In recognition of Women's History Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, WSU will host "Unspeakable," an art exhibit by Shirl Chouinard, through Saturday, April 11, in the lobby of Maxwell Hall.
Chouinard is an award-winning visual artist. Her body of work centers around family violence, sexual assault, femicide and infanticide through life-sized dolls, mixed media sculptures and abstract quilts. With "Unspeakable," Chouinard aims to focus on the fact that family violence and sexual assault is an issue impacting millions worldwide, leaving a long and devastating legacy with lingering effects that influence its victims through a lifetime.
Chouinard will present "Violence Against Women and Children: A Challenge for Sustainable Human Development" as part of the CLASP Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 8.
Programming for WSU's KQAL Radio Station will highlight local events, music, arts and culture March 26 - 27.
"Culture Clique" will feature Kari Clifton and Rachel Slater of the Emily Program at 12:30 p.m. today, March 26. The Emily Program's focus is on how to promote positive body image and self-esteem, while promoting optimal health and well-being through joyful activity, nutrition, and self care.
"The Live Feed" will return at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, featuring an interview and music from Pert' Near Sandstone from Midwest Music Fest 2011.
WSU Warrior Success Center will host Dedicated Logistics Services to conduct interviews for its Logistics Specialist and Inside Sales Representative Positions at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Maxwell 314.
WSU's Exercise Science Club will host Fitness Assessment Days from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 27; and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in Maxwell 355 and 376.
This fundraiser for the Exercise Science Club will provide community members, faculty, and students with important information regarding their health.
Participants will choose from a variety of tests on cardiovascular health, body composition and risk for osteoporosis. The tests include VO2 Max, underwater weighing, skin folds and heel densitometry. Costs vary by test.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact Jennifer Drews.
WSU's Department of Theatre & Dance will host "Maricón (Faggot)" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, in the Memorial 300 Dance Studio.
The performance will serve as Pedro Lander's senior dance capstone. The performance focuses on underlying oppression in religion, gender biases, homophobia, and various cultural problems. "Maricón (Faggot)" is a political reaction to Lander's personal experiences growing up. The title conveys Lander's desire to reclaim a derogatory term that has been used by family, ‘friends' and people around him.
This event is free and open to the public with limited seating.
Registration for the Land Ethic Leadership Seminar is due Monday, March 30.
The seminar is a non-credit seminar designed to build commitment, connection, and community back into environmental work. The day-long program is open to the public and will introduce registered participants to Aldo Leopold's vision of the "land ethic" and how we can become land ethic leaders. Jennifer Kobylecky, Education Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, will facilitate the program with presentations, discussions, individual reflection, and interactive exercises. The seminar will take place on the Cal Fremling, WSU's new floating classroom, and the WSU campus.
Advance registration is required and only $89 due to WSU grant funding. Scheduled as part of Arbor Day observances, the seminar is also endorsed by the WSU Arboretum and Land Stewardship Committee. The seminar is offered by WSU Outreach and Continuing Education, in partnership with the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
For more information, contact Tina Krause at 507-457-5080.
WSU will host "Creating a New Path: Reframing the End of the Trail" from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.
The forum will consist of background information on The Indigenous Learning Garden Initiative and community commentary on the ultimate design. Attendees are encouraged to bring technology to engage in commentary on multiple social media platforms.
The American Association of Women and Winona State
University will host Stories from Wild
Women, Crones, and Sages: Feminist Perspectives across Generations at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the Student Activity Center.
The panel will feature Robin Richardson, Barb Shields, Kathy
Jarvinen, Marina Hopkins, Marin Carroll, Bev Spande, and Nancy O'Reilly in a
WSU's Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) is holding journalistic writing workshops for students in Mass Communication writing courses. Students from SCJ who have taken MCOM 232-News Writing and higher will be in the Phelps Reading Room every week to help students with inverted pyramid style, AP Style, and other journalism writing techniques. Check the SCJ Board or the bulletin board in Phelps for the schedule.
WSU's Health and Wellness Services, Housing and Residence Life, Student Senate, and the Communication Studies Department will host the #ProjectPositivity campaign over Facebook and Twitter through Friday, May 1.
Students are encouraged to post a picture, status, or quote about something awesome that happened or if students are having a great day with the hashtag #ProjectPositivity. The goal is to fill Facebook and Twitter with positivity to raise awareness of the negative use of social media on campus. Winners will be determined on a weekly basis, and prizes include gift baskets, T-shirts, mugs, etc.
#ProjectPositivity is part of the ongoing anti-cyberbullying campaign.
James Parlow, criminal justice, was a featured speaker at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., at the Transgender Sensitivity Training. The presentation included why the relationship between the transgender community and police is strained by past practices and events, recent research on transgender individuals, updates on legislation, and protocols for police contact.
Jillian Quandt, Warrior Success Center, was one of six recipients of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Board of Trustees Professional Excellence Award for Administrative Service Faculty. The award is an honor bestowed upon university service faculty to acknowledge and reward exceptional individual professional accomplishment, and to encourage ongoing excellence.
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