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August 28 - 30, 2015


Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Re-veiled, Paul Watkins Gallery

Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Part-Time Job Fair, East Hall

Friday, 5 p.m. Last Day to Return Textbooks, WSU Bookstore

Saturday, Noon - 2 p.m. Residence Hall Association BBQ, Alumni Gazebo

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Sept. 1, Health Hut: Healthy Nutrition

Sept. 1, KQAL New Announcer Meeting

Sept. 1, Poet Laureate Writers Series: Elizabeth Oness

Sept. 2, Economic Summit

Sept. 2, Wellness Wednesday: Meatless on Mondays

Sept. 2, KQAL New Announcer Meeting

Sept. 2, Re-veiled: Artist Panel Discussion

Sept. 2, Re-veiled Opening Reception

Sept. 3, Cal Fremling History on the River Cruise: The Upper Miss River


Tech Support Announces Fall Hours

Apply For Student Senate or MSUSA

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


Winonans dance for a cause

In Winona, a surprising cluster of high-tech firms

Beyond imagination: Camp Invention wraps at WSU, where kids brainstorm and build

Composite cluster arises in Winona

Eisner leaving MU for Winona State

WSU, Enlightened Equipment honored as breastfeeding - business friendly

Faculty/Staff Development

Richard Bowman

Jennifer Cochran-Biederman

Lilian Ramos


WSU's Art Department will host "Re-veiled" an exhibition featuring work by three emerging artists: Andrew Musil, Cassandra Bush and Renee Springer through Sept. 16.

A panel discussion with the artists will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Stark 103. An opening reception will follow at 4 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibition will include paintings, Van Dyke prints, video projections, and works on paper. The artists all play with the idea of veiling, from layers of color applied on top of each other to contemporary variations of the famous shroud of turin and the idea of unveiling problematic standards of consumption in our society.

For more information contact Roger Boulay or visit the Facebook page.


Part-Time Job Fair

WSU's Career Services will host a Part-Time Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

The fair is open to all students seeking part-time employment in the Winona Area.

For more information, contact DeAnna Goddard.


Last Day to Return Textbooks

The last day for students to receive a full refund for fall textbooks at the WSU Bookstore is Friday, Aug. 28. Returns must be taken to the return window in the hall outside the Bookstore by 5 p.m. in the same condition as purchased and accompanied by the receipt.

For more information, contact Karen Krause at 507-457-5632.


Residence Hall Association BBQ

WSU's Residence Hall Association will host a Barbecue from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Alumni Gazebo.

There will be food, kiddie pool kickball, splatterbeat, and other games.

For more information, contact Annalisa Pendl.


Health Hut: Healthy Nutrition

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Health Hut Tuesday series will present "Healthy Nutrition" at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, near the Fitness Center entrance.

Health and Wellness student advocates will host an interactive resource table about navigating on-campus dining and how to spice things up.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


KQAL New Announcer Meeting

WSU's radio station KQAL will host a New Announcer Meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Phelps B19.

Positions include on-air announcer, sports anchors, producers, and promotion.

There will be a second meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Phelps B19.

For more information, contact Taylor Archer.


Poet Laureate Writers Series: Elizabeth Oness

Winona's Poet Laureate Writer's Series will host WSU professor Elizabeth Oness at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Bookshelf, 162 W. 2nd St.

Oness is a poet and fiction writer and will read from her recent fiction. She directs marketing and development for Sutton Hoo Press, a literary fine press. Her work has appeared in The Hudson Review, Glimmer Train, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, among others. Her most recent work Leaving Milan won the inaugural Brighthorse Books novel award.

A short discussion and open mic will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Ken McCullough.


Economic Summit

WSU and Winona Chamber will host the 2015 Economic Summit, Future Growth Demands Response to Workforce Challenge, from 7:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Tau Center, West Campus.

This year's summit focuses on a pressing issue faced by most Winona companies — the tight labor market.

Speakers from a variety of industries will be present at the event, along with numerous local businesses.

Breakfast will be served.

Tickets are $35 for chamber members and $50 for non-chamber members.

Merchants Bank is the main sponsor of this event.

For more information email the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-452-2272.


Wellness Wednesday: Meatless on Mondays

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Meatless on Mondays" at 3 p.m. Sept. 2 in The WELL, IWC 138.

The Food and Nutrition (FAN) Club will discuss increasing fruits and vegetable intake by cutting meat out one day a week.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Cal Fremling History on the River Cruise: The Upper Miss River

The Winona County Historical Society will host the boat tour on the Cal Fremling "The Upper Miss River: A Perspective on Fish, Wildlife, a Refuge, and Human Interaction" with Eric Nelson from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.

Boarding begins 20 minutes prior to departure time.

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. Package 3 cruises for $40 for members or $55 for non-members.

View the full list of boat tours online.

For more information visit the Winona County Historical Society online.


Tech Support Announces Fall Hours

WSU's Walk-in Tech Support's Fall Hours are as follows:

Winona Main Campus - Somsen 207

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Rochester Campus - GL 118

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Winona West Campus - Lourdes G-46 (Open during the first and last two weeks of each semester)

  • Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Hours may vary during holidays, finals week, and interim sessions.

For more information, visit the tech support website or call 507-457-5240.


Apply For Student Senate or MSUSA

WSU Student Senate and MSUSA are now accepting applications. Senate applications are due by noon Wednesday, Sept. 16, and MSUSA applications are due by Saturday, Sept. 5.

Senate seats available are: two Freshman, one Junior, and four At-large senators.

Students can apply online for both Student Senate and MSUSA.

Student Senate is the governing body of the WSU Student Association. In its capacity, Student Senate acts as the recognized voice and bargaining unit for all students at WSU. This is done through the process of consultation and student government.

MSUSA is the statewide Minnesota State Student Association. Together, MSUSA works with all seven state universities to bargain on behalf of students with the Minnesota legislature and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities officials.

For more information, email Student Senate.


Professor Publishes Article

Richard Bowman, education, published a manuscript titled "Faculty Meetings: Hidden Conversational Dynamics" in The Clearing House: Educational Strategies, Issues, and Ideas, 88: 141-145, Fall 2015. The paper identifies conversational practices which affect how colleagues connect, engage, interact, and influence others in faculty meetings. Video game systems and high-trust faculty meetings exhibit a common, unmistakable ambience: clarity of task, awareness of roles and responsibilities, choice in problem-solving strategies, unambiguous feedback, and freedom from fear of reprisal, ridicule, or rejection.


Professor Coauthors Poster

Jennifer Cochran-Biederman, biology, was a coauthor on a poster titled "Recent and Historical Trends in Brown Trout Growth in Southeast Minnesota Streams" presented at the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Portland, Ore., in August 2015.


Professor Emerita Publishes Book

Professor emerita Lilian Ramos, global studies and world languages, published her book The Romantic Regional Poetry of Peter Rosegger with Edwin Mellen Press. 


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