WSU-Rochester Student Newsletter

Important Dates and Announcements:

Friday, December 13, Fall 2013 Commencement
Monday, January 13, Classes begin for Spring Semester 2014
Friday, January 17, Last day to add courses without instructor approval
Friday, January 17, Last day to drop Spring courses with 100% tuition refund
Friday, January 17, Spring tuition due

WSU Counseling Services available on Rochester Campus!

WSU Counselor, Sara Hallberg, will begin visiting the WSU-Rochester campus to provide free personal counseling services for all currently registered WSU-R students.

This service is offered every Thursday during Spring Semester. Students can make a counseling appointment by contacting the WSU-R Student and Campus Services Office in Student Services (SS) 128 (285-7100; rochsss@winona.edu) or contacting Sara Hallberg directly via email: shallberg@winona.edu. Sara's schedule is listed below and the Visiting Advisor Section.

Thursday, December 5, (SS 122), 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 12, (SS 122), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 19, (SS 122), 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 26, (SS 122), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 2, (SS 122), 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Spring Course Offerings

Environment of International Business (1 cr.)
Hamid Yeganeh, PhD, MSC, MBA
Course ID: BUSA376-04 - 002165
Online from January 13 - February 7

This course analyzes and discusses the salient global trends and their implications for international business. Topics covered will include the future of globalization, the BRIC countries, global demographic trends, scarcity and commodities, and culture and identity crises.

Health Care Information Technology (1 cr.)
Marzie Astani, PhD
Course ID: BUSA376-05 - 002165
Online from February 10 - March 7

Learn about the challenges of healthcare organizations and management of electronic health records. Topics such as healthcare IT, regulation and HIPAA, fundamentals and management of healthcare records and coding will be presented.

Performance Management (1 cr.)
Mussie Tessema, PhD, PHR
Course ID: BUSA376-06 - 002166
Online from March 17 - April 18

Students will learn how to collaboratively develop performance goals, provide feedback and coaching toward those goals, and review performance results.

Social Work in Rural Communities (3 cr.)
J. Sky Smith, MSW, LICSW
Course ID: SOCW440-01 - 001749
Traditional Classroom (Thursdays 4 - 6:50 p.m.) from January 16 - May 8

This course will explore social work practice in mental health, healthcare, family violence and more in the rual context.

Child Poverty & Public Education in the U.S. (3 cr.)
Tamara Berg, PhD
Course ID: WAGS348-01 - 001992
Traditional Classroom (Wednesdays 4 - 6:50 p.m.) from January 15 - May 7

This is a service-learning course that includes a community based research component. This class has been developed in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) of Rochester.

Student Activities

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues bus trip
April 10, 2014
Bus leaves at 4:00 PM
Stop in to Student and Campus Services (SS) 128 for information on ticket prices and to reserve your spot!!!

April 10, 2014 Bus leaves at 4:00 PM Stop in to Student and Campus Services (SS) 128 for information on ticket prices and to reserve your spot!!!

A limited number of tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. All current and interested WSU-Rochester students should come to Student Services 128 at WSU-Rochester with their ID, class schedule and money. You must be currently enrolled in a WSU-Rochester course to purchase the tickets. If students want to purchase another ticket for a spouse, friend or guest they may do so for the full amount of the original cost of the ticket. The tickets are non-refundable. If you have questions, please call 507-285-7100. WSU-Rochester also has a few more students life activities in the works, including diversity speakers, a leadership ropes course at Camp Victory, a possible spring concert, and a family bowling activity. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the year!

Paragon Movie Theatre Tickets: All currently enrolled students may receive 2 tickets per month. Students must come into the WSU-R Student and Campus Services office (SS) 128 and show their WSU ID and a copy of their current schedule. Students are also required to show their WSU ID at the Paragon Theatre door with their ticket and stay for the movie.

**All event tickets require students to be currently enrolled and have a student ID. Additional information can be obtained in the Student and Campus Services Office in Student Services (SS) 128 or by calling 507-285-7100.**

Career Services: Updates

Weekly Job Postings

http://www.winona.edu/career/Images/Weekly-Job-List.htm

Career Services Events
http://www.winona.edu/career/Events.asp

Trent Dernbach
Student Success & Career Advisor
Winona State University-Rochester
Tdernbach@winona.edu

 WSU-R Clothing Line available in RCTC Bookstore

Please check out the WSU-Rochester line of clothing available in the RCTC Bookstore. There are t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces and hats available at great prices. Now is the time to show your school spirit!

Visiting Advisors Schedule (call 507-285-7100 for an appointment)

Thursday, December 5,  Sara Hallberg, Personal Counseling, (SS 122), 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 5, Greg Peterson, Director of Financial Aid, (SS 128), 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 12, Sara Hallberg, Personal Counseling, (SS 122), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
Thursday, December 12, Greg Peterson, Director of Financial Aid, (SS 128), 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Thursday, December 19, Sara Hallberg, Personal Counseling, (SS 122), 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WSU-Rochester has Facebook page

If you have a Facebook page, check out Winona State University-Rochester's page. This page keeps students and fans up to date on events, news stories and various happenings on the Rochester campus.

WSU-Rochester Event Information

For Event Information, please contact:

Student and Campus Services
Student Services (SS) 128
Phone: 507.285.7100
Email: rochsss@winona.edu