Notre Dame Spire Collapses in Fire

Mackenzie Peterson The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris broke out in flames and suffered damage on Monday, Apr 15 and lasted until Tuesday morning, according to CBS News. The cause of the fire is still unclear, however, arson and terrorism are not suspected. At the time of the fire, Notre Dame was going through $6.8…

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Students Vote for $25.5 million plan

Josh Nehs University of Wisconsin–Stout students voted on different options involving the potential decision to renovate the Johnson Fieldhouse. Awareness of the ballot was raised through three meetings, social media and the Stout Student Association’s (SSA) table in the Memorial Student Center (MSC). The options given to students were as follows: Option A includes repurposing…

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Arrival of Spring Changes Student Plans

Josh Nehs Spring has sprung at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Stout students take part in many different activities in the spring, so some were asked what they are doing with the season’s change. Casey Busch, a senior majoring in business administration, said, “Now that spring is here, which is ironic with this snow, I will…

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The Qube: Revamped

Mackenzie Peterson The Qube, located in the Merle M. Price Commons, is the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s headquarters for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, asexual/aromantic students and more (LGBTQIA+) students and allies. The Qube had been undergoing construction recently to revamp and expand the space. The new Qube’s official grand opening took place on April…

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SSA Election to Bring Major Changes to Campus

Elizabeth Vierkant Student government election season has arrived. The Stout Student Association (SSA) held voting from April 11 8 a.m. to April 12 11:59 p.m. last week. The ballots were available online via an email from Justin Sullivan. The ballot included candidates for the 50th Congress of the SSA. The ballot also included a referendum…

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New Changes to the UW–Stout Laptop Program

Josh Nehs – Starting in the upcoming 2019 fall semester at University of Wisconsin–Stout, freshmen are going to receive their laptops in June before the start of classes. In the past, students would retrieve their laptops after they moved in. Kelly Hoyland, the director at the learning & client technology services said, “Our campus was…

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Chancellor Bob Meyer’s Retirement Plan

Mackenzie Peterson – University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer announced that he will be retiring on 18 Aug, 2019. One of the biggest reasons he decided to retire was that he had promised his wife, Debbie, that they would talk about their future in year five. Meyer said, “She’s been a really great partner with…

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Students Dissatisfied with Opportunities at Career Conference

Josh Nehs – The 2019 University of Wisconsin–Stout career conference has come to a close. Stout continually seeks out companies looking to hire students for co-ops, internships, and full-time employment. Despite the large number of employers and students, there are some that feel the Career Conference is not as beneficial for their degrees. Shelby Meixell,…

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RecycleMania Returns to Campus

Josh Nehs – RecycleMania has started up once again. Throughout the United States and Canada, various universities compete to see who can reduce the most waste throughout their campus. For eight weeks, universities report their recycling and trash collection totals and then compared them to the other participating schools. RecycleMania looks to motivate students to…

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New Computer Networking and Cyber Security Labs Arrive on Campus

Mackenzie Peterson – The computer networking and information technology program continues to follow the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s hands-on learning approach by opening four new Computer Networking and Cyber Security labs this last Feb. Maria Alm, the dean of the college of arts, communication, humanities and social sciences said, “I am very excited about our new…

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Plastics Engineering Program Launches New Scholarships at UW-Stout

Mackenzie Peterson – The plastics engineering program is launching eight new $1,500 scholarships for incoming freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Stout starting fall 2019. These scholarships include the Advanced Molding Technologies Scholarships, the Andersen Corporation Scholarship, the EVCO Scholarship, the Nolato Contour Scholarship, the Phillips-Medisize Scholarship, the RTP Scholarship and the Scientific Molding Corporation Scholarship….

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Graduate Degrees Break Stout Records

Elizabeth Vierkant – The University of Wisconsin-Stout recently broke records with number of degrees earned. Stout students in the 2017-18 school year received 1,989 degrees. 1,627 were bachelor degrees. The last record set was in the 2012-13 school year. That year, students received 1,970 degrees. 1,636 of these were bachelor degrees. “We believe the record…

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UW-Stout’s Construction Updates

Mackenzie Peterson – There are several construction projects happening on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus. Michael Bowman, Project Manager at UW-Stout, was able to give insight and information on the status of the ongoing construction projects. The Price Commons’ first floor remodel is one of the current projects happening on campus. The east half of…

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Polar Vortex Brings Students Indoors

Josh Nehs – Wisconsin and the rest of the Midwest were met with cold temperatures that cancelled schools and businesses during the last week of January. The temperatures broke records, reaching a range between negative 40 and negative 65 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill. The intensity of the cold would cause frostbite within minutes….

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The College Student’s After Holiday Shopping Guide

Josh Nehs – Welcome back to the University of Wisconsin-Stout, students! After a holiday season full of overbearing family, estranged friends from high school and working full-time, we here at the Stoutonia are sure you are looking to blow off a little steam. After working over break and receiving money for the holidays, your next…

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