Opioid overdose rescue kits now on campus
Opioid overdose rescue kits are available in high-traffic areas on campus. The pictured kit is located at the Student Center front desk with other medical emergency equipment. Photo by Scott Lindell

Opioid overdose rescue kits now on campus

Narcan overdose rescue kits are now carried by campus safety officers and available in publicly accessible cabinets.

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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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Summer brings tech advances to campus
Scott Evers, vice president of Elbit Systems of America, and Metropolitan State University President Virginia Arthur open the MN Cyber Range in the Science Education Center on May 16, 2018. They were joined by Angel Martinez, left, Elbit’s director of product development, Dean Kyle Swanson of the College of Sciences, and Professor Faisal Kaleem. Image courtesy of Metropolitan State University

Summer brings tech advances to campus

Metro State gets two big tech upgrades: the first cyber range in Minnesota, and a redesigned university website.

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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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E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library
Minneapolis Central Library, pictured here in 2015, holds the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system. Library users can also download e-books through cloudLibrary and OverDrive. Photo by seanbirm/Flickr

E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library

Writing student examines the popularity of e-books in public libraries.

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Professor and police officer talk peaceful protest
Amy Mino, president of the League of Women Voters St. Paul, left, Commander Joshua Lego of the St. Paul Police Department and Vicki Barnes, LWVSP vice president, at the “Peaceful Protest and Social Movement Organizing” forum at Metropolitan State University on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Photo by Erin Heisler Wagner, courtesy of League of Women Voters St. Paul.

Professor and police officer talk peaceful protest

Freedom of assembly was the topic of conversation between a Metro State professor and a St. Paul police officer at a campus forum on April 19.

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Taking a stand for students: Students United lobbies lawmakers in DC, St. Paul
Students United leaders with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (center) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The students attended Klobuchar’s weekly “Minnesota Morning” gathering in the Hart Senate Office Building. Photo courtesy of Students United

Taking a stand for students: Students United lobbies lawmakers in DC, St. Paul

Students United sent nine university students to Washington, D.C. with a lengthy legislative agenda and a mission to lobby lawmakers.

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Q+A with President Arthur: New chancellor, cybersecurity, campus safety
President Ginny Arthur at the Spring Faculty Conference in New Main Great Hall on February 17, 2018. Photo courtesy of Metropolitan State University

Q+A with President Arthur: New chancellor, cybersecurity, campus safety

President discusses Chancellor Devinder Malhotra, legislative funding prospects (including a potential $10 million for a cyber security center at Metro State), and campus safety in the wake of the Parkland shooting.

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