From: Involvement Center
Date: March 26, 2020
Subject: Campus Life Today | Thursday, March 26th, 2020


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Eau Claire residents start neighborhood ÔÇÿbear hunt' for kids

Eau Claire residents start neighborhood ‘bear hunt’ for kids

An Eau Claire neighborhood has gone to the bears, all in an effort to get families out of their homes.  Watch the story

Virtual Connections


Virtual Qube Lunch Hour

Thursday, March 26
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.



Online Cru Weekly Meetings

Thursday, March 26
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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Social distancing cant stop us from meeting virtually! Come hangout with us on Facebook as we go live tonight! We're coming together as North West Wisconsin Cru so it's gonna be a good time ­ƒÖŢ­ƒÖŢ
Join us on Facebook live!!



Vets Club Online Meeting

Thursday, March 26
5:45pm - 6:45pm
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UW Stout Veterans Club will be hosting an online meeting in order to discuss future plans as well as how we are going to operate during this unprecedented event. We will be using WebEx.

How to access the meeting:
1. Click the link below.
2. If you do not have the desktop app click :Join from your browser" at the bottom of the screen.
3. Enter your name and email (you can use your stout email) and click next
4. Click join meeting
5. Select the mute button on the screen.

For anyone not used to online meetings, it is standard practice to keep yourself on mute unless you have questions or comments. So we ask that everyone adhere to this for our meeting as well. Thank you

If you have any issues please let us know and we'll do our best to help.

Supporting Resources


UW-Stout Student Health Services will remain open as classes move to an alternative delivery modality beginning March 23.  As a matter of safety, we ask that if students/patients are sick they CALL 715-232-1314 prior to coming to the Health Center.  For the latest information about UW-Stout and the COVID-19 situation, please visit:

Other Community Resources
Free Clinic of the Greater Menomonie Area:  Provides services to the uninsured with household incomes of 250% or less of the Federal Poverty Level.  They are open Tuesdays 5pm-7pm and are first come, first serve. You can find more information at or by calling 715-308-3808. 

Access Stout Maintenance

Learning and Information Technology (LIT) will be performing maintenance on Access Stout on Saturday from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Access Stout will be unavailable during this time.

Sponsored by: Learning and Information Technology
For more information contact: Heidi Catlin
Access Stout Maintenance Webpage

Were you hired for a co-op position?

Career Services will assist you in completing the registration process for your work experience digitally! Step one-Report your work experience to Career Services by selecting "add co-op" on CareerLink or by calling us at 715-232-2594. Once your position is reported, our office will email students with the next steps in the registration process.
Sponsored by: Career Services
For more information contact: Career Services


UW-Stout IRB Remains Operational

At this time, the IRB remains operational. Please continue to monitor the latest information on COVID 19 at the designated Stout web page. You do not need to notify the IRB if you voluntarily and temporarily suspend human subjects interactions on your protocol due to concerns of COVID-19. 

If you currently have in-person interactions scheduled with human participants through remainder of the semester and plan to continue research through alternative means (video conference, online technology. etc.), you must submit a request for a modification to the IRB prior to implementing changes in the protocol.  Please include revised informed consent documents and describe the modifications in the consent process, data collection procedure, and revised data management plans in your request.  Please submit your modification via the link.   

The IRB will review modified human subject protocols in the order they are submitted.

Sponsored by: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
For more information contact: Seth Langreck
Submit Modification Here


Career Services Office Update

Due to public health recommendations from the Chancellor for COVID-19, the Career Services office will be serving our students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders remotely until further notice.  Please email any and all questions to  We will respond in a timely fashion.   

For all concerns related to Coop, Internships, and Field experiences please email directly to

Sponsored by: Career Services
For more information contact: Career Services
Career Services Webpage

How are you staying connected, focused, and healthy during this alternative learning period of being away from campus due to COVID-19?

We are here to provide some tips and resources to help you stay on track!

Remind yourself that self-care is still important. Plan your day by attending classes virtually and completing homework, but also schedule in time to do things for yourself. This may include going for a walk outside, video chatting with a friend or classmate, or downloading a mindfulness app to practice meditation or yoga.

Focus on yourself by implementing goals throughout your day or week that you look forward to. Use social media in a positive way to connect with friends virtually and stay up to date as to how they are doing, as well. Might you want to challenge your friends on Instagram to post a positive quote each day and tag you in it? Remind yourself that there are a lot of free podcasts to pass your time and to keep your spirits lifted when the day gets long.

Staying healthy both mentally and physically are really important during this time. Create a goal to write down three things you are grateful for when you wake up in the morning or practice doing 20 jumping jacks a day. Make yourself an accountability chart to track how you are practicing your self-care. How will you make yourself a priority during this time? We can do this together!

Other helpful reminders for you: The UW-Stout Counseling Center has had to modify operations in response to COVID-19, but we continue to deliver compassionate and confidential services, educational programs, and resources for our students. As of March 23, 2020, all in-person counseling services transitioned to 30-minute phone consultations using Microsoft Teams. We are encouraging students to call to schedule a 30-minute consultation if needed, through our office number at (715)-232-2468, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

As always, the Counseling Center website is a great place to continue to stay connected to campus and any updates that occur. Continue to check for updates at the UW Stout COVID 19 page and the Counseling Center homepage for many continued resources. Also follow our Facebook Page at UW-Stout Wellness PROs and Counseling Center.

Please call the Counseling Center with any other questions or concerns. We are here to help!

Emergency and Crisis Resources

Call 911 if you 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
  • Crisis Text Line: text hello to 741-741
COVID-19 Coronavirus Planning and Preparedness Website

Stay Informed

With the ever-changing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, UW-Stout continues to evaluate the situation daily.

Students should continue to stay up-to-date with the COVID-19 Coronavirus Planning and Preparedness website at