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Dec. 5-11, 2016


Dec. 5, Last Minute Resume/Cover Letter Help

Dec. 5, Belize Travel Study Informational Meeting

Dec. 5, Chi Alpha Food & Finals

Dec. 6, An Evening With Santa Claus

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Upcoming Events


Senior University: The First Amendment

Textbook Buyback & Rental Return

Health, Counseling & Wellness Services Holiday Closure Schedule

Bookstore Hosts 10 Days of Giving Sale

Watkins Gallery

Worldly Warrior Photo Contest Calendar

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are no Extra-Curricular Activities today.


Women's basketball: Winona State wins a defensive slugfest

Men's basketball: Winona State comes up empty in first NSIC weekend homestand

Faculty/Staff Development

Last Minute Resume / Cover Letter Help

The Warrior Success Center is offering Last Minute Resume / Cover Letter Help  at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the Lower Hyphen, Kryzsko Commons and Krueger Library.

Peer Advocates for Success are available for quick drop-in appointments. They offer resume and cover letter critiques as well as information on other career resources. Make a plan to stop by and speak with one of the Warrior Success Center's Peer Advocates for Success.

Peers are available at the following times and locations during finals week:

Monday, Dec. 5: Library main floor outside of Caribou from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 5: Lower Hyphen Kryzsko from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 6: Lower Hyphen Kryzsko from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Lower Hyphen Kryzsko from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Belize Travel Study Informational Meeting

There is an informational meeting about the course BIOL 427: Biodiversity of Belize at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in Pasteur 213. 

This course is open to all majors and classes, although the completion of introductory biology coursework is preferred. The meeting will cover basic course information, including the major topics we'll learn about and how your learning will be assessed, travel arrangements, costs, how to sign up, and general questions about the trip. The course is offered May 11-21, 2017.

The duration of this trip is split between a field station in the tropical rainforest and an educational eco-lodge located on a small Caribbean island perched on the Barrier Reef.

Contact Jennifer Biederman for questions.

To sign up for the trip go online.


Chi Alpha Food & Finals

Chi Alpha is sponsoring Food & Finals at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Edge, across from Memorial.

Free dinners will be served each night of finals and a great study spot is provided. Free coffee and snacks will be offered through Wednesday Dec. 7.

Tonight there will be Tacos.
Tuesday night: Sloppy Joe's and homemade Mac & Cheese 7 p.m.
Wednesday night: Pizza 7 p.m.

Every student is invited to attend.


An Evening With Santa Claus

The Winona State University Offices of Admissions, Advancement and Communications would like to invite you and your family to attend An Evening with Santa from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Student Activities Center, lower level of Kryzsko Commons.

This event is free and open to the public, so invite your friends to celebrate the holiday season while the kids share their wish lists with Santa. Punch and cookies will be served. 


Health, Counseling & Wellness Services Holiday Schedule

Health, Counseling & Wellness Services will be closed on the following dates:  Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec.26, and Monday, Jan 2.  

Health, Counseling & Wellness Services will be open Dec. 30 but clinical health services will be unavailable. 

For more information go online.


Senior University: The First Amendment

Winona State University's Senior University hosts "The First Amendment" on Jan. 13,20,27 and Feb. 3 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Maxwell Hall, Room 257.

Participants will get an overview of First Amendment issues primarily focusing on freedom of speech, association, and religion from Matt Bosworth.

Bosworth has a Ph.D in political science and has taught a class at Winona State on the First Amendment for over fifteen years.

Cost for the course session is $40.

For more information, contact Jessica Kauphusman.


Textbook Buyback & Rental Return

Bookstore Buyback is happening during finals week. Sell back your textbooks for cash and be entered in a drawing to win a giftcard to the Bookstore or other various stores or restaurants. Located right outside of the Bookstore.

 Rental Returns! Did you rent a textbook this semester? You have until Friday, Dec. 9, to have any rental textbooks returned to the Bookstore. 

For more information contact WSU Bookstore.


10 Days of Giving Sale

The Bookstore is sponsoring the 10 Days of Giving Sale from Dec. 1-9.

Donate 5 non perishable food items, or $5 cash and receive 25% off your purchase of clothing and giftware.

For more information contact WSU Bookstore.


Watkins Gallery Art on View

Winona State University will host Faculty Show from Nov. 21 to Dec. 9 in the Paul Watkins Gallery.

The show features Danilo Bojic, Roger Boulay, Anne Scott Plummer, Mike Knox, Don Schmidlapp, Seho Park and Matt Winkler.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Roger Boulay.


Worldly Warrior Photo Contest Calendar

The 2017 Worldly Warriors Photo Contest Calendar is available for purchase in the WSU Bookstore. The calendar features photo contest winners and honorable mentions from WSU students & staff who studied/traveled throughout the world last year.

The calendar is $7.

For more information contact the International Programs office, Maxwell 105.


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