From: Involvement Center
Date: April 9, 2020
Subject: Campus Life Today | Thursday, April 9th, 2020


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Virtual Connections


Virtual Qube Lunch Hour

Thursday, April 9
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microsoft Teams
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Every Thursday from Noon-1PM, Qube Coordinator Nicole will be hosting a virtual LGBTQIA+ hangout on Microsoft Teams. The link to join will be posted on our Facebook page each week.



Online Cru Weekly Meetings

Thursday, April 9
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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Social distancing cant stop us from meeting virtually! Come hangout with us on Facebook as we go live tonight! We're coming together as North West Wisconsin Cru so it's gonna be a good time 🙌🏽🙌🏽



SSA Election Candidates Debate

Thursday, April 9
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Private Location (rsvp to display)
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The SSA Candidates Debate is a great chance where you can meet and ask questions of the candidates running for the 51st Congress of the SSA! Please join us for this debate and remember to vote on the candidates on April 16th through the Email Ballot!



Virtual Gayla

Thursday, April 9
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Join us for the postponed and now virtual 7th Annual Qubie Gayla! We'll be broadcasting the program via Facebook Live on our page with a countdown starting 15 minutes ahead. Nominees and winners will be recognized throughout the broadcast, with the winners announced live!

Have some fun with it! Dress up and hook it up to your TV.
Think of it like an Oscars party but you're watching the Gayla instead.



Aflac presents: Phone/Virtual Interviewing 101 virtual workshop

Wednesday, April 15
11:30am - 12:30pm
Private Location (rsvp to display)
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- Virtual Interviews – What are they? Why do companies utilize them?
 - Phone Interview/Video Interview tips and etiquette
 - Meet Aflac
 - Open forum for career advice, questions, etc.

Advanced Registration Required. Email Katie Hauge
Link to attend: Click Here

Questions? Contact Katie Hauge

Supporting Resources

Food Distribution in Our Community

Some local organizations are offering to go meals and curbside pickup food access programs for those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Meals to Go
Tuesday’s Table at St. Joseph Catholic Church    
5pm – 5:45pm
Wednesday’s Table at Christ Lutheran Church     
5pm – 6pm
Thursday’s Table at First Congregational United Church of Christ
5pm – 6pm 

Food Pantry Curbside Pickup
Stepping Stones Food Pantry             
Mon & Fri 11am–2pm,
Wed 3pm–6pm,
Sat 10am–12pm
Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran in Elk Mound    
Tues 4pm – 6pm 
Fri    10am – 12pm


American Red Cross Blood Drive (ΓΣΣ)

Friday, April 10
10:00am - 4:00pm
Stout Ale House, 1501 N Broadway St #1500, Menomonie, WI 54751, United States
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As blood drives are deemed essential activity, as outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the blood drive will still take place in Menomonie. It is an imperative part of community health and public preparedness plans to maintain blood collection during this challenging time to ensure patient survival.
It will now take place at Stout Ale House from 10 AM - 4 PM on Friday, April 10th.


Attention Graduating Seniors

Campus would love to include a photo of you in our virtual Commencement Celebration. Be sure to watch your email for the link to submit your photo. Please take a few minutes to submit a headshot or a favorite photo of yourself. If you have it, photos in your cap and gown are welcomed!

Sponsored by: Dean of Students
For more information contact: Britta Miller, Commencement Coordinator

Virtual Program Idea Submission

The Involvement Center staff have been excited to off a variety of resources, and links to events while we all participate in being #saferathome. As we continue planning virtual event opportunities we’re always open to suggestions. Please take our brief 5 question survey to submit your ideas today!

Sponsored by: Involvement Center
For more information contact: Involvement Center
Survey Here


Virtual Research Day

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is working to move 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!


Writing Center Offers Online Tutoring

The Writing Center will offer asynchronous, online support for students working on writing projects.  Students who wish to schedule an appointment should complete the Online Tutorial Request Form on the Writing Center’s scheduling page.  Staff are available Mondays through Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: UW-Stout Writing Center
For more information contact: Kim Blomquist
Schedule Here

Routines, Routines, Routines!

There are many UW-Stout students who have had their living situations change dramatically over the past few weeks. One thing that can provide comfort to us is the idea of establishing a routine for ourselves.

Review these aspects of your life and ask yourself if you are implementing these things that should continue to be part of your daily routine, even during COVID-19:


  • Are you taking a shower or bath on a daily or every other day basis?
  • Are you grooming your hair, shaving, or brushing your teeth daily?
  • Are you putting-on clean clothes each day regardless if you see others or not?
  • Are you eating in healthy ways which may include preparing 1 to 3 meals each day?
  • Are you trying to go to sleep consistently in order to obtain 7-8 hours of sleep?

f you answer and carry-out the questions listed above at the beginning of each day, it gives you the opportunity to accomplish a number things right away, gets your day off to a good start, and makes you feel good about yourself both physically and emotionally.

Other helpful reminders for you:

UW-Stout counselors have transitioned to 30-minute phone consultations via Microsoft Teams to meet with students.  As always, these sessions are confidential and free of charge to students.
  • Schedule by calling 715-232-2468, 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 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