From: Involvement Center
Date: February 11
Subject: Campus Life Today | Thursday, February 11, 2021



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2021

EVENT

Ratboys with Squirrel Flower

Thursday, February 11
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Great Hall, MSC
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Blue Devil Productions is delighted to present Ratboys with opener Squirrel Flower! Ratboys are an Indie rock band started in Chicago, Illinois. In their latest Ratboys LP, the band uses upheaval and change as focused themes. The show will be available for in-person attendance in the Great Hall, MSC, as well as a virtual link that can be viewed from anywhere. We hope you enjoy the show!

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EVENT

Hot Chocolate Thursdays

Thursday, February 11
9:00am - 2:00pm
Involvement Center, MSC
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Brr...it'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!

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EVENT

American Red Cross Blood Drive-Hosted by Gamma Sigma Sigma

Thursday, February 11
9:00am - 1:00pm
Great Hall, MSC
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Want to save lives and get tested for the COVID-19 antibodies? Donate blood and do both!

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Plant Propagating with NAC

Friday, February 12
3:00pm - 5:00pm
UW-Stout Greenhouse
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The Natural Areas Club will be propagating succulents and planting seeds from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the UW-Stout greenhouse. 

Everyone is welcome; however, due to Covid-19, we have limited working space. That means we'll only be able to take 7 participants for this event, so be sure to sign up on connect asap!

The greenhouse can be found on the 3rd floor of Jarvis Hall Science Wing. 

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EVENT

Monday Meet Up | Astrology and Zodiacs

Monday, February 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Great Hall, MSC
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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 getting to know your astrological signs and reading some horoscopes.

Cookies will also be provided for those who attend!

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EVENT

Coffee, Cocoa, and Conversations with Your Turn Stout

Thursday, February 11
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cedar/Maple Room, MSC
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We have teamed up with Your Turn Stout and will be handing out Coffee and Hot Chocolate while educating students about Human Trafficking and local injustice, stop by to grab a free cup!

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Candy And Condoms

Friday, February 12
11:00am - 6:00pm
Price Commons (1st Floor)
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Wanna give your significant other a show of affection or to give your friends a sweet treat? Come to the first floor of the commons February 12th from 11AM-6pm and pick up candy, a condom, or both!

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EVENT

Valentine's Day Work Party at Colfax Red Cedar Preserve and Recreation Area 

Sunday, February 14
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Colfax Park and Boat Launch
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The Natural Areas Club will continue to work on removing the invasive species buckthorn, honeysuckle, and siberian elm.  We will provide all of the necessary tools. All you need to bring is yourself, a sturdy pair of shoes, some water to keep hydrated, and an old outer layer that won't be ruined if you catch an ember from the brush fire.

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, feel free to bring your special someone along too. People are free to bring snowshoes or skis to take a trip around the trails. If nothing else, the area makes for great hiking! 😊❤️

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EVENT

60 Seconds of Civics: Visible Politics/Election Information

Monday, February 15
10:30am - 1:30pm
Outside Involvement Center
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What political issues matter most to you?  The Involvement Center is running a poll to see what Stout students care about, and creating a visual representation outside of the Involvement Center as a part of our 60 Seconds of Civics series. We will also be available to answer any Spring Primary questions!

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EVENT

Kiry Shabazz

Tuesday, February 16
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Great Hall, MSC
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In April 2018, Kiry Shabazz made his network late night debut on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Kiry grew up in the cold streets of Cleveland, Ohio. Not in a gangster kind of way, but literally -- Cleveland has really cold winters. Kiry was working at a restaurant in 2011 when he suddenly left all the glamor behind. He felt like he couldn’t truly be himself. A charismatic, witty, off-the-top comedian, whose hilarious punchlines have made him one of the best up-and-coming comics in Northern California. After shows he’s often told "your comedy changed my life." Which he can never be certain is a good or bad thing, sending him into a whirlwind of paranoia and insecurity. Kiry won the World Series of Comedy Competition and is the winner of the 2018 Stand Up NBC and also toured on the Stand Up NBC Comedy Tour.

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Mardi Gras Bingo

Wednesday, February 17
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Great Hall, MSC
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Celebrate Mardi Gras in all its carnival glory with a night of bingo. Free beads and treats for all those who attend. Test your luck to see if you can walk away from the Great Hall a winner with one of our BINGO prizes. Cupcakes will also be given to all attendees!

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Recycling and Composting

How to Recycle & Compost at UW-Stout

Confused about what items you can recycle and compost at UW-Stout? We can help! Check out our video to learn how to correctly sort compost, recycling, and trash on campus. Sorting your waste items correctly reduces our strain on landfills and our campus’ carbon footprint.

Sponsored by: Sustainability Office
For more information contact: recycle@uwstout.edu
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Race to Zero Waste

Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition - Week One 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 results for weeks 1 are:  

  • Recycling: 22% of total waste (7,460 lbs)
  • Compost: 17% of total waste (5,680 lbs)
  • Trash: 61% of total waste (20,580 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
For more information contact: Sarah Rykal
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Student Research Grants Available

Student Research Grants are available for students who need funding for research and development on projects inside and outside of the classroom. Awards range from $10 to $2,000. Applications can be submitted until Monday, Feb. 15. Awardees will be notified ASAP.

Sponsored by: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
For more information contact: Stephen Eibes
Apply Here

Student Resource Center

Students should visit the Student Resource Center, which serves as UW-Stout's online student handbook with links to popular logins, sites, campus departments and resources. Check it out on StoutCloud.

Sponsored by: Dean of Students Office
For more information contact: Dean of Students Office

Climate Survey

Complete the Campus Climate Survey and be entered to win!

All undergraduate students are invited to complete the Campus Climate Survey. Survey participants are entered for a chance to win a $25 Amazon pre-paid card. The survey is your opportunity to anonymously share about your unique UW-Stout experiences. Data from these surveys will be used by UW-Stout and the UW System to help improve our campus.The survey is open through April 2. Click the image to take your survey now or here is a link.

Sponsored by: Dean of Students Office
For more information contact: Dominique Vargas
Thursday, February 11
Start End   Event         Location
9:00am 1:00pm American Red Cross Blood Drive-Hosted by Gamma Sigma Sigma Memorial Student Center-Great Hall
9:00am 10:00am Wired and Tired: Anxiety Workshop TBD
9:00am 2:00pm Hot Chocolate Thursdays Involvement Center, MSC
5:00pm 6:30pm Fostering Success - Family Dinner Bowman Hall 303
5:30pm 8:00pm Auto Club Shop Night Auto Club House
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 7:00pm First Meeting of Semester/Valentine's Day Celebration! Cranberry Creek Room - Price Commons
6:45pm 7:45pm ASL Club Meeting 2.11.21 JHSW 214 or Virtual via Microsoft Teams
7:00pm 9:00pm Vawentimes It's online.
Email us for the Discord.
7:30pm 9:30pm Cru Large Group In Person Watch Parties Cedar/Maple, Oakwood, & Northwoods Rooms in MSC
Overwhelmed

Things to do when You’re feeling Overwhelmed

Overburdened and don’t know what to do? Here are some tips!

  1. Take an emotional time out - watch a movie, read a book, take a nap, or literally do anything for an hour or two separate from your current problems.
  2. Exercise - go to the gym or for a run, or even take an exercise class. Work it into the middle of the day to give yourself a needed break.
  3. Take a physical time out - take a walk, sit on a bench outside, or go for a drive. Anything to physically remove yourself from your worries.
  4. Breathe deeply - Take two minutes to simply breath in and out slowly. Take a big breath, hold it for a few seconds, and let it all out.
  5. Phone a friend - Call a family member, maybe a friend or coworker. Talk about something unrelated can help you calm down for a bit.
  6. Take 30 minutes - Although this may seem counterproductive, putting tasks aside for a bit might be just what you need to come back fully prepared.
  7. Write things down - Some things become clearer when written down, and it’s nice to get things off your chest when you don’t have anyone to talk to.
  8. Drink water! - increasing water intake can improve mood and your overall health.
  9. Accomplish something else - doing your laundry or cleaning your room can make you feel productive, even if it’s not what you wanted to get done.

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