Events

Sept. 24
Socrates Cafe
2-4pm
Kryzsko Commons G100
Sept. 26-29
Boats & Bluegrass Festival
  Prairie Island, Winona, MN
Oct. 10
Retiree Fall Social

You and a guest are invited to join the Retiree Center for a fun-filled afternoon!

This is a free event, but please RSVP by Oct. 1 by calling 507.459.5565 or emailing retiree@winona.edu.
2-4pm
American Legion, 302 E. Sarnia St.
Oct. 10-13
WSU Homecoming
   
Oct. 14
WSU Common Books Events
   
Oct. 15
Treasures of Ireland Trip (PDF)    
Oct. 24
Socrates Cafe
2-4pm
Kryzsko Commons G100
Nov. 3
Day Trip to see Steel Magnolias (PDF)
 
Nov. 27-29
Thanksgiving Break - Retiree Center Closed
   
Dec. 9
Retiree Center Winter Social
2-4pm
American Legion
Dec. 10
Living History Premiere

Watch the student-produced documentaries about our esteemed WSU Retirees Mary Ballard, Larry Holstad, Mary Kesler, Lee Loerch.

Refreshments will be served after the films.
3:30-5:30pm
Stark Hall, 103 Auditorium
Jan 23, 2020
Socrates Cafe
2-4pm
Kryzsko Commons G100
March 24-30, 2020
Cuba Discovery Trip
   
Oct. 3-11, 2020
New England Rails and Trails Trip
   

Past Events

Feb. 14: Tour the Bell Museum & Planetarium (PDF)
Feb. 28: Socrates Cafe
March 15: Tour of Mpls Institute of Arts & the Walker Art Center (PDF)
March 22: Socrates Cafe
April 9: Retiree Breakfast
April 25: Retiree Spring Luncheon (PDF)
April 25: Socrates Cafe
April 29: Robert DuFresne Performing Arts Center Unveiling (PDF)
May 5-11: Great Trains & Grand Canyons (PDF)
May 14: Retiree Breakfast
June 9: Dear Evan Hansen at Orpheum (PDF)
June 11: Retiree Breakfast
June 9: Retiree Breakfast
June 25-Aug. 4 Great River Shakespeare Festival
Aug. 11 WSU Day w/MN Twins and Cleaveland Indians
Aug. 13 Retiree Breakfast
Aug. 20 Student Move-In Day
Aug. 21 2020 Travel Information Meeting
Aug. 22 Socrates Cafe
Aug. 23-25 Winona All Call; First Daughters: Winona LaDuke's 60th Birthday
Sept. 5 Education Village Grand Opening
Sept. 10 Retiree Breakfast; Aboard the Cal Fremling
Sept. 15 Rhythm at the River
Oct. 10: Retiree Fall Social
Oct. 15-25: Treasures of Ireland (PDF)
Dec. 10: Living History Premiere

April 10:  Retiree Breakfast
April 26:  Socrates
May 8:  Retiree Breakfast 
June 12:  Retiree Breakfast
June 21-22:  Grandparents University
July 10:  Retiree Breakfast
July 26:   Socrates Cafe
Aug. 14:  Retiree Breakfast
Aug.23:  Socrates Cafe
Sept. 11:  Retiree Breakfast
Socrates Cafe - Jan. 6
Socrates Cafe - Feb. 23
Socrates Cafe - March 23
Retiree Breakfast - April 11
Socrates Cafe - April 27
Retiree Center Spring Luncheon - April 27
Living History Premiere - May 2
Retiree Center Breakfast - May 9
Wicked Day Trip - May 14
Socrates Cafe - May 25
Retiree Center Breakfast - June 13
Socrates Cafe - June 22
Grandparents University - June 22-23
Retiree Center Breakfast - July 11
Twins Game - July 23
Socrates Cafe - July 27
Como Park Zoo Trip - Aug. 6
Retiree Center Breakfast - Aug. 8
Day Trip: State Capitol and MN History Center - Aug. 23
Socrates Cafe - Aug. 24
Retiree Center Breakfast - Sept. 12
Cape Cod & the Islands Trip - Sept. 17-24
Fall Social - Oct. 12
Living History Fall Premiere - Dec. 4
Winter Social - Dec. 5
    • Socrates Cafe - Jan. 28
    • Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer, Internationally Recognized Water Quality Expert: "Land of 10,000 Lakes: Minnesota's Water Future" - Feb. 3
    • Socrates Cafe - March 24
    • Chicago Art Institute Trip - March 31
    • Retiree Breakfast - April 12
    • Retiree Spring Luncheon (PDF) - April 28
    • Living History Project Reception and Premiere (PDF) - 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 - Sept. 13
    • Fall Retiree Reunion (PDF)
    • 2016 Winter Social (PDF) - Dec. 12

     

    • 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