WSU Hosts Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

Close to 500 students will participate in the Winona State University Fall 2018 Commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, in McCown...

WSU Alumna Named Winona Teacher of the Year

In 1996 Theresa Pearson walked across the stage at Winona State University and graduated with an English degree with a writing emphasis....

President Olson DJs for KQAL

Winona State University President Scott Olson will serve as a guest DJ for KQAL 89.5 FM from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Listen...

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WSU Names The Robert A. DuFresne Performing Arts Center

Winona State University announces that the Performing Arts Center will now be known as The Robert A. DuFresne Performing Arts Center, in recognition of the contributions of the late president emeritus, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 94. “It has been a tradition...

Melody Vang – Embracing Who You Are

For St. Paul, Minn., native Melody Vang, coming to Winona State University to pursue her bachelor’s degree meant stepping outside her comfort zone and challenging herself in ways she never thought possible. A first-generation student, Vang felt adrift in an unfamiliar...

Amanda Kindvall – From Start to Finish

From selecting a major to paying bills to getting help with homework, there are many choices and challenges that await the typical college student. Lucky for Amanda Kindvall of St. Francis, Minn., Winona State University TRIO Student Support Services was there to...

Jared Lancette – Every Opportunity for Success

First-generation students face many challenges on the path to a college degree, and Winona State University student Jared Lancette knows these challenges all too well. Lancette, who will be the first person in his immediate family to attain a bachelor’s degree, says...

WSU Announces New Master of Social Work Program

Winona State University’s (WSU) College of Nursing and Health Sciences has announced a new Master of Social Work (MSW) program starting the fall of 2019 to address the regional demand for licensed clinical social workers. Emerging societal issues of the aging...

Emma Tomb – Making Connections

For Emma Tomb, of Roseville, Minn., the factor that sets Winona State University apart from all other colleges is the feeling that everyone around her is just as invested in her success. Tomb transferred to Winona State in search of a smaller university that was...

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WSU Celebrates 23 Years as a Best College Buy

Winona State University has been named among America's 100 Best College Buys for the 23rd consecutive year. The publication is an independent ranking of the value and quality of colleges and universities across the nation, conducted by Institutional Research and...

WSU Among Best in Midwest

Winona State University has been recognized as among the “Best in the Midwest” for the 15th consecutive year in The Princeton Review’s annual “2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” WSU was also recognized as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible...

WSU At Top of U.S. News Best Colleges List for Minnesota

Winona State University is the second ranked public institution in the State of Minnesota, and the ninth ranked Minnesota university overall, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 rankings. Overall, Winona State is the top-ranked university in the Minnesota...

Nursing Offers New BSN to DNP Pathway

Graduate Programs in Nursing has been approved to offer a Psychiatric-mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Baccalaureate to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.

WSU Recognizes Outstanding Students

    Winona State University will recognize 76 members of the Spring 2018 graduating class at the 41st Evening of Distinction ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons. These individuals were selected by the faculty in their respective majors...

Brian Waldbillig: Walking with Pride

Every college student declares a major. But not every college student finds a calling. Winona State University student Brian Waldbillig was lucky enough to find both—along with so much more—in WSU’s Mass Communication program. The Farmington, Minn., native struggled...

Rachel Williams Belter: Advocating for Success

  Prospective college students have many specific needs when looking for the right college to attend. For some it’s making sure the university has the right major. For others, it’s the right location or the right size—not too big but not too small. For Rachel Williams...

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