From: Involvement Center
Date: September 30, 2020
Subject: Campus Life Today | Wednesday, September 30, 2020



Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, September 30 at 11:00am
to Saturday, October 3 at 4:30pm
Menomonie Farmers' Market @ Wilson Park
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Join us for a fun-filled day at your local farmers' market! Complete the scavenger hunt and be entered to win a goodie bag of local items.

The scavenger hunt is available to do independently during the Menomonie Farmers' Market open hours on Wednesday, September 30th (10am - 6pm) and Saturday, October 3rd (8am - 1pm).

To participate individuals must register via CONNECT and download the Goosechase App. The day before the event opens, participants will receive an email with the game code and password used to find and join the scavenger hunt. Please use your Stout login as your username so we can confirm your status as a student.

Happy hunting!

Note: Face coverings are required at all UW-Stout events and required by the Menomonie Farmers' Market



Virtual Bingo

Wednesday, September 30
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Video Conferencing Link
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Join us for a friendly game of virtual bingo on select Wednesday nights this semester! Free prizes and fun!



Galloway Creek Cleanup

Thursday, October 1
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Loading Dock Jarvis Hall
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Galloway Creek- a small urban stream that runs through the heart of Menomonie- is a unique body of water, and supports the wide array of wildlife that we see roaming across our campus every day. In recent months we've noticed that litter and other large foreign objects have begun to pile up there causing issues for some of the local wildlife. Therefore, NAC invites volunteers to come on out and assist us with the cleaning of Galloway Creek.

Study Abroad YouTube channel

Study Abroad Fair Live Session Recordings Available for Viewing

More than 1,700 students checked out our virtual Study Abroad Fair this month, including live sessions that were held all day September 23rd. If you couldn’t make it to a live session, you can watch it now.  They have been uploaded to our Fair’s homepage in Canvas.  Find them under the Watch Recorded Videos – Recorded Live Sessions and Q&A Videos tab.  They're also on our YouTube channel, specifically a Study Abroad Fair Playlist.

Watch sessions with our university partners abroad, Stout faculty leading programs in 2021 and 2022, and panels addressing issues such as scholarships, benefits of study abroad, studying abroad as a first-gen college student, and more!

Study Abroad YouTube channel

Sponsored by: Office of International Education
For more information contact: 

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 via the link below!

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

Wednesday, September 30
Start End   Event         Location
9:00am 4:00pm Fall 2020 Virtual Career Conference Website
11:00am 4:00pm SRA Recruitment/Merchandise Sale MSC, Lower Level
11:00am 4:30pm Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunt Menomonie Farmers' Market @ Wilson Park
2:00pm 3:00pm Gundersen Health System Virtual Career Trek hosted by University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Video Conferencing Link
3:00pm 4:00pm OPT Webinar & Workshop Video Conferencing Link
3:30pm 4:30pm Qube | The Middle Video Conferencing Link
5:00pm 6:00pm LGBTQIA+ Anxiety Support Website
5:00pm 6:00pm Stout Model United Nations Weekly Virtual Meeting Video Conferencing Link
6:00pm 7:00pm TEECA Meeting TBD
6:00pm 7:00pm GreenSense Nature Walk North Campus Bridge
6:00pm 7:00pm STS Meeting Website
6:00pm 7:00pm Minecraft PLC Workshop Online
7:30pm 9:00pm Foundations Campus Ministry Weekly Meeting Jarvis 114
8:00pm 9:00pm Virtual Bingo Video Conferencing Link
UW-Stout COVID Update

Campus Recovery Team Q&A

Q. Who do I contact if I have COVID symptoms, where can I go, what should I do, etc.?

A. If you are an on or off campus student and have symptoms or were in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you can call student health services during normal business hours or after hours, your medical provider or a local medical provider. They will let you know if you should receive a COVID-19 test. If you are being tested off campus and need transportation to be tested, options include asking a friend to drive you or take utilize the local taxi service. Of course, it is important that you are masking and practicing good hygiene when you are en route to a medical facility for a test.

Q. For on-campus students, what materials should they have ready-to-go in case they need to move into quarantine/isolation? I’ve heard many questions about this, and students have been told to keep a “to-go” bag on standby. It would be helpful to include what should be going in that bag.

A. The suggested items are listed below in this link. In addition, when a student receives an email from housing telling them to move to an isolation/quarantine space, it also contains a link to the list of suggested items to pack.

Sponsored by: Campus Recovery Team
For more information: or Website

Career Ready Wednesday
The S.T.A.R. Technique

4 Tips to Virtual Interviewing

  1. Test your technology

    1. Test your internet connection, your device's camera and the audio quality of your microphone.

    2. Don’t panic if the video cuts off or the audio stops working. Take the interviewer’s phone number beforehand. It will come in handy if you find yourself in this situation. Call them immediately if a glitch surfaces, and ask them if they want to reschedule the interview or if they want to continue the call.

  2. Set up your environment

    1. Check the background that the recruiter will be seeing on the call. The best scenario would be a blank wall, or you can move a bookshelf right behind you if possible! It will make you look so much more professional. If that’s not possible, do ensure that your background is neat. An unmade bed or a cluttered background will leave a very bad impression.

  3. Dress Professionally

    1. Dress the same way you would for an in-person interview. Even though you might feel like you're lounging at home during the interview, do not make the mistake of appearing unprofessional.

  4. Practice, Practice, Practice!

    1. Research the company and keep your resume handy.

    2. Practice in Interview Stream

i. Learn how to use Interview Stream

Refer to the Employment Guide for more information on Interviewing and Salary Negotiation
Schedule a meeting with your Career Counselor 
To schedule an appointment:
Schedule in Careerlink, call 715-232-1601 or E-mail

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