From: Involvement Center
Date: December 8, 2021
Subject: Campus Life Today | Wednesday, December 8, 2021



Ugly Sweater Open Mic and Karaoke

Wednesday, December 8
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Terrace, MSC
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Come on out for the last Open Mic of the semester. As an added bonus BDP (with ETC's help, of course) is planning on setting up a full Karaoke display to really lean into that "destressing before finals" feeling. We are also encouraging y'all to wear the absolute ugliest Christmas sweaters you can find; if you can make Santa cry then you know its the right level of horribleness. Sign ups will begin at 7 and end at 8, and the show will run until 10 or the list runs dry, whichever happens first. As always, please be aware that this student driven event is rated 18+ and there will be no tolerance for bigotry or belittling of folks putting themselves out there on stage. Thanks and hope to see y'all there!



Wine Bottling

Wednesday, December 8
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Heritage Hall, Room 232
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Bottling wine made from previous club meeting.



TNO - Guytano with Samantha Grimes

Thursday, December 9
8:00pm - 10:00pm
MSC Terrace
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Minnesota based Guytano is made up of brothers Grant and Eddie Hamilton along with Isaac Hesse and Colter Benoit. The band first met in 2010 while attending middle school in Sartell, Minnesota where they began covering punk rock songs eventually finding their own synth-based pop-rock sound behind the songs of the band's Grant Hamilton.



North Point & Price Commons Holiday Meal

Wednesday, December 8
10:00am - 1:30pm
Price Commons & North Point Cafeterias
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Gather with friends for a special Holiday meal at Price Commons or North Point Cafeteria on Wednesday, December 8 from 10 am - 1:30 pm!

Menu items include:
Applesauce Pork Loin
Harvest Rice Dish
Green Bean Casserole
Cooked Baby Carrots
Mistletoe Punch
Dinner rolls
Banana Bread
Decorated cookies

No special tickets are required – meals can be purchased using Baseline, Flexline, BlockPlan, or credit/debit cards.


Downtown Menomonie Winter Daze

Thursday, December 9th | 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Menomonie

Looking to make memories with a unique holiday event experience? Join us for the 17th annual Winter Daze event in downtown Menomonie, have an opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs. Clause, ride a horse drawn wagon, and warm up with some free Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate.  At 6:30 p.m. a festive holiday parade begins through downtown Menomonie. This year’s parade theme is "What a Superhero Means to Us."  Immediately following the parade, a large winter fireworks show will be held over Lake Menomin.

Sponsored by: Chancellor's Office
For more information contact: Dave Beck
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Latinos Unidos Holiday Fundraiser

Wednesday, December 8 at 11:00am
to Thursday, December 9 at 6:00pm
Lower Level MSC
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Latinos Unidos is having a Holiday Goodies Fundraiser. We are selling hot chocolate jars and concha (Mexican Sweet bread) for the holiday season! By pre-ordering, you will receive one of each item for $8 each or 2 for $15! 

We will be having tabling in the lower level of the Memorial Student Center on December 8th and 9th from 11 am -6 pm where you can pick up your order and hand in your money. We take cash and checks made out to “Latinos Unidos.”

If you do not pre-order, the price will be $10 on December 8th and 9th.

Game Night

UW Stout Library Feature Stream: Game Night

Did you know you can stream movies with your campus library access? This selection, one of the 150,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Swank Digital Campus.

Sponsored by: UW-Stout Library
For more information contact: Zachary Weekes
Stream Here

STEMM Student Expo

The STEMM Expo will be held on Thursday, December 9th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, Great Hall and Ballrooms. This event will display some of the research projects that our STEMM students have been up to. Please see feel free to stop by and see what they have been working on. Please contact the STEMM Dean's Office with any questions or visit our STEMM Student Expo webpage for additional details.

Sponsored by: STEMM
For more information contact: Jacob Anderson
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Qube Hiring

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Qube is Hiring for Spring 2022!

The Qube is hiring for Spring 2022! AND WE'VE EXTENDED OUR APPLICATION DEADLINE! Extended deadline is Thu, Dec 9th. If you’re passionate about making UW-Stout more inclusive for LGBTQIA+ students, apply on Connect here. Questions? Contact Nakkiah Stampfli, Qube Graduate Student Intern.

Sponsored by: The Qube
For more information contact: Nakkiah Stampfli
Apply Here

Strive for Five

Strive for Five: A Blue Devil Sustainable Commute Campaign

Walk, bike or commute to campus using a non-greenhouse method at least five times a month to be eligible for a drawing for $10 in Chamber bucks! Every additional five carbon-free commute days will earn you an additional entry. The drawing will close for November on December 10th; late entries will not be counted. Enter here. Must live off-campus to be eligible. Winners will be notified via email. #kickthecarbonhabit

Sponsored by: Sustainability Office
For more information contact: Sustainability Office
Enter Here


Brainfuse: Live 24/7 Online Tutoring

Finishing a project or preparing for final exams?  Brainfuse offers live tutoring 24/7 in a variety of subjects (math, statistics, finance, etc.) and provides writing support. To access Brainfuse, click on the "Tutoring" link on left navigation bar within any Canvas course. If you can't find the "Tutoring" link in your Canvas courses, the link is also available on the UW-Stout Tutoring Resources page.

Sponsored by: Learning and Information Technology
For more information contact: Heidi Catlin
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Wednesday, December 8
Start End   Event         Location
10:00am 1:30pm North Point & Price Commons Holiday Meal Price Commons & North Point Cafeterias
11:00am 6:00pm Ceramics guild sale Micheels Atrium
11:00am 6:00pm Latinos Unidos Holiday Fundraiser Lower Level MSC
12:00pm 1:00pm UW System Career Trek: Great Northern Virtual
12:00pm 3:00pm Stout Impact Project- Tabling MSC first floor
12:30pm 1:00pm SSASP December Meeting Open Square 24, Northwoods Room, MSC
1:15pm 2:30pm SSA | Student Wage Review Committee Involvement Center 107
4:00pm 5:00pm Wine Bottling Heritage Hall, Room 232
4:00pm 5:30pm Organizational Affairs Committee Birch Room, MSC
5:00pm 7:00pm Candle Making with the GSA JHSW 116
5:00pm 7:00pm Boxing Club Practice Mat Room 221
5:30pm 6:30pm AFS Meeting Fryklund Hall Rm. 13
6:00pm 7:00pm EWB Weekly Meeting Fryklund 114
6:00pm 8:00pm Card Gamers of Stout Weekly Meeting White Pine - MSC
6:00pm 7:00pm Running Club On the sidewalk outside of the Applied Arts Building
6:00pm 7:00pm Hooplah Zine CLub Weekly Meeting Micheels Hall 292
6:00pm 7:00pm SIDO Meeting - Holiday Party Applied Arts 219
6:00pm 7:00pm STS Meeting Communication Technologies Room 202
6:00pm 7:30pm Brewing Craft and Science Association Meeting Brewery Nonic
6:30pm 7:30pm IEEE Study Night (12/08) Fryklund RM 214 (CEE Lounge)
7:00pm 9:00pm Stout Swim Club Practice Menomonie High School Pool
7:00pm 8:00pm Weekley Waterski Meeting Birch room inside of the MSC
7:00pm 10:00pm Ugly Sweater Open Mic and Karaoke The Terrace, MSC
7:30pm 9:00pm Foundations Campus Ministry Weekly Meeting JHSW RM 114
9:00pm 11:00pm Men's Volleyball Practice Johnson Fieldhouse
9:00pm 11:00pm Women's Club Volleyball Johnson Field House
Career Ready Wednesday

Networking is the single most important thing you can do to support your job search. Setting up a virtual informational interview is a focused conversation with a professional to gain information about an industry or career and to build a network.


  • Learn about current information beyond the knowledge provided in classes
  • Gain confidence in speaking with professionals in a comparatively low-stress situation
  • Connections can transform into an opportunity
  • Opportunity to explore different fields and companies
  • Make personal connections among management level personnel
  • Impress people who may be your future referrals

Networking DOs

  • Be focused and strategic. Target the companies you’re most interested in and seek contacts in those organizations.
  • Be well-prepared. Research the company and the individual in advance. Have questions prepared.
  • Keep the conversation going. Ask open-ended questions to gather more information.
  • Be an active, engaged listener. Listen carefully to the advice and information the person is sharing and take notes as appropriate.
  • Prepare to share. Think about your personal elevator pitch.
  • Always send a thank you note. It can make a lasting impression.
  • Stay in touch periodically. A holiday card with a personal note or even a New Year’s card would be a nice touch. 

Networking DON’Ts

  • Don’t ask for a job. This is about building a relationship, not asking a favor.
  • Don’t do all the talking. Do more listening than speaking; you want to learn about the company and the functional area of interest.
  • Don’t be arrogant or disrespectful. This should go without saying!
  • Don’t stalk the person. If they don’t respond after three attempts, take them off your list.
  • Don’t monopolize their time. Steer clear of taking more time than specified without asking if they can spare a few more minutes.
  • Don’t waste their time. If it’s something you could have learned on their website, don’t ask.

Check out Career Services resource page  for informational interview resources including: a video tutorial, sample request letter, sample questions, tips on dress, and networking contact logs.

Sponsored by: Career Services
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