WSU will celebrate Arbor Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 29.
The theme of this year's celebration is "Why Trees Matter." A full list of the day's events can be found online.
The public is invited to enjoy the Landscape Arboretum all day during the celebration.
Arbor Day events are sponsored by Winona State University's Advancement, Finance and Administrative Services, Facilities Services and All-University Arboretum and Land Stewardship Committee, US. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Winona Office, and the Hardwood Forest Foundation, Memphis, Tenn.
For more information, contact the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.
WSU's Student Senate will host a coloring contest to help students relieve stress before finals through Friday, April 29.
Coloring pages will be available in the library, Student Activity Center, and Baldwin Lounge. Finished pages must be returned with name and email address on the back to the Student Senate Office.
The pages will be uploaded daily to the WSU Student Senate Facebook page where the pages with the most likes by the end of the week will win prizes. The top two prizes are $10 Bookstore gift cards, and prizes for the third through sixth place winners are $5 Purple Pass gift cards.
WSU's Health Counseling and Wellness Services will host Nuts for Mutts from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Alumni Gazebo.
Therapy dogs and dogs with Canine Good Citizenship certification will be available for students to pet.
The WSU Psychology Club will have stress relief "doggie bags," and the First-Gen Warriors will be selling puppy chow and popcorn. Phi Theta Chi will sell stress balls to raise donations for Touching Moments, the nonprofit organization that brings the dogs. WSU's First Gen Warriors will sell root beer floats.
WSU Public Health Practicum students and Live Well Winona's Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will host National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Winona Health Parking Lot.
Bring expired and unused prescription drugs to be properly disposed of by Winona Law Enforcement.
The first 200 people will receive a free ice cream cone.
Kubilay Gok, human resources and management, coauthored a paper called "Cultural Uncertainty as Moderator of the Organizational Formalization Puzzle" that won the Outstanding International Implications Paper award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.
Michael Scholz, geography, was invited to attend an all day research symposium hosted by the National Center for Research in Geography Education which was held at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, Calif. Scholz was was invited as a representative of Winona State University to join this association in the spring of 2015.
Winona State is 1 of 49 universities world wide that is a national center for research in geography education.
Andrea Wood, English, was invited to lead an audience discussion of George Romero's "Day of the Dead" at the Alamo Drafthouse in conjunction with Texas Tech's "Sexism and Cinema" series on April 6. While at Texas Tech, Wood also gave an invited lecture on "Japanese Anime in Film Studies."
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