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WSU Update

Thursday, April 2, 2015


TODAY

Spring Break Day Update Deadline

Unspeakable Art Installation, Maxwell Lobby

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Senior Show: Attach, Paul Watkins Gallery

1 - 4 p.m. Save the Boundary Waters Bike Tour, Gazebo

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

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

April 3, No Classes: Spring Break Day

April 3, Softball vs. Minnesota, Duluth

April 3, Softball vs. Minnesota, Duluth

April 4, Softball vs. St. Cloud State

April 4, Softball vs. St. Cloud State

April 6, Registration Deadline for Wilderness First Responder Certification

April 6, Senior Show: Let's Get Personal

April 6, Jazz Combos Concert

April 6, AIDS Knows No Borders

April 6, Healthy Monday: Gender Identity

April 7, LGBT Books to Prisoners

April 7, Fitstop Tuesday: Fact or Fiction: Sexual Assault

April 7, Documentary Screening: Samsara

April 7, UPAC Presents: Josh Vietti


Announcements

Web Communications Announces April Fools

WSU Announces Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Life

Charting the Future Gallery Walk Recap

Tree Campus USA

WSU Gifted Laird Norton Building

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.

News

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

There are no Faculty/Staff Development items today.


Update Deadline

WSU Update will not be published Friday, April 3. Submissions for the Monday, April 6, edition of Update must be received by noon today, April 2. 

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Senior Show: Attach

WSU's Art Department will host the Senior Show Attach through Friday, April 3, in the Paul Watkins Gallery.

The exhibitors are Gabi Hale, Kelsey Etter, Drake Pozanc, Sonja Slater, and Andrew Betzolt.

For more information, contact Kathy Peterson.

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Save the Boundary Waters Bike Tour

WSU's Environmental Club, in conjunction with the Sustainable Futures University Theme, will sponsor the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters Bike Tour. There will be a send off from 1 to 4 p.m. today, April 2, at the Alumni Gazebo.

Three riders will pedal across the state from Winona to Ely, Minn., pulling a Wenonah canoe to support the effort of protecting the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. 

For more information, contact Save the Boundary Waters.

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Recovery Warrior Support Group

WSU's Recovery Warrior Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. today, April 2, 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.

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Registration Deadline - Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

WSU's Outreach and Continuing Education Department will hold a Wilderness First Responder Course May 12-21. The registration deadline for the full certification course is Monday, April 6.

This course is a nationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended care situations. Special topics include wound and infection management, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies.

Course participants will spend time completing practical skills and examining case studies and scenarios to challenge decision-making abilities. Adult and child CPR is included in this course.

After successful completion of this course, participants will be certified as Wilderness First Responders by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Space is limited for both courses.

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Senior Show: Let's Get Personal

WSU's Art Department will host the Senior Show Let's Get Personal Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 10, in the Paul Watkins Gallery.

The exhibitors are Tubbs, Sandy Kong, Justin PW, Kathleen Crum, and Adrian Horsfall.

An Exhibitor talk will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Science Laboratory center, room 120. A reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Paul Watkins Gallery.

For more information, contact Kathy Peterson.

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Jazz Combos Concert

WSU's Music Department will host a Jazz Combos concert, directed by Larry Price, Ray Dretske, and Rich MacDonald, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, on the Smaug Stage, Kryzsko Commons.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.

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WSU to Host Karma Chávez

WSU will host "AIDS Knows No Borders: Activist Rhetoric Against the US Ban on HIV + Immigrations" with Karma Chávez at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, in Stark Hall room 106.

Chávez will examine the key rhetorical strategies AIDs activists used to challenge US immigration laws during 1990s protests.

Chávez will also hold a workshop on "LGBT Books to Prisoners" at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the Kryzsko Student Activity Center.

For more information contact Mary Jo Klinker.

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Healthy Monday: Gender Identity

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Healthy Monday series will present "Gender Identity" at 7 p.m. April 6 in IWC 138.

Full Spectrum will host an interactive panel on gender identity and its relation to mental health.

For more information, contact Health Promotion

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Fitstop Tuesday: Fact or Fiction: Sexual Assault

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Fitstop Tuesday series will present "Fact or Fiction: Sexual Assault" at 11 a.m. April 7 near the Fitness Center entrance.

RE Initiative PACTivists will host an interactive resource table.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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Documentary Screening: Samsara

WSU will screen the documentary Samsara at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 9, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium.

Samsara refers to the Buddhist idea that humanity is struck in a cyclical existence of ignorance. This non-narrative documentary overviews the triumphs and failures of humanity as it takes viewers through a series of environments including deserts mountains, factories, warzones, temples, prisons, supermarkets, dance halls, villages and cityscapes.

Samsara runs 102 minutes and is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Nathan Wardinski.

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UPAC Presents: Josh Vietti

UPAC will host Hip-Hop Violinist Josh Vietti at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the Student Activity Center.

For more information, contact UPAC.

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Web Communications Announces April Fools

April Fools! Courtney Robertson will NOT be this year's graduation commencement speaker. Instead, two outstanding graduating Warriors will share their Winona State stories and inspire the the Class of 2015.

We also apologize to anyone whose dreams were crushed upon finding out that the Nap Center on campus was also an April Fools prank.

Thank you to all Warriors for being good sports on April Fools!

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WSU Announces Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Life

WSU announces the appointment of Denise Lloyd McDowell to the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Life, effective July 13, 2015.

As vice president, McDowell will lead enrollment management at WSU, addressing recruitment and retention, as well as access and opportunity for underserved populations. She will also direct student life services, including housing, student conduct and student wellness.

McDowell currently serves as Dean of Enrollment Management and Registrar at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Prior to this appointment, she was Director of the Student Support Services Program and Head Counselor of the Education Opportunity Center at MCC-Penn Valley Community College. Additionally, McDowell served as an Assistant Director/Program Counselor with Emporia State University. She holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University, a master's degree in counseling from University of Central Missouri, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Lincoln University.

For more information, call the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.

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Charting the Future Gallery Walk Recap

WSU's Charting the Future Gallery Walk on March 24 welcomed 54 people to learn about the Charting the Future teams and to respond to initial ideas. Participants are encouraged to return their feedback books in the Student Life and Development Office in Kryzsko 234.

The information featured at the Gallery Walk can be found online. Additional feedback can also be shared through an online survey.

For more information, contact the Communications Office at 507-457-5024.

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Tree Campus USA

Winona State University has earned recognition as a 2014 Tree Campus USA from The National Arbor Day Foundation.

Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and employees in conservation efforts.

To earn the designation, WSU had to meet five core standards for effective campus forest management: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for the campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.

WSU is the only four-year university in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System to receive this designation.

Learn more about WSU's Arboretum by downloading at the WSU Mobile application

For more information, contact Gerald Landby, Landscape Services and Arboretum Director, at 507-457-2719.

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WSU Gifted Laird Norton Building

The Laird Norton Company's gift to Winona State University has been formally approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees.

The Laird Norton Company approached WSU about assuming ownership of the property at 125 West Fifth Street for educational and public purposes. The 30,000-square-foot facility, which features a two-story atrium and a full basement, will be used to house offices and studios for the WSU Department of Art and Graphic Design, along with galleries for the exhibition of student and faculty art, art owned by the WSU Foundation, and community art.

"The Laird Norton Company is proud to donate this historically significant building to Winona State University, so it will remain a vibrant part of the community for generations to come," said Jeffery S. Vincent, Chief Executive Officer, Laird Norton Company, LLC.

The building was constructed in 1916 as a corporate office headquarters for the Laird Norton Company, one of the early lumber firms established in the City of Winona. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in July 2014, in recognition of its role in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture.

For more information, call the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.

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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.

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