Winona State University will hold the annual "Empty Bowls" fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, April 17, in the Science Laboratory Center Atrium.
Bowls are made by WSU ceramics students and local potters. Local restaurants donate soup and bread. In exchange for a donation to the Winona Food Shelf, participants receive a hand-crafted bowl and have it filled with soup.
All proceeds directly benefit the Winona Food Shelf.
This event is sponsored by the WSU Art Department, ceramics classes and student Mud club.
Tickets cost $10 for students, $15 for the public.
Incoming dean of the Winona State University College of Business Hamid Akbari will present "Servant Leadership: An essential style for organizing and leading civic action" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Science Laboratory Center 120.
In his talk, Akbari will propose servant leadership as the essential style to adopt for initiating, leading and sustaining any organized civic action. He will present an overview of the theory and practice of servant leadership, including the traits often associated with it, and will highlight many examples from across different countries.
Akbari earned his Ph.D. in business administration from The Ohio State University; and his master's degree in political science, M.B.A., and bachelor of business administration from the University of Toledo.
Akbari's talk is part of the College of Business Speaker Series. The presentation is free and open to the public.
WSU graduate student, Shawnessy Mohawk is looking for students to participate in a focus group study investigating how digital storytelling impacts college students' sexual health attitudes and behaviors.
Digital Storytelling can be defined as a process of sharing ones' story with another in a variety of online mediums such as Winona State University Confessions Facebook page. Participation within this study will require approximately one hour of your time and there are no appreciable risk or benefits from participating this study.
Students who decide to participate will be asked to participate in a focus group discussion by voluntarily answering questions pertaining to your thoughts and knowledge about current digital storytelling and the impact on your sexual health behaviors. No identifying information will be collected. Participation is voluntary and you may refuse or withdraw participation at any time.
There will be three focus groups offered:
6 p.m. April 21, Room 138, IWC
8 p.m. April 21, Room 138, IWC
5 p.m. April 22, Room 138, IWC
If you are interested in participating or have any questions, contact Shawnessy Mohawk at 612-590-5324. Participants can also contact research advisor Robert Howman or the Human Protections Administrator Nancy Kay Person at 507-457-5519.
This project has been reviewed by the WSU Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects.
Theresa Waterbury, educational leadership, was awarded another Quality Matters certificate for her online courses, EL 648 Project Management. Her other QM courses include: EL642 Educational Lean Methods & Practicum, EL 649 Appreciative Coaching and EL644 Managing Change and Innovation.
Waterbury's goal is to have all core courses offered under the Organizational Leadership emphasis recognized by QM. Waterbury is committed to providing high-quality, engaging online courses to our graduate students.
Quality Matters is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to improve the quality of online teaching and learning. Waterbury's courses were reviewed by an external faculty review team and met the Quality Matters Rubric standards.
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