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SEPTEMBER 2014

 

9/5: Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship
Dates: Fridays, Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17
Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Community.engagement@metrostate.edu

Are you interested in integrating community engagement activities into your course design and scholarship, but unsure how to begin? Or, are you already utilizing community engagement and interested in deepening your knowledge of best practices through interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration? If so, the members of the ICES Faculty Work Group warmly invite you to participate in a Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship during FY15.

The goals of this learning circle are to:

    • Create a space for dialogue about the foundational elements of community-engaged scholarship,
    • Widen the circle of faculty members who undertake and promote best practices in community-engaged teaching, learning and research, and
    • Deepen relationships among faculty and the possibilities for interdisciplinary community-engaged scholarship.

A common text, A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future, will provide a framework for conversation that draws on your own experience and questions.

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: CWA Conference Room at Energy Park Place (EPP), 1380 Energy Lane, Suite 205

 

9/6: First Saturday Science
First Saturday Science is a new program initiated by Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship for community children of all ages to expand their exposure to Science. Once a month, in a hands-on laboratory setting in Dayton’s Bluff Library’s “The Zone”, students are guided through an exploration of a specific field of inquiry. The goal of this program is to demonstrate the accessibility of Science: that it is for everyone to discover and experience and that it encompasses many diverse and realistic options for future careers.
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.                      Location: Dayton's Bluff Library

 

9/9: Teens Know Best
Teens Know Best Reading Group is a joint project of Metropolitan State, the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library, and the many teen community members that meet monthly to read and evaluate books.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.             Location: Lib. 302

 

9/15: Academic Internship Information Session
Internship Information Sessions will include information about policies and procedures, strategies for locating internship sites and instructions on completing internship forms. University students and alumni are welcome to attend.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.            Location: Midway Campus, Room 27
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.               Location: Midway Campus, Room 27


 

9/19: Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship
Dates: Fridays, Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17
Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Community.engagement@metrostate.edu

Are you interested in integrating community engagement activities into your course design and scholarship, but unsure how to begin? Or, are you already utilizing community engagement and interested in deepening your knowledge of best practices through interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration? If so, the members of the ICES Faculty Work Group warmly invite you to participate in a Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship during FY15.

The goals of this learning circle are to:

    • Create a space for dialogue about the foundational elements of community-engaged scholarship,
    • Widen the circle of faculty members who undertake and promote best practices in community-engaged teaching, learning and research, and
    • Deepen relationships among faculty and the possibilities for interdisciplinary community-engaged scholarship.

A common text, A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future, will provide a framework for conversation that draws on your own experience and questions.

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: CWA Conference Room at Energy Park Place (EPP), 1380 Energy Lane, Suite 205

9/20: Project SHINE Orientation
The SHINE orientation will go over expectations and specifics for the SHINE student tutors and three hours of ESL and Citizenship tutor training by the Minnesota Literacy Council. It is open to students participating in Project SHINE.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                    Location: SJH 152


9/24: Community Forum: Discussing the Events in Ferguson and Its Impact on our Discipline
Students, staff and community members are invited to a community forum to discuss the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and its implications for academic disciplines. The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Room 112 of the Law Enforcement Criminal Justice and Education Center, 9110 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Park. Food and parking are provided.

The event features panelists Tim Gannon, Brooklyn Center commander; John Harrington, Metro Transit police chief; Russ Balenger, Amicus consultant; Mel Reeves, community organizer; and Jillian Peterson, Metropolitan State assistant professor. The forum is moderated by Jason Sole, Metropolitan State community faculty member, and Jariland Spence, Center for Healing, Justice and Peace.

A bibliography of related resources will be made available to faculty who would like to incorporate discussion about issues raised by Ferguson into their classrooms.

This community forum is organized by Metropolitan State’s School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and is co-sponsored by the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Hennepin County Technical College School of Law Enforcement, Metropolitan State Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Student Club, and the American Democracy Project. Click here for more information.

Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                            
Location: Law Enforcement Criminal Justice and Education Center
 

OCTOBER 2014

 

10/2 & 10/3: 2014 Statewide Restorative Justice & Restorative Practices Conference
Growing the Connections: Storying & Re-Storying

Telling our stories, challenging our perspectives, and creating new outcomes. This year's theme will guide us to explore the social constructs of racial disparities. We will, through your efforts and participation, begin to explore the role of restorative practices that will help create new and humane narratives (re-storying). Click here for more information.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Conference: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. (both days)

Location: St. Paul Campus, New Main Great Hall


10/4: First Saturday Science
First Saturday Science is a new program initiated by Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship for community children of all ages to expand their exposure to Science. Once a month, in a hands-on laboratory setting in Dayton’s Bluff Library’s “The Zone”, students are guided through an exploration of a specific field of inquiry. The goal of this program is to demonstrate the accessibility of Science: that it is for everyone to discover and experience and that it encompasses many diverse and realistic options for future careers.
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library


10/5: Merrick Community Services Board Retreat
Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.                         Location: Lib. 302

 

10/9: Dayton's Bluff Book Club
This neighborhood book club will meet monthly from October 2014 to April 2015 to discuss and share thoughts about selected books. Books and a light dinner will be provided at no charge for each meeting.
Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.                    Location: Lib. 302

 

10/10: College for Kids (Dayton's Bluff)
College for Kids is a chance for local fourth and fifth graders to experience a college environment and dream about the future. Students arrive late in morning, register for classes, and attend two fun classes designed and taught by university students and faculty, and participate in a special graduation ceremony.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.                 Location: St. Paul Campus

 

10/13: Academic Internship Information Session
Internship Information Sessions will include information about policies and procedures, strategies for locating internship sites and instructions on completing internship forms. University students and alumni are welcome to attend.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.            Location: Midway Campus, Room 27
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.               Location: Midway Campus, Room 27


10/14: Teens Know Best
Teens Know Best Reading Group is a joint project of Metropolitan State, the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library, and the many teen community members that meet monthly to read and evaluate books.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.               Location: Lib. 302

 

10/17: Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship
Dates: Fridays, Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17
Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Community.engagement@metrostate.edu

Are you interested in integrating community engagement activities into your course design and scholarship, but unsure how to begin? Or, are you already utilizing community engagement and interested in deepening your knowledge of best practices through interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration? If so, the members of the ICES Faculty Work Group warmly invite you to participate in a Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship during FY15.

The goals of this learning circle are to:

    • Create a space for dialogue about the foundational elements of community-engaged scholarship,
    • Widen the circle of faculty members who undertake and promote best practices in community-engaged teaching, learning and research, and
    • Deepen relationships among faculty and the possibilities for interdisciplinary community-engaged scholarship.

A common text, A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future, will provide a framework for conversation that draws on your own experience and questions.

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: CWA Conference Room at Energy Park Place (EPP), 1380 Energy Lane, Suite 205


10/18: Literacy Corps Tutor Training: Comprehension Lesson for Early Readers
This exciting new workshop is designed as a complete comprehension lesson for tutors to incorporate into their sessions with early readers.  Often, we are so focused on fluency that we forget to ask if the child understands the text!  This workshop is geared toward simplifying the concepts of comprehension through practicing vocabulary strategies, question asking, knowledge checks and reflection activities in a tutoring session. By the end of this workshop, you will better understand how to practice vocabulary and comprehension strategies before, during and after a reading to ensure students understand and engage in the texts they read. 
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.                      Location: Lib. 302

 

10/23: Literacy Corps: Behavior Management Tutor Training
The Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and Sprockets invite program staff and volunteers to attend a workshop focused on behavior management led by David Wilmes, of Saint Paul Youth Services. This follow up to "Understanding Survival Based Youth" will focus on practical applications and additional "on the ground" questions that most groups find extremely important in thinking about the "so what" questions associated with behavior management and survival based youth.
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.                           Location: Lib. 302

 

10/24: College for Kids (Dayton's Bluff)
College for Kids is a chance for local fourth and fifth graders to experience a college environment and dream about the future. Students arrive late in morning, register for classes, and attend two fun classes designed and taught by university students and faculty, and participate in a special graduation ceremony.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.                 Location: St. Paul Campus

 

10/30: Literacy Corps: Behavior Management Tutor Training
The Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and Sprockets invite program staff and volunteers to attend a workshop focused on behavior management led by David Wilmes, of Saint Paul Youth Services. This follow up to "Understanding Survival Based Youth" will focus on practical applications and additional "on the ground" questions that most groups find extremely important in thinking about the "so what" questions associated with behavior management and survival based youth.
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.                           Location: Lib. 302

 

NOVEMBER 2014

 

11/1: First Saturday Science
First Saturday Science is a new program initiated by Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship for community children of all ages to expand their exposure to Science. Once a month, in a hands-on laboratory setting in Dayton’s Bluff Library’s “The Zone”, students are guided through an exploration of a specific field of inquiry. The goal of this program is to demonstrate the accessibility of Science: that it is for everyone to discover and experience and that it encompasses many diverse and realistic options for future careers.
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library


11/7: Northwestern Suburban Integration School District Campus Visit
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.                     Location: St. Paul Campus

 

11/10: Academic Internship Information Session
Internship Information Sessions will include information about policies and procedures, strategies for locating internship sites and instructions on completing internship forms. University students and alumni are welcome to attend.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.            Location: Midway Campus, Room 27
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.               Location: Midway Campus, Room 27

 

11/11: Teens Know Best
Teens Know Best Reading Group is a joint project of Metropolitan State, the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library, and the many teen community members that meet monthly to read and evaluate books.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.               Location: Lib. 302

 

11/13: Dayton's Bluff Book Club
This neighborhood book club will meet monthly from October 2014 to April 2015 to discuss and share thoughts about selected books. Books and a light dinner will be provided at no charge for each meeting.
Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.                    Location: Lib. 306

 

11/14: Sunrise Park Middle School Campus Visit
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.                    Location: Lib. 307 & Lib. 308

 

11/14-15: Overcoming Racism Conference: Cultivating Transformation
Presented by the Facilitating Racial Equity Collaboration (FREC)

Keynote speakers are MayKao Y. Hang, President and CEO of the Wilder Foundation, and Sam Grant, lifelong organizer and community faculty member at Metropolitan State University. Join us for a full slate of workshops and opportunities to reflect, connect and commit to eliminating racism. FFI, visit www.overcomingracism.org.

Conference Schedule

Friday, Nov. 14: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (plus free film and discussion event Friday evening!)

Saturday, Nov. 15: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: St. Paul Campus

 

11/21: Central Middle School Campus Visit
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.                    Location: St. Paul Campus

 

11/21: Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship
Dates: Fridays, Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17
Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Community.engagement@metrostate.edu

Are you interested in integrating community engagement activities into your course design and scholarship, but unsure how to begin? Or, are you already utilizing community engagement and interested in deepening your knowledge of best practices through interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration? If so, the members of the ICES Faculty Work Group warmly invite you to participate in a Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship during FY15.

The goals of this learning circle are to:

    • Create a space for dialogue about the foundational elements of community-engaged scholarship,
    • Widen the circle of faculty members who undertake and promote best practices in community-engaged teaching, learning and research, and
    • Deepen relationships among faculty and the possibilities for interdisciplinary community-engaged scholarship.

A common text, A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future, will provide a framework for conversation that draws on your own experience and questions.

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: CWA Conference Room at Energy Park Place (EPP), 1380 Energy Lane, Suite 205

 

DECEMBER 2014

 

12/6: First Saturday Science
First Saturday Science is a new program initiated by Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship for community children of all ages to expand their exposure to Science. Once a month, in a hands-on laboratory setting in Dayton’s Bluff Library’s “The Zone”, students are guided through an exploration of a specific field of inquiry. The goal of this program is to demonstrate the accessibility of Science: that it is for everyone to discover and experience and that it encompasses many diverse and realistic options for future careers.
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library

 

12/8: Academic Internship Information Session
Internship Information Sessions will include information about policies and procedures, strategies for locating internship sites and instructions on completing internship forms. University students and alumni are welcome to attend.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.            Location: Midway Campus, Room 27
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.               Location: Midway Campus, Room 27

 

12/9: Teens Know Best
Teens Know Best Reading Group is a joint project of Metropolitan State, the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library, and the many teen community members that meet monthly to read and evaluate books.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.               Location: Lib. 302

 

12/11: Dayton's Bluff Book Club
This neighborhood book club will meet monthly from October 2014 to April 2015 to discuss and share thoughts about selected books. Books and a light dinner will be provided at no charge for each meeting.
Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.                    Location: Lib. 302

 



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