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Sesquicentennial Events

 

Events September 2008 - December 2008

Homecoming 2008
Happy 150th Birthday WSU!!!

Commemorative Buttons
This unique set of four collectable buttons feature vintage images from the scrapbook.


Club Fair and Pep Fest
Friday, September 19  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Sesquicentennial table
  • Drawing for sesq. items
  • Submit time capsule ideas
  • Sign the Birthday Banner
  • Get a collectable Mural bookmark
  • Birthday cake at the "Walking Taco" area
  • Buy Homecoming Buttons

Birthday Party and Book Signing
Saturday, September 20  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Drawing for sesq. items
  • Submit time capsule ideas
  • Sign the Birthday Banner
  • Get a collectable Mural bookmark
  • Purchase the Sesquicentennial books
  • Get your Sesq. books signed by the authors
  • Birthday cake



 


WSU Timeline Mural - Opens September 17
Phelps Hall, First Floor
Available for viewing anytime campus is open.

Over a year in the making, the WSU Timeline mural commemorates 150 years of history.  Using images from the scrapbook, we capture important events and trends of WSU's four identities: the Winona State Normal School, Winona State Teachers College, Winona State College and the current Winona State University.

 

 

 

Winona County Historical Society
Voices from the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Discovery Walk
Saturday, October 11 and 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm

This year's walk features people associated with Winona State University in honor of its Sesquicentennial.  Among those represented are: William Phelps, principal of Winona Normal School and educational innovator; Dr. John Ford, local physician instrumental in obtaining the legislation and inintial funding for the Normal School; Effie L. Bean, Normal School graduate and principal of W-K elementary school; Nels Minne, President of Winona State College during growth stages. 

Admission: $6 adults, $4 children 13 years and older, $4 college students with ID, $3 children 12 years and younger

For more information contact the Historical Society at 507-454-2723 or online at www.winonahistory.org

 

 

 

 

Events September 2007 - April 2008

Kick-off Picnic
Saturday, September 29 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Free hotdog picnic lunch
  • Live music by WSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble
  • Winona Clown Club
  • The Amazing Budabi Brothers, jugglers from Houston, MN
  • High flying surprises (weather permitting)
  • Almost 100 volunteers from WSU and the community 
  • Event is supported by generous donations from the WSU Bookstore, Chartwells, Brachs, Tri-Mac, Sugarloaf Ford, SETech, Pepsi and Hormel.

    Purchase Sesquicentennial calendar, note cards, and logo wear in the
    bookstore.


 

 

CLASP Speaker Series
September through November, Wednesdays 

    “Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?” 
    For more information, visit the Series
website.

 

 

Gallery Exhibits

    Watkins Gallery.
    For more information,
click here

 

 

Chamber Music Winona

January 22, 2008

Donald Lovejoy, director
Deanne Mohr, piano

7:30 PM, PAC Recital Hall

Adults $10, Students and Seniors $7

 

Book Release Reception

   Saturday, February 2, 2008, 7-9 pm
   Lourdes Hall Foyer and South Lounge

Come buy the books, get them signed by the authors, and hear and see samples.

Light refreshments will be served.   

 

 

Celebration of the Book
Spring 2008
    
   
The University and the Book


 


 

 

 

Dessert Music Theater  “A Gershwin Revue, By George!”
Feb.8-9: 7:00 PM, Feb.10: 2:00 PM
Student Activities Center, Kryzsko Commons


WSU Concert Choir, Harry Mechell, conductor 

Tickets available beginning January 22, 2008, at the Performing Arts Center Box Office (phone: 507-457-5235)
Price to be determined

For more information on this performance, visit the Music Events Calendar.

Ketchup Kontests
February 16, 2008, 2-4 p.m.
Purple Rooms, Kryzsko Commons

For more information or to print entry forms visit Ketchup Contests

 

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
February 23, 2008

A live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor from the Winona State campus.  

For more information call 507-457-2655 or visit the A Prairie Home Companion at Winona State website.

 

 

 

WSU Sesquicentennial Gala Week "Spring Choral Concert"

April 15, 2008, 7:30 PM, PAC Mainstage

WSU Choirs, Harry Mechell, conductor

Adults $5, Students and Seniors $3

 



 

 

 

40th Nursing Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, April 17, 4-6 PM.
New Health Science Center in Rochester, MN

 

Winona Symphony Orchestra Performance
Friday, April 18, 2008, 7:30 PM, PAC

  • Angels - Carl Ruggles
  • Prelude to Faust - Charles Gounod
  • Un Giorno in Venezia - Cuthbert Nevin
    Micaela's Aria from Carmen - Georges Bizet
  • Negro Episode - Henry F. Gilbert
  • Prelude and Siciliana from Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni
  • A newly completed work commissioned for the WSO and WSU - Libby Larson

This final concert of the season will commemorate the Winona Symphony Orchestra's centennial and the Winona State University's sesquicentennial. The concert is a recreation of the first WSO concert originally directed by Carl Ruggles on April 29, 1908. The premier work by Libby Larson is being composed specifically for this event.

For more information about the Winona Symphony Orchestra visit their homepage. 

 

 

 

Gala Dinner and Dance

Saturday, April 19, 2008
McCown Gymnasium

5:30 Social Hour
Music by the Faculty Jazz Quintet

7:00 Dinner
Six course featuring Minnesota cuisine

9:15 Dance
Music by the WSU Jazz Ensemble

 $75 per person

Black tie (dark suit optional)

Scholarship Fundraiser

             RSVP ONLINE

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Sesquicentennial Events

 

Events September 2008 - December 2008

Homecoming 2008
Happy 150th Birthday WSU!!!

Commemorative Buttons
This unique set of four collectable buttons feature vintage images from the scrapbook.


Club Fair and Pep Fest
Friday, September 19  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Sesquicentennial table
  • Drawing for sesq. items
  • Submit time capsule ideas
  • Sign the Birthday Banner
  • Get a collectable Mural bookmark
  • Birthday cake at the "Walking Taco" area
  • Buy Homecoming Buttons

Birthday Party and Book Signing
Saturday, September 20  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Drawing for sesq. items
  • Submit time capsule ideas
  • Sign the Birthday Banner
  • Get a collectable Mural bookmark
  • Purchase the Sesquicentennial books
  • Get your Sesq. books signed by the authors
  • Birthday cake



 


WSU Timeline Mural - Opens September 17
Phelps Hall, First Floor
Available for viewing anytime campus is open.

Over a year in the making, the WSU Timeline mural commemorates 150 years of history.  Using images from the scrapbook, we capture important events and trends of WSU's four identities: the Winona State Normal School, Winona State Teachers College, Winona State College and the current Winona State University.

 

 

 

Winona County Historical Society
Voices from the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Discovery Walk
Saturday, October 11 and 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm

This year's walk features people associated with Winona State University in honor of its Sesquicentennial.  Among those represented are: William Phelps, principal of Winona Normal School and educational innovator; Dr. John Ford, local physician instrumental in obtaining the legislation and inintial funding for the Normal School; Effie L. Bean, Normal School graduate and principal of W-K elementary school; Nels Minne, President of Winona State College during growth stages. 

Admission: $6 adults, $4 children 13 years and older, $4 college students with ID, $3 children 12 years and younger

For more information contact the Historical Society at 507-454-2723 or online at www.winonahistory.org

 

 

 

 

Events September 2007 - April 2008

Kick-off Picnic
Saturday, September 29 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Free hotdog picnic lunch
  • Live music by WSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble
  • Winona Clown Club
  • The Amazing Budabi Brothers, jugglers from Houston, MN
  • High flying surprises (weather permitting)
  • Almost 100 volunteers from WSU and the community 
  • Event is supported by generous donations from the WSU Bookstore, Chartwells, Brachs, Tri-Mac, Sugarloaf Ford, SETech, Pepsi and Hormel.

    Purchase Sesquicentennial calendar, note cards, and logo wear in the
    bookstore.


 

 

CLASP Speaker Series
September through November, Wednesdays 

    “Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?” 
    For more information, visit the Series
website.

 

 

Gallery Exhibits

    Watkins Gallery.
    For more information,
click here

 

 

Chamber Music Winona

January 22, 2008

Donald Lovejoy, director
Deanne Mohr, piano

7:30 PM, PAC Recital Hall

Adults $10, Students and Seniors $7

 

Book Release Reception

   Saturday, February 2, 2008, 7-9 pm
   Lourdes Hall Foyer and South Lounge

Come buy the books, get them signed by the authors, and hear and see samples.

Light refreshments will be served.   

 

 

Celebration of the Book
Spring 2008
    
   
The University and the Book


 


 

 

 

Dessert Music Theater  “A Gershwin Revue, By George!”
Feb.8-9: 7:00 PM, Feb.10: 2:00 PM
Student Activities Center, Kryzsko Commons


WSU Concert Choir, Harry Mechell, conductor 

Tickets available beginning January 22, 2008, at the Performing Arts Center Box Office (phone: 507-457-5235)
Price to be determined

For more information on this performance, visit the Music Events Calendar.

Ketchup Kontests
February 16, 2008, 2-4 p.m.
Purple Rooms, Kryzsko Commons

For more information or to print entry forms visit Ketchup Contests

 

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
February 23, 2008

A live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor from the Winona State campus.  

For more information call 507-457-2655 or visit the A Prairie Home Companion at Winona State website.

 

 

 

WSU Sesquicentennial Gala Week "Spring Choral Concert"

April 15, 2008, 7:30 PM, PAC Mainstage

WSU Choirs, Harry Mechell, conductor

Adults $5, Students and Seniors $3

 



 

 

 

40th Nursing Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, April 17, 4-6 PM.
New Health Science Center in Rochester, MN

 

Winona Symphony Orchestra Performance
Friday, April 18, 2008, 7:30 PM, PAC

  • Angels - Carl Ruggles
  • Prelude to Faust - Charles Gounod
  • Un Giorno in Venezia - Cuthbert Nevin
    Micaela's Aria from Carmen - Georges Bizet
  • Negro Episode - Henry F. Gilbert
  • Prelude and Siciliana from Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni
  • A newly completed work commissioned for the WSO and WSU - Libby Larson

This final concert of the season will commemorate the Winona Symphony Orchestra's centennial and the Winona State University's sesquicentennial. The concert is a recreation of the first WSO concert originally directed by Carl Ruggles on April 29, 1908. The premier work by Libby Larson is being composed specifically for this event.

For more information about the Winona Symphony Orchestra visit their homepage. 

 

 

 

Gala Dinner and Dance

Saturday, April 19, 2008
McCown Gymnasium

5:30 Social Hour
Music by the Faculty Jazz Quintet

7:00 Dinner
Six course featuring Minnesota cuisine

9:15 Dance
Music by the WSU Jazz Ensemble

 $75 per person

Black tie (dark suit optional)

Scholarship Fundraiser

             RSVP ONLINE