Cooking Up a Storm on Campus at Culinary Competition

Audrey Tchaa-   An intense competition for high schoolers from the Northwestern corner of the state of Wisconsin showcased their best, most-glamourous dishes.The University of Wisconsin–Stout hosted its first culinary competition at the Great Hall in the Memorial Student Center (MSC). Brian Bergquist, a professor in the school of Hospitality and Leadership here at UW-Stout,…

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Org Spotlight: Stout Typographical Society

Olivia Viktora-   The Stout Typographical Society (STS) is the student-led print organization on campus for students in the fields of design, graphic communication and packaging, as well as anyone else that is interested. Though they are a University of Wisconsin–Stout org, STS is run like a small business that takes on clients, has deadlines…

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Get the Most Out of Your Campus

Olivia Viktora-   Just because it’s second semester doesn’t mean it’s too late to enjoy all that the University of Wisconsin–Stout offers. Here are some great ways to get involved on campus.   Visit the Involvement Center in the Memorial Student Center: Last semester you might have missed out on opportunities to get involved on…

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Professor Spotlight: Jennifer Astwood

Audrey Tchaa-   Jennifer Astwood, an industrial design program director and professor, has been working hard on a collaboration project with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Moscow, Russia. Her story has caught the attention of many in Menomonie, and now it’s being shared here at the University of Wisconsin–Stout.   Astwood…

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Org Spotlight: Stout Alumni Association

Audrey Tchaa- Everyone who has or is attending this university has a different background, but we all share the same UW­–Stout community. The Stout Alumni Association creates a sense of togetherness for graduates. The overall goal for the association is to provide alumni and current students “continuous communication” with services, opportunities and information to create…

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Literature Committee Honors Langston Hughes

Audrey Tchaa- Langston Hughes, a well-known poet associated with the Harlem Renaissance, was featured in a poetry reading presented by the Literature Committee of the department of English and philosophy. The event captured the attention of students and faculty throughout the university. Peter Olson, a lecturer at University of Wisconsin–Stout, along with his fellow colleagues…

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Hmong New Year Celebrates Diversity and Unity

Audrey Tchaa- Hmong New Year celebrated at the University of Wisconsin-Stout was such a success that it became annual. The Hmong Stout Student Organization (HSSO) organized the event for the 11th year in a row on Saturday Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Johnson Fieldhouse in the Multipurpose room. Carol Vang…

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Org Spotlight: Stout Students UNITE

Kelsey Soderberg-   Stout Students UNITE (SSU) is an organization that strives to help all people and stop injustices. The students in the organization meet each week to discuss different social topics and to become more educated on those topics. “SSU is built upon Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy in nonviolence, which he used in…

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POLL RESULTS: American Gun Control

Do you believe America needs more restrictive gun control? This survey lasted for two weeks and was conducted online. It was primarily advertised on Campus Life Today and social media. The results are a product of 159 responses. Poll Results: Participant Responses:

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Ergonomics Projects Provide Hands-On Experience

The students in the industrial design program on campus have the opportunity to produce products in an effort to learn more about their chosen field. One course that aids in this hands-on learning is Industrial Design 2: Ergonomics. This class studies human factors and later applies them to design products that are comfortable, safe and…

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Org Spotlight: American Society of Interior Designers

Kelsey Soderberg- The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a nationwide association for interior designers and students. There are 350 chapters of the organization nationally, and University of Wisconsin–Stout is home to one of them. According to ASID’s national website, the goal of the association is to “collaborate with others to promote the value…

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Student Org Spotlight: Innovative Digital Marketing Association

Kelsey Soderberg   The Innovative Digital Marketing Association (IDMA) is the on-campus organization for online and social media marketing. The students involved in the organization are focused on learning more about marketing in the online world and working together to collaborate on projects. Their focus is “connecting students with industry professionals to provide hands-on education…

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Student Org Spotlight: Black Student Union

Audrey Tchaa- The Black Student Union, otherwise known as BSU, is a multicultural student organization here at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. This student org creates a cultural and social interaction environment for all students. Their mission is to promote academic excellence, cultural awareness and social unity among our student body and community.   “BSU helps…

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