Minnesota State College Southeast - News, Events, and Updates MSC Southeast - News and Events


MSC Southeast News and Events

News and Events

Keeping you in touch with MSC Southeast

Women's Colloquium - Nominate!

 Permanent link

Save the Date and Nominate!

Women's ColloquiumThe 2010 Women’s Colloquiums are scheduled for Wednesday, April 21 in Red Wing.What is a Women’s Colloquium?  Now in its 24th year in the Red Wing community, the Business & Professional Women’s Colloquium recognizes the successes and achievements of women in all professions.  At the heart of the program is the Award ceremony announcing the “Administrative Professional of the Year.” All nominees will be recognized and a winner will take home the title along with a special prize package. The  organizing committee is seeking nominations now. To nominate your hard-working professional and learn more about the events, visit the event pages at www.southeastmn.edu\colloquium.


Get a free upgrade to Office 2010

 Permanent link

Microsoft OfficeFor students/faculty/staff who intend to purchase the software through E-Academy www.e-academy.com:

Microsoft is offering an upgrade path for individuals who purchase the software between March 5th and September 30th, 2010.  E-academy will be offering a 100% free download for the upgrade (no processing or handling fees) and for those who do not want to download Microsoft will have a charge for the DVDs (price TBD).

The purpose of this announcement is to enable graduating students the ability to acquire Microsoft Office at the special pricing before they leave their institution yet still have rights to the most current version after it is released.

Tunnel of Oppression and Multicultural Week Events

 Permanent link

Posted from WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Jessica StumpF

Dr. Stumpf to present on March 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Tunnel of Oppression and Multicultural Week Events March 22 – 26 at WSU
Winona State University’s Inclusion and Diversity Office, Southeast Technical College, Women’s and Gender Studies and the Women’s Resource Center present the Tunnel of Oppression and Multicultural Week, March 22-26, 2010, East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

The Tunnel of Oppression is a student led interactive learning and multimedia experience for all of the Winona, Minnesota community.  The event takes individuals and groups on a tour through a series of rooms where different kinds of injustices and other diversity/cultural issues are acted out and or depicted. The purpose of the Tunnel is to give people firsthand knowledge of some of the social injustices and discrimination that occurs both nationally and internationally. The Tunnel of oppression is intended to be eye-opening and conscious building. The rationale is that individuals are sometimes unable to fully understand oppression and discrimination until they have experienced it first-hand or made aware of it. The experience should stimulate thoughts, feelings and emotions around the issues and images presented. Our hope in the Winona community that through learning facts about issues related to social justice and about systems of oppression and emotionally experiencing it in a safer environment, we will encourage and empower individuals to make choices that reduce the power that these systems have on all of us, regardless of our backgrounds.


In the past there has not been a theme associated with the Tunnel of Oppression and Multicultural Week. This year in association with Women’s History month the focus will center around women and oppression.


Student organizations and rooms they are sponsoring.


Black Cultural Awareness Association – Violence and Abuse Against Women

Asian American Club – Female Trafficking and Prostitution

Global Studies Student Association – Poverty Among Women

United Nations – Women and Education Globally

Muslim Student Association – Views of Muslim Women

Hmong American Student Association – Women and Body Images

Biology Club – Women and Reproductive Health

Phi Theta Chi Sorority – Cancer Affecting Women

Toss Out Hate – Gender Equality

The Tunnel of Oppression is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.



Herstory: The Evolution of Women’s Rights in America

Date:  Monday, March 22, 2010

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jessica Stumpf, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Southeast Technical College

Location: East Hall, Kryzsko Commons

Time: 7:00 p.m.


Dr. Stumpf will discuss the advancement of women’s rights in the United States beginning with the suffrage movement of the late 1800’s through the current day. Two women who greatly influenced the advancement of women’s rights and opportunities will be highlighted. Susan B. Anthony and Gloria Steinem, both champions of women’s rights, worked tirelessly challenging the beliefs and practices of their day.


Gender Equality
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Event: Toss Out Hate
Guest Speaker: Dr. April Herndon, Assistant Professor English Department and Women and Gender Studies  
Location: East Hall, Kryzsko Commons
Time: 2:00 p.m.


We Are Dreamers

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Guest Performance: Winona Senior High School Student Group – Forever On Route To Independence, Tolerance, Understanding, Development & Education (FORTITUDE)

Location: East Hall, Kryzsko Commons

Time: 7:00 p.m.


This play is performed by FORTITUDE a student group from Winona Senior High School. This is an awareness performance with Hmong dance, Krumping; form of hip-hop dancing, a Seusspearian Tragedy focusing on bullying issues, racism, sexism, GLBT issues, body image, gender stereotypes, and immigration.  


Manhood, Hip Hop and the Media: Raising Awareness in Preventing Misogyny and Violence Against Women

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Format: Beyond Beats and Rhymes Documentary and Panel

Location: East Hall, Kryzsko Commons

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Co-Sponsored By: Beyond Tough Guise of Winona


This first hour of the presentation will begin with a documentary Beyond Beats and Rhymes by Byron Hurt. Byron Hurt is a self-described "hip-hop head" whom takes an in-depth look at masculinity and manhood in rap and hip-hop, where creative genius collides with misogyny, violence and homophobia, exposing the complex intersections of culture and commerce. The documentary also presents images, samples and interviews that he hopes will expose and take apart the structures of violence, hyper-aggression, and misogyny present in much of today's hip hop. This presentation is not to vilify hop hip or rappers but to critically examine the media in general in how women are depicted. The last hour will include a panel and audience discussion on how especially males can advocate for the prevention of misogyny and violence against women.



All events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Inclusion and Diversity Office at (507) 457-5597 or by email at cdstudent@winona.edu.


2010 Graduation Information

 Permanent link



What process do I need to complete to receive my certificate, diploma or degree?

Since Southeast Technical only has one graduation per year, students who will be graduating Spring Semester, Summer Session or Fall Semester 10 should have completed an Application for Graduation by Friday, February 26, 2010

What process do I need to complete to receive my certificate, diploma or degree?

Since Southeast Technical only has one graduation per year, students who will be graduating Spring Semester, Summer Session or Fall Semester 10 should have completed an Application for Graduation by Friday, February 26, 2010

When and where are the graduation ceremonies held?

Red Wing Campus
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Note:  Students will meet at Red Wing High School, Commons Area at 6:15 p.m.  

Red Wing High School
Larry Sonju Gymnasium
2451 Eagle Ridge Drive
Red Wing, Minnesota

Winona Campus
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Note:  Students will meet at Winona State University, Memorial Hall – Talbot Gym at 6:15 p.m. 

Winona State University
Memorial Hall
Johnson & King
Winona, Minnesota

Will a professional photographer be at the graduation ceremony?

Yes, Jolesch Photography will be taking professional photos of students during the graduation ceremony.  Information on purchasing photos will be available at cap and gown pick up.

How do I find out about local lodging for my guests?

Information can be found at the following Area Convention and Visitors Bureau web sites:

Red Wing Campus

Winona Campus

In addition to the ceremony, are there events planned for graduates and their families?

A reception with punch and cookies will be held for graduates, families and friends immediately following the ceremony. 

Are guest tickets required for the graduation ceremony?

Tickets are not needed for the ceremony.

How long does the graduation ceremony last?

The ceremony runs approximately one hour and a half.  All graduates and guests are expected to remain seated for the entire program.

How do I get a cap and gown for the ceremony?

All students from both campuses must wear a black cap and gown to participate in the ceremony.

Red Wing Campus Information
Cost $13.00
Red Wing Campus Student Senate has donated the other half of the cap, gown and tassel cost.
If you already have a black cap and gown, you will need to pick up a tassel only.  Cost is $7.00.

Scheduled pick up Red Wing Campus:
Student Center
Wednesday, April 28           10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 29              11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Winona Campus Information
Winona Campus Student Senate will be paying for the cost of the cap, gown and tassel.  If you already have a black cap and gown, you will need to pick up a tassel only. 

Scheduled pick up Winona Campus:
Student Center Homer Road Campus:
Bookstore Entrance
Wednesday, April 21           10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 22     1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 23                    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

How do I get graduation invitations and is there a cost?

A limited supply of graduation invitations will be available at all three campus reception areas and will be available the week of April 19, 2010. 

Graduating with Honors?

Students who participate in the graduation ceremony and who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a gold honor cord which has been purchased by the Student Senate.  Students should stop at the Registrar’s Office after the cap and gown have been picked up.

Honor status is given to students graduating from a diploma, AAS or AS program and who have completed a minimum of 25 resident credits including credits from the last term before graduation.  Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to 3.74 receive Honors designation.  Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 4.00 receive High Honors designation.  Final honor status is determined after final grades are received.  Honor status will appear on the student transcript at the time of official graduation.

Are diplomas presented at the graduation ceremony?

You will not receive your actual certificate, diploma or degree at the graduation ceremony.

A cover will be given to you to place your document in after you receive it in the mail.  The document will be mailed approximately 10 – 12 weeks after graduation when grades are finalized and the graduation is confirmed from the Registrar’s Office.

What if I need to change my graduation date to a later semester?

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at the campus you will be graduating from to change your graduation to a future term.  1-800-372-8164

Red Wing Campus
Holly Daley

Winona Campus
Julie Haedtke

What if I have additional questions about my graduation and/or ceremony?

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at the campus you will be graduating from.

Red Wing Campus
Holly Daley

Winona Campus
Julie Haedtke



Red Wing BIR Program Regional Clinic Held in February

 Permanent link

 Guest CliniciansSubmitted by: John Huth, Instructor, Band Instrument Repair

Red Wing’s facilities provided a great environment for hands-on learning at the recent NAPBIRT (National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians) regional clinic.  This is our fourth year doing hands-on clinics and we are very pleased with this successful day.

Twenty-nine technicians participated, with Cindy Budd (oboe crack and tone hole repair), Bill Eckstrom (guitar set up and troubleshooting), and Ken Skitch and Jim Thomas (electroplating in the shop) serving as our guest clinicians.  Attendees selected two of three sessions to attend.  Students from the BIR (Band Instrument Repair) program at Red Wing attended Bill Eckstrom’s morning session as well. (See Photo Guest Clinicians, Ken Skitch and Jim Thomas)

What never grows old is seeing technicians of all ages engaged in discussions, sharing information, challenging one another, and trying new tools and techniques with courage and conviction.  If people had big egos, they left them in their cars for the day.  The learning was intense, the information free flowing, and the conversations indicative of everyone’s dedication and a desire to learn.  Our students witnessed NAPBIRT at its best. 

Special recognition goes to our clinicians:  Cindy, Bill, Ken and Jim who loaded their vehicles full, travelled significant distances to teach their peers, and gave it their all through two days of intense teaching.  We also want to thank Karl Pratt and Jim Thomas for making lunch.  Their generosity helped us all feel at home and kept us onsite for more discussion. 

A great day at Red Wing! 


I Count - Census Data Important for all of us

 Permanent link

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie visited Winona and the campus of Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical on Monday, March 8 to discuss the significance of the 2010 Census. Ritche explained that census data is vital to many support systems that are integral to Minnesota’s future and Winona County is a model of higher than average participation. In a press conference at the Winona county government center, Ritche (as quoted in the Winona Daily News) stated that “If every county is doing what Winona county is doing, it makes me very excited. Winona is setting a very high standard.”  The census materials are scheduled to be sent out next week, with  our state government, along with Chancellor McCormick of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system strongly encouraging our participation in an effort to compile accurate and complete data.  Promotional efforts for the “I Count” campaign will be ongoing on our campuses, with special information available at the upcoming Student Senate sponsored “Spring Fling” on the Winona campus – watch for date/time of event to be posted soon. Read more in the Winona Daily News online. 




College to Host MSCSA Conference Friday, March 5

 Permanent link

The MSCSA (Minnesota State College Student Association) will be hosting their “March Conference and Board Meeting” on the Winona campus on Friday, March 5. Over 100 Student Senate members from across the state will be attending  mini workshops that include breakout sessions on legislative updates, advice on letter writing skills, reports on tuition and cup acts, along with a general assembly. The events offer students the opportunity to bring issues within their own council to the table for discussion.


Career Exploration on Winona Campus

 Permanent link

CareerexplorOver 100 local middle and high school students attended Career Exploration Day on the Winona campus Friday, February 26. Students from Mabel Canton, Lewiston, Houston, Riverway and Winona Senior High School attended six breakout sessions focused on careers in Business and Office, Healthcare, Trade and Technology and Industrial fields. Sessions were held by both faculty and graduates working in the field.


High School Students on Red Wing Campus for T & T Day

 Permanent link

Trade_and_TechOver 100 Juniors and Seniors from  Lake City, Tower View and Zumbrota-Mazeppa  were on the Red Wing campus Thursday, February 18 to learn by “doing” in Southeast Tech’s own version of  the  “World of Reality.” Students attending Trade & Tech Day swung hammers, cut and hung drywall, and learned about construction at the home building site. They also lit up torches and  soldered small sheet metal projects in the HVAC (Heating Ventilating and Cooling) lab. Students interested in healthcare worked with the college’s "Sim" (simulated) patients in the on-site clinical area.  The non-lab oriented programs also offered students experience working with computer spreadsheets and exposure to online learning in D2L (Desire to Learn).


Golf Anyone? Save the Date – May 27th

 Permanent link


Golf GroupThe Southeast Technical Foundation is hosting its 5th Annual Community Connections Golf Tournament and Dinner on Thursday, May 27 at Mississippi National Golf Links in Red Wing, Minnesota. This event is much more than just a golf outing, there’s something for everyone – four person scramble golf, on course games. Following golf, there will be a banquet style dinner including a silent and live auction. Stay tuned for more info and list of available auction items. Visit the college golf event webpage to learn more.



© 2018 Minnesota State College Southeast

RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651-385-6300
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987 | 507-453-2700

Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment base on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.


Minnnesota State Logo

Minnesota State College Southeast
A member of Minnesota State

This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 877-853-8324 or 507-453-2700.