On Campus

Welcome to another edition of our Alumni Association’s Outlook magazine. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did in putting it together.

The inaugural Sips for Scholarships, which paired fine wines with gourmet food, raised $3,900 for UW-Stout scholarships Oct. 2, at the Memorial Student Center.

Daisy Pignetti of the English department requires her English 101 students to tweet on a regular basis. “The more students write, the more they will grow as writers,” she said. Twitter, a social network site, is an avenue for contributors to ask questions and give answers, to tweet in 140 characters or fewer. Each student is required to open a Twitter account.

Win or lose in the national final March 29, in San Francisco, the Student Construction Association team already had achieved a first for UW-Stout: It placed in the final four of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America proposal contest.

With the addition of UW-Stout’s new undergraduate major, Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen and Provost Julie Furst-Bowe have realized their goal of offering 40 bachelor programs.

Students in three majors will be given the option beginning in the fall of 2010 to complete their bachelor’s degree in three years, Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen announced in October.

The Arthur R. Cabot Executive in Residence in 2009 celebrated 25 years of bringing students and business leaders together at UW-Stout. The program was developed and endowed by Scott Cabot BS ’78, MS ’79.

Smoking will be banned everywhere on the UW-Stout campus beginning Sept. 1, 2010.

A solar energy business that spent more than two years at the UW-Stout Technology and Business Incubator has announced an agreement with the nation’s largest organic cooperative.

Cleandfee Alexandre, a UW-Stout student, was relieved to hear that his brother and sister survived the earthquake that hit Haiti. News about his extended family and friends was not as good.

Last summer, seven students majoring in dietetics got firsthand experience in promoting good nutrition by offering tips on healthy and cost-efficient eating.

Eight junior-level students majoring in art with a concentration in industrial design participated in a collaborative project with the nonprofit organization DesignWise Medical and the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas, both in Minneapolis.

Summer Outlook 2012