1. UW-Stout’s STEM Fest welcomes Upward Bound students from six regional high schools

    Photo of Upward Bound students in UW-Stout biology lab. / UW-Stout

    Students’ hands-on experiences in biology, engineering labs show them what polytechnic degrees can offer About 40 high school students from six northwestern Wisconsin schools recently visited the University of Wisconsin-Stout to participate in hands-on workshops at STEM Fest. As participants in the Upward Bound program, the students have the opportunity to explore what colleges around […]

  2. UW-Stout interior design students help reimagine local teen group home, with safety and comfort in mind

    Photo of a mood board for the Positive Alternatives' remodel design by Sidney Franz, Jaid Havey, Riley Henk and Meghan Miller.

    Positive Alternatives to begin remodeling next spring, fundraiser Feb. 29 n just a few short months, with fresh coats of paint, a few walls removed to open communal spaces, and with safety and comfort in mind, a local nonprofit will unveil a new look with a more inviting, homier feel. The remodel has been three […]

  3. Pankowskis’ record $5M gift provides major boost to UW-Stout Recreation Complex renovation

    Photo of rendering of UW-Stout Rec Complex

    Active couple is funding addition to building project that may inspire students, others to pursue a healthy lifestyle Staying physically fit, active and inspired by the world around them is a way of life for Dallas and Edye Pankowski, who enjoy downhill skiing, biking, hiking and adventure-based trips. It stands to reason then that Dallas, […]

  4. UW-Stout students’ roles in associations prepare them for careers in real estate, hospitality

    Photo of HRTM Program Director John Sobota, IREM co-presidents Glen Jakober and Charlie Casper, and REPM Program Director Fred Prassas / Charlie Casper

    Three students in UW-Stout’s School of Management are gaining leadership skills and financial support through their awarded roles and scholarships from regional and national associations. The hotel, restaurant and tourism management and real estate and property management students and their recognitions are: Charlie Casper, REPM, St. Paul: Student leader in the Institute of Real Estate […]

  5. Mental health master’s students witness how Portugal’s public health model benefits its people

    Photo of CMHC students visiting a mobile methadone unit in Lisbon, Portugal / Julie Bates-Maves

    Fourteen master’s students in the clinical mental health counseling program at UW-Stout traveled to Lisbon, Portugal, in August to learn firsthand about the nation’s coordinated public health model in treating substance use disorders. During the new, nine-day study abroad course, A Public Health Approach to Addiction in Portugal, led by Professor Julie Bates-Maves, students witnessed how Portugal’s policy on drug […]

  6. UW-Stout’s largest solar panel array to date installed, boosting campus sustainability

    Photo of an aerial view of south campus academic buildings, displaying the Jarvis Hall Tech Wing solar panel array, lower right / UW-Stout

    Multibuilding energy conservation project also includes lighting and weatherization upgrades UW-Stout’s largest solar photovoltaic array to date has been installed at Jarvis Hall Technology Wing, part of a multibuilding solar and energy efficiency upgrades project. Contracted under Trane Inc., Eagle Point Solar of Dubuque, Iowa, recently installed 560 VSUN solar panels mounted on individually ballasted […]

  7. UW-Stout student Luke Bousley competes in Underwater Hockey World Championships

    Luke Bousley is the youngest member of the 2023 U.S. elite men’s underwater hockey team. (Photo courtesy of Bousley)

    Luke Bousley has always been comfortable in the water. He started swimming at a very young age – his first memory of the pool was at the Door County YMCA with his parents. On Tuesday, July 18, Bousley jumped into a much larger pool as the youngest member of the U.S. elite men’s team, competing […]

  8. Turning the corner on their careers: UW-Stout transfer students finding the right path

    Photo of students passing by the Memorial Student Center at UW-Stout. / UW-Stout

    The path to a bachelor’s degree isn’t always a straight one from high school to four years at a university. Pheng Vue, of Eau Claire, and Ciera Selly, from Baldwin, can attest to that. Vue attended Chippewa Valley Technical College and Selly several two-year colleges before they transferred to UW-Stout to pursue bachelor’s degree. They […]

  9. Putting her spin on it: UW-Stout graphic design major’s Vertigo project brings national attention

    Photo of Amanda Piotrowski, a senior in UW-Stout’s graphic design and interactive media program, who has had her Vertigo typeface recognized by several national websites. / Contributed photo

    Amanda Piotrowski hoped to make a splash when she created her “uniquely expressive, situationally very trippy and overall exciting and energizing” typeface called Vertigo. The alphabet of swirling, colorful capital letters by the UW-Stout senior, who is majoring in graphic design and interactive media, did just that. Piotrowski, from Pittsville in central Wisconsin, created a bigger splash […]

  10. UW-Stout real estate students prepare to address affordable housing needs throughout the state

    Photo of IREM student club members and faculty at the IREM Global Summit / John Sobota

    Students, alums receive scholarships and national awards for commitment to property management Students in the real estate property management program at UW-Stout are discovering ways to address the housing shortage in Wisconsin and how to provide resources to renters through their involvement in the Institute of Real Estate Management student club. A Forward Analytics report […]