The official WSU Homecoming t-shirt will be available for pre-sale Friday, Sept. 4. Sales will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Lower Hyphen, Kryzkso Commons and 4:30 to 7 p.m. outside the Jack Kane Dining Hall, Kryzsko Commons.
Shirts sizes small through extra large will be $10, and shirts sizes double extra large and triple extra large will be $12. Purple Pass will be accepted. The shirts come in lime green and purple.
Applications for MSUSA are due by Saturday, Sept. 5.
Students can apply online. There are four positions available: Diversity Specialist, Issues Specialist, PR Specialist, and Legislative Specialist. These are paid positions that require five hours a week.
MSUSA is the statewide Minnesota State Student Association. Together, MSUSA works with all seven state universities to bargain on behalf of students with the Minnesota legislature and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities officials.
The mission of the Minnesota State University Student Association is to educate and inform students about higher education issues that affect their lives as students, while providing opportunities for these students to use this knowledge to advocate on behalf of all Minnesota State University students.
WSU's Director of Student and Community Engagement Kendra Weber and Associate Director for Housing and Residence Life Candice Guenther will host an informational meeting about living on and off campus for the 2016 - 2017 school year at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Tau Rotunda, West Campus.
There will be two other informational meetings at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in East Hall and Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Student Activity Center.
WSU's English Language Center will host Conversation Partners at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Haake Hall Conference Room.
Students and community members are invited to participate in informal conversation to help international students improve their English skills. Community members, other students and international students in turn learn about each other.
Speaking instructors plan current topics to discuss, but the flow of the conversation is up to the participants. Conversation tables will be mixed up every once in a while.
Snacks will also be provided.
There will be two other gatherings on Oct. 7 and Nov. 4.
For more information contact Katie Subra at 507-457-5442.
The life stories of four Navajo elders are featured in student-made documentary films to be premiered at Winona State University at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the auditorium of the Science Laboratory Center.
The documentaries were part of a collaborative project led by Dr. Tom Grier and Robbie Christiano of WSU and Dr. Miranda Haskie of Diné College. The WSU students stayed at Diné College's main campus in Tsaile, Ariz., while working on their projects. This is the sixth year of the Navajo Oral History Project.
This year's films focus on Louva Dahozy a community leader, educator and broadcaster from Ft. Defiance, Ariz.; Tony Goldtooth Sr., a Navajo language and culture professor from Shiprock, N.M.; Peggy Scott, a retired teacher and community activist from Chinle, Ariz.; and Bill Toledo, a Navajo Code Talker during World War II, from Torreon, N.M.
The premiere will include comments from faculty and students from both WSU and Diné College. Light refreshments will be served before the presentation of the films.
The reception and premiere event are free and open to the public.
DVD copies of the student-produced films will be available for sale for $20 each with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund at Diné College.
The Winona County Historical Society will host the boat tour on the Cal Fremling "John Philip Holland and His Vision of the Modern Submarine: USS Holland SS 1 to USS Skipjack SS 585" with William Crozier from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.
Boarding begins 20 minutes prior to departure time.
Tickets are available by calling 507-454-2723 ext. 0 or by visiting the History Center. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Package 3 cruises for $40 for members or $55 for non-members.
WSU is proud to announce that the former Warrior Stadium has a new name. Altra Federal Credit Union has partnered with Winona State to rename the football and soccer facility Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium.
The agreement will take effect immediately and the stadium will see new signage in the coming weeks to recognize the name change.
Funds generated from the stadium naming rights agreement will support Warrior student-athlete scholarships for years to come.
Altra Federal Credit Union is a nationwide, full-service cooperative financial institution with over 87,000 members and $1.1 billion in assets. They currently have 16 locations in eight states including locations in Winona, La Crescent, and Rochester. Altra was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Onalaska, Wis.
Tickets to all WSU Athletics events can be purchased online.
The WSU Foundation is now accepting Faculty and Staff Special Project applications. Applications are due by Oct. 12.
This year the WSU Foundation has committed to support up to $100,000 in special project requests pursued by faculty or staff at the university. The object of the awards is to provide financial support for projects that bring innovation and acclaim to the University.
Megan Anibas and Nicole Weydt, nursing, are initiating a project for the use of an electronic health record within the nursing curriculum. They have published five electronic, pediatric health records for use in healthcare education and simulation in partnership with NeehrPerfect. Nursing students will be utilizing this electronic health record system this fall in the nursing simulation lab as they provide nursing care in pediatric simulations.
Jane Foote, nursing, highlighted the WSU Healthcare Leadership and Administration online degree in her article "Healthcare Leadership and Administration at a State University" published in the March 2015 issue of the National Sleep Journal A2Zzz.
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