From: Involvement Center
Date: February 24, 2022
Subject: Campus Life Today | Thursday, February 24, 2022



Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Aiding our Collective Understanding 

Thursday, February 24
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Price Commons, Gilbert Creek
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What is traditional ecological knowledge? What threatens these knowledge systems? How can we work as a greater society to be more inclusive of other ways of knowing? Come share an afternoon with Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings as he leads a workshop designed to engage students, staff, faculty, and community members on Ojibwe worldview and knowledge systems that are still very much relevant today.



Social Justice Events: Invisible Identities

Thursday, February 24
11:00am - 1:00pm
Involvement Center
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Invisible identities are aspects of ourselves that are not immediately apparent, with an emphasis on identities that are marginalized. Invisible identities include various disabilities, LGBTQIA+ identities, and some racial and ethnic identities. Join the Involvement Center's social justice programming team for an interactive tabling event exploring what it means to hold an invisible identity and how these identities interact with concepts like oppression and privilege.

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations, please contact Josie Koenigs (715-232-1958) at least a week in advance.



Ally vs. Accomplice: How to become a better champion for Historically Marginalized Communities

Friday, February 25
11:15am - 12:15pm
Price Commons, Gilbert Creek
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This session will showcase the differences between being an ally and being an accomplice. Additionally, we will share information about how attendees can be a better accomplice, and what some options are for next steps to potentially utilize in future situations.



Look Good, Feel Good, Do-Good

Friday, February 25
10:00am - 4:00pm
Merle Price Commons
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Get ready for Career Conference with resume reviews, clothing advice and padfolios!

Maurice's, Helping Hand and Clip Dart will be in attendance!



Ice Climbing - Winona MN

Sunday, March 6
6:00am - 7:00pm
Winona, MN
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4 spots left on Stout Adventures' Ice Climbing trip. The cost is $80 and includes two trip leaders, transportation, instruction, lunch and all necessary equipment. 



Closet Combat Screening with Gus Hinton

Thursday, February 24
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gilbert Creek, Price Commons
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Livestream link below.

Join the Qube and Gus Hinton, an animator and alum of Stout, for a screening of Closet Combat.

Gus Hinton is an animator based in Minneapolis. Born, raised, and educated in Wisconsin, he grew up with a strong sense of practicality, hard work ethic, and affinity for dairy products. He's sought video and animation since birth, enjoying movies, video games, and drawing awesome stick figure action comics. He has made a career out of telling stories through movement.

Gus now works full time as a freelance animator and motion designer for clients across a variety of industries from healthcare, to tech, to non profit. His most recent passion project animation, Closet Combat, was recognized in 7 film festivals and has begun Gus' journey as a web series creator.



Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Friday, February 25
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Applied Arts 210
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Blue Devil Productions is proud to present Ghostbusters: Afterlife for students, staff, and the public on February 25th. There will be two showings available, 6 pm and 9 pm, in Applied Arts 210.

Ghosterbusters: Afterlife is a supernatural comedy that released in 2021, and is a continuation of the original Ghostbusters movies.
When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

This movie is FREE for everyone! Masks are required.



Jackbox Games

Saturday, February 26
7:00pm - 8:00pm
MSC, Great Hall
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Come and join us in the Great Hall for Jack box games! We will play a variety of games of your choosing. RSVP does not guarantee your spot, so come early. Either come as a group or make some new friends! FREE prizes will go to the winner of each round.



Maker's Night | Animal Plushies

Sunday, February 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Terrace, MSC
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Join us for Maker's Night | Mini Animal Plushies!
Using kits you will be creating your own animal plushie. Each animal comes with their own set of instructions and materials. RSVP does not guarantee you a seat and supplies. Supplies for for 70 people!


Inside Stout Podcast: How to get the Internship or Co-Op

With the Career Conference coming up, it's the perfect time to discuss landing your dream internship or co-op. Guest Bethany Henthorn of Career Services details the four-legged stool method for ensuring you're ready for any upcoming professional opportunities. Guest and current UW-Stout student Nilu Umarova details her experiences with internships, Career Services, Career Conferences, and offers valuable advice to current and future students. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify!

Sponsored by: Marketing Communications
For more information contact: Rachel Hallgrimson

Are you interested in going to graduate school and would you like to do summer research?
The McNair Scholars Program is designed to help guide and educate students as they explore graduate schools.  Some of the benefits of the program are paid summer research, visits to graduate schools, and individual coaching and support.  We are currently accepting new scholars. Check out our website and fill out an application if interested.
Sponsored by: McNair Scholars Program
For more information contact: Jennifer Giesking
Phone: 715-232-5491

Orientation is Hiring!

New Student Orientation and First-Year Programs is hiring for WOO Leaders and Orientation and Registration Assistants. If you are looking for an entry level leadership position, if you have a passion for Stout and helping new students, this job is for you!
Find full position descriptions and application information on Handshake. Application deadline is Friday, March 18th.

Sponsored By: Orientation Department
For more information contact: Britta Miller

Thursday, February 24
Start End   Event         Location
8:00am 8:00pm 2022 Spring UDS Hiring Event Online Event
9:00am 10:00am Sustainability Council Online Event
9:00am 2:00pm Hot Chocolate Thursdays Involvement Center, MSC
11:00am 1:00pm Social Justice Events: Invisible Identities Involvement Center
12:00pm 12:30pm Meditation Elk Creek, Price Commons
4:00pm 5:00pm International Student Insurance Town Hall with Wellfleet Online Event
4:00pm 5:00pm SSS Self-Care Journaling Sessions (Virtual) Online Event
4:30pm 5:30pm Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council Online Event
4:30pm 6:00pm Committee for Organizational Conduct Oversight Meeting MSC room 107
5:00pm 7:00pm Wrestling Practice Mat Room 221
5:00pm 7:00pm Falling in Love with Delta Zeta Recruitment event Ballroom A
5:00pm 8:00pm Antique Auto | Shop Nights TBD
6:00pm 7:30pm StoutCatholic Campus Ministry Event The Ministry
6:00pm 7:00pm Running Club Applied Arts Building
6:00pm 7:00pm AIGA Meeting Jarvis Room 112
6:00pm 7:00pm Closet Combat Screening with Gus Hinton Gilbert Creek, Price Commons
6:30pm 10:00pm Cru Weekly Meeting Applied Arts 210
6:30pm 8:30pm IGDA | Industry Speaker: Sarah Spiers Micheels Hall 290
7:00pm 9:00pm Come watch anime with us! Jarvis Hall Science Wing 146
7:00pm 8:00pm Climbing Club Practice Stout Adventures
7:00pm 8:00pm Sigma Sigma Sigma Cedar Maple MSC
8:00pm 10:00pm TNO - Stay Outside with Genevieve Heyward MSC Terrace

Ways to Decrease Stress & Anxiety 

Trying to reduce the amount of stress in your life? Check out the following tips to help you put your mind at ease! 

  1. Exercise! This is one of the most important ways to decrease stress. Physical stress on the body can help relieve mental stress in the mind.  

  1. Supplements - There are a few natural things that could help reduce stress such as lemon balm, omega 3 fatty acids, and green tea.  

  1. Burn a candle - Try lighting a candle and burning some calming scents including rose, lavender, sandalwood, or orange blossom. 

  1. Reduce caffeine intake - Caffeine is a stimulant which can increase anxiety.  

  1. Journal - writing down your stressors could help you get it off your chest, or instead try gratitude journaling and writing down what you’re grateful for! 

  1. Chew gum - chewing gum causes brain waves similar to those people have when they’re relaxed, and it also promotes blood flow to the brain.  

  1. Laugh - it’s hard to feel anxious when you’re laughing! This can also increase your overall wellbeing, immune system, and mood. Laughing also relieves your stress response in your brain and relieves tense muscles.  

  1. Take a yoga class - yoga focuses on connecting your body and mind and increases body and breath awareness. It also may help lower cortisol levels, blood pressure, and heart rate and increase GABA neurotransmitters. 

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: 

  • Counseling Center website 

  • Facebook page (UW-Stout Wellness PROs and Counseling Center)  

  • Instagram: uwstoutcounselingcenter 

  • 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