The full name of the university should be used in the first reference:
University of Wisconsin-Stout
On second and subsequent references the shortened name should be:
UW-Stout or, in some cases, Stout
- University of Wisconsin-Stout
UW-Stout was officially designated Wisconsin's Polytechnic University in March 2007 by the UW System Board of Regents. The designation is not a substitute for the official name.
Use the designation, without quotation marks, with the first use of the university's name (University of Wisconsin-Stout), preceded and followed by commas:
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, and continue your sentence.