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WSU Update

Monday, October 20, 2014


TODAY

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

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free Hot Chocolate, Alumni Gazebo

4:30 p.m. Work Study Experience Group, Maxwell 306

7:30 p.m. Homecoming Coronation: Hear and Now Concert, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

8 p.m. Healthy Mondays: Alcohol Facts on Tap, IWC 138

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Oct. 21, Fitstop Tuesday: Fitness Nutrition

Oct. 21, S'mores and More Bonfire with Robert Briggs

Oct. 21, RHA Bleeds Purple

Oct. 21, Matt Rasmussen Poetry Reading

Oct. 21, Sally Spencer on Suicide Prevention

Oct. 22, University Improvement Day

Oct. 22, UPAC Presents: Spin Magic

Oct. 22, Homecoming Week: Lawn Games

Oct. 22, Wellness Wednesdays: Words Matter

Oct. 22, Countering Hegemonic Masculinity

Oct. 23, Thirsty Thursday Root Beer Floats

Oct. 23, Chalk the Walk Decorating Contest

Oct. 23, Heath Hyche Comedy Show


Announcements

Sunbeam Solar Panel Project

Charting the Future Gallery Walk Save The Date

Facebook Cover Photo Contest

East Lake Apartment Sign-up

2014 KEAP Center Logo Design Contest

#eatsleepstudyvote

Extra-Curricular Activities

Latino-American Student Organization Meeting

News

Reading series, lecture focus on suicide

WSU embraces First-Gen Warriors

Through the eyes of his son

Sheriff candidates talk media relations

WSU opens musical featuring famous and would-be killers

Faculty/Staff Development

Bruno Borsari

Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest

James Schul


Free Hot Chocolate

WSU will offer free hot chocolate as part of the Homecoming Week celebrations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Oct. 20, at the Alumni Gazebo.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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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 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 20, 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 Monday.

For more information, contact Ross Beattie.

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Homecoming Coronation: Hear and Now Concert

WSU's Homecoming Coronation ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 20, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium.

Hear and Now will perform.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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Healthy Mondays: Alcohol Facts on Tap

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Healthy Monday series will present "Alcohol Facts on Tap" at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in IWC 138.

Participants can get questions answered about alcohol, the body, and handling others' drinking.

This week's Healthy Monday is presented by the Food and Nutrition Club.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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Fitstop Tuesday: Fitness Nutrition

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Fitstop Tuesday series will present "Fitness Nutrition" at 11 a.m. Oct. 21, near the Fitness Center entrance.

This week's Fitstop Tuesday will be presented by Student Health and Wellness Advocates and the Food and Nutrition Club.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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S'mores and More Bonfire with Robert Briggs

WSU will host S'mores and More Bonfire with Robert Briggs as part of Homecoming Week at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Courtyard.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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RHA Bleeds Purple

WSU's Residence Housing Association will host "RHA Bleeds Purple" from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Alumni Gazebo.

RHA will have carnival games, decorating, and painting as part of Homecoming Week.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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Matt Rasmussen Poetry Reading

Winona State University will host a poetry reading with author Matt Rasmussen at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Krueger Library Athenaeum as part of the Great River Reading Series.

The reading will be from Rasmussen's book, Black Aperture, a series of poems about his brother's suicide.

Rasmussen will also visit Professor James Armstrong's class from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in Minné 109. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information contact James Armstrong.

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Sally Spencer on Suicide Prevention

Winona State University Counseling Services will host a presentation on suicide prevention with Sally Spencer, Executive Director of the Carson J Spencer Foundation, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

The presentation will promote self-resilience and mental health as part of the 2014-15 University Theme of Sustainable Futures.

For more information contact Counseling Services at 507-457-5330.

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University Improvement Day

WSU will hold University Improvement Day Wednesday, Oct. 22. Classes meeting before 3:30 p.m. are cancelled. Labs and classes meeting once per week are scheduled as plan. Offices are open.

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UPAC Presents: Spin Magic

WSU's University Programing Activities Committee will host Spin Magic as part of Homecoming Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Courtyard.

Students can make a personalized drawstring bag or vinyl record.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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Homecoming Week: Lawn Games

WSU will offer lawn games as part of Homecoming Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Courtyard.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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Wellness Wednesdays: Words Matter

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Words Matter" at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 in IWC 138.

Join the RE Initiative PACTivists for an hour of learning about how sexist and homophobic words can be violent and why students should challenge words like this and gain respect for themselves and others.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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Countering Hegemonic Masculinity

WSU will host guest speaker Jonathan Luke Wood and Professor Mary Jo Klinker, presenting "Countering Hegemonic Masculinity" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

A panel discussion facilitated by Wood and Klinker will follow the keynote speech.

Wood will examine the role of hegemonic masculinity in producing conditions that foster a culture of sexual violence. According to Wood, boys are taught from an early age that being a "man" means to be competitive, tough, controlling, and emotionally restrictive. Many men are socialized to perceive sexual promiscuity as a marker of personal success and self-worth, often resulting in actions that marginalize and objectify women. This interactive presentation will engage the audience in critical reflection of how men can proactively advocate against sexual violence and the identity-related challenges associated with such interventions.

For more information, contact Alexander Hines.

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Thirsty Thursday Root Beer Floats

WSU will host Thirsty Thursday Root Beer Floats as part of Homecoming Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Alumni Gazebo.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or Alumni Relations.

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Chalk the Walk Decorating Contest

WSU will host Chalk the Walk as part of Homecoming Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Alumni Gazebo.

The WSU Homecoming Court will judge the drawings.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or Alumni Relations.

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Heath Hyche Comedy Show

WSU will host Heath Hyche as he puts on a comedy show as part of Homecoming Week at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or Alumni Relations.

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Sunbeam Solar Panel Project

Graduate student of Professional Science Management Ryan Sinning and undergraduate student of Physical & Health Education John Scheevel have written multiple grants and have begun fundraising efforts to support a combination of class projects to bring solar panels to the Sunbeam Boys Home of Jamaica. The Sunbeam Boys Home serves approximately 40 boys of varying abilities who have no families to take care of them, providing them with food, clothes, and an education.

The WSU Special Education Department takes an annual travel study trip over spring break to the home as part of their class SPED 490: Poverty, Disability and Jamaican Culture. Learn more or help support the project online.

For more information, contact John Scheevel.

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Charting the Future Gallery Walk Save The Date

Winona State University will host a Charting the Future Gallery Walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to attend this open-house style event to learn more about the work of the CTF teams and respond to initial ideas.

For more information, contact the University Communications office at 507-457-5024.

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Facebook Cover Photo Contest

WSU is hosting a Facebook Cover Photo Contest through Saturday, Oct. 25.

Snap a picture of something inspiring and have the chance to be featured as the new cover photo of the official WSU Facebook page and win prizes.

Submit your photos to the Web Communications Department by Oct. 25, and include your name and graduating year. List the subject of the email as "Cover Photo Contest."

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East Lake Apartment Sign-up

Tours of East Lake will be held in Building C, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, and from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in preparation for East Lake Apartment sign-up, which will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Student Activity Center.

Students must have a minimum of 24 credits at the beginning of Fall 2015 to be eligible to live at East Lake. Informational packets are available in the Housing Office, Kryzsko Commons 235. Each group member needs to pick up this packet.

If you have any questions, contact the Housing & Residence Life Office at 507-457-5305.

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2014 KEAP Center Logo Design Contest

WSU's Inclusion and Diversity Office and KEAP Center is hosting a 2014 KEAP Center Logo Design Contest.

Submissions are due Friday, Nov. 14, and the winner will receive a $350 WSU Bookstore Gift Card.

The design may incorporate other imagery, so long as the full Inclusion and Diversity and KEAP Diversity Resource Center name is included in the logo. Use of WSU brand symbols must comply with the university logo guidelines, which can be found online. Designs may not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of another. Full requirements can be found online.

The entry form can be found and downloaded online. Completed submissions can be emailed or dropped off at the KEAP Diversity Resource Center.

For more information, contact the KEAP Center.

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#eatsleepstudyvote

The Minnesota State University Student Association is hosting the #eatsleepstudyvote campaign to get students to pledge to vote.

Voting is as important as eating, sleeping, and studying. Officials make a number of important decisions that affectsstudents. This year's elections will include Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senators, Minnesota House Representatives, and state, county and local officers, such as Sheriff. 

For more information, contact Cara Luebke.

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Latino-American Student Organization Meeting

WSU's Latino-American Student Organization Meeting will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the KEAP Center.

For more information, contact Gloria Alatorre.

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Professor Presents at Conference

Bruno Borsari, biology, presented "Agroecologia: alternativa para el futuro" (Agroecology: alternative for the future) Oct. 10 at the first Conference on Agroindustry & Environmental Quality organized by the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Chitré, Panama.

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Professor Served as Reviewer

Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest, communication studies, served as reviewer for the Popular Culture, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, and Organizational and Professional Communication divisions for the Central States Communication Association's upcoming annual conference.

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Professor Publishes Article

James Schul, education, published the article "Pedagogical Triangulation: The Mergence of Three Traditions in History Instruction" in the peer-reviewed journal The Social Studies.

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Contact Us

The WSU Update is a weekly campus news publication produced by the University Communication Office and e-mailed Monday through Friday. The editor is Andrea Northam. Assistant editor is Abby Peschges. Material may be submitted for consideration via e-mail to: wsuupdate@winona.edu.

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