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
SEMAC awards several grants to Winona-area arts organizations (11/18/15)
The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council recently awarded funding to applicants throughout southeast Minnesota. SEMAC is the state arts board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations. 
Bluff Country draws in more thrill-seekers as climbing culture changes (11/14/15)
The natural bluffs of the Upper Mississippi River Valley were carved out by the river tens of thousands of years ago.
  Winona Daily News
Raising shared awareness: WSU student engages community in American Indian issues (11/9/15)
Aaron Camacho began studying at Winona State University a little over two years ago, and has become one of the school’s primary voices for the American Indian community.
  Winona Daily News
WSU Senate asks city for collaborative group on pedestrian safety (10/30/15)
Winona State University’s student senate wants the city to take a new look at pedestrian safety, and plans to ask the council Monday to form a new study group.
Winona State University presents $25 million Education Village plan to visiting state senators (10/27/15)
As the first teacher's college established West of the Mississippi River, Winona State University's legacy in education is undoubtedly large.
  Winona Daily News
Volunteers spend Saturday cleaning up Winona icon (10/24/15)
One of the most unique landmarks in southeast Minnesota, Sugar Loaf peaks over the horizon of the surrounding bluffs in standout fashion, drawing the gaze of travelers and residents alike.
  Post Bulletin
Winona State hosts vigil for student hit by car (10/23/15)
Winona State University student Jess Cemke does everything together with her roommate, best friend and sorority sister Britney Nelson. They're so close, in fact, that they can't go "four hours in a day" without each other.
  Winona Daily News
Mindful, not fearful: WSU hosts active shooter presentation for students, faculty (10/22/15)
A school shooting can happen any day, any time, at any campus across the country — and has multiple times just this month, at colleges in Oregon, Arizona and Texas.
  Winona Daily News
WSU, Winona shows off composite engineering to international group (10/21/15)
Winona State University showed off its composite materials engineering program to an international audience Tuesday.
  Winona Daily News
WSU hears comments, concerns on plan to put baseball field on Southeast Tech (10/13/15)
Winona State University and Southeast Technical College representatives met with residents Tuesday night to pitch a new plan for WSU’s baseball field.
  Winona Daily News
The elephant on the stage: WSU opens play about intersections of humanity, animal abuse (10/13/15)
Winona State University’s theater department will present “Elephant’s Graveyard” by George Brant this week, opening Wednesday and running through Saturday. The play is based on the real event that took place in 1916 in Erwin, Tennessee, when a five-ton circus elephant named Mary was hanged after she killed one of her handlers. 
  Winona Daily News
Winona men rock red pumps to raise domestic violence awareness (10/10/15)
Male supporters donned high-heel shoes Saturday for the fourth annual Winona Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event hosted by Winona State’s RE Initiative in Winona.
  Winona Daily News
WSU employee honored for supporting National Guard member (10/2/15)
Winona State University employee Brian Kugel has received the Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for providing National Guard member Eric Hewitt support during an impending deployment.
  Post Bulletin
WSU to host debate about Confederate flag displays (10/2/15)
Following concerns from students and a high-profile incident in the community, Winona State University is finalizing plans for an "Oxford-style public debate" about the Confederate flag.
How innovative programs are opening pathways to good health-care jobs for inner-city youth (10/2/15)
On a summer morning, a gaggle of high school kids of all races and economic backgrounds swarm onto the Augsburg College campus in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood at an uncharacteristically early hour.
The Nursing Shortage: Where Are We Going to Find 1 Million New Nurses in the Next Five Years? (09/28/15)
The ACA established the National Healthcare Workforce Commission (NHWC), a 15-member committee tasked with identifying barriers in producing new healthcare workers to meet the growing demand.
  Post Bulletin
WSU wins trade award for success with international students (09/26/15)
There were five winners of the 2014 Governor's International Trade Award this year, and four of them were companies that export goods and services.
  Winona Daily News
WSU and Winona community come together for candy, beaded necklaces and Warrior pride at homecoming parade (09/26/15)
Child-like anticipation rattled through the crowd when the Winona police blared their sirens at the intersection of Broadway and Huff streets to kick off Winona State University’s annual homecoming parade on Saturday.
  Post Bulletin
Public gets close-up look at new STEM Village (09/22/15)
The STEM Village — a collaboration run by Winona State University, but housed at Rochester Community and Technical College's Heintz Center — opened Tuesday and will offer professional development for area educators and a lending library of STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — equipment.
  Winona Daily News
Seasoning before the soot: Winona firefighters practice on old buildings (09/22/15)
The Winona Fire Department has been holding practice exercises this week on houses owned by WSU and slated for demolition, with locations on the 600 block of Winona Street and the 200 block of West Belleview Street, as part of the ongoing pedestrian tunnels project, and the 300 block of Center Street, which will become part of the future Education Village.
  Winona Daily News
With Winona's Walk & Talk series, get active -- and learn (09/19/15)
On the surface, the Walk & Talk Series sounds simple. You walk. You talk. It’s a great way to pass the time or catch up with a friend.
  Winona Daily News
WSU pitches new plan for baseball field -- at Southeast Tech (09/18/15)
Winona State University has a new pitch for building a baseball field.
Syrian Winona State student seeks asylum in U.S., recounts experiences in midst of war (09/17/15)
Among the thousands of students at Winona State University, one has seen firsthand the roots of the biggest humanitarian crisis to hit Europe in decades.
  Post Bulletin
Rochester artist featured in WSU exhibit (09/10/15)
Cassandra Buck, a Rochester resident and middle school art teacher, is one of three emerging artists whose work is being featured at Winona State University's Paul Watkins Gallery.
  Winona Daily News
Selling visions, seeking funding: WSU pitches Education Village to state lawmakers (09/9/15)
Minnesota lawmakers with a say in the future funding of building projects across the state traveled Wednesday through southeast Minnesota, including a visit to Winona State University to learn about Education Village.
  Winona Daily News
Warrior Club seeks to grow, educate WSU supporters on its mission (09/8/15) 
Bartholomew and Warrior Club president Tom Wynn are on a mission to find other WSU supporters like that man who don’t know what the Warrior Club is all about.
  Winona Daily News
WSU freshman aims to give hope after fighting cancer (09/2/15) 
Alex Strelow fought cancer. Then she fought to define herself beyond it.
  Explore Minnesota
College Towns Genderate Excitement for the Arts (09/2/15) 
In smaller college towns throughout the state, students and faculty generate enough excitement for the arts to support destination-worthy galleries, museums, theater and more.
  Winona Post
WSU students acted as good neighbors (08/31/15) 
On last Saturday night as I sat on my front porch to play a board game with my wife, a young woman approached us to ask if we had seen someone run off with our children’s swing set. We looked and realized that it was, in fact, gone.
  Winona Daily News
Workforce is at the summit of Minnesota economic issues (08/18/15) 
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Winona State University and Merchants Bank to sponsor the 2015 Winona Economic Summit.
Training the teachers of tomorrow (08/25/15) 
As the new school year begins, it’s not just the students getting ready to head back to class. Student teachers are also gearing up for their first day.
  La Crosse Tribune
Science conference to shine international spotlight on La Crosse (08/24/15) 
Academics, scholars and river experts from more than 17 countries will descend on La Crosse beginning today to participate in the fourth biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science.
  Native News Online
Students to Premiere 2015 Navajo Oral History Documentary Film (08/20/15) 
The life stories of four Navajo elders are featured in student-made documentary films to be premiered at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona on Monday, Sept. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. in the College Museum on the fourth floor of the Ned Hatathli Center.
  Winona Daily News
WSU move-in day: New students slog through rain, prepare for school (08/18/15) 
Dark clouds, high humidity and a steady rainfall didn’t deter hundreds of eager freshmen and their families from making the trek to Winona for Winona State University’s annual move-in day on Tuesday morning.
Winona State coach Todd Eisner introduced (08/17/15) 
On Monday afternoon Todd Eisner was introduced as the 20th head coach in Winona St. history. Eisner has 17 years of head coaching experience at the NAIA level. He's won 417 games and has a .716 winning percentage, making him a top candidate for athletic director Eric Schoh.
Winona Daily News
WSU, Enlightened Equipment honored as breastfeeding - friendly businesses (08/10/15)
The Winona Breastfeeding Coalition has recognized two area businesses for their efforts in supporting lactating employees.

Fremont Tribune
Eisner leaving MU for Winona State (08/11/15)
Todd Eisner, who built Midland University into a NAIA basketball power, is leaving the school to become head coach at NCAA Division II Winona State.

Post Bulletin
Composite cluster arises in Winona (08/08/15)
Tucked along the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, this city of 28,000 serves as the scenic home of a cluster of high-tech industries.

Winona Daily News
Beyond imagination: Camp Invention wraps at WSU, where kids brainstorm and build (08/07/15)
In a Winona State University classroom Friday afternoon, 8-year-olds Lacy Brandes and Nathaniel Balci glued screws, batteries, feathers and disassembled DVD-player parts onto cardboard squares..

MPR News
In Winona, a surprising cluster of high-tech firms (08/07/15)
Tucked along the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, this city of 28,000 serves as the scenic home of a cluster of high-tech industries.

Winona Daily News
Finalist Bezold says WSU 'is a special place' (08/06/15)
In the days and weeks after he was fired from the only place he’s ever held a full-time job, Dave Bezold wasn’t in a good place.

Winona Post
Winonans dance for a cause (08/05/15)
Local celebrities have been hard at work for the last couple of weeks raising money and attending dance practice for the sixth annual Dancing with the Winona Stars.

Winona Daily News
Dave Bezold, Todd Eisner finalists for WSU men's basketball coach (08/04/15)
The next Winona State University men’s basketball coach will have plenty of experience.

Winona Daily News
Former WSU golfer Troy Merritt wins first PGA Tour event (08/02/15)
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on.
Former WSU golfer wins first PGA Tour event. (08/02/15)
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on.

Winona State Golfer Wins On "Walk-Off" (08/02/15)
He used to golf for Winona State University. Now, in the PGA, Troy Merritt got his first Tour victory Sunday.

Post Bulletin
Nature Nut: Retired teacher sets sights on trap shooting crown (07/31/15)
A local man is fine-tuning his eyes for a trip to Sparta, Ill., for the National Trap Shooting Championships.

Filmore County News Leader
Riceford revisited: Crew works to rebuild the banks of Riceford Creek (07/29/15)
Many areas of Houston and Fillmore counties are prone to flash flooding and when tons of water thunders down the valley of Riceford Creek, not much can stand in the way.

Alumni Spotlight - Travis Reese (07/28/15)
University Attended: Winona State University

Between the Lines: Nature and Friendship (07/25/15)
In 1981, James Armstrong was a young man just out of college. He had just started his career at the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo and was taking a night class to learn French.

Winona Daily News
Hearing the Voices series: Rasoga Samarasinghe: Finding independence, helping others (07/26/15)
Imagine having to leave behind year-round summer weather, beaches within walking distance and, most importantly, your entire life in order to begin a new one.

Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Career Step Partners with Winona State University to Offer Online Pharmacy Technician Career Training (07/08/15)
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Winona State University in Minnesota.

Winona Daily News
In Focus: Lake Lodge Recreation Center (06/26/15)
Lake Lodge employees, almost entirely college students majoring in recreation and tourism, get a chance to learn the skills they need firsthand and make a little money in the process.
Winona State duo competing for bass fishing national championship. (07/08/15)
Cade Laufenberg and Wyatt Stout are both Winona State University students set to compete at the Bassmaster 2015 Carhartt College National Championship in Stevens Point..

Winona Post
WSU baseball in Lake Park is 'dead' (07/08/15)
The concept of creating a Winona State University (WSU) baseball field in Lake Park is officially dead.
Students participate in College for Kids at Winona State University (07/09/15)
Students are participating in the 28th annual College for Kids event at Winona State University.

Winona Daily News
Hearing the Voices series: Dee Togbah: Thinking of the possibilities (06/25/15)
Dekermue “Dee” Togbah came to the United States from the African country of Liberia with his parents and 11 siblings when he was 10 years old.

Winona Post
River history runs deep (6/14/15)
Dick Karnath sat in a Coast Guard office and shaded in the sandbars with a yellow-colored pencil. He marked the wing dams in red and traced in dark blue the sailing lane that hugged one shore, now another, then went straight down the middle of the channel.

Post Bulletin
Austin school district addresses need for diverse staff with initiative (06/25/15)
AUSTIN — Forty-eight percent of Austin Public Schools' students are students of color, but more than 90 percent of the district's employees are white.

Post Bulletin
Greenspace: Winona group works to bring community solar to town (06/29/15)
For a group of citizens in Winona, it's time to turn the talk of a community solar gardens into the reality of renewable alternative energy.

Winona Daily News
Leaf says 'it's time' to step aside as WSU men's basketball coach. (06/26/15)
Mike Leaf stepped down as the men's basketball coach at Winona State on Friday. Leaf won two national titles and came seconds away from a third.

Winona Daily News
WSU to host tree and garden tours during Shakespeare festival (06/26/15)
The Winona State University Landscape Arboretum and the Great River Shakespeare Festival will host Tree and Garden Tours on the WSU campus every Saturday morning of the Great River Shakespeare Festival.

Mike Leaf resigns as Winona State head men’s basketball coach (06/26/15)
Mike Leaf resigns as Winona State head men's basketball coach, effective June 30.

Post Bulletin
Much more than just plays at Shakespeare Festival (06/25/15)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival is based at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Winona State University.

Post Bulletin
Winona State and WCHS offer boat tours (06/25/15)
Winona State University and the Winona County Historical Society are partnering to offer a series of educational boat tours aboard WSU's Cal Fremling floating interpretive center and classroom.

Winona Daily News
Miss Winona 2015, Brittany Moncrief, crowned in ceremony (06/25/15)
Brittany Moncrief was crowned Miss Winona 2015 at the Miss Winona Scholarship Pageant last Thursday.

Winona Daily News
What loves dares: GRSF returns with Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing (06/24/15)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival returns for its 12th season starting this weekend, with performers, stage designers, directors and coaches having descended on Winona starting in May from all over the country.

Sun Current
R-STEM teachers intern with Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota (06/16/15)
Teachers at Richfield STEM School are embarking this summer on an internship program with the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic.

GOFF Rugby Report
Winona Crowned Lakefront Champs (06/30/15)
The title required an overtime surge in the final, but it was well worth it, as Winona won the Lakefront 7s women’s division for the first time in its history.

Press Reader
Three inspiring people on St. Croix (06/18/15)
Dr. Tamara Berg, a professor at Winona State University has been visiting St. Croix...

Winona Daily News
New WSU golf coach happy to give his team Straight talk (06/15/15)
He’s carried the bag for professional golfers, NFL quarterbacks and a Hall of Fame catcher. He’s a pretty good golfer himself, but he’s even better at crawling inside the minds of those with better swings to help them take full advantage of their awesome talent. He’s an astute businessman, brought by a recruiter to help run Winona’s oldest company.

Star Tribune
US agency seeks mayfly observations from 'citizen scientists' at 240,000 acre wildlife refuge(06/15/14)
LA CROSSE, Wis. — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are recruiting "citizen scientists" to gather field data to help better predict when millions of the mayflies will swarm the banks of the Mississippi River.

Winona Post
The bonds of country and sisterhood (6/14/15)
For many Winonans, the term “sister city” conjures images of cherry blossoms, ancient temples and the friendly faces of the people of Misato, the Japanese town that whole-heartedly embraces its relationship with Winona, and vice versa.

Mississippi News Now
Students learn in floating classrooms on the Mississippi River(06/15/15)
Winona, MN (Mississippi News Now) - You've probably heard about virtual classrooms, but how about floating classrooms?

A university in MN turns classroom learning into a boat ride(06/15/15)
WINONA, MN (WCCO/CNN) - You've probably heard about virtual classrooms, but how about floating classrooms?

La Crosse Tribune
WWII sailor's letters find home at Winona State University(06/15/15)
Writing to his wife and daughter from a battleship in the South Pacific during World War II, Delmar Jack Laudon had no idea that his loving letters would be saved, forgotten, then brought to life in a Winona State University classroom 70 years later.

Winona Daily News
From normal school to WSU (06/11/15)
Founded less than three years after the City of Winona was incorporated, Winona State University has evolved from the first state normal school into a nationally recognized institution.

CBS Minnesota
Finding Minnesota: Winona State’s Floating Classroom(06/14/15)
Students in southeast Minnesota are using a new floating classroom on the Mississippi River to study everything from geology to performance arts.

Winona Daily News
Young Writers Conference: Grateful for writing and learning support (06/15/15)
Winona State University hosted the Young Writers’ Conference May 14-15. The annual conference drew more than 900 students in grades 3 to 8 from schools around the region.

Winona Daily News
WSU to host annual golf classic June 26 (06/14/15)
Winona State University Warrior Athletics will host the annual RTP-Merchants Bank Warrior Club Golf Classic.

Star Tribune
Minnesota state university students may see 3.4 percent tuition hike(06/15/14)
Students at Minnesota’s seven state universities would pay an average of $233 more in tuition starting this fall — 3.4 percent more than last year — under a proposal released Monday by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system.

Winona Post
WSU courses for young and old (6/14/15)
The Winona State University Retiree Center will host the fifth annual Grandparents University on June 25-26.

Winona Post
This summer, read local (6/08/15)
If you're still in search for your next summer read, look no further. Head into The Book Shelf, located on West Second Street and grab a copy of Kathy Peterson's new debut novel, "Summer for the Taking". "

Today Health
Woman misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy for 30 years gets relief from simple pill (06/03/15)
Jean Abbott thought her spastic movements and difficulties walking were caused by cerebral palsy. But then she met an insightful doctor who recognized what was really causing her problems and banished her symptoms with a simple daily pill.

Winona Daily News
WSU to host Dixieland Jazz workshop June 24-27 (6/03/15)
Winona State University will host the annual Dixieland Jazz Workshop June 24-27, co-sponsored by the Upper Mississippi Jazz Society.

Winona Daily News
Grant writing workshops at WSU in June (6/03/15)
The Arts Administration department at Winona State University will offer the two workshops: “Extreme Grant Writing” on June 6 and “Effective Grants Management” on June 20.

Best Places to Start a Business in Minnesota (06/01/15)
With a strong economy and highly educated workforce, the Gopher State is a solid place to start a business, a NerdWallet analysis has found.

Winona Daily News
Taking to the (unmanned) sky: WSU journalism department invests in drones (5/26/15)
Winona State University’s mass communications department has a new toy — a drone.

Post Bulletin
Pedestrians to go underground in Winona after fatalities (5/22/15)
A $6.5 million railroad safety project began last week near Winona State University after more than a decade of planning and coordination.

Winona Daily News
Years in making, WSU pedestrian tunnel project under way (5/14/15)
Construction is begi9nning this week on pedestrian tunnels under the Canadian Pacific rail line near Winona State University's main campus, a project the university has pursued for several years.

Winona Daily News
WSU looks for new ball field home; industrial park location likely out (5/18/15)
Winona State University is still looking for a place to build a baseball field, and recently a request to the Winona Port Authority to locate the field in the Riverbend industrial park on the east end.

CBS News
Winona State Alum on Today Show for Misdiagnosis(3/25/14)
Jean Sharon Abbott spent nearly all of her life believing she had an incurable condition that left her feeling "trapped" in her own body -- unaware that many of her symptoms could be easily treated with a pill.

Winona Daily News
Winona Health's community care receives state recognition (4/30/15)
The Minnesota Hospital Association has recognized Winona Health’s Community Care Network with the 2015 Community Benefit Award.

Post Bulletin
Winona State data science program opens new avenues (5/8/15)
Developed using input from area employers, Winona State University's new Data Science program aims to produce graduates ready for the workforce.

Winona Daily News
Reaching out across the world: Nepali WSU student fasts for earthquake victims (4/30/15)
As a gesture of solidarity, the 25-year-old Winona State University student began camping in the campus courtyard at 6 p.m. Wednesday and plans to stay until 6 p.m. today. He won’t eat during that time, since many of his people are short of food.”

Pioneer Press
Minnesota's challenges and MnSCU(4/29/15)
Minnesota has a challenge. In many ways, it can be a good problem to have. We have too many jobs and not enough highly educated, skilled workers and highly educated citizens. Within five years, fully 74 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require some post-secondary credentials. Higher education can solve Minnesota's challenge. But we, the Board of Trustees, the administration, the faculty, students and staff of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), can't solve the problem without help from the state.

Winona Daily News
WSU, W-K celebrate Arbor Day with plantings, events (4/25/15)
Washington-Kosciusko third-graders had a very important task ahead of them Friday morning: putting dirt around the roots of a brand-new tree at Winona State in celebration of Arbor Day.”

Winona Daily News
'It's my calling': WSU's Child Welfare program celebrates 10 years (4/25/15)
Winona State University is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Title IV-E Child Welfare Program — part of a consortium of seven public universities throughout the state offering similar programs — which trains and prepares students in the social work program to do just that.”

Winona Daily News
Beyond the label: WSU hosts celebration of disability culture (4/24/15)
Disability is something to be celebrated as part of life, not viewed as a negative thing.”

Winona Daily News
Sustain Winona awards environmental leaders (4/17/15)
Winona has quietly grown more environmentally-friendly over the last 10 years, thanks in part to a collaborative called Sustain Winona — along with the responsive community the group will be recognizing Friday.”

Winona Post
The courage to speak (4/16/15)
Nearly 100 students from universities across Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin came to Winona last weekend to work through the night combing through massive data sets from Fastenal as part of the WSU Mathematics and Statistics Department competition. Teams raced against the clock and competed amongst each other to find the most valuable insights hidden within seemingly endless spreadsheets."

Winona Daily News
Dysfunction at its finest: WSU finishes season with play about modern family (4/15/15)
Winona State University’s theater department is presenting “the epitome of family dysfunction” with the production of Tracy Letts’ dark comedy, “August: Osage County.”

Post Bulletin
Construction set to begin on career center (4/14/15)
The first phase of construction for a career and technical education center is on track and ready to begin this summer.

Winona Daily News
Crunching big data: WSU launches new undergrad data program, first in region (4/14/15)
Winona State University has launched a new program to help prepare graduates to get into the business of making sense of it all.

Winona Daily News
Project FINE, WSU, Vision Design Group collaborate on marketing seminar (4/14/15)
Project FINE, Winona State University's Marketing Department and Vision Design Group, all based in Winona, collaborated on a marketing seminar to enhance the knowledge of diverse business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The seminar took place Feb. 25.

Winona Daily News
Learning and playing: Winona-area families head out Saturday to Family Fun Day (4/11/15)
The sun was shining bright through the windows of Winona Middle School Saturday morning at the annual Family Fun Day and Summer Activities Fair, where parents perused various booths promoting event and camp opportunities being offered this summer and kids got a chance to play.

Winona Daily News
Conversations with the Fed: Minneapolis Federal Reserve president to speak in Winona (4/9/15)
Next Tuesday, an expert on that will be in town: the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Narayana Kocherlakota.

Winona Daily News
Jim Armstrong: Let's treat dandelions with some respect (4/1/15)
Spring is approaching, and soon the battle will be engaged between humans and dandelions.

Winona Daily News
Tapping their potential: Sports Mentorship Academy serves Winona youth (3/29/15)
Twenty shoes squeaked on the gym floor at the West End Recreation Center Tuesday afternoon in Winona, as 10 middle-school boys practiced shooting, passing, layups and free throws.

Winona Daily News
'Trademark joy and pizzazz': Retired WSU theater prof Fusillo wins national award (3/28/15)
When Vivian Fusillo got a call telling her she had been nominated for a Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award, she didn’t believe it.

Winona Post
The courage to speak (3/26/15)
It is rare for the victims of child abuse or domestic violence to speak publicly about the trauma they experienced, but victims are out there. At virtually every one of her shows, someone will come up to Minnesota artist Shirl Chouinard and quietly tell her, "This happened to me, too."

Winona Radio
WSU-Xcel Award (3/13/15)
Xcel Energy recognized six varying-size businesses in Minnesota for outstanding energy-saving work during their annual Energy Efficiency Expo in St. Paul last week.

Winona Daily News
'Pushing against something': Character finds courage to leave in Winona author's third novel (3/13/15)
Winona State University professor Elizabeth Oness was in the middle of a long, boring road trip through Ohio in the early 2000s when she and her husband and young son stopped at a rest area just off the interstate.

Post Bulletin
Greenspace: Winona State slam dunks collegiate Green challenge (3/10/15)
If you attended the Jan. 30 Winona State women's basketball game, not only did you witness a thrilling win by the Warriors, you took part in a victory for our environment.

Winona Daily News
Challenge accepted: WSU rock climbing wall opening this month (3/10/15)
Katie Kop smiled as her feet hit the ground beneath the new 28-foot climbing wall at Winona State’s Wabasha Recreation Center. She gave her belayer, student intern Joseph Rothing, a high five and began untying the climbing rope from her harness.

Winona State University restores arboretum (3/9/15)
As the weather gets warmer, trees on Winona State University's campus are getting some special attention.

Winona Daily News
WSU students look to confront Islam myths (2/28/15)
Winona State University student Momin Choudhry realizes why many Americans carry misperceptions about the religion. So he and others Muslim WSU students want to help clear them up.

Winona Post
World explored at FRFF (2/25/15)
The auditorium was suddenly filled with raised hands when volunteer Doug Nopar asked, "Who has had Lyme's disease or had an immediate family member with Lyme's?" Director Ryszard Hunka fielded questions from those sufferers after the screening of his film on the disease at the Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF) last weekend.

Winona Daily News
Q&A: Marketplace Money's Chris Farrell on 'The New Frugality', Winona visit (2/22/15)
Being frugal isn’t the same as being cheap. Rather, Chris Farrell, economics editor of American Public Media’s “Marketplace Money,” argues that being frugal is about being mindful with money.

Winona Post
'The Other America' (2/16/15)
The "other America" is a lot like the United States of America. It has the same geography and demographics — even the cities are identical, down to the busy Main Streets of small towns.

Winona Daily News
Friday Q&A: Tarrell Portman on the development of Education Village (2/13/15)
Tarrell Portman has been a teacher, a school counselor, and a professor of education. She's worked with students with special needs and in gifted and talented education.

Winona Daily News
Photos: On the Pacific Challenge (2/15/15)
While growing up, traveling was a big part of my life, so I’m always looking for the next big trip to go on.

Winona Daily News
WSU establishes Recovery Warriors, receives $10K grant (2/12/15)
Winona State University has been awarded a $10,000 grant to assist students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors. The grant was awarded through Transforming Youth Recovery, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013.

Winona Daily News
In-home innovations: Winona Health's Community Care Network reaches at-risk populations (2/12/15)
Until last summer, 61-year-old Tom Aeling found himself in a hospital bed at Winona Health far too often.

Winona Post
WSU Students in motion (2/09/15)
A quarter of a century — that’s how long Winona State University’s (WSU) Dancescape program has been wowing audiences with modern and contemporary dance. Students flit through the air, spin, crawl, all telling a story through motion.

Winona Daily News
Reading the future: Winona panel discussion Tuesday on the longevity of the book (1/31/15)
Given the rise of e-books and e-readers, coupled with a population that seems to read less and less, the future of the humble hardcover might seem dubious.

Winona Daily News
Dancing like butterflies: Students and teachers learn African song and dance (2/1/15)
Winona State students and area educators learned how to “dance like butterflies” Saturday morning.

Post Bulletin
Kids keep King's dream alive (1/19/15)
Music, poetry, dance and testimonials highlighted a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration service on Sunday.

Winona Daily News
Legislature considers full funding for WSU's Education Village (1/17/15)
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System has given a boost to Winona State University’s Education Village, by placing it high on its list of projects for 2015.

Winona Daily News
Retreat to offer healing practices for young adults Jan. 31 at SMU (1/15/15)
Retreat to offer healing practices for young adults Jan. 31 at SMU.

St. Charles Elementary unveils new mural created by students (1/09/15)
Students in St. Charles got an exciting surprise Friday afternoon when a mural in their auditorium is finally unveiled after months of work..

Winona Daily News
The journey's not over: Freedom Rider to speak at WSU Tuesday as part of MLK events (1/16/15)
Seventy-four-year-old David Dennis was born on a plantation, and growing up in northern Louisiana, he was taught to never look at a white woman, never disrespect a white person, and never even think of sitting anywhere other than the back of the bus.

Winona Daily News
Group working to resurrect old St. Teresa planetarium(1/07/15)
Did you know that Winona has a planetarium? A group of faculty and administrators from local schools recently gathered to explore how a hidden gem on the former College of St. Teresa campus, now home of Cotter Schools, could be brought to new life.

Winona Post
Student sculpt change(1/07/15)
The goal of a Winona State University (WSU) student-led initiative is to increase inclusion of Native American culture on campus by creating a learning garden near the “End of the Trail” statue on the WSU campus.

Winona Daily News
WSU women's rugby club making a name for itself(1/05/15)
When people think of Winona State University athletics, rugby doesn’t seem to come to mind right away, if at all. The Winona State Rugby Club women’s team is well on its way to changing that.

Winona Daily News
WACS students experiment with fruit(12/26/14)
Winona State University chemistry professor Jeanne Franz visited with the students to demonstrate how, with enough connections, lemons can actually power common household light bulbs.

Winona Daily News
Laird-Norton considering gifting downtown building to WSU(12/06/14)
The historic building on Fifth Street next to the Masonic Temple in downtown Winona could become the city’s next public art gallery and host space for the Winona State University art department.

Virtual Strategy Magazine
Ultimate Spelling Developer Applauds Winona State University's Technology For Movement Act(12/03/14)
Ultimate Spelling designer eReflect says that Winona State University’s Technology For Movement Act is a groundbreaking, much-needed initiative that more schools could benefit from implementing.

La Crosse Tribune
Coach, teammates remember WSU student who died in work accident(12/03/14)
A Winona State University student and gymnast who died late Monday at a Fountain City restaurant was remembered Tuesday for her warm, outgoing personality, a smile that brightened the darkest room and the competitive drive she’d use to encourage her teammates.

Winona Daily News
Caring for outcasts: Area nurse shares her Ebola experience at WSU(11/25/14)
Hanson, who has been an emergency room nurse for 30 years and works at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, told her story to students and community members at Winona State University Monday morning.

Winona Daily News
Friday Q&A: Kendra Weber, community liaison at Winona State University(11/21/14)
If Winona has seemed a little cleaner lately, a thanks to Kendra Weber may be in order.

Winona Daily News
Building better neighbors: New WSU community meeting aims to build conversation with residents(11/19/14)
When a good neighbor is about to do some tree trimming or repair a fence, he or she reaches out to other neighbors to talk about it first.

Winona Daily News
Germaphobes, spoiler alert: WSU presentation to suggest not all bacteria is bad(11/19/14)
It’s Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, and two Winona State professors hope to spread the word about antibiotics overuse at a free public lecture tonight.

Winona Daily News
‘Big bowl of nostalgia’: WSU opens play about family road trip(11/18/14)
Winona State University’s theater department is serving up “a big heaping bowl of nostalgia” with the production of Tim Clue and Spike Manton’s comedy, “Leaving Iowa.”

Winona Daily News
WSU students to teach lessons from summer civil rights trip(11/18/14)
Eighteen Winona State University students traveled south in June to learn about key events and characters of the civil rights movement on the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, and will share experiences of the journey at a special public Thursday evening event.

La Crosse Tribune
Students show off work, research at Seven Rivers symposium(11/15/14)
Nelson, along with more than 200 students from the tri-state area, were on the Viterbo campus Friday to share the work they have done in fields from biology to nutrition science as part of this year’s Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Post Bulletin
MnSCU chancellor defends 'Charting the Future'(11/13/14)
With no-confidence votes piling up from faculty and student groups, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone took his case to a Winona State University student group to address charges that a long-term planning process has lacked transparency and trust.

Winona Daily News
Growing a movement, one sprout at a time: Urban farmer Will Allen to speak in Winona Thursday(11/13/14)
Allen, 65, is the founder and CEO of Growing Power, an organization in inner-city Milwaukee that has become a leader in the movement toward a sustainable, just food system. He’ll present a free public lecture as part of Winona State University’s Lyceum series Thursday evening.

Winona Daily News
Healing retreat designed to help Winona teens work through grief(11/07/14)
Winona State University social worker Eunie Alsaker and long-time Winona Area Hospice Services volunteer and board member Virginia Laken know this.

MPR News
Art Hounds: Ragamala, Dan Israel, Shakespeare's songs(11/06/14)
A self-described "Shakespeare geek," Peterson is looking forward to "The Food of Love: Shakespeare and His Songs." The concert is a collaboration between the Great River Shakespeare Festival and Rochester's Choral Arts Ensemble..

Winona Daily News
Lifelong mentoring: Tireless WSU administrator put students, family first(11/02/14)
Whether he was inviting a miscreant student into his office for a little talking-to or trolling the backwaters to scare out some game, John “Jack” Galvin Kane’s life was characterized by a deep loyalty to his family, his students, and his community.

Winona State offers interactive floating classroom(10/31/14)
Winona State University has a unique resource to offer students and anyone else interested in the Mississippi River: a floating classroom.

Winona Daily News
Lessons Learned From An Award Winning Coach(10/31/14)
Tom Sawyer, the Dean of NSIC head coaches is the winningest football coach in Winona State University history. I wondered what lessons CEO’s could learn from him. The short answer: plenty.

Winona Post
Finding beauty in grief(10/29/14)
On Saturday, November 15, from 9am to 3:30pm, Winona Health, Live Well Winona and Winona State University (WSU) counseling services are offering a healing retreat for high school students in grades nine through 12.

La Crosse Tribune
DFL candidates urge turnout during bus tour(10/30/14)
They may have been preaching to a choir, but six Minnesota DFL candidates urged a group of enthusiastic students and community members at Winona State Wednesday evening to get out and vote in next week’s elections.

Boat Tour of Winona Bridge Project(10/29/14)
Winona area residents had a unique opportunity to get an up close view of the Winona bridge project.

News 8000
Father, son inducted into 2014 Warrior Hall of Fame class(10/27/14)
And at Winona State University, a storied Warrior football program produces the bond of a Father and Son, and a position Wide Receiver. The bond goes much deeper than the record books though for Chris and Dan Samp.

Winona Daily News
Winona State University celebrates an "Out of this World" homecoming(10/26/14)
Both sides of Huff Street were packed with people sporting purple Warrior gear for Winona State University’s homecoming parade on Saturday.

Fox 47
Number of adult learners on the rise(10/22/14)
While most mothers across the area are dropping their kids off at school, Ann Marie Gullickson is enrolled in classes right alongside her daughter at Rochester Community and Technical College.

Star Tribune
Ansel Adams' son, Michael, to discuss photographer in Winona(10/21/14)
Dr. Adams will recount his father's life and career starting with his childhood, obsessions with piano and photography, his climbing and camping in Yosemite, and the background of "Moonrise, Hernandez," one of his most famous photos.

Winona Daily News
Joe Reed and Tracy Rahim: Enjoy WSU parade and tailgate party(10/21/14)
Winona State University celebrates homecoming this weekend with the theme of “WSU Warriors are Out of this World.”

Winona Daily News
Want to see the new Winona bridge construction? Get on the boat(10/20/14)
Tickets are on sale for the public to get its first on-the-water glimpse Oct. 29 of early progress of the Winona bridge construction, with a boat tour led by Minnesota Department of Transportation Project Manager Terry Ward.

Winona Daily News
From iPads to life skills, Winona P.E. teachers find new ways to inspire activity in students(10/19/14)
Every Friday, WSU’s McCown Gym gets a major makeover. The regulation-size equipment disappears, and colorful cones, balls, obstacles, hula hoops, and bean bags take their place.

Winona Radio
WSU-Education Village(10/19/14)
Winona State University has hired an internationally-known architectural firm to begin designing and planning for its future Education Village.

Winona Daily News
An aperture remains: Reading series, lecture focus on suicide(10/17/14)
After his brother’s suicide, Matt Rasmussen started writing poems.

Winona Post
WSU embraces First-Gen Warriors(10/16/14)
For many students, the college application process is daunting and confusing. However, for students whose parents haven’t been through the process themselves, applying for college and financial support can prove to be even more difficult.

Winona Daily News
WSU opens musical featuring famous and would-be killers(10/14/14)
Winona State University’s theater department is starting the season with a bang – literally – with the production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, “Assassins.”

Winona Post
Sheriff candidates talk media relations(10/13/14)
The relationship between the Winona County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and the press was highlighted at a sheriff’s forum held by Winona State University’s (WSU) Society for Collegiate Journalists this past Thursday afternoon.

Winona Post
Through the eyes of his son(10/13/14)
Ansel Adams photography coming to Winona.

Winona Daily News
Scott R. Olson: Partnership benefits WSU, city residents(10/12/14)
The proposed partnership between Winona State University and the city of Winona to revitalize Bambenek Field 2 in East Lake Park has generated a lot of discussion in Winona.

Winona Daily News
A daily hop, skip and jump away: WAPS elementary students mark Walk to School Day(10/9/14)
Even before the sun had fully risen Wednesday, Jefferson Elementary STEM School students and families had begun to gather in the John Nett Rec Center parking lot.

Post Bulletin
Winona State to honor 8 during homecoming week(10/10/14)
Eight Winona State University alums and faculty members will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Awards Oct. 24 during Homecoming Week.

New Strain of Cranberries Being Tested in Minn.(10/10/14)
This fall, it's not just the leaves that are changing in Minnesota. The cranberries are changing too.

Winona Post
Students transform Kryszko(10/8/14)
The new addition and renovated space in Winona State University (WSU) Kryzsko Commons is abuzz with students milling about; some are studying diligently in the re-done Baldwin Lounge, while others relax on plush purple chairs in the added space directly across and below.

Winona Daily News
Former WSU standout Smith joins Leaf's staff as assistant(10/4/14)
Smith, one of the best to ever put on a WSU basketball uniform, returns to the program this season as an assistant coach. He’ll join his old point guard — Zach Malvik — on Mike Leaf’s staff.

Winona Daily News
Fighting hunger and kindling hope: volunteers young and old pack food for Feed My Starving Children(10/5/14)
Over 500 Winona-area volunteers fought world hunger on Saturday by participating in the Feed My Starving Children MoblePack event hosted by the Winona Rotary Club.

Winona Radio
WSU-Education Village(10/5/14)
Another step has been taken in Winona State University's quest to establish an Education Village on its campus.

Mankato Free Press
MnSCU launch workforce development initiative(10/2/14)
Ecumen, which operates in several rural Minnesota communities, is teaming up with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to implement the new program, to be called Ecumen Scholars.

Winona Daily News
Convenience is key(10/3/14)
“A chair says we care,” said Jana Craft, an assistant professor of business administration and human resource management at Winona State University.

Winona Daily News
Curious about cranberries? So are WSU scientists(10/3/14)
A group of Winona State University biology students and professor Ted Wilson are doing a clinical study to test a new variety of cranberry, being developed through Rutgers University, that’s naturally sweeter.

La Crosse Tribune
Onalaska schools get changes in leadership(10/2/14)
Two Onalaska schools have new administrators this year.

Luxan Academy of Fine Arts
Second Media Animation Academy and American College Students exchange ideas Workshop concluded(10/1/14)
WSU Professor Chun Lok Mah led students in a travel study at the Luxan Academy. (Translation available).

Minnesota Public Radio
Winona State's new floating classroom gives students close look at Mississippi(10/1/14)
Named after Cal Fremling, a late fisheries biology professor who spent much of his career studying the Mississippi River, the vessel will offer teachers and students a close look at the river — and its ecosystem.

Winona Radio
WSU-Distinguished Alumni Award(10/1/14)
Retired Winona Area Public School Superintendent Scott Hannon will be honored by Winona State University on October 24th as part of the school's homecoming festivities.

Winona Daily News
The depth of balance(9/28/14)
Wilkinson has served the Winona community for nearly 50 years. Beneath his eccentric exterior is a man who’s experienced both life’s greatest triumphs and its cruelest tragedies.

Winona Post
Pieces of the moon(9/25/14)
For the past two weeks WSU has served as the temporary home for some of the most priceless rocks, perhaps the oldest known to man, even though the tiny bits and pieces comprised of minerals are not even from this planet.

Winona Daily News
Humble Gerts named to prestigious AFCA Good Works team(9/24/14)
Gerts, a fifth-year senior and one of the Warriors captains, was named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team on Tuesday.

Winona Daily News
'What the Frack' activist speaks at WSU(9/23/14)
With the New York City climate march fresh in her mind, community organizer and activist Julia Walsh wants to bring a beyond-the-backyard perspective on fracking to Winona.

Winona Daily News
Moon rocks provide out-of-this-world learning experience for WSU students(9/19/14)
The lab samples Winona State University professor Jennifer Anderson used in her classes this week weren’t shipped Fedex. Instead, they traveled nearly 240,000 miles, collected from the lunar surface by the Apollo missions and then loaned out to university classrooms by NASA in the decades since.

Winona Daily News
WSU football players visit Gavin Quimby, aka Super Gav(9/13/14)
Winona State University football players Aaron Anderson-Walker and Larry Mbayu traveled to the Ronald McDonald House of Minneapolis on Sept. 6 to visit Gavin Quimby.

Winona Daily News
John Casper Jr.: Emotional Warriors to play in Afryl's memory(9/13/14)
More than 100 Winona State football players will honor a teammate they’ve never played with but a friend they’ll never forget, both with his number on the back of their helmet and his passion for the game burned deep in their souls.

Fishing League Worldwide
Winona State University Wins FLW College Fishing Central Conference Invitational On Kentucky Lake(9/14/14)
The Winona State University team of Cade Laufenberg of Stoddard, Wis., and Wyatt Stout of Winona, Minn., won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference Invitational tournament on Kentucky Lake Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce.
Former WSU football player continues giving after death(9/13/14)
Winona State University played it's first home football game Saturday and it kicked off by honoring a player who wasn't in the lineup.

Winona Radio
WSU, SMU Ranked(9/10/14)
WSU holds strong as the second highest public university in Minnesota.

Winona Daily News
Headed to a Winona library this weekend? Get ready to swim(9/9/14)
But this Saturday, the Floating Library will shove off from the shores of Lake Winona for a day. It’s a specially designed raft featuring books made and donated by artists.

Winona Daily News
A river ride back in time(9/6/14)
This fall the Winona County Historical Society is introducing something new to its educational programs: history lessons on a boat.

Post Bulletin
Greenspace: Winona State racks up another Green award(9/2/14)
Just in time to start a year of thinking about sustainability, Winona State University has again been named to the prestigious Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges.

Winona Daily News
How is college financial aid figured?(8/31/14)
While tuition gets the most focus when it comes to paying for college, it’s just one part of the cost.

Winona Daily News
WSU preschool prepping for opening at W-K(8/31/14)
The start date has been delayed, but don’t think the excitement has waned for the new Winona State University Children’s Center site at Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School.

Winona Daily News
Former Vice President Awarded Friend of CGMC(8/30/14)
Gary Evans, former president and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications and a former vice president at Winona State University, received the “Friend of the CGMC” Award from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Aug. 21 during the coalition’s summer conference in Rochester.

The Chatfield News
New kindergarten teacher always knew she would teach(8/26/14)
Kristine Swenson’s going back to kindergarten. She’s an alum of the Mabel-Canton class of 2009, as well as of the WSU class of 2013, with degrees in elementary and early childhood education and a minor in music.

Winona Daily News
Joel Filmore: Life journey offers perspective on race(8/27/14)
Like many Americans, I’ve been following the events in Ferguson, Mo., as they have played out on the news, in the blogs and in the newspapers. At first with stunned amazement, then sadness, and finally with apathy, but probably not for the reasons you might think. I don’t live in Ferguson, I’ve never been to Ferguson, and I don’t know anyone who ever has been to Ferguson ... but I am a black man.

Austin Daily Herald
Teaching degree program in second year(8/26/14)
With Riverland Community College’s start to the 2014-15 school year Monday, the college, Austin Public Schools and Winona State University have come into the second year of the four-year teaching-degree program in Austin.

Winona State University implements bystander intervention program(8/21/14)
Winona State University received a grant from the Department of Justice to be one of the few schools in the country to rejuvenate a gender-based violence prevention program with emphasis on bystander intervention.

Winona Daily News
Smooth sailing for move-in at WSU's West Campus(8/21/14)
Long drives, lost identification cards and the threat of rain couldn’t derail move-in day for Winona State University students living on the West Campus.

Child protection training held in Winona(8/19/14)
People from around the country are at the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center at Winona State University for a three day class.

Move-in day at Winona State University(8/19/14)
Winona State University students reached a major milestone on Tuesday as this year's “Welcome Week” kicked-off with move-in day.

Winona Daily News
WSU's Ryan Gerts proves to be role model on, off field(8/15/14)
Being a leader is nothing new to Ryan Gerts. But being a senior leader who knows his time wearing the purple and white is coming to an end? That’s a different story.

Winona Post
WSU minor among best in nation(8/13/14)
The professional selling minor at Winona State University (WSU) is quickly becoming one of the most sought after programs within WSU’s School of Business.

Post Bulletin
Weber joins Winona State(8/14/14)
Former University of Minnesota-Rochester employee Kendra Weber has been given the task of connecting Winona State University with the Winona community.

Winona Daily News
WSU Alum Is Winona’s Chauffeur(8/11/14)
The Trester Trolley has become one of Winona’s newest icons, driven by one of the city’s older faces — Clarence Russell.

Winona Daily News
Making sure it was done right: WSU professor, philanthropist hid big heart with gruff exterior(8/10/14)
Despite a rough exterior, Ervin touched the lives of many, including a large extended family and many in the Winona community.

Winona Daily News
Leaving a lifestyle and legacy: WSU children's center co-founder, teacher says goodbye -- for now(8/8/14)
The 4- and 5-year-olds in Barb Nagel’s preschool class had plenty to catch their attention Thursday morning in the classroom tucked into a corner of the Winona State University Children’s Center.

Winona Daily News
End of the river: Winona-area veteran finishes paddle down Mississippi(8/8/14)
Winona State University student and Afghanistan veteran Joshua Ploetz has finished his epic paddle down the Mississippi River, from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico.

MSN News
End of the river: Winona-area veteran finishes paddle down Mississippi(8/7/14)
A former Marine with PTSD paddled the length of the mighty Mississippi in a canoe to clear his head and calm his demons from the war in Afghanistan.

Post Bulletin
Star Wars passion: Collectibles business grows from parents' basement to global leader(8/4/14)
Two decades after starting a collectibles business — Brian's Toys — from his parents' basement as a high school student, the 37-year-old father of two recently crossed the $5 million threshold in annual sales.

Winona Daily News
Having fun while giving back: Young Winona resident already deeply connected to volunteerism(8/4/14)
Caitlin Courtney, 21, a recent Winona State university graduate, her priorities were also volunteering throughout her undergraduate years.

Winona Daily News
WSU appoints interim land steward(7/31/14)
Kim Evenson will be WSU's interim land steward for the coming school year.

Winona Daily News
Seeding new ideas: WSU professor hopes to expand farming education in Panama(7/31/14)
Bruno Borsari will be returning to his roots and learning about a new culture this coming academic year.

Winona Daily News
Singing success: Grace Place founder brings early-childhood classes to Maplewood Townhomes(7/30/14)
Grace Place founder Carla Burton wants nothing but success for children and their families.

Winona Daily News
WSU professor receives national athletic trainer award(7/30/14)
Winona State University Professor Brian Zeller has been awarded a National Athletic Trainers' Association 2014 Athletic Trainer Service Award.

Post Bulletin
Tipsheet: Back to the bard(7/29/14)
With the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona in its final week, there are two chances on Wednesday to take a drive to see the plays.

Miniature scientists launch some rockets over at Riverside Central Elementary School(7/24/14)
Astronauts, archaeologists and solar energy scientists-in-training were all hard at work today in their last day of a very unique camp with Winona State University-Rochester education program.

Winona Daily News
A stitch in time turns a dime: Raffle open for GRSF quilt, threaded with festival's past(7/24/14)
Season 11 of the Great River Shakespeare Festival is well under way, but pieces of plays from past seasons still linger in the Performing Arts Center at Winona State University.

'Scrubs Camp' Aims to Put Minnesota's Doctors of the Future on Right Path(7/23/14)
The camp, which is being held on St. Paul College's campus, is hands-on. Students learn CPR, how to hook a patient up to an IV, how to deal with various injuries.

STEM Program Prepares Kids for the Future(7/22/14)
What do you want to be when you grow up? Kids always hear this question while growing up.

Winona Daily News
In 'Hamlet,' GRSF actor tackles death, spirituality--and lots of judgment(7/18/14)
Carlson, an actor with the Great River Shakespeare Festival since 2006 and theater teacher at the University of Texas at Austin, stars as the lead in this season’s production of “Hamlet.”

Winona Daily News
'Getting back more than you give': Winona's Vicki Decker models volunteerism(7/7/14)
Vicki Decker, co-founder of Women in Business and a volunteer for a number of area organizations.

Winona Daily News
GRSF has July 4 weekend events(7/3/14)
Great River Shakespeare Festival has a full slate of events for the Fourth of July weekend.

Twin Cities
Great River Shakespeare Festival opens with fun and funny 'Merry Wives'(6/30/14)
Those who find the works of William Shakespeare inaccessible are advised to hop into their cars and head south on Highway 61 this summer.

Winona Daily News
Register now for WSU's annual College for Kids(6/29/14)
Registration for Winona State University's annual College for Kids is open now through June 27.

Winona Daily News
Misato student ambassador returns to attend WSU(6/28/14)
Mami Kudo from Misato, Japan, a high school ambassador to sister city Winona, returned to Winona last week to begin studies in the English Language Center at WSU through December.

Winona Daily News
Hands-on health: Students explore careers, and noses and veins, at Scrubs Camp(6/27/14)
Josh Schmelzer held up a flexible orange nasal tube in front of a group of purple-scrubbed high-school students at Winona Health Thursday afternoon.

Winona Daily News
An 'eclectic identity': Beethoven is back with wide variety of performers(6/27/14)
The energy that accompanies the Minnesota Beethoven Festival every year is already palpable for Ned Kirk, the festival’s artistic director.

Winona Daily News
WSU names next advancement VP(6/24/14)
Winona State University officials looked outward to find the university’s new vice president of advancement.

Winona Daily News
Gary Evans: Community response was above and beyond(6/22/14)
When we began planning the christening of the new floating classroom to be known as the Cal Fremling, I was the first to tease my colleagues about over-planning when I heard they had ordered root beer floats for 500.

Winona Daily News
Annual Winona Dixieland Festival announces performers(6/20/14)
The Upper Mississippi Jazz Society has announced the selection of performers for the annual Dixieland Festival in Winona, set for June 28.

Post Bulletin
Marine veteran paddles off the war on Mississippi(6/19/14)
On a recent day at a campsite west of Bemidji, Joshua Ploetz was getting ready to leave for another day of paddling the length of the Mississippi River, a trek he began May 19 and expects to complete this August.

WSU’s floating classroom “Cal Fremling” now home in Winona(6/17/14)
Winona State University’s floating classroom, the Cal Fremling, was delivered to Winona last week, making its maiden voyage from La Crosse to its home port.

Winona Daily News
'Experiencing history': WSU students to revisit Freedom Summer on 50th anniversary(6/17/14)
The students will visit historic sites in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama, meet with surviving veterans of the movement, and work on group projects and presentations dissecting civil rights events and the response.

Winona Daily News
Winona Early Childhood Initiative grants $10,000 to area programs(6/17/14)
The Winona Early Childhood Initiative has provided, in its first public grant cycle, $10,000 to area programs and organizations that serve early-childhood needs.

Post Bulletin
Winona State president wows campus radio listeners(6/17/14)
To the uninitiated listener, it's probably easy to miss. But those attuned to WSU President Scott Olson's musical tastes know that whenever he gives a major speech, somewhere in the body of his remarks will be a lyric by Bruce Springsteen.

Veteran Paddling Down Mississippi to Raise PTSD Awareness(6/16/14)
Winona State student and St. Charles native, Josh Ploetz, suffered from PTSD after serving in the marine corps for almost eight years.

Wisconsin Public Radio
How The War On Obesity Hurts Women And Children(6/10/14)
Obesity is now referred to as a disease in the medical community, and Joy Cardin’s guest says the struggle to cure obesity victimizes women and children.

Winona Daily News
Climbing on up: New outdoor recreation center opens in Winona(6/10/14)
With a new space and a stack of stand-up paddleboards, Winona State’s Outdoor Education and Recreation Center is opening to the community this summer.

Winona Daily News
89-year-old WWII vet, turret gunner to speak tonight at WSU(6/9/14)
Spend an evening with Doug Ward, an 89-year-old World War II vet, tonight at 7 p.m. at Winona State University.

La Crosse Tribune
The Cal Fremling, WSU's floating classroom arrives in Winona(6/7/14)
Cal Fremling must have been looking down on his namesake as it chugged its way up the Mississippi River on Friday.

Winona Daily News
WSU to host alumni author Brian Krans June 10(6/6/14)
WSU will host graduate and author Brian Krans at 7 p.m. June 10 on the first floor of the Darrell Krueger Library for a book reading and signing of his third novel, "Assault Rifles & Pedophiles: An American Love Story."

WSU dedicates 'floating classroom'(6/6/14)
As the Cal Fremling, Winona State University's new floating classroom, was driven up the Mississippi River on Friday for its dedication, it made big ripples in the water.

WSU’s floating classroom to be christened tomorrow(6/5/14)
The public is invited to attend a special dedication and christening ceremony for Winona State University’s new floating classroom, “The Cal Fremling.”

Winona Daily News
2014 GRSF Concerts on the Green lineup announced(6/5/14)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival announced the 2014 Concerts on the Green schedule Wednesday, which features Chastity Brown, Mike Munson and a variety of folk, rock and bluegrass-oriented groups.

Winona Daily News
Volunteer of the Month: Red Cross' Tom Lee helps wherever needed(6/2/14)
The June Volunteer of the Month, working in his capacity as an American Red Cross disaster relief volunteer, traveled the country to help wherever needed.

Winona State tests their "floating classroom"(5/29/14)
It was an exciting day for Winona State University as their newest classroom makes it one step closer to setting sail.

Winona Post
WSU announces new dean of education(5/28/14)
Winona State University announces the appointment of Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman to the position of Dean of the College of Education.

Education Village Project gets historic schoolhouse(5/27/14)
Last week, a 150 year-old, one-room schoolhouse made a new home on the Winona State University Campus.

Winona remembers those who gave all(5/27/14)
Hundreds gathered in Winona’s Veteran’s Memorial Park Monday morning to remember those who fell in battle and those who served in America’s military.

Winona Daily News
Maggie Modjeski: The war came home with this soldier(5/26/14)
What are your plans this Memorial Day weekend — a picnic, a round of golf or maybe camping? For Winona State University student and St. Charles native Josh Ploetz, it will be paddling down the Mississippi River.

Winona Daily News
Ron and Jean Ready: City should OK WSU's ballpark plan(5/25/14)
What do we have to lose? Winona State University will spend more than $5 million to improve the site, and the city will still own and be able to use the fields.

iCan Bike teaches disabled to ride a bike in Winona(5/23/14)
A recent Winona State University grad working through the iCan Bike program is helping teach disabled children and adults how to ride a bike.

iCan Bike teaches disabled to ride a bike in Winona(5/23/14)
A recent Winona State University grad working through the iCan Bike program is helping teach disabled children and adults how to ride a bike.

Winona Daily News
Little old schoolhouse, new campus: WSU takes over former Arches Museum building(5/23/14)
Winona State University’s $24.6 million Education Village project and revamping of the teacher education program may be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t mean the university has forgotten its roots.

Winona Daily News
Learning to ride, and loving it: Camp at WSHS helps kids cruise on two wheels(5/22/14)
The fact that 7-year-old Oliver Montgomery had trouble getting past his training wheels didn’t stop him from cruising around the Winona Senior High School gymnasium Wednesday evening.

Winona State narrows VP search to four candidates(5/21/14)
Last week Winona State University interviewed candidates to be the next Vice President for University Advancement.

A new way of teaching teachers(5/16/14)
When Nancy Eckerson, chairwoman of Winona State University-Rochester's education department, and a colleague set out to redesign its teacher-education program five years ago, it was in response to "some very specific issues" in the Rochester area.

News 8000
Winona State University to create $24.6 million 'Education Village'(5/16/14)
Winona State University could receive nearly $6 million for a new facility dedicated to teaching.

Winona State teacher training starts in front of classroom(5/16/14)
Most student educators get the bulk of those experiences at the student-teacher phase near the end of their training, but Spavin was writing lesson plans and teaching at the start.

Fox 47
Local Marine embarks on epic Mississippi River journey(5/15/14)
One local veteran is set to embark on a colossal challenge across the largest river in North America- all to raise money, support, and awareness for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.

Winona Daily News
WSU in line for $5.9M from state for Education Village(5/14/14)
Winona State University would be in line to receive $5.9 million in funding for its Education Village project, under a state construction bill compromise announced Wednesday at the state Legislature.

Winona Post
The magic of memories (5/14/14)
For Sally Mathews Inglett, watching her mother Nancy slip into the successive stages of Alzheimer’s Disease was like sitting through a long, melancholy film.

Winona Daily News
A thing of beauty: WSU announces fund to support arboretum, outdoors improvements(4/26/14)
When Moonyeen Holle came to Winona State University in her 20s, she had to give a speech for a class. She fainted -- twice -- and had to give the speech again the next day. When Moonyeen came back to WSU on Friday, Arbor Day, to give a speech, her legs didn't give out, but she didn't abandon emotion, either, as she spoke of the love she had for her campus, and the honor she felt in having WSU's outdoor arboretum named in honor of the donation she and her late husband gave to create an endowed arboretum fund on campus. >

Winona Daily News
WSU graphic designers featured in new show, "Decay"(4/29/14)
A group of senior graphic design students from Winona State University is hosting a senior show exhibition at the Paul Watkins Gallery at Winona State University through May 2.

Winona Post
WAPS tutors make lasting impact(4/28/14)
On the last day before the long Easter weekend, several Winona Senior High School (WSHS) students sit on tables inside a classroom on the second floor of the high school.

Winona students step up to fight cancer(4/26/14)
Thousands of students at Winona State University pulled an all-nighter on Friday for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in McCown gym. It's one of the largest events on campus all year.

Winona Daily News
Student research is rich at WSU, SMU(4/27/14)
From the discovery of the God particle in Switzerland to the recent announcement by the Navy of research into making fuel from seawater, many people think of big names and big results when it comes to scientific or scholarly research.

Relay For Life Event at Winona State(4/25/14)
Winona State will be hosting a Relay For Life event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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 9:30am to 2:30pm 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.