Winona Campus Faculty and Staff Newsletter

MCA to host master class about making dance films

Sharon Mansur will teach creative and practical basic skills for making dance films Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. Mansur will teach two master classes— open to all dancers in the Winona community: one for those ages 9-12 (4 to 5:30 p.m.) and one for those 13 and older (6 to 8 p.m.). Each workshop is only $18. Dancers can register at or in-person at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts at the Valéncia Arts Center (1164 W. 10th St., Winona).

Faculty works now on display

The next exhibit in the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries will feature a faculty show titled “Rush.” Presenting works are faculty members of the Art and Design Department: Rob McColl, Kjel Alkire, Lisa Truax, Preston Lawing, Matt Winkler and Brother Roderick Robertson, FSC. Work will include photography, ceramics, paintings, relief prints, pastels, and a sculpture installation. The exhibition will run until March 4.

Cardinal Bash week continues

Student Activities is hosting a week of fun student events. Check out the rest of the schedule:

Friday, Jan. 27
• Eric Mina (hypnotist), 9:30 p.m., Page Theatre. Ever want to be hypnotized? Here’s your chance! Come to participate or just watch your classmates embarrass themselves on stage.

• Women’s hockey game, 7 p.m. Show your support of our Cardinals at their game against Augsburg by wearing red. During a break in game play, SAC will sponsor a free chuck-a-puck contest to win a sweet prize!

• Tennis match, 5 p.m. with a fan van. Hitch a ride with SAC over to watch our tennis team compete against Martin Luther College. Meet by Campus Safety.

Saturday, Jan. 28
• Men’s Hockey, 7 p.m., ice arena. During a break in the men’s hockey game against Augsburg, students will be given a chance to complete in a relay race with the winning team getting $100.

• Jesse McCartney Concert, 10 p.m., gym. Opening acts Courtney Govan, Triple Pineapple Pizza, and Sain Levrad start at 8:30 p.m.

Saint Mary’s to present Next to Normal

Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of the rock musical Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s 10 best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kit, Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

Shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16-18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Page Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and are available by calling the box office, 507-457-1715, from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at

Page Series to present Alice in Wonderland Feb. 8

The Page Series at Saint Mary’s University presents Alice in Wonderland Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Page Theatre. A production of award-winning theatre company Tout à Trac, the one-hour performance re-imagines Lewis Carroll’s classic tale in a library full of pop-up books. Each page becomes a door to Alice’s next adventure.

Alice refuses to do her homework. She prefers to play and daydream in her father’s study, where she stumbles across a strange rabbit that nibbles on books. Wanting to stop him from eating books, she follows him into his rabbit hole and discovers Wonderland, a world inhabited by many strange characters: an egg sitting on a wall who is afraid to fall, a philosopher caterpillar, a mad hatter, and the queen of a castle of cards—an intriguing universe where the rabbits are always late and where arguments lead to friendship.

Founded in 1998 and based in Montréal, Tout à Trac has been exploring the inner workings of imagination and of theatre through a creative process in which acting with masks, storytelling, and puppetry all play an active part. Playfulness and thoroughness are the cornerstones of their work, and their shows are designed for all audiences, from the theatre connoisseur to the first-time attendee. The company’s first children’s show and winner of the 2008 Acadie-RIDEAU prize, Alice in Wonderland has been performed over 350 times in both French and English throughout Canada, the U.S., Asia, and Middle East. Adapted from the Lewis Carroll text, Alice in Wonderland was written by Hugo Bélanger and translated by Maureen Labonté.

The Page Series will also host a gathering at the Winona Public Library Saturday, Feb. 4, at noon. Recommended for children in grades kindergarten through second grade, this free gathering will include an Alice in Wonderland-themed story time, a craft activity, and a chance to win tickets to the Feb. 8 performance.

Tickets to Alice in Wonderland are $14 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. For more information or to order tickets, visit or call 507-457-1715 (noon-6 p.m., weekdays).

Alice in Wonderland is presented with the generous sponsorship of Winona National Bank. Page Series activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support comes from the Xcel Energy Foundation and the Elizabeth Callender King Foundation.

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Students advise local businesses

In Casey Clark’s Consumer Behavior class, students were paired with three local Winona businesses for the purpose of creating marketing strategies/advertisements for these businesses that are rooted in consumer behavior concepts. The businesses were: The Oaks Wine Bar, The Batter’s Box, and The Playground. Students presented their findings/suggestions to the business owners during finals week.

Below are the winning groups for each business.

Winning group for The Oaks Wine Bar: Javier Madrid, Cody Nelson, Matt Hemker, and Alex Kleeve

Winning group for The Batter’s Box: David Nelson, Jude Warner, Jovan Newsum, Chris Wilhite, and Bailey McKnight

Winning group for The Playground: Laura Sonday, Emily Ahart, Olivia Osterbauer, and YunJuan Dou

Jesse McCartney concert is next Saturday

Saint Mary’s is hosting a concert featuring Jesse McCartney Saturday, Jan. 28. The doors to the gymnasium open at 8 p.m., the first opening band performs at 8:30 p.m., and McCartney takes the stage at 10 p.m.

An actor, voice actor, singer, and songwriter, McCartney achieved fame in the late 1990s on the daytime drama All My Children as J.R. Chandler. He later joined the boy band Dream Street, and eventually branched out into a solo musical career. Additionally, McCartney has appeared on shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Summerland, and Greek. McCartney also is known for lending his voice as Theodore in Alvin and the Chipmunks and its sequels, as well as voicing Robin/Nightwing in Young Justice and Roxas and Ventus in the video game series Kingdom Hearts.

McCartney will be playing music from In Technicolor, his fourth studio album.

McCartney released his first solo EP in July 2003. The album featured three songs: “Beautiful Soul,” “Don’t You,” and “Why Don’t You Kiss Her.” In 2004, he performed a duet with Anne Hathaway, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” which is featured on the Ella Enchanted soundtrack.

This event is hosted by the Saint Mary’s Student Activities Committee.

This week in Cardinal athletics

This is what’s coming up in Cardinal athletics:

Friday, Jan. 20
• Men’s hockey vs. Hamline, 7 p.m.
• Women’s hockey at Hamline, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21
• Men’s/women’s swimming and diving at Macalester, 1 p.m.
• Men’s/women’s track and field at UW-Stout Open, 1 p.m.
• Women’s basketball at Concordia, 1 p.m.
• Women’s hockey vs. Hamline, 2 p.m.
• Men’s basketball at Concordia, 3 p.m.
• Men’s hockey at Hamline, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25
• Women’s basketball vs. Carleton, 7 p.m.
• Men’s basketball at Carleton, 7 p.m.

For a full calendar of athletic events, go to

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