Metro State alumni lead at the Legislature
Rep. Hodan Hassan, center, speaks at the Metropolitan State University Alumni Association’s “Breakfast at the Capitol” in the Minnesota Senate Building on Jan. 25, 2019. The event brings together legislators and Metro State supporters to discuss public policy. Hassan is a 2010 graduate of Metro State with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2018 to represent House District 62A in south Minneapolis. Sen. Sandy Pappas, right, hosts the annual breakfast. She is a Metro State alumna and has served as an adjunct faculty member. Since 1990, Pappas has represented Senate District 65 in St. Paul. Kent Whitworth, left, is director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society. (Eli Bartz / The Metropolitan)

Metro State alumni lead at the Legislature

Metro State alumni and legislators discussed common goals and the common good at a breakfast in the Minnesota Senate Building on Jan. 25, 2019. The event was organized by the Metropolitan State University Alumni Association.

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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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Statewide candidates debate at Metro State
New Main Great Hall illuminated in red, purple and blue for the KSTP-TV candidate debates on Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Kathryn Ganfield

Statewide candidates debate at Metro State

The senatorial, gubernatorial and attorney general candidates sparred in a forum televised from New Main Great Hall two weeks before Election Day 2018.

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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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Addiction counseling students win national award
Metro State alcohol and drug counseling students Vanessa Kissinger, left, and Christine Nelson receive the Emerging Leaders Award from the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) executive director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, 2017. Photo courtesy of the ADCSA

Addiction counseling students win national award

Members of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association—and an alumna—make it their mission to advocate for people in recovery.

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Metro State honors student leaders and clubs at annual awards
Winners of the 2018 President’s Student Leadership Awards at the ceremony in New Main Great Hall on May 19, 2018. Photo by Scott Lindell

Metro State honors student leaders and clubs at annual awards

Student leaders, organizations and advisors were celebrated at the 20th annual President’s Student Leadership Awards dinner held May 9 in New Main Great Hall.

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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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