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What's Happening - September 26 to October 2

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What's Happening 2016-2017

A weekly resource guide for free or low cost activities, events, music, museum experiences, lectures and cultural web links for MSC Southeast students, faculty and staff. If you know of events that might be of interest, email dechelard@southeastmn.edu.

Monday September 26

Lecture: "Confessions of a Phone Slave: Technology, Addiction and Driving" with author Matt Richtel 
7:00 Winona State University - 175 West Mark Street   Somsen Hall
Richtel explores the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 2006, in which 19-year-old Reggie Shaw struck and killed two scientists while texting and driving. 

Tuesday September 27

Trumpeting Racism: moderated discussion with Ian Haney López
Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons 175 West Mark Street Winona 7:00
WSU's Inclusion and Diversity Office will host Trumpeting Racism: Race, Politics, and Economic Jeopardy for all with Ian Haney López. This event will feature discussions on economic inequality, raising racial anxiety and how Donald Trump is using the basic script of political elites from the last 50 years in his campaign. 

Open Jam - The Organic Music Cooperative
The Historic Trempealeau Hotel in the Yard 6:30
Looking for people to Jam with in a beautiful scene? Bring happy faces, voices and your instruments!

WSU's Lyceum Series 
Larry Jacobs as he discusses this year's extraordinary presidential primaries and election and the vital importance of civic engagement.
Winona State University 175 West Mark Street  Somsen Hall 7:00

Wednesday September 28

Winona Farmers Market 
2:30 - 5:30
Winona Farmer's Market will take place at Winona Health on the grassy lot across from the parking ramp. Purchase tasty, fresh, locally-grown produce.

Thursday September 29

October Fest In La Crosse WI
This time of year both Munich and La Crosse are filled with "merrymaking" and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.  La Crosse is closer.  (Thursday 29, Friday 30, Saturday Oct 1, Sunday Oct. 2)

Steely James at The Historic Trempealeau Hotel
on the Deck 7:00
Folk Rocker Steely James from Nashville picked Trempealeau to play some new tunes from his upcoming album "Judged by the Citizens". Get ready for some serious solo singing, strumming and story telling with just a touch of outlaw flavor. 

International Music Series: Nirmala Rajasekar 
Winona State University - Performing Arts Center Recital Hall  6:00
WSU's Department of Music will host Music of South India with Nirmala Rajasekar for the International Music Series. 

History on the River Cruises: Migration on the Refuge
with Wildlife Ranger Ed Lagace
Winona Levee Park with boarding for boat @ 5:00
Winona County Historical Society host Migration on the Refuge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ranger Ed Lagace, as part of the 2016 History on the River Cruises. 

Celebrate Native American Art Watershed Gallery Exhibit Opening 
5:00
National Eagle Center 50 Pembroke Ave Wabasha, MN  

Wine & Canvas at the Acoustic Café 
Acoustic Café 77 Center Street Winona 8:00-10:00
Come down to Acoustic Cafe for the next Wine and Canvas event. The evening's featured painting will be "Color Your Life". No experience necessary...their talented artist will lead you step-by-step to create your very own masterpiece.

Friday September 30

LIVE Dixieland Jazz  with The Gate City Jazz Band
Jefferson's Pub and Grill  58 Center Street Winona 6:00

October Fest In La Crosse WI
This time of year both Munich and La Crosse are filled with "merrymaking" and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.  La Crosse is closer.  (Thursday 29, Friday 30, Saturday Oct 1, Sunday Oct. 2)

Queen of the Mississippi docked in Levee Park  420 Levee Road Red Wing Levee Park
Come to Levee Park to visit the largest steamboat ever built. Scheduled docking in Red Wing. 
Paint & Sip Party at Elks Lodge 
6 West 4th Street in downtown Red Wing 6:00
Registration is required - No experience necessary. They will be painting Evening Stroll. Cost: $25/person.
Register call/text Kayleen at 515-333-8363. Check out website for further details.

Saint Mary's Music: Jazz Ensembles 
SMU Page Theatre 7:30 Winona
From swingin' favorites to a cabaret setting, jazz at Saint Mary's offers something for everyone this fall. 

Capture the Northern Lights
Larry Ricker lecture @ 2:00
National Eagle Center 50 Pembroke Ave Wabasha, MN  

Saturday October 1

Solomon's Song: Nationally renowned musician and story teller JOHN McCUTCHEON to perform benefit concert
Winona State University Harriet Johnson Auditorium,  Samson Hall  7:00  
John McCutcheon, an American folk music singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and master storyteller, has written hundreds of songs and garnered more than his share of accolades. His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children's songs, love songs, topical satire, fiddle and hammer dulcimer instruments, and even symphonic works are among the broadest in American folk music. A benefit concert for Solomon's Song, dedicated to mental health awareness, suicide prevention and diversity.  

ETHEL with Robert Mirabal - The River 
Exclusive Discount for MN State College Southeast: TICKETS ONLY $5.50 + order processing fee  Use Coupon Code: COLLEG at check out
The Sheldon Theatre  443 West 3rd Street  Red Wing 7:30
One of America's most adventurous string quartets, ETHEL blends uptown, conservatory musicianship with downtown genre-crossing, playing with the intensity of a rock band. In this cross-cultural collaboration with Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder and three time Grammy Award winner, they evoke the magic and majesty of The River. Inspired by water as the embodiment of spirit, the audience is immersed in a flow of music, narrative, and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry. As delivered by these master performers, the effect is breathtaking, even ecstatic. 

Apple Affair Bike Tour 
On the Square  Galesville WI  8:00 -3:00  
Held in conjunction with the Apple Affair Celebration, this long standing event gives all bike enthusiasts a chance to finish out their biking season! Route options range from 6 - 75 miles (and great rest stops). Youth 13 & under FREE! http://oktoberfestusa.com/

October Fest In La Crosse WI
This time of year both Munich and La Crosse are filled with "merrymaking" and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.  La Crosse is closer.  (Thursday 29, Friday 30, Saturday Oct 1, Sunday Oct. 2)

Ryan Herman & Denny Marion  
POLKA / Variety music outside in Heritage park
Free concerts in Heritage Park Main Street West Wabasha  1:00 - 3:00
Concerts are held outdoors under the Interstate bridge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. 

Live Music with Haley Bonar 
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 W. 10th St., Winona 7:00
Mid West Music Fest is collaborating with MN Music Coalition and their Caravan du Nord series to bring MN treasure and nationally recognized indie folk artist Haley Bonar.

Saint Mary's Music: Choirs and Concert Band 
SMU Page Theatre  Winona 2:00 pm
Strike up the band!  Join Concert Band for some toe-tapping family favorites. Saint Mary's Choirs will also delight during this annual Family Weekend concert.

2nd Annual Bakkelyka Brew - Craft Beer & Music Festival 
Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Area 26685 County 7 Blvd Welch, MN 55089 1:00 - 8:00  
Includes: 2 hour beer tasting from 25 craft breweries (2-4pm); commemorative tasting mug; admission to music festival featuring 3 bands. Includes snowboard and ski swap.

Live Auction: Fair Trade Books
Fair Trade Books 320 Bush St Red Wing  7 p.m.
Now in addition to buying books you can attend auctions on the first of every month. Call 651-800-2030 for further details.

Sargent's Nursery classes: Fall Garden Care & Clean-up class  & Natural Dried Fall Arrangements class
Sargent`s Nursery3352 North Service Dr. 10:00 & 11:00
Informational classes discussing fall clean-up, annuals, perennials and the vegetable garden and cutting back to sanitation and mulching. For the arrangement class, create your own gorgeous dried fall arrangement. Check out website for registration and class descriptions and price. 

Water/Ways Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibit 
Goodhue County Historical Society 1166 Oak St., Red Wing 4:00
Learn about water and all of it's capabilities, with Red Wing being located on the Mississippi River water plays a key role in our community. This exhibit is put on by the Smithsonian Institution. 

Wabasha Farmers Market 
Sat. 9:00 -noon  & Wednesdays 3 -7
Main Street West & Alleghany Ave

Winona Farmers Market and the Winona Artisan Market 
7:30 -1:00 Downtown Winona, 2nd and Main Street.
The Winona Artisan Market is a collective of artisans who embrace quality craftsmanship and offer exceptional goods in a communal atmosphere.  

Red Wing Farmers Market  
8:00 -1 Train Depot 420 Levee St Red Wing,
Enjoy shopping for local produce, baked goods, and artisan items in a beautiful outdoor setting. Live music performances from 10-noon

Wynonna & the Big Noise  Presented by Riverside Concerts 
Rochester Civic Center  7:30
Check out attached link for further details and ticket prices.

Sunday October 2

SMACZNE JABLKA (apple day)
Polish Cultural Institute and Museum 102 Liberty Street, Winona 12:00-4:00
Annual celebration of the apple season with live music, ethnic dancing, Polish treats and silent auction and of course a lot of apple activities.

Family Fun Day:Water/Ways, Zumbro Zoe, and Water Tables!
Goodhue County Historical Society 12:30
You and your family can explore the Smithsonian exhibit Water/Ways, as well as two other brand-new, water-themed exhibits free of charge. All of the exhibits feature hands-on activities and kiosks.

Paws on the Piazza! at Villa Bellezza 
Villa Bellezza Winery & Vineyards, Great River Road / Highway 35 1420 3rd St Pepin, Wisconsin 12:00
Calling all our four-legged friends... Join us for Paws on the Piazza! Enjoy fun and frolic around the vineyard, doggie-selfies by the fountain and yappetizer snacks. Bring your people; they'll lap it up, too. Villa Bellezza is dog-friendly.

October Fest In La Crosse WI
This time of year both Munich and La Crosse are filled with "merrymaking" and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.  La Crosse is closer.  (Thursday 29, Friday 30, Saturday Oct 1, Sunday Oct. 2)

WSU's Department of Music: Faculty recital with Harry Hindson, woodwinds

Winona State University - Performing Arts Center Recital Hall 175 West Mark Street Winona @ 5:00  
Free and open to public.

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Options throughout the week

Live Music at the Trempealeau Hotel  
Trempealeau WI  Check out website for musical events

Acoustic Café Winona, calendar of music entertainment

Cannon Valley Trail 
The Cannon Valley Trail is a 19.7 mile long trail that runs through diverse and spectacular scenery on a former Chicago Great Western Railroad line connecting the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing in beautiful southeastern Minnesota.  Take a bike ride, walk or break on the trail. 

International Owl Center Houston MN
Educational visits and late night owl prowl opportunities

Paul Watkins Art Gallery
Winona State University
Open 8:00 am - 4:00 pm daily

Lanesboro
Lanesboro Art Gallery, Commonweal Theatre. Art events in a beautiful region and an excuse for a great road trip!

Marine Art Museum- Free Tuesday 

All Day, every Tuesday: Free Admission for Students with I.D.  
800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987 

Rochester Art Center - Free Thursdays 

40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904

National Eagle Center 
11:00 am 50, Pembroke Ave,  Wabasha MN 
Educational Nature, eagle watching and fun place to visit with friends and family.

Trester Trolly Downtown Tours
The Trolley will offer tours of downtown Winona during the week.  

The Polish Cultural Institute and Museum
102 Liberty St.   Winona
Winona's Kashubian Polish traditions through events and other initiatives.

The Winona County Historical Society
160 Johnson Street, Winona MN

Goodhue County Historical Society 
1166 Oak Street,  Red Wing
More Information:

Red Wing Arts Association

418 Levee Street Red Wing
Ongoing exhibitions in gallery as well as concert series.

WSU Fitness Center
Monday - Friday 6am- 10pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-10pm

MSC Southeast is helping students affected by ITT closure

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Concerned student

MSC Southeast taking steps to help students affected by for-profit college closures

With the closing of several national and regional for-profit colleges, thousands of students have been left wondering how they can complete their educational programs and take care of past student loans. 

Recently ITT Technical Institute announced that it is closing, after the U.S. Department of Education barred the company from admitting students who receive federal financial aid. 

Minnesota State College Southeast is already hearing from students who are affected by the ITT closure, and the college is taking steps to be ready to help these students.

"We will make it as easy as possible for ITT students to transfer to MSC Southeast," says Director of Admissions Gale Lanning. "They will follow the same pathway as any student transferring to the college, plus we are dedicating staff to answering their questions about the process and making a smooth transition." 

Helpful Resources

Department of Education
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/itt
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/itt/faq

ITT Closure Website: http://itt-tech.info/

 

Transferring from ITT to MSC Southeast

Transfer students follow these 4 steps to be admitted to MSC Southeast: 

1. APPLY: Complete and submit an online application (we will waive the $20 application fee)

2. TEST: Schedule and take the Accuplacer Placement Exam (check to see if you are exempt)  

3. SUBMIT DOCUMENTS: Submit official copies of ITT college transcripts:

Holly Daley, Red Wing campus
hdaley@southeastmn.edu  
308 Pioneer Rd
Red Wing, MN  55066 

Julie Haedtke, Winona campus
jhaedtke@southeastmn.edu  
1250 Homer Rd
Winona, MN  55987 

4. REGISTER:

  • If you will attend a program at our Red Wing or Winona campus, you will attend Registration on campus before classes start. 
  • If you are an online student, please contact Sarah Gatzlaff, sgatzlaff@southeastmn.edu, 507-453-2730, for online orientation/registration information. 

91-year-old student takes on Truck Driving at MSC Southeast

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Louise Spencer Story - 1

Honk if you're 91!

Truck drivin' woman Louise Spencer becomes a media sensation when she takes a lesson with instructor Tom Gierok at MSC Southeast

 Media Coverage:

Just a few days before her 92nd birthday, Louise Spencer ticked off one of her "bucket list" items: driving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer truck.

Louise, who lives at Chandler Place in the Twin Cities, had always dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a big rig. Her late husband was an over-the-road trucker for 30 years, but she had never driven one herself -- though she secretly wished she could. 

When Webb Weiman heard about her dream, he knew he could help make it come true. His California based non-profit, JUMP!, helps seniors achieve what's left on their bucket lists and inspires them to reach for their dreams.

Webb's first challenge was to track down a truck and someone who could teach Louise how to drive it. He lucked out on his first call.  MSC Southeast truck driving instructor Tom Gierok's immediate response was "Let's do it!"

Tom Gierok - Louise Spencer - Webb Weiman
Tom Gierok, Louise Spencer, and Webb Weiman

With the day set for Friday, September 2, Tom needed to find a truck with an automatic transmission.  He turned to one of his past students, John Brom of Riverland Trucking, who donated the use of a truck for the day. It was hooked up to MSC Southeast's signature tractor-trailer, which sports colorful college program graphics.

When Louise arrived at the college on Friday afternoon, she was besieged by news crews. TV stations from La Crosse (News 8000), Rochester (ABC 6 News), and the Twin Cities (KARE-11) made the trek to Winona, along with newspapers from Winona and Rochester. 

Louise handled the media attention like a seasoned professional, patiently answering questions through several interviews. Then the big moment came. She was surrounded by cameras of all sorts -- TV cameras, still cameras, iPhones, and a host of go-pro cameras -- as she rolled her walker across the pavement to board the truck. 

There she found a surprise arranged by Tom Gierok. On the driver's side door, he had attached a decal with "Louise" spelled out in pink script. 

Once on board, Tom showed her the various controls of the truck. Without hesitation, she started up the truck, then took it for a circuit around the Norris P. Abts Transportation Center's large parking lot. Louise appeared completely confident as she drove off to the college's 27-acre truck driving range, with photographers, reporters, and college staff chasing behind on foot and by car.

"She's pretty gutsy," Wanda McCarra, one of Spencer's daughters told Chris Rogers from the Winona Post. "Everybody sees her as this sweet old lady, but she's a firecracker. She's got a very gentle appearance, but she's pretty determined." 

Louise Spencer Story - 2

After the drive was over, Louise and Tom returned to their starting point. There they found a row of MSC Southeast staff members holding up letters reading "H-O-N-K  I-F  Y-O-U-'-R-E  9-1-!" Louise obliged with a final blast of the horn.

Dr. Duran presents certificate of completion
Dr. Duran presents Louise with an honorary certificate of completion.

As Louise climbed down from the truck, MSCS President Dr. Dorothy Duran presented her with an honorary certificate of completion. Webb Weiman had arranged a "Keep on Truckin' " birthday cake for the occasion and all gathered to sing "Happy Birthday."

"I feel like I'm going to wake up tomorrow, and it's a dream," she told Kyle Farris from the Winona Daily News. "But there's no way I could have dreamed this." 

Then it was on to one last interview with the press. 

"I think these big trucks on the road are beautiful," she exclaimed to Rochester Post Bulletin reporter Brian Todd. "Think about it. What would we do without them? They are so important."  

Tom Gierok, who has taught thousands of students in his long career at the college, will always hold a special place in his heart for Louise. He said, "If you have a dream or a wish and you're willing to pursue it, you can do anything. I feel so fortunate to be part of this."

See more photos on our Facebook page

 

Special Thanks To:

John Brom, Riverland Trucking
Jim and Debbie Remlinger
Ron Regan, www.reganphotography.com
Tom and Pam Gierok
Webb Weiman, Sydney Weisman, JUMP!
Lauren Meintsma, Katie Westberg, and Robyn Johnson, The Goodman Group/Chandler Place

 

What's Happening - September 5 to September 11

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What’s Happening 2016-2017 

A weekly resource guide for free or low cost activities, events, music, museum experiences, lectures and cultural web links for MSC Southeast students, faculty and staff. If you know of events that might be of interest, email dechelard@southeastmn.edu

 

Tuesday September 6

Mississippi Sippin’ at the  Minnesota Marine Art Museum
5-7pm Summer on our beautiful river walk to enjoy friends while soaking in the scenery.
Food, beer and wine available from Jefferson Pub and Grill.

 

Wednesday September 7 

Winona Farmers Market
2:30pm - 5:30pm 
Winona Farmer's Market will take place at Winona Health on the grassy lot across from the parking ramp. Purchase tasty, fresh, locally-grown produce.

 

Thursday September 8 

Common Threads, A Threading Club
2pm -3pm   Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room
151 W 5th St, Winona
Do you knit? Sew? Crochet? Cross Stitch? Embroider? Join the Club.


Open Mic night at Fair Trade
7:30-10pm Fair Trade Books 320 Bush Street Red Wing
Music, poetry, comedy, and more!

 

Friday September 9  


Fish Hook Festival
5:30 -10:30  (Country, Gospel, Bluegrass Festival)
Check out these diverse bands? Pert Near Sandstone, Dead Man Winter, Them Coulee Boys
Location: Loggers baseball field Tickets $10 Check link for details on festival and bands.


“Over the Back Fence” CommunityVariety Show
7:30 pm  St. Mane Theatre Lanesboro, Mn.
Musical Guest Mike Munson, Buck Town, Poet John Krumberger

Two-Spirit People Workshop 
11:00 -1pm  Winona State University Kryzsko Commons
WSU will host a workshop about two-spirit people with Lenny Hays, owner and operator of Tate Topa Consulting, LLC. and a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton-Oyate in South Dakota. This workshop will highlight the history of the two-spirit Native LGBTQ individuals and communities, the issues impacting individuals and the community, intergenerational trauma on the community and information about changing ideas about the community. 

TomLeBlanc and Scatter Their Own 
1:00pm  Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons Courtyard
LeBlanc is an award-winning Dakota poet and speaker who does a performance of native humor, music, poetry, spoken word and dance. Scatter Their Own is a "alter-native" rock duo that doesn't depend on traditional flutes, feathers or hand drums for its look and sound. Instead, husband-wife team Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford mix old-school rock-and-roll and bluesy sounds with deep, contemporary lyrics about love, overcoming obstacles and environmental advocacy. 

The AMERICA RIVERBOAT DOCKS IN REDWING  
12:00 – 5pm Levee Park 420 Levee Road Red Wing 
Come to Levee Park to witness the brand new Mississippi River paddlewheel riverboat, The America, a sister ship to the Queen of the Mississippi. Scheduled docking in Red Wing. 

Dirty Dancing - Friday Date Night Summer Film Series  
7:30 PM Sheldon Theatre  443 W Third St. Red Wing 

 

Saturday Sept. 10 

Kellog Minnesota’s 70th Watermelon Festival Sept 9-11 
Entertainment, vintage tractor ride, parade and fun events.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days
(Sat Sept. 11 & Sun Sept 11) is a family oriented event featuring arts & educational entertainment based on the early American pioneer experience of the storybook author Laura Ingalls Wilder. All activities are held in Laura Ingalls Wilder Park, in the village and surrounding hillsides of her birthplace- Pepin Wisconsin. No admission charged. 

PRIDE in the Park
11:00 am to 7:00pm  Riverside Park in La Crosse Wisconsin
The event includes live music, vendors, a kids corner and a beer garden. The event is dedicated to promoting human rights, celebrating the diversity within LGBTQ community, challenging discrimination, and working towards full equality for all families, while fostering a safe and welcoming environment.  

Pickwick Mill Day 
10:00 -5  
24813 County Road 7, Pickwick, Minnesota
Food served all day with free access to the mill all day. The machinery, all in working order, will be run at 10:30 and again at 1:00.  There will be live music all day, demonstrations of spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, pottery making, rope making, and more. Don’t miss the log rolling at 10:00. 

The 13th annual Winona Dakota Gathering, Homecoming & PowWow 
Sept 10-11 all day long both days 

Shapiro & Smith Dance Professional Dance Concert
7:30 pm $21.00 for students
Page Theater Winona 

Wabasha Farmers Market 
Main Street West & Alleghany Ave
Sat. 9:00 am-noon  & Wednesdays 3pm -7pm 

Winona Farmers Market and the Winona Artisan Market 
7:30 am – 1:00 pm Downtown Winona, 2nd and Main Street.
The Winona Artisan Market is a collective of artisans who embrace quality craftsmanship and offer exceptional goods in a communal atmosphere.   

Red Wing Farmers Market
8:00 -1pm Train Depot 420 Levee St Red Wing 
Enjoy shopping for local produce, baked goods, and artisan items in a beautiful outdoor setting. Live music performances from 10am-noon, featuring: Flat and Square (September 10) 

Author Appearance by Walter Bennick 
12:00 – 3pm Fair Trade Books 320 Bush Street Red Wing
Come to Fair Trade Books to meet & greet Walter Bennick and learn more about his featured work, “Upper Mississippi River from Winona.” 

ROCHESTER SYMPHONY CHORALE & THE 34TH INFANTRY DIVISION "RED BULL" BAND present ECHOES OF 9/11.
2:00 PM  Mayo Civic Center  Auditorium
A concert to honor the heroes & commemorate the tragedies on the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001.
This event is FREE and open to the public. 

 

Sunday Sept. 11 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days
(Sat Sept. 11 & Sun Sept 11) is a family oriented event featuring arts & educational entertainment based on the early American pioneer experience of the storybook author Laura Ingalls Wilder. All activities are held in Laura Ingalls Wilder Park, in the village and surrounding hillsides of her birthplace- Pepin Wisconsin. No admission charged. 

The 13th annual Winona Dakota Gathering, Homecoming & PowWow 
Sept 10-11 all day long both days 

Pee Wee`s Big Adventure - Family Sunday Summer Film Series 
2:00 PM Sheldon Theatre  443 W Third St. Red Wing 

Guns vs Hoses friendly competition between the Red Wing Police Department and Red Wing Fire Dept.
3pm $5 tickets  at Red Wing Athletic Field 
Benefit  for the United Way 

Joe and Vicki Price  - Blues Artists at the Falconer Vineyard
2pm $15 tickets  at the Falconer Vineyards 

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NEW OPTIONS:

http://renaissancefest.com/ 
Minnesota Renaissance Festival 


Paul Watkins Art gallery Winona State University
Open 8:00 am – 4:00 pm daily 

http://lanesboroarts.org/calendar/ 
Lanesboro art gallery, Commonweal Theatre and art events in a beautiful region - a great excuse for a road trip! 

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Options throughout the week:

Marine Art Museum- Free Tuesday
All Day, every Tuesday: Free Admission for Students with I.D.  
800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987  

Rochester ArtCenter - Free Thursdays
40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904 

National Eagle Center 
11:00 am 50, Pembroke Ave,  Wabasha MN  
Educational Nature, eagle watching and fun place to visit with friends and family.
Check website for More Information & ongoing lectures and activities 

Trester Trolly Downtown Tours 
The Trolley will offer tours of downtown Winona during the week.   

 The Polish Cultural Institute and Museum
102 Liberty St.   Winona
 
Winona’s Kashubian Polish traditions through events and other initiatives. 

The Winona County Historical Society 
160 Johnson Street, Winona

Goodhue County Historical Society
1166 Oak Street,  Red Wing 

Red Wing ArtsAssociation
418 Levee Street Red Wing
Ongoing exhibitions in gallery as well as concert series. 

WSU Fitness Center
Monday – Friday 6am- 10pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-10pm 

 

 

 

When the teacher becomes the student

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John Huth (Center)

When the student becomes the teacher - and the teacher becomes the student

John Huth - brass bellAt a place like Minnesota State College Southeast, you expect the students to learn from their instructors. But the tables were turned last summer when Band Instrument Repair (BIR) instructor John Huth traveled to Kansas City to learn how to make brass instrument bells from his former student, Mike Corrigan.

After graduating in 2000, Mike founded two band instrument businesses in the Kansas City area:  BAC Music Center for retail and repair and B.A.C. (Best American Craftsman) for instrument manufacturing.  

"Mike imports artist and student level instruments, but he is quickly advancing as a sought-after builder of custom trombones and trumpets," says John. "He is preserving many hand-building techniques that are being lost to mass production. He has an enviable historic instrument collection and is constantly expanding his knowledge of instrument making." 

While repair technicians remove bell dents, it is unusual for a technician to make a bell from scratch; the tooling and skills are specialized to manufacturing.  Bells are made by forming a flat sheet of brass into a rough shape, joining the edges with brazing, and then final-forming the brass while it spins rapidly on a lathe.

"Just like a violin, how a brass instrument is made plays a huge role in its performance," John. "It has always been a goal for me to learn to make brass instrument bells and Mike enthusiastically agreed to work with me. Another one of our grads, Matt Simianar, also helped teach me bell making."

EngravingIn addition to Matt, Mike Corrigan currently employs Red Wing grads Eric Rempe, Kristy Filippini, Ethan Sherman, and Darrel Wilson.  John says it was great to connect with BIR grads in the workplace. "Darrel Wilson showed me the art of engraving, a skill he has developed since he started working for BAC.  His incredible work can be seen on BAC's Facebook page and website."

John is proud to note Mike's advocacy for musicians. After Hurricane Katrina, Mike equipped a van with repair tools and took it to New Orleans to repair instruments for free.  He has been back multiple times and was honored with the key to the city.  He promotes his own city, locating his business near the heart of Kansas City's historic jazz district.  And he's an active member of MSC Southeast's Band Instrument Repair Advisory Committee.

"It was so exciting for me to see the student become the teacher and the teacher become the student," John concludes. "I was so lucky to have gone to Kansas City to learn from Mike and his staff. He is as generous and kind as it gets."

What's Happening August 30-September 4

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What's Happening August 31-September 4

A weekly resource guide for free or low cost activities, events, music, museum experiences, lectures and cultural web links for MSC Southeast students, faculty and staff. If you know of events that might be of interest, email dechelard@southeastmn.edu

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Winona Campus Welcome Picnic & SOAR (Student Opportunities And Readiness day)
11 am-1 pm
Student Commons

Come help celebrate the beginning of a new era at our college as we move from a technical college to a comprehensive technical and community college. Let's commemorate our new name, new mission and new degree option with this celebration during our annual Welcome Picnic and SOAR day. Join us for free lunch, door prizes and more! Students can visit the various community resource tables on campus as well as attend student success sessions throughout the day. Don't miss out on this historical moment in the college's history!

Red Wing's Ultimate Happy Hour
3:00-4:30 pm
Student Commons
Featuring our Name Change Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Help commemorate our new name, new mission and new degree option with this celebration during our annual Ultimate Happy Hour event. Don't miss out on this historical moment in the college's history!

 

  • Ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce
  • Free food, giveaways, door prizes, coupons and more
  • Red Wing businesses on campus to welcome new students and promote job openings
  • All students, staff and community members welcome

 

Wednesday August 31

Red Wing campus 
Welcome Picnic & SOAR
(Student Opportunities And Readiness day)
11 am to 1 pm
Student Commons
Join us for free lunch and access resources that will help you 
be more successful as a student. We will have student success 
sessions as well as a variety of community agencies here to help 
with whatever your needs may be. 

“Address/Reject” artist reception with a beatboxing performance.
4:00pm -6:30pm
Winona State University - Stark Hall Room 103
Address/Reject is by photo documentarian and visual anthropologist N. Musinguzi and digital storyteller and musician ADDAM. This exhibit features the two artists as they engage, respond and reflect on contemporary issues through multidisciplinary collaboration. 

Drag the Grub (Leisurely Cruise around Winona)
Cruise night starts at 6:30  Old fashioned drive in restaurant and car cruise.
610 East Sarnia, Winona

Winona Farmers Market
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Winona Farmer's Market will take place at Winona Health on the grassy lot across from the parking ramp. Purchase tasty, fresh, locally-grown produce. 

Thursday September 1

Live Music by Mark Grim @ Cannon River Winery
5:00pm – 8:00pm
421 Mill St W  Cannon Falls, MN

River Cruise on the Mississippi
6:00 pm History Center 160 Johnson, Winona
History on the River Cruise: memories of the army corps of engineers with Dennis Decker Winona County

Friday September 2

Crossing the Mississippi Art Show
Red Wing Arts Association (new show, open all day)
418 Levee Street Red Wing
Artwork illustrating the bridges and varied historic modes of crossing the Mississippi near Red Wing.

Saturday Sept. 3

Cruizin Old Main Car show 
3-9 pm
2000 Old West Main Street, Red Wing
View cars, motorcycles, trucks or tractors.

“Relativity” -- voted one of Northfield’s best bands
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Cannon River Winery
421 Mill St W, Cannon Falls, MN

Winona Farmers Market and the Winona Artisan Market
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Winona, 2nd and Main Street.
The Winona Artisan Market is a collective of artisans who embrace quality craftsmanship and offer exceptional goods in a communal atmosphere. 

Family Art Day
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Lake Park, W. Lake Street  Winona 
The event celebrates art with fun family activities.

Sunday Sept. 4

Big Muddy Brew  ‘N Que
noon to 9 pm
Levee Park, 1 Main St. Winona 
Live music, craft fair, kids activities, food trucks, beverage garden, microbrewing tasting, and local barbeque competition.

All Aboard! Model Railroads at the Goodhue County History Center
1-5 pm 
1166 Oak Street Redwing
The Gandy Dancer Model Railroad Club of Red Wing is back at the History Center by popular demand! Experiment with hands-on model railroad sets, and check out the intricate—and fascinating—model railroads from the Red Wing Gandy Dancers. ArtReach will have a railroad-themed craft for visitors of all ages to enjoy as well.

 

Options throughout the week:

Minnesota State Fair August 25- Sept 5
The Great Minnesota Get together.  See you there.

Marine Art Museum- Free Tuesday
All Day, every Tuesday: Free Admission for Students with I.D.  
800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987

Rochester Art Center - Free Thursdays
40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904

National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave, Wabasha MN
Educational Nature, eagle watching and fun place to visit with friends and family.
Check website for More Information & ongoing lectures and activities.

Trester Trolly Downtown Tours
The Trolley will offer tours of downtown Winona during the week. 

The Polish Cultural Institute and Museum
102 Liberty St.   Winona
Winona’s Kashubian Polish traditions through events and other initiatives.

The Winona County Historical Society
160 Johnson Street, Winona MN 

Goodhue County Historical Society
1166 Oak Street,  Red Wing

Red Wing Arts Association
418 Levee Street Red Wing
Ongoing exhibitions in gallery as well as concert series.

WSU Fitness Center
Monday – Friday 6am- 10pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-10pm

MSC Southeast shows WSU school program kids the way things work

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MSC Southeast shows kids "How Things Work"

Kids on campus - 2016

Minnesota State College Southeast recently hosted WSU Children's Center Summer School Age program participants on campus as part of their "How Things Work" week. 

"The field trip allowed these children to get a glimpse into worlds that they may not know exist. In addition to being fun, it may have planted some seeds in an interest they may pursue in future years," states School Age Coordinator Karen Sullivan.

Throughout the day they were shown how a car runs, how a truck hauls, how technology is used in healthcare, and how changing the color of your hair is a science. 

Photo Caption: WSU Children's Center participants ready to report for work in the MSC Southeast Nursing Lab.