December 3, 2010
The participating high schools receive $2,000 scholarships to Saint Mary’s for participating in High School Challenge
The Saint Mary's University High School Challenge preliminary season finished Saturday, Nov. 20, with Round 1C. High School Challenge is the longest-running, locally produced television program showcasing Eastern Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and Northeast Iowa high school students in an educational forum.
December 3, 2010
NBS has received the honor for the third consecutive year
Winona State University’s National Broadcasting Society (NBS) has received the Chapter of the Year award at the Regional Convention for the third consecutive year.
The WSU NBS chapter is part of the seven-state Heartland Region, comprised of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The convention was held Oct. 29-30 in St. Louis, Mo.
WSU’s NBS is currently preparing for the National Convention,...
November 16, 2010
Seventh Annual High School Honor Jazz Band Festival brought fresh talent, as well as a nationally-recognized professional jazz band to Winona
Winona State University hosted the Seventh Annual High School Honor Jazz Band Festival Nov. 12 and 13 in the Performing Arts Center in Winona, Minn. The event brought 83 high school students together from 27 different schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin to play and learn about jazz. Performances from the WSU Jazz Ensemble, high school honor jazz bands, and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band attracted music lovers throughout the region to...
November 8, 2010
The honor jazz bands, featuring 83 high school students from 27 different schools in Minnesota, and Wisconsin, will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, on the Main Stage, WSU Performing Arts Center. Cost is free to the public.
For more information, call Rich MacDonald, director of the WSU jazz studies program, at 507-457-5250.
November 8, 2010
Nov. 13 Tundra Swan Watch 9:00am to 3:00pm
A guided bus tour will leave Winona on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. Participants will travel to Weaver, Minn., for views of tundra swans and other waterfowl.The tour will then travel to the Wisconsin Islands Closed Area near Brownsville, Minn. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
November 4, 2010
Cranberries are not vegetables and they are not a fruit grown at Featherstone Farm -- so why I am writing about them? First, cranberries are in season. They are very affordable this time of year. It is almost Thanksgiving and I think there is a law that some kind of cranberry dish has to be on the table.
November 3, 2010
Over 70 years old, the Highway 43 bridge linking Minnesota to Wisconsin faces six different plans for renovation or reconstruction
October 30, 2010
Mouse Pocket is a jazzy pop rock quintet from La Crosse, WI.
October 28, 2010
If we are to address the issue of climate change, we need to move beyond debating the debate
It shocks and disturbs me how often the press reports on the “debate” surrounding climate change. Much has been made of this and the fact that the media often conflates the opinion of sketchy opponents to equal weight (as determined by their prevalence in the story or the article) with the scientific community that studies climate change. As this is the height of election season, the issue is also cropping up as various...
October 25, 2010
University pledges to be carbon neutral by 2050
Global climate change is a huge issue in the world today and Winona State University has big plans, such as developing environmentally friendly buildings to help reduce carbon outputs in the atmosphere.
The CLASP lecture series hosted two presentations on Wednesday about global climate change, and what WSU is doing to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide it releases into the atmosphere.