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Wednesday, October 7, 2015


8 a.m. - 4 p.m. McKnight Ceramics Exhibit 2015, Paul Watkins Gallery

9 - 11 a.m. 100 Flags: A Conversation on Counseling Services, Main Courtyard

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Blood Drive, East Hall

Noon Internal Funding Sources, Gildemeister 225, ST 116

3 p.m. Wellness Wednesday: Say Something Essential Guide to Mental Health, IWC 138

4 p.m. Wednesdays With Winston: Drop-in Doggy Support, IWC 222

5 p.m. Conversation Partners, Haake Hall Conference Room

7 p.m. Great River Reading Series: Paisley Rekdal, SLC 120

7 p.m. CLASP: Beyond the Model Minority, Stark 103

7 p.m. Coming Out Week: Out Late Film Screening, Minne 110

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Oct. 8, Blood Drive

Oct. 8, Depression Panel

Oct. 8, Career Expo

Oct. 8, Student Senate Meeting

Oct. 8, Coming Out Week: Shannon Murray

Oct. 8, Digital Humanities: Formalism, Realism, and Phenomenology in Visual Media Arts

Oct. 8, Lyceum: Alan Schwarz

Oct. 8, Recovery Warriors Support Group Gazebo Gathering

Oct. 8, Making Ends Meet Pilot Forum

Oct. 8, Calming the Anxious Mind

Oct. 9, ISRS NextGen Listening Session

Oct. 9, Women's Volleyball vs. MSU Moorhead

Oct. 10, Kick CF Kickball Tournament

Oct. 10, Music Education 5K

Oct. 10, Prairie Garden Work and Learn Party

Oct. 10, Soccer vs. MSU Moorhead

Oct. 10, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Oct. 11, Soccer vs. Northern State


Call for Creative Writing Contest Submissions

Grief and Loss Group

New Winonan Issue Available

WSU Bookstore National Student Day

Senior University: Fitness and Wellness for Active Adults

ACDA Collegiate Choir Schwan's Fundraiser

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


WSU employee honored for supporting National Guard member

WSU to host debate about Confederate flag displays

Innovative programs are opening pathways

The Nursing Shortage

WSU wins trade award for success with international students

Faculty/Staff Development

There are no Faculty/Staff Development items today.

100 Flags: A Conversation on Counseling Services

WSU's Active Minds and MSUSA Winona Committee will host 100 Flags: A Conversation on Counseling Services from 9 to 11 a.m. today, Oct. 7, in the main campus courtyard outside Kryzsko Commons.

The interactive table will have brochures and information regarding health services on campus.

For more information, contact Aly Hagglund or Brett Burger.


Blood Drive

WSU will host a blood drive with the Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 7, and Thursday, Oct. 8, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to donate or volunteer. Walk-ins are welcome.

Students may register online for Wednesday, and Thursday on the Red Cross website.

For more information, contact Student Senate.


Internal Funding Sources

WSU's Deans Brown Bag Lunch Series will host Ralph Townsend and Peter Miene on Internal Funding Sources at noon today, Oct. 7, in Gildemeister 225. ITV location on the Rochester campus is ST 116.

The lunch is intended for new faculty but all are welcome.

For more information, contact Julie Lutz.


Wellness Wednesday: Say Something Essential Guide to Mental Health

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Say Something Essential Guide to Mental Health" at 3 p.m. Oct. 7 in The WELL, IWC 138.

WSU Counselor Mick Lynch will discuss why everyone should be concerned about mental health and how we can all help others become emotionally healthy.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Wednesdays With Winston: Drop-in Doggy Support

WSU Counseling Services will host Wednesdays with Winston: Drop-in Doggy Support from 4 to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 7, in the Relaxation Room, IWC 222.

Winston is WSU's therapy dog and will be available every Wednesday to interact with students, who may be stressed, homesick, or just missing their pet.

For more information, contact Lynda Brzezinski.


Conversation Partners

WSU's English Language Center will host Conversation Partners at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 7, in the Haake Hall Conference Room.

Students and community members are invited to participate in informal conversation to help international students improve their English skills. Community members, other students and international students in turn learn about each other.

Speaking instructors plan current topics to discuss, but the flow of the conversation is up to the participants. Conversation tables will be mixed up every once in a while.

Snacks will also be provided.

There will be another gathering on Nov. 4.

For more information contact Katie Subra at 507-457-5442.


Great River Reading Series: Paisley Rekdal

WSU's John S. Lucas Great River Reading Series will host author Paisley Rekdal at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 7, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

Rekdal will read from a mixture of poetry and prose.

For more information, contact Debra Cumberland.


CLASP: Beyond the Model Minority

WSU's C.L.A.S.P. Lecture Series will host "Beyond the Model Minority" with Dia Yang at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 7, in Stark Auditorium 103 as part of the 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community.

Yang will discuss the Asian American communities and culture and examine the development and impact of the term Model Minority and the plight of the Asian American Civil Rights Movement. Yang will also speak about Asian Americans in Minnesota, what the current trends are, how to address current issues involving Asian American students, as well as her personal experience in the Asian American community.

This event is free and open to the public and is available for stream via ITV in UCR ST 116 on the Rochester campus.

For more information, contact David Speetzen.


WSU Celebrates Coming Out Week

WSU will celebrate Coming Out Week from Monday, Oct. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 10.

A film screening of "Out Late" will be at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 7, in Minne 110. The film looks at five individuals who made a change later in life-to come out as lesbian, gay, or transgender after the age of 55.

Folk/punk musician Shannon Murray, a member of Riot Folk, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

Fall Fling will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Bub's basement. The Middle School-themed dance will feature fashion and music from the mid-2000s.

For more information, contact Amanda Ranvik.


Depression Panel

WSU's Counseling Services and MSUSA Winona Committee will host a Depression Panel at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Stark 103.

WSU students will discuss depression, share their personal experiences, and answer questions to dismiss stereotypes about mental illness.

National Depression Screenings will also be available in Counseling and Wellness Services for free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 9, in IWC 222.

For more information, contact Aly Hagglund or Brett Burger.


Career Expo

WSU's Warrior Success Center will sponsor the WSU Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in McCown Gymnasium.

Upperclassmen students and alumni seeking internships and full-time employment are invited to attend.

The Career Expo will provide an opportunity to network with company representatives across many industries. Employers will be collecting resumes, with select employers extending interview for full time and internship positions the next day.

The Career Expo is a free event. No pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact the WSU Warrior Success Center at 507-457-5878.


Student Senate Meeting

WSU's Student Senate will met at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Kryzsko Commons Purple Rooms.

Student Senators will vote on a variety of issues. Guests are welcome to sit in the gallery and listen.

For more information, contact Student Senate.


Digital Humanities: Formalism, Realism, and Phenomenology in Visual Media Arts

WSU's Digital Humanities Speaker Series will host "Formalism, Realism, and Phenomenology in Visual Media Arts" with Francisco Ricardo at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Stark 103.

Throughout the 20th century, visual arts underwent significant transformations in content, medium, and relationship to viewers. Ricardo will explore three main lines of development—the formalist, the realist and the phenomenological—in different expressive modalities as film, photography and sculpture.

For more information contact Miguel Elizalde.


Lyceum: Alan Schwarz

WSU's Lyceum Series will host Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Alan Schwarz at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Schwarz is a National Correspondent at The New York Times best known for his investigative reporting that exposed the truth about concussions sustained in the NFL.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kathleen Peterson.


Recovery Warriors Support Group Gazebo Gathering

WSU's Recovery Warriors Support Group will host a Gazebo Gathering at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Alumni Gazebo.

All are welcome to stop by and get to know the group. There will be free granola bars.

For more information, contact Michael Forsythe.


Making Ends Meet Pilot Forum

WSU's American Democracy Project will host a pilot National Issues Forum Issue Guide on Economic Equality, "Making Ends Meet: How Can We Spread Prosperity and Improve Opportunity" from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Dining Rooms C and D, Kryzsko Commons.

For more information, contact Kara Lindaman.


Anxiety Management Seminars

WSU's Counseling and Wellness Services offers the third week of a four-part series for students who want to learn more about managing anxiety and stress at Thursday, Oct. 8 in IWC 222.

The third week's theme is "Calming the Anxious Mind."

The fourth week's theme is "Changing Anxious Behaviors."

Each seminar is offered twice per week, at 2 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Students are welcome to attend any of the four part series.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker.


ISRS NextGen Listening Session

WSU and MnSCU will host an ISRS/eServices Next Generation Listening Session Friday, Oct. 9, in Maxwell 158. This session offers the WSU campus the opportunity to share experiences using ISRS and help "re-imagine ISRS" in the future.

Each 45-minute session will allow participants to provide feedback and ideas on how to improve the user experience in online services such as web registration, financial aid, DARS, and bills and payment.

Sessions will begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Those unable to attend the Listening Session in person are invited to complete an online survey. The link will stay open through Oct. 23. Feedback may also be sent via email.

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


Kick CF Kickball Tournament

WSU's Delta Phi Epsilon's Kick CF Kickball Tournament will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at Bambenek Fields 5 and 6 at Lake Park.

The Tournament is open to the community and all proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

For more information, contact Madison Holm.


Music Education 5K

WSU's NAfME Music Education Club will host a 5K Run/Walk to support music in the Winona public schools at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Lake Lodge, East Lake.

Registration is $7 and will start prior to the race.

For more information, contact Mindy Hoffmann.


Prairie Garden Work and Learn Party

WSU's Friends of the Landscape Arboretum at Winona State University will host a Prairie Garden Work and Learn Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, outside the Integrated Wellness Complex.

Some garden tools will be available, but participants are welcome to bring their own. The volunteer event will fulfill requirements of WSU as a Tree Campus USA. A presentation will be given over lunch, which is not provided. Advanced registration is not required.

For more information, contact Tina Krause.


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The WSU RE Initiative will host the fourth annual Winona Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Windom Park (on Broadway and Huff).

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men's march to end rape and sexual and domestic assault. The walk is an opportunity to rally the community to prevent violence, raise money, and raise awareness on this issue. All proceeds will benefit local victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence served by the Winona Women's Resource Center (WRC).

Teams can register by mail or drop off registration forms at the WRC, 77 East Fifth Street. Pledge drop off is at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

Registration forms are available online.

For more information contact the WRC at 507-452-4440.


The Winona Prize Call for Submission

WSU's English Department will host The Winona Prize creative writing contest. There will be three $1,500 prizes: one in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

The contest is open to all students who have taken English 222: Intro to Creative Writing. The gift is intended to encourage students in their writing and literary pursuits, while helping them financially to reach their educational goals. Full guidelines can be found online.

Manuscripts will be screened by the creative writing faculty, and the final judges in each genre will be visiting writers from our John S. Lucas Great River Reading Series or other acclaimed authors published in the appropriate genre. The winners will be published in the WSU literary and arts magazine Satori.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Oness.


Grief and Loss Group Registration

Registration is now open for WSU Counseling and Wellness Services' five-week support group for students who have lost a loved one. Sessions meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting Oct. 13, in IWC 267.

This group provides information about the grief process as well as an opportunity for students to talk about personal grief and loss in a small group setting.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker or Kateri Johnson.


WSU Bookstore National Student Day

The WSU Bookstore will celebrate National Student Day starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.

There will be popcorn, Plinko, and prizes.


Senior University: Fitness and Wellness for Active Adults

WSU's Retiree Center will offer the non-credit course "Fitness and Wellness for Active Adults" as part of Senior University 2015 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 30 to Dec. 11.

The course will give participants the tools they need to maintain a fitness and wellness plan and enhance overall health. Instructors and exercise science students will customize a wellness plan for each participant by performing a baseline fitness assessment, help set and implement individual nutrition and physical fitness goals, and educate participants on the benefits of exercise and proper nutrition. Justin Geijer and Kent Hanson, assistant professors in the health, exercise, and rehabilitative sciences department, will instruct the class.

The course is $40, and registration is available online. A physician's clearance and signed release form will be required for this course.

Senior University is open to all people of retirement age in the Winona community. The program is a series of non-credit short courses that are peer-led by WSU faculty, retirees and community members. The goal is to provide intellectual and cultural stimulation and growth for lifelong learners. Courses cover current events, history, philosophy, science, art, poetry and literature.

For more information contact Jessica Kauphusman at 507-457-5565.


ACDA Collegiate Choir Schwan's Fundraiser

WSU's ACDA Collegiate Choir is holding a Schwan's fundraiser through Thursday, Nov. 12.

ACDA Collegiate Choir will receive 20% of order proceeds and 40% of $25 gift card proceeds. Click "Shop to Give" to order online or call 1-855-870-7208 with the campaign ID 22966.

Proceeds will go toward concert expenses as well as the annual choir retreat.

For more information, contact Brooke May.


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