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Students to spend spring break on Habitat for Humanity project

March 6, 2015

A group of UW-Stout students is taking the break out of spring break. From March 13 through March 22, they will be hard at work on Habitat for Humanity projects in Albany, Ga. Read the full story

Students help build a house in Montana in 2014.

Man who led state lake cleanup to speak at watershed conference

March 6, 2015

A man who led efforts to improve water quality in a northwestern Wisconsin lake will be one of three keynote speakers Thursday, March 12, at the fourth annual Red Cedar Watershed Conference at UW-Stout. Read the full story

Rod Olson

Rube Goldberg high school teams hope to chalk up a victory

March 6, 2015

Teams from four high schools will be at UW-Stout Tuesday, March 10, to tackle a seemingly simple task — erase a chalkboard. Read the full story

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest 2015 logo

Walter receives Classified Employee Appreciation Award

March 4, 2015

John Walter received the Classified Employee Appreciation Award for February at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Read the full story

John Walter

Slinger students lead SkillsUSA competition with seven firsts

March 3, 2015

Nearly 400 students from 28 high schools in Wisconsin competed in the 32nd annual SkillsUSA regional tournament Thursday and Friday, Feb. 26-27, at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Read the full story

Joe Fortun of Chetek-Weyerhaeuser competes in precision machining.

Two apparel students learn from a day with Target designers

March 3, 2015

Meg Floersch and Tyler Vucinovich grew up in the Twin Cities. They’ve shopped at Target stores and know plenty about the nation’s second-largest retailer, which is based in Minneapolis. Read the full story

Meg Floersch and Tyler Vucinovich visit Target headquarters.

Climbers return for 14th annual RockFest competition

March 2, 2015

The 14th annual RockFest indoor rock-climbing tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, on the 30-foot indoor climbing walls in the Sports and Fitness Center at UW-Stout. Read the full story

Climbers head for the top during a previous RockFest competition.

Alumna named CEO of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

February 27, 2015

A University of Wisconsin-Stout alumna has been named chief executive officer of the nation’s largest fabric and craft retailer. Read the full story

Jill Soltau

Large turnout expected for second Spring Career Conference

February 27, 2015

The Spring Career Conference at UW-Stout is proving to be a popular option for students, alumni and employers. Read the full story

Students meet recruiters at a recent career conference.

Poet, editor from Minnesota to speak March 5 at library

February 27, 2015

A Minnesota poet will read from and discuss her work from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at UW-Stout. Read the full story

Gretchen Marquette

Ceramics, Agent Orange exhibits open March 2 at Furlong Gallery

February 27, 2015

An exhibit featuring works by two artists will open Monday, March 2, at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Read the full story

One of Kate Maury's ceramics designs.

Food science program approved by international scientific society

February 25, 2015

The food science and technology undergraduate program at University of Wisconsin-Stout has been approved by the Institute of Food Technologist, a nonprofit international scientific society. Read the full story

Student Lance Murphy conducts a test in a food lab at UW-Stout.

Federal grant will help train more vocational rehabilitation counselors

February 24, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded University of Wisconsin-Stout a grant of nearly $1 million to help address the need for more vocational rehabilitation counselors. Read the full story

Daniel Kelsey, left, talks with students.

Military and Veteran Resource Center opens on campus

February 23, 2015

Active service members and student veterans at UW-Stout now have a place they can call their own. Read the full story

Matthias Eiserman, a student and veteran, leaves the new Military and Veteran Resource Center.

University holds Executive in Residency Program

February 19, 2015

The fifth annual Career and Technical Education Executive in Residency Program will be held at University of Wisconsin-Stout Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Wednesday, Feb. 25. Read the full story

Five alumni are invited speakers for the 2015 Career and Technical Education Executive in Residency Program.  Pictured from top left to right are Shelly Mondeik and Jeff Sullivan; bottom from left to right are Jenna Krings, Kari Krull and Marc Eckmann.

SkillsUSA competition on campus Feb. 26-27 for 32nd straight year

February 18, 2015

More than 380 students and advisers from 28 high schools, including many from west-central Wisconsin, are expected at UW-Stout for the annual SkillsUSA competition Thursday and Friday, Feb. 26-27. Read the full story

SkillsUSA logo

Campus events look at hate, body image, Hmong issues, psychology

February 18, 2015

Special programs focusing on hate and bias, body image, Hmong issues and psychology will be featured at UW-Stout Monday, Feb. 23, Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28. Read the full story

Katie Quinn

Professor gives students a break to check on their digital lives

February 18, 2015

Someone who happens to peek into one of Markie Blumer’s classrooms at just the right moment might wonder what is happening. Read the full story

Sarah Davis, left, and Kelsi Thompson take their two-minute tech break.

Red Cedar Watershed Conference March 12; keynote speakers set

February 13, 2015

Keynote speakers from Wisconsin, North Carolina and Minnesota will head the Red Cedar Watershed Conference Thursday, March 12, at UW-Stout. Read the full story

Rod Olson

Professor exploring link between skin health, mental health

February 13, 2015

Is there a link between the health of someone’s skin and their psychological well-being? Read the full story

Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth

Arts entrepreneurship discussion, piano recital set for Feb. 19

February 13, 2015

Arts entrepreneurship will be the topic of a panel discussion and piano recital Thursday, Feb. 19, at UW-Stout. Read the full story

Jonathan Kuuskoski and Paola Savvidou

Students use virtual reality technology for game prototypes

February 11, 2015

Virtual reality technology became a reality during winter break for 16 students at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Read the full story

Students use Oculus Rift headsets to test their games.

Choirs to offer singing, ringing valentine messages Feb. 13

February 10, 2015

If you’re hoping to impress someone special this Valentine’s Day, the University of Wisconsin-Stout choirs may have the answer. Read the full story

UW-Stout choir members perform in December.

New program offers couples chance to strengthen relationships

February 9, 2015

For many couples, with Valentine’s falling smack in the heart of the month, February is a perfect time to reaffirm and express their love for each other. Read the full story

From left, marriage and family therapy graduate students Chris Ruder-Vasconez, Katelynn Kinas, Megan VandenBosch and Jordan Weitzel.

Award-winning Minnesota poet to speak Feb. 19 at library

February 9, 2015

A Minnesota writer who received a national award in 2014 will speak and read from his poetry at UW-Stout. Read the full story

Michael Bazzett

Faculty members picked for state teaching, scholars program

February 6, 2015

Two UW-Stout faculty members, Kate Edenborg and Jim Handley, have been named Wisconsin Teaching Fellows for 2015-16. Read the full story

Kate Edenborg

‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian to perform free show Feb. 10

February 6, 2015

A comedian who recently joined the cast of an iconic television program will perform a free show at UW-Stout. Read the full story

Pete Davidson show poster

Special event Feb. 18 takes aim at discrimination, stereotyping

February 4, 2015

Raising awareness about discrimination and stereotyping is the goal of a community event sponsored by the Hegemony Project at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Read the full story

Paying Yang

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