Winona State University (WSU) is a public university in Winona, Minnesota. WSU Hosts Native American Activists. [19], Sheehan Hall was completed for Winona State College as a fourteen-story women-only hall in 1969. Each floor has a full lounge and kitchen, complete with television, furniture, stove, refrigerator, microwave, and toaster. Winona State University will host mother-daughter pair Donna Brown and Chelsey Luger as they present “Native Americans & the Mascot Issue: We can walk and chew gum at the same time” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons. Mass Comm alumnus Graig Harris is webmaster at the San Diego Tourism Authority. He hosts the Afternoon Drive on Magic 105 and serves as an assistant program director for the station. Nickname: CSU - Channel Islands Mascot: Dolphins MCOM alumnus Justin Barrientos is sports director for Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC TV 25) in Winona and is the lead play-by-play announcer for HBC's coverage of high school and college football, basketball, hockey and occasionally baseball and softball. That includes event planning, budgeting, marketing planning, social media, web management, fundraising, advertising sales, grant writing and community outreach. Box 5838 Winona, MN 55987 USA Phone: 507-457-5000 Toll-free: 1-800-342-5978 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf: 507-457-2525 Winona State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. My job involves compiling reports for management, as well as the advertising and digital services departments,” she says. He has produced a movie, “A Chance in the World,” about Steve Pemberton, a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience and vision. She edits the orchestra’s newsletter and program books, manages social media pages and website, and designs and writes marketing emails and e-newsletters. Jake has since moved back to Minnesota and currently lives in St. Paul, working for the University of Minnesota as a design and multimedia coordinator. As a member of the art team, Preston is responsible for setting up art on garments to be screen printed or embroidered, managing the branding for licensed colleges, and creating design templates for future sports seasons. As a recruiter, she is using her love for interpersonal connection to curate and maintain relationships with financial advisers across the country. What I loved about pursuing my degree is that while broadcast journalism was my focus, I still received an extremely comprehensive journalism education. The Quad contains multiple lounges, typically located where the four residence halls intersect each other. He initially developed a keen interest in state government while serving two years on the WSU Student Senate. Brian Krans is working as a producer at KCBS Radio in San Francisco and as editor of the "Richmond Pulse" newspaper in Richmond, California. Using the skills he developed at WSU, he assists state representatives with press releases, email newsletters, speeches, op-eds, talking points, digital media and more. Currently she works with health care organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions of the country. Madelynn, active in PRSSA and the Mass Comm banquet committee, majored in organizational communication studies and minored in mass communication. Winona State University Overview. by Samantha Stetzer | Oct 26, 2015 | Events, Twitter, WSU News. The Warriors have also appeared in postseason playoffs 5 times. “My favorite part of my role is getting to tell the stories of our amazing patients,” she says. In the three years following, the gymnasts finished strong in the NCAA II regional competitions and managed to send individuals to the Division II nationals in 1986 (2) and 1987 (1). Since graduation Troy has worked on the ad agency and corporate side of digital technology projects. After graduating from WSU in 2007 with a degree in Comm Studies and a minor in Mass Comm, Lindsay Mabry moved to Utah. She says the best part of her job is getting to know so many people and their stories. At Marvin, Emily manages everything from media relations (like this CBS Sunday Morning segment) and social media efforts to influence programming and internal communications. [9] Its first class graduated in 1866. After graduation, Jake Schwarzinger took his experiences from WSU Mass Comm and the WSU Web Communications department to the University of Delaware, where he worked as a communications specialist. “I do just about everything from reporting and taking photos to page design, editing and social media,” Sam says. “I'm still hopeful that I'll get to contribute and write for The Star one day.”, Mass Comm alumna Kristin King is a quality manager at AT&T Mobility. Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, did away with its “Saltine Warrior” mascot. Press Ganey’s mission is to support health care providers in understanding and improving the entire patient experience, helping clients create a continuous sustainable improvement to the delivery of health care. But when it's all done, the feeling of accomplishment can't.". It has average annual enrollment of approximately nine thousand enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. “The best part of my job is developing relationships with coaches and players while being able to capture key moments in words and pictures that mean the world to them.”. Winona settler Dr. John Ford lobbied the Minnesota Legislature to establish normal schools and rallied more than $5,000 in local donations to establish the state's first such institution. [23] The second through thirteenth floors are residential and the first floor is a lobby and social area including a full kitchen.[24]. Jenny moved to the Quad Cities (Illinois/Iowa) shortly after graduation from WSU for an internship with "The Dispatch/Argus" newspaper. “The team was conference champion (Mountain West) and made an NCAA tournament run to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 10 years,” Anthony says. The Residential College, also called West Campus, is situated on the former campus of the College of Saint Teresa, a defunct Roman Catholic women's college. The WSU football team won the NSIC conference championship ten times in a 15-year span (1993–2007). She attributes her success so far to persistence. Founded in 1858, Winona State University is the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities.. Today Winona State University serves students across two campuses in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota, as well as others throughout southeastern Minnesota and beyond.. View the WSU 2019-20 Fast Facts (PDF). Schmittel has a doctorate in sports communication. [7] It was also the first tax-funded school west of the Mississippi River. It was one of the earliest universities in the country to offer a "Laptop University" program, now known as the e-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program. The official 2018 Football schedule for the Winona State University Warriors Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987 As an interactive producer with Emerge Interactive in Portland, Oregon, mass comm alumnus Troy Zirbes creates planning documents, owns relationships with clients and manages projects from ideation to launch. Box 5838 | 175 West Mark Street | Winona, MN 55987 | 507.457.5000 | 1.800.342.5978, Winona State University is an equal opportunity employer and educator | Title IX & Sexual Violence Resources | Privacy | Contact Us. She oversees and designs the creative direction for all retail marketing materials, including direct mailers and newspaper inserts. It seems that the person filling the costume of Wazoo, the beloved Winona State mascot, is a closely guarded secret. She taught video-related courses at a private university, Dar Al Hekma University, for five years. Today, working together on their newest startup, Eclectic Media Group, Inc., a digital media, marketing publishing company, the Biondos are living their dream of working and traveling together, satisfying a joint wanderlust, and complementing each other with their different but equally valuable entrepreneurial talents. [5] Contents. Mass Comm alumna Jessie (Larsen) Perrine is serving as communications coordinator in the Marketing and Public Relations Department at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Mascot: Bluegolds Team Website: Eau Claire Men's Volleyball Team Contact: Jonathon Jones: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire II: ... Winona State University II: Location: Winona, MN Enrollment: 8,487 Mascot: Warriors Team Website: Winona State Women's Club Volleyball Winona State University provides scholarship opportunities for International Students. After graduating from WSU in photojournalism and psychology, Brandi moved back to Albert Lea and worked in the Albert Lea Tribune newsroom before starting her business. Olson's first day was Monday, July 16, 2012. [8] In December 1922 a fire broke out in Old Main and completely destroyed it, though no one was harmed as it was the middle of a term break. Sports Winona State University's mascot is the Warrior. – that my clients ask for, from start to finish,” she says. Travis was also an adjunct instructor for the Mass Communication Department in 2012. While at WSU, Sammi was also a News Reporter for Winona Daily News. “I, with help from my amazing award-winning interns, get paid to make things look attractive and make life better for on-campus residents,” Jake says. They live in St. Paul with their three children: Anthony and Dominic, age 5, and 12-year-old Calvin, who as a little boy used to accompany Ruth to the Winonan office. Professional Studies (MCOM minor) graduate Dave Ferber is director of marketing and enterprise solutions for Technology Resource Center of America, based in Denton, Texas. Her favorite part of the job is getting to meet people and share interesting stories with the rest of the community. Because of my experience at WSU I was able to complete all tests in the first interview, and I was able to get the position. She plans on studying to become a certified vet tech in the near future. Wazoo, the Winona State mascot, waves a flag during the Warriors' homecoming game against the University of Mary. History He is responsible for maintaining all of the graphic design, marketing materials and social media for the health system. Dana’s love of water and hiking trails brought her back to Minnesota, where she now works in city government as an evidence technician at the Hermantown Police Department. Samantha, president-elect of the Iowa Broadcast News Association, encourages all WSU students to find their calling on campus: “Whether big or small, professionally or socially, find something to be a part of. Troy has worked for Vendi Advertising, Modern Climate, Best Buy, Polaris and Emerge Interactive, and has had clients such as Pepsi, Anheuser Busch and Jamba Juice. [14] In 2013 WSU became the first public university in the Midwest to offer a tablet and a laptop to all students. “I've been very blessed to cover several state tournaments, including two state titles, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and several other high-level events throughout my sports writing career,” Kip says. As an avid cyclist, Scott has combined his passion for bikes with his eye for photography through work for Salsa Cycles on a number of projects. Living in Kansas City, Missouri, Kathryn also coaches high school girls rugby. His reporting focused on crime, health and the interaction between government and private business told through narrative writing and audio. As art director at Minneapolis PR agency Russell Herder, Zach works with senior art directors, copywriters and a creative director to create and execute campaign concepts. She evaluates work at call centers nationwide to ensure a good customer experience and communicates with AT&T leadership. The women's 2012 cross-country team qualified for the NCAA DII National Cross-Country Championship, placing 9th place overall. Dana is loving life in the Duluth area with her husband and baby boy. Along with those duties, he's the interactive media director for the five-station cluster leading in social media, graphic design, web design and more. Winona State University offers 65 undergraduate programs and 12 graduate programs. Mass Comm alumna Annelie Schmittel is vice president of player development with the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team. 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Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU or MNSU), also known as Minnesota State, is a public university in Mankato, Minnesota.Established as the Second State Normal School in 1858, it was designated in Mankato in 1866, and officially opened as Mankato Normal School in 1868. Mass Comm alumna Jordan Gerard is an editor with the Spring Grove (Minn.) Herald, part of the Bluff Country Newspaper Group. MCOM alumnus Isaac Wenzel is a jack-of-all-trades guy for the La Crosse Media Group. Graig manages and affiliated websites, the authority’s email marketing program and other digital marketing initiatives that promote San Diego as a world-class travel destination. At the college, she manages all social media accounts, crafts press releases and works with area news media, and writes/designs the college’s newspaper in print and online. Jenny covers daily assignments, shooting and editing everyday stories and doing live shots for the evening newscasts. Its sports teams compete as the Winona State Warriors in the NCAA Division II athletics in 14 sports, primarily in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. “I’ve always been a small town girl, and to live out my dream around the people I know and love – there’s nothing better,” she says. She oversees company social media and inbound marketing strategies, coordinates photo and video shoots, manages a gear ambassador program, and manages the website and other marketing and advertising functions. She has been a board member of the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors since 2014 and is its immediate past-president. He also hosts WSU football, basketball and baseball/softball coaches' shows, seen on the WSU YouTube channel. A division of Riddell, Kollege Town serves as the apparel division of the sports equipment company and provides custom apparel for colleges, high schools, nonprofits, and businesses across the country. Mass Comm alumnus Greg White graduated in 2015, but that was far from the start of his journey. This hall had been closed down after the spring semester of 2019, however reopened in Fall 2020 to accommodate single occupancy room housing in response to COVID-19. Mass Comm alumna Michelle Peterson has put her public relations degree to use as a content strategist for a business-to-business digital marketing firm called Br8kthru. MCOM alumna Gabby Kinneberg is the director of tourism for Preston, Minnesota, as well as executive director of the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce. “As a speaker I share my story of hope and inspire others to live a more positive, purpose-filled life,” she says. Cloud Technical and Community College,, Buildings and structures in Winona, Minnesota, Educational institutions established in 1858, National Register of Historic Places in Winona County, Minnesota, Tourist attractions in Winona County, Minnesota, University and college buildings on the National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota, Public universities and colleges in Minnesota, Articles using NRISref without a reference number, Articles with a promotional tone from June 2013, Instances of Infobox university using image size, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, A Community of Learners Improving Our World. His tasks include marketing planning and budgeting, photography, video production, social media publishing, website maintenance, internal communication, event planning, networking at local events, and client presentations. Winona State University P.O. She started college at Winona State University for criminal justice, only to find her true passion in animal medicine. In November of that year, following two rounds of fan voting, the current nickname of Fighting Hawks was chosen and immediately adopted. It was completed in 1928 for the College of St Teresa.[25]. She shoots the average community events, crimes and courts and politics but has gotten to do some things that make for good bar stories: chasing tornadoes in Oklahoma and going backstage at "Dancing with the Stars" in LA and the Country Music Awards in Nashville. Winona State University was founded as Winona Normal School in 1858 and is the oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Kayle Paul loves her job as a promotions assistant at KSTP FM in the Twin Cities. [19] There are 106 units in this co-ed complex however, each unit is single-gendered. Mass Comm alumna Andrea Boe secured a position at Core Income as the financial advisory company's first sales woman. He has since moved up to noon and 5pm producer. "Our motto at Russell Herder is to do 'work that matters,' and it is reflected in the type of clients we take on, our status as a certified B-Corp and the general attitude of the entire team," Zach says. Sarah manages the public relations, marketing and training alongside her CEO husband, who, she says, often admits he couldn’t do what he does without her, in work and in life. “As a side note, I’d like to say that WSU’s communications program has surpassed any other communications program I’ve seen,” she says. Again in 1987, the Warriors claimed the NAIA national title, this time paced by one individual champion and seven All-American honors. Mass Comm alumna Amanda Brinkman is helping to revitalize main streets across the country via a new show "Small Business Revolution - Main Street." His first jobs as a reporter were at "The Winonan" — where he won a state investigative reporting award — and the "Winona Daily News.". Preston Bowman currently works at Kollege Town Sports in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Winona State University | P.O. Chris works in the company’s energy division, Venture Fuels. Make the most of your time as a student and take advantage of all Winona has to offer.”. The station is the CBS/FOX affiliate and is just 10 minutes outside her hometown of Marathon. She loves outdoors, sports and lifestyle topics. Kate has a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. One of the greatest experiences while at WSU was discovering all the possibilities available for someone with a diverse set of interests and how they can blend into a great career opportunity. Kip's duties include writing and editing copy as well as incorporating photos and videos into his coverage. Mass Comm alumnus Jon Arias is living in Madison, Wisconsin, and has been working as a broadcaster for iHeartMedia since 2004. Each student attending Winona State University pays a .43 cent per credit fee to fund the Minnesota State University Student Association, a student-led non-profit that advocates on behalf of all Minnesota state university students. When he's not working or writing, his hobbies include card throwing, retro video games and anything involving whiskey. Maria Hall is home to just over 200 students. Jennie-O Turkey is Alison’s largest client, and she says she’s fortunate to be able to dive into all sides of the business and create a variety of work. They have also participated in the Mineral Water Bowl in 2000, 2002, and 2012. It houses over 500 students, most of whom are freshmen. Two rounds of interviews II basketball Championship, the team represented the school newspaper, the Winonan campus behind... 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