Positive COVID Cases on the Rise
After a month of decreasing numbers, positive COVID cases on campus are rising. This past week’s reporting period, we’ve had 44 new positive cases (up from 14 the week before) and a total of 55 active positive cases. See more details on WSU’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Despite this week’s increase, Winona State remains within the parameters indicated in Level 2 (Yellow) of our Campus Safety Levels.
#CountOnMe: Protecting Your Classmates
We want to turn the tide back so we can stay together on campus, which means we need every Warrior to do their part.
Shoutout to Nick, Ola, and Aurea! We’re grateful we can count on you. Learn how to get your free Count on Me sticker to show your support.
Grading Changes: Pass/No Credit
The deadline to change your grading method has been extended to the last day of the semester.
Not sure if you should make the switch from a letter grade to Pass/No Credit grades? Here are some pros & cons to help weigh your options.
And as always, you should talk to your faculty advisor or Warrior Success Center advisors to get personalized support for your situation.
Your Voice: Spring Break, IWC
As the pandemic forces us to make tough choices, we are committed to including student input at the decision-making table.
Take the Integrated Wellness survey to help inform planning decisions for winter and spring, including the Fitness Center, Intramurals and other recreational sports.
Best Hiking in the Area & Drive-In Entertainment
Get out of the house and out of Winona with these nearby hiking trails.
Hiking is a pandemic-friendly way to savor the sunshine and these colorful fall days before we trade our hiking shoes for snow boots. Visit Winona also has a list of hiking and biking trails right here in our backyard.
If you missed the “Black Panther” movie showing on campus this week, you have a second chance to see it at this Saturday’s Lake Park Drive-In Music & Movies at the Band Shell, along with a performance by rapper-dancer-entertainer Nur-D from 6pm – 10pm.
In the meantime, here’s 20 seconds of Winona blufftop views by senior Matt Myszewski.
Wisconsin Travel Advisory Continues
In late September, Winona County Emergency Management put out a travel alert advising against travel to La Crosse County for any non-essential leisure activities, like visiting restaurants, bars and non-essential shopping and activities.
That travel alert remains in effect.
The COVID situation for our neighbors down river in La Crosse – as well as most of the state of Wisconsin – continues to be a concern, with the state experiencing rising case numbers.
Check In: Motivation
When life gets stressful, it’s easy to feel unmotivated. WSU Counselor Mick Lynch encourages us to think of motivation as a choice, not just a feeling.
We can choose to do things– simple, small everyday actions– to make our days better. It’s good enough to get dressed in the morning, get to classes and get enough sleep.
By taking one thing at a time one day at a time, we can get through this pandemic.
Message from President Olson & Provost Newton
President Olson provides the weekly COVID-19 Update and reminds us what is at stake.
Provost Newton shares academic announcements, including life after Thanksgiving, and the extension of the deadline to change grading method.
- COVID-19 Campus Info: COVID-19 Response Site
- Student COVID-19 Info: Ready for You Student Site
- Keep Campus Safe: Count on Me
- COVID Q&A: AskWSU
- Feedback, questions and concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org or 507.457.2819
- Academic support: Reach out to your faculty advisor or the staff at the Warrior Success Center
See all the prior COVID-19 Student Updates.
Latest posts by Winona State University Communications (see all)
- Let’s Finish the Semester—and this Year—Strong - December 4, 2020
- Dial Back & Stay Safe–We’re Counting on You - November 19, 2020
- Rising Cases, Two-Week Quarantine & Testing Options - November 13, 2020
- Spring Break Decision, Post-Election Support & Thanksgiving Guidance - November 5, 2020
- Spring Registration, Election Support & Karate - October 30, 2020