A party under the stars
WCCO Radio meteorologist Mike Lynch adjusts one of his telescopes at the "Star Party" astronomy learning event at the Metro State Library and Learning Center on Jan. 23. Lynch's telescopes brought star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and winter constellations into view. Photo by Mai Houa Xiong

A party under the stars

On the evening after the biggest blizzard of the season, a small crowd braved the snow banks to gather on 7th Street outside the Metro State Library and Learning Center.

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‘Philando Feeds the Children’ distributes first funds to J.J. Hill Elementary
Pamela Fergus, some of her students in PSYC 212, and Nutrition Services staff pose for photos at J.J. Hill Montessori in St. Paul on Oct. 13, 2017. The class presented a check for $10,000 to the school to pay off more than a year’s worth of student lunch debt. Photo by Kathryn Ganfield.

‘Philando Feeds the Children’ distributes first funds to J.J. Hill Elementary

Psychology students raise $94,000 to eliminate lunch debt for St. Paul schools.

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This is the house that Alison built
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This is the house that Alison built

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It’s been a great joy for me to be here. It’s been the heart and soul of my teach­ing,“ said Cre­ative Writ­ing Pro­fes­sor Ali­son McGhee of her career at Met­ro­pol­i­tan State. She will retire at the end of the fall semes­ter, cap­ping 28 years of teach­ing and advis­ing Metro State students.

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Mascot for Metro State?
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Mascot for Metro State?

Share this article: “It’s some­thing you assume your col­lege has. And I feel slighted that we don’t,” said Jes­sica Maistro­vich, Stu­dent Sen­ate Trea­surer, in explain­ing her drive to cre­ate a…

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Green light for campus greenhouse renovation
Photo by Kathryn Ganfield

Green light for campus greenhouse renovation

A vacant green­house next to the Library and Learn­ing Cen­ter on the St. Paul cam­pus will gain new life thanks to a $400,000 appro­pri­a­tion from the Min­nesota State Leg­is­la­ture. By 2019, the build­ing will become the GROW-​IT Cen­ter, an inclu­sive research cen­ter for stu­dents, fac­ulty and the community.

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Psych class raises $63K to pay off St. Paul school children lunch debt
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Psych class raises $63K to pay off St. Paul school children lunch debt

n the first few weeks of the fall semes­ter, Pamela Fer­gus and the 32 stu­dents in her PSYC 212 class have already taken com­mu­nity engage­ment to a new level. Thanks to them, nearly all the lunch debt in the St. Paul Pub­lic Schools will be retired.

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