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WSU Update

July 1 - July 7, 2015


TODAY

Thursday, 7 p.m. Cal Fremling Mississippi Tours

Friday, 5 p.m. GRSF Concert on the Green

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. GRSF Tree and Garden Tour

Saturday, 5 p.m. GRSF Concert on the Green

Monday, College for Kids

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

July 8, Free Coffee, Juice and Donuts

July 10, Concert on the Green

July 11, Concert on the Green

July 13, College for Kids


Announcements

WSU Foundation Scholarships still available

Live Tunnel Cams

WSU Recognized for Key Metric of Affordability

WSU Nursing Student Receives Health Internship

MnSCU Board of Trustees Approves Tuition, Operating Budgets

Save the Date- WSU Retiree Center at Downton Abbey Exhibit

Save the Date- WSU Retiree Center Day Trip to St. Paul Saints Game

Extra-Curricular Activities

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News

Greenspace: Winona group works to bring community solar to town

Leaf says 'it's time' to step aside as WSU head men's coach.

WSU to host tree and garden tours during Shakespeare Festival

Mike Leaf resigns as Winona State head men's basketball coach

Much more than just plays at Shakespeare Festival

Winona State and WCHS offer boat tours

Miss Winona 2015, Brittany Moncrief, crowned in ceremony

What love dares: GRSF returns with Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing

R-STEM teachers intern with Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota

Winona Crowned Lakefront Camps

Three inspiring people on St. Croix

New WSU golf coach happy to give his team Straight talk

Faculty/Staff Development

Neal Mundahl

Kemale Pinar

Jennifer Chernega


Cal Fremling Boat Tours of the Mississippi

The Winona County Historical Society will host tours aboard WSU's Cal Fremling Interpretive Center & Floating classroom on Thursdays this summer. The next available tour will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2 with Captain Richard Karnath who will recount Steamboat Memories.

Tickets are available by calling 507-454-2723 ext. 0 or by visiting the History Center. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Three cruise ticket bundles can be purchased for $40 for members and $55 for non-members.

For more information visit the Winona County Historical Society at www.winonahistory2014.weebly.com.
 

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Free Concert on the Green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host a free concert at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 3 on the WSU Green.

Folk singer-songwriter Ellis will take the stage at 5 p.m., with folklorical singer Alexandra Green taking the stage at 7 p.m.

For more information visit the Great River Shakespeare Festival at www.grsf.org.

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WSU Landscape Arboretum Tree and Garden Tours

Every Saturday of the Great River Shakespeare Festival, the Winona State University Landscape Arboretum will offer Tree and Garden Tours on the WSU campus.

A tour will take place 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4. Meet at the gazebo in the middle of campus.

For more information visit the WSU Landscape Arboretum website or contact Gerald Landby.

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independence day Free concert on the green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host a free concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 4 on the WSU Green.

At 5 p.m. folk band Corpse Reviver will take the stage, followed by Shannon Murray, Riot Grrrrrl folk and punk singer, at 7 p.m.

For more information visit the Great River Shakespeare Festival website

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College For Kids

WSU will host College for Kids Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10.

College for Kids offers young students the chance to participate in "college courses" that are specifically designed to challenge and help students gain an appreciation for lifelong learning. This year's program offers 18 new classes.

For more information contact College For Kids or call 507-457-5084. College for Kids can also be found on Facebook

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Free coffee, juice and donuts

There will be free coffee, juice and donuts from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, in the Kryzsko Commons Smaug. The next scheduled date will be Aug. 12.

For more information contact Joseph Reed.

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Acoustic Metal Concert on the Green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host a free concert at 5 p.m. Friday, July 11 on the WSU Green.

At 5 p.m. Twin Peaks Improv group Brookhouse will take the stage, followed by Up the Mountain and Down the Mountain, an acoustic metal group, at 7 p.m.

For more information visit the Great River Shakespeare Festival website.

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Bluegrass on the Green

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host a free concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 10 on the WSU Green.

At 5 p.m. bluegrass band, The Beavers will take the stage, followed by Hot Cellars, a Lo-Fi rock and roll band, at 7 p.m.

For more information visit the Great River Shakespeare Festival website.

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College For Kids

WSU will host College for Kids Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17.

College for Kids offers young students the chance to participate in "college courses" that are specifically designed to challenge and help students gain an appreciation for lifelong learning. This year's program offers 18 new classes.

For more information contact College For Kids or call 507-457-5084. College for Kids can also be found on Facebook

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WSU Foundation Scholarships are still available

The WSU Foundation is extending the application deadline for 2015-2016 scholarships. The new deadline is July 7.

A full list of scholarships can be found online.

For more information contact Jennifer Jonsgaard.

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Live Tunnel Cams

A live cam feed of the pedestrian tunnels project is now available.

More information on the pedestrian tunnels project can be found on the WSU Website.

Fore more information contact the University Communications Office at 507-457-5024.

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WSU Recognized for Key Metric of Affordability

WSU was ranked within the top 25 public universities in the nation for low student loan default rates.

Ranked 18 out of 700 school reviewed, WSU was the only public institution in Minnesota to be placed in the top 25.

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

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WSU Nursing Student Receives Summer Internship

WSU nursing student Carly Fredrickson was chosen by the Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers System to receive a competitive summer internship in community health. Fredrickson will be at the Sawyer County Department of Health and Human Services to participate in a project titled, "Improving Health in Sawyer County: Quality Improvement."

The internship program made available through the Wisconsin AHEC System by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and connects undergraduate and graduate students with health departments, centers and agencies throughout Wisconsin.

For more information visit the Wisconsin AHEC website at www.ahec.wisc.edu.

 

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MnSCU board of trustees approves tuition, budget

On June 17 the MnSCU Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2016 tuition rates and operating budgets to protect the affordability of education for all students within the MnSCU system.

The full article is available online.

For more information contact the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-0724.

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Save the date - WSU retiree center to visit exhibit

The WSU Retiree center will take a day trip July 27 to the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh, Wis., to see the "Dressing Downton" exhibit.

The exhibit features highlights of the fashion from the television show Downton Abbey, including 40 period costumes and pieces from the show.

Online registration for the trip is $50. The trip will depart by bus at 7:30 a.m. and includes a lunch, guided tour of the exhibit and free time at the center.

For more information contact Jessica Kauphusman.

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Save the Date- WSU Retiree Center St. Paul Saints Trip

The WSU Retiree Center will watch the St. Paul Saints baseball team play at the new CHS Field in St. Paul against the Sioux City Explorers on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Game time is 12:05 p.m. Register online.

For more information contact Jessica Kauphusman.

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Biology Professor Publishes article

Neal Mundahl, Biology, had an article "Brook Trout: History, Natural History, and the Genetics of Minnesota's Native Trout in SE MN" published in the June 2015 issue of Trout Unlimited Minnesota, the newsletter of Minnesota Trout Unlimited. Mundahl also received honorable Mention in the 2015 Minnesota Trout Unlimited Photo contest. 

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International Services Director to attend Education forum

Kemale Pinar, director of International Services, will be attending Education USA Forum in Washington DC June 30 through July 2. 

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Sociology Professor gives speech

Jennifer Chernega, sociology, spoke at TEDxTrondheim in Norway on May 31. The conference encouraged thinking on a wide-range of ideas.

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