In the News

 The mission of Winona State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve. See below for a sampling of recent media coverage showing our students, employees and alumni doing just that.

Winona Daily News
Wheelchair basketball at WSU(4/22/14)
The Winona State University Student Council for Exceptional Children will host the sixth annual Wheelchair Basketball.
Winona Daily News
WSU to celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting(4/21/14)
Winona State University will celebrate Arbor Day and the dedication of the Richard and Moonyeen Holle Arboretum from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 25 in front of Phelps Hall on the WSU campus.
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Our View: 'Path to Purple' is model for all MnSCU schools(4/17/14)
Switching schools is common for college students. One in three will transfer to another institution at some point in their education.
Rochester Post-Bulletin
WSU's Education Village seeks to transform how educators are taught(4/16/14)
Winona State University officials say it's time to change the way schools educate the teachers of tomorrow, and the university has a $22 million project it believes will do that.
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Scott R. Olson: Education Village will benefit entire region(4/9/14)
When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, there were three things most Minnesotans would have said defined our state and made it the best place to live. Most would have said our state's beauty helped define us: the bluffs, the rivers, the lakes, the forests and so on. Most Minnesotans back when I was a kid would have said the arts helped define Minnesota: beautiful music, tremendous theater and world-class art museums.
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
WSU professor's 'Fat Blame' book challenges war on obesity(4/8/14)
Winona State University professor April Herndon is not on board with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. It’s not that she’s against exercise or eating right. On the contrary, she’s for both. It’s the campaign’s focus on childhood obesity that has her casting a critical eye.
Minnesota Business Magazine
Getting with the program(3/25/14)
When it comes to building a successful company, finding good talent is a high priority. With job search websites galore and resumes flooding managers’ inboxes, weeding through the applicants can be a daunting task. But there are some Minnesota companies that have found an easier way to seek out and recruit the type of employees that they believe will be most valuable to them.
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Winona students develop software for people with dementia(4/7/14)
Providing comfort to those affected has the potential to help many people because, according to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three U.S. residents has some type of dementia at death.
Winona Daily News
WSU floating classroom to return to the Mississippi (4/5/14)
A boat bearing the namesake of one of the Mississippi River's most revered students will soon arrive in Winona to teach new generations of learners.
Winona Daily News
WSU to present 'The Venetian Twins' April 9-12 (4/4/14)
The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the comedy “The Venetian Twins” at 7:30 p.m. April 9-12 on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center.
Winona Daily News
WSU international club to host annual dinner April 12 (4/2/14)
The Winona State University International Club will host the 27th annual international dinner from 6-9 p.m. April 12 in Kryzsko Commons.
Winona Post
Kryzsko gets $4M renovation(3/31/14)
The $4 million dollar expansion and renovation of Winona State University (WSU) Kryzsko Commons is set for public viewing in June 2014. The work on the student union was in response to growing student and university needs.
Winona Daily News
Kryzsko renovations on track for June opening (3/29/14)
Winona State University student union director Joe Reed can’t help but be excited when he shows off the $4 million renovation of Kryzsko Commons, as he did during a tour this week.
WXOW News 19
Kryzsko Commons Growing For Future Needs(3/27/14)
Kryzsko Commons is the hub for a variety of activities at Winona State University. The student union is undergoing a renovation and an addition for more space. With enrollment having doubled since the building was constructed in the 1970's, the facility needs to grow. The commons project includes eight new meeting rooms, more student lounges and interactive space.
Rochester Post-Bulletin
In-school health clinic at Alternative Learning Center becomes reality(3/31/14)
Rochester Alternative Learning Center Principal Gordy Ziebart said the decision was really a "leap of faith."
Winona Daily News
WSU International students join Riverway for Culture Fair (3/26/14)
On March 21 Riverway Learning Community decided to bring the world to its students by hosting an afternoon Culture Fair. In coordination with 4-H, a group of more than 10 Winona State University international students, organized by Ying Hou of China, represented five different countries during an afternoon of sharing and cultural awareness building.
KTTC News
Animal therapy focus in Winona State University study(3/25/14)
In all walks of life, some individuals turn to therapy in order to cope with a variety of mental and physical health challenges. Sometimes our four-legged friends turn out to be the best medicine, and some researchers at Winona State University are showing how.
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Schools prepare for DMC boom(3/24/14)
Even those who have only the foggiest notion of what Destination Medical Center stands for understand that at its essence, DMC means change. And opportunity.
Winona Daily News
Global perspective, shared locally: WSU international students speak Saturday in community(3/2/14)
Fifteen international students from Winona State University spent a part of their Saturday telling stories from home, hoping to spread a message of peace and acceptance to the Winona community.
Winona Daily News
Tickets on sale now for March 29 annual UPAC concert featuring Timeflies(3/1/14)
Winona State University will host artist Timeflies on March 29 in McCown Gymnasium for the annual UPAC concert.
Winona Daily News
Students to discuss international topics(2/28/14)
A group of 14 Winona State University international students will discuss their perspectives and offer possible solutions on a number of world issues such as unemployment, education systems and religious hate crimes.
Winona Daily News
Understanding abstraction: Kandinsky program Feb. 26 at Marine Art Museum(2/20/14)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona is home to a growing number of American and European modern masterpieces, including an enchanting, early painting by Wassily Kandinsky.