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University Theme Events

Frankenstein Bicentenary

Frankenread: a Public Reading of the 1818 Text of Frankenstein
Jan 24 at 8am 
SLC Atrium

Double Feature Screening: Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein
Jan 29 at 7pm
Miller Auditorium, Stark 103

Film screening: Young Frankenstein
Feb 19 at 7pm
Miller Auditorium, Stark 103

CLASP Discussion Panel on Frankenstein
Feb 21 at 5pm
Miller Auditorium, Stark 103

Film screening: Frankenweenie
Feb 25 at 3pm
Miller Auditorium, Stark 103

Celebration of Creative Frankenstein Competitions & Projects
March 29 at 5pm
Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons

The celebration event includes a film competition, creative writing competition, ceramics competition and monster make-up competition.

Limb Lab & Mayo Innovation Lab Tours

Feb. 2 at 8:15am - 4:30pm
Rochester, MN

Learn about how prosthetics are made at the Limb Lab and tour the Center for Innovation and Design Thinking Workshop at Mayo Clinic.

This free tour is open to all WSU and WSU-Rochester students and faculty. Lunch is included, and vans will leave from the IWC parking lot at 8:15am.

Register online before Jan. 30. Space is limited to 40 students.

Participants must also stop by Somsen 324 to sign a waiver by Jan. 31.

Contact Vern Bachor at VBachor@winona.edu for more information.

Dimensions of Diversity: Inclusion & Diversity Speaker Series

The Inclusion and Diversity Office invites guest speakers to provide workshops and keynote presentations throughout the semester. Topics range from race to spirituality and social justice to transgender stories, and the events are open to students and faculty.  

See all of the events in the Inclusion & Diversity Speaker Series.


The CLASP lecture series offers faculty and staff to present on a topic they're passionate about and engage students, faculty and community in discussion across academic and professional fields. Topics include creativity myths, teaching creativity and creative uses of data.  

See all of the scheduled CLASP Talks.

Past Events

Getting Students to Think Creatively: Teach In & Informal Seminar with Dr. Michael Morris

Aug. 16 at 9-11am
SLC 120

Everyone has immense creative potential. The challenge is to nurture this potential within students and help them learn to act upon it. And like any skill or ability, it requires practice to get better at it.

In this session, we explore the nature of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship and how they relate to one another. Each involves elements that can be mastered by the student. Each involves a process that can be learned. The nature of an entrepreneurial mindset is examined and its applicability to any student in any major is discussed.

Sample modules on creativity, opportunity recognition, doing more with less, and other elements of this mindset will be introduced. These are modules that can be adapted and integrated into any course. The role of experiential approaches in developing the creative and entrepreneurial potential of students is highlighted, with sample approaches introduced. Teaching approaches are linked to learning styles of students.

Missed the event? Here are the slide decks from Dr. Morris's presentations:


7 Rivers Fulbright Chapter: Scott Rettburg

Sept. 18 at 7-9pm
Somsen Auditorium

Scott Rettberg will discuss how his interest in combinatory poetics reflected in projects like the poetry generators “Frequency,” “Tokyo Garage,” and “After Parthenope” led to his later collaborative film projects: “Three Rails Live,” “Toxi*City,” and the work-in-progress “Circe”.