Budget cuts affect teachers by incentive to separate

By Alyssa Rupp — The looming budget cuts for the University of Wisconsin–Stout are not only predicted to affect students over the next few years, but they have several implications for professors as well. One of these effects is the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program that Chancellor Bob Meyer, implemented on April 20 of this year….

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Showing of popular movie raises concern amongst students

By Alyssa Rupp — With six Academy Award Nominations, including best picture, “American Sniper” was one of this year’s most popular Hollywood films. But on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Stout, it caused a different sort of hype. “American Sniper” was scheduled for a showing as a free movie on campus, sponsored by Blue…

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Another step closer to Gordy’s Market on Hwy 29

By Alyssa Rupp — With the city council’s approval to sell a portion of land in Menomonie’s Technology and Business Park, the addition of the grocery store Gordy’s County Market is one step closer to becoming a reality. This latest step in that process was settled on April 7, a decision that authorized the sale of…

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46th congress confirmed for SSA

By Alyssa Rupp — The results are in! University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Student Association (SSA) held their election from March 31 to  April 1 for the 46th congress.  The new members are as follows: President, Eric Huse; Vice-President, Jerome Green; Director of Organizational Affairs, Alex Vernon; Director of Communications, Samantha Hanson; Senator of the College of…

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It’s official; Chancellor Bob Meyer inaugurated

By Alyssa Rupp — University of Wisconsin–Stout’s seventh chancellor in the school’s 125-year history was sworn in just last week. Bob Meyer was inaugurated in front of students, faculty, former colleagues, alumni and family on April 2nd at the Memorial Student Center. “The best days are still in front of us,” spoke Petre (Nelu) Ghenciu,…

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Seniors: Stout needs your knowledge

By Alyssa Rupp — Attention seniors! The University of Wisconsin–Stout needs your help in strengthening program curriculum and making Stout a stronger institution. If you are going to be graduating this spring, consider taking the Stout ETS Senior Exit Test. You can even get a free meal out of the deal! What is the ETS…

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Campus group beginning to plant its roots

By Alyssa Rupp — Now that piles of snow and sub-freezing temperatures are in our rearview mirror, it’s time to dust off those gardening skills and help improve our campus environment. One group in particular, UW-Sprout, is striving to freshen up campus and provide agriculture and education to those in the University of Wisconsin–Stout community. Stemming…

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Home invasion near campus labeled hate crime

By Alyssa Rupp — On Feb. 18, at around 3:16 p.m., two male suspects tried to enter a home at 2013 Second Ave. N.  The Menomonie Police Department reacted quickly in response to a complaint they had received about the two men trying to enter the residence. According to police, the two were identified as…

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Discovery Center and tournament inspire business ideas

By Alyssa Rupp — So what do you do with that product you created in your freshman design class or that business plan you outlined for an economics project? The Discovery Center can help you with that! The Discovery Center is a campus-wide service that helps develop things like small business start up and provides…

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At 107, oldest Stout alumnus passes away

By Alyssa Rupp — Believed to be the oldest graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Stout, Henry Hulter recently passed away on Jan. 16 at his home in San Rafael, California. Henry passed in his sleep at the age of 107, despite a normal daily routine and weekly trips to a community center, where his favorite…

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Master’s program at top of the ranks

By Alyssa Rupp — Ranked ninth in the nation among the best rehabilitation counseling programs by US News and World Report, University of Wisconsin–Stout’s rehabilitation counseling program is unique to all of its students and staff. Dr. DeLeana Strohl is the director of the online graduate program and is quick to note what the ranking means…

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Social event breathes light on abuse in the community

By Alyssa Rupp — On Dec. 6, make plans to visit Menomonie’s own Waterfront Bar and Grill for the 10th annual “Hope for the Holidays,” to support the fight in eliminating abuse in our community. That’s just what Dr. Susan Wolfgram’s Abuse in the Family class is doing as well, eliminating abuse. University of Wisconsin–Stout…

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New to Broadway comes Beauty Marx

By Alyssa Rupp — With just a five-minute walk from campus up Broadway Avenue, you’ll notice a new addition to Menomonie’s main drag. Beauty Marx offers shoppers high-end, quality body jewelry and piercings accompanied by a relaxed and non-intimidating customer experience. The store, opened by owner Jenna Pehlke, provides what Menomonie lacked in the past–affordable…

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