Winona State University will host the 29th Annual College for Kids July 11-14 on the WSU campus.
College for Kids is a summer enrichment program that offers "college courses" created specifically for students who have recently completed third through eighth grade. Students have the opportunity to select two to three of the 90-minute, four-day classes. Class topics include math, science, technology, engineering, language arts, foreign language, health, culture, social studies and more.
Students can register for full days (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for $200 or half days (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) for $150. Limited, need-based scholarships are available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Need basis for scholarships will be determined based on state definitions.
More information about College for Kids, new classes and registration can be found online.
Reilly received his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Louisiana State University and began his employment with Winona State University in 1997.
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The WSU CLASP Committee is now accepting proposals until July 1 for the 2016-2017 CLASP Lecture Series, especially those relating to next year's University Theme, "Our Digital Humanity: Old Questions and New Tools."
This theme aims to explore how the digital age transform the ethical, social, historical and cultural questions posed by humans and how that impacts the individual and collective human experience.
Talks usually last an hour on Wednesday evenings. Both individual and collaborative talks will be accepted.
WSU's Counseling and Wellness Services has hired Benedict Ezeoke as its new director, effective June 14.
Ezeoke will work with the Student Life and Development team, and as director, he will manage the daily operations of the department and provide leadership, outreach, workshops and presentations.
With 22 years of experience, Ezeoke has served as an adjunct professor of counselor education and supervision at Adler University and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He served as a staff counselor at St. Anthony Community Hospital and has expertise as a clinical supervisor at Argosy University and Concordia University.
Ezeoke received a bachelor's degree in theology and philosophy from Urban University in Rome, a master's degree in counseling from Loyola University in Chicago and an Ed.D. in counselor education and supervision from Argosy University in Chicago.
Neal Mundahl, biology, was presented with the Friend of the River Award by the Mississippi River Research Consortium at its annual meeting in La Crosse,Wis. He was recognized for his 23 years of service as treasurer for the organization.
He also presented his paper, "Dredging Improves the Centrarchid Fisheries of Lake Winona, Reach 6, Upper Mississippi River," that described the change in bluegill, crappie and bass populations since the lake was dredged in 1999-2001.
Michael Delong, biology, and Large River Studies Center gave the presentation, "Argh, Thar be Patches in These Rivers" at the annual meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, Wis.
William Richardson, U.S. Geological Survey's Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, was co-author of the presentation thatwas based on a three-year collaborative research project.
In addition, three undergraduate students in biology presented posters on research completed last year as part of their capstone research requirement.
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