New ‘Forever GI Bill’ makes changes to student veteran benefits
In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo, the Metro State Veterans Network (MSVN) student organization participates in a military celebration of African American History Month in New Main Great Hall. The MSVN and staff in the Veterans and Military Student Center in Founders Hall 201 support students using state and federal educational benefits like the Forever GI Bill. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard

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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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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Thinking caps on for Brain Awareness Week
Attendees at the Brain Awareness Week seminar hosted by the Psychology Club and THEM on March 14, 2018 in the Student Center. Photo by Elizabeth Todd

Thinking caps on for Brain Awareness Week

Metropolitan State University’s Psychology Club and the Transforming Health and Empowering Minds (THEM) student organization teamed up to promote Brain Awareness Week (BAW) and educate others on how to increase their brain power.

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‘Alienation’ brings sci-fi to the stage
Image courtesy of Metro State Theater Department

‘Alienation’ brings sci-fi to the stage

You’re invited to a world of aluminum hats and hysteria. “Alienation,” a play conceived and directed by Professor Jonathan Beller, opens Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. The play will be staged at the Whitney Fine Arts Center at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).

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