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a Winona State theatre graduate,
was awarded the Margolis Method Summer Intensive
Fellowship at the Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarship
Auditions at the Kennedy Center on April 20.
Streng, who earned her degree
in May, advanced to the national
scholarship auditions after receiv-
ing the regional Kennedy Center
American College Theatre Festi-
val Irene Ryan Scholarship at the
competition held in January. She
and her acting partner, WSU student
Anthony Schliesman, were selected
along with 15 other national nominees to perform at the
The Irene Ryan Foundation was established in 1971 to
award scholarships to the most talented student actors in
the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
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Dakots’s Women’s Work
WSU professor’s new book chronicles
professor of history at Winona State, has
published a new book that traces the
lives and culture of Dakota women from
the early 1800s through the rebuilding
of their culture.
Dakota Women’s Work (Minnesota Historical Society
Press) examines how the decorative work of Dakota
women reflected the changes in their lives, starting
before the arrival of whites; the years of treaties and
shrinking lands; the removal, starvation, and shattered
families after 1862; and then the transition to reservation
life, when missionaries and government agents worked
to turn the Dakota into Christian farmers.
The book is part of an initiative to commemorate and
provide a deeper understanding of the U.S.-Dakota War
of 1862, an important chapter in Minnesota history.
Hyman, who teaches history and
women’s studies at WSU, is also
the author of Staging Strikes:
Theatre and the American
Read more about the
U.S.-Dakota War initiative:
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