Student-Artist Spotlight: Anna Humphrey

Bryce Parr Iowa native Anna Humphrey is a second year student in the graphic design and interactive media program with a concentration in communication design. Humphrey also minors in Spanish and art history. What sparked your interest in art and design? Ever since I can remember, I’ve been interested in art and loved drawing and…

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Hands-on Hacking

Bryce Parr Micheels Hall was a home for student hackers last week. Picking locks, hacking servers and social engineering their way into private groups, University of Wisconsin—Stout students put their technical security skills to the test at the Hack @ Stout competition. This is the second iteration of the event since 2017. It is hosted…

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CAPTAIN MARVEL: Enjoyable but Predictable

Brody Pierce and Logan Myhre – The new “Captain Marvel” movie was definitely an astounding movie overall. The action is exciting, the main cast is humorous and likeable and the story, although predictable, is touching. The movie starts out on the planet of Kree. Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), known as Vers, travels and fights her…

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Artist Spotlight: Alumnus Ed Erdmann

Bryce Parr – Hailing from Lacrosse, Wisconsin, Ed Erdmann graduated from University of Wisconsin–Stout’s studio art program in December of 2018 with a concentration in painting. Erdmann uses a variety of natural mediums and plans to open a gallery in Menomonie. What sparked your interest in art? I had juvenile arthritis and the doctors gave…

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The 4th Annual 4:51 Short Film Festival

Brody Pierce – Students interested in showcasing their own creative short films get the chance at the University of Wisconsin-Stout 4:51 Short Film Festival. The fourth year of the festival is scheduled to take place Friday, April 12. It was originally started by Stout’s own Joan Navarre. The professor was inspired to create this film…

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Taking Back the Night

Bryce Parr – Menomonie is ready for a discussion on sexual assault according to University of Wisconsin-Stout Student Ryan Leckel, and Leckel hopes to offer a platform for discussion and healing at the “Menomonie Take Back the Night” event. The event will be held at the Raw Deal on April 2 during Sexual Assault Awareness…

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Student-Artist Spotlight: Anthony Clementi

Bryce Parr – Anthony Clementi is a fourth year studio art major with a concentration in sculpture. Clementi is from the Chicago area. He attended school in Milwaukee before transferring to the University of Wisconsin–Stout What sparked your interest in art and design? Mostly just working on whatever in high school. After school got out,…

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The Business Meeting of a Lifetime

Brody Pierce – When it comes to business, most people go to college to learn a trade. Others learn from experience. J. Pierrepont Finch learned from a book. “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (HSB) is the latest musical directed by Melissa Kneeland brought to you by the Menomonie Theater Guild (MTG). The musical…

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Student-Artist Spotlight: Joseph Shimek

Bryce Parr – Joseph Shimek is a junior in the graphic design and interactive media program. Shimek grew up in River Falls, Wisconsin. What sparked your interest in art and design? I have always been drawn to things that allow me the freedom to be creative. I recognized young that I had a knack for…

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Brewing: a Science and an Art

Bryce Parr – Zymology, the science of fermentation, is an enigmatic blend of chemistry and art. For Wisconsin native Jon Christiansen, this means balancing the chemical processes with his own self-described by-the-seat-of-his-pants brewing. Christiansen spent years perfecting his skills as a brewer and zymologist since the age of 18. At the end of 2018, Christiansen…

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Moving Genres Forward

Bryce Parr – University of Wisconsin-Stout Forward Magazine released their Fall 2018 issue last Friday at the Raw Deal. The night featured live performances from musical groups and Disc Jockeys Ren, Bellyflop Suicide, J A C U Z Z I and Nolephant. Forward is a student led magazine that features photography, poetry, journalism and design…

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The Art of Play

Bryce Parr – The work of University of Wisconsin-Stout alumni Ryan Foose and Eliza Wheeler is currently on display in Furlong Gallery leading up to Art & Design Week. Both artists are scheduled to talk on campus about their experiences and advise students on finding their own way. Wheeler is a 2006 graduate of Stout’s…

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Student-Artist Spotlight: Rosalie Mattair

Bryce Parr – Rosalie Mattair is a University of Wisconsin-Stout junior studying entertainment design with a concentration in comics and sequential art. Mattair is a resident of Sussex, Wisconsin but originally hailed from Jacksonville, Florida. What sparked your interest in art and design? Nothing sparked it. It’s just always been there. What styles or mediums…

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Menomonie High School Students Attend First Hour Classes Without Hangovers After Rehab Reopens Dry

Bryce Parr – Teachers in the Menomonie Area School District report that students are agitated and excitable during morning classes after the closure of Rehab. “Classes used to be quiet and manageable. Students kept to themselves and didn’t cause any trouble. Now everyone is hootin’ and hollerin’ at each other like a bunch of wetland…

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