WSU students demonstrating how to fly a drone

Winona State University Theme

For WSU and for the Winona community, partnering around year-long themes has proven to be an effective strategy for bringing faculty, staff, students and community members to the engagement table.


2017-18 Theme: Creativity & Innovation

Creativity & innovation are everywhere--and for everyone. They are needed to solve world problems such as hunger, homelessness, obesity, overpopulation, pollution, conflict, disease and economic woes as well as everyday problems related to one’s business and/or personal life.

Our world is continuously evolving, and the most important skill to possess today, no matter your field, is the ability to innovate and to think creatively.

The major focus of this theme is to instill creative and innovative thinking techniques in all who participate. Students, faculty, staff and community members will build the awareness and skill to expand their realm of thought and see problems/objectives/goals in both their professional and personal lives (and beyond) through a thoughtfully creative lens.