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Celebrating 125 Years
UW-Stout celebrates 125 years of creative learning and technological innovation. Learn more about UW-Stout's history and polytechnic advantage. More
Thank you ALL for participating in the 125 Days of Wellness Challenge!
A total of 12,894 miles were logged!
This program was sponsored by the Campus Wellness Committee and the 125th Anniversary Committee.
Four years in the making, University of Wisconsin-Stout has published a comprehensive, yet readable, history of its first 125 years.
“An Idea Comes of Age: UW-Stout, 1891-2016” was written by Jerome Poling, assistant communications director for UW-Stout’s University Communications and a previously published author. The book was commissioned by Chancellor Emeritus Charles W. Sorensen to coincide with the university’s 125th anniversary this year.
“Even though I have spent nearly three decades at UW-Stout, I found this book fascinating and enlightening,” said Chancellor Bob Meyer, a UW-Stout alumnus who also served the university as a faculty member, college dean and administrator. “I know anyone who cares about UW-Stout will want a copy.”
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On January 5, 1891, Stout Manual Training School opened its doors for business in a building in an area now occupied by the UW-Stout Administration Building. Read More >>
From the beginning of the Stout schools its athletic teams were called the Manual Trainers, later shortened to Trainers. Early on, only men's teams participated in intercollegiate competition and those athletes were students of the manual training department.
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