Speaking Up to Create Change

Politics wasn’t a career field that Ahmitara Alwal envisioned her skills to be used.  She was never a fan due to the nature of politics being “messy.” Instead, she imagined using her voice and skills to lead and advocate for others in a different way.  But the Winona...

Professor Pop-Up: Composite Materials Engineering

If you want to make things, break things, and figure out how to improve them, you could turn that drive into a career as a composites engineer.  I became a professor of Composite Materials Engineering because it’s still a relatively new field and there are so many...

Top 5 Reasons to Enroll in Winter Session

Have you ever thought about taking winter classes over the long break to catch up, keep up or get ahead? Last year, WSU offered a mini term between the fall and spring semesters. This session was called J-term (which stood for “January Term”), and faculty across many...

WSU Supports Youth Development Professionals

  Throughout the pandemic, personal and professional challenges have left many feeling depleted and stuck in the middle, with a lack of clarity on how to fuel forward. This has been especially true for non-profit teams committed to serving the common good and...

Prepping for Study Abroad: 5 Things to Do Now

Taken by Shannon Brown in 2018 near the Amazon Rainforest  Studying abroad is something students come to Winona State for, but COVID-19 has kind of put a wrench in things. Don’t stress! We’ve got you covered with what you can do right now to get your ducks in a row....

Professor Pop-Up: Criminal Justice

If you like understanding how the law intersects with real life, you could foster that interest into a career as a law enforcement or corrections officer or any of the many personnel in the Criminal Justice system.  After being a prosecuting attorney for 11 years, I...