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WSU Update

July 29 - Aug 4, 2015


TODAY

Wednesday, WSU-R at Olmsted County Fair

Wednesday, Noon Peace Corps at WSU

Thursday, 7 p.m. Cal Fremling Mississippi Tours

Friday, 5 p.m. GRSF Free Concert on the Green

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. GRSF Tree and Garden Tour

Saturday, 5 p.m. Final GRSF Free Concert on the Green

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Aug. 6, WSU-R at Thursdays on 1st and 3rd

Aug. 12, Free Coffee, Juice, and Donuts


Announcements

Final Week of GRSF BOGO Offer

Dancing with the Winona Stars

Senior University- Fall 2015

Save the Date- Health Care Continuing Education Courses

Save the Date- Adult and Continuing Education Personal Enrichment Courses

Save The Date: The Sudden Lovelys at WSU-R

Women's Basketball Earns 9th Straight Academic Recognition by WBCA

WSU Athletics Selected to Create Safer Campus

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.

News

Hearing the Voices series: Rasoga Samarasinghe: Finding independence, helping others

Between the Lines: Nature and Friendship

WSU to Offer Online Pharmacy Technician Career Training

In Focus: Lake Lodge Recreation Center

Winona State duo competing for bass fishing national championship

Students participate in College for kids at Winona State University

Faculty/Staff Development

Janelle Worthington


WSU-R at Olmsted County Fair

WSU-Rochester will share a booth with Rochester Community and Technical College at the Olmsted County Fair Wednesday, July 28, through Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds.

For more information contact Jade Grabau.

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Peace corps to visit wsu

The Peace Corps will be recruiting at WSU from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in Kryzsko 238.

 Currently, four WSU graduates serve in the Peace Corps, with a total 132 WSU alumnus having served in the agency since it began in 1961.

 For more information contact Emilie Falc.

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Cal Fremling Mississippi bridge project tour

The Winona County Historical Society will host boat tours of the Mississippi River this summer. The next available tour is 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, on WSU's Cal Fremling for a second tour of the Winona Bridge Project.

Tickets are available by calling 507-454-2723 ext. 0 or by visiting the History Center. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Three cruise ticket bundles can be purchased for $40 for members and $55 for non-members.

For more information visit the Winona County Historical Society online.

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GRSF Free Jazz concert on the Wsu green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) will host a free concert at 5 p.m. Friday, July 31, on the WSU Green.

The jazz band Ray Dretske Group will perform.

For more information visit the GRSF website.

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WSU Landscape Arboretum Tree and Garden Tours

The Winona State University Landscape Arboretum will offer a Tree and Garden Tour at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, on the WSU campus as part of the Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF).

Meet at the gazebo in the middle of the WSU campus to participate.

For more information contact Gerald Landby or visit the GRSF website or the WSU Landscape Arboretum website. 

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Final GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) will host its final free concert for the 2015 season at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, on the WSU green.

Folk rock band Farewell Milwaukee will perform.

For more information visit the GRSF website.

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WSU-R at Thursdays on 1st & 3rd

WSU-R and RCTC will sponsor the evening band stage Thursday, Aug. 6, at the outdoor market and musical festival at Thursdays on 1st and 3rd in downtown Rochester.

Musical acts perform at 5 and 7 p.m.

For more information visit: http://www.downtownrochestermn.com/events/tof or contact Jade Grabau.

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Free, Coffee, Juice, and Donuts Day

There will be free coffee, juice, and donuts from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the Kryzsko Commons Smaug.

For more information contact Joseph Reed

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Final Week of GRSF BOgo offer

The Great River Shakespeare Festival and Winona Main Street Program's Downtown Deal of the Week offering a buy-one-get-one deal on all remaining professional performances for its final week through Sunday, Aug. 2. Offer applies to section A and cost $40. Enter code "MainSt2015" at checkout. 

Student tickets are not included in this offer.

For more information call the GRSF office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 507-474-7900, email the GRSF box office or visit the GRSF website. 

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Dancing with the Winona Stars 2015

WSU will host the 6th annual Dancing with the Winona Stars Saturday, Aug. 15, in McCown Gym.

The charity event showcases the dance moves of local stars, with the assistance of instructors from Gotta Dance, while raising money for charities chosen by the dancers.

Single tickets are $40 and reservations for table of 8 cost $350.

For table registration forms and more information visit the Dancing with the Winona Stars website.

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Senior University- Fall 2015

WSU's Adult and Continuing Education Department will host Senior University- Fall 2015. Registration begins Aug. 6 and courses include:

Poetic Poles: Aug. 18 to Sept. 15
Ethics of War: Sept. 14 to Oct. 19
Mississippi River History: Oct. 7 to Nov. 4
Fitness and Wellness for Active Adults: Oct. 30 to Dec. 11
A History of Religious Intolerance: Nov. 10 to Dec. 15


Registration can be found online.

 

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Save the date- Health Care Continuing Education Courses

WSU's Adult and Continuing Education Department will host workshops for professionals in healthcare and helping occupations.

"Working with the Bereaved: A Contemporary Look at Grief and loss" will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26.

Registration can be found online.

"Whole Person Caring: An Inter-Professional Retreat for Healing and Wellness" will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 and Friday, Sept. 18.

Registration can be found online.

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Save the date- Adult and Continuing Education Personal Enrichment Courses

WSU's Adult and Continuing Education Department will host "Local Midwest Wine Appreciation" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Sept. 1 through Sept. 22 at the Elmaro Vineyard, in Trempealeau, Wis.

Advance registration is required by Aug. 25.

Registration can be found online.

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Save The Date: The Sudden Lovelys to Perform at WSU-R

WSU-Rochester Student Life will host aggressive folk duo The Sudden Lovelys to kick off the fall semester at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) Amphitheater.

This event is free and open to the public and all WSU-R, WSU and RCTC students.

For more information contact Trent Dernbach.

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Women's basketball honored for academics

The Winona State women's basketball team has made another appearance in the annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25, landing 13th among Division II institutions due to academic excellence.

The award marks the ninth straight season the Warriors have received a top 25 ranking for team GPA.

WSU turned in a 3.598 cumulative team GPA, higher than the 3.593 it achieved while earning a 12th place ranking last season.

Read the full article online.

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WSU Athletics Selected to help create safe campus

Winona State University has been selected to join 12 other campuses in launching the Healthy Masculinity Campus Athletics Project (HMCAP), a year-long initiative funded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women Campus Technical Assistance and Resource Project.

HMCAP will positively engage male college athletes, coaches and athletic administrators as influential leaders in the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on college campuses and in their surrounding communities.

For more information contact the Communications Office at 507-457-5024.

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International Services Officer Manager Named

Janelle Worthington has been named office manager of the International Services Office.

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