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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Metro State screenwriting program remakes major requirements
Professor James Byrne with Metro State screenwriting students Sam Stiegelmeier, Autumn Kisling and Annie Moua at the awards ceremony of the Cine Latino Film Festival in Minneapolis in November 2017. Photo courtesy of James Byrne

Metro State screenwriting program remakes major requirements

The screenwriting major will require an internship and completion of a feature-length screenplay.

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From page to stage: Haute Dish puts student writers in the spotlight at spring reading
Haute Dish held its fifth annual spring reading at Open Book in Minneapolis on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Photo by Mai Houa Xiong

From page to stage: Haute Dish puts student writers in the spotlight at spring reading

Metro State’s arts and literary magazine was in the bright lights and big leagues at its annual spring reading at Open Book.

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Student Salon showcases best of undergrad art
A mosaic by studio arts major Daniel Blees on display in the 2018 Student Salon. “My life has been a collection of individual parts that has been collected into a whole life,” said Blees. “I recreate that by making artwork that requires a second, closer look to see the individual pieces.” Image courtesy of Gordon Parks Gallery.

Student Salon showcases best of undergrad art

A group show at the Gordon Parks Gallery features works created by studio arts majors at Metropolitan State University.

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Calling all artists: Metro State wants to buy your work
"Tile Diptych (Falling Tulips)," an earthenware work by studio arts faculty member Ursula Hargens, won a 2017 Art Purchase Award. It is on display in a study room on the first floor of the Library. Image courtesy of Art Exhibition Committee

Calling all artists: Metro State wants to buy your work

Students, alumni and faculty can submit art for $1,000 award.

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Arab Film Fest brings ‘The Preacher’ to Metro State
Amr Saad plays Hatem, a moderate young preacher in Cairo, in the film “The Preacher.” The film shows March 23 at Film Space as part of Mizna’s Arab Film Fest 2018 Tour to college campuses. Photo courtesy of Mizna Arab Film Festival

Arab Film Fest brings ‘The Preacher’ to Metro State

Free screening for students at Film Space on March 23.

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