Q+A with President Arthur: This year’s priorities, prospects for new arts center
President Ginny Arthur at the awards ceremony for the Student Poster Conference in New Main Great Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Photo by Eli Bartz

Q+A with President Arthur: This year’s priorities, prospects for new arts center

The Metropolitan met with President Ginny Arthur on Oct. 18, 2018 for an hourlong conversation about presidential priorities, strategic planning, and prospects for building a center for fine and performing arts in Brooklyn Park.

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Students pour passion into posters at annual research conference
Doctoral nursing student Jana Gegen shares her research on foot health of adults residing in public housing, at the Metropolitan State University Student Poster Conference in New Main Great Hall on the St. Paul campus on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Gegen’s poster won “best visuals” at the conference. The conference was organized by the Students Scholars Committee, co-chaired by Professor Thanaa Ghanem and Professor Alex Layne. Photo by Eli Bartz

Students pour passion into posters at annual research conference

More than 100 graduate and undergraduate researchers shared their work at the 2018 Student Poster Conference at Metro State on November 28.

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Q+A with the President: Arthur talks textbooks, tuition freezes, winter weather
Cheryl Tefer, member of the Minnesota State board of trustees, left, with President Ginny Arthur at Metropolitan State University's spring commencement ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Instead of a ceremonial academic mace, Arthur carried a dancing staff made by Wisconsin artist Dick Mindykowski of the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe. The staff was commissioned by former Metropolitan State President Sue K. Hammersmith in 2009. Photo courtesy of Metropolitan State University

Q+A with the President: Arthur talks textbooks, tuition freezes, winter weather

The Metropolitan is catching up on past conversations with President Arthur. On April 24, 2018 she discussed legislative initiatives impacting campus. Plus other topics: spendy textbooks, the space study, tuition-setting, and Mayor Melvin Carter's plan to jump-start every college savings for St. Paul kids.

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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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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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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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