Q&A: Professor Ed Bok Lee powers ‘Mitochondrial Night’
Ed Bok Lee reads his latest book of poetry, “Mitochondrial Night,” at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis on March 16, 2019. His reading was part of Literary Witnesses, a series that features nationally recognized poets. The event was co-sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books and Korean Quarterly. The book launch opened with poets Saymoukda Vongsay and Donte Collins. DJ Nak provided music and sound. (Margot M. Barry / The Metropolitan)

Q&A: Professor Ed Bok Lee powers ‘Mitochondrial Night’

The Metropolitan talked with Professor Ed Bok Lee as he launches his third book of poetry, “Mitochondrial Night."

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Screenwriting major to jury Guadalajara International Film Festival
Chile is announced as the guest of honor country for the 2019 festival at the awards and closing ceremony for the Guadalajara International Film Festival on March 16, 2018. Photo by Tonatiuh Figueroa / Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara

Screenwriting major to jury Guadalajara International Film Festival

Student wins opportunity to join the jury of an international film festival in Mexico.

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Theater department premieres play revealing racist housing policies of the past
The stage is set on opening night of “From Behind the Sun” at the Whitney Theater in Minneapolis on Friday, Feb. 21, 2019. The play is a co-production of Metropolitan State University and Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Photo by Margot Barry

Theater department premieres play revealing racist housing policies of the past

A joint production of Metro State’s Theater Underground and MCTC puts the spotlight on the racist housing policy called redlining---and shares the playwright's remarkable family history. "Behind the Sun" premieres Feb. 21.

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The M claims new museum space in downtown St. Paul
David Bowen, center, G.E. Patterson and Teo Nguyen discuss Nguyen's "Untitled I" with visitors at the newly reopened Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul on Dec. 15, 2018. Patterson teaches creative writing at Metropolitan State University. Photo by Margot Barry

The M claims new museum space in downtown St. Paul

Metro State community faculty member G.E. Patterson served as guide to explorers of the new home of the Minnesota Museum of American Art in downtown St. Paul.

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MCTC professor brings novel discussion to Metro State
Dr. Shannon Gibney’s writings await students attending her talk in the Metropolitan State University Student Center on Dec. 6, 2018. Gibney is the author of the young adult novel “Dream Country,” published in 2018 by Dutton Books. She contributed the short story “Lonestar” to “Sky Blue Water,” an anthology of children’s literature by Minnesota authors and published by the University of Minnesota Press. Photo by April Carlson

MCTC professor brings novel discussion to Metro State

Dr. Shannon Gibney discussed her young adult novel “Dream Country” with philosophy students at Metro State on Dec. 6, 2018.

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Scares, spooks and skeletons at Metro State’s scientific Halloween
Michael Ayako,left, Dr. Kate Ries and Kathy Montz demonstrate the pH scale using everyday household items at the College of Sciences Spooky Science Halloween in the Science Education Center, Oct. 31, 2018. Photo by Scott Lindell

Scares, spooks and skeletons at Metro State’s scientific Halloween

Metro State made kids into mad scientists at Spooky Science Halloween on Oct. 31, 2018.

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Art Purchase Award winners will see their work on campus walls
An acrylic painting entitled “Communication” by Metro State alumnus Adam Bucher of St. Paul, Along with Bucher’s work “Face,” it is on display in the Student Life and Leadership Development offices, suite 204, Student Center, St. Paul campus. Image courtesy of Art Exhibition Committee

Art Purchase Award winners will see their work on campus walls

Two alumni and a studio arts student captured the 2018 Art Purchase Awards.

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