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WSU Update

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Goedtel/Norton Art Exhibit, Watkins Gallery

4 p.m. Grief and Loss Support Group, IWC 222

6 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Viterbo, McCown Gymnasium

8 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Wisconsin-Superior, McCown Gymnasium

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Nov. 29, Women's Basketball vs. Upper Iowa

Nov. 29, Men's Basketball vs. Upper Iowa

Dec. 1, Earth Talks: Student Presentations

Dec. 1, Surviving Finals Workshop

Dec. 1, Scotland Travel Study Informational Meeting

Dec. 1, Healthy Monday: Yoga for Newbies

Dec. 2, Fitstop Tuesday: Winter Outdoor Recreation

Dec. 2, Grief and Loss Support Group

Dec. 2, Chamber Ensembles


Women's Cross Country Advances to Nationals

New York Times Subscription

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Ryan Gerts Receives Galligan Award

Social Work Program Reaccredited

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


Friday Q&A: Kendra Weber, community liaison

WSU students to teach lessons from trip

WSU opens play about family road trip

Presentation to suggest not all bacteria is bad

WSU community meeting aims to build conversation with residents

Faculty/Staff Development

Elizabeth Oness

Grief and Loss Support Group

WSU Counseling and Wellness Services will offer a support group to students who have lost a loved one at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 25, in IWC 222.

The group provides information about the grief process and offers opportunities to share in a small group setting.

There will be another session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in IWC 222.

For more information, contact Kateri Johnson.


Earth Talks: Student Presentations

WSU will showcase Geoscience Student Research Presentations as part of the Earth Talk Series at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

For more information, contact Toby Dogwiler.


Surviving Finals Workshop

WSU's First-Generation Warrior Club will host a Surviving Finals Workshop at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in the New Center West Conference Room.

The workshop will have tips on juggling tests, projects, and papers; using resources and study strategies; and managing stress.

The first 20 students to arrive will get to build their own free finals survival kit.

For more information, contact Charlie Opatz.


Scotland Travel Study Informational Meeting

WSU will host an information meeting for the travel study "Scotland on Film" at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in Minne 364.

For more information, contact Andrea Wood.


Healthy Monday: Yoga for Newbies

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Healthy Monday series will present "Yoga for Newbies" at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in IWC 138.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Fitstop Tuesday: Winter Outdoor Recreation

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Fitstop Tuesday series will present "Winter Outdoor Recreation" at 11 a.m. Dec. 2 near the Fitness Center entrance.
This week's Fitstop Tuesday will be presented by the Health and Wellness Student Advocates and the Outdoor Education and Recreation Center.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Chamber Ensembles

WSU's Music Department will hold a concert featuring the Chamber Ensembles, coordinated by Donald Lovejoy, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Vivian Fusillo Theater, Performing Arts Center.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.


Women's Cross-Country Advances to Nationals

WSU's Women's Cross-Country team placed fourth at the NCAA Central Region Championship, earning a ticket to the NCAA National Championships on Dec. 6 in Louisville, Ky.

WSU finished the Central Region Championship with 151 points, one point behind third place.

For more information, contact Cory Prudoehl.


New York Times Subscription

WSU's Bookstore will offer a subscription for The New York Times until noon Monday, Dec. 8.

The $90.10 subscription is payable to the Bookstore and consists of 106 papers for the period Monday, Dec. 15, to Friday, May 8.

For more information or to place an order, contact the WSU Bookstore.


Library Closed for Thanksgiving Break

The Darrell W. Krueger Library announces hours for Thanksgiving break.

The library will be open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, Nov. 25, and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.

The library will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 27 - 29.

A current listing of hours can be found online or via the information tape at 507-457-5140.


Ryan Gerts Receives Galligan Award

Senior linebacker Ryan Gerts has been named the recipient of the 2014 Glen Galligan Award as voted by the NSIC football coaches.

The award is given to a student-athlete who participates at his institution for four years and is academically superior while making a positive contribution to the institution.

Gerts has a 3.37 cumulative GPA and is a Pre-Dentistry major. He was the 2011 NSIC Defensive Newcomer of the Year, a 2013 & 2014 USA College Sports Preseason All-American and a team captain for the Warriors. He is a three-time NSIC All-Academic and All-NSIC team member.

Gerts is the 14th Warrior to earn the Glen Galligan award in its 66-year history. Offensive lineman Marcus Greatens was the last Warrior to earn the honor in 2009.

The full press release can be found online.

For more information, contact Cory Prudoehl.


Social Work Program Reaccredited

WSU's Social Work Program has been reaccredited until 2021 by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Social Work Department first received accreditation in 1984. This is the program's fourth reaccreditation with CSWE.

For more information, contact Cathy Faruque.


Professor Wins Award for New Novel

Elizabeth Oness, English, won the 2014 Brighthorse Prize for her novel, Leaving Milan. It is set to be published in December 2014.


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