University history to be featured Nov. 11 at Rassbach museum

November 3, 2017

“An Idea Comes of Age”The history of University of Wisconsin-Stout, from its founding to the modern age, will be discussed at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie.

The Heritage Speaker Series, sponsored by the Dunn County Historical Society, will host Jerome Poling, author of “An Idea Comes of Age: UW-Stout, 1891-2016.” Poling is assistant director of University Communications at UW-Stout.

The book was published in December 2016 to commemorate UW-Stout’s 125th anniversary. “An Idea Comes of Age” chronicles the university’s major challenges and changes starting with its humble beginning as a manual training school to becoming Stout Institute, winning the national Baldrige award and being named Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University.

Approximately 140 historic photos are included in the 497-page hardcover book.

“An Idea Comes of Age” can be purchased at Stoutfitters in the Memorial Student Center, Bookends on Main in Menomonie and the Volume One Local Store in Eau Claire, as well as online at the Seattle Book Company and on Amazon.



“An Idea Comes of Age”