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WSU Update

September 4 - 7, 2015


Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Re-veiled, Paul Watkins Gallery

Friday, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Homecoming T-Shirt Pre-order, Lower Hyphen

Friday, 4:30 - 7 p.m. Homecoming T-Shirt Pre-order, Jack Kane Dining Center

Friday, 7 p.m. Soccer vs. Michigan Tech, Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium

Saturday, Men's Golf J.R. Watkins Invitational, The Jewel Golf Course

Saturday, MSUSA Application Deadline

Sunday, Men's Golf J.R. Watkins Invitational, The Jewel Golf Course

Sunday, Noon Soccer vs. Northern Michigan, Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Sept. 8, Homecoming Court Nominations Deadline

Sept. 8, On- and Off-Campus Housing Informational Meeting

Sept. 8, Delta Sigma Pi Informational Meeting

Sept. 9, UPAC Presents: Spin Magic

Sept. 9, Conversation Partners

Sept. 10, University Theme Kick-Off

Sept. 10, WSU Retiree Canadian Rockies Trip Informational Session

Sept. 10, Self-Defense Workshop

Sept. 10, International Music Series: Pooja Goswami Pavan, A. Pavan, and Praful Kelkar

Sept. 10, Navajo Oral History Project Film Premiere

Sept. 10, Cal Fremling History on the River Cruise: John Philip Holland and His Vision of the Modern Submarine


WSU Introduces Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium

Labor Day Update Deadline

WSU Foundation Special Projects Deadline

Kick CF Kickball Tournament Team Registration

Extra-Curricular Activities

Recovery Warriors


Workforce is at the summit of Minnesota economic issues

Training the teachers of tomorrow

Science conference to shine international spotlight on La Crosse

Students to Premiere 2015 Navajo Oral History Documentary

WSU move-in day

Faculty/Staff Development

Megan Anibas

Jane Foote

Nicole Weydt

Homecoming T-Shirt Pre-order

The official WSU Homecoming t-shirt will be available for pre-sale Friday, Sept. 4. Sales will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Lower Hyphen, Kryzkso Commons and 4:30 to 7 p.m. outside the Jack Kane Dining Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Shirts sizes small through extra large will be $10, and shirts sizes double extra large and triple extra large will be $12. Purple Pass will be accepted. The shirts come in lime green and purple.

For more information, visit the WSU Homecoming website or contact Erin Ploeger.


MSUSA Application Deadline

Applications for MSUSA are due by Saturday, Sept. 5.

Students can apply online. There are four positions available: Diversity Specialist, Issues Specialist, PR Specialist, and Legislative Specialist. These are paid positions that require five hours a week.

MSUSA is the statewide Minnesota State Student Association. Together, MSUSA works with all seven state universities to bargain on behalf of students with the Minnesota legislature and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities officials.

The mission of the Minnesota State University Student Association is to educate and inform students about higher education issues that affect their lives as students, while providing opportunities for these students to use this knowledge to advocate on behalf of all Minnesota State University students.

For more information, email Alyson Hagglund.


Homecoming Court Nominations Deadline

Nominations for Homecoming Court are due by noon Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Clubs, organizations, or residence halls are able to nominate a king and/or queen. Eligibility can be found online.

Elections will take place online Sept. 14 and 15.

Visit WSU's Homecoming page for more information on this year's festivities.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or Joe Reed.


On- and Off-Campus Housing Informational Meeting

WSU's Director of Student and Community Engagement Kendra Weber and Associate Director for Housing and Residence Life Candice Guenther will host an informational meeting about living on and off campus for the 2016 - 2017 school year at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Tau Rotunda, West Campus.

There will be two other informational meetings at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in East Hall and Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Student Activity Center.

For more information, contact Candice Guenther.


Delta Sigma Pi Informational Meeting

WSU's Delta Sigma Pi will host an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Darrell W. Krueger Library, room 102.

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities and is open to men and women pursuing any business major.

For more information, contact Amanda Otte.


UPAC Presents: Spin Magic

WSU's University Programing Activities Committee will host Spin Magic from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Alumni Gazebo.

Students can decorate a frisbee or can Koozie.

For more information, contact UPAC.


University Theme Kick-Off

WSU will host the Unviersity Theme Kick-Off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Courtyard.

This year's theme is Equity as a Human Right. Visit the University Theme webpage for more information and upcoming events.

There will be a community fair and activities designed around fostering constructive conversations about issues of equity.

For more information, contact Chuck Ripley.


Conversation Partners

WSU's English Language Center will host Conversation Partners at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Haake Hall Conference Room.

Students and community members are invited to participate in informal conversation to help international students improve their English skills. Community members, other students and international students in turn learn about each other.

Speaking instructors plan current topics to discuss, but the flow of the conversation is up to the participants. Conversation tables will be mixed up every once in a while.

Snacks will also be provided.

There will be two other gatherings on Oct. 7 and Nov. 4.

For more information contact Katie Subra at 507-457-5442.


WSU Retiree Canadian Rockies Trip Informational Session

WSU's Retiree Center will host an informational session about a Canadian Rockies trip at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Maxwell 158.

The trip is from July 20-28. Details of the trip can be found online. You do not have to be a retiree to sign up. 

For more information, contact Jess Kauphusman.


Self-Defense Workshop

WSU's Housing and Residence Life will host a Self-Defense Workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Haake Hall Conference Room.

The workshop is for all levels.

For more information, contact Ann Durley.


International Music Series: Pooja Goswami Pavan, A. Pavan, and Praful Kelkar

WSU's International Music Series will host Pooja Goswami Pavan, A. Pavan, and Praful Kelkar, featuring music of North India, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Cathy Schmidt.


Navajo Oral History Project Film Premiere

The life stories of four Navajo elders are featured in student-made documentary films to be premiered at Winona State University at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the auditorium of the Science Laboratory Center.

The documentaries were part of a collaborative project led by Dr. Tom Grier and Robbie Christiano of WSU and Dr. Miranda Haskie of Diné College. The WSU students stayed at Diné College's main campus in Tsaile, Ariz., while working on their projects. This is the sixth year of the Navajo Oral History Project.

This year's films focus on Louva Dahozy a community leader, educator and broadcaster from Ft. Defiance, Ariz.; Tony Goldtooth Sr., a Navajo language and culture professor from Shiprock, N.M.; Peggy Scott, a retired teacher and community activist from Chinle, Ariz.; and Bill Toledo, a Navajo Code Talker during World War II, from Torreon, N.M.

The premiere will include comments from faculty and students from both WSU and Diné College. Light refreshments will be served before the presentation of the films.

The reception and premiere event are free and open to the public.

DVD copies of the student-produced films will be available for sale for $20 each with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund at Diné College.

For more information, contact Tom Grier.


Cal Fremling History on the River Cruise: John Philip Holland and His Vision of the Modern Submarine

The Winona County Historical Society will host the boat tour on the Cal Fremling "John Philip Holland and His Vision of the Modern Submarine: USS Holland SS 1 to USS Skipjack SS 585" with William Crozier from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.

Boarding begins 20 minutes prior to departure time.

Tickets are available by calling 507-454-2723 ext. 0 or by visiting the History Center. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Package 3 cruises for $40 for members or $55 for non-members.

View the full list of boat tours online.

For more information visit the Winona County Historical Society online.


WSU Introduces Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium

WSU is proud to announce that the former Warrior Stadium has a new name. Altra Federal Credit Union has partnered with Winona State to rename the football and soccer facility Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium.

The agreement will take effect immediately and the stadium will see new signage in the coming weeks to recognize the name change.

Funds generated from the stadium naming rights agreement will support Warrior student-athlete scholarships for years to come.

Altra Federal Credit Union is a nationwide, full-service cooperative financial institution with over 87,000 members and $1.1 billion in assets. They currently have 16 locations in eight states including locations in Winona, La Crescent, and Rochester. Altra was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Onalaska, Wis.

Tickets to all WSU Athletics events can be purchased online.

See the full release online.


Labor Day Update Deadline

WSU Update will not be published on Labor Day, Sept. 7. Submissions for the Tuesday, Sept. 8, edition of Update must be received by noon Friday, Sept. 4.


WSU Foundation Special Projects Deadline

The WSU Foundation is now accepting Faculty and Staff Special Project applications. Applications are due by Oct. 12.

This year the WSU Foundation has committed to support up to $100,000 in special project requests pursued by faculty or staff at the university. The object of the awards is to provide financial support for projects that bring innovation and acclaim to the University.

Criteria can be found online.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hoffman at 507-457-2966.


Kick CF Kickball Tournament Team Registration

Team registration is now open for Delta Phi Epsilon's Kick CF Kickball Tournament. Registration is due Sept. 18.

The Kickball Tournament is open to the community and all proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The tournament will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, at Bambenek Fields 5 and 6 at Lake Park.

For more information, contact Madison Holm.


Recovery Warriors

WSU's Recovery Warriors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Kryzsko Commons, room 252.

Students who are interested in joining a support group for students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behavior are invited to attend.

For more information contact Michael Forsythe.


Professors Initiate Electronic Records Use for Students

Megan Anibas and Nicole Weydt, nursing, are initiating a project for the use of an electronic health record within the nursing curriculum. They have published five electronic, pediatric health records for use in healthcare education and simulation in partnership with NeehrPerfect. Nursing students will be utilizing this electronic health record system this fall in the nursing simulation lab as they provide nursing care in pediatric simulations.


Professor Publishes Article

Jane Foote, nursing, highlighted the WSU Healthcare Leadership and Administration online degree in her article "Healthcare Leadership and Administration at a State University" published in the March 2015 issue of the National Sleep Journal A2Zzz. 


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