Many special events on the calendar during fall semester

They include Foundation campaign kickoff, building renaming, homecoming
Members of the UW-Stout cheerleading team perform on Main Street during the 2017 homecoming parade. / UW-Stout photo by Brett Roseman
​Jerry Poling | August 27, 2018

The fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year at UW-Stout will feature many special events.

Two of them have universitywide significance. The public phase kickoff of the Pathways Forward comprehensive fundraising campaign by Stout University Foundation will be held Friday, Sept. 14, on campus, with details to be announced. The campaign goal is $35 million.

A dedication for Sorensen Hall will be held Monday, Oct. 29. The ceremony will mark the renaming of Millennium Hall in honor of Chancellor Emeritus Charles W. Sorensen, who died earlier this year.

Other events include:

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 25-26, the annual Fall Career Conference, one of the largest in the Upper Midwest, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A new employer at the event will be Foxconn Technology, the Taiwanese company that is planning a $10 billion manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant.

At 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, the first golf scramble to benefit the College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences will be held at Tanglewood Greens golf course in Menomonie. The event will be run by students in the golf enterprise management program and kicks off 50th anniversary events for the School of Hospitality Leadership.

Also Sept. 28 will be the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference, in collaboration with the state Department of Public Instruction.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, will be homecoming. The day’s events include the Blue Devil Run/Walk at 9 a.m., downtown parade at 11 a.m. and Blue Devil football game vs. UW-La Crosse at 2 p.m. Other activities are scheduled throughout the week. Volunteers are needed.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the annual Manufacturing Advantage Conference and Tech Showcase, is hosted by UW-Stout’s Discovery Center.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, is Free Speech Week. Event topics include the First Amendment, free speech and the UW System, the Selma Civil Liberties Project and hate speech. The program is sponsored by UW-Stout’s Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, New York Times best-selling author Nickolas Butler of Eau Claire will speak and read from his forthcoming novel, “Little Faith,” in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Center as part of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the annual Cabot Executive in Residence program will feature Denise Coogan, manager of Environmental Partnerships, Subaru of America. Her keynote address will be from 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Student Center.

At 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, fall commencement ceremonies will be held at Johnson Fieldhouse.

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