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Tuesday, March 3, 2015


8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art Muse, Paul Watkins Gallery

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Teachers on Call Information Table, Lower Hyphen

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Spring Break Blitz Health Hut: Frisky Not Risky Safe Sex Kits, Fitness Center Entrance

1:30 p.m. International Women's Day Luncheon, SAC

3 p.m. Grief Group, IWC 222

3 p.m. Work Study Experience Group, Maxwell 306

4 - 6 p.m. Teachers on Call Meet and Greet, Gildemeister 324

7:30 p.m. Islam and Muslims: Beyond Stereotypes, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

March 4, Spring Break Blitz Health Hut: Snacking on the Go

March 4, Faculty Brown Bag: Professional Development Reports

March 4, Wellness Wednesday: Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

March 4, International Conversation Partners Night

March 4, Short Film Auditions

March 4, CLASP: Ethical Veganism and the Commodification of Animals

March 5, Spring Break Blitz Health Hut: Warriors Party Safe

March 5, Author Ryan Van Meter Visits WSU

March 5, Gymnastics vs. Wisconsin - La Crosse

March 5, Mugshots: Beach Bash


Wellzine March Issue Now Available

Kryzsko Commons Extended Hours

Art Muse Student Awards

Extra-Curricular Activities

Full Spectrum Club Meeting

Recovery Warrior Support Group


WSU students look to confront Islam myths

World explored at FRFF

Q&A: Marketplace Money's Chris Farrell

'The Other America'

Faculty/Staff Development

Davin Heckman

Teachers on Call

WSU's Warrior Success Center will host a Teachers on Call Information Table from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, March 3, in the Lower Hyphen of Kryzsko Commons.

There will also be a meet and greet session from 4 to 6 p.m. in Gildemeister 324.

For more information, contact the Warrior Success Center.


Spring Break Blitz Health Hut

WSU's Health and Wellness Services will host Spring Break Blitz Health Hut from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday, March 6.

Spring Break Blitz will join with Fitstop Tuesday for "Frisky Not Risky Safe Sex Kits" today, March 3, near the Fitness Center entrance. Learn about STIs, safe sex, and consent. Free safe sex kits and Bedside Swag available.

"Snacking on the Go" will be Wednesday, March 4, in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons. The interactive table will have trail mix samples, the latest in nutrition tracking apps, and information on the best way to fuel your spring break.

"Warriors Party Safe" will be Thursday, March 5, in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko commons. The interactive table will have tips and strategies for safe partying and mocktail samples and recipes.

For more information, contact Health Promotion


International Women's Day Luncheon

WSU students from various countries will host a luncheon in celebration of International Women's Day from noon to 1:30 p.m. today, March 3, in the Student Activities Center, Kryzsko Commons.

The luncheon will include a vegetarian meal prepared by FORGE (Fighting for Our Rights and Gender Equality) and international students, a presentation on the status of women internationally, and personal stories of women's experiences around the world.

Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at the International Services Office or at the door.

For more information, email International Services.


Grief Group

WSU Counseling and Wellness Services will offer the last meeting of a five-week support group for students who have lost a loved one at 3 p.m. today, March 3, in IWC 222.

This group provides information about the grief process as well as an opportunity for students to talk about personal grief and loss in a small group setting.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Kateri Johnson.


Work Study Experience Group

WSU's Warrior Success Center will hold a Work-Study Experience Group for work-study employees at 3 p.m. today, March 3, in Maxwell 306.

This career development group is designed to help recognize and improve skills learned as a WSU student work-study employee to achieve success in academics and future careers. The group meets every other Tuesday.

For more information, contact Ross Beattie.


Islam and Muslims: Beyond Stereotypes

WSU will host Rashed Ferdous from the Minnesota based Islamic Resource Group presenting "Islam and Muslims: Beyond Stereotypes" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, March 3, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

The presentation and community forum will provide an opportunity to hear from American Muslims about their thoughts regarding the current events locally and around the world.

This event seeks to promote positive discussion around tolerance, respect, and community.

For more information, contact Alexander Hines.


Faculty Brown Bag: Professional Development Reports

Charla Miertschin, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, and Ralph Townsend, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will facilitate a discussion on Professional Development Reports at noon Wednesday, March 4, in Maxwell 158.

The session is open to all who are interested.

The Faculty Brown Bag Series is sponsored by the WSU Deans' Council.

For more information, contact Julie Lutz.


Wellness Wednesday: Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

WSU Health and Wellness Services' Wellness Wednesday series will present "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" at 3 p.m. March 4 in IWC 138.

The Food and Nutrition Club will celebrate National Nutrition Month by discussing tips for healthy eating, informed food choices, and physical activity habits.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.


International Conversation Partners Night

WSU's English Language Center (ELC) will host International Conversation Partners Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in the New Center Conference Room.

Once a month the ELC invites students and community members to come for informal conversation and snacks with WSU international students. The nights are designed to help international students improve their English.

For more information, contact Katie Subra.


Short Film Auditions

WSU's Video Production Club will host auditions for a short film from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Minne 105.

For more information, contact Cam Neely.


CLASP: Ethical Veganism and the Commodification of Animals

WSU will host Patrick Clipsham presenting "Ethical Veganism and the Commodification of Animals" as part of the CLASP Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Stark 103.

Clipsham will explain the two main philosophical approaches, welfarism and animal rights, that have motivated the argument that veganism is ethically required. He will also discuss the anti-commodification approach, which can be used to respond to some common objections against welfarism and the animal rights approach.

For more information, contact Matthew Bosworth.


Author Ryan Van Meter Visits WSU

WSU's Great River Reading Series will host visiting writer Ryan Van Meter at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

Van Meter will read from his essay collection entitled If You Knew Then What I Know Now. Van Meter's new work focuses on his experiences with coming out, the impact of gender and sexuality on the coming-of-age of a Middle American, and an investigation of the etymological origins of the word "faggot."

For more information, contact Debra Cumberland.


Mugshots: Beach Bash

WSU's Mugshots will host a Beach Bash Night at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, next to Lourdes Cafeteria.

Kim, Cecilia, and Allie will perform.

For more information, contact Mugshots.


Kryzsko Commons Extended Hours

WSU's Kryzsko Commons will be open 24 hours for Midterms through Friday, March 6.

For more information, contact Joe Reed


Art Muse Student Awards

WSU's Art Department announces the winners of Art Muse, a student art exhibit.

First Place: Steve Ayers - "Tranquil Chaos"
Second Place: Jose Dominguez - "Portrait of Old Buddy"
Third Place: Veronica Foltz - "Mother Goose"
People's Choice: Kelsey Etter - "Big P and Little P"

Honorable Mentions:
        Danis Loomis - "One Dollar"
        Jose Dominquez and Kawika Ascunsion - "Bandidos en Rojo"
        Maeve Doyle - "Untitled"

This year's guest juror was Allison Hiltner, assistant director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN. The show featured the top 35 student works out of over 100 submissions.

For more information, contact Roger Boulay.


Full Spectrum Club Meeting

WSU's Full Spectrum Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Minne 102.

This week's meeting will discuss safe BDSM practices and 50 Shades of Grey's portrayal.

For more information, contact Full Spectrum.


Recovery Warrior Support Group

WSU's Recovery Warrior Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Lutheran Campus Center.

The support group is for any form of recovery and meets every Thursday. All are welcome.

For more information, contact Michael Forsythe


Professor Invited to Editorial Board

Davin Heckman, mass comunication, has been invited to join the Editorial Board for Penn State's Digital Humanities Journal, Digital Literary Studies. Digital Literary Studies is an international peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication with a focus on those aspects of Digital Humanities primarily concerned with literary studies.


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