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Wednesday, October 1, 2014


8 a.m. - 4 p.m. How to Disappear Art Exhibit, Paul Watkins Gallery

9 a.m. Employer Q & A Day with Tom Lundahl, Maxwell 314

Noon Internal Funding Sources Brown Bag Lecture, Maxwell 158, ST112 or ST114

3 p.m. Wellness Wednesday: Be the Friend They Need, IWC 138

4 p.m. Wednesdays With Winston, IWC 222

4:30 p.m. Grapes of Wrath Film Showing, SLC 120

6 p.m. Milk Film Showing, Minne 240

7 p.m. Full Spectrum Club Meeting, Minne 237

7 p.m. CLASP Lecture: When Night Becomes Day, Stark Auditorium

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Oct. 2, Packers vs. Vikings Tailgate

Oct. 2, Mugshots: Owl Theme Night

Oct. 3, How to Survive the Stress of Life in the 21st Century

Oct. 3, Global Studies and World Languages Reception

Oct. 3, Soccer vs. Minot State

Oct. 3, Volleyball vs. Minnesota Duluth

Oct. 3, UPAC Presents: $3 Movie Night

Oct. 4, Music Education Workshop

Oct. 4, Volleyball vs. St. Cloud State

Oct. 4, Concert Choir Performance at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus

Oct. 5, Winona Symphony Orchestra Performance

Oct. 5, Soccer vs. University of Mary


Cultural and Language Exchange Program

Updated City of Winona Bike Map

Wilderness First Aid Course

Pre-Order The Official Homecoming T-Shirt

Extra-Curricular Activities

Collegiate Support Group Meeting

WSU International Club Trip to Chicago


The depth of balance

Pieces of the moon

Frack activist speaks at WSU

Gerts named to AFCA Good Works team

Faculty/Staff Development

Dawnette Cigrand

Employer Q & A Day with Tom Lundahl

WSU's Warrior Success Center will host an Employer Q & A day with retired executive Tom Lundahl, starting at 9 a.m. today, Oct. 1, in Maxwell 314.

Lundahl has over four decades of senior executive experience in international positions at PACCAR and John Deere in purchasing, logistics, marketing, and manufacturing. Students are encouraged to sign up for a 30-minute appointment on Warrior Jobs.

For more information, contact Charlie Opatz at 507-457-5878.


Internal Funding Sources Brown Bag Lecture

Ralph Townsend and Peter Miene from the College of Liberal Arts will share internal funding sources available to IFO faculty at noon today, Oct. 1, in Maxwell 158 (ST112 or ST114, WSU-Rochester).

The session is open to all who are interested.

The Faculty Brown Bag Series is sponsored by the WSU Deans Council.

For more information, contact Julie Lutz.


Wellness Wednesday: Be the Friend They Need

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Be the Friend They Need" at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 in IWC 138.

Graduate assistant John Newman will conduct the event as part of the Recognizing Equality Initiative (RE Initiative). The event will focus on how to respond if a friend has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other gender-based violence. Newman will discuss what to say, what not to say, and what survivors most need to hear. Participants will also learn more about getting involved in helping other survivors of gender-based violence, on campus and in the community.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Wednesdays With Winston

WSU Counseling Services will offer a support group for students from 4-5 p.m. today, Oct. 1, in IWC 222. Students can come with a variety of issues, including stress, homesickness, adjustment struggles, anxiety, or depression. Therapy dog Winston will be available during the group time.

For more information, contact Lynda Brzezinski at 507-457-5330.


Grapes of Wrath Film Showing

WSU will show the 1940 film version of The Grapes of Wrath at 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 1, in the Science Laboratory Center Auditorium, room 120.

The showing will follow an introduction by English professor Paul Johnson. It is part of the Steinbeck Festival, celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath and the University Theme, Sustainable Futures.

For more information, contact Deb Cumberland or Jim Armstrong.


Milk Film Showing

WSU's Sociology Club will show the film Milk at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 1, in Minne 240.

A short discussion about sociological themes portrayed in the movie, which depicts the story of  American gay rights activist Harvey Milk, will follow the film.

For more information, contact Aleyna Hunt.


Full Spectrum Club Meeting

WSU's Full Spectrum Club will meet at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 1, in Minne 237.

This week the club will discuss current LGBT events and continue planning for Coming Out Week.

For more information, contact Kayla Dahlberg.


CLASP Lecture: When Night Becomes Day

WSU's CLASP series will host Jennifer Anderson, presenting "When Night Becomes Day: Light Pollution and the Loss of Our Night Sky," at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 1, in Stark Auditorium.

The lecture will be about the growing problem of light pollution, focusing on the Winona area and what can be done to help preserve the natural resource that is the night sky.

For more information, contact Matt Bosworth.


Packers vs. Vikings Tailgate

WSU's MSUSA will host a Packers vs. Vikings football game tailgating party, starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons.

Food will be provided, and the game will be shown on the big screen.

For more information, contact Cara Luebke.


Mugshots: Owl Theme Night

WSU's Mugshots will host Zoe Vossen as part of an Owl Theme Night at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, next to Lourdes Cafeteria.

For more information, contact Mugshots.


How to Survive the Stress of Life in the 21st Century

WSU will host Mayo Clinic cancer specialist Edward Creagan as he presents a free public talk about "How to survive the stress of life in the 21st century" at noon Friday, Oct. 3, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Creagan will share his eight commandments for living well, how to talk so you doctor will listen, the healing power of pets and how to get the most from your 16 minutes in the exam room. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

For more information, contact Tina Krause.


Global Studies and World Languages Reception

The WSU Global Studies and World Languages Department will hold a reception to celebrate the publication of books by faculty members Matthew Strecher and Linda D'Amico at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Minne Hall Second Floor Lounge.

Visiting scholars Hector Sebastian Alvarez from Argentina and Makoto Murakami from Japan will also be present. Alvarez is a Fulbright scholar teaching a Spanish language course and taking graduate-level classes. Murakami specializes in computer science but is affiliated with the Global Studies and World Languages Departments this year.

For more information, contact Yogesh Grover.


UPAC Presents: $3 Movie Night

WSU's University Programming Activities Committee will host $3 Movie Night, starting at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Winona 7 Theater.

Movies and show times can be found on UPAC's Facebook page.

For more information, contact UPAC.


Music Education Workshop

WSU's Music Department will hold a workshop "The Dalcroze Approach for Music Educators" with clinician Kathy Thomsen 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Performing Arts Center, room 156.

Thomsen will focus on an approach to teach music and musicianship through physical movement.

The workshop costs $25.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.


Concert Choir Performance at the Basillica of St. Stanislaus

The WSU Concert Choir will perform at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Harry Mechell.


Winona Symphony Orchestra Performance

The WSU Music Department will host the Winona Symphony Orchestra at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for students with a valid ID.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.


Cultural and Language Exchange Program

WSU is launching The Cultural and Language Exchange Program to help promote cultural and language exchange between American and international students and faculty on campus in an informal environment.

For more information, contact Ting-Ting Luan or stop by the International Services and Cultural Outreach office.


City of Winona Bike Map

An updated Bike Map for the City of Winona can be found on Winona State's transportation page.

Register your bike and get more information on other ways to get around Winona online.


Wilderness First Aid Course

WSU's Outreach and Continuing Education Department and WSU's Outdoor Education and Recreation Center is offering a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification course Nov. 15-16.

The WFA course will be taught by the National Outdoor Leadership School and Wilderness Medicine Institute certified instructors, Eric Barnard and Ross Greedy. The fast-paced, hand-on course, will prepare participants for the unexpected, including dislocation reduction and epinephrine administration.

The course costs $210. Registration ends Oct. 13 and is limited.

For more information, contact WSU's Outreach and Continuing Education Department at 507-457-5080.


Pre-Order The Official WSU Homecoming T-Shirt

Pre-orders of the official WSU Homecoming T-shirt will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lower Hyphen, Kryzsko Commons and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. outside the Jack Kane Cafeteria through Friday, Oct. 3.

The WSU Homecoming T-shirt, designed by student Kathy O'Hara, is a baseball tee and costs $15.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim.


Collegiate Support Group Meeting

WSU's Collegiate Support Group will have its first meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Lutheran Campus Center.

The group is for students in any kind of recovery.

For more information, contact Michael Forsythe or Mitch Moore.


WSU International Club Trip to Chicago

WSU's International Club will host a trip to Chicago Oct. 3-5.

Students who are interested can sign up at the International Services front desk, Kryzsko Commons 223.

For more information, contact Ahmad Sakib.


Professor Publishes Article

Dawnette Cigrand, counselor education, published the article, "School Counselors' Use of Solution-Focused Tenets and Techniques in School-based Site Supervision," with Susannah Wood and David Duys, University of Iowa, in the Journal of School Counseling.


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