WSU Social Worker Eunie Alsaker and WSU Counselor Jamie Sanders will host a one-day Grief Retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the President's Room in Toner Center, St. Mary's University.
The retreat is for young adults, ages 18-25, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Registration for the event is free.
WSU and the Theatre du Mississippi will host "Standing Ground: An Evening of Poetry, Music, and Farming," celebrating the work of poet, essayist, and activist Wendell Berry, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Masonic Temple, 255 Main St.
Local farmers will read poetry and prose from Berry's work, accompanied by the Winona Fiddlers and the bluegrass band Gravy Train.
Register for the Minnesota State Universities Job & Internship Fair by Sunday, Feb. 1. The fair begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center.
The MNSU Job & Internship Fair hosts approximately 150 employers and over 1,000 candidates and is open to all WSU upperclassmen and alumni. This full-day event offers the job seeker opportunities to network with employers, submit resumes, interview for entry-level jobs and internships, and take a professional photo for a LinkedIn or other social media account.
Pre-registration is $25 and includes round-trip travel and a $10 food voucher. Registration at the door is $30 and only includes a $10 food voucher.
The WSU community is invited to attend two brief information/feedback sessions on the current draft of the Strategic Directions planning document.
The first session will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, and the second session will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Both sessions will be in Dining Rooms C and D in Kryzsko Commons.
Based on data from the Hopes and Dreams responses, the Initiatives survey, and other outreach, this document is intended to provide a broad guideline for WSU's ongoing program and policy work. Review the draft Strategic Directions document.
All are encouraged to stop by, review the poster boards illustrating the five themes and the outcomes proposed under each theme, and provide feedback.
Those unable to attend are welcome to submit their feedback through this online survey by noon on Friday, Feb. 6.
In recognition of the 547th anniversary of Gutenberg's death, WSU and The Bookshelf will host a panel discussion on the sustainability of the book at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Library Athenaeum as part of the Sustainable Futures university theme.
The discussion will include the roles of digital books, computer databases, libraries, and bookstores.
Winona State University has been named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for the sixth consecutive year.
In 2012-13, more than 5,100 WSU students contributed over 200,000 community service hours. Students worked with a variety of organizations and populations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, Earth-Be-Glad-Farm in Lewiston, and Winona Health.
The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement. It highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.
A total of 766 higher education institutions were recognized on the Honor Roll. WSU is one of only seven public institutions in Minnesota to be named to the list.
Honorees are chosen based on a series of criteria, including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
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