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.
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 as 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.
WSU will host the Distinguished Awards Banquet as part of Homecoming Week festivities at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Signatures 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.
WSU will offer Breakfast with Champions from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in Lower Jack Kane Cafeteria.
Students can eat alongside WSU Warrior Athletes from the Football, Women's Basketball, and Women's Gymnastics teams.
Free breakfast will be served while supplies last. Stay for your chance to win free WSU Homecoming gear, gift cards, and more. Breakfast is guaranteed for the first 200 people and sponsored by Health and Wellness Services, Student Life and Development, Housing and Residence Life, WSU Athletics, and WSU Student Senate.
Winona State University will host the seventh annual Warrior Waddle 5K Run/Walk starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona.
Advance registration is $20 per person, $15 per person in groups of five or more and $12 per person without t-shirt. Race-day registration is $25 per person with no group pricing. Registration forms are available in the WSU Alumni Office, Somsen 206. Race-day registration will take place at 7 a.m. at Lake Park Lodge.
All proceeds will support Winona State's Women's Cross Country and Track and Field scholarships.
WSU will host the WSU Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, along Huff Street.
Line-up for parade participants begins at 9 a.m. on Broadway between Grand and Huff streets and on Harriet Street between Broadway and Fifth Street. Please note that only parade participants will be allowed to drive down Harriet & Wilson streets around the parade area.
The parade route runs down Huff Street from Broadway to Mark Street and should be finished by 11 a.m. This year's parade has approximately 90 entries, including the Wells Fargo stage coach and the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line (drum line).
WSU will hold the 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in Talbot Gym, Memorial Hall.
The Winona State Athletic Hall of Fame is established to pay tribute to and give deserved recognition by honoring outstanding former student-athletes, coaches, teams and/or individuals who have provided outstanding service and contributed significantly to the success of the University's Intercollegiate Athletic program. This year's inductees are: Dan Samp '75, Dan Thill '78, Maureen (Ryan)Giroux '93, Rachel (Seifert) Mihalic '02, Liz Narten '03, and Chris Samp '04.
WSU will host the two finalists for the position of Director of HealthForce MN in Singley Hall 201 on the Rochester Campus (Winona ITV location Stark B6).
Charles Canver's open session will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. Canver held the position of Vice President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer at United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Ill., from 2012-2013. Prior to this appointment, Canver was the Chief Executive Officer/Founding Vice Chancellor (Rector) at Near East University/Near East University Hospital in Nicosia, Cyprus (2010-2012). While at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia (2005-2010), Canver served as the Director of Heart Institute/Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases/Head, Section of Cardiac Surgery (2005-2010), and held the rank of Professor of Surgery at the Alfaisal University College of Medicine (2008-2010).
Valerie Hedges DeFor's open session will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. DeFor is currently the Interim Executive Director of HealthForce Minnesota (8/2013-Present). From 2010 to 2013, DeFor served as the Director of Statewide Healthcare Education Industry Partnerships for HealthForce MN. Prior to these appointments, DeFor held the following positions while at Minnesota State University-Mankato's College of Allied Health and Nursing (Healthcare Education-Industry Partnership): Director (2007-2010); Interim Director (2006-2007); and Program Manager and Research Director (2001-2006).
WSU counselor Eunie Alsaker will hold a Grief Support Workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Pasteur 133.
The workshop will provide an overview on the contemporary understanding of grief for individuals experiencing it. She will also provide tools for those supporting bereaved individuals, including professionals working with grief based groups.
The workshop is free for students and $5 for community members and staff.
For more information, contact Helen Newell at 507-494-0905.
WSU's Warrior Success Center will host a Major Fair from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in McCown Gymnasium.
The Major Fair helps students select majors and minors best suited to their unique interests, skills, and career values. Faculty, current students, and alumni from a wide variety of departments will be available to answer questions and share information about degree programs offered at WSU.
Participants can enter their name in a drawing for a chance to win one of two Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristbands.
All students are welcome. No registration is required.
WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Self-Lovin' - Building Positive Sexual Self-Esteem" at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in IWC 138.
Research has proven that building a positive body image and having an overall healthy self-concept are important in creating intimate and fulfilling relationships. Join Health and Wellness Student Advocates for a session on how to boost your sexual self esteem.
WSU will host Arthur "Tex" Hawkins, James Reidy, and Gretchen Cohenor as part of the CLASP Series to discuss "The Lakota Heyoka Clown Tradition: A Backward Humor Provoking Action for Sustainability and Survival" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Memorial 300.
The Heyoka is a clown and a trickster. Clowns and comics turn things around and take us outside our comfort zone, giving us a look at life from a new and sometimes meaningful perspective. The presentation will use the "Heyoka" to assist in seeing sustainability from a different point of view. The presenters will utilize Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic Philosophy and the Lakota Way of Life to inform audience members that there is more than one route to navigate a course through the river of sustainability and life.
Hawkins will share information about Aldo Leopold's "Land Ethic" and how this science/emotional based traditional philosophy can inspire us today in becoming a true sustainable community.
Reidy will share quotes, and songs of the Lakota Nation to indicate how art and metaphorical story telling can enlighten individuals in understanding our responsibilities and interrelationships with the earth and her natural resources.
Gretchen Cohenour will choreograph the part played by the Dancing Heyoka during the presentation.
WSU's Art and Design Department will sponsor a trip to Minneapolis art museums Saturday, Nov. 8.
The trip includes visits to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Northern Clay Center, The Frederick Weisman Museum on the University of Minnesota campus, and Northrup King Building. There will be time for dinner in Midtown Global Market.
The bus will leave Watkins Hall at 8 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. The cost of the trip is $10 for students with ID and $25 for faculty, staff, and others. The cost includes transportation and admission to the museums and their numerous exhibitions.
The special exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is: "Italian Style: fashion since 1945." Tickets for that exhibit may be purchased separately at the museum upon arrival: $20 adults, $16 seniors and students with ID, and free for MIA members.
For more information, contact The Art Office in Watkins 204 or Jessica Kauphusman at 507-457-5395.
Kathryn Lammers, nursing, received the Lillian Mood Award at the Wisconsin Nurses Association Convention and Annual Meeting. The award is given annually to a Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) member who demonstrates achievement in environmental health. Since 2007, Lammers has been involved with panel presentations, facilitated discussion groups, hosted poster sessions, presented posters, developed list-servs, represented nursing at WNA conferences, recommended and introduced speakers, and developed programing to involve nurses.
James Reidy, recreation tourism and therapeutic recreation, will attend "Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Medicine, Self Care to Community" in Grand Marias, Minn. The class will combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with a Master Herbalist for an intensive weekend. Core components include: foundations in natural and botanical medicine, cross cultural herbalism, herbs for the life cycle, top twenty herbs in North America, botanicals not only for physical health but for contemporary life stressors such as stress anxiety, depression, and environmental factors.
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