SSA passes resolution in support of sanctuary campus

Megan Hazuga- Earlier in the semester, shortly after President Donald Trump announced the international travel ban, the Stout Student Association (SSA) began working with other University of Wisconsin System schools to become a sanctuary campus. According to SSA documentation, the purpose of a sanctuary campus is to “protect all students, faculty and staff from intimidation,…

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Dining Director Retires after 3 Decades

Hannah Lundquist-   Come next semester, University of Wisconsin–Stout will be losing many familiar faces who have contributed a great deal during their time here.   One of these faces is Ann Thies, Director of Dining, who will be retiring. Thies has been the Director of Dining at Stout since 1988. Prior to this, she…

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Writing Center celebrates 12 years

Katie Schulzetenberg-   “I can’t believe it’s been twelve years,” remarked Dr. Kristin Risley, co-director of the Writing Center at University of Wisconsin–Stout, at the Writing Center’s open house on Wednesday, April 12. The Writing Center celebrated 12 years since its opening in the fall of 2005.   The center itself began with a vision…

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Erbert & Gerberts Comes to Menomonie

Hannah Lundquist-   Alright everyone, this one is for real! Coming soon to Menomonie is a branch of Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop, commonly referred to as “Erb’s & Gerbs.” Erbert and Gerbert’s is an Eau Claire based franchise that has found its way to our community!   The shop will open up on Broadway…

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Sigma Tau Gamma faces potential termination

Megan Hazuga-   On April 21, the nearly 100 year old fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma (Sig Tau) stood in front of the University Court, the judicial branch of the Stout Student Association, and pled their case for why their fraternity should remain a recognized organization by UW-Stout. The decision of this appeal could affect Sig…

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Stout Student Association Election Results

Get to know your new SSA board! Name: Alex Vernon Elected: President             Name: Elle Alvarez-Casas Elected: Vice President             Name: Patrick Lytle Elected:Director of Org Affairs             Name: Stephanie Zengler Elected: Director of Financial Affairs             Name:…

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Osburn back on trial

Joseph Gulotta- Cullen M. Osburn, the primary suspect in the death of University of Wisconsin–Stout student Hussain Alnahdi, returned to the courtroom for a preliminary hearing in front of Dunn County Judge Rod Smeltzer on April 20. The hearing was held to determine whether the State Attorney’s Office had probable cause to accuse Minnesota citizen…

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Erbert and Gerbert’s website hints at Menomonie location

Erbert and Gerbert’s website says that something – likely a store – is “coming soon” to Menomonie, Wis. The tip was first dispersed on a Facebook community page. According to the Erbert & Gerbert website, the location will be at 1103 Broadway Street South, which was once Cenex. Erbert and Gerbert’s is a sub sandwich…

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18 Years With Stout

Hannah Lundquist- As we near the end of the semester, there will be some big changes happening around campus. To name a few: the housing reorganization, budget changes and the retirement of some staff and faculty. Among those retiring is Scott Griesbach. Griesbach has been with University of Wisconsin–Stout since 1999 and has personally overseen…

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CVTC Students Guaranteed Admission to Stout

Katie Schulzetenberg- Stout students, get ready to welcome more Chippewa Valley Technical College students, because as of late, Stout has decided to allow CVTC students guaranteed admission as long as they fulfill the minimum grade requirements and other requirements regarding their major. CVTC sends more transfer students to Stout than any of Wisconsin’s other technical…

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Justice for Hussain: Catching Up with the Case

Joey Gulotta- Prosecution for the death of the University of Wisconsin–Stout student Hussain Alnahdi, 24, has begun. Cullen M. Osburn, 27, of Minneapolis, is facing felony murder and battery charges for his involvement in Alnahdi’s death. Osburn, not a student at UW–Stout, was taken into custody by St. Paul police on Jan. 13 after a…

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Voting For Your Voice

Megan Hazuga- The 2016-2017 school year is coming to a close, and even though seniors are leaving and new freshman will be arriving in the fall, the organizations we know and love on campus must remain. On Thursday, April 13, students will have the opportunity to vote for which students they want to represent them…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Ryan Connor

Logan Myhre- This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Ryan Connor, a junior from Fall Creek, Wis. He is a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s baseball team and is a Business Administration major. Why did you choose Stout? “Well originally I actually didn’t. Out of high school I went to play baseball at Whitewater, and then…

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Stout Student Association Candidates

The Stout Student Association is electing a new Congress! Get to know the candidates*: *Stoutonia is still waiting to hear back from Issac McInnis for his profile information. Name: Alex Vernon Major:Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management with a minor in Business Administration Year: Junior Hometown: Green Bay, WI Position applying for: President of SSA Why do you…

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100 days of Trump

Megan Hazuga- The first 100 days of a presidency are crucial in determining how said presidency will turn out. For our current President, Donald Trump, this idea is no different. The Trump administration had a multitude of plans for their first 100 days, which included passing as many executive orders as possible. The Trump Administration…

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Stout hits record in post-grad employment rates

Hannah Lundquist-   In addition to record enrollment rates this year, University of Wisconsin–Stout has also hit a new record high in post-graduation employment. For the third year in a row, the number has increased, and this year the number is 97.4 percent.   The 2015-2016 graduates had an employment rate of 97.4 percent; the…

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