MENOMONIE — Menomonie Middle School eighth-grader Rachael May decided to attend the intercultural leadership portion of the Summer STEAM Experience at UW-Stout because she wants to know how to stop bullying. “A friend of mine was bullied because of her different culture,” May said. “I want that to stop. I want to know ways to stop bullying. Just because people are different doesn’t mean they should be treated differently.” Intercultural leadership was the
MENOMONIE — The Minneapolis man charged in the beating death of a UW-Stout student from Saudi Arabia was sentenced Friday to four years in prison following a jury trial that found him guilty of aggravated battery. Cullen M. Osburn, 28, was acquitted in April of the more serious charge of felony murder for the October 2016 incident that turned fatal for Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, outside a pizzeria in downtown Menomonie. Dunn County Judge Rod Smeltzer sentenced Osburn to four years in
MENOMONIE — To ride a unicycle, UW-Stout sophomore Shelley Kovacic advises learning to fall. “Falling makes you better,” the business administration major said. “You learn from it. You have to learn to fall. Balance is one of the most important things to learn, no matter what style of riding you are doing.” Kovacic, of Hudson, could be seen on campus last spring riding her unicycle to and from classes. “I get a lot of questions,” Kovacic said.
MENOMONIE — Like most students who study abroad, Megan Luedke treasures her memories of taking classes in another country. The UW-Stout student had more than a valuable international education experience, however. She had an out-of-this-world experience — helping design the mission patch for a German astronaut who in early June rocketed into space from Kazakhstan with two crew members and docked at the International Space Station. Luedke, who will be starting her final year this
5 years ago — 2013 Parts of UW-Stout remain closed after a weekend storm flooded the basements of Jarvis and Micheels halls with an estimated 86,000 gallons of water. 10 years ago — 2008 An autistic 25-year-old man is found alive after spending a week in the woods after wandering away from a camp near Grantsburg. 20 years ago — 1998 Wisconsin may need to spend $35 million to fix the “Year 2000” problem on government computers. 35 years ago — 1983
MENOMONIE — One in six Americans, or roughly 48 million every year, get sick from foodborne illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those who become ill, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. “It is important to detect pathogens to provide safe food and water and to prevent cross-contamination of foodborne diseases,” said Taejo Kim, UW-Stout assistant professor in the department of food and nutrition. Kim recently taught the