To submit to WSU Update, click here

WSU Update

February 12 - 14, 2016


TODAY

Friday, Rent a Musician

Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art Exhibit: Anthropocene, Paul Watkins Gallery

Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art Exhibit: Thousands of Poppies, Weber Gallery

Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Valentines Day Cards Sale, Kryzsko Commons Lower Hyphen

Friday, 6 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota State Mankato, McCown Gymnasium

Friday, 7 p.m. Vagina Monologues, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

Friday, 8 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota State Mankato, McCown Gymnasium

Friday, 11:15 p.m. UPAC Presents: $5 Movie Night, Winona 7 Theatre

Saturday, Rent a Musician

Saturday, 2 p.m. Vagina Monologues, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

Saturday, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Astronomy Club at Winterfest, Merrick State Park

Saturday, 4 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Concordia-St. Paul, McCown Gymnasium

Saturday, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Concordia-St. Paul, McCown Gymnasium

Saturday, 7 p.m. Vagina Monologues, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

Sunday, Satori Submissions Deadline

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Feb. 15, Resume Rush Week

Feb. 15, I Love WSU Week: All-U Campaign Kick-Off

Feb. 15, Cardiac Rehab Week

Feb. 15, Earth Talk: When a Natural Resource Threatens Cultural Resources in a National Monument

Feb. 15, Healthy Monday: Don't Be a Zombie

Feb. 15, How Gender Based Violence Affects Communities: Males Panel

Feb. 16, I Love WSU Week: Tag Day

Feb. 16, I Love WSU Week: WSU-R Campaign Kick-Off

Feb. 16, Resume Rush

Feb. 16, Faculty Recital: Eric Brisson

Feb. 16, Health Hut: Get Well Kits

Feb. 16, How is Racism Expressed in the Obama Era?

Feb. 16, Realizing Resiliency for Students of Color

Feb. 16, Anxiety Management Seminar

Feb. 17, Wellness Wednesdays: Yoga for Newbies

Feb. 17, I Love WSU Week: Get the Scoop Day

Feb. 17, Fresh Off the Boat Screening

Feb. 17, Grief Group

Feb. 17, UPAC Presents: Comedy Murder Mystery


Announcements

Students Participate in Honor Band

Warrior Strong Think Pink

Spring 2016 Faculty Regalia Rental

Warrior Jobs Challenge: Week Four Winner

Extra-Curricular Activities

Recovery Warriors Support Group

Student Senate Meeting

News

Winona's Meyers a big deal in world of miniatures

Ron Dempsey named WSU vice president for advancement

Winona State working on pedestrian tunnel project

WSU gymnasts honor former teammate

Faculty/Staff Development

Neal Mundahl


Rent a Musician

WSU's Chamber Orchestra will host Rent a Musician through Saturday, Feb. 13.

Each song is $5. Song choices include: Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley, 1234 by the Plain White T's, LOVE by Nat King Cole, and Happy Together by Turtles.

Anyone can purchase a serenade, but it must occur on campus property. Send your name with the song choice in parentheses online.

For more information, contact Emily Maire.

[top]


Valentines Day Cards Sale

WSU's graphic design students will sell unique handmade cards from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Lower Hyphen of Kryzsko Commons.

Cards are designed for different types of relationships, including family and friends.

All proceeds will support the graphic design program and students' travel study program to India this summer.

For more information, contact ChunLok Mah.

[top]


Vagina Monologues

WSU will celebrate Women's History Month by hosting a benefit production of the award-winning play The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, with an extra showing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium in Somsen Hall.

The production is part of the V-Day 2016 College Campaign, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.

The production will benefit the Winona Women's Resource Center and the V-Day spotlight campaign. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for non-students. Seating will be general admission. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning 30 minutes before each performance in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium Lobby.

For more information, contact Tamara Berg.

[top]


UPAC Presents: $5 Movie Night

WSU's UPAC will host $5 Movie Night at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Winona 7 Theater.

A shuttle will be provided from the Minne parking lot starting at 10:45 p.m.

Students must have a valid WSU ID for purchase and admission. Check UPAC's Facebook page for showings.

For more information, contact UPAC.

[top]


Astronomy Club at Winterfest

WSU's Astronomy Club will be at Merrick State Park TURTLES' Winterfest from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Merrick State Park, S2965 WI-35, Fountain City, Wis.

The club will have astronomy activities and telescopes to view the sun and moon during the day and deep sky objects at night.

For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson.

[top]


Satori Submissions Deadline

WSU's literary magazine, Satori, is accepting submissions through Sunday, Feb. 14.

Students can submit up to 5 poems, 15 pages of prose, and 5 pieces of art or photography (.jpg or .tiff). Submissions can either be dropped off in the English Office, Minne 302, or submitted electronically.

For more information, contact Satori.

[top]


Resume Rush Week

WSU's Career Services will host Resume Rush for students wishing to have their resumes reviewed or updated.

Students are encouraged to visit WSU Peer Advocate Tables around the WSU campus for a quick review of their resume or schedule an appointment with a career staff member on the WSU or WSU-Rochester campuses. Reviews with Peer Advocates will last about 15 minutes or less, while appointments will last around 30 minutes.

Stop by any of the following locations to have a Career Services Peer Advocate review your resume:

Monday, Feb. 15

Noon - 3 p.m., SLC Common Area
1 - 2 p.m., Second Floor Landing of Gildemeister

Tuesday, Feb. 16

11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., Second Floor Landing of Gildemeister
2 - 4:30 p.m., Lower Level of Kryzsko Commons
2 - 5 p.m., Second Floor Landing of Gildemeister

Thursday, Feb. 18

Noon - 3 p.m., SLC Common Area
2 - 4:30 p.m., Lower Level of Kryzsko Commons

For more information, contact Career Services.

[top]


I Love WSU Week

WSU will host I Love WSU Week to celebrate the many things that make the university wonderful and to bring awareness to the impact of philanthropy Monday, Feb. 15, through Thursday, Feb. 18.

The All-U Campaign Kick-Off Open House will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons. WSU staff and faculty are encouraged to wear donor recognition buttons. Brief remarks and a social with food will begin at 1:30 p.m. Those in attendance will be eligible for prizes.

The WSU-R All-U Campaign Kick-Off will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in CF 206-208. There will be a short program with WSU Foundation award recipients, food, and prizes.

Tag Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 16, around the Winona campus. Tags will mark items that were made possible by generous gifts to WSU.

Get the Scoop on Philanthropy will be from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Lower Hyphen of Kryzsko Commons. Thank WSU Donors and get a free scoop of ice cream.

I Love WSU Day will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Lower Hyphen of Kryzsko Commons. Share what you love about WSU for a chance to win prizes.

For more information, contact Cindy Jokela.

[top]


Cardiac Rehab Week

WSU's Cardiac Rehab club will be doing blood pressure readings and selling puppy chow, trail mix, and red t-shirts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Integrated Wellness Complex entrance.

Trail mix and puppy chow are $1 and t-shirts are $10.

For more information, contact Mary Baumann.

[top]


Earth Talk: When a Natural Resource Threatens Cultural Resources in a National Monument

WSU's Geoscience Department's Earth Talks Series will host "When a Natural Resource Threatens Cultural Resources in a National Monument: A Historical Geomorphic Assessment of the Grand Portage Creek Watershed, Grand Portage Minnesota," with Susan Kilgore, assistant professor in the department of science at Valley City State University, at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

This presentation focuses on the study to identify stream reaches throughout the watershed that are migrating, eroding, or depositing sediment at rates exceeding those of pre-EuroAmerican settlement (prior to the 1700s). There will also be a focus on how the bank erosion and lateral migration along Grand Portage Creek have threatened important cultural resources and historical landmarks.

For more information, contact Stephen Allard.

[top]


Healthy Monday: Don't Be a Zombie

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Healthy Mondays series will present "Don't Be a Zombie" at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in The WELL, IWC 138.

Student Health and Wellness Advocates will discuss the challenges of getting a good night's sleep and how to get more out of it.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

[top]


How Gender Based Violence Affects Communities: Males Panel

WSU's RE Initiative Club and MSUSA will host the Males Panel for the series "How Gender Based Violence Affects Communities" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

The panel of students, who identify with being male, will be discussing how gender-based violence affects the male community differently than normally taught, including talks on masculinity.

For more information, contact Kathreen Smith.

[top]


Faculty Recital: Eric Brisson

WSU's Music Department will host a faculty recital featuring Eric Brisson on piano at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. 

Brisson will feature works by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Canadian composer Jacques Hétu. He will also continue his long-term project to learn and perform all of Claude Debussy's solo piano music, featuring "Clair de Lune" from "Suite Bergamasque," among others in this performance.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.

[top]


Health Hut: Get Well Kits

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Health Hut series will present "Get Well Kits" at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 in The WELL, IWC 138.

Stop by the WELL to pick up a Get Well Kit to help fight the flu and information on prevention and treatment.

For more information, contact Health Promotion

[top]


How is Racism Expressed in the Obama Era?

The WSU Inclusion and Diversity Office will host a Black History Month Program featuring Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu presenting "How is Racism Expressed in the Obama Era?" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Kunjufu is a scholar, author and consultant in African American relations and perceptions.

For more information, contact Alex Hines.

[top]


Realizing Resiliency for Students of Color

WSU's Inclusion and Diversity will host Realizing Resiliency for Students of Color with Dr. Ronald Ferguson at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Oak Rooms, Kryzsko Commons.

Ferguson will discuss various factors contributing to the success and well-being of students of color, and within this frame, Ferguson will provide insights into some of the challenges and opportunities in the realization of resilience.

This event is co-sponsored by WSU Inclusion and Diversity, Success Coach Program, SILCC Mentoring Program, WSU's Equity Theme Team, and Southeast Technical College.

For more information, contact Dia Yang.

[top]


Anxiety Management Seminar

WSU's Counseling and Wellness Services offers the second of a four-part series for students who want to learn more about managing anxiety and stress at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in IWC 222.

The second week's theme is "Calming the Anxious Body."

The third week's theme is "Calming the Anxious Mind."

The fourth week's theme is "Changing Anxious Behaviors."

Students are welcome to attend any of the four part series.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker.

[top]


Wellness Wednesdays: Yoga for Newbies

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Yoga for Newbies" at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 in The WELL, IWC 138.

Student Health and Wellness Advocates will lead a hands-on session on the basics of yoga.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

[top]


Fresh Off the Boat Screening

WSU's Common Book Project and Asian American Club will host a screening of the TV show Fresh Off the Boat at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

The screening will be followed by a culture panel and discussion.

For more information, contact Ann-Marie Dunbar.

[top]


Grief Group

WSU's Counseling Services will host a grief group to provide information about the grief process and to serve as an opportunity for WSU students to talk about personal grief and loss in a small group setting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in IWC 222.

Pre-registration is required, and interested individuals should contact Eunie Alsaker.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker.

[top]


UPAC Presents: Comedy Murder Mystery

WSU's UPAC will host Comedy Murder Mystery at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Play for your chance to win prizes.

For more information, contact UPAC.

[top]


Warrior Strong Think Pink

WSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be selling t-shirts and bracelets as part of its Think Pink campaign to raise money for breast cancer research.

Short and long sleeve shirts and bracelets will be sold during the Women's and Men's basketball games from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the McCown Gymnasium.

For more information, contact Cory Prudoehl.

[top]


Students Participate in Honor Band

Six WSU band members will participate in the 2016 MN Intercollegiate Honor Band in Minneapolis Feb. 11 - 13. The final concert will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

WSU participants were: Krista Rust (flute), Elizabyth Ladwig (bass clarinet), Brooke Tessier (alto saxophone), Brian Hamilton (tenor saxophone), Alexandra Burch (trumpet), and Roberto Guerrero (horn).

For more information, contact Donald Lovejoy.

[top]


WSU Bookstore Valentine's Day Sale

The WSU Bookstore will host a Valentine's Day Sale Friday, Feb. 12.

Spend $50 and receive a $10 gift card.

There will be a popcorn bar available outside the Bookstore.

For more information, contact the WSU Bookstore.

[top]


Spring 2016 Faculty Regalia Rental

Faculty regalia rental for the Spring 2016 graduation ceremony is due March 1 through the WSU Bookstore.

For more information, contact Kerre LangReszka.

[top]


Warrior Jobs Challenge: Week Four Winner

Congratulations to Taylor Klatt, last Friday's Warrior Jobs Challenge Winner of $25 in purple pass dollars.

To be entered into this Friday's drawing, complete your Warrior Jobs profile and upload a resume to your Warrior Jobs account. (To win you must be in good academic standing and enrolled in at least 6 credits at WSU.)

Click here to access your account.

For more information, contact the Warrior Success Center at 507-457-5878.

[top]


Recovery Warriors Support Group

WSU's Recovery Warriors Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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.

[top]


Student Senate Meeting

WSU's Student Senate will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Kryzsko Commons Purple Rooms.

Student Senators will vote on a variety of issues. Guests are welcome to sit in the gallery and listen.

For more information, contact Student Senate.

[top]


Professor Presents at Joint Meeting

Neal Mundahl, biology, gave two presentations at the joint meeting of the MN Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the MN Chapter of the Society of American Foresters held in Duluth titled "Brown Trout-Habitat Associations in Restored and Non-Restored Sections of Garvin Brook during Autumn and Winter" and "Reproductive Condition of Spawning Brook Stickleback: Two Streams in Two Years."

[top]


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.

WSU Update submissions should include the following information: event title, university sponsor, date, time, place (including address for off-campus events) and a contact name with a WSU e-mail address. The editors may delay publishing announcements as necessary, although events are typically posted three days prior to the event date. Submissions are due by noon, the business day prior to publication.

[top]


About Winona State University

Winona State University's Mission Statement: "A Community of Learners Improving Our World."

Winona State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. WSU is an Affirmative Action, Title IX, Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Employment opportunities at WSU (classified and unclassified vacancies) can be viewed at: http://www.winona.edu/affirmaction.

[top]