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WSU Update

May 25 - 31, 2016


Thursday, May 26 Frontline Conference

Wednesday, May 25 Frontline Conference

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Upcoming Events

Save the Date: July 11-14, College for Kids


Newly Appointed Associate Vice President

CLASP Proposal

Chartwells Summer Hours

New Director of Counseling Announced

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


Girl Scouts Sample Health Careers

Girl Scouts Connectz Scrubs Camp

(Almost) Famous Locals: Diane Stevens

Incoming Students Recognized

James Schul: Education Village Needs Full Support

Faculty/Staff Development

Neal Mundahl

Michael Delong

WSU hosts Frontline Conference

Winona State University will host the 11th Annual Frontline Conference May 25-26.

The conference is open to all MnSCU AFSCME & MAPE employees.

For more information, contact WSU's Human Resources Office. 


WSU hosts College for Kids

Winona State University will host the 29th Annual College for Kids July 11-14 on the WSU campus.

College for Kids is a summer enrichment program that offers "college courses" created specifically for students who have recently completed third through eighth grade. Students have the opportunity to select two to three of the 90-minute, four-day classes. Class topics include math, science, technology, engineering, language arts, foreign language, health, culture, social studies and more.

Students can register for full days (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for $200 or half days (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) for $150. Limited, need-based scholarships are available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Need basis for scholarships will be determined based on state definitions.

More information about College for Kids, new classes and registration can be found online. 

For more information, contact Kerry Hogan.


New Associate vice president for academic affairs

Effective May 1, WSU appointed Ted Reilly to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.  

Prior to this appointment, Reilly served in the role of Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Acting Dean of the College of Education, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs - Rochester, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Associate Professor and Chair in Communication Studies at WSU. During his tenure at WSU, he also has been involved in a wide range of committees and activities.

Reilly received his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Louisiana State University and began his employment with Winona State University in 1997.

The WSU Academic Affairs office is dedicated to ensuring quality education by providing services and support to Winona State faculty and students in Winona and Rochester. Academic Affairs provides administrative oversight and academic leadership for the university's five colleges, graduate programs, and academic divisions, and facilitates academic policies, procedures, regulations and standards.

For more information, call the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.


CLASP committee now accepting proposals

The WSU CLASP Committee is now accepting proposals until July 1 for the 2016-2017 CLASP Lecture Series, especially those relating to next year's University Theme, "Our Digital Humanity: Old Questions and New Tools."

This theme aims to explore how the digital age transform the ethical, social, historical and cultural questions posed by humans and how that impacts the individual and collective human experience. 

Talks usually last an hour on Wednesday evenings. Both individual and collaborative talks will be accepted. 

For more information, contact David Speetzen. 


chartwells summer hours

WSU's food service supplier, Chartwells, will have its Kafe Kryzsko and Smaug areas open in Kryzsko Commons this summer from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. 

Mugby Junction in Somsen Hall will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday until June 23. After June 23, the space will be remodeled. 

For more information, contact Joe Reed. 


New Director of Counseling and Wellness Services

WSU's Counseling and Wellness Services has hired Benedict Ezeoke as its new director, effective June 14.

Ezeoke will work with the Student Life and Development team, and as director, he will manage the daily operations of the department and provide leadership, outreach, workshops and presentations.

With 22 years of experience, Ezeoke has served as an adjunct professor of counselor education and supervision at Adler University and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He served as a staff counselor at St. Anthony Community Hospital and has expertise as a clinical supervisor at Argosy University and Concordia University. 

Ezeoke received a bachelor's degree in theology and philosophy from Urban University in Rome, a master's degree in counseling from Loyola University in Chicago and an Ed.D. in counselor education and supervision from Argosy University in Chicago.

For more information, contact Karen Johnson.


Professor honored with award

Neal Mundahl, biology, was presented with the Friend of the River Award by the Mississippi River Research Consortium at its annual meeting in La Crosse,Wis. He was recognized for his 23 years of service as treasurer for the organization. 

He also presented his paper, "Dredging Improves the Centrarchid Fisheries of Lake Winona, Reach 6, Upper Mississippi River," that described the change in bluegill, crappie and bass populations since the lake was dredged in 1999-2001. 


Professor, students present research

Michael Delong, biology, and Large River Studies Center gave the presentation, "Argh, Thar be Patches in These Rivers" at the annual meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, Wis.  

William Richardson, U.S. Geological Survey's Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, was co-author of the presentation thatwas based on a three-year collaborative research project. 

In addition, three undergraduate students in biology presented posters on research completed last year as part of their capstone research requirement.


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