January 30, 2012
Despite the fact that someone once told me my heart points true north, I wouldn't know true north if, by some act of God, I was facing true north. This can surely be catalogued as another one of my father's greatest disappointments in life. Three out of four offspring pass the directions test. I am the flunkee. We grew up listening to, "Now, head south two miles, veer west about a half-mile past the second telephone pole, and immediately after...
April 20, 2011
Inspired by documentary film "Bag It," two students hope their efforts will culminate in a citywide ban on plastic bags for Winonans
April 4, 2011
A prayer service was held Saturday night at Saint Mary’s with several hundred students attending
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is mourning the loss of freshman Millie Harrison, who died unexpectedly Saturday, April 2, on campus, due to apparent natural causes.
Harrison, 19, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was known as an outgoing and charismatic student on the Saint Mary’s campus. A theatre major studying stage management and communications, she was active with theatre productions and was a member of the student Second...
February 24, 2011
Although Winona State has done a few things for energy and water efficiency, there are many different ways to create a more energy and water efficient college
Everywhere around the country, colleges are saving money and creating good reputations for themselves by installing new water and energy efficient products throughout their campuses. Winona State University should be at the forefront of establishing these new products throughout their campus. Although WSU has made some initiative towards using efficient products, there is much more work that can and should be done to many of our campus...
October 28, 2010
Researchers include Jennifer Anderson, geoscience; David Dockter and Toby Dogwiler, Southeastern Minnesota Water Resources Center and geoscience; and Jessica Giesen, WSU student
Winona State University researchers are scheduled to present at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Denver, Colo.
Researchers include Jennifer Anderson, geoscience; David Dockter and Toby Dogwiler, Southeastern Minnesota Water Resources Center and geoscience; and Jessica Giesen, WSU student.
September 3, 2010
This excerpt is dedicated to my lifelong list-making partner, Brian, who too finds satisfaction in the art of cataloguing.
I’m home now—not “back to the trailer after a long day of weeding home,” or “this city is so magical it feels like home,” or “with loving friends in a faraway land home,” or even “in the company of distant family and salmon dinners home”—I’m actually “sipping tea at my kitchen table home.”
June 22, 2010
Catch up with what's cooking every week in the recipe column written by five local women, using foods currently growing in the region
May 6, 2010
For several WSU students, warm weather means breaking out their new-found summer sport found between two trees: slacklining
On warm spring nights, a group of young men can be found between a pair of trees on Winona State University’s main campus in Winona, Minn.
Neal Peterson, Brad Schneider and Micki Ricchetti aren’t learning to walk on a tightrope and they don’t plan to run away to join the circus. One at a time or in pairs, they mount what appears to be a yellow tightrope anchored by the tree at knee-height, and walk, jump or attempt...
February 20, 2010
A few months ago, my friend and colleague, Dr. Joe Tadie, remarked that my beekeeping and blogging was a fine example of citizen science:Citizen science is a term used for projects or ongoing program of scientific work in which individual volunteers or networks of volunteers, many of whom may have no specific scientific training, perform or manage research-related tasks such as observation, measurement or computation...
February 11, 2010
The Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers will present a Homecoming Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels on the Saint Teresa campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The 22-voice select ensemble, directed by Dr. Patrick O’Shea, is touring Colorado as part of their 2010 Concert Tour. Tour highlights include performances at the Chapel of Our Savior and the St. Paul Catholic Church...