1. New UW-Stout academic certificate helps graduates further social work careers; online/hybrid delivery increases access for rural area workers

    Amy White, intake and assessment social worker for the Dunn County Aging and Disability Resource Center, is pursuing UW-Stout’s new social work professional certificate. The certificate qualifies graduates for social work certification in Wisconsin.

    Menomonie, Wis. — As a social worker for a smaller county human services agency in northern Wisconsin, Rachel Obiden must be prepared to handle any case that comes her way. A newly earned professional certificate from UW-Stout provides her with additional skills and the ability to become certified as a social worker in Wisconsin. Obiden

  2. Dedicated to serving students: Longtime UW-Stout hospitality professor honored by national organization

    Phil McGuirk, a professor in UW-Stout’s School of Hospitality Leadership.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Professor Phil McGuirk was in his element in February when the Club Managers Association of America kicked off its annual conference in Orlando. He was surrounded by 30 of his University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Hospitality Leadership students, who had held fundraisers and paid their way to attend. Also in attendance were

  3. UW-Stout Student Power: Solar panels to provide energy for first time on campus building

    Future installation of 36 solar panels on the rooftop of a UW-Stout building began with approval of a Stout Student Association Sustainability Council recommendation. Shown in front of Merle M. Price Commons, where the panels will be installed, are: front row, left to right, council adviser Sarah Rykal, council members Laura Donovan and Kennedy Crever; back row, council members Ben Ritter, Jared Allen and Maggie Thesing.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Driven by students’ perseverance to build on campus sustainability, University of Wisconsin–Stout will tap the sun to partially power a campus building. A proposal to install 36 solar panels on top of Merle M. Price Commons recently was approved by the Stout Student Association, the university’s student government council. Since receiving state

  4. Research buzz: UW-Stout professor, students identify bacterium that may kill honey bees

    Jim Burritt, associate professor of biology, is photographed Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in a biotechnology lab in Jarvis Hall, while working with students and lab assistants on his two-year bee study project, "Honey Bee Hemocyte Profiling by Flow Cytometry". Burritt is trying to help figure out the problem known as hive winter kill, which is threatening the honeybee industry and possibly even the species itself. (UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Stout biology professor and his students may have made an important discovery in the effort to determine why honey bee hives are dying out during the winters in the Upper Midwest. Biology Professor Jim Burritt and his students have published research about a new strain of the bacterium called

  5. Market Advice: UW-Stout dietetics student encourages healthy eating with Veggin’ Out program

    UW-Stout dietetics student Amanda Nass offers zucchini dessert squares at the Veggin’ Out booth at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Eau Claire.

    Menomonie, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Stout undergraduate student Amanda Nass is motivated to eat healthy food, including local vegetables, and wants to educate others to do the same. Since June, Nass has been volunteering two days a week with the Veggin’ Out program through the Eau Claire City-County Health Department. The program promotes farmers’ markets

  6. UW-Stout PreCollege programs help young students plan their futures

    Students from around Wisconsin listen to Professor Tamara Brantmeier discuss careers in art and design during a PreCollege program at UW-Stout.

    Menomonie, Wis. — As Tamara Brantmeier looked out at approximately 40 faces, she saw limitless possibilities. The young people, middle school and high school students, were at University of Wisconsin-Stout for a summer PreCollege program, a chance to see what college life is like and to start thinking about if, how and where they could

  7. UW-Stout computer networking students take third straight national title

    From left, UW-Stout students who placed in a national computer network design contest are Nathanael Satnik and Corey Schoff, third place; and Dan Schmidt and Brandon Wolf, first place. They hold their trophies in a computer networking lab in Fryklund Hall.

    For the third straight year and fourth in the last five, University of Wisconsin-Stout students have won a computer network design national competition. Brandon Wolf, of Unity, and Dan Schmidt, of Necedah, took first place at the AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair held April 7-10 in Rosemont, Ill. AITP is the Association of

  8. UW-Stout leads Red Cedar River reinvestment

    Menomonie, Wis. — Local and regional partners in a new collaborative effort, led by University of Wisconsin-Stout, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are ready to harness their resources to improve water quality in the Red Cedar River watershed. The DNR recently awarded a $200,000 lake protection grant to the

  9. UW-Stout alumna, foster care liaison appointed to state commission

    Greta Munns, Fostering Success program liaison at UW-Stout

    Greta Munns, the Fostering Success program liaison at University of Wisconsin-Stout, has been appointed to the Future of the Family Commission, part of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (WDCF). The commission, which focuses on helping families find the support, guidance and resources they need to thrive in Wisconsin, was created in January by

  10. UW-Stout hosted state and national Science Olympiad

    An event that bills itself as the Nation’s Most Exciting K-12 Science Competition came to UW-Stout twice in seven weeks, first featuring students from around the state and then from around the nation. The state Science Olympiad, for high school and middle school teams, was held April 1-2. Approximately 1,500 student competitors were expected, including