Winona State University will host the art exhibition "How to Disappear" through Oct. 3 in the Watkins and Weber galleries in Watkins Hall.
The gallery is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A curator's talk with faculty host Roger Boulay is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Paul Watkins gallery, and will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m.
"How to Disappear" investigates the connections between 10 artists that use erasure in their work, either literally or conceptually. Some of the artists use erasure to address notions of identity. Others use erasure to critique problematic cultural practices.
The Winona State University Department of Music will hold a recital featuring visiting professors from Viterbo University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.
Musicians Timothy Schorr and Mary Ellen Haupert will perform piano pieces created for four hands. The recital will also feature soprano Ann Schoenecker. Pieces will include Claude Debussy's "Petite Suite," "Poémas de Baudelaire," and Gabriel Fauré's "Dolly Suite" and "Cinq melodies de Venise."
WSU's Outdoor Education and Recreation Center will host the Big Muddy Canoe Challenge at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Kiwanis Shelter on Prairie Island.
Teams of two will canoe and portage through obstacles on the Mississippi waters before crossing the finish line. Funds will help further outdoor opportunities for the Winona community. Registration is $15 per person or $10 if using a personal canoe.
The Winona State University Lyceum Series will host "What the Frack?!? – How Students Can Stop the Biggest Environmental Disaster of Our Time and Turn It into a Positive Demand for a Renewable Energy Future" with Julia Walsh at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.
The presentation will overview the definition of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), how fracking impacts the potential for a renewable energy future, and the political and economic forces at hand. Walsh will also explain how students can get involved in the campaign for Frack Action, which is an organization that works to protect our water, air, and public health from the practice of fracking.
Walsh is a community organizer, motivational speaker and political strategist. She has been an NGO Representative to the United Nations on behalf of children's rights and indigenous rights organizations for the past nine years.
WSU Counseling Services will offer a support group for students from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays 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.
The presentation will address the latest thinking on what the Anthropocene means to our collective world view, including how it will change our definitions of what is human and what is natural, how destabilization of the climate challenges our Modernist narratives of progress and rationality, and what it will take to survive in this new era.
WSU's Resume Cart is available for constructive critiques and help with writing cover letters and resumes. The Resume Cart can be found in the lower level of Kryzsko Commons near the Student Resource Center. The hours of operation are:
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has re-opened Highway 14 in Winona near Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
A damaged pedestrian bridge over Highway 14 was removed and replaced with a marked crosswalk that is accompanied with flashing warning signs on the east side of Whispering Lane. MnDOT has established a signed and marked crosswalk for pedestrians east of Whispering Lane. Messaging signs will alert motorists approaching the new crosswalk of the change and crosswalk signs will be equipped with flashers to further alert motorists. Additionally, traffic barrels and other devices will be placed on the roadway and shoulder areas for pedestrian paths.
For full safety reminders, read the MnDOT announcement here.
Laura Mann, business office, has accepted the position of Purchasing Director. She previously worked in the WSU Bookstore for more than 15 years. Mann has a BS in sociology from WSU, a master's in Public and Non-Profit Administration from Metro State, and a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching from Bemidji State University.
Michael Pieper was appointed Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management. Pieper will be responsible for all aspects of facilities management on campus including Physical Plant, Building Maintenance Services, Arboretum, Facilities Planning and Construction, and Facility Services.
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