StoutProud event Feb. 18 part of 125th anniversary celebration

By University Communications
February 12, 2016
UW-Stout students, faculty and staff create the number 125 to celebrate the university’s 125th anniversary.

Photo: UW-Stout students, faculty and staff create the number 125
to celebrate the university’s 125th anniversary.


University of Wisconsin-Stout’s 125th anniversary celebration in 2016 continues with a special event Thursday, Feb. 18.

A StoutProud birthday party will be held from 1:25 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

The event will include cake, a presentation by the dance team, prize giveaways, a photo booth, a visit from Blaze the Blue Devil mascot and a display of approximately 150 historic university photos by University Archives.

Also, a student screenprinting group will make and sell StoutProud T-shirts for $15, or $5 if the T-shirt is supplied by the buyer. Another student group will serve free scoops of ice cream outside the Great Hall.

Funding for the celebration is from Stout University Foundation through an endowment from Wawa June H. Thorson, a 1962 graduate.

UW-Stout kicked off its anniversary year with a program Jan. 5, the day that the university’s forerunner, Stout Manual Training School, opened in 1891. The event featured Chancellor Bob Meyer, Gov. Scott Walker, UW System President Ray Cross and other state dignitaries.

Other anniversary events are scheduled throughout 2016. For more information, go to the website.

A Reminiscence Speaker Series event Tuesday, Feb. 16, will feature Meyer and his wife, Deb. They will talk about their years as students at UW-Stout. The event, free and open to the public, will be from noon to 1 p.m. in ballrooms B and C of the student center.

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