Past Events

The WSU Retiree Center provides a variety of social, educational and service events for Winona State University retirees (faculty, staff and administration) and their spouse/partner. Events range from luncheons and socials to ball games and classes. View the list of past events for more information.

  • Socrates Cafe - January 28
  • Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer, Internationally Recognized Water Quality Expert: "Land of 10,000 Lakes: Minnesota's Water Future" - February 3
  • Socrates Cafe - March 24
  • Chicago Art Institute Trip - March 31
  • Retiree Breakfast - April 12
  • Retiree Spring Luncheon - April 28
  • Living History Project Reception and Premiere - May 5
  • Retiree Breakfast - May 10
  • Socrates Cafe - May 25
  • Retiree Center Breakfast - June 14
  • Socrates Cafe - June 23
  • Retiree Center Breakfast - July 12
  • Socrates Cafe - July 28
  • Retiree Center Breakfast - August 9
  • Socrates Cafe - August 25
  • Retiree Center Breakfast/Boat Ride on Cal Fremling - September 13
  • Retiree Center Winter Social (PDF) - December 7
  • Spring Luncheon/Living History Premier
  • August Saints Baseball Game
  • Fall Retiree Reunion
  • Dressing Downtown Day Trip, WI - July 27
  • Senior University Class - A History of Religious Intolerance, Nov 10-Dec 15
  • Senior University Class - Mississippi River History Oct 7-Nov. 4
  • Senior University Class - Ethics of War Sept 14-Oct. 19
  • Senior University Class - Fitness and Wellness for Active Adults Oct. 30 - Dec. 11
  • Socrates Cafe - October 22
  • Socrates Cafe - September 24
  • September Retiree Breakfast
  • Socrates Cafe, August 27th
  • August Retiree Breakfast
  • Dressing Downton Day Trip to Oshkosh, WI - July 27
  • Socrates Cafe - July 23
  • Senior university Class - Outdoor Adventures: July 8-29
  • Socrates Cafe - June 25
  • Grandparents University June 25-26,
  • Senior University Class - Mysteries of the Upper Mississippi: Geomorphology and Ecology - June 4-July 9
  • June Retiree Breakfast
  • Socrates Cafe - May 28
  • May Retiree Breakfast
  • Jersey Boys Performance at Orpheum Theater - May 3
  • April Retiree Breakfast
  • Socrates Cafe - April 23
  • Socrates Cafe - March 26
  • Alumni House open House, March 29
  • Mpls Institute of Arts/Macy's Flower Shop Day Trip - March 24
  • Socrates Cafe - February 26
  • Senior University Class -Spring Birding April 16-May 21
  • Senior University Class -Follow Wildflowers Through a Blufflands Spring April 1- May 27
  • Senior University Class -French Music of the 1940s - March 2-April 6
  • Socrates Cafe - January 22
  • Senior University Class -U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitution - Jan. 16-Feb. 6
  • Spring Living History
  • Spring Luncheon
  • September Retiree Breakfast
  • Homecoming and Reunion
  • Retiree Center Winter Social - December 11
  • Senior University Class - Four Actors of French Cinema with Jeanine Black, Oct. 20 - Nov. 10 
  • Socrates Cafe - Oct. 23
  • Socrates Cafe - Sept. 25
  • Senior University Class - Music of Other Cultures with Rule Bures, Sept. 11 - Nov. 20
  • Senior University Class - What are we made of? A Physicist's Perspective with Dr. Andrew Ferstl, Sept. 9 - Oct. 7
  • Senior University Class - Arab Spring: Fact or Fiction with Ahmed El-Afandi, Aug. 21 - Sept. 11
  • August Retiree Breakfast
  • Senior University Reunion - August 5
  • Socrates Cafe, July 24
  • Technology Program w/Toby Schmidt, How to Protect my Online Identity - July 15
  • Senior University Class - History of the Vietnam War, July 9 - Aug. 6 
  • July Retiree Breakfast
  • Senior University Class - Outdoor Adventures July 7 - 28
  • Socrates Cafe, June 26
  • Anne Kohner's Retirement party - June 25
  • Grandparents university - June 19 - 20
  • June Retiree Breakfast
  • Guthrie Theater Performance, Crimes of the heart, May 21, Bus Trip
  • Socrates Cafe, April 24
  • WSU Pre and post Retirement Workshop, April 22 - 24
  • April Retiree Breakfast
  • Socrates Cafe, March 27
  • Senior University Class - Making Sense of Modern Art - March 10 - 31 
  • Retiree/Alumni Arizona Brunch Feb. 22
  • Senior University Class - The Short, Wild and Woolly History of the English
  • Language, Feb. 6 - March 6
  • Socrates Cafe, Feb. 20