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...

Wishing you a Joyful Holiday Season

Kelley and I are grateful to be part of the Winona State University community of learners improving the world, and we are looking forward to all of the new and exciting things on the horizon.The annual student-designed holiday card is a special tradition at Winona...

KQAL Fall 2019 Playlist – “Fake Bands”

Once again President Scott Olson served as guest DJ this fall for the Winona State University campus radio station KQAL. His playlist for the show, which is listed below, featured “Fake Bands” (bands that aren’t real but nevertheless have songs). In his own words,...