Dr. Shannon Gibney discussed her young adult novel “Dream Country” with philosophy students at Metro State on Dec. 6, 2018.
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.
A new speaker series is bringing user experience professionals into Metro State classrooms.
Metro State made kids into mad scientists at Spooky Science Halloween on Oct. 31, 2018.
Value your freedom of expression online? Student says you should flee Facebook for a freer social media platform.
More than 100 graduate and undergraduate researchers shared their work at the 2018 Student Poster Conference at Metro State on November 28.
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.
Two alumni and a studio arts student captured the 2018 Art Purchase Awards.
Three Twin Cities theater professionals brought Billie Holiday’s jazz to life for a Metro State creative writing class.
The 2018 MN Cyber Career Expo offered students and job candidates a chance to chat with tech company representatives.
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.
Some students are wary of traditional job fairs. So the Career Center put on a more easygoing event of informational interviews at “Meet the Employers” on May 31.
Scavenger hunt teaches students how to properly cite research in APA style.
To accommodate representatives of 48 employers—and nearly 200 students eager to meet them—the Diversity Networking and Job Fair took over the entire lower level of the Student Center on Sept. 12.
Biology student says the right—and responsibility—to vote is a precious thing.
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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.
Peer support group will advocate for students recovering from and impacted by addiction.
Two-credit class will offer job search advice, peer support and insight into 3M’s corporate culture.
Provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Act of 2017, commonly known as the Forever GI Bill, will take effect in August 2018.
A $100K federal grant is funding campus suicide prevention efforts at Metro State.
The screenwriting major will require an internship and completion of a feature-length screenplay.
Economics professor warns that raising minimum wage may hurt workers it’s supposed to help.
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.
Students United sent nine university students to Washington, D.C. with a lengthy legislative agenda and a mission to lobby lawmakers.
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.
Metro State’s arts and literary magazine was in the bright lights and big leagues at its annual spring reading at Open Book.
Student organization gets new name and leadership.
President discusses Metro State’s financial health, serving adult students and her own academic journey
Students, alumni and faculty can submit art for $1,000 award.
Free screening for students at Film Space on March 23.
Professional development opportunity funded by student fees committee.
The Metropolitan investigates: Following an indecent exposure incident on the St. Paul campus on Feb. 15, staff and faculty were alerted via email. Why weren’t students notified?
It’s time to admit it. It’s time to stop denying it. Something needs to be done. America’s unhealthy obsession with guns is killing our kids.
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen honored for ‘The Love Affair,’ a sculptural book of her grandparents’ letters.
Students fight off hackers in simulated cyber attacks
You’re invited to a world of aluminum hats and hysteria. “Alienation,” a play conceived and directed by Professor Jonathan Beller, opens Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. The play will be staged at the Whitney Fine Arts Center at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).
‘Countless services, one URL’ is result of yearlong tech revamp project.
The Metropolitan met with President Ginny Arthur on Jan. 16 for an hourlong conversation. This is the third in a monthly series of interviews.
“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 mascot for Metropolitan State University. “Mascots create a sense of community and belonging. Having one can add that sense of fun that sometimes we’re missing as a more adult college,” she said.
On our first day of class, we went around and did the usual introductions: name, major, and why we were taking LIT 377 Shakespeare. Many of my fellow students said they put off taking the class until their very last semester.
Psychology students raise $94,000 to eliminate lunch debt for St. Paul schools.
I read with interest Mitesh Rai’s opinion piece (“Charlottesville on my mind”) in the September 2017 issue of The Metropolitan. I agree with Rai that the events in Charlottesville on August 11 – 12 were tragic and represented a significant step backward as a nation.
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.
Metro State students have reams of writing assignments every semester. And the checklist for a quality paper is daunting: correct punctuation, proper grammar, flawless citations and clear writing. Luckily, there’s help to be had on campus.
The list of issues that affect our day-to-day lives goes on and on: body cameras on police officers; well-maintained roads; bike lanes; fair and affordable housing; property taxes; parks and libraries; garbage collection; good schools; and the fight over the $15 minimum wage.
Before an experiment can be conducted on human beings at Metro State, it must pass muster with the Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB).The HSRB is responsible for reviewing research proposals from faculty and students.
President Virginia “Ginny” Arthur kicked off the 2017 – 2018 school year with her live-streamed speech at Convocation on August 16.
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.
Dr. Douglas D. “Doug” Knowlton, Associate Provost for Student Success at Metropolitan State University, died July 5. He was 67 and a resident of St. Paul.