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WSU Update

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Rent a Musician

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art Exhibit: Anthropocene, Paul Watkins Gallery

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art Exhibit: Thousands of Poppies, Weber Gallery

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Valentines Day Cards Sale, Kryzsko Commons Lower Hyphen

11 a.m. Health Hut: Frisky Not Risky, IWC 138

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Blood Drive, East Hall

3:30 p.m. Anxiety Management Seminar, IWC 222

4 p.m. ASO Meeting, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

5 p.m. Film Showing: Paris, je t'aime, SLC 120

6 p.m. OPT Training Workshop, Maxwell 272

6:30 p.m. Gymnastics vs UW - Oshkosh, McCown Gymnasium

7 p.m. Film Screening: The Anonymous People, Lower Level Kryzsko Commons

7 p.m. Common Book: Author Q & A, Stark 103

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Feb. 10, Blood Drive

Feb. 10, CLASP: Colette Hyman

Feb. 10, UPAC Presents: Newsies

Feb. 10, Wellness Director Interview: Michael Lynch

Feb. 10, Northwestern Mutual Employer Q & A

Feb. 10, Art Exhibit: Anthropocene Reception

Feb. 10, Art Exhibit: Anthropocene Artist Talk

Feb. 11, Valentines Day Cards Sale

Feb. 11, Blood Drive

Feb. 11, Vagina Monologues

Feb. 11, Talking About Our Generations

Feb. 11, Retiree Trip Info Session

Feb. 11, WSU-R Comedy Night

Feb. 11, Mugshots: Karaoke and Lip Sync

Feb. 12, Valentines Day Cards Sale

Feb. 12, Vagina Monologues

Feb. 12, Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota State Mankato

Feb. 12, Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota State Mankato

Feb. 12, UPAC Presents: $5 Movie Night


Warrior Jobs Challenge: Week Four Winner

Winonan Receives Best of Show Awards

Study Abroad Peer Advising Sessions

Extra-Curricular Activities

Student Senate Meeting


Winona's Meyers a big deal in world of miniatures

Ron Dempsey named WSU vice president for advancement

Winona State working on pedestrian tunnel project

WSU gymnasts honor former teammate

Faculty/Staff Development

Jim Schul

Rent a Musician

WSU's Chamber Orchestra will host Rent a Musician through Saturday, Feb. 13.

Each song is $5. Song choices include: Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley, 1234 by the Plain White T's, LOVE by Nat King Cole, and Happy Together by Turtles.

Anyone can purchase a serenade, but it must occur on campus property. Send your name with the song choice in parentheses online.

For more information, contact Emily Maire.


Art Exhibit: Anthropocene

WSU's Art Department will host the exhibit "Anthropocene" by Kathleen Hawkes through March 2 in the Paul Watkins Gallery.

The exhibit aims to capture the overwhelming and disabling emotions in response to considering our planet's precarious environmental future.

There will be an artist talk at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Science Laboratory Center Auditorium, room 120. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. in the Paul Watkins Gallery.

For more information, contact Roger Boulay.


Art Exhibit: Thousands of Poppies

WSU's Art Department will host the exhibit "Thousands of Poppies" by Kathleen Hawkes and Misha Solstad through Feb. 16 in the Weber Gallery.

The exhibit consists of over 4,500 flowers constructed out of paper and paired with algorithm-generated poppy works by mathematician and artist Karl Kattchee. Together the works raise questions of excess, overgrowth, and formulation.

Kathleen Hawkes, Misha Bolstad and Karl Kattchee are all professors at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

For more information, contact Roger Boulay.


Valentines Day Cards Sale

WSU's graphic design students will sell unique handmade cards from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Feb. 9, through Friday, Feb. 12, in the Lower Hyphen of Kryzsko Commons.

Cards are designed for different types of relationships, including family and friends.

All proceeds will support the graphic design program and students' travel study program to India this summer.

For more information, contact ChunLok Mah.


ASO Meeting

WSU's Alliance of Student Organizations will host its monthly meetings for club presidents and treasurers at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 9, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall, ITV ST 116.

To remain an active club on WSU's campus, clubs must attend one meeting a month.

For more information, contact Student Senate.


Health Hut: Frisky Not Risky

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Health Hut series will present "Frisky Not Risky" at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 9, in The WELL, IWC 138.

Stop by the WELL to pick up a Safe Sex Kit and learn how to stay frisky and avoid the risky.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


Film Screening: The Anonymous People

WSU's Recovery Warriors Support Group will screen the documentary "The Anonymous People" at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 9, in the lower level of Kryzsko Commons.

The documentary is about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions. Addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions. The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them.

A discussion session will follow the film.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Michael Forsythe.


Film Showing: Paris, je t'aime

WSU's French Club will screen the film "Paris, je t'aime" at 5 p.m. today, Feb. 9, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

In this 2006 anthology film, 20 acclaimed filmmakers from around the world look at love in the City of Lights in 18 vignettes. Each short story is named for a different neighborhood in the city and features a different cast and director(s). Most of the tales deal with the ups and downs of romance, and all take place in one day.

For more information, contact Karen Turman.


Blood Drive

WSU will host a blood drive with the Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 9, through Thursday, Feb. 11, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

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

Students may register online for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on the Red Cross website.

For more information, contact Student Senate.


OPT Training Workshop

WSU's International Services and Cultural Outreach will host an Optional Practical Training Workshop at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 9, in Maxwell 272.

All graduating seniors and graduate students who plan to apply for OPT are required to attend, but the workshop is open to other students.

RSVP by Saturday, Feb. 6.

For more information, contact International Services.


Common Book Author Q & A

WSU's Common Book Project will host author Gene Luen Yang via Skype for a Q & A at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 9, in Stark 103.

Yang wrote "American Born Chinese," WSU's 2015-16 common book.

For more information, contact Ann-Marie Dunbar.


Anxiety Management Seminar

WSU's Counseling and Wellness Services offers the first of a four-part series for students who want to learn more about managing anxiety and stress at 3:30 p.m. today, Feb. 9, in IWC 222.

The first week's theme is "Understanding Anxiety."

The second week's theme is "Calming the Anxious Body."

The third week's theme is "Calming the Anxious Mind."

The fourth week's theme is "Changing Anxious Behaviors."

Students are welcome to attend any of the four part series.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker.


CLASP: Colette Hyman

WSU's CLASP Series will host Colette Hyman as she presents, "How Teaching at a Tribal College Changed My Life—Or at Least My Teaching" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Stark 103.

Hyman will discuss her experience of teaching this past summer at Sisseton Wahpeton College on the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in Sisseton, S.D. and how that reshaped her thinking and teaching of U.S. history and scholarship on Dakota Women.

For more information, contact David Speetzen.


UPAC Presents: Newsies

WSU's UPAC will host a trip to Newsies the Musical at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis.

The bus leaves the Minne parking lot at 4 p.m.

For more information, contact UPAC.


Wellness Director Interviews

WSU will host the finalists for the Director of Counseling & Wellness Services at 2 p.m. in Maxwell 257, ITV ST 112.

Michael (Mick) Lynch will be on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Jan Kusch will be on Friday, Feb. 19.

Benedict Ezeoke will be on Monday, Feb. 22.

John Rislove will be on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

For more information, contact Robin Delong.


Northwestern Mutual Employer Q & A

WSU's College of Business will host an Employer Q & A Day with Jessica Anderson of Northwestern Mutual from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Participants must sign up on Warrior Jobs for their 30-minute session with Anderson.

For more information, contact Charlie Opatz.


Vagina Monologues

WSU will celebrate Women's History Month by hosting a benefit production of the award-winning play The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, through Saturday, Feb. 13, with an extra showing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium in Somsen Hall.

The production is part of the V-Day 2016 College Campaign, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.

The production will benefit the Winona Women's Resource Center and the V-Day spotlight campaign. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for non-students. Seating will be general admission. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning 30 minutes before each performance in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium Lobby.

For more information, contact Tamara Berg.


Talking About Our Generations

WSU's College of Business Speakers' Series will host "Talking About Our Generations: Learning to Communicate Effectively Across Generations in your Current and Future Workplace," with Diane Amundson at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Stark Auditorium, room 103.

The workshop promotes a light-hearted yet thought provoking look at the benefits of mixed-generation workforce and examines how age affects us all.

For more information, contact Charlie Opatz.


Canadian Rockies Trip Informational Sesssion

WSU's Retiree Center will host an informational meeting for the trip to the Canadian Rockies in July with Kelsey Van Ordstrand, WSU alumna and travel representative from Premier World Discovery, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Maxwell 158.

For more information, contact Jessica Kauphusman.


WSU-R Comedy Night

WSU-Rochester will host a comedy night featuring Mentalist Sean Bott and the Grant Edmonds Game Show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the RCTC Cafeteria.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to all WSU-Rochester and RCTC students.

For more information, contact Jade Grabau.


Mugshots: Karaoke and Lip Sync

WSU's Mugshots will host Karaoke and Lip Sync at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, next to the Lourdes Cafeteria.

Coffee and treats will be provided.

For more information, contact Mugshots.


UPAC Presents: $5 Movie Night

WSU's UPAC will host $5 Movie Night at 11:15 Friday, Feb. 12, at Winona 7 Theater.

A shuttle will be provided from the Minne parking lot starting at 10:45 p.m.

Students must have a valid WSU ID for purchase and admission. Check UPAC's Facebook page for showings.

For more information, contact UPAC.


Warrior Jobs Challenge: Week Four Winner

Congratulations to Taylor Klatt, last Friday's Warrior Jobs Challenge Winner of $25 in purple pass dollars.

To be entered into this Friday's drawing, complete your Warrior Jobs profile and upload a resume to your Warrior Jobs account. (To win you must be in good academic standing and enrolled in at least 6 credits at WSU.)

Click here to access your account.

For more information, contact the Warrior Success Center at 507-457-5878.


Winonan Receives Best of Show Awards

WSU's newspaper the Winonan won four awards among 231 entrees in Best of Show at the Associated College Press Best of the Midwest Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Winonan staff received seventh place for the category of four-year weekly newspaper. Staff writers who won individual awards are Elizabeth Pulanco; who received ninth place for feature story; Sam Thiel, who received tenth place for sports story; and Sara Tiradossi, who received seventh place for news story.

A complete list of winners can be found online.

View full editions of The Winonan online and follow the newspaper on Facebook and Twitter.


Study Abroad Peer Advising Sessions

WSU's Study Abroad and Travel Study Office will host peer advising sessions for those interested in learning more about studying abroad or travel study.

Students will be available to answer questions about financing, applications, and more at the following times:

Noon to 3:20 p.m. on Mondays in the Lower Hyphen of Kryzsko Commons

Noon to 3:20 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lower Hyphen of Kryzsko Commons

Noon to 3 p.m. on Fridays in the Maxwell Lobby.

For more information, contact Kathreen Smith.


Student Senate Meeting

WSU's Student Senate will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Kryzsko Commons Purple Rooms.

Student Senators will vote on a variety of issues. Guests are welcome to sit in the gallery and listen.

For more information, contact Student Senate.


Professor Publishes Article

Jim Schul, education, co-authored an article with recent WSU graduates Morgan LeFebvre and Jennifer DeRoo titled "An Elementary Commitment to Diversity: A Beginner's Primer for Fostering Multiculturalism in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom" published in The Georgia Social Studies Journal.


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