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Strings, Winds & Brass April 7 at The Sheldon

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At Strings, Winds & Brass, MSC Southeast students and friends share their talents with the Red Wing community

Strings, Winds & brass 2018

The annual Strings, Winds & Brass variety showcase is an opportunity for Minnesota State College Southeast students and friends to share their amazing talents with the Red Wing community.  

Every year it's a different experience. This year the concert ranges from classical to classic rock, old-time fiddle to jump-roping clog dancer, and singer-songwriter to second line jazz band --- with all kinds of exciting music along the way!

And it's not just about entertainment. The performers are "paying it forward," as proceeds from the variety show are directed into Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation scholarship funds which will benefit future students.

Strings, Winds & Brass
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Sheldon Theatre, 443 West 3rd Street, Red Wing, MN
Tickets: MSC Southeast bookstore, www.sheldontheatre.org, or 800-899-5759 

The college's signature band instrument repair, violin repair, and guitar repair & building programs draw students from across the United States and around the world, many with advanced music degrees and professional performance experience. 

This year, Strings, Winds & Brass will feature the talents of more than 30 performers from  as far afield as Canada, China, Taiwan and the states of Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin!

The Strings, Winds & Brass concert line-up includes:

  • Hannah Peichel -- singer-songwriter
  • Spencer Connell & His Dixieland Swingers -- old-time string band
  • Adam Trostle -- Clog dance/jump rope
  • Liz & Zoe -- Clarinet & Flute
  • Antonio Limon -- Pop vocalist with piano
  • Economy -- Woodwind quintet
  • Carrie Maynard-Allen -- poet
  • Fish House Punch -- Classic rock band
  • Shagawa Shorty -- Blues guitar & vocals
  • Christopher Lichtler -- Trumpet soloist
  • Flute Loops -- Flute quartet
  • Hey You Two -- Vocal duet with guitar
  • Brass Scrap Jamboree -- Brass sextet
  • Repetition of the Dixie Dream -- "Second line" traditional jazz band

Advance tickets are $15.00 adults, $5.00 students. For tickets, call The Sheldon (651-388-8700, toll free 800-899-5759), visit the box office, or go to www.sheldontheatre.org. Advance tickets are also available at the MSC Southeast bookstore. Seats are general admission; doors open at 7 pm day of show.

Administrative Support Careers announces new Business Software certificate

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Business Software Certificate

New 16-credit Business Software certificate designed for business and office professionals

The Administrative Support Careers Department is excited to announce a new certificate in Business Software!

This 16-credit certificate is rich in technical courses including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, and Excel, plus a technical elective of choice. This is a great option to become proficient in Microsoft Office (often a requirement in job postings) for current students in other business-related courses, working adults looking to improve their computer software skillset, or those in transition to an office-related career.

Courses in this program are offered spring and fall semester, and the certificate can be completed entirely online making it a convenient option for those already in the workforce. There are no general education requirements to earn the certificate.

The Business Software Certificate is a great addition to the Administrative Support Careers Department offerings, which include the most popular choice of Administrative Assistant AAS degree, as well as the Office Specialist Diploma and Office Assistant Certificate.

More information:
Business Software

Apply now!


MSCS DECA students headed to national competition in April

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2018 DECA students at State

MSC Southeast DECA chapter qualifies for nationals in Washington, DC April 11-14 

In February, the Minnesota State College Southeast chapter of DECA recently participated in the State Career Development Conference (SCDC) in Minnetonka, MN. 8 of our students successfully qualified to go on nationals in Washington, DC April 11-14, 2018!

DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, sales, and management. Participation in DECA is an excellent way to improve personal growth, network, and bridge the gap between school and the real world.

At the state conference in February, 10 MSC Southeast DECA students competed successfully in various single and team events in a wide variety of categories. The students were: Tristan Drazkowski, Olivia Flynn, Al Garcia, Jacob Hirschi, Averi Hunter, Samantha Johnson, Elijah Reusgen, Joe Ryan, Lizzy Wolfe, and Ian Zimmerman.

8 students were named finalists in the following categories:

  • Professional Sales: Jacob Hirschi, Tristan Drazkowski, Ian Zimmerman, Samantha Johnson, Olivia Flynn
  • Business to Business Marketing: Al Garcia & Elijah Ruesgen (Team), Tristan Drazkowski & Ian Zimmerman (Team)
  • Event Planning: Samantha Johnson & Joe Ryan (Team)


"Everybody did a great job! We all participated in multiple events and 8 students qualified to go on to the International Career Development Conference in Washington, DC in April, which is an amazing achievement," said Samantha Johnson, 2018 president of the MSC Southeast DECA chapter. "Now we're fundraising so we can all make the trip to Washington."

Help DECA raise funds for trip

Through April 7, the MSCS Chapter is working with ChaChi's Mexican Grill in Winona on a Tamales Fundraiser. Order your tamales during the week and pick them up on Saturday. Call 507-458-4403 for more information or to place an order!

Samantha Johnson said, "The DECA Chapter would like to thank Minnesota State College Southeast, the city of Winona, and our advisors, Terry Green and James Elvidge, for allowing us to be 'Limitless!' in our journey to success."

MSC Southeast hosting Transportation Career Night on March 27

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Transportation Career Night - image 2018

Minnesota State College Southeast hosting Transportation Career Night on March 27

MSC Southeast Transportation Career Night 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Norris P. Abts Transportation Center
MSC Southeast, Winona Campus
1250 Homer Road, Winona

You're invited to  visit the Norris P. Abts Transportation Center at our Winona campus for the fourth annual Transportation Career Night, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 

The event is designed for students, job seekers, and anyone with an interest in cars and trucks. Register in advance at www.southeastmn.edu/event to be entered in a drawing for a Matco Tools 1/2" Drive Impact -- a $480 value!  Winner must register in advance and be present to win.



Four college programs will be represented at the event: AutoBody Collision Technology, AutomotiveTechnology, Diesel Maintenance, and TruckDriving. These programs offer certificates, diplomas, and degrees that can lead directly to high-paying, high growth occupations.

Industry representatives will be on hand to discuss opportunities in these high-demand job market. You can also meet with college staff to talk about admissions and financial aid.

"We want to give future students a realistic idea of what transportation careers can offer," says Auto Body Collision Technology instructor Tom Brandt. "Students, their families and anyone interested in exploring this field are all welcome."

Transportation Career Night 2018

 What to expect at Transportation Career Night: 

  • Meet industry representatives and talk to truck driving company recruiters
  • Tour our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Try hands-on activities like spray booth painting
  • See a variety of automotive vehicles and technologies on display
  • Save $20 – no fee to apply for admission at Career Night!
  • College student services and financial aid information available

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