Stout steps up for Stepping Stones

Joseph Gulotta-   The University of Wisconsin–Stout Cross-Media Graphics (CMG) program has paired with Stepping Stones of Dunn County to promote their annual event Empty Bowls. The event partners Stepping Stones with businesses in the community, students at both of UW–Stout’s campuses and at Menomonie High School to raise awareness and money for the fight…

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Students spend spring break volunteering

Katie Schultzenberg- Over spring break, a few charitable University of Wisconsin–Stout organizations dedicated their time and hard work to working on houses for the less fortunate and other volunteer activities, as three different groups traveled to Alabama, Kentucky and Colorado. The three different groups were Habitat for Humanity, Stout Catholic and Students Today Leaders Forever….

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An Ode to Segregated Fees

Megan Hazuga- When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced his proposal for the 2017-2019 UW–System budget, he recommended that students would have the option to not pay, or “opt-out” of allocable segregated fees. However, it seems that many students lack an understanding of what these fees include. An exploration of what these fees mean to campus…

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Dining and Housing funds to increase

Hannah Lundquist- In addition to Housing being reorganized next year, students will also be facing changes in the Housing and Dining plans to accommodate for changes to residence halls and dining services.   Phil Lyons, Stout’s Vice Chancellor, spoke during the open forum at last week’s SSA meeting about upcoming changes in this area. He…

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Land, water and people coming together

Katie Schultzenberg- On Thursday, March 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, the Red Cedar Watershed will have its sixth annual conference. The conference will feature keynote speakers on the topics of water, land and people.   The first talk is called “Healthy Soils, Clean Water,” and it will be…

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Stout recognized as top school option for military

Joey Gulotta   University of Wisconsin–Stout is once again making splashes on the national stage. The university has received recognition as being one of the country’s top universities for veterans. For 2017, UW–Stout is being recognized as a Military Friendly School, a Best for Vets School and a Top Military school.   This marks the…

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Peace march impacts campus climate

Katie Schultzenberg-   On Wednesday, February 15, students led by the Black Student Union (BSU) participated in a silent march around Menomonie, starting at the Memorial Student Center. The march supported the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) as well other underprivileged groups.   “It is for students to stand in solidarity due to the hateful…

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Stout photographer recognized for powerful photo

Hannah Lundquist-   The death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi affected people on campus, the Menomonie community, people around the country and Hussain’s friends and family in Saudi Arabia. The memorial service that was held on November 3 inspired many people to speak about what an amazing person he was. The service also inspired pictures to…

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Stout working to become sanctuary campus

Joseph Gulotta-   The Stout Student Association has brought forward a case to make the University of Wisconsin Stout a sanctuary campus. In reaction to President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban, the Stout Student Association is joining with other campus student governance organizations across the UW System to begin transforming their campuses into sanctuary campuses….

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UW students voice their opinions in the capitol

Megan Hazuga- On February 16, members of the Stout Student Association (SSA) made the three-hour drive to Madison, Wis., to meet with other student representatives from the University of Wisconsin System and voice their opinions to Wisconsin representatives and senators on the recent budget proposal. These students included: SSA Vice President Gunther Melander, Director of…

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UW-System to see potential budget changes

Joseph Gulotta-   Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has begun crafting his budget proposal for the 2017-2019 budget. Included in this budget are his proposals for changes to higher education in the state. Historically, Walker has encouraged reduction in funding towards the University of Wisconsin System and only given relief to students through a tuition freeze….

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E-Cigarettes now included in Stout’s tobacco ban

Megan Hazuga-   On Tuesday, January 31, the Stout Student Association (SSA) voted to include the use of e-cigarette products in Univeristy of Wisconsin–Stout’s official tobacco policy. According to the official SSA document which states the motion, the purpose of the Tobacco Free Policy is to limit use of tobacco products on campus in order…

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Housing Reorganization Underway

Hannah Lundquist-   The University of Wisconsin–Stout Housing Organization has affected almost every student on campus at some point. At Stout, students are required to live in the dorms for the first two years. With a combination of convenience and great faculty, some students find this to be such a good experience that they stay…

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Non-Violent Peace March Organized by Stout Students

Megan Hazuga-   “In order to get change, you have to be the one promoting it. It’s not going to just come by itself,” said Otaasia Barfield, the president of the Black Student Union (BSU) here at Stout. She is also the student that has been organizing the Non-Violent Peace March, set to happen on…

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Breaking Down Testimony and Eyewitness Accounts in Student Murder

Matthew Gundrum- The Eau Claire news publication Leader-Telegram published a report on Friday morning that revealed 27-year-old Minnesota man Cullen M. Osburn was being charged in the death of University of Wisconsin–Stout student Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. In addition to this revelation, the article delved into the official criminal complaint associated with the case. The complaint…

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Minnesota Man Charged for the Death of Saudi Student

Matthew Gundrum- In a press release sent out to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin–Stout on Friday morning, it was announced that the Dunn Country District Attorney’s office had charged 27-year-old Minnesota man Cullen M. Osburn with felony murder and battery in relation to the Oct. 30 killing of UW–Stout student Saeed Hussain Alnahdi….

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