Grad Finale: the end of something

April 16, 2014

Marcia Ratliff/ Winonan On Monday, April 14, many of Winona State University’s seniors dragged themselves out of the library or off the couch and crowded the Student Activity Center with one thing on their minds: graduation. Monday was the Grad Finale, which happens on both Rochester and Winona campuses once each semester. It’s an opportunity for seniors to get everything set for graduation all in one place: from giving their contact information to the Alumni Society to checking the spelling of their name to buying enough graduation announcements

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Get Yourself Tested week promotes STI awareness

April 16, 2014

Jessica Bendzick/ Winonan According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, one in two people will contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) by the age of 25. This is roughly half of the Winona State University student population by the time they graduate. Last week, Winona State Health and Wellness Services, Bedsider, Winona State University and the Semcac Clinic teamed up to host Get Yourself Tested Awareness week. The weeklong series consisted of educational events, programs and activities to help raise awareness to students about

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Warrior Waddle thanks participants

April 16, 2014
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Contributed by Ann McDonald

Thanks to everyone who participated in last year’s Homecoming Warrior Waddle!

The 7th annual Warrior Waddle 5K is scheduled for Homecoming Weekend at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 25, at Lake Winona.

In the photo, WSU Warrior Waddle volunteer race directors Tom Slaggie and Kathy Hovell (far left and far right) present the proceeds from the Oct. 2013 6th Annual Warrior Waddle 5K to some of the track and field scholarship recipients. A total of six scholarships were awarded. Pictured scholarship recipients are, left to right, Kelsey Bethke, Natalie Busher, Annie Weinrich, Jessica Young.

 

Letter: thank you, Senate

April 16, 2014

Contributed by K.E.A.P Center Council

Winona State University Student Senate 2013-2014, The K.E.A.P. (Knowledge Empowerment Advocacy and Pluralism) Diversity Resource Center Council would like to sincerely thank the president, his board and all the student senators for their amazing support of our efforts and WSUSS’s efforts in creating a more inclusive environment on our campus.

We thank you for advocating on our behalf for sustainable funding which provides staff and resources to enhance inclusion and diversity on our campus. We are excited to serve the university and have a center that further prepares our community of learners with the skills they need to improve our world.

Also, we fully support WSUSS’s progressive proposal to institute a campus-wide biased incidence reporting system, Winona Witness. We are sure that the implementation of Winona Witness will be a valuable tool for aggregating data and validating student experiences.

Additionally, The Council would like to recognize WSUSS for prioritizing and continuing the conversation surrounding inclusion and diversity issues with their formation of the Inclusion & Diversity Ad-hoc Committee. We look forward to all of the positive changes that committee will make in the future and would like to thank them for the productive and influential recommendations they have formed this year.

The Council applauds WSUSS’s ability to polish the many facets of Winona State University’s community allowing us to share the light of WSU’s flame. We look forward to a long and meaningful relationship with WSUSS, allowing us to shine even brighter, together.

Sincerely,

The K.E.A.P. Diversity Resource Center Council

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Marcia Ratliff/ Winonan On Monday, April 14, many of Winona State University’s seniors dragged themselves out of the library or off the couch and crowded the Student Activity Center with one thing on their minds: graduation. Monday was the Grad Finale, which happens on both Rochester and Winona campuses once each semester. It’s an opportunity […]

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Samantha Stetzer/ Winonan For orchestra and string ensemble director Paul Vance, music has always been a huge part of his life thanks to Broadway musicals. When the Beatles became all the rage in 1964, Vance picked up the guitar and became a full-time musician, but it was a concert in Salzburg, Austria that got him […]

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Elizabeth Pulanco/ Winonan As a part of their Great River Reading Series, Winona State University invited poet Patricia Kirkpatrick to read several poems from her latest book “Odessa.” Kirkpatrick, a poet from the Twin Cities whose work has won the “Lindquist and Vennum Poetry Prize” along with the “2013 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry,” has […]

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Hannah Jones/ Winonan Few people knew what to expect when they went to “The Venetian Twins,” but regardless, it isn’t what they thought. Part of this was due to the genre. “The Venetian Twins” falls under a category of theater called commedia dell’arte. The form is mostly known for its outrageous physicality, and in this […]

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