Millennium Hall Changes Name to Sorensen Hall

Katie Schulzetenberg – It was unanimously approved on August 23 by several staff and faculty members including Chancellor Bob Meyer to change the name of Millennium Hall to honor the late Chancellor Emeritus Charles W Sorensen. The new name of the building, which is effective immediately, is Sorensen Hall. There will soon be a new…

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Stout: Under Construction

Elizabeth Vierkant –  Changes are being made to several buildings on University of Wisconsin–Stout’s campus. Merle M. Price Commons, North Hall, and Bowman Hall are all currently under construction. Several of these projects began when students were off campus this summer. Construction on Bowman Hall began late spring last semester and will continue through late…

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UW-Stout Swimming Pool to Stay Closed

Logan Myhre – The University of Wisconsin–Stout has decided not to repair its swimming pool according to a memo emailed to Stout students, faculty and staff. According to the memo, written by Phil Lyons, Vice Chancellor for Administrative and student life services, the pool was closed over winter break to conduct a full maintenance review….

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The Future of SSA

Elizabeth Vierkant– The Stout Student Association (SSA) recently held their election for the 2018-19 school year at University of Wisconsin–Stout. This election began on March 26, at an event called “Dips and Debate,” where candidates for vacant positions were able to speak with students. At Dips and Debate, Vice President and Clerk of Elections Elle…

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Goodbye, Org Sync-Hello, Connect

Cece Jabs– As most University of Wisconsin–Stout students likely know, Orgsync is the student organization communication software used on campus. University housing staff, such as RAs, also use the software to keep their residents in the loop. Last summer, UW–Stout announced they would be switching from Orgsync to a new software, but then ended up…

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Osburn Acquitted in UW-Stout Murder Trial, Guilty of Battery

Shannon Hoyt- VERDICT: On Oct. 30, 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Stout tragedy struck campus with the loss of 24-year-old student Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. According to the Menomonie Police Department, Alnahdi was fatally assaulted outside of Topper’s Pizza on the 400 block of Main Street in Menomonie. It was announced in early January that the Dunn…

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A Farewell From Your SSA President: Alex Vernon

Eric Krause-   After an effective senior year, Alex Vernon is stepping down as president of the Stout Student Association (SSA) and reflecting on his time here on campus. Darrin Witucki, SSA Advisor, said, “Alex has led a student government that respectfully yet firmly challenges campus administration, the system president, Board of Regents, legislators and…

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Bowman Hall: Revamped

Elizabeth Vierkant- Bowman Hall, a 135-foot clock tower, located on University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Main Campus, will be undergoing construction throughout the years of 2018 and 2019.   Bowman Hall was built in 1897, making it one of the oldest buildings on campus. It is listed under the National Register as part of the Menomonie Downtown…

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Is Technical Communication Disappearing?

Elizabeth Vierkant- A new revision has been made to the professional communication and emerging media (PCEM) major at University of Wisconsin–Stout. Soon, there will be only two concentrations instead of three. The current concentrations in PCEM are applied journalism, digital humanities and technical communication. They were introduced to the program in 2010. As of Fall…

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Stout Engineering Program Receives Anonymous Donation

Cece Jabs-   University of Wisconsin–Stout is well-known for its engineering majors, and the university has ties to several businesses in the area. The engineering program received an anonymous machinery donation valued at approximately $530K, which was donated in the form of two automated manufacturing cell machines. The machines were recently moved into Fryklund Hall…

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BREAKING: Ongoing police situation in Menomonie

Shannon Hoyt- UPDATED 7:16 a.m.: According to the Menomonie Police Department, at approximately 8:58 p.m. on Tuesday night, officers and Fire/EMS were dispatched to 2502 Harvey Dr. An altercation led to a man’s throat being stabbed. The suspect was later identified as 37-year-old David W. Hill, who fled the scene on foot before police arrived….

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What to Do In Case of an Active Shooter

Cece Jabs- While the thought is scary, an active shooter situation could arise on campus. The following information is the same thing that is taught to Resident Advisors (RAs) and other staff on campus: run, hide, fight. If you hear of an active shooter or someone with a firearm on campus, the first thing you…

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Unanimous Vote of No Confidence from the SSA

Eric Krause- The Stout Student Association (SSA) has had a unanimous Vote of No Confidence toward University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross meaning they are no longer in support of the UW System’s president. On Oct. 11, 2017 President Ray Cross announced the plan to merge UW Colleges with four-year UW Institutions. This includes…

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The Future of the Dreamers

Elizabeth Vierkant- President Donald Trump announced that he planned to end the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in September of 2017. This decision could change the future of over 800,000 people indefinitely.  DACA was put in place in 2013. This policy, also known as the DREAM Act, affects people that were brought illegally into…

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Super Bowl Ad for Super Stout Enrollment

Cece Jabs- The University of Wisconsin–Stout aired a regional Super Bowl ad during this year’s football game. Was the ad intended to link UW–Stout’s image to their new website, or to help boost enrollment? Doug Mell, executive director of communications and external relations, said he is responsible for “all official communications to our internal and…

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The Hidden Cost of Laptop Theft

Eric Krause-   Students at University of Wisconsin–Stout are questioning the ethicality of the eStout laptop agreement. In Rule 13 of the agreement, it reads, “I [the student] am responsible for a $400 fee and may be charged a laptop replacement cost in case of theft, loss or destruction of the computer. Charges will be…

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