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Student Music Association hosts Musical Swap Meet in Red Wing on Saturday

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Student Music Association hosts Musical Swap Meet in Red Wing on Saturday

  • 3rd Annual Musical Swap Meet
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 
  • 10 am to 3 pm 
  • Southeast Technical, Red Wing campus 

Bourgeois Guitars donationSoutheast Technical's Student Music Association is hosting a Musical Swap Meet on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm on the Red Wing campus (308 Pioneer Road, Red Wing, MN). Vendors are coming from across the region to display, sell, and trade new and used musical instruments, accessories, tools, and supplies. 

"This is our third annual swap meet," says Student Music Association secretary Franziska Andonopoulos. "Judging from the number of vendors we have signed up in advance we expect it to be by far the biggest swap meet we've ever had. Plus we have a great variety of vendors -- everything from guitar picks to vintage instruments to tuba parts."

Recently, Bourgeois Guitars of Lewiston, Maine, made a very generous donation of a large supply of fine tonewoods, pre-cut inlays, fingerboards, tuning machines, and other materials to Southeast Technical, and these items will be available for sale at the Swap Meet. Proceeds from the sale of items donated by Bourgeois Guitars will benefit the Roger Benedict Memorial Scholarship, which supports students in the guitar and violin repair and building programs at the college.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Musical Swap Meet - there is no charge for admission. 

What's Happening: Week of Feb. 23 to March 1

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What's Happening Headline

All events are free, unless otherwise noted. If you know of events that might be of interest, please email Chris Stout, cstout@southeastmn.edu. Scroll down to the bottom for events that are available multiple days every week.


Healthy Monday – Sexual Health Awareness Group 
Time: 7:00 – 8:00
Where: WSU, Integrated Wellness Center, 175 Mark St. Winona, MN 55987
Room: Student Activity Center Stage
Health and Wellness, in collaboration with The Emily Program, will host "Taking Care of Your Health In A Weight Focused World" as part of Healthy Mondays. The event will focus on how to promote positive body image and self-esteem, while promoting optimal health and well-being through joyful activity, nutrition, and self-care.
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/ojcd9nz



Fit Stop 
Time: 11:00 – 12:-00
Where: WSU, Integrated Wellness Center, 175 Mark St. Winona, MN 55987, Room 138
Health and Wellness will host "Body Image" as part of Fitstop Tuesdays.
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/q5g4rog

Introduction to Skype class offered at Red Wing Public Library
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue, Red Wing 55066
Introduction to Skype class offered at Red Wing Public Library. Classes are free, but registration is required.  Call 651-385-3645 or register at the service desk.
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/ptzwkn3

Grief Support Work
Time: 3:00 – 4:15      
Where: WSU, Integrated Wellness Center, 175 Mark St. Winona, MN 55987 Room: 222
WSU Counseling and Wellness Services will offer a support group to students who have lost a loved one. The group provides information about the grief process and offers opportunities to share in a small group setting. Pre-registration is required. Email Kateri Johnson for more information. kljohnson@winona.edu

Mayo Clinic presents: Clinic Operations Career Forum
6 pm
Charter House – Edwards Hall
211 Second Street NW, Rochester, MN
Southeast Technical students and alumni are invited to explore a life-changing career as a medical secretary, patient appointment coordinator, clinical assistant, transcriptionist, or administrative assistant.
More information: http://www.southeastmn.edu/news/blog.aspx?id=6164&blogid=148

Faculty Recital
Time: 7:30
Where:  WSU - Performing Arts Center, 175 West Mark Street, Winona, MN 55987
Room: Recital Hall
WSU's Music Department will host faculty member Eric Brisson in a piano recital.
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/qyzcv4q

Minnesota Marine Art Museum – Free Tuesday
All Day, every Tuesday: Free Admission for Students with I.D.
800 Riverview Drive, Winona
More Information: https://www.mmam.org/Visit/Hours-and-Admission

UM-Rochester Connects Professional Lecture series:  Humility Ability
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: University of MN, Rochester, room 417, 4th floor of University Square, 111 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
Sanni Brown-Adefope, Radio/TV Personality, Behavioral Therapist, and Speaker
Sometimes we forget that as human beings, we really have a lot more in common than we think...regardless of the circumstances. As a result, I believe this negatively effects our ability to connect with each other on a deeper level...a human level. 
More information: http://tinyurl.com/lvpkxoy



Taiwanese Spring Festival Dinner
Time: 3:00 – 7:00
Where: Kryzsko Commons, 175 West Mark Street, Winona, MN 55987
Room: East Hall
WSU Taiwanese Student Association is hosting the Taiwanese Spring Festival Dinner in celebration of Taiwanese New Year. Tickets are $5 if purchased before the time of the event (Feb. 9 - 24th) in front of Jack Kane Dining Center.
Note: $7 at the door
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/ofv3roq

Book Chat- The Monuments Men
When:  12:05 p.m.
Where: Where: 160 Johnson Street, Winona   
At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloging the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: “degenerate” works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. 
More Information: http://winonahistory2014.weebly.com/calendar.html

Wellness Wednesday –Brain Teasers
Time: 3:00
Where: WSU, Integrated Wellness Center, 175 Mark St. Winona, MN 55987 Room 138
Health and Wellness will host "Brain Teasers" as part of Wellness Wednesdays. 
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/p98rd22

Free Supper on Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 West Broadway Street, Winona, MN 55987
Wesley United Methodist Church, at the corner of Main & Broadway in Winona, offers a free supper every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. The supper is followed by Faith Formation opportunities for anyone ages 3 and up from 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Childcare available for ages 0-2. All are invited and welcome.
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/ovv7ylj

Film Screening: Grown in Detroit 
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: WSU- Science Laboratory Center, 175 West Mark Street, Winona, MN 55987
Room: 120
The WSU Common Book Project will host a film screening of Grown in Detroit.
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/p98rd22

Film Screening: Out Here
Time: 7:00
Where:  Kryzsko Commons, 175 West Mark Street, Winona, MN 55987
Room: Student Activity Center Stage
WSU Full Spectrum: Gender and Sexuality Alliance will host the screening of Out Here, a full-length documentary film created by the Queer Farmer Film Project.
Completed after 4 years in production, it looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the country and asks – what does it mean to be a queer farmer, is agriculture a safe space for queer people, and what are the relationships between food production and queerness? The screening is followed by a Q&A with the film director.
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/okdgfp5



Chris FarrellLyceum Series: Chris Farrell on "The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better"
Time: 7:00
Where: WSU - Performing Arts Center, 175 West Mark Street, Winona, MN 55987
Room: Main Stage
Chris Farrell will speak at WSU as a part of the Lyceum Series.  He is an editor and correspondent for multiple national economic magazines and shows, and he has authored four books. 
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/ksxlqnw

25 Cent Sale day at the Clothes Shop 
When: All day
Where: 416 East 2nd Street, Winona, MN 55987, United States
Every month, on the 25th day of the month, everything in The Clothes Shop will see for twenty-five cents! Come down and stock up on items for only 25 cents. There are no sale days when the 25th falls on a Sunday or a Holiday.
More Information: http://www.winonavs.org/calendar/

Free Thursdays: Rochester Art Center
10 am – 9 pm
40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904
More information: http://www.rochesterartcenter.org/about/visit/



3rd Annual Musical Swap Meet
Saturday, February 28, 2015
10 am to 3 pm
Southeast Technical, Red Wing campus
Vendors are coming from across the region to display, sell, and trade new and used musical instruments, accessories, tools, and supplies. Plus fine tonewood, inlay, tuning machines and other materials donated by Bourgeois Guitars will be available for sale. Presented by Southeast Technical Student Music Association.

Islam and Muslims: Beyond The Stereotypes of Terrorism 
A community event to build bridges of understanding 
When: Saturday February 28, 2015
Time:  12:45 PM
Where: Red Wing Public Library - Foot Room, 225 East Avenue, Red Wing, MN
Speakers from the Minnesota based Islamic Resource Group (IRG) will hold a presentation and community forum. This educational event will provide an excellent opportunity to hear from American Muslims about their thoughts regarding the current events locally and around the world. This event seeks to promote a positive discussion around tolerance, respect, and community. Free and open to public. 

MCA’s Jazz Combo
When: March 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. 
Where: Wellington’s Pub & Grill (1429 West Service Dr.), Winona
Led by local band director extraordinaire Dave Gudmastad, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ student jazz combos, age 12-16, will perform.
More Information: http://www.smumn.edu/newsblog/6833/mcas-jazz-combos-to-present-local-gigs/



Where: Red Wing YMCA, Address: 434 Main Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Wednesday & Thursday - 3:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:45 pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southeast Technical and the YMCA have developed a partnership to help students with child care while studying. Students are encouraged to utilize the YMCA to study in a peaceful, distraction free atmosphere and have YMCA child care. GET YOUR WORK DONE, WHILE YOUR KIDS HAVE FUN!
More Information: Please call 651-388-4724 to make arrangements  

Exhibit: Exhibition: River Sojourn: A Painter's Portfolio of the Mississippi River Blufflands 
Anderson Center, 163 Tower View Dr, Red Wing, MN 55066
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In summer 2012, nationally known American landscape artist Sara Lubinski, a resident of Brownsville, Minnesota, began a two-year sojourn into the Upper Mississippi blufflands, hiking goat prairies, following water creeks, and seeking Mississippi River bluff top views, investigating all facets of life in this beautiful and unique ecosystem in heartland America. With charcoal, pencil, and homemade walnut ink, Sara sketched what she saw, recording broad panoramas and the many detailed diverse life forms of the region. The result is a stunning exhibition of paintings, working drawings, silver points, and field notes that connect people and place while raising awareness of land trusts, conservation, and sustainability.  
More Information: http://www.andersoncenter.org/exhibitionRiverSojourn.html

Volunteers Needed at the Goodhue County Historical Society 
Where: GCHS, Address: 1166 Oak Street, Red Wing, MN 55066 
Phone:(651) 388-6024 
There are no “typical” volunteers. They are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life, who volunteer for a variety of reasons – to learn, to make new friends, to share their love of history, or just to devote time to a good cause.  But one thing is constant – a desire to help preserve and interpret Goodhue County history. Here are just a few of the ways that you can spend your time volunteering at GCHS: tour guide, library assistant, collections volunteer, and with programming and events.   
More Information: http://goodhuecountyhistory.org/get-involved/volunteering/

Winona Volunteer Services
Volunteer Opportunities – dozens available!

United Way of Goodhue County 
Volunteer Opportunities – dozens available!
More Information: http://www.uw-gwp.org/volunteer/agency/needs/  


SE Tech students, grads invited to Mayo Clinic Operations Career Forum

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Mayo Clinic ReceptionistMayo Clinic presents: Clinic Operations Career Forum

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6 pm
Charter House – Edwards Hall
211 Second Street NW, Rochester, MN

Southeast Technical students and alumni are invited to explore a life-changing career as a medical secretary, patient appointment coordinator, clinical assistant, transcriptionist, or administrative assistant.

Join Mayo Clinic staff for a brief presentation identifying roles, responsibilities, and qualifications, and outlining the application process at the Clinic Operations Career Forum, which will be held in Rochester on Tuesday, February 24.

Supervisors and career representatives will be available for Q & A. Staff will be available to critique resumes and cover letter content.

This will be a great opportunity for Southeast Technical graduates and students seeking careers in these fields. The college will have a booth there to help prospective students interested in applying our programs. Southeast Technical Medical Support Careers instructor Patty Watson will be there to answer your questions as well!

Learn more about career opportunities: www.mayoclinic.org/jobs 

Learn more about Southeast Technical Medical Support Careers programs

New Early Childhood Resource Center opens on Red Wing campus

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New Early Childhood Resource Center opens on Red Wing campus

 Rachel Daley
Rachel Daley shows off the new large-format laminating machine.

An interview with instructor Rachel Daley

On February 7, Early Childhood instructor Rachel Daley cut the ribbon to open the new Early Childhood Resource Center. The facility is open Thursday evenings for the use of professionals caring for young children between birth and age eight. Supported through a Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation grant, the overarching goal is to impact the quality of care for young children in the Red Wing and surrounding communities.  We caught up with Rachel in the Early Childhood Resource Center for this interview.

What gave you the idea of setting up an Early Childhood Resource Center? 
From personal experience in my years of providing childcare, early childhood professionals have limited resources -- not only financially, but also access to equipment that could significantly impact the opportunities presented to support young children's development. The idea was inspired through observing the work happening at Winona's 
Early Childhood Professional Development Center & Curriculum Lab

 Die cut letters and blocks
The die-cut machine uses blocks to cut out perfect letters for bulletin boards and other projects. 

What kinds of projects can people do with the equipment you have there?
Early childhood professionals can use the PC, printer, die-cut, laminator, and comb-bind machine to make projects such as family newsletters, curriculum projects, and classroom books. We consider this a living "Pinterest-style" collaboration opportunity for early childhood professionals to share ideas and continually add to the repository of possible projects!

Besides equipment and tools, what other resources do you have?
We have hundreds of books on subjects from child development to challenging behaviors and special needs.  The equipment, tools, and resource library are the foundation for the informal networking and formal training opportunities that this space will nurture. 

Is this a place for us to bring our kids or drop them off to play? 
No -- this space is designed for adults to use as their professional hub for development and access to materials.  The equipment and tools within the room are not age appropriate for young children.

 Early Childhood Resource Center library
Colorful materials and hundreds of books are among the resources available to early childhood professionals.

Will you offer classes in the Resource Center, and if so, what kind and when?
Classes will be offered on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm with informal topics suggested each Thursday evening.  There will be additional training opportunities some Saturdays in the Early Childhood Resource Center to support Parent Aware training needs (see the training schedule at www.southeastmn.edu/training).

When is it open? Do I need an appointment?
No appointment is required -- the room is open 5-8 p.m. on Thursday evenings.  Like us on Facebook to keep up to date on any further openings (as well as closings).


Applying to Southeast Tech just got easier with new online form

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Applying online to Southeast Technical just got easier

New application form streamlines the application process, works on mobile phones

Complete an Online Application

At Southeast Technical, all of our applications for admission must be processed online. The good news is that we have just rolled out a re-designed application form, and it's easier to use than ever!

  • First of all, the new application form will work on whatever device you use to connect to the internet, whether it's a mobile phone, a tablet, or a desktop computer.
  •  Secondly, the steps in the application process have been streamlined and it's very easy to see where you are in the process.  If you don't already have a StarID, the first thing you'll do is create one. This is the number that you'll use to log in to most services at Southeast Technical throughout your college career.
  •  If you need to come back to the form later, you can save your work and log back in with your StarID and password.

If you have questions about how to apply to Southeast Tech, or need help with the online form, stop by the reception desk at either campus, or contact our admissions advisors.  We are here to make applying to college as easy as possible for you!  

Admission Advisors

Sonya Hernandez
Admissions Advisor, Winona

Lacey Seefeldt
Admissions Advisor, Red Wing


Picture yourself in a brand new home in May 2016

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Picture yourself in a brand new home in May 2016

Proposals are now being sought for 2015-2016 Southeast Technical Carpentry program home building project 

Carpentry: From the ground up - to the finishing touches

For home owners, building a brand new home is the opportunity to make a dream come true -- the American dream of owning a house built to their exact specifications. For students in Southeast Technical's carpentry program, building such a house becomes an opportunity to learn a valuable and rewarding trade. 

Every year the Carpentry Program students at Southeast Technical, and their instructor Ralph Roemer, build a house -- from ground breaking to final touches, including custom cabinetry. 

Proposals are being sought now for a project home to be built in the 2015-2016 academic year, with groundbreaking intended to occur no later than the last week of August 2015. 

For more information, or to submit a proposal, contact Ron Sellnau, Southeast Technical Dean of Business, Information, and Trade and Technologies (rsellnau@southeastmn.edu, 507-453-2738).

In Southeast Technical's carpentry program, students learn each step of the construction process, from reading a blueprint to building cabinets and everything in between. Working in the college carpentry lab as well as on-site, they gain hands-on experience in a real world environment. Just as they would on a commercial construction site, the students work side-by-side with skilled sub-contractors who are hired to grade the construction site, pour concrete, and install plumbing and electrical systems.

This year's students are working on a project home near Pickwick Mill, southeast of Winona. "While we can't provide an exact estimate as to the financial savings, the homeowners will reduce a substantial amount of the cost of labor by participating in the college's building project," says Ron Sellnau. "We expect a similar outcome for the future owners of our 2015-2016 home."

Not only is the program beneficial for homeowners, it's also a great benefit for the students who participate. "The future is bright for our graduates," says Ron Sellnau. "According to recent U.S. Department of Labor projections, employment of carpenters is projected to grow 24 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the housing market continues to improve, increased levels of new home building and remodeling activity will require more carpenters."     

To learn more about working with Southeast Technical to build your dream home, contact Ron Sellnau, (rsellnau@southeastmn.edu, 507-453-2738).


President's List Announced for Fall Semester 2014

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Fall 2014 President's List Announced

Congratulations to the 282 dedicated, hard-working and talented Southeast Technical students who made the Fall 2014 President's List! To earn this honor, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credits and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

Please view the complete list at: President's List