Back in the Swing of Things!

Howdy, all!

Classes started yesterday and Menomonie is buzzing with student life once again. I spent my summer in Boulder, Colorado working for an outdoor apparel company called Sierra Designs, so I missed out on the excellent Northern WI summer activities. Don’t fret–I managed to have a bit of fun out west running around in the mountains and learning a ton about outdoor gear.

Near Estes Park up in the Rockies wearing Sierra Designs gear!

Near Estes Park up in the Rockies wearing Sierra Designs gear!

Colorado was really scary and really exciting at the same time, and it was an unforgettable experience made possible by the UW Stout Apparel Department! Others in my program headed out this summer working for companies in New York, Chicago, New Hampshire, and one ambitious student landed an internship with an apparel company in Italy. Its always exciting to leave Menomonie, but I’m always just as excited to come back!

Since I’ve been back, there have been plenty of campfires, hikes, rock-climbing, mountain biking,and horseback-riding balanced out with regular hours at both Admissions and at Stout Adventures. Its been a lovely few weeks, and I was excited for classes to start. Goal of the year: no all-nighters, less caffeine, morning swim work-outs, and more organization…we’ll see how that all pans out…

Me and my fellow challenge course colleagues observing Menomonie Wildlife after work (we named him Mr. Stubbs before taking him to the Humane Society!)

Me and my fellow challenge course colleagues observing Menomonie Wildlife after work (we named him Mr. Stubbs before taking him to the Humane Society!)

Relaxing at Menomin Park

Relaxing at Menomin Park

Getting lost in the Dunn County backcountry...

Getting lost in the Dunn County backcountry…

Bonfires!

Bonfires!

The Farmers Market

The Farmers Market

The Roommates and I getting ice cream at Acoustic

The Roommates and I getting ice cream at Acoustic

Coming up this week:

The Great Community Cookout and Tailgating party is tonight on Main street from 4-8PM

First free concert of the semester: Heaven Switch. 8PM at the MSC Amphitheater (remember this is FREE!)

First BDP movie of the school year: The Avengers. Friday, showings at 6PM and 9PM, in App. Arts 210 (also freeeee!)

UW Stout FREE college block party is this Saturday on the North lawn of the Johnson Field house from 2-10:30PM

Free Ice Cream in the Overlook Lounge in the MSC on the 11th from 11PM-1PM!

Take this time to get outside before you’re knee-deep in projects!!

Sunset at Menomin Park

Sunset at Menomin Park

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