Commencement, therapy dogs among topics of latest videos

May 15, 2014

What did students at University of Wisconsin-Stout have to say on graduation day? How did they relieve stress during finals week? What are they doing this summer?

The answers to those questions and more are in videos produced recently by University Communications.

In a video from commencement day, Saturday, May 10, Leo Hennen, of Minnetonka, Minn., Shadrack Masaki, of Farmington, Minn., and Hannah Riordan, of Appleton, talk about their big day and what lies ahead. Go to

Leo Hennen is interviewed in the spring commencement video.On Tuesday, May 13, therapy dogs visited the University Library to help students relieve stress during finals week. Kalan Tix, a game design and development major from Osseo, Minn., said she stopped by to "take a couple minutes to snuggle with some cute dogs. I have two dogs at home, and I miss them." Go to

In the university's weekly student newscast, "Take 2 at UW-Stout," students discuss their summer plans, which include working, sleeping, playing in a band, hanging out with friends and going to a military camp in Germany. Go to

Other recent videos cover:

  • The Silhouettes fashion show on campus, featuring interviews with apparel design and development students, including show director Ashley Springstroh, of Appleton, and footage of the sold-out show. Go to
  • The university's 97 percent employment rate of recent graduates, including Max Steuer, of Eau Claire, who works at SGI in Chippewa Falls. Go to
  • Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen's upcoming retirement. One video looks at highlights and accomplishments during his 26-year career at UW-Stout. Go to In another video, part of the "About Stout" series, Sorensen talks about his years on campus, the lessons he's learned and his retirement plans. Go to

Along with the university's YouTube channel, videos can be found on UW-Stout's Facebook page


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Leo Hennen is interviewed in the spring commencement video.