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WSU Update

Feb. 20, 2017


Summer Session Trivia Contest

Divest and Solidarity Rally

Culver's Fundraiser

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Assessment Day

Winona Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

WSU Recovery Warriors

Senior University hosts Charles Darwin Course

Body Positive Yoga

Art Muse Awards and Reception

Student Senate Open House

We Are More Alike Than Different: An Interfaith Conversation

Langston Hughes' Project - Ask Your Mama

Fastenal Day

LCC Godfather's Pizza Fundraiser


UPAC Presents: MN Wild Bus Trip

College for Kids

Minnesota State to present budget requests in front of committees

Energy Wars

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


Women's basketball: Winona State loses third straight, sent on road for NSIC Tournament

Three Winona weightlifters qualify for state meet

Faculty/Staff Development

Neal Mundahl

Jennifer Ma

Summer Session Trivia Contest

ACE (Adult & Continuing Education) is sponsoring a Summer Session Trivia Contest Feb.13-26.

Today's Question: When does registration begin for WSU Summer Session 2017? 

Visit to participate and be entered to win the grand prize.

For more information contact Beth Murphy.


Student Senate Open House

Student Senate is sponsoring an Open House at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Student Activity Center.

There will be an open forum to discuss any and all concerns/questions.

Snacks will be provided. 

For more information contact Ivy Kuhn.


UPAC Presents: MN Wild Bus Trip

UPAC is sponsoring a MN Wild Bus Trip on Monday Feb. 7, to Xcel Energy Center, Minneapolis MN.

Bus leaves the Minne parking lot at 3:30 p.m. The game starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale today at 9 a.m. in the UPAC Office.

Tickets cost $40 each. 2 tickets per WSU ID.

For more information contact UPAC.


College for Kids

Once again, the College of Education will be offering College for Kids this summer from July 17-20. Each summer College for Kids (CFK) "professors" teach courses for children grades 3-8 in math, science, technology, language arts (including foreign languages), social studies, STEM, art, music, health, nutrition, physical education and even lifetime hobbies.

We are currently looking for CFK Instructors.  Last year, we had both faculty and WSU students as instructors.  Faculty in Chemistry, for example, saw this is a future recruitment opportunity to get students interested in their field of study, and WSU students used this as an opportunity to hone their teaching skills, add a line to their resume, and earn a little extra money. Some examples of previous courses are: The Amazing World of Reptiles and Amphibians, STEM DIY Projects, Fabulous Photo Fun, etc. 

If you are interested in becoming a College for Kids Instructor or would like more information, please email

The deadline to submit a course proposal form is February 28, 2017. 


Minnesota State to present budget requests

Next week, Minnesota State will have the opportunity to present the budget request to both the House and Senate Higher Education committees. Information to watch the committee hearings live will be shared next week.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
3-4:45 p.m.
House Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Committee

Thursday, Feb. 23
1-2:30 p.m.
Senate Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee

For more information contact Jaime Simonsen.


Energy Wars

Residence Life and Chemistry Department are sponsoring Energy Wars from Feb. 6- March 3.

Students across campus are going to be competing against one another to see who can save the most energy and water.  How can you participate?  Watch WSU Update for new Energy Saving Tip every week.

Tip for Week of February 20: Recycling is quick and easy to accomplish. 

All over campus there are recycling bins just waiting to be used. However, beware when putting plastic in them. They take plastic recycle numbers of 1, 2, and 5. So be sure to check the bottom of bottles and containers for that triangle with the number in it. Fun fact: Recycling a single aluminum can save enough energy to power a TV for three hours.  

Coming this spring: Outdoor recycling containers!

For more information contact Jeanne Franz.


Mundahl Publishes Article

Neal Mundahl, Biology, had an article "Brown Trout in SE Minnesota: History and Impacts of a Popular Minnesota Salmonid" published in the February 2017 issue of Trout Unlimited Minnesota, the newsletter of Minnesota Trout Unlimited.


Ma Publishes Research Article

Jennifer Ma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication, published a research article titled "User Generated Content And Credibility Evaluation Of Online Health Information: A Meta Analytic Study" in Telematics and Informatics, an interdisciplinary journal on the Social Impacts of New Technologies. The highlights and abstract of this article can be viewed online.


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