From: Involvement Center
Date: October 8, 2020
Subject: Campus Life Today | Thursday, October 8, 2020



Guytano with Vild

Thursday, October 8
7:00pm - 9:00pm
South Lawn, 302 10th Avenue East, 106 Memorial Student Center, Menomonie, WI 54751, United States
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Blue Devil Productions is proud to present Guytano with opener VILD, on Thursday October 8th, at 8:00 pm on the South Lawn. With rain site in the Terrace, located on the upper level the Memorial Student Center at UW-Stout.    

Guytano is a Minneapolis based pop rock band. They met back in their middle school days and soon began performing music. They released their first album “I Am Inside My Body” back in 2016. Their music has appeared on multiple television networks like MTV’s Real World, Teen Mom 2, and Discovery. Since then they have come out with more pop hits. They have released new singles on February 28th and April 3rd. The opener VILD, is a Menomonie based artist. She was vocally trained by William Bastian, an opera singer and professor at the College of St. Scholastica.    

This event is sponsored by Blue Devil Productions of the University of Wisconsin- Stout and is FREE to all UW-Stout Students. This event is a part of Blue Devil Productions TNO series. Please call (715) 232-2432 or go to BDP Website for more information.    
Guytano – Burn It Slow  
VILD – Your Arms



Curtis Cook

Friday, October 9
8:30pm - 10:00pm
MSC Great Hall (and streamed virtually), 302 10th Avenue East, 106 Memorial Student Center, Menomonie, WI 54751, United States
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Curtis Cook will be performing virtually for a live audience (and streamed) here at UW Stout.

Curtis Cook hails from sunny Los Angeles where he works as a writer and a standup comedian. You may have seen him throwing up on the set of Vice’s Flophouse, traversing an Ebola checkpoint for Vice News, creating a cringe singularity with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstien in Portlandia, or even his stand-up performances feature on Comedy Central. Most recently he has been writing and working as a correspondent for The Jim Jeffries Show. An alumnus of a liberal arts college, Curtis is excited to showcase his progressive sensibilities through his comedy and his belief that we can “change the world by having long conversations with people we already agree with”.

This event is sponsored by Blue Devil Productions and is FREE to all. This event is a part of Blue Devil Productions comedy series. Please call (715) 232-2432 or go to for more information. For special accommodations at any of our events please email

Tune into the show via live stream here:



Makers Night | Canvas Painting

Sunday, October 11
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Terrace, Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Avenue East 106 Memorial Student Center, Menomonie, WI 54751, United States
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Gather with other makers for a friendly evening of crafting! This month's activity is canvas painting!
Supplies are provided for the first 100 to sign up. A supply list will be provided for those that want to purchase on their own and join the workshop virtually.
We have three ways you can take part in the event. Be sure to register and choose which one works best with you!

Option 1 | Register to attend in person with our limited capacity seating. We provide the supplies
Option 2 | Register and attend virtually; pick up your supplies from the Involvement Center before the event
Option 3 | Register and attend virtually; we will send you a supply list and you purchase your own supplies



The Stress Test | Virtual

Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Video Conferencing Link
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Today’s college students are facing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety. From social media to student loans, the pressure to adapt and succeed comes from every angle, and without the proper coping skills, students can easily feel overwhelmed and suffocated.

That’s where The Stress Test comes in.

This is not a lecture; this is a discussion customized to the specific needs and objectives of each campus with one goal in mind; for every student to know that they are not alone. Designed by writer, comedian, and educator Mike Finoia, The Stress Test takes a refreshingly interactive approach to addressing the ever-present stressors of collegiate and early adulthood life.

YOU are invited to take part in the virtual session to help tackle stress!



Taco 'Bout it Tuesday | Topic: Video Games

Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Terrace, Memorial Student Center,
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Let's taco 'bout it!  Meet others with similar interests - come solo or come with others!

Each night will focus on a different topic to gather with others who share that same interest for some informal conversation and fun.

Blue Devil Market will be offering a taco special on Tuesday. Purchase yours to enjoy before or after the event (please no eating during the event).

Tuesday's topic | Video Games

Now Hiring Involvement Specialists

Love to work and plan events? The Involvement Center is Hiring!

If you're an energetic person who enjoys putting the pizazz in events, come work for us! You would work on a team helping to facilitate both fun and educational events. Also, your professional demeanor and excellent customer service skills will shine while staffing the Involvement Center front desk and working closely with student organizations. This is one sweet resume-builder! 

Sponsored by: Involvement Center
For more information contact: Katie Christian
Learn more and apply

Speak Up Against Bias

This fall the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) released their first ever annual Bias Incident Report, summarizing incidents reported during the 2019-2020 school year. An annual report will be released every fall semester moving forward.  

Additionally, in an effort to be more transparent, BIRT released a one-page Bias Incident Response Protocol to provide the general process followed for most incidents that are reported. 

We encourage students, faculty and staff to report any incidents of bias they witness or are victim to here at UW-Stout. If you have any questions about reporting bias related concerns or the BIRT visit their webpage or contact the BIRT Chair, Dominique Vargas.  

Annual Report Protocol | BIRT Website

Sponsored by: Bias Incident Response Team
For more information contact: Dominique Vargas


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 $20-$2000. Applications can be submitted now until October 15 and awardees will be notified during the first week of November. Apply here!

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


Call for Submissions-Journal of Student Research

The Journal of Student Research (JSR) is open for submissions for the 2021 edition. The deadline is Oct. 23, 2020. The JSR accepts research work from all academic disciplines and welcomes papers based on a variety of research goals and methodologies.    

Disseminating your findings in the Journal is a great way to boost your resume and gives you a competitive edge on your grad school application.     Please consider submitting your scholarly work to the Journal of Student Research, and visit the Journal’s website at to learn about submission guidelines.

Sponsored by: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
For more information contact: Peter Reim

Thursday, October 8
Start End   Event         Location
12:00pm 8:00pm Kappa Lambda Beta Rock-A-Thon (Revised) MSC Plaza
2:30pm 3:30pm Sustainability Council Standing Committee Meeting Video Conferencing Link
4:00pm 5:00pm QUBE Virtual Afternoon T Website
4:00pm 5:00pm SSA Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee meeting Video Conferencing Link
5:00pm 6:00pm Runing Club | Run TBD
5:45pm 6:45pm Veterans Club Virtual Meeting Video Conferencing Link
6:00pm 8:00pm Auto Club Shop Night Auto Club House
6:00pm 7:00pm Students for Consent, Meeting Video Conferencing Link
6:00pm 8:00pm StoutCatholic Fellowship and Friends The Ministry
6:30pm 7:30pm AEW Meeting Cedar/Maple Room, Memorial Student Center
7:00pm 9:00pm BDP | Guytano with Vild South Lawn
7:00pm 8:00pm HSSO Virtual General Meeting Link
7:00pm 9:00pm An-Bu | Isekai Night Discord Link
7:00pm 8:00pm FLIGHT Club Weekly Meeting! Merle Price Commons: Hay River Room
7:00pm 8:30pm The Undocumented Migration Project: A Conversation with Jason De León Link
7:30pm 8:15pm Wishmakers Meeting Cranberry Creek Room
Feeling Lonely

Things to do When You’re Feeling Sad or Lonely…

  1. Get moving - The slightest bit of physical activity will help boost your mood and relieve stress. Even a simple walk or stretching is all you need to do.
  2. Take care of yourself - Treat yourself to a nice bath, take a nap, and make sure you’re drinking enough water and eating your veggies.
  3. Ask for help - Talk to someone you are close to and can confide in about your feelings. Maybe try a friend or family member!
  4. Help someone else - Helping someone else with a simple task will not only make them feel better, but can help lift your spirits as well.
  5. Journal - Writing your feelings down can help clear your mind and get your thoughts in order. It doesn’t have to be perfect, anything at all is good enough.
  6. Watch something funny - Turn on your favorite movie or tv show or watch a funny video on youtube. You could also watch this with a friend or roommate!
  7. Listen to music - Avoid the sappy stuff and play some pump up jams to help increase the amount of dopamine in your brain.
  8. Ask for advice from an expert - Going to a therapist or counselor can be a great way to cope with feelings of sadness and figure out where these feelings are stemming from.

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 our Counseling Center website and Facebook page (UW-Stout Wellness PROs and Counseling Center) 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: 1-800-273-8255
    • Crisis Text Line: text hello to 741741