Org Spotlight: Stout Alumni Association

Jordyn Hovarth- 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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Stout Adds New Photography Concentration

Mary Peters- Students of University of Wisconsin–Stout can now major in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography. Fresh out of the package is a Photography concentration for students to expand their education and broaden their job prospects within the field.   When a student decides to concentrate in Photography, they will be taking the…

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MacBook Pro Controversy

Audrey Tchaa-   This year, University of Wisconsin–Stout changed MacBook Pro models from 13.3 inch to a 13 inch. Sasha King, e-Stout program coordinator, explained, “As technology changes, we adapt.” UW-Stout works to obtain the newest, most relevant technology, but some students aren’t appreciating the change. There are clear differences in both MacBooks; the most…

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Student Org Spotlight: Stout Students Dietetics Association

Mary Peters- Stout Students Dietetics Association (SSDA) is the professional organization on campus for the dietetics students. These students work together to brainstorm ideas, help each other out and volunteer in the community. Their main goal is to “promote nutrition awareness within Stout and the community,” according to SSDA President Elizabeth Bronk.   Graduating from…

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