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WSU Update

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


TODAY

University Improvement Day

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. McKnight Art Show, Paul Watkins Gallery

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. UPAC Presents: Spin Magic, Courtyard

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Homecoming Week: Lawn Games

3 p.m. Wellness Wednesdays: Words Matter, IWC 138

6 p.m. Latino-American Student Organization Meeting, KEAP Center

7 p.m. Countering Hegemonic Masculinity, SLC 120

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Oct. 23, Thirsty Thursday Root Beer Floats

Oct. 23, Chalk the Walk Decorating Contest

Oct. 23, Latino-American Student Organization Tamales Fundraiser

Oct. 23, Heath Hyche Comedy Show

Oct. 23, Mugshots: Slumber Party

Oct. 24, Mayo Clinic Q & A Day

Oct. 24, Club Fair

Oct. 24, WSU Pep Fest

Oct. 24, Enduring Flame Society Luncheon and 1964 Class Reunion

Oct. 24, Ansel Adams: A Son’s Perspective

Oct. 24, Distinguished Awards Banquet

Oct. 24, Homecoming Concert: Prof

Oct. 25, Seventh Annual Warrior Waddle

Oct. 25, Homecoming Parade

Oct. 25, Campus and Community Homecoming Tailgate Party

Oct. 25, Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

Oct. 25, Pre-Game Homecoming Tailgate Party

Oct. 25, Football vs.University of Sioux Falls

Oct. 26, Community Clean-Up


Announcements

Main Street Railway Crossing Repairs Postponed

Sunbeam Solar Panel Project

Charting the Future Gallery Walk Save The Date

Facebook Cover Photo Contest

East Lake Apartment Sign-up

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.

News

Want to see the new Winona bridge construction? Get on the boat

From iPads to life skills

WSU-Education Village

Reading series, lecture focus on suicide

WSU embraces First-Gen Warriors

Faculty/Staff Development

Kathryn Lammers

Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest

Melanie Reap


University Improvement Day

WSU will hold University Improvement Day today, Oct. 22. Classes meeting before 3:30 p.m. are cancelled. Labs and classes meeting once per week will run as scheduled. Offices are open.

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UPAC Presents: Spin Magic

WSU's University Programing Activities Committee will host Spin Magic as part of Homecoming Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Oct. 22, in the Courtyard.

Students can make a personalized drawstring bag or vinyl record.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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Homecoming Week: Lawn Games

WSU will offer lawn games as part of Homecoming Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Oct. 22, in the Courtyard.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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Wellness Wednesdays: Words Matter

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Words Matter" at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 in IWC 138.

Join the RE Initiative PACTivists for an hour of learning about how sexist and homophobic words can be violent and why students should challenge words like this and gain respect for themselves and others.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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Latino-American Student Organization Meeting

WSU's Latino-American Student Organization Meeting will meet at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 22, in the KEAP Center.

For more information, contact Gloria Alatorre.

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Countering Hegemonic Masculinity

WSU will host guest speaker Jonathan Luke Wood and Professor Mary Jo Klinker, presenting "Countering Hegemonic Masculinity" at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 22, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

A panel discussion facilitated by Wood and Klinker will follow the keynote speech.

Wood will examine the role of hegemonic masculinity in producing conditions that foster a culture of sexual violence. According to Wood, boys are taught from an early age that being a "man" means to be competitive, tough, controlling, and emotionally restrictive. Many men are socialized to perceive sexual promiscuity as a marker of personal success and self-worth, often resulting in actions that marginalize and objectify women. This interactive presentation will engage the audience in critical reflection of how men can proactively advocate against sexual violence and the identity-related challenges associated with such interventions.

For more information, contact Alexander Hines.

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Thirsty Thursday Root Beer Floats

WSU will host Thirsty Thursday Root Beer Floats as part of Homecoming Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Alumni Gazebo.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or Alumni Relations.

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Chalk the Walk Decorating Contest

WSU will host Chalk the Walk as part of Homecoming Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Alumni Gazebo.

The WSU Homecoming Court will judge the drawings.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or Alumni Relations.

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Latino-American Student Organization Tamales Fundraiser

WSU's Latino-American Student Organization will sell tamales at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Alumni Gazebo.

Tamales will be $1.50.

For more information, contact Gloria Alatorre.

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Heath Hyche Comedy Show

WSU will host Heath Hyche as he puts on a comedy show as part of Homecoming Week at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or Alumni Relations.

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Mugshots: Slumber Party

WSU's Mugshots will host a Slumber Party themed night at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, next to Lourdes Cafeteria.

Janelle and Michelle Johnson and Chase Farber will perform.

For more information, contact Mugshots.

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Mayo Clinic Q & A Day

WSU will host two human resources professionals from Mayo Clinic on Friday, Oct. 24, in Maxwell 314.

Students can register through Warrior Jobs to meet individually with either Aaron Hooks or Guy Finne to conduct informational interviews, have their resumes critiqued, and to make a valuable connection.

For more information, contact Charlie Opatz.

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Club Fair

WSU will host a Club Fair as part of Homecoming Week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Courtyard.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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WSU Pep Fest

WSU will hold a pep fest in honor of Homecoming Week at noon Friday, Oct. 24, in the Courtyard.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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Enduring Flame Society Luncheon and 1964 Class Reunion

WSU will hold the Enduring Flame Society Luncheon and 1964 Reunion as part of Homecoming Week at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Kryzsko Commons Purple Rooms.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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Ansel Adams: A Son’s Perspective

Winona State University and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) will host Michael Adams, son of renowned photographer Ansel Adams, in "Ansel Adams: A Son's Perspective," a discussion of his father's life, career and passions, at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Stark 103 on the WSU campus.

The talk will cover Ansel's life as a child, his love of piano, his climb to Half Dome in Yosemite, and the story behind his famous photograph, "Moonrise, Hernandez." The talk will be held in conjunction with a two-gallery exhibition of Ansel Adam's photography at MMAM, entitled "Classic Images: Ansel Adams Images."

The presentation is free and open to the public courtesy of the WSU College of Liberal Arts and the Ernest and Sally Micek Family in memory of W.B. "Bill" Gautsch.

For more information, contact Heather Casper at MMAM at 507-474-6626.

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Distinguished Awards Banquet

WSU will host the Distinguished Awards Banquet as part of Homecoming Week festivities at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Signatures Visions Event Center.

Every year the Winona State University Alumni Society recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and community members for the accomplishments they have made in their careers and contributions they have made to Winona State and their communities, living Winona State's mission to improve the world.

Norma Bondeson Gaffron ('51) and Scott M. Hannon ('72 & ‘76) will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Gloria J. Miller ('83 & '89), Randolph W. Miller, Ph.D., and Dennis N. Nielsen, Ph.D., will receive the Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award. John Holst ('99) and Tasha Schuh ('03) will be honored with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. In addition to receiving the Heritage Award, Jerry Miller will serve as Grand Marshal for the Homecoming Parade.

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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Homecoming Concert: Prof

WSU's University Programming Activities Committee will host the Homecoming Concert, featuring Prof, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in East Hall. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in the UPAC Office.

For more information, contact UPAC.

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Seventh Annual Warrior Waddle

Winona State University will host the seventh annual Warrior Waddle 5K Run/Walk starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona.

Advance registration is $20 per person, $15 per person in groups of five or more and $12 per person without t-shirt. Race-day registration is $25 per person with no group pricing. Registration forms are available in the WSU Alumni Office, Somsen 206. Race-day registration will take place at 7 a.m. at Lake Park Lodge.

All proceeds will support Winona State's Women's Cross Country and Track and Field scholarships.

For more information, contact Alumni Relations.

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Homecoming Parade

WSU will host the WSU Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, along Huff Street.

Line-up for parade participants begins at 9 a.m. on Broadway between Grand and Huff streets and on Harriet Street between Broadway and Fifth Street. Please note that only parade participants will be allowed to drive down Harriet & Wilson streets around the parade area.

The parade route runs down Huff Street from Broadway to Mark Street and should be finished by 11 a.m. This year's parade has approximately 90 entries, including the Wells Fargo stage coach and the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line (drum line).

For more information, contact Tracy Rahim or the Alumni Relations Office.

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campus and community Homecoming Tailgate Party

WSU will host a campus and community tailgate party from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the WSU Courtyard.

Tailgate foods will be available for $5 per person, and there will be activities to enjoy, including a photo booth and lawn games. (Rain location: Kryzsko Commons)

For more information contact Tracy Rahim.

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Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

WSU will hold the 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in Talbot Gym, Memorial Hall.

The Winona State Athletic Hall of Fame is established to pay tribute to and give deserved recognition by honoring outstanding former student-athletes, coaches, teams and/or individuals who have provided outstanding service and contributed significantly to the success of the University's Intercollegiate Athletic program. This year's inductees are: Dan Samp '75, Dan Thill '78, Maureen (Ryan)Giroux '93, Rachel (Seifert) Mihalic '02, Liz Narten '03, and Chris Samp '04.

For more information, contact Jill Bratberg.

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Pre-Game Homecoming Tailgate Party

WSU Athletics will host a Pre-Game Tailgate Tent before the Homecoming Football Game from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Warrior Stadium Parking Lot.

Meals are $5 per person and include a sandwich, chips, beverage, and dessert.

For more information, contact Jill Bratberg.

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Community Clean-up

Winona State University will wrap up its 2014 Homecoming celebration with a Community Clean Up event Sunday, Oct. 26.

Volunteers will meet at 2 p.m. at the WSU Alumni Gazebo. The event will help to clean up after the homecoming festivities on campus and around downtown Winona.

Participants are asked to register online in advance. The first 100 people who register will receive a free t-shirt, and refreshments will be provided for all participants.

For more information, contact Kendra Weber.

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Repairs Postponed for Main Street Railway Crossing

Canadian Pacific Railway has postponed repairs to the railway crossing on Main Street east of the WSU main campus until Nov. 3.

Find more information on
MnDOT's website.

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Sunbeam Solar Panel Project

Graduate student of Professional Science Management Ryan Sinning and undergraduate student of Physical & Health Education John Scheevel have written multiple grants and have begun fundraising efforts to support a combination of class projects to bring solar panels to the Sunbeam Boys Home of Jamaica. The Sunbeam Boys Home serves approximately 40 boys of varying abilities who have no families to take care of them, providing them with food, clothes, and an education.

The WSU Special Education Department takes an annual travel study trip over spring break to the home as part of their class SPED 490: Poverty, Disability and Jamaican Culture. Learn more or help support the project online.

For more information, contact John Scheevel.

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Charting the Future Gallery Walk Save The Date

Winona State University will host a Charting the Future Gallery Walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to attend this open-house style event to learn more about the work of the CTF teams and respond to initial ideas.

For more information, contact the University Communications office at 507-457-5024.

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Facebook Cover Photo Contest

WSU is hosting a Facebook Cover Photo Contest through Saturday, Oct. 25.

Snap a picture of something inspiring and have the chance to be featured as the new cover photo of the official WSU Facebook page and win prizes.

Submit your photos to the Web Communications Department by Oct. 25, and include your name and graduating year. List the subject of the email as "Cover Photo Contest."

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East Lake Apartment Sign-up

Tours of East Lake will be held in Building C, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, and from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in preparation for East Lake Apartment sign-up, which will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Student Activity Center.

Students must have a minimum of 24 credits at the beginning of Fall 2015 to be eligible to live at East Lake. Informational packets are available in the Housing Office, Kryzsko Commons 235. Each group member needs to pick up this packet.

If you have any questions, contact the Housing & Residence Life Office at 507-457-5305.

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Professor Receives Award

Kathryn Lammers, nursing, received the Lillian Mood Award at the Wisconsin Nurses Association Convention and Annual Meeting. The award is given annually to a Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) member who demonstrates achievement in environmental health. Since 2007, Lammers has been involved with panel presentations, facilitated discussion groups, hosted poster sessions, presented posters, developed list-servs, represented nursing at WNA conferences, recommended and introduced speakers, and developed programing to involve nurses.

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Professor Served as Reviewer

Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest, communication studies, served as reviewer for the Popular Culture, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, and Organizational and Professional Communication divisions for the Central States Communication Association's upcoming annual conference.

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Professor Appointed as Higher Education Representative

Melanie Reap, elementary and early childhood education, has been appointed as the Higher Education representative to the Minnesota Science Teachers Association.

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Contact Us

The WSU Update is a weekly campus news publication produced by the University Communication Office and e-mailed Monday through Friday. The editor is Andrea Northam. Assistant editor is Abby Peschges. Material may be submitted for consideration via e-mail to: wsuupdate@winona.edu.

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