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WSU Update

January 30 - February 1, 2015


TODAY

Friday, Presidential Engagement Award Nominations Due

Friday, 2 p.m. Applying to Graduate School in English, Minne 363

Friday, 6 p.m. No-Waste Basketball Game, McCown Gymnasium

Friday, 6 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Bemidji State, McCown Gymnasium

Friday, 8 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Bemidji State, McCown Gymnasium

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. One-Day Healing Retreat, President's Room, Toner Center, St. Mary's University

Saturday, International Club Ski Trip Deadline, International Office

Saturday, 4 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota Crookston, McCown Gymnasium

Saturday, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota Crookston, McCown Gymnasium

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. UPAC Presents: Chicago College Class Clowns, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

Saturday, 7 p.m. Standing Ground: An Evening of Poetry, Music, and Farming, Masonic Temple

Sunday, #WinonaWinter Photo Contest Submission Deadline

Sunday, MNSU Job Fair Pre-Registration Deadline

Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Tennis vs. Carleton, Winona Tennis Center

Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Student Recital: Josh Klein, PAC Recital Hall

View the complete WSU Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Feb. 2, 2015-2016 Room Sign-up Materials Due

Feb. 2, UPAC Presents: $3 Bowling Tickets

Feb. 2, UPAC Presents: Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers

Feb. 2, Jamaica Travel Study Team Culver's Fundraiser

Feb. 2, Healthy Monday: Someplace Safe

Feb. 3, Blood Drive

Feb. 3, Fitstop Tuesday: Healthy Snacking

Feb. 3, WSU Strategic Planning Feedback Opportunities

Feb. 3, Sustainability of the Book

Feb. 3, UPAC Presents: Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawk Tailgate Party

Feb. 3, Faculty Recital: Alan Dunbar

Feb. 4, Camp Victory Informational Table

Feb. 4, Blood Drive

Feb. 4, Wellness Wednesday: Resume Cart

Feb. 4, WSU Strategic Planning Feedback Opportunities


Announcements

WSU Honored for Community Service

#WinonaWinter Photo Contest

Presidential Engagement Award Nominations Due

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.

News

Kids keep King's dream alive

Legislature considers full funding for WSU's Education Village

Retreat to offer healing practices for young adults

St. Charles Elementary unveils new mural

Freedom Rider to speak at WSU

Faculty/Staff Development

There are no Faculty/Staff Development items today.


Presidential Engagement Award Nominations Due

Nominations for the Presidential Engagement Award are due by Friday, Jan. 30, to Aurea Osgood.

Nominees should be a student, faculty, staff member, or community partner who has positively contributed to WSU and the community. More information about the award can be found online.

For more information, contact Joan Francioni.

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Applying to Graduate School in English

WSU's English Department will hold a panel discussion on applying to graduate schools in English at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Minne 363.

Several English Department faculty and a current graduate student will discuss the process, share experiences, and offer advice on applying to MA, MFA, and PhD programs.

For more information, contact Gretchen Michlitsch.

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No-Waste Basketball Game

WSU's Chartwell's will host a "No Waste" basketball game where everything for purchase can be reused, recycled, or composted on Friday, Jan. 30, as part of the University Theme Sustainable Futures.

For more information, contact Joan Francioni.

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One-Day Healing Retreat

WSU Social Worker Eunie Alsaker and WSU Counselor Jamie Sanders will host a one-day Grief Retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the President's Room in Toner Center, St. Mary's University.

The retreat is for young adults, ages 18-25, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Registration for the event is free.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker.

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International Club Ski Trip Deadline

Sign up for WSU's International Club Ski Trip in the International Office by Saturday, Jan. 31.

The trip is from 12:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Mt. La Crosse Ski Resort. Lift tickets are $35. Ski rental costs an addition $10, and snowboard rental is an extra $20.

For more information, contact Jakiul Alam.

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UPAC Presents: Chicago College Class Clowns

UPAC will host the Chicago College Class Clowns Stand up Comedy Show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Claire Exley.

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Standing Ground: An Evening of Poetry, Music, and Farming

WSU and the Theatre du Mississippi will host "Standing Ground: An Evening of Poetry, Music, and Farming," celebrating the work of poet, essayist, and activist Wendell Berry, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Masonic Temple, 255 Main St.

Local farmers will read poetry and prose from Berry's work, accompanied by the Winona Fiddlers and the bluegrass band Gravy Train.

The event is free, open to the public, and part of the University Theme Sustainable Futures.

For more information, contact Jim Armstrong.

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#WinonaWinter Photo Contest

WSU will host a Winona Winter Photo Contest to show how you enjoy the winter months in Winona.

Photos uploaded to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #WinonaWinter will be added to an album on the WSU Facebook page.

Submissions are due by Sunday, Feb. 1, and voting will take place Monday, Feb. 2, and Tuesday, Feb. 3. Students can "like" images to vote.

The winner will be announced Wednesday, Feb. 4, and will receive a $10 Mugby Junction gift card.

For more information, contact the Web Communications Department.

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MNSU Job Fair Pre-Registration Deadline

Register for the Minnesota State Universities Job & Internship Fair by Sunday, Feb. 1. The fair begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center.

The MNSU Job & Internship Fair hosts approximately 150 employers and over 1,000 candidates and is open to all WSU upperclassmen and alumni. This full-day event offers the job seeker opportunities to network with employers, submit resumes, interview for entry-level jobs and internships, and take a professional photo for a LinkedIn or other social media account.

Pre-registration is $25 and includes round-trip travel and a $10 food voucher. Registration at the door is $30 and only includes a $10 food voucher.

For more information, contact DeAnna Goddard.

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Student Recital: Josh Klein

The WSU Music Department will host a student recital by Josh Klein at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.

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2015-2016 Room Sign-up Materials Due

On-campus room sign-up packets for the 2015-2016 school year are available at the Housing Office and due by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2.

Actual room sign-up will be at 4 p.m. Thursday Feb. 19, in the Student Activity Center.

For more information, contact Housing and Residence Life at 507-457-2579.

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UPAC Presents: $3 Bowling Tickets

UPAC will sell tickets for $3 Bowling at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in the UPAC Office.

$3 Bowling will be from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Westgate Bowl.

For more information, contact UPAC.

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UPAC Presents: Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers

UPAC will sell tickets to the Minnesota Wild hockey game against the Florida Panthers at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the UPAC Office.

The game is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Xcel Energy Center. The bus leaves the Minne Parking Lot at 3:30 p.m.

Two tickets per valid WSU ID.

For more information, contact UPAC.

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Jamaica Travel Study Team Culver's Fundraiser

WSU's Travel Jamaica Study Team will host a Culver's Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Culver's.

The Jamaica Study Team is raising money for schools in Jamaica. Culver's will donate 10 percent of proceeds.

For more information, contact Bobbie Stone.

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Healthy Monday: Someplace Safe

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Healthy Monday series will present "Someplace Safe" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in IWC 138.

RE Initiative PACTivists will discuss real-life stalking situations and what to do if it happens.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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Blood Drive

WSU will host a blood drive with the Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, through Thursday, Feb. 5, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to donate or volunteer. Walk-ins are welcome.

Students may register online on the Red Cross website.

For more information, contact Student Senate.

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Fitstop Tuesday: Healthy Snacking

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Fitstop Tuesday series will present "Healthy Snacking" at 11 a.m. Feb. 3 near the Fitness Center entrance.

The FAN Club and Health and Wellness Student Advocates will host an interactive resource table.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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WSU Strategic Planning Feedback Opportunities

The WSU community is invited to attend two brief information/feedback sessions on the current draft of the Strategic Directions planning document. 

The first session will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, and the second session will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Both sessions will be in Dining Rooms C and D in Kryzsko Commons.

Based on data from the Hopes and Dreams responses, the Initiatives survey, and other outreach, this document is intended to provide a broad guideline for WSU's ongoing program and policy work. Review the draft Strategic Directions document.

All are encouraged to stop by, review the poster boards illustrating the five themes and the outcomes proposed under each theme, and provide feedback.

Those unable to attend are welcome to submit their feedback through this online survey by noon on Friday, Feb. 6.

For more information, contact members of the Long Range Planning Committee or the Improvement, Accreditation, and Assessment Committee.

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Sustainability of the Book

In recognition of the 547th anniversary of Gutenberg's death, WSU and The Bookshelf will host a panel discussion on the sustainability of the book at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Library Athenaeum as part of the Sustainable Futures university theme.

The discussion will include the roles of digital books, computer databases, libraries, and bookstores.

For more information, contact Jim Armstrong.

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UPAC Presents: Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawk Tailgate Party

UPAC will host a Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawk Tailgate Party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Student Activity Center.

There will be free food and a drawing to win NHL jerseys.

For more information, contact UPAC.

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Faculty Recital: Alan Dunbar

WSU Music Department will host a Faculty Recital featuring Alan Dunbar at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

For more information, contact Marybeth Lenhardt.

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Camp Victory Informational Table

WSU's Warrior Success Center will host a Camp Victory Informational Table at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Lower Hyphen of Kryzsko Commons.

For more information, contact the Warrior Success Center.

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Wellness Wednesday: Resume Cart

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Resume Cart" at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 in IWC 138.

Career Services will give expert tips and advice on updating your resume.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

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WSU Honored for Community Service

Winona State University has been named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for the sixth consecutive year.

In 2012-13, more than 5,100 WSU students contributed over 200,000 community service hours. Students worked with a variety of organizations and populations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, Earth-Be-Glad-Farm in Lewiston, and Winona Health.

The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement. It highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.

A total of 766 higher education institutions were recognized on the Honor Roll. WSU is one of only seven public institutions in Minnesota to be named to the list.

Honorees are chosen based on a series of criteria, including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.

The complete listing of schools is available at the Corporation for National and Community Service website.

For more information, contact Joan Francioni at 507-457-2336 or visit WSU's website on community engagement.

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Winona State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. WSU is an Affirmative Action, Title IX, Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Employment opportunities at WSU (classified and unclassified vacancies) can be viewed at: http://www.winona.edu/affirmaction.

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