WSU's Student Senate will host a scavenger hunt and students who take part will be entered to win Mid West Music Fest tickets.
Read the scavenger hunt checklist. Anyone who posts proof of completing any part of the scavenger hunt will be entered to win tickets.Each additional post is worth another entry to win tickets. Ten packs of two tickets will be awarded.Each ticket is valued at $50.
The finalists from the Residence Hall Banner contest were put on display Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Summer Session Information Fair. The banner contest was new this year and yielded great success and participation from students living in the halls.
Each residence hall hosted a banner contest within their building, and the banner that won first place in each complex progressed to the Summer Session Information Fair, where students voted for the one grand prize winning banner.
The Sheehan Hall banner was selected as the grand prize winner. For photos of the winning banner from Sheehan Hall and all finalists, visit the Summer Session Facebook page.
The Outreach and Containing Education Department would like to extend a special congratulation to the students who made the Sheehan Hall banner and thank all of the contest participants for their outstanding creativity.
Winona State's Film Studies Minor will offer Film 221: World Cinema this summer. The course runs from June 2 to Aug. 8 and meets online, with all films available on DVD from Krueger Library or via subscription streaming services.
The three-credit course provides an introduction to world cinema, with a focus on the history of film as an art form and its impact on society, politics and culture. There are no prerequisites, and the course counts for Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and WSU General Education Goals 6a (Humanities) and Goal 8 (Global Perspectives).
The course reading and films provide a survey of international trends, eras and movements in world cinema, with special attention to films that were either produced internationally, had significant global impact, or were greatly influenced by directors or trends from other countries. Students will learn the techniques and influences of such important movements as German Expressionism, Italian Neorealism, and the French New Wave and their later impacts on films and filmmakers across the world.
The course additionally counts as an elective in WSU's interdisciplinary Film Studies minor.
WSU's Retiree Center will host a "Pre & Post-Retirement Workshop" at 8:30 a.m. April 22 and 24, Dining Rooms B, C & D, Kryzsko Commons.
Whether you are thinking about retirement, are taking advantage of the BESI or have been retired for many years, this workshop has topics important to you.
Sessions include: Successful Retirement Planning, Social Security & Medicare Strategies, Estate Planning, Elder Law Concepts and Strategies, Successful Portfolio Management, Winning Investment Strategies, Understanding the Role of Wills & Trusts, Long-Term Care, and a special panel discussion with WSU Retirees.
To register call the WSU Retiree Center at 507-457-5565.
WSU will host "Build MN Winona State Twitter Campaign." Students are invited to raise their voices in support of funding the Education Village and updated Psychology lab. Minnesota Legislators will decide next week which bonding requests they'll approve. To powerfully demonstrate our support for these additions, we are recruiting our campus community to participate in a Twitter Campaign aimed at gaining attention from legislators.
Ways to add your voice:
Drop by Somsen 209 during business hours and select a sign to hold and we'll take your photo and upload it to Instagram and Tweet it on Winona State's Twitter account.
Create your own sign and tweet a photo on your personal Twitter account along with the hashtags #ItTakesaVillage #BuildMN #GetPsyched and #Mnleg to get the attention of legislators. We will retweet your message on WSU's Twitter account.
Tweet your message without a photo, but be sure to use #ItTakesaVillage #GetPsyched #BuildMN and #Mnleg.
When it comes to spring break, students have lots of choices. Many college students use the time to better themselves, help others and improve communities both local and abroad. What about you? What will you do to #LeadtheBreak? Winona State University's Health and Wellness Advocate Club would like to encourage students to show how they spend their spring break as a local leader within the community.
Show us how you will make a difference this spring break by simply taking a photo and hashtagging #LeadtheBreak and #WinonaState.
Students that submit will be entered for a chance to win an Apple MacBook Air, Apple iPad and more.
How to Enter:
Take a picture of yourself having a productive and valuable spring break
Post the photo to Instagram using the hashtag #LeadtheBreak and #WinonaState
Winona State will hold an Instagram event for WSU students. Share your image with Winona State's Instagram page using #WSUSpringBreakers and WSU will post your photos to the WSU Facebook page, where you can "like" your favorite images to win a prize.
Neal Mundahl, biology, gave three presentations at two recent aquatic resources conferences: "Biotic Comparisons of Restored and Non-Restored Reaches of Rush Creek, Southeastern Minnesota" at the Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium in La Crosse; "Winter Diet Overlap and Prey Selectivity in Slimy Sculpin and 1st-Year Brown Trout in Two Southeastern Minnesota Streams" and "Reproductive Condition of Blacknose Dace in an Agricultural Drainage Ditch in Mower County" at the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Mankato.
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