Student Life In The News

News Stories Involving Student Life Departments


Renovated student center receives internation design award
UW-Stout Communications, Menomonie, Wis. - April 9, 2014
On Tuesday, April 8, in Orlando, Fla., the center received a 2014 Facility Design Award in the $15 to $25 million project category from the Association of College Unions International.

Urec Assistant Director selected to officiate tournament games

SLS News, Menomonie, Wis. - March 3, 2014
Larry Mellinger, assistant director of University Recreation at UW-Stout, has been selected to officiate in three women's college basketball tournament games in three different conferences within the region.

MSC Director receives national certification
UW-Stout Communications, Menomonie, Wis. - February 4, 2014
Darrin Witucki, a UW-Stout administrator, recently was designated as a Certified Auxiliary Service Professional by the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.

Campus Activities Coordinator receives statewide award
UW-Stout Communications, Menomonie, Wis. - October 21, 2013
Emily Ascher, University Centers' staff member was honored by Wisconsin College Personnel Association by receiving the Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Award.

Dining Halls Offering Sustainable ContainersUW-Stout Communications, Menomonie, Wis. - March 29, 2011
University Dining Services recently began offering students the option of reusable containers when carrying out a meal.

Bricklayers' note found in 50-year-old time capsule
Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wis., June 25, 2010
A 1959 time capsule was found when the date stone was removed during renovation of the UW-Stout Hovlid Hall.

Campus busy with summer projects
Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wis., Jun 1, 2010
The University of Wisconsin-Stout campus will be abuzz with 28 construction and infrastructure projects this summer totaling approximately $70 million.

Officials see promise in Menomonie student housing project
Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis., May 26, 2010
Scott Griesbach, UW-Stout housing director, says private plan on former grocery store site could meet some students’ needs.

The plot thickens
Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wis., May 18, 2010
A spot in the new Menomonie Community Garden can be rented through Jacob Vennie-Vollrath, the UW-Stout VISTA volunteer.

China's ethnic cultures to be portrayed in music, dance
Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wis., Apr 23, 2010
A dance and cultural program featuring 26 performers from China will begin at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Colorful China will be presented by the Academy of Dance at Minzu University of China and the China Ethnic Singing and Dance Troupe in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center.

Heart and 'sole' for Haiti
Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wis., Feb 12, 2010
When Nischal Shrestha saw the news Jan. 12 about the earthquake in Haiti, he and some friends at UW-Stout decided they needed to help.  The relief effort is being coordinated through the Ally Center at the student center. Student organizations also are being encouraged to collect money to send to the American Red C

Unmasking solutions
Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wis., Feb 5, 2010
Mask-making in commemoration of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took place in the Public Room of the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie on the evening of Feb. 1.  Upon completion, the students wore their masks in a procession down Second Street, carrying banners and candles to the Memorial Student Center at UW-Stout for a program, “The Stories Behind the Masks,” that included student explanations of the masks and readings of Dr. King’s works.

Students to make masks and march at Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration
Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wis., Jan 20, 2010
Can a middle school student change the world? That question and others will be addressed on Monday, Feb. 1, during the Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration in Menomonie.  Both theatrical performances are part of Black History Month events at UW-Stout.

AmeriCorps/VISTA member works at UW-Stout
Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wis., Jan 6, 2010
Jacob Vennie-Vollrath began his AmeriCorps VISTA assignment as a coordinator in the Involvement and Leadership Center at UW-Stout.