COVID Precautions at WSU

  There has been an increase recently in COVID-19 cases in Winona County, due in part to the return of college students, including those who attend Winona State University. For those who are concerned about how this will affect them, I would like to share with...

Creating An Inclusive Campus

As many of you know, Winona State University is situated on the ancestral lands of the Dakota people. We are committed to acknowledging and honoring the Dakota Nations—and the sacred land of all Indigenous People—and we routinely work with and seek counsel from the...

A Time To Take Action

We stand with the Black community. Hate, racism, and bigotry have no place at Winona State University. The senseless killing of Mr. George Floyd has cast a spotlight on the systemic racism prevalent not only in Minneapolis but all across our nation, and we have much...

Still Living Our Mission

As we approach the close of the spring semester at Winona State University, I’m struck by how different this year is from any other that came before it. In the 162-year history of this university, there’s never been a semester quite like this. Classes were...

Spotify Playlist: What’s Going On?

Dear Colleagues, Each semester I host a program called “Working on a Dream” for our campus radio station, KQAL 89.5 FM. In the spring, I co-host with the Student Association President, and we select a theme—everything from Broadway showtunes, “These Are a Few of My...