Winona State University Counseling Services will host a presentation on suicide prevention with Sally Spencer, Executive Director of the Carson J Spencer Foundation, at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.
The presentation will promote self-resilience and mental health as part of the 2014-15 University Theme of Sustainable Futures.
WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Words Matter" at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 in IWC 138.
Join the RE Initiative PACTivists for an hour of learning about how sexist and homophobic words can be violent and why students should challenge words like this and gain respect for themselves and others.
WSU will host guest speaker Jonathan Luke Wood and Professor Mary Jo Klinker, presenting "Countering Hegemonic Masculinity" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.
A panel discussion facilitated by Wood and Klinker will follow the keynote speech.
Wood will examine the role of hegemonic masculinity in producing conditions that foster a culture of sexual violence. According to Wood, boys are taught from an early age that being a "man" means to be competitive, tough, controlling, and emotionally restrictive. Many men are socialized to perceive sexual promiscuity as a marker of personal success and self-worth, often resulting in actions that marginalize and objectify women. This interactive presentation will engage the audience in critical reflection of how men can proactively advocate against sexual violence and the identity-related challenges associated with such interventions.
WSU will host two human resources professionals from Mayo Clinic on Friday, Oct. 24, in Maxwell 314.
Students can register through Warrior Jobs to meet individually with either Aaron Hooks or Guy Finne to conduct informational interviews, have their resumes critiqued, and to make a valuable connection.
Winona State University and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) will host Michael Adams, son of renowned photographer Ansel Adams, in "Ansel Adams: A Son's Perspective," a discussion of his father's life, career and passions, at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Stark 103 on the WSU campus.
The talk will cover Ansel's life a child, his love of piano, his climb to Half Dome in Yosemite, and the story behind his famous photograph, "Moonrise, Hernandez." The talk will be held in conjunction with a two-gallery exhibition of Ansel Adam's photography at MMAM, entitled "Classic Images: Ansel Adams Images."
The presentation is free and open to the public courtesy of the WSU College of Liberal Arts and the Ernest and Sally Micek Family in memory of W.B. "Bill" Gautsch.
For more information, contact Heather Casper at MMAM at 507-474-6626.
WSU will host the Distinguished Awards Banquet as part of Homecoming Week festivities at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Signature's Visions Event Center.
Every year the Winona State University Alumni Society recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and community members for the accomplishments they have made in their careers and contributions they have made to Winona State and their communities, living Winona State's mission to improve the world.
Norma Bondeson Gaffron ('51) and Scott M. Hannon ('72 & ‘76) will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Gloria J. Miller ('83 & '89), Randolph W. Miller, Ph.D., and Dennis N. Nielsen, Ph.D., will receive the Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award. John Holst ('99) and Tasha Schuh ('03) will be honored with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. In addition to receiving the Heritage Award, Jerry Miller will serve as Grand Marshal for the Homecoming Parade.
Graduate student of Professional Science Management Ryan Sinning and undergraduate student of Physical & Health Education John Scheevel have written multiple grants and have begun fundraising efforts to support a combination of class projects to bring solar panels to the Sunbeam Boys Home of Jamaica. The Sunbeam Boys Home serves approximately 40 boys of varying abilities who have no families to take care of them, providing them with food, clothes, and an education.
The WSU Special Education Department takes an annual travel study trip over spring break to the home as part of their class SPED 490: Poverty, Disability and Jamaican Culture. Learn more or help support the project online.
Tours of East Lake will be held in Building C, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, and from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in preparation for East Lake Apartment sign-up, which will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Student Activity Center.
Students must have a minimum of 24 credits at the beginning of Fall 2015 to be eligible to live at East Lake. Informational packets are available in the Housing Office, Kryzsko Commons 235. Each group member needs to pick up this packet.
Bruno Borsari, biology, presented "Agroecologia: alternativa para el futuro" (Agroecology: alternative for the future) Oct. 10 at the first Conference on Agroindustry & Environmental Quality organized by the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Chitré, Panama.
Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest, communication studies, served as reviewer for the Popular Culture, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, and Organizational and Professional Communication divisions for the Central States Communication Association's upcoming annual conference.
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