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WSU Update

September 19-21, 2014


Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. How to Disappear Art Exhibit, Paul Watkins Gallery

Friday, 3:30 p.m. Self Defense Workshop, New Center West Conference Room

Friday, 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Minot State, McCown Gymnasium

Friday, 7:30 p.m. Guest Artist Recital, PAC Recital Hall

Saturday, 10 a.m. Big Muddy Canoe Challenge, Kiwanis Shelter, Prairie Island

Saturday, 1 p.m. Delta Phi Epsilon Ice Cream Social, Huff Street Mansion

Saturday, 4 p.m. Volleyball vs. U-Mary, McCown Gymnasium

Saturday, 8 p.m. Staged Reading by Carla Noack, PAC Recital Hall

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Sept. 22, Great River Reading Series: Steve Almond

Sept. 22, Healthy Monday: Think Before You Post

Sept. 23, Fitstop Tuesday: Body Composition and Hand Held BIA

Sept. 23, Volleyball vs. Minnesota State

Sept. 23, Lyceum Lecture: What The Frack?!?

Sept. 24, How to Disappear Artist Talk

Sept. 24, Warrior Jobs Workshop

Sept. 24, Wednesdays With Winston

Sept. 24, Wellness Wednesday: Volunteering 101

Sept. 24, Clasp Lecture: James Armstrong


Resume Cart Announces Hours

WSU Blood Drive

Charting the Future Comprehensive Workplace Solutions Team

Safety Reminders on Hwy 14

Extra-Curricular Activities


Emotional Warriors play in Afryl's memory

WSU football players visit Gavin Quimby

WSU Fishing Team Wins FLW Invitational

Former Warrior keeps giving after death

WSU Ranked

Faculty/Staff Development

Laura Mann

Michael Pieper

How to Disappear Art Exhibit

Winona State University will host the art exhibition "How to Disappear" through Oct. 3 in the Watkins and Weber galleries in Watkins Hall.

The gallery is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A curator's talk with faculty host Roger Boulay is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Paul Watkins gallery, and will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m.

"How to Disappear" investigates the connections between 10 artists that use erasure in their work, either literally or conceptually. Some of the artists use erasure to address notions of identity. Others use erasure to critique problematic cultural practices.

For more information, contact Roger Boulay.


Self Defense Workshop

WSU's Office of Affirmative Action/Equity & Legal Affairs and Housing & Residence Life will host a Self Defense Workshop from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the New Center West Conference room.

Detective Todd Clennon will instruct the class and cover general safety measures and counter measures. He will spend the majority of the class teaching defensive strikes, blocks, and counter strikes.

For more information, contact Ann Durley.


Guest Artist Recital

The Winona State University Department of Music will hold a recital featuring visiting professors from Viterbo University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Musicians Timothy Schorr and Mary Ellen Haupert will perform piano pieces created for four hands. The recital will also feature soprano Ann Schoenecker. Pieces will include Claude Debussy's "Petite Suite," "Poémas de Baudelaire," and Gabriel Fauré's "Dolly Suite" and "Cinq melodies de Venise."

The recital is free and open to the public.

For more information email Deanne Mohr.


The Big Muddy Canoe Challenge

WSU's Outdoor Education and Recreation Center will host the Big Muddy Canoe Challenge at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Kiwanis Shelter on Prairie Island.

Teams of two will canoe and portage through obstacles on the Mississippi waters before crossing the finish line. Funds will help further outdoor opportunities for the Winona community. Registration is $15 per person or $10 if using a personal canoe.

For more information, contact Eric Barnard.


Ice Cream Social

Delta Phi Epsilon will host an Ice Cream Social at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at The Huff Mansion, 211 Huff Street.

Tours of the historical Huff Mansion, yard games, music, and ice cream will offered. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Lo Koch.


Staged Reading By Carla Noack

Actor Carla Noack will present a staged reading of the play "Grounded" by George Brant at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

The one-woman performance is about a fighter pilot who flies drone missions.

The event is free.

For more information, contact Kathleen Peterson.


Great River Reading Series: Steve Almond

Winona State University will host author Steve Almond as part of the John S. Lucas Great River Reading Series at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in the Science Laboratory Center (SLC) 120.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Oness.


Healthy Monday: Think Before You Post

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Healthy Monday series will present "Think Before You Post" at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in IWC 138.

The event will discuss the dangers of posting online.

This week's Healthy Monday is presented by the Health and Wellness Student Advocates.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Fitstop Tuesday: Body Composition and Hand Held BIA

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Fitstop Tuesday series will present "Body Composition and Hand Held BIA" at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in IWC 138.

This week's Fitstop Tuesday is presented by the Exercise Science Club and Health and Wellness Student Advocates.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Lyceum Lecture: What The Frack?!?

The Winona State University Lyceum Series will host "What the Frack?!? – How Students Can Stop the Biggest Environmental Disaster of Our Time and Turn It into a Positive Demand for a Renewable Energy Future" with Julia Walsh at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

The presentation will overview the definition of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), how fracking impacts the potential for a renewable energy future, and the political and economic forces at hand. Walsh will also explain how students can get involved in the campaign for Frack Action, which is an organization that works to protect our water, air, and public health from the practice of fracking.

Walsh is a community organizer, motivational speaker and political strategist. She has been an NGO Representative to the United Nations on behalf of children's rights and indigenous rights organizations for the past nine years.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kathleen Peterson.


Wellness Wednesday: Volunteering 101

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Volunteering 101" at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in IWC 138.

The event will offer information on opportunities to help others in need and as a bonus, boost your resume with help from the health promotion programming graduate assistant.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.



WSU Counseling Services will offer a support group for students from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays in IWC 222. Students can come with a variety of issues, including stress, homesickness, adjustment struggles, anxiety, or depression. Therapy dog Winston will be available during the group time.

For more information, contact Lynda Brzezinski at 507-457-5330.


Clasp Lecture: James Armstrong

The Winona State University CLASP lecture series will host "Welcome to the Anthropocene–and Goodbye to Modernity" with Professor James Armstrong at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Stark Auditorium, room 103.

The presentation will address the latest thinking on what the Anthropocene means to our collective world view, including how it will change our definitions of what is human and what is natural, how destabilization of the climate challenges our Modernist narratives of progress and rationality, and what it will take to survive in this new era.

For more information, contact Matt Bosworth.


Resume Cart Announces Hours

WSU's Resume Cart is available for constructive critiques and help with writing cover letters and resumes. The Resume Cart can be found in the lower level of Kryzsko Commons near the Student Resource Center. The hours of operation are:

Monday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information, contact


WSU Blood Drive

WSU and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6-8.

Make an appointment for Monday, Oct. 6, Tuesday Oct. 7, or Wednesday, Oct. 8, or sign-up to volunteer at the event.

Walk-ins are welcome. For more information on eligibility, visit the Red Cross website.


Charting the Future Comprehensive Workplace Solutions Implementation Team

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) has launched eight campus-led implementation teams comprised of students, faculty, and staff as part of the Charting the Future initiative.

The Comprehensive Workplace Solutions Implementation Team is imagining new models of cooperation that will serve Minnesota better.

Meet the members of the Comprehensive Workplace Solutions Implementation Team.


Highway 14 re-opened; Safety Reminders Published

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has re-opened Highway 14 in Winona near Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

A damaged pedestrian bridge over Highway 14 was removed and replaced with a marked crosswalk that is accompanied with flashing warning signs on the east side of Whispering Lane. MnDOT has established a signed and marked crosswalk for pedestrians east of Whispering Lane. Messaging signs will alert motorists approaching the new crosswalk of the change and crosswalk signs will be equipped with flashers to further alert motorists. Additionally, traffic barrels and other devices will be placed on the roadway and shoulder areas for pedestrian paths.

For full safety reminders, read the MnDOT announcement here.


WSU Appoints Purchasing Director

Laura Mann, business office, has accepted the position of Purchasing Director. She previously worked in the WSU Bookstore for more than 15 years. Mann has a BS in sociology from WSU, a master's in Public and Non-Profit Administration from Metro State, and a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching from Bemidji State University.


WSU Appoints Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management

Michael Pieper was appointed Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management. Pieper will be responsible for all aspects of facilities management on campus including Physical Plant, Building Maintenance Services, Arboretum, Facilities Planning and Construction, and Facility Services.


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