From: Involvement Center
Date: December 17, 2020
Subject: Campus Life Today | Thursday, December 17, 2020



Exam Week University Dining Hours of Operation

Please note the adjusted hours for dining operations during exam week. All operations will have regular hours on Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15 with adjusted hours beginning on Wednesday, December 16.

Sponsored by: University Dining Services
For more information contact: Anna Catlin


Student Leadership Assistants | Ginger Bread Spread

Friday, December 18
9:00am - 8:00pm
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Come see all of the ginger bread houses in the MSC ballroom (Top floor) December 18th, between 9am and 8pm

Stout Route buse

Stout Route Last Day of Service:  Friday, December 18

The Dunn County Transit Stout Route will conclude its fall semester service on the evening of Friday, December 18.  It will not run the last two days of finals (12/21 & 12/22).  The Stout Route will resume spring semester operations on Monday, January 4, 2021.  

The Community Route will continue to operate during winter break (except 12/24,12/25, 12/26, and 1/1) and does make hourly stops at Red Cedar Hall, Clock Tower Plaza, and Swanson Library.  

Visit the Dunn County Transit Routes page for more information.

Sponsored by: Alternative Transportation Office

Counseling Center Services

The Counseling Center is offering all services for UW-Stout students in Wisconsin through telehealth, including individual, couples, group counseling, crisis appointments, consultation, and outreach presentations. Students outside of Wisconsin can call the Counseling Center for assistance with finding mental health care. All students are able to use SilverCloud, a self-help app to assist with anxiety, stress, depression, sleep and resilience. More information can be found on the Counseling Center's webpage.

Sponsored by: Counseling Center
For more information contact: Counseling Center

Thursday, December 17
Start End   Event         Location
4:00pm 5:00pm QUBE | Virtual Afternoon T Teams Link
6:00pm 8:00pm StoutCatholic Fellowship and Friends The Ministry | Virtual
Home for the Holidays

Staying Hopeful: Home for the Holidays

Perhaps you are anticipating conflict among family members, boredom from the change in schedule, feeling out of place in a familiar yet peculiar environment or the endless external expectations and pressure we left behind us from this semester of virtual learning. Here are some tips for staying hopeful this time of year:

  1.  Focus on oneself:
    • Attempting to predict future disappointing outcomes or mind reading others’ reactions only creates negativity.  We don’t have control over external events or other people.  We only have control over ourselves and our reactions. 
    • If you are expecting the family to be consumed with asking those unnecessary questions, role play your own healthy responses.  Stay focused on how you choose to feel and respond, not how others will.
  2. Create a schedule:
    • What’s in your current daily routine that brings you joy?  Working out? Coffee?  Yoga?  How can you continue that while in a different environment?  Identify barriers and create your own solutions. 
    • Continuing elements of one’s consistent schedule will assist with the transition of being back home.
  3. Avoid boredom:
    • Often, idle time in one’s life may lead to us to back sliding into unhealthy habits.
    • Plan around boredom by identifying a new skill, task or healthy habit you have thought about in the back of your mind, but never had time to put it into action.  A painting class?  Updating the resume?  Identifying long-term goals?  Volunteering?  Creating a vision board?  The long break from college responsibilities allows for new opportunities.  Fulfill yourself by completing something you’ve always desired. 
  4.  Embrace this time:
    • Being home for an extended amount of time can create new feelings, and that’s okay.
    • Things are familiar, yet different with relationships among family members, old friends, etc.  Embrace the new surroundings with the mindset of growth and progress being made in your own life.
  5. Take care of you:
    • Make yourself a priority over break and practice daily self-care.  This also includes recognizing your thoughts and feelings.  If you notice yourself struggling, don’t hesitate with asking for help. 
    • Implement weekly incentives/rewards for achieving your personal goals.  Winter break can be full of wonderful opportunities to work on self-improvement, if you choose to.

UW-Stout Counseling Center
410 Bowman Hall (Clocktower Building)
Office: 715-232-2468   Hours: 8AM-4:30PM

We are currently providing Telehealth services via Microsoft Teams to virtually meet with Stout students.  As always, these sessions are confidential and at no additional cost to enrolled students. You can schedule an appointment by calling the above office number.
Check out the following for more information on ways to have a great semester:
  • Counseling Center website
  • Facebook page (UW-Stout Wellness PROs and Counseling Center)
  • Instagram: uwstoutcounselingcenter
  • Emergency and Crisis Resources: Call 911 if you are experiencing an emergency.
Other mental health crisis options that are available 24/7 include:
  • Northwest Connections: 1-888-552-6642 (local area, Western WI)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255