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WSU Update

May 20 - 26, 2015


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

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Upcoming Events

June 4, Senior University: "Mysteries of the Mississippi"

June 24, Grandparents University

June 26, Warrior Golf Club Classic

June 28, MN Beethoven Festival: Garrick Ohlsson


Save the Date - Part-time Job Fair

Summer Parking Information

Construction Begins on Pedestrian Tunnels

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


WSU looks for new ballfield home; industrial park location likely out

Years in the making, WSU pedestrian tunnel project under way

Winona State Alum on Today Show for Misdiagnosis

Winona Health's community care receives state recognition

Winona State data science program opens new avenues

Faculty/Staff Development

Eric Schoh

Jerry Gerlach

Julie Ponto

Recovery Warriors Support Group

WSU's Recovery Warrior Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 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.


Senior University: "Mysteries of the Mississippi"

The WSU Retiree Center will host Senior University starting June 4 with "Mysteries of the Mississippi: Geology and Ecology of a Large Floodplain River." Senior University is open to all senior citizens in the Winona community. Registration is available online at

For more information contact Jessica Kauphusman.  


Grandparents University

WSU Retiree Center will host Grandparents University on June 25-26. 

Grandparents University is an intergenerational learning experience. Grandparents and their grandchildren ages 8-14 attend classes with WSU professors and have the option to stay in a WSU residence hall.

Register online at:

For more information contact Jessica Kauphusman



2015 Warrior Golf Club Classic

Support WSU Athletics Scholarships at the 2015 RTP-Merchants Bank Warrior Golf Club Classic on June 26 at Cedar Valley Golf Course. 

Registration is $125 and limited to 144 golfers. The fee includes an 18 hole scramble, a cart, lunch and dinner. All proceeds benefit athletic scholarships. 

For more information contact Jill Bratberg at 507-457-2985. 


WSU Hosts Pianist for Beethoven Festival

WSU will host pianist Garrick Ohlsson to kick off the 2015 Minnesota Beethoven Festival at 3 p.m. June 28 in Harriet Johnson Auditorium. 

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $21 for students and senior citizens.

For more information visit the festival website at:


Save the Date: Part-time job fair

WSU will host a Part-time Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 28 in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons. For more information contact Career Services. 


Summer Parking Information

Parking restrictions are different during the summer at WSU. On Main Campus Purple and Silver Parking Lots are free, on West Campus Tan and Green Parking Lots are free, and at East Lake Maroon Parking Lots are free. 

Fees and permits are still required for Gold, Admissions and Motor Pool Parking Lots. Money also needs to be deposited into meters at meter parking spaces during the summer months. 

For more information contact Alisha Syrmopoulos.


Construction Begins on Pedestrian Tunnels

Construction on Winona State University's new Pedestrian Tunnels on Winona and Johnson streets began on Monday, May 11. The Winona Street tunnel will be between the new residence halls, and the Johnson Street tunnel will connect to the Maxwell Field entrance. 

The tunnels will create railway underpasses with the hopes of improving pedestrian safety at rail crossings.

For more information contact the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024. 


Athletic Director Honored

 Eric Schoh, athletic director, was named the 2014-15 Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year, according to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. 


Professor Participates in Panel

Professor Emeritus Jerry Gerlach, geography, participated in a panel discussion on the location of retirement communities at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Chicago on April 24. 


Professor published in oncology journal

Julie Ponto, nursing, published a manuscript titled "Understanding and Evaluating Survey Research" in the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, 6(2), March/April 2015, p. 168-171. The article provides an overview of survey research, including strategies to reduce potential error.


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