Community members are invited to contribute regularly to the events calendar on Winona360, free of charge. Simply type in the title, date, time and description of the event and submit it for publication on the site. All content is moderated, and once read through by an editor, will be published in the calendar. Users can also sort the Winona360 community calendar by category: Food, Family, Recreation, etc., allowing for a more personalized searching experience.
Winona360 is a tool for people to share information, create community and work together for the common good. We strive for high standards of fairness, accuracy and accountability. If you're a citizen of the world who shares those values, you are invited to register through iWinona as one of our citizen journalists and contribute articles, photographs, audio or video reporting. You can contribute your own stories, participate in discussions about local issues, and get feedback from editors regarding your submissions. Be a part of the news by joining in!
EarthNotes Interdisciplinary Faculty Blog
From renewable energy policy to the poetry of food, EarthNotes takes a varied look at the pursuit of a sustainable globe. Co-authored by six faculty of Winona State University and multiple community experts, EarthNotes is an interactive exploration and interdisciplinary classroom surrounding one of the most high-stakes issues of our time. The blog-setting allows students to learn from individual posts, as well as one another’s comments, creating a unique teaching tool for professors and an original method for discovery of new ideas and knowledge for students.
Great River Shakespeare Festival
By enhancing use of visual arts, Winona360 is partnering with GRSF on programming special to the site such as audio bytes of Front Porch series and additional content pieces throughout the festival. We have partnered on a Summer 2010 multimedia internship, allowing a Winona State University Mass Comm student to produce pieces that will be displayed on both organization’s websites.
Land Stewardship Project
Winona360 is collaborating with Land Stewardship Project to develop web-based presentations to enhance material being offered during field days and the Farm Beginnings in-class sessions. We have applied for a grant to develop four multi-media presentations per year that will be offered through Winona 360. We will use new media to spread the message of what Land Stewardship Project is accomplishing through their Farm Beginnings sessions and allow more people to interact with their mission.
Winona County Historical Society
Winona360 has partnered with WCHS to apply for a grant to complete a new media project involving the compilation of archival material and create a fresh perspective on the museum and get people interested in seeing exhibits. The “History of Winona County” web component on Winona360.org will include additional photographs, articles, information and links (scanning/repurposing much of WCHS current data) on significant time periods in Winona, Minn. We will create Flash-based interactive timeline and modules, lesson plans included for each module, and advanced interactivity, including Smartphone/iPad capabilities as well as augmented reality for on-location and museum interaction.
Winona State University, Saint Mary’s University, and Southeast Technical College
Winona360 is collaborating with all three universities in the Winona region to offer hands-on experience to interested students at each college, as well as working with staff to create special projects to be displayed specifically for Winona360. The content development editor meets regularly with student contributors and supplies firsthand feedback and editing sessions.
Cotter High School
Winona360 will work together with Cotter High School on the new Publication/Journalism course being created this upcoming fall. Members of Winona360 will present as guest speakers and allow high school students the opportunity to become contributors and to gain firsthand experience.
Mid West Music Fest
Winona360 is collaborating with organizers of the new musical festival in Winona to create new media stories, including live feeds of performances and additional links and information to acts performing. Members of Winona360 are also creating a small documentary film about the festival, and some proceeds of the festival will be donated to the site.
WSU Admissions Department
The WSU Admissions Department is using Winona360 to bolster student interest in the Mass Communication Department during one-on-one sessions with potential students as well as large group tours. Admissions staff often displays success in graduates by discussing 2007 WSU graduate Kate Carlson who is now editor for Winona360.
Winona360 will serve as a permanent online archive to the Satori publication at WSU, beginning with the 2009 edition. Winona360 will host additional content special to the site.
Minn. State Legislature
Winona360 is a new way for government to use information as well as a new way in which government personnel can interact with their constituents. Public information should be more accessible by everyone in a form that fosters public understanding of complicated issues. Winona360 has developed and deployed new information technologies that can help citizens access and use public information.