to Handshake
Metro State’s Career Center is developing color-coded cards to inform students about Handshake and other career development tools. The cards will be available in advisors’ offices and campus kiosks. Photo by Scott Lindell

Career Center wants students to head to Handshake

Students can log on to Handshake to register for campus job fairs and resume reviews. But Metro State's Career Center says Handshake is much more than a transactional website.

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Metro Analytics Club takes second at Data Derby
Dr. Firasat Khan, left, Swasti Sharma and Boern Vang with judges at the Data Derby Minnesota competition at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of Metro Analytics Club

Metro Analytics Club takes second at Data Derby

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Metropolitan State students took second place at the 2018 Data Derby, a statewide data science competition.

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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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The stress fest of college

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Columnist says college students are stressed to the breaking point by cost of tuition, textbooks, housing, food. Unpaid internships add insult to injury.

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