New campus organization supports students in sobriety
Ben Johnson, left, president of Metro Students for Recovery, and Melissa McMillan, president of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association share information about their upcoming school year programs at Fall Fest on the St. Paul campus on September 8, 2018. Photo by Scott Lindell

New campus organization supports students in sobriety

Peer support group will advocate for students recovering from and impacted by addiction.

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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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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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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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