Outlook Magazine - Fall 2019
Sorensen Hall dedicated In late October, a dedication was held for the renaming of Millennium Hall to Sorensen Hall, in honor of Chancellor Emeritus Charles W. Sorensen. He was chancellor from 1988 to 2014 and died in 2018. “Chuck would be pleased and proud of this great honor,” said Toni Poll-Sorensen, his wife, who attended along with 13 other family members and about 150 special guests. A plaque with a photo of Sorensen and highlights of his career was installed in the second-floor atrium.
Polytechnic Summit returns In June, UW-Stout hosted the Polytechnic Summit, 10 years after holding the inaugural summit. More than 100 academic and business leaders attended from 16 polytechnic universities, including from six foreign countries. The summit helps polytechnics discuss the latest applied research and trends and to explore opportunities to collaborate, partner and share best practices. First esports team planned In the spring, the university approved a plan to add an esports team in fall 2020. The coed team, first in the UW System, would play video games competitively against other esports college teams across the country through the internet. The popularity of esports at universities — about 125 teams in the U.S. — and as a professional sport has taken off in the past few years.
New computer networking labs opened In February, four new Computer
Networking and Cyber Security Labs were opened in Micheels Hall. The expanded labs, with team work stations and equipment matching each lab’s level of instruction, previously were in Fryklund Hall. Education program anniversaries Two anniversary celebrations will be held this fall for School of Education programs. The 100th anniversary of career and technical training and education program will be Saturday, Sept. 28. The 50th anniversary of the marketing and business education program will be Friday, Oct. 4, the day before homecoming.
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