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WSU Update

June 23 - 29, 2016


TODAY

June 22-25, Jazz Workshop

June 22-July 2, HOPE Academy

June 23, Open Paddle

June 23, History on the River Cruises: A Visit with Mark Twain

June 23 - 24, Grandparents University

June 24, GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

June 24, Golf Classic

June 24-June 25, Jazz Workshop

June 24-June 25, Goats

June 24-June 29, Camp Explore

June 25, Open Climb

June 25, GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

June 30, Open Paddle

June 30, History on the River Cruises: River Music with Eddie Allen

July 1, GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

July 2, Tree Tours

July 2, GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green


Announcements

WSU Hosts GRSF 2016 Season

Scholarships Available

Athletic Summer Camps

MnSCU Becomes Minnesota State

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.

News

Video Feeds Connect Seniors

MnSCU Ditches Name

Winona's Annual Concerts On the Green

WSU Receives Grant for Mental Health

Flowers Named NSIC Assistant Commissioner

Faculty/Staff Development

Bruno Borsari

Sonja Meiers


WSU hosts jazz workshops

 WSU will host the 12th annual Jazz Workshop June 22-25, on the WSU campus.

This music camp is offered to middle school and high school students and includes instruction and rehearsals in jazz music with participation in the annual upper Mississippi Jazz Festival. 

For more information, contact Summer Camps at 507-474-3900. 

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wsu hosts hope academy

WSU will host HOPE Academy Wednesday, June 22, through Saturday, July 2, on the WSU campus. 

This summer residential program offers underrepresented high school students the opportunity to experience real college life by engaging them in college-level courses and workshops to help them develop and explore their leadership skills. 

More information about this camp can be found online.

For more information, contact Summer Camps at 507-457-3900. 

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WSU OERC hosts open paddling

 WSU's Outdoor Education and Recreation Center will host an open paddling session along the Mississippi River Thursday, June 23, at Prairie Island in Winona.

All equipment will be provided, and this event is free and open to the public.

Throughout the summer, the OERC will also host summer programming for families and community members.

The OERC will host open paddling on Thursdays this June.

For more information, including the event time, visit the OERC website and Facebook page. 

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History on the River Cruises: A Visit with Mark Twain

 In conjunction with the Winona County Historical Society, WSU's Cal Fremling will host A Visit with Mark Twain, as part of the 2016 History on the River Cruises at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23. 

History on the River Cruises are 90-minute journeys on the Mississippi River aboard WSU's Cal Fremling Interpretive Learning Center and Classroom every Thursday through the end of September. Each program includes a different route and topic along with beverages and a light snack. At 10:30 a.m. every third Saturday of the month, family cruises geared toward kids ages 7-14 will be held.

Tickets can be purchased at the center or over the phone at 507-454-2723 ext. 0. For members, tickets are $20, and for non-members, tickets are $25. Pick three cruises are $55 for members and $70 for non-members. This allows attendees to purchase three cruises, family cruises not included, to attend.

Boarding will take place at Levee Park

A complete schedule of cruises can be found online.

For more information, contact Mark Peterson at 507-457-2723 ext. 1 

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wsu hosts Grandparents University

WSU's Retiree Center will host Grandparents University, an opportunity for grandparents to explore college life with their grandchildren during a two-day inter-generational learning experience June 23-24 on WSU's campus. 

This year's majors include: Star (Wars) and Lasers: Exploring the Science of Light; Don't Get "Stumped" in the Woods: Exploring WSU's Hidden Forest; Un Viaje a Mexico: A Virtual Tour of Our Neighbor to the South; Family Outdoor Adventures; Immersed in Art: Making Memories at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum; and Lego Mindstorms: Introduction to Robotics.

This event is intended for grandparents and their grandchildren, but all pairs of "Grandfriends" (aunt, uncle, family friend) or "Grandkids" (nieces, nephews, godchildren, etc.) are welcome to attend.

More information, including registration, on Grandparents University can be found online. 

For more information, contact Jessica Kauphusman

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WSU hosts GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

 The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host Delfeayo Marsalis for its first free concert on the green for the 2016 season from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, on the WSU green.

For more information, visit the festival's website.

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wsu hosts annual warrior club Golf Classic

Winona State University's Warrior Club will host its annual RTP-Merchants Bank Warrior Club Golf Classic at 12:45 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Cedar Valley Golf Course. 

All proceeds will benefit student-athlete scholarships. 

For more information, contact Chris Kautza. 

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WSU hosts Jazz Workshop

WSU will host the 12th annual Jazz Workshop June 24-25, on the WSU campus.

This music camp is offered to middle school and high school students and includes instruction and rehearsals in jazz with participation in the Annual Upper Mississippi Jazz Festival.

Registration for the four-day camp is $249 with housing and $209 without housing. Registration for the two-day camp is $119 with housing and $99 without housing. Registration is available online.

For more information, contact Summer Camps at 507-474-3900.

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WSU hosts Camp Explore

 WSU will host Camp Explore June 24-29 on the WSU campus.

This week-long residential camp offers high school students hands-on and engaging activities to help them learn about different STEM-related industries, including careers in energy, transportation and agriculture.

Registration for this camp is $480, with $450 scholarships available. The total fee includes a $30 non-refundable fee.

Registration and more information on this camp can be found online. 

For more information, contact Summer Camps at 507-457-3900. 

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WSU OERC hosts Open Climbs

 WSU's Outdoor Education and Recreation Center will host an open climbing session from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, up Sugar Loaf.

The OERC will be hosting these open climbs on Saturdays this June.

All equipment will be provided, and this climb is free and open to the public.

Throughout the summer, the OERC will also host summer programming for families and community members, including the open climbs.

For more information, visit the OERC website and Facebook page. 

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GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host the Dixieland Jazz Festival for a free concert on the green for the 2016 season from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, on the WSU green.

For more information, visit the festival's website.

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WSU OERC hosts Open Paddle

 WSU's Outdoor Education and Recreation Center will host an open paddling session along the Mississippi River Thursday, June 30, at Prairie Island in Winona.

The OERC will host these open paddles on Saturdays this June.

All equipment will be provided, and this session is free and open to the public.

Throughout the summer, the OERC will also host summer programming for families and community members, including the open climbs.

For more information, visit the OERC Facebook page and website. 

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History on the River Cruises: River Music with Eddie Allen

In conjunction with the Winona County Historical Society, WSU's Cal Fremling will host River Music with Eddie Allen, as part of the 2016 History on the River Cruises at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. 

History on the River Cruises are 90-minute journeys on the Mississippi River aboard WSU's Cal Fremling Interpretive Learning Center and Classroom every Thursday through the end of September. Each program includes a different route and topic along with beverages and a light snack. At 10:30 a.m. every third Saturday of the month, family cruises geared toward kids ages 7-14 will be held.

Tickets can be purchased at the center or over the phone at 507-454-2723 ext. 0. For members, tickets are $20, and for non-members, tickets are $25. Pick three cruises are $55 for members and $70 for non-members. This allows attendees to purchase three cruises, family cruises not included, to attend.

Boarding will take place at Levee Park

A complete schedule of cruises can be found online.

For more information, contact Mark Peterson at 507-457-2723 ext. 1 

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WSU hosts GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

 The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host Feeding Leroy for a free concert on the green for the 2016 season from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, on the WSU green. 

For more information, visit festival's website. 

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WSU's Landscape Arboretum hosts GRSF Tree Tours

 The Landscape Arboretum at Winona State University will host Great River Shakespeare Festival tree tours at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, starting at the Alumni Gazebo on the WSU campus.

This one-hour tours will profile the flowering trees of the WSU arboretum, such as the early-blooming magnolias and the late-blooming yellowwoods. There will also be an opportunity for guides to answer questions about the arboretum and landscaping.

The rain location for this event is Minné Hall, room 105, where a virtual tour of the arboretum will be given.

This event is free and open to the public, and it will be offered again at the same time on Saturday, July 16.

WSU will be hosting plays, concerts and events for the duration of the Great River Shakespeare Festival. A full schedule of events can be found online. 

For more information on the tours, contact Jim Reynolds 

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WSU Hosts GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host The Counterfactuals for a free concert on the green for the 2016 season from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2, on the WSU Green. 

For more information, visit festival's website. 

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registration open for Athletic Summer Camps

WSU is still accepting students in kindergarten through 12th grade for basketball summer camps July 11-14.

More information can be found online. 

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WSU Foundation Scholarships Available

 The WSU Foundation still has scholarships available for the 2016-2017 academic year. It will accept scholarship applications until Aug. 4.

Students can apply online. The username and password on the application is the same one students use daily.

This site will not work with Google Chrome on the WSU campus.

For more information contact Jen Jonsgaard.

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MnSCU Becomes Minnesota State

 In an effort to build better recognition with current and prospective students, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees (MnSCU) will now call itself "Minnesota State," effective in July.

More information can be found at Minnesota State's website.

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WSU hosts GRSF 2016 Season

In partnership with Winona State University, the Great River Shakespeare Festival will host three plays throughout the summer at WSU's Vivian Fusillo Theatre. 

The festival will host "As You Like it," "Julius Caesar" and "Georama." Each play series includes a preview night, a $15 Tuesday performance and a Chill with Will night. 

A full schedule of play dates, times and pricing can be found on the GRSF website.

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Professor publishes manuscript in book

Bruno Borsari, biology, published the manuscript, "Students' Engagement in an Extension Program in Agroecology for Subsistence Farmers at the Universidad Católica Santa Maria La Antigua (USMA), Panamá." This work has been published as a chapter on pages 141-161 in the book,"Teaching Education for Sustainable Development at University Level" edited by W. Leal Filho and P. Pace. 

The book reports Borsari's research work, which was part of his Fulbright grant assignment during the 2014-15 academic year. 

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Professor publishes manuscript

Sonja Meiers, graduate nursing, recently published a manuscript in conjunction with fellow professionals, titled, "Treatment fidelity among family health promoters delivering physical activity and nutrition intervention to immigrant and refugee families," in Health Education and Behavior. 

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