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July 28 - Aug. 3


TODAY

July 28, History on the River Cruises: Dakota Life

July 29, GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

July 29, River Art Alliance Exhibit

July 29, Cal Fremling Boat Tour

July 30, River Art Alliance Exhibit

July 30, GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

July 31, WSU-Rochester Day at the Rochester Honkers

Aug. 1-5, Camp Invention

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Upcoming Events

Aug. 1-5, Camp Invention

Aug. 4, Thursdays on First and 3rd

Aug. 4, History on the River Cruises: River Memories

Aug. 9, State Primary Election Day


Announcements

MSUSA Changes Name

CLASP Proposal Deadline Extended

College of Liberal Arts Announces New Interim Associate Dean

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.

News

Education Village Considered for Special Session

WSU Helps Create New City Logo

WSU Historian Produces Vietnam Veteran Documentary

Faculty/Staff Development


History on the River Cruises: Dakota Life Along the River

In conjunction with the Winona County Historical Society, WSU's Cal Fremling will host Dakota Life Along the River with Colette Hyman, as part of the 2016 History on the River Cruises at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

History on the River Cruises are 90-minute journeys on the Mississippi River aboard WSU's Cal Fremling Interpretive Learning Center and Classroom every Thursday through the end of September. Each program includes a different route and topic along with beverages and a light snack. At 10:30 a.m. every third Saturday of the month, family cruises geared toward kids ages 7-14 will be held.

Tickets can be purchased at the center or over the phone at 507-454-2723 ext. 0. For members, tickets are $20, and for non-members, tickets are $25. Pick three cruises are $55 for members and $70 for non-members. This allows attendees to purchase three cruises to attend, but family cruises are not included.

Boarding will take place at Levee Park

A complete schedule of cruises can be found online.

For more information, contact Mark Peterson at 507-457-2723 ext. 1.

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GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host The Wide Awakes for a Free Concert on the Green for the 2016 season from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, on the WSU green. 

For more information, visit the festival's website.

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WSU hosts river alliance exhibit

WSU's Art and Design department will host an exhibit by the River Arts Alliance from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, at Watkins Gallery in Watkins Hall.

This exhibit features art by members of the River Arts Alliance.

Artwork will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Roger Boulay.

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WSU's Cal Fremling hosts boat tours

WSU's Cal Fremling will host one-hour river tours at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29. 

Tickets can be purchased online but are limited. 

For more information contact Ross Greedy.

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GRSF Free Concert on the WSU Green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host Reina Del Cid for a Free Concert on the WSU Green for the 2016 season from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, on the WSU green. 

For more information, visit the festival's website.

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Rochester honkers hosts WSU-Rochester Day

WSU-Rochester will host a day at the Rochester Honkers vs. the Eau Claire Express game at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Mayo Field, 307 E. Center St. 

The first 300 in attendance will receive a special gift from WSU-Rochester. 

For more information contact Trent Dernbach.

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WSU Hosts camp invention

Presented by InventNow, WSU will host Camp Invention Aug. 1-5, on the WSU campus. 

This non-residential camp offers students first through sixth grade students the opportunity to explore new ideas and tinker with their curiosity in an attempt to solve real world problems. 

More information and registration can be found online.

For more information, contact Summer Camps at 507-474-3900. 

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History on the River Cruises: River Memories

In conjunction with the Winona County Historical Society, WSU's Cal Fremling will host River Memories with Capt. Richard Karnath, as part of the 2016 History on the River Cruises at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. 

History on the River Cruises are 90-minute journeys on the Mississippi River aboard WSU's Cal Fremling Interpretive Learning Center and Classroom every Thursday through the end of September. Each program includes a different route and topic along with beverages and a light snack. At 10:30 a.m. every third Saturday of the month, family cruises geared toward kids ages 7-14 will be held.

Tickets can be purchased at the center or over the phone at 507-454-2723 ext. 0. For members, tickets are $20, and for non-members, tickets are $25. Pick three cruises are $55 for members and $70 for non-members. This allows attendees to purchase three cruises, family cruises not included, to attend.

Boarding will take place at Levee Park

A complete schedule of cruises can be found online.

For more information, contact Mark Peterson at 507-457-2723 ext. 1.

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WSU-Rochester at Thursdays on First and 3rd

Winona State University-Rochester will share a booth with Rochester Community and Technical College at Thursdays on First and 3rd from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at SW First Avenue and Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. 

More information on these events can be found online.

For more information on WSU-R's booth, contact Trent Dernbach at 507-535-3976.

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WSU observes State Primary Election Day

WSU will observe the upcoming State Primary Election Day Tuesday, Aug. 9

Under state law, no Minnesota State College may schedule an event from 6 to 8 p.m. on this day.

For more information, visit MnSCU's general counsel office webpage.

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MSUSA changes name

Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA) has officially changed its name to Students United. 

The nonprofit organization is funded and ran by students of the seven state universities in Minnesota, including WSU. 

For more information contact University Communications at 507-457-5024.

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CLASP committee still accepting proposals

The CLASP Committee will still accept proposals for the 2016-2017 lecture series, especially those relating to the university theme "Our Digital Humanity: Old Questions, New Tools" until Aug. 5. 

Both individual and collaborative talks will be accepted. Talks are usually one hour on Wednesday evening with time for questions. 

For more information, contact David Speetzen.

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new Interim associate dean of the College of liberal arts

Winona State University has appointed Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest to the position of Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, effective Aug. 15.

Prior to this appointment, Rahoi-Gilchrest served as assistant professor in Communication Studies (2000-2005), associate professor (2005-2009), and professor (2009-present) at WSU. She also served as Chair of Communication Studies (2008-2011) and has served as the Director of the WSU General Education Program since 2012.

Rahoi-Gilchrest earned her Ph.D. from Ohio University, her M.A. from Ohio University, and her B.A. from UW Eau Claire.

The WSU College of Liberal Arts is comprised of 13 departments: Art & Design, Communication Studies, English, Global Studies and World Languages, History and Legal Studies, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Theatre and Dance and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives in problem solving, providing the skills to act responsibly, and being highly engaged in and committed to academics, the arts and community — from local to global levels.

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

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