From: Involvement Center
Date: February 25, 2021
Subject: Campus Life Today | Thursday, February 25, 2021



Open Mic Night

Thursday, February 25
8:00pm - 10:00pm
MSC Terrace
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Join Blue Devil Productions for Open Mic Night on Thursday, Feb. 25! Got a talent, a joke, a song, or a speech to share? Sign-ups open at 7 pm; come back for the event beginning at 8 pm! Hang out, do homework, and watch your friends perform. We're so excited to host this event again after so long!



Hot Chocolate Thursdays

Thursday, February 25
9:00am - 2:00pm
Involvement Center
Add to Google Cal,Outlook,Yahoo,iCal's cold outside. Visit the Involvement Center to warm up with a sweet and toasty cup of Hot Chocolate. Feel free to ask our Involvement Specialists questions on how to get involved or about any of our upcoming events!  Those who follow us on social will also take away a free Stout coloring book!



Celebrate Black History: Black Contributions to Civil Liberty

Thursday, February 25
5:30pm - 6:30pm
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Help us celebrate Black History Month listening to three expert panelists discuss Black contributions to civil liberties like free speech, freedom of religion, a free press, the right to vote and much more. Time will be reserved for audience Q&A. Moderated by MCSII Director Tim Shiell. Featuring panelists Le'Trice Donaldson (UW-Stout), Selika Ducksworth-Lawton (UWEC) and N. Lynette McNeely (Wisconsin NAACP).

Sponsored by Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation, Black Student Union, Stout Student Association, Honors College, and Center for Applied Ethics



Adaptions in Indigenous Resiliency

Thursday, February 25
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual on Teams
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Indigenous peoples storytelling has been a vehicle of cultural education and sharing of generational knowledge. As societal advances occur, keeping up with the times is important to continue to tell the indigenous story and cultural ways. Learn how the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission has outreached to their native community and beyond by creating Growing Up Ojibwe: The Game, a video game, as a mechanism to preserve their language and culture. This is a virtual event, participants will get a chance to try out the game.

Multicultural Student Services is proud to partner with the Stout Student Association’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council and the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to include this event as part of Diversity Week. Learn more at Diversity Week




Thursday, February 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual on Teams
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Join us for this month's student panel. Stout students will be sharing their experiences in the QTPOC community and answering audience questions. Join us

The Qube is proud to partner with the Stout Student Association's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council and the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to include this event as part of Diversity Week. Learn more here



Virtual Bingo

Wednesday, March 3
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual on Teams
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Are you a Bingo fan? We have bingo nights happening every Wednesday of the semester. Join us on Teams to play virtually. Those lucky enough to get a BINGO (or two) can win virtual giftcards and prizes. Join us alongside your other fellow Blue Devils for a night of *virtual* fun!



Diversity Week - World Religions in Brief

Thursday, February 25
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Virtual on Teams
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Religion has been a source of inspiration, compassion, and service, and also of judgment, conflict, and war. Problematically, most people have little understanding of most of the religions of the world, leading to judgment and conflict. The goal of this presentation is to provide a brief summary of the history of religion, including basic concepts and goals of some of the many religions around the world. Presentation 60 minutes with 15 minute Q and A. No background knowledge is required.

Presented by Rev. Dr. Bob Salt, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Ordained Interfaith Minister, Graduate of The New Seminary, NYC



Consolidated Electrical Distributors | Employer in Residence

Thursday, February 25
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Employer in Residence is an opportunity to engage with industry professionals, expand your network and increase your awareness of career possibilities.    

2:00pm – 3:00pm  Virtual Information Session
Who is CED? Sharing employment opportunities and growth
3:00pm – 4:00pm  Virtual Office Hours
Employer Meet & Greet / Informational Interview Time

Careers | Link to recording once available can be found here

Career Services

Virtual Drop-in Resume Reviews

Thursday, February 25th - Friday, February 26th | 10:00am - 6:00pm 
Location: Virtual

Get your resume looked over, no appointment needed. Time is available all week 2/22-2/26 from 10-6pm. Links are available in the Career Conference Prep Canvas course.

Sponsored by: Career Services
For more information contact: Liz Julian


Monday Meet Up | Self Care 101

Monday, March 1
7:00pm - 8:00pm
MSC, Great Hall
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Monday Meet Ups are a series of collaborative, various themed evening events that allow you to get to know other Blue Devils and take some time to refresh and learn more about you. This week's theme is about mental wellbeing as we collaborate with the UW Stout Counseling Center Wellness Pros and Student Health Services Peer Health Educators. Cookies will be given to all attendees to take home!


Giveback to Stout

Join us in giving back to Stout Faculty and Staff by filling out our thank you form!  To thank all the faculty and staff, we would like this moment to highlight some of the amazing work and effort they have put in this last year. Using this link, please provide the faculty or staff’s information and write a message letting them know how much you appreciate their dedication to you.

Sponsored by: Marketing and Business Education Association
For more information contact: Madelyn Wilmot

Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition - Week 3 Results

UW-Stout is competing in Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly known as Recyclemania), an eight-week waste reduction competition until March 27. Our cumulative results for weeks 1-2 are:    
Recycling:  21% of total waste (21,400 lbs)  
Compost: 16% of total waste (16,020 lbs)  
Trash: 63% of total waste (63,840 lbs)    
Last year, we placed #1 in the UW System. You can help us stay #1 by reducing, reusing, composting and recycling as much as possible.

Sponsored by: Sustainability Office & Waste Reduction Workgroup
For more information contact: Sarah Rykal

Leadership Awards logo

Nomination Deadline Approaching for the Leadership Awards | March 1

Get your nominations in for the annual Leadership Awards - due March 1st!  All students, staff and faculty are welcome to make nominations.

  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Staff Team of the Year
  • Bill Siedlecki Org Advisor of the Year
  • Student Org Event of the Year - $200 award
  • Student Org of the Year
  • Outstanding Student Leader of the Year 
All nominees will be honored at the virtual Leadership Awards this spring. Make your nomination on CONNECT by March 1st.  

Sponsored by: Involvement Center
For more information contact: Krista Proksch

Thursday, February 25
Start End   Event         Location
9:00am 2:00pm Hot Chocolate Thursdays Involvement Center, MSC
11:00am 12:00pm Acing the Interview  
12:00pm 1:00pm Adaptions in Indigenous Resiliency Virtual on Teams
2:00pm 4:00pm Consolidated Electrical Distributors | Employer in Residence VIRTUAL
3:00pm 4:00pm Career Roadmap Bowman Hall 310
3:00pm 3:30pm Walk It Out Meet Between Bowman Hall and Harvey Hall
4:00pm 5:15pm Diversity Week - World Religions in Brief Teams
4:00pm 5:30pm Stout Student Dietetic Association - E - Cookbook Workshop Open Square 10; Cranberry Creek Room, Merle Price Commons
5:30pm 6:30pm Celebrate Black History: Black Contributions to Civil Liberty  
5:30pm 6:30pm Celebrating Black History: Black Contributions to Civil Liberty Teams
5:30pm 8:00pm Auto Club Shop Night Auto Club House
6:00pm 7:00pm AEW Second Meeting - National Chocolate Covered Nut Day Cranberry Creek Room - Price Commons
6:00pm 7:30pm Stout Catholic Friends and Fellowship The Ministry
6:00pm 7:00pm HSSO | Virtual General Meeting TBD
6:00pm 7:00pm LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Support Group Microsoft Teams
6:00pm 8:00pm BFA Portfolio Night TBD
7:00pm 9:00pm An-Bu | Supernatural Anime Virtual
7:00pm 8:00pm QTPOC Panel Microsoft Teams
7:30pm 9:30pm Cru Large Group In Person Watch Parties Jarvis Hall Rooms 112 & 114
8:00pm 10:00pm Open Mic Night MSC Terrace

How to Build and Strengthen your Support

Isolation is a major cause of depression. This is how you can combat that!

A support system is made up of people who provide support and care for you. Include people who respect you, make you feel good about yourself, who you can trust, and who brings out your best qualities.

  1. Make a list - Start by counting those already in your corner. This is who you want to build upon and include in your support group.
  2. Reach out to them! - Make a point of contacting these people and ask them how they are doing. They will be more willing to help if you care for them in return.
  3. Is this list kind of small? - Think about possible roadblocks that are preventing some people from being on your list and ways you can improve.
  4. Know what you want - Focus on the kind of support you need right now in life. Embrace your interests and work with those as well.
  5. Use your support! - If you need assistance, just ask. Support systems can’t help you if they aren’t being utilized.

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:
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: 1-800-273-825