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WSU Update

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


TODAY

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

11 a.m. Fitstop Tuesday: Fitness Nutrition, Fitness Center Entrance

4 - 7 p.m. RHA Bleeds Purple, Alumni Gazebo

5 p.m. Matt Rasmussen Poetry Reading, Library Athenaeum

5 p.m. Across the Pond Info Table, Lower Hyphen, Kryzsko Commons

6 p.m. Food and Nutrition Club Meeting, IWC 143

6:30 p.m. Minnesota Student Nursing Association Meeting, SLC 120

7 p.m. Sally Spencer on Suicide Prevention, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

8 p.m. S'mores and More Bonfire with Robert Briggs, Courtyard

8:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance Club Free Tango Lesson, IWC Fitness Studio

9 p.m. Pi Sigma Epsilon $5 Bowling Night, Wellingtons

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Oct. 22, University Improvement Day

Oct. 22, UPAC Presents: Spin Magic

Oct. 22, Homecoming Week: Lawn Games

Oct. 22, Wellness Wednesdays: Words Matter

Oct. 22, Countering Hegemonic Masculinity

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. 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


Announcements

Celebrate Homecoming on the Cal Fremling

Repairs Scheduled for Main Street Railway Crossing

Sunbeam Solar Panel Project

Charting the Future Gallery Walk Save The Date

Facebook Cover Photo Contest

East Lake Apartment Sign-up

Extra-Curricular Activities

Latino-American Student Organization Meeting

News

From iPads to life skills

WSU-Education Village

Reading series, lecture focus on suicide

WSU embraces First-Gen Warriors

Through the eyes of his son

Faculty/Staff Development

Bruno Borsari

Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest

Melanie Reap

James Schul


Fitstop Tuesday: Fitness Nutrition

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Fitstop Tuesday series will present "Fitness Nutrition" at 11 a.m. Oct. 21, near the Fitness Center entrance.

This week's Fitstop Tuesday will be presented by Student Health and Wellness Advocates and the Food and Nutrition Club.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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RHA Bleeds Purple

WSU's Residence Housing Association will host "RHA Bleeds Purple" from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 21, at the Alumni Gazebo.

RHA will have carnival games, decorating, and painting as part of Homecoming Week.

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

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Matt Rasmussen Poetry Reading

Winona State University will host a poetry reading with author Matt Rasmussen at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in the Krueger Library Athenaeum as part of the Great River Reading Series.

The reading will be from Rasmussen's book, Black Aperture, a series of poems about his brother's suicide.

Rasmussen will also visit Professor James Armstrong's class from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in Minné 109. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information contact James Armstrong.

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Across the Pond Info Table

WSU will host Jessica Jones from Study Across the Pond from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in the lower hyphen of Kryzsko Commons.

The information table will have information on post-graduate opportunities abroad.

For more information, contact Warrior Jobs.

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Food and Nutrition Club Meeting

WSU's Food and Nutrition Club will meet at its new day and time 6 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in IWC 143.

The meeting will discuss last agenda items including new executive committee member elections.

For more information, contact Marina Faber.

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Minnesota Student Nursing Association Meeting

WSU's Minnesota Student Nursing Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

A nurse from Mayo Clinic will talk about Surgical Nursing, and a nurse from the Twin Cities will talk about the life and job of a Pediatric ICU nurse. Snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Kari Tralseth.

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Sally Spencer on Suicide Prevention

Winona State University Counseling Services will host a presentation on suicide prevention with Sally Spencer, Executive Director of the Carson J Spencer Foundation, at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

The presentation will promote self-resilience and mental health as part of the 2014-15 University Theme of Sustainable Futures.

For more information contact Counseling Services at 507-457-5330.

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S'mores and More Bonfire with Robert Briggs

WSU will host S'mores and More Bonfire with Robert Briggs as part of Homecoming Week at 8 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in the Courtyard.

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

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Ballroom Dance Club Free Tango Lesson

WSU's Ballroom Dance Club will host a free Tango lesson with local professionals, Stan and Molly Breitlow, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in the IWC Fitness Studio.

All expenses are paid by the Ballroom Dance Club.

For more information, contact Erica Stiller.

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Pi Sigma Epsilon $5 Bowling Night

WSU's Pi Sigma Epsilon will host $5 Bowling Night at 9 p.m. today, Oct. 21, at Wellington's.

Students must find a Pi Sigma Epsilon member to get the deal. This event will be held every Tuesday until Nov. 18.

For more information, contact Paul Kienetz.

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University Improvement Day

WSU will hold University Improvement Day Wednesday, Oct. 22. Classes meeting before 3:30 p.m. are cancelled. Labs and classes meeting once per week are scheduled as plan. 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, 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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Countering Hegemonic Masculinity

WSU will host guest speaker Jonathan Luke Wood and Professor Mary Jo Klinker, presenting "Countering Hegemonic Masculinity" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 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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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 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 Signature's 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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Repairs Scheduled for Main Street Railway Crossing

Canadian Pacific Railway will conduct repairs to the railway crossing on Main Street east of the WSU main campus beginning Thursday, Oct. 23.

The crossing is scheduled to be closed to motorists starting Oct. 23. The west sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians until Oct. 27. Repairs are expected to be completed by Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The detour for motorists will direct through traffic to Mankato Avenue. During the time the crossing is closed to pedestrians, they will be directed to use the railroad crossing at Huff Street.
 
Find more information on
MnDOT's website.

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Celebrate Homecoming on the Cal Fremling

Join WSU Alumni and Friends to celebrate Homecoming aboard the Cal Fremling Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25.
 
Seats are still available on the following cruises:
                Friday, 10 to 11 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m.
                Saturday, noon to 1 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m.

Tickets are $5 each. Guests must be on board 10 minutes prior to departure to secure their reservation.

To reserve your space, email boat@winona.edu. For more information visit: http://www.winona.edu/boat/

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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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Latino-American Student Organization Meeting

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

For more information, contact Gloria Alatorre.

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Professor Presents at Conference

Bruno Borsari, biology, presented "Agroecologia: alternativa para el futuro" (Agroecology: alternative for the future) Oct. 10 at the first Conference on Agroindustry & Environmental Quality organized by the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Chitré, Panama.

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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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Professor Publishes Article

James Schul, education, published the article "Pedagogical Triangulation: The Mergence of Three Traditions in History Instruction" in the peer-reviewed journal The Social Studies.

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