Saturday: April 12, 2014

FamilyWeekend_2014_Saturday

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Tours of the Louis Smith Tainter Home & Legacy Family Photos

Louis Smith Tainter House, 320 S. Broadway, Menomonie


Come enjoy morning refreshments at the historic Louis Smith Tainter House, home of the Alumni Association on campus.  If you have a member of your family with you who is an alumnus, have your Legacy Family photo taken in the beautifully restored home.  Enjoy a tour of the three-story stone mansion built circa 1890, sister building to the Mabel Tainter Theater in downtown Menomonie.

The Alumni Assocation will be sure to send you a copy of your family photo!

8:30 a.m.

Family Fun Run/Walk

Sports and Fitness Cetner MPR

Come enjoy this fun 5K Run/Walk with your family and friends. The 5K Route will take participants on a tour around Stout's beautiful Campus. This fun course offers a variety of elevation to provide an excellent start to anyone's Family Weekend Saturday. Coveted Intramural Championship shirts will be given out for the following categories:

  • Best Male Student Time
  • Best Female Student Time
  • Best Male Family Member Time
  • Best Female Family Member Time
  • Best Combined Student/Family Time
To pre-register or for more information, please visit the Urec Office located at 41 Sports and Fitness Center, call 715-232-1392, or visit us online at www.uwstout.edu/urec

Registration: 8:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

  • Walkers Start: 9:00 a.m.
  • Runners Start 9:15 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (2 Sessions Available)

FAB LAB TOURS

Applied Arts, 132

The Discovery Center Fab Lab is part of a global network of digital fabrication laboratories initially created and centered at MIT. The Fab Lab is a hands-on, minds-on space that promotes creativity and innovation as means to solve local challenges. The equipment available and processes utilized in the Fab Lab allow users to create almost anything. The Fab Lab is a campus-wide asset available to students from any major to use, creating a diverse environment that promotes cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer. This overview of the Fab Lab will discuss the origins and efforts of the global Fab Lab network, and the processes the Discovery Center currently employs - with examples of past and current projects.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

THE NICHE IS OPEN!!

Second Floor, Heritage Hall

The Niche is a boutique on campus run by Retail Merchandising and Management student under the direction of Professor Adel Mekraz. Every semester, a group of students enrolled in the Retail Practicum/ Co-op course attend trade shows and markets to buy product for the following semester. The students negotiate prices, quantities, and deadlines with vendors and establish professional relationships. Stop by for a little Saturday shopping!

11:00 a.m.

Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble

Great Hall, Memorial Student Center

Tickets: $5.00 Purchase tickets at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the MSC Service Center, or by calling 715-232-1122.

Under the direction of Dr. Aaron M. Durst, the Symphonic Band will present 'Let's Dance' featuring selections that present music from around the world and their connections to the spirit of dance. Compositions will include movements from Robert Russell Bennett's Suite of Old American Dances, Samuel Hazo's Arabesque, and Frank Ticheli's Vesuvius. We will also include a traditional Irish jig and a polka for the audience's enjoyment. The Stout percussion ensemble, saxophone quartet, and woodwind quintet will also perform during the concert.

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt, Presented by Stout Events Society
Northwoods, Memorial Student Center
Stout Event Society will be hosting a scavenger hunt for Family Weekend! Each stop will have a fun activity and families will receive points for completing the tasks at each stop. Each family that participates will get a coupon to a local business and the families with the most points will receive a bigger prize. This scavenger hunt allows families to familiarize themselves with campus and, through the activities, get to know about Stout resources and initiatives. Come join us anytime from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. You can start at any time. Receive your clues at the Stout Event Society table in Northwoods of the MSC!
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Experience a Sensory Taste Test of Basil-Olive Oil Pasta

252 Heritage Hall

Participate in a Food Taste Testing of Two Different Pasta Samples both infused with a Basil-Olive Oil sauce that takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. This Sensory Taste Test is representative of a typical Consumer Taste Test encountered within the Food Industry conducted by Food Scientists. If you have ever wondered how a Consumer Taste Test is conducted before a food is commercially marketed, come by to learn more within the Department of Food and Nutrition.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Family Photo Booth

Memorial Student Center (next to Brew Devils)

Make some memories with your family and stop by the Memorial Student Center to get your photo snapped in a traditional photo booth.Keep it basic with lots of smiles or try out many of our silly props and accessories.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (With Presentation at 2pm)

Explore Stout History!

Robert S. Swanson Learning Center, Room 321

Explore your history at the UW-Stout Archives! The Archives holds collections from Stout's beginning to today, and it will be open for a special open house. Archivist Heather Stecklein will offer a presentation about the history of Family Weekend at Stout. If you have specific questions about Stout history, please contact the Archives in advance at archives@uwstout.edu, so we can have collections ready for you to see during your visit.

1:00 p.m.

Annual Benefit Auction, Presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Association
Ballroom C, Memorial Student Center


Stout's student chapter of the American Hotel and Lodging Association will be hosting their annual benefit auction. There will be a variety of hotel stays and packages at various locations being auctioned off. The proceeds go towards the club and a portion will be donated to a charity. Hope to see you there!

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (2 Sessions Available) Studying Abroad Through UW-Stout Go abroad for a full semester, or participate in one of UW- Stout's short-term winterm or summer faculty-led programs. Choose from many affordable options that are easily integrated into your program here at Stout. Go on your own or with a friend. Not ready to go abroad? Study in another state through the National Student Exchange (NSE). Choose from over 50 locations in the US, Canada, Guam or the Virgin Islands, and pay UW-Stout tuition while you are away! Avoid out-of-state rates through the NSE program.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (2 Sessions Available) 

Studying Abroad Through UW-Stout!

Cedarwood/Maplewood, Memorial Student Center

Go abroad for a full semester, or participate in one of UW- Stout's short-term winterm or summer faculty-led programs. Choose from many affordable options that are easily integrated into your program here at Stout. Choose from many affordable options that are easily integrated into your program here at Stout. Go on your own or with a friend. Not ready to go abroad? Study in another state through the National Student Exchange (NSE). Choose from over 50 locations in the US, Canada, Guam or the Virgin Islands, and pay UW-Stout tuition while you are away! Avoid out-of-state rates through the NSE program.


2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pow Wow Demonstration, Presented by Native American Student Organization

Ballrooms A & B, Memorial Student Center

The Native American Student Organization invites you to learn about and participate in one of the most rich and exciting traditions within the Native American culture. Pow Wows are an opportunity to join together to celebrate, honor, and become closer to one another. They are filled with beautiful singing, drumming, and dancing and serve as a great look into Native American history and tradition as well as current cultural aspects. Join us as we offer a look into this tradition with our Pow Wow Demonstration. You'll have a chance to learn about the meaning and purpose of songs, dances, and regalia.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

                Vendor Fair, Presented by Voc Rehab Club

Huff's Lounge, Memorial Student Center

Come enjoy the Vocational Rehabilitation Club's FIRST Annual Vendor Fair. We will have vendors from all over the state bringing various products and services! Look for great items such as aromatherapy, hand-painted glasses, scarves, jewelry, and more.

4-5:15 p.m.

"An Ode to the Bard—Shakespeare in Music"  

Our Savior's Lutheran Church - 910 9th St E

UW Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare—"The Bard of Avon"—with music from his time, as well as music inspired by his plays and poems. Works by Bennet, Elgar, Gamble, MacFarren, Morley, Orban, Parkman, PDQ Bach, Ravenscroft, Rutter, Shearing, Wilbye, and more.

Tickets $5.00 Purchase tickets ar tickets. uwstout.edu, at the MSC Service Center, or by calling 715-232-1122.

7:30 p.m.

110 in the Shade, Presented by University Theatre

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Tickets: $12 – Purchase at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the MSC Service Center, or by calling 715-232-1122.

A drought ridden western town in the 1930's is desperate for rain and renewal.  A rainmaker con-man convinces the town that for $100 he will bring the town the needed relief.  In his dealings with the townspeople he encounters Lizzie and helps her discover her dignity and self-worth.  In the end the rain does come, serving as a symbol of Lizzie's growth as an individual and her potential.  A moving and poignant story of self-realization as Lizzie breaks free from perceived truths to find her inner self. 

8:00 p.m.

Fashion Without Fabric
Great Hall, Memorial Student Center
Tickets: Public $9.50  Faculty/Staff $7.50  Students $6.00 Purchase tickets at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the MSC Service Center or by calling 715-232-1122.

Fashion without Fabric has become the Art and Design Department's yearly sensation: the audience can take pleasure in the atmosphere and entertainment of a fashion show unlike any other.  Stout's own design students employ creativity and innovation to produce unique fashions using anything and everything but fabric. From vinyl record gowns, bottle cap suits, to coffee filter casual wear, they are sure to be one of a kind! Buy tickets early because the show sells out every year. If you didn't get enough of the show, please feel free to stop by the post party held in the Terrace. Get an up close look at some of your favorite outfits while listening to Stout's very own jazz ensemble, and enjoying some light refreshments!