Health

Student advocates for diabetes awareness

Posted on Apr 19th, 2017 - By zachbailey - 0 Comments

Sara Tiradossi / Winonan Junior Stephanie Shaw was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2006, when she was nine years old. Her brother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on his 16th birthday in 2015, which made paying for insulin and medical costs not easy for her family, according to Shaw. On Thursday, March 30, Shaw attended a conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. for the American…

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Fraternity hosts community 5K

Posted on Apr 19th, 2017 - By zachbailey - 0 Comments

Michaela Gaffke / Winonan The Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity invites Winona residents to run off some stress and get covered in colors at the “Color My Community 5K” on Saturday, April 29. The fraternity has hosted the 5K event every spring for the last three years, according to member Jordan Lipkie, a senior economics major who is co-directing the event with member Tristan Smith, a sophomore…

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Students develop nutrition curriculum

Posted on Apr 5th, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Warriors propose FUN FridayS in South Dakota, includes community garden Elizabeth Pulanco / Winonan In spring 2016, a group of nutrition minor students from Winona State University started a project that would end with a trip to South Dakota and a nutrition program benefiting one of the poorest communities in the United States. American Horse School is located within the Pine Ridge Indian…

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The Emily Project presents body positivity yoga

Posted on Mar 1st, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Michaela Gaffke / Winonan "I am,” Lisa Diers, director of nutrition and yoga services at The Emily Program, said as she inhaled and stretched, “enough,” she said as she exhaled and relaxed. Students mimic her, stretches in the Integrated Wellness Complex fitness studio. The Emily Program was founded in 1993 for eating disorder awareness and treatment. The program has over 115 yoga classes…

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Aqua dancing makes a splash

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Sara Tiradossi / Winonan Sounds of splashing and energetic voices fill the Memorial Hall Pool as students participate in Winona State University’s newest fitness class. The music was inviting the students to exercise while enjoying themselves with friends at aqua dancing. The class, which combines exercising and dancing in the water, is new at Winona State since the beginning of the spring…

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Dorms wage war on energy, water usage

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Elizabeth Pulanco / Winonan As a way to promote sustainable living, Winona State University’s chemistry department is partnering with Housing and Residence Life for the Energy Wars. Throughout the month of February, students living in campus housing will compete against each other to reduce their energy and water usage. Jeanne Franz, a professor within the chemistry department, is one of the…

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Warriors around the world

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Students experience public health in Thailand Sara Tiradossi / Winonan A group of 19 Winona State University students spent three weeks of their summer break immersed in a different environment and culture as part of the 2016 Health Promotion and Education in a Developing Country travel study. The experience gave the students an opportunity to learn a lot about a developing country, while…

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Trauma-sensitive yoga gains interest on campus

Posted on Nov 9th, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

  Michaela Gaffke / Winonan Trauma-sensitive yoga is not your typical yoga. It does not call for tight leggings or yoga mats. There is no need to contort yourself into uncomfortable poses or worry about if you are even able to twist and turn your body into different forms. Trauma-sensitive yoga is all about the choice to do what you are comfortable with. It is a form of healing for…

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Students learn new stretches at ‘Yoga for Newbies’

Posted on Oct 26th, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Sara Tiradossi / Winonan From standing on their right leg up to moving into a downward facing dog pose, a group of 10 students explored different yoga poses to deepen their focus and build muscle strength at “Yoga for Newbies” on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The self-declared newbies tried out a sequence of 22 postures, which are supposed to be a complete workout, according to Health and Wellness…

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CLASP lecture features developments in DNA research

Posted on Sep 28th, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Morghan Lemmenes / Winonan Students explored ideas brought up in “Jurassic Park” with Francis Mann during her talk “Hacking the Human Condition: Using Biotechnology to Predict and Design Personalized Treatments for Human Diseases” on Wednesday, Sept. 21. “Her talk is on the way you can use genetic information and the newly available technology for mapping individual people genomes…

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Academics meets athletics: FRAME club reduces football injuries with RoFlow

Posted on Sep 28th, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Olivia Volkman-Johnson / Winonan Football players and health, exercise and rehabilitative science (HERS) students all walk into a room filled with yoga mats. This sounds like the beginning of a cheesy joke, but this is actually a biweekly occurrence on campus. According to HERS Professor Connie Mettille, it is “the perfect marriage between academics and athletics.” Every Sunday and…

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Students learn about autism in digital world

Posted on Sep 21st, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Michaela Gaffke / Winonan This past week, Kate Jenkins, a Winona State University sociology professor, discussed how adults diagnosed with autism use the internet as means of understanding and learning about their diagnosis and finding a sense of community with others like them. Jenkins discussed her research in in Stark Hall titled “Emerging Emergence: The Role of Digital Life in Coming…

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Students battle homesickness, anxiety

Posted on Sep 14th, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Jose Herrera / Winonan Being away from family can be tough on new students. Having different lifestyles than what they are used to can cause symptoms of not only homesickness, but depression and anxiety as well. Maddie Swenson, a first-year Winona State University student, said she has figured out ways to cope with the feelings. “One of the ways I was able to deal with depression is by…

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Health Hustle promotes exercise, family bonding

Posted on Aug 31st, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Sara Tiradossi / Winonan A month from now, Winona State University’s student health and wellness advocates will host the Health Hustle 5K Run/Walk to bring together family and an educational opportunity during family weekend on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event is open to all students, staff, faculty and their families as well as community members, according to health and wellness promotion…

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Faculty discuss avoiding stress during finals

Posted on Apr 27th, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Lauren Saner / Winonan The end of the semester is the one time when everyone on campus has the same feeling; stress. Kelly Kirby, a counselor in Winona State University’s wellness and counseling services in the Integrated Wellness Center, and Robin Saner, a professor in Winona State’s graduate counseling program, shared some of the best ways to deal with stress. First, students have to…

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