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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‘On Stage’ program brings live theater to college classrooms
Regina Williams, left, Thomasina Petrus and Austene Van discuss the play “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill” with students in Writing 300: Creative Writers, Identity and Race in the Twin Cities, on the Midway campus on June 4, 2018. Photo by Kathryn Ganfield

‘On Stage’ program brings live theater to college classrooms

Three Twin Cities theater professionals brought Billie Holiday's jazz to life for a Metro State creative writing class.

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Combating racial stereotypes with comedy
A performer at FAWK’s Clapback Cabaret on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 East 7th Street, St. Paul. Photo by Mai Houa Xiong.

Combating racial stereotypes with comedy

The Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK) hosts comedic cabarets to clap back at racism and discrimination.

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Bonding over books
Minnesota author Sarah Stonich, center, discusses her memoir “Shelter: Off the Grid in the Mostly Magnetic North” with members of the Dayton’s Bluff Book Club at the Metropolitan State Library and Learning Center on Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by Margot M. Barry

Bonding over books

The Dayton's Bluff Book Club picks books by Minnesota and Midwest authors, with a particular eye to social justice. Members meet monthly in the Metro State Library.

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Seeing stars at the Science Center
Meteorologist and amateur astronomer Mike Lynch gives a presentation in the Science Education Center on Nov. 19, 2018. Photo by Margot M. Barry

Seeing stars at the Science Center

Cold-hardy kids and adults joined meteorologist Mike Lynch for a November night of stargazing at Metro State.

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