Featured Event

Chris Kroeze Concert

September 20, 2019

TICKETS ON SALE NOW & Open to the Public!

UPAC is excited to present a Family Weekend concert for all to enjoy! This weekends’ concert features, Chris Kroeze, the runner-up from Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice” and a part of Team Blake! Kroeze is playing at major festivals like Country Jam and Ashley for the Arts this summer along with a full tour in the Midwest. He has also played with major stars like Blake Shelton, Josh Thompson, The Doobie Brothers, and Lynard Skynard.

The opener for this concert is Winona acapella group, Johnson Street Underground.

Doors Open: 6:00pm
Concert Starts: 7:00pm

Purchase tickets online now!

Ticket Sales end September 20th
$5 for students and $15 for public admission


Upcoming Events



Merchants Bank Career Day

September 24, 2019

Discuss career opportunities, interview tips and resume reviews with Merchants Bank experts from various departments: MIS, Marketing, Digital Banking, Sales, Business Banking, Mortgage Banking, Human Resources, Finance/Accounting and Wealth Management. This event is sponsored by the Economics Department and free to attend!




Decoding the Driftless Film Watch Event

September 24, 2019

Sustainable Driftless and Untamed Science presents a film by George Howe, Tim Jacobson, Rob Nelson, and Jonas Stenstrom which was the 2019 winner of the Los Angeles Independent Film festival Award. Come watch a documentary about exploring ecology, geology, archeology and more!


The screening will begin at 7pm and tickets are on sale at the door for $10. Students and kids are free! This event is made possible by The Prairie Enthusiasts- MN Driftless Chapter and co-sponsored by WSU Geoscience & Biology Departments.



John S. Lucas Great River Reading Series: Professor Laura Jean Baker

Save the date: October 21, 2019


University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh professor Laura Jean Baker will read from her 2018 memoir, The Motherhood Affidavits, which won the 2018 Norbert Blei/August Derleth Nonfiction Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers.

In this braided memoir that explores her addiction to childbearing alongside her husband’s casework in criminal defense, Baker provides an unflinching examination of motherhood, poverty, and mental illness. This event is sponsored by the English Department, and Lucas Reading Series plus free and open to the public!



Parent Psychology Intensive Training

Save the Date: October 30- November 3, 2019

This three day intensive training is brought to you by Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center. The training will take place at Winona State’s Tau Center at West Campus. We will explore psychological and biological underpinnings of parenting, clinical themes in parenting, and how parenting may be affected by attachment, loss, trauma, and neglect.


This training is being provided at no cost to participants thanks to a grant from the Wells Fargo Community Foundation. To register, email name, agency and phone number to Dr. Judy Woods at JudyW@HVMHC.org


WSU News


Bruce Ramsdell as Winona State University K-12 Liasion

Bruce Ramdsell, who retired last spring from being a teacher at Winona Area Public School District continues his part time work as a K-12 liaison at Winona State University. Ramsdell began working as a K-12 liaison in the 2010-2011 academic school year, and has the...

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WSU Holds Grand Opening for Education Village Sept. 5

Winona State University will hold a Grand Opening for Education Village Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Atrium of Dr. Donna J. Helble Hall, 108 E Sanborn St. A formal program will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature comments from WSU President Scott R. Olson; MN...

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Warrior Game Day Experience 2019

Warrior Game Day Experience kicks off for the 2019 season at 11 a.m. Sept. 7! This fun community event is free and open to the public, and includes live music, food trucks, contests and giveaways, and much more.   All members of the WSU and Winona communities are...

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Faculty & Staff


College of EducationA New Story about Teaching and Learning

Richard Bowman, professor emeritus education, published a paper titled "A New Story about Teaching and Learning" in The Clearing House Volume 92(3), 112-117, summer 2019.

Research suggests that the world is no longer predictable and linear but rather is increasingly characterized by unrelenting volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. The convergence of these disruptive currents threatens the sustainability of contemporary classroom teaching and learning strategies. When an envisioned future and the present are in conflict, fundamental change must necessarily occur to create a new story. The dance of change in classrooms of the future will redefine the traditional role of “teacher as leader” to that of “teacher as enabler.” In tomorrow’s classrooms, the nature of students’ daily work will focus increasingly on skills and tasks that advancing technology cannot do well: Higher-order critical thinking, problem-solving in novel situations, creative and innovative thinking, and instructional activities that require high emotional engagement with others.

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