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WSU Update

December 8-12, 2014


Monday, 7 p.m. Financial Aid Information Session, Maxwell 119

Monday, Noon New York Times Subscription Deadline

Tuesday, Noon English Learning Center Graduation Reception, Dining Rooms C & D

Wednesday, Common Book Nominations Deadline

Friday, 10:30 a.m. Fall Commencement, McCown Gymnasium

Friday, Noon International Services Graduation Reception, Alumni Lounge East and West

Friday, 6 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Concordia, McCown Gymnasium

Friday, 8 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Concordia, McCown Gymnasium

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Dec. 13, Women's Basketball vs. Mankato

Dec. 13, Men's Basketball vs. Mankato

Dec. 19, Annual Christmas Walk-Around


Wellzine December/January Issue

10 Days of Giving Sale at WSU Bookstore

Travel Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Extended Library Hours

Extended Kryzsko Hours

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


Ultimate Spelling Developer Applauds WSU's Technology

Coach, teammates remember WSU student

Area nurse shares her Ebola experience

Friday Q&A: Kendra Weber, community liaison

WSU students to teach lessons from trip

Faculty/Staff Development

Michael Delong

Davin Heckman

Lyelle Palmer

Financial Aid Information Session

The WSU Financial Aid Office will hold an information session for high school seniors and parents regarding student financial aid at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in Maxwell 119.

The presentation is open to prospective and current students. It will provide information on how to fill out the FAFSA and more.

For more information, contact Dawn Frahm.


New York Times Subscription

WSU's Bookstore will offer a subscription for The New York Times until noon Monday, Dec. 8.

The $90.10 subscription is payable to the Bookstore and consists of 106 papers for the period Monday, Dec. 15, to Friday, May 8.

For more information or to place an order, contact the WSU Bookstore.


English Learning Center Graduation Reception

WSU's English Learning Center will host a reception for graduating seniors from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Dining Rooms C and D, Kryzsko Commons.

For more information, contact International Services.


Common Book Nominations Deadline

The deadline for WSU students, faculty, and staff to propose nominations for the "Common Book" selection for the 2015-16 academic year is Wednesday, Dec. 10.

The nomination should be one that is engaging, challenging, teachable, and interdisciplinary, written by an author who is available, affordable, and willing to work with WSU students.

Nominations of books on a wide range of topics will be considered. Nominations that address the 2015-16 university-wide theme, "Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community," are encouraged.

Nominations may be submitted by email to Ann-Marie Dunbar.


Fall Commencement

WSU's Fall 2014 Commencement ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in McCown Gymnasium.

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


International Services Graduation Reception

WSU's International Services and Cultural Outreach Office will host a reception for graduating seniors from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the Alumni Lounge East and West.

For more information, contact International Services.


Annual Christmas Walk-Around

WSU will host the annual Christmas Walk Around from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.

All departments are welcome to participate and will be given a red bow for their door.

For more information, contact Sue Groth.


10 Days of Giving Sale at WSU Bookstore

WSU's Bookstore will host the 10 Days of Giving Sale through Dec. 10.

Receive 20% off a purchase of clothing and/or giftware by donating four non-perishable food items or $5 to the local food shelf.

For more information, contact Alysa Sackreiter.


Travel Abroad Photo Contest Winner

WSU's International Programs announces the winners of the Travel Abroad Photo Contest.

Locals Category: Jack Morey
       Honorary Mention: Stephany Elmer, Corin Blazing, Hanna Leadstrom
Scenery Category: Caylie O'Neil
       Honorary Mention: Stephany Elmer, Hollie Sell, Tyler Sheveland
WSU Spirit Category: Alexa Johnson
       Honorary Mention: Sharina Kuhn

For more information or to submit a photo, contact Dana Engel.


Extended Library Hours

Krueger Library will have extended hours through Dec. 12.
  • Monday, Dec. 8, 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 11, 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A current listing of hours can be found online or via the information tape at 507-457-5140.


Extended Kryzsko Hours

Kryzsko Commons will be open 24 hours a day now through the last day of finals, Dec. 12.

All public rooms are available for use.

For more information, contact Joe Reed.


Professor Contributed to Research Developments

Michael Delong, biology and Large Rivers Studies Center, was invited to contribute to the development of research priorities for invasive species by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, University of Minnesota. In a meeting of researchers and managers, Nov. 19 – 20, the assessment team identified which current and potential invasive species should be priority concerns and what is not known about their biology and potentials for prevention of establishment and control where species are already established.


Professor Publishes Article

Davin Heckman, mass communication, published the article "The Disturbed Dialectic of Literary Criticism in an Age of Innovation" in Leonardo Electronic Almanac.


Professor Emerita Presents paper

Lyelle Palmer, professor emerita of special education, presented "Individualizing Instruction & Curriculum-Based Assessment" at the Annual LD & ADHD Symposium of the Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota in Golden Valley on Nov. 8.


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