The WSU Writing Center will open for fall semester at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in room 348, Minne Hall.
The Writing Center is staffed primarily by graduate assistants in English to offer WSU students free, individualized instruction in all aspects of writing. Writing Center tutors do not edit or proofread students' work, but assist students with their particular writing questions and projects.
Students may visit on their own or on the recommendation of a teacher.
Appointments may be drop-in or arranged. An appointment sign-up sheet is posted on the Writing Center door.
The center is open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 507-457-5505.
The Well will have an Open House at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in IWC 138.
Two groups, The Student Health & Wellness Advocates and the Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG), will recruite new members from 5 - 6 p.m.
The Student Health & Wellness Advocates are students committed to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles by modeling healthy choices to their peers. Advocates engage students in peer to peer education about a wide variety of health topics including nutrition, physical health, mental health, and more. For more information, visit the Advocates homepage.
The Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) is dedicated to raising awareness of sexual health among their peers. Students are trained in current sexual health knowledge, Semcac Services, and effective approaches to sexual health education. Students are also knowledgeable of resources available on WSU Campus. For more information on SHAG, email Chrissy Feine.
WSU Counseling Services will offer a support group for students from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays, in IWC 222. Students can come with a variety of issues, including stress, homesickness, adjustment struggles, anxiety or depression. Therapy dog Winston will be available during the group time.
For more information, contact Lynda Brzezinski at 507-457-5330.
WSU Inclusion & Diversity, Health & Wellness, and Women's Sexuality & Gender Studies will host a screening of "Fagbug Nation" by Erin Davies at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.
The film follows the journey of director Erin Davies and her once vandalized car around the United States as she searches for the road to equality.
There will be a Q&A with Davies following the film.
Seventy five Winona State student-athletes have been recognized by the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) for their academic accomplishments in 2013-14.
The Warriors' 75 honorees ranks as the most of any school in the NSIC, followed by Northern State (68) and Wayne State (59).
In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the student must have a cumulative grade point average 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have attended a minimum of two years of college, and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his or her last academic year.
The Minnesota State University Student Association Campus Committee has three open positions: diversity specialist, public relations specialist and legislative/MnSCU specialist. The positions are stipend.
The mission of MSUSA is to educate and inform students about higher education issues that affect their lives as students, while providing opportunities for these students to use this knowledge to advocate on behalf of all Minnesota State University students.
For more information on the positions or to set up an interview, contact MSUSA Campus Coordinator Tyler Stern.
Robin O'Callaghan, Teaching, Learning & Technology Services, and Jane Carducci, English, presented the paper "Increasing Critical Thinking Skills Using the Online Structured Debate" at the International Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning on Aug. 14. The conference was at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
James Schul, Education, has received a Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region grant to fund the "Fostering Historical Thinking and Imagination through Primary Source Instruction" project beginning in the summer of 2015.
The project will consist of six workshops designed to instruct participants on how to navigate the Library of Congress website and how to teach historical inquiry through written documents, political cartoons, audio clips, and desktop documentary making. The program also will facilitate the design of lesson plans and provide teachers with a web-based resource.
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