University Theme Events
Frankenread: a Public Reading of the 1818 Text of Frankenstein
Double Feature Screening: Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein
Film screening: Young Frankenstein
CLASP Discussion Panel on Frankenstein
Film screening: Frankenweenie
Celebration of Creative Frankenstein Competitions & Projects
Limb Lab & Mayo Innovation Lab Tours
Feb. 2 at 8:15am - 4:30pm
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.
Getting Students to Think Creatively: Teach In & Informal Seminar with Dr. Michael Morris
Aug. 16 at 9-11am
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:
- Teaching Students How to be a Guerilla (PDF)
- Teaching Opportunity Recognition (PDF)
- Teaching Resource Leveraging and Bootstrapping (PDF)
- Teaching Risk Management and Risk Mitigation (PDF)
- Getting Any Student to Think and Act in More Entrepreneurial Ways (PDF)
7 Rivers Fulbright Chapter: Scott Rettburg
Sept. 18 at 7-9pm
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”.