WSU Family Weekend 2014

September 26-28, 2014

Family Weekend is a great opportunity to spend time with your loved ones! A variety of events will be held on campus and in the community for family members of all ages to enjoy.  Invitations will be mailed out to all families of incoming freshmen and transfer students by the end of the summer.

Friday, September 26 

8:00-5:00pm: WSU Bookstore Open (Kryzsko Commons)

8:00-6:00pm: HOW TO DISAPPEAR Art Show (Watkins Gallery & Weber Gallery, Watkins Hall)
Artist talks at 4pm (SLC 120), Reception at 5pm (Watkins Hall Lobby). Includes installation work, drawings, embroidered works, photography and mixed-media works.

10:00-5:00pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open (800 Riverview Dr., Winona)

10:00-6:00pm: Area Apple Orchards Open

4:00pm: Simulation in Nursing Education at WSU (Stark 304)
Come experience a "real life" emergency situation in the Department of Nursing's Simulation Center. Presented by nursing faculty, students and METI Man.

4:00-7:00pm: Canoeing, Kayaking and Lake Lodge Activities (Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona) $5.00/person.

4:30-6:30pm: Dinner (Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall)
Student meal plan or $8.50.

5:00-6:45pm: Self-Defense Class (Manitou Martial Arts & Wellness Center, 164 E. 3rd St., Winona)
An introduction to our program of self-defense techniques for attacks, grabs, ground fighting, and assault weapons. Students will learn how to tactically and strategically approach situations when they need to defend themselves. The class is very fast-paced, so expect a workout! Contact Paul Stern at 507-410-2174 or email roninmpls@gmail.com with questions.

5:30pm: Chemistry Club Picnic for Chemistry Majors & Alumni (Lion's Shelter, East Lake Winona)
Please RSVP to wsuchemclub@gmail.com by Sept. 24. All family members welcome.

7:30pm: Evening Family Entertainment with Midwest Dueling Pianos (Somsen Auditorium)
This one-of-a-kind entertainment experience will have you singing, cheering, dancing, and laughing so hard you'll be doubled over gasping for breath! They provide an all request-driven show that spans generations and keeps everyone from a 90 year-old great-grandmother to a hyper 4 year-old entertained and focused on the show.

Saturday, September 27

7:30-1:00pm: "College Day" at the Winona Farmers Market (Main Street & 2nd Street, Winona)
Farmer's Market vendors will offer prizes and specials for our local college students. There will also be live music! The Winona Farmer’s Market has grown rapidly in the past few years to include a wide variety of products from farmers and artisans within a 50-mile radius of Winona.  All of the vendors grow or make their products; nothing you purchase at the Winona Farmers’ Market is resold.

8:00-8:50am: Nia Class (Manitou Martial Arts & Wellness Center, 164 E. 3rd St., Winona)
Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Contact Paul Stern at 507-410-2174 or email roninmpls@gmail.com with questions.

8:00am: Run for the WELL of It 5k Walk/Run (Lions Pavillion, East Lake Winona)
WSU Student Health & Wellness Advocates host the 4th annual walk/run in support of the advocates' health and wellness activities. Admission: $20 (includes a t-shirt). Registration begins at 8:00am, race begins at 9:00am. Pre-registration accepted via male and in person until September 15. To download a registration form and for more information, please click HERE or contact Health Promotion at 507-457-5619.

9:00am: 31st Annual WSU Foundation Scholarship Recognition Breakfast (McCown Fieldhouse)
By invitation only. Contact Deb Sing 
or 507-457-5198 with questions.

9:00-6:00pm: WSU Bookstore Open (Kryzsko Commons)

10:00 & 10:30am: Trolley Rides of Winona (Leave from Minne Hall parking lot)
Contact Clarence Russell or 507-429-9101 for reservations. $10.00/person.

10:00-10:30am: Meditation & Instruction (Manitou Martial Arts & Wellness Center, 164 E. 3rd St., Winona)
During this session, participants will receive simple instruction on meditation practice as well as have the opportunity to practice a simple meditation technique based on following the breath. Contact Paul Stern at 507-410-2174 or email roninmpls@gmail.com with questions.

10:00-12:00pm: Family Weekend Continental Breakfast (East Hall/Solarium, Kryzsko Commons)
Enjoy a mid-morning snack, get maps of the area, enter a drawing for family prizes, and get a family portrait taken by some of our student photographers.

10:00-4:00pm: HOW TO DISAPPEAR Art Show (Watkins Gallery & Weber Gallery, Watkins Hall)
Includes installation work, drawings, embroidered works, photography and mixed-media works.

10:00-5:00pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open (800 Riverview Dr., Winona)

10:00-6:00pm: Area Apple Orchards Open

11:00-11:45am: Tai Chi/Kung Fu Class (Manitou Martial Arts & Wellness Center, 164 E. 3rd St., Winona)
The Tai Chi & Kung Fu programs offer systems of exercise that promote health and longevity as well as a highly effective system of self-defense. Both can improve balance, coordination, and general well-being. A demo class of these two practices will be offered for WSU Family Weekend! Contact Paul Stern at 507-410-2174 or email roninmpls@gmail.com with questions.

11:00-1:00pm: Brunch (Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall)
Student meal plan or $8.50

11:00-2:00pm: Upper-Class Student Housing Fair (New Center West Conference Room)
The Housing & Residence Life Department will have an open house to provide information for on-campus housing options available to upper-class students for 2015-2016. Tours of Kirkland Hall, East Lake Apartments, and the Sustainability HOuse will be offered through the event upon request.

12:00pm: Women's Rugby match vs. University of North Dakota (Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, 1250 Homer Rd., Winona)

1:00pm: Women's Soccer Game vs. St. Cloud State University (Winona State Stadium). Visit Warrior Athletics for ticket information.

1:00pm: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Improve Comedy Show by WSU's Runner-Up Improv Troupe (Location TBA). $2.00/person. Contact Hannah Guericke with questions.

1:00 & 1:30pm: Trolley Rides of Winona (Leave from Minne Hall parking lot)
Contact
Clarence Russell or 507-429-9101 for reservations. $10.00/person.

1:00-4:00pm: Hiking & Biking Around Winona (Sheehan Hall turn-around)
The Housing & Residence Life Department will share maps and information on area hiking and biking trails at the Sheehan Hall turn-around. Refreshments will also be served at the top of the Garvin Heights look-out.

1:00-7:00pm: Canoeing, Kayaking and Lake Lodge Activities (Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona) $5.00/person

2:00pm: Men's Rugby Match vs. St. Cloud State University (Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, 1250 Homer Rd., Winona)

4:00 & 4:30pm: Trolley Rides of Winona (Leave from Minne Hall parking lot)
Contact Clarence Russell or 507-429-9101 for reservations. $10.00/person.

4:30pm: Tailgate Party (outside Winona State Stadium) $5.00/person

4:30-6:30pm: Dinner (Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Dining Hall)
Student meal plan or $8.50.

6:00pm: Football Game vs. UM-Duluth (Winona State Stadium) Visit Warrior Athletics for ticket information.

7:30pm: Evening Family Entertainment with Spidey, Comedy Hypnotist (Somsen Auditorium)
Spidey has hypnotized a cop on Youtube! He has made his mark in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Cancun, Washington, and more. Whether he magically reads your thoughts or hypnotizes your friends to become superstar rappers, Spidey is ready for those who dare to be mesmerized!

Sunday, September 28 

10:00am: Trolley Rides of Winona (Leave from Minne Hall parking lot)
Contact Clarence Russell or 507-429-9101 for reservations. $10.00/person.

10:00-5:00pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open (800 Riverview Dr., Winona)

10:00-6:00pm: Area Apple Orchards Open

11:00-1:00pm: Brunch (Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Dining Hall)
Student meal plan or $8.50.

1:00pm: Women's Soccer Game vs. UM-Duluth (Winona State Stadium) Visit Warrior Athletics for ticket information.

1:00-7:00pm: Canoeing, Kayaking and Lake Lodge Activities (Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona) $5.00/person.

4:30-6:45pm: Dinner (Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Dining Hall)
Student meal plan or $8.50.

Check out additional activities taking place in the residence halls all weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For general questions about Family Weekend, please contact:

Tracy Rahim, Associate Director of Student Activities & Leadership
studentactivities@winona.edu