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AUGUST 2014

 

8/2: 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



8/4: Reading, Fun and Games
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Library were awarded Metropolitan State University Library Endowment funds to pilot a summer reading program for youth and families in the Dayton's Bluff community. The goals of the summer reading program are to provide opportunities for young people to sustain or increase reading skills over summer months by participating in active learning throughout the summer, assisting young people and families in building their home book collection, and providing a safe, quiet, environment for children to learn, read, and have fun.
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library

 

8/5: Reading, Fun and Games
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Library were awarded Metropolitan State University Library Endowment funds to pilot a summer reading program for youth and families in the Dayton's Bluff community. The goals of the summer reading program are to provide opportunities for young people to sustain or increase reading skills over summer months by participating in active learning throughout the summer, assisting young people and families in building their home book collection, and providing a safe, quiet, environment for children to learn, read, and have fun.
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library

8/5: Urban Roots/ICES Workshop
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.                         Location: Lib. 302, Lib. 132, Lib. 312, SJH L11


8/6: Reading, Fun and Games
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Library were awarded Metropolitan State University Library Endowment funds to pilot a summer reading program for youth and families in the Dayton's Bluff community. The goals of the summer reading program are to provide opportunities for young people to sustain or increase reading skills over summer months by participating in active learning throughout the summer, assisting young people and families in building their home book collection, and providing a safe, quiet, environment for children to learn, read, and have fun.
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library

 

8/7: Reading, Fun and Games
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Library were awarded Metropolitan State University Library Endowment funds to pilot a summer reading program for youth and families in the Dayton's Bluff community. The goals of the summer reading program are to provide opportunities for young people to sustain or increase reading skills over summer months by participating in active learning throughout the summer, assisting young people and families in building their home book collection, and providing a safe, quiet, environment for children to learn, read, and have fun.
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library

 

8/11: Reading, Fun and Games
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Library were awarded Metropolitan State University Library Endowment funds to pilot a summer reading program for youth and families in the Dayton's Bluff community. The goals of the summer reading program are to provide opportunities for young people to sustain or increase reading skills over summer months by participating in active learning throughout the summer, assisting young people and families in building their home book collection, and providing a safe, quiet, environment for children to learn, read, and have fun.
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library

 

8/12: Reading, Fun and Games
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Library were awarded Metropolitan State University Library Endowment funds to pilot a summer reading program for youth and families in the Dayton's Bluff community. The goals of the summer reading program are to provide opportunities for young people to sustain or increase reading skills over summer months by participating in active learning throughout the summer, assisting young people and families in building their home book collection, and providing a safe, quiet, environment for children to learn, read, and have fun.
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library

 

8/12: 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

 

8/13: Reading, Fun and Games
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Library were awarded Metropolitan State University Library Endowment funds to pilot a summer reading program for youth and families in the Dayton's Bluff community. The goals of the summer reading program are to provide opportunities for young people to sustain or increase reading skills over summer months by participating in active learning throughout the summer, assisting young people and families in building their home book collection, and providing a safe, quiet, environment for children to learn, read, and have fun.
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library

 

8/14: Reading, Fun and Games
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Library were awarded Metropolitan State University Library Endowment funds to pilot a summer reading program for youth and families in the Dayton's Bluff community. The goals of the summer reading program are to provide opportunities for young people to sustain or increase reading skills over summer months by participating in active learning throughout the summer, assisting young people and families in building their home book collection, and providing a safe, quiet, environment for children to learn, read, and have fun.
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.                       Location: Dayton's Bluff Library


8/20: 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 148
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.               Location: Midway Campus, Room 148
 

 

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 orientationwill 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 participativng in Project SHINE.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                    Location: SJH 152
 

OCTOBER 2014

 

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

 

10/9: 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

 

11/10: 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: Room TBA

 

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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