From: Involvement Center
Date: April 14, 2020
Subject: The Loop | Online Meeting Links, End of Year Traditions and more...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Add Online Meeting Links to your Events

There is a new option when creating your event in the "where" section of CONNECT allowing you to choose Video Conference.  Add the link and choose the app you will be using.

Hold on to End of Year Traditions

With us living in a virtual environment, it’s important to still take time and care to recognize your graduating members.  Do you usually host a dinner where you recognize those graduating?  Do you give out special or funny awards?  Do you dedicate a meeting to share stories about these members?  Whatever you do, keep your traditions alive.   

One tool to help you do this is creating surveys to engage your group members! Use the Poll and Survey feature in CONNECT to have members submit responses about those graduating to be shared with them at a virtual recognition.   

Share your Social Distancing Experience

UW-Stout students have had to alter their entire way of being through social distancing and we'd like to capture your stories, thoughts and feelings. Please take a few moments to reflect on the questions below and submit your answers via our CONNECT form.  Our Marketing Communications office will be using your submissions for potential stories and/or posts on our social channels.

  • What did social distancing mean to you before the Safer at Home mandates?
  • What does social distancing mean to you now?
  • What's been the hardest thing for you in all of this?
  • What's the bright spot in your day?
Contact Abbey Goers with any questions.

Looking for Something Fun to Do with your Org?

We’re hosting a variety of virtual events that all are welcome to.  Re-connect with your org members and have some fun!


Virtual Trivia Mixer

Wednesday, April 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Private Location (rsvp to display)
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Join us for our first ever virtual Trivia Mixer! Show off your random knowledge and get to meet some fellow Stouties during a night of trivia fun. 

The Trivia Mixer will take place on Zoom with cohosts Adam & Emily guiding you through a night of questions to see who can come out on top.  Attendees will be randomly assigned in groups of (5) to answer general trivia with a chance to wager your points in the final round.  Winners on the top team will each receive $5.00 gift cards in the mail.  

Final details, rules and a Zoom link will be emailed once you have registered for the event.  

Questions email the Involvement Center at 
Event open to current UW-Stout students only. 



Virtual Qube Lunch Hour

Thursday, April 16
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microsoft Teams
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Every Thursday from Noon-1PM, Qube Coordinator Nicole will be hosting a virtual LGBTQIA+ hangout on Microsoft Teams. The link to join will be posted on our Facebook page each week.



Cook LIVE with Chef Jyll Everman

Friday, April 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Join us on the Memorial Student Center's Instagram (@uwstoutmsc) for Chef Jyll Everman's LIVE cooking demonstration. After a 2 month stint competing on Food Network’s Next Food Network Star, Jyll quickly realized she loved teaching on camera! Jyll’s approach to cooking resides in her personal acronym M.I.T.G: Make It Taste Good! After professionally cooking for 12 years, Jyll is armed with tools, techniques and tricks to teach the home cook how to make delicious food without the stress.

Follow along this Friday while Jyll makes a delicious dinner of pasta, salad and dessert. She'll provide the easy step by step, but jump in with questions about the meal or her experience on Food Network Star!

*See the registration flyer for the ingredient list to see what you already have at home or keep the list for the next time you need/are able to go out for groceries.


Quick Reminders

Now Accepting Blanket Reservations:  Make your Blanket Reservation for Fall Semester:  Submit your request on CONNECT.

Host your Officer Elections in CONNECT:  The Surveys 
module helps ease the transition of leadership roles with a paperless, secure way to facilitate the election process, from creating a ballot, announcing and promoting, allowing members to easily click and vote online, and notifying new leaders.

Virtual Office Hours:  Reminder that we still have virtual officer hours coming up to discuss any of your questions related to officer transition.
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