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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Local Teens Found Throwing Party in White House Amidst Government Shut-Down

Elizabeth Vierkant – Several weeks into the government shutdown, the country becoming restless. This includes the local Washington D.C. teenagers itching for a little something exciting to do. On January 22nd, fourteen students from Fortew Entee High School were found by White House employee Amanda Brock. These youths were discovered with multitudes of contraband such…

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Pay Increase for UW System Faculty Approved

Elizabeth Vierkant –  The Board of Regents recently voted to increase the annual pay of University of Wisconsin System faculty and staff by three percent. The voting took place on Dec. 6. The new pay policy was passed unanimously. According to Chancellor Bob’s Blog, for the past six years, payment increases have been less than…

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New Policy May Eliminate Small Majors

Elizabeth Vierkant –  A new policy was recently proposed by the University of Wisconsin System. This revision would include the elimination of all programs that do not graduate at least five students on average each year. Each degree program is reviewed every four years by the Planning and Review Committee (PRC). The PRC looks at…

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Stout Voices Heard in 2018 Election

Elizabeth Vierkant-  The 2018 midterm election took place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and its results were announced early on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The University of Wisconsin-Stout students’ votes played a major role in the results this year. Wisconsin’s new governor is democrat candidate Tony Evers, defeating Incumbent GOP Governor Scott Walker. Democrat Tammy Baldwin was…

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UW-Stout’s Upcoming Video Production Major

Mackenzie Peterson – The University of Wisconsin-Stout is adding a new bachelor of science degree in video production that will be available through the communication technologies department starting in Fall 2019. Keif Oss, lecturer, worked with Peter Galante, who will be the program director, to develop this major. Oss said this program is unique which…

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Upcoming Changes to UW-Stout’s Entertainment Design Major

Addendum – This story has been updated as of 1/24/2019 Mackenzie Peterson- The University of Wisconsin-Stout will be undergoing some revisions to the entertainment design major. Dr. Andrew Williams, Associate Professor of Art and Art History said, “These changes have been planned for several years and are part of the regular process of evaluation our…

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A Look into Sexual Violence in Menomonie

Elizabeth Vierkant –  Sexual violence has been a major topic over the past few years. University of Wisconsin–Stout student, Ryan Leckel is conducting research on sexual violence in Menomonie. Leckel, is a senior in the applied social science program, is conducting this research for his capstone project. This is the final thesis conducted by students…

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Voter Suppression Silences Students on Campus

Elizabeth Vierkant –  The 2018 midterm election is approaching. In Menomonie, this election will select the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, United States senator, representative in congress (District 3), representative to the assembly (District 9), the Dunn County sheriff, and the Dunn County clerk of circuit court. John See, a…

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