April 29, 2011
As part of a citywide effort to raise money for earthquake relief in Misato, Japan — Winona’s sister city — Saint Mary’s University will host “Celebrate Japan” Thursday, May 5.
The event, a cultural showcase of Japan’s rich culture and traditions, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Toner Student Center. The showcase will begin with an announcement from Winona Mayor Jerry Miller.
April 5, 2011
Two Saint Mary's University students host class project to raise funds for Japan's tsunami and hurricane relief at Ed's (No Name) Bar in Winona
During the early morning hours of March 11, Erika Terashima was in Japan video chatting with a friend from Oregon.
March 31, 2011
With the help of local service clubs, the universities and school district, a week-long benefit effort is being planned May 1 through May 7
The Winona-Misato Friendship Association, whose members include current and past Student Ambassadors, their families and staff or community members who have traveled to Misato, are helping to organize a city/area wide benefit for the town of Misato in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
March 16, 2011
I had a conversation with a friend yesterday about where we place all the tragedy in the world. How do we walk around in a normal, fortunate life when the planet is filled with horrors that can be discovered within seconds of awakening? Everyday seems to bring something new. We can be grateful that we can text and click any amount scrounged together and pray it will go to someone who will put it to good use. But the aftershocks of the heart--how...
March 15, 2011
The tragedy in Japan is also a reminder of how important it is to keep up our defenses against the powerful forces of nature—whether in the sky or in the earth
March 11, 2011
E-mail communications this morning from Toyo University in Tokyo and Akita International University in northwestern Japan indicate all exchange students at both universities are safe
Three female Winona State University students currently studying abroad in Japan have been reported safe.
E-mail communications this morning from Toyo University in Tokyo and Akita International University in northwestern Japan indicate all exchange students at both universities are safe, and university facilities were not damaged by the earthquakes or tsunami.
January 11, 2011
What: A fish fry to support the annual trip of Winona middle and high school student ambassadors to our sister city of Misato, Japan.
Where: The Eagles Club, 210 E.4th St., Winona, Minn.
When: Friday, Jan.14, 5-7 pm.
Menu: batter-fried cod, tartar sauce, baked potato or French fries, cole slaw, home-made desserts.
Take-out orders available.
Tickets may be purchased at the door.
December 7, 2010
Aside from classroom learning and sightseeing, students will gain a practical knowledge of how to live in Tokyo
This summer, Winona State University students will have the opportunity to go beyond campus, Minnesota and even the U.S. to experience Japan first-hand.
On May 16, a group of students, along with WSU global studies professor Matthew Strecher, will fly to Tokyo, Japan.
The 17-day trip, which is currently capped at 12 students, will include visits to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Imperial Palace compound, Kamakura and parts of Gunma...
September 7, 2010
In this week's Grande box: Heirloom and San Marzano roma tomatoes, mixed salad greens, arugula, yellow wax beans, edamame soybeans, Yukon Gold potatoes, watermelon, broccoli, tomatillos, hot peppers, bok choy. (Some boxes will get "make up" eggplant or raspberries)
August 30, 2010
An informational meeting about being an ambassador to Misato, Japan will be held Monday, August 30 at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. WAPS students in 8, 9, and 10 grades interested in applying to be an ambassador are encouraged to attend. Information about the application process, the cost of the trip and fundraising activities will be presented.
Past ambassadors will speak. A documentary of the 2009 trip will be shown. If you have...