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WSU Update

February 27 - March 1, 2015


Summer Session Trivia Week

Campus Conservation Nationals Tip of the Week: Light Conservation

Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art Muse, Paul Watkins Gallery

Friday, 10 a.m. Medovation Interviews, Maxwell 314

Friday, 8 a.m. Dollars and Doughnuts with Chris Farrell, Somsen 321

Friday, 6:30 p.m. KQAL: The Live Feed

Friday, 11:15 p.m. UPAC Presents: $3 Movie Night, Winona 7 Theater

Saturday, 7 p.m. Dessert Theatre: Guys and Dolls, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

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

Sunday, 2 p.m. Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Vivian R. Fusillo Main Stage Theatre

Sunday, 4 p.m. Golden Key International Honour Society, SAC

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

March 2, Commencement Speaker Applications Due

March 2, Healthy Monday: How to Find the Meaning of Life

March 3, Fitstop Tuesday: Spring Break Blitz: Frisky Not Risky Safe Sex Kits

March 3, International Women's Day Luncheon

March 3, Grief Group

March 3, Work Study Experience Group

March 3, Islam and Muslims: Beyond Stereotypes

March 3, Wellness Strategies for a Sustainable Future: Let's Talk About Sex

March 4, Faculty Brown Bag: Professional Development Reports

March 4, Wellness Wednesday: Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

March 4, Short Film Auditions

March 4, CLASP: Ethical Veganism and the Commodification of Animals


Art Muse Student Awards

WSU Accounting Graduates Above National Average

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


World explored at FRFF

Q&A: Marketplace Money's Chris Farrell

'The Other America'

Portman on the development of Education Village

WSU establishes Recovery Warriors, receives $10K grant

Faculty/Staff Development

There are no Faculty/Staff Development items today.

Summer Session Trivia Week

Catch up, keep up, or get ahead with Summer Session 2015! Learn more by visiting the Summer Session website. Participate in the Summer Session Trivia Contest for a chance to win a GoPro HERO action camera!

For more information about the Trivia Contest or Information Fair, contact Outreach and Continuing Education. For general questions about Summer Session, contact the Warrior Hub.


Campus Conservation Nationals Tip of the Week

WSU will take part in the Campus Conservation Nationals through March 3. Track WSU's progress online.

This week's Energy Saving Tip: Switching light bulbs from incandescent to compact fluorescent or LED can save an average of $75 per year. Turn lights off when they're not needed, install dimmer switches or motion sensors, or use the lowest setting on light fixtures.

The main focus of the competition is to raise awareness on how simple it is to reduce our individual and collective carbon footprints. WSU will host a competition to see which residence hall can save the most water and energy.

With only a week to go in the competition, Prentiss-Lucas has taken the lead with energy reductions, reducing its consumption by 6% percent relative to baseline use. Close behind are Morey and Kirkland. Over 1,100 energy saving commitments have been made by on-campus residents.

More information can be found on the Campus Conservation Nationals website. For more information on the WSU competition, contact Jeanne Franz.


Medovation Interviews

WSU Warrior Success Center will host Medovation to conduct interviews for its Medical Device Representative positions at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in Maxwell 314.

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


Dollars and Doughnuts with Chris Farrell

Winona State University will host Dollars and Doughnuts with Chris Farrell 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in Somsen 321.

Farrell will host a question and answer session for students on topics such as how to afford a spring break trip, how much money should be borrowed for college, and whether or not they can afford to study abroad.

The event will be moderated by Gabe Manrique, Chair of the Department of Economics, and Hamid Akbari, Dean of the College of Business.

Doughnuts will be served; bring your own coffee.

Chris Farrell will also be presenting "The New Frugality" as part of The Lyceum Series.

For more information, contact Cristeen Custer.


KQAL Programming

Programming for Winona State University's KQAL Radio Station will highlight local events, music, arts and culture Feb. 25 - 27.

"The Live Feed" will return at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, featuring the WSU Jazz Faculty Combo and its February performance at Ed's No Name Bar.

For more information, contact Teri Tenseth Market or visit the KQAL website.


UPAC Presents: $3 Movie Night

WSU's University Programming Activities Committee will host $3 Movie Night, starting at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Winona 7 Theater.

Movies and show times can be found on UPAC's Facebook page.

For more information, contact UPAC.


Dessert Theatre: Guys and Dolls

WSU's Department of Music will present a one-night-only musical revue of "Guys and Dolls" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium in Somsen Hall.

WSU Concert Choir will perform twenty-five of Frank Loesser's Broadway classics, including A Bushel and a Peck; Take Back Your Mink; Luck Be a Lady Tonight; Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat; and Adelaide's Lament.

Harry and Lauren Mechell will co-direct the musical, with staging and choreography by WSU alumnus Cory Meier.

Executive Chef Randy Shadle of Chartwells Dining Service will serve an assortment of elegant desserts during intermission, including Dark Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Shortbread with Fleur de Sel; Blueberry, Lime, Strawberry and Lemon Cheesecakes; Hot Habanera White Chocolate Fudge; Inverted Double Fudge Brownie Bites with Nuts, Nonpareil, and Dried Cherries; Tart Granny Smith Apple Cinnamon Strudel Cups; and Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies.

Tickets are $25 for the public and $12 for WSU students with ID. Tickets include both the performance and intermission refreshments. Tickets are available online or by calling the Box Office at 507-457-5235.

Tickets will be available at the door but will not include dessert.

For more information contact Harry Mechell.


24 Hour Theatre Show

WSU's Theatre and Dance and Wenonah Players will present the fifth annual 24 Hour Theatre Show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts Center.

Students meet Friday, Feb. 27, to write, rehearse, direct, produce, and perform three short plays for the public.

Donations will be collected before the performance for Project Success.

For more information, contact Sidney Junk or Brett Burger.


Golden Key International Honour Society

WSU's Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society will hold its annual New Member Induction and Graduating Senior recognition ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons.

Honorary members will also be recognized, and refreshments will be served after a brief ceremony. Friends and family are welcome to attend, and business casual dress is requested.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest.


Symphonic Wind Ensemble

WSU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be joined by the Wabasha-Kellogg School District Band Program, directed by Stephanie Scheibe, to perform Anthony O'Toole's Anthem for the Winter Solstice at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Vivian R. Fusillo Main Stage Theatre, Performing Arts Center.

O'Toole's work was commissioned by the Wabasha-Kellogg band program to feature their entire program, grades 5 through 12, along with the WSU program.

WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Donald Lovejoy, will perform additional pieces by O'Toole.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Donald Lovejoy.


Commencement Speaker Applications Due

Applications for Commencement Speaker are due by 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, to Student Senate's Academic Affairs Chair Carly Wilke.

For more information, contact Carly Wilke.


Healthy Monday: How to Find the Meaning of Life

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Healthy Monday series will present "How to Find the Meaning of Life" at 7 p.m. March 2 in IWC 138.

WSU Counselor Kelly Kirby will explore the different types of meaning that can be found in the world, particularly tackling the question, "Does everything happen for a reason?" The presentation will feature time for questions for Kirby and fellow participants to understand the multiple processes for developing meaning into life.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Fitstop Tuesday: Spring Break Blitz: Frisky Not Risky Safe Sex Kits

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Fitstop Tuesday series will present "Spring Break Blitz: Frisky Not Risky Safe Sex Kits" at 11 a.m. March 3 near the Fitness Center entrance.

Health and Wellness student advocates will host an interactive resource table.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


International Women's Day Luncheon

WSU students from various countries will host a luncheon in celebration of International Women's Day from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Student Activities Center, Kryzsko Commons.

The luncheon will include a vegetarian meal prepared by FORGE (Fighting for Our Rights and Gender Equality) and international students, a presentation on the status of women internationally, and personal stories of women's experiences around the world.

Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at the International Services Office or at the door.

For more information, email International Services.


Grief Group

WSU Counseling and Wellness Services is offering a five-week support group for students who have lost a loved one at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in IWC 222.

This group provides information about the grief process as well as an opportunity for students to talk about personal grief and loss in a small group setting.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Kateri Johnson.


Work Study Experience Group

WSU's Warrior Success Center will hold a Work-Study Experience Group for work-study employees at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Maxwell 306.

This career development group is designed to help recognize and improve skills learned as a WSU student work-study employee to achieve success in academics and future careers. The group meets every other Tuesday.

For more information, contact Ross Beattie.


Islam and Muslims: Beyone Stereotypes

WSU will host Rashed Ferdous from the Minnesota based Islamic Resource Group presenting "Islam and Muslims: Beyond Stereotypes" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

The presentation and community forum will provide an opportunity to hear from American Muslims about their thoughts regarding the current events locally and around the world.

This event seeks to promote positive discussion around tolerance, respect, and community.

For more information, contact Alexander Hines.


Wellness Strategies for a Sustainable Future: Let's Talk About Sex

WSU's University Theme Sustainable Futures committee will host a panel titled "Let's Talk About Sex: Options Ranging from Contraceptive to STI" as part of the Wellness Strategies for a Sustainable Future series at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Integrated Wellness Complex, room 145.

For more information, contact Joan Francioni.


Faculty Brown Bag: Professional Development Reports

Charla Miertschin, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, and Ralph Townsend, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will facilitate a discussion on Professional Development Reports at noon Wednesday, March 4, in Maxwell 158.

The session is open to all who are interested.

The Faculty Brown Bag Series is sponsored by the WSU Deans' Council.

For more information, contact Julie Lutz.


Wellness Wednesday: Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" at 3 p.m. March 4 in IWC 138.

The Food and Nutrition Club will celebrate National Nutrition Month by discussing tips for healthy eating, informed food choices, and physical activity habits.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Short Film Auditions

WSU's Video Production Club will host auditions for a short film from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Minne 105.

For more information, contact Cam Neely.


CLASP: Ethical Veganism and the Commodificatino of Animals

WSU will host Patrick Clipsham presenting "Ethical Veganism and the Commodification of Animals" as part of the CLASP Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Stark 103.

Clipsham will explain the two main philosophical approaches, welfarism and animal rights, that have motivated the argument that veganism is ethically required. He will also discuss the anti-commodification approach, which can be used to respond to some common objections against welfarism and the animal rights approach.

For more information, contact Matthew Bosworth.


Art Muse Student Awards

WSU's Art Department announces the winners of Art Muse, a student art exhibit.

First Place: Steve Ayers - "Tranquil Chaos"
Second Place: Jose Dominguez - "Portrait of Old Buddy"
Third Place: Veronica Foltz - "Mother Goose"
People's Choice: Kelsey Etter - "Big P and Little P"

Honorable Mentions:
        Danis Loomis - "One Dollar"
        Jose Dominquez and Kawika Ascunsion - "Bandidos en Rojo"
        Maeve Doyle - "Untitled"

This year's guest juror was Allison Hiltner, assistant director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN. The show featured the top 35 student works out of over 100 submissions.

For more information, contact Roger Boulay.


WSU Accounting Graduates Above National Average

WSU accounting graduates, as first-time candidates with a bachelor's degree only, achieved an overall 63.5 percent average pass rate on the uniform CPA exam in 2014 as published by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

WSU's scores were higher than any other accounting program in MnSCU. The national average pass rate is 49.5 percent.

The purpose of the WSU accounting program is to prepare its students for careers in business and government, with emphasis on preparation for professional certification after graduation.

For more information, contact John Morgan.


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