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WSU Update

April 29 - May 1, 2016


Friday, Stress Reliever Coloring Contest Deadline

Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Senior Art Show: Delirium, Weber Gallery

Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Senior Art Show: Dilute, Paul Watkins Gallery

Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Arbor Day

Friday, 1 - 3 p.m. Nuts for Mutts, Alumni Gazebo

Friday, 4 p.m. UPAC Presents: MN Twin Bus Trip Tickets, Target Field

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Winona Health Parking Lot

Saturday, 1 p.m. RunnerUp Presents: One Last Ride, SAC

Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Baseball vs. Minnesota St, Loughrey Field

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Hear and Now Presents: Come Have a Beachin' Time, Stark 103

Sunday, Noon Baseball vs. Minnesota State, Loughrey Field

Sunday, 4:30 p.m. Winona Symphony Orchestra, Vivian Fusillo Theatre

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

May 2, Don't Dump, Donate

May 2, Textbook Rental Return and Buyback

May 2, Students Supporting Students Book and School Supplies Drive

May 5, Retiree Center: Living History

May 6, Spring Commencement 2016

May 6, Men's Baseball vs. Concordia University, St. Paul


WSU Pharmacy Services Relocating

2016 Graduate Profile: Danielle Weiler

Kryzsko Commons Extended Hours

Last Week to Visit the Writing Center

2016 Graduate Profile: Tanya Omar

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


Higher education must renew its role community engagement

WSU students develop system to track train passing times

WSU sorority member overcomes eating disorder, raises awareness

First student-practitioner research fair held at Winona Health

Faculty/Staff Development

Kubilay Gok

Michael Scholz

Andrea Wood

Senior Art Show: Delirium

WSU's Art Department will host the senior art and design show "Delirium" through Friday, April 29, in the Weber Gallery.

The show features Maeve Doyle.

For more information, contact Kathy Peterson.


Senior Art Show: Dilute

WSU's Art Department will host the senior art and design show "Dilute" through Friday, April 29, in the Watkins Gallery.

Students featured are MacKenzie Miller, Kawika Asuncion, Larry Mbayu, and Jack Morey.

For more information, contact Kathy Peterson.


Arbor Day

WSU will celebrate Arbor Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 29.

The theme of this year's celebration is "Why Trees Matter." A full list of the day's events can be found online.

The public is invited to enjoy the Landscape Arboretum all day during the celebration.

Arbor Day events are sponsored by Winona State University's Advancement, Finance and Administrative Services, Facilities Services and All-University Arboretum and Land Stewardship Committee, US. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Winona Office, and the Hardwood Forest Foundation, Memphis, Tenn.

For more information, contact the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.


Stress Reliever Coloring Contest Deadline

WSU's Student Senate will host a coloring contest to help students relieve stress before finals through Friday, April 29.

Coloring pages will be available in the library, Student Activity Center, and Baldwin Lounge. Finished pages must be returned with name and email address on the back to the Student Senate Office.

The pages will be uploaded daily to the WSU Student Senate Facebook page where the pages with the most likes by the end of the week will win prizes. The top two prizes are $10 Bookstore gift cards, and prizes for the third through sixth place winners are $5 Purple Pass gift cards.

For more information, contact Student Senate.


Nuts for Mutts

WSU's Health Counseling and Wellness Services will host Nuts for Mutts from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Alumni Gazebo.

Therapy dogs and dogs with Canine Good Citizenship certification will be available for students to pet.

The WSU Psychology Club will have stress relief "doggie bags," and the First-Gen Warriors will be selling puppy chow and popcorn. Phi Theta Chi will sell stress balls to raise donations for Touching Moments, the nonprofit organization that brings the dogs. WSU's First Gen Warriors will sell root beer floats.

Students should not bring their own pets.

For more information, contact Lynda Brzezinski.


UPAC Presents: MN Twin Bus Trip Tickets

UPAC will host a bus trip to the Minnesota Twins on Friday, April 29, at Target Field.

The bus will leave the Minne parking lot at 4 p.m.

For more information, contact UPAC.


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

WSU Public Health Practicum students and Live Well Winona's Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will host National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Winona Health Parking Lot.

Bring expired and unused prescription drugs to be properly disposed of by Winona Law Enforcement.

The first 200 people will receive a free ice cream cone.

For more information, contact Lauren Geurts or Amanda Schmidt.


RunnerUp Presents: One Last Ride

WSU's RunnerUp Comedy Troupe will host its last show of the semester at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Student Activity Center.

RunnerUp is an improv comedy troupe specializing in short and long form improv.

For more information, contact Alex Buchanan.


Hear and Now Presents: Come Have a Beachin' Time

WSU's Hear and Now A Capella group will host its final concert of the semester at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Stark 103.

Free beverages and snacks will be available during intermission.

For more information, contact Alex Buchanan.


Winona Symphony Orchestra

WSU's Department of Music will host the Winona Symphony Orchestra at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Vivian Fusillo Theatre.

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

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.


Don't Dump, Donate

WSU's Housing and Residence Life has donation stations in all of the Residence Halls through Thursday, May 5.

Items that can be donated include: non-perishable food, clothing, small appliances, school supplies, bathroom and cleaning supplies, blankets, and sheets.

For more information, contact Sarah Olcott.


Textbook Rental Return and Buyback

WSU's Bookstore will host Textbook Rental Return and Buyback Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6, at the WSU Bookstore.

The Bookstore is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 6.

For more information, contact Karen Krause.


Students Supporting Students Book and School Supplies Drive

WSU's TRIO Student Leaders Club will host the Students Supporting Students Book and School Supplies Drive Monday, May 2, through Wednesday, May 4.

Drop off locations are residence hall lobbies and Library 219.

For more information, contact Samantha Beck.


Retiree Center: Living History

WSU's Retiree Center will host the 2016 Living History premiere. This event will feature student-made documentaries of four retired WSU faculty members from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in Stark 103.

The films will feature the lives of Vivian Fusillo, Emilio DeGrazia, George Bolon, and Bob Keister.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

For more information, contact Jessica Kauphusman.


WSU Pharmacy Services Relocating

WSU Pharmacy Services are relocating to Parkview Pharmacy at Winona Health, 825 Mankato Ave.

All prescriptions will be filled at the new location after May 20.

For more information, contact Parkview Pharmacy at 507-454-4925.


Kryzsko Commons Extended Hours

Kryzsko Commons will be open 24 hours a day through finals week.

Please note that the Gold Lots are not open 24 hours and any cars parked between 2 and 6 a.m. will be towed. Visit Parking Services for more information about parking.

For more information, contact Joe Reed.


Last Week to Visit the Writing Center

WSU's Writing Center will close Friday, April 29, until Fall 2016.

Hours can be found online.

Make an appointment by visiting the Writing Center in Minne 348 or by calling 507-457-5505.

For more information, contact April Herndon.


Professor Wins Award for Best Paper

Kubilay Gok, human resources and management, coauthored a paper called "Cultural Uncertainty as Moderator of the Organizational Formalization Puzzle" that won the Outstanding International Implications Paper award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.


Professor Invited to Symposium

Michael Scholz, geography, was invited to attend an all day research symposium hosted by the National Center for Research in Geography Education which was held at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, Calif. Scholz was was invited as a representative of Winona State University to join this association in the spring of 2015.

Winona State is 1 of 49 universities world wide that is a national center for research in geography education.


Professor Leads Discussion and Presents Lecture

Andrea Wood, English, was invited to lead an audience discussion of George Romero's "Day of the Dead" at the Alamo Drafthouse in conjunction with Texas Tech's "Sexism and Cinema" series on April 6. While at Texas Tech, Wood also gave an invited lecture on "Japanese Anime in Film Studies."


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