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Thursday, March 26, 2015


Unspeakable Art Installation, Maxwell Lobby

12:30 p.m. KQAL: Culture Clique

7 p.m. Recovery Warrior Support Group, Lutheran Campus Center

7 - 8:30 p.m. Cultural Knowledge Panel, Minne 334

8 p.m. Welcome Crew Information Meeting, New Center Conference Room

8 p.m. Mugshots: Easter, Lourdes Cafeteria

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Upcoming Events

March 27, Dedicated Logistics Services Open Interviews Sign up Deadline

March 27, Fitness Assessment Days

March 27, Tennis vs. Sioux Falls

March 27, KQAL: The Live Feed

March 27, Senior Dance Capstone: Maricón (Faggot)

March 28, Fitness Assessment Days

March 28, Baseball vs. U Mary

March 28, CAST Dance Marathon Fundraiser

March 28, Tennis vs. Augustana

March 28, Baseball vs. U Mary

March 28, Senior Dance Capstone: Maricón (Faggot)

March 28, UPAC Presents: Parmalee

March 29, Baseball vs. U Mary

March 29, Winona Symphony Orchestra

March 29, Baseball vs. U Mary

March 30, Land Ethic Leadership Seminar Registration Deadline

March 30, Creating a New Path

March 30, Wild Women, Crones, and Sages

March 30, Healthy Monday: Think Before You Post


Journalism Writing Assistance Available

Lost Survey Equipment - Reward


Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


WSU-Xcel Award

Character finds courage to leave in Winona author's third novel

Winona State slam dunks collegiate Green challenge

WSU rock climbing wall opening this month

WSU restores arboretum

Faculty/Staff Development

James Parlow

Jillian Quandt

Norbert Thomas

Unspeakable Art Installation

In recognition of Women's History Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, WSU will host "Unspeakable," an art exhibit by Shirl Chouinard, through Saturday, April 11, in the lobby of Maxwell Hall.

Chouinard is an award-winning visual artist. Her body of work centers around family violence, sexual assault, femicide and infanticide through life-sized dolls, mixed media sculptures and abstract quilts. With "Unspeakable," Chouinard aims to focus on the fact that family violence and sexual assault is an issue impacting millions worldwide, leaving a long and devastating legacy with lingering effects that influence its victims through a lifetime.

Chouinard will present "Violence Against Women and Children: A Challenge for Sustainable Human Development" as part of the CLASP Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 8.

For more information, contact Ruth Charles.


KQAL Programming

Programming for WSU's KQAL Radio Station will highlight local events, music, arts and culture March 26 - 27. 

"Culture Clique" will feature Kari Clifton and Rachel Slater of the Emily Program at 12:30 p.m. today, March 26. The Emily Program's focus is on how to promote positive body image and self-esteem, while promoting optimal health and well-being through joyful activity, nutrition, and self care.

"The Live Feed" will return at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, featuring an interview and music from Pert' Near Sandstone from Midwest Music Fest 2011.

For more information, contact Teri Tenseth Market or visit the KQAL website.


Recovery Warrior Support Group

WSU's Recovery Warrior Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. today, March 26, 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.


Cultural Knowledge Panel

WSU will host a Cultural Knowledge Panel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, March 26, in Minne 334.

The panel will discuss cultural identities of students, faculty, and staff.

The panel is sponsored by the Asian American Club and Muslim Student Association.

For more information, contact Alex Hines.


Welcome Crew Information Meeting

WSU's Housing and Residence Life will host an informational meetings about Welcome Crew 2015 at 8 p.m. today, March 26, in the New Center conference room. 

Welcome Crew helps freshmen and on-campus residents move into the Residence Halls during Orientation Week.

For more information, contact Jonathan Hetzel.


Mugshots: Easter

WSU's Mugshots will host an Easter-themed Night at 8 p.m. today, March 26, next to Lourdes Cafeteria.

Jeremiah Letourneau will perform.

For more information, contact Mugshots.


Dedicated Logistics Services Open Interviews Sign up Deadline

WSU Warrior Success Center will host Dedicated Logistics Services to conduct interviews for its Logistics Specialist and Inside Sales Representative Positions at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Maxwell 314. 

Sign up through Warrior Jobs by Friday, March 27.

For more information, contact the Warrior Success Center.


Fitness Assessment Days

WSU's Exercise Science Club will host Fitness Assessment Days from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 27; and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in Maxwell 355 and 376.

This fundraiser for the Exercise Science Club will provide community members, faculty, and students with important information regarding their health.

Participants will choose from a variety of tests on cardiovascular health, body composition and risk for osteoporosis. The tests include VO2 Max, underwater weighing, skin folds and heel densitometry. Costs vary by test.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Jennifer Drews.


Senior Dance Capstone: Maricón (Faggot)

WSU's Department of Theatre & Dance will host "Maricón (Faggot)" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, in the Memorial 300 Dance Studio.

The performance will serve as Pedro Lander's senior dance capstone. The performance focuses on underlying oppression in religion, gender biases, homophobia, and various cultural problems. "Maricón (Faggot)" is a political reaction to Lander's personal experiences growing up. The title conveys Lander's desire to reclaim a derogatory term that has been used by family, ‘friends' and people around him.

This event is free and open to the public with limited seating.

For more information, contact Gretchen Cohenour or Pedro Lander.


CAST Dance Marathon Fundraiser

The Winona State University Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) department will host a dance marathon fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Talbot Gym.

The dance marathon will raise money to support the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) in La Crosse, Wis. The goal is to raise $3,000.

Registration is open now through the day of the event. Participants will dance for eight hours straight with no sitting.

For more information, contact Hayley Freeberg and Mandi Sellner.


UPAC Presents: Parmalee

The annual Winona State University Spring Concert will feature country music recording artist Parmalee at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in McCown Gymnasium.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The opening act will be Chris Lane, an American country music singer-songwriter.

Tickets are $20 for the public and can be purchased online or at the UPAC Office located in the lower level of Kryzsko Commons.

The UPAC Office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased. There will be no refunds or exchanges.

For more information, contact UPAC.


Winona Symphony Orchestra

WSU's Music Department will host a Winona Symphony Orchestra concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

The Orchestra is conducted by Donald Lovejoy. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for students with IDs.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.


Land Ethic Leadership Seminar Registration Deadline

Registration for the Land Ethic Leadership Seminar is due Monday, March 30.

The seminar is a non-credit seminar designed to build commitment, connection, and community back into environmental work. The day-long program is open to the public and will introduce registered participants to Aldo Leopold's vision of the "land ethic" and how we can become land ethic leaders. Jennifer Kobylecky, Education Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, will facilitate the program with presentations, discussions, individual reflection, and interactive exercises. The seminar will take place on the Cal Fremling, WSU's new floating classroom, and the WSU campus.

Advance registration is required and only $89 due to WSU grant funding. Scheduled as part of Arbor Day observances, the seminar is also endorsed by the WSU Arboretum and Land Stewardship Committee. The seminar is offered by WSU Outreach and Continuing Education, in partnership with the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

For more information, contact Tina Krause at 507-457-5080.


Creating a New Path

WSU will host "Creating a New Path: Reframing the End of the Trail" from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

The forum will consist of background information on The Indigenous Learning Garden Initiative and community commentary on the ultimate design. Attendees are encouraged to bring technology to engage in commentary on multiple social media platforms.

For more information, contact Alex Hines.


Wild Women, Crones, and Sages

The American Association of Women and Winona State University will host Stories from Wild Women, Crones, and Sages: Feminist Perspectives across Generations at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the Student Activity Center.

The panel will feature Robin Richardson, Barb Shields, Kathy Jarvinen, Marina Hopkins, Marin Carroll, Bev Spande, and Nancy O'Reilly in a roundtable discussion.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Tamara Berg


Healthy Monday: Think Before You Post

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Healthy Monday series will present "Think Before You Post" at 7 p.m. March 30 in IWC 138.

Health and Wellness student advocates will discuss the dangers and lasting effect of posting online.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Journalism Writing Assistance Available

WSU's Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) is holding journalistic writing workshops for students in Mass Communication writing courses. Students from SCJ who have taken MCOM 232-News Writing and higher will be in the Phelps Reading Room every week to help students with inverted pyramid style, AP Style, and other journalism writing techniques. Check the SCJ Board or the bulletin board in Phelps for the schedule.


Lost Survey Equipment - Reward

WSU's Facilities is asking for help locating lost equipment.

The Leica Survey Equipment was lost on or near the WSU campus Thursday, March 19.

A reward is being offered for the return of the device. No questions will be asked.

Contact the WSU Security Office at 507-457-5555 if you have any information or if you've found the piece of equipment. The Security Office is located on the first floor of Sheehan Hall.



WSU's Health and Wellness Services, Housing and Residence Life, Student Senate, and the Communication Studies Department will host the #ProjectPositivity campaign over Facebook and Twitter through Friday, May 1.

Students are encouraged to post a picture, status, or quote about something awesome that happened or if students are having a great day with the hashtag #ProjectPositivity. The goal is to fill Facebook and Twitter with positivity to raise awareness of the negative use of social media on campus. Winners will be determined on a weekly basis, and prizes include gift baskets, T-shirts, mugs, etc.

#ProjectPositivity is part of the ongoing anti-cyberbullying campaign.

For more information, contact John Otis or Tammy Swenson Lepper.


Professor Speaks at Transgender Sensitivity Training

James Parlow, criminal justice, was a featured speaker at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., at the Transgender Sensitivity Training. The presentation included why the relationship between the transgender community and police is strained by past practices and events, recent research on transgender individuals, updates on legislation, and protocols for police contact.


Faculty Receives MnSCU Professional Excellence Award

Jillian Quandt, Warrior Success Center, was one of six recipients of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Board of Trustees Professional Excellence Award for Administrative Service Faculty. The award is an honor bestowed upon university service faculty to acknowledge and reward exceptional individual professional accomplishment, and to encourage ongoing excellence.


Faculty Publishes Article

Norbert Thomas, TLT Learning Systems and Services Coordinator, published "Integrating Technology Through a Mentoring Network" in the March issue of Connect Magazine. 


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