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WSU Update

February 5 - 7, 2016


TODAY

Friday, 10 a.m. Mixed Blood Theatre: Daughters of Africa, Hill Theater

Friday, 6 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. St. Cloud State, McCown Gymnasium

Friday, Men's Basketball vs. St. Cloud State, McCown Gymnasium

Saturday, 1:30 p.m. CME Open House, Stark 103

Saturday, 4 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota Duluth, McCown Gymnasium

Saturday, 7 p.m. 24 Hour Theatre Festival Show, Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre

Saturday, Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota Duluth, McCown Gymnasium

Sunday, 4 p.m. Faculty Recital: Harry Hindson, PAC Recital Hall

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Feb. 8, RE Initiative Mentor/Mentee Program Informational Meeting

Feb. 8, Buy-a-Date with a Phi Thet

Feb. 8, Valentines Day Cards Sale

Feb. 8, ASO Meeting

Feb. 8, Precious Knowledge Film Screening

Feb. 8, Warriors Got Talent

Feb. 8, Earth Talks: Antarctic Field Work

Feb. 8, Rent a Musician

Feb. 8, UPAC Presents: Bus Trip to Kalahari Tickets on Sale

Feb. 9, Health Hut: Frisky Not Risky

Feb. 9, Film Screening: The Anonymous People

Feb. 9, Film Showing: Paris, je t'aime

Feb. 9, Blood Drive

Feb. 9, OPT Training Workshop

Feb. 9, Valentines Day Cards Sale

Feb. 9, ASO Meeting

Feb. 9, Gymnastics vs UW - Oshkosh

Feb. 9, Common Book: Author Q & A

Feb. 9, Anxiety Management Seminar

Feb. 10, Blood Drive

Feb. 10, CLASP: Colette Hyman

Feb. 10, UPAC Presents: Newsies

Feb. 10, Wellness Director Interview: Michael Lynch

Feb. 10, Northwestern Mutual Employer Q & A


Announcements

WSU Bookstore Open Saturday

February Wellzine

Warrior Jobs Challenge: Week Three Winner

Extra-Curricular Activities

Student Senate Meeting

News

Winona's Meyers a big deal in world of miniatures

Ron Dempsey named WSU vice president for advancement

Winona State working on pedestrian tunnel project

WSU gymnasts honor former teammate

Faculty/Staff Development

Angela Lallemont


Mixed Blood Theatre: Daughters of Africa

WSU-Rochester will host Mixed Blood Theatre: Daughters of Africa at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Hill Theater

The one-woman show, written by Syl Jones, directed by Warren C. Bowles, and featuring Tatiana Williams, features the music driven history of the triumphs and accomplishments of African American women. The performance showcases a collection of profiles of both famous and forgotten remarkable women who are celebrated and overlooked by history. The show is fueled by Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and many others.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jade Grabau.

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CME Open House

WSU's Composite Materials Engineering program will host an Open House from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Stark 103.

RSVP is requested to Carol O'Laughlin.

Two $100 scholarships will be awarded.

For more information, contact Carol O'Laughlin at 507-457-5685.

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24 Hour Theatre Festival Show

WSU's Wenonah Players will host the 24 Hour Theatre Show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre.

WSU students will gather at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, to write, cast, direct, rehearse, build, light, costume, and perform three short plays within a non-stop 24-hour period.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Limited seating will be available.

The show is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Emma VanVactor-Lee.

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Faculty Recital: Harry Hindson

WSU's Music Department will host a faculty recital featuring Harry Hindson on the saxophone at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.

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RE Initiative Mentor/Mentee Program Informational Meeting

WSU's RE Initiative will host an informational meeting about its Mentor/Mentee program and club at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Kryzsko Commons Oak Rooms E and F, rooms 223 and 224.

Information on becoming a PACTivist Trained Educator, a GBV Peer Advocate, and volunteer opportunities will also be discussed.

For more information, contact RE Initiative.

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Buy-a-Date with a Phi Thet

WSU's Phi Theta Chi Sorority will host Buy-a-Date with a Phi Thet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons.

Phi Theta Chi Sorority will auction off members for two hours of service. This includes Chauffeurs, Cooks, Personal Trainers, and a sponsored Valentines Date. All proceeds will go towards the Fight against Childhood Cancer.

For more information, contact Blaire Dallman.

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Valentines Day Cards Sale

WSU's graphic design students will sell unique handmade cards from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, through Friday, Feb. 12, in the Lower Hyphen of Kryzsko Commons.

Cards are designed for different types of relationships, including family and friends.

All proceeds will support the graphic design program and students' travel study program to India this summer.

For more information, contact ChunLok Mah.

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ASO Meeting

WSU's Alliance of Student Organizations will host its monthly meetings for club presidents and treasurers at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall, ITV ST 116.

To remain an active club on WSU's campus, clubs must attend one meeting a month.

For more information, contact Student Senate.

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Precious Knowledge Film Screening

WSU's Common Book will host a film screening of Precious Knowledge at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

The film examines the Mexican-American Studies Program at Tucson High School, a national model of educational success, with 100% of enrolled students graduating from high school and 85% going on to attend college. The film documents the school's innovative social-justice curriculum and the student response to the Arizona legislature's attempts to shut it down.

For more information, contact Ann-Marie Dunbar.

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Warriors Got Talent

Winona State Athletics and the Winona State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host the annual "Warriors Got Talent!" featuring Warrior student-athletes at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in McCown Gymnasium.

Admission is $1. Attendees are asked to bring extra cash as the audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite performance by putting money into that team's bucket.

All proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

For more information, visit Warrior Athletics.

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Earth Talks: Antarctic Field Work

WSU's Earth Talk Series will host Ross Whitmore presenting "Antarctic Field Work: Warmer Than You Would Think" at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

Whitmore will discuss his recent sample collection trip to Antarctica. The talk will focus on the environment, experience, and science he was conducting while working on the southern continent.

For more information, contact Stephen Allard.

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Rent a Musician

WSU's Chamber Orchestra will host Rent a Musician Monday, Feb. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 13.

Each song is $5. Song choices include: Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley, 1234 by the Plain White T's, LOVE by Nat King Cole, and Happy Together by Turtles.

Anyone can purchase a serenade, but it must occur on campus property. Send your name with the song choice in parentheses online.

For more information, contact Emily Maire.

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UPAC Presents: Bus Trip to Kalahari Tickets on Sale

WSU's UPAC will host a bus trip to Kalahari Resort Saturday, Feb. 20.

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the UPAC Office, lower hyphen of Kryzsko Commons. Tickets are $20 and include pizza and pop. Two tickets per valid WSU ID.

The bus will leave the Minne parking lot at 9 a.m. and from Kalahari at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact UPAC.

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Health Hut: Frisky Not Risky

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Health Hut series will present "Frisky Not Risky" at 11 a.m. Feb. 9 in The WELL, IWC 138.

Stop by the WELL to pick up a Safe Sex Kit and learn how to stay frisky and avoid the risky.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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Film Screening: The Anonymous People

WSU's Recovery Warriors Support Group will screen the documentary "The Anonymous People" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the lower level of Kryzsko Commons.

The documentary is about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions. Addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions. The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them.

A discussion session will follow the film.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Michael Forsythe.

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Film Showing: Paris, je t'aime

WSU's French Club will screen the film "Paris, je t'aime" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

In this 2006 anthology film, 20 acclaimed filmmakers from around the world look at love in the City of Lights in 18 vignettes. Each short story is named for a different neighborhood in the city and features a different cast and director(s). Most of the tales deal with the ups and downs of romance, and all take place in one day.

For more information, contact Karen Turman.

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Blood Drive

WSU will host a blood drive with the Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, through Thursday, Feb. 11, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to donate or volunteer. Walk-ins are welcome.

Students may register online for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on the Red Cross website.

For more information, contact Student Senate.

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OPT Training Workshop

WSU's International Services and Cultural Outreach will host an Optional Practical Training Workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Maxwell 272.

All graduating seniors and graduate students who plan to apply for OPT are required to attend, but the workshop is open to other students.

RSVP by Saturday, Feb. 6.

For more information, contact International Services.

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Common Book Author Q & A

WSU's Common Book Project will host author Gene Luen Yang via Skype for a Q & A at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Stark 103.

Yang wrote "American Born Chinese," WSU's 2015-16 common book.

For more information, contact Ann-Marie Dunbar.

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Anxiety Management Seminar

WSU's Counseling and Wellness Services offers the first of a four-part series for students who want to learn more about managing anxiety and stress at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in IWC 222.

The first week's theme is "Understanding Anxiety."

The second week's theme is "Calming the Anxious Body."

The third week's theme is "Calming the Anxious Mind."

The fourth week's theme is "Changing Anxious Behaviors."

Students are welcome to attend any of the four part series.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker.

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CLASP: Colette Hyman

WSU's CLASP Series will host Colette Hyman as she presents, "How Teaching at a Tribal College Changed My Life—Or at Least My Teaching" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Stark 103.

Hyman will discuss her experience of teaching this past summer at Sisseton Wahpeton College on the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in Sisseton, S.D. and how that reshaped her thinking and teaching of U.S. history and scholarship on Dakota Women.

For more information, contact David Speetzen.

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UPAC Presents: Newsies

WSU's UPAC will host a trip to Newsies the Musical at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis.

The bus leaves the Minne parking lot at 4 p.m.

For more information, contact UPAC.

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Wellness Director Interviews

WSU will host the finalists for the Director of Counseling & Wellness Services.

Michael (Mick) Lynch will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Maxwell 257.

Jan Kusch will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Maxwell 257.

Benedict Ezeoke will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in Maxwell 257.

John Rislove will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Maxwell 257.

For more information, contact Robin Delong.

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Northwestern Mutual Employer Q & A

WSU's College of Business will host an Employer Q & A Day with Jessica Anderson of Northwestern Mutual from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Participants must sign up on Warrior Jobs for their 30-minute session with Anderson.

For more information, contact Charlie Opatz.

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WSU Bookstore Open Saturday

The WSU Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

For regular hours, visit the WSU Bookstore's website.

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Warrior Jobs Challenge: Week Three Winner

Congratulations to Anne Johnson, last Friday's Warrior Jobs Challenge Winner of $50 in purple pass dollars.

To be entered into this Friday's drawing, complete your Warrior Jobs profile and upload a resume to your Warrior Jobs account. (To win you must be in good academic standing and enrolled in at least 6 credits at WSU.)

Click here to access your account.

For more information, contact the Warrior Success Center at 507-457-5878.

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Student Senate Meeting

WSU's Student Senate will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Kryzsko Commons Purple Rooms.

Student Senators will vote on a variety of issues. Guests are welcome to sit in the gallery and listen.

For more information, contact Student Senate.

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Professor Recognized for Client Satisfaction

Angela Lallemont, legal studies, was named to the 2015 list of 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. The "10 Best" list is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA's independent evaluation.

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