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Thursday, October 8, 2015


8 a.m. - 4 p.m. McKnight Ceramics Exhibit 2015, Paul Watkins Gallery

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Career Expo, McCown Gymnasium

11 a.m. WSU Bookstore National Student Day

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

12:30 - 2 p.m. Making Ends Meet Pilot Forum, Dining Rooms C & D, Kryzsko Commons

2 p.m. Calming the Anxious Mind, IWC 222

2 p.m. Recovery Warriors Support Group Gazebo Gathering, Alumni Gazebo

3:30 p.m. Depression Panel, Stark 103

5 p.m. Recyclemania Club Meeting, PAC 221

5 p.m. Student Senate Meeting, Kryzsko Commons, Purple Rooms

5 p.m. Digital Humanities: Formalism, Realism, and Phenomenology in Visual Media Arts, Stark 103

7 p.m. Coming Out Week: Shannon Murray, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

7 p.m. Lyceum: Alan Schwarz, PAC Recital Hall

7 p.m. College of Business Alumni Panel, SLC 120

View the complete WSU Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Oct. 9, ISRS NextGen Listening Session

Oct. 9, Women's Volleyball vs. MSU Moorhead

Oct. 10, Kick CF Kickball Tournament

Oct. 10, Music Education 5K

Oct. 10, Prairie Garden Work and Learn Party

Oct. 10, Soccer vs. MSU Moorhead

Oct. 10, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Oct. 11, Soccer vs. Northern State

Oct. 12, Calming the Anxious Behaviors

Oct. 12, Fitness Assessment Days

Oct. 12, When...


Fishing Club Wins Conference Championship

Call for Creative Writing Contest Submissions

Grief and Loss Group

New Winonan Issue Available

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


WSU employee honored for supporting National Guard member

WSU to host debate about Confederate flag displays

Innovative programs are opening pathways

The Nursing Shortage

WSU wins trade award for success with international students

Faculty/Staff Development

There are no Faculty/Staff Development items today.

Career Expo

WSU's Warrior Success Center will sponsor the WSU Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Oct. 8, in McCown Gymnasium.

Upperclassmen students and alumni seeking internships and full-time employment are invited to attend.

The Career Expo will provide an opportunity to network with company representatives across many industries. Employers will be collecting resumes, with select employers extending interview for full time and internship positions the next day.

The Career Expo is a free event. No pre-registration is required.

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


Blood Drive

WSU will host a blood drive with the Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 8, 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 Thursday on the Red Cross website.

For more information, contact Student Senate.


Making Ends Meet Pilot Forum

WSU's American Democracy Project will host a pilot National Issues Forum Issue Guide on Economic Equality, "Making Ends Meet: How Can We Spread Prosperity and Improve Opportunity" from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today, Oct. 8, in Dining Rooms C and D, Kryzsko Commons.

For more information, contact Kara Lindaman.


Anxiety Management Seminars

WSU's Counseling and Wellness Services offers the third week of a four-part series for students who want to learn more about managing anxiety and stress at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 8 in IWC 222.

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

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

Each seminar is offered twice per week, at 2 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Students are welcome to attend any of the four part series.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker.


Recovery Warriors Support Group Gazebo Gathering

WSU's Recovery Warriors Support Group will host a Gazebo Gathering at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 8, at the Alumni Gazebo.

All are welcome to stop by and get to know the group. There will be free granola bars.

For more information, contact Michael Forsythe.


Depression Panel

WSU's Counseling Services and MSUSA Winona Committee will host a Depression Panel at 3:30 p.m. today, Oct. 8, in Stark 103.

WSU students will discuss depression, share their personal experiences, and answer questions to dismiss stereotypes about mental illness.

National Depression Screenings will also be available in Counseling and Wellness Services for free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 9, in IWC 222.

For more information, contact Aly Hagglund or Brett Burger.


Recyclemania Club Meeting

WSU's Recyclemania Club will have its first meeting at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 8, in the Performing Arts Center, room 221.

The new club will organize the Recyclemania event held each spring as well as participate in serving year round. All are welcome to attend. There will be chili.

For more information, contact Ala Hamilton.


Digital Humanities: Formalism, Realism, and Phenomenology in Visual Media Arts

WSU's Digital Humanities Speaker Series will host "Formalism, Realism, and Phenomenology in Visual Media Arts" with Francisco Ricardo at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 8, in Stark 103.

Throughout the 20th century, visual arts underwent significant transformations in content, medium, and relationship to viewers. Ricardo will explore three main lines of development—the formalist, the realist and the phenomenological—in different expressive modalities as film, photography and sculpture.

For more information contact Miguel Elizalde.


Student Senate Meeting

WSU's Student Senate will met at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 8, 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.


WSU Celebrates Coming Out Week

WSU will celebrate Coming Out Week through Saturday, Oct. 10.

Folk/punk musician Shannon Murray, a member of Riot Folk, will perform at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 8, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

Fall Fling will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Bub's basement. The Middle School-themed dance will feature fashion and music from the mid-2000s.

For more information, contact Amanda Ranvik.


Lyceum: Alan Schwarz

WSU's Lyceum Series will host Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Alan Schwarz at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 8, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Schwarz is a National Correspondent at The New York Times best known for his investigative reporting that exposed the truth about concussions sustained in the NFL.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kathleen Peterson.


College of Business Alumni Panel

WSU's College of Business will host an alumni panel as part of the College of Business Speakers Series from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 8, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

Four College of Business alumni will answer questions about their time at WSU and post-graduation. Alumni panelists include Chris Hahn, Mackenzie Haugen, Tyler Kiel, and Parker Walkky.

For more information, contact Charlie Opatz.


ISRS NextGen Listening Session

WSU and MnSCU will host an ISRS/eServices Next Generation Listening Session Friday, Oct. 9, in Maxwell 158. This session offers the WSU campus the opportunity to share experiences using ISRS and help "re-imagine ISRS" in the future.

Each 45-minute session will allow participants to provide feedback and ideas on how to improve the user experience in online services such as web registration, financial aid, DARS, and bills and payment.

Sessions will begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Those unable to attend the Listening Session in person are invited to complete an online survey. The link will stay open through Oct. 23. Feedback may also be sent via email.

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


Kick CF Kickball Tournament

WSU's Delta Phi Epsilon's Kick CF Kickball Tournament will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at Bambenek Fields 5 and 6 at Lake Park.

The Tournament is open to the community and all proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

For more information, contact Madison Holm.


Music Education 5K

WSU's NAfME Music Education Club will host a 5K Run/Walk to support music in the Winona public schools at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Lake Lodge, East Lake.

Registration is $7 and will start prior to the race.

For more information, contact Mindy Hoffmann.


Prairie Garden Work and Learn Party

WSU's Friends of the Landscape Arboretum at Winona State University will host a Prairie Garden Work and Learn Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, outside the Integrated Wellness Complex.

Some garden tools will be available, but participants are welcome to bring their own. The volunteer event will fulfill requirements of WSU as a Tree Campus USA. A presentation will be given over lunch, which is not provided. Advanced registration is not required.

For more information, contact Tina Krause.


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The WSU RE Initiative will host the fourth annual Winona Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Windom Park (on Broadway and Huff).

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men's march to end rape and sexual and domestic assault. The walk is an opportunity to rally the community to prevent violence, raise money, and raise awareness on this issue. All proceeds will benefit local victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence served by the Winona Women's Resource Center (WRC).

Teams can register by mail or drop off registration forms at the WRC, 77 East Fifth Street. Pledge drop off is at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

Registration forms are available online.

For more information contact the WRC at 507-452-4440.


Fitness Assessment Days

WSU's Exercise Science Club will host Fitness Assessment Days from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14; and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Maxwell 355.

Specific tests and prices can be found online.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jennifer Drews.



WSU will host the theatre performance, "When..." at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, and Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

"When…" is an interactive theatre production based on the theory of Theatre of the Oppressed that utilizes audience participation to promote a violence-free community. Written by artist Megan Rae, "When…" will be performed by WSU students.

"When…" is sponsored by RE Initiative, Sexual Violence Advisory Committee, and the Office of Affirmative Action/Equity.

For more information, contact Tamara Berg.


Fishing Club Wins Conference Championship

WSU's Fishing Club team of Cade Laufenberg and Wyatt Stout won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference Championship Sunday, Oct. 4, on Carlyle Lake.

The two-day total of four bass weighed 12 pounds, 6 ounces, earning them $4,000 and advancing them to the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

For more information, contact Jeff Reinardy.


The Winona Prize Call for Submission

WSU's English Department will host The Winona Prize creative writing contest. There will be three $1,500 prizes: one in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

The contest is open to all students who have taken English 222: Intro to Creative Writing. The gift is intended to encourage students in their writing and literary pursuits, while helping them financially to reach their educational goals. Full guidelines can be found online.

Manuscripts will be screened by the creative writing faculty, and the final judges in each genre will be visiting writers from our John S. Lucas Great River Reading Series or other acclaimed authors published in the appropriate genre. The winners will be published in the WSU literary and arts magazine Satori.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Oness.


Grief and Loss Group Registration

Registration is now open for WSU Counseling and Wellness Services' five-week support group for students who have lost a loved one. Sessions meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting Oct. 13, in IWC 267.

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.

For more information, contact Eunie Alsaker or Kateri Johnson.


WSU Bookstore National Student Day

The WSU Bookstore will celebrate National Student Day starting at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 8.

There will be popcorn, Plinko, and prizes.


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