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MARCH 2014

 

3/1: FAFSA Training
For the training, we will be going over the FAFSA Demonstration site and, where available, having participants in a computer lab to actually complete a sample FAFSA. We will be going over some of the more intricate situations, as well, including situations affecting dependency status, divorced parents, supporting a child, etc.
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.                        Location: Lib. 132


 

3/1: 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

 

3/11: Tax Fair
Tax preparation assistance for low-income families. Co-sponsored by the Metropolitan State University Accounting Department. Open to the public.
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.                          Location:Lib. 312

 

3/11: 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

 

3/13: Tax Fair
Tax preparation assistance for low-income families. Co-sponsored by the Metropolitan State University Accounting Department. Open to the public.
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.                           Location:Lib. 312


3/13: Dayton's Bluff Book Club
This neighborhood book club will meet monthly from October 2013 to April 2014 to discuss and share thoughts about selected books. Books and a light dinner will be provided at no charge for each meeting.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.                 Location: Lib. 218

 

3/14: AVID: Murray Middle School Campus Visit
Eighth graders from AVID will have the chance to experience a college environment and dream about the future when they visit Metropolitan State. The middle school students arrive in the morning, participate in a scavenger hunt around campus, register for classes, attend a fun class designed and taught by university staff, faculty, and students.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                 Location: St. Paul Campus

 

3/15: FAFSA Training
For the training, we will be going over the FAFSA Demonstration site and, where available, having participants in a computer lab to actually complete a sample FAFSA. We will be going over some of the more intricate situations, as well, including situations affecting dependency status, divorced parents, supporting a child, etc.
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.                        Location: Lib. 132


3/19: 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: St. Paul Campus, Lib. 218
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.               Location: Midway Campus, Room 10

 

3/20: AVID: Hope for Tomorrow Middle School Campus Visit
Eighth graders from AVID will have the chance to experience a college environment and dream about the future when they visit Metropolitan State. The middle school students arrive in the morning, participate in a scavenger hunt around campus, register for classes, attend a fun class designed and taught by university staff, faculty, and students.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.                     Location: St. Paul Campus

 

APRIL 2014


4/3-5: Metropolitan State Theater Season: Rats’ Tales
Written by Carol Ann Duffy, Adapted by Melly Still, Directed by David Hanzal
Rats’ Tales weaves together original stories by British Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duff with dark and enchanting fairy tales from around the world, exploring the pain of innocence lost, the stolen childhood, growing up, and growing old. Using puppetry, live music, visual spectacle, and storytelling, audiences aged 9 to 109 will be taken on a thrilling journey into the darker side of fairy tales.
Time:  7 p.m.
Location: Historic Mounds Theatre, 1029 Hudson Road, St. Paul 

The Metropolitan State Theater Season is produced by THEATER UNDERGROUND with cooperation from STUDENT LIFE. All theater productions are free to Metropolitan State students.


4/5: 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

 

4/6: Metropolitan State Theater Season: Rats’ Tales
Written by Carol Ann Duffy, Adapted by Melly Still, Directed by David Hanzal
Rats’ Tales weaves together original stories by British Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duff with dark and enchanting fairy tales from around the world, exploring the pain of innocence lost, the stolen childhood, growing up, and growing old. Using puppetry, live music, visual spectacle, and storytelling, audiences aged 9 to 109 will be taken on a thrilling journey into the darker side of fairy tales.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Historic Mounds Theatre, 1029 Hudson Road, St. Paul

The Metropolitan State Theater Season is produced by THEATER UNDERGROUND with cooperation from STUDENT LIFE. All theater productions are free to Metropolitan State students.

 

4/7: NEH Film Screening: The Abolitionists (Full film screening)
The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this film series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: impassioned New England newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Tom's Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. 
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.                        Location: St. Paul Campus, Room TBA

 

4/8: 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


4/10: Dayton's Bluff Book Club
This neighborhood book club will meet monthly from October 2013 to April 2014 to discuss and share thoughts about selected books. Books and a light dinner will be provided at no charge for each meeting.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.              Location: Lib. 218

 

4/15: NEH Film Screening: The Abolitionists
The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this film series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: impassioned New England newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Tom's Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. This is a partial film screening with panel discussion. Click here for more information.
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.                       Location: Lib. 302


4/16: 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: St. Paul Campus, Lib. 218
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.              Location: Mpls, M2700

 

4/17: NEH Film Screening: The Abolitionists (Full film screening)
The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this film series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: impassioned New England newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Tom's Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.                         Location: Midway Campus, Room TBA


 

4/21: Inequality for All Film Screening and Discussion
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the American Democracy Project present Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's documentary on the nation's widening economic gap on Monday, April 21, on the Saint Paul Campus, Library and Learning Center Room 302, 4-5:30 p.m., with a post screening discussion facilitated by Metro State Political Science Faculty, Matthew Filner and Kathleen Cole. Details here.
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.                       Location: Library 302


4/25: GearUp: Fridley Middle School Campus Visit
Eighth graders from GearUp will have the chance to experience a college environment and dream about the future when they visit Metropolitan State. The middle school students arrive in the morning, participate in a scavenger hunt around campus, register for classes, attend a fun class designed and taught by university staff, faculty, and students.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.             Location: St. Paul Campus

 

MAY 2014

 

5/2: GearUp: Fridley Middle School Campus Visit
Seventh and eighth graders from GearUp will have the chance to experience a college environment and dream about the future when they visit Metropolitan State. The middle school students arrive in the morning, participate in a scavenger hunt around campus, register for classes, attend a fun class designed and taught by university staff, faculty, and students.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.              Location: St. Paul Campus

5/3: 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

 

5/9: AVID: Capitol Hill Middle School Campus Visit
Eighth graders from AVID will have the chance to experience a college environment and dream about the future when they visit Metropolitan State. The middle school students arrive in the morning, participate in a scavenger hunt around campus, register for classes, attend a fun class designed and taught by university staff, faculty, and students.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.              Location: St. Paul Campus

 

5/13: 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


5/15-16: Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival
The Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival takes the tools of contemporary American storytelling and places it into the hands of Hmong artists. It is from this venue that Hmong stories find a contemporary platform in which to be heard. Metropolitan State University hosts the annual QDN Film Festival through co-sponsorship with ICES and the ASO, providing opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community to view film screenings, view a photography exhibit and engage in discussions with Hmong film makers.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.            Location: St. Paul Campus

 

5/16: AVID: Washington Secondary School Campus Visit
Eighth graders from AVID will have the chance to experience a college environment and dream about the future when they visit Metropolitan State. The middle school students arrive in the morning, participate in a scavenger hunt around campus, register for classes, attend a fun class designed and taught by university staff, faculty, and students.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.            Location: St. Paul Campus


 

5/21: 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: St. Paul Campus, TBD
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.             Location: Mpls Campus, TBD

JUNE 2014

 

6/7: 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

 

6/10: 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

 



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