Events for Winona State University Faculty Association
Winona State University along with several collaborative partners is planning to host a Poverty Institute during the week of September 26, 2016 in Winona. The Poverty Institute is led by Dr. Donna Beegle, a 2014 Woodrow Wilson Princeton Fellow and recipient of the 2014 Maine Community Caring Collaborative HERO award. More information about Dr. Beegle and the Poverty Institute may be found on the Communication Across Barriers website. A note seeking support (PDF) for the event and involvement from the WSU Faculty Association has also been made available.
The WSU FA Social Committee events include Socials at venues around Winona and Rochester. All current and retired faculty and spouses/significant others are invited to attend for drinks, pizza and snacks.
Lunch Topics get-togethers on the main campus cover a wide range of interesting issues. These are informal mentoring Box Luncheons particularly aimed at new(er) faculty. They offer an opportunity to socialize, network, gain information and meet seasoned faculty members with wisdom and advice. The Social Committee collaborates with Faculty Senate and the Faculty Development Committee on topics.
Coffee Talk is another informal venue for discussing issues of concern and current events. They are held on or off campus, in such locations as local Winona cafés.
In April invitations go out for the annual Honors Dinner sponsored by the WSU Faculty Association to recognize its members retiring that year. The banquet begins with a social hour and cash bar, followed by a formal dinner and program, complete with a Master of Ceremonies and individuals chosen to speak on behalf of the honorees. This event is a WSU FA celebration to cap the end of the academic year for all concerned.