From: Involvement Center
Date: April 30, 2020
Subject: Campus Life Today | Thursday, April 30th, 2020


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Nine-year-old Friendswood girl showing others that 'Kids can change the world' with free food pantry

Alexandra wanted to find a way her neighbors could have access to a little food pantry, and after seeing ideas on Pinterest, the vision grew from there.

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Girl standing in front of neighborhood food pantry
Virtual Connections


Virtual | Officer Transition Office Hours

Thursday, April 30
3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Meeting Link

Come ask questions virtually about transitioning officer board members.
Make sure to watch the pre-recorded video



Virtual Bingo

Tuesday, May 5
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Take a break, enjoy your lunch and join us for our second Virtual Bingo event! Here is how:
1. Register on CONNECT to receive the link
2. Generate your unique bingo card
3. Listen or watch the chat in Microsoft Teams for called numbers
4. If you get Bingo type “BINGO” in the chat
• You’ll be asked to copy and paste the link to your card in the chat to be verified by a moderator

Winners will receive a $5 gift card.
*Event open to current UW-Stout students only.

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PCEM 5V: Virtual Lightning Talks

Monday, May 4 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come listen to five graduating seniors from the Professional Communication and Emerging Media (PCEM) program as they reflect on their college journeys. Each student will deliver a five-minute lightning talk. A brief Q&A will follow the presentations. Connection information is included below.  
Collaborate Ultra 
PIN: 584 855 7403

Sponsored by: Professional Communication and Emerging Media Program
For more information contact: Mitch Ogden
Connect Here

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Virtual Research Day

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Location: Canvas

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has moved Research Day online to Canvas. We encourage you to register in the attached link - more information will be given to as you register for the event.
Registration closes May 3 at 11:59 p.m.

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

Reminder: May 1 deadline for CR/NC decisions

Students who wish to take advantage of the Credit/No Credit option approved for Spring 2020 classes must submit a request to by 11:59 p.m. on Friday May 1, 2020. See the links below for more details.

Policy Adjustments

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

Stoutonia Declassified College Survival Guide

Stoutonia: Declassified College Survival Guide

After moving our newsroom online, The Stoutonia has been working hard to share the voices of the University of Wisconsin—Stout campus. Although our campus is spread far and wide, your voices are heard on the subjects that matter to you.    Jump into the issue to read insight on self-care during the stay-at-home orders, an interview with a UW-Stout Alumna featured at the Oscars, the story behind the cancelled Keg Krawl and more content that matters to the UW-Stout community.

Sponsored by: The Stoutonia
For more information contact: Bryce Parr
Read Here

Mini Study Abroad Info Session: Education in Cozumel

OIE is offering Virtual Info Sessions about 2021 study abroad opportunities. Today our feature is “Education in Cozumel,” led by Terry Kohlmeier. This program is great for SPED, ECE & Voc Rehab majors. Hear from the faculty leader & two program alums, see photos & get program/application details here & learn more here!

Sponsored by: The Office of International Education
For more information contact: Chela Cea
Watch Here


WiSys Quick Pitch @ Home

WiSys Quick Pitch is a student “pitch” competition that inspires UW System students from all  academic disciplines to communicate their research, along with its broader impact in layman's terms,  in three minutes or less. The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $300 and the chance to  compete in the Quick Pitch State Final, which may also be held virtually later this summer.  Registration closes May 1, 2020.

Sponsored by: WiSys / Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
For more information contact: Ray French
Event Website

Mental Health Tip of the Week

Coping with Loneliness during COVID-19

During times of self-isolation, one can begin to feel lonely.  Going from attending classes, hanging out with friends, and going out whenever you want, to now being quarantined and isolated with minimal contact with others can be a jarring experience.  Below are some ideas to help you cope:

  • Maintain a schedule or routine: While quarantine seems endless, it is important to make your days feel as “normal” as possible.  Set aside time to study, eat meals, practice self-care, and virtually connect with loved ones.
  • Stay active: Even if gyms are closed, it is still important to tend to your physical health as well as your mental health.  Search YouTube videos of yoga or other at-home workouts to get you started!
  • Do something meaningful: Loneliness can sometimes be attributed to a loss of sense of meaning.  Only you know what will help you regain a sense of meaning, but you may want to try decorating the sidewalk with positive quotes, learning a new skill, or volunteer.
  • Find sources of comfort: Practicing self-care while experiencing loneliness can be a game changer.  Some examples of self-care include lighting scented candles, taking a bath, cooking healthy food, or read a favorite book.
  • Connect with others: There are many ways to reach out and “talk” with others, even amid quarantine!  Some examples include sending a handwritten letter, signing up for online forums about your hobbies or interests, or video chat.

***If you find that feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and/or depression are overwhelming, it is important to reach out for help.  Ask yourself if your symptoms are affecting your daily life. If they are, check out the below resources that are available:

Other helpful reminders for you:

  • UW-Stout counselors are offering telehealth services via Microsoft Teams to virtually meet with students at this time.  As always, these sessions are confidential and free of charge to students.
    • Schedule by calling, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
  • The Counseling Center website and the UW-Stout COVID-19 page is a great resource to stay connected to campus and any updates.  Follow our Facebook page at UW-Stout Wellness PROs and Counseling Center for other wellness tips and updated information.

Please call the Counseling Center at 715-232-2468 with any 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 741741
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