New usability lab

By Andrew Lehn — University of Wisconsin–Stout has plans to offer new research services to students and outside clients in the form of the Stout User Experience Center, which will be housed on the 3rd floor of the renovated Harvey Hall. So many students design products and items that users interact with, and all of these…

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Applied Arts to lose custodial staff?

By Andrew Lehn — The Applied Arts building is losing its custodians. Or so I’m told. If you’ve seen an artist at work you know they can make a mess. Working with clay, foam, wood, paint, or any of the other myriad supplies necessary for art and design can be dirty work. So why does…

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Voc Rehab Open House

By Andrew Lehn — The Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute gave students, families and teachers two valuable opportunities to learn about the unique challenges of disability at the Youth Transition Conference and the open house on Vision Loss Technology. This month’s event marked the sixth annual Youth Transition Conference since it’s founding in 2009, and its second…

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Stout Building Projects

By Andrew Lehn — The State Building Commission recommended approval on a budget that includes three major construction projects here at University of Wisconsin–Stout. Some part of Stout always seems to be undergoing improvements and renovations; the next couple years are looking to follow that trend. The state budget for the next two-year period contains many…

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Devil’s Punchbowl

By Andrew Lehn — This year marks the 25th year of the Devil’s Punchbowl as a scientific study area, but its history goes much further back. Located south of the University of Wisconsin–Stout and a little north of Irvington, the miniature ecosystem with its cliffs and waterfalls has a long and complex history of ownership…

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Stout Adventures’ RockFest

By Andrew Lehn — Stout Adventures’ climbing team, known and feared as the Menom-Bombs, will attempt to win the Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series team championship for the fourth consecutive year, all while wearing Alice in Wonderland inspired attire. On Saturday March 7, the Menom-Bombs will continue their campaign for first place at the 14th annual…

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