Welcome to University Communications

The Winona State University Communications Office manages media relations for the university as well as external and internal communications.

Services provided for the university community include:

External & Internal Communications

WSU Update, the primary internal communication tool for the university. Distributed daily during the academic year via e-mail to all students, employees, retirees and friends of the university.

WSU News Blog, the primary external communication tool for the university, including event announcements and feature stories.

WSU Events Calendar, a comprehensive online listing of public campus events.

Currents, a print and online magazine distributed to more than 46,000 alumni and friends of WSU.

All University Emails, internal communication sent to all faculty, staff and students with critical information. 

Media Relations


The communications department connects with local and regional media outlets in Winona, Rochester, La Crosse and the Twin Cities. Visit our Media Outlets page for a full list.


University Communications typically notifies hometown newspapers of Dean's list honorees within eight weeks after the end of a semester. Contact the office for questions regarding media notification at 507.457.5024 or WSUUpdate@winona.edu. For more information about Dean's List Criteria, visit Records and Registration Services.

Publicity Opportunities

Any student, employee or club may request publicity for WSU related announcements, events, developments, activities or achievements. Not all requests merit promotion in all venues, but our objective is to work with you to find the appropriate vehicle for your information.

Please note that the University Communications team is moving to the new MarComm OneStop request system.

The News/Event Promotion and Photography Services Sharepoint forms and the PDF Poster Distribution form will be discontinued in Fall 2017.

You are encouraged to try out the new MarComm OneStop request form. Explore your options to promote an event, request photography services and tell your story through campus media channels and more.

If you have questions, visit the FAQs page.

How to Request Services

Publicity opportunities include: