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WSU Update

May 27 - June 2, 2015


TODAY

Thursday, 7 p.m. Recovery Warriors Support Group, Lutheran Campus Center

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Upcoming Events

June 4, Senior University: "Mysteries of the Mississippi"

June 6, Extreme Grant Writing Workshop

June 20, Effective Grant Management Workshop

June 24, Grandparents University

June 26, Warrior Golf Club Classic

June 28, MN Beethoven Festival: Garrick Ohlsson


Announcements

College for Kids Registration

College for Kids Call for Volunteers

WSU Outdoor Track and Field: Alissa Rausch Wins Discus National Championship

WSU Announces 2015-16 Common Book

WSU Recognized for Being Environmentally Responsible

Save the Date - Part-time Job Fair

Summer Parking Information

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.

News

WSU journalism department invests in drones

Pedestrians to go underground in Winona

WSU looks for new ballfield home; industrial park location likely out

Years in the making, WSU pedestrian tunnel project under way

Winona State Alum on Today Show for Misdiagnosis

Faculty/Staff Development

Eric Schoh

Julie Ponto


Recovery Warriors Support Group

WSU's Recovery Warrior Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Lutheran Campus Center.

The support group is for any form of recovery and meets every Thursday. All are welcome.

For more information, contact Michael Forsythe.

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Senior University: "Mysteries of the Mississippi"

The WSU Retiree Center will host Senior University starting June 4 with "Mysteries of the Mississippi: Geology and Ecology of a Large Floodplain River." Senior University is open to all senior citizens in the Winona community. Registration is available online

For more information contact Jessica Kauphusman.  

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Extreme Grant Writing Workshop

The WSU Arts Administration Department will host the Extreme Grant Writing Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday June 6, in Maxwell 158. The workshop will focus on non-profits and individuals covering grant funding opportunities.

Register online. 

For more information contact Kathleen Peterson. 

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Effective Grant Management Workshop

The WSU Arts Administration Department will host the Effective Grant Management Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday June 20, in Maxwell 257. The workshop will focus on non-profits and individuals covering grant funding opportunities.

Register online. 

For more information contact Kathleen Peterson. 

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Grandparents University

WSU Retiree Center will host Grandparents University June 25-26. 

Grandparents University is an intergenerational learning experience. Grandparents and their grandchildren ages 8-14 attend classes with WSU professors and have the option to stay in a WSU residence hall.

Register online at: https://www.winona.edu/grandparents/default.asp.

For more information contact Jessica Kauphusman.

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2015 Warrior Golf Club Classic

Support WSU Athletics Scholarships at the 2015 RTP-Merchants Bank Warrior Golf Club Classic on June 26 at Cedar Valley Golf Course. 

Registration is $125 and limited to 144 golfers. The fee includes an 18 hole scramble, a cart, lunch and dinner. All proceeds benefit athletic scholarships. 

For more information contact Jill Bratberg at 507-457-2985. 

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WSU Hosts Pianist for Beethoven Festival

WSU will host pianist Garrick Ohlsson to kick off the 2015 Minnesota Beethoven Festival at 3 p.m. June 28 in Harriet Johnson Auditorium. 

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $21 for students and senior citizens.

For more information visit the festival website at: http://www.mnbeethovenfestival.org/festival-schedule/

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College for Kids Registration

College for Kids offers students who have finished grades three through eight the chance to participate in "college courses" that are specifically designed to challenge young students and help them gain an appreciation for lifelong learning. This year's program offers 18 new classes.

Registration is $120 for each one-week session or $235 for both weeks. Limited scholarships are available. 

Registration deadline is Monday, June 22. 

For more information email College for Kids or call 507-457-5084. 

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College for Kids Call for Volunteers

College for Kids is looking for volunteers for July 6-10 and July 13-17.

Volunteers will assist with registration, in the classroom, or with the graduation ceremonies. 

Register online.  

For more information, contact Ann Durley or visit College for Kids online. 

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WSU Outdoor Track and Field: Alissa Rausch Wins Discus National Championship

Winona State senior Alissa Rausch won the national championship in the discus throw May 22 at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships in Allendale, Mich.
For more information, visit the WSU Athletics website

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WSU Announces 2015-16 Common Book

The Winona State University Common Book Project will feature "American Born Chinese" by Gene Luen Yang. 

Yang's 2006 graphic novel combines three unrelated stories. The stories eventually combine as the characters work together to resolve issues caused by identity crises and cultural stereotyping.

Yang is scheduled to visit Winona State Sept. 14-15.

The Common Book Project aims to connect a community of readers in the discussion of a single work. Funding for the project comes from the Office of the Provost for Academic Affairs and the WSU Bookstore.

This novel will be available at the WSU Bookstore, The Book Shelf and other book retailers

For more information contact Ann-Marie Dunbar or visit the Common Book Project website

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WSU Recognized for Being Environmentally Responsible

Winona State University has been recognized as one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges in the 2015 edition of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges." 

This is the sixth consecutive year WSU has been recognized as a "green" college. Of the 353 colleges named to the list, only seven are in Minnesota. WSU is the only member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to receive this designation.

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

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Save the Date: Part-time job fair

WSU will host a Part-time Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 28 in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons. For more information contact Career Services. 

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Summer Parking Information

Parking restrictions are different during the summer at WSU. On Main Campus Purple and Silver Parking Lots are free, on West Campus Tan and Green Parking Lots are free, and at East Lake Maroon Parking Lots are free. 

Fees and permits are still required for Gold, Admissions and Motor Pool Parking Lots. Money also needs to be deposited into meters at meter parking spaces during the summer months. 

For more information contact Alisha Syrmopoulos.

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Athletic Director Honored

 Eric Schoh, athletic director, was named the 2014-15 Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year, according to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. 

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Professor published in oncology journal

Julie Ponto, nursing, published a manuscript titled "Understanding and Evaluating Survey Research" in the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, 6(2), March/April 2015, p. 168-171. The article provides an overview of survey research, including strategies to reduce potential error.

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Contact Us

The WSU Update is a weekly campus news publication produced by the University Communication Office and e-mailed Monday through Friday. The editor is Andrea Northam. Assistant editor is Abby Peschges. Material may be submitted for consideration via e-mail to: wsuupdate@winona.edu.

WSU Update submissions should include the following information: event title, university sponsor, date, time, place (including address for off-campus events) and a contact name with a WSU e-mail address. The editors may delay publishing announcements as necessary, although events are typically posted three days prior to the event date. Submissions are due by noon, the business day prior to publication.

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