UW-Stout: StoutProud event Feb. 18 part of 125th anniversary celebration

For details, contact:

Jerry Poling

Assistant Director of Communications


[email protected]


Menomonie, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Stout’s 125th anniversary celebration in 2016

continues with a special event Thursday, Feb. 18.

A StoutProud birthday party will be held from 1:25 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. in the Great Hall of the

Memorial Student Center. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

The event will include cake, a presentation by the dance team, prize giveaways, a photo

booth, a visit from Blaze the Blue Devil mascot and a display of approximately 150 historic

university photos by University Archives.

Also, a student screenprinting group will make and sell StoutProud T-shirts for $15, or $5 if

the T-shirt is supplied by the buyer. Another student group will serve free scoops of ice cream

outside the Great Hall.

Funding for the celebration is from Stout University Foundation through an endowment from

Wawa June H. Thorson, a 1962 graduate.

UW-Stout kicked off its anniversary year with a program Jan. 5, the day that the university’s

forerunner, Stout Manual Training School, opened in 1891. The event featured Chancellor

Bob Meyer, Gov. Scott Walker, UW System President Ray Cross and other state dignitaries.

Other anniversary events are scheduled throughout 2016. For more information, go to


A Reminiscence Speaker Series event Tuesday, Feb. 16, will feature Meyer and his wife,

Deb. They will talk about their years as students at UW-Stout. The event, free and open to the

public, will be from noon to 1 p.m. in ballrooms B and C of the student center.