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WSU Update

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Deadline

8 a.m. Faculty Art Exhibit: New Landscapes, Watkins Gallery

12:30 p.m. Mass Communications Campaigns Trade Show, Student Activity Center

6 - 8 p.m. Room Sign-Up Open House, Residence Halls

7 p.m. Regenerative Entrepreneurship, SLC 120

7 p.m. Recovery Warriors Support Group, Lutheran Campus Center

8 p.m. Mugshots: Super Bowl, Lourdes Cafeteria

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Upcoming Events

Jan. 30, Applying to Graduate School in English

Jan. 30, No-Waste Basketball Game

Jan. 30, Women's Basketball vs. Bemidji State

Jan. 30, Men's Basketball vs. Bemidji State

Jan. 31, One-Day Healing Retreat

Jan. 31, International Club Ski Trip Deadline

Jan. 31, Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota Crookston

Jan. 31, UPAC Presents: Chicago College Class Clowns

Jan. 31, Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota Crookston

Jan. 31, Standing Ground: An Evening of Poetry, Music, and Farming

Feb. 1, MNSU Job Fair Pre-Registration Deadline

Feb. 1, Tennis vs. Carleton

Feb. 1, Student Recital: Josh Klein


#WinonaWinter Photo Contest

Presidential Engagement Award Nominations Due

WSU Bookstore Savings

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


Kids keep King's dream alive

Legislature considers full funding for WSU's Education Village

Retreat to offer healing practices for young adults

St. Charles Elementary unveils new mural

Freedom Rider to speak at WSU

Faculty/Staff Development

There are no Faculty/Staff Development items today.

Register for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Register by today, Jan. 29, for the comprehensive non-credit/CEU course Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

The class is designed for educators, healthcare professionals, counselors, social workers, and other helping professionals. However, anyone interested in learning an effective approach to stress reduction will benefit from the class. The class will develop effective communication and stress reduction strategies for work and home. It will also develop competency in administering pain management methods, and overcoming challenging emotions including anger, anxiety and depression, Finally, the class will develop ways to integrate this practice into the challenges and adventure of everyday life.

The class is led by Erica Thibodeaux. Participants earn 3 CEU credits or 30 Clock Hours. The class is $425.

Class dates are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5 through March 26, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

For more information, contact WSU Continuing Education at 507-457-5080.


Mass Communications Campaigns Trade Show

WSU's Mass Communication students will host the Campaigns Trade Show at 12:30 p.m. today, Jan. 29, in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons.

Advertising/Public Relations Campaigns is the collaborative capstone course for senior Mass Communication students in the Advertising and Public Relations options. The class works with a real client throughout the entire spring semester in an effort to solve several of the client's real life communication problems. The class is divided into six different Integrated Marketing Communications agencies that compete to "win" the business of the client. The client this year is Edina Realty. The Trade Show includes a professional display of each agency's capabilities, often showcased through student work created over the past four years, as well as a new and unique brand identity for each agency.

The campus community is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Tanya Ryan.


2015-2016 Room Sign-up

The residence halls will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 29. Check-in for tours at the front desk of Kirkland Hall, Sheehan, the Quad, Lourdes, and Maria.

On-campus room sign-up packets for the 2015-2016 school year are available at the Housing Office and due by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2.

Actual room sign-up will be at 4 p.m. Thursday Feb. 19, in the Student Activity Center.

For more information, contact Housing and Residence Life at 507-457-2579.


Regenerative Entrepreneurship

WSU's College of Business will host Eric Sannerud presenting "Regenerative Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship for Our Complex World" at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 29, in Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

For more information, contact Charlie Opatz.


Recovery Warriors Support Group

WSU's Warrior Recovery Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 29, at the Lutheran Campus Center.

The support group is for any form of recovery and meets every Thursday. All are welcome.

For more information, contact Michael Forsythe.


Mugshots: Super Bowl

WSU's Mugshots will host a Super Bowl night at 8 p.m. today, Jan. 29, next to Lourdes Cafeteria.

Sigma Tau Gamma will perform.

For more information, contact Mugshots.


Applying to Graduate School in English

WSU's English Department will hold a panel discussion on applying to graduate schools in English at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Minne 363.

Several English Department faculty and a current graduate student will discuss the process, share experiences, and offer advice on applying to MA, MFA, and PhD programs.

For more information, contact Gretchen Michlitsch.


No-Waste Basketball Game

WSU's Chartwell's will host a "No Waste" basketball game where everything for purchase can be reused, recycled, or composted on Friday, Jan. 30, as part of the University Theme Sustainable Futures.

For more information, contact Joan Francioni.


One-Day Healing Retreat

WSU Social Worker Eunie Alsaker and WSU Counselor Jamie Sanders will host a one-day Grief Retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the President's Room in Toner Center, St. Mary's University.

The retreat is for young adults, ages 18-25, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Registration for the event is free.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker.


International Club Ski Trip Deadline

Sign up for WSU's International Club Ski Trip in the International Office by Saturday, Jan. 31.

The trip is from 12:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Mt. La Crosse Ski Resort. Lift tickets are $35. Ski rental costs an addition $10, and snowboard rental is an extra $20.

For more information, contact Jakiul Alam.


UPAC Presents: Chicago College Class Clowns

UPAC will host the Chicago College Class Clowns Stand up Comedy Show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Claire Exley.


Standing Ground: An Evening of Poetry, Music, and Farming

WSU and the Theatre du Mississippi will host "Standing Ground: An Evening of Poetry, Music, and Farming," celebrating the work of poet, essayist, and activist Wendell Berry, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Masonic Temple, 255 Main St.

Local farmers will read poetry and prose from Berry's work, accompanied by the Winona Fiddlers and the bluegrass band Gravy Train.

The event is free, open to the public, and part of the University Theme Sustainable Futures.

For more information, contact Jim Armstrong.


MNSU Job Fair Pre-Registration Deadline

Register for the Minnesota State Universities Job & Internship Fair by Sunday, Feb. 1. The fair begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center.

The MNSU Job & Internship Fair hosts approximately 150 employers and over 1,000 candidates and is open to all WSU upperclassmen and alumni. This full-day event offers the job seeker opportunities to network with employers, submit resumes, interview for entry-level jobs and internships, and take a professional photo for a LinkedIn or other social media account.

Pre-registration is $25 and includes round-trip travel and a $10 food voucher. Registration at the door is $30 and only includes a $10 food voucher.

For more information, contact DeAnna Goddard.


Student Recital: Josh Klein

The WSU Music Department will host a student recital by Josh Klein at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.


#WinonaWinter Photo Contest

WSU will host a Winona Winter Photo Contest to show how you enjoy the winter months in Winona.

Photos uploaded to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #WinonaWinter will be added to an album on the WSU Facebook page.

Submissions are due by Sunday, Feb. 1, and voting will take place Monday, Feb. 2, and Tuesday, Feb. 3. Students can "like" images to vote.

The winner will be announced Wednesday, Feb. 4, and will receive a $10 Mugby Junction gift card.

For more information, contact the Web Communications Department.


Presidential Engagement Award Nominations Due

Nominations for the Presidential Engagement Award are due by Friday, Jan. 30, to Aurea Osgood.

Nominees should be a student, faculty, staff member, or community partner who has positively contributed to WSU and the community. More information about the award can be found online.

For more information, contact Joan Francioni.


WSU Bookstore Savings

Save 25% on all winter vests, coats, hats, and mittens at the WSU Bookstore until Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Also, take an extra 20% off already reduced clearance prices.

For more information, contact the WSU Bookstore at 507-457-5319.


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