Metropolitan State University appoints Gregory R. Mellas to Community Engagement and Scholarship director
Monday, 07 January 2013 13:49
Gregory R. Mellas, Minneapolis, was appointed Metropolitan State University director for the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) effective Dec. 19. This is a full-time probationary position.
Monday, 07 January 2013 13:20
Eva Heithausen, TC Daily Planet
"Mom can you help me, please? I don't understand the homework." At some point, parents also have difficulty understanding the homework — or figuring out how to help their children understand it. Can a tutoring program help the student to learn better? And how can parents tell which program works?
Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:26
Tina McCabe, TC Daily Planet
Searching for a way to give back this year? Think about volunteering as tutor. Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and Volunteer MPS are just two partnership organizations that will help match your volunteer preferences with a tutoring program in either Saint Paul or Minneapolis. Each year, about 500 new volunteers are matched with a program through Volunteer in MPS. With a new term starting, both these organizations are searching for reliable people to join these rewarding programs.
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota awards $77,500 in girlsBEST Fund Planning Grants
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 11:52
The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded $77,500 in planning grants to 16 groups through its girlsBEST (girls Building Economic Success Together) Fund. The grant period is January 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013.
Katrice Albert named new VP for Equity and Diversity
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:53
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has announced that Dr. Katrice Albert will be the university’s new vice president for Equity and Diversity, effective June 28, 2013, pending approval by the Board of Regents.
Friday, 14 December 2012 11:01
Damon C. Williams, Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune
The NAACP, in confronting the myriad debilitating issues facing public education nationwide, has released a report that contained four core areas in which the education sector should concentrate its efforts.
Metropolitan State largest fall commencement set for Dec. 18
Friday, 07 December 2012 10:57
Metropolitan State University celebrates its 91st commencement exercises Tuesday, Dec. 18, with its largest group ever. The student speaker is Laura Hern, Willmar, Minn., outstanding student in the College of Individualized Studies, who completed all her university classes online.
Co-hosted with Robin Hickman, founder of Soul Touch Productions. 'Cinderella' at Children's Theater Company: Peter Brosius, artistic director for Children's Theater Company. Vocalists Ginger Commodore and Robert Robinson.