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.
Metro State hosts Red Cross blood drive
Participants in Metro State’s blood drive donated 18 pints of blood—enough to help 54 adults.
Metro State samples the science of beer
Moriarty described the brewing process to about 30 people at his noon talk at the Science Education Center on March 22.
Q+A with President Arthur: Financial stress, budget and cuts
President discusses Metro State’s financial health, serving adult students and her own academic journey
Calling all artists: Metro State wants to buy your work
Students, alumni and faculty can submit art for $1,000 award.
Campus workshops teach suicide prevention skills
QPR trainings show students how to recognize warning signs and intervene.
First-generation students form friendly club
First-generation college students come up against many challenges, but now they have another source of support on campus.
Arab Film Fest brings ‘The Preacher’ to Metro State
Free screening for students at Film Space on March 23.
Get involved, don’t snub the clubs
What do you tell yourself to justify not joining a student organization? “I’m too busy.” “I’m only on campus once a week.” “I’m too old for student clubs.” Well, it’s time to ditch the excuses.
Networking expert headlines Career Ideas Festival
Minnesota recruiter will reveal nine networking mistakes and how to avoid them.
Witty writers wing it: Screenwriting students fly to Los Angeles for comedy workshop
Professional development opportunity funded by student fees committee.
Indecent exposure reveals lack of student safety alerts
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: Safety of schools and college campuses depends on sane gun laws
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.
In defense of liberal studies
I recently heard about a faculty proposal to drop or reduce the eight-credit liberal studies graduation requirement at Metro State. My first thought was: so what?
Studio arts professor wins 2018 Minnesota Book Artist Award
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen honored for ‘The Love Affair,’ a sculptural book of her grandparents’ letters.
Team Metro takes third in cyber defense competition
Students fight off hackers in simulated cyber attacks
‘Alienation’ brings sci-fi to the stage
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).
Metro State IT launches new customer service portal
‘Countless services, one URL’ is result of yearlong tech revamp project.
ASL club builds campus awareness of deaf culture
Improving the bond between deaf and hearing people on campus is the aim of Metro State’s State’s American Sign Language (ASL) Student Organization.
Heather Lou is here for you
Metro State hires new Director of Student Life and Leadership Development.
Metropolitan State honors Black History Month
Film series and discussions explore African-American history, culture and art.
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.
Q+A with President Arthur: Legislative preview and 2018 priorities
The Metropolitan met with President Ginny Arthur on Jan. 16 for an hourlong conversation. This is the third in a monthly series of interviews.
Overlooked, underwhelmed and on my own
Psychology graduate student laments her lack of classmates and course offerings.
The process begins in the precincts
Feb. 6 precinct caucuses kick off the 2018 midterm elections.
‘The Human Anomaly’ at Gordon Parks Gallery
“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.
Commentary: Student says ‘hear, hear’ for Shakespeare
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.
Black box bulldozed, condos coming
Metro State theater students mourn loss of performance venue on Minneapolis campus.
Digging into the data and mining for meaning
Metro State students receive award in their first data analytics competition.
‘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.
Culture and cloth
‘We are Anishinaabe’ at Gordon Parks Gallery.
Don’t swap free speech for safe space at Metro State
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.
This is the house that Alison built
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.
Beat back writer’s block at the Writing Center
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.
A hawk’s-eye view of high school
Surreal. That’s the only word I can find to describe my emotions that day. It’s one thing if you see a disaster hit somewhere else and you think, “Oh, those poor people”.
Don’t let local elections go below the radar
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.
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
Nature’s fingerprints gracing gallery walls
St. Paul artist brings mixed media works and glass mosaics to ‘By Nature We Are Connected’.
Human Subjects Review Board protects research participants
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 Arthur talks past, present and future at Convocation
President Virginia “Ginny” Arthur kicked off the 2017 – 2018 school year with her live-streamed speech at Convocation on August 16.
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.
Metro State mourns loss of Associate Provost Douglas Knowlton
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.
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.
Two more years: Tibetan memoir in the making
When Tendar Tsering was 12 years old, he left his family in Tibet. He traveled over a thousand miles and crossed the Himalayas to study in India. He has not seen his family since 1997.
Defying labels & making an imprint
It all started with paper. “My father worked at a paper mill so he used to bring huge rolls of paper home and I used to draw growing up. So I’ve always had a strong love of paper,” said Amy Sands, Metro State’s new associate professor of Studio Arts.