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Monday, March 2, 2015


TODAY

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

3:30 p.m. Commencement Speaker Applications Due

4 - 8 p.m. Southeast Regional Minnesota History Day

7 p.m. Healthy Monday: How to Find the Meaning of Life, IWC 138

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Upcoming Events

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 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

March 5, Author Ryan Van Meter Visits WSU

March 5, Gymnastics vs. Wisconsin - La Crosse


Announcements

Art Muse Student Awards

WSU Accounting Graduates Above National Average

Extra-Curricular Activities

Recovery Warrior Support Group

News

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.


Commencement Speaker Applications Due

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

For more information, contact Carly Wilke.

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Southeast Regional Minnesota History Day

WSU will host the Southeast Regional Minnesota History Day from 4 to 8 p.m. today, March 2.

Over 200 middle and secondary students from regional schools will present on the 2015 National History Theme, "Leadership and History."

The Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall. 

For more information, contact Matthew Lindaman or Joshua Hanson.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Grief Group

WSU Counseling and Wellness Services will offer the last meeting of a five-week support group for students who have lost a loved one at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Author Ryan Van Meter Visits WSU

WSU's Great River Reading Series will host visiting writer Ryan Van Meter at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

Van Meter will read from his essay collection entitled If You Knew Then What I Know Now. Van Meter's new work focuses on his experiences with coming out, the impact of gender and sexuality on the coming-of-age of a Middle American, and an investigation of the etymological origins of the word "faggot."

For more information, contact Debra Cumberland.

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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.

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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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Recovery Warrior Support Group

WSU's Recovery Warrior Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 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

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