WSU will co-sponsor Ja Hon Vance to discuss "The QUEST: One Year Degree Completion" from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Minnesota State College Southeast Technical Auditorium, room 205.
The workshop will highlight the importance of designing and implementing structural learning communities for minority male students in higher education. Vance will provide strategies to increase retention and graduation rates within one year.
WSU will host Ja Hon Vance to discuss "Using a Non-Traditional Teaching Approach to Transition Underrepresented, Underserved, and First-Generation Students from the Developmental Writing to Credit Level Writing Courses" at noon Friday, Oct. 31, in the Student Activities Center, Kryzsko Commons.
This presentation will highlight user-friendly techniques for teaching "Advance Level College Writing Skills" to underrepresented, underserved, and first-generation students who are placed into Developmental Writing courses based upon their college placement test scores. Further, this workshop session will provide an overview of how to implement "Refined Practices" created, tested, and used by Vance and Professor Melvin E. Brooks that provide a smooth transition for the aforementioned student populations into credit level writing courses.
The Fall Meeting for the Seven Rivers Chapter of the Fulbright Association will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.
WSU's Warrior Success Center will hold a Work-Study Experience Group for work-study employees at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 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 Monday.
WSU is looking for students to serve on a one-day focus group from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Oak Room 225E, Kryzsko Commons.
The Focus Group is to gather additional information about student experience at WSU, along with policies, practices, and technology that aid in success.
The recommendation guiding this focus group is ultimately to increase the success of all learners, "especially those in diverse populations traditionally underserved by higher education." There does not need to be any preparation work done ahead of time.
Lunch will be provided.
For more information, or if interested, contact Mary Haupt.
WSU's Art and Design Department will sponsor a trip to Minneapolis art museums Saturday, Nov. 8.
The trip includes visits to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Northern Clay Center, The Frederick Weisman Museum on the University of Minnesota campus, and Northrup King Building. There will be time for dinner in Midtown Global Market.
The bus will leave Watkins Hall at 8 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. The cost of the trip is $10 for students with ID and $25 for faculty, staff, and others. The cost includes transportation and admission to the museums and their numerous exhibitions.
The special exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is: "Italian Style: fashion since 1945." Tickets for that exhibit may be purchased separately at the museum upon arrival: $20 adults, $16 seniors and students with ID, and free for MIA members.
For more information, contact The Art Office in Watkins 204 at 507-457-5395.
Jerry Gerlach, professor emeritus of geography, attended the Annual East Lakes/West Lakes meeting of the Association of American Geographers, held Oct. 16-18 in Kalamazoo, Mich. He presented a paper, "An Example of the Development of the U.S. Auto Show," which was co-authored by Michael Scholz and Ruojing Scholz.
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