WSU's Warrior Success Center will hold a Work-Study Experience Group for work-study employees at 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 20, in Maxwell 306.
This career development group is designed to help recognize and improve skills learned as a WSU student work-study employee to achieve success in academics and future careers. The group meets every other Monday.
Winona State University Counseling Services will host a presentation on suicide prevention with Sally Spencer, Executive Director of the Carson J Spencer Foundation, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.
The presentation will promote self-resilience and mental health as part of the 2014-15 University Theme of Sustainable Futures.
WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Words Matter" at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 in IWC 138.
Join the RE Initiative PACTivists for an hour of learning about how sexist and homophobic words can be violent and why students should challenge words like this and gain respect for themselves and others.
WSU will host guest speaker Jonathan Luke Wood and Professor Mary Jo Klinker, presenting "Countering Hegemonic Masculinity" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.
A panel discussion facilitated by Wood and Klinker will follow the keynote speech.
Wood will examine the role of hegemonic masculinity in producing conditions that foster a culture of sexual violence. According to Wood, boys are taught from an early age that being a "man" means to be competitive, tough, controlling, and emotionally restrictive. Many men are socialized to perceive sexual promiscuity as a marker of personal success and self-worth, often resulting in actions that marginalize and objectify women. This interactive presentation will engage the audience in critical reflection of how men can proactively advocate against sexual violence and the identity-related challenges associated with such interventions.
Graduate student of Professional Science Management Ryan Sinning and undergraduate student of Physical & Health Education John Scheevel have written multiple grants and have begun fundraising efforts to support a combination of class projects to bring solar panels to the Sunbeam Boys Home of Jamaica. The Sunbeam Boys Home serves approximately 40 boys of varying abilities who have no families to take care of them, providing them with food, clothes, and an education.
The WSU Special Education Department takes an annual travel study trip over spring break to the home as part of their class SPED 490: Poverty, Disability and Jamaican Culture. Learn more or help support the project online.
Tours of East Lake will be held in Building C, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, and from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in preparation for East Lake Apartment sign-up, which will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Student Activity Center.
Students must have a minimum of 24 credits at the beginning of Fall 2015 to be eligible to live at East Lake. Informational packets are available in the Housing Office, Kryzsko Commons 235. Each group member needs to pick up this packet.
WSU's Inclusion and Diversity Office and KEAP Center is hosting a 2014 KEAP Center Logo Design Contest.
Submissions are due Friday, Nov. 14, and the winner will receive a $350 WSU Bookstore Gift Card.
The design may incorporate other imagery, so long as the full Inclusion and Diversity and KEAP Diversity Resource Center name is included in the logo. Use of WSU brand symbols must comply with the university logo guidelines, which can be found online. Designs may not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of another. Full requirements can be found online.
The entry form can be found and downloaded online. Completed submissions can be emailed or dropped off at the KEAP Diversity Resource Center.
The Minnesota State University Student Association is hosting the #eatsleepstudyvote campaign to get students to pledge to vote.
Voting is as important as eating, sleeping, and studying. Officials make a number of important decisions that affectsstudents. This year's elections will include Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senators, Minnesota House Representatives, and state, county and local officers, such as Sheriff.
Bruno Borsari, biology, presented "Agroecologia: alternativa para el futuro" (Agroecology: alternative for the future) Oct. 10 at the first Conference on Agroindustry & Environmental Quality organized by the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Chitré, Panama.
Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest, communication studies, served as reviewer for the Popular Culture, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, and Organizational and Professional Communication divisions for the Central States Communication Association's upcoming annual conference.
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